Union Station, Toronto
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a Torontonian of Indonesian and Chinese descent. My sun and rising signs are both in Cancer, and my moon sign is in Pisces—all water signs make me a total fish. I would definitely describe myself as fluid and easygoing. My creative outlet comes from making perfumes. I love spending time blending scents from natural ingredients. One of my life mottos is to give yourself permission to indulge in your pleasures and curiosities.
What brought you to green beauty?
I try to live a natural lifestyle as much as I can as a form of environmental activism. Green beauty represents a respect for our planet and ourselves. It’s a small act of self-love; face masks heal all wounds.
Your AM routine?
What gets me crawling out of bed at 5 a.m. is my morning skincare routine. I reach for Pai Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil and gently wake up my skin with a two minute face massage. Next I mist on Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence, then apply two pumps of OSEA Hyaluronic Sea Serum. I finish my skincare with Laurel Skin Antioxidant Facial Serum for some deeper work and a glowy complexion. I also like to smooth a dab of the EVOLVh Super Finish Polishing Balm over flyaways. Makeup staples include Kimiko Super Fine Eyebrow Pencil in Black Tea, ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara, and my fave lip combo: Osmia Lip Doctor topped with Henné Luxury Lip Tint in Intrigue. I have also been loving a quick sweep of Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Sweet on my cheeks—it’s kind of a highlighter and blush in one. Finally, I spritz perfume on the nape of my neck when I’m on my way out the door.
Your PM routine?
I like to unwind and get cozy with a warm mug of macaccino and goji berries, lots of scented candles and incense to set the mood, and some records. I’m currently loving Big Thief and Jessica Pratt. Bathorium makes the most decadent, creamy bath soaks. I love to reflect on three positive experiences I’ve had during my day while I wait for my goop Exfoliating Instant Facial to work its magic. Then I apply goop Replenishing Night Cream to seal the day. My Detox Mode Sleep Mask helps shut out the waking world and I rest my head over my latest obsession, my silk pillowcase. It’s an absolute dream!
What do you do for maintenance?
TCM [Traditional Chinese Medicine] and acupuncture have helped recalibrate a “new normal” for me. I’m more in tune with my body’s rhythms and cycles. I reach for supplements to help survive the colder months in Toronto: Vitamin D3, fish oils and essential fatty acids, a B complex, probiotics, and magnesium. I have also been loving nettle tea and Chinese red dates for circulation. I value quality time and doing face masks with my darling husband Jay—his favorite is the Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Express gratitude, have fun, and take care of others. It always pays off to invest in meaningful relationships.
Where can we follow along?
On Instagram @art.of.wellbeing
Last Post Date: Friday, October 15, 2021