Beauty Tip: Green Tea, Honey and Coconut Face Mask

Hey guys!

I found this great beauty tip by the one and only: Lauren Conrad! This mask will definitely be my new favourite for 2018. This has the perfect mixture for all what your skin really needs: coconut oil, honey and green tea! Coconut oil helps to soothe your skin, honey detoxifies it and green tea acts as a great antioxidant.

The instructions are pretty simple:

  1. Mix one tablespoon of honey, coconut oil and green tea leaves in a bowl
  2. Apply it evenly on your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
  3. Wash your face with warm water and then apply your favourite moisturizer

Have fun ❤

Xo, Pantalon Noir


3 Ms for 2018: More Knowledge, More Art and More Love

Hello guys! I hope you are all ending the year peacefully and with a positive attitude.

For this post, I will be talking about my strategy for the next year and how I am planning to enter it with a fresh outlook. It is always best to have a vision rather than nothing at all, because it will always keep you busy and more occupied with the important things in life 🙂

So the 3 Ms that I will be following are:]

1. More Knowledge: I will continue reminding myself that nourishing my brain is the most important and vital goal in life. We were born with the blessing of having every organ in our body to be working perfectly and that each is assigned with a role, so why take it for granted and not take care of it as well? This year, taking care of my brain will be my ultimate aim.

    2. More Art: Life is absolutely dull without art, and I certainly wouldn’t want my year to go on without having moments to appreciate it. I want to spend more time writing stories/poetry, read more literature, and even practise more ballet at home! It is super important for our hearts to get back to its raw and human roots, and to balance it off with the knowledge of the mind.

     3. More Love: This is not just about receiving love, but about giving more love – more love to all kinds of people because life is certainly too short to fill it with anger and hate. But most importantly, to experience a closer relationship with God, and to reach the highest and most powerful feelings of love.

And there it is, Happy New Year!

Xo, Pantalon Noir



2018 Hairstyle: The Low Bun

Hey guys, I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas holiday and are getting reading for the new yeaaaaaar!

So a hairstyle that I would like to wear more next year is the low bun. I have always favoured the top messy bun, but I recently realised how chic and fun the low one could actually look! It is definitely more elegant too, and is FAR easier and quicker than the top one.

This hairstyle works best on wavy/curly hair, so make sure you either braid your hair or curl it just before you do it. Also, depending on which best fits your appearance, you can either add volume to your hair or leave it flat.

Have fun ❤

Xo, Pantalon Noir

In Trend: The Checked Blazer

Hey guys!

My current obsession for this season is definitely the checked blazer. It is probably in every store at the moment, and has been worn by countless models and celebrities.

My favourite way to wear it is with a cute turtleneck sweater and jeans to add a little denim.

Simple earrings and a soft red lip would complete the look.

Have fun!

Xoxo, Pantalon Noir

Beauty Tip: Why Honey Should Be Your New Best Friend

Hey guys!

So this winter my skin has been feeling really dry/flaky and is also starting to break out a lot more than often! I haven’t had the right time to take care of it but now that I do, I’ve been thinking of picking an ingredient that could stick with me throughout the season (or perhaps forever).

And so I’ve picked: honey. We have all at one point heard about its benefits, but actually using it and adding it to your skin routine makes a big difference!

Honey could be used in several ways:

  1. Moisturising Mask

Honey can act as a natural moisturiser! It retains the moisture in your skin and ensures that it is penetrated and hydrated. Apply honey on your skin 3 times a week and let it sit for 15 minutes

2. Pore Cleanser

The antibacterial properties of honey can also prevent bacterial buildup and the chances of breakouts. Soo mix a little honey with your coconut oil (or you can use it alone) and apply it gently on your face before washing it.

3. Exfoliator

Honey is also loaded with lots of antioxidants that nourish and cleanse the skin, so it could also work as a great exfoliator! Mix some honey with sugar/brown sugar and softly rub it on your skin or your entire body.

So there it is! Enjoy your holiday season with your new best friend ❤

Xo, Pantalon Noir


Lifestyle Tip: The Importance of Having a Role Model

Hello lovelies!

It’s been SUPER long since I’ve posted, but I’m planning to get back at it and post more frequently now.

So as the exams get closer and all the stress starts to heighten, I’ve been thinking of ways of how to cope ‘mentally’ through all of it, like how to be determined in achieving my goals even when I am feeling completely down about it.

And this is what I’ll be sharing with you all today: the importance of having a role model. It sounds a bit odd at first, but having people to look up to could actually re-dictate your mental state and encourage you to work harder. It is not just about admiring the person, but it is the desire to become like them, and to take their life philosophies and achievements as a motivation. Because at the end of the day, this is how human life flourishes best: through cooperation and inspiration, rather than envy or jealousy.

You can have more than one role model. For instance, my love for politics and leadership has helped me pick Lee Kuan Yew (former prime minister of Singapore) as one to look up to, for his strict discipline and determination in his life philosophy inspires me to become more organised and conscious in my work life.

Writers and thinkers have always inspired me, like Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who helps me remember the magic of literature and to put more effort in my own writing.

Famous ballerinas like Olga Smirnova and Marienala Nunez have also inspired me in my own life, not just because of their success, but because of their strong personalities as women, their elegance and their tremendous passion for art, which encourages me to dedicate more time and love for art in my own life!

Of course, as life continues to pass by, we can often forget these influential people and their impact in our lives, but this is why it is always important to remember them during the dark times, and to continue to take inspiration as a guide for success.

Merci, and wish you all happiness! ❤

Xo, Pantalon Noir


3 Basic Philosophies for Wellbeing

Hello guys! It’s been long since I’ve posted on here, but I’m determined to come back and share my ideas with you all.

For the past months, I have become more interested in organizing my way of thinking and creating my own philosophy in life. We all read quotes by certain influential people when we get the chance, but actually ingraining these quotes into our lives is the necessary step. It helps us connect better with our minds and hearts, and achieve a balanced personality that does not deviate into hypocrisy or superficiality.

One of my favorite thinkers is Marcus Aurelius. He was a Roman emperor, but his book ‘Meditations’ contains the most precious seeds of wisdom in life.

Here are my 3 favorite philosophies by him:

  1. ‘Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself’

This is absolutely essential. Many times we lose concentration of who we are and make the wrong assumption that there is no space for development or growth. We become strict with how others act rather than with how we act. What should be done is the opposite: to be strict with your own self and continuously self-examine your own behavior. The more our mind is active and conscious of our own actions, the more we become honest as people.

  1. ‘It is time to realize that you are a member of the Universe, that you are born of Nature itself, and to know that a limit has been set to your time. Use every moment wisely.’

What I admire most about Marcus Aurelius is that he puts a lot of careful attention on how he uses his time. He reminds us that we did not create this ‘life’, this vast universe, and thus, we should live as its servant, and not its master. Once we recognize our role in life, we understand that we have a duty as servants to use up our time wisely, and for the benefit of the Master.

  1. “Objective judgment, unselfish action, and willing acceptance of all external events – that’s all you need.”

This one is the package of his entire philosophy. It focuses on three main aspects: our judgment, our actions and our attitude. Once you fix these three factors in your life, you are destined to achieve serenity and wellbeing.


Thank you!


Xo, Pantalon Noir