Attending press events in town, doing photo shoots and video production indoor and outdoor, drafting and writing feature articles while rushing for deadlines ….. this is the standard, busy day for being the editor for a digital magazine.
How does Q-E3 Managing Editor, Elizabeth Yaw, manages to balance it all while approaching the big 3-0 soon?
Just like any other OL, I rarely have my own ‘me’ time. Other than managing office paper works, I have to constantly look good and fresh while meeting clients and attending press events.
Even though I’m very focused in my building my career, I try to not miss out the pleasures in life and work hard to stay in touch with my loved ones. To me, it’s important to be able to strike a balance between work and life. How do I do it?
My Balancing Secret
1 Make time for ‘me’ time
‘Me’ time means spending time with myself. Every day after work, I will try to take at least 30 minutes to relax and treat myself to a bubble bath, talk to myself, listen to my favorite music, do some reading or just flip through some photo stories.
2 A healthy body for a good career
Never ever compensate your health for work! No matter how busy I am, I will always try to eat my 3 meals punctually and do some light exercise. I also take vitamin supplements to help strengthen my health.
3 Keep in touch with your loved ones and friends
Never compromise treasured moments with your loved ones and friends for work. You may not realise it but these people are the ones who keep you motivated in life!
My Skincare Choice
Like it or not, it’s undeniable that I need to look good working in this industry, hence I practice a strict, skincare routine! Given that I am not keen in spending too much time on too many skincare application steps, I always go for those which are simple and functional which suits my skin type the best.
Clé de Peau Beauté is my long term skincare companion. Its secret to its skincare benefits lies in its unique and exclusive ‘Illuminating Complex EX’ which features the Rare Platinum Gold Silk – a fluid carefully extracted from previous silkworm cocoons; Japanese Pearl which infuses skin with hydration and protects it from dryness while promoting skin’s cell growth.
I only use three, simple steps to maintain good skin and prevent aging. The products are able to reduce the current appearance of damage caused environmental stress and bring visible improvement to my skin. I look my radiant today and into the future.
A lightweight yet luxuriously textured foam cleanser formulated with delicate granules help washes away impurities and excess sebum while minimising large pores. Skin feels refreshed and refined after wash.
My tip: To make the cleanser work more effectively, use lukewarm water to transform the cream into a nice lather. Skin is deeply cleansed without disrupting its’ hydration.
Provides an instant boost of moisture which is easily absorbed into skin, keeping it hydrated and refined for up to 24 hours and correcting large, open pores and minimise fine lines.
My tip: I apply the lotion on to the brand’s pillow-like, indulgent-soft cotton pads and gently swipe it across my whole face. On days where I am extremely tired or lazy to use a facial mask, I will generously soaked 2-3 pieces of cotton in the lotion, and leave it onto my face for 3 minutes like a mask. The results? I can instantly feel my skin becoming more radiant from within.
3 Clé de Peau Beauté Protective Fortifying Emulsion SPF 25 PA+++
Formulated with SPF 25 PA++, skin is protected against UV rays and guard against signs of aging. Helps skin maintain a smooth, even skin texture and appear radiant.
My tip: There is actually two types of texture to this emulsion – lightweight and rich cream texture. I personally prefer the lightweight version as I apply it on skin using cotton pads.
Clé de Peau Beauté x Q-E3 Giveaway!
The brand is now giving out a set of its luxurious travel skincare set, the Essential Radiant Set I (worth RM465) to Q-E3 readers. The set includes a Clarifying Cleansing Foam, Hydro-Clarifying Lotion, Protective Fortifying Emulsion, Intensive Fortifying Emulsion and Cotton – good for first time users to try it out! Steps to take part in this giveaway as below:
- Like QE3 Official Facebook pages.
- Click on the Facebook button below, share and like this post on your Facebook page, tag 3 friends and #qe3xcdpbeaute. Remember to set the post as public, otherwise we won’t be able to see and track the entry.
- Follow Clé de Peau Beauté Malaysia at Instagram：cledepeaubeautemy
- Don’t forget to complete the entry with your personal details!
- Terms & conditions apply.
- Contest is open to Malaysian residents only.
- Closing date: 30 March 2017
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