July Roundup: BECCA, Mindhunter, Kygo & more

Becca Flatlay

This blog was supposed to be devoted only to beauty, makeup and skincare but I can’t help but write about other stuff and share my lifestyle favourites. Call me nerd but I would also like to include some latest medical news/ studies from journals so all of us are updated. Hopefully, this Lifestyle Roundup will become a monthly thing.

MAKE-UP

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter in Prosecco Pop
Image: Sephora

Sephora SG had a Great Singapore Sale last month so I immediately purchased Becca Prosecco Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed. I received my order this July and I fell in love with the shade. It’s a warm gold highlighter that looks really amazing on my skin tone that’s why I can’t stop using this! I’ll post a detailed review on this soon.

TELEVISION/NETFLIX

Mindhunter
Image: IMDb

I just finished binge-watching season 1 of MindHunter on Netflix. The show is set in the 1970s where 2 FBI agents solve criminal cases by dwelling into the psychology of the suspects through interviewing serial killers in prison. Starring my favourite Jonathan Groff (if you’re a Broadway fan I’m sure you know him from Hamilton and Spring Awakening), this show is dark and cerebral, typical of David Fincher, the show’s producer/director. Mindhunter got a 96% score from Rotten Tomatoes and 8.6 from IMDb (so you know it’s really good). I can’t wait for season 2!

MUSIC

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Image: Manila concert scene

It was announced this month that Kygo will be coming to Manila this October for his Kids In Love Tour. He’ll be performing in Mall of Asia Arena on Oct 25th. I survived studying for my board exams (Physician Licensure Exam last 2014 and Specialty Board Exam earlier this year) while listening to Tropical House music and all of his songs, that’s why I’m excited to see him steal the show.

TRAVEL

Cambodia

Last week I travelled to Cambodia for a couple of days. We went to see the famous Angkor Wa, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm (a.k.a. the film location of Tomb Raider). The temples are amazing, the prices are cheap, the nightlife in Pubstreet is colourful and the Khmer cuisine is really good. Too bad it was a very short trip that I wasn’t able to try all of their street foods.

MEDICINE

Coffee

Coffee drinkers rejoice! A recent study from JAMA Internal Medicine shows that moderate coffee consumption is associated with a longer life. This prospective study followed half a million population over a span of 10 years and results showed that people who people who drink  <1 and 1 cup of coffee per day have hazard ratios of 0.94 and 0.92 respectively while people who drink 6-7, and >8 have hazard ratios of 0.84 and 0.86, respectively. They also noted it doesn’t matter if it’s instant, ground, or decaffeinated coffee, the results are similar.

Conclusion: Coffee drinking was inversely associated with mortality, including among those drinking 8 or more cups per day and those with genetic polymorphisms indicating slower or faster caffeine metabolism. These findings suggest the importance of noncaffeine constituents in the coffee-mortality association and provide further reassurance that coffee drinking can be a part of a healthy diet.

If you’d like to read more about the journal, here’s the link.

13 thoughts on “July Roundup: BECCA, Mindhunter, Kygo & more

  1. Becca are pretty famous for their highlighters and I’ve always wanted to purchase one, but always found their products a bit too pricey!
    I should probably wait for a sale as well!

  2. Mindhunters sounds like an interesting series. I have to see if it on Netflix here in Japan, I might need a binge-watching day this weekend.

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