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Top lifestyle blogger and mom Tin Dychiao tells us how she got into blogging and her beauty indulgence.

When did you start blogging and how did you get into it?

I started blogging in 2006, because I wanted to chronicle all the interesting things I came across – books, shoes, clothes, movies, fashion industry news, etc. It was like my virtual inspiration board/wishlist.

What’s your secret to balancing being a mom and being a successful blogger at the same time?

Motherhood comes first of course, but I consider the time I spend on my blog as “me time”. I blog on my downtime, usually when the kids are asleep.

What does your daily beauty regimen look like?

I am doing this French “No Water Skin Cleansing Routine” that I stumbled upon while reading Garance Dore’s blog. I put on minimal makeup, because my philosophy is, if you have nice skin, there’s no need for it.

What’s your one beauty indulgence?

Does it have to be just one? I love SK-II, La Mer and Clarins. But if I have to choose only one, that’ll be SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence.

Any beauty secret that you will pass on to your daughter Berry?

The same thing my mom taught me = to take good care of our skin, to invest in it.

What’s your must-have beauty product?

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush – the color as it promises, lasts for hours!

Best beauty discovery from abroad?

Avene Thermal Water which I stumbled upon in Singapore. It’s an important component of my skin cleansing routine!

Which beauty trend do you find absolutely horrendous?

Pencil thin eyebrows!

Your blog is a popular fashion resource! Who’s closet would you love to raid and why?

Ashley Olsen! We’re the same size and she wears all these gorgeous pieces and makes the most amazing clothes for The Row.

One word that best describes you?

Curious

Follow Tin’s blog at Manila Fashion Observer for more fashion, beauty and lifestyle bits!