Last Summer, my boss from work gave me the (what now seems to be ubiquitous) book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo as a gift. I presume that it was because my desk was always the messiest one in our quad (hides away in shame).
I’ve been doing a lot of research lately about primers – I wanted to know what they are primarily used for, what the difference is between primers and moisturizers, and if I needed one. I’ve condensed all the learning I have about primers into 5 Things – so if you’re considering a primer, read on!
As we transition from summer into fall, so should our skincare routine. Just like how you might tweak your wardrobe to keeep up with the seasons, you should also re-evaluate your skincare routine at the end of each season to make sure that each product is still meeting your needs. I’ve been trying out different products to curate my fall routine. You’ll see some familar products that I kept from summer into fall, and a couple of new additions.
We all know Cleansing is important (so important that I use a capital “C”), but did you know that Cleansing is actually a two-step process for those of us who wear makeup? It’s true – you should not expect your cleanser alone to effectively remove all traces of makeup alone. This is where makeup removers come in.
It’s September already!? Where has the time gone?? I swear it was just yesterday that I was celebrating the first day of Summer. Now fall is upon us and I am sharing August favorites. Fun little tidbit: September 22nd is the first day of fall this year. Here in LA, we rarely see any changes changes in weather.Continue reading
There’s a new beauty player in town and it hails from Italia! Kiko Cosmetics has opened its doors in different locations all over LA, as well as New York and New Jersey. I visited the Torrance store in the Del Amo shopping center, which first opened in October of 2015, where the lovely Lindsey and Brittany were gracious enough to let me play around with the gorgeous Kiko products all morning.
I remember buying my first BB Cream back in 2008. Since then, BB Creams have surged in popularity and paved the way for CC Creams to follow. Every brand has its own interpretation of what a BB and CC Cream is, with benefits that can seem complicated to understand. I’ll break it down into the basics and help you understand the difference.
Mother’s Day is around the corner, and I’ve been on the hunt for some great gifts. This year’s Mother’s Day will be extra fun because my grandmother will be flying in from Taiwan and celebrating with us in person! If anyone has any great brunch spots in San Diego, I’d love to hear about it! Here’s a round-up of gifts that are sure to please.Continue reading
It’s been busy lately, and I’ve been traveling more than usual for work and personal reasons. The one thing I hate about traveling is not having access to my bathroom and full array of products at home. Over the years I’ve developed a few habits for travel skincare to keep me looking fresh while on the road.
I discovered Three Skincare this past winter in Taipei, one of the most popular brands in Asia right now. After being impressed with the products, I did some more research. Here are three things to know about this premium brand from Japan.