I have to admit that I’ve always been a “one-trick pony” when it comes to my skincare routine. I firmly do believe that if it isn’t broken, then don’t fix it, meaning if the products work then why change right? During my trip, I realized that while I love the items I’m using now, I do notice a different type of glow with Asian beauty products. Mainly because their formulas are tailored for my skin specifically , therefore the ingredients are aimed to work better on Asians/Asian Americans. After two weeks of testing a handful of items that were gifted to us during the trip, I’ve narrowed down the top 10 favorites that I’m certainly will be restocking on (once I’m out).Read More
I recently discovered that my go-to brand for toothpaste launched two new formulas that focus on purifying the teeth surface for a whiter, cleaner smile. Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy added their Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy with Charcoal and Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy with Coconut Oil to their family and after two weeks of testing each out, I have to report that I am a fan. However, I may need to be careful because someone is already trying to claim these two products as his *ahem, KSOLE.Read More
I never really shared my day and night skincare routine, which takes a mere 5-minutes. I tailored the routine to my pure laziness and the fact that I’m usually traveling, so a quick 5-minute routine is perfect for on the plane, in the hotel, and when I’m running late or am exhausted and just want to go straight to bed. Seriously, it takes me longer to fill in my brows every morning, hah.Read More
The holiday season is upon us again, although I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that time flew by so quickly. This year has been filled with so many amazing first experiences, from traveling to Spain and Finland to celebrating my nephew’s first birthday. Did I mention that I’m a first-time aunt? It’s been an interesting transition as I find myself asking what kind of world will my nephew be growing up in?Read More
Growing up in an Asian household meant that communication was poor, expectations and standards were high, and nothing you did was good enough. At least that was my experience. We never talked about sex, we were expected to learn what we needed from school but even then, resources for birth control pills were limited. Since my medical insurance was through my mother, I was unable to gain access to birth control pills from my regular doctor, which left me with Planned Parenthood. However, the long waits and uncomfortable silence in the waiting rooms wasn’t my idea of a Saturday afternoon.Read More
If you don’t already know, OSEA is my favorite skincare brand and has been for the last two years. There is no other brand I trust more especially after battling cystic acne. Not only is OSEA located in California, they are also family own and is committed to non-toxic beauty by using only plant-based, vegan ingredients. You can literally just feel the difference with OSEA and as much as I rave about it, there is no better way to say it than to prove it. Therefore, I decided to treat KSOLE to his first ever facial and of course, it had to be with OSEA.Read More
My dream has always been to have my own styling team, from hair to make-up to even my personal masseuse. I want to wake up and just have my glam team do their thing, I mean how amazing would it be to be able to answer emails on your laptop or phone, while getting styled.Read More
If there's ever been an app that has improved my lifestyle, this is it.
While I love my eye doctor and have been seeing her for years, I absolutely hate the drive. Los Angeles to Orange County can take over an hour with traffic, each way, which means I'm spending half my day just going to see my Ophthalmologist.
With Simple Contacts, I can now take a vision test and order prescription contacts in under 10 minutes - or less.Read More
Growing up, I've dealt with a lot of bullying and depression. Many of my friends also dealt with suicide, I know people who have tried to commit it, and I know of a few people who committed. I, myself, have contemplated suicide many times and have dealt with depression on and off. There isn't a real way to explain what you go through, what you're thinking at the time, but I remember the pain you feel. You zone out, nothing around you matters anymore, and you feel empty inside. I remember driving endlessly down PCH with my phone off, driving with no real direction and thinking, "what if I just slammed into a wall or drove off the side?"Read More
I woke up one morning, walked into the bathroom and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I looked myself dead in the eyes and started crying. I grazed my right hand across my cheek, feeling the bumps underneath my skin, before moving my hand across my chin. Nothing but bumps. My smooth skin was no where to be found and in its place was redness, irritation, acne that had slowly taken over my face. I couldn't recognize myself anymore and the only thing I could rely on was the abusive amount of foundation to partially cover up this ugliness. I woke up every morning for the next three months, utterly depressed and in fear that this was permanent.Read More
All of these products above replaced all my prior beauty go-to's from Tarte to Nars. I didn't realize that the things I was using before was making my skin worse, attributing to the problem and not resolving it. As soon as I threw out all the other items and started using just these 6 items, my skin started getting better. Of course, in addition to the resurfx treatments. The key to clear skin is to truly watch what you're putting on, along with what you're putting into your body as well but that's for another time.Read More
Everything you find at Credo is clean, from the ingredients in the products they carry, to the transparency between the brands, them, and the consumers. I've been using the below combination for the last month and have seen the difference in my skin. Not only me, but my boyfriend, friends, and family have noticed the significant difference this switch has done for me. I threw out all my previous make-up, including my all-time favorite Tarte foundation, and once I stopped using those products, my skin started getting better. I was shocked and surprised what a difference a minor change in routine can make.Read More
With the start of a new job, I've been extremely busy and am still recovering from our Vegas trade show. It's no secret that as you get older, your body starts to slow down. Therefore, breaks are mandatory and taking some time for yourself is essential in surviving.Read More