Posts in Beauty + Wellness
#BetterWayToCharcoal: A Toothpaste for Coffee Lovers

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.

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My Easy 5-Minute Skincare Routine for Day and Night

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.

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L’Occitane Gift Guide: Holiday 2018

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?

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Simple Health: Quick Prescriptions & No Office Visits

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.

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His First Facial, Ever

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.

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These Products Will Help Prevent Breakouts When Traveling

From the humidity in Asia to the freezing cold weather in Canada, these key items have survived the traveling test. I've raved about some of items before (in this post), but am now so in love with the fact that they have helped maintain my skin from any weather related issues.

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Get Your Contacts Delivered with Simple Contacts

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.

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month: How You Can Help

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?

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How I Got Rid of my Cystic Acne with DMH Aesthetics

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.

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6 Skincare Products That'll Change Your Skin

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.

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Clean Beauty with Credo

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.

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