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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review: Neutrogena Body Oil

I suffered from eczema as a child and occasionally when it gets really cold it'll flare up again, especially on my legs. A few weeks ago my skin got really bad again, to the point where it was dry, flaky and painful. My regular body lotion wasn't cutting it so I doubled up with this Neutrogena Body Oil and within a few days it was all gone.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday Link Love

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! New Years is less than a week away but in the meantime here's a few interesting reads to pass the time:

1. 7 Winter Makeup Swaps You Need to Make Right Now by Refinery29
2. The 15 Most Legendary Beauty Looks of 2015 by Byrdie
3. What's in Store for K-Beauty in 2016? by The Klog
4. Once And For All, Is There Really a Difference Between Generic and Name-Brand Beauty Products? by SheFinds
5. 4 Glow Tips to Getting the Most Out of Your Sheet Mask by Glow Recipe

1. This Fashion Editor Let Her Husband Dress Her For a Whole Week by Popsugar
2. The 25 Best Fashion and Beauty Stories We Read in 2015 by Fashionista

1. 16 Things You Need to Know About the World in 2016 by Refinery29
2. The 26 Apps R29ers Can't Live Without by Refinery29
3. How to Make a Great Plan for Success in 2016 and Actually Stick To It! by Career Girl Daily

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Photoshoot: Avant Garde Vape Lounge

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Here are even more photos from the shoot I did for Avant Garde Vape Lounge in the Lower East Side. This time I got to bring my girls with me and we had a ton of fun! Check them out:
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Review: SU:M37 Rose Cleansing Stick

As I mentioned in my last post, the first step of the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine happens to be a two part process. The first part involves an oil-based cleanser (my favorite happens to be the Banila Co. Clean It Zero) and the second part involves a water-based cleanser, like the SU:M37 Rose Cleansing Stick ($25).
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Link Love

Can you believe Christmas is less than a week away? I hope you've finished buying all your presents! Another exciting piece of news, I'll be flying to Wisconsin tomorrow. My lion dance team has been hired to perform in Milwaukee so we'll be staying there until Wednesday. But for now, here's some good reads for this lazy Sunday:

1. The Beauty Products That Broke The Internet in 2015 by Byrdie
2. Dermatologists Predict 2016's Biggest Skincare Trends by Byrdie
3. Is Social Media Changing the Way We Shop for Beauty Products? by Refinery29
4. The Top 9 Googled Beauty Questions in 2015 - Answered! by Good Housekeeping

1. The Most Efficient Way to Hang Your Clothes in Your Closet, Once and For All by SheFinds
2. 30 Items to Cut From Your Closet by Refinery29
3. This is How a French Girl Does Her Holiday Shopping by MIMI
4. The Only Way to Wear Leggings, According to Celebrities by Who What Wear

1. Every 20-Something Needs This Work Advice by Refinery29
2. Pinterest Announces the Hottest Home Trends of 2016 by Popsugar
3. 7 Hacks to Save You Big Money on Amazon by Refinery29
4. 9 Pinterest Cleaning Tricks That Will Totally Ruin Your Stuff by Good Housekeeping

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review: Banila Co. Clean It Zero

Many beauty experts will tell you that the first step in any skincare routine is vital, and when it comes to the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine that couldn't be more true. You start with a double cleanse, and as if you couldn't already tell by the name it's actually a two-step first step. Wait, what?
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Photoshoot: Avant Garde Vape (Part II)

Here's another batch of photos from my shoot with Avant Garde Vape Lounge in the Lower East Side. Our surprise project is still in the works but I'll be sure to let you all know when it launches!
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Link Love

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Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend and not stressing out too much over the holidays. If you are, may I suggest taking a look at my 3 Tips for Surviving the Holidays? Now, take the time to decompress and indulge in some good reads:

1. The 14 Best Blogs and Websites for Learning About Korean Beauty Products by Fashionista
2. 41 Of the Best Beauty Memes on the Internet by Refinery29
3. The Best Vitamins for Women's Skin by Wish Trend Glam

1. Ellms Christmas Tree Farm by Extra Petite
2. What's In and What's Out for Holiday Dressing by WhoWhatWear
3. 17 Style Rules Fashion Girls Know Like the Back of Their Hand by POPSUGAR

1. 2016 Printable Calendar by Coco & Mingo
2. The Nifty Trick for Saving an Article to Read on Your Phone When You're Offline by PureWow
3. These U.S. Towns are the Most Christmassy in the Country by PureWow


Thursday, December 10, 2015

3 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

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'Tis the season for packed calendars, awkward family gatherings and deflated wallets. When I was a kid this was the best time of the year, but as I've gotten older I've started to dread the holidays more and more. A lot of that stress comes from having to juggle my normal day-to-day responsibilities with the addition of gift-giving and more get-togethers than usual.

This year I decided to tackle the stress head-on by getting a jump-start on all the extra tasks that come with the holiday season. Being on top of everything has really helped and I haven't experienced a melt-down (yet). So here are my tips and tricks for keeping your cool during the most wonderful hectic time of the year: