Saturday, May 21, 2016

My Mom's Skincare Routine

My mom's turning 55 this year (mature skin!). Below's her current skincare routine:  

Morning:

Cleanser: Peter Thomas Roth. Toner: Avalon Organics. Serum: Clinique. Day Cream: L'Oreal . SPF: Aveeno BB Cream. Eye Cream: Olay.

Night: 

Cleanser: Peter Thomas Roth. Toner: Avalon Organics. Serum: Clinique. Night Cream: L'Oreal. Eye Cream: Olay.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Where I left off...

Can you believe how time has flown... 

it's already been a year since I last posted! 
A lot has changed, including my skin regime (thanks to my sister!), and time at university. 
I'm already a third year, embarking on a Dallas, TX internship this summer, but I want to share all our adventures before the next one!

After Hawaii, we wanted to continue the warm weather & beach trend, so we took a cruise down to Mexico.



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNGBAE OPPA!!!



Wishing DONG YONGBAE aka TAEYANG aka SOL of BIGBANG a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
His actual birth date is May 18th, but I'm behind Seoul by 13 hours, so I had to post this on May 17th!
Taeyang's my Big Bang bias because he's the most talented in terms of singing and dancing. He's also a Christian and released the best solo projects (Rise and Solar).


IMMERSE YOURSELF IN TAEYANG'S SOULFUL R&B

Monday, May 16, 2016

Watson's Aloe Vera Hydrating Facial Mask Review!

I live in a dry climate, so I should sleep with a humidifier on to keep my skin plump and hydrated. HOWEVER, I don't own a working humidifier, s0 a sheet mask every other day re-hydrates my face!

Masks are Step 6 of the Korean Skincare 10 Steps. The one I use was bought in a Chinese convenience store summer of 2014 (doesn't expire until 2017, see box's picture below). 

The mask is refreshing and not sticky.  No weird smell and soothing, so I'm excited to keep using them!

TIP: Massage excess essence into your neck and decolletage!
This blue sheet protects the white cotton from getting torn and dried out.

TIP:  Store sheet masks in the fridge for a more pore-tightening cooling effect.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Breakfast Champs

These are my current fave breakfast foods!!

I use the Soymilk (Kroger/Dillon's) and Speculoos Cookie Butter (Trader Joe's) to give my oatmeal more flavor and crunch.

This Starbucks iced coffee saves me money and time.  I <3 iced coffees!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Current Skincare Routine

Below's my current skincare routine. I know, I know, it's not the full Korean skincare I previously posted about.  I didn't include the masks I use and I rarely wear make-up, so no need to double cleanse. Comment with eye cream recommendations!

Daytime:

Toner: Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner (used with Watsons Square Puffs)
Serum: Biossance Revitalizer (sample size) 

Nighttime: 


 Cleanser: Simple Foaming Cleanser (used with Clinique Brush 'cause Clarisonic is too $$$ for me /#tbh)
Toner: Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner (swiped on with Watsons Square Puffs)
Serum: Biossance Revitalizer (sample size) 
Hand Cream: Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme (old packaging)