Growing up, I was told to be gentle with my skin because if I rub it or do too much with it, I will have more wrinkles when I grow up. I adhered to this somewhat growing up. As I got older and my skincare routine included more steps, I started to grow weary of this “tip.” I asked myself, how is it that I’m doing more with my skin and yet I look better?!Read More
My focus has always been on skincare, not makeup. I always used some makeup but didn't really know how to apply it until I was on maternity leave and spent a lot of time on youtube while breastfeeding or pumping in the middle of the night. Two of my favorite youtube stars are (of course) Michelle Phan and Lindy of Bubzbeauty.Read More
You all heard the term before "beauty sleep" but how many of you actually embrace it? I honestly would love to sleep the hours a baby or toddler does. I love sleeping and it has been one of my most guarded things that I do. I can give up on chips and bacon, internet, and even Netflix for some solid hours of sleep.Read More
I have always been a multi-tasker but after I became a mom, I really had to kick this multi-tasking thing in high gear! I realized I now have less time in general and most of it was used on someone that needs a lot of attention and assistance with every aspect of her life. A couple of times, I ran out to run errands with Grace and she got a lot of complements on how cute she looked in her outfit. I didn’t get any because I looked like crap. I had 25 minutes to get out the door and 20 of it was used on her.Read More
AHHH...January. The time when we try to start fresh, change old habits, and adopt good new ones. This is also the time when most of us decide THIS is the time to finally lose some weight and get back in the gym. If you are one of these people, good for you!
Because this blog post is about skincare and not about exercise (I know nothing about the latter other than doing some is better than none), here are some skincare habits you should adopt along with your new exercise routine:Read More
With the holidays upon us, going to a couple of parties is inevitable. Regardless of the party you throw or attend, there are some similar things that will happen to all of us:
We will get less sleep (unless you can make it up the next day);
We will look a little haggard; and
We will be too tired to follow our usual skincare routine.
When I tell people about my fears of aging, they usually respond with "Oh, you have nothing to worry about, you are Asian and you will still look young when you get old." Flattering, Somewhat. But let's not just sit back and rely on my Asian genes.Read More
I love keeping things out of sight. Visual clutter annoys me to no end. Although my daughter is only 18 months old, she has acquired a lot of things, she might even have more things than me. In my quest to hide things and yet still have a craft project for her, I found an awesome wooden box for $3.00 at the dollar store. Pretty sweet deal to have a storage solution and not yet ANOTHER piece of paper covered in paint.Read More
At a very young age, I thought I was fat and ugly. When I told my mom in tears, she helped me with various diets and told me that I was pretty. (Of course she did, she was my mom!) She also said it is important to maintain good skin because if you have good skin, you will naturally look pretty. I never really got pass the "feeling ugly" part but I have continued to take care of my skin.Read More