2016 Beauty Favorites

As I age, time seems to go by so much faster, I mean, where did 2016 even go? The thought of  I’m already in 2017 is pretty frightening. But as I think back of 2016, I’m really happy that I kept this blog live, even though my work and life has gotten busier than ever – honestly, this blog (along with gym) has become my escape land, and to certain extend, keeps me sane and calm. OK, enough with my usual rambling. Today I’m sharing…

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Empty Review: Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Moisturizer

I don’t normally go for skin care lines that are produced by a makeup brand, guess you can say I believe in specialization. But in recent years, the beauty industry seems to changing, and the two worlds are converging – a skincare brand can have killer makeup products (Clarins is one of my favorite in the bunch), and a makeup brand may have surprisingly high quality and effective skincare lines. Bobbi Brown is the latter. I haven’t tried the entire Bobbi Brown skin care line,…

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Body Oil? Yes, Please

It feels like I have repeated myself a million times here about how obsessed I am with facial oils. They are fully integrated into my everyday skincare routine, be it the oil cleanser (the Tata Harper Nourishing oil cleanser is my current favorite), or the oil serum, I just cannot live without them, the obsession is real! A quick side note, if you have dry skin and feeling your foundation is not glowy or hydrating enough, add one or two drops of facial oils into…

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How to Prepare Your Skin for a Red Eye Flight

Let me start by saying that preparing your skin for a flight is one thing, and preparing it for a red eye flight is another thing. The combination of lack of sleep, lack of hydration, and lack of clean air pretty much guarantees crappy skin upon landing. I’ve been there for enough times to realize a special set of skincare routine needs to be in place to minimize the damage. So here I am, sharing my go-to prep routine before getting on the plane. Starting…

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Benjabelle Cleansing Balm Review

I’ve been a diehard beauty blender solid cleanser fan for as long as I can remember, but the amount of product you get for the price is not great, to say the least. Especially when it comes down the final bit, it becomes impossible to finish up with a big hole in the middle. Pretty difficult to describe, but you know it if you have ever used the solid cleanser. So I started the hunt for an ultimate dupe, a one that works equally well…

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