July 1, 2015

Beauty ~ My Current Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen for Brown Skin + Video

Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen for Brown Skin

My love for Asian skin care products hasn't changed in 20yrs.  I've always felt that their formulations were geared more towards Ethnic skin tones more-so than European and American skin care products. The last time I've written a blog post about my skin care regimen was in 2011.  Back then I just uploaded a video showing all the products and giving little details about each.  Fast forward to 2015, I've given myself a little rope and have added a few Serums (non Asian) to my daily skin care regimen.   I've found that each of these Serums were highly necessary and effective to surviving the #anti-aging process.  Below I've written some highlight on these products I'm currently using, click the titles for direct links to purchase any of them.

June 29, 2015

Fashion ~ Miu Miu Cat Eye 08OS Silhouettes

Miu Miu Cat Eye 08OS Silhouettes

I was particularly searching for a pair of cats when these caught my eye while shopping at Macy's.  If you haven't seen their new displays for sunglasses, it'll definitely make you stop and take a second glance.  They now carry all the top name brands, the only ones I didn't see were Chanel.

The price tag on these sunglasses were $310, I used my Macy's 20% off coupon that comes in the emails and got them down to $240.  This was quite a still for me and i'm absolutely in love with therm.

June 27, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring Too Faced Chocolate Palette +Video

Today's Face: Mac NW43 Studio Fix Powder, Mac Sun Power MSF, Ben Nye Banana Powder

Cheeks:  R&R Shameless Blush

Eyes:  TooFaced Chocolate Palette, Mac Products: Illylic Paint Pot, Red Brick & Texture Eyeshadows and Let's Roll Dazzzleshadow, UD LSD 24/7 Eye Pencil

Lips: Mac Auburn & Spice Lip Pencils, Mac Lip Lacquer

Extras:  bhCosmetics Foundation Primer, Mac Studio Sculpt Lash in Black, Kiss 02 Eyelashes

June 25, 2015

Chanel Les Automnales Makeup Collection for Autumn 2015

This collection is scheduled to be released in August 2015 at Macy's, Nordstroms, Barney's and other fine department stores.

Lookook ~ Featuring Mac Blue Brown Pigment

My friends on Instagram wasn't having it!  They wanted me to stop making excuses for my right eye and do some makeup looks in spite of my scar.  I know it's barely visible and almost flat thanks to my second injection of steroids directly into the scar at my 6wk checkup.  Yesterday was 7wks post-op for my #blepharoplasty #eyelidsurgery and I can honestly say that i'm not feeling any discomfort. I may feel a slight pull when I stretch my eyes up but it's getting better.  As you can see, my eye is closing a lot better thanks to the winking exercising I have to do everyday. Winking a 100 times a day is really hard but it does work in exercising the muscle and training it to close. Thanks for your support, comments and well wishes on my #eyelidsurgery!

June 24, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring Sugarpill Heart Breaker Palette

Sugarpill Heart Breaker Palette

I had fun creating this one-eye look on my left eye with Sugarpill Heart Breaker Palette and Mac Black Ivy Fluidline.  I'm slowly getting back into playing with my eyeshadows after my long break from upper eyelid surgery.  The left eye doesn't experience any tenderness or swelling no matter how hard I wipe.  I'm 7wks post-op and there's still some tenderness on the right eye.  My doctor said that 3mos is usually how long it takes for the tissue underneath to totally heal and i'm in no hurry to rush the healing process. I will continue to post one eye looks until the tenderness is totally gone from the right eye then i'll post entire face and eye photos.

June 22, 2015

Lifestyle ~ The Simple Little Pleasures of Jo Malone Candles & Cologne

Jo Malone Candles & Cologne

Today is the first of a few items that I purchased on my shopping trip with my good friend who was visiting.  I purchased these Jo Malone items from the Nordstrom's store not realizing that in the same mall was a stand alone Jo Malone store.  At any rate, this is a limited edition candle in "White Lilac & Rhubard".  The scent is so powerful and beautiful, the fragrance smells my entire office without even being lit.  I don't burn my limited edition candles rather just use them for display.  While I was in the store, I was also smelling the different cologne mixtures, the ranges are Woody, Spicy, Fruity and Floral. I wanted a cologne that came close to the scent of the candle and after narrowing it down, I choose the "Peony & Blush Suede" scent. I have been wearing this cologne everyday and i'm sure it will become one of my all time favorites of the year.