This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
When I turned 30, I started to notice that my skin was not as good as before - I started to have fine lines, my skin lost some elasticity and it took more time to heal the breakouts. Then I spent more time and effort on my skincare. I tried a lot of different brands and tools but the results were not so satisfactory.
This time I took the 28 Day Challenge with Olay and I am totally happy with my skin. The two products that I have been using are Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream and Ultimate Eye Cream. I used them in the morning and before bed. I took the creams with me when I was traveling.
Here are what happened in the 28 days.
My skin was not very bad but it looked obviously dull and uneven. I had been to a few music festivals. With intensive sun exposure and lots of makeup, the pores on my cheeks and nose were visible. I also had some puffiness and darkness under my eyes - so annoying. I had some acne here and there.
My skin tone is brightened and looks more even than before. Olay products restored the firmness of my contour and the appearance of the skin is overall more youthful and healthy. The cream magically minimized my pores. 90% of my problems are fixed within a month. I am so happy with the result.
If you have combination skin like me, you will love this Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream from Olay. Right after I apply the cream on my face, I feel so hydrated and moisturized without any oil. Some fine lines go away immediately. I can still do my makeup after I use this cream. The cream is easily absorbed.
This eye cream makes my skin under eyes much cleaner. After 28 days, you can clearly see less puffiness or darkness under my eyes. I can save my concealers when I apply makeup :) This set has become my skincare care routine.
Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream and Ultimate Eye Cream are now available at Target. Find them here.
5/13/2018 0 Comments
Hey everyone, I am so excited to share with you guys my experience at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration at Macy’s Santa Anita yesterday. This was my first time joining this beauty and culture event at Macy’s but I have to say that this was one of the best beauty events for Asian community that I have ever attended.
When I have good skin, I enjoy good mood.
When I turned 30 last year, I started to observe some minor dark spots under my eyes, which totally freaked me out over this new age bracket. I didn't realize that I had been skipping sunscreen for outdoor time or used any unique products to prevent or treat the potential hyperpigmentation. Not until I met Dr. Heather, the founder of Specific Beauty, I started this amazing Specific Beauty journey to fight against aging and multi-hues.
9/11/2017 0 Comments
I have been struggling with my dry skin and dry hair for a few years. Moving to Southern California means more sun exposure and less humid air. 15 miles away from beach, I live in extremely dry conditions that my skin got extremely dry during fall and winter here in LA. “Use moisturizer,” everyone knows, right! But here is the question - there are too many options out there, and which brand could provide all-inclusive care for my skin, hair and body?
The length of my hair is outrageously long, at least for me. After several times of coloration and texturization, I still insist washing hair DAILY...It's such a pain to blow dry my long hair. But KareCo offered amazing brushes that fastened my blow-dry process.
Summer is my favorite season for blogging because I feel like wearing more tan products and creative makeup in this season. However, it would be more challenging for skincare with too much sun, cosmetics and outdoor activities.
Perricone MD's PRE:EMPT SERIES uses antioxidant-rich Turmeric, Olive Leaf, Cress Sprouts and Green Tea to refresh dull skin and minimize pores for this summer. I tried its Pre:Empt cleanser and pore refiner. The first step is to clean the skin with the cleanser which has light weight gel texture. The gel foams well and it efficiently removes the makeup residue and deeply cleans the pores. I don't feel any dryness after cleaning the face. The second step is to further minimize the pore refiner. At this step, I simply use a cotton pad to saturate it with this refiner and massage the liquid into the skin. After a few minutes, the liquid dries up and I can use other skincare products including the serum and moisturizer. The benefit of using pore refiner is to take care of large opening pores before other skincare products so I can feel my skin to be softer and smoother, showing natural complexion. This step also improves other skincare effectiveness.
Simply repeat these two steps in the morning and before bed. I observe exciting difference in about four weeks. Find the product at
So excited to try LamiDerm Apex High Performance Bio-serum. This is an all-in-one bottle for younger healthier skin. The serum is super absorbable. I tap the serum into skin before bed and it gives a healthy glow next morning. After using for a few weeks, I found this serum amazingly brightens my skin tone and restores my fine wrinkles. I especially like the high performing anti-UV rays ingredient which doesn't exist in other serums that I have used before. The ingredients in this bottel have been thoroughly tested for safety and efficacy. I just love this serum and would love to share with all the beauty junkies.
It's December when our lips need extra moisturizing and nourishing. I tried the holiday box from Beessential, a personal care brand using natural ingredients. These are cinnamon & clove flavored. On my lips, they taste a little like cinnamon donuts! I can't describe how smooth and creamy this lip balm is. It's all natural which I absolutely love. It makes my lips so moisturized and I can just rave about it on and on. The holiday packaging is a nice and simple tin with a bright red color. This has become my holy grail lip balm and it's only $10.99 for 5 on their website.
I used advanced mineral makeup foundation powder for my upcoming YouTube video just shot last weekend. I can't wait to share it with you all before the tutorial is up. This is one of my most favorite beauty finds recently. Advanced Mineral Pressed Foundation Power does exactly what high-end setting powders do at a lower cost - delivering medium coverage and flawless effect after a single layer of application. It contains no Parabens, talc, fillers or perfumes - 100% safe for sensitive skin. I have a mixed facial skin and this powder can keep makeup stay put and allow a smoother application of blush and other powders at the same time. I have even used it under foundation or BB cream and have gotten the same results with one layer of application. This is a good sized product that I can expect to last a long time and the color match is spot on. The best way to apply this (and all setting powders) is to use a large puff and firmly 'roll' onto the skin without sliding. Brush off any excess with a large soft fan brush. The color option here is Angelina Jolie. To get her semi-matt and natural skin tone, just simply apply this powder to finish up the base of your face.
Find the powder here: AdvancedMineralMakeup
I received an amazing hair straightener from EVB Group. You may know that I always have very straight and soft hair but this is no so true after I permed my hair twice in last year. It became a daily routine to straighten the hair using a blow dryer, heating brush or straightener.
First, what I love about EVB hair straightener is the design. This is a relatively light-weighted but fully functioning iron, which I can carry to my studio or pack in my luggage when I travel. The length and width of the iron is perfect for the a medium volume section of my hair. The all black tool and package looked modern and stylish. The presentation is very good if you have this item as a gift. Also, the heating processes only takes about half a minute after turing on the button, you don't have to wait for too long before it is ready. After I heated it to 450F, I can easily get my hair straightened with hurting the hair. The iron makes my hair silk and sleek after heating. The texture is not like very tough or overly burned.
Overall I am very satisfied with the result. I would recommend this item to girls who like to have straight and sleek hair without spending too much in salon.
Get this item on Amazon. Here is the link:
I have been using SwissVita Eye Cream recently and I like it. So good that this brand invited me to try the Anti Aging Serum with AC-11®. Honestly, I used to only buy YSL youth liberator serum which is very good at fighting wrinkles and smoothening the skin but it caused minor allergies on my forehead once. After I switched to SwissVita serum for a few weeks, I didn't feel any irritation and the overall effect of this serum was satisfying. The texture is not too greasy, perfect for mixed skin type. The active ingredient AC-11®, a natural plant extract from the Amazon rainforest can regenerate the healthy skin. And its Vitamin B12 brightens and firms the skin. All natural goodness in one-bottle. This Swiss Vita Serum is one of the best items of its collection.
You can order it from Amazon: http://www.amztk.com/swissvita-anti-aging currently on sale, it's only $37.99 now. I don't have to spend $150 per month on anti-aging serum any more.
1. Wash your hair and blow dry.
2. Apply some conditioner or essence oil to prepare your hair for the styling.
3. Turn on the straightener, set it to 400F and wait for a few minute to let it heat.
4. Comb your hair and iron the hair section by section, the smaller the better.
5. After you are done with the iron, comb them thoroughly and use some dry finish spray.
-->> Done! ^^
It usually takes 10 minutes for me to straighten the hair. If you are really busy, you can do it in five minutes by ironing bigger sections.
This premium professional quality ceramic tourmaline flat iron gives you professional results at home. With the ISA hair straightener you can create fabulous, fashionable looks by your own in minutes! The ultimate in versatility, this professional iron isn't just for straightening hair. It allows you to effortlessly create waves, curls and flips, not to mention incredible shine and volume! All without drying, frying or damaging your hair. Just beautiful, professional results every time! I love using this flat iron. It allows me to start out with straight, shiny hair, which tangles less, and curls even better. It gives me perfect, bouncy, frizz-free curls from root to tip. I can really say I love it.
Find more at http://www.isa-professional.com/products/victorya
Like all the other girls, I just love all these bling bling CZ diamond accessories, they are so easy to style - perfect daily accessories making me look elegant in details. I got these beautiful earrings from SilverLuxe, a brand making the finest, high quality necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. You will easily find hundreds of CZ earrings on Amazon but SilverLuxe has very high quality in its handcraft. The design is always very classic and simple. Check out my picture, the size of the stone is perfect for my ear. I personally love silver ones better than the gold ones because its easy to pair with my rings and other silver or platinum accessories.
You can order these earrings from Amazon (click here).
I truly recommend this Acne Scar Cream from New York Biology to you all if you have some old acne scars that trouble you. This is something inexpensive but actually working.
I recently find this BenQ lamp an essential to anyone who spends more than 4 hours on laptop - it improved my reading experience SOOOO much. A 120°-wide intelligently controlled adjustable arch light can actually relieve my eye stress after a few hours of reading laptop. This is added to my little desk, effortlessly lightens the whole monitor. I also love the modern look of the silver lamp, which perfectly blend in my home decor. It also has four more color options: gold, pink, blue and green.