Here is my minimalist skincare routine with five quick steps - exfoliating, hydrating and nourishing followed with eye and lip treatments.
@paulaschoice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant smooths my skin and brings out my natural glow! @paulaschoice Omega+ Complex Serum hydrates the skin with its lightweight formula. @dermalogica super rich repair secures the moisture and defends against environmental damages.
@perriconemd Cold Plasma Plus+ Eye Advanced Eye Cream takes care of my under-eye fine lines and dryness.
@kaplanmdskincare Lip 20 Mask leaves my lips moisturized and soft.
Which type of exfoliant do you like? I just found my favorite exfoliant product that I can't live without...
Microblading saves life! I would never image my brows can be this full and sharp. Thank you @ink_sydneyjaccarya for the amazing eyebrows. I don’t have much natural brows - They are super thin and tiny. The brow pencils or gels won’t work because they never match...The microblading and shading made my brows incredibly beautiful. This is truly artistry. Check out Sydney’s work at @ink_sydneyjaccarya #microblading#microbladingeyebrows#permenantmakeup #beautytips
Video: Robert Yu Photography
My fall hair color by @dphue @aleksey_hair The hair never looked so softened and glowy. Its GLOSS+ treatment is amazing for hair color retouching. The medium brown looks perfect for the upcoming season. More highlights of the hair treatment on my Instagram Story. 🔆#dphuehouse #haircolorgoals#fallhaircolor #brunettehair
Video by Robert Yu
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.
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.
This month I collaborated with Bobbi Brown for its new skin long-wear weightless foundation. I am so obsessed with this foundation - it's perfect for a natural look yet it's full coverage. I tried three colors - Natural, Natural Tan and Golden Natural. My best-matched shade is 4 Natural.
Candle is never a bad idea for gifting her. I like to light candle before bed, in bath or whenever I feel like it. This vanilla and hemlock holiday candle from The Starling Project (@starlingproject) became my new favoriate.
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