Month: October 2016

Sephora VIB Rouge 15% off

Sephora 2016 VIB ROUGE 20% OFF event starts Nov 4th!

It’s that time of the year again. The Sephora Beauty Insider event 20% OFF is happening starting Nov 4th for VIB Rouge! This is a great oppotunity  to stock up on some classics and splurge on some luxuries. I have some recommendations that I’ve either repurchased more than once from Sephora or I think have great value. Hope this will help you make up you mind on what to put into your shopping cart then.   Skincare Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence I must have gone through at least a dozen of the SK-II facial treatment essence (and the facial treatment mask) . A real classic because it works! It hydrates, gently exfoliates and keeps your breakouts at bay. A true miracle worker, especially for oily/combination & acne prone skin! If you are intrigued to I have done a more detailed review on this post . Shop on Sephora Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo Sunday riley is a brand that has a special place in my heart. Its products saved me when my skin was at its …

How to Save Money on Beauty Buys

  This post is dedicated to all the beauty junkies out there.    1. First go through every product you own.    2. Use CashBack – even if it’s just $1! Aside from the obvious Credit Card cash programs, which offers only 1%-5% depending on your purchase type, my favorite cashback website has to be Ebates.   It consistently offers 1% – 15% cashbacks on almost every online store , from Barneys to Sephora. That is on average 10% off every order. You can simply install the Ebates plug-in on your web-browser , it will alert you whenever you are at a online store that offers cashback through Ebates. I have gained $1000 cashbacks through Ebates for the past 2 years, which is, amaaazing!   3. Wait until there is Discounts/Offer This is a no-brainer but many of us just cannot wait for the time when there’s discount to get that gorgeous lipstick ! Wait, unless it’s limited edition (that’s really another story)   4.But Don’t stock up on products when there are discounts I am …

Bloom – Estee Lalonde

I am surprised and not surprised that Estee Lalonde wrote such a great book. I am surprised because I thought it would be another “blogger book” with 10 outfit ideas, 5 makeup tips and 3 recipes. I am not surprised because, duh, it’s Estee. It’s a book about Estee but not only about her. I teared up reading the first two chapters because it resonated so much with me and I believe will be so many others as well.  I admired her for thinking back on old memories (especially the bad ones) and then put them into words and share with the readers – the mistakes she made and lessons she learned. So many books are written just for the sake of writing one, you can feel that energy reading it. And there is rarely a “real person” book (could’ve thought of a better word) like the Bloom. Every word in this book is so authentic and down-to-earth to the point that it’s like her talking to you in person. In her book, Estee reminds us …

5 things to help you deal with stress.

August and September were months of taking care of myself . Grad school started and it was even harder than I thought. The pressure that coming with it put a lot of stress on me – break outs on my chin and sore body everyday. Hence, I’ve not been posted anything on this blog for the past 3 weeks. But now I’ve get used to all the stress and busy schedule. And best of all, I have accumulated some favorites on destress and take care of my body and skin to  share with you all. 1. Yoga Stretch A 20 min video that really helps to stretch out your whole body. Essential when you’ve been sitting on your ass for hours and your body feels really heavy. 2. Sulwhasoo Cushion Foundation A must-have if you are always in a hassle in the morning.  You can have a even base in just 2o seconds.  It’s also rich in essential oils – super moisturizing and great for your skin. 3. Sunday Riely Luna sleeping oil Luna sleeping oil saved …