Month: December 2017

I am in shoes heaven on the Real Real

I am putting together this post at 12:30 am because I am truly amazed (shocked) by what I just saw on the Real Real shoe section. I’ve sold my designer bags and shoes on the Real Real before but never actually have taken a good look at what they have to offer – you can get second-hand Chanel, Gucci, Monolo Blonik shoes for around $200 while they are in pristine conditions!   If you’ve never heard of this site, the Real Real is a place where you can find a wide selection of second-hand designer items, selling at a fraction of the original price, usually with at least 50% off. You don’t need to worry about getting fake items they inspect what people ship to them before accepting, cleaning & putting those on the site.   I select some of the shoes and bags I love that are available now to show you the kind of deal you can get on the Real Real. But you should definitely go on the site and see for …

Affordable beauty products that feel like a million bucks!

We all like pretty things – that is why a $35 mini diptyque candle with a golden unicorn sticking to container would make us click add to bag so quickly that we don’t even think about the fact that the sticker probably accounts for half the price of that candle but cost only $1 because it’s a STICKER BUT IT LOOKS PRETTY. Don’t take me wrong, packaging is an important part of the whole experience. But if for some reason, maybe you splurged on too many diptyque candle like I have, you might need some bank-friendly options, a.k.a, products with less marketing budget, but are just as good, I assure you. I keep a list of alternatives to my favorite products (makeup & skincare) that I go to whenever I am guilty of spending too much money. I found the products themselves are just as good (if not better) than the pricier options. For some categories, I have not found affordable ones that rise to the same level of my favorites. I swear by my MV …

5 absolute essentials you need in your skincare routine

Every time I went on and on about skincare, someone in the group always say “all those steps, I am too lazy for that”, which I totally understand! My husband always tease me about me taking an hour putting on all the products and another hour taking them off and putting on more. For all you quick-and-get-it-done girls out there, I am going to share my thoughts on the products I absolutely cannot live without in my skincare routine.   Cleansing Oil The first and most crucial step is cleansing – a cleansing oil. I am in the process of phasing out my foamy cleansers, because although they give you the satisfying squeaky-clean feeling, they tend to strip out your natural oils and cause more oil production from skin to rebalance it, which could very possibly lead to large pores and breakouts.   Oil cleansers, however, can bind to dirt without clogging the pores and take off “bad oils” with good oils, so leaving skin clean and hydrated. My facialist at Heyday told me if you want …