Month: January 2018

Favorite Brands of 2017

2017 is the year of venturing out, by that I mean instead of sticking to the usual well-known brands like I usually do, I discovered and tried a lot more emerging/new brands (thanks to Instagram); some of them even became my favorite brands.   This perfectly goes along with my 2018 resolution of taking more risks. If I did not, I would never find these new brands. 1. Oak & Fort I found Oak & Fort accidentally on Instagram. It’s a Canadian brand created by a Korean designer. The simple yet sophisticated style immediately caught my eyes. It reminded me of Aritzia. But Oak & Fort feels younger, more trendy and has a much more friendly price point. The only thing worried me was the quality of the pieces (reason why e-commerce will never fully replace retail). Luckily, I found their store in Soho and got a grey silk long skirt for $80 with impeccable quality. It was probably one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe , EVER. Unfortunately I dripped foundation onto the …

What I do to avoid dry flaky skin this winter?

Winter is not my favorite season, especially this year. To be more precise, it’s the past two weeks of this winter. It was windy, brutally cold, and I felt itchy all the time, not because I did not shower, ¬†because my skin was so dry. And because of that, I have tried and tested a couple of tips that worked for me dealing with dryness (aside from drinking more water).   #1 Don’t wash your face in the shower Hot water can dry your skin out – don’t tell me you can pleasantly have a shower with lukewarm water during winter time, which is what you are supposed to wash your face with. I always try to remove my makeup and cleanse my face at the sink before jumping into the shower. It is also a good way for you to focus on properly removing your makeup.   #2 Use oil cleansers morning & night, not foamy ones Oil cleansers¬†are much less stripping than foamy cleansers or gel cleansers. Although foamy cleansers give you the …