Author: Jenny Huang

A round up of Glossier products and yada yada yada…

The internet probably is crowded with Glossier reviews now. Still, I thought I should do a round up on Gossier products in this one post so you can plan you shopping accordingly – to make your life easier – my goal with all my blog posts – I personally don’t like blog posts with a bunch of photos and no words. You?   *Use my link to get 10% off your first order  and I can get $10 too. Win-win is the best!   Products I would repurchase:   Body hero daily perfecting cream: Honestly, I am not a huge fan of the floral smell. I like it and It does smell expensive – it’s just I am more a woody notes kind of girl. However, the texture and finish are amazing – nourishing but not sticky. I would definitely repurchase it for winter.   Cloud paint: never have I love a cream blush so much. These are natural-looking, long-lasting & multi-tasking cream blushes with amazing color selections. They are my favorite products from Glossier – …

I am back with a new favorite makeup brand – Colourpop!

I’ve been away from blogging for the past two months and ta da…I am back!I hate when people say I cannot do this because I was too busy with some other stuff – If you want to do something, you can always find time for it. But yes (not shameful at all), I am going to say that I work my ass off during my summer internship that I did not have the mental strength to work on blog posts on weekends. Although, I was really into photography and posted quite a bit on Instagram (click bait )   Ok..The no-brainer post to do is when I am back after two months is what I’ve been loving. Honestly, the one and only thing that I’ve been obsessed with is Colourpop…I still cannot get over the fact that such affordable band can have these amazing products that surpass the quality of many higher-end products.   I am going to show you some of my most-used shadows and lip products in this post. Colourpop’s shadows are the creamiest …

How to get through a busy week with good (if not amazing) skin

An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. The smartest approach would be to get prepared early (no brainer huh), eat clean and healthy, maybe do a 7-day juice detox before that busy week. But hey, we rarely have the luxury to know if we are going to be stressful in xx days time until we are actually in the situation and with 3 zits popping up (me last week).   Bad skin is just piling up on the stress you already have. If you cannot stop being busy and stressed, try to find a way to manage it. Last week, by some miracle or due to the remedies I did, I was able to make my stress pimples disappear in a week and my skin did not go down the path of absolute sh**hole- thought you can try some of them for when you are in need.   Supplements Other than trying really hard not to stress eating , supplements are really useful for helping your body and skin handling stress. I did not …

Makeup Brushes – for Beginners

When I first started using makeup, my 10 fingers are all I have to apply products: middle fingers for eyeshadows, index fingers for foundations… Everything works ok until I end up with uneven foundation, unblended shadows and dirty fingers that stains everything I touched.   Beauty brushes is a hard terrain to explore. Why there are so many? What are they for?  They may seem like an extra step, but if you get hold of the right ones, your application process will me much more smoother and faster.   Foundation:   I recommend keep 2 brushes and 2 beauty blenders/sponges in your collection; as they can get dirty really quickly and you don’t want to get acnes because of them. I like to use a kabuki / flat head brush first, and use a circular emotion to roughly blend in the foundation, then use a damp beauty blender/sponge to pat in foundations and make them look seamless and more natural.   My favorite and most-used foundation brush is the Sigma kabuki brush, it has dense but …

#Summer Beauty: Statement Earrings

I’ve gone really adventures with my accessory game this summer, by that I mean earrings (have not quite get the hang of styling necklaces and rings yet, will get there hopefully). It all started with this retro clip on pair from the Frankie Shop, I’ve never realize how much a difference statement earrings make to your whole outfit, and your whole vibe. They are like red lipsticks for your face. Put on a dangling pair this summer, you will feel like a new woman, believe me! I listed some of my current favorites (aka to-shop list) below, most are from the mighty J.Crew, which I think is really on point with the big, colorful, sparkling earrings trend the season. Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop Shop

#SummerBeauty: Is Birchbox Dying?

Is beauty subscription box boom over, or is it just Birchbox? A few months ago, lured by the very enticing marketing image of the Birchbox April Magic Box , I decided to give Birchbox another try after cancelling its service a year ago due to constant disappointment in its sample offerings – the alleged personalized samples lead me to end up with too many samples from unheard brands that I was just too scared to put on my face. Unfortunately, nothing changed, I end up with only one of the samples showed in the image, and the rest are products that I will never use, that Birchbox probably acquired at 0 cost from these small brands, and could not wait to get rid of. I really respect Birchbox as the forth runner in beauty subscription services. However, they expand their business to online/retail beauty store too quickly that they lose the very core of their service, which probably is not too profitable, but is indispensable in bring in loyal customers that they can build their …

#SummerBeauty: Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo

Christophe Robin, according to many press, is one of the most popular luxury hair care brands in the market. So I got hold of its purifying shampoo with great hope that it would save my oily scalp and dry hair ends during summer time; $38 for 250ml – it must work wonders. Ironically, turns out the descriptions: “Greasy Roots & Dry Ends” on the bottle means its actual effect not what it helps with. The so-called purifying shampoo made my scalp more greasy and hair ends more dry after each wash. At first, I thought it was because I did not wash off products properly. But later I realize the not-clean feeling is exactly what this shampoo gives you. I prefer my $3 Head & Shoulders shampoo to this fancy but not effective one, just for the sake of having clean hair. On the bright side, I would say this is the kind of products perfect for anyone with dry scalp and oily hair ends. Oh, and it smells quite chic.

All that glitter – Stila metallic liquid eyeshadow

If you are bored of the usual matte/bronzy eye look like I do, look no further, this no-joke metallic glittery liquid eyeshadow from Stila is what you need to vamp up your eye look. This is what I’ve been obsessed with over the last few weeks. The application process alone is such a joy – with extremely pigmented (with glitters as well as color) and is easy to apply to the eyelid. The liquidy metallic finish is beyond-this-world pretty! You can use it as a eyeliner or apply generously to the eyelid and blend out the edges with fingers or a blending brush. You have to blend fast though, it sets after a few seconds-hence it’s really long-lasting and does not become messy or crease up. It is not your every-day look essential; although, why not? It will look amazing on your eyes under the sun during summer time.  

Beaty Spot: Cult Beauty

My obsession with podcast (and Youtube) has lead to me to yet another great podcast, At home with.. , hosted by youtubers Anna (from the Anna Edit) and Lily Pebbles; in which they conducted interviews with these amazing women in beauty, like Lisa Eldridge and founder of By Terry. In this week’s episode, they interviewed the co-founder of cult beauty, Alexia Inge; which made me realize – I haven’t written anything about Cult Beauty in my blog yet! Why this happened is beyond me, since Cult Beauty has been my go-to place to buy beauty products (other than Sephora). This is the place that does not have almost every brand, but every single one on the site is as good as a brand can get, no exception, big or small brands – “Sunday Riley, MV Organic, Charlotte Tilbury, Pixi, Huda, Tata Harper, Oskia”  On top of that, if you live in the US, full price of the product on site is usually 70% of the price of those same products sold in the states (no …