Friday, July 21, 2017

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Finally a new style post to share with you all! I bought this dress during Zara's recent summer sale and immediately knew what location it would go perfectly at. Of course, the infamous and iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, with their palm tree and pink art deco theme decor. Naturally, I had to match the dress with my pink Furla bag and Baublebar earrings. Laci brought my vision to life with her amazing photography skills and I can't thank her enough. 

I have so many outfits to share so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can catch them all on my Instagram here

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

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Women know that finding the right skin care product can be quite a difficult task. We are bombarded with hundreds of products that all promise to give you your ideal skin. You start to question whether to go with an inexpensive cream from a local drugstore or go with that expensive one from a department store. I've tried many of both but non compare to my recent go with Olay's Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream.  Not only is it an anti-aging cream, it's a moisturizing and plumping powerhouse.

Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care and continues to hold to the philosophy that their products understand women's skin better than any other brand and that it will deliver results. Most importantly, shattering the illusion that you must pay top dollar for a skin cream to work. An independent test by the Good Housekeeping Institute show that Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream outperforms ten top prestige creams that cost over $400. Ladies, this proves you can achieve healthy, beautiful skin at a reasonable price. 

My results showed that after one day, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream reduced the appearance of lines and gave my skin a boost of hydration and brightness. After two weeks using it morning and night, I've noticed my skin is noticeably firmer. I love that the cream has a lightweight texture and is formulated with key ingredients such as niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to firm and plump. Prior to using the cream, I'd say my skin felt rough, dry and dull. I'd never leave the house without makeup! However, after two weeks, my skin is firmer, radiant and hydrated. I'm confident going completely makeup free.

Since hydration is one of the key benefits for younger women looking for preventative anti-aging steps, I would definitely recommend trying this product. The best part is that it delivers the results you want at a great price.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Beautiful Skin with Olay Daily Facials

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Let's face it, beautiful skin is a must. With all the makeup we wear daily, clogged pores and dull skin is unavoidable. However, I've recently found the secret to my desired healthier looking skin with Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean4-in-1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloths.

Olay Daily Facials is a 4-in-1 water activated cleansing cloth that is textured with soft cleansing pockets to get rid of makeup, dirt, and oil giving you your best clean yet. These special cloths have the cleansing power of a scrub, toner, mask and cleanser to exfoliate the skin. I've been using the cloths nightly for less than a week and I've already noticed my skin is more radiant, hydrated and smooth. Not only are they super convenient, they are easy to use; wet with water, rub to lather, cleanse and rinse. Here's a breakdown of the 4-in-1 benefits:

1. Cleanser- washes away dirt and makeup

2. Toner- tones skin with an essential cleansing formula

3. Mask- hydrates with Olay conditioners

4. Scrub- exfoliates to smooth skin's surface

If you have sensitive skin like me, there's no need to worry. The cloths are designed for every skin type, soap free and dermatologist tested.

I'll be the first to admit I rarely ever leave the house without makeup but thanks to Olay Daily Facials, I'm more confident leaving the house with a little less foundation or even completely barefaced. Would love for you all to take the #NoMakeupRequired challenge on Instagram by taking a cute selfie with the hashtag. Can't wait to see all your posts and read how Olay Daily Facials has worked for you!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay . The opinions and text are all mine.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Vine Vera Eye Collection

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I was recently introduced to Vine Vera and wanted to try their eye product collection to help me with bags, anti-aging and puffiness. As we get older, dark circles and fine lines are an uncontrollable fate. However, we can help the appearance be slightly less prominent by taking preventative steps. Hence why I've been on the hunt for the best eye products out there today. After trying Vine Vera's Eye Collection for two weeks, I'm impressed with the results and want to share the products I tried with you:

Probably my favorite of the collection thus far that I use daily morning and night. This cream will help reduce the appearance of dark circles and fatigue under the eyes. It is formulated with Resveratrol Ferment extract, Caffeine and Vitamins A (Retinyl Palmitate) and E (Tocopheryl Acetate) derivatives to awaken and refresh the delicate skin under the eyes.

I've added this to my evening skincare routine. This light and smooth eye serum is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the eye area. Rich, yet non-greasy, this eye serum was formulated with Resveratrol Ferment extract, green tea extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract) and vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) derivative to help reduce the signs of aging.

Got to love a good eye firming cream that helps with puffiness. I use this in the morning daily to fight the puffiness. The Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Contour Eye Firming is formulated to enrich your skin, leaving it looking soft, plump and firm. The combination of ingredients and vitamins such as Resveratrol (Pichia/ Resveratrol Ferment Extract), Vitamin E and Vitamin A will help improve skin tone and skin texture as well as reduce signs of fatigue and aging around eye area. Caffeine is also included in the formula to help with reducing puffiness and dark circles.

This product is magic on your skin that helps improve skin tone and texture leaving your skin rejuvenated, smooth and radiant. The revolutionary Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Eye Serum is the ideal complement to your daily eye care routine. The combination of the 3 main ingredients, Resveratrol ( Pichia/ Resveratrol Ferment Extract), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), will help reduce the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. 

Vine Vera is a prestige global skin care brand that serves men and women around the world with their anti aging needs and skin care concerns. They help customers make lasting improvements to the way they feel about their skin and present a wide range of skin care products that suit individuals with all types of skin. I hope I've inspired you all to check out Vine Vera's wine inspired collection that features Resveratrol as the key ingredient to help you with your skin concerns. 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weekend Getaway at Oceanpoint Ranch

I visited Oceanpoint Ranch in Cambria a few weekends back for a mini staycation with my friend, Crystal. Only three and a half hours away from Los Angeles, this quaint beach town was the perfect getaway we were both desperately needing. Upon check-in, we were in heaven with the hotel's newly renovated decor they call ranch-chic. From bold plaids and animal prints to beautifully restored vaulted wood ceilings, rich leather accents and a clawfoot bathtub, we knew we had escaped to something magical. 

Oceanpoint Ranch is located just steps from Moonstone Beach, six miles from Hearst Castle and is within driving distance to Paso Robles wine region. A few amenities included complimentary continental breakfast from 7am-10am each morning which was a huge plus. Guests also have access to a private beach trail that goes along the coast of Moonstone Beach. As you can see, Crystal and I took full advantage of our time, relaxing by the water, staying cozy in the hotel's den-like lobby and warming up in the evening at the fire pits. We also took the short drive to Hearst Castle which was an epic experience we recommend to anyone visiting the area.

I've teamed up with Oceanpoint Ranch to give you all 30% off your next stay! Use promo code MEL30 when you book directly at (Valid for the next three months). Make your next escape to Cambria with fun attractions and activities just minutes from the ranch. 

Thank you to Oceanpoint Ranch and staff for the warm welcome and a lovely stay.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

AAD Conference with SkinCeuticals

I had the absolute pleasure of attending the American Academy of Dermatology Conference, the leading dermatological skin care event with SkinCeuticals in Orlando, Florida. SkinCeuticals is known across the globe as the #1 physician-dispensed line of premium skincare founded on antioxidant science. In the short 48 hours that I was there, I learned a few good skincare lessons that I want to share with you all.

At 35 years of age, I’ve never taken my skin regimen too seriously. I have kept my beauty routine as simple as possible for as long as I can remember. Twice a day, wash with soap, apply lotion and go. Perhaps I’ve taken my Asian genes for granted, where looking young forever isn’t a myth. I’ve heard time and time again, start adding SPF and anti-aging skincare or you’ll regret it when you’re older. I was lucky enough to interview Dr. Doren Pinnell, the wife of the late Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, one of the scientists who founded SkinCeuticals in 1994. After sitting down with her, I had a better understanding of the company, the products they carry, what ingredients work best for my skin type and most importantly, I realized it was time to take my skin care routine more seriously.

One of the main things Dr. Doren Pinnell talked about was the life of her late husband and his groundbreaking contributions to the basic and clinical science of connective tissue research. Dr. Sheldon Pinnell and his research team discovered some of the mechanisms by which sun exposure causes photo aging, and described the use of first, L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), and then combination topical antioxidants (Vitamin C + E, C E Ferulic, Phloretin CF), to help protect and repair skin from oxidative stress, including sun damage. Both nationally and internationally, he was known as the “Father of Vitamin C.” Along with his story, here are the most important skincare products that Dr. Doren Pinnell recommended I start using:
Since my skin is dry and sensitive, Dr. Doren Pinnell suggested this revolutionary topical antioxidant combination that provides 8-times the skin’s photo aging protection. C E Ferulic helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB which may lead to visible signs of premature aging while improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles with vitamin C, vitamin E and Ferulic Acid as key ingredients.

This product provides high broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with all natural physical filters, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Providing an ultra-sheer, mattifying liquid, this sunscreen is infused with translucent color spheres to enhance natural skin tone. Dr. Doren Pinnell suggested I use this alone or under makeup daily.
Dr. Pinnell noticed my lips were very dry and suggested I use her favorite, the antioxidant lip repair every day for lip dryness and tightness relief. This product helps attract and retain water to rejuvenate, replenish and reshape lip tissue.

I learned some valuable lessons during my time at the AAD Conference with SkinCeuticals and Dr. Doren Pinnell. It’s simply understanding your skin, investing in the correct products suited to your skin type and crafting them into your daily routine. This combined with staying out of the sun, eating well and getting plenty of sleep are all important preventative measures to a healthy lifestyle.

Thank you Skinceuticals and Dr. Doren Pinnell for an amazing and informative weekend at the AAD conference. I learned a lot and have already started incorporating what I’ve learned into my daily routine.

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