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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Friday, March 10, 2017

Hello 2017!

 (H&M Top / Cotton On Coat / Bella Joes Jeans / Sam Edelman Kayla Over the Knee Boot / 

Wow, my first outfit post of 2017 and it's already March. Where does the time go? Excited to show you my current favorite pieces that I've been wearing non-stop specifically this bag from Vitvity. The beautiful design grabbed my attention at first sight and new it would be the perfect addition to my bag collection. Of course, had to style it with denim, over-the-knee boots and my favorite camel jacket. 

I have so many more look to share with you all so stay tuned.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Finding the Perfect Fit with ThirdLove

"This post was sponsored by ThirdLove through their partnership with Collectively. While I was compensated to write a post about ThirdLove, all opinions are my own."

ThirdLove has been my saving grace with their versatile range of bras that fit perfectly to your size. Girls, I know we can all relate to peeking straps and bra bulge! After putting together a perfect look, you come to realize you're ill equipped underneath. My intimate issues are now a thing of the past thanks to ThirdLove's collection of push-up, racerback, t-shirt, plunge bras and more. 

Today, I want to highlight and introduce ThirdLove's first ever lace racerback bra that is designed with a front closure and adjustable back strap. With super-flattering plunge cups, the Front Closure Lace Racerback creates natural lift and cleavage. Plus, the dreamy lace detailing makes this bra an everyday basic. Another favorite is the Perfect Contour Plunge Bra that provides a natural lift with minimal padding that hugs your curves and eliminates cup gaping. I promise you, you will want this bra in every color!

ThirdLove is an innovative bra and underwear brand that believes a well fitted, sexy bra comes first. The brand has changed the industry’s standard measurements and developed 1⁄2-cup sizes based on real women’s measurements, getting women everywhere into perfectly fitted bras. Girls, stop the morning struggle and find your perfect fit now at ThirdLove. I promise, you will love their collection as much as I do. 

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Dove's #SkipAWash Challenge

Today I'm talking about my favorite beauty routine I've been obsessed with for over ten years. Growing up with asian hair wasn't always easy. If you're not familiar with asian hair let me just tell you how oily it can get after just one day. It made my hair flat, unmanageable and the more I washed, the more oily it became.  Until the one day I discovered the magic of dry shampoo.

Fast forward to now, after trying every dry shampoo on the market, I finally found my favorite one. I partnered with Dove to try Dove's Refresh + Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo. It's weightless formula cleans by removing oils from your roots without leaving any residue. Just shake, spray and massage into roots for an instant hair refresh. I carry mine on a daily and use it whenever I just need a little boost before a photoshoot or a night out with friends after work.

With my busy on-the-go lifestyle, it's important for me to save time on my beauty routine. Especially on those days when I just need a few extra minutes of sleep. I've partnered with Dove and have accepted their #SkipAWash Challenge and want you to join in as well! With New Year's Eve just days away, worry more about what you'll be wearing and less about you're hair. Challenge yourself to go an extra day or two without washing. I promise you'll save on time, your hair will have more body and it will hold any hairstyle for the big night.

Ladies, I know what a pain it is to wash your hair on the daily then having to blow dry, curl and use products galore. It takes too much time out of your morning. Pick up Dove's Refresh + Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo today and join the #SkipAWash Challenge. It will change your life for good.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Aussie Hair Products

"This post was sponsored by Aussie Hair Products. While I was compensated to write a post about Aussie, all opinions are my own."

I have partnered with Aussie to try a variety of their awesome hair products. Truthfully, I have seen them on the shelves at the grocery store, but never actually gave it a go. I’m usually a “if it works, why change it” type of gal. I am so happy! Trying Aussie has been a complete success.

First off, I have terrible hair. I know that sounds harsh but it’s true. It’s extremely fine, frizzy and just never holds any type of style. I also get highlights every couple of months which I’ve noticed causes a lot of hair breakage. After a few tries of the 3 MINUTE MIRACLE STRONG CONDITIONING TREATMENT, I noticed my hair was thicker and stronger. In fact, it makes your hair ten times stronger, lengthens the life of your locks by helping to reduce breakage, helps shield your hair against damage and leaves my hair smelling of grapefruit, orange and lemon citruses. My other favorite is the AUSSIE INSTANT FREEZE SCULPTING HAIR GEL that's ideal for fussy hair like mine that refuses to hold. My daily hair routine now consists of using my curling iron plus a small dime sized amount of the Instant Freeze sculpting Hair Gel. Before my curls would never last an hour, now they last all day.

Aussie is my new go-to hair product collection and I hope you will all try! You can find all these Aussie Hair Care products and more on Amazon! Having your hair products shipped to your home is a huge time-saver.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Weekend Getaway with Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant

"This post was sponsored by Dove through their partnership with Simply Stylist. While I was compensated to write a post about Dove, all opinions are my own."

Today’s post is in collaboration with Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. I’ve been around the block trying different kinds of deodorant over the years and have found none that compare. My current favorite scent is “Revive” that keeps me dry and odor free for 48 hours, leaves no residue and keeps me itch free. Since my days are consistently jammed pack from work, to events, to working out, it's perfect that it goes on instantly dry- I can just get dressed and go! Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant keeps me fresh and smelling good all throughout the day, plus it provides skincare benefits, making my skin soft and smooth. 

I had a super fun weekend staycation planned with a few of my girlfriends and of course the first thing I packed was my Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. I was surprised that I wasn’t the only one using it! Needless to say, from a hike, to lunch to a night out of dancing, we all stayed dry and smelled amazing.

I hope you ladies add Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant as a daily necessity, carrying it in your bag as your everyday go-to. 

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