Spring & summer staples

May 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

I think it’s safe to say (ok now I hope I didn’t just jinx myself) that the cold weather is here gone for good.  Temperatures have been averaging high 60’s to low 70’s, so it’s still a bit chilly for my tastes (I think I must have low body temperature…) but it’s a warm warm welcome from that horrid winter. I’m looking forward to mid 70’s-low 80’s, as that’s my ideal temperature, for both comfort and style. Too hot- and all I want to wear is a light dress with no accessories (jewelry sticking to skin—no bueno), and too cold…well, I just layer and layer till I look like a roly poly—and not a cute one. Slightly breezy and balmy spring/summer nights allow for creativity through light layers. I like to mix and match the basics below for an effortless, chic look.

The cropped jacket – Everlane swing trench / AE denim vested hoodie

The basic T – LOFT striped vintage cotton T / Madewell v-neck pocket T

The mini – J. Crew – cotton bell / Desire Clothing – mint pleated chiffon mini

The maxi – Double Dutch strapless maxi / River Island waisted maxi

Time to revamp the face routine

May 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

We seem to have skipped spring and jumped to summer from winter. Warmer weather means less face makeup for this oily-prone face (a melty face is not attractive), and thus, I feel the need to up my skincare game. I’ve always wanted to achieve the fresh-faced, dewy look that Asian actresses seem to have, but it’s quite difficult for my skin to achieve dewy and not quickly turn into oily.

Song Hye Gyo’s glowy skin

I’m hoping that, on the skincare front, regular toning and exfoliating, coupled with a good moisturizer will help balance my skin, and on the makeup front, a bit of powder (any suggestions? I’m thinking the Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder (as I’ve had good results with the Duo Matte Powder, and Sephora’s powder, which seems to be modeled after the DM)

and the Hourglass ambient trio will help me get that “glow from within look”. Lucky for me, I have a few gift cards to spend at Sephora 😉 Will check in soon with reviews!

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