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Author: Joyce Huang

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5-Product Morning Skincare Routine

As much as we love a great Korean skincare routine that has us feeling like we’re doing amazing things with 15 different products, there are some days where we just want to get in and out. In the summer months, as it gets warmer, oil returns to our skin as well, so our upkeep can wind down a little bit. Check out these 5-products that we are loving for an easy and quick, morning routine.   Step 1: Cleansing Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser, $8.99 Vanicream is a great brand for sensitive skin products. With this gentle cleanser, your face won’t feel tight and dry after washing with it. At nighttime, you could even use it twice if you want to do some double-cleansing.   Step 2: Toner Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner, $41 We are...

All About The Trainer

We are all about comfortable style right now. This season embrace sporty sneakers as a choice of footwear for everything in your closet. Pair them with items like sweats, dresses, matching sets, and so much more. From classic brands like Nike and Adidas, to highbrow ones like Gucci and Christian Louboutin, you’re going to fall head over heels in love with an array of styles. Christian Louboutin Spike Neoprene Trainers, £965 Soft neoprene is covered in metal studs. This is perfect for days where you want something edgy and fierce. Nike Air Max 270 React, $160 These lightweight sneakers look modern and fresh, plus they are so comfortable to walk around in. Gucci Ultrapace Sneakers, $790 For those days when you want something sporty with a touch of glam, these are...

Spring/Summer 2020 Swim Looks

Dreaming about your next warm-weather vacation? Or maybe you have some outdoor space where you can soak up some vitamin D? Brighten up your day with some new swimwear for the summer season. It would also make for such a great pick me up for everything that is going on in the world. You could even just wear it around the house for fun if you wanted to. Do your hair, makeup, slip into your new swimsuit, accessorize, and make a whole afternoon of it! PQ Swim Pineapple Reef Set, $176 We love how bold and vivid this adorable bikini set it. It’s going to add a bright moment to your day!   Farm Rio Tropicalistic Suit, $130 Once you get into this design, you’re going to want to throw...

New Beauty Products To Try Out

If you’re looking to change up your skin or makeup game a bit, there are tons of new items out on the market calling out to you. Whether you want to give your skin a refresher, find your next must-have lipstick, or want to try something unexpected from your usual routine, this is the post to scroll through.   Must-Have Lips Charlotte Tilbury’s best selling Pillow Talk now comes in Medium and Intense versions. The medium version gives you a darker berry hue that looks gorgeous when blotted or swiped on. This way you can get two different looks out of one lipstick. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Medium Lipstick, $34   Smooth Lips Don’t forget to exfoliate! Get rid of dead skin cells on your lips with a new lip scrub by...

More Pantry Food Recipes

It’s time for round two of pantry food recipes! We hope that you tried some of the dishes from our first post. As time has gone on during quarantines and social distancing, we find ourselves going out less for fresh produce because, well, Coronavirus is everywhere it seems, and we really only want to go out for essentials. So as our fresh fruits and veggies are dwindling, we find ourselves digging into our pantry and freezer a lot more now. Besides, we stocked up on pantry and frozen items in the very event that we would need to use them.   Good Food Stories Oatmeal Start your day with something hearty or eat this as an afternoon pick me up. This recipe contains only four ingredients and is...

Cozy At Home: What To Wear For Extreme Comfort

Soft and so buttery against the skin, here are some of our top picks for lounging in comfort. You’ll feel like you’re floating on a cloud whenever you slip into these delectable pieces. Lunya Washable Silk Set, $178 If you plan on taking social media pics at home, you’ll want to do it in this extremely fashionable silk set. Project Social T Raglan Sweatshirt, Was $68, Now $47.60 One of our favorite brands for loungewear, this raglan top is not only comfortable, but it’s super cute to boot. The contrast seams are a fun touch. Project Social T Hometown Striped Cozy Pant, Was $78, Now $54.60 The adorable side stripes won us over immediately! They also come in a heather gray version. Belle Luxe Pajama Set, $276 For when you want something really...

At-Home Self Care

With so many things going on in the outside world, it’s best for all of us to stay in as much as possible for the safety of ourselves and everyone around us. And if you are one of the lucky ones and able to stay in, why not use this time as a time for self-care and rejuvenation? Free time is a great time to do everything from learning a new skill or trying out delicious recipes to teaching yourself a new language or simply giving yourself a pedicure. Master one thing or do them all if you wish to! Rosetta Stone, Base and Monthly Fee Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, Hindi, Polish, Persian, or maybe German? Whatever your fancy, Rosetta Stone has a lot to choose from. Starting...

How To Work Out At Home

Don’t let Coronavirus prevent you from staying active. There are lots of different things you can do in small spaces to help you stay fit and healthy. Even if you hate working out, we recommend getting in some movement each day to boost your mood and mental health during these trying times. Zoom Workouts Were you attending a gym previous to this? Talk to the staff and see if they’ve started any Zoom workouts. You can do workouts that they have planned in the comfort of your own home and interact with them through audio and a camera.   Abdominal Mat Target your ab muscles while stabilizing your body with an affordable ab mat. In addition to using this for core exercises like sit-ups, leg lifts, and crunches, it can...

Work From Home Wardrobe

We get it. It’s so easy to just roll out of bed, start up our laptops, and begin our workday without having to get ready to see anyone. And while we enjoy the convenience of not having to get dressed, do our hair, or makeup, there are times where we glance into the mirror and think, “AHHH!” That’s why, Monday through Friday, we’ve made a commitment to change out of our pajamas. We’re not getting full on dressed like we would for an office, but we are changing our outfits to feel a bit more stylish, while staying as comfortable as possible still. Shop through some of our work from home outfit picks, available for purchase online right now! Everlane The Long Weekend Tee Dress, $40 Simple and...

Coronavirus Quarantine: Tips For Staying Sane

Whether you are under forced quarantine, self-quarantine, or just practicing your social distancing, we’re sure that you are going a bit stir crazy right now. If you don’t have any outdoor areas to sit out on and get in some fresh air or vitamin D, it might feel as if the walls are closing in on you. Keep reading to see some of our wellness tips for staying sane during this time. Pull Yourself Together Get out of your pajamas and get ready for the day. You don’t have to put on a workwear outfit, but simply getting dressed, doing your hair, and even makeup if you wish to, will make you feel like less of a homebody. Opt for something cute, but super comfy to wear. Gap...