Posts by Halley

I’m the creator of Chiaroscuro, where I write about an array of topics, ranging from philosophy and psychology to fashion and food. Underlying all my interests is my passion for understanding people and how they live. I’m fascinated by the beauty and connections found in everyday life, and my goal is to highlight and share them in personal and meaningful ways.

Sephora VIB Sale

It’s that time of the year again: Sephora VIB Sale! I almost missed it this year since this year’s event seems much earlier than previous years’. Luckily, my best friend who is also a skincare guru, texted me and gave me the heads up. If you have also been out of the loop, the Sephora VIB Sale this year goes from now until September 3. The discount is 20% for Rouge members, 15% for VIB, and 10% for Insiders. The best part of the sale is the discount applies to just about every brand sold at Sephora, except for Dyson. There is also a limit of three products per SKU per transaction for Drunk Elephant and Tatcha (not a real problem for most people who are buying for themselves I imagine). Needless to say, this is one of the best times to stock up on all your skincare and cosmetic supplies. Continue reading →

Summer escape in the Bay Area

Shortly after V and I got back from Hawaii we left for San Francisco Bay Area for V’s job. We stayed with our extremely gracious and wonderful friends in their gorgeous house in Foster City and it was such an amazing 3+ weeks. As much as I love being home again, I find myself missing the bay area, especially when it’s 95F outside. Continue reading →

Maui & Big Island Part 2: Accommodation

While deciding on where to stay during our trip, we decided to try out a few different places. We ended up staying at two resorts, two bed and breakfasts, and a bungalow / “tree house”. The different locations and styles made each place unique and we loved the diverse experience they offered. It’s hard to say which was our favorite as they were all beautiful and so much fun to stay in. I could easily recommend all of the places we stayed at. If you have questions about any of these places specifically, please leave a comment below.  Continue reading →

Happy Friday!

Happy almost-weekend! This is our second weekend in the Bay Area and while we were originally planning on white water rafting, we decided not to go due to our less than stellar swimming abilities. We will probably meet up with some of Vincent’s friends and gorge ourselves silly on the delicious Asian food here. *I can’t get enough of Hong Kong milk tea and all kinds of noodle dishes*

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