I know we are officially in the middle of the fall when the air suddenly becomes crisp, almost too crisp, and my lips are constantly chapped and regular moisturizers don’t seem to quite cut it anymore. We have not turned on the heat yet, but I am already slapping on hand cream, lip balm, and heavier moisturizers non-stop. If you are also looking for some extra dose of moisture and protection in the winter months, I have some recommendations: Continue reading →
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 →
Last night, or very early this morning, I came up with the secret to living a happy and fulling life. It’s really simple. Are you ready? Here it is… Continue reading →
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*
Some thought-provoking and fun links:
- Loved this piece featuring Beyoncé on self-love and self-acceptance.
- On the importance of setting boundaries: “If we don’t guard our time, our ability to be kind erodes”. So true.
- Dermstore is having an anniversary sale with some of my favorite brands (e.g. Sunday Riley, La Roche-Posay) up to 25% off*. I will be stocking up on this holy grail AHA serum. If you are on the market for a powerful but lightweight hair dryer, look no further than Harry Josh. I’m usually too lazy to blow-dry my hair, but this hair dryer has made it tolerable in getting the job done under 5 minutes.
- They had me at “Napa“. Next weekend trip?
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Why Style Matters
Style matters the same way communication matters: we live in a society with other people, and style is one of the ways in which we connect with others. At first glance, you might think style is just about clothes, but that’s like saying communication is just about vocabulary; it’s a terribly superficial way of thinking about it and miles away from the core of the matter. Cultivating a personal style that allows you to effectively communicate who you are is a powerful thing. You can think of it as another form of communication. Like all forms of communication, personal style is ultimately about building bridges between you and the rest of the world.
When people hear style, they often think fashion, trends, designers. Continue reading →