Too hot for clothes

It’s definitely summer and this heatwave is no joke. We are looking at a high of 99 for Sunday…yikes! I’m ready for a weekend-long siesta with the primary goal of staying cool and not die of a heat stroke. Maybe it’s my Asian / Chinese background, but I really try to refrain from blasting the AC as much as possible, for environmental and financial reasons. It might also be my way of back lashing at the excessive AC at work, where I have to pile on the cardigans or sniffle and shiver from 9 to 5.

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Morning green smoothie

Ever since the weather warmed up, I’ve been making a green smoothie part of my morning commute and healthy breakfast. There are only 5 ingredients, and leaves are not even one of them (I prefer to eat my leafy greens). It’s easy, healthy, delicious, and takes minutes to whip up. Find out how you can jump-start your mornings with this gorgeous and good-for-you treat (also perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up): Continue reading →

Skincare Routine SS2018

Last week, I wrote an introduction to skincare basics, and Evie shared her very extensive and learned thoughts on sunscreen. This week, I will share with you the details of my current skincare routine, tailored for the spring and summer, and all my favorite products (both old and new).

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Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion

I have a reputation for being a sunscreen fiend (I fully endorse Evie’s post), which means I’m constantly telling everyone around me to put on more sunscreen, more frequently. However, one of the most common excuses / complaints I get is sunscreen feels greasy and heavy on the skin, and can cause clogged pores and breakouts. While I certainly don’t accept this as a valid reason for not wearing sunscreen, I understand where they are coming from. Continue reading →