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Current Mood

March 24, 2017
Shopping Haul

Listening... to CN Blue's Between Us.

Reading... How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip by Hitha Palepu. Review to come.

Sticking with... the classics when it comes to clothing. I recently added a few pieces to my wardrobe and somehow they work quite well as an outfit. Yeah I meant for that to happen.  Levis Jeans // Loft Sweater // Keds Sneakers

Probiotics In Skincare

March 22, 2017

You probably know probiotics as the "good bacteria" which is essential to the health of your digestive system, immune system and overall well being. These live microorganisms aid in digestion, improve colon health and can even reduce the severity of illnesses like the cold and flu.A plentiful amount of probiotics in your body will help to suppress the growth of harmful bacteria. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, probiotics might be the next big beauty breakthrough in helping to promote clearer skin and decrease skin sensitivity, redness and inflammation. 

Columbia Skincare est. 1871 has the distinction of being the oldest skincare company in the US and they have developed their Probiotic Concentrate and Probiotic Complex as the first skincare solutions to harness the wellness benefits of probiotics with topical specific bacteria that have been specifically formulated to enhance the skin's natural ability to renew itself.  The science behind this range actually came about six years ago when the company was testing combinations of natural ingredients that could give burned skin the ability to rejuvenate itself. This led to a discovery that did just that with an added benefit of also reducing the signs of aging on healthy skin. Probiotic Concentrate and Complex both contain a proprietary formula comprised of probiotics, plant stem cells and peptides (amino acids) which all uniquely combine to work with body’s natural ability to regenerate healthy skin cells and accelerate skin barrier recovery.

Recent Loves

March 20, 2017
Lagom Cellup Gel to Water Cleanser, Glossier Boy Brow, Glossier Cloud Paint, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Jill by Jill Stuart Fragrance, MDSUN Repair Moisturizer

This is where I talk about some of the beauty products I've been loving lately...  it's a little bit of a mixed bag this month.

Where To Find Korean Beauty Now

March 17, 2017
Korean beauty, KBeauty, KBeauty Popup, Glow Recipe, Glow Recipe Nordstrom

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of all things Korean beauty.  It's a segment that's been at the forefront of the international beauty industry for a number of years now. We have K-Beauty to thank for cutting edge innovations like BB cream, cushion foundation, sleeping packs and sheet masks, just to name a few.

As the K-Beauty industry which is worth $18 billion worldwide, continues to expand, it means that it will keep becoming more readily accessible. K-Beauty is currently have a moment stateside as shops like Glow Recipe and Peach & Lily are popping up on their own as well as collaborating with popular retailers like Nordstrom, Barneys New York and Target.

K-Beauty Popup for Nordstrom curated by Glow Recipe... online and at select stores through March 26
Shop the entire collection!
1. Huxley Secret of Sahara Light & More Oil  ($58)
2. 107 One 0Seven Core Flex Hydro Rich Moisturizing Cream  ($52)
3. ME Factory White Flower Cheollasoo Foil Sheet Mask ($15/set of 3)
4. Vant Instant Facial Nourishing Mask  ($28)
5. Touch In Sol All In One Beauty Aid Cream ($32)
6. Too Cool For School Check Cake Blusher  ($22)
7. IPKN Twinkle Lips Matte Lipstick  ($18)
8. Chosungah Dong Gong Minn Jello Color Eyeshadow Palette  ($39)



My Cherry Blossom Eye Cream

March 15, 2017
Mirai Clinical Revitalizing Eye Cream, Mirai Clinical Revitalizing Eye Cream Review. Mirai Clinical

My first introduction to the Mirai Clinical brand was when I received their Purifying & Deodorizing Body Spritzer in my 3B Beauty Box last year. This genius product is a natural deodorant that uses Japanese persimmon extract to eliminate body odors on the spot. It also has green tea and astaxanthin which extend the effectiveness of the persimmon extract for all day freshness. It quickly became a favorite of mine both because it works and is chemical-free. In fact the Japanese persimmon extract doesn't penetrate skin, but works to dissolve odors on the surface of the skin. I'm also a fan of their Purifying & Deodorizing Body Wash with Persimmon and I talked about why in this post.

I was reintroduced to Mirai Clinical again towards the end of last year when they were exhibiting at a press event I attended. I met the exuberant CEO and Founder Koko Hayashi and got to learn more about about the brand and the exciting new product launches they had coming up. Mirai means "future" in Japanese and this name is apt since the brand provides innovative solutions for both skin and hair health.

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