JORD: Giveaway

Being a watch enthusiast, I finally got my hands on this baby from JORD! Crafted with African Zebrawood and sapphire crystal glass, this stunning wooden watch instantly stood out to me. Before I discovered JORD, I never thought wooden watches could be possible. I've seen watches in all shapes and sizes, including ones that resemble bone-like structure. JORD has made its debut with luxury hardwood, beautiful accent and a sophisticated design. Not only it's easy on the eyes but the wooden watch also blends beautifully with your everyday look. Plus, versatility is the number one when it comes to accessories.

That being said, I'd like to invite to you my very own JORD giveaway:

Enter for a chance to win $100 or $25 discount code to your very own JORD watch.
(Giveaway closes on 08/13/2017 at 11:59pm, so hurry!)

In addition to the appealing outlook of the watch, it also comes with impressive features, movement and finish. 

sapphire crystal glass
deployment buckle with push button
swarovski crystal markers
screw-down crown
case width: 37mm
case thickness: 12mm
lug ends: 38mm
band thickness: 18mm - 22mm
band length: 211mm

Sea-Gull ST6103K
display: hours - minutes - seconds
jewel bearing: 21 jewels
power reserve: 36 hours
frequency: 21,600 BPH (beats per hour)
accuracy: +/- 3 seconds /day
drive system: self-winding automatic (requires no battery)

The natural zebrawood is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils. The Cora is splash-proof but should not be submerged in water (3 ATM).
Lemon or orange oil extract is best for cleaning the natural wood. When storing this timepiece, avoid extremely hot, cold, and excessively dry/humid environments.

That's it, you guys! Be sure to enter the giveaway and let me know if you have any questions on JORD. Feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email at

Luxury Wooden Watch

Published on July 20, 2017

Beautyzip: LA Launch Party

I had the pleasure of attending Beautyzip's recent launch party at the Resident in downtown LA. Upon arriving to the event, I was immediately impressed by the branding and creative direction. Maggie Chan, Social Media and Marketing Manager for Beautyzip, welcomed the influencers with a warm introduction and the overall mission for the shop.

If you're a busy bee like me, Beautyzip is where I'd recommend for all your skincare needs! Dedicated to curate the best products for your skin and hair, Beautyzip introduces a better way of living through using natural and healthy ingredients.

Who believes that all beauty products are made equal? I definitely don't. Even with beautiful product images and compelling marketing strategies, certain brands are not 100% sincere about the effects they advertise for their consumers.

This is where Beautyzip comes in for a change. 

With countless brands in the market, Beautyzip is the perfect channel that stations only products that do good for our body. Two of the notable, healthy brands under the shop are Da Vinci Hair Care and Dermalogica. Both of which are honest brands that aim to provide the best for their customers. Having tried Da Vinci in the past (see reviews here and here), I passionately support their objective and promise of hair revival and treatment. Same with Dermalogica, I noticed a huge difference in my skin on hydration and sensitivity after just one use of their products. Eliminating the hassle of research and a tiresome shopping experience, Beautyzip offers a one-stop shop to bring us natural and organic products with awesome, healthy benefits.

If you're acne prone and skin-sensitive like me, I'd head over to Beautyzip for a quick browse on any products that you are looking to switch out from your normal routine! If their products are good enough for my skin, it's definitely good for those with normal skin! Not to mention, Beautyzip has a K-Beauty section that houses all of my new favorite products. Have at it!

Event photos by Maggie Chan

Published on July 8, 2017

4 Trendy Summer Outfit Ideas

Having lived on the east coast for over ten years, I only knew summers that were often hot and humid. Everything's changed when I moved to California. I discovered that the climate here is dry and summers come with heat waves and cooler temps in the morning and night. Truly the desert life - you could imagine me gluing to my water bottle 24/7! Aside from staying hydrated as my number 1 goal, I also prepared a few outfit ideas that fit into the trends this year.

The Easy Maxi
The maxi trend is a constant favorite with a comfortable fit and a lengthy silhouette. Easy to style with a flattering bodysuit or a fitted top to accentuate your figure. Add height to your look with a pair of embroidered boots and finish with minimal designed jewelry for an extra sparkle.
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Metallic and Flares
Metallic and holographic pieces are a trend that continues to stand out. The 70s are one of my favorite decades with its funky and unique style. Flare pants and shimmery tops are an essential to the disco period. This metallic biker jacket is truly a statement piece to the look!
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Stripes and Denim
Stripes are a huge trend this year. I've seen this pattern in every category and especially on blouses and dresses. Pairing a medium-wash denim over a striped piece gives a casual summer vibe with a pretty blue color. Adding circle sunnies to the mix allows the look to be more fun!
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Smooth like Satin
One of my favorite ways to elevate a look is to add a satin piece to it. The smooth and glossy details instantly class up any outfit. I love a satin blouse paired with simple black pants and pom-pom sneakers. The fabric is soft enough to wear all day and also flattering due to its luxurious appeal.
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Published on July 2, 2017

Maelove: Perfect Sunscreen

One of the best skincare practices is applying sufficient sunscreen everyday. Acne has been both a blessing and a curse for me. It helped me learn about how to take better care of my skin outside of just eliminating pimples but also wear proper sunscreen wherever I go. It's a curse because... well, you know, I don't have clear skin! That's okay though. From the many years I've had acne, I've learned to improve the integrity of my skin through daily sun protection, moisture and renewal.

Along with all the benefits of sun protection such as preventing skin cancer and premature aging, there's a down side of wearing sunscreen (I mean, how could it be!). 70% of women don't use sunscreen daily because they either hate the sticky feel (mineral sunscreens) or the petroleum derived active ingredients (chemical sunscreens). I completely understand especially since we get all hot and sweaty out in the sun.... and who wants a sticky face on top of that?

To solve this problem, Maelove, a brand new skincare line launching summer 2017, has invented The Sun Protector, a mineral (18% zinc oxide) sunscreen that is as light and smooth as chemical sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection. One amazing fact is that Maelove was born at MIT, developed in SiliconValley and made in the USA (Maelove is named after two famous women scientists, was developed in Silicon Valley by the MIT engineers behind the successful men's skin care line Mavericks. Just fabulous!).

I learned that The Sun Protector is a 100% mineral sunscreen for your face. The best thing about this product is that it works as a makeup primer. For someone with acne and scarring issues, I'm obsessed with how smoothly it preps my face for makeup!

Being one of the first to try Maelove, I'm beyond excited to find the perfect sunscreen for my everyday. With or without makeup, my face feels protected from the harmful UV-rays that would damage my skin. If you head over to Maelove's web site, you'll receive 15% off your first order plus, the Sun Protector comes with free shipping and is at a steal of $29.99 a piece (insane!). This product could easily go for higher figures given some of the high-quality ingredients:
18% Zinc Oxide Formula // provides your skin with complete defense against UVA and UVB rays. Non-nano particles are used so it will stay on your skin, instead of getting absorbed into your skin.

Ideal for Sensitive Skin
// free of oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances and dyes. Non-comedogenic and hypo-allergenic. PETA-certified cruelty-free and vegan.

Fortified with Antioxidants // you can never have enough protection against free-radicals, so we fortified The Sun Protector with potent antioxidants Vitamins C and E.

Primes Your Skin // smooths and perfects while it protects. This makes it the perfect morning beauty ritual, whether or not you’re a makeup junkie. 
Overall, I highly recommend Maelove to everybody. I swear by their sunscreen and I don't leave the house without it. Not only it helps me protect against the sun, it also improves the uneven texture of my skin. I feel more confident using it especially since it won't clog my pores or cause more acne, phew! But if you're new to using sunscreen (which you shouldn't be!), I would definitely give Maelove a shot.

Published on June 27, 2017

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