Look Smarter, Instantly

Growing up with horrible, I mean, horrible eye sight, I dreaded wearing glasses. They're uncomfortable and I spend half my day pushing them up from my nose bridge. Plus, getting made fun of at school for being "four-eyes" puts the cherry on top. But ugh, seriously? The day my mom got me contacts, I (almost) never wore glasses in public again.

Fast forward to 2017, glasses became a fashion trend and they are more than a necessity for your eyes. Embracing all the fun shapes and sizes created for eyewear, I enjoy fashionable glasses way more and love adding it as a final touch to my look. AND - one way to look smarter? Wear glasses!😎 Bringing me to the main focus of today's post.... introducing 2 favorite pairs that make you look smarter, instantly:

Photos by Michelle Lock
The Scientist Look
Oversized frames that not only make your face smaller but your eyes bigger - now that's magic right there. You could literally pull off any look with these. They're sassy, bossy and definitely smart-assy. I'd do anything to replace these with my actual frames. Step up these oversized babies with a sleeveless top and a pair of dark-wash denim for a sophisticated vibe. Shop: http://rstyle.me/~a496r


The Retro Look
MVMT, a fast-growing lifestyle brand, released a collection featuring stylish glasses that went along with their watches. Thanks to MVMT, I got myself a pair of the Icon Clear glasses and the Sunset watch.

Love vintage vibes and I absolutely adore the retro round shape of Icon Clear. The slim frame makes the glasses look extra sleek. The Sunset watch is created with a rose-gold strap and an iridescent crystal case. These retro frames were styled with a maxi dress and an asymmetrical blouse. Dress up or down with these glasses and you still look super smart wherever you go! Shop: http://rstyle.me/~a49aL

Published on August 22, 2017

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. 

FEATURES
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

MOVEMENT
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)

FINISH
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 officialcecelam@gmail.com.

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.
Shop the look: http://liketk.it/2rpw0


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!
Shop the look: http://liketk.it/2rPqa


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!
Shop the look: http://liketk.it/2rLny


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.
Shop the look: http://liketk.it/2rJrD

Published on July 2, 2017

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