CLARINS White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum

Last month, I was given the new Clarins White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum for review, and so far I’m pretty satisfied with this product. I wrote a post about the Clarins press conference and a description of this serum here, so go ahead and check that out too. I do believe that the active ingredient, … Continue Reading

Enzyme masks and face oils from Sephora

I wanted to amp up my skincare routine (yet again), and these are my most recent purchases from Sephora. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Tatcha Polished Deep Rice Enzyme Powder Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil Light  The argan oil has been a favorite of mine recently, so I stocked up again – great for … Continue Reading

My evening skincare routine

A couple weeks ago, I went into detail about my morning skincare routine with Kiehl’s, so this time I will go through my evening skincare step by step. If you are someone that wants to finish your skincare in 5-10 minutes, then this isn’t the routine for you. My whole process takes about an hour … Continue Reading

Morning skincare routine with Kiehl’s

Happy Sunday loves. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything beauty-related, so I thought I would share half of my skincare routine today. I have and still suffer from acne, but after experimenting with different products over the last few years, I think I’ve finally found the perfect routine for my skin. And I’m … Continue Reading

Deep-cleansing with Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore cleansing series

As a model, one of my daily priorities is taking care of my skin. When I was still living in southern California, I didn’t have any major problems with my face (I did have the occasional breakout though). But after moving to Japan, my skin did a 180 on me, and at first I had … Continue Reading

Lanolin-Agg-Tval Egg White Soap

Ever since I moved to Japan, I’ve become increasingly more curious and knowledgable about the skincare do’s and don’ts. My skin condition actually became worse when I moved from California to Tokyo (maybe the change in environment, the water, the stress… who knows) and I’ve been trying different products to see if anything would help. … Continue Reading

my winter nail care routine (plus a Julep tutorial!)

It’s the middle of winter, it’s dry, and your hands may look like a hopeless, cracked mess.. honestly, mine look like that most of the time. But with a few tips and tricks, your hands and nails can look so pretty and polished. Julep contacted me to share their nail care tutorial and nail polish … Continue Reading

Winter skincare essentials

It’s that time of year where changing up your skincare routine is a must. Here are some of my winter skincare essentials that are giving me the right amount of moisture all day long. Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Neutrogena hand cream Placenta & Vitamin C Mask No 7 Restore and Renew Eye Cream Smith’s Rosebud Salve … Continue Reading

Medical Esthetic Salon Viage

This weekend, I was invited to try out a new esthetic salon in Kitaurawa called Viage, which is conveniently near my home. It was actually my first time to ever visit a beauty salon in Japan, so I was very excited for this opportunity. The owner, Ms. Sasaki, did an amazing 60-min facial for me, … Continue Reading

Monthly Favorites #4 | facial masks

Here is my Monthly Favorites for September – facial masks. Since the season is changing from summer to autumn, I think it’s important to amp up the skincare routine with some hydrating and clearing masks. A few that I’ve been using lately: 1. fresh Rose Face Mask: This mask smells just like real roses because … Continue Reading