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AM/PM Routine

My skin has been super super dry and it’s been very annoying. flakey skin on the face is not cute and I was getting really irritated. My friends who are into skincare have been suggesting products and though those individual products didn’t work, a combination of them did.

The Argan oil and Murad products were gifted by Catalina
The rest were from a couple of different people… the two spfs were ones I purchased…

So I always put on the Murad Toner, I then put on either of the oils (Argan and PurOrganic) in the evening before going to bed.

For the day, I put on the toner again, eye cream, spf, AtoPalm and either of the oils.

My skin has softened up and the flakiness has minimized.

My skin felt like sandpaper and now it’s much better!

From left to right:
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment

PurOrganic Serum
Argan Wear Oil
Eau Thermale Avène Mineral Light SPF 50
AtoPalm Real Barrier Intensive Care
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Sunscreen SPF 30
Murad Hydrating Toner

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@OnTheRiseLondon #MustHave

I saw this jacket on Ladies of London. Although her’s (forgot the American lady’s name that had it on) had the patch on the back as well, I’m still overjoyed about my new varsity jacket! 

They have red, blue and gray… in UK sizes. I ordered the small which I believe was 8-10, however my Asian arms are a bit short for it. Still, I’m over the moon about the quality, customer service and expedited service!

This jacket was about $80 + shipping from across the world and I can’t wait to wear it out in public. 

It’s perfect for my closet because I LOVE gray and I love personalized, one of a kind pieces!

Make sure you order yours right MEOW!

Let them know Violet sent you!

http://www.ontherisestore.com

Rainy Days #CozyUp

I don’t usually wear anything in bed, especially when I sleep. However it’s been unbearably cold this winter and I cannot stand waking up at 4:30am freezing my bum off walking to the bathroom in my underoo.

I asked for the CK pajama pants from my Secret Santa with my colleagues and I love them to death! I usually HATE pants when I sleep unless they’re long johns. I had fabric being bunched as I sleep, so the tighter they are the better. The CK ones aren’t super tight, but thin and tight enough where it’s not bothersome.

As for the robe, I like to wear it around the house. Like I said, I am usually just in my underoo, but with the cold weather, I need something other than that!

Women’s Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Robe
Calvin Klein Underwear – Shift Lounge Pants (Grey Heather)

Jersey Sheet Set – Solid – Room Essentials, Heather Gray

Everyday Me @KaiFragrance

I was given a bottle of body lotion (thanks Catalina!) I didn’t care to use it until I ran out of all the other lotions I had. (She always graces me with products). I had it in my car and one day I needed lotion…used it and fell in love.

The scent is of a fresh green meadow. And though that may not sound appealing to most of you… and me neither… it’s a scent you can never get sick of and you smell so clean!

It almost reminded me a bit like the scent at the lobby of The Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes in Orlando…

heavenly

Travel Set
Travel Set

Company’s 5 Year Anniversary! 

LDW is always my birthday and the company’s anniversary party. This time around, I was in town so Bear and I attended the shindig!

My style is emulated from Catalina. She is so generous with all her amazing finds and wants to share with her loves. When she says something is fucking great and I have to buy it, I always do. Her sleek and clean style has always been an inspiration and this dress is one of the reasons why I will always look up to her for her sensibility in lifestyle.

This dress is the epitome of the lifestyle we live.

H&M Silk Maxi Dress (only navy available, however just as great)

Necessity 

I buy them in packs. I love handkerchiefs and believe that every person should carry one.

Especially ladies, a hankie always comes in handy and though you may not like the baby print, this is 100% cotton and reusable so it’s the best. Once it gets dirty, I wash it and have plenty on hand.

When I’ve needed it:

I was at the bar and usually if I grab my own drink I always leave the bar with squeezing my limes and leaving it on a napkin before walking back to the group. When someone (my husband) grabs me a drink, it’s always napkin-less (he still hasn’t learned) so my limes are on the rim of my glass. I then squeeze my limes and leave them on a surface (cause I do NOT want them touching my liquid) and wipe my hands with my hankie.

Another time, I had someone bump into me and spill their drink. The napkins did not cover, so I used my hankie.

In cold areas, my nose runs.

It comes in more handy than you think, you don’t know until you have one how often you reach for it.

If you are interested, I may start selling it on my blog… what do you think?

Thx @Catalinalinasu @MuradSkinCare

I don’t do face care but lately I’ve been forced to… 😛

Okay, not forced but wanting to. Catalina gifted me with this amazing serum for my eyes and I cannot get enough of it. She suggested I put it on morning and night.

So I do what she says…

Murad Eye Lift Serum

Self Tanning @vitaliberata

Catalina gave me this to try. My lazy ass didn’t want it, but I still brought it home.

I got tanned by Pure Organic Tan this week and I totally forgot when it was time to wash up…

I was done washing my face when I realized I was dripping water all down my neck, check, arms to elbows. Luckily this self tanner came into play and saved the day.

I rubbed it all over my water spots to cover up the mistakes…

Thanks CS!

Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tinted Tan Mousse, Dark, 4.22 fl. oz.

Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt

Face Care – Thank you @CatalinalinaSu

Thank you Catalina for this product!

For those of you who know me, I don’t care for my skin care regimen.

I don’t usually wash my face at night. I don’t wear moisturizer. I don’t wear SPF. 

Well, I have been more lately but until about few months ago, I didn’t.

I have been using this now for two days… TWO DAYS ONLY and my skin feels fucking amazing!

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, 1.7 Fluid Ounce

#TylerDay #DTLA

Tyler and I had a really great weekend together. I enjoy picking him up on Fridays even though I have to sit in traffic for 2-3 hours from BH to South OC. But that extra night I get to have him under the same roof means a lot. He’s growing so fast and any time spent away from each other is detrimental to our relationship. It’s crazy because one week we’ll get along great and he’ll go home happy. The next weekend, I will yell and be upset and he won’t go home happy, neither will I. But I understand. There are times I can’t always be the #partimemom and do whatever he wants. I still need to put my foot down and do my part as if I was a #fulltimemom. I can’t let him slide on things because I will not allow him to get away with things because I see him on the weekends.

It’s difficult. I will say the most difficult part is the fact that I can implement mannerisms and behaviors that I think he should learn and carry as he gets older because I don’t see him that often. I don’t get to use the good that I’ve learned growing up to make sure that he has the same upbringing. And as much as it’s unfair, it’s also fair. I realized that no matter how the situation would be, there will never be a fair way to raise a child with divorced parents. One person will always feel like they get the short end of the stick. And i think I’ve come to just accept that fact. Once it’ll be me, another time it’ll be my first husband. (But I feel like it’s me most of the time! :P)

@MarieNails #gelnails #glitter

I hate that I have to go twice in one month. Why can’t I go once a month. This is really messing up my budget. It’s not like I do dishes so it gets ruined by the water. I’d really like to know how often other people go to get their nails done.

Being a girl sucks sometimes. Being a poor girl is worse I guess. 😛

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