My first introduction into proper skincare was back in high school. It was during a time where I was combating acne. My mom is the biggest skincare advocate and taught me the importance of taking care of my skin during my early teenage years. At the time, it seemed like a mix of motherly lecture and nagging, but looking back, I'm so thankful for it. I remember her introducing me to Olay, by giving me a jar of moisturizer to use in the evenings before bed, and ever since then, I've been diligently (and kind of obsessed about) taking care of my skin.
The key to building anything starts with a great foundation and base. When it comes to the face, the foundation sets the canvas for the rest of my makeup so finding the right product is crucial. I have three requirements when it comes to foundation.
One of my fondest memories as a kid is visiting the Shiseido counter at Robinsons-May with my mom and being in awe of the selection of products. I can vividly remember the distinct scent of the counter. My mom would spend, what felt like hours at the time, both stocking up on her old favorites and learning about the newest products from the line.
I had the opportunity to attend Murad's grand re-opening event a few weeks back for their store and spa on W. 3rd Street here in Los Angeles. It was a treat to be in attendance for this special event and to be able to meet Dr. Murad, the man responsible for one of my must-have skincare items - the Acne Spot Fast Fix.
I have really fallen in love with Aveeno after taking their Aveeno Daily Challenge a few months ago (read here). I'm so excited to partner with Aveeno for this post to share 2 of my summer skin essentials.
I’ve partnered with Aveeno to take part in the #AveenoDailyChallenge. For the past 3 weeks, I’ve been using Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash and Lotion – and am excited to share the results. Coming out of winter, my skin has been dry and not beach/bikini ready.
It's that time of year again. Valentine's Day is this weekend and whether you love or hate the holiday (or even consider it a holiday), it's the perfect excuse to get dressed up and dine at a favorite restaurant.