New Year, New Skin: The 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

People ask me all the time for skin care tips because I look a lot younger than my age. Of course some of this is due good genes and being Asian (Korean American)–BUT it’s also the result of good skincare products and habits you can try yourself. Have you heard about how seriously Koreans take their skincare? The now famous Korean approach to skin care … Continue reading New Year, New Skin: The 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

The Essence of an Essence: A Hydrating Skin Care Step

To be clear, this post is about a liquid-ey skin care product called an “essence”, not a treatise on philosophy. Like most Korean skin care inventions, there is yet another step to add to the famous Korean 10-step (sometimes 14) skin care routine. Why do it at all? It’s another way to add hydration (by definition, that’s anti-aging!) and exfoliate your skin–that may even be … Continue reading The Essence of an Essence: A Hydrating Skin Care Step

Flawless Skin: Evelyn Iona Natural Cream Concealer Review

Having perfectly clear, even-toned skin is the dream for most of us. Take a look at any pre-tween child and that’s the goal. Youthful skin is wasted on the young–at least until they hit puberty. Thank goodness for concealer! I discovered my new favorite concealer, Evelyn Iona Concealer, from a salesperson at one of my favorite stores, a Sephora for organic beauty products, called Credo. It’s … Continue reading Flawless Skin: Evelyn Iona Natural Cream Concealer Review

Your Back’s BFF: Thera Cane Massager Review

Do you ever wish you had longer arms to massage a knot out of your back? Or that you were a billionaire who could employ a massage therapist on a daily basis? One can dream. If you are lucky enough to have a spouse, friend or partner willing to massage your back regularly, they often don’t do it very well. Sorry, friends and partners, but … Continue reading Your Back’s BFF: Thera Cane Massager Review

Black Friday Deals on Amazon This Week

It’s that time again, when retailers are offering loads of discounts this week and next. It’s also a great time to get holiday gifts! Check out Amazon’s Black Friday Deals this week or go to specific categories: Amazon Beauty Products Amazon offers $25 off a future luxury beauty purchase if you spend $50 by entering this promo code: BEAUTYGIFT25 Amazon Electronics Products Amazon Electronics Gifts Under $100   … Continue reading Black Friday Deals on Amazon This Week

How to Keep Your Sanity on a Flight: Travel Tips

Following up my “How to Pack” travel post, the next step is the flying part that some people dread. Here are some of the ways that I survive on flights that might help you too. What to Wear For women (or anyone who isn’t afraid of being comfortable), wear a comfortable dress or skirt. I know, it doesn’t sound as good as wearing your yoga … Continue reading How to Keep Your Sanity on a Flight: Travel Tips

Don’t Be Scared: How to Pack Like a Pro

You book a fabulous trip. In the days leading up to your vacation, you dream about the fun adventures you’ll have. Then, the day or two before your trip, you realize that you now have to cram all of your outfits, toiletries and shoes into a small box that forces you to make hard choices about what to bring on your holiday. And, it’s yet … Continue reading Don’t Be Scared: How to Pack Like a Pro