October 26, 2016

Product Review: La Roche Posay Serozinc

      I first heard of Serozinc years ago when my acne first started to flare up badly. At that time I was dying to get my hands on it because I was dying to get my hands on anything that could possibly reduce my flareups. Unfortunately for some reason, it wasn't available in the US! I was devastated. My acne is (somewhat) under control for the most part now, but I was still excited to be able to pick up a bottle of Serozinc during my trip to Paris for under 7 euros (which is a little under $8).

October 24, 2016

Current Skincare Routine Fall 2016

      Fall has arrived in NYC and I'm so happy because it's my favorite time of the year! This means I've moved on from gel moisturizers and am now using more hydrating moisturizers and facial oils to combat the crisp autumn winds. I would say that taking care of your skin is much easier in the fall than in the summer because it won't matter that you hydrated a bit too much. In the summer, overhydration of the skin leads to breakouts and super shiny skin for me so I personally struggle a lot in the summer!

October 21, 2016

Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Paris

      Seems just like yesterday I was in Paris exploring the city and indulging in cafe au laits while snacking on macarons. Unfortunately that was over a month ago (I can't believe it!) and all I have are pictures to remind me of all the delicious things I ate in Paris. (see my beauty haul here and my Paris diary here) Like NYC, there are tons of places to dine and try in Paris. It's seriously overwhelming to choose a place and to know what's good. Here are some places I recommend (and have been recommended by others as well) if you ever make it out to Paris.

October 19, 2016

Three Things 10.21.2016

      My living room is slowly but surely coming together! Although I'm still waiting on my couch to come (scheduled to arrive in November hopefully!), my media stand came last weekend and it's really transformed the space. Patience, patience, patience - is what I keep telling myself when it comes to furnishing and styling my space. Read on to see what else I'm enjoying lately, with a surprise announcement at the very end!

October 17, 2016

Product Review: Biafine Emulsion

      Sorry for the lack of posts last week! What a crazy week it's been. My parents were in town from California and I was so busy being a good hostess to them here in NYC that there just wasn't enough time for the blog. Today I have a famous French pharmacy product to review - Biafine emulsion. It was one of the things I picked up from Paris during my trip there (see my entire beauty haul and experience on shopping at City Pharma here). Biafine is advertised in France to be an ointment that is used for burns, scrapes, and blistered skin. I've even read from other bloggers that they use it for their skin when it's extra sensitive. Me? I put it to the test to heal my acne blemishes - see how it fared for my full review below!