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July 2018 Favorites & Empties

July is over and was a crazy busy month for me! We're so close to being done with our home remodeling and I cannot wait until it's complete! I've had to put this blog and my social media posts on the back-burner, but I'll be back posting regularly soon. If you've been through home renovations then you know how tough they can be! In the mean time, it's time to share what I loved and emptied in July! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Haul

Hello, fellow shopaholics! Did you shop the biggest sale of the year? I’m sure many of you are already over the Nordstrom sale, and I feel so lame sharing this Nordstrom post so late!  On the bright side, the sale doesn’t end until 8/5 so if you see something you like you can still shop! I bought majority of these items during early access and a few pieces here and there when the sale went public. For your reference I included sizes and links if the item is still in stock. 

June 2018 Favorites & Empties

In a blink of an eye, spring left and summer is officially in full swing! Unfortunately, June was filled with more empties than favorites. I’ve been preoccupied with home remodeling so I haven’t had the time to explore new products. Here’s what I loved and emptied in June: 

How To: Cruelty-Free, Vegan Friendly Method to Whiten Sensitive Teeth At Home

The season of graduation, weddings, and summer parties is upon us! Normally we prioritize our skin care and makeup to make sure we look our best, but do you pay attention to your smile? Taking care of your teeth is just as important as taking care of your skin! If you’re like me and you drink coffee and tea everyday then you know your teeth have some degree of staining. I’ve been drinking black tea since I was twelve and started coffee four years ago. At my last dental check up, my dentist happily pointed out all the dark stains on my teeth magnified 4x on a gigantic screen. Yikes! I use Crest 3D White toothpaste on a daily basis and thought that would be good enough to combat the stains, but I guess I was wrong. The awesome people from Smile Brilliant couldn’t have contacted me at a better time. They offered to let me try out their at-home whitening kit for this review and an extra kit for one of you as well! 

How To: Natural Way To Heal Pitted Acne Scars

Hello, hello! As you can tell from the title, I’m writing about my experience treating acne scars in a natural, laser-free way. I’ve wanted to have acne scar revision treatments for as long as I can remember, but after countless hours of research on different treatment options and several failed consultations, I was forced to look for an alternative. (I was advised not to pursue laser treatments because I was considered high risk for adverse reactions.) I needed a less invasive way to heal my scars or at least improve the look of them. I have been seeing an acupuncturist on a regular basis since October 2017. My appointments were originally aimed at just health maintenance, but once I knew lasers weren’t an option for me I turned to acupuncture treatments for my acne scars. Keep on reading for my experience, and before and after photos! 

March 2018 Favorites & Empties

I’m a little sad, but happy that March is over. Sad of course that time is going by so quickly, but happy that I’ve got some travels coming up! I don’t have too many favorites and empties for March so let’s jump straight in.

February 2018 Favorites + Empties

 It has been really cold in the bay the past few weeks so I've been spending lots of time cuddled up on the couch with the doggies.  I guess it's winter trying to get in as much cold as possible before spring hops in. Since we’re in March already it’s time to recap February’s favorites and empties!

How to Shop S. Korea (Myeong-dong) | Tips to Save Time + Money

Before my trip to S. Korea, I tried googling “how to shop korea/myeong-dong.” Nothing useful came up. If you’ve been there before then you know that street is crazy. It’s filled with shops and people, and the stores are repetitive! It’s easy to feel lost and overwhelmed by all of it. You’ll also realize that a lot of road shop brands are everywhere so you’re not restricted to Myeong-dong. With so many locations, where do you go to get the best deal? Having been to S. Korea twice now, I’ve got a few shopping tips that I think are helpful.