Face Shaving, Your New Favorite Beauty Routine

Hello to all you hairy faced ladies. Peach fuzz got you down? I know how it feels. For most of my life, I’ve been aware and slightly embarrassed of my hairy face. Let’s just say, when I tell my friends that I’m considering laser hair removal, no one is opposed to the idea. It’s gross, I know, but hey, we all got problems.

Recently, I watched a YouTube video by MissJessicaHarlow on “The Best Old Hollywood Beauty Secrets & Confessions.” Here, she revealed her secret for a beautifully smooth canvassed face. As a dark haired beauty, shaving her face is a must do weekly ritual.

After watching the video and reading multiple blogs, I was convinced. I headed out to a local Sasa store and bought one of these facial razors/eyebrow shapers for only $19 HKD (Approx. $2.45 US).

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Picked up a random brand of facial razors

shaving off the hairs on my cheeks

don’t forget that upper lip and chin area!

The results?…

WOW, I never knew I would have so much fun shaving. There’s just something so satisfying about removing all those pesky hairs off the face. The finish is just so clean and smooth.

So what I did was carefully graze the razor over any areas that needs hair removed. And boy did I go to town with the razor. Basically shaved my entire face, focusing on the cheeks, upper lips, and chin. You can also use this razor to clean up your side burns as well as your brows! Overall, the entire experience was so easy, quick…and painless!

As a reminder ladies, you are no less of a woman for shaving your face. I still feel like one. For you skeptics out there, it is currently day 3 since the shave. The hairs have not grown back yet, and there are no signs of it growing back any thicker. Instead, my face is smooth and very happy. I will definitely be adding this to my weekly beauty routine!

So the question is, will you be shaving your face in the near future? Why don’t you give it a try! You won’t regret it. :]

Pick up these facial razors at your local Asian Market or here on amazon!

Nars Contouring Blush: Paloma

So here’s my gripe on bronzers:
1. Many bronzers end up looking too orange on the skin.
2. I don’t want to bronze my face!

I know that sounds weird. Why buy a bronzer if you don’t want to bronze your face?

 It’s a rough life for us round faced girls. I can’t complain much though, roundness gives a youthful, playful appearance — which I totally take full advantage of. But you know, sometimes a chiseled jaw line and defined cheekbones is a nice look as well. For some reason, finding a product that creates natural shadows around the face, rather than a large streak of oompa orange is hard to come by. After years of searching, I think I’ve found it!

Let me introduce you all to NARS’ Contour Blush .


Nars Contouring Blush in Paloma
L: Highlight R: Contour

Introduced in 2014, these Contouring blushes have become a new addition to Nars’ permanent collection. These blushes come as a duo powder — a light highlight and a darker contour. This range is available in three shades, the lightest Olympia (Ivory/Rose), medium Paloma (Pink Beige/Deep Rose) and the darkest Gienha (Honey/Amber).

I am roughly an NC 25-30, depending on the season. Usually, I consider myself pretty light so I was going to hit up that lightest shade, but the woman at the Nars counter advised me to get the medium shade Paloma (which turned out perfect).

Both the highlight and contouring shades have a sheer matte finish, which is great for giving allusion of shadows. The powder does lean more on the sheer side, but it is buildable. What I love most is the gorgeous rosy tint this contour has. Let’s all say goodbye to orange! It creates such a natural finish, which I am absolutely down for!

Heavily swatched

nars paloma contouring blush

contour shade applied to cheekbones, jawline and temples

So what do you think? Give this blush a try for that natural sculpted finish! Available here at Nordstrom.

slowing down

Life is a chaotic little thing. While juggling through one’s own happiness, there is a daily mental exhaustion of thoughts spiraling through the mind. There are obligations to fulfill, people to please, money to make! When I get a chance, I like to simplify my mornings by slowing down. Occasionally, taking the time for yourself to unwind before the start of your day creates room to breathe. Start off with your best, and move forward with that mindset! If you could devote your mornings to simply savoring your favorite senses, fully present and aware, how would you spend it?

Here’s what my simple perfect mornings would look like:

1. indulging in makeup
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4. finishing up a book and skimming through magazines

5. drinking fancy tea (my favorite? Green tea, cinnamon bark, cardamom, and saffron leaves)


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fresh everyday makeup look

HOW EXCITING! Filmed my VERY FIRST YouTube video this week, and I must say, it’s harder than it looks! Because I am LOVING my everyday face routine, I just wanted to share with you all on what I’ve been using to achieve this look! It’s a very natural look with skin that is luminously healthy. Hope you enjoy! <3

products used in video:
Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base http://amzn.to/1fQLpB7
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Light 04 Deauville http://amzn.to/1nCy93P
Clinique Airbrush Concealer http://amzn.to/1kc8T35
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer Light Golden http://amzn.to/1h80ECk
Nars Deep Throat Blush http://amzn.to/1lPKlzU
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light and Mood Light
Almay Retractable Eyeliner
Physicians Formula Eye Booster2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum
Loreal Telescopic Shocking Extentions Waterproof Mascara http://amzn.to/1crC1mF
Fiberwig Mascara http://amzn.to/1cPNd7q
Anastasia Brow Genius Kit Medium Brown
Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue Coral Crave
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Curviest Caramel

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L to R: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base, Anastasia Brow Genius Kit, Clinique Airbrush Concealer


Clinique Airbrush Concealer in 04 neutral fair


Anastasia Brow Genius Kit in medium brown


Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15


Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Light 4

Aside from the Clinique Airbrush Concealer, these are all new products to my collection. So excited to let you know my thoughts! Has anyone given these products a whirl before?