LA Sample Sale-213 Industry and MK2K

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Starting today, 213 Industry and MK2K will be holding an amazing sample sale at their showroom in downtown LA. Expect 60-80% off spring and fall merchandise!

I'm hoping to score and save big on 213 Industry's black lace maxi dress and eyelet jacket as well as on MK2K's sequined party tops and dresses. Nothing beats the exhilaration and rush of paying sample sale prices for covet list items!

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A Beauty/Skin Evaluation and Consultation

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Right before my birthday in December, I made a self-commitment to take even better care of my skin this year and put greater effort into slowing down the aging process. My commitment to skin maintenance is nothing new as I've practiced a ten step beauty regimen since the age of thirteen. But this year, I'm amping up on anti-aging as I hope to kick Time a few rungs down the ladder.

My three biggest skin aging fears are wrinkles,  loss of elasticity and discoloration. Okay, I may not look like the Wicked Witch of the West right now, but I can't possibly wait until I do to take action! When it comes to skincare, it's all about prevention. After conducting thorough research on anti-aging, I've formulated my very own beauty trifecta to tackle my aging paranoia/phobia.

Prong 1: Collagen supplements. My esthetican recently got me hooked on collagen pills which is supposed to promote collagen growth increasing skin elasticity and firmness.

Prong 2: Infrared Pulsating Light Treatments. I'm doing another round of IPL treatments to get rid of and prevent sun spots and discoloration.  My dermatologist claims the treatments also promote collagen growth.

Prong 3: All about the eyes. I've noticed that the eyes are dead giveaways when it comes to aging. We use them so much to express every minutia of emotion subjecting them to undue wear and tear. So, I've strategized and come up with a separate game plan just for the eyes. Instead of using one eye cream, I'm now staggering four different products around the clock. In the mornings, I use Boscia Restorative Eye Treatment for hydration and to minimize dark circles and under eye bags. In the evenings, I first use the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System to lift and smooth out the eye area followed by Ole Henrikson's Ultimate Eye Lift gel to firm, tone and hydrate. During the day, I take my Lumene Time Freeze Eye Cream wherever I go and apply it whenever my skin feels dehydrated. So far,  I feel like the eye regimen is working, as the eye area feels hydrated 24-7 and I look more rested now than ever before, even though I'm sleeping less than ever before.

I know. I'm a little crazy and can get carried away about skin health. If you'd like to simplify and manage your skin and beauty issues in a more low maintenance way, use amazing makeup! Book a complimentary Harper's Bazaar x Dior "New Look" beauty appointment! An expert will work with you to provide you with the best makeup products completely tailored to address your unique beauty issues. After all, when all is said and done, all of our beauty flaws concerns can be easily covered, lifted, enhanced by fabulous makeup.

What: Complimentary beauty consultations 
Where: The Dior counter at participating Macy’s 
When: March 21-31 
How: Visit Bazaar Connect and sign up for an appointment. 

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Personal Style Outfit Post-Lace and Frills

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Recently, I worked with photographer David Lin, a great guy with a great eye for flattering angles and color contrasts. Fun side fact: he's one of FOUR David Lin I know! I guess it's the Chinese equivalent of John Smith. Ironically, I don't any John Smiths.

I love the silk skirt's multi-layered look. I really want to find a layered pink high-low skirt as the layers add an interesting take on depth and dimension. The pairing of a floral skirt breaks up the darkness of the outfit while the chunky platform wedges gives this "soft" look some edge. 
Lace Top: Urban Outfitters
Silk Skirt: 
Belt: Express
Necklace: House of Harlow 1960
Shoes: Michael Antonio

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