I did it! 

  
Today is the biggest day in my life in the US. I graduated from Evergreen Beauty College in Esthetic Program. I’m now studying to get my license. I’m so happy. I have been working so hard as English is not my first language. I struggled with workbook and technical terms but i proved to myself that I can do it. I graduated with my G.P.A 98.62 with  perfect attendance. Now, it’s time to start a new chapter of my life. 

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H&M Yellow Dress 

  


I was invited to a wedding last Saturday and was assigned to wear a yellow dress. It’s hard to find the yellow dress this time of the year but I found one at H&M. I actually like a dress at forever21 but my husband said it’s too much open hahaha! Not approved! The price of this dress was very reasonable. It’s $22. It’s a chiffon dress with a lace on top. The dress looked good but it was too thin. I have to buy a slip to wear under the dress otherwise you can see throughhh!!! I got many compliments on the dress which I’m happy about it. I considered this is a good buy. Talking about H&M, i like their clothes, dressess and accessories as well as FOREVER21. The price is very reasonable with the quality you get, unfortunately, it’s quite far from my house and I don’t have time to go shopping as much as I used to. 

  

 

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Aveeno! Ooh la la! 

 

Aveeno is amazing! I would recommend their products to everybody who have sensitive skin. I fall in love with their body products. They really help calam my sensitive skin. I have been using Aveeno since my day one I arrived in the US. I don’t use face products anymore just the body one. There are so many good deal in the stores, especially, Costco. Sometimes Bartell, Wallgreen and QFC have some promotion too. 

Active Natural Ingredient: Colloidal Oatmeal is a rich mixture of components found in oat seed that have the ability to seal in moisture to help protect the skin’s moisture barrier. 

Aveeno Ultracalming Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF15 – this moisturizer helps calm and soothe irritated or sensitive skin and also reduce redness. It works great on my skin but not in winter. My skin is too dry in winter and I have to switch to something else. My mother in law gave me a night cream which I like but to be honest, i don’t like the smell of the night cream. So, I stop using it. Rate:4/5

Aveeno Ultracalming Foaming Cleanser – this is a gentle foaming cleanser that helps reduce redness and remove dirt, oil and make up without overdrying the skin. I still have this in my bathroom but didn’t really use it now. It’s because I just want to try something new.  Rate: 4.5/5

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion – this is a Must Have Item. The active ingredient “Colloidal Oatmeal” helps prevent and protect dry skin. I’m having issue with the material of my bra that I just bought and my whole stomach and under bra area are itching so bad. I scratched myself and left bruises all over my tummy. It’s really bad and getting worst. This moisturizer have saved my life. It’s not only helping with dry skin but also leaving my skin so soft, smooth and look healthy for many hours. A good place to buy this product is “Costco” you can buy 2 for only $11. That’s a good deal! Rate:5/5

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Boday Wash – This body wash is soap free, dye free and hypoallergenic. It’s really good for sensitive skin. This soap will make you feel like you can’t wash it off but that’s why I like about it. I actually don’t like that feeling but this is different. This helps smooth and soft my skin. After using this body wash, followed by the Moisturizer, your skin will feel amazing! Rate:4.9/5

Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment – this is a gift from God! LOL! This Oatmeal bath relief my itchiness. There are 8 packets in a box. One evening, i have a rash. My husband ran to Bartell and got me this one. He prepared a bath for me. He put the powder in the water and have me soak in for 20 mins. Then, I rinsed myself off with Aveeno Body Wash. I will rate this 5/5. I have less itch for 24 hours. I have been using 3 packets and my itch almost gone. Thanks God! 

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Dermalogica Certified 

  
Thank you for reading my blog and Thank you for all messages from you guys. I’m happy to see that.

As many of you asked me why I’m obsessed with Dermalogica products, do I use something else? Haha! For me, to become a person who can tell everybody how good the products are I feel like I should experience before I recommend the products to the world. I have many products, many brands at home but I stop using everything and put myself into this brand and they works for me. 

I’m willing to try a new thing. At my school, I started to learn about Dermelogica to become a professional. I spent months to do a research, read from many sources and try on my skin and I took an online class and get certified. If I have a chance to study more, I want to become an expert on solving Acne problem. 

Most of my clients has Adult Acne problem, i really really want to help them. 

The more I learn, the more I feel comfortable with the products. Contraindications and How to use the products correctly are very important. I’m not an expert but I love what I’m doing. I  have made some mistakes but that’s all my experiences. 

I’m training about Murad products which we will be  using this at school next month. I’m so exciting! Can’t wait to try new things.

I hope this help. 

Thank you for reading.

Why is sunscreen so important? 

  

Alright, it’s time to talk about sunscreen. Why is sunscreen so important? As I’m studying to become a Professional Esthetician, during my client consultation, I always ask my clients if they use sunscreen? What SPF sunscreen do they use on their face? Most of them said “NO” It’s not sunny. I don’t need it.  Well, I took sometimes to explain how important and what are UVA and UVB? and how to choose the right sunscreen for them. I’m happy with the feedback I have received from my clients. They are now using Sunscreen everyday. 

What are sunscreens?

– Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the Sun’s ultraviolet(UV) radiation from reaching the skin. There are 2 types of UV radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. 

What are UVA and UVB? 

– UV radation is part of electromagnetic (light) spectrum that reaches the earth from the sun. It has wavelengths shorter than visible light, making it invisible to the naked eye. 

– UVA is the longer wave UV ray that causes lasting skin damage, skin aging and skin cancer.

– UVB is the shorter wave UV ray that causes sunburns, skin damage and skin cancer. 

***  Just remember that 

UVA = Aging, UVB = Burning

What is SPF? 

SPF or Sun Protection Factor is a measure of sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. If it takes 20 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning red, using SPF 15sunscreen theoretically prevents reddening 15 times longer – about 5 hours. Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher do an excellent job of protecting against UVB

What does Broad-Spectrum Mean? 

Broad-Spectrum sunscreens protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Cr: Skincancer.org

The reason I chose this Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF is

– It’s a non – chalky formula forms. It will not leave white paste on your skin. I have tan skin and I don’t like sunscreen that make me look whiter and it look like I choose a wrong foundation.

– Oleosome Technology – it has a safflower derived, sunscreen-filled capsuled that provides moisturization while boosting SPF

– It’s a Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen that protect both UVA and UVB

– It’s a non-oily sunscreen

– For maximum  SPF 50 coverage, It can be used alone without adding more moisturizer. 

– It has Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin c) and Tocopherol (Vitamin E) An antioxidants that improve skin smoothness and softness and help control damage caused by free radicals. 

This sunscreen might not be good for a sensitive skin because it’s a chemical sunscreen that contains Avobenzone and Octinoxate and can trigger allergic reactions. I would recommend you to consult skin therapist before you buy a product. Dermalogica has a line called “Ultracalming Super Sensitive Shield SPF30” this is a chemical-free broad spectrum sunscreen ideal for sensitized, reactive and recently resurface skin. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Dioxide are natural ingredients.  Ultracalming Complex ingredient helps reduce sensitivity, redness, irritation and inflammation. If you have sensitive skin, this might be a good one for you. ^^ 

I hope this help. 

Thank you for reading.

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Review: Dermelogica Gentle Soothing Booster

  

A while ago I experienced these rashes. After attended a fashion show at school, my skin was irritated from a Hair Spray. 

What I did was I used Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster. It’s like a serum, oil free, non-greasy, no artificial frangrances and colors. It works immediately. After I clean my face and spray with toner to adjust PH balance. Toner also helps hydrating and refreshing the skin. 

I will mix 4-5 drops of Gentle Soothing Booster with my moisturizer (Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream) and apply all over my face. It stopped itching immediately. It helps calm and soothe my skin.  

I would recommend this product to relieve sensitivity on the skin. 

 I hope this help.

Thank you for reading.  

 

Clarisonic Plus Sonic Cleansing System with Bliss

  

What a wonderful weather in Seattle! 72F in April! Whoohoo!  I wish I could go out and enjoy some sun today. I heard tomorrow will be 75F. Exciting!  Talking about enjoying some sun, you might not know how important sunscreen does to your skin. I will talk about sunscreen in my next chapter. 

Today I want to talk about this Clarisonic Plus!

My husband bought me this Clarisonic set from QVC.com as a Christmas gift. I believe QVC.com has the most reasonable price with all usable attachments. I’m so happy I got this. 

This set includes:

– Clarisonic Plus Sonic Cleaning System

– Facial Brush Head and Body Brush Head

– Extender Handle 

– Bliss Foaming Body Wash

– Bliss Lemon and Sage Body Butter

– Bliss Foaming Face Wash

I, honestly, didn’t use Bliss much (I have tried a body wash)  because I have a sensitive body skin. Since I moved to America, there are many changes in my body. 

Before I got Clarisonic, I have some breakouts when I had intensive make up on and eventhough I double cleansed  my face using makeup remover and cleanser but it never go away. After I used Clarisonic for a month, I have noticed that my skin cleared up, smoother and softer. My makeup stays longer. This blown me away! 

Without a doubt, so many spas using Clarisonic during their cleasing process because it did such a good job! The body brush with the handle is amazing! My back feels clean and soft. 

Beware of using it too often! It might make your skin becomes dry and pre-mature aging. I would recommend using 2-3 times/week. Since I use Dermalogica products, I will use Preclean and followed by  Clarisonic with Special Cleasing Gel. Then, toner and Moisturizer. I will talk about my Skincare Regimen later. 

I hope this help. ^^

Thank you for reading. 

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