A Clean Face Ft. Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil

Upon checking out at the cash register, the kind lady scanning my items took a brief pause to look at my Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil (with coconut and argan oils). "How do you use this?" She asked. Aside from providing thorough directions, I found myself elaborating and raving more about this particular product. It's not new … Continue reading A Clean Face Ft. Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil

Favorite Thrifted/Secondhand Finds

My obsession with giving second hand items new life sparked after being an active user on the Instagram like app, Depop. While I enjoyed selling items from my extensive collection of impulse buys (now pretty much sold), I grew to embrace the idea of purchasing thrifted and vintage items. Most retail stores I typically gravitate … Continue reading Favorite Thrifted/Secondhand Finds

Old & New Favorites

Southern California may not be the destination to experience a traditional winter season, but  that definitely has not stopped me from struggling through typical skin concerns in colder weather.   Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. I have mentioned this product in a previous post, but no joke, I am on my third bottle. My skin … Continue reading Old & New Favorites

Thoughts/Highlights & Favorites

Since I left my home in the Philippines roughly eight years ago, I have made my best attempt to return on an annual basis. I initially decided to postpone this year's trip to later reunite with my family in Japan early next year, a decision we mutually agreed on...and one that I was excited about. … Continue reading Thoughts/Highlights & Favorites

August Favorites

August was quite an eventful month. I had a wonderful week of leave prior to entering a new position at work, so I definitely am going through an adjustment period. With age and experience I've been able to manage stress, cope with change, and retain a balance between significant parts of my life. I am … Continue reading August Favorites