Life Lately: Food, Beauty and Health

Hello! Sorry for the short hiatus, I have been swamped with midterms that blogging has been one of my last priorities these days. I have two midterms before my reading break and I’m bummed that I won’t be going anywhere during my reading break. Guess I’ll just reminisce about my time in Vegas last year. Here are bits of my past week:

{Dine Out Vancouver @ Baru Latino}

I went to my second (and last) Dine Out on Sunday at Baru Latino. I specifically chose Baru Latino for their paella (bottom left picture). Overall, my meal was delicious and the flan was heavenly, although M thought it was too sweet.

{Left to right: Murad oil control mattifier, Murad Pure Skin Dietary Supplements, Anatasia brow powder, Boscia Clear Complexion Treatment and Clinique All About Eyes eye cream}

I ordered some skin care products from Sephora a few weeks ago when they were doing a 2x the points event. The products above are mostly to target my acne and oily skin. I’ve tried a multitude of products for my oily skin, but nothing has really worked so far. I read good reviews about the Murad oil control mattifier, so I am anxious to see how it will work for me!

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Review: 4 Angels Beauty Care

Located in downtown, 4 Angles Beauty Care offers threading, face services waxing services and massages in a warm and inviting setting. When I was offered to review their services, I jumped onto the opportunity to review something I am less acquainted with. I decided to review their facial and head massage services, but ended up getting the illu-mini facial , divine brows and pieces of heaven instead as my eyebrows were in dire need of threading. This was my first time getting a facial and my eyebrows threaded, so continue reading to find out how it went!

My first impressions of the place was that the space was smaller than I had anticipated, but inside was clean and inviting.

I was warmly greeted by the owner with a hug, which made me feel very welcomed. After filling out a new customer form, I was ushered to my seat where I would be receiving my Illu-Mini Facial: Walk in off the street for a quick pick-me-up! A mini facial that is perfect for a lunchtime boost or to get an illuminating face. This facial includes an exfoliation treatment, cleansing and a facial massage or extractions.

As I mentioned, the place is quite small, with 3 chairs and 2 rooms in the back (for waxing I presume). Although the place is small, it didn’t feel cramped and there was ample space between each chairs. With soothing music playing, the place felt relaxing and stress free (unlike school!).

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Back to School Haul

Fall is my favourite season, which is why I usually spend the most money on fall clothing. With all the sales going on right now, it’s too enticing for me to pass up… lol. So here are some of my back to school purchases, mainly from the Aritzia warehouse sale.

From the Aritzia warehouse sale:

{T. Babaton Sweater. Original price $85, got it for $39.99}

{T. Babaton silk blouse. Original price $110, on sale for $39.99}

{Wilfred shirt. Original $60, on sale for $24.99}

{Wilfred wrap dress. Original $85, on sale for $29.99}

{J Brand twill pants. Original $220, on sale for $74.99. I love the fit so I bought 2 pairs}

I was pretty happy with my purchases at the warehouse sale. This year was definitely better than last years in terms of location and selection. Original price for all the items I purchased is $780, I paid $284.94 before taxes, making it a savings of $495.06!

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LA Purchases

I didn’t plan on buying too much in LA, mostly because I bought all the summer clothes that I need but I was still on the hunt for maxi skirts. Most of my trip was spent sight seeing so I didn’t get in much shopping but here is what I got:

{Maxi skirt from Forever 21. Only $18!}

I visited Santee Alley which is located in the fashion district because I heard they had cheap clothing and accessories. From Santee Alley I got:

{Sleeveless blouse}

{Hi-low skirt}

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Drugstore Favourite: Revlon Age Defying Moisturizing Concealer

I’ve been using Revlon’s Age Defying Moisturizing concealer, and it’s become one of my favourite concealers. I find that most concealer look cakey on my face because I have combination to oily skin, but this one blends nicely into my skin and has the added bonus of SPF 25! It also conceals most of my redness I have from having rosacea.

The formula is very creamy and blends nicely into the skin for a flawless finish. With primer and powder, this stays on my face most of the day even though my face gets extremely oily.

I purchased this at Target, but I believe it is not sold in Canada because I can’t seem to find it anywhere here in Vancouver. Let me know if it is available in Canada and where to find it 🙂