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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Fall Skincare

Now that it’s fall, my skin has been quite dry lately. I’ve also been suffering from some bad hormonal acne lately which has left my face with unwanted scars. Since I was running out of face products, I decided to restock on products and try some new ones as well

{Left to right: Clinique dramatically difference moisturizing gel, Clinique all about eyes eye cream & Lancome DreamTone serum}

  • Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel: This is my all time favourite gel because it works well with my oily skin. It moisturizes without making my face fell oilier
  • Clinique all about eyes eye cream: I have horrible eye bags and I’ve been told numerous times I look really tired even though I’ve gotten enough sleep. My under eye area was also feeling dry so the lady at the Clinique counter suggested this cream. So far I’m liking it because it’s a nice cream-gel consistency and moisturizes quite well
  • Lancome DreamTone serum: I bought this to replace my old serum, Cliniques even better dark spot corrector, which wasn’t really working despite using it for more than 6 months. Despite the hefty price tag, I decided to get this because it seemed to be a product that target many of my concerns (redness and acne spots). I just started using it so I can’t comment on it yet, but I’m hoping it works because I’ve read good reviews on it.