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Youth elixir

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 2.48.21 PMLast month in my Birchbox subscription, I got a sample of Aquareveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel…it’s a gel exfoliator that brightens skin.

I’m still overly-obsessed with facial care, but over the past few months, I’ve placed more importance on what I’ve been putting into my body than what I put on it…topically. I get a 16-oz Cleansing Cocktail every morning from Mother’s Market. After a month of ingesting these daily juices, I’ve noticed a difference in my skin’s elasticity and glow. Seriously. Anything with beet juice is a skin-plumper! I’ve also been super-conscious about hydrating throughout the day — lots of water / coconut water / tea. If I can get into a religious routine and establish good habits, I feel like I can keep wrinkles and ruddy skin at bay. Ah youth, you shan’t escape me yet…

Semi-related tangents…
Just saw Kingsman and Fifty Shades of Grey over the weekend.
Damn damn damn…the blessed youth of Young Hollywood. Sweet Lord.

Back to my roots

I’ve decided to grow back into my natural color and to stop doing the Cali-blondie-beachy-bronzey look. I’ve been feeling a bit Jennifer Aniston-y, with the same hairstyle for far too long. Au naturel…




We’re all meant to shine

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us, it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson.

Start small…



Eleanor Rigby

I MUST see this movie…

Join my book club…any one?

It’s been a hectic January. One of my new year’s “resolutions” was to blog more often. Lol. I’ve already broken that goal.

Finished the book Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg earlier this month. Really good read. I’d definitely recommend it to any of my gal pals out there. Made me realize that I need to start wearing my big girl pants and not externalize my awesomeness. :)

Started on Sophia Amoruso’s book, #GIRLBOSS. Can you tell that one of my resolutions is to do more reading? ;) After each chapter, a noticeable wave of gutsy empowerment rushes over me. This book is a must-read for any entrepreneur out there…male or female.

I’ve yet to start on the investment books that I listed out in my prior post, but I intend to start after #GIRLBOSS.


Choose well

Buy less

Christmas Special

I always feel a wretched tightness in my chest when watching the last episode of the season…Downton has a habit of killing off people.




Wow, my blog has been loading crazy slow. Trying to figure out how to optimize and minify stuffs.

I’ve recently become interested in stocks & bonds. I’ve created an E-Trade account…even though I know next to nothing on investment strategy. I plan on downloading a few books tonight:

  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
  • How to Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett by Laurence Cunningham

I’ll let you know what I learn. Wish me luck. ha.

Dear Diary

Growing up, I kept a daily journal. It helped me vent, keep my balance, and express what was inside. I feel like, had I not done that, my mental landscape would not be as…rounded?

I’ll probably encourage my children to do the same one day.

Speaking of children, I was thinking of naming mine…Luke and Leia. ;) #lol