Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Korean Skincare Routine

여러분 안녕하세요 (Hello everyone!)

After hearing quite a bit about the infamous 'Ten Step Korean Skincare Routine', I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. After all, my skin desperately needs some help after eight years of problematic skin. So what exactly do these steps entail you ask? Here's how it goes down...(keep in mind, I slightly tweaked the steps to fit my regimen).


Step 1: Oil Cleanser 

Step 2: African Black Soap Cleanser

Step 3: Exfoliator 

Step 4: Toner

Step 5: Derma Roller (0.5mm)

Step 6: Sheet Mask
70 and counting haha

Step 7: Serum and Moisturizer (mixed & applied)

For now, I'm doing seven steps and my skin doesn't not like it haha so I figured I'd keep at it for the next few months and adjust my technique depending on future results. A few of the steps I've omitted include Essence, Eye Cream and SPF. The SPF is still in transit (really need to upgrade to Amazon Prime ugh), but I'm sure I'll incorporate the other two steps in the coming weeks. 

So what sparked my interest in diving down this lengthy rabbit hole? Two things to be exact. A viral YouTube video and a photo. 


Now onto the photo, which depicts three Korean women. A mother and her two daughters. 

41, 63 and 36 years old

Hard to believe, right!? They look like college girls. So how does this elaborate skincare routine reverse aging? Koreans believe the secret to obtaining perfect skin is through proper cleansing and HYDRATION. If you're intrigued by this as much as myself, I highly recommend you peep this YouTuber named Liah Yoo who breaks it all down. 


Thanks to Liah, I also incorporated Tamanu oil, Niacinamide (vit B3 aka her holy grail), licorice root extract, bearberry extract and mulberry extract. I hope bits and pieces of this post can be helpful to you! :)

Much love, guys! 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Irma Gerd

Hey guys,

It's been a while since I've sat down and focused my thoughts long enough to formulate another blog post. Hurricane Irma rolled through a few days ago which was not fun at all. However; sitting in front of the window left me starstruck by mother nature's power as the winds gusted by...and than it would abruptly stop for a few moments. Followed by another band. At one point my parents, sister and I were all sitting in the hallway once a tornado alert popped up on all of our phones. In efforts to relax myself, I drowned out the hissing winds from beyond the walls and popped in my earbuds. Through my meditation music and deep breathing, I heard my sister hysterically laughing. I open my eyes and looking back at me, are my mom and dad sitting across the hall, wearing their bike helmets. hahaha


Thankfully the storm rolled through without taking our power. The worst damage we received was a leak in the ceiling above our tv room, but it could have been much worse. 

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In other news, I'm growing my hair out!

Three month difference 


Some of the oils/products I've been playing with

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Endangered

The Consciousness Series #22: Endangered, created 2017, graphite, watercolors and Prismacolor colored pencils.



“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” -Albert Einstein


Check out the Time Lapse video for this drawing on my YouTube Channel here!

Prints are available on my website :)

Much Love.