Posts Written On February 2016

3 Skincare Steps To Add To Your Gym Routine

With spring break right around the corner you may be stepping up your fitness game, but what about your skincare routine? Before you head to the gym, be sure you have these skincare essentials on hand for fresh, clean skin pre and post work out!

3 Skincare Steps

Pre-Workout: Apply Ban Roll-On Deodorant before you head out the door to avoid odor-causing sweat! Ban’s breakthrough technology specifically targets and virtually eliminates (not cover up) spicy and s-odor that other antiperspirant/deodorants may leave behind. Ban Roll-On Deodorant glides on easily with a formula that provides an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness. ($4.99, Drug and Mass Retailers)


Post-Workout: Wash away sweat to avoid irritating blemishes with new Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser! This daily liquid cleanser gives you a deep exfoliating clean without being rough on dry spots. Ideal for combination skin, this oil-free formula contains cleansing ingredients that excavate grime and oil from pores. At the same time, the formula gently smooths away dead cells. You end up with skin that’s fresh, silky-soft and luminous. ($7.99; Drug and mass merchants)


Post-Workout: Sweat can leave your skin irritated, so be sure to wash it away without stripping skin of moisture thanks to Curél Itch Defense Body Wash! This powerfully calming, hydrating and fragrancefree cleanser breaks the pattern of itch and lavishes on calming moisture that contains an innovative blend of cleansing agents mild enough for serious dryness and eczemaprone skin! ($6.99; Drug and mass merchants)


I can’t wait to have all of these, and go to gym to work out tomorrow after work!



Hana Tajima x UNIQLO Pre-Launch Event at UNIQLO Fifth Avenue

This Thursday, was invited to the Uniqlo Fifth Avenue store for a first look at the UNIQLO x Hana Tajima SS16 collection.

Hana Tajima x UNIQLO

UNIQLO x Hana Tajima

Introducing the exclusive Hana Tajima LifeWear collection, from UNIQLO and UK-born fashion designer Hana Tajima. From casual pieces including long, flowing skirts, tapered ankle-length pants, and blouses to more traditional wear like kebaya and hijab, this collection fuses contemporary design and comfortable fabrics with traditional values.


About Hana Tajima

UK-born fashion designer and blogger Hana Tajima is changing the way young women dress all over the world. Inspired by her Japanese roots and English upbringing, her modern, functional designs, which are both culturally sensitive and extremely comfortable, continue garnering international attention and acclaim.


“We are particularly excited about the update to our AIRism Inner Hijab and High Neck Sleeveless Top that ensures coverage without compromising comfort, especially in warm weather,” Hana said.

The first UNIQLO x Hana Tajima Collection launched last year in Southeast Asia, and now it has been introduced for the first time in the U.S since last Thursday!


Ricky’s NYC & Velvet 59

Ricky's NYC & Velvet 59

Newcomer to the market and 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free cosmetic line

Velvet 59 announces its partnership with Ricky’s NYC.autotrace-2015-08-06_22.34.00

Beginning January 29, 2016, Velvet 59 will enter 10 Ricky’s NYC stores located in New York City and Miami in addition to their already highly successful partnership on and in Ricky’s store located in NYC.


It stands to reason that Ricky’s, one of the leading retailers of cutting edge beauty brands since 1989, has picked up on the buzz surrounding Velvet 59. Ricky’s will carry the full line-up of Velvet 59 products, including Matte to the Max Liquid Lipsticks, Contour is a Girls Best Friend palette, The Exotic Lotus Palette, full Lipstick and Lipgloss collection, as well as Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes. This partnership is an exciting expansion for Velvet 59 as it brings them to the hands of their growing fan base by making them available at brick-and-mortar stores in major US cities along the East Coast.

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The Exotic Lotus Palette: $39.00

She is the Queen of beauty, the most exquisite flower of the river; the exotic smoked lotus. Let these ultra-pigmented colors transport you to a far away land where the lotus blooms in vast misty waters under a silver moon.
Want a classic Hollywood pout? This liquid to matte vegan lip color promises starlet glamour and so much more!
Check out more Velvet59’s items at Ricky’s!

Dove #SpeakBeautiful

The night of the Oscars marks the one-year anniversary of the #SpeakBeautiful initiative, which has contributed to a 36.8% decrease in negative conversations about beauty online, but there is more work to be done.Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 12.04.36 PM

Dove + Twitter released a NEW VIDEO that reveals new new-cutting edge technology developed by Dove and Twitter that analyzes a users’ tweets to assess their ‘#SpeakBeautiful Effect’ and help them realize the impact of their online words. Anyone who RT’s the video directly from @Dove on Oscars Night will be automatically signed up to be of the first to access this new #SpeakBeautiful technology launching mid-March.

Additional #SpeakBeautiful Elements on Oscar Night:

–          Dove will join The Academy in welcoming 900 fans to participate in interactive experiences on the ground the day of Oscars and a Viewing Party at the El Capitan Theatre.

–          Over 200 women and girls, including researchers, social scientist, self-esteem experts and body-positive influencers (i.e., GabiFresh, Sarah Conley and Jess Weiner) to participate in the conversation online to build confidence, widen the definition of beauty and spread positivity.


Melissa Shoes x Jason Wu

For SS2016, the two have created a refined, minimalist sandal with Wu’s signature sleek hardware. The Melissa Charlotte + Jason Wu SS16 sandals come in 5 essential monochromatic hues – black, white, nude, navy, and red and retail for $112.

Lunar New Year Celebration with XI’AN FAMOUS FOODS!

The Lunar New Year was already over, and there were many festivities held during the early this month! LULU celebrated the season with an unforgettable concert held by Xi’an Famous Foods, one of the most popular food in New York, that artfully blended the Asian and Asian American experience – with delicious food, drinks, and great music at one of the city’s most iconic music venues, that night was a one of a kind experience.


Held at Manhattan’s mega concert venue Terminal 5 on last Saturday, February 20th, enjoy performances from:


Far East Movement – the first Asian American group to top Billboard’s Top 100, they requireno introduction

Kina Grannis – the Japanese American YouTube star whose crooning voice took her from YouTube to mainstream fame

Kimberley 陳芳語 – the Taiwanese Australian singer whose song “Love You” rocketed her to success in Taiwan and beyond

Softlipa 蛋堡 – the Taiwanese rapper whose Mandarin beats have garnered critical acclaim


Of course I love Xi’an Famous Foods!


Xi’an Famous Foods began as a 200 square foot basement stall in the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, N.Y. The original location, established in late 2005, was the first restaurant to bring the little-known cuisine of Xi’an to the United States, with signature hand-ripped noodles, secret spice mixes, and Xi’an “burgers” with housemade flatbread. Since then, they’ve expanded to six locations in Manhattan, two in Brooklyn and two in Queens in total. As a family-owned business, they hope to reintroduce the world to the unique cuisine of their hometown: liangpi “cold skin” noodles, lamb pao mo soup, and wide hand-pulled “biang biang” noodles, all in its most authentic form.

tofu2This is one of LULU’s favorite! You should definitely check it out.

They have several chains in the city.

Check the locations here,

And the menus,

My god, I can’t wait to eat it now!