Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Valentia's Even Glow Serum

Hi, Guys !
Even though I have been doing the October Blogging Challenge this month, I haven't really done a review, or any other beauty related thing on my blog. I really want to try to post more here as well as on my Youtube channel (airenbeauty).

Anyway, I'll be reviewing Valentia's Even Glow Serum.
I found out about this serum from Brandbacker (a site that lets a blogger connect with various brands).

This serum comes with a dropper and the liquid looks a little yellow/orange ish.
I was really surprised to find that this serum smells really good. It smells like vitamin C which I guess makes sense, considering that it contains 20% of vitamin C.  but I expected it to smell like something else. I have been using this almost everyday at night for almost a month.

Let's talk about the company's claim:

  • Evens Skin Tone - I do think that this product evened out my ski tone 
  • Increase Glow & Radiance - YES ! This is one of the main benefit I got from this product because my skin is a little dull. 
  • Absorbs Rapidly - It does absorb really quickly. 
  • Boosts Collagen Production - I can't really say anything about this 
  • Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines - I didn't really have much wrinkles or fine lines to begin with (I'll be 20 in two days). However, I feel like my blackheads are fading. Is that weird? 
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Overall, after using this product for about a month, I can truly say that this product does work. It does everything that it claims to do and as an added bonus it smells like orange ! 

I think right now, this product can only be bought through Amazon for $35. (Check it out here). I think $35 for this product isn't a bad price, especially for older women. I personally think I would have benefited more if I was older and was more of the age to think about the aging skin and wrinkles (although you are never too young). 

So this is my thoughts on this product. What are your thoughts on this product? Do you have any other serum you would recommend? 

October Blogging Challenge: Day 15

Hi, Guys !
I just finished writing an essay for my Asian Religion class and I feel like my brain is turned into a mush. The good thing about the essay is that now the class is going to move on from Hinduism to Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the most interesting religion in my opinion, so I am looking forward to that.

Moving on to the challenge:

Day 15 - Link Love: Favorite articles, blog, etc, 

I have just decided that I will be sharing 3 of the blogs and Youtube channels that I have been enjoying these days. Of course, there are many more I enjoy, especially different Youtube channels, but I thought I would just share my top 3 as of now.


  • girl meets life - this is the blog of the person that made the October Blogging Challenge and I have been loving her blog. I have explored her past posts and I just love how down to earth she seems. 
  • Beauty Broadcast - this is the blog of Emily Noel (a.k.a. emilynoel83 on Youtube). I love her Youtube channel as well as her blog. 
  • Nouveau Cheap - this blog focuses solely on drugstore products and only mentions high end products if they are on sale. This blog is great for sale information! 
  • DavidSoComedy - He is my obsession right now. I just love his videos ! You must go watch him! 
  • Casey Holmes (a.k.a. itsblondie) - She is one of my favorite beauty guru on Youtube right now. She is so pretty and doll like. Her videos are amazing and I would looooooooooove to meet her some day! 
  • Serein Wu (a.k.a dressyourselfhappy) - There just is something about her channel that makes me want more! She is very consistent with her videos and you can always count on her to give honest opinions. She also always seems to have perfect eye looks ! 
These are the blogs and the Youtube channels I have been enjoying the most these days. What have you been enjoying these days? Please share them with me in the comments! I would love to check out other people's blog/ youtube or even just any other sites! 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 14

Hi, Guys !
I had such a fun day today hanging out with my friend over at Chelsea Market and eating some squid ink pasta! How did/is your Tuesday going?

Day 14 - What's On Your Playlist? 

One thing you must know about me is that I don't make playlist of music. I just download all the music and just play them in the shuffle mode. Plus, I have only started using Spotify recently. The only complaint I have of Spotify is that I can't have my Korean music there. Anyway I'll share my Spotify, though, it isn't that interesting or anything:

If you have any music recommendation you should leave me a comment below!

Daily Bits:

  • It took me 2 hour to get home today !  UGH !!! :( 
  • Did anyone watch Gone Girl? I am thinking of watching that on Friday 
  • NYC expereienced such a nice weather today. Not too hot, not too cold! It felt like a wonderful gift after the rainy and misty days. 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 13

Happy Monday !
I can truly say that I am happy for this Monday thanks to Columbus Day. I don't know what your thought are about Columbus Day, but I am just glad that I have a day off.
I have Karokee date with my best friend today and another lunch date with my other best friend tomorrow. I am just excited for this week as my birthday is on Friday !

Anyway, moving on to today's challenge post

Day 13 - Favorite Childhood Memories 

I don't know why but I don't really remember anything from the past. I know that people are able to remember things from when they were like 4, 5 or even younger, but I don't remember anything from my childhood.

The one thing that I remember quite distinctly is from 4th grade. It's of me going over to my friend's house and playing with her hamster. I remember wanting a hamster badly after, seeing hers. I mean, they are so tiny and adorable. But, my mom would't let me have one and I never had a pet yet.

So that's my story. It's quite short and boring, but what can you do? Do you have any special childhood stories to share with me? Please leave me a comment !

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 12

Hi, Guys!
I am going to get into today's post right away.

Day 12 - Weekend Highlights 

My morning wasn't that exciting. It was just work. But as expected, my weekend highlights happened after work. I don't have any pictures but I went out to eat Korean styled fried chicken (who doesn't love chicken?) with my coworker. It was sooooo yummy! Plus, she give me a cake for my birthday which is this coming Friday. That was my weekend highlight.

What was your weekend highlights?  Please leave me a comment!

Daily Bits:

  • I been yawning all day long. 
  • Aaaaaaah, I can't believe my birthday is less than a week away.