The last sale in NM before all items go to LastCall stores! I will check a nearby participating store and share information (pictures, price and item numbers) here.
Monthly Archives: January 2013
In a post from last year (here), I introduced bee venom face mask. The mask was good, making my skin moisturized and pumped; howeve it caused breakouts sometime (for your reference, I have combination skin with oily T-zone). Eventually, my mom took it over and loved it. When I discussed the technology behind the mask with my friends, one lady suggested me to try active raw Manuka honey instead. Raw honey, itself, can make your skin glow without triggering breakouts. Instead, it even helps disinfect and heal minor wounds without forming a scar (more information available in this article). In addition, the active formula (bee venom) is thought to help correct fine lines and pump up your skin.
Wedderspoon sources some of the world’s finest, raw, organic, mono flora honeys from the pristine pastures and rugged mountains of New Zealand south island. The unique south island climate produces many remarkable honeys exclusive only to New Zealand and Wedderspoon… Raw honey is important, as this ensures that the natural bee enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and activity present in raw honey remains unaltered, intact and are not destroyed during packaging. All our honeys are tested to ensure they never contain chemical residues and antibiotics.
I picked 100% raw Manuka honey – active 16+ (here), based on the originity of the product, online research and nearby 300 positive reviews. Share you my experience and couple thoughts:
1. I had a cold couple days ago, and my lips got dry, tight, crack and bleeding even with lot of lip balm. I decided to try honey therapy. Put a thick layer of honey on lips and let it stay for 5 minutes. Then, I washed out the residuel (I could not help swallowing some in) with warm water, using soft wash cloth. After two applications, my lips went back to normal.
2. Use as face mask. Put a layer of honey all over the clean face before shower, and let it stay for 10 minutes. I feel the raw honey works similarly as my bee venom mask. Skin feels soft and gets moisturized (like a layer of wax on the top…).
3. Eat as health supplement … (healthy stomach, antioxidant, vitamins and minerals…).
4. People report anthritis pain relief from topical application of it (check reviews).
Thank you for your reading~
|DVF fox fur vest (great style available here)
Theory motorcycle leather jacket
Club Monaco Julie sweater
Theory suede pants
YSL muse bag
Hi all, I hope you had a great weekend and wish you a good start of the new week! We watched a hockey game Saturday night, which was our first experience. The game was so exciting and fast-paced that we forgot taking pictures at all~ My little boy and his friend enjoyed the game a lot!
Another way of wearing leather jackets (previous pairing here) in winter days is adding a fur vest on the top. Compared to the Vince fox fur vest (see here), I like pairing a leather jacket with a cropped vest better. Unless the sleeves (of the leather jacket) are super skinny– which are not the case in my closet, adding a long vest makes the entire look bulky.
|J Crew collection cashmere ISLE turtleneck|
|Burberry double–breasted down coat (here)
YSL cabas chyc medium (here)
DL1961 angel ankle jeans (here)
A better way to team up with this figure-flattering coat might be a mini dress and ankle boots. On this chilly Saturday, when kids’ activities are scheduled all day long, I let the winter stand in the way of style. The YSL Cabas Chyc picked by my dear friend Alexa can pretty much mix and match every outfit. It is casual and effortless.
|Burberry Stanbury jacket (here)
Isabel Marant wedge sneakers (here)
|Vera Wang Eldora boots (buy here, and my review here)
Theory ima stretch suede leggings (RED here , DARK BROWN here)
Happy Friday everyone! When the cold weather swept the northeast, nothing was more important than an outfit that kept me warm.
After being spoiled by the Theory ima leather pants (as a previous post here) for continuous three days, I decided to invest another pair, the dark brown stretch suede. You can definitely feel the difference (the penetration of the cold and wind) between leather pants and thick jeans. Price wise, these suede leggings are on sale at $171 in Theory outlet stores now, which is actually similar as full price jeans.
|Lamb fur vest from Saks Fifth Avenue fur salon
Maison Boinet belt
|Down jacket: Theory
Leather jacket: Vince (here)
Leather pants: Theory ima leggings (online sale here)
Boots: Proenza Schouler
Gloves: Saks Fifth Avenue
Fox fur scarf: Adrienne Landau (style for 2012 sale here)
Temperatures in Boston go from extremely cold to extremely colder this week! A small single digit showed up on my thermometer this morning. It says on the weather website that the temperature may reach negative 9F with windchill. My choice for such an extreme weather is wearing the combination of leather and down jacket.
Top = 3 layers
1. Club Monaco wool/cashmere blend Julie turtleneck (sale @ $29 here, and my review here)
2. Vince crewneck leather jacket
3. Theory down jacket
Bottom = leather pants & boots (my review in a previous post)
Accessories = fox fur scarf + leather / cashmere gloves
Layering a leather jacket or fur vest underneath a coat is the best way to keep yourself warm in an extreme cold weather, especilly in windy days. Leather can make an unpenetrable wall to the weather, which is the reason that bikers and motocyclists always wear leather jackets. Since modern leather jackets mostly have slim fit, you can definitely avoid a bulky look even wear several layers. Same principle applies to leather pants, which do a better job to combat the cold weather than jeans.
Share a pair of booties that my girl friend picked (more information of the booties available here).
|Salvatore Ferragamo Carlita boots ($283 at SF outlet store, item number 0480760150700)|
Thank you for your reading and stay warm!
The look I like…