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    How To Style Your Outdoor Space This Summer

    Summer is finally here! Summer is the season of outdoor activities, BBQ, ice-cream and cold lemonade. Today, I want to share with you just a few additional items that can be added to your existing outdoor space. I can’t wait to see you turn your outdoor space into the best place to hang this summer!

    OUTDOOR & STRING LIGHTS

    As I mentioned, summer is a great season to get together with some cold drinks and yummy BBQ. We always hope for the sun to stay with us a lot longer in the summer, but how many of you would you want your outdoor parties to last until the night? Who knows a little touch of light can totally bring a new summer vibe to your outdoor space. If you are one of those who thinks string lights are only for December when Christmas is approaching, think again!

    Check out the following ideas on outdoor lights that I have for you!

    Source: Hejdoll.com

    Source: gardeningliving.org

    How about making a fire without a flame? Loving this idea from SunSet.com

    One of my favorite stores to shop for outdoor light is Wayfair.

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    This season, Wayfair has a ton of cute and super affordable items that can make your outdoor a perfect space for all summer outdoor activities.

    Shop for outdoor & string lights this season HERE

     

    OUTDOOR RUG

    Whether you have a small or big outdoor space, an outdoor rug will definitely bring in the coziness that you are looking for. There are so many stores that offer chic and affordable outdoor rugs out there. Check out some inspirations that I have saved for you!

    Source: houseandhome.com

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    Source: Wayfair.com

    Source: TheDIYplaybook.com

    This is NOT a sponsored post but I always love to recommend people to stores that I love and that are affordable for everyone and of course, I have to talk about Wayfair again! My best friend just got two indoor rugs from them and they are perfect so I hope you can find something that you love at Wayfair as well. What I love the most is they have quick shipping and outstanding customer service!

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    Lipidol Facial & Body Oil Review

    I recently got introduced to Lipidol and their facial and body oil products and I have to say that I am pretty impressed. Today, I want to share my review and experience on Lipidol products with you.

    For years, I thought that if you have oily and acne prone skin, you need to stay away from products that are oil based, just to find out that I was only half right. I have been hearing people talking about cleansing oil for a long time but I was so confused. I wasn’t sure if cleansing oil was a good fit for my skin until I found out about Lipidol. So, why is it actually a good thing to use good quality oil in your skincare routine? It is because sometimes the weather, our everyday skincare products (especially acne skincare products), our indoor heat and AC, can really take away your skin’s natural moisture and hydration. However, not all oil is good for your skin so it is better to look for products that are specially made for skincare and non-comedogenic such as Lipidol products.

    Lipidol is actually from the same maker of Bio-Oil. What I love most about Lipidol is that they offer products for both your face and your body. Sometimes, we focus too much on the face and neglect your body. Soap and body gel/shampoo can strip off the natural oil and moisture of your skin as well.

    HOW TO USE LIPIDOL CLEANSING FACE OIL?

    I use Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil to help remove all the dirt and makeup and excess oil. I like to use this product before using my favorite Timeless Prescription Exfoliating Facial Cleanser With Enzymes. I add a little of this on your palm and mix it with a little bit of water, the oil will emulsify to form a watery creamy texture and remove all the dirt and makeup my skin without giving it a tight and tingling feeling.

    HOW TO USE LIPIDOL OVERNIGHT OIL?

    After I pre-cleanse my face with Lipidol Face Cleansing Oil and wash my face again with Timeless Prescription Exfoliating Facial Cleanser With Enzymes, I apply this overnight oil on my skin and make sure I massage the oil evenly on my face. What I love about this oil is that it dries very fast and leaves my skin soft and supple. I have only used this for a week and have not experienced any shine or oiliness in the morning. The bonus is this product has the best smell out of the whole line.

    HOW TO USE LIPIDOL BODY CLEANSING OIL?

    Just like how I pre-cleanse my face, I pre-cleanse my body with this cleansing oil. This cleansing body oil is infused with lime essential oils.  I am not a big fan of the smell of this product but I really like how my skin feels after using it. I recommend doing this in the shower so it’s not too messy. I use it just like how I would use a shower gel. This oil actually emulsifies and lathers up.

    HOW TO USE LIPIDOL AFTER SHOWER OIL?

    I love love love this last product here. Make sure to apply the after shower oil when your skin is still a bit wet! Fragranced by Camomille essential oils, this product has a light to almost no scent which is great for those of you who are allergic or not a fan of strong scent from most essential oils. This product is great for those of you who always feel that your skin gets very dry after each shower.

    Have you tried these products yet? What have you experienced so far? Please comment and share with me!

    Flawless Summer Skin With 4 Products

    Summer is around the corner finally and I am super excited to share my tips with you for flawless summer skin with only 4 essential products. Don’t you agree that summer is the season to show off more skin and less makeup? As someone who has a super busy schedule, I was always looking for a skincare regime that did not require too many steps and also help my acne prone skin under control, especially in the summer. These 4 products have been my best friends for over 3 years. I seriously can’t live without them and I would love to share my secrets with you today.

    My first favorite product is this PH Normalizer from Skintelligence (Price: USD$18.95, CAD$25.04). This 240ml bottle can last you up to 6 months of usage for such an affordable price. Having a balance pH level is important to achieve flawless summer skin regardless of what skin type you have. When your pH level is off, your skin does not really absorb any of the products you use on your skin either.

    For someone who has super oily skin like me, this is the step that I cannot skip regardless of the season. I found that this product keeps my skin less oily and fresh throughout the day. The big bonus is that it does not contain any alcohol like a lot of toners out there. Over time, I have noticed a decrease in excess oil that my skin produces as well.

    This product only contains all the natural botanical extracts, it is also safe to use as a conditioner on your hair and your whole body. It helps me keep my oily hair under control in the summer as well.

    The second product I want to share with you today is a magic product. It is the Lumiere de Vie Illuminating Fading Fluid (Price USD$61.95, CAD$81.85). For those of you who are struggling with acne spots, dark spots and skin pigmentation, and redness, this product is for you. After I was able to clear out most of my acnes, I had to deal with tons of dark spots and acne spots that are super difficult to remove quickly. This product has been helping me so much with those problematic areas.

    If used daily, this product can really show you instant results in less than 7 days. What I love the most about this serum is that it does more than just soothing and brighten up your skin. This serum also contains Sodium Hyaluronate, which is a vital moisturizer and lubricant found naturally in our skin. Hyaluronic acid provides superior, long-term hydration through its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This property of sodium hyaluronate also helps promote healthy skin elasticity and flexibility. Having this ingredient in your skincare helps ensure that your skin is getting enough hydration and when your skin is properly hydrated, it will also produce less oil. Plus, who doesn’t need hydration in the summer right?

    The third product that I usually use after prepping my skin with PH Normalizer from Skintelligence and treating it with Lumiere de Vie Illuminating Fading Fluid is the Lumiere de Vie Serum Concentration (Price USD$86.95, CAD$114.88).

    If there is a product that I have to choose to go on a trip that can do the job of 5 or 10 other products out there, this is THE PRODUCT! Fully packed with many advanced, premium ingredients in the skin care industry right now, this concentrating serum has helped me clear out my acne in a much healthy way (no more salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide). I usually apply this on after the Lumiere de Vie Illuminating Fading Fluid and I am good to go. I found that moisturizers in creamy texture often leave my face oily. However, this serum is super light on my skin and it helps my skin hydrated, firm and super smooth. Even after I remove my makeup at the end of the day, my skin still feels so amazing and smooth.

    Both serum bottles come with a pump so they are so easy to use and super travel-friendly.

    Last but not least, I want to talk about one of the best eye cream products that I have found. It’s the Lumiere de Vie Eye Balm (Price USD$44.95, CAD$59.39).

    First of all, let me tell you something. This eye balm is the bomb, especially for that price. I have never found such an eye cream that really delivers what it promises to deliver. Flawless summer skin also means you have to look vibrant and fresh. I love that this eye balm has light-diffusing pigments that instantly give you a flawless looking appearance. It does not leave my skin with any oily residue like a lot of eye cream products out there which helps my concealer go on smoothly and stay put throughout the day.

    That is it! Flawless summer skin with only 4 essential and super affordable products. Have you found your summer skin essentials? Share with me, please!

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