Staying Fresh with Goby

Being raised using regular toothbrushes, I was excited when I was able to try out and upgrade to an electric toothbrush, no less an all black super sleek one from Goby! Goby focuses on providing an affordable, cleaning experience while maintaining quality, and they also offer a monthly subscription where the brush head will be delivered straight to your doorstep! 

Upon opening the package, I was impressed at how simple and clean the design was. The box comes with the Goby brush, brush head, hygienic stand, USB charging shell and converter, and a brush head cover. The charger itself was magnetic, and the battery lasts a full day- the toothbrush only needs to be charged twice a month! 

After trying the brush for the first time, I learned that there were two modes: normal and sensitive. I started out with sensitive mode, and the brushing takes a total of two minutes. There is a short pause every 30 seconds to switch quadrants, and once finished, I was very impressed at how clean my teeth felt! Overall, the Goby toothbrush not only exuded a sleek and elegant design, but also quality and functionality that leaves my teeth feeling sparkly clean. So glad I finally decided to switch over to an electric toothbrush- I won't be going back! 

Gemorie Jewelry: Date Night

I recently got a necklace from Gemorie's new jewelry line: Trinity Dancing Stones! The dancing stone is set in the center and is designed to sparkle from every angle, which creates a dancing movement with a dazzle. I chose the diamond criss cross pendant as I felt that it can match with any look. For this collaboration, I decided to showcase two looks that transitions from a casual day out to date night! 

For the first look, I decided to wear a blue off the shoulder top with a small dip in the middle to accentuate the necklace. I kept it simple and clean for this look and paired it with gray jeans! Top: L'atiste clothing, Jeans: Zara

As night fell, I changed out of my day clothing into an elegant and classy black maxi dress. I also wore a dress with a V cut in the middle to showcase the necklace. Dress: Showpo

As you can see, the necklace has a very versatile look that can pair well with any outfit as shown in the four photos. Although I did choose more simple outfits, the pendant can work with almost anything! I'll be hosting a giveaway on the Dancing Stones line soon- so stay tuned! :) 

Caseapp Giveaway!

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Super excited to announce a giveaway with Caseapp :) I collaborated with them recently and got to order any two products off the site. They do have preset designs and patterns that you can add text and whatnot, or you can create your own custom design for your laptop or phone! 

For my laptop skin, I just chose a preset print and added #CelineCuisine on it for a little flair. The website was very easy to navigate and use, and I had my custom skin ready to go in minutes! 

For my custom iPhone case, I found a print that I really liked online, and made a case from scratch! Everything was so easy to use - and I'm so happy with everything I got :)

So in love with my cases, and I want you guys to have a chance to own one as well! Caseapp and I are giving away one free product from their site! To enter -- comment below with your IG handle and a type of design you would like to create :) The winner will be DM'ed. Good luck!

Collab x Zaful

I recently did a collaboration with Zaful, an online clothing shop that sells trendy clothing at an affordable price! The company is based internationally, so the clothing took around 2 weeks to arrive in separate packages. As I was in the need for more cute tops, I decided to pick out three of my favorite tops from the site to pair with various outfits. 

My first choice consisted of a tan suede-like crop top with two strands that you can wrap around your waist. I've been obsessed with this style of crop top recently, so I was super excited to get this piece! The back is zip up, and the small fit me perfectly. I love how the bottom middle has the criss cross design that then leads into the strands- a perfect continuous flow! I paired this with black shorts and a black vest cardigan to complete the look. I would recommend high waisted shorts as the top is pretty high up, but the strands add a nice length to my torso. 

I've also been more into whites recently, so my next two choices were cute white tops that could be paired with almost anything! For this shoulder lace up top, I decided to style it differently and cover up my shoulders as it was super windy! I love how versatile it is as you can wear it in different ways and have a completely new top. I paired this with boyfriend jeans and a gold watch to accentuate everything. This one was more chic casual for me, and it's a great everyday top to have! 

Last but not least, a super cute white lace up crop top that is also very versatile. As it was cold, I decided to tie it up all the way and cover up my shoulders again and I loved the resulting look! At first, I was worried about the material being see through as it was white and on the thinner side, but once I put it on, I fell in love as these problems dissipated. For me, this is the perfect peasant like top to look fashionable without trying too hard, and it's also very easy to pair with! 

Overall, I'm very satisfied with the choices I picked out from Zaful! The tops I chose are great for daily wear and for going out, and I loved how everything looked on me! I got a size S for everything, and nothing was too big or too small- it was just right. Thanks Zaful for sending these over and completing my summer look :)

Credit: @ryanbyryanchua for photography!

Memebox x Pony Effect

Pony is back, and this time around I got the Pony Effect Mirage Highlighters and Personal Cheek! For the highlighters, I got the Lucid Dream, Fairy Tail, and First Chance to try. For the blush, I got Count on Me which is a gorgeous light pink color that adds a nice, rosy color to my cheeks! 

The Lucid Dream was the lightest of the three, with a white pearlescent shimmer that is perfect for the inner corner of your eyes! 

Fairy Tale was the darkest of the three (but still really light), and radiates a warm, gold shimmer that is perfect for highlighting your cheek bones and brow bones! 

First Chance was the most yellow of the three- it is a light yellow gold shimmer that brings out a nice highlight. I added this to the bridge of my nose and the middle of my forehead for an accent. 

The powder was well packed and pigmented, and added a nice, natural glow on my face! I love how the shimmer is not too obvious or too light, and portrays the perfect highlight for my skin. Thanks #Memebox for always supplying me with the best products! 

Collab X Macy's

Macy's recently launched their spring must-have campaign, and I was so excited to be a part of it! For my must have's I really like the distressed jeans as well as wedges. I paired that with a light, beige summery top and a tan fedora to match. I chose a darker lip shade to go with my burgundy Rebecca Minkoff backpack. For the second outfit, I also got an off the shoulder dress for a night out! Here are the images I shot for them~ 

Peach & Lily X Caolion #PerfectPores

Peach & Lily is an online Korean and Japanese beauty retailer who curates and sells innovative and cult-favorite products from Asia worldwide! Similar to Memebox, Peach & Lily focus on gentle formulas, unique ingredients, inside out results, and a better value to their customers. They offer products ranging from skin and body care to makeup. They have recently collaborated with Caolion, a brand that uses ultra gentle ingredients to promote the natural beauty and health of the skin. They are famous for their pore packs that work to clear the skin of impurities and leaving the hydration of the skin intact. Instead of subjecting our skin to harsh treatments such as rip off pore strips, Caolion uses wash-off masks that can be left on for 10-15 minutes or overnight.

I was fortunate enough to try their 2 bestsellers and 2 new releases from Caolion. The packaging of the products were high quality and durable, and I really liked how simple everything was to use! I received three different types of pore masks to try, as well as a foam cleanser to wash my face with. Each of the pore masks also comes with a tool to scoop the mask out of the bottle which was cute!

The first step of the process is to rejuvenate your skin with a proper deep cleanse, and the Freshly Chitosan Foam Cleanser clears up your pores using Jeju mandarin oil and antioxidants to balance your skin's pH.

After I washed my face, I tried the Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack. This pore mask is a charcoal micro oxygen bubble mask that is great for all skin types including sensitive skin. The oxygen bubbles are able to deep clean your pores, and the natural oat grains retains the moisture in your skin. After applying the charcoal, the mask started to bubble and turn light gray to almost white within minutes. It sounded like soda bubbles on my skin! After leaving it on for 5-10 additional minutes, I massaged my skin and rinsed off the mask. 

The Premium Original Pore Pack was my personal favorite as when I applied it on my skin, it felt super refreshing and cooling. When I was putting on the mask, I could smell and feel the mintiness of the mask, and it left a nice tingling sensation on my skin. This mask is great for tightening and soothing the skin while enhancing the complexion. I love how smooth and light it felt on my skin, and how relaxing it ended up being! 

Last but not least, the Pore Tightening Memory Sleeping Mask is perfect to use before going to sleep. This mask helps hydrate and lift your skin as it tightens the pores and enhances elasticity. When asleep, the pack uses a shape memory technology which brightens and tightens your skin when you awake. The mask felt very gel like and was on the more viscous side, and I have yet to try this mask! Will get to it later on and update how it feels!

Peach & Lily will be offering their pore masks at a specially priced set here, with a cleanser as a free bonus! I really liked the variety of masks they offer as I can interchange and use different ones in the morning and night whenever I want! This set is such a steal as it also comes with a foam cleanser- you get the full face treatment! This is perfect for people like me who want to work on minimizing their pores, thank you Peach & Lily for sending this over! 

Honey Belle Ultimate Face Kit

I've been using the Honey Belle Ultimate Face Kit for months now, so I finally decided to create a blog about it! Honey Belle emphasizes on organic, natural, and handcrafted skincare products that is great for the skin as there are no preservatives or chemicals. The face kit I use contains a foaming facial cleanser, facial tonic, day and night face creme, and the gentle makeup remover (instead of the acne rollerball listed on the site). I also got several of my favorite soaps and a matcha scrub for my body wash as well. 

The foaming facial cleanser in tea tree rose is super light on my skin as it removes impurities and soothes the redness and acne irritation I get. Be careful to not get it in your eyes though as it burns! I also use a spray or two of the facial tonic after washing as it is refreshing and has a nice lavender scent to it. 

The day and night face creme now comes in new packaging which I like so much better as this one uses a pump to dispense the cream. These two are part of my daily routine, and i put the lotion on after I wash my face to ensure that my skin does not stay dry.

Last but not least in the face kit- the gentle makeup remover. It contains lavender oil, almond oil, and Vitamin E (basically fish oil). I have yet to use this as this is a newer product, but I am excited to try it! 

For the soaps, my favorite of the infused goat milk soaps is the rose garden! I love how the smell isn't overpowering, and that when I use the soap, the rose petals actually come out the more I use it. The sea salt oatmeal bar, on the other hand, is my ultimate favorite as it smells AMAZING and I love the scent on my body! I have both the face and body bar as I'm obsessed! 

The green tea "matcha madness" face and body scrub is another essential that I love- I typically use it once every few days to get a deep skin cleansing. It comes in a 5 oz container which is more than enough for me to last, and the scrub is made of sugar, coconut oil, matcha, vitamin E, and glycerin. It comes separated (not sticky and clumped together like other products), and I really like how it feels on my skin! It is also technically edible if you accidentally eat it. haha. 

I'm obsessed with Honey Belle products, and I know my skin appreciates it too! This company is my go to when needing new items for my skin, and Honey Belle also gives back to the community which I love! Check out their website to learn more about them~

 

 

W.I.N. Beauty Kit

What is Next, an upcoming start-up that focuses on monthly subscription kits featuring popular Asian beauty and skincare products, is launching their service from to globalize Asian products on a household scale. Asian beauty products are available in the states at a higher cost, and W.I.N. strives to increase the accessibility of products in the market here. There have been major Asian beauty retailers popping up in SoCal, but W.I.N. focuses on offering premium quality products at an affordable cost. 

I was lucky enough to receive one of their exclusive pre-launch beauty kit filled with their favorite products, and upon opening the package, I was impressed at what I received. I got: A'Pieu Deep Clean Foam Cleanser, Missha Natural Soft Jelly Cleansing Puff, Skinfood Chlorella Nose Clear Patch, The Face Shop Character Mask, the Secret Key Snail Repairing Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++, and a cute little bag to put everything inside! 

A'Pieu Deep Clean Foam Cleanser- this bubble cleanser is perfect for me as it removes the imperfections and dirt deep in my pores after a long day out. After massaging my face and washing it off, it leads to smooth and clear skin. This product uses Harrogate mineral water as one of its active ingredients which is one of the finest premium spring waters in the world.

I also got the Missha Natural Soft Jelly Cleansing Puff that I paired with my new cleanser. This puff contains activated carbon, natural minerals, and bamboo charcoal to fight bacteria. It also came with a string attached so you can hang it to dry after squeezing out the water. The second time around using my cleanser, I applied it on this puff and massaged it on my face. The texture on the puff felt great, and it removed my dead skin cells with its dense fiber structure. This puff is great for eliminating impurities and provide a thorough cleansing. 

After cleaning my face for the day, I applied the Secret Key Snail Repairing Sun Cream with SPF of 50+. Snail cream is highly popular in Asia as the slime extract is fantastic to fighting premature aging. It also strengthens and evens skin texture and restores the quality of collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. The cream wasn't oily at all, and it felt light on my skin! 

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Last but not least, I got the Skin Food Chlorella Nose Clear Patch and The Face Shop Character Mask. Skin Food has been opening shops here in SoCal, and I really like the products that they offer as it is healthy for the skin! The nose patch is perfect for removing blackheads and sebum, and it contains chlorophyll which is present in all green plants. The character mask is a super cute animal mask that contains hyaluronic acid and collagen that moisturizes and improves your skin. I have yet to try these two products, but I am excited to!

The beauty kit I received was such a cute surprise to get! I didn't exactly know what was coming, so opening it up was super fun. I really liked the products I received as everything is very economical and useful- I know what I'm using for the next few months! Thank you W.I.N. to sending a box my way! 

COACHELLA LOOKBOOK X SHOP TOBI

All photos shot by Jennifer Wu.

Festival season is coming up... and Coachella is right around the corner! This year, I've teamed up with Shop Tobi and Edge I-Wear for my festival looks, and I'm loving the pieces I picked out! My taste ranges from girly to something darker, so I decided to do something different for each day. Details below:

Outfit One

I decided to go with something more girly with the Everything in Lace Romper as I've been falling in love with lace! Since this romper has a long sleeve, I love how the front has a dip that isn't too sexy but does show some skin. The back is sheer which is nice as your body won't get too hot in the heat. I paired Juno Sunglasses from Edge I-Wear as well as a mini Julian backpack from Rebecca MInkoff. Shoes and necklace from Forever 21. 

Outfit Two

This outfit is a complete contrast to outfit one as I went with black and combat boots for a more edgy punk look. This one was actually my favorite of the three as it is totally me, and I love this Alley Lace Up Ribbed Bodysuit from Tobi! I paired this outfit with Steve Madden combat boots and the Remy Sunglasses in black. 

Outfit Three

Last but not least, outfit three! I've also been really getting into gaucho pants, so I loved the Anisha Midi Jumpsuit with the Emerie Sunglasses in Tortoise. This one also has a dip in the middle where I added a Forever 21 tiered necklace so that it doesn't look so bare. I complemented the jumpsuit with sandals from Steve Madden for a casual look and a belt from Blow The Belt. 

Had so much fun shooting this lookbook in Palm Springs! Thanks to @xjenn3 for shooting all of these looks and finding these amazing locations. So excited to be attending Coachella weekend one in a few weeks! Say hi if you see me! :)

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DITTO X Endless Eyewear

*Update: Cancelled my complementary subscription because the customer service was subpar. I would not recommend signing up for this. 

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Remember the monthly jewelry subscription box Rocksbox? Well, there's a subscription box just like that but for sunglasses! Ditto caters to those who want to have a nice variety of designer glasses to wear at a low cost. At $24 a month, customers can pick and choose from brands such as Burberry, Vera Wang, Miu Miu, Lanvin, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and more! Customers can rotate their frames as often as they want, and you can even keep your pair until the new ones come in! For my first time, I got a Burberry pair- it took a few tries before I got shades that were available. The packaging of the glasses was beautiful- the box was extremely sturdy and I love how the shrink wrap it like it's brand new! 

Ditto often has new arrivals and brands coming in, and I can't wait to pick my next pair! It's awesome being able to pick and choose what you want, and get it shipped straight to you. This really is endless eyewear- check out their site to learn more! 

COLLAB X STYLEWANDERLUST

Harnesses have been in for a few seasons now, and I've definitely fallen in love with the ones I received from StyleWanderlust! Their Etsy shop displays a wide variety of body and leg harnesses, and I chose several styles of harnesses to match with my outfits. Theses harnesses can be customized to your body size, or it can also come with adjustable straps. I typically love using these harness for a night of going out, and this company offers both simple and complex designs. 

Style 13

Style 13

Style 13 was the simplest harness I got, and I love how you can pair it with almost anything! I usually pair it with tank tops or crop tops as it adds a nice finishing touch. 

Style 10

Style 10

Style 10 is my favorite as it is not too simple or too intricate. I use this one the most when going out at night as I can pair it with almost anything! 

Style 16

Style 16

Style 16

Style 16

Style 16 was by far the most complex of the three to put on, and I got a little lost the first few times! However, I love how this can make a plain outfit look fabulous as shown in the photo above! 

The harnesses that I received were very well made and of a high quality, and I was impressed at how durable these harnesses are! Each harness comes with its own care card with photos and instructions on using it which goes above and beyond than getting just a harness! I'm obsessed with the ones I currently have, I wouldn't be surprised if I end up getting more! :) 

Check out their Instagram for more inspo. 

COLLAB X ROCKSBOX

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Month five using Rocksbox, and it doesn't get old! This time around, I was given a box of really simple and elegant pieces that I loved. My stylist chose a House of Harlow pendant necklace in turquoise to start, and paired it with a gold ring and earrings. 

The Wanderlust + Co ring I ended up buying as I love how the ring looks on my hand! The arrow shape filled with crystals adds a nice touch to any outfit- whether casual or something more on the formal side. 

Last but not least, I got the Kris Nations obtuse triangle stud earrings. These earrings are great for focusing more on the small and delicate details. Since I have a double piercing on my earlobe, I feel like this pair would be better for the top part of the earlobe.

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This month's box really emphasized on simple gold tones, so I paired it with a casual spring outfit- a white sports bra like top with a blue floral skirt. Let's see what's coming my way next month!

Also: I was recently offered a collaboration similar to Rocksbox but for sunglasses! Same concept- you can pick a pair of brand name sunglasses you want to wear and trade them in for another pair when you get bored of them! Will be posting soon- stay tuned! :) 

MEMEBOX X KOCOSTAR SLICE SHEET MASK

I recently came into possession of these unique slice sheet masks by Kocostar thanks to Memebox, and I seriously love the concept! They offer three different fruits in which each has different functions- lemon, tomato, and cucumber. The sheets are in an actual slice of the fruit which is super cute, and it is perfect for placing onto the areas of your skin that needs help. 

It is recommended that you put on these patches after cleansing and toning your skin. After 10 to 20 minutes, remove the sheet and massage the remaining liquid onto your face for the nutrients. 

Lemon- Lemon is perfect for uneven skin tone as it is a natural brightening ingredient. With the lemon, one can reduce the appearance of dark spots and skin discolorations. 

Cucumber- Cucumber has always been great for cooling the face, and this sheet provides nourishment and moisture for relaxation. Super refreshing! 

Tomato- I ended up using this sheet first as I just got back from a week long trip in Miami, and my skin was very dry. Tomato is perfect for brightening up dull and exhausted skin as it is enriched with lycopene (antioxidant that helps eliminate toxins that cause dullness and stress). I love how I was able to place the sheet wherever I wanted, and put it on my cheeks as it was super rough and dry.

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The patches come in different sizes; there is a larger and a smaller size which is great for treating certain areas. I love how convenient and small these sheets are and how effective they are on my skin! Definitely a new staple for me, can't wait to try the rest of the fruit flavors! 

COLLAB X ROCKSBOX

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Fourth month using Rocksbox, and this may be my favorite month yet. This time around, the jewelry pieces I received were more simple and classy looking which I love. My stylist chose the Jules Smith cuff from my wishlist and paired two necklaces to layer with!

The geometric cuff was actually really malleable as you can bend it to open and close. It was nicely textured, and I love how nice it looked on my arm! It was on the bigger side which offset the simple thin necklaces nicely.

I got two Gorjana necklaces to layer, and I ended up keeping the Tane Toggle Lariat (pictured above). I love how it's adjustable and you can make it longer or shorter! I also got the Faryn Necklace which was really pretty and delicate. The boxes keep getting better and better, and I loved the pieces they sent to me this month! Can't wait to see what's in store for me the next time around!

COLLAB X MEMEBOX X SKIN CARE

I feel like Koreans always have the best skin, and as a Korean beauty retailer, Memebox has surpassed my skin care expectations! This time around, I received two different skin care items, and the first one I got was their all time best seller Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubbling Clay Mask.  The mask is made of charcoal powder that serves as a makeup remover and pore cleanser. The bubbles from the masks helps get rid of the dirt you accumulate throughout the day and refines and tightens pores. 

The package comes with a small scooper to put the mask on your face, but I ended up using my hands which was a bad idea. The mask started bubbling on my fingers, and I ended up sticking with the scooper so it wouldn't happen. After applying everything evenly on my dry and uncleansed face, the mask started bubbling and it got super itchy at some points. When everything turned white, I massaged my face gently and rinsed it off with lukewarm water. 

As you can see, my nose was too itchy :P couldn't resist scratching it!

As you can see, my nose was too itchy :P couldn't resist scratching it!

The mask was super fun to play with, and I made a mess! My face felt super smooth and rejuvenated after, and I couldn't stop touching my face! I would recommend this product if you're in need of a face mask, as it really works its wonders! 

The next item I got was the Holika Holika Gonyak Soft Perfect Bubble Foam.  This product serves as a deep cleanser and gentle exfoliator in one, and it contains rich herbs and fruit oils that is perfect for hydration to the skin. The bottle itself has a soft brush tip made of silicone that you can use to rub your face to get rid of your dead skin cells.

After taking off the plastic cover, I pressed down to get the foam cleanser out through the brush tips. I love how the cleanser comes out through the brush tip, and after applying it onto my face with my hands, I used the brush to massage my face. It's super gentle and relaxing, and the cleaner smells really good too! It had a subtle floral smell, and the foam felt great on my skin. 

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After rinsing off the cleanser, my face felt super soft and hydrated. This may actually be my new favorite face wash! I love how it incorporates a soft brush which is perfect for getting rid of the dirt n your skin, and using a foam cleanser is great for acne and oily skin. I've been using it on a daily now, and I'm addicted! I highly recommend this product for all types of skins, and this is definitely my favorite product I've received. Thank you Memebox!!