Happy Spring soon, everyone! It is all about the jewelry for me this season. I know you have seen my insta where I am head-over-heels with some of the trendiest jewelry releases these past few months.
Here is one jewelry brand that I love to wear for a minimalist and streamlined look. The brand I am talking about is Freya Treasures. Their jewelries are perfect for any occasion. Be it for work, for running errands, or even for a formal social event. Also, their designs are ideal for women on the go, and even for women who just want to have lunch and have a good time. The price for each piece of jewelry is affordable and the quality is good. Most are made of stainless steel. The gold ones are of 18K gold plating, lead-free, nickel-free, ethically sourced, and sustainably run.
Check out my favorites below:
Check out my insta to see how they look in action. Bottom line, if you want a piece of simple and elegant jewelry to wear every day, check out freyatreasures.com and have fun choosing their selection of beautiful earrings, rings, and necklaces.
*products sent by Freya Treasures for review. The review/opinion in this post is by the editor.
Hello everyone. This post is all about healing and improving our skin through the benefit of LED light therapy using the Currentbody face mask. If you have noticed, many people that are known to have beautiful glowy skin have an established skincare routine. Part of that routine likely includes regular visits to dermatologist or at least a very good trusted facialist. These skincare professionals almost all use LED light therapy. LED light therapy is proven to be safe and effective in improving the vitality of the skin over time. However, for most of us, regular visits to the derma to avail of the coveted facial LED light therapy is not only pricey but also not quite practical with our hectic schedule. I, for one, needed a practical and less costly solution, long-term.
I have tried some LED light therapy before, even spot-targeting LED lights that promised to control and prevent breakouts. Much to my dismay, I ended up not liking them because first, they took a long time to improve skincare concerns. Second, they just do not have enough LED wavelength that could help with any of my troublesome breakouts, and third, they are just time-consuming to use.
Enter the Currentbody Skin LED Light Therapy (featured on Netflix’s Emily in Paris series). With this LED face mask, I noticed a huge improvement in my overall skintone and skin health. I gave myself enough time to try the mask and see the full benefits. I was blown away by how the mask managed to control and prevent the appearance of my hormonal breakouts. Even the ghost of my previous dark spots’ past went away 😃 . Apart from that, I noticed a change in the integrity of my skin, specifically my skin’s texture and elasticity. My skin now feels more firm and less rubbery than before using the mask. I had some reaction to a previous supplement I was taking, where my skin developed redness, dryness, and dullness no matter how much soothing moisturizer I applied. The Currentbody LED mask improved such issue, and my skin looked way more glowy than before using it.
Curious why LED light therapy works? LED light has been known to improve the appearance of the skin by stimulating the skin’s cells to regenerate new cells. Think of it as a kind of regenerative medicine for the face. In a study by Russel et al. (2009), thirty-one patients with facial rhytids (medical term for fine lines and wrinkles) underwent a combination of LED light therapy wavelengths. To which, fifty percent of them had visible skin improvement at twelve weeks, and continuous succeeding improvements of eighty percent upon months of follow-up. The patients were assessed visually through clinical photography and overall satisfaction score.
Schoutsen (2023) explained that LED light therapy stimulates the skin cells called chromophores. The chromophores transform the LED light energy into chemical energy, setting a series of cellular reaction that improves blood circulation, collagen production, and inflammation reduction. Such a continuous cellular process renews the skin, making it look youthful and glowy. That is why LED masks such as the one from Currentbody is great as anti-aging facial device.
The Currentbody LED therapy mask uses two clinical wavelengths (red and near-infrared) to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It has a patented flexible silicone to make sure that light energy truly gets into all the areas of the face. The mask is safe to use for all skin types and tones. Its maximum usage lasts for 10 minutes, and you can use it five times a week. You must first cleanse and exfoliate your skin before using the device. You can also use Currentbody’s Skin Hydrogel Face Mask along with the device. In my experience, using the device with the gel mask feels really good and it leaves my skin moisturized afterward.
The device comes with its own USB charging cable, a user manual, eye goggles to protect your eyes (if you are sensitive to light), an adjustable velcro strap to wrap the device around your head, and a storage bag. Before using, it is safe practice to first conduct a sensitivity test, to check if you will experience skin burns (which is a rare occurrence).
The Currentbody LED light therapy mask is generally safe to use, pain-free, and will generally not burn the skin. If you are curious about the overall long-term side effects of using LED light therapy on the skin, well, worry not. In a systematic review of Glass (2023), LED light therapy (within established parameters) are indeed safe, and it will not cause any oncologic reactions over time with continued use. Even cancer patients who decide to try LED light therapy for their skin can enjoy the anti-aging device.
This post is all about us K-beauty fanatics. The latest to hit my desk are the gorgeous items from Heimish. Have you heard of Heimish before? If you have not, then you must read this review in detail because I have found another holy grail recs for you.
Artless Perfect Cushion SPF50+ ($34) – Cushions are still my thing. In fact, I was on the market lately looking for another cushion foundation that not only could match my skintone very well but could also work with my skin chemistry. Luckily, I found this foundation which works really well for my oily-type skin without provoking any breakouts and with the added benefit of protecting my skin from the sun. This cushion adds a glowy and dewy glow but does not give you that overly glowy oily-slick look. It just really keeps the moisture locked in the skin, and it is very lightweight. Take note that one of the ingredients in this cushion is hyaluronic acid, which gives a skin-moisturizing benefit. The coverage is between natural and full, which means that it covers enough redness, breakouts, and dark spots. Overall, the product is dermatologist-tested and cruelty-free.
In this review, I have the shade 23 (natural beige), which matched my complexion very well. If you ask me if this cushion is now on my holy grail list of cushion foundations, I can definitely say yes.
Dailism Liquid Lipstick in Burning Rose ($15) – My first impression of this liquid lipstick is its unique nostalgia-inducing fruity scent. I really like the creamy whipped texture of this, which adheres well on the lips, giving it a soft matte full look. The coverage is full, and the pigment is superb. However, after a couple of hours of use, I find this lipstick to be somewhat drying. So I had to reapply a couple of times. Also, with constant use, I recommend that the best way to use this lipstick is to smudge this on the lips, to get that gradient-lip look. I also wish these come in several different shades.
Dailism Smudge Eye Palette Nudie Rose ($30) – This is such a great everyday eyeshadow palette with a very good color range, excellent texture, and reliable adherence. The shades may look basic, natural, and toned down at a glance, but they are totally buildable. Blending is easy with this palette, and there are almost zero fallouts noticed. There is a variety of nude coral beige shades and neutral pinks and a versatile earthy tone. The shades vary from matte, and shimmery, to glittery. The mattes are good as a base eyeshadow or even as an eyebrow enhancer. The shimmers and glitters are good to highlight the lids, or even as an overall face highlighter. I just love this versatile palette. Therefore, it is going straight to my holy grail list.
In summary, Heimish makeup impressed me with its good quality products. I highly recommend that you try any of their items, especially the ones I featured in this review.