My Favorite Korean Spa in Ktown + Spa Treatment Review

On Sundays while my husband finds joy in the sounds of whistles, referee announcements and men grunting, I prefer to escape to Koreatown here in Los Angeles to experience my own Sunday oasis – Natura Spa. When I first moved to LA, I explored the larger (also slightly more expensive) Korean spas – Olympic, Century and Wi – but found the intimate quiet and reasonable prices for top notch services at Natura Spa more my speed. I’ve been frequenting this spa for almost five years and each time I go, I typically get one of the following two treatments:  …
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Essential Oils For Acne, Wrinkles & Pregnancy

Essential oils are tricky. They’re powerful enough to soften wrinkles, lighten pigmentation and heal burns. But if you have reactive skin like I do, they’re also capable of causing irritation, breakouts or sensitization. Doing too much, too fast, too soon will set you up for the aforementioned. Unfortunately, those were my experiences early on dabbling with essential oils, but I’ve realized after the fact that it wasn’t them, it was me, or rather my lack of knowledge about how to use essential oils and more specifically which ones to use. Mine is not an uncommon story. And as more and…
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Microneedling With PRP Review – Before & After Pics

When it comes to uneven skin texture, light acne scars, and sun spots there is only so much skincare products can do. This is why on my quest to combat the above I’ve turned to board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tansavatdi for intense pulsed light laser treatments (IPL) to help with my discoloration, derma pen micro-needling to smooth scars and platelet rich plasma (PRP) for overall collagen stimulation and texture improvement. If you’re unfamiliar with the amazing skin enhancing benefits of micro-needling and PRP, read this blog post that goes into full detail. Or this article from John Hopkins…
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SkinOwl PM Maqui Berry Beauty Drops Review (*The Perfect Oil For Breakout Prone Skin)

I’m one of those people who knows right away if a product works for my skin or not. It’s basically a REQUIREMENT that I see results and feel results within the first use. No, it does not need to be a miracle worker and transform me from my usual Cruella DeVille self into a golden goddess overnight (not possible btw), but I’m very in tune with my skin and I can feel immediately when a product is in sync with it or not. That being said, the SkinOwl PM Maqui Berry Beauty Drops had me hooked after the first use!…
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Organic Eyeshadow Palettes For Fall

  I think the misconception that organic beauty isn’t up to snuff is quickly fading as consumers discover luxury organic makeup brands, like Kjaer Weis, Y et Beaute and Inika Organic. While I’ve been a fan of Kjaer Weis for a while now (their cream foundation is my go-to and the one I recommend for anyone dealing with inflammatory skin issues) and the stunningly luxe matte lipsticks by Y et Beaute, I recently just discovered the gorgeous organic eyeshadow palettes from Inika Organic. Inika Organic is an Australian brand founded in 2006 featuring organic, vegan, cruelty-free makeup – what’s not to…
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