Review: World Market Soaps | Sensitive Skin Friendly

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For anyone who has followed me for a long time, you know that my skin has just been overly sensitive to a lot of chemicals in hygiene products. I am happy to say that I found a soap that really does not make my skin itch or red. This is the “higher-end” version of the Irish Spring soap that I usually get, which I also recommend!

Packaging: I wish that it wasn’t plastic, but I do appreciate that you can smell the scent in store before purchase. All the soaps are pretty fragrant but naturally and you can’t smell any chemicals. The label is just beautiful. I love me a good label which is 99% of why I reach for something that I have never used before.

Durability: I think that it depends on how many showers you tend to take in a given time. I take showers 4-7 times a week. I would say that to completely finish the soap off, a month and a half. If you are talking about the soap being whole until it falls to pieces, I would say a month.

Pigmentation: The color does not transfer to the skin, which I would be concerned if it did, and lathers a little but not too much.

Budget: 5.99. This is something I am willing to splurge on in order to make sure that my skin is not reacting to some cheap soap.

My goal is to use my mass amount of shampoo, conditioner, face products, etc. so that I can really focus on what I like to use and that actually works for me. Of course, I still love to try new things but as I am reaching the end of my college journey, I am trying to downsize a lot of stuff.

Pro-Tip: Sign up for the World Market rewards so that you can get discounts and coupons for items or purchases. I love it when my sister gets $10 off of $30 coupons. You don’t have to have a card, they can look it up on your phone!

Also, the soap pictured is my absolute favorite! The other one I like is the blue one that has Water Lily (I think). But, find the one that speaks to you! Or should I say…smells to you?

-Tiffany

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ShopaHAULic 38!! | Dreamy Mermaid Haul

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Black Friday shopping was not really that fruitful for me. I purchased a Google Home Mini but that was about it. Cyber Monday was on top of it this year! I decided to purchase from Seatail Shop. I have purchased a gray mermaid knit tail from Mermaid Julie, the owner of Seatail Shop, and she gifted me a gold mermaid infinity necklace. So, when she had 40-80% off on her website, I couldn’t resist.

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The thing that had me adding things to my cart left and right were the seashell headphones. They were FREE. All you had to pay was shipping. So, how to avoid that? Spend $29 and get free shipping. I fell into the hole and got two necklaces: a gold bar necklace that has “mermaid” in a script font and a silver infinity mermaid necklace. I also purchased mermaid bath bombs.

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First impressions of the headphones, in case you were wondering, are that they are comfy even though they don’t come with the different sizes of silicone earpieces. The necklaces are probably going to be my favorite thing since I wear the gold mermaid necklace all the time. The bath bombs are possible the best thing for the winter since I plan to take many baths on my winter break.

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Links:
Mermaid Infinity Necklace 
Mermaid Bar Necklace
Mermaid Bath Bomb Set
Seashell Earbuds

Holler at ya girl if you have any questions about Seatail! I love the store and I love that they donate to charity.

This post is not sponsored. I purchased all items (aside from headphones which were free in the shop already). All opinions are my own.

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Review: Alternatives to Bras

If you are weirded out by talking about nipples, then this might not be for you but come back next week and I will see you then!

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed but wearing bras creates odd indentions or marks on the body. Yes, I do wear the right size bra, but it still binds me. Maybe, I am wrong? What I do know is that I love to wear nipple covers now. I would like to talk about my experience with the “chicken cutlets” and nipple covers that I have tried out. I cannot say enough how important it is to invest in nipple covers, especially since the skin is so sensitive.

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The “Chicken Cutlet”
This is the very first non-bra that I ever purchased because I had a dress that had a lace back. I think that if you are new to the world of going braless that this is a great way to dip your toes in. I think that it is fine and it does stick but I do not feel the “lift” action that it claims. It would stay together in the center but the inner 1/4 of the sticky bra, the cups were not stuck to my skin at all. I think it is also not meant to stick if you have a B-cup or smaller. I think that if you have a larger breast cup size that it will do some cleavage action but still not lift. But, the material is really well made if you do invest.

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Remember how I mentioned how important it is to invest? Well, I have to say that these are the worst, for me. I have sensitive skin and am allergic to latex and while band-aids have latex-free versions, I have yet to find band-aid like nippies that are latex free. I bought a 40 pack to take with me to Berlin because they are disposable but they were horrid. I ended up scratching them off because my skin became red. They are also a struggle for me to put on because they do not curve as well as I would have thought. I think that if you cut the petals to the point of the nipple fabric cover that you could make it lay flat. I have a whole bunch of some like these that I have no clue what to do with. I wish that these had worked because they are so convenient in terms of disposal.

Image result for hollywood nipple covers“The Common One”
These are probably the most common and accessible nippies that you can find in stores. They are small in terms of covering your nipple. I find that they just cover my nipple, when relaxed, and that is a bit frustrating. These do stay on no matter what. Sometimes they pucker around the edges because they are not laying right or because I put them on when my nipple is “perky.” These are not fully opaque so if your nipple is really dark, you can probably still see it through light clothing. The “outside” material has a sheen and the inside material is ribbed. They are easy to clean with warm water and soap. I let these air dry in my bathroom and use them the next day. I think that these are really affordable at $12.99. I like that they are easily accessible.

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The Holy Grail (with one flaw)
This is by Nippies Skin and my absolute favorite. I purchased these based on reviews from Amazon. I purchased the medium color and I will be purchasing these in the future. They are the most expensive of all the options landing around $20+ but they are worth it. They cover my nipples and more. I have had mine for over 3 months now and wear them every day when I am out. They stay on the whole day, even in the worst heat. My only problem is that under certain tops that you can see the outline of the nippie which sucks when you don’t realize it until the sun hits you. I just know now to wear a bra with those tops though.

Do you like to wear nippies? What is your favorite brand? Have any questions? Leave them down below!

-Tiffany

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3 Youtubers That Inspire Me

It has been a long time since I have posted something about YouTube and the inspiration I gain from it. I watch YouTube almost every single day. For me, it is a creative network that I can look to so that I can fuel my blog, life, and just thoughts. YouTube has become such a huge influence in the world and recently, it has been even more of an inspiration. There are 3 YouTubers who are influencing me in the sense of representation, creative style, and generally feel good emotions. They are also amazing fashion, beauty, and lifestyle YouTubes who you should follow if you haven’t already!

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The 3 Youtubers are:
ilikeweylie | Weylie Hoang | Weylie’s YouTube Channel| Weylie’s Instagram
clothesencounters | Jenn Im | Jenn’s YouTube Channel | Jenn’s Instagram
sophiachang | Sophia Chang | Sophia’s YouTube | Sophia’s Instagram

All three ladies are inspiring and I just wanted to write this post in appreciation to how they make me, an Asian American woman, feel and grow as a person.

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Weylie is someone you may know from her tampon instructional video. I started to watch Weylie, probably in 2015, and was inspired by her attitude and happy demeanor. I also watch her vlogs with her boyfriend Wah, and they are very open about their relationship and life. Weylie is that person who can really give you some advice and it resonates and is coming from a good place. She is like an online sister who checks in with you every week or couple of days. I feel like I can watch her videos and really feel at ease with where I am in my life because Weylie, maybe she just doesn’t know it, but she has a way of saying things that really helps me out in times of stress or unknown future.

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Jenn is seriously such a cool girl that has a great sense of style (I mean, all these girls do!) and is there to be a positive force. I feel like Jenn is someone who really puts others first. By watching her videos, she really loves to explore and keep things fresh for herself and for her content on YouTube. Her soon-to-be husband, Ben, is so sweet and they are a strong duo. I just can’t wait to continue watching her videos and being influenced by her personality and videos.

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Sophia is the girl who could literally beat some sense into you. She is a bad-a kind of gal who I feel could be in your corner if you needed a friend. I love the dynamic between her and Weylie because she is someone who can bring out your wild side and make you laugh like crazy. All three girls combined creates an even crazier, amazing, dynamic that I love and envy to have with my own friends. I love her free spirit, awesome tattoos, and no B-S kind of life. She is an inspiration and her videos are just masterpieces.

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All three ladies combined create such an awesome trio of ladies who represent Asian Americans in a way that I think relates to a lot of us out there. I seriously cannot wait to see more of their videos and become motivated to really be okay with who I am, what I look like, and being creative.

-Tiffany

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Review: Ulta Intensive Treatment Night Repair Cream

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It has been a long time since I have done a beauty post. I am sad to report that this product just isn’t up to par for my skin and here is why…

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Packaging: I am actually a big fan of the packaging because it is sturdy and smooth. I will say that it isn’t the best to travel with but I started to use it repeatedly after I got back from Berlin.

Durability: This went from something that was a thick kind of cream to one that doesn’t seem to blend in on my damp skin. I feel like I have to really work the product in. My biggest issue isn’t that though, it is the fact that my skin felt worse after using it for over a month straight. My skin has some texture due to acne scars from the past and my skin never felt moisturized. My final straw was when the area between my brows flaked so badly.

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Pigmentation: White but once blended in is clear. Can be streaky.

Budget: It isn’t available anymore but there may be some still roaming around in the clearance section at Ulta.

How did this moisturizer work out for you? What is your favorite moisturizer? Leave it in the comments below!

-Tiffany

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Review: Lush Star Dust Bath Bomb

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I am so excited to have tried one of my new bath bombs. Here is what I think of it!

Stability: As a solid bath bomb it has the normal chalky feeling but I found when I was placing it on my tiered shelf, it started to fall apart. I was kind of sad because it held up so well on the way to the states from London.

In Action: Pretty cool. However, it separated in chunks rather than radiate like I have seen other bath bombs do. I tried to break it apart which may have added to the chunkiness. What is cool is that there is a blue center with confetti.

Smell: The smell was not overwhelming but I wish it was stronger. I added lavender essential oils to the water for more scent.

Clean Up: I had to wash down the confetti since they stuck to the walls of the bathtub.

What else do you think I should add to these?

-Tiffany

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Lush Haul!

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Well folks, I finally made a UK purchase from Lush and had it ship all the way here, to North Carolina. The process? So easy that you would be surprised. I compared prices while shopping and would you know, the Frozen bath bomb is $8.95 in the states and only £4.25 which translates to $5.20. It took about a week for my items to get here. I am kind of bummed that there wasn’t a way to track my package. However, alls well that ends well because my order arrived safe and sound.

All of these items were packaged naked, except for the soap, which is a great way to be eco-friendly. The potato starch popcorn dissolve in water or will degrade over time. I love that Lush thinks about these things and really make it the most biodegradable company that I have purchased from.

Now that we got the business out of the way, here is a list of what I got:
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Titsy Totsy bath bomb
Autumn Leaf bath bomb
Star Dust bath bomb
Intergalactic bath bomb
Milky Bar soap
Sakura bath bomb

The package smells extremely fresh and as I am typing it, my office space definitely smells like a Lush store. I highly recommend buying from Lush. I will be doing reviews as I try these wonderful smelling products.

What should I get next time I order from Lush?

Tiffany

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My First Time at Lush! | Lush Haul + How Lush Works

Note: I am just trying to break up my Wanderlust posts since I am currently in London and want to share some of my fun experiences of the now and also before I left for Italy!

I have never found anything at Lush that has made me excited than I have in London. I also have to use natural soaps or soaps with few ingredients because my skin is so sensitive. Not to mention that UK prices are so much cheaper than US.

Outback Mate

I smelled Outback Mate and fell in love, I just had to get it! The soap itself caught my eye because it has a beautiful sea deep look to it. I tend to go towards fresh smelling soaps rather than floral or amber like soaps.

Sea Vegetable

Sea Vegetable is not as pretty as Outback Mate but it has a more subtle scent than Outback Mate. If you are not a fan of the eucalyptus scent and want something lighter, this is for you.

Mint Julips

This product, right here, is how I found out about Lush. A couple years ago, YouTubers everywhere had mentioned this product and I was all about it. I wasn’t all about the price. I found this at Lush and since I was buying soaps, both of which were around 3.25-3.50 pounds, it was time. I bought this for 5.95 pounds. I am excited to try it since my lips are being rebellious and peeling at the moment.


 

So how does Lush work? How do I buy it?

You don’t have to buy a certain chunk that they have, you can get an approximate size as to what you want. For example, one of the soaps I got was going to cost me more than the price per 100g. I wanted the minimum since this was my first purchase and I have a lot in my luggage already. So, I asked them to cut it for me and they did so at the counter.

Samples?

Yes! I wanted to buy a bottle of teeth whitening tablets and found out that they didn’t have the bottle I wanted in stock. So, the cashier actually gave me a couple tablets of the tester bottle for use and that way I could come back and buy it if I really liked it.

Have any more Lush tips? Have a favorite product? I want to know! But, really, I do! Leave a comment below!

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