January 2015 Mr. Jan All In One Beauty Box Giveaway

Monthly subscription beauty boxes have become one of the fastest growing trends. You may ask, “Why is this beauty box thing getting bigger and bigger?”. Well, for a reasonable price, you can try and experience at least five, and sometimes MORE, beauty products, without ever setting foot in a department store.

Currently, I subscribe to six different beauty boxes services. Each of these companies send a monthly beauty box containing everything from luxury to organic skin care products. I absolutely love getting these little surprises every month.

Last December, we celebrated the holidays by providing our YouTube subscribers a special Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaway! It was so much fun! It was such a huge success, that I decided to carry it forwards into 2015. So, I announced just before the end of the year on YouTube that  I will offer monthly beauty boxes giveaways for the entire 2015 year.

Check out the link below for my January 2015 Beauty Box Giveaway. It is simple to participate, all you need to do is the following:

1. Be at least 18 years of age or older,
2. Subscribe or be a subscriber to my YouTube channel (it’s a lot of fun)
3. Like this video,
4. Comment on the video, telling us why you would love this beauty box!

This is an YouTube channel giveaway, and includes all of our international subscribers. The contest ends at 12:00 PM PST on 2/1/2015, so check it out now!

Good luck !

SK-II Essential Power Eye Cream Review

Did you know more than 60% of women don’t use eye cream ? its shocking to me because the eye area is where you start to see the very first fine lines.
The reason? The skin around the eye is very thin and has no sebaceous glands, collagen and elastin fibers. To further complicate matters, our eyes blinks over 10,000 times per day. These are just some of the many reasons why you need a good eye treatment.
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Enter the new SK-II Essential Power Eye Cream, SK-II’s premium eye cream. I love the fact that SK-II continues to upgrade their products with some of the best ingredients known to mankind. Just think of how Apple continues to improve iPhone with the newest technology every year, improving and reinventing the cell phone we love so much, well at least most of us.
This new eye cream helps to address multiple signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, sagging, lack of firmness, dehydration and dark circles.  You can use this both day and night. What I like about this eye cream is the texture, very creamy but not too rich and sticky, easy to apply and massage around the eye. The scent of this eye cream is same as the Essential Power Essence and Essential Power Rich Cream which I love. its hard to discernible the scent, just think of a walk in a natural forest with smell of fresh herbs.
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This new eye cream is $125
The best application to apply the eye cream as follows:
Step one: Massage the eye cream on your hand – wait until the eye cream turns clear.
Step two: Use ring fingers gently pad the eye cream around the orbital bone.
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For sagging  (after steps two) : start your finger at the inner corner eye and glide toward to temple and press the pressure point for 3 seconds. start begins of eye brow and glide toward to temple press the pressure point for 3 seconds – repeat 3 time each eye
For puffiness (after steps two): use ring finger massage circular from inner corner to temple press the pressure point at temple for 3 seconds. massage circular begin of eye brow to temple press the pressure point for 3 seconds.

Nina Vaca, Modern Luxury Event, SK-II in Dallas, Texas

 

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Approximately eighteen months ago, when I begun my venture into social media, I vowed to focus on beauty, fashion, luxury and travel. I am not political person and normally refrain from discussing my personal life. As a result, these faucets of my life have been absent from my social media. Don’t worry, Lord now’s I have no intentions of changing my focus and Mr. Jan All In One will continue to bring the best social media content in the world of beauty, fashion, luxury and travel.

That said, last week I had the opportunity to meet Nina Vaca, Chief Executive Officer Of Pinnacle Technical Resources, at a private reception she hosted in Dallas, Texas. As the SK-II National Skin Care Ambassador, I was asked to attend the event and give a short presentation on my beloved SK-II products. My colleagues and I were welcomed with open arms by Nina and her friends. Most importantly, getting to know Nina, her plight to success and her love for people, was so inspiring.

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I am from Taipei, Taiwan, raised in a family where there was a roller-coaster of success and failure. When I came to the United States I could not speak any English, kids made fun of me in school, sometimes I would cry and yearn for my life in Asia. However, through all this adversity, I stayed on my feet. I finished school, went on to the Fashion Design Institute in Los Angeles, got my degree, and started my career in retail. Working hard to improve myself has opened many doors of opportunity including my current position with SK-II.

Meeting Nina has opened a new chapter in my life. Like her, I hope that I can be an inspiration to those who think they are held back from success due to ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities and other personal hurdles.

Nina, thank you again for a very successful event and your inspiration in my life.

Fendi Karlito Review

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Key charms have been very popular in the past few years and Fendi’s monster was the leader of this trend. Last February, super model Cara Delevingne opened the Fendi show with Karlito, which was a personal gift from creative director, Sylvia Venturini Fendi, to designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Ever since the show, Karlito became a huge demand. This super cute Karlito was sold out within a few days. I was lucky enough to get one of the famous Karlito in December and here is my review.

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First impression:  The Fendi Box. This was my second purchase from Fendi and I was not impressed with their box. It sounds silly but when you purchase these luxury items every detail counts from the tissues, box, ribbon to the handle of the bag. However, this box does have Karl’s autograph.

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Second impression: After I opened the box, the Karlito was wrapped in plain tissue paper. It looked very sad. Honestly,  I feel disappointed with the presentation. I was hoping Fendi will offer a stand to house Karlito. The box also included a dust bag too.
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The Karlito key charm looks super cute! I love how Fendi used three (3) different types of fur to create this; the black mink is used for the sunglasses, sliver fox fur for the body and white goat fur for the hair. The Karlito looks just like mini Karl Lagerfeld. His signature black sunglasses, high collar with a black tie and, of course, the ponytail. I think I will only bring Karlito to special events. He will stay in my walk-in closet inside a museum case. The Karlito took the fashion industry by storm! I hear Fendi is planning to make a super mini Karlito in spring 2015. I will definitely keep my fingers crossed!

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading this!

 

 

 

Cellcosmet Cellular Sheet Masks Review

Cellcosmet is a Switzerland skincare launched in 1980.  It was inspired by the medical application developed in 1931 by the founder of cellular therapy, Swiss Professor Paul Niehans. In 1987, Cellcosmet discovered The CellControlTM method means that cellular material can be kept in its active state for months at a time, thanks to the use of a stabilizing liquid especially developed by scientists at Cellap Laboratoire.  The technology is now in all Cellcosmet products to offer most effective and best adapted treatment for stimulating skin revitalization. (Information provided by http://www.cellap.ch/en/cellulotherapy/revitalisation_technique#.VKRarpF12yM)

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I tried the Cellular Sheet mask (Eye Mask). This mask kit costs $450 for 5 pieces.
The company stated: immediate and visible results form the very first application. Giving you a younger, fresher and more rested looking appearance, crow’s feet are plumed, dark circle and under eye bags are visibly reduced and eyelids appear lifted.

Active Ingredients:

  • Hibiscus oligopeptides : intensely hydrate*, relax and smooth expression lines
    Principle Active Ingredients of the Cellular Serum.
  • Active Stabilised Bio-Integral Cells (15%): revitalizing, rebalancing
  • Expert Hyaluron Complex: very moisturising*, plumping, instant smoothing effect, restructuring, encourages cellular regeneration, forms a supportive mesh
  • Long-lasting HydraPulp Complex: restores loss of volume, redensifies the skin through moisturisation and intensively refreshes
  • Panthenol: with its well-documented healing properties
  • Extract of Chrysantellum: draining and reviving
  • Restructuring Anti-Dark Circles Complex: lightening,  derived from peptides
  • Dermo-Relaxing Peptide Complex: reduces expression lines

I follow the instruction and here are my review and thoughts:

I applied the eye mask on clean skin as you can see in the below images. My biggest concerns are dark circle and sagging eyelid. During the 15 minutes, I feel a little itching around my eye area but it goes a way after a few minutes. My skin is telling me something is working hard on my skin. The mask texture feels a little sticky. After 15 minutes, I removed the mask and apply it on my eyelid but 70% of mask already dried out 🙁 I still left it on eyelid for about 10 minutes. The mask completely dried out.  After I removed the eye mask, I can feel little tightness around eye. I am sure this is supposed to be firming.

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Well as you can see , I really don’t see huge difference. I know this is just my first time using it, but for $90 a pair eye mask, I feel the results should be better. Did you see any difference?
By the way, I know the lighting is a little off but if you look at the texture and sagging lids, you probably can’t tell the difference.

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The biggest question is: how much would you pay in the cosmetic department for the fountain of youth?

 

 

 

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Review and Color Swatches

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On December 26, 2014, one of the biggest launches was Tom Ford Lips & Boys. 50 mini size Tom Ford lipsticks became available to the public. So what’s the big deal? Well it’s the most smart marketing ever, if I may say. These lip sticks were name after 50 men who influenced Tom Ford… Thats right! They named the colors after male names. Who won’t want to wear Adriano or Luca.
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These are mini size 0.07 oz, cost $32. Everything looks just the same as the regular size lipstick 1.0 oz for $50. Both lipsticks have the same ingredients: soda see extract , Brazilian murmur butter and chamomila flower oil. I think it’s the size of this luxury lipstick that got everyone talking about it. It’s so easy to carry around! When you’re going to the club with a smaller purse, lipstick is by far the most important make up you need to bring so a smaller size is in demand!

Tip: There are 50 colors available but you do not need to buy all 50. Purchase one shade in each color family group. For example, purchase just one orange shade then use a different colored lipliner to create multiple colors from that one (orange) color! Create many different colors with all your favorite shades!

I ordered Adriano, Luca, Alexander and Didier. The Tom Ford makeup artist picked out these colors for me because he thinks these are going to be the hottest colors for Spring. I like how these lipsticks just glide smoothly onto my skin. It’s also good for dry lips too!

Here are the swatches for these colors.
Adriano 33
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Luca 31
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Didie 48
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Alexander 21
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Also here are the size comparisons between 1 0z – 0.7 oz to the super mini 0.3 oz
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Fendi Demi Jours Mini Bird Crossbody Bag

My new philosophy on purchasing designer items is really based on limited editions either by season or quantity. Why? So it’s less likely I’ll walk into someone who has the same bag. I am sure you all have the same experience. I am sure it’s most awkward especially if they wear it better.  Another reason is that limited pieces retain value much better and they most likely won’t go on sale.

Speaking of limited edition bags, I recently purchased a Fendi Demi Jour Mini Bird Crossbody Bag from the spring 2015 bird themes resort collection. Just look at the bag! How can anyone say NO?! But what really sold me is when I found out there are only 80 pieces of this available in USA. Guess what I said? ” I’ll take it!” And of course, the sales person at Fendi was so nice and not pushy at all.

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Let’s take a closer look of this super adorable bag!

A sleek structured bag in saffiano leather printed in a multicolor bird motif for boldness and charm.
Top handle, 1″ drop

  • Removable, adjustable crossbody strap, 20″-24″ drop
  • Magnetic flap closure
  • One inside zip pocket
  • One inside open pocket
  • Fully lined
  • 9″W X 6″H X 5″D
  • Calfskin
  • Made in Italy
  • Retail at $2050

After one month of purchase, the Fendi sales person sent me a Christmas gift of the bird collection. They are so cute! I will purchased my next Fendi bag from her again .

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Currently, this bag is already sold out in the USA. You can actually find them on Ebay at a higher price . Let me say this… when you see your bag on eBay selling at a higher price, you did good!