Luxury Shopping Haul and Tips

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Do you ever feel like you always over spend at your favorite store? Well today I want to shared with you my luxury shopping tips:

Tip 1: Know your budget
At the beginning of my search, I give myself a budget for beauty products, luxury items and fashion accessory. Know how much you can spend and be very disciplined to not spend over the set budget. This will allow you to have another budget for the next season!

Tip 2: Pre Shop
What is pre shop? Use the internet and help you find what you are looking for and how much you can save. i,e, Ebates offer third party online shopping and gives you 2% – 10 % cash rebate or current sales and coupons. I usually use this site for Sephora and Nordstrom online shopping. Remember, every little bit counts!

Tip 3: How will this item impact your total look
Do I really need these shoes? Do I realty need another handbag? I am sure you ask yourself this a lot haha. For me, I always do a mental inventory check and make sure the luxury item will improve or add versatility to my current wardrobe.

I hope these tips help you make a more budget conscious decision while you’re shopping.

Now, I want to show you what I purchased from Hawaii!

Louis Vuitton Pocket Organiser

3.1 x 4.3 inches
(Length x Height)- Matte cowhide leather trim
– Mix of cowhide leather & cotton lining
– 1 external pocket
– 3 credit card slots
– 5 interior pockets
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– Dimensions: 1.13 cm / 0.4 inches
– Gold- and Palladium-plated brass and SWAROVSKI®ELEMENTS
– Design incorporating LV initials; engraved damier pattern on LV motif
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Hermes leather bracelet
Black box calfskin
Palladium plated hardware, 15.5″ long, 2.5″ diameter, 0.5″ wide, 6.7″ circumference.
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Glossybox February Review

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Glossybox is one of best beauty boxes in USA !! Why? Five beauty products in a super cute pink box and sometimes you will receive 1- 2 full size products! This is a $21 monthly subscription but it’s totally worth it.
Here is what’s included in the February Box:
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1. JULEP – Nail color – Full Size $14.00 / 0.27 oz
They give you the full size nail polish but what I like the most is that it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Inside the polish, it has heart shape glitters and is super cute.
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2. UNWASH – Bio Cleansing Conditioner  – Full Size $36 / 13.5 oz
This replaces the shampoo and conditioner. It’s a new technology to wash your hair without over stripping the natural oil. It’s perfect for dry hair. The box is 2.5 oz and is perfect size for travel.
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3. Royal Apothic – Tinties Lip Butter In Pink – Full Size $14 / 0.12 oz
This vintage packaged lip balm offers hydration and tint color. It’s super cute and very girly. By the way, it’s another full size product – so happy!
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4. Jelly Pong Pong – Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara – Full Size $22 / 0.27 oz
A UK brand that offers lasting, all day wear and Glossybox offers the full size.
5. Rituals Cosmetic – Foaming Shower Gel Sensation in YOGI Flow -Full Size  $15 / 6.7 oz
I can’t believed when I open the box and see Ritual body wash. I have been using Rituals wash gel and I love it. I love how the gel turns into foam and makes the skin feel so soft and smooth. Of course, this month’s Glossybox is a full size.

If you are looking to subscribe to a beauty box, I strongly recommend you try out GlossyBOX!! xoxo

 

BIRCHBOX MAN February 2015 Products Review

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Beauty box is the newest trend in the cosmetic industry. So what is a beauty box? Basically, for a small fee between $10 – $30 you can subscribe to a beauty box that contains 4-6 deluxe skin care products, makeup…etc and the purpose is for you to experience them before you pay a full price,. What a great way to try new products right?

Box subscriptions offer clothes, accessories, food, toys…etc but my favorite is still beauty products. Birch Box have 2 options. One is for women and other one is for men. Today, I want to share with you what is my February men’s box.

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1. Ernest Supplies – Awake & Exfoliate body bar – full size $15
A daily soap made with coconut, jojoba, peppermint and caffeine. Helps to stimulate, exfoliate and keep the body feel clean.

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2. MALIN + GOETZ – Peppermint shampoo – full size $25
Conditioning shampoo – made with crisp peppermint extract that won’t strip hair of moisture. I wish the peppermint scent is stronger and since I have very dry hair. It didn’t work for my hair condition, but with normal to oily hair, it maybe good.

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3. Brickell – Purifying Charcoal Face Wash – full size $25
Natural cleanser pairing purifying olive oil and charcoal with restorative jojoba and aloe. I like the smell of this cleanser. After I rise it off my skin it still feels comfortable and not overly dried.

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4. Rite In The Rain – Field Flex All Weather Memo Book – $4.95
This pocket size note book have build in ruler in the back just in case you need to measure something. Overall, it’s very useful.

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5. This IS Ground – Cord Taco Grand 3 pack $29
Another full size item. This taco shape leather cord organizer really keeps all your cords in one place. For some who likes to have all the electric cords in control, this will be your new BFF.

Overall, I like everything in this month’s box with 2 full size products. To subscribe to Birchbox Man, it is $20 per month and includes 3-4 grooming deluxe samples and handsome accessories.

Share with me which beauty box is your favorite!

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 !

Birchbox SoHo Hual

Happy Holiday everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas and preparing for an amazing 2015 !!!

When I was in New York few weeks back, I discover the Birchbox store in Soho. So naturally I had to go and check it out, as I am a big fan of Birchbox . I have had a subscription to both the men’s and women’s boxes for over a year now, and let me tell you its like Christmas every month.

The store management  were so nice! Not only did they allow me to film a episode of Mr. Jan All In One in the store, they even have one of their discovery specialist Aimee Simone show me around the store.

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Over all the store gave me a very friendly and welcome impression. The store is a stunning white color, very clean and fresh. Organized by category, not by brands, the store is very easy to navigate. There is two floors, the first floor is mostly color and build your own box . The lower level includes men’s products, skincare, body and nail services.

The build your own box is the same concepts of monthly Birchbox but you can pick the items you want to try. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough  time to build my own box, but  I picked up the items below while we are filming. I always manage a little shopping while working.

Vanity Affair Limited Holiday Box $ 98 value $309 WOW..
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I think when ever you are looking to purchase a gift for any events and you don’t know what to buy, this is a great ideas. This box contain the following items

BY TERRY Baume de Rose – Travel Size
Chantecaille Luminous Gloss – Lychee or Passionfruit
JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Coquette
JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Nostalgia
Maison Caulières Perfumed Bath Oil – Travel Size
MAKE Calypso Palette
Rosanna Alhambra Medium Vessel
Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray – Travel Size
SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Oil-in-Cream – Travel Size
Stephanie Johnson Tinseltown Gold Jewelry Tray
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment – Travel Size
Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint
TOCCA Eau de Parfum, Margaux – Travel Size

Rituals Zensation – $15 Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom foaming shower gel . I love this foaming shower gel, not only smell good and make my skin feel super soft.

Oribe – Liquid Gold Lust Travel Set – $55 Includes Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, 1.7 oz.; Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner, 1.7 oz.; and Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil, 1.7 oz.

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Molton Brown – $35 Mini Travel Discover & Scent set Includes Eucalyptus body wash , Ylang Ylang  body wash , body lotion and Janise Orange body wash and body lotion

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Overall I really like Birchbox store in SoHo, I hope one day they will open at LA area. If you are in New York city , make sure you stop by and discover  this amazing  place

Louise Vuitton Mask Cruise Collection 2015

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Who said purchasing a limited edition bag will break your bank?
I have been on a mission to find a limited edition designer item at a reasonable price! And I came across this Louise Vuitton 2015 Cruise Tribal Mask Collection!

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TRIBAL MASK KEY POUCH $ 660 
This collection is inspired by Gaston Vuitton’s Africa Tribal Mask back in 1931. For $660 you can own a limited edition piece from LV that is both cute and useful! This Key Pouch 5.5 x 3.1 is small but big enough to carry ID and cash. I would say this is prefect gift for your love one this holiday season.

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Four

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Four 

Day four of Twelve Day Of Christmas Giveaway is just a little bit different. It’s a special day for our male subscribers (ladies, you can still enter the contest for your man). So many great samples, gift ideas and beauty tips.

As a reminder, here are the contest rules:

1. Be a subscriber or subscribe to Steve’s YouTube channel.
2. Like each day’s video
3. Comment of each day’s video
4. Share each day’s video on your social media
5. You must be 18 years old or older.
6. International subscribers eligible

That’s it! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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Here are the products list in this box:
1. Clinique – Clinique for Men Moisturizing Lotion
2. Clinique – Clinique for Men Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Moisturizer 
3. Clinique – Clinique for Men Anti Age Eye Cream 
4. American Crew – Flexible Styling Finishing Spray 
5. Baxter –  Facial Scrub 
6. Baxter –  After Shave Balm 
7. Go 24-7 –  Lip Balm 
8. Beckman – Tough Skin Relief
9. Clinique – Acne Solutions Cleansing Bar

 

 

 

Sephora Haul – Josie Maran / Fresh

One of my favorite things to do is online shopping. What a surprise! Since I spend 90% of my time traveling for work and staying at hotels. This must be the contributor of this bad behavior.  Sephora.com is my usual first place to go and here are the reasons why:

1. I love their online skin consultation tools. It’s easy to use with great explanations on how the products work with key ingredients.
2. Weekly special for different brands or collections, plus free shipping over $50 purchase (that shouldn’t bet a problem right?)
3. With every order you can always picks 3 samples.

So a few weeks back, Sephora.com offered a VIB GWP with deluxe sample, and I ordered the Josie Maran Argan Skincare Ritual  (travel set) and Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy. I have become a big fan of Josie Maran for about a year now. I started with the Argan Oil and I totally love it because it offers hydration and keep my skin feel and look healthier while I am traveling. The travel kit contains

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1. Argan Cleansing Oil 1.9oz – A gentle, all-natural cleanser with nourishing argan oil.
2. 100% Pure Argan Oil 0.5oz – A argan oil can use everywhere to hydarte your skinArgan Daily
3. Moisturizer SPF47 0.5 oz – A light weight moisturizser contain SPF 47 broad spectrum
Since I travel a lot, these are great products to keep on hand. All these 3 amazing items for $24.00

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I have been looking for a perfect lip treatment. For some reason, I have a hard time finding one that will change my lip condition “dryness”. Trust me, I have tried super luxury brands to drug store and still have not found one. Fresh launch a new lip treatment  Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy 0.3oz $35.00
This lip serum contains Acmella flower extract which is known to reduce lines and wrinkles. Kigelia Africana fruit extract helps to improve elasticity and Sugar helps to moisturize and smooth the skin. I like this lip serum and it doesn’t have a scent and is super lightweight so I plan to use it under my lip treatment and hopefully it will work out for me.

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Now, I am super happy to share with you the 8 deluxe GWP:
1. Laura Mercier foundation primer – protect SPF30 0.5oz
2. Blinc Mascara Amplified 0.12 oz
3. Buxom Lash Mascara 0.06oz
4. Dr.Jart+ BB cream SPF25 0.2 oz
5. Benefit Watts Up highlighter 0.08 oz
6. Algenist Completed Eye Renewal Balm 0.23 oz
7. Make Up For Ever HD Blush 410 0.012oz
8. Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue 0.05oz

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This time, I picked  Caudale overnight  recovery oil , Fresh Life fragrance  and Hourglass veil mineral primer. For some reason, I didn’t get the hourglass sample but they sent me Givenchy Mister Light. I love these deluxe samples because you can really try the products before you purchase the full size. Heaven!! And one more thing, the cosmetics bag is also very useful!

 

Beauty Box “GLOSSYBOX” May 2014

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Wow! I have subscriptions for five different monthly beauty boxes! My favorite is the “GlossyBox“. Every month I received a selection of luxury samples or a deluxe item to try! The month of May was no different. For May, GlossyBox partnered with ultra high end Bergdorf Goodman. I am so excited to blog this GlossyBox and tell you what I have received.

The GlossyBox is a relatively simple to afford $21.00 month subscription.

1. LANCER –  Eye Contour Lifting Cream 0.17oz. This eye cream contain sheer light diffusers, caffeine base firming agents and collagen. Helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet , puffiness and dark circle in the eye area, a 0.5 oz size sells for $95 retail.

2. PHILIP B – Light Weight Deep Conditioning 2 oz.  Contains African Shea Butter, Wheat Germ and Soy Protein. This deep conditioning cream helps hair’s Elasticity and Strength, and leaves your hair looking shiny and soft, plus it contain a low level sunscreen, there are 2 sizes available 6oz for $26 and 32oz for $90.

3. ReVive – Eye Renew Serum 0.10oz. This eye serum helps to tightens the skin around the eye area, reduce sagging, wrinkles and helps to hydrate the eye area, a 0.5 oz size sells for $140 retail.

4. Napoleon – Auto Pilot Pre Foundation Skin Primer 0.5 oz.  This primer allow your makeup to “automatically” glide over the skin, prime and soothe the complexion for a flawless finish and helps your make up last longer.  It contains chamomile, yarrow extract and vitamin E. Its perfect for all skin types, a 1.7 oz size sells for $45 retail.

5. Lancome – Absolue Regenerating Ultimate Elixir 5 ml.  An exceptional elixir which contains up to two million lance rose native cells. Extracted from the heart of rare and resilient Lancome rose, which enhance skin’s regenerative potential. It is the best night cream from Lancome, a 1.7 oz size sells for $360 retail.

6. Atelier Cologne – Rose Anonyme 0.24 oz.  Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel founded Atelier Cologne as a perfume house that creates couture colognes. The house’s master perfumers blend unexpected and rare extracts with signature fresh citruses to create Colognes Absolues, which are concentrated formulas with distinctive and long-lasting scents, a 3.3oz size sells for $140 and 6.7 oz size sells for $200.  

Bergdorf Goodman is having a “Be BEAUTIFUL” event now through Sunday June, 29, 2014!

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La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift Cream Review

the_caviar_collection_collection-dp-h2-en_US-1280By now, you know I love luxury skin care brands! I strongly feel that the more I try different brands the better I will be able to share my experiences with you.  There are many new products that are launched every month but today I am going to share an existing product from La Prairie.

1987 La Praire creates the first phenomenon by introducing the Skin Caviar, the encapsulated delivery system containing the Caviar Pearls.  20 years later, The Skin Caviar Eye Lift Cream was launched despite the many new eye creams available. This is still one of best seller in luxury brands.  This eye cream helps to target seven concerns around the eyes: fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of elasticity , puffiness, dark circle and dryness.

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This eye cream addresses the 3 areas:

1. Lifting and Firming : 3 dimensional protein network, firm, lift and tightens. Caviar extracts, biopolymer of sweet almond proteins, marines lifting complex , bio mimetic peptide and extracellular matrix tripeptide work together for maximum lifting  and firming.

2. Hydrating : Moisture complex imparts 24 hours hydration. Botanical root, rich in potassium, boosts hydration.

3. Brightening and Smoothing: Restorative algae extract. Inhibits the appearance of dark circles.

The texture feels rich but not heavy. Very little amount will allow you cover entire the eye area. I would suggest using this eye cream at night (as you should use the best products you have at night) allowing deeper penetration.

The packaging is beautiful. You will just have to watch my video to see their attention to details!

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This Eye cream is 20ml/0.68 oz $320 can you call this luxury !

Check out my Youtube video below