Five Minutes Skincare for Men

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I have received this question: How much time do I need for my skincare? 5 minutes, 10 minutes or 20 minutes? My thought is not how much time you need but what your skin concerns are and if you are using the right products for you skin conditions.

I like to share some of the budget friendly skin care for Combination Skin Condition: But first what is combination skin? Usually, it means you don’t have dryness or redness on your skin, you will feel a little oily on the face, especially on the T zone after lunch. No major issues of your skin.  I found these products from Sephora.com. I like their website because you select the best products based on your skin conditions and there are mnay options and reviews on their products.

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Cleanser for day and night: Anthony Algae Facial Cleanser $36 8oz :
A gentle cleanser that moisturizes and calms the skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed. Algae cleanses and refreshes while extracts of azulene, lavender, and rose hip oil calm and sooth. Ideal for dry, sensitive, or mature skin, skin looks and feels fresh, smooth, and healthy.

Mr. Jan’s thought: No need to have day and night face wash, that’s just too much for men.  I love the fact it’s a very large bottle and lasts for a long time. You can even shave with this cleanser.

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Face Lotion:
Day: Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $28 3.3oz
A multitasking daily moisturizer that acts as a broad-spectrum sunscreen and an advanced facial treatment. It contains blue algae extract to keep skin supple and reduce inflammation along with sea parsley, which contains a combination of naturally occurring vitamins A and C and minerals to improve skin’s overall appearance. UVA and UVB protection plus potent antioxidants help shield skin from premature aging due to sun exposure.

Mr. Jan’s thought: Always use SPF during the day. I love face lotion with SPF together. It saves time and money.

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Night: Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10 percent Moisturizer $45 2.0oz
A luxurious facial cream that features a gentle, patented time-release form of glycolic acid and helps to produce a beautiful, fresh, youthful-looking complexion. It helps clarify the skin and smooth away a rough texture, leaving it looking refined and revitalized.

Mr. Jan’s thoughts: The glycolic acid 10% is perfect to use at night before you go to sleep. It will help exfoliate the surface of the skin.

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Eye Lotion: Anthony High Performance Continuous Moisture Eye Cream $38 0.75oz
An advanced, time-released, cream formula that helps prevent premature aging around the delicate eye area. The eye cream fueled with arnica and allantonin to help stimulate circulation and reduce puffiness, and is infused with jojoba oil, shea butter, squalane, and carrot root to provide maximum hydration. vitamins A, C, and E protect, firm, and help diminish the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

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Target Treatment:  The Art of Shaving Facial Scrub – Peppermint Essential Oil $25 3.0oz
An effective face scrub enriched with refreshing peppermint oil. This must-have Facial Scrub gently exfoliates the skin’s surface as it deeply cleanses pores. It’s formulated with peppermint essential oil, white kaolin clay, and lavender essential oil to refresh skin and leave it delicately scented.

Mr. Jan’s thought: 3 time a week you should scrub to polish the skin, but I would  suggest do this at night, if you use this in the morning it may irraites the skin after you shave.

All products informations were taking from the Sephora.com

 

 

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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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?

 

 

 

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!

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

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Five

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Five 

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Have you tried SK-II skincare? This is a perfect time for you to experience some of the best products from SK-II.  Visit my youtube channel and find out how you can WIN this special SK-II beauty box.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NEW YORK CITY AREA FOLLOWERS AT THE END OF THIS VIDEO!

It’s time for day 5, and it is extra special! As most of you know, I am the SK-II National Skin Care Ambassador, 80% of my job is to make appearances at SK-II events in the United States. SK-II skin care products are among the finest skin care in the world, and therefore are rarely given away as contest gifts. During a recent trip to New York City,  I was given permission to giveaway a sample of each SK-II mask and a sample of the LXP Essence. These are amazing products, that will make an absolutely fabulous gift for you or a friend.

I believe that you truly enjoy this fifth day of Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaway. 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 on 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 are eligible

That’s it! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

INFORMATION ON STEVE’S APPEARANCE AT SAKS IN NEW YORK CITY:

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022

December 4, 2014, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Please call (212) 940-4293 to make a reservation. Seating is limited.
Here are the products list in this exclusive  SK-II Skin Care Box:
1. SK-II  – Facial Treatment Mask 
2. SK-II  – Skin Signature 3 D Redefining Mask  
3. SK-II  – Brightening Derm Revival Mask 
4. SK-II  – Signs Eye Mask 
5. SK-II  – LXP Ultimate Revival Essence

 

Skin Care for 20’s

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Some cosmetic company targets their consumer by age such as Shiseido Benefique. This collection targets 20’s skin. Benefice uses Asian botanical ingredients with Shiseido’s cutting edge science to boosts skin’s inner strength and revitalizes its outer beauty.

There are three Asian botanical ingredients:
1. Tiger Lily Root Extract
*Promotes the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid to keep skin moisturized, smooth and firm
2. Ginseng Extra
*Promotes the production of fibroblasts allowing skin to heal and recover
3. Angelica Root Extra
*Energizes cells to keep skin vibrant and young

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I only purchased 2 products to try. They are :
1. NT Cleansing Foam 4.5oz
This cleansing foam feels so smooth and soft while I wash my face but after I rinse it off with warm water, it makes my skin feel little dry ! I think this is for normal to oily skin.

2. NT Emulsion II  5.0 oz
The Emulsion is very liquidity and light weight; a little goes long way. There is not much scent in these products. I wish I can smell the Ginseng.

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Over all, I feel this line is a good starters kit for someone has never used skin care before. Why ? Well, over all the consistency were light weight and the steps were not too complicated. Did I mention the package were so beautiful and fresh. As always, I recommend that you try out one or two products before you purchase a full line.

 

Cl’e de peau BEAUTE Illuminating Concentrate Review

If you ask: if I can only take one skin care product with me when I travel, what would that be ? I can tell you “mask”. I am a strong believer in masks. In fact, I use SK-II Facial Treatment Mask 5x a week. Mask is the only reason why my skin looks as good as it does.

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Cl’e de peau Illuminating Concentrate is a 3 step intensive treatment mask and delivers instant radiance to the skin.

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Step 1: Lotion – free skin form old cells. A refreshing lotion helps to removes old skin cells and prepare your skin for next step.

Step 2: Essence – infuses skin with a radiance. This serum essence creates instant luminosity and makes your skin look and feel soft.

Step 3: Mask – optimizes radiance and revitalizes skin. This soothing mask is instilled with a unique beauty gel that locks in the benefits of essence for more and long lasting radiance.

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After applying this mask for 10 minutes, my skin really looks and feels soft and radiant. Of the 3 steps, I really enjoyed step 2: Essence. I wish they sell this essence by itself because I think the most powerful item of this treatment is step 2: Essence. As far as the results, it lasts about 2 days for me which is standard so I am happy with this mask.