7 Surprising Ways you may be undermining your Sun Care and Sun Safety

Growing up in an multi-Asian household, the idea of having deep dark tan has never been an appealing summer look that I wanted to work on. Friends and colleagues tend to chuckle when they find some Asian women wearing those “Darth-Vader-like” visors or holding an umbrella out on a bright sunny day. In most Asian cultures, we really care about our appearances. One aspect for … Continue reading 7 Surprising Ways you may be undermining your Sun Care and Sun Safety

New Name and New Etsy Store Announcement

One year has passed since I have started this blog. It’s been a great learning experience curating fun and unique gift ideas. I wanted to announce two new things: New Name – Pretty Smart Guide Pretty Smart Gift Guide started out with the intention to share findings of awe inducing and sentimental gifts for different people in your life. I have always been drawn to … Continue reading New Name and New Etsy Store Announcement

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3 Things that I wish I knew about Owning a Clothes Steamer

Sigh. It’s been several weeks and I finally gave up on resuscitating my Rowenta Precision Valet garment steamer. I am deciding whether to leave it in our communal laundry room for someone to take or to pass it along to someone who is patient enough to run water through it to descale further. I bought this Rowenta steamer when Target was still around in Canada … Continue reading 3 Things that I wish I knew about Owning a Clothes Steamer

Chic Shock Collection in Vinylux and Shellac

Preview: CND Spring Chic Shock Collection in Shellac Gel Polish

I was invited to check out the latest Spring colours in CND’s Chic Shock the Collection at Onyx Aesthetics in Gastown Vancouver earlier this March. The set of four bold shades serve a full dose of dainty yet edgy vibes. The fashion and beauty world has been overtaken by a new wave of youthful energy that nods to modern urban street chic and CND™ is … Continue reading Preview: CND Spring Chic Shock Collection in Shellac Gel Polish