DIY Facial Oil Blotting Papers in 3 Steps

Got a lot of leftover packing tissues from gifts during the holidays? Or from all the online shopping you did recently? Or maybe while “shopping off-line”, i.e., in-store and came across disposable paper toilet seat covers during your potty breaks in between? Move these papers from your trash and into your make-up bag by turning them into facial oil blotting papers. What you will need … Continue reading DIY Facial Oil Blotting Papers in 3 Steps

Group Summer Hiking Tips for Beginners

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I always felt I needed to go against the flow with the hobbies I chose. As a young adult, I would always whine about how my favourite musical acts and traveling shows would skip our “small-town” of Vancouver in the 90s. Meeting visitors and residents and teaching international students throughout the recent years, I have learned to appreciate the … Continue reading Group Summer Hiking Tips for Beginners

How-to set-up an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Looking to switch it up from the usual summer barbecue gathering at work? Try organizing an Ice Cream Sundae bar for the team to gather to decorate their own cones and bowls of ice cream instead on a hot summers day. To put together a memorable ice cream experience, assemble these supplies and find volunteers to set up your next Ice Cream social for the … Continue reading How-to set-up an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

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