Mar 14

Nature is the Best Artist

by Lesley Kim

It’s true when they say that nature is the best artist.  Just look at the perfection of a blooming flower or the symmetry of a snowflake under a microscope.  There is truly nothing that can compare to the skill of Mother Nature.

And so this post is a reminder to everyone that we should enjoy our own beauty, despite the “flaws” that we see within it,  because we are exactly as nature intended.

nature is the best artistIt is easy to see the beauty in other things and other people.  But so difficult to see the beauty within us.  I was watching a documentary about loving your age, and Sharon Stone was talking about her journey to aging.  She looked at pictures of herself in her 30’s, and said, “I was so beautiful then! Why did I never see that?”

We sometimes forget to appreciate the little things that make us beautiful to others. Maybe its the tilt of our smile, the glow in our eyes when happy, or the way kindness shows in our face.   It can be the smallest thing that makes us look beautiful.  And its always good to appreciate it and not always look to what is missing.

I am just now beginning to really understand the way I was intended to be. I will never love everything about myself.  But I can accept them all.  Because at the end of the day, I am exactly as nature intended me to be.

Jan 14

An Alone Time

by Lesley Kim

“I restore myself when I’m alone.”
Marilyn Monroe IMG_0890Hi everyone!  If you follow my blog, you know that I adore quotes.  There’s something so profound in the ability of one sentence to capture a magnitude of feelings and thoughts.  The Marilyn Monroe quote above is made up of 6 words but consists of so much meaning.

“I restore myself when I am alone,” Marilyn Monroe.  This statement is a reminder of how important it can be to once in awhile be alone…to step way from everyone and everything momentarily.  Sometimes, it can feel so good to get away from everyone and everything… And to quiet all the voices and the world… And in this way, you can finally hear your thoughts, loud and clear.

Some people find the idea of being alone difficult.  Especially when being alone is unwanted and is too long. I think this can be scary and extremely lonely.  But being alone can also be therapeutic and a learning experience.  There’s no way to truly learn about yourself, your wants, your desires, and your fears… unless you are alone.IMG_0893Now that I have a little toddler attached to my hip, being alone here and there is rare and hard to get.  I am able to squeeze a few hours of being alone once C is in bed.  Or if H takes him out for a few hours, I spend this precious time doing exactly what I want.. sometimes doing nothing at all.

I have always understood the importance of being alone, may it be a break from everyone for a few hours, or a break from romantic relationships for a few years.  Being alone is a great way to shut down the world once in a while… to have some peace and quiet.. to enjoy thoughts.. to understand them.. and just to spend time with yourself…IMG_0897dress-RVCA, shirt- Abercrombie&Fitch, necklaces-Tiffany&Co, Ippolita, ring- Tacori, bangles-various brands, shoes- Charlotte Russe

Dec 13

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate- Review

:”Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.”
Mark Twain 
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate   $46.00 at Kiehls.com for 1 fl oz.

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Dec 13

5 gift ideas (for men)

Hi everyone!!  It’s only fair to do a post on gift ideas for men since I posted one for women. =)  My hubby is probably the hardest person to get a present for.  First of all, he has everything he wants… and he always says he doesn’t want anything!  Below are some gifts ideas that my hubby already have and loves.  Hopefully a man in your life will also love them!

1.)  Kiehls’ Healthy Skin Essentials Set: For Night

Gift_Sets_PDP__0014_HSKE Every Night$73.00 from Nordstrom.com

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Dec 13

5 Gift Ideas (for the ladies )

Hi everyone! I know that finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be challenging.  The holidays are literally right around the corner and before you know it, there are only  few more days left of Christmas shopping.  To make it a little bit easier, I am sharing 5 gift ideas for women that is sure to be a success =)

1.)  The Clarisonic Mia Set

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Nov 13

Cold Pressed Juice Delivered

by Lesley Kim

“The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.”
Henry Drummondcold pressed juice

I am beyond excited to get my first batch of cold pressed juice from PressedJuicery.  PressedJuicery is a cold pressed juicery based in California.  The great thing about PressedJuicery is that they deliver fresh juice to your door.  They offer subscriptions where they will deliver a number of juice to your door per month

The prices below are applicable for me because I live in Los Angeles.Cold Pressed Juice Delivery   Pressed JuiceryI opted for the $245/month for 36 juice.

The prices below are for those who are not in close proximity to the PressedJuicery locations.Cold Pressed Juice Delivery   Pressed Juicery (1)

The main concern I had with PressedJuicery was that I did not know if they were using organic produce.  Nowhere on the website did they explain this.  I emailed them to inquire and they assured me that they do use organic produce, but due to daily demands of juice, they can not guarantee 100% organic which is why they do not claim to be organic.

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The juice came in a box, packed in an insulated, recyclable bag with a cold pack.  The first juice I tried was greens 3, (kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon and ginger) and it was delicious.

cold pressed juiceOverall, I am extremely happy with my experience with PressedJuicery’s juice delivery. I can’t wait for my next shipment so I can try out other flavors =)

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Nov 13

Skater Girl Outfit

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
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Nov 13

Casual Day Outfit

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”
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Sep 13

Pink Themed Birthday Party Ideas

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pink party idea from blog.hwtm.com

Sep 13

Reason to Avoid Parabens

       I like to use Fresh body lotions because they have deliciously yummy scents.  Unfortunately, some Fresh Skincare Products have parabens, which are chemicals I try to avoid when I can.  Parabens are relatively inexpensive preservatives that are often used in shampoos, conditioners, lotions, makeup and moisturizers. Parabens can be absorbed through the skin, blood and digestive system. They prevent bacteria and fungi from growing on many cosmetics and skincare products.  Sadly, parabens have also been found in breast cancer tumors, and these chemicals also mimic estrogen. (Estrogen is a hormone that is present in the development of breast cancer.)