Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Chemical Sunscreens

Are Chemical Sunscreens Dangerous?

It’s been a hot topic as of late – whether chemical sunscreens are dangerous. According to a study by the FDA, the four most common active ingredients in chemical sunscreens absorb into the body at a higher rate than previously thought. But just because an ingredient is absorbed into the skin doesn’t make it dangerous – the FDA noted that further testing would be needed to determine that.Read more


My Top 5 Tips for Traveling in Iceland

Tourism to Iceland has skyrocketed in the last decade thanks to stopover deals offered by Icelandair and cheap flights on WOW airlines. But with the Northern Lights, Blue Lagoon (more about that one later) and many other natural beauties to see, it’s kind of surprising Iceland hasn’t been a trendy tourist destination from the get-go.

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Tokyo Intersection

My Top 5 Tips for People Looking to Visit Japan

Japan is a country that I think everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It’s brimming with culture, excitement and delicious food. However, planning an international trip can be confusing and oftentimes overwhelming. So, here are my top five tips for those of you who are looking to travel to Japan.Read more


Manhattan’s New “Anti-Spa” Heyday Popped My Facial Cherry

I may be in my 20’s but before a month ago I had never gotten a facial. Crazy, right? Getting a facial to me meant either shelling out the big bucks at a fancy spa or being true to my Asian roots and heading to the back room of a Chinatown hair salon. And on a recent college graduate’s salary I’ll let you guess which option was more viable.Read more


My Visit to the Permanent Glossier Showroom in NYC

At the beginning of December, Glossier announced that its permanent showroom was officially open to the public. The showroom is located in Lower Manhattan, on the outskirts of my regular stomping grounds of Chinatown. Housed on the penthouse floor of the building that their offices reside in, the showroom is open 7 days a week.Read more