Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask Review

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Do you want to wake up with hydrated skin every single morning? Well you just landed on the right review!

I don’t have a complicated night time routine like most women do. I’ve also never followed through with the 10-step Korean skin care routine. I do, however, love effective skin care products.

Jae and I recently stepped into a Sephora and started testing out every product that caught our eye. Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask was one of them! The scent itself will make you want to purchase it on the spot. The pink, gel-like, watermelon-scented night time mask was love at first sight. It seemed to work immediately on our palms, so we decided to take this baby home.

It’s safe to say, we have no regrets spending $45 on this product.

It glides on extremely smoothly and there’s no sticky residue left over on your face after application. I have pretty oily skin so I’m super cautious of these types of products. If I use the wrong product, I wake up with a pound of oil on my face. It was a pleasant surprise when I found out that this product didn’t make me feel like a slimy monster in the morning.

Here’s a full review of the product (spoiler alert* there’s a very special model featured in this video and his name starts with a J haha):

 

What the Slime?

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What in the world is slime? These slime videos have gone viral the past year and we have no idea why. There are hundreds (maybe even thousands) of slime videos out in the YouTube world!

Supposedly, these slimes help with anxiety, relieve stress, and relax people. I’m not sure if that’s true; it’s probably the same reason why people play with stress balls. It’s weirdly sensual and one of those things you can’t stop watching. We honestly just felt extremely confused while watching people squish and mold their slime for 10 minutes straight.

So of course, we had to give it a try.

After making it, I think we finally understand why people have been (or are) obsessed with slime. Honestly, we really can’t deny the fact that the slime was strangely satisfying to poke, squish, and play with.

We’re pretty late on hopping on this trend, but if you’re really bored and live near any Target, Walmart, Michael’s etc. it’s a great DIY to kill some time.

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What you need:

  • Contact solution with Sodium Tetraborate (Borax)
  • Baking soda
  • Elmers glue
  • Food dye

Mix everything together and you’re done! Here’s a video of us almost failing at making slime:

The Best Natural Face Mask EVER

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I’ve used a fair share of face masks. Some of them seem pretty effective. Only a handful of them are ACTUALLY effective. And almost all of them are way too harsh for my skin.

A rule of thumb is: if there’s any burning sensation your face, you’re probably better off without it. Most of them have way too many chemicals we can’t pronounce or test out before actually using the product. So why not stick to basic, simple ingredients that are just as effective and guaranteed to work?

This solution came in a jar full of ooey-gooey magic for me: Manuka honey. Yeah. That’s right. HONEY.

I personally use it on blemishes (right after “accidentally” picking a pimple), dull skin, and rough areas on my face. As a result, I’ve been acne-free for quite some time 🙂 You have nothing to lose…but if you hate it, you can always use it for teas, baked goods, desserts etc. There are just so many use cases for this amazing nectar…you literally cannot go wrong with this purchase.

Watch me use Jae’s face as an example and slather Manuka honey all over him:

When Jealousy is a Huge Red Flag in Your Relationship

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No matter how stable a relationship is, there will be times when you or your significant other feels jealous.

A bit of jealousy isn’t always bad. Sometimes it’s healthy. Sometimes it’s blown out of proportion. Sometimes it’s the product of miscommunication. And sometimes it’s a huge red flag.

Jae and I were scrolling through the /r/relationship_advice subreddit last night and a specific post caught our eye. So basically, this dude’s girlfriend makes a new “best friend” who “calms her and makes her happy” all within a week. He’s stuck with the dilemma of trying to compete with her new “best friend” or possibly ending the relationship.

His girlfriend is either intentionally making him jealous or sending a sign she’s not happy with the current relationship. TBH it seems like transparency and communication are nonexistent. Our conclusion: either have some real talk or get out now.

We’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you guys think?

Watch the full video here

Bonding Over Mood Swings and Face Masks

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Tiger face masks and mood swings

Good morning beauties and foodies!

Welcome to another episode of Coffee Break with Jae and Ella. We decided to try on silly face masks while talking about mood swings because Jae has been dealing with A LOT lately (sorry Jae lol).

How do couples deal with emotional rollercoasters? It’s a puzzle we’re still trying to solve but we realized the answer to most relationship problems is communication and patience (a lot of it). These past four months have flown by but we’ve learned so many key factors about how to keep a relationship fresh and healthy.

Think of your significant other as a plant– please excuse my lack of better analogy. You need to continue to shelter, care, feed (the most important part tbh), and provide space for him/her to grow. If you neglect or forget to feed your plant (your significant other), it (your relationship) will wither up and possibly die.

Regardless of how rocky some days are, here’s some wise advice we picked up recently and continue to practice:

  1. Think before you speak. The wrong words can seriously damage a relationship.
  2. Continually communicate your feelings regardless of how much you want to dislike each other some days.
  3. Never bottle up your feelings or else you will drive yourself and your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife crazy. One day, you WILL explode and vomit up all your suppressed frustration.
  4. Always be patient and kind to each other.
  5. Be the bigger person and crack a joke.
  6. Talk things out over a slice of pizza and glass of wine.

We will continue to follow these tips, so hopefully this helps you guys out as well. Relationships are complicated and messy at times, but we truly believe it can also be breathtakingly beautiful and so worth the effort at the end of the day.

Watch the full video here:

How to Wake Up With Glowing Skin Every Morning

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Goodbye Pimples

How can we wake up with glowing, blemish-free skin every morning??

I’ve been trying to hack this ever since I hit puberty. Testing out everything from over the counter skin medications to following the 10-step korean skin care regime, I was certain that improving my skin was hopeless.

Time after time, I realize that it really narrows down to the basics. So if you get this right, you are guaranteed to have clearer and brighter skin every morning (this applies to men as well :))!

  • Wash off any makeup or dirt particles from your face with a water AND oil-based face wash (especially if you wear waterproof makeup).
  • Manuka honey is your best friend. Keep a jar of it in your bathroom cabinet and apply it all over your face whenever you feel guilty after popping a pimple. It’s truly magical.
  • Rosehip oil will actually REDUCE excess oil on your face throughout the day. Apply a thin layer (about 5 drops) before you go to sleep and you will wake up with brighter, more balanced skin.
  • Drink lots of water to flush out toxins.
  • Try to refrain from stuffing yourself with chocolate, Big Macs, cookies, twinkies etc. (basically anything heavily processed). This will just make it harder for your body to detox which results in more blemishes.

If you focus on the basics, you can really tackle the root cause of this problem and you won’t need 20 different products to save your face. All you really need are the basics. Keep it simple and stay blemish free effortlessly!

Have an amazing weekend, fellow bloggers 🙂

Watch the full video here!

SIMPLE & FAST Makeup (for working woman)

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Beauty Tip: Simple Makeup

Do you ever wake up and feel lazy af? I have a love-hate relationship with makeup…especially on those days.

Of course, many people’s response to that would be, “Don’t put on makeup! Go au naturale!” And my response? Heck no. I love my makeup but on some days, your girl just has no energy to draw precise eye lines or ‘fleeky’ brows. I can recall all the times I ended up looking like a panda/raccoon while rushing to draw a sharp cat-eye in the morning. It’s frustrating.

So here are some tricks you can use on those days:

  1. Use a sharply angled brush if you’re using a gel liner
  2. Draw your liner as close to the lash line as possible and then blend the outer edges with a small rounded brush to get rid of any harsh lines
  3. Use a soft brown shadow to cover up/blend out the liner on your lid (darkest brown on the outer corners of your eye to create a smoky look)
  4. Blend, blend, blend

This is almost a fool-proof way to draw your “line” in the morning without taking up so much of your precious time. Hopefully, it’s useful to you on days you feel like being a bum (cough everyday cough) or just as a daily look.

Thanks for watching and I’ll see you guys next time!

Watch the full video here!