Chasing purple unicorns

Recently, I pre-launched my small business online called Chasing Purple Unicorns. It’s a humble business offering my designs for statement shirts and more. Specially dedicated to everyone who considers themselves Unique like a unicorn.

Why Chasing Purple Unicorns? Unicorns are legendary, mythical and magical creatures. Ultimately hard to find. Rare. Unique. The Methapor, Chasing Unicorns is very true to most of us who loves to chase a unique path to live differently. I am one of you only I would like to chase purple unicorns.

I believe in self expression, that’s why I keep this in mind when making the designs for the store. Capturing everyones unique self expression and qualities. You can totally find something that fits and resonates.

Chasing Purple Unicorns launched is on 12.12.2020 with a release of new designs but the store is fully open for purchases. Please do check it out and hopefully you’ll find something that you’ll like. Here’s a special discount code for the followers of this blog: Emstateofmindblog

Thank you for your support.

Much Love

Em


IPL Laser Hair Removal At Home

Fall is a preparation for an even colder season. As we enter winter the shaver/wax are also somewhat on a HOLIDAY break while other women are missing their laser hair removal appointments because of covid. Who will see us anyway right? WRONG, stop right there. This shouldn’t be the case ladies because Fall and Winter are the perfect seasons to achieve that smooth and hair-free face and body. How? Enter, the IPL Laser hair removal at home!

Now that we are staying home more than ever. You may now have more time to add an IPL laser hair removal in your self-care routine. This IPL device is safe, pain-free, and easy to use. When using consistently, your hair will grow back slowly until it doesn’t grow back anymore. Depending on how thick your hair is initially, after two months of consistent use, you’ll only need to maintain it by using the device twice a month. This is also much easier on your pocket compared to the services you get from a Medspa. With the right IPL device, I can attest that you will get the same result even better. Again, consistency is the key. You just need to dedicate 15-30 minutes of your time every three days in the first two months. By the time spring or summer comes, you can confidently wear anything hair-free.

Here are some things you need to know before considering buying an IPL Hair removal device.

  1. Read reviews before you buy.
  2. Ask around. Maybe a family member or friends has one, get their feedback.
  3. Buy from a legit seller.
  4. Expensive doesn’t mean better.

And here are some things you need to remember when using the device.

  1. Read the manual.
  2. Make sure you know how to operate the device before you use it.
  3. When the device power is on make sure to find the intensity level adjustment and start from the lowest level.
  4. Before you use the device make sure you shave first and your skin is dry and moisturizer free.
  5. Wear sunglasses if the device didn’t come with an eye protector or you can close your eyes each time you make a pass.
  6. Making sure the device is at the lowest level, Test it on a small area first.
  7. Depending on your skin tolerance you can adjust the level of the intensity.
  8. Make sure not to use the highest level on first use, Observe a couple of days to see how your skin will react post IPL.
  9. When you see hair it means it’s time to shave and do your next IPL session. This cycle is usually every 3 days.
  10. BE CONSISTENT TO GET SATISFYING RESULTS.

Here’s what I am currently using:

www.yeahsmileskin.com

Watch my IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHrPxjhpOBw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Let me know in the comment section below if you are looking to get one for yourself or as a gift this Holidays!

xo

Em


SLEEP AND GLOW PILLOW REVIEW

Exactly one month ago, I had the opportunity to experience the Sleep & Glow Pillow.

If you are not familiar with it please do read below or you can also visit their website for a more in-depth details of the Pillow https://www.sleepandglow.com/about-the-pillow;

Sleep & Glow benefits;

  • Younger-looking SkinHelps prevent and fight against sleep wrinkles. Even $250+ face creams cannot fight sleep wrinkles.
  • Puffiness ReductionHelps fight morning puffiness thanks to the height difference between the front and back bolsters.
  • Natural CareSleep&Glow turns sleep into effective skin care.
  • Deep SleepThe specially designed anatomic shape provides you with the ultimate comfort during sleep.
  • Value for MoneyThe pillow will serve you for 5 years and costs only a fraction of five years’ worth of creams (US$ 2500) and injections (US$ 7500)
  • Orthopedic EffectSleep&Glow is developed in collaboration with orthopedists to provide you with the physiologically-correct body position during sleep.
  • Advanced MaterialsMemory foam adjusts to the shape of your face, neck, and shoulders.
  • Contains Silver IonsOur pillow’s material has bacteriostatic, antiviral and antifungal effects.
  • Protection of Eyelash ExtensionsDelicately prolongs life of eyelash extensions thanks to the side face cradles and minimum contact with the pillow surface.
  • Natural FabricsSleep&Glow pillowcases come in 100% Tencel or Natural Silk. Silk doesn’t absorb moisture and creams, reduces hair breakage and tangling, has a cooling effect.
  • Quality3-year warranty.

Here’s my personal review;

I started using the pillow since it arrived last month and I have been using it every night up to this day. It came with its own special pillow case which you can only buy from them. The Pillow has the following US patent (please refer to the image below);

Now that you have an idea why this pillow is so special let’s talk about some of the benefits I’ve seen and experienced from using this pillow.

Anti Aging – This claim is legit because the pillow prevents you from developing more sleep wrinkles. Sleep wrinkles are different from age related wrinkles. For example, some age related wrinkles can be treated by injections like botox and fillers but sleep wrinkles are those that you developed from sleeping on your sides, imagine the lines from around your nose, mouth and even around your eyes although you can get it treated to lessen the appearance of it you cannot totally make the lines disappear (unless of course through a facelift) because sleep wrinkles is the result of excessive skin folding and stretching that happens night after night. Now if you already developed sleep wrinkles over the years this pillow helps keep you from developing more. I wish I’ve learned the effect of side sleeping back when I was still in my 20s, I’d treat my face better. I believed, The early you take good care of your face the less money you will have to spend to fix it. Not that you need to fix it, but let’s face it when we start to realized we are aging progressively that’s when we begin to regret our actions from our younger years which leads us to desperation. We start spending more on skincare products, facial treatments, surgeries etc. just to turn the age clock a few years back. For me, I tend to sleep more on my right side, so over the years I lose symmetry, also I noticed more deeper lines and sagging on my right side more and more now that i’m in my 30s. When I started using this pillow, I can also tell you that it helps me break that side sleeping habit because of the head cradle, and if I unawarely turn in either sides I do not need to worry because of the side face cradles. The side cradles are built to prevent your face from being stretched and squashed in. It help minimize skin twisting and folding.

Orthopedic Effect & Deep Sleep – I could honestly say my back seem to really love this pillow. It is so comfortable, I always feel so relax it never fails to make me fall asleep. Probably because my back is in proper comfortable position. I also bring the pillow with me in the car whenever we are out for a road trip.

Protection of Eyelash Extensions – Although I don’t have eyelash extensions, I can tell that this can help prolong the life of it. Simple because the side face cradles helps minimize contact to the surface of the pillow.

So far these are all I can share with you. I hope this helps. If you are interested to get this Sleep & Glow Pillow I have a code that gives you 10% discount. Just use code: EMILY10 https://www.sleepandglow.com

xo

Em


PICNIC ESSENTIALS

One of the easiest but fun way to enjoy the outdoors is by doing a simple Picnic in the park. We mostly enjoy this type of activities when it’s summer but it is quite possible to enjoy it even when it’s already Fall season. In San Francisco, Fall weather means mid 60º and low 50s, when doing Picnic you just need to make sure to dress appropriately, you’ll need to wear sweaters and bring one thick coat, in short always layer up!

People like myself, isn’t a fan of bringing too much items to avoid the hassle of carrying so much especially if the car is parked far from where I want to set up. So if you are not feeling too fancy here are some basic picnic items you and your plus one can totally carry with you in just one go.

  1. A blanket. This one is pretty given when going out for a picnic, you need something to sit or lay in. plus you don’t really want to have dirt all over your clothes, you’ll probably sitting on a wet grass too.
  2. A Picnic Basket like this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YY7RSLX/?coliid=IHVQBTO7OSZ2P&colid=3PUVUDELVD3U6&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it_im It has enough room for drinks, snacks and utensils and it’s super easy to carry.
  3. I always love a decent sized Charcuterie board instead of scattering all the little snacks around, Although, You are not being fancy it is always neat and presentable to use just one plate or flat board to make a platter of all your snacks. I absolutely love this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HK5J17/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d&tag=aiponsite-20&linkCode=ic6&ascsubtag=amzn1.ideas.3GKING9FBMEDJ
  4. Plastic cups or go for the real thing if you can.
  5. Paper plates and disposable cutlery. It’s really much more convenient to use.
  6. Water, Wine or whatever your hearts desire.
  7. Your favorite snacks or food.
  8. Extra sweater or blanket to keep you warm. Blanket is also a good idea just in case you plan on staying long.
  9. Optional: A tray for your drinks. or you can use a book. The idea is to have a flat surface for your drink. for me I like to bring a tray because it can accommodate more than 1 drink. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RL23VH6/?coliid=I3L63GVFRHC00D&colid=3PUVUDELVD3U6&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it_im

10. Your bag or a purse where you can put your mask, hand sanitizers, etc.

Do you love going for a Picnic? I hope this short blog inspire you to go for it. Let me know in the comment section below.


Posing tips for camera shy bloggers

Confession time! I still feel camera-shy till to this day! Yes, you’ve read that right. Believe it or not, I still feel bashful and awkward when I’m posing in public or when family members are watching and secretly judging (at least in my head they are)!

I also feel comfortable being photographed by only a few people in my life. I need to feel comfortable and connected to whoever’s taking my photo so I can transform myself into a supermodel that I am.

I KNOW, I KNOW… some may say “It’s all in your head”, “just pretend there are no people around”. although these are good thoughts, being camera shy isn’t something you can just overcome or change overnight. That’s why I put together a few of my favorite posing tips and tricks to help other camera-shy out there, fake it till you make it.

 

TIP #1:  Practice one simple pose in-front of the mirror every day. When I say simple I meant a SIMPLE one that you can actually do confidently in public.

Having one simple pose that you can easily remember when faced with a camera is really helpful. Do this every day until you mastered that one simple pose, don’t forget to keep adding and taking pictures. You need to do the poses in the actual shoot.

Here’s me in one of my go-to poses.

 

 

TIP #2: Most of the time we are shy because we feel self-conscious. I’d most likely get those feelings when I’m in my bikinis in public, I dislike the thought of my skinny booty giving everyone a live free show. My tip would be, use or wear something that can cover up parts you don’t feel confident in showing. Opt for a sheer or lace cover-ups! It’s visually sexy you will still look hot even with a cover. You can also do some poses while laying down flat on to your beach mat or sand it’s more subtle you won’t get unnecessary attention.

Here’s a visual reference: I use a kimono and the chair to hide my bootay from the public eyes!

 

 

TIP #3:  LOOK AWAY! This is one of my favorite tricks to hide pesky eye bags and tired-looking eyes! You can also do this at the beginning of your shoot session as a warm-up until you feel comfortable enough to look at the camera!

 

 

I hope you find these simple tips helpful. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

 

Xo

Em