This year let’s live to our hearts deserve. Find solace in our own strengths. Conquer our demons. Let’s grow into the Queens that were meant to reign and not be controlled. I pray this prayer to every one of you who reads this.
May you kick butt in 2019.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me through my social, blog, Youtube, streams, or anything I do! Being a full-time content creator has been a struggle since I embarked in August of 2018. Coming into 2019, I am more certain and confident 2019 will be a year for explosive growth! Looking forward to sharing that with you all!
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
Stop for a second and just take a moment to ask yourself this question, ” If you could go anywhere in the world, somewhere, anywhere, all expenses paid, no limit. Where would you go? What would you like to do?” Have you ever looked at a map and thought, ” What’s it like to live on the other side of the street? State? Country? World?”
There are two things that I crave when I travel the world: one is to see beauty, the second to taste. These experiences are ones that are enveloped in emotions, moments, friends, and families that create memories we die cherishing. I want to cherish all that this world has to offer. Visit the wonders of our beautiful planet and the miracles that come from the people that live there.
Let me introduce to you the most tourist spot in Guangzhou unknown to the world. This paradise is a sharp contrast to the busy streets of China with foliage, French architecture and colonial ambiance. It’s a must-see for the world travel.
White Swan Hotel – Shamian Island, Guangzhou
The beautiful and unique sandbank of Shamian Island in the Liwan District of Guangzhou, Guangdong province China was divided into two concessions given to the French and British in the 19th century. An important port for Guangzhou for foreign trade, Shamian Island became a strategic point of business and defense.
Now the stone mansions that once housed the first trading companies from Britain, the United States, France, Holland, Italy, Germany, Portugal, and Japan have been maintained along the waterfront. White Swan Hotel is located at the edge of Shamian Island right along the infamous Pearl River.
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During the first leg of my trip to China, I hit Guangzhou staying at the White Swan Hotel on Shimian Island. Previously controlled by the French, the Island is true to the French architectural nature that resembles streets of Paris. Resonating with the French feel, I decided to pamper myself with the new Aveeno Positively Radiant collection to make my stay luxurious.
Included in the collection is:
Positively Radiant Exfoliating Body Wash
Positively Radiant Body Lotion
Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector
…all delightfully amazing on the skin.
Each product provides a nourishing set of benefits to the skin that can instantly transform dry dull skin to be radiant and hydrating. The lotion offers 24-hours of moisturization for softer and smoother skin. The body wash leaves the skin healthy, smoother and smoother thanks to the scrub beads in the wash. The targeted dark spot corrector improves the look of dark spots and discoloration for uneven skin in as little as one week!
Picture Worth a Thousand Words
Now I am still using the dark spot corrector for my troublesome stretch marks and will report back on them. However, I can say that the body wash and lotion are incredible! My partner suffers from severe dry skin and yet because of psoriasis normal lotions don’t work. Super sensitive lotions are required to calm the skin and nourish the cells. Thankfully Aveeno’s products are chock full of Soy and active natural ingredients, the body wash and lotion is safe for the hypoallergenic dry skin!
It’s safe to say that my skin is grateful to have Aveeno on this trip! Most hotels body wash and lotion are actually hydration stripping. So being able to bring this with me while traveling Asia was AMAZING!
Go give it a try, you may discover Aveeno’s new radiant collection to be just the thing you need for your home or travel! I know it helped on my trip to absolutely give me the ‘spa resort’ feeling I needed away from home!
How Important is Daily Lotion?
So Aveeno’s daily moisturizer is clinically proven to even tone and texture in just 4 weeks to reveal naturally radiant skin. With Total Soy Complex and natural light diffusers, it helps improve the look of brown spots, leaving your skin looking luminous. It’s oil-free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, but why does that matter? Why is lotion so important for the body?
The most important times to use moisturizer are after a bath, shave or exfoliation. For some, this might be twice a day. Moisturizing after a shower is very important because hot water strips all the moisture and oils out of your skin, leaving it parched and dry. While hot water may be relaxing, it also wreaks havoc on your skin. Never skip the moisturizer.
-The University of Tennessee Medical Center
If you have never used lotion before, you may not know that it can help combat acne. The skin on your face, ears, neck and chest are very sensitive to environmental changes and are the most frequent areas of the body known to develop skin cancer. These areas of skin also shed cells more rapidly than other parts of the body and therefore need moisture to repair itself, which allows for younger skin cells to rise to the surface. Moisturizing every day can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful to the skin and cause common skin conditions like acne.
If you do suffer from acne and these tips do not help, do see a dermatologist as it can be a more serious form of skin abnormality that needs medical treatment.
Aveeno + White Swan Hotel
My trip is this hotel was indeed complete thanks to Aveeno for giving me this collection to use on my journey. A special thank you to the team from Asia!
Sure, my trip may have been just as nice without Aveeno but it did give me the exceptional luxurious spa treatment I so desperately needed in the hot and humid city of Guangzhou.
Though this post is about Aveeno, be sure to check out my upcoming posts about my trip to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Tokyo! I explore the most Instagramable places for you to check out!
Let me know your comments on Aveeno below in the comments!
Got invited to the Xllullan SOHO Installation Party and had tons of fun! The new spring/summer collections are adorable and elegant! Finally getting to meet the designer as well made the night such an enjoyable experience! The main room held the previous season (winter collection) with dark colors and long trenchcoats as the theme. Coming into spring we see white and light beige with spots of pink and purple.
Every outfit I have has some geek or game icon on it. It’s just what I do! So when I received both the Sailor Moon Luna and Artemis handbag for Christmas by the amazing Svenna and Manightshadow, I just had to do a photoshoot! I mean let’s be real, have YOU ever rocked this style? Let me know your thoughts!
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