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Woman Engineer – Lifestyle: DONGWHA WHAL MYUNG SKIN ELIXIR

By on January 8, 2018

To be honest, I was sold as soon as this product advertised to be an all in one product. Even though at the time was still fairly new to the market. But it must be worth it due since I was waking up 30 minutes early every morning to do a 10-steps routine, so I practically purchased it on the spot.

Please Click on Image to be redirected to the Whal Myung Skin Elixir Website. 

But I should share the reasons for my quick purchase:

  1. My skin does really well with Korean products, I have combination skin. Oily t-zone and dry basically everywhere.
  2. The price. $58 for an all in one product.
  3. Made by a pharmaceutical company, if people drank the medication they made it’s safe to put on the skin.
  4. Ingredient list was fairly natural.

First impressions:

This product smells amazing, if you like the smell of rice water, it’s definitely for you. It has a cloudy color and almost the consistency of water. I would give it a couple shakes to mix the ingredients, then give myself 3 squirts into the middle of my palm, using my other hand I tap the product evenly all over my face and neck. It goes on very much like a toner but feels more hydrating. It takes a minute or two before seeping into the skin, in between there is an oily feeling almost sticky.  I used this product by itself for a during the hot Southern California summer and then into Southern California winter.


This product is so versatile that my teenage sister uses it, my 50 years old mom uses it and I too use it.


Holy cow, this is officially my favorite product.  I have used half it already throughout these past 3 months. It is so hydrating that during the summer, it is the only product I put on for my face and neck before applying a sleeping mask or sunscreen. (I still use a retinol eye cream of course, I’ve noticed more and more lines under my eyes.)

  1. Controls oil for combination skin. I no longer have to use face blotting sheets throughout the day.
  2. Works well under make up and sunscreen
  3. Works really well for sensitive skin, my neck gets allergic reactions to everything including the coveted Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. But this product did miracles.
  4.  Keeps face hydrated.
  5. Prevents scaling of dead skin near the mouth and forehead.
  6. No breakouts.
  7. Cuts out 20 minutes of my morning 10 steps ritual.


I took it with me to my winter Hawaii trip and it worked so well under make up and sunscreen. However, in California, it gets a bit colder during the winter and my skin started to dry and flake around my mouth when I only used Whal Myung. So I eventually gave up and went back to my multiple steps routine to keep up with my flaky winter skin. But I love it so much and continued to incorporate it into my winter routine.

My winter routine that incorporates Whal Myung Elixir:

  1. Wash face with FAB Cleanser
  2. Use Face Shop exfoliator
  3. Apply by tapping Whal Myung Elixir onto face gently (skip oil, toner, ampoule)
  4. Apply Serum, I use Frudia Promegranate Moisturizer
  5. Apply Moisturizer, I use Clinique Gel Moisturizer
  6. Apply Eye sunscreen and face sunscreen (AM). Apply sleeping mask (PM)





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Woman Engineer – Lifestyle: Setting Goals for 2018!

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Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a really good holiday! Hopefully we all have the mentality of “new year, new you. I sure do and I’m so excited to start this year off with a bang!

There are a lot of things happening with me this year and there is a lot of preparations for those new things.

  • I’m graduating this year! I’m almost done with my Bachelor degree, 1 more semester. All I need to do is pay my fees and make sure I don’t fail any classes.
  • I’m preparing for my graduation trip, I still don’t know where to go yet…
  • Preparing to work full time at an engineering firm and significantly increase my monthly income.
  • Making Womanengineer.com awesome!
  • Start investing

These are the 3 steps I think of when setting new goals. It has helped me through 2017 and I hope that it will help you too!

Setting Goals

But in order for all this to happen the way I want, I have set out some goals for myself. Let’s talk about setting goals.

  • Set achievable goals– Don’t aim for the stars unless you have a good record of high achievement. Whenever I set out of this world goals, I tend to give up pretty quickly.
  • Make the goals specific and measurable– Goals need to be very specific. Don’t set general goals like losing weight. An example would be to set how many you would like to lose. I want to lose 5 pounds. You also need to figure out a way to get there. How will you lose 5 lbs? Where will you exercise? Why do you want to do it? And what is your schedule/plan?
  • Write them down and track your progress– Write down your goals and put them where you will see them. I write it down on a piece of paper and thumb tack it next to my computer so I see it every time when I sit down. It haunts me but the action of crossing it out is sooooo satisfying.

Let me hear about your 2018 goals! There are so many things I can learn from you guys and then put it into my goal list too!

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Packing for Hawaii!

By on November 6, 2017

Hey all!
As I am packing to leave on a trip to Maui, I have made a list that I hope to share to help everyone worry a bit less about packing. I packed a lot on on my Waikiki trip two years ago so this time I know what I’m doing. Here are my essentials for a tropical vacation. I mainly travel with a carry on, I have this fear that I will end up in my destination without clothes and necessities.

Most airlines will allow a 22x14x9 dimension carry on. I know Hawaiian, American and United has this standard. I used this luggage, passes through every time except once coming back from Vegas with JetBlue.

  • Sea Band: This is my life saver. I even wear this on days when I get major headaches and it really helps. I did not have this last time but will definitely carry this along. Here is my story, I was getting morning sickness, even the smell of food made me sick, I was nauseous, I couldn’t even stay in a float on the ocean without hurling everything I had for breakfast. At that point I was already taking multiple NSAIDS and nothing helped. I was like a pregnant woman. So if you’re a person that get sick easily, GET A SEABAND. It’s literally a life saver. It works by concentrating your mind to the mild pain at your wrist rather than the sickness.
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  • Sunscreen, if there is one you must absolutely have that can’t be found at any convenient stores then pack it. Otherwise you’ll be able to find loads of varieties at convenient stores. I’d buy mine there since I can’t carry anything bigger than 3oz. Make sure you stick it in the fridge for refreshing and less sticky results.
  • Same goes with Aloe gel. No matter how much sunscreen I apply I’ll still peel so aloe is a must for me.
  • All body care essentials. Tooth bush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
  • Skin care is essential. Maybe some make-up, too! Honolulu was a bit humid and sticky for me so I’d recommend something that controls oil. Bring a good face wash. I’ll be bringing my trust worthy FAB facial cleanser and my other “can’t live without” products.

  • All electronics essentials
  • A waterproof phone pouch
  • An underwater camera to capture time at the pool and time in the ocean. I use this one, it’s affordable and you won’t regret it. It’s perfect for the pool and the ocean. If you have the money maybe consider a GoPro!

Now, something that everyone talks about! Clothes!!

  • 1 short dress/romper per day (you can go for 1 pair of shorts and a top a day too). I don’t re-wear because it just feels really sticky the next day. I’ll wear these clothes till I change out for my pjs.
  • 3 maxi dresses for the 5 days that I’m there, for the fancier evenings.
  • 4 pairs of pjs for 4 nights.
  • Since I’ll be coming back to cold weather, I’ll also pack a pair of tights and a warm sweater.
  • 1 swimsuit for each day, this isn’t necessary but I hate putting on wet clothes so it is a must for me.
  • Undies, I usually account for 2 pairs a day.
  • Your most comfy pair of sandals/flipflops. This one is my go to.

  • Maybe gym clothes for fitness reasons. I’m planning on doing morning exercises but it seems so unrealistic.

I am planning on getting some school work done, so I will be packing my school notes and laptop. No books though it seems like my manuals will not be coming with me. It’s just too heavy.

This is all that will be coming with me, from the words of Michael Scott “KISS-Keep It Simple Stupid.” Another thing is I put all my clothes in air tight zipblock bags it really saves space! Let me know if you have something to add!

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