Photography by Karen Chen

Sometimes I take for granted that I live right by the water, but it’s when I’m pulled out of my element (while traveling) I realize how big of a role water plays in my life.  As much as I love what I do, it gets quite exhausting. I find that when you are passionate about something you give it your all, and  although it’s incredibly rewarding,  It’s also entirely exhausting. When traveling, I spend most of my time in New York City, and when I’m not I spend my days in downtown L.A.   And although I live right by the beach, It’s hard for me to find the time to step away from the madness to simply breathe. But as of lately the hubs and I have been spending the better part of our weekend mornings by the water, and I’m not sure why we didn’t do this before! It’s a time for us to unleash all the chaos, and bring peace back into our lives. Water is not only essential for the emotional soul, but is also a necessity for the skin and body.


My obsession with skin care developed when I was in grade school living in Korea, year 1993 to be exact. I discovered a number of different beauty products, but one line that I have a long lasting history with is a korean brand called Laneige. You can only imagine my excitement when they recently reached out in regards to partnering up with them for their U.S launch that is exclusive to Target.



“Be Waterful” is Laneige’s brand motto, and I love that their core focus is all about beautiful, healthy, and hydrated skin! With all the traveling, stress, and pollution (especially in L.A.)  it can get quite difficult to maintain the healthiest skin. So as Laneige’s brand ambassador I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite products along with some skincare tips of mine to achieve beautiful and “waterful” skin.


Here are 5 things I currently do to maintain healthy & dewy skin:

1. STAY HYDRATED – I drink about  6-8 cups of water a day. 

2. SWEAT- I love going to Hot Yoga at least once a week to sweat out all the toxins from my body. If I don’t have enough time for Hot Yoga, I’ll at least go to the sauna for 30 minutes.

3. SLEEP- While sleeping I’ve been using Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask about 2 times a week.   It provides me with intensive hydration all while i’m restoring my body in bed…talk about multi tasking! The next morning I immediately wake up with incredibly dewy, glowy, & hydrated skin!

4. MOISTURIZE- Laneige’s Water Bank serum, Moisturizing Cream, and Gel Cream has seriously  saved my skin after weeks of traveling! It contains an exclusive water science technology that keeps the skin both externally and internally hydrated.

5. SUNBLOCK- I know you all have heard this many times, but I cannot emphasize enough the importance of wearing sunblock. Laneige’s Triple Sunscreen SPF 40 is my absolute favorite as it is enriched with soybean protein extracts. Which not only protects but also brightens and corrects the skin for an instant shimmery dewy look.

 I hope that these tips have helped you out in staying “Waterful”, and let me know if you guys have any secret skincare tips…I would love to know!

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All Laneige products available at Target 

Dress by Finders Keepers

  • Colleen says:

    Your photos are gorgeous! I would love to try Laneige products as I have been very impressed with Korean beauty products recently. I just wrote a post on K-beauty on my blog
    I would love to know any makeup brands from Korea that you recommend!

  • Katherine says:

    Love this post! All photos are incredibly beautiful!
    Where is your cute cardigan from?

  • Katie says:

    Amazing post! I love your jacket, where is it from?


  • Lea Matilde says:

    This looks like a great skincare line, I am definetly going to try this out! I am always on the look for a good sunscreen and this one sounds really good :) You look gorgeous in these photos by the way!

    xoxo Lea Matilde <3

  • Esther says:

    Gorgeous photos! I’ve used Laneige since I was in college and love it’s light hydrating formulas-they never clog my pores and they smell great. Great to hear about their collaboration with Target.

    • Chriselle says:

      Hi Estehr! i’m so glad you are a fellow Laneige fan. I’ve been using Laneige on and off since the 90s, and every time I go back to their products my skin seems extra dewy. I have oily skin and I have to agree that I love it for that exact same reason – it doesn’t clog my pores! I was quite excited too when I heard they are collabing with target! I’m having a live chat with Laneige & Target today on twitter. Hope you can join us :) Lots of love to you xoxo Chriselle

  • Jamie W says:

    Beautiful photos! And your rings are gorgeous!

    — Jamie W.

  • Marja says:

    You look beautiful
    I love these photos and this dress.

  • Nice post!!.. Unfortunately these products cannot found in the Greek market.. Anyway beautiful photos as always!

  • mc says:

    Lovely photos Chriselle! Will give this brand a try, I’ve heard good things about them =)
    Thanks for sharing


  • Hanna says:

    Looooooove the dress! These photos are amazing!

  • Gorgeous photography and post! Thank you for sharing this beautiful day on the beach.


  • Christelle says:

    Hi Chriselle:) you’re stunning in this dress^^Thanks for the tips!!:) xoxo

  • mina says:

    Wow! I feel ocean breeze and relaxed from your this photo.Perfect for everything! love..

  • Kristi says:

    Lovely, lovely look, Chriselle! So beautiful,

  • sasa says:

    Beautiful dress and awesome tips as always<3

    New on

  • Garance says:

    Your pictures are just amazing, it is the first time when I visit your blog and I really like it!

  • Ms Genny C says:

    Love your pictures! And you look amazing!
    I am a great fan of Korean skincare products & cosmetic. Laneige, Banila Co, Innisfree, <3

    Ms Genny C

  • Claire says:

    You look super gorgeous in this outfit <3 Looove it! Many of my friends who use Laneige products all recommend!
    New Post: The Progress & Giveaway
    xx, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

  • Matthew L says:

    Ah you look amazing Chriselle! Also amazing photos <3 <3

  • Web says:

    Another ad :( I miss your old blog.

  • Likeabyul says:

    All these photos are incredible !

  • JVo says:

    Love your style and tips. Keep up the good work :)
    Been looking for a good skincare routine. In Australia, we don’t have Laneige. Off to I go!!

  • Jules says:

    Thanks for the skincare tips! Laniege picked the right ambassador for their US line–your skin is amazing. And congrats! It must be so flattering and awesome to be chosen! I usually buy Laniege at the make-up counter at the Korean/Asian food market but now I can just go to Target! Most likely it will be more economical there…

  • irene laura says:

    How come everything’s so perfect?
    Good job

  • Great post Chriselle! I agree with everyone here, these photos are gorgeous. The dress looks beautiful on you as well!

    • Chriselle says:

      Lindsey I’m so glad to hear that you and many others like this post! I’m really glad to share with you some of my secrets and that they may help you in someway. xoxo

  • Wow theyre launching a line at Target? That’s crazy. Ive been using their brand for a long time actually and love their water bank essence mask. It’s amazing!

    Btw, you look beautiful in these photos Chriselle. Very natural yet chic as always.


  • Crystael says:

    beautiful photographs! I feel relaxed just looking at them! :)

  • You look so beautiful! And the photographs are incredible as always. I know the main thing about this post are the products, but that gorgeous dress just gets all of my attention haha!
    Either way I’ll be looking into them since all the products you recommend are always so great!
    Have an amazing day :)

    • Chriselle says:

      Yes its all about the skincare but fashion is also my obsession. Im glad you liked the overall post the products I featured and the outfit too!

  • haley says:

    these photos are so refreshing!

    Colour Me Classic

  • Christy Li says:

    Beautiful photos, and it must be awesome to live close to the beach! That is my future dream, someday in the far, far away future of course :) I love Laneige’s water sleeping pack & water bank products, the smell, texture & moisture are uncomparable! Did not know that they carry sunscreen, will keep that in mind for the future. Congrats on being their brand ambassador!

  • The Finders Keepers dress is amazing, love the mesh detailing and perfect combo with a natural post 😉

    New Post up…

  • Tina says:

    Are these purely of organic origin. I have a hunch if friends suffering breast cancer and they all blame it on skincare absorption. I hope they don’t have harmful chemicals in their new line

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  • Joules says:

    Lovely dress and lovely photos!

    Style by Joules

  • linda says:

    not sold in stores, only on line.

  • I have to say mask, sleep and eating the right foods has been my ultimate favourite when it comes to dewy skin!

  • Emmy says:

    Beyond gorgeous! You’re style is so inspiring and tells a story.
    Do you know of any photographers in Chicago? I am a model and fashion blogger as well.

  • The photos are simply amazing, love your dress and the way you pose <3


  • wow such a dreamy photos, make me wanna be somewhere at the beach with nothing around..

  • Erica M says:

    I really love that dress! I wish it had more shape to it though, but the designs are still very beautiful!

  • Rougeuse says:

    The beach pictures always look magnificent! x

  • The photos are incredibly beautiful. The dress is a poem.

  • nala says:

    The pictures are amazing and you look stunning! Love the dress and the hair!!

  • Every single photo is stunning. The pale blue sky and water contrast so well with your dress. And this dress!!! Amazing. It’s perfection.

    NEW POST up…


  • Souda says:

    Yes! I love Laneige as well! And you are right the Water sleeping Pack is so amazing. I swear whenever I wear it and wake up in the morning my skin feels so plump and hydrated. I can’t believe they are launching in the US at Target. Lucky! When will they reach us Canadians?

  • woow! They are at target?? I might have to go tonight!
    Thank you!

  • Natali says:

    Such a stunning photos! You always look wonderful!

  • Vivian says:

    I love the Water Sleeping Mask! Cute shot of you on the swing~

    LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞


  • Amazing! Such a beautiful photographs!


  • Do you know if it’s any good for ultra-sensitive skin? I would love to give it a try! Also, just editorially speaking these are the most beautiful beach shots I have seen. I’m usually not a fan of the beach photo-shoots, but your dress with the wrap truly makes it whimsical! AND PS I saw photos of you on some of those fashion week street style round ups and totally told my friends “yeah, Chriselle replies to my comments… we’re basically friends” :) x

  • Dilek says:

    Korean brands have the best skin care (and make-up) products. This is the first time I have heard of this brand, but the packaging looks inviting (water is also my element; I may not live next to the sea but I drink 3 liters a day – minimum!). Sadly, being on a student’s budget, the price is a bit high for me. But I’ll keep this brand in mind for the future. ^^ You look absolutely stunning, by the way!

  • TERESA says:

    That is a very lovely dress and very beautiful pictures!


  • I loved the laneige bb cushion pact! I noticed on the target website it’s being sold in shades light, medium, dark. Do you know if those are equivalent to the asian shades, 21 light beige, 23 sand beige and 31 brown beige? Or are these totally different? I normally wear the sand beige in the asian version.

  • Emma says:

    That dress is beautiful, it looks perfect on you

  • Tra Mi says:

    What a beautiful dress. And the photos are more than great!

  • Oh wow. These photos are truly stunning. I love your dress!

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