Roxy Manhattan Sunglasses

Dear spring, I can’t wait for you to finally get here. so CHOP CHOP! let’s get a move on.

(Photos by Patty)

top: courtesy of Dressup

sunglasses: Roxy Manhattan

My daytime skincare routine

I wrote about my night time skincare routine last week, now here is my day time routine =)


Because it is so dry here in Vancouver, especially in winter, I don’t wash my face again in the morning. Instead I use Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion ($15), the same toner I use for night time to cleanse my face. It is sufficient to remove dirt on my face and tighten skin.


Like night time, I use Skin Appetit Optim-Eyes Firming Eye Gel ($8-$12). It is lightweight enough to use during the day and the good thing is that it doesn’t give me those white oily bumps around the eyes. I like to use eye gel before applying face lotion only because I feel that it will absorb better underneath the lotion.

Face Moisturizer

I use a different face lotion for night time because I prefer something lighter for the day. DOVE Sensitive Skin day lotion (around $8) is fragrance free and dye free, which I like. For some reason, I can no longer find this in Vancouver. If you happen to know where I can get a bottle of this, please let me know!


Sunscreen is very important to my morning skincare routine, not that I’m big on whitening but I just don’t want skin cancer. I use Mentholatum Acnes Medicated UV Tint Milk SPF 30+ PA++ (ranging from $6-$8), and this is the only Asian product currently in my skincare routine. I believe it is a Japanese brand but I got my bottle in Taiwan. It does not medicate acnes or pimples by any means (at least I don’t see it), but it does give your skin a nice tint, almost like a foundation (and because I don’t use foundation, this product gives me a good enough coverage). If you are interested in this product, you can probably find one in Asian cosmetic stores or online.


I hope this helps! Check out my night time skin care routine if you haven’t already. Leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions and please “Like” this post if you find it helpful =) Thank you so much for reading!

DISCLAIMER: Brands mentioned are not affiliated with What Annie Wears in any way nor is What Annie Wears affiliated with them. All opinions expressed are mine. Others’ experiences with the products may differ from mine.

Easter Bunny Hop

I wasn’t lying when I said that I’m obsessed with cute animal prints. With Easter right around the corner, I think this cozy bunny print knit cardigan from Cooperative is very suitable for the season, wouldn’t you say? and because this cardigan runs a little large, I like to tie a knot in the front so it doesn’t look too slouchy or PJ-like.

While we’re on the subject of Easter and bunnies… anyone going to see the movie Hop? Patty’s super excited to see it because she finds the chicks adorable. I personally think the  minions (from Hop‘s trailer I concluded that the chicks are the minions of Hop) in Despicable Me are way cuter!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

(photos by Ell)

Pet Intarsia Cardigan: Cooperative @ Urban Outfitter

ballet dancer dress: from mom

wool hat: vintage

wedges: Forever 21

shoulder bag: vintage

nails: Essie Mint Candy Apple

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