In honor of AAPI Heritage Month this May, Tina is celebrating some of her favorite Asian-owned brands with her essential edit, from Phillip Lim's instant wardrobe update to Limnia's sustainable statement jewelry.
1. 3.1 Philiip Lim Ruffled One-Shoulder Top
My dear friend Phillip Lim seems to always strike the perfect balance of sporty chic with a feminine twist. I especially love this single-shouldered ruffled top: Maybe because it's perfect for showing off your SCULPTed arms.
Available at 3.1 Phillip Lim.
2. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream
Glow Recipe was created by Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, two friends inspired by K-Beauty. Like the Korean tradition of rubbing chilled watermelon rind on the skin to soothe and soften, which translates to this deep moisturizer that looks as good sitting on your beauty counter as it feels soaking into your skin.
Available at Glow Recipe.
3. Tower28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm
Amy Liu’s collection of clean makeup that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin is a must-try. In a range of satisfying shades, her tinted balm gives you a sun-kissed glow without the sun damage, while plant-based extracts make it great for cheeks and lips.
Available at Revolve.
4. Mo Mi Dry Shampoo
I only wash my hair twice a week, so I’m all about a good dry shampoo. Not only have I finally found something that won’t clog hair follicles, this one, out of Diane Read's capsule line, is non-toxic and adds fuss-free volume.
Available at Pink Moon.
5. Limnia The Prima Ear Cuff and Threaders Set
Beautifully designed, unexpected and sustainable: You won't want to take the off this pearl cuff-and-earring combo. Fortunately, Annette Lasala Spillane's collection of jewels is made to be worn every day.
Available at Limnia.