be bright, be you.



November 2015


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Grateful for today and all the people in my life that help support me to live and love the way that I do everyday. I am grateful for God giving me the freedom and courage to be me. Count blessings everyday. 
Happy thanksgiving! 

Feel the fear and fly anyway.

Xx Love & light 



November 2015


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Mind Body affirmations to feel the beauty of your body, to love your body. 

  1. I am more than a body. 
  2. My beauty is defined by the purity of my soul. 
  3. I care for myself by taking care of my body. 
  4. I love my body as it houses the dreams of my mind. 
  5. My body supports the physical endeavors of my manifestations. 

Repeat these throughout the day. Know that you are more than a body. Love this quote: You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. 

Live with this awareness, free yourself from body shaming. Appreciate your body. 

Xx love & light. 



November 2015


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How to Remain Calm in any situation

  1. Breathe. This will take you back to yourself and out of the situation or thing that is rattling your inner world. Come back home, come back to your breath. The soothing energy you bring in for yourself will calm you down instantly. 
  2. Let ego subside. Instead of thinking me, me, me and how could he/she? Allow the situation to subside just as your ego subsides. The situation is never actually the reason for problem(s). There is always a deeper culprit, and that culprit is usually lack of love and compassion. Compassion will always calm you down, when you think from a place of understanding of why a person or situation is the way that they are. A shift in perception happens when you let the ego-based thoughts go. 
  3. Be aware. Be aware of your surroundings and be aware of your thoughts, actions. When you are living from a place of awareness it is difficult to react out of anger. Being calm is a reaction and will also calm your surroundings, allow time to go slower. 

Finding peace within you first, calmness is truly a quality that takes work. The work is well worth it, as it could save you from mishaps and failures that can be avoided. I love that the outcome can always be yours. It is your choice to be calm or to be chaotic in the mind. All it takes is a breath, love, and awareness. 

Remember, never take anything personally – and we are all doing our best within the wisdom that we have.

Xx love & light. 



November 2015


Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Mind, Reflection, Sunina


What an amazing feeling when you can share your passion and be authentically you. Self-discovery, and the major shift that you may experience is an out of the world experience that you want to share with the world. Some people take years, some people never reach that point. But if and when you do, you want to share this positive shift in every way you can.

My passion is wellness, inner beauty care and outer beauty care, meditation, beautiful imagery, speaking and teaching, uplifting others. When I post, I post because I genuinely have a message to share. If the intention of the photos you post are not fear-based (out of insecurity, for validation), and it is a passion that you love to express, and there is a joy you want to share with others, then do it!

Real talk: While discussing my career, a friend recently said to me, “What are you doing? What are you trying to accomplish? Are you trying to be a celebrity? Then just say so, be honest!”. Now these were spoken in the form of questions, but I heard them as statements because they felt accusatory and I felt it cheapened my pure intentions. And with everything circulating right now with the news of the Instagram star that shut out social media- Essena, it is a subject that all of us who have a presence on social media, have to consider, what is our intention?

If your intention is coming from a place of ego, for likes, for validation, to become ‘insta-famous’, then yes- you should re-evalutate how you look at yourself and your self worth. What is your self-concept, how is your esteem level? Is your fleeting confidence coming from the validation you get from likes?

It is refreshing to see a young girl sharing this major shift in her life. The way she is sharing it is powerful. However, I like to emphasize in the fact that everyones journey is unique and different. Everyone is coming from a different place and from a different experience. So to snap judge a person and their intentions may not be so fair, maybe step back and realize there is some inner work that needs to be done. We need to take responsibility for our emotions.

Although I was annoyed with the comment from my friend about trying to be a ‘celebrity’, I accepted her statement as a way to reflect on my daily intentions and to watch carefully how I post and to reflect on what I have been posting. My clear intention is to cleanse, inspire, and uplift. What it all comes down to is that, I have a message to share and I do that the best way I can. I am thankful for the reflection, and I know that this caring friend was only speaking from the world that she knows.

We are all doing our best, it is important to know this and to share compassion before judgment. If you see someone that is doing something and you make a judgement, it may be because it is a reflection of how you might be feeling inside yourself. We are all mirrors for each other. How we see the world is how you see yourself. Be gentle with yourself first. And don’t be so quick to judge, especially yourself. We all make the mistakes to come to a realization of what we need to learn to move on to the next level of enlightenment.

Do all things with integrity and balance.

xx love & light. Be you, be bright!!!!



November 2015


Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Events, Inner Purity, Mind, Self-Care, Sexy Tone, Skin Glow, Sunina, Yoga

I am so excited to share with you, Yoga Glow, a class dedicated to your expression of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty. I have been refining and working towards this concept for a few years and now it is finally ready for you!!

Here are the details:

Thursday, November 12th at 7pm! Location: Penthouse at Wyndham Hotel, NYC.

50-minutes of breath synchronized movement dedicated to waist slimming, derrière lifting, and anti-aging asanas! Move to energetic and soothing tunes. It ends with an ahhmazing ‘spa-vasana’. You will relax with eucalyptus aromatherapy in a hydrating mask while guided into a conscious relaxation meditation.

Mats, towels, blocks, and juices provided for guests.

Masks and gift bags provided by Peach and Lily.

Click here to sign up!

I believe that the beauty of a woman is in the way that she carries herself. Supremly confident, but not superior. Shares her dynamic presence not by boasting, but by simply being. She takes the time to take care of herself, both in the mirror and in meditation. Outer self care is not frivolous, it is our divine duty to take care of our skin, our bodies, our essence. To be spiritual does not mean to suppress your goddess self. It means to uncover it, reveal it, embrace it. Take care of your inner self just as much as you do your outer self. Men, do not shy away as this is for you too! We are all emotional beings that can do so much more if we let go of the things that hold us heavy. Self-care is for everyone, and it is an expression of love for yourself.

Connecting with our inner selves is our divine duty. Feeling good is our divine duty. Glowing from the inside out is true beauty.

Once again, I am so excited and I cannot wait for the 12th. I hope to share my practice with you there!

Xx love and light.



November 2015


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Today’s self-care Sunday is for the girls that just want to have a lazy Sunday! The splash mask only takes 15 seconds! The sea-kelp mask has amazing benefits, it is straight from Jeju Island in South Korea. So excited to show you this one. Happy Sunday.

Links to Products at Glow Recipe:

Blithe Patting Splash Mask – Soothing & Healing: http://bit.ly/1P4C5uA

Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Facial Sheet Mask: http://bit.ly/1iw14IN

Giveaway Items:
Nancy Rose Performance: http://bit.ly/1RmgY4Q
Hadanomy Collagen Facial Mist: http://amzn.to/1hGldfF



October 2015


Written by , Posted in Beauty, Clarity, Inner Purity, Mind, Skin Glow


Bragging vs. Being.

Bragging by definition is to ‘talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way; arrogant talk or manner. Bragging is a verbal kind of showing off.  (Humblebrags included!) We all know someone who does this, have done this, and at some point you may have been guilty of it too. This is a sign of ego getting in the way of truth. Truth does not need to brag. It is when we feel inadequate, insecure, or in need of attention.

Being. Simply being you, the true you that is happy when you are doing what you love is when you naturally shine bright. It is an energy that is so strong that anyone around you can feel it. Being you no matter how insecure it may make others feel is not bragging or showing off, it is simply being you. Playing down abilities, your opinions, your taste, or your talents because you are afraid of making others feel insecure is not of your concern. You are here to 100% be you and to express what you’ve been given to do your work here.

xx love & light

Beauty bonus – I literally always have this spray by my side – consistently since 2011! See in photo – the pink bottle:) My all-time favorite collagen mist, the bottle above is probably like my 27th bottle! It has surpassed expectations of many of my beauty products in my beauty closet and I want to share with you what, why, when, where, how! Guess where I found it, the best way to use it, and why it is the best of all mists I’ve tried. To discover all this, Sign up for my newsletter (column on the right) – will be talking all about it in my newsletter tomorrow. PS There will be a giveaway:)



October 2015


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Self-care Sunday!

Facial Fitness – super simple massage techniques you can do anywhere, anytime. For a plump, youthful complexion with a healthy glow do this twice a day everyday for 2-5 minutes. Also included: Beauty Affirmations!

Using any face oil will do, even do it while cleansing.
Some examples:
Rosehip oil: http://amzn.to/1G6Hb6t
Vitamin E oil: http://bit.ly/1hGkF9s
DHC Cleansing oil: http://bit.ly/1U0fWRf

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.

xx love & light.



October 2015


Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Clarity, Mind, You


photo by ANDY HUR @thewhelming

Energy flows to where your attention goes. Surround yourself with good vibrations, good visuals of things you want to attract into your life. Fill your mind space with good clean energy. Look to the sky if the streets are not so pretty, train yourself to find the beauty in all things.

Awareness and attention are vastly different. I can be aware of all of the nasty, unhealthy, unkind happenings in the world but I refuse to place my attention towards it. This would only attract more of it, and towards me and the world. It does not matter who you are you are a magnet. It is your choice what you attract.

And I quote this over and over – this quote that I love by Mother Teresa:

“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” –  Mother Teresa

xx love & light.



October 2015


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For skincare sunday this week I wanted to highlight the amazing benefits of the quick and easy rubber masking! Super popular in skin spas in South Korea that is now available outside of the spa. This is very exciting as I’ve had rubber masking done several times in spas to end a facial, but now it can be done at home. Thank you Glow Recipe (www.glowrecipe.com) for bringing this product to the US.


Links to Products:

Charcoal Rubber Mask: http://bit.ly/1LXeNQo
Blossom Jeju Toner: http://bit.ly/1KhSaoE
Earth’s Recipe Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/1MxgKnr
Activated Greens, Charcoal Juice: http://bit.ly/1GcJMft

xx love & light
I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.



October 2015


Written by , Posted in Body, Clarity, Inspiration, Mind, Strength, You

Image by Andy Hur: @THEWHELMING

Image by Andy Hur: @THEWHELMING

Intention energizes; action transforms.

What is my real intention? This is the question I had to ask myself subconsciously the past few weeks when I’ve felt an energy block. Work wasn’t flowing so easily, opportunities seemed blocked. I had to look inwards and call out my intention. What I realized was that I actually did have a lot of opportunities in front of me. I just wasn’t recognizing each opportunity with its own unique possibilities. I was dismissive. I had my mind set on my own set of outcomes. When I released the idea of exclusivity, and of only doing jobs based on how ‘cool’ it would be for me, the block seemed to slowly release. I started to open up and embrace jobs that were more based upon the big picture, the jobs that would further my purpose which is to inspire, uplift, and cleanse- and this can happen in as many places and platforms that I am able to effectively. It is not at all about me, nor is it about ‘branding’. I put my ego to the side. It gave me a renewed energy to go out and get it- or in this situation.. give it, and to take action on the true intention.

Action was missing because I was so in tune with ‘branding’ and only waiting for jobs that were of a certain tier. I looked beyond my high expectiations, and saw what the real opportunity would be in each and every one of the inquiries for work/collaborations I already had in front of me. When I have my true intention in mind, the work in front of me feels exciting. And when it feels exciting, you should definitely do it! I decided to take action and, like Nike, just do it.

Slowly I see and feel a transformation and feel supported- and almost immediately after this shift, I open my email and I get more favorable inquiries. The block was released. Recently I’ve noticed signs, I kept seeing the numbers 777, which according to spiritual numerology, is a ‘sign that I am on my authentic life path and making progress towards accomplishing my purpose’. My energy now feels balanced and my perception has shifted.

If you feel blocked, I encourage you to look inwards at your own intentions for doing what you do. If you feel you are at a standstill in your work, relationship, or life in general, set your ego aside and ask yourself why you do what you do. What is your intention? Then, take action on that intention to experience transformation.

pose in photo: side angle pose / utthita parsvakonasana :)

outfit: The Sweat Bar

xx love & light




October 2015


Written by , Posted in Clarity, Happiness, Inspiration, Mind, Yoga

Image by Andy Hur

Step by step meditation guide: 

  1. Grab a line in a spiritual book/ a quote from a thought leader/ one thought you have in your mind, and let it lead your intention for meditation. Example: Truth will correct all errors in my mind. 
  2. If you have incense, grab it and light it up. 
  3. Sit in a comfortable cross-legged seated position. Hands can be on your thighs, at your hearts center, or palm over palm gently over your ankles. 
  4. Simply close your eyes and breathe. 
  5. If this is your first few times it may feel uncomfortable and you might get anxious – stick with it until you get over that point. It is after that point where you will feel calm. Go as long as it feels amazing. Do not worry about timing, whenever you have a beautiful sense of peace come over you vibe with it for a bit. As you gently open your eyes notice the difference you feel after meditation versus before. 

My step-by- step meditation this morning is on snapchat: @suninayoung

Meditation truly is the answer to all of your “problems” and illusions of the mind. All it takes is a shift of perception and a sprinkle of gratitude. 

Xx love & light.

Image by Andy Hur 



October 2015


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Self-Care Sunday! Start the week off with self-care to set the tone for the rest of the week. There are so many natural beauty benefits in roses, discover them in this video with a soothing face mask and relaxing bath :)

SheaMoisture Bubbles: http://bit.ly/1jo7SsM
Ahava Dead Sea Bath Crystals: http://amzn.to/1N6N9UE

DHC Facial Cleansing Oil: http://bit.ly/1U0fWRf
Son & Park Beauty Water: http://bit.ly/1O1nHPQ
Fresh Rose Face Mask: http://bit.ly/1QivcmH
Aura Cacia Rosehip Oil: http://amzn.to/1G6Hb6t

xx love & light.

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.



October 2015


Written by , Posted in Attractive Energy, Clarity, Confidence, Mind, You


IMAGE BY @thewhelming. // Outfit by @yourstrulybrand

There is a deep difference between self-confidence and self-importance. Self-confidence comes from loving yourself, and self-importance comes from exacerbating your ego.

Self-importance is when you say you are better than another in any way: you are more fit, prettier, hotter, you make more money, you have this and that materially. Self-importance is when you create levels in your mind to feed the ego to make it feel better. Self-importance comes from a place of deep insecurity. It is when the mind creates levels in order to create a sense of temporary fulfillment in your place in life. You need validation from outward situations from people or things. Compliments determine your level of “confidence” for the moment. Offensive comments affect you. Self-importance is when you treat certain people differently because they are, in your mind, above or below you.

We are all one, interrelated and connected. No one being is above you, no one being is below you.

Self-confidence FEELS good. There is no competitive spirit in malice. It is about loving yourself so full heartedly, and being so aware of this love that no matter what compliment you receive or what offensive comment you are given- you remain unaffected because you already know your truth. You’ve already come to terms with your flaws and you are well-aware and accept those flaws. You know how to turn those ‘flaws’ into personal strengths for beneficial circumstances. Self-confidence does not compare, it does not boast. It just is. No need to prop yourself up with words or bougie actions. You are enough with your presence alone. Confidence is knowing that there is no one in the world like you, that can express the ideas that you want to express like you. We all have our own collective experiences in life that make us who we are. Embrace that fully.

No one being is superior to you, no one being is inferior to you.

xx love & light.



October 2015



October 2015


Written by , Posted in Beauty, Clarity, Happiness, Inner Purity, Mind, Self-Care


Despite all of the distractions the daily grind gives you, stay on your path. Stay focused inwards. Do not let the petty things, the ego, the material things take over truth. What is real is within you. Look above the petty things and situations, turn ego thoughts into loving thoughts instead, and enjoy the material pleasures for what it is- material. Comfort is a beautiful thing which gives you the platform to carry out your life duties; excess is frivolous and unnecessary. Luxury is elegance. Luxury is not gaudy, excessive, or boastful. Luxury is in the mind. Think about it, your mind can be a landfill.. or it can be heaven.

Get clean with clarity by meditating. Start today. Start with 2 minutes. You don’t need to be a yogi, or have incense while you do it. Just sit and be still, and you are already there.

Who you are, what you do, how you see things should not be clouded by what you are here to do. Stay focused, prioritize self-care, have an amazing week! Happy Monday.

xx love & light.



September 2015


Written by , Posted in Beauty, Body, Love, Mind, Sunina

When I first started wedding planning I knew exactly how I wanted it to be, and what my dream wedding would look like: stress-free! Which is why the first vendor I hired was a wedding planner. I could care less about the ‘dream dress’ the ‘dream flowers’ the ‘dream etc etc etc’. All I knew is that I had my dream man, and that is all that counts 😉 I kept my expectations very low, but was very decisive and selective about quality within the choices I had. My planner would say, “You are the most zen bride- – that requests all the most fabulous things”. Precisely..

Day of the wedding, I kept telling myself to be in the moment, be present. I am glad I did because there were some amazing moments I was able to take in fully.

Here is what I did to get my mind, body, beauty as best as it could possibly be. (I did not change much in what I usually do, however I was definitely way more careful and conscious of what I was doing, making sure I was getting enough sleep, etc.)

30-Day Wedding Preparation:

  1. Mind
    Meditation daily with affirmations
    A Course In Miracles Reading twice a week + Yoga once a week – self practice.
  2. Body
    SLT twice, just twice within the month- why only twice? Because SLT really works. And it works instantly. So I knew I had to keep it at a minimum as I like my shape a specific way. I don’t like to look too ‘cut’.
    Green Juice + Watermelon Juice and/or Acai Bowl everyday.
    Frank Bod Body Scrub – twice a week.
    Korean Spa + Scrub – once every 2 weeks.
  3. Beauty
    Affirmations every other day.
    Eye Mask + Sheet Mask everyday Leaders InSolution
    Gel Manicure every 10 days.
    Eyelash Extensions one week before the wedding
    Glycolic + Enzyme Facial Peel (Triple Peel Facial) 10 days before the wedding
    IPL Treatment – 2 days before the wedding

Morning of Wedding Preparation:

  1. Mind
    Group meditation with bridesmaids + I led a prayer.
  2. Body
    Body Scrub (not a group effort :) )
  3. Beauty
    Leaders Insolution Sheet Masks for all of us before hair & makeup.

Venue: Newly opened in 2015, The Current, at Chelsea Piers – http://bit.ly/1OveXSu

Hotel: The Standard – http://bit.ly/1XH0QQb

Wedding Planner: K.I.M. Media – http://bit.ly/1Ng5ijI

Dress #1: Vera Wang – http://bit.ly/1K5Z314

Dress #2: L’impasse in Greenwich Village, NYC

Dress #3: Elizabeth & James – http://bit.ly/1UEztBJ

Bridesmaids Dresses: Revolve Clothing – http://bit.ly/1K604pV

Photography: Jana Williams – http://bit.ly/1PZhx3k

Filmography: Aubert Films – http://bit.ly/1Uz00pv

Flowers: Bride & Blossom – http://bit.ly/1KZe7yi

Hair + Makeup: Daryon Haylock – http://bit.ly/1EMPXWY

Officiant: Yogi Charu – http://bit.ly/1Li4AhF



September 2015


Written by , Posted in Body, Sexy Tone

A workout dedicated to a recent inspiration of mine that I found trending in South Korea, Apple Hips! It is nice to see Asian culture embracing womanly fit figures. All bodies are beautiful, love yours. Watch the video, workout! It is only 5-minutes long and can be done anywhere.

Xx love and light.



August 2015


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This is the 2nd Sunday Selfcare Skincare video!
Rejuvenated Skincare routine perfect for a morning after a long night – enjoy!

Links to all products used in the video is below:

DHC Oil Cleanser: http://bit.ly/1U0fWRf
Neutrogena Makeup Wipes: http://bit.ly/1Eb7gAr
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask: http://seph.me/1KdfuJl
Cotton Pads: http://bit.ly/1NtzwBd
Be The Skin Toner: http://bit.ly/1Jd5w8R
Cremorlab Mineral Essence: http://bit.ly/1EcsZIi
All-In-One Snail Repair Cream: http://bit.ly/1h4NeNk

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind, body, beauty.

xx love & light.






August 2015


Written by , Posted in Inner Purity, Self-Care, Skin Glow

I’ve gotten some requests to do a skincare video and I can’t deny it is one of my passions! I have a skincare/beauty background so naturally I gravitate towards well-being and skincare products. These are some of the products I love to use for a gentle yet thorough cleanse. Here is a skincare routine, preferably done on Sundays to set the week of self-care on the right tone:)

Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel: http://seph.me/1hGkoDD
Trueself Organics: http://bit.ly/1hGkqLC
Leaders Insolution Illuminating Sheet Mask: http://bit.ly/1hGktap
Vita Up! Facial Water: http://bit.ly/1hGkz1C
Derma E Vitamin E Skin Oil: http://bit.ly/1hGkF9s
Eau Thermale Avene Sunscreen: http://bit.ly/1hGkHOO
Rohto Cool Eyedrops: http://bit.ly/1hGkICf
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: http://bit.ly/1hGkLhu
Kiehl’s Mango Lip Balm: http://bit.ly/1hGkScU
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer: http://bit.ly/1hGkTgY
Tarte Concealer: http://seph.me/1hGkWcF
Mac – Kinda Sexy Lipstick: http://bit.ly/1hGl3VF
Anastasia Dip Brow: http://seph.me/1hGl77J
Hadanomy Collagen Mist: http://amzn.to/1hGldfF

I believe in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, and self-care for the mind body beauty.

xx love and light.

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