In Beauty on
October 19, 2016

Mini Makeup Haul for Treat Yo Self Day

Mini Makeup Haul // Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel

Hi everyone! A few days ago, it was Treat Yo Self Day… the best day of the year! Naturally I felt the need to treat myself to some new makeup. So when I got off work, I stopped by Ulta and picked some goodies up. And so here it is — a mini makeup haul!

Mini Makeup Haul for Treat Yo Self Day

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IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination SPF 50+

Mini Makeup Haul // IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination SPF 50+

I’m seriously obsessed with the IT Cosmetics CC cream. This is the third tube I’ve purchased since I first tried it earlier this year. I usually use the original CC cream but for some reason, I decided to get the illuminating one. Actually, it’s mainly so I don’t have to put too much effort into contouring or highlighting. And also so I look more awake and can wear less makeup on lazy days. Although my skin is combination/oily, I still love how it looks on me!

Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette

Mini Makeup Haul // Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette

I randomly picked this up because Rimmel products were 20% off and I thought I’d try a drugstore contour kit. It’s also nice having bronzer, blush, and highlighter all in one kit. It makes packing so much lighter and easier! Rimmel’s Kate sculpting palette in “coral glow” caught my attention because my skin is warm toned and I just love the color coral! I still have yet to try this kit and I’ll definitely keep you updated. Expect a review soon. 😘

Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel

Mini Makeup Haul // Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel

I’ve used the Benefit Gimme Brow volumizing eyebrow gel before and I decided to go back to it. Again, it’s mostly for my lazy days. I start work at 8am from Monday through Friday and I STRUGGLE to wake up early and do my makeup. Along with the IT Cosmetics CC cream, Benefit’s Gimme Brow does just the job to help me look awake without too much effort. And like I didn’t just roll out of bed before leaving for work! Gimme Brow is a life saver.

NYX Sharpener

Mini Makeup Haul // NYX Sharpener

I recently bought my first lip liner. *GASP!* I know, I don’t know how I survived without lip liner before. But when my lip liner finally got dull, I realized I didn’t have a sharpener. I never needed one because I always use liquid eyeliner. I had to grab my mom’s to sharpen my liner before going out of town one weekend. Then I finally decided to get my own. And I found this 2-in-1 NYX sharpener, which has a regular sized sharpener and jumbo-sized sharpener for all your sharpening needs. How could you say no to that?!

Well that’s my mini makeup haul. I’ll be posting product reviews in the near future so look out for them!

What makeup products have you recently purchased?

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In Life on
October 5, 2016

31 Fall Activities to Get You in the Mood for the Season

31 Fall Activities to Get You in the Mood for the Season

Hi everyone! October is finally here, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Autumn is also here and it’s finally feeling like it in California. The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler. I absolutely love it! After dealing with the heat for so long, what’s not to love about the fall season? But it’s okay. If you’re not really into autumn, here are 31 fall activities to get you in the mood for the season.

31 Fall Activities to Get You in the Mood for the Season

31 Fall Activities to Get You in the Mood for the Season

  1. Jump in a pile of leaves.
  2. Take a walk in the park.
  3. Drink hot cocoa.
  4. Wear riding boots.
  5. Go apple picking.
  6. Go to the pumpkin patch.
  7. Carve pumpkins.
  8. Go to the county fair.
  9. Go hiking.
  10. Watch a scary movie.
  11. Have a Netflix and chill marathon.
  12. Snuggle in a big comforter.
  13. Light some candles.
  14. Hang string lights.
  15. Use the fireplace.
  16. Have a bonfire.
  17. Be basic and drink a pumpkin spice latte.
  18. Wear leggings.
  19. Wear chunky sweaters.
  20. Go wine tasting.
  21. Make a wreath.
  22. Attend a football game.
  23. Go through a corn maze.
  24. Attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.
  25. Go to Disneyland during Halloween.
  26. Create your own Halloween costume.
  27. Visit a haunted house.
  28. Go on a hay ride.
  29. Bake cookies.
  30. Make s’mores.
  31. Make candy apples.

Just thinking about all these activities is getting me in the mood for fall already! I can’t wait until the weather gets even cooler so I can bust out my sweaters, scarves, and boots. I hate long, dark nights but I love pumpkin and cinnamon scented everything! And on the plus side, that means it’s snuggle season! These are just a few of my favorite things about fall. Besides the food and holidays spent with family.

What are some of your favorite fall activities?

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In Beauty, Health, Life, Travel on
September 28, 2016

September 2016 Favorites

September 2016 Favorites

Hi everyone! I’m back with my favorites for the month of September. Seriously, where did this month go? I can’t believe fall is already here and it’s almost October… which means Halloween, sweater weather, and hot drinks are just around the corner! But it still feels like summer here in California. And while I’m still in summer mode, let’s recap my September 2016 favorites!

September 2016 Favorites

September 2016 Favorites

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 2016 Favorites // Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is here! That means #PSL is back at Starbucks. And if loving pumpkin spice lattes makes me basic, then so be it. I’m basic and proud of it. The only difference is that I prefer my PSLs to be iced and with soy. If you haven’t had it like that, definitely try it!


September 2016 Favorites // Atlanta

Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, is finally back on television with his own show. I’ve loved him ever since Community and I was overly excited when I found out he was returning to TV. The show Atlanta is refreshing and different than anything else I’ve seen so far. It touches on relevant topics such as hip-hop, doing whatever it takes to make it big, and the adversities African Americans still face today. But all seriousness aside, the show is able to lighten the mood with some humor. Not to mention, the show gave a nod to Asian hip-hop and featured Korean rapper Keith Ape‘s song, “It G Ma,” in last week’s episode. I’m so glad the show has already been renewed for a second season! It’s quickly and easily becoming my new favorite show.

Lavender Oil

September 2016 Favorites // Lavender Oil

I’ve heard about so many benefits of lavender oil and I originally wanted to try it to heal my scars faster. But I’ve actually been rubbing it on my wrists and the soles of my feet before bed and let me tell you… it’s so calming and relaxing, I sleep so much better now! Whenever I feel anxious, I apply some lavender oil and I instantly feel calmer. Next time I take a bath, I want to add some drops of lavender oil and see how it feels.

American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare

September 2016 Favorites // AHS: My Roanoke Nightmare

It’s Wednesday… meaning it’s American Horror Story night!! I’m so happy AHS is back. This season looks very promising and I’m glad they’re bringing back elements of horror and gore, rather than focusing on sex and glamor. The season premier was already scary enough, I couldn’t stand to watch the show alone. Not even with all the lights on! And oftentimes, I have to look away from the screen because I’m so scared. We’ll see how this season unfolds!

2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival: Daytime Village

This last weekend, my best friends and I went to Vegas for a friend’s birthday and the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Vegas was so much fun, as always. We went out for drinks and karaoke the first night. Then we went to iHeartRadio Daytime Village. I got to see artists like Tinashe, DNCE, Jeremih, Alessia Cara. And of course, my favorites, the Chainsmokers. Then Saturday night, we went to XS and saw David Guetta. On Sunday afternoon, we tried to see the Chainsmokers again at Wet Republic but we only had a few hours before our flight back home. So we decided to walk the strip instead. I didn’t get to do everything I wanted but it was still a fun trip and I’m already thinking about going back!

What were some of your September 2016 favorites?

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