Sunday, February 2, 2014

What's in my bag? (Small cross-body version)


So this is probably a fake Gucci. Even if it were real, it's still not a real, honest-to-God handbag. It's the right size for me on my light-packing days, or if I want to impress someone with a big-name designer, which is almost never. Of my two bags, it is the more appropriate one for professional or formal occasions, even if it's probably fake.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The trials and tribulations of under-eye concealer

I am a college student, which means I certainly don't get enough sleep. Since I don't get enough sleep, I get dark circles under my eyes, ergo I need a really intense concealer.

As you may have inferred, I have no qualms about my bare face or my acne/acne scars. In fact, I couldn't care less about covering up these imperfections, mostly because people are used to seeing them. My dark circles, however, are rather annoying, and if I don't want to look like I took a line drive to the face, I need to conceal them.

I have two concealers, and here they are side by side. Right away, you can see a problem.


On the left is the completely over-hyped Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer, which is in the color nude. On the  right is a new purchase, the Rimmel Match Perfection in medium.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Thursday Post: Thrifting a dark outfit



This time's thrifting story is rather unexpected. I was in and out within the hour, picked up exactly 0% of what I went in for (a burgundy, velvet blazer like Bilbo Baggins, Sirius Black, or Hugh Hefner--mostly Hef).

Monday, December 17, 2012

A few early birthday/Christmas presents

So, I'm back home across the Bay for winter break. I live right by the downtown, so I spent a lot of time in the boutiques/cafes/Sephora in high school. I was just there on Saturday with my friends, but I figured it was time to redeem my birthday perks from Peninsula Beauty and Sephora, and to figure out what perfumes I liked.

Chronologically, I went to Peninsula Beauty where members get a free nail polish < $8.50 during their birthday month. I was debating between Essie Stylenomics (Stylenomics 2012) and OPI Live and Let Die (Skyfall 2012) but I was smitten by the OPI. Essie is rather temperamental, and I prefer the OPI brush anyhow.



Behold the monster! It has a similar base to Stylemonics, a dark viridian green. LaLD is less creamy and opaque than Stylenomics, and both pull bluer than the promo images (Stylenomics, at least) suggest.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Finished Products Part I

In lieu of doing a November favorites post, I thought that I would share the products that ended their lives in this month.

This is actually inaccurate. I don't use up products all too quickly, and so I just accumulate them. Once I've accumulated a decent amount (five, I suppose, is a decent amount) I'll broadcast them out to the world.


  • Sonya Dakar Acai Clarifying Wash
  • Adapalene
  • Duac
  • Chapstick
  • Wet 'n Wild nail polish, Invisible

Friday, November 30, 2012

OOTD: I was destined to look like an English schoolboy, did you know?

With all the academic shit going on in my life at the moment, I haven't been devoting as much time to my Internet shenanigans.

Enjoy an outfit from warmer weather.

  • Shirt and belt are thrifted
  • Shorts and cardigan from Forever 21
  • Socks from DSW, Nine West
  • Boots from DSW, Madden Girl

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Pre-Thanksgiving Post

This year, I've been much more cognizant of things that have gone right and wrong. I think I've learned a lot this year, and I can certainly hope that I will be more introspective in the next.

My life is going very well, and I am very, very fortunate. Here are some things that I am unquestionably thankful for.

1. I am so thankful for my family. My family is a source of so much joy for me, and I am very grateful for their enduring love and support.

2. I am extremely fortunate that my parents have the economic means to support us. At home, we enjoy a quality of life very different from some families in the United States and abroad.

3. As a corollary to the above, I am very fortunate that my parents are paying for my undergraduate education. They are very gracious for supporting me in this way.

4. I am very thankful for my friends, new and old.

5. I attend (in my opinion) one of the most intellectually-stimulating, innovative, and well-respected universities in the world. I am majoring in something incredibly interesting and fulfilling, which is so cool and awesome.

6. I am thankful for my job. For winter break, I've been drafted back into my old position in the office I worked in during high school.

7. I am thankful of my good health, but since it is completely in my control, it takes a lower priority on this list.

What are you guys thankful of? Non-US readers, feel free to chime in as well!