December 28, 2012

sooyoung in isabel marant.

For those who are familiar with Girls' Generation (SNSD), Sooyoung is one of my favorite members! I thought I would share this editorial from the January 2013 issue of Harper's Bazaar Korea because the group will be releasing a new album on New Year's Day. Not to mention she is modeling Isabel Marant, who is also a favorite designer of mine! 

photo credit - deselim

November 30, 2012

monthly music.

Here is a post different than from what I usually blog about - my favorite releases in kpop for the month of November! If you didn't already know, I'm a big fan of kpop. I listed the songs in order of release date, but my top picks would probably be Janus and Tried To Walk!

1. If You Love Me by NS Yoon G featuring Jay Park 
2. Janus by Boyfriend
3. Dripping Tears by Son Dam Bi 
4. Tried To Walk by B1A4
5. Far Away Young Love by C-Clown
6. Humanoids by TVXQ! 

November 12, 2012

mari gold brown circle lenses.

I purchased a pair of circle lenses a couple weeks ago out of curiosity. They're the Mari Gold Brown Lenses by GEO. When I first tried them on, I thought I looked really freaky, but I got more used to it after a bit. If you wear eye makeup it looks more natural, but I don't too often. I'll probably wear them for fun once in a while when I feel like getting done up. Oh, and I purchased them from Fobby Barbie. Shipping was fast and the prices are good! 

Be careful when opening the lense bottles. I cut my finger!

November 09, 2012

heaven sent.

Here is my annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show post! look forward to seeing my favorite models on the runway each year. However, my ultimate model crush Julia Stegner was not present! I'm a little disappointed seeing as she's been there every year since 2005. Oh well, I can't wait for the television broadcast!

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October 14, 2012

sleek makeup reviews.

I have been trying not to buy too many beauty products because I just don't use them that often. But when I saw Sleek Makeup had come out with a bb cream, I just had to try it! If you haven't heard of Sleek Makeup, it's a drugstore brand from the UK! 

Blush by 3 in Lace - $12.49
I realized I had only been using cream blushes throughout summer so I decided to buy this palette with three shades! The individual shades (from left to right) are Crochet, Guipure, and Chantilly. If you are interested in swatches, there are photos available on the Sleek Makeup website. Overall I was happy with this blush palette because the shades are very pigmented and pretty. I will say that they are darker in real life than on the website so keep that in mind.

Be Beautiful Blemish Balm in Light - $11.49 
Ever since bb creams became popular in the US I have been trying out a few of them out. For the most part the ones available in the drugstores are very sheer which is fine with me. But for those who are looking for one with a little more coverage, this bb cream might be for you! It is thicker and more moisturizing than most of the ones I have tried. I think it will be a favorite of mine during the colder months. I was a little worried about the shades though because there is a huge jump in color from light to medium. I purchased the light because the medium was just way too dark looking and it turned out fine. It is a bb cream after all so it's not as obvious if the color match isn't perfect!

I'm definitely not an expert so I kept the reviews short and simple. Let me know if anyone has tried these products and recommendations for other Sleek Makeup products!

October 11, 2012

unintentional hiatus.

Yet again, I have been absent from my blog for over a month. But this time I have a totally valid excuse - my laptop broke! I went to Portland to attend a cousin's wedding and when I came back my MacBook wouldn't turn on. The Apple Store quoted a good $600+ to repair it. So I decided that I would just buy a new one instead, since the other one was already four years old. Now I'm back with a new MacBook Pro (with the retina display, which is awesome) thanks to my lovely boyfriend! Expect more updates soon!

photo credit - fashiontoast

September 03, 2012

hello rilakkuma!

When I saw this plush Rilakkuma iPhone case, I couldn't resist! Maybe I'm a bit old for dolls but who cares? It is a little inconvenient though because the holes for the headphones and charger don't quite fit. But my biggest gripe is that there is no hole for the camera so I need to take the phone out of the case to snap a photo. I still love it though! If anyone else is interested in purchasing it, it's called the iDoll phone case - there's other character variations as well!

August 15, 2012

summer shopping.

Some purchases I've made recently.

Brandy Melville / H&M / BCBGeneration

August 10, 2012

you've got y-mail.

I have always found postal designs quirky and this particular one by Yves Saint Laurent has been a favorite of mine for a while! Jeff bought this wallet for me after I  decided I should invest in a classic and quality wallet over ones I would just get tired of! I think it's well worth it; don't you agree?

August 01, 2012

your little angel.

I get a little sad whenever I see stores putting out fall collections, but I wouldn't mind cozying up in one of Wildfox Couture's White Label jumpers. They're going on my fall shopping list! Check out the full collection here.

July 31, 2012

nike free run 3.

I am so sorry I haven't blogged in over a month! It's due to a combination of being both busy and lazy. But I can't believe it is almost August! There's going to be some exciting things happening next month, so I will try my best to blog about them. For now, enjoy the brightness of my new runnings shoes - I got them as motivation to work out since Jeff usually has to drag me with him!

June 26, 2012

cali photo diary.

It's been a week since I got back from Los Angeles so I figured it was time for the obligatory blog post. Jeff and I had such a great time that we're seriously considering moving there! For now, here are some brief highlights from our trip!

1. Venice Beach 2. Coffee @ Dulce Cafe 3. Sunset Boulevard 4. Anaheim 5. Lattes @ Urth Cafe 6. Little Seoul 7. Santa Monica Beach 8. The Grove 9. Drinks @ Lemonade 10. Universal Studios 11. Disneyland 12. Fireworks @ Disney 13. Lunch @ Bottega Louie 14. Shamu @ SeaWorld 15. Dippin' Dots @ SeaWorld 16. Hollywood Stars 17. Ribs @ Phil's BBQ 18. Tea @ Half & Half 19. Irvine Spectrum