Sunday, June 28, 2015

Spring 2015 Favorites and Oh Noes!

Spring came and went and now summer is here! One week into summer, I can't forget the goodies that have made spring beautiful and glamorous! 



Liquid lipsticks have made their mark in the beauty world this spring and they continue their beauty domination. So it's no surprise that they have made their way to my favorites list. 

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 13 Marvelous Mauve
stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Patina 
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 01 Always Red

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 13 Marvelous Mauve
stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Patina 
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 01 Always Red
(I know Marvelous Mauve and Patina look soooo similar, but when you're a lippie hoarder/junkie, the slightest difference means two different colors! LOL)

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 13 Marvelous Mauve

stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Patina 

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, 01 Always Red

Why they're favorite-worthy:
- Matte
- Easy to apply
- Long lasting
- Barely drying
-Touch-ups are easy, not cakey
- Opacity (one swipe is good, especially with stila Patina)

NuMe Tapered Wand (far right)
(Photo from

Why it's favorite-worthy:
- The tapered wand gives dimension to the curl
- My curls actually last for more than an hour
- Gives me the curl I love for my medium length hair
- Heats up quickly


I bought the trio mainly for the peal and gold studs, but have also been loving the simple pearl.

Why it's favorite-worthy:
- Gold and pearl/white have been my favorite color combo for jewelry
- Classic, simple and elegant
- Good size, not too big, not too small
- Glamorizes any outfit!

OH NOES! </3


Why it's oh-no material:
- Makes my hair crispy and crunchy, even with just a light spritz
- Smells like alcohol

What were your spring faves and oh noes?


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Food Adventures: MUST TRY!! Po'boys, kimchi pasta and pie!


I was originally going to write about a few eateries where the food was beyond good. But as I started writing, there were only two that really stuck out as must-try's with one honorable mention.

I hope you just ate because if you didn't, you will be hungry!

1. Orleans and York Deli
Shrimp and oyster po'boy

Three words: OH MY GOSH. I do not know what I did to deserve such heavenly delightfulness, but I am very thankful I found this spot!! This is only half the sandwich as one whole was way too much. The oysters and shrimp were so plump. PLUMP. No skimping on the size or quality. 
As I was looking up po'boys in the Los Angeles area, restaurants described their po'boys as "a new twist on the po'boy" or "LA version" or blah blah blah...I wanted something close to the real thing. This sounds dramatic, but I think about this po'boy AT LEAST 1x/week. I am in love. Don't judge >_<

Kimchi pasta

Pasta is not one of my go-to/favorite foods. And I can barely stand kimchi (overeating it in elementary and high school has turned me away). So why in the world did I order this dish? Because it was spicy! LOL. I can't resist my spicy food.
I was very surprised and impressed with this dish. I never would have imagined that the dish tasted the way it did. Surprisingly, it did not taste like kimchi. It was creamy goodness with a kick of heat.

The Honorable Mention: Pie Hole
Earl grey pie
The earl grey pie is one of the most popular items on the menu. It definitely lives up to the hype! The slice is creamy, fluffy, and airy with the perfect amount of sweetness. Delicious. 

If you're ever in the LA area, you must give these places a try! You won't regret it! :)

Now off to the next adventure!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nails of the Week: Flowers, Leopards and Spots

Another nail post! One of my favorites as I enjoy doing my nails and looking at nail designs myself. 

Doing my nails is one of my biggest stress relievers. Life has been crazy and hectic lately so I've had the opportunity to escape into a world of polish, brushes, and  creativity...definitely my sanctuary :)

Here's what I've done in the last two weeks:

1. Inspired by +MissJenFABULOUS :
Not quite the same but her I replicated her technique to create the floral. 

2. Polka dots and leopards
I wanted something pink and springy. I looked up designs and got inspiration from there. The lighting is off. Whomp. I used to take photos with the great light in my old office. We moved suites recently and the natural light that comes through the windows is blocked by the trees. There goes my "studio" lights. LOL


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Our Vegas Birthday Weekend: Food, Fun, and MARIAH!

My birthday was 10 days shy of one month ago, but I had the greatest time ever! It still feels like yesterday. And that's when you know it was a good time.

Memorial Day weekend happened to be my and Ben's birthday weekend. It was a special birthday weekend because he turned the big 3 - 0 on May 22 and I turned 29 on the 23rd. We actually didn't realize our birthdays fell on MDW until two weeks prior. We were trying to figure out why plane tickets were so expensive! Then my coworker pointed it out during my rant. Regardless, it was one of the BEST birthdays ever if not THE BEST.

There were plenty of laughs, birthday wishes, food, and my favorite - MARIAH CAREY! - to be had.

Shake Shack - Shack burger and fries
Amazing, but not blown away! Delicious nonetheless

Shack Shack - Red velvet concrete
Not a big fan of red velvet, but this was AMAZING!! GET THIS!

Serendipity 3 - Fried eggs benedict
AWFUL. Don't bother on the food

Serendipity 3 - Frrrozen hot chocolate
THIS is what you come for

Ben got me the ever so mainstream NuMe 5 - in - 1 Lustrum curling wand set. I've been wanting it for over a year now and I finally get to play with it, not just stare at it online. Hehe ;P

Mariah was all over Caesar's Palace: magazines, posters, key cards

Blurry photo but she is still fierce, baby!


It's just a sweet, sweet fantasy baby
...except for me, this was real <3

One sweet day
The feels ya'll! <3

The birthday duo
Even though the weekend was supposed to be about his big 3 - 0, he made me feel like the queen of he weekend. Ever since I found out Mariah was coming to Vegas, I've been itching to go. What a sweetheart for sitting through a Mariah Carey concert. Thank goodness for iPhones! LOL :p

I already know 29 is going to be a great year. It's been a beautiful start to the end of my 20s. Bring on the adventures :)


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Two Months Later...I Am Back, Healthy, and Lost?

It's been a long while! I know :(

April to the beginning of May was a difficult time! I was sick for 3.5 weeks. Yes, that sounds crazy and impossible, but when you have an autoimmune disease like Lupus, your immune system doesn't have the power to fight off viruses. And with an autoimmune disease, the immune system fights BOTH good AND bad so my body had a difficult time recovering.

It feels good to be back :)

As happy as I am to be back, I'm feeling a little lost in this blogging world. I am not quite sure which direction I am going with this blog. I haven't done a makeup review/haul/favorites in a while because I haven't purchased anything unfamiliar to me.

I love trying new makeup, but recently, I've been so overstocked I'm trying to use what I have and trying to be mindful of not overspending. 

I love food though who doesn't?? 

Lately, I've been on a kick of trying new places and I even started Yelping! :) I love Yelp and have always used Yelp a the food bible that I realized I should start Yelping myself.

As you can tell, I am all over the place.

For the time being, this blog will just be my own personal (yet) public diary...things that I want to remember and look back on. 

So if you're down for the ride, then let's go and I hope you enjoy. If not, that's totally okay too :)