Hi y’all! I’m in the process of overhauling my blog, trying to rebrand the whole shebang. As I go through that tedious journey, here’s a wallpaper created during a little break! It’s cheerful, may have incorrect foreign language text on it, and is free for you to use (personally of course don’t try to sell this or I will eat you). Isn’t that fun?
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Enjoy! Be back soon!
P.S. I’m actually trying to learn French on my own so pardon me if the text makes no sense lol. xo
Wow, 2013 is gone already? I swear I was just saying “I can’t wait for Christmas” yesterday!
The last couple of months have been a little crazy and the cause for my disappearance. I also got into a little funk where I just felt so unmotivated to do anything. Sorry about that!
I’ve got some posts planned for this week. Be prepared –cough– I mean, please look forward to them?
Happy New Year! May 2014 be prosperous. Thank you for reading!
Why do these new foundations have such long names? I tried the L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation recently.
This liquid foundation claims to dry to a powdery finish. I’ve seen a few people on YouTube try it and it seemed like an interesting concept. Bought it at CVS and gave it a go with just my fingers (which they tell you to do in the directions).
The formula is extremely thin, be careful placing this on a counter-top without screwing the cap back on. You might soon have some abstract art on your carpet if you’re clumsy. It was nice applying such a thin formula for a change, though. This also meant that coverage is light to medium buildable at best. My skin tone was evened out but your stubborn red spots may need some extra concealer.
I think I still prefer blending it in with a brush as compared to only using my fingers. Using my fingers just felt like it would give me a super streaky finish. It didn’t, if you worked fast enough. Staying power is decent but would do better with a primer underneath especially for those with oily skin. The powdery finish does come through but I would call it more velvety than anything.
Interesting drugstore foundation that is worth a try if you don’t need full coverage.
Candles give me the same happy, light feeling that fresh flowers do. Not sure if it’s a girl thing or it’s just pleasant having a beautiful scent wafting through your home. Bath & Body Works had a great sale when I visited with friends over the weekend, 2 for $22 for their three wick candles. Coupled with a free item with a $15 purchase coupon gives you three candles total for around $23 after tax!
These candles last long and smell so good when they burn.
I couldn’t resist. I got three and don’t regret it. One was dropped off at my work since our candles there are completely donezo and the other two went straight home. I got Vanilla Snowflake, Twisted Peppermint, and Black Tie. Black Tie smells so much like men’s cologne, it’s oddly comforting. Maybe it reminds me of my boyfriend?
I’m so excited for this holiday season! More so than previous years. I’m really happy this year and it’s a great feeling.
I had the opportunity to go to Las Vegas again this past weekend to visit my boyfriend’s best friend’s family. We didn’t go clubbing or anything crazy like that since it was for family but we did eat out. Yum.
We ate dinner one night at Kobe Sushi for their AYCE sushi menu (that included burgers and ramen too). I stuffed myself with nigiri and tried something new, quail egg + maguro gunkan-maki. Everything was pretty good and the price was perfect for AYCE.
Kobe Sushi Bistro
6375 South Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
We also had dimsum with the family for brunch at Ping Pang Pong. The boys were still hungover but stumbled in to the restaurant all thanks to the promise of hot food. One of my favorite things to do for brunch nowadays is dimsum. This place is decent, the carts can take long to go around so it’s easier to just order from the kitchen. It helps when you’re with regulars that know the manager too. Love the hot tea served and I can’t get enough of fresh shumai.
Ping Pang Pong
4000 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Another highlight was grabbing lunch at a secret pizza hole in The Cosmopolitan. The Pizzeria has no signs, is located at the end of a record-decorated hallway, and has awesome pizza. We got to try both the regular thin-crust and the Sicilian style that they do. Both were crispy, covered with cheese, and loaded with toppings. I counted 6 huge pepperoni slices layered on one corner of our Sicilian slice.
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109
I remember when mousse blushes came out. I bought one, I believe from Maybelline, and a mousse bronzer too. They didn’t work out so well because I can’t remember where I even put them. I was given the opportunity to try the new Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation and was hesitant but excited. I haven’t touched any of the new whipped products yet so maybe they’ve gotten better!
I got the foundation in Creamy Natural. The color’s a bit too light for me but is better with blush and bronzer applied. The cute little glass container holds 18mL of product, 0.6 fluid ounces. A little less than your typical liquid foundation but a little goes a long way with this. Continue reading
I’ve been in search of a new bag, something more utilitarian. I’ve been going through some fairly-priced alternatives to the graphic and utilitarian style I fell in love with for leather handbags this season. I’m a graphic designer and I’ve seen my visual likes translate into my personal style more often than not.
1. Classic Structured Crossbody, Forever21. 2. Imitation Leather Handbag, H&M. 3. Shopper Tote, H&M. 4. Bookish Faux Leather Clutch, Forever21.
Sleek leather totes in dark colors. I’m loving the stark, structured look for this season. Also in straight black or white for smaller bags. There’s just something about minimalist designs with nice details that always catches my eye.