Tuesday, August 4, 2015

#Transformation Tuesday

So recently, I have been feeling  a bit bored with my hair. The blonde was fading and while I did get a haircut in the beginning of July, it wasn't enough to satisfy my need to change. I wanted to dye my hair darker. I decided to dye it using box dyes, instead of going to a salon, because the color I wanted wasn't anything crazy and is a lot cheaper.

Anyway, I decided to use John Frieda Precision Foam Color in 3VR Deep Cherry Brown. I used 2 of them because I have a lot and thick hair, so one box isn't enough. I think they carry this brand at most drugstores and can always find it at online. I recommend buying it at online, because the color selection might be limited in stores. I bought mine at local Target and there was only 3 or 4 different colors available (there are 26 different shades available at Target website).

I had my sister help me apply this product, however, it is certainly possible to do it on your own. My sister actually dyed her hair using this product (she used different shade) on her own and it came out terrific!

After I dyed my hair, I had an impulse to get bangs. Last October, I got bangs for first time since elementary school and it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. After that, I am more often to getting bangs. However, I simply can't just cut my own bangs. I thought it is a waste of money to go to a salon just to cut bangs, so I asked my friend, who cuts her own bang all the time to cut it for me. She came over to my house today and we did the deed. I think it turned out well and I am very satisfied with the result.

What do you think of my new hair? Have you recently changed up your hair? What's your thoughts on bangs? 

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Review: E.L.F. Gotta Glow Lip Tint

Recently, I was browsing E.L.F.'s website when they had one of their free shipping no minimum deal. I actually haven't browsed their website in really long time and noticed lot of changes. Anyway, I saw that they came out with a lip product that will create a personalized shade of pink based on the chemistry of individual's chemistry. Immediately, I thought that the idea reminds me of mood ring. I used to be obessed with those mood ring, necklace, etc in elementary and middle school. I mean, who wasn't? I, of course, had to pick it up! I have been using it for couple days, and decided to share my thoughts on it.

Currently, I think this product is only sold on E.L.F's website ( and perhaps their store in NYC. It retails for $6, which isn't a bad price. However, keep in mind that their moisturizing lipstick retails for $3.

As for packing, it is in a clear tube and I don't like it. I also feel like the cap doesn't close properly, even though, I did encounter problem with it yet. It just doesn't feel like it is secured, you know? I prefer the sleek black packaging they have for their moisturizing lipstick.

The actual product it self looks like a pink lip balm. The area that touched my lip turns a more vibrant and darker shade of pink as show above.

It gives off quite a shine when I swatch it on my wrists. The shade is a gorgeous soft pink. 

However, on my lips the product goes on very sheer. It goes on very sheer soft pink on my lips. It goes on with some shine, but it isn't too much. I read/see other reviews, and for them, they said it left a stain even after the shine wears off. However, for me that did not happen. Basically, the product only lasts about an hour or so on my lips with no staining effect. It almost immediately comes off if I drink or eat anything after the application. Also, I am not really fan of how sheer it goes on my lips.

Final thoughts:
Do I feel like I wasted $6? Not necessarily. I feel like this is something easy for me to quickly swipe on my lips and leave. It will work perfectly for 'no makeup makeup' look, in my opinion. However, I do wish that it gave off a different shade of pink on me, or at least had the staining effect that others experienced. But, maybe there is something about my lips that is making it work differently? I wouldn't discourage others from trying this product because it is inexpensive and is a fun product to try and it may work for you, since I have seen many people loving this product. Also, most of other products that promises to do the same (Dior Lip Glow, It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi, etc) tend to be much more expensive.

What do you think of this product? Would you be trying it out? Did you already try it out? How was your experience. Please Leave me a comment below!



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No More Youtube?

Today, I have an announcement to make.
Some of you might know that when I started this blog, I really wanted to start a YouTube channel. And a little over a year ago, I did start a YouTube channel. Although, I haven't been very consistent with videos, I did try my hands at it. However, I found that making, editing and uploading videos are just not my thing. I found myself not enjoying the process of editing and uploading videos. I was ok with filming myself, but the time it took trying to set it up, and edit the video didn't appeal to me at all. So, over the couple of weeks, I have thought about it and I decided to STOP my channel. However, I'll be continuing my blog. I have decided that I will focus on this blog ONLY. However, I might occasionally post some videos on my channel. But, they will always be a supplement to a post.

This blog will still be beauty oriented. I'll be talking about makeup and fashion. I'll be reviewing and trying products and sharing my looks. I want to try posting some celebrity inspired makeup and other more extravagant looks. However, they probably won't be a step by step tutorial or anything like that. There probably will just be a few pictures of finished look. I also want to post my outfits of the day post and posts about how I like to style things.

Aside from makeup and fashion, I'll be sharing some of my life on this blog. My adventures with friends, family, food. I'll also be sharing my thoughts on some books, music, movies and etc. Most importantly, I'll be sharing my thoughts on some of the current issues that catches my eye.

Thanks for reading this long post and I hope you will come back for future posts!



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Monday, July 13, 2015

July Birchbox 2015

Hi, Guys!
It's been over a week since I last posted.
I have been working extra hours last week and didn't get much sleep.
I have been having trouble sleeping recently.
I hope your past week was a lot better than mine.

Anyway, I wanted to share my July Birchbox with you guys!

For those of you who don't know, Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription service. It is a $10 a month and delivers to US and Canada. They sent about 4-5 deluxe or sometimes full size product! (Check out Birchbox here:

Here is a pic of my July Birchbox:

Products I received:

  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
  • COOLA Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face 
  • Dr.Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant 
  • Benefit They're Real Mascara 
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Venezia 
Overall, this month's box was a bit disappointing for me.
The only product I was excited about is the Stila Liquid Lipstick.
The rest are all take it or leave it kind of products.

Check out my video for more info on each products:

Daily Bits:

  • I have been feeling dizzy all day yesterday and today as well. I don't know but my health hasn't been up to par recently. Maybe a visit to the doctors is due? 
  • I am thinking about getting braces because my dentist has been recommend them to me. Granted I have to save a lot for it, since my insurance probably won't cover it. 
  • I don't know what it is, but I have been obessed with the green grapes :) 

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Yay or Nay: Pond's Cold Cleansing Cream

Hi, Guys!

I watched Magic Mike XXL today!
I mostly went to see Channing Tatum's body and it did not disappoint :)
Also, the move theater had such comfortable seats, which is great!
One weird thing was that there were a lot more guys, especially middle aged man, watching the movie.

Anyway, today I decided to do a review of a Pond's Cold Cleansing Cream.

It is a very affordable product.
It retails for about $5 at Target. (Check it out here)

However, to cut to the chase, I would not recommend this product.
It does a decent job at removing my face makeup, but doesn't really remove my mascaras. I used a similar product by Nature Republic and that did remove my mascara, so I wasn't impressed by this product. Also, the total deal breaker for me is that I pick up a hair chemical scent from this product. However, the weird thing is that my mom and my sister doesn't pick up any scent from this product, even though they are using it too. However, the scent is way too strong for me to keep using this product.

You can watch my review for more detail:

Have you guys considered using this product? Did you guys like it?

I hope you found this review helpful!

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Disclaimer: All opinions are my own.