Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My New Year's Resolution for 2015

Hi, Guys!
It is the last day of 2014. 2014 has brought lot of changes and memories for me. I have grown as a person. I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for me. I wish for everyone reading this post to have their best year in 2015!

Here are some of my New Year's Resolution for 2015. Some may be cliche, and some may be personal. However, all of them are goals that I want to stick to, even after the first initial three days! They are not in any particular order by the way,

  • Eat Healthy, workout, and lose weight - The most classic resolution that can be made by anyone. Everyone resolves to do it every year. However, I really do want to lose weight. I'll be honest, I am not the thinnest person in the world, nor am I the fittest person. While, I do want to lose weight for aesthetic purpose, I do want to become more healthier in general. I think I might do a post or a video trying to track my journey into it, because I think that might help me stay motivated more. 
  • Stop procrastinating/ put in more effort - This is also another classic resolution made by people. However, I really do need to stop pushing everything till last minute. I also want to put in more effort especially for school. 
  • Write and upload more blog posts and videos - I want to post at least once a week on the blog and two videos a week on my youtube channel. I do want to start writing more opinion piece on my blog as well. 
  • Clean my room - My room is honestly so dirty right now, with random things all over the place. I really need to clean it. Also, I want to film a room tour sometime in the future. 
  • Read more - I honestly don't know why I have stopped reading. I used to love reading before and now I barely read. I definitely want to change that and start reading some more. 
These are some of my New Year's Resolution for 2015. What are your resolutions for 2015. There is officially less than an hour left in 2014 for me. Happy New Year and I hope you guys have nothing but the best in 2015 ! 

Monday, December 29, 2014

December 2014 Favorites !

Hi, Guys !
There are only two days left in 2014, and I have my December Favorites viddeo.
Hope you guys check it out!

What have you been loving this month? What's your plan for New Year's Eve?

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Disclaimer: All opinions are my own.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Unboxing: Walmart Beuaty Box Winter 2014

Hi, Guys !
I am writing this post on Christmas Day, so Merry Christmas!
I hope you guys had and are having a wonderful time with friends and family.

Today, I am finally sitting down to write a post on Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2014 edition. Walmart Beauty Box is pretty new subscription service. It is delivered four times a year (once every season) and you only have to pay $5 for shipping. This is their second box (it started with the Fall 2014 edition). It seems like there are two versions of the box, one for under 35 and another for over 35. I received the one for under 35 (I am 20, if you didn't know).

Sign up for the box here:

Here are the content of my box:

Inside the box is: 
  • Olay Fresheffects Makeup removal wipes (travel size) - I actually just ran out of my makeup wipes, so this couldn't have came at perfect time. It does the job and doesn't smell funky, so I am glad to have it. But it defintately does not beat the Skin Food's makeup wipes which is my all time favorite. 
  • Loreal Oleo Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner (travel size) - It says it is for dull, dry or damaged hair. My hair is definitely damaged, so I am happy to have this. 
  • Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream (travel size) - I tried this product from Birchbox before and I didn't really like it. 
  • Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Lotion (coupon and foil packet) - This is a new product from Nievea and am actually really excited to be able to try it, even though it is only a foil packet. I am also happy that they included a coupon.
  • Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder (Coupon and texture trying packet) - This is just a coupon on Maybelline Dream Wonder products or any of their face products. 
  • Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in Maple Kiss (full size) - This is my favorite item of the box. And this lipstick alone, pays for $5 shipping, as it retails for around $5 at Walmart. It is a pretty brownish nude and I am obessed with this lipstick right now. 
Here are some pictures of the lipstick:

So, that's all I got in my Walmart Beauty Box Winter 2014 edition. Are you guys subscribed to Walmart Beauty Box? What did you think of this box? Leave me a comment down below !

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Birchbox and Ipsy December 2014

Hi, Guys !
I can't believe it's Christmas Eve. It doesn't really feel like Christmas is near.
Christmas isn't really big in my family anyway. I know that might be shocking to some people, but my family is just not that into holidays in general.

Anyway, I just uploaded a new video on my channel !
I finally filmed my December Birchbox and Ipsy 2014 video.
In case, you guys don't know, Birchbox and Ipsy is $10 a month beauty subscription service. You usually get 4 to 5 sample or deluxe size beauty products. It really is a fun way to try new products.

Check it out here:

Also, check out my video:


I just gotta say, this month was a win for me, especially for Birchbox !

Also, Merry Christmas !

Daily Bits: 

  • My December Favorites will be up sometime before the New Year and it will be the last video of 2014. 
  • Yesterday, I accidentally cut my middle finger while cutting lemon and it made me realize how hard it is to type with band aids over my middle finger. 
  • Tomorrow I will be writing a blog post on my Walmart Beauty Box. 

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Makeup Haul & GIVEAWAY !

Hi, Guys !
I recently have been buying lot of things, so I thought why not do a haul video ?
So, I have tried some of the items and some I haven't tried.
I give a mini review on the items that I have tried.

Also, I decided to do my first Giveaway.
Even though I don't even have 50 subscribers I thought it be fun to do a giveaway in the spirit of Holiday season.

What have you guys be buying for yourselves, others, whoever? Leave me a comment!

Also, don't forget to check out my Youtube channel and the video to find out what and how you can win !

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All opinions are my own.

Candle Review: Vanilla Snowflake

Hi, Guys !
I feel like NYC is confused on weather to be cold or not.
It feels cold one week and feels warm another.

Also, my semester is almost ending.
I have to write 2 papers and pull off a decent grade on my German final by next Monday. When are you guys off from school (if you are a student)?

Last Friday, Bath & Body Works had a sale on their 3 wicked candles for $8 each. I am not a huge candle person, but I thought 'Why not take a look since they are having a huge sale?' And I am so glad that I decided to take a look because I think I found my perfect winter scent. I usually don't like most of the winter scents, because I feel like they are a bit too cinnamony. They all usually seem to have cinnamon scent or some sort of spice scent to it, and I am not a fan of them.

The scent I found that is perfect for me is...

Vanilla Snowflake !

It smells so warm and lovely!
I am so glad that I found this scent because I am absolutely in love with it!
I didn't know I was going to love this candle as much as I do, so I am regretting that I only bought one of it.

I also bought this very wintery looking candle sleeve. I think this sleeve makes the candle burning more fun !

Which scent from Bath & Body Works is your winter favorite? Did you purchase any candle last Friday?

Daily Bits:

  • I filmed my first giveaway video which will be up sometime today. Make sure to go watch my video for a chance to win! 
  • Does anyone speak German? Maybe someone can help me study? 
  • My Forever21 package arrived today ! I am pretty happy with what I bought. Purchasing clothing online can sometimes be a gamble. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation

Hi, Guys !

I have been using Neutrongena's Healthy Skin Foundation for a while now and I am in love! It can be bought at any drugstore and Ulta for around $13-15. I use it in color Nude.

Buy it here:

It provides a medium to full coverage. It goes on very smooth and does a perfect job in smoothing out my face. It has a dewy finish.

The only bad things I have to say about this product is that it doesn't have a pump and you definitely have to set it or it would transfer.

I would recommend this to any skin type.

Watch my video for more info:

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All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review: NYC Liquid Eyeliner

Hi, guys !
It's been pouring like crazy the whole day and only stopped raining maybe an hour or two ago. I think it's supposed to rain tomorrow as well so I am not happy about that. How has the weather been where you guys live?

Anyway, on to the review..

I wanted to try the NYC Liquid Eyeliner, because I heard so many people raving about it and I wanted to see what the hype was all about. I also heard that it is better than The Balm's Schwing eyeliner and since that is my favorite eyeliner, I was curious about it.I bought mine at CVS for a little above $3.00. You can buy this product at any drugstore that carries NYC products.

It has a brush applicator and is very thin. Liquid brush eyeliners are my favorite type of liners. I am not expert at drawing eyeliners in any mean. I just find that the liquid brush works the best for me. I usually can't deal with felt tip liquid liner, though i want to try the Kat Von D Tattoo liner (a bit weird?).

As you can see, it is very intensely black. I love that it is very dark black. It also doesn't budge once it dries. It also lasts very long time. I did not see any difference at the end of my work day. I work 12 hour shift so I was probably wearing this liner for about 14 hours before taking it off.

Overall, I feel like you can't beat this eyeliner. I mean, it is very opaque, long lasting and best of all it's only $3. I think everyone should at least give this eyeliner a try. And if you are thinking about getting this product, I say go for it !

Product mentioned:
NYC Liquid Eyeliner 
The Balm Schwing Eyeliner
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner 

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All opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

First Impression: KISS InstantWave Automatic Curl

Hi, guys !
Can you believe that is already December?
I can't believe how fast November flew by!
And December always goes by so fast !
I can't believe we only have one month of 2014 left!
2015 is coming soon, like real soon !
I am thinking of going to the ball drop at Time Square on New Year's Eve, though I am not sure if I will actually go. Any  plan for New Year's Eve?

I filmed my first impression video on KISS InstantWave Automatic Curl. It was such a fail experience because I did not really understand how to use it. It was a frustrating experience for me. Also, for some reason, it smelled like the plastic was burning. However, it takes me a long time to learn how to use a new product.

It is sold for $59.99 at Target and Ulta.
You can find out more information here:

Watch my video:

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Birchbox & Ipsy November 2014

Hi, Guys !
I can't believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away !
I don't even know what I want to buy during the sales after Thanksgiving !
I'll probably just end up ordering bunch of things on cyber Monday.
Do you guys have any plan for Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping that follows?

Today, I'll be sharing my Birchbox and Ipsy for November!
I got good products in both of them and am happy with both of them.
Here's a look at my Ipsy & Birchbox:

You can also watch my video for more details:

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Review: Yes To Cucumber Make Up Wipes

Hi, guys !
It's been a while!
I am sorry that I didn't follow through with the October blogging challenge, but it just became too much with work and stuff.

Anyway it's already ten days into November !
November means Thanksgiving.
I am not a huge Thanksgiving person but I am looking forward to Cyber Monday.

Today, I am going to be sharing my thoughts on the Yes To Cucumber's Makeup Wipes. I am pretty sure lot of you guys have already heard about these makeup wipes. I always wanted to buy them but just never picked them up. But when I saw that Ingrid from missglamorazzi designed it, I finally picked it up from their website. I got 2 packs for about $11 when they were having a promotion. Each pack came with 40 wipes.
Here's look at the product:

I heard so many good things about this makeup wipes, so I had high hopes for it. However, I do not enjoy this product. My biggest problem with this product is the scent. It has a very very very strong scent of cucumber. It is very strong that it almost gives me a headache. Usually, I am not that sensitive to smell, so I was actually surprised by it. Also, I used Skinfood's makeup wipes before this one, and I prefer that one over this. This one doesn't remove makeup as well as I expected.

Overall, I sort of regret purchasing this makeup wipe, especially since I bought 2 pack. I think this just made me turned off from trying anything else from the Yes To line, because now I am afraid how all the other products are going to smell like.

If you tried this wipe, let me know what you thought of it! Please leave me any other comments or questions !

Daily Bits:

  • My wrist has been hurting since Thursday and I have no idea why. :( 
  • I donated blood on Thursday ! My blood type is A, what is your blood type? 
  • Does anyone speak German? I am learning German in school and it is so hard 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 21

Hi, Guys !
I been busy these days and I am just going to skip couple of days in the October Blogging Challenge. I hope that's ok.

Let's get into today's challenge post!

Day 21 - Transformation Tuesday

This topic is actually perfect for me today because I actually cut my bang today! This was a sort of a spontaneous decision and I am not sure how I feel about it yet.

Anyway, here's a look at my transformation:

What do you guys think about it? Yay or Nay?

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Daily Bits: 

  • I finally turned 20! (My birthday was October 17) I ate so much food and had a delicious sweet potato cake ! 
  • I am absolutely in love with platform shoes! It gives you height without hurting! 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Valentia's Even Glow Serum

Hi, Guys !
Even though I have been doing the October Blogging Challenge this month, I haven't really done a review, or any other beauty related thing on my blog. I really want to try to post more here as well as on my Youtube channel (airenbeauty).

Anyway, I'll be reviewing Valentia's Even Glow Serum.
I found out about this serum from Brandbacker (a site that lets a blogger connect with various brands).

This serum comes with a dropper and the liquid looks a little yellow/orange ish.
I was really surprised to find that this serum smells really good. It smells like vitamin C which I guess makes sense, considering that it contains 20% of vitamin C.  but I expected it to smell like something else. I have been using this almost everyday at night for almost a month.

Let's talk about the company's claim:

  • Evens Skin Tone - I do think that this product evened out my ski tone 
  • Increase Glow & Radiance - YES ! This is one of the main benefit I got from this product because my skin is a little dull. 
  • Absorbs Rapidly - It does absorb really quickly. 
  • Boosts Collagen Production - I can't really say anything about this 
  • Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines - I didn't really have much wrinkles or fine lines to begin with (I'll be 20 in two days). However, I feel like my blackheads are fading. Is that weird? 
For more information:

Overall, after using this product for about a month, I can truly say that this product does work. It does everything that it claims to do and as an added bonus it smells like orange ! 

I think right now, this product can only be bought through Amazon for $35. (Check it out here). I think $35 for this product isn't a bad price, especially for older women. I personally think I would have benefited more if I was older and was more of the age to think about the aging skin and wrinkles (although you are never too young). 

So this is my thoughts on this product. What are your thoughts on this product? Do you have any other serum you would recommend? 

October Blogging Challenge: Day 15

Hi, Guys !
I just finished writing an essay for my Asian Religion class and I feel like my brain is turned into a mush. The good thing about the essay is that now the class is going to move on from Hinduism to Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the most interesting religion in my opinion, so I am looking forward to that.

Moving on to the challenge:

Day 15 - Link Love: Favorite articles, blog, etc, 

I have just decided that I will be sharing 3 of the blogs and Youtube channels that I have been enjoying these days. Of course, there are many more I enjoy, especially different Youtube channels, but I thought I would just share my top 3 as of now.


  • girl meets life - this is the blog of the person that made the October Blogging Challenge and I have been loving her blog. I have explored her past posts and I just love how down to earth she seems. 
  • Beauty Broadcast - this is the blog of Emily Noel (a.k.a. emilynoel83 on Youtube). I love her Youtube channel as well as her blog. 
  • Nouveau Cheap - this blog focuses solely on drugstore products and only mentions high end products if they are on sale. This blog is great for sale information! 
  • DavidSoComedy - He is my obsession right now. I just love his videos ! You must go watch him! 
  • Casey Holmes (a.k.a. itsblondie) - She is one of my favorite beauty guru on Youtube right now. She is so pretty and doll like. Her videos are amazing and I would looooooooooove to meet her some day! 
  • Serein Wu (a.k.a dressyourselfhappy) - There just is something about her channel that makes me want more! She is very consistent with her videos and you can always count on her to give honest opinions. She also always seems to have perfect eye looks ! 
These are the blogs and the Youtube channels I have been enjoying the most these days. What have you been enjoying these days? Please share them with me in the comments! I would love to check out other people's blog/ youtube or even just any other sites! 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 14

Hi, Guys !
I had such a fun day today hanging out with my friend over at Chelsea Market and eating some squid ink pasta! How did/is your Tuesday going?

Day 14 - What's On Your Playlist? 

One thing you must know about me is that I don't make playlist of music. I just download all the music and just play them in the shuffle mode. Plus, I have only started using Spotify recently. The only complaint I have of Spotify is that I can't have my Korean music there. Anyway I'll share my Spotify, though, it isn't that interesting or anything:

If you have any music recommendation you should leave me a comment below!

Daily Bits:

  • It took me 2 hour to get home today !  UGH !!! :( 
  • Did anyone watch Gone Girl? I am thinking of watching that on Friday 
  • NYC expereienced such a nice weather today. Not too hot, not too cold! It felt like a wonderful gift after the rainy and misty days. 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 13

Happy Monday !
I can truly say that I am happy for this Monday thanks to Columbus Day. I don't know what your thought are about Columbus Day, but I am just glad that I have a day off.
I have Karokee date with my best friend today and another lunch date with my other best friend tomorrow. I am just excited for this week as my birthday is on Friday !

Anyway, moving on to today's challenge post

Day 13 - Favorite Childhood Memories 

I don't know why but I don't really remember anything from the past. I know that people are able to remember things from when they were like 4, 5 or even younger, but I don't remember anything from my childhood.

The one thing that I remember quite distinctly is from 4th grade. It's of me going over to my friend's house and playing with her hamster. I remember wanting a hamster badly after, seeing hers. I mean, they are so tiny and adorable. But, my mom would't let me have one and I never had a pet yet.

So that's my story. It's quite short and boring, but what can you do? Do you have any special childhood stories to share with me? Please leave me a comment !

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 12

Hi, Guys!
I am going to get into today's post right away.

Day 12 - Weekend Highlights 

My morning wasn't that exciting. It was just work. But as expected, my weekend highlights happened after work. I don't have any pictures but I went out to eat Korean styled fried chicken (who doesn't love chicken?) with my coworker. It was sooooo yummy! Plus, she give me a cake for my birthday which is this coming Friday. That was my weekend highlight.

What was your weekend highlights?  Please leave me a comment!

Daily Bits:

  • I been yawning all day long. 
  • Aaaaaaah, I can't believe my birthday is less than a week away. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 11

Hi, Guys !
It rained in the morning today and it feels very chilly now in NYC. How's the weather where you live?

Anyway, I will move on with my blogging challenge.

Day 11 - What/ who inspires you most

It is easy to find inspiration for anything from anything. I have to say I draw most inspiration from my mom. I lover her dearly and she is my role model. I also have to say Audrey Hepburn is my idol out of famous people.

How about you? Who's your role model?

Friday, October 10, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 9 & 10

Hi, guys !
I am going to be skipping the day 8 of the October Blogging challenge, which was 'day in your life,' because I haven't really done anything that day. Also, because I think trying to make up 3 posts sounds a bit overwhelming and I want this challenge to be something I enjoy. So please excuse the fact that I am skipping the day 8.

Let's get into the blogging challenge then:

Day 9 - Throwback Thursday 

I decided that I will share this picture for Throwback Thursday. This is one of my favorite baby picture. I don't really remember anything about this picure but I think it is so cute !

Do you have any picture you would like to share?

Day 10 - 10 Things that people don't know about you 

  • I was born in Korea. I moved to US in 4th grade. 
  • I love Ellen Hopkins books, especially Burned. 
  • The first beauty person I watched on YouTube is Lindsey Hughes (a.k.a. BeautyBaby44). 
  • I have weird thumbs. 
  • I have developed an obsession with infinity signs.
  • I can't dance to save my life. 
  • I hate Pumpkin Spice Latte, I am all about the Vanilla Latte. 
  • I don't enjoy Chipotle. 
  • I am obessed with french fries, especially Burger King's. 
  • I only got into makeup around senior year in highschool. I am now a sophomore in college.
Well, that seems a little boring. I hope you learned a little about me through this post and that you enjoyed reading it. 

I hope you will share something about you. Please leave me a comment ! 

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Twitter:  @airenbeauty
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 7

Hi Guys !
Tuesdays are basically my weekend and I usually just spent it bumming out at home and today was no different. I didn't do much and enjoy relaxing at home!
How is your Tuesday going ?

Day 7 - 7 Lessons Learned This Year So Far 

So I guess here are some of the lessons I learned so far...

  • Having a close friends who you can rely on at all time is a huge blessing 
  • It is ok to let go of the past 
  • I suck at teaching anything 
  • Language is really not my thing
  • Confidence is important 
  • Inspiration words can really change your mood 
  • Have fun ! 

I gotta admit, this post was very challening for me. I am  not really the one to think about the different lessons or inspirational quotes or stuff like that. Also, I have been in a rut lately. I been feeling like I been stuck and that my life has been very repetitive. I have been slowly getting out of that mood, but not completely. This post has helped me look back at things and come up with couple of things I realized or learned.

Well, what do you guys think? What have you learned so far this year? Please leave me a comment !

Keep up with the challenges with me!

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Twitter:  @airenbeauty
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Monday, October 6, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 5 & 6

Hi, Guys !
I missed posting yesterday's challenge post, so I will be posting that today as well as today's challenge post too.

Day 5 - Top 5 Favorite Movies

I am not really an avid movie watcher. I don't go to theater that often and only am able to sit through a movie when the mood strikes me. I also do not have a running list of my  favorite movies off of my head. However, these movies are the ones that I did and still can rewatch.

  • Sound of Music - It's the first movie I seen in English and I just love the songs and the cast ! 
  • Mean Girls - What girl doesn't like this movie? 
  • Princess Diaries - I just love Anne Hathaway in this movie and it is so easy to watch! 
  • Easy A - Scarlet Letter is one of my favorite book and I love this modern adaption of it as well. Plus Emma Stone is stunning in this movie ! 
  • Harry Potter Series - I love the Harry Potter books and the movies as well, especially Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (both the movie and the book) ! 
These are my top 5 favorite movies. They are not really in any particular order. What do you think about them? What are your thoughts on them? Please leave me your comments ! 

Day 6 - Six pet peeves you have 

Pet peeves? hmmmmm... 
Here you go: 
  • Dishes in the sink - OMG I don't like cooking or cleaning or anything like that but I hate seeing dishes in the sink. When the dishes start piling up in the sink, it even makes me not want to eat ! So I usually try to keep the sink clear or only with few items, such as one or two cups or plates. 
  • When you can hear other people's music through their earphones 
  • Catcalling - It's offensive and it's sexual harassment and I don't want to deal with it! 
  • Writings in all capital letters - Is it just me that finds it more difficult to read when everything is in all capital letters? 
  • When someone calls me "Honey", "Sweetie" or any sort of endearment words - I just find these weird and it doesn't matter who (elderly, men, etc,) is calling me by these words, I just don't like it!
  • Missing your packages and getting left the notice slip - So annoying to think about going to pick up the package your self ! 
So here are the 6 pet peeves that popped into my head. They are not in any particular order and I am probably sure more and more will pop into my head now. Anyway, what are your pet peeves? Please let me know by commenting ! 

Check out the past challenges and look forward to more: 

This challenge was created by Gracie from Girl Meets Life.

Daily Bits: 
  • It's been cold here in NYC. How has the weather been where you live? 
  • My knees been aching these days :( 
  • My phone is having charging problem and it is annoying the heck out of me! 
  • I am looking forward to Columbus day ! Birthday celebration on that day ! 

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Twitter:  @airenbeauty
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 4

Hi, Guys !
I am feeling extremely tired right now.
I still wanted to post today's challenge today despite how tired I am right now.

Today's post is about the story behind my blog name.

Day 4 - Story Behind Your Blog Name

I think the first thing I need to mention is that my blog name is 'airenbeauty.' Just in case, you guys didin't know what my blog is called.

So one thing you guys need to know is I am a huge fan of Seung Gi Lee (이승기). He is a korean signer/ actor and is quite popular. I have been a fan of him since his debut, which was in 2004, so I have been a long time fan of his. The reason why I am telling you about this is because of the "airen" part of the blog name. It is a name given to Seung Gi's fans and I just stuck with it for my ID and email address and stuff like that. Thus, I just decided that that will also be a part of my blog name. The "beauty" part is simple. I knew I wanted my blog to be beauty related. So that is the story behind my blog name. Nothing too fancy or anyting.

My favorite picture of Seung Gi Lee:
My favorite songs by Seung Gi Lee:

  • Shape of Your Lips (입모양) 
  • Smile Boy 
  • Will You Marry Me (결혼해줄래)
  • Love Time (연애시대)
  • Dream of a Moth (나방의 꿈)
Hope you guys enjoyed learning a bit about me and the blog! Please leave me a comment on your thoughts about the story behind my blog. Also please share your story behind your blog if you have one. 

Look forward to other challenges:

 This challenge was created by Gracie from Girl Meets Life.

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Twitter:  @airenbeauty
Instagram: @airenbeauty

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 3

Hi, Guys !
I am just going to get right into today's challenge today.

Day 3 - OOTD (Outfit of the day) 

Here's my outfit for the day:

I don't really have a good place to take a picture of my outfit. This picture was just taken in the lobby of my apartment. I also do not have any idea on how to take a good picture of my outfit.

I am just wearing a long sweater paired with leggings and ankle booties. The sweater and the leggings are from H&M and the boots are from Macy's. The bag I am carrying is my go to bag for everything and I bought it from Emillie M.

That's it for my outfit today! I know that it wasn't fancy or anything but it was comfy and I liked it.

Take a peek at what other challenges are coming this month! This challenge  was created by Gracie from Girl Meets Life.

Share your thoughts on my outfit in the comment !

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Twitter:  @airenbeauty
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 2

Hi, Guys!
I don't have school tomorrow and I am very happy about getting tomorrow off !
I have couple of errands I need to run tomorrow but so much better than going to school!

Let's get into the 2nd day of October Blogging Challenge!

Day 2 - Thankful Thursday 

I'll try to not make this post cheesy, no promises though !

Things I am thankful for today:

  • the fact that I live in NYC where I have access to many museums for free (free without student ID). I visited MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) today and wished I had more time to explore it.  

  • for my amazing friends! I had such a good day today going to the museum and having lunch dates ! 
  • for chocolate! I have been obessed with chocolate these days! I have never been a big fan of chocolate, so this is coming off as a bit weird. Not to mention, all the fats I am going to gain. 
I think I am going to end this post here. I did not include obvious things like family, having place to live, etc. I wanted to keep this post short and sweet and I also did not want to make it cheesy. 

Just wanted to remind you guys that this challenge was created by Gracie from Girl Meets Life.

So what are you thankful for today? Please leave a comment ! 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Blogging Challenge: Day 1

Hi, Guys ! 
Today is the first day of October! 
I am soooooo excited for this month! 
October has my birthday, Fall, and Halloween. 
I love all three of them and can't wait. 
I especially am looking forward to my birthday this year, as I will be turning 20! 
Enough rambling! 

I mentioned yesterday in my September Favorites & Announcements post that I will be participating in October Blogging Challenge.  I will be doing the one created by Gracie from Girl Meets LifeIt basically is a challenge that challenges you to blog everyday for the month. 

So let's get started with the challenge: 

Day 1 - Your Goals for October 

My goals for October: 
  • Stick to this challenge - I don't want to give up in the middle of it! This is my first blogging challenge and I would like to actually go through with it. 
  • Eat & Live Healthy - My choice of food have been terrible lately. Too much sodas, sweets, fast food, etc. Also, I don't even know when I have been motivated to exercise even for a little bit. I am planning to be more active and conscious of what I eat. 
  • Post more consistenly on Youtube and this blog - I have been lacking content both in my Youtube channel and this blog. I would like to be more consistent in creating contents and hopefully make and meet some new friends on the way. 
  • Stop Procrasitinating - I need to stop putting off things that needs to be done, whether it's for school, blog, youtube, etc. 
  • Read - I haven't read for the sake of pleasure (not for school) in really long time. I have many books I want to read and I simply need to pick up some books and start them! 
These are my goals for this month! 
So what are your goals for this month? 

I'll be leaving the October Blogging Challenge at the end of every post, so you and I can be reminded of what we went through and what challenges are to come ! I hope you guys enjoy my posts ! :) 

Daily Bits
  • I went to my school for my one and only class only to find out that it was cancelled! Such a waste of time ! 
  • I feel like today went by really quickly !  Did anyone feel that way? 
  • My order from Hautelook finally came today! I am thinking of doing a haul, even though it isn't that many products. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 2014 Favorites & Announcements !

Hi, Guys!
I can't believe September is over and more than that I can't believe that I haven't posted since middle of August.
September was a mediocre month for me.
I am glad that October is literally less than an hour away (from the time I am wiring this post). October is my favorite month in the year because fall is in October. It isn't too cold. Halloween, which is my favorite holiday, is in October. Lastly, my birthday is in October ! I am excited for my birthday this year more so than last year because I will be turning 20! I just can't believe that my teenage year will be ending soon.

Enough rambling, let's get into my September Favorites!

List of all my favoites:
Nume Lustrum Set
Bath and Body Works HardWorking Hand & Body Cream in Meyer Lemon
Loreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Beach Sand
NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in All Over Bronze Glow
Lorac Pro Palette
Wet N Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stain in Rico Mauve and Lady and the Vamp
Taylor by Taylor Swift

I have decided to participate in October Blogging Challenge. 

This challenge was created by Gracie from Girl Meets Life (check out her blog Here!)

I just thought that I have been neglecting this blog for way too long and want to get into it again. I also have felt apart from Youtube as well so I'll also be trying to create more videos as well. Also, this will be my first blog related challenge, so I am excited to see how this would turn out. I think I might just combine the weekends and do them on Mondays, since I usually don't have anytime on weekends because of work. I hope you guys are excited for this ! 

What Products did you love in September? What do you think of my September favorites? Are you guys excited for October? Will you be checking my blog everyday for my October Blogging Challenge? Please leave me a comment ! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Birchbox August 2014

Hi, Guys!
I feel like it's been really long time since I posted on this blog.
I had a crazy week last week and am still on the process of completely recovering from it. I hope you guys had a good week last week and are having a good week this week.

Today, I will be sharing what I received in my Birchbox this month!
Birchbox is a $10 a month beauty subscription service. You will receive 4-5 sample sizes of products.

Here's a look at my box:

What I received:

  • Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow 
  • ModelCo Bronzer
  • Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris 
  • Neil George Shampoo 
  • Neil George Conditioner 

Check out my video opening the box and a bit more information on each of the products:

Are you guys subscribed to Birchbox? What did you guys get? Please leave me a comment!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Scent Review: Anna Sui La Vie de Boheme

Hi Guys!
Today, I am doing my first ever review on fragrance.
I recently mentioned in my July favorites Anna Sui Perfume.
On one of my many trips to Sephora with one of my friend, I discovered La Vie de Boheme by Anna Sui. I smelt it and fell in love with it and ordered it online within couple of days. (I bought the biggest one by the way)

I think the bottle looks absolutely adorable !
The bottle is flower design with the butterfly design cap.

It smells very warm and sweet to me. I am very bad at describing scent so that is all the description you will get from me. However, I really really love it and can't stop wearing it!

Note and Style described from Sephora:
Turkish Rose, Pear, Red Berries, Dragon Fruit, Magnolia, Peony, Freesia, White Wood, Skin Musk, Red Raspberries, Vanilla, Sandalwood Accord. 
Mysterious. Sultry. Confident

You can buy the perfume here
It is retails for: 
$46 for 1 oz 
$65 for 1.7oz
$78 for 2.6 oz 
and I don't think a roller ball is available for this fragrance. 

Have you guys seen this perfume? What do you think about it? Love it, hate it, want to check it out? Please leave me your thoughts on the comment! 

Daily Bits: 

  • I painted my nails with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish in #270 Street Flair today. I hope it actually lasts for long time. 
  • I was pretty surprised by the lasting power of the One Direction nail polish (check out my review on the One Direction Makeup). It lasted four days with almost no chipping and my nails chip within one day ! The only thing is I am not sure if it lasted because the One Direction nail polish has amzaing formula or if it was because of the Julie G's JetSet top coat (my first time trying it). I'll have to let you guys know. 
  • I woke up with a cut on my finger! What did I do in my sleep? Such a mystery 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Look At One Direction Makeup!

Hi, Guys !
So I posted about the launch of One Direction Makeup about a week or two ago (check it out here for more info).
And I received the makeup kit in "Up All Night" last Thursday.

So my final thoughts on the One Direction Makeup kit is that overall I don't like it.
The only thing I actually liked from the kit was the nail polish.
All the other products in the kit seem pretty useless to me.
And I felt like the kit itself felt very cheap to me.

I felt like this make up kit would only work for like tweens or young teenagers, just so they can play around with some make up.

Check out my video for swatches and more info:

You can also find more information at the Markwins Facebook:

What did you think of the One Direction Makeup? Will you be checking out the One Direction Makeup? Please leave ma comment on your thoughts !

Friday, August 1, 2014

July 2014 Favorites !

Hi, Guys !
I can't believe today is the first day of August!
I am sad that July is over.
August means summer is ending and school is approaching.
I go back to school on the last week of August and I am not looking forward to it.

Anyway, I tried lot of new products this month and fell in love with lot of them!

List of all my favorites of the month:

Watch my video for more details on each products!

What are the products you have been loving this month? Did you try any of my favorites for this month? Please leave me a comment !

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Crest Be Toothpaste

Hi, Guys !
Today I'll be sharing my thoughts on the Crest Be Toothpaste line.
I was sent Crest Be Toothpaste line from BzzAgent.
There are 3 different flavors to the Crest Be Toothpaste line. The 3 flavors are Mint Chocolate Trek, Lime Spearmint Zest, and Vanilla Mint Spark.
When I first received these, I was very nervous about using these, especially the Mint Chocolate Trek. I mean, the idea of washing your teeth with chocolate flavored toothpaste did not appeal to me ! And I was not proven wrong. I do not enjoy using Mint Chocolate Trek and the Vanilla Mint Spark. Mint Chocolate Trek isn't as bad as I expected, but Vanilla Mint Spark feels way too thick to me. However, I really love the Lime Spearmint Zest flavor and I would definitely repurchase it once I run out of my current toothpaste.

Have you heard of the new Crest Be Toothpaste line? Have you tried one? Is there a flavor that is appealing to you? Please let me know in the comments! 

Daily Bits:
  • I took a picture of the three toothpastes but that picture dissapear off the face of the earth :( 
  • I have been suffering from headaches for the past week. Any idea how to make it go away? 
  • I tried all four of the finalists for the Lay's do us a flavor challenge today ! I gotta say, there really wasn't any flavor that I felt like did amazing job, though, I decided to save bacon mac and cheese. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: The Body Shop Sorbet in Satsuma

Hi, Guys!
Today, I am doing my post on The Body Shop Sorbet.
The Body Shop Sorbet claims to have 24 hours moisturizing power, which I disagree with. It does make your skin feel moisturized right after you put it on, but that doesn't last long. However, it does feel very cool and refreshing.

The Body Shop Sorbet costs $14. It is available in 5 different scents. The different scents are Satsuma, Pink Grapefruit, Strawberry, Morninga and Mango. I ordered The Body Shop sorbet in the scent Satsuma. I am absolutely in love with how it smells !

Link to Body Shop:

More details on my video:

Have you tried the The Body Shop Sorbet? If you have, what are your thoughts on it? If not, did this post peak your curiosity? Please leave me a comment !