November 28, 2014

Gift Guide: Gifts Under $30

      It's the day after Thanksgiving here in the States which means that the holiday shopping season is in full swing! Here on the blog, I'll be posting four gift guides; Gifts under $30, Gifts for the Home Decor Lover, Gifts for the Men in Your Life, and Gifts for the Beauty Lover - with the first guide being Gifts Under $30. They'll be posted one after another with the three other guides being posted next week so you will have plenty of time to go out there and purchase your gifts!

November 26, 2014

Product Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation & Airbuki Brush

      Up for review is Tarte's Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbush Foundation. While I'm usually a liquid foundation kind of girl, I had the urge to try a powder foundation since my face is rather oily and thought that a powder foundation would last longer on my skin. I wanted something light on the skin while offering good medium coverage as well. I'm happy to say, Tarte's Airbush Foundation does exactly that!

November 24, 2014

My Beauty & Makeup Haul from Korea

      Here it is, my entire beauty haul from Korea! Before going to Korea (I wrote about my trip here), I did research so I knew exactly which products I had to get and which products I wanted to test out. I got everything I marked as "must" and then some! Check out what I hauled over after the jump!

November 21, 2014

Link Love: NARS Audacious Lipsticks, Brussel Sprouts, & a Fall/Winter Jacket Guide

1. FASHION: Fall has been here for a while now, but winter is just around the corner! If you're in the market for a new jacket, check out this guide that covers all types of coats from the trendy blanket poncho to the classic long overcoat. 

2. BEAUTY: Everyone no matter who you are hoards some type of item. Women are more likely to hoard makeup & beauty items even if we haven't used them in a while, am I right? However, beauty items all have a shelf life, and it's best to bite the bullet and purge. Click through the link to find out when you should throw out what!

3. RECIPE: Although kale has been the "it" vegetable for quite some time now, I've never really been a fan. However, I do love some tasty roasted or baked brussels sprouts. Learn how to make Jean Georges's (the famous three Michelin star Jean-George restaurant in NYC is his) brussels sprouts salad!

4. HOME: I love modern interiors with lots of windows and light. If you're also a fellow admirer of similar interiors, you'll want to click through the link to Desire to Inspire to check out this modern beauty.

5. BEAUTY: NARS is seriously on a roll. First NARS came out with the Creamy Radiant Concealer, now they released the new Audacious lipstick line which boasts super pigmented colors with a rich and creamy application. Check out all the shades at Temptalia!

6. NOVELTY: Here is a cool mash-up - famous superheroes reimagined as if they were born in the 16th century.

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November 19, 2014

My Favorite Natural Looking Lip Products

      Sometimes I just feel like going nude - on my lips that is! While I love a bold lip, a nude lip is always in style and goes with any makeup look. I like to have several options when it comes to nude lips, click through to see some of my favorites!

November 17, 2014

My Trip to Korea - Sights, Shopping, & Travel Tips

      As some of you may know from my posts and if you follow me on Instagram, I recently went to Korea. I'm now back in the States, and can finally share all the pictures I took! In addition to sharing some lovely scenic pictures of Korea, I'll also be discussing my shopping experience in Korea. Warning! Long post ahead with tons of pictures!

November 14, 2014

Hair Tutorials on Youtube

All images & their sources are on my Pinterest

      First things first, don't forget to enter my giveaway! A while ago I posted about how Youtube is a treasure trove of information relating to makeup & beauty. It's also full of amazing hair tutorials as well! While I can't promise that after watching these videos that you'll end up with exact results like the photos featured above this paragraph, I can promise that you'll be closer to achieving it! I'm definitely no hair-whisperer, but I at least learned how to properly curl my hair after watching a few videos on Youtube. Click though to see a few hair tutorials that I found helpful!

November 12, 2014

Trend Discourse: Varsity Bomber Jackets

Image Source: JCrew
      Just this past year, I've been seeing this trend make its way on the shoulders of many fashionable individuals. It seems that the trend has gone international because while I was in Korea just last week, I saw this jacket everywhere! I'm sort of digging the resurgence of the sporty-chic style that the fashion scene has been going through for the past few years. For one, it's extremely easy and more importantly comfortable to wear!

November 10, 2014

Budget Beauty - Quality Beauty Items Without the Hefty Price Tag

      You don't always have to spend a pretty penny to get quality! I'm all about bargain finds so my philosophy applies to beauty products as well. Sometimes the drugstore has items that I prefer to department store brands because they do the same job but at a fraction of the price. Click through to see some of the products I always buy and rebuy at the drugstore.

November 7, 2014

Product Review: Kat von D Tattoo Liner

     It's really hard for me to find a good liquid liner since I have hooded eyes. Basically, every eye liner has a tendency to smudge or disappear within one hour on my eyelids and it also doesn't help that I have oily lids. The Kat von D Tattoo liner is the best liner I've tried. Although it's not perfect for my hooded eyes, it's lasted on my eyelids the longest compared to other liners.

November 5, 2014

I ❤ NY: Affordable Omakase at Sushi Yasaka

      If you don't already know through my Instagram or through the prior I ❤ NY posts, I really love sushi. I'm constantly on the hunt for quality sushi restaurants here in the city! After mentioning to a friend that I love Sushi Yasuda (reviewed here), she recommended that I try out Sushi Yasaka, a small quaint sushi restaurant on the Upper West Side. It's not a high-end dining experience like Sushi Yasuda, but the price point for the quality that you get is unbeatable!

November 3, 2014

Beauty Discourse: Gel Masks versus Fabric Masks & 100th Post GIVEAWAY!

      This is my 100th post! I can't believe it myself since it doesn't feel like I've written that many posts at all. To celebrate the occasion, I'm doing a giveaway at the end of this post! If you would like to enter to win the prizes and/or read about gel & fabric masks, please click through the jump for details!