December 31, 2014

I ❤ NY: Murakami at the Gagosian Gallery

     Even if you've never heard of Takashi Murakami, you might have already seen his artwork on the arms of women who carried the "Murakami" Louis Vuitton bags. Although I didn't personally purchase one of the Murakami bags, I enjoyed the whimsical touch Murakami brought to the bags through his artwork. So when I saw that the Gagosian Gallery was currently featuring Murakami's artwork at their space in Chelsea, I thought I'd check out his (non-purse) artwork!

December 29, 2014

Festive Dresses Under $70 to Wear During New Year's

Image Source: Mango

      With the new year coming up in a couple days, I thought I should do the obligatory New Year's post focusing on sequin dresses. Yes, it may not be too original, but honestly I personally love sequined dresses and I'll take any excuse to wear one! If you're going out with your girlfriends during New Year's, I think it's particularly fun to all wear sequined dresses together. I already have my sequinned dress ready for the New Year's party I'm planning to attend, so if you need to do any last minute shopping, click through to see some sequined options all under $70!

December 26, 2014

Trend Discourse: Faux Fur Winter Parkas

Image Source: Aritzia Bancroft Warmest Parka

      For all of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a cheerful and festive Christmas with your friends and/or family! The winter parka may be an older trend, but it's definitely still a strong winter trend! I think it's the new "puffy jacket" that was all the rage back in the early 2000's. Since we're now well into winter (with the colder January & February months just around the corner), I've been living in my TNA parka (see photo above).

December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays - Scenes in New York

My friend's adorable gingerbread men cookies.

      Happy Holidays to everyone!! Tomorrow is Christmas and instead of doing a normal post, I wanted to instead have a festive and holiday-spirit filled post! Click through to see some scenes from New York, and how the city has embraced the holiday spirit. Happy Holidays!!

December 22, 2014

Product Review: Innisfree Color Glow Lipstick #6 Maple Burgundy Pink

      One of the few makeup items I got from Korea was Innisfree's Color Glow Lipstick. In my research for makeup products, these lipsticks came highly recommended so I knew I had to purchase one of them to try! I opted for shade number 6, Maple Burgundy Pink which is a deep pinky red fuschia. If you are familiar with Yoona of Girls Generation, this was the shade she wore in the advertisements while wearing a beige trench coat.

December 19, 2014

Beauty Discourse: Pin-Point Concealing

      Some of you may know from my "How I Deal With Acne" post (read it here) that I suffer from acne-prone skin. Subsequently, the most important makeup product for me personally is concealer. While shopping in Kenig + Alcone one day, I came across the Sigma F68 pin-point concealing brush and remembered that Lisa Eldridge (my favorite you-tube beauty channel for tutorials) pin-point conceals. Ever since I purchased this pin-point concealer brush, concealing my blemishes has never been so precise!

December 15, 2014

Affordable Work Wardrobe Pieces

Image Source: Blazer | Trousers
      I haven't mentioned this yet, but I just recently started a new job! With all the excitement also comes with the thought - "I need a new work wardrobe!" I wish I could just buy an entire work wardrobe in one shopping trip, but the reality is that a work wardrobe is expensive (a nice suit will set you back at least $300), and it takes time to build.

December 12, 2014

Winter Beauty Necessities

      Cold winter weather - some of you may love the chilly winter air, but your skin may not like it as much as you. I'm pretty sure most of us suffer from somewhat flaky, tight, and under-moisturized skin at some point in the winter time. I've already switched over to my winter skincare routine and some of you probably have already switched out some products as well since it's mid-December. So I thought I'd share with you all my winter skincare product necessities!

December 10, 2014

Product Review: IOPE Moisture Skin Soft Peeling Gel

      From my all the products I bought in Korea, I'll first be reviewing the IOPE Moisture Skin Peeling Gel. I already talked about the benefits of peeling gels here, and since I had used up an entire deluxe sized peeling gel sample and loved it, I knew I had to get one while I was in Korea. After testing out several peeling gels, I decided on getting IOPE's since it wasn't too drying and it seemed like it got rid of more dead skin than others.

December 8, 2014

Faux Fur Accessories for Winter

      Oh my, since I just recently came back to New York from California, there was a (literal) 30 degree drop in temperature for me when I got off the plane! Goodbye fall, hello winter. The one thing I love about winter however, is the opportunity to wear tons of accessories. I love adding a faux fur accessory to my winter outfits. Not only does it add texture to an outfit, it can also be a great statement piece.

December 5, 2014

Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover

      Last but not least is the gift guide for beauty lovers! I've chosen products that I think any beauty lover would appreciate since it's a mix of new items, limited editions, and beauty staples. If you want to stick to safe gifts, I think any body product such as a scrub, shower gel, or body butter is always appreciated. However, for a more unique (but highly affordable) gift that I think every beauty & makeup lover would love, click through the jump and check out item #5!

December 3, 2014

Gift Guide: For the Men in Your Life

      Whether it's your boyfriend, brother, father, friend, or husband, the gifts I've chosen can be given to any one of the aforementioned parties! I also tried to stay away from the standard cuff link, dress shirt, shaving set, socks, etc. type of gifts. Finally, I let my boyfriend and some guy friends preview this post in order to obtain their approvals before posting. So, I'm glad to share this male approved gift guide for you all!

December 1, 2014

Gift Guide: For the Home Decor Lover

      Know a friend or family member who loves home decor? If so, this guide should be helpful! I've tried to choose a mix between unique items as well as items that can be easily integrated into anyone's home. However, if you don't like my picks, most of the websites these picks are from have different options so if you know the decor of your giftee's home, you can easily pick something else that will match their decor tastes.