sparkle & twinkle
About to head off to the airport to get to the Bay and squeezed in needed time to put on my nails for the NYE weekend. I wanted something simple but sparkly and I also wanted to make sure my nails can transition to any outfit I wear over the next few days. Thus I went for a nude sparkle. Really reminds me of Britney Spears’ Toxic outfit. Base: OPI for Sephora Nonfat Soy Half Caff 1st Coat:...
ruby woo me
I’ve been stuck and bored with my makeup routine for a while. I never emphasized wearing lip gloss or lipstick because I always thought it would just rub off in less than half a day after I’m eating and drinking, so there’s no point. Though lately I figured what the heck, so I’ve been incorporating nude and pink lipsticks from NARS and Benefit into my looks. But nothing...
Merry Christmas lovelies! I wanted to do something fun with my siblings for Christmas Eve so I decided to venture on my first candy/chocolate creation: peppermint bark. I love peppermint chocolate so I couldn’t be more excited when I found out this was one of the simplest candy recipes ever. Peppermint Bark a couple things: 12oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 12oz white chocolate chips 10 candy...
bumble bumble bee bee
I used to have this lil song I would sing to myself when I was bored at the age of 7 with only the words “bumble bumble bumble bee bee” in this very repetitive melody. So this post topic brought back memories… Anyway I wanted to rave about Bumble & Bumble Texture creme. I’m sure most of you have heard of it. It’s an amazing texture styling cream that works wonders...
slippin in motel
Oh Motel, my favorite favorite favorite brand to dress in. I’ve been eyeing this for months and finally pulled the trigger right when I saw an xs available. Couldn’t wait to slip this Gina dress on for a night out in SF and now I have no memory of it….
Chia seeds. My daily morning drink and breakfast for those rushed mornings. FULL of omega-3, making it the richest plant source, with levels higher than flax seeds and salmon. It absorbs water about 10x its own weight and forms a unique gel which will make you feel very full after one glass. Chia seeds are also super packed with antioxidants and fiber and has six times more calcium than milk....
So in love with this heart printed blouse I got from Nasty Gal. I’m having a developing obsession with blouses lately because of its romanticism, effortless chic, and perfect use in work outfits and this print really tops the cake of my collection. Wore this to work yesterday and transitioned it to a nighttime garden party. I opted for sleek black pants to make the lil hearts really pop out...
Here’s another gift guide based on my personal and stressful experience shopping for my mom these past few christmases. And if your moms are like mine, they must be busy, busy, busy: too busy to shop for themselves and too busy to be at their own leisure. So forget the Kindle, my mom would never have time to sit down and read. Here are a couple things I know my mom and moms alike would love...
Just a little holiday gift inspiration guide. 1. Touchscreen Gloves $14 2. Jo Malone Wild Bluebell & Orange Blossom Cologne $55/each 3. Memo Board $46.99 4. Monserat De Lucca necklaces $70 & $80 5. Bakesale Betty Ginger Molasses Cookie Mix $11.87 6. Miette Bakebook $16.18 7. Mirror Tray $53.55 for 2
beauty of oil
Being undeniably loyal to Traders, these oils are a staple in my skincare. They’re natural, super-beneficial, cheap, and plentiful. I can’t be happier switching from my old makeup remover overloaded with synthetic chemicals to pure jojoba oil for removing my (waterproof) eye makeup. Soaking a cotton pad and pressing it on the eye for 2 seconds will remove any makeup and moisturize your...