6.27.2013

Dramas I'm Currently Watching

I wanted to do something different for a while so I thought I would talk to you guys about the Korean dramas I'm currently watching, because I'm watching a ton! I usually watch 1-2 drama at a time but I'm currently watching 5! Four of which are new and running as we speak. I'll be talking about each drama and telling you guys a little background on the story and what I think about the drama so far. Don't worry no spoilers!

You're The Best, Lee Soon Shin
I started watching this this drama mainly because of IU, she's my favorite female Korean singer. This is about a girl named Lee Soon Shin who is youngest of her three sisters, She that girl who doesn't know what to do with her life and the least successful in her family. But when she decides she want to become an actress her whole life gets turned upside down! The whole drama is basically about her and journey on becoming an actress. I think this is an ok drama but it's way too long for my interest, 50 episodes too long! Plus, I'm not a fan of "family dramas" but I will continue  watching this because of IU.

Nail Shop Paris
I started watching this drama because I thought the story line seemed interesting and because I love nail art related stuff. Nail Shop Paris is about a internet novelist who struggles to write a story for her online following until she comes across her latest male muse. The only problem is that her muse works at a nail shop that only employs males! So she decides to dress up as a boy and work at the salon to write her new novel. I really liked this drama at first because they would have mini stories in each episode but lately this drama is beginning to suck (at least for me) but I will keep watching and hoping it gets better.

Secret Garden
After hearing so much about this drama I decided to start watching it. So far it's the only drama that is finished out of all the dramas I'm watching and it's also the only drama that I'm very far behind on. Secret Garden is about a rich businessman and a poor stunt women who end up switching bodies! They struggle as they try to live each other's lives. This is a old drama which you can tell right away (that is, if you watched other dramas before) but it's pretty good so far. My only complaint about this drama is that it takes a lot of episodes for them to actually switch bodies.

Dating Agency: Cyrano
I started watching this drama because I heard Soo Young from Girls' Generation was going to be in it and let's face it when I hear that my favorite Kpop star's are going to be in a drama I have to watch it! This drama is about a underground dating agency that helps it's clients to the extreme while trying to set them up with their soul mates. This is probably my second favorite drama out of the bunch. Like Nail Shop Paris, it also has mini stories in each episode that makes the drama a little more interesting. 

I Hear Your Voice
Saved the best for last! I just started watching this drama last weekend and I'm already hooked! I Hear Your Voice is about a High School student who can read minds just by staring about someones eyes. When he finds the lady who saved his life as a child he promises to help and protect her until the end. This drama also has mini stories in it but I honestly love the main story so much that the mini stories don't even interest me as much as the other 2 dramas did. I know this drama is still pretty new but if it keeps going like it has been I can totally see this drama as one of my favorites!

Are you into Korean dramas? Have you watched any of these dramas?

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-Michelle

6.24.2013

Review: Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer

I'm back with another review today! This time I will be reviewing the Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer. I really wanted to try more products from the Simple skincare brand because I heard many good reviews on there products. I have already tried the Simple facial wipes so this time I decided to try out one of their moisturizers. Enjoy the review!

What it claims to do: "Our protecting light moisturizer with SPF 15, a perfect oil free blend of skin-loving ingredients and added vitamins, moisturizer with a light, non-greasy feel and helps protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Perfect even for sensitive skin."

Pros:
- Light weight
- Has SPF and sunscreen 
- Natural ingredients
- Moisturizing
- Absorbs quick

Cons:
- Makes face oily
- Heavy sunscreen scent

My experience: I use this as my morning moisturizer because not only does it have SPF but also sunscreen (they both aren't the same thing) so it perfect for all day! What I love about this moisturizer is that it absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn't leave a greasy residue afterwards like most moisturizers do. The only downsides are that it does make my face oily throughout the day and it has a strong sunscreen scent!

Would you recommend this to someone? Yes, I think this would be the perfect summer moisturizer! But if you don't like that sunscreen scent then I would pass this up. 

You can buy the Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer here.

Have you tried any Simple products before?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

6.20.2013

Review: LUSH Grease Lightening Spot Treatment

 Hey my loves! Today I will be reviewing the LUSH Grease Lightening Spot Treatment. I didn't own a spot treatment before this (at least not one that wasn't expired) so I decided to pick up Grease Lightening because I heard so many good reviews on it. Keep reading if you would like to see my opinion on this product.

What it claims to do: "Strikes the spot with lightening precision. Dab on this super effective tea tree and witch hazel get to zap zits before they show themselves."

Pros:
- Non greasy
- Gel consistency. I prefer gel products over cream products any day!
- Not tested on animal
- Good amount of product

Cons:
- Barely worked! I would say it worked about 1 out of 10 times
- Crazy pump! Each time I tried to dispense some product it would fly all over the place!

My experience: I had really high hopes for this product at first because many people seemed to love it but after using this for about 2 months I can say that this did nothing! I used this as a spot treatment for stubborn pimples but each morning when I looked at my face to see if anything had changed my pimples were still there. Only once did Grease Lightening actually work on me but every other time it failed. Aside from the actual product not working the dispenser didn't work either, it would shoot out too much product and would make a mess! I'm really upset that this didn't end up working because I am looking for a really good spot treatment.

Would I recommend this someone? No, maybe if you have acne prone skin? I have normal to oily combination skin (more normal during fall/winter more oily during the summer) with no big skin problems and this didn't work on me.

You can buy the LUSH Grease Lightening Spot Treatment here

What's your favorite spot treatment?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

6.18.2013

Style Crush: Anna Yano

I'm a big fan of Harajuku Kawaii TV I love how each girl has their own unique style. I discovered Ayumi through that show and now I've fallen in love with another girl's style, Anna Yano! Everything about Anna Yano is so kawaii cute her voice, face, and of course her style that's why I picked her as my style crush! Her style is very sweet girly with a splash of lolitaness. Sadly, I couldn't find that many pictures of her but whatever I could I posted down below. Enjoy!

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-Michelle

6.17.2013

June 2013 Birchbox

A few months ago I decided to unsubscribed to Birchbox because I felt like I had too many unused samples that didn't suit my needs. But after two months without getting my bright pink box I decided to resubscribe. However, a few days after I placed my order I found out that Birchbox redid everything! At first I didn't like the new logo but after receiving my box in the mail I loved it (at least the new box)!

Box overview. This month's theme is wanderlust!
List of products
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser: Full-size, $32.95
What: Two-in-one cleanser and exfoliator that magically lathers and smells deliciously lemony.
How: Massage a nickle-sized amount onto damp skin, then rise.

COOLA Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face: Full-size, $32
What: Mineral sunblock infused with organic evening primrose extract and borage seed oil.
How: Smooth on a thin layer an hour before stepping outside.

LAQA and Co Lil' Lip Duo: Full-size, $16 for 2
What: A Birchbox exclusive, these pencil have a creamy texture, satiny finish, and minty kick.
How: One coat gets you a pretty wash of color; two gives you a serious pop.

I love this mint green envelope that keeps more of your secret samples hidden inside!

Birchbox and Color Club Wanderlust Collection: Full-size, $8
What: Exclusive neon pastel shades inspired by four of our  favorite cities.
How: Two coats will give you an opaque, glossy finish.

100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream: Full-size, $15
What: An all-natural body lotion made with skin-softening fruit oils.
How: Massage a generous amount of lotion into your skin as often needed.

This was this month's extra, postcards! I love how these postcards look! So cute!

So what did I think of this month's Birchbox? I love it! I love the inside of the new boxes, they're lined with a chevron print inside and the new mint green packages are cute! I wish they would've change the outside more (maybe, make it hot pink?) but aside from that I loved it! I'm also so excited I'm back and pretty excited about next month's box! If you don't know what Birchbox is read more about it here. I would totally recommend it out of all the monthly subscriptions out there!

What do you think of the new Birchbox? Love it or hate it?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

6.12.2013

Collective Haul

 I have a small collective haul to share with you all today. These are items I've bought in the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy!

I picked up these sheer peter pan collar shirts from Forever 21 during their Memorial Day Sale. I've wanted some shirts like these for a while so I'm glad I finally got them and on sale! I know they're more Spring timey shirts but I think these would be perfect on a cool Summer night paired with a skirt.

You guys may recognize this floral bathing suit from my cute swimsuit post. I'm not a pool person but I still wanted to get a swimsuit because I'm going on vacation soon so I need one, even if I'm just going to be wearing it with a cute cover up.

 Left to right: Revlon Top Speed nail polish in Spirit, Sally Hansen flower nail file, Trim nail clipper, Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof kohl eyeliner in brown, and ELF stipple brush

American Apparel city tote. I'm so happy I decided to get this bag! I love it!


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-Michelle

6.10.2013

NOTD: Animal Crossing New Leaf Inspired Nails

Hey there lovelies! Today I have a fun nail inspired look for you guys. If you are a fan of the Animal Crossing series then you probably know that their newest game New Leaf came out today! I've been waiting for this game for 2 years! So to celebrate I thought I would create a cute nail art inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Leaf bundle set



Are you an Animal Crossing fan?

X♥X♥
-Michelle

6.06.2013

Review: St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub

St. Ives is famous for it's Apricot Face Scrub but when I used it made me breakout so knew that scrub wasn't for me but when I heard that they made a Green Tea Scrub I had to check out (because I love anything green tea related)! I've been using this exfoliant for a few weeks and here are my thoughts on it...  



What it Claims to do: "From America's #1 scrub brand, this scrub with 100% natural derived exfoliants and skin-soothing green tea gently fights blemishes and reduces redness and irritation caused by acne. The result is clear and calm skin."

Pros:
- Softens skin
- Reduces pimples and breakouts
- Gentle scrub
- A little goes a long way
- Smells great
- Affordable

Cons:
- Leave my hands dry

My experience: First off the texture of this scrub is kind of foamy when you get some out of the tube. The smell is amazing! This scrub is also really gentle on your face not like the apricot one at all (that one is more rough). The first day I used this scrub my face felt smooth and soft also since using this scrub I've noticed that I have not had any pimples, spots, breakouts, anything! The only problem I did have was when I was washing this off my face it made my hands feel very dry but besides that I really love this scrub!. 

Would I recommend this to someone? Yes!

You can buy the St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub here.

What's your favorite face scrub?

X♥X♥
-Michelle