1.31.2015

Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream ♥ Beauty Review

Finding a new beauty product to add to your skincare regime is one of the hardest thing ever, trust me I've tested hundreds of products and still haven't found my permanent family. But sometimes it's those hidden gems that surprise you and make an expensive luxurious cream seem like a waste of money! When all along your new family member was living in your local drugstore disguised between hundreds of other skincare products waiting to find a home. Today I will be introducing the newest addition to my skincare family, the Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream. I wasn't expecting this eye cream to change my skincare routine at all, but it did!

What it claims to do
"This hypoallergenic eye cream contains gentle ingredients that are proven to moisturize, nourish and help reduce the appearance of fine lines."

Pros:
- Hydrating
- Moisturizing
- Helps with puffiness
- Reduces dark circles
- Whitening
- Doesn't irritate eyes
- Affordable
- A little product goes a long way
- Comes with a lot of product

Cons:
- Haven't seen that much improvement with fine lines (because I don't really have any)
- I wish this product could help prevent wrinkles or anti-aging

My experience:
I bought this eye cream probably around November of last year. Honestly I was nervous at first because most eye creams cost around $30 so I wasn't expecting a $8 eye cream to do anything but I went ahead and gave it a shot. Within the first application I noticed that my eyes were both nourishing and hydrating. The cream also reduces dark circles because of the whitening properties. Overall I think it does a great job for $8.

Would I recommend this product?
Yes! If you are new to eye creams and are looking for a cheap product that works I highly recommend this product!

You can but the Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream here.

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1.30.2015

My Workout Playlist ♥ Fitness Friday

Listening to upbeat dance-like music is essential when working out, at least for me! Today I'm sharing the workout playlist I listen when I exercise. This playlist is different from my previous playlists because it features music from all types of genres! As you guys know I am a huge fan of kpop and as a result most of my playlists feature a majority of Korean pop songs. I do however listen to other genres outside of the kpop world, which you will hear (I did sprinkle a couple of kpop songs in the playlist). Anyways I hope you guys enjoy this playlist because I love working out with these songs because they're so catchy and keep your blood pumping throughout your whole workouts!

P.S. This playlist is over an hour long so you can listen to the whole playlist while you workout and don't have to worry about songs repeating.

Check out the whole playlist here
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1.29.2015

#88 Love Life ♥ Book Review

#88 Love Life is a illustrated book that features 88 thoughts on love and life based on the daily thoughts on personal love and life experiences. This is a great source for daily inspiration and motivating words, reminding that life is beautiful apart from the hardships we often face. If you are ever in need of some uplifting good energy flipping through the pages of #88 Love Life really helps. Down below I featured some of my favorite phases and illustrations from the book.  

This book is by one of my favorite and lifestyle blogger, Diana Rikasari. Diana is one of my style icons because of her colorful, bold, quirky style. The beautiful illustrations are by Dinda Puspitasari. I've never heard of Dinda prior to #88 Love Life  but after reading this book I've become a fan of her artwork. 

You can purchase #88 Love Life here.

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1.27.2015

Candysan Haul ♥ Japanese Candy

I ordered from Candysan earlier this month. I found that Candysan offers a variety of Japanese food and they also don't overcharge like most Japanese candy websites. I placed my order on January 3 and they shipped my order on January 5. I just received my package yesterday (January 26) it took a total of 3 weeks for it to arrive. 

You guys are probably already aware that I love international snacks (check out my past British and Korean hauls). I originally wanted to order some individually wrapped candy to send off with my Etsy orders, because who doesn't like extras? Speaking of extras they also included a few extras which I forgot to take pictures of.

To get 5% off your order use my code: 042693801 (when you register)

Meltykiss is chocolate covered squares with strawberry filling inside. Each chocolate comes in a cute pink wrapper.

I believe these are called Take No Ko No Sato? They are swirl shaped domes with a cookie at the bottom and white and strawberry chocolate on the top. I thought these would be small but they're pretty giant, about the size of my thumb!

I also got this Milky chocolate candy bar mainly because of the adorable packaging! It's even cuter in person because it has holographic design all over the box. There are 12 chocolate pieces with milky cream inside.

I also got these winter edition Milky candies which come in three flavors, grape, milk tea and caramel (i think?). The wrappers are really cute they have flowers all over! These candies have a chewy taffy consistency on the outside but in the center they are hard. I've tasted all of them so far and the milk tea flavor is by far my favorite!

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1.26.2015

Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk ♥ Beauty Review

The lipsticks by Etude House have always intrigued me because of their adorable ribbon packaging and lovely shades. I've been playing around with the Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk lipstick in BE102 for the past month and today I will be reviewing it for you guys.

If you are interested in buying one of the Dear My Wish Lip Sticks please look up some swatches online first! I'm so glad I did this because the swatches that Etude House provides don't match up with the actual lipsticks. They are way more pigmented! Just a tip!

What does it do?
"A new texture that melts smoothly onto lips and delivers vivid color with just one touch."

Pros:
- Glides on smoothly
- Creamy
- Bold color
- Pigmented
- Moisturizing
- Glossy finish
- Cute packaging
- Long lasting

Cons:
- Slides off lip lines throughout the day
- Lip colors don't match up with the swatches that Etude House provides
- I wish there was more natural shades

My experience:
After looking at the swatches a few bloggers took online I went ahead and bought the BE102 lipstick. It's one of their "natural" beige lip colors but as you can tell from the picture I took its more of a burgundy rose color with blue undertones. Even though it's suppose to be a natural color I still think it's really bold especially for someone who is use to wearing candy pinks, like myself. However after testing this out I found myself reaching more for this lipstick because of the smooth butter formula.

Would I recommend this product?
Yes! I think the lipstick formula is outstanding! If you are a fan bold lip colors then I highly recommend these lipsticks to you. I hope in the future Etude House releases lighter shades with the same formula.

You can buy Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk here

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1.25.2015

Days 19-25 ♥ 365 Challenge

Day 19: Every single month I'm falling more and more in love with cute stationary, thanks to Happy Mail! You can check out my January Happy Mail here.

Day 20: I was craving a veggie burger the other day so I made a healthier alternative using whole wheat tortillas instead of buns.

Day 21: Snack time! This time I had a Chocolate chip peanut crunch Clif Bar and I tried another new Naked juice, this tasted way better then the kale juice did.

Day 22: Thirsty Thursday!

Day 23: Cheat day! We made cinnamon rolls on Friday. Is it just me or are cinnamon rolls like the sexiest dessert food ever!

Day 24: I finally got the iphone 6! I've been using the iphone 4 since it came out but I finally got to upgrade my phone.

Day 25: Rice crackers are one of my favorite quick and healthy snacks. I usually serve them with Nutella or peanut butter on top but I wanted to try something different. This time I spread on some strawberry Greek yogurt and topped it off with some blueberries and strawberries. It was delightful!

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