6.30.2015

Monthly Playlist ♥ June Favorites

Can you believe June is already over? But honestly I'm excited for July because it's my birthday month and I'm going on vacation to Mexico! Also, I have a fun surprise for you guys starting tomorrow! Can you guess what it is? Anyways, down below are my 10 favorite songs that I listened to in June. Enjoy!

Click here to check out the whole playlist ♫ ♪

What's your current favorite song?

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6.29.2015

Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites ♥ June Favorites

Welcome back to another monthly favorites post! This time I'm posting my favorites early because I have something exciting planned on July 1st! This month I had a good amount of Korean beauty products, probably cause it's all I've been using lately. I also have one lifestyle favorite that I thought I would include since I rarely do lifestyle favorites posts anymore so I thought I would just merge both beauty and lifestyle favorites in one post. Enjoy!

Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++
Don't know why I haven't mentioned this sunscreen in a favorites post before, I mean I use it every single day! The formula is exceptional! It's light and sinks into your skin almost immediately. It also doesn't have that typical sunscreen smell, which I can't stand.

Lalavesi Akma Formula Base Cushion "Ice Cute" Special Limited Edition
Even though I almost sold this cushion I'm really glad to I decided to stick with it. The coverage is fantastic and it matches my skin tone almost exactly! A review for this product will be coming later this week.

Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder
I've had this powder for a while now but hadn't really used it too much. However, the past two weeks I've been using it a lot more (so that I could review it). On certain days this powder works better then others. But if you need a quick matte look for whatever, this is perfect for you.

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
I have very oily eyelids so I bought this because I heard it was good at preventing creases. And it is! I've used both the Urban Decay and Too Faced eye primers and I didn't like either too much but I love this one! You just have to make sure to cover your whole lid. If not there could be some smudging. That's why I cover my whole lid and brow bone.

Hard Candy Concealer-Cache-Imperfection in Light Pale
Ever since I learned you can use nude colored eyeliner pencils as concealer I've been using this Hard Candy concealer pencil a lot more. I have actually had this pencil for a while but never really used it before, until now. It's great at concealing humongous pimples and blemishes. I use this pencil to camouflage anything my cushion or concealer can't hide.

Tony Moly Backstage Gel Eyeliner
This Tony Moly gel eyeliner is incredibly famous in Korea. I was watching some Korean beauty videos and almost every beauty creator had at least used this eyeliner once so I had to get my hands on it! This stuff is absolutely amazing! The gel is soft as butter, making the application effortless. The staying power is tremendous too! Full review coming soon!

Vitafusion B12 Vitamin Energy Gummies
I can't shallow pills because I have an awful gag reflex so I'm thankful they have so many gummy vitamins now! B12 is great at improving your metabolism, digestion, brain function and your immune system. I read an article saying that vegans and vegetarians should take B12 because it's hard to find in most vegan-friendly foods. These gummies taste yummy and make taking vitamins fun and easy, like you're eating candy!

What are some of your beauty favorites you discovered in June?

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6.28.2015

Days 173-179 ♥ 365 Challenge

Day 173: I was cleaning my room and found my old phone case from when I was in high school! I was inspired by one of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's videos.

Day 174: My order for The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Cream finally came in! I also got more of my favorite Secret Key Snail+EGF Repairing emulsion and essence. I will be reviewing these products soon!

Day 175: Lucy being a creep. I swear she was a little girl who use to haunt houses in a previous life.

Day 176: I found the new Maybelline Baby Lip glosses! They have various colors but I got all the pink ones because it's the color I wear the most on my lips.

Day 178: Went to the mall to buy some clothes for my trip to Mexico. I'm so excited!

Day 178: Look at this birthday cake cupcake from Gigi's Cupcakes! It tasted amazing! #frostinggoals

Day 179: And in case you were curious here are the rest of the cupcakes I got from Gigi's Cupcakes. The flavors are chocolate chip cookie dough, cotton candy, birthday cake and triple chocolate torte.

How was your weekend?

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6.26.2015

Activewear Haul ♥ Fitness Friday

I've been really into activewear lately, to workout and just to lounge in! Sportswear is just so comfy and stretchy, I feel like I can live in this clothing! The past couple of weeks I've been collecting a few pieces and now I have a full drawer full of nothing but sports bras, leggings, tanks, etc. Today I am sharing a few of my favorite activewear pieces with you all for Forever 21, Victoria's Secret and Fabletics.

I was immediately drawn to this sports bra because of the lovely peach color and of the straps. The front has these two straps that peeks out, which looks cute under some of your tops. The back has a fun crisscross strap pattern. It fits true to size and the coverage is pretty good.

This bright mint sports bra caught my eyes because of the gorgeous color and because it's designed for yoga. I recommend you sizing up if you plan on buying this bra. The front part is also very strange. It's not sewn in the middle so the fabric tends to slide everywhere when you try to put it on. But once you get it on it looks really cute!

The cheapest bra of the bunch ($7). The coverage is light but it's true to size and comes in various colors.

Similar to the first sports bra this also has front straps (I think this may be a new trend) but these come up higher then the coral one. There is also a hole in the middle, which I don't really like (I have a fuller chest area and I find this uncomfortable). I bought this in a size medium, which is my regular size. However, I would you recommend you guys to size up because I sometimes struggle taking this off.

So, I bought these coral color block leggings to match the sports bra. They look fabulous together on! My only problem is that they are long (I'm 5'2 and they go way past my ankles). The fit is a tad bit snug for me but I don't think you should size up, if you are at the F21 store try them before you buy them.

Forever 21 tank tops are amazing! This is my second one and I love how comfy they are! The material is very breathable and fit nicely.

I got these two tank tops from Victoria's Secret during their semi-annual sale. The colors are bright and the sayings are cute! Yes, I'm a vegetarian and I'm wearing a bacon tank top, don't judge me! I bought it because I love blue and gray together!

Where do you buy your activewear from?

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6.24.2015

L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Waterproof Mascara ♥ Beauty Review

I've never been a fan of waterproof mascaras because 1. they're so hard to take off and 2. most waterproof mascaras just lengthening lashes and 3. they constantly smudge and flake! With that said, I have found my absolute favorite waterproof mascara. It's the new L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Waterproof Mascara! I wasn't a big fan of the original Miss Manga mascara (it didn't do anything special) so I didn't have high exceptions for this mascara but I went ahead and bought it because I was curious of what the "rock effect" would look like on my lashes and boy did I love it!

Product description:
"Amplify eyes with voluminous miss manga rock, featuring a 360 degree spiked brush and mega-texturizing formula for a daring spiky finish from top to bottom. The result is super-changed lashes styled with rock attitude."

Pros:
- Nice formula
- Doesn't flake
- Doesn't smudge
- Lengthening
- Separates lashes
- Flares out lashes

Cons:
- Hard to remove (I can't seem to find a good waterproof remover)
- Not that voluminous
- Lashes droops after a few hours

My experience:
The formula of this mascara is really good. The brush has a slight cone look with little caterpillar bristles. This gives my lashes a flared out spiky lash look. It stays on pretty much all day without smudging or flaking. I only noticed a tad bit of flaking only once, but nothing very noticeable.

My only major problem with this mascara is that it's so hard to take off! Which is why I'm not a fan of waterproof mascara in the first place. But then again it's suppose to be a waterproof mascara so it does it's job. If any of you know of a waterproof makeup remover please let me know!

Would I recommend this product?
Yes! This is my favorite waterproof mascara I have ever tried! I'm planning to use the normal formula next!

You can buy the L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Waterproof Mascara here

What's your favorite waterproof mascara?

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6.23.2015

Favorite Nail Polishes ♥ Summer Favorites

Summer is finally here! That means flashing neon colors, steaming hot weather and refreshing ice cream treats! Around summer time I love to wearing bright vivid colors on my nails. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite nail polishes that I will be wearing on my fingernails all summer long!

Zoya Arizona is a fun orange creme color that reminds me of the sunset. China Glaze Neon and On and On is such a lovely color but this nail polish is very VERY streaky but when applied correctly it's gorgeous! If you want to appear tanner a white polish like Sally Hansen White On is a summer essential. And of course I have to mention my favorite nail polish this year China Glaze Treble Maker!

My favorite turquoise blue nail polish is the Color Club Blue-Ming, it's so bright and beautiful! If I want a true blue I brush on Essie Strut Your Stuff . Zoya Kate was a limited edition nail polish that I got a few years ago. I adore the consistency of this nail polish because it has a jelly like formula that applies on smoothly and looks like gel. I'm currently wearing Essie Play Date on my nails. It's a lovely purple creme color that screams summer time!

What is your favorite summer nail polish?

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6.22.2015

June Happy Mail ♥ Monthly Subscription

It's time to get happy! Happy Mail that is. I didn't look at the June unboxing video this month so everything was a complete surprise, which I love! Let's take a look at what was hidden inside the Happy Mail envelope this month!

Here are six out of the eight cards. I love how they are starting to feature more smaller cards because they are so cute! My favorite? Definitely the watermelon! My spirit fruit is the watermelon.

There are the rest of the cards along with the postcard. The seal card is too much!

More washi tape strips this month (yay) and another notepad! These are my two favorite type of stationary goods to get in my Happy Mail so I was very pleased to find these in my packet.

Love this print! But I wish there would've been a design on this print. Maybe something using more blue foil? It's juts too plain for my taste.

 That's all! What did you guys think of this month's Happy Mail?

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6.21.2015

Days 166-172 ♥ 365 Challenge

Day 166: Tried the red velvet frappuccino. It tasted like chocolate chips and raspberries. I wouldn't try it again.

Day 167: Banana pancakes topped with maple syrup and strawberries and some strawberry yogurt.

Day 168: I received my Etude House package. Check out my haul here.

Day 169: Lucy wouldn't move when I was trying to make my bed.

Day 170: My Happy Mail arrived! It will be up tomorrow!

Day 171: Eating out at Panera! They changed my favorite tomato and mozzarella panini into a flat bread. I didn't like it as much. I need to find a new favorite.

Day 172: Happy Father's Day! Me and the family went out to eat and then got some froyo. Yes, I'm the type that decorates my frozen yogurt with unhealthy junk. I can't say no to those frosted carnival cookies!

How did you spend your Father's Day weekend?

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