Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Delicious Sweet Roasted Pecans

Hey lovelies! I know this is defiantly a departure from things I usually do, but I discovered this delicious recipe that I had to share with you guys!
This recipe for sweet roasted pecans is so SIMPLE and so DELICIOUS!
I hope you guys will give this recipe a try!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

White Rabbit Halloween Costume + Giveaway!

Hello lovelies!! 
Here I'm going to show you how to create these really cute DIY White Rabbit Costume from Alice in Wonderland! 
I will be showing you how to create the ears, the pocket watch, the makeup, and a little tail! 


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall Fashion Haul

My daisies! I've missed you!
I'm finally back, and now, I'm going to be showing you guys a couple items that I purchased recently.
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Love you guys!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DIY: Dolce and Gabbana Inspired Floral Sunglasses

Hello Lovelies! I was totally inspired by the Dolce and Gabbana floral sunglasses, but at around $300 a pair,  I decided it was completely doable for me to DIY a pair for a fraction of the cost.
Here is what the final product looks like:

Materials you will need:

Sunglasses- I chose a simple cat eye pair from Forever 21 for $5.80 just in case the DIY didn't turn out as planned.  You can also just use a pair of old sunglasses!
         I do suggest getting a pair of cat eye sunglasses (they have a perfect amount of space to glue           flowers on at the edges), but other thick framed glasses will work as well!

Glue- You will need a super strong glue to make sure your glasses last! I personally used E6000 (around $6).

Plastic/Ceramic Flowers- I purchased mine from the seller MyTasu on Etsy. Click here to check her out. Also since I painted my flowers, the colors didn't matter much to me, but she has a wide array of colors in case you want to keep your flowers in their original colors. I spent $11.45.

Spray Paint (Optional)- This is only for people who wish to paint their flowers. I purchased the Krylon Dual Superbond in Gold Metallic. ($6.00)
         If you do choose to spray paint your flowers you'll also need some newspapers or something to
cover your working area!

All in all the total price for this DIY was around $29.25, but I had many leftover flowers, glue, and spray paint, so you'll have much left over for the next pair of sunglasses you wish to do!

Now finally let's get started!

   First, if you are going to spray paint your flowers, go outside or find a well ventilated area, and    cover the ground/table/etc. with newspapers and place your plastic flowers on it.

Next, paint thin coats until the flowers are covered, wait until dry (check your spray paint's instructions!). Then flip the flowers over and repeat!

Next, play around with the placement of the flowers until you find something you like. And it's finally time to glue on the flowers!

Wait for the glue to dry, and you are done!

I hope you  guys love this DIY as much as I do! I will definitely be flaunting these sunnies proudly and I hope you guys will as well!
I also am going to be adding a new part to my blog posts that I hope you guys will like! I always write my posts with music playing in the background, and at the end of the page, you will find a list of the songs/albums I listened through!

Until next time~XOXO

Albums I listened to while working on this blog post:
Bluetory- CNBLUE
First Step- CNBLUE

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Korean Skincare Haul!

Hell-o Lovelies! I am back again with a haul! I am in loove with Korean skincare so I decided to pick up a few products to try out!
I purchased these from Amazon, so I'll try to leave links of the products!

First I purchased the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack ($15). Find it here.

So a sleeping pack, if you don't know what it is, is a cream/gel that you spread over your face while you sleep. It's also known as an overnight mask. This is supposed to help moisturize your skin extremely well! I heard that this one by Etude House was great, so I decided to pick this up.

Here the Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing Oil ($9). Find it here.

Ok, so the next item is by TonyMoly, a company with great products as well as adorable packaging.
This is the TonyMoly Egg Pore Blackhead Remover Gel ($10) Find it here.                                    
Finally, I got this TonyMoly Pocket Bunny Mist ($9). I picked the "Moist" version but there is also a "Sleek" version. Find both here.
In Korea, facial mists are huge. They help keep your face moisturized throughout the day, and are a great refresher to carry around in your purse. Plus this bunny one is too cute. 
That is all I got! I hope you guys enjoyed this haul, and if you guys are interested in reviews of this items, comment below!
Until next time~ XOXO!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Money Saving Tips: Makeup

Hello my lovely daisies! I'm back from that super long hiatus. Blogger doesn't work in China! But, on the bright side, I'm back! With Part 2 of my money saving tips! Hopefully Part 1 helped you, and hopefully Part 2 will be just as helpful!

Lets Start!

1. Makeup is something you should always do your research on, especially more expensive purchases. This way you will waste less money on products you won't use. If you do end up purchasing something that you regret, most stores will let you return gently used products- check their return policy!

2. Skincare before makeup. Always. Always make sure you have a good skincare regime, drugstore or high end, make sure you have a good basic skincare regime down before purchasing a lot of makeup. No matter how elaborate or high end your makeup is, if your skin isn't taken good care of, the makeup will have no use. Your skin is your canvas, and without a good canvas, no makeup can cover a bad canvas.

3. Figure out what products are the most "splurge-worthy" to you. For me, skincare, foundation, concealer, perfume, eyeliner, and neutral eyeshadow pallets are what I am willing to dish out a bit more for. For things like lipsticks, lip glosses, bright eyeshadows, and mascaras, I'm fine with just using drugstore brands. Especially things such as lip care and mascara which I rarely use up before the expiration date, drugstore is best.

4. Join the rewards program of stores like Sephora and Ulta in order to get tips on sales and points when you buy stuff!

5. Buy neutrals before glitter and crazy colors. You will find yourself grabbing the neutrals more often and they are more suitable for everyday use.

6. See if you can get free samples from Sephora when you visit. That way you can try out a product before you buy it!

7. Make sure you buy skincare and makeup that fits your skin type. Getting skin problems from using products for other skin types is just wasting your money!

8. Many lip products and skincare things can be DIY-ed for much less! Plus you know exactly what is in your products. Youtube has many great tutorials. A great substitute for a lip scrub is mixing white sugar with honey.

9. Use olive oil, or coconut oil as a makeup remover. It's all natural and it works great!

10. If you recycle your old packages, companies like Mac and Lush will give you a free product for a certain number of old lipstick tubes (Mac) and tubs (Lush).

11. Try sheet masks! Instead of splurging on facials, one or two sheet masks a week will do wonders on your skin! Plus, if you are extra crafty, you can even make your own! Of course, treat yourself to a facial every once in a while if you want :)

12. Make sure you seal all of your products well, as when they dry out or spill, that's wasting your money!

Those are all my tips! What tips do you have? Comment below!

Until next time!~ XOXO

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Carry On Luggage Essentials

Carry On Luggage Essentials

Hello-o Lovelies!
I'm heading out on vacation soon, and I will be on a flight for a 14 hours straight, not to mention transfer flights as well as a 7 hour layaway at an airport. 
So I thought I would share some of my carry on luggage essentials with you guys!
I divided everything into four categories: Pampering, Boredom Breaking, Comfy-ing, and Freshening.
Also, make sure any liquids that you bring meet the airline's regulations!

You definitely do not want your skin to get dehydrated on the airplane. Airplanes use recycled air, so this dries your skin out like nobody's business. Here are a few items that I suggest you bringing in order to lock in the moisture into your skin.

1. Moisturizer and/or Facial Oil
You need to moisturize your skin every couple of hours so make sure to bring a favorite. Facial oil is lovely as you just need a little, but it may get a little messy.
Here I just have a Shiseido Hydrating Lotion.

2. Body Lotion
Especially after using hand sanitizer, body lotion is a must. This will keep your hands from cracking!

3. Facial Mist
I loooove this one by Evian. Just spritz some onto your face (over makeup is fine!) and pat dry. Then apply some moisturizer to lock in the moisture. Plus it feels super refreshing! You can get a travel sized duo from Sephora!

4. Lip Balm
Keep those lips from drying out! I love my Blueberry A├žai scented one from EOS.

5. Optional: Face Mask or Eye Mask
I know many people love to do a sheet mask on the plane, although I find it a tad awkward, if you want to, go for it!

Boredom Breaking
Ah, I get so bored on planes. It's especially bad on ridiculously long flights. But here are a few things I always bring to combat boredom.

1. A Good Book
I have downloaded tons of books onto my iPad, so I am well prepared. eBooks are a great way to bring books for travel without the physical weight of actually bringing them. Although I prefer physical books, I also prefer to keep my spinal health.
Here are a few on my book list:
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Claire
Beastly by Alex Flinn
and two that I received as summer assignments, but am still excited to read:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Upwinding by George Packer

2. iPads, iPhones, Nooks, Tablets, the whole she-bang,
Pretty self explanatory.

3. Earphones
Music is good. Also if your plane has those personal television screens, you can use your own earphones.

Comfying it up!
It gets super cold on planes. Even in summer. So make sure to bring some warm stuff.

1. Outerwear
Make sure to bring a jacket, cardigan, scarf, etc.

2. Fuzzy socks.
This is just a personal thing, but I love to just take off my shoes and slip into comfy socks at my seat. Make sure to put your shoes on when you walk around the cabin though!

Lets be honest here, traveling makes you feel super gross and the exact opposite from fresh. But, here are a few things I carry around with me in order to try and combat that gross feeling!

1. Wisp
First of all, these are so cute. They're like tiny little toothbrushes with a little bead of toothpaste in the center. You just brush your teeth like normally, and you don't even need water! They immediately freshen your breath!

2. Hand Sanitizer
A must have! Especially if there isn't a restroom to wash your hands nearby, having one of these is so handy! My favorites are from Bath and Body Works, and they smell ah-mazing!

3. Gum
Not only does gum freshen your breath, but if you chew gum while taking off, it can help with the pain of your ears popping when the air pressure changes!

4. Mini Perfume (not pictured)
Bring one of these just to keep fresh smelling during the day!

That's all guys!
I'll be bringing all of these in a Vera Bradley backpack: it holds everything with tons of room to spare!
What travel necessities do you always bring? Comment below!
Until next time! XOXO
Happy Traveling!