Saturday, October 24, 2015

Eight Week of the Fall Semester

This post is a week late, but it's because I was really busy this past week.

On Monday, October 12, I was on Fall break still. I waited for my boyfriend to get out of class, he brought Sarku to me for lunch because we got it for free and then we went to Trader Joe's. Then we came home, he left, my friend Andy came over for a haircut and I talked to him for a little. When he left, we saw a rainbow outside.

On Tuesday, October 13, my friend Christian took me to the doctor. It was also my last day of Fall break. After that, I went back home and after my boyfriend's class, we made lunch using the ingredients we got yesterday.

On Wednesday, October 14th, I went back to school. I was feeling myself that day, haha. It was a really short day for me because I kind of got out of my first class early and then left art early because I didn't have to do much for my group project.

On Thursday, October 14, my boyfriend took me to get a macaroon ice cream sandwich after my class. It was a vanilla birthday cake flavor.

On Friday, October 15th, after class, I had an hour long observation, then my boyfriend and I went to lunch. After that, we went home I think and just relaxed. Then we got Avengers 2 from Redbox and watched it while we ate dinner. I'm sure we made dinner again. Then during the movie, we ate this pumpkin roll cake my mom bought me. It was pretty good.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tag: Sweater Weather

Hello! I'm here with another Fall tag. Some of these questions are the same as the ❤ Fall tag I did a few weeks ago. Anyways, I hope you like this tag.

1. Favorite candle scent?
Like I said before, I don't really use candles because I know they aren't that good to breathe in. But if I had to choose, it was a butter pecan waffle one from Bath & Body Works. 

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
For the fall, I'm going to have to go for tea. But lately, I've been drinking coffee hoping it'll keep me awake in the mornings, haha.

3. Favorite Fall memory?
I can't really think of one, but I guess past birthdays because my birthday is in October.

4. Favorite Fall trend: dark lips or winged eyeliner?
I always have a thin winged eyeliner, so my favorite Fall trend is definitely dark lips. I don't have any super dark/vampy lipsticks because I don't really like the look for me. But I do wear darker shades and colors I think look good for Fall.

5. What are you being for Halloween?
I plan on being Emily from The Corpse Bride. I still need to find my dress though.

6. How do you get in the Fall spirit?
It hasn't really felt like Fall for me yet, but it hasn't exactly felt like Summer either. I guess I get in the spirt with flannels, leggings, boots, Fall makeup looks, drinking warm beverages, and getting my warm blanket out.

7. What is Autumn weather like where you live?
Since the first day of fall, the weather has been bipolar; it kind of always is where I live, haha. This past week, the beginning of the week was kind of warm - it was like perfect, comfortable weather in the 70s. Then by Thursday, it got cold/windy until around lunch, then it got kind of hot. Then on Friday, it was a little chilly all day with some light rain.
So usually, it'll be cold in the morning, but by noon it's warm. It's kinda annoying, haha.

8. What is your most worn sweater?
I haven't worn a sweater yet this Fall, which is making me think maybe I should have done this tag later in Fall like in November lol. But in general, I think my most worn sweater is my light pink and white striped sweater. I like the colors and it's just easy to wear with jeans or leggings and brown boots.

9. Must have nail polish color?
The color I'm wearing now - "Just Lanai-ing Around" from O.P.I.

10. Football game or jumping in a leaf pile?
Although I won't be doing either, I'd rather go to a football game because jumping in a leaf pile hurts, haha. But I'd rather do neither of them, haha.

11. Hats or scarves?
Scarves, just because I don't have the hat I want, haha. I'm trying to wear scarves more often this year anyways.

12. Is PSL worth the hype?
So, I finally tried one, but I got an iced one. I guess it's worth the hype because it's so fitting for Fall.

13. Favorite Halloween movie?
Hotel Transylvania and The Corpse Bride. I'm happy The Corpse Bride is on Netflix now because my boyfriend hasn't seen it yet.

14. What song gets you in the fall spirit?
To be honest, songs that sound kind of sad to me makes me feel like it's Fall. One song is "Let It Go" by James Bay.

I tag my friend Jennelle and anyone else who would like to do it. Let me know if you do this tag because I'd like to see your answers.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Morning and Evening Skincare Routine + Review

Tonight is my last night of fall break, so that means I go back to classes tomorrow. I wish I could just have the rest of the week off, haha. I won't be having a break until Thanksgiving - that's so long!

Anyways, I'm here with my morning and evening skincare routine. I'm proud of myself for taking care of my skin more instead of taking advantage of never really breaking out or having acne. I'll be leaving a review with each product as well.

First, I want to talk about the miscellaneous(?) things I use. These are all mostly for when I wash my face at night because I'll just wash my face in the shower in the morning. I use a spa headband, which I definitely recommend. Then I use the hair clip to put my hair up so it doesn't get wet. I have a small towel with me too so I can dry my face after.

First, I'll talk about the 3 products I use to clean my face.
First is the Clean & Clear deep action exfoliating scrub. I use this every morning when I'm in the shower. I love scrubbing it hard in my face because it leaves a refreshing feeling after. I started using this years ago, but I just recently started using it again. I think it works pretty good.

Next are the 2 things I use at night.
The first is the Ponds evening soothe wet cleansing towelettes. I bought this at the beginning of the month and I love then. I think they smell great and are definitely affordable. I usually get their regular ones, but I saw the evening soothe and wanted to try it out. They definitely have a soothing smell to them, haha. After I use that to remove my make up, I use the peach naive cleansing foam. It smells good, it doesn't have a strong peach scent which I wish it did. But I think overall, it works good and it leaves my skin feeling soft.

 I add it on this thing. I don't know what to call it, haha.

 Then I wet it and rub the thing in my hands so it can foam up.

Then I use the foam and lightly rub it all over my face. I added some on my face so I could take a quick picture of what it would look like, haha. After that, I just wash it off with warm water.

Lastly, after my morning and evening skincare routine, I apply toner and moisturizer. My aunt from Japan gave me both of these products. The toner makes my face feel refreshing and I really like this moisturizer. It leaves my skin feeling kinda wet, but so soft.

Thanks for reading this post and I hope you liked it!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Seventh Week of the Fall Semester

On Monday, October 5th, both my professors cancelled class so I got to stay home. I didn't really do much, but my new iPhone 6s came in the mail!

On Thursday, October 8th, I had my second english exam. It was really hard, but I hope I was just overthinking it and did good on it. At least a B. My last class was cancelled so I went to eat lunch with my friends Michael and Christian. I went to look at some notebooks after class. Then we got his family dinner, but he dropped me off before he took it to them. I took a short nap because I had a headache and then he came back. We ate dinner late because we were playing Animal Crossing. I watched Grey's Anatomy with my mom and he made us dinner. The pizza was so good. It had arugula and prosciutto.

On Friday, October 9th, my boyfriend and I went to a different Hawaiian BBQ place then where we usually go. He said his loco moco was good and I thought that only my bbq chicken was good. The macaroni salad wasn't that good and the chicken katsu had too much breading on it. After that, we went shopping. I got a pair of black combat boots for $12 and a black floral dress. Then we went back home and I had another headache so I stayed in bed for a while and ate leftovers from lunch for dinner. I made some macaroni and cheese too, haha. Then I cleaned my room while he watched law & Order: SVU.

On Saturday, October 10th, I had game night at my house with my friends Christian, Jason, and Ivan. My boyfriend came too. Christian brought pizza and I had egg rolls left over from dinner. I also made some pumpkin dark chocolate pancakes. We played Super Smash Brothers, Taboo, and then Pokemon Monopoly. I ended up winning Monopoly with over $4,300.

On Sunday, October 11th, I ate the pancakes I made the night before. Then I spent the day watching Glee and worked on my art project. Then my boyfriend came around dinner time to see me for our 47 months.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sixth Week of the Fall Semester

So this post is about a week late, but oh well.

On Thursday, October 1st,  I had a really long day at school. I had all my classes and did 2 hours of observations back to back with my classes kind of. I really liked my outfit. I also tried an iced pumpkin spice for the first time.
 On Friday, October 2nd, I didn't have any class, but I signed up for a 2 hour observation. After that, I went to eat lunch at The Ten Top. I got a pulled pork sandwich with macaroni salad and my boyfriend got a crab-cake sandwich with salt & vinegar chips. I gave him my cole slaw because I don't like it. Then we did errands in the afternoon. Then he made us dinner. It was really good.

On the weekend, all I really did was study and read because I'm behind in reading. My mom made oyakodon and curry tofu which was good.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

♡ My Birthday Wish List ♡

Happy October, everyone! This month is my birthday month, so I thought it would be fun to make a wish list. The things I put on my list are things that I kinda want, compared to little things I probably don't need. I have been wanting all of these things for a while now, hehe. (I left the links to each item if you're interested or wanna get me something... hehe.)

1. Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette
♡ I have been wanting this eye shadow palette for a long time. I knew I had to have it when I first saw it, that's why it's the #1 thing on my list. The colors on it are lovely and I know I would use this often. I'm going to get it for myself if nobody else does, haha.

2. Mac Lipsticks
Captive - This is the shade I want the most, if I could only choose one. I love the way it looks on me. I've wanted it for a long time now. I'm going to get this for myself too if I don't get it as a gift, hehe.
♡ Velvet Teddy - This is the second shade I want. I think this is a great color for the fall and winter seasons.
♡ Brave

3. EXO 2nd Album Repackage - LOVE ME RIGHT
♡ [SET] EXO 2nd Album Repackage - LOVE ME RIGHT 2CDS (Korean + Chinese ver.) + 2 Posters - I would like both just because, haha. Some songs I like better in Chinese, in Korean, or both.
♡ EXO 2ND Album Repackage - LOVE ME RIGHT (Chinese Version) CD + Poster - If I could only choose one version, I want the Chinese version, just because my favorite songs from the album, I like the Chinese version.

4. David's Tea (2 oz. is the cheapest and smallest option, which I want, haha.)
Mocha Matcha - I really want to try this tea. It's two of my favorite flavors in one drink.
Peach Matcha - I love matcha and I like the scent of peach, so I'd like to try this.
Dark Chocolate Delight - The description of this tea made it sound really tasty, so I'd like to trim this one too.
Japanese Sencha - This one would be a daily tea that I drink.
♡ Mango Matcha - This one sounds tasty, haha.

5. Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

♡ I'd like to think I'm kind of a Lushie, haha. I usually would probably list a lot of things I want from Lush, but I've narrowed it down to this one because I've been wanting this one for a while now.

6. Triangle Lace Bralette in Black and Maroon
♡ I think these triangle lace bralettes are so cute. I'm in need of a black one because I think it's an essential out of all the colors. I also want a maroon one because I just really like the color and think it'll suit me.

7. Glass Water Bottles

Pinup 1L bkr - I love this color. It's so me, haha. I've wanted a glass water bottle for a while now, and I'd really like one from this brand.
Tutu 1L bkr - I also like this color. It looks really nice on this water bottle, so I wouldn't mind this color either.
Turquoise Kate Spade Glass & Silicone Water Bottle - This is the other glass water bottle I want. I know it's a cheaper option than the bkr bottles. I really like this one because the turquoise is such a pretty color.

8. Teavana (2 oz. is the cheapest and smallest option only for the first two.)

♡ Youthberry + Wild Orange Blossom - I've tried this tea before and it smells really nice. I think it's a nice tea hot or iced.
 Mango Black Flavored Black Tea - I really want to try this tea. I think it's a good combination and that I would like it.
♡ Monkey Picked Oolong - I've tried this tea before and I really like how simple it is. It's tasty to me and I'd like to drink every morning because it's refreshing to me.

9. Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Lip Balm - #2 Beet Jam

♡ I saw they sell this lip balm at Sephora and wanted it once I smelled "Beet Jam." It smells so yummy and just want to use it already, haha.

If you read through my list, thank you! Haha. If you're someone who gets me something from this list, thank you even more!

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