Friday, July 22, 2016

Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil


Recently, there has been a huge makeup trend/technique of applying face oil to the beauty blender and then adding foundation to get that very moist, dewy look. I know some popular face oils include the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir (link) by Farah Dhukai and the Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil (link) is gaining momentum. One thing these oils have in common is that they are very expensive being $54 and $95 each, respectively. Another very expensive face oil would be the Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil (link), which is  $65, and it is the product I will talk about today [nice segway]. 

Starting off, I wanted to mention why I bought it. My sister and I suffer from dry skin and dehydrated/peeling skin on certain occasions. My sister has been using acne medication that drys out her skin even more, so foundations/concealers are very difficult to manipulate. We needed some sort of moisturizer because we were trying on a foundation at Sephora. This is the first thing I saw and I was like, Ok! We tried it, it moisturized her skin well, and we bought it! We try to live a spontaneous, adventurous life.

Friday, July 15, 2016

June 2016 Favorites


I don't really remember the last time I sat down and really did a Favorites Post. One of my goals this summer was to write a favorites post because it helps me wrap up the previous month and start fresh with the new one. If it is not obvious, I will be speaking of my June 2016 favorites

One of my most favorite videos to watch on YouTube are Favorites, especially from Clothesencounters (Jenn Im, link) and Claire Marshall (link), who are also mentioned in my post here. It just gives a nostalgic feeling and they are pretty relaxing to watch.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Success w/ Blogging


Hello, everyone, it has been a hot minute since I have done a personal post, so I thought why not do one today. First, I want to say I am sorry that I did not post on Friday. I was supposed to do my Eid Makeup Post, but I never took photos of it...lolololol. Umm, instead, I think I will do the EXO Monster Look, maybe, idk, let me know in the comments~

So I have been thinking a lot lately about the future and where I see myself in five years time. Which sounds very promising, but it is just I don't know how to get there. If you don't understand what I am saying, let's paint a picture: Laila, a young, promising, intelligent girl is standing at the start line. Ready to achieve the over-hyped aesthetic called a 'goal.' She sees the finish line: there stands 23-year-old Laila who ended world hunger, the first model to be under five foot two, and has caught all 700+ Pokemon. The gun goes off, Laila, the bright, young, intelligent girl begins to run with ambition. All of sudden, the ground begins to split and she is pulled under. She falls into a bottomless pit, continues to become farther and farther from the finish line, her end goal....


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How to Start a Blog.


I know a majority of my readers already are blog owners/writers, so this post seems a bit strange to be writing. However, my friend, Armesh, asked me to do this post because she is very much interested in starting her own blog. If you are a blogger, then maybe you can share some more tricks and tips in the comments below for people who want to start a blog.

Although there is no formula to starting a blog, and the best advice I can give is to just start, I think I would have been head-over-heels for a how-to on starting a blog when I was starting a few years ago. There are just so many options to choose from that it can seem overwhelming and it gives you an excuse to put it off. So, lets start!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Colourpop x Jenn Im Collaboration, Jenn Ne Sais Quoi


Believe it or not, but I have never tried Colourpop Cosmetics. I have heard great things about them and see their prices, and I still wonder why I haven't bought anything. However, I am happy I didn't because recently, Colourpop announced that Jenn Im (mentioned here) was coming out with a collection (entire collection here). 

The collection was a huge success, the Colourpop website was backed up for a few days and everyone who wanted to access the site had to be waitlisted. Pretty crazy! However, for my graduation, my sister bought me the entire collection as a gift. Awesome, right!? It took some time to process, but shipping was fast. When I got it, everything was in tip-top shape except for my Lippie Stix which came damaged. If you follow me on twitter (link here) you might remember my little panic session (featuring Lily). I emailed Colourpop about the situation and they replied within a couple hours, asked me for my order number, and I got my replacement in no time.
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