Friday, December 3, 2021

Sephora VIB Sale Haul + 2022 Planner | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #85


Hello friend~ happy Friday!

In today's episode, I am talking about what I got from the Sephora VIB Haul (Reel here [will update later]). I also touch on what planners I am using for 2022. Fun, easy breezy episode for this week :) 

I hope y'all enjoy!


Monday, November 29, 2021

Current Skincare Routine | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #84


Happy Monday y'all! 

I am back with an updated skincare routine. There is a lot going on but I have been really enjoying trying these products out for the past few months. Also, I made a reel of all the products (for once!), which you can find here.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think :) 


Friday, November 19, 2021

GRWM — Holiday Red Lip | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #83


Hello Friends! Welcome back to another episode of Cute, Kind Of~

In today's episode, I am doing a GRWM. It is a nice vintage, holiday look that actually turned out pretty good (lol). While doing the makeup, I talk about several things that I actually cannot remember at the top of my head — BUT they are listed below, along with thee products. 

I hope you enjoy~


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

NYC Trip Recap | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #82


Hello, it has been a hot minute since we last spoke! I hope you all missed the podcast as much as I have missed it. 

In today's episode, I am recapping my very eventful trip to NYC. After planning, recording and editing this episode — I realized this episode is 80% about food! I talk about everything I did in the five days I was there, so hopefully, y'all find some trip inspo with this episode. Also, I talk about investing (?) and, yeah, I know.  

I listed all the places I went to and things bought below.

Thank you for listening; I love you! 


Friday, October 8, 2021

Shower/Body Care Product Reviews | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #81


Hi friends~ welcome back to CKO! I know I have not posted in weeks, but I am back with some body product reviews. I am discussing some very popular body products today, and I had to cut it down to five items or else this episode would be an hour long. 

I hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Amazon Favorites | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #80

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Hello friends~ welcome back to CKO!

In this week's episode, I discuss my favorite Amazon purchases — mainly in beauty and wellness. I think we can all agree (well, most) that if there is anything we ever need, we immediately try find it on Amazon. 

Although I use Amazon frequently, I always try to stay up to date on the news regarding it, which you can read about here.

Random note: I just read that John Mulaney and Olivia Munn are having a baby?! If either Olivia or John is reading this, congratulations!


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

How I Design My Instagram Feed | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #79


Hello friends~ Welcome back to another episode of CKO! In this week's episode, I am talking about how I design my instagram feed. If you are starting instagram from point zero, this is the episode for you! If not, it's still useful lol. 

I discuss how to figure out your feed, how to find photos, how to design content, what apps to use and just some overall useful tips. 

I hope you find it beneficial~ If you have any suggestions or questions, ask away! I am happy to answer them :) 


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

GRWM — Welcome to season six! | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #78


Friends, welcome back to CKO! It has been about a month since we last spoke and I missed y'all. I am back with a new episode, and I am doing one of my favorites — a get-ready-with-me! Today's look was inspired by a Pony Makeup video I watched a week ago (it's linked below), but it was a Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita look.

In the episode, I do not talk about what I am using, it is more of a chit-chat moment. I go over what I have been doing the past month, what to expect this season and talk about how my 2020 and 2021 sucked. I hope you enjoy it!


Monday, July 19, 2021

Season Five Wrap-up | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #77


Friends, we have a bittersweet episode today. We are officially wrapping up season five of CKO. 

This season was pretty chaotic with my long break in June but we managed to pull through and finish the 12 episodes. 

Thank you for listening, reading, following — and honestly, just giving your time. I really appreciate everyone who stops by or listens to CKO. 

I hope to come back in a month with just an overall better podcast. Until then, I will miss y'all (but like you can follow me on Instagram because I will still be active there lol). 


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Skincare Haul | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #76


Hi friends~ I made a mistake in last week's episode when I said that this week was the final episode of season five — well, I lied. But today, I DO have a fun episode for y'all. It is a skincare product haul. 

I am doing a complete overhaul of my skincare routine this month alongside my sister. Which we all know can be either really bad or really good, so pray for me. 

Anyways, I hope you enjoy it. Next week's episode — the ACTUAL last episode of the season — will be up on Monday! 


Thursday, July 8, 2021

Product Reviews and Recommendations IV | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #75


Hey, friends ~ welcome back to CKO! First things first, let's take a second to acknowledge that this episode is about four days late. *moment of silence* Ok, good, let's move on.

Today's episode is this season's product reviews and recommendations episode. Every season, I like to do an episode about the products I have been using and mention who might like from them. I edited down the list because I did not make the episode too long, but I think I will do two episodes next season though!

That said, thank you for listening and/or reading! We are on the second-to-last episode (?) of season five — and very soon, we are heading into season six. I hope everyone is excited!

Again, a huge thank you for being here <3


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

GRWM — Soft Glam Makeup (?) | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #74


Hello besties (lol) ~ Welcome back to another episode of CKO. This episode is almost three days late — sorry about that — but better late than never!!

I have a get-ready-with-me for y'all and it is a long one. I did a soft glam look today...well, at least I think I did. 

I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think? Love it? Hate it? Let me know~


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Glossier Haul | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #73


Hey friends ~ Welcome back to another episode of CKO! This was supposed to go up yesterday but my internet was down so L. 

Anyways, it is a very short episode today — well kinda short. I am doing a haul of the products I got from the friends of Glossier sale last week. Also fun news, I uploaded my very first Reel on Instagram of the products I got (I forgot to include skywash so sorry about that, but I will swatch it another time). 

I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think. I am trying to learn how to engage better on Instagram so if you see me struggling, know that I am trying lol. 


Monday, June 14, 2021

Heyyy...I'm Back ♥ | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #72


Hello everyone! Long time, no talk :) 

It has been almost a month since I last uploaded an episode of the podcast. To cut the chase, I have been going through it.

In today's episode, I talk about what I have been feeling these past few weeks, touch base on some video games I have been playing and I have a beauty haul of items I have bought over the past few months. If there is one thing I cannot stop doing, it is buying beauty products.

With that all being said, thank you for listening and stopping by the blog. I really appreciate every single person who takes time out of their day to listen to me talk about god knows what. A huge huge thank you!! I hope you enjoy today's episode. 


Monday, May 10, 2021

In defense of skinny jeans... | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #71


Heyy~ I hope you are doing well :) In today's (very late) episode of CKO, we are discussing fashion. More specifically — we are talking about skinny jeans. Ok, I do not spend the entire 20 minutes just talking about skinny jeans, but we also discuss the results from my Instagram polls regarding the topic. 

I hope you enjoy it! I would love to know your burning opinions and thoughts on fashion and trends below or on my Instagram

Before you listen, I do not know if this actually applies, but TW for talking about body size and body image. It is mainly applied to just talking about my own body and how fashion trends always happen with a certain body-type in mind. 


Monday, May 3, 2021

How to Sleep Better | "Cute, Kind Of' Episode #70


Good morning or good evening — depending on when you are reading this. After months of research, I am here to share the new techniques I have learned to help me fall asleep and stay asleep. 

I tried a bunch of methods, and these were the best ways that helped me sleep better. We are all gonna go to bed anyway, so why not make the experience good, you feel?

I hope you enjoy~


Monday, April 26, 2021

Beauty Haul: Sephora VIB Sale, Glossier, Target and Amazon | "Cute, Kind Of' Episode #69


Good morning everyone~ Welcome back to another episode of CKO. Today, I am going to be sharing what I got from the annual Sephora VIB Spring Sale Haul. I only got four things, so I decided that I would also include some products I bought in April from Glossier, Amazon and Target.  

If you participated in the sale, let me know what you got as well!


Monday, April 19, 2021

How to remove your makeup properly | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #68

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Hello friends~ In today's episode of Cute, Kind Of, I felt compelled to talk about makeup removal. Since we are approaching fully-vaccinated girl summer, some of us may have forgotten how to remove our makeup properly. However, do not be ashamed because I have definitely left my eyelash glue stuck to my eyelashes longer than I should have. 

I will be discussing what I do to remove my makeup, what I do not like to use and then talk about some articles I read regarding the topic. A simple episode to get us ready for summer. I also go into what it was like getting the second dose of the vaccine. 

Like always, products and things mentioned are linked below.


Monday, April 12, 2021

GRWM — Spring/Summer Makeup | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #67


Good evening friends! I hope all is well :)

For this week's episode, I decided to do one of my favorite types of episodes — a GRWM. We are doing a spring makeup look and to be quite honest, it turned out to be one of my favorite looks. So if you are doing your makeup too, let's do it together.

The look is a fresh, radiant spring look with a subtle gold eye and a glossy raspberry-pink lip. I used some new products and used some staples. Photos will be on the instagram, selfies today and high-quality images on Friday. 

Like always, all the products are linked below. 


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I want to do things, but I do not want to do anything | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #66


Happy Wednesday! I am back with another episode of Cute, Kind Of  (yes, I know it is Wednesday but I still wanted to get this up lol). 

In this episode, I am just talking about being overwhelmed and not wanting to do anything only to become more overwhelmed because I have not done anything. Also, I am painting my nails. So enjoy the manicure ASMR :) The products I used will be linked below.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Stop AAPI Hate + Writers To Follow | 'Cute, Kind Of' Episode #65


Hello friends ~ welcome back to the newest episode of Cute, Kind Of. Today is the first episode of season five and I was having a lot of trouble uploading this. My audio ended up being corrupted so I had to rerecord it and I ended deleting my entire blog post with all the links I had put together. I do that sometimes and I can easily hit command + Z on my mac and it will come back, but today the lord said no. 

Anyways, I still wanted to try to get this up by Monday like I promised because the episode is about a very important topic — anti-Asian Hate in the U.S. I have linked many resources I mentioned in the episode below so please check them out. Also, if you know of any beauty, fashion and/or lifestyle editors I should add below, or any other resources or donation pages, let me know.

TRIGGER WARNING: I will be talking about hate crimes, violence but skip to 8:42 for the second-half. 


Friday, March 5, 2021

Season Four Wrap-up & Beauty / Birthday Haul Part 2 | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #64


Happy Friday everyone! Today is a bittersweet day...we are celebrating the end of season four of Cute, Kind Of. We started season four back in early December 2020 and it has been about a three-month run, so a quarter, which is a exciting way to look at the time.

In today's episode, I am going to finish the haul from last week. After that, we will be doing a recap of this past quarter's episodes and talk about what I have been up to personally. 

Recently, I have come to the conclusion that I am in fact scared of change. It is kind of weird because I have always been someone who is like "go, go, go!" But in reality, I am an avid risk aversion-ist, meaning if there is even a 5% chance of risk in a situation, I won't do it. Not to be cliche, but I never talk about it because then that means it is real. The past three months have been really healing for me when it comes to this, if I were to sum it up. I will go into more detail in the episode...

With that being said, I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think.


Friday, February 26, 2021

Beauty / Birthday Haul Part 1 | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #63


Hello friends~ I am writing this in the middle of watching my friend's wedding ceremony on YouTube live. So I am sorry if this is not coherent. In today's episode we are doing a birthday/beauty haul. A lot of the items I have been collecting for the past few months. Also, this is only half the haul (more like 2/3) and the other half (or 1/3) will be included in next week's episode. 

Another note, next week's episode will be the last episode of season four so we will be doing a little wrap-up. Then I will be going on hiatus for about 1-2 weeks then I will return. 

I hope you enjoy today's episode!


Friday, February 19, 2021

Product Reviews and Recommendations III | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #62


Good morning (or afternoon or evening)! I have another edition of product reviews and recommendations for y'all today and sorry it is late. Yes, I know y'all are at the edge of your seats waiting to listen. Like always, I have already linked and listed the products below. 

I am celebrating my 23rd birthday this weekend so that is cool. LMAO sorry, I sound extremely apathetic right now, but I just wanted thank y'all for reading and listening to the podcast. I really appreciate it. I turned 22 right before the pandemic began so it has been a long year and this podcast really kept me in a good place since then. 

Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy :) 


Friday, February 12, 2021

On Finding Passion | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #61

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I, like many young adults in 2020, went through a series of existential crises. This is another beast to tackle another time, but after each crisis I have, I never really regret my life choices like running a blog, running this podcast and my major in college. And granted, right now, all these things haven't really turned over in profit (fingers crossed on the job and this podcast), I still never faltered from feeling like my life's purpose leans into working in beauty and writing.

I wanted to sit down today and just give some practical tips on how to find your own passion and hobbies. 

I hope you enjoy today's episode. Let me know if it helped you or if you have any tips :) 


Friday, February 5, 2021

How I Run This Podcast | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #60

Hello friends! Today, I will be SPILLING everything I do to run this podcast. I will be talking about how I organize my ideas, what tech I use, how I use social media, etc. To be very honest, nobody asked me to do this episode but I am pretty sure it is bound to help someone. With that being said, I hope you enjoy the episode! I will be happy to answer your questions if y'all have any. 

Also, please follow me on YouTube, TwitterInstagram and Pinterest to keep updated on the podcast! I am trying to hit 1000 followers (by the end of the year) on two out of four platforms. 


Friday, January 29, 2021

Updated Skincare Routine | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #59


Hello everyone~ welcome back to another episode of Cute, Kind Of. I have an updated skincare routine for you guys. In this episode, I have talked about some of the products before but there are a few new items I have added throughout the months. 

As I am doing more research about skincare ingredients (thanks Allure), I find I am really enjoying putting a skincare routine together. It is a lot of fun and I have seen more improvements in my skin with each new routine I build. Obviously, like I mentioned in the episode, there is a lot of contradictory information when it comes to skincare, so do your research! My episode on acne-fighting ingredients will be linked below as well as other resources. 

I hope you enjoy :) 


Friday, January 22, 2021

GRWM — 2021 Mindset | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #58


Hello everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Cute, Kind Of. I decided to record a GRWM, so grab your makeup and let's get ready together! I also talk about my 2021 mindset and I also touch on the glo-up I was trying to force in December ( I talked about it in episode #53 here).

The makeup look was inspired by Madelaine Petsch (I kept calling her Madison like an IDIOT but I corrected myself later on). Her makeup was done by Patrick Ta and it is very winter to spring appropriate. I embedded the photo below. 

With that being said, I hope you enjoy the episode. Sending y'all a virtual hug :) 


Friday, January 15, 2021

2021 Beauty Trends | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #57


Hello friends! Super sorry for the late episode, I was dealing with some technical difficulties. With that being said, this week's episode is about the beauty trends we might be seeing this year. It was a lot of fun to research and design so I hope you enjoy it. 

I would love to hear your 2021 beauty trend predictions below in the comments and on Instagram :) My Instagram has been growing a ton recently so thank you for all the love, I really appreciate it. 

I hope you enjoy the episode. 


Friday, January 8, 2021

Alright 2021...please be nice to me | 'CUTE, KIND OF' EPISODE #56


 Hello everyone :) I hope all is well~

This week's episode of Cute, Kind Of is just a little New Year's chit-chat. I talk about my goals for the upcoming year by doing a fun questionnaire I learned from Jen Atkin. I highly encourage y'all to do it as well, since it really helped me clarify my goals for the upcoming year.  

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