Monday, April 12, 2021

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

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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. 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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

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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.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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

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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. 


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Friday, March 5, 2021

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

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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.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

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

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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!

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Friday, February 19, 2021

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

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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 :) 

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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 :) 

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Friday, February 5, 2021

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

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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. 


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Friday, January 29, 2021

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

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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 :) 


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Friday, January 22, 2021

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

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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 :) 

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Friday, January 15, 2021

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

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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. 

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Friday, January 8, 2021

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

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 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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