31 August 2016


This is just a quick update to let everyone know that things are looking up!

I've switched medications and so far it really seems to be working for me as far as my anxiety.

I have loads more energy, I'm not constantly hungry (yay!), and I actually have motivation to get things done. I even started my FAFSA process today so I can get back into school! Who knows, maybe this is what I needed this entire time.

More posts coming soon from products I've tested recently!

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26 July 2016

Review: 1004 Laboratory 100% From Nature Acai Berry 90 Protecting Ampoule

Before I discovered Korean skincare, ampoules and essences were a complete mystery to me. 

Thanks to the company 0.8L, I've had the opportunity to try several different ampoules, all of which I have reviewed on my Insta. For those who don't follow me there, I've decided to share the reviews here as well, and expand on them a bit since we only get a week of testing before we have to review for 0.8L. 

This beautiful ampoule is the 1004 Laboratory Acai Berry 90 Protecting Ampoule. 

24 July 2016

Pokemon Go Pic Dump

My bf and I have been playing the hell out of Pokemon Go, and I love to snap pics as Pokemon pop up so now I have a buttload of pictures to share :D

More pics under the cut!

19 July 2016

Week In Pictures, July 3-10 2016

I really like documenting things with pictures, so I'm going to start posting my week in pictures!

I didn't do much of anything for Instagram reviews this week because it's been an oddly busy week.

I did manage to get a review of this Camu-Camu White Day Milk from DHC done. Not a fan.

30 June 2016

Summer of Samples

I know, the summer is half way over, but I have decided to challenge myself.

I have a TON of samples from all of my orders over the last year and I need to use them before they go bad. 

This is what I started with

In a bid to get more organized, I took them out of the pouch I'd been keeping them in and put them into this little box, separated by skincare on the left and makeup on the right. 


I'm doing all of these reviews on Insta, so if you want to catch the latest mini-reviews I do follow me there. You can find a link in the side bar ^^ 

After I post them there, I'm going to be posting them here as a week in review type thing. 

Look for this week's Summer of Samples week in review on Sunday!

I'm crazy excited to be doing this and working my way through all of these samples. Maybe I'll discover some new favorites along the way. 

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28 June 2016

June in Pictures

I'ts already almost July and I'm still sitting here wondering where most of the summer has gone. 

Where has the year gone?? 

I've been a total blog slacker lately, mostly because I've been microblogging on Instagram! If you don't follow me there you should ^^ I'm currently doing a series where I'm working through my samples stash and doing mini-reviews. Who knows, maybe you'll see something you like? 

Since I've become a bit of a camera whore, I wanna try something a little different and share my month in pictures!

11 May 2016

New Etude Play Nail: Hand Made Jam

I swear, every time I go onto their site, they have something new that makes me want to buy it!

This time Etude House released more nail colors, which are totally my speed. I've discovered that their nail colors last a fairly long time for me. They are a low price but the quality doesn't waver. 

This new set is called Hand Made Jam. 

This collection seems to be a decent combo of both pastels that make me think of tea time and richer colors that make me think of fall (that was when we ate the preserves we made in the summer!). 

Under the cut are the images of the collection from the Korean website. 

07 May 2016

Latest Etude House Haul and Impressions

I can't believe I forgot to share my latest haul with you! 

It wasn't the biggest haul in the world, just a lot of odds and ends that I wanted to add to my order to get free shipping (it's so expensive to ship from Korea to the US!) because I was hell bent on getting the new Pink Cherry Blossom collection. I missed out on the perfume (wah!) but I did manage to get the set that had the body spray and lotion in addition to the Play 101 pencils. 

This is the set together. 

28 April 2016

Update: My Rebelling Body

My body has been rebelling like crazy. It makes me wonder why all of my systems can't all just work together in peaceful harmony so I can live life like a regular human being. 


I would like to be able to go do things again without getting sick. 

But my body is more like the cute little Old El Paso girl: 

Just subtract the celebration.

I've had this terrible toothache for weeks now. The tooth is abscessed and I've done my best to care for it like I know how, because this isn't my first time having an abscessed tooth. At this point, since my teeth are genetically weak, it's nothing new. 

Enter a bone spur on the other side opposite the aching tooth. 

That little fucker, the size of a grain of sand, coming out through my gums from a ten year old extraction made life hell all over for a good month. 

I did lose ten pounds, so I can't be too pissed. 

It also made me have to beg my uncle for opiates because I don't have dental insurance. I have damn good health coverage, just nothing for my chompers. 

So I have an abscess that I can do nothing about other than pray that it doesn't get any worse because I don't have $3000 to pay for a root canal and crown. 

Don't let anyone lie to you - being a full time blogger doesn't come with a ton of money. 

05 April 2016

Spring 2016 Favorites

This spring has been pretty amazing for beauty finds for me. It's tax season, or hood Christmas as my boyfriend calls it, so he decided to spoil me a little bit.

He let me order from Jolse and Etude House to get some things that I've been lusting over for a while.

I think I've posted everything from my hauls, and each order has had some great products but these are my favorites. 


I found this Silk Scarf Hair Treatment when I was looking for a hair treatment from Etude House. In their hair dyes they include a little packet of hair treatment - it's not available on the website. I'm not sure if it's been discontinued or if they just don't carry it anymore. It smells like frangipani and gave me mad memories of childhood and getting those cheap bath sets from my family at Christmas. 

In comparison, the hair treatment is much thicker. It is more like a deep conditioner. Silk Scarf has a thinner texture that is in between regular hair conditioner and a serum. Like the treatment this has a very floral scent, I just can't place what flower. 

After washing and conditioning, put this in for three to five minutes and rinse. Perfect healthy looking hair is the result. 

I generally do this about once a week. 

I got this from the Etude House Global site for around $11.

18 February 2016

Stuff I Relate To - Second Puberty

I don't think I've ever related to a video so much in my life. 

This is the best description of aging that I've ever heard in my life, and perfectly describes how my life has changed after I passed my mid 20's. It definitely describes life in your 30's!

I had to share this with you guys. 

Maybe you can relate, too!

15 February 2016

Etude House Haul + Tatcha Sunrise Lipstick

I've started to run out of things that I need, so was time to reorder necessities!

That led to a little Etude House haul, plus a fantastic gift from my boyfriend.

First, let's have a little story time!

Apparently the USPS isn't tracking packages from Korea anymore here in the US. Once it's left Korea, the package is completely under the radar until it reaches you, or until you get pissed off and call the post office and have them track it for you.

I placed this order on January 27th. I knew it would take a few days to get shipped, and it could end up getting caught in the hustle and bustle of the Seollal, which I figured was the case when the last I could track it was on the 5th via Korea Post. 

Then nada on the USPS tracking, even when it showed it had made it out of Korea.

Then there was panic.

I broke down and called the post office and it had been in the States for days, and arrived the next day. Apparently it takes a detour to Moscow before hitting New York. I wonder if they take the same route for items going to the west coast of the US. 

Moral of the story is if you order a package from Korea and cannot track it in the US, don't panic and call your post office and they will track it down for you. All you have to do is provide them with the tracking number.

10 February 2016


Can we take a moment to appreciate this fabulousness that is Beyonce? 

Some people are up in arms over this, but it has been a long time since I've seen since powerful imagery in a music video. It left me speechless the first time I saw it. 

Even if she isn't your type of singer, this isn't your genre of music, take a moment to appreciate this. This is fire.

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07 February 2016

Nail of the Day

I've been really into doing my nails lately, so I've experimented with nail art!

This is Etude House's Bling Me Prism Nails No 1 Prism Break topped with a cheap striping polish I picked up at the dollar store.

Not bad, but I'm pretty pleased. 

Working on CNY nails now!

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