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. 


Organized?

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. 

Nope. 

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. 

Hair



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

Formation

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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06 February 2016

Wishtrend February Discount Codes




It's already February. January went by so fast!



Ready to save some money and look beautiful in the process? 

This month at Wishtrend, use the ode FEB10DISCOUNT to get a 10% discount off of all orders over $50. 

You can always find great products in the Free Shipping Zone or Beauty Steals section to get maximum savings. 

Order more than $30 and get two free mask sheets with the code SKQINSISSIMASK2016!

The SKQIN Dual Sissi Mask (Silver Sissi) brightens and helps to rejuvenate tired skin. 

The SKQIN Lifting Dual Sissi Mask (Gold Sissi)  is packed with moisture and boosts skin's elasticity and hydration. 

Not convinced? 

Look how lovely Eunice's skin looks after she's used the mask!




I really like the lifting effect that the masks offer. 

As always, spend over $69 and get free shipping worldwide. 

I cannot recommend Wishtrend enough for the products and excellent customer service. 

Happy shopping!

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05 February 2016

Vonnie Is Excited: Etude House Berry Delicious Collection

Etude House has really made this spring a happy one for me by releasing a strawberry themed collection.

The Berry Delicious collection has just been released in the past week or so. There was a special box released, a collab between Etude House and margarin fingers that sold out on Korea Depart with the quickness. I was so pissed when I missed it. To see that, and some amazing swatches, check out this amazing blog post.

I had been lusting after it since it popped up on Etude House's Korean website, from the images I'd seen from people living in Korea who got their hands on it, and the previews.

So a few nights ago (the 3rd) I went on their global site, thinking that maybe the products would be available to the international audience directly from Etude House (I'm picky about getting my Etude stuff from other sources). I was over the moon to see the products listed, but absolutely crushed when each item had these dreadful words printed underneath them: out of stock.

Reenactment of the moment.  

29 January 2016

Not Dead, Not Fully Alive

Hey, loves!

I just wanted to take a few minutes to let everyone know I'm not dead. 

Life has been very hectic lately. My bestie and her daughter have been staying with me for the last few weeks, then she ended up being stuck in the hospital so I've been taking care of things for her in her absence. 

To top it off, illness after illness has rolled through my house and I've taken the brunt of the worst of it like I always do. Then we have the lovely migraines that won't go away. Looks like I may end up in the hospital if they don't ease up!

Buuuutttt now I have insurance!

For the first time in my life I have health insurance and I am so happy I don't know what to do with myself, other than schedule all of the checkups that I've needed but couldn't afford. Starting in February I am heading to my PC doc and getting a full workup started. Now that I have insurance my costs for everything will go down significantly so I can afford the specialists that I truly need, and get back on the road to health.

I have some reviews I need to post, as well as some really amazing pictures I've taken lately. I just need my head to cooperate long enough for me to get that done. 



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07 December 2015

Blogmas: Days 5, 6, & 7: Wishlists!

It has occured to me that I'm really terrible at this Blogmas business xD

For this three day bundle we are going to look at toys!

I was talking with my sister about what all of the kids want for Christmas this year and it got us on the topic of things that we wanted as kids, and we noticed how similar the wants are, yet how different they are at the same time.

A lot of the things that her kids and my other niece wants are pretty similar as far as trends go, like wanting Disney princess stuff (that was all me - she mutilated Barbies) and My Little Pony. Then there are the differences like the Nerf toys for girls. Where was that when we were kids? Seriously!

Let's take a trip down memory lane....


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