17 October 2016

Song of the Night

This has been my jam lately! I love to blast k-pop and clean the house, and this song is super motivating!

What are your motivating songs? 

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Lost Posts: Summer of Samples Week 1 Summary

(I went into my drafts section, and OMG I have so many posts I never shared! Here we go, Petite Feet: The Lost Posts)

I made it through the first week of my sampling!  Here's the roundup.

June 27

πŸŒ› Last night's sample: History of Whoo All in One cream. πŸŒ›

First off, I love this brand so much. I wish I could afford it on a regular basis!#brokegirlproblems 

Just like the last cream of theirs that I used, I was not at all disappointed with the moisture payoff. If you have very oily skin or live in a humid climate like I do, you may want to skip this for day use. 

It almost had the texture of petroleum jelly in my opinion, until you apply it. It went on very smooth and didn't feel greasy. My skin felt like it had gotten an extra boost of moisture that my normal night creams just don't provide. 

Smell is mildly medicinal, but not at all unpleasant. 

Best part? No breakouts this morning! Heavier creams generally cause at least one breakout, especially when Aunt Flo is due in town, but I woke up this morning with plumper skin minus the breakouts. Win! 

Will I purchase? Maybe if i had the extra money. For now I will stick to what I can afford πŸ˜…

June 28

πŸŒ› Last night was all about@etude_official πŸŒ›

I already love the Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub, so I had great feelings going into the cleansing foam. I used it with my Etude face brush not expecting it to have the same grit as the scrub. It foams yet exfoliates very nicely. I felt clean yet not dried out. Definitely want the full size!

Even though it's been out a while, I haven't tried the Moistful Collagen products mainly because I feared they would be too heavy. I couldn't have been more wrong! The essence is thin all while leaving the skin feeling moisturized without the weight. Same with the cream. It's got more of a gel texture in my opinion. It's light and smells ahhhmazing. I didn't feel like I had a million products on my face even after I'd finished my full routine. 

Etude never disappoints me ❤️❤️ Total toot!

June 29

πŸŒ› Tonight's sample is the Tony Moly Panda's Dream White Magic Cream πŸŒ›

If you're looking for an instant white to even out your skin tone then this is it. It's got a very light and whipped texture and a lovely smell, even though the scent is rather strong.

I found that this went on smooth but didn't absorb very well at all. It took some work to get it to blend into my skin.

This cream completely lacks moisture, which is good if you put makeup on over it. I personally found it extremely drying, which made my nose area even oiler in the end as it tried to overcompensate for the dryness. 
Would I buy this? Probably not. Ive seen lots of hype around this and I just didn't think it was worth it. I have a second pouch that I'll try again later to make sure it's not just my skin being ornery. 
Have you used this and had better results?

June 30

πŸŒ› Last night was all about Tatcha, another brand I'm absolutely crazy about πŸŒ›

The indigo soothing rice enzyme powder lived up to all of the expectations I had based on my use of their other rice powders. It gently exfoliates while soothing thanks to the indigo. Bonus points for being blue! My skin felt clean without being irritated or dried out, which usually happens after I exfoliate.

Ok, the luminous deep hydration firming serum... It's so damn beautiful. I sat there like a big dork and watched it sparkle in the light before I actually used it. I found it to feel rather heavy even though it's a very light serum. My dry spots drank it in, but my oiler spots rebelled. It is definitely best used in smaller quantities.

I finished off with the ageless enriching renewal cream because I'm addicted to moisture. It smells like the other creams I've used from the brand, and felt like it went from cream to oil as I put it on. Very smooth, very moisturizing. It is a bit heavy so a little goes a long way.

I'm not sure if using all of these together was a good idea since its the middle of summer and I did start to sweat it off not long after, but this morning my skin felt amazing and only had one or two breakouts - all hormonal thank blob. My skin really dug the combo of soothing and super moisture shot. 
What are your favorite Tatcha products! (I'm soooo addicted to their rice powders and lippies ❤️❤️❤️)

July 1

πŸŒ› Tonight's sample fare: GuΓ©risson 9complex essence and cream πŸŒ›

I know I've talked about this before, but I really love it.

The essence made my skin soooo happy. My dry areas drank it in, my oily areas drank it in, overall a very happy face! It is very light and moisture packed. It also smells deliciously citrusy mixed with floral.

I can sing lots of praises of the cream, too. Creamy and goes on smooth, smells heavenly, and perfectly compliments the essence. I can only imagine what my skin would do if I used the whole line!

This is definitely a tootie toot toot!

For those of you who don't already, follow my instagram for more of these micro-reviews! I'd love to have you as a part of the fam ❤️

(In the coming days I'll be putting out more of these lost posts. It's fun reading them and reliving the feelings I had when I posted them!)

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16 October 2016

Song of the Night

It's been forever since I've done one of these!

Anyway, this song is giving me life! I've never really been a fan of Bruno Mars, but 24K Magic is everything. Reminds me of the music I listened to with my mom growing up. 

I wanted to find the actual video, but it doesn't look like it can be embedded, so go give the MV a view if you can! 

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15 October 2016

Correxiko Week 2

One more week and I have had excellent success with my Correxiko Close Up nail supplements. 

My nails feel incredibly strong, something they have never been, and I can see visible growth! It's definitely much more than I would get without any kind of vitamin. 

Now I can also notice a bit of hair growth, only because of my greys (gasp!) that need to be covered. 

So let's take a quick trip down memory lane to see the starter image and last week before we see this new round of magic. 

And now on October 15th, with my ratchet self done nails because #brokegirlstyle

fat fingers!!

I think the most drastic results are on my pointer and middle fingers. The nail on my ring finger has never been a fast grower, neither has my pinky nail on that hand. The one on my other hand looks like a coke nail...

Not too shabby for two weeks, huh? 

I'm insanely pleased thus far and wonder what sort of results we will be seeing next week!

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12 October 2016

Fuck. Cancer.

Two days ago I had some pretty devastating news thrown onto my lap: my father was dying from stage 4 lung cancer and his doctors wanted me to give permission to discontinue care and to keep him comfortable for him to die naturally. 

I'm only 31 years old. I am barely able to take care of myself and all day Monday I spent the day talking to doctors on the phone and giving consent to different things that is essentially ensuring my father is going to die within the next week. 

Every time the phone rings I dread it. 

I'm terrified that the next call will be the call. 

Cherish the time you have with your loved ones. You never know when that time is going to come to an end. 

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08 October 2016

Correxiko Week 1

I've been testing another nail supplement over the last week and I have to say I'm now a believer. 

This is my starting point on September 30th:

And now 10 days later

Ignore the fact that I suck at painting my nails and clock that growth! In one week! 

I'm normally not one to gush so quickly over a product but I think I may have found my holy grail for nail supplements. These results are something I can actually see and measure which makes it even more amazing to me. 

My nails also feel substantially stronger than they were before, and I haven't seen not even one peelie. 

I'll post more about the product after I've finished my bottle, but I'll post another progress pic next week. Just know I'm completely blown away. 

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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. 


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