Saturday, September 28, 2013

"Oh, there goes the Mint Girl"

I love this orange skirt haha.
this was after my last trip so I didn't
have much in the basket!
Hehe hi guys :) I spent my Saturday volunteering at the Pear and Wine Festival! The most memorable part about this year was walking around to sell all the cool things our sponsor? coach? producer? grows at home. I sold all the lemons, mint, tangerines, eggs, catnip, etc. Hahah, it's really fun walking around even if half the people get really annoyed at me. I am a very dedicated salesperson/marketing rep/campaigner. I went out so many times that people just smiled at me with this adorable basket. The basket really made everything better!

At volunteer, there was this really annoying girl who I hope to never see again. She seriously spent the whole time texting, gossiping, and hitting on this other guy volunteer.... she was also rather interested in my personal life..

I've been sick for the past couple days and mehhh it's the worst thing ever. I hate being sick! Why won't it go away already? Well see you guys soon ^^ bye!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

One o' Clock Photo Feed!

I got this wonderful idea from Miss Ridx! I've been really busy working on my new public speech (the huge 10 minute one) about bees! I hope to share that with you later. I have to be a little secretive in fear of competition ;) So anyways, here is a brief little snapshot of my weekend.

Hehe my favorite kid and me :) we had lots of fun with the little stickers. Can you tell that I'm crying? xD

This little cutie won't smile whenever I try to take a picture. Oh wells, he's still very cute. 

Hehe more fun with the stickers! 

She's adorable, fact. Her nickname is Koala because she loves to cling on to you. 

This little child is precious. 

Do you see this glorious hat? I saw this when I went to Korea over the summer but I couldn't buy one because my head is too big :(

Heheh they're so cute!

I hope you enjoyed my little photo feed! I'll keep doing these when I'm low on time :) Have a great Wednesday, er Thursday!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Autumn Brings 200!

Hello everyone :) This is a truly momentous occasion!! TWO HUNDRED POSTS!!! It's quite sad that I don't get to post as often but this blog is truly my refuge and outlet for all thoughts, good and bad. I've been super frazzled about college lately and all the things I have to do . . . I hope you guys are NOT this stressed about anything. I get stressed very, very easily. Anyways, fall is officially in the air. Starbucks is selling their pumpkin spice lattes and the first rainfall fell on California soil (doesn't that sound at least a tad bit poetic?) this morning. It's time for all the sweaters to come out and the shorts to go hang out in the drawers. I find fall fashion to be pretty challenging but I'm always up for the challenge!

It's the Autumn Festival? (I actually don't know what it is......) but my mom bought moon cakes from Chinatown and we were having a really good conversation. It's rare nowadays to have a conversation that doesn't result in frustration or anger especially about college. We were talking about how by next year this time, I'll be eating moon cakes alone :( my mom also promised to send me lots of packages! College doesn't seem all that far away.... argh so much to do.

Hmm, my life has not been all that interesting. I did my first field reporting by the golf course on Thursday which you guys can check out. I'm starting my HUGE speech about bees using charts and diagrams which is exciting but daunting at the same time. S and I are still happy together ( hmm there's a little irking feeling regarding an aspect of this. I'll explain later). We were never the type of friends/couple that thinks everything is rosy all the time while pushing the strifes under the sofa. We have issues and arguments but we get through them every time. That means a lot to me because we both care so much to be able to say "I was wrong" and move on. I'm reading Hamlet for school and you know, Shakespeare isn't ALL THAT bad. I'm joining the mock trial team and attending my very first meeting on Tuesday! Welp, that's my life in a brief overview. Continue reading for the Autumn Tag and more about me.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Golf 101

Hi guys :) I know I've been missing for a long time... School has been hectic and physics is being really mean to me. That's definitely not my class. I went to a golf game with my friend D yesterday. She is on the golf team and I am writing articles about women's golf for the school paper. I learned a bunch about golf and the coach was superr nice to me! He drove me all around in the golf cart and I was slightly scared that I'd fall off at every turn. There was a lot of wildlife spotting at the golf course! Tomorrow I have another bout of testing and hopefully it will be the very last time! Life is busy, busy, busy.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Makeup Swap with Muddy Panda!

All this beautiful stuff!! D (smo) from gave me a whole box of face masks. I used them really really quickly because they were awesome and it feels weird taking a pic of an almost empty box..
This post is really belated and I'm sorry about that!! But better late than never right? I was a bit hesitant about this trade because I don't really wear much makeup. I've been waking up at 7:40am (school starts at 8..) so I haven't had much time at all to do anything related to my face and cosmetics. I've never really had that much interest in makeup so there's also that.

lols you can see my shadow.. sorry Why did I leave this pink little case in the pic? Well that's what I carry a couple products in when I am out of the house. 
This is what I normally put on for my daily school life. For formal events (senior portraits, homecoming, definitely prom..), the makeup products I apply at least double. My morning routine consists of BB cream (I did use Hanskin up until the swap with D), some powder (Benefittt!!), concealer (on bad days, this is just from Target I think. I'm looking for better ones..), and lipstick. I love this lipstick so much from Dior. It's not really a lipstick because it's purpose is to bring out your natural lip color instead of giving you hues of red or pink. It feels more like a chapstick than a lipstick which is a plus. I could never do lipgloss because it felt sticky and icky (lols..). The Dior lipstick gives your lips some shine without feeling heavy. It's a quick and easy enhancer. Makeup should definitely be about enhancing what you have instead of creating something unfamiliar. I'm also looking for a mascara. I tired Mac for a while but my lashes felt really heavy and clumped. Most of the time, I'm way too tired/lazy to properly apply mascara/eyeliner.

On to reviews :) [sorry I don't have individual photos]

The Face masks: They were from My Beauty Diary and so amazing! They didn't feel that sticky on your face and even smelled like peaches! I've been using these for about a month (there were 20 of them and I use about 2 or so hehe per week) and my skin has been a lot better! I use face masks as a substitute for ice packs a lot. When my face is hot and I feel kind of crummy while studying, I just plop one on my face. These masks especially were really good at keeping cool for long periods of time. They also had plastic sheets separate from the mask that made it easier to take the mask out of the bag. I'm not a scientist or someone really invested in makeup so I can't tell you the more specific effects other than the fact that it made my skin feel nice and I would definitely buy these again. You can never have too many face masks.

Strawberry lotion: The big round red strawberry container holds amazing lotion!!! It smells so good and is not sticky on your skin. One problem I face a lot with lotion is that it feels like it's clogging your skin cells.. Only problem: there's not enough!!!

Hair gel: Honestly I haven't used this all too much yet because I have pretty short hair and rarely tie it up. When I do tie up my hair, it's not for fashion but rather to get out of the house looking decent. I've perfected the "roll out of bed" look. It smells really good (as do all the products) and it's holds my hair in curled position for a long time. This is supposed to be used to smooth out your hair when tied but I use it to hold my curls in place for important occasions. (I have weird hair and over the summer I always get it permed so I need some sort of gel to accentuate the curls. This works pretty well for those purposes!

Strawberry chapstick: This stuff smells glorious and does what chapstick should do! It's easy to carry around and smells a whole lot better than the Honeydew Eos one I bought a couple months ago.

BB Cream: This is my favorite product! I use this every single day (unless I wake up super late...) and I love it. The skin tone is perfect for me (I think this is shade 2?) and it melts into my skin (that was a weird description). I don't have to rub it all that much to make it blend with my skin. It makes my skin feel really silky and light (I told you I have no idea what I'm doing with makeup) and smooth. During the summer (or hot days), I blend this stuff with sun screen and the process is painless thanks to this BB cream. The coverage is pretty sheer but that's what concealer is for.

Thanks guys!! I know I'm super inexperienced with make up... I probably WILL NOT be doing any more make up posts because I don't know what to say about any of the products other than a) it smells good b) it makes my skin look nice c) I don't like it. If you do have any specific questions about the brand or how it feels, feel free to leave a comment. Smo is one of my good friends and knows a whole lot more about different products than I do. So check out her blog for makeup and nail posts because you sure won't find them here. If you're interested to see what I got her, check out her blog!!! She also shared with me a very hilarious video that I will leave with you. WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?   

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Shakespeare, Hot Chocolate, and Fall

It's a really wonderful study environment. :) 
Hi guys :) I don't know what to say in full posts so I think I'm just going to upload snippets of my life.. sort of like a tumblr... are you guys okay with that? I would love for some opinions. It's that time of year again for all the sweaters! I dislike wearing long pants but little can be done. I've been developing a terrible habit of oversleeping which is really bad... Fall is hereeee (at least where I live). School is uber stressful but hot chocolate is getting me through the month! I'm actually having a lot of fun with poetry and Shakespeare... which is a bit surprising. To add to that random jumble of facts, I have such a nice, wonderful, and awesome boyfriend :) lols because I didn't want to punch in 213291739712 numbers into my calculator for stat, he did it for me :D I'm sleeping early tonight! Yays, first time in 3 weeks? :D

Plus since it's the Shakespeare unit (we've just started Hamlet) and I wrote my very first sonnet :) I thought that I'd share! It's quite difficult yet fun to create 14 lines with a certain rhyme scheme. I don't know how to do iambic pentameter so I dunno what the rhythm is. All the lines are 10 syllables too (except the last one because I messed up...) yay enjoy :)

Wondrous vibes come from the city at night
tall skyscrapers and the wide ocean view
warmth exudes from milling crowds and bright lights
the aroma of street food and sweets draws you
Open the door to find treasures everywhere
silk dresses, emerald rings, ruby slippers
bags of every color and shape so fair
eye shadows and lipsticks, a soft whisper
Enveloped in eyelet lace with gauzy texture
Kate spade, red scarves, perfume it's all a blur
The mirror reflects a dazzling stranger
wanting to be the girl in the mirror
The experience alone satisfies
empty handed but happy, I tell the city good bye

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Birthday Girl :)

Hi everyone!! I know I've been really MIA lately.... I've been so stressed out with a million and one things going on right now. It's so hard to keep track of everything and I'm trying my best not to lose it completely lol. I've been continuously having emotional breakdowns at late nights BUT today is a good day :) I really miss blogging and I'm going to try my best to post at least TWICEEE a week!! I'm also doing a series of guest blog posts about my college admissions process so I'll post those here too :) I hope it can help at least someone... Those probably won't be the emotional rants of a teenage girl who hates life at late nights because they're going to be edited.

It was super foggy and windy but fun :)
My birthday this year has been wonderfulll. My grandma came back withe me from Korea and she's leaving today... :( it's bitter sweet. I'm glad that my laundry will be all soft again (my grandma doesn't use the dryer) and that no one is nagging at me to eat but at the same time it's sad to see her leave. After church, I went shoe shopping and now I have a really pretty pair of fall shoes! We had dinner on Sunday at this really cool Japanese fondue place in Japantown, San Francisco after touring the San Francisco piers and the Golden Gate bridge. I bought a couple of nifty things at Daiso and my grandma gave me birthday money. Hehe. I think I almost have enough for an authentic working typewriter. . . or a couple sweaters from Madewell/Urban. My mom's mom (the grandma I grew up with) called yesterday for an early happy birthday and it's so nice to hear from her.

Hmm... I've been deemed a hipster. Lols, which I guess is sort of true. I don't have a hipster vibe though, yet? I blog, wear Ray Ban glasses, oxfords..., I like polaroids, typewriters, and all things retro. I like vintage stuff and sort of weird, artsy clothing. I don't want to drive ever and want to be some sort of writer.

The rest of my life is pretty boring... I hope to blog more in the coming months but I dunno how likely that is.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Girl Meets Beach (and Steinbeck)

Hi guys!! I'm so excited that it's September now!!! I seriously love September (partly because it's my birthday month) and the transition into fall. It's kind of needed because my mom threw away my pair of flat sandals. It feels weird wearing platform heels to school. . . even if it's just 1 or 2 inches (and absolutely doesn't click). Fall shoe shopping is always fun :) It was Labor Day weekend and I went to Monterey! If you remember I went to Monterey a while back with J. It's beautiful especially right now (and warm enough to wear shorts thank goodness). I love the beach and just standing with my feet under the sand. So instead of me blabbing about how wonderful the escape was, here are photos (and hopefully some nice captions). I made a new label because it turns out I go some interesting places. The weekday is hectic so I don't know how regular posts are going to be (it upsets me so much too...). Continue reading to find out more about my trip :)