I Curled My Hair!

I've been posting videos on YouTube collectively for about a year and half now! I mainly post beauty & fashion videos. I've posted everything from makeup tutorials to outfit of the days, but I've never posted a hair tutorial!

I've always been a little self-conscious about my ability to do hair. I definitely don't think hair is my area of expertise, it never has been. Since I was young, I never really knew how to braid (I still can't do a french braid for the life of me!) or to do any crazy hairstyles. I was quite the tomboy and always wore my hair in a ponytail.

One of my subscribers on YouTube asked me to show how I get my big wavy curls, so I thought it was due time for me to share!

Side note: I am at work and I am so hungry!...I'm always hungry. Haha!


Winter Round Two.

For the past few days in Los Angeles, it has been super cold. Definitely not east coast cold, but colder than it usually is during February. A coworker of mine says it's because of the cold fronts coming from Alaska. We have wind coming from ALASKA! How cool is that? No pun intended.

Anywho, since last year or so, I've been saying to my boyfriend how I really want one of those sporty, poofy jackets. The ones that make you look about 15 lbs. heavier. Whenever I see people wearing them (i.e. my boyfriend) they look so incredibly warm. The only jackets I have are fashion jackets, coats, or hoodies. I want a "The North Face" type of jacket that has like goose feathers in it or something. Haha, or something that keeps the heat insulated close to my freezing body.

The only thing is that they're soooo expensive. I went to Marshall's today, hoping that many of them would be on sale since we're quickly approaching spring. However, they only had 3 regular priced Calvin Klein puffy jackets in hot pink or orange. I loved the hot pink--it definitely is eye catching. It was in a size small, which fit perfectly. As I was getting all excited and preparing myself to shell out $70 (half the price of retail), I noticed that all three jackets had a bizarre, almost denim like stain on the sleeves. I didn't want to risk buying it and the stain not coming out.

I am still on the hunt for a good quality sporty, puffy jacket without the $200 pricetag.

Sidenote: The correct term for the jacket is "puffer jacket." But somehow puffy jacket just sounds cooler. Haha.

Image Sources: Down Jacket Retail, Pette Coats


Truly Sexy Red.

Like I promised myself, I went back to Target today and picked up another Covergirl Lip Perfect Jumbo Gloss Balm. This time I opted for a far more daring color than my normal pink shades. I haven't worn red lips in--wow, I can't even remember the last time I put red lipstick on! Scarlet Twist 250 is a beautiful true red. When I first swatched it, it was an orangey red...which sort of took me by surprise (not in a good way). Then I swatched a second layer and VIOLA! Beautiful!

On my lips, I applied about three layers to build a vibrant red. I think on those days where I want just a splash of red one to two layers would do. I love that these Jumbo Gloss Balms are so buildable.

There's just something so classy about red lips, it reminds me of the old Chanel ads I used to love in fashion magazines when I was young. Although red lips are super classy, there's also something so daringly sexy about them. I feel like every woman should experience that sexiness that exhutes from having a good red lipstick or in my case "gloss balm" on!
Which one do you think looks better? Hehe! I can't decide, I love them both.


Gloss + Balm.

I was strolling through my local Target picking up some essentials (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, schedule book, etc.), when I stumbled across the Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm display. I had tried the Clinique Chubby Sticks first, and a crayon type of lipstick from Sephora. I liked both of them, but I wasn't fond of the color selection.

The Jumbo Gloss Balm collection showcases 16 different colors varying from a very light pink to a deep purple. The Target near me did not have all 16 shades, but they had a pretty good selection to choose from. I wanted to first see if I liked the formula so I picked up just one. The color I chose is 220 Haute Pink Twist. I wanted a vibrant pink, most of the pinks in my makeup "arsenal" are so muted or safe looking. I wanted something that was going to amp up my simple "only eyeliner" daily makeup look. At the Target near me, they are priced at $6.99 each.

I couldn't wait to try it on, so as soon as I jumped into my car, I swatched it as well as gliding the gloss onto my lips. Compared to the Clinque Chubby Stick, the packaging itself is quite nicely made, it has a nice retractable tube (like the Chubby Sticks), however it feels a lot more loose. The formula itself glided on very nicely and I could tell that the balm was going to definitely be moisturizing. The color pigmentation is out of this world! I only swiped it back and forth 2 times and the color was noticible.

I wasn't a huge fan of the Revlon Lip Butters, so I'm always second guessing whether I'll like colored lip balms/stains. The Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balms do not even compare to the Lip Butters. I love this product. I'm definitely going to be buying a couple more colors--I have my eyes on a red one!

I give this product a 4.5 out of 5.
That 0.5 point is deducted due to the fact that the stick of balm wiggles a little when applying it onto the lips, other than that it's a perfect product!

WHOO HOO for finding awesome drugstore products!

Be Mine.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Every year from what I could remember, I was always either occupied with school projects or busy with work on Valentine's Day. This is the first year where I actually have the day off! I am so excited because I am in an awesome relationship, where I know that Valentine's Day is going to be just another reason to celebrate being with my loving boyfriend.

I was so excited to create a simple Valentine's Day look. I wanted to keep it neutral and subtle, which is completely my style. However, I may bold up my eyes just a little more by drawing a thicker cat eye.

Products Used:

-Enca AC Control BB Cream
-Maybelline Dark Spot Corrector Concealer (Light Pale)
-Laneige Snow Crystal Pressed Powder (#23)
-Physician's Formula Pearl Bronzer
-Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush (Exposed)

-Eyebrows MAC Espresso Shadow
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Anastasia Eye Shadow Palette
-Urban Decay 25/7 Eyeliner (Zero)
-Maybelline Master Precise Liner (Black)
-Loreal Million Lashes (Waterproof Black)

-Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint (Hot Pink)

-Real Techniques Brushes
-Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush
-ELF Complexion Brush
-Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

I hope you guys enjoyed this super easy to do Valentine's Day look! Let me know what your plans are for V-day!

I love you guys!



Love Sick.

I want to film a makeup tutorial video sooooo badly. As you read in my previous post, I've been sick for the past week. The thought of sounding like a pre-teen boy does not sound attractive to me at all. Today marks the first day of feeling better! I plan to film a Valentine's Day Look for my YouTube channel! I have been playing around with shade colors as well as asking my boyfriend a lot for his opinion.

I wore the makeup look today and received three compliments already! I'm going to try my best to have the video up by Friday!

Side note: when it's chilly outside my teeth hurt. Am I the only one?

Image Credit: Deevine1217's Blog


So Sick.

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you will know of how sick I have been for the past week. You see, I was so good about not getting sick--almost a one year streak. However, this winter the cold virus is a whole other monster. I began to feel the common effects of the cold virus: sore throat, congestion, watery eyes, and a little bit of coughing. Then, my sickness has totally blown over to become head congestion for 7 days straight. I can't hear, smell, taste, breathe, think. My head is constantly aching, and I can almost hear my own heartbeat...in my head. I have tried my best to keep those around me away from my sickness, but sadly, my boyfriend has gotten the brunt of my sickness. He is now officially sick.

Whatever this monstrous virus is, I hope that it doesn't affect anyone else around me. I feel so awful--no, I literally feel awful, physically. Make sure to consume a lot of Vitamin C, and make sure you're getting your daily dose of vitamins! And if you are battling a cold/flu, I wish you better health very soon!