IT'S BLAZER WEATHER

July 30, 2018


This week is said to be filled with rain but I'm glad I was able to spend my weekend in blazer weather. Over the weekend, we visited Coney Island to check out the boardwalk and also bought a new set of badminton gear so we can start playing. I've always enjoyed badminton and started getting motivated to play after watching a new badminton anime that recently came out haha. It's called 'Hanebado' for those who are interested.

FARMACY BEAUTY REVIEW

July 20, 2018


Above: the Farmacy moisturizer


From top left: Farmacy honey drop moisturizer, honey potion mask, clean bee cleanser, green screen sunscreen, and bright on vitamin c mask

Have you heard of Farmacy before? They've been popping up more on social media now which made me wonder if their stuff is any good. Luckily, I was able to try a few of their products since they were so generous to send me a few. One thing I really love about them is their whole mantra about being natural and how transparent they are about their ingredients. 

It's been a few months since I've been using these products so I thought it's finally time to give you guys my honest review about their stuff!

Honey Drop Moisturizer
This is one of my favorite moisturizers. I love the texture of it since it doesn't feel like heavy, oily cream. This moisturizer actually has a more watery texture to it which feels really nice against the skin after I do my entire skincare routine. It's also very light on the skin so if you're looking for something that's more light for the summer, this would be a good choice. What I love even more about this product is their packaging. It comes with a little silver spatula that's magnetic to the lid so you don't have to worry about losing it. 

Honey Potion Mask
I will have to say this is my least favorite product. When I first used it, I was so confused because when you're scooping the product onto your hands, it has a thick gel-like consistency. When you rub it against your skin, it feels hot to the touch but applies like a regular mask soon after. It was definitely interesting since I haven't had a mask do that before but it definitely caught me off guard. I don't gravitate towards this mask as I much prefer the Vitamin C mask instead.

Clean Bee Cleanser
I really enjoyed this because it made me feel like I was washing all the dirt on my face away. I'd feel so refreshed and it made my skin very smooth. It did leave my skin feeling more on the dry side so I wouldn't recommend this to people with dry skin unless you're like me and like that feeling. I didn't like the scent at first but it grew on me. I'd say the scent is similar to a field of flowers; baby's breath to be specific.

Green Screen Sunscreen
I love this!!!!! This is probably my favorite product out of all of them. I have been looking for a sunscreen so it was perfect when they sent this for me to try. There's no strong scent to it and doesn't leave a white cast. It also doesn't leave the face feeling oily which I hate with some sunscreen products. The only thing I would change about this product is the SPF. If it was SPF 50 - perfect.

Bright On Vitamin C Mask
Oh my goodness, this smells amazing. It smells like lavender and I could leave this mask on my face forever. The scent really hooked me in on this one and I love anything vitamin C since it's really good for your skin. The product comes out purple but ends up being more white when applied on the face. This mask leaves me feeling refreshed, smooth, and clean. Just what I want a mask for. 

I'm really happy to have come across Farmacy products because I genuinely enjoy them. They're a part of my skincare routine now and I want to try more of their products! I'm specifically looking at their makeup remover since I've been wanting to try the Korean versions. 

Let me know if you end up trying any of these as well. I would love to hear how they work for you.

I'M IN LOVE WITH WASHINGTON DC

July 13, 2018


A few months back, I visited Washington D.C. and fell in love. I knew I would have to make a trip back since there was still so much to explore. Just two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I went back to D.C. and had so much fun. I fell more in love with the city the second time. I love the abundance of flowers, the mix of old and new architecture, less crowded areas, friendly people, and good food. I can see myself living there.


We met up with two of our friends there and spent the weekend catching up. That weekend was insanely hot which made it not so fun to be outside. Summer is great with its long days but the heat is just overbearing. 


There was also an authentic Japanese restaurant we stumbled upon on Yelp called Kotobuki. I was drawn in by the unagi photos and it was nothing less than what I expected. So delicious! Don't let the place fool you - it's good. The unagi don comes with four sides (also delicious) but I was stuffed after eating everything. If you're in the area, I highly recommend going here. You won't be disappointed!


For the last day, we picked up some Philz Coffee before parting ways because our friend is obsessed with their coffee. I have to admit it's one of the few coffee drinks I actually enjoy but it's so strong that it made me jittery afterwards :( 

The weekend went by so fast, and again, I felt like I didn't get to see or do much. We've already talked about coming back because there's still so much more I haven't explored. There's still the botanical gardens that I've been wanting to check out since my first trip but things keep getting in the way. Hopefully I finally get to go there next time.

IN MOTION

May 7, 2018


Wearing: YESSTYLE shirt, Missguided tank, thrifted jeans, Forever21 boots & hat, Chanel bag

Funny how when spring weather finally comes around, I'm still wearing white and black. I was trying to wear an outfit with more color but my heart was gravitating towards this color palette but one can do no wrong with a monochrome outfit.

My friend told me, "you look like a Shinjuku ass bitch." I'm feeling that vibe.

SUNDAY RILEY POP UP SHOP

April 17, 2018


Sunday Riley Pop Up Shop - open until April 15th!

Spring weather made a small appearance over the weekend and everyone was happy about it. Everyone was trying to flex their outfits, wearing dresses and tank tops they were itching to wear. The weather has went back to being gloomy but I'm ready to retire my puffer jacket. It felt so nice walking around without a jacket!

Since the weather was so nice, I decided to check out the Sunday Riley pop up shop that's only open until the 15th. I'm surprised how short of a time they're open for but I'm glad I had time to make a visit. 

I wasn't sure what to expect since I've only seen a few photos on Instagram, but as many things are now, it is an Instagram friendly zone. They also give out free samples for you to try out their products which was such a nice surprise. I've heard a lot of great things about their skincare and have been wanting to try but didn't want to dish out $100 before knowing if it was good for my skin. There's also a cute little candy bar that you can grab your favorite candies. What's so great about this pop up shop is it's free! FREE-99. 

I can't wait to try out the samples and I hope they live up to the hype.
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