Thursday, July 31, 2014

/Lenses/ GEO Flower Plum Green Circle Lenses

this was purchased by me.
Hello! It's another circle lens review. I bought almost a year ago and just opened them recently. These are my first pair of green lenses and I thought summer would be the perfect time to wear them.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

/How-to/ Natural Body Balm

these were purchased by me.

I may have mentioned this before, but I'd like to say it again because I don't know when or where I said it: I have sensitive, problematic, eczema-prone skin. It spans from my face to my arms to my legs and back--it's everywhere. I didn't even know it was all eczema until a recent visit to my doctor (even though I know I was diagnosed with eczema as a child). As a result, I'm very particular about what sort of products I use on my skin, paying close attention to the ingredients. I like to use natural and/or organic moisturizers as much as I can on my body. I've used many different oils ranging from jojoba to vitamin E to coconut (a favorite of mine), but they never seemed to hydrate my skin enough. One day I had the crazy idea to combine coconut oil with shea butter. This is the what happened.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

/Diet/ A Late Update

Oh my God~! I haven't made a post in a while...I've been busy and distracted (and a whole lot of lazy), but here's a two week update on how my diet's been going. Spoiler: it's going terrible. Anyway, my boyfriend visited me last week so I had a difficult time trying stay on track with being selective with what I ate and how much I exercised. When I did have some time to myself I did some Blogilates workouts for legs. Here are my two faves/the easiest I've found to do without any equipment or running around:

I wonder if it would've been easier if I made a playlist; at least I can just use this post to have access to these workouts all in one place...anyway, I enjoy (!!!) following these videos and I think they're really helped with sculpting my legs.
Helpful tip of the week: keep a food diary! I make mine more of a list, but do it daily and record the things you eat and drink as well as your weight to keep track of your progress and see which foods help you lose weight the most. It also helps you eat less because eating less means you have less to remember to record at the end of the day. (This is something I've been doing for the past six years.)

.Weight: 119 lb. /54 kg last week, 120 lbs./54 kg this week
.BMI: 21.3
.Current routine: Blogilates! 30 minutes of running, soup dinners with salad, smaller portioned meals, less sugar/sweets
Goals: I'd like to get down to 117 by the end of the week. Let's see how that goes.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

/Diet/ Progress?

Hi~ This is my weekly update on the status of my "diet". I don't think this is an official diet, to be honest, it's more like something to keep track of what I'm doing. It includes anything diet related, I suppose. Anyway! This week hasn't been that great. I gained one pound! So I'm up to 119 lbs/54 kg and I want to blame it on things going on in my body that come once a month, but I have to be real with myself, taking accountability for the poor food choices I've made and lack of exercise being done. I have been doing Blogilates nearly everyday, mostly the leg workouts because that's where I'd like to tone the most (oh, to have slim calves...)

Still working on them....I think I'll start having soup for dinner in a few weeks. One thing I've tried that's kind of beneficial is drinking a full glass of water before every meal and drinking whenever I feel like snacking throughout the day. After this week I'm going to work extra hard to get back to normal and lose more weight. Time to put on my hardworking face again.

via my twitter

Now I feel like I can do it.

.Weight: 119 lbs. (54 kg)
.Current routine: more Blogilates, running 30 min/day, stretching
.Things to do: try to add more vegetables soups/liquids into my meals, don't eat too much sweets/processed foods, get compression socks, get more sleep U.U

Thursday, July 10, 2014

/Announcement/ EyeCandy's $8.99 July Promo

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If you missed last month's Eyes Cream deal on, the online circle lens seller has another promotion for this month! With the purchase of any regularly priced pair of circle lenses, you get your pick of any of the GEO's Eyes Cream series, GEO Nudy Quarter Blue, or GEO's Loyus Series in brown or gray for $8.99. That's six different lenses to choose from! Use the code HOTHOTHOT during checkout to get the discount. This promotion started ion 7/5 and it ends this month, 7/31. If I didn't already purchase my other circle lenses last month, I would've been sooooo much more excited about this offer. Happy shopping! \(*U*)/

/Skin/ Trader Joe's Nourish All-in-One Facial Cleanser

this was purchased by me.

Aside from having organic baby carrots and coconut milk ice cream, Trader Joe's also has quite the selection of skin and body care products. It's an often overlooked section, I think, because it's so difficult to find in the grocery store and it's not promoted much (maybe one or two products in their ad flyer). I always like to peruse TJ's skincare offerings and a few months ago I bought this cleanser.

Monday, July 7, 2014

/Lips/ Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

these were purchased by me.

Back to reviewing as normal. I bought these lip balms a few months ago and I was excited to try them because 1) I love lip products & 2) these look like giant crayons (which totally reminded me of doing coloring as a kid).

Sunday, July 6, 2014

/Announcement/ Starting a Diet

Hello. I have another quick announcement before I start reviewing again. Soo...I'm going on a diet. I remember many years ago when I was in high school and I went to the see the doctor, the nurse weighed me at 136 lbs./ 61.7 kg. I was scared and embarrassed...That was probably the heaviest I've ever been (but I can't say for sure because I never liked to weigh myself). To be honest I don't think I've ever formally been on a diet, I've just changed my eating habits over the years and incorporated more exercise into my daily routine. Right now I'm at 118 lbs/ 53.5 kg with a BMI of 20.9, which is in the normal range. Over the course of 7 years I've lost about 18 lbs./ 8 kg. It was really strange for me last year because I suddenly lost a lot of weight, like 10 lbs., within 2 weeks. This really gave me the confidence and motivation to lose a little more weight. Ideally, I would like to be at 100 lbs./45.3 kg, but then my BMI would be getting into the unhealthy anything under 50 kg. will be my goal for now (that would be anything 110 lbs. or less).

I don't look terrible in this full body least I don't think so. If there's one thing that I would really like to make lean it would definitely be my calves. I'm quite sure I inherited them from my mom...which upsets me...and no matter what I do they always stay so big. TT^TT.
There's not much I can do about them...but I'll try stuff like this, especially long distance running again. I've also been doing exercises on the Blogilates youtube channel. The exercises are easy to follow and to do anywhere so I've been trying to do them everyday.

So I just wanted to share this news with whoever comes across this blog (and any dedicated readers) and record my progress. Here are my starting stats:

Weight: 118 lbs
BMI: 20.9
Current routine: 30-45 minutes everyday of running/dancing/Blogilates

I don't know what else to put at the moment (the type of food and how much I eat?), but I'll aim to update weekly. Also, any post relating to diets in the future will have the title..."Diet".
That's all I wanted to let you know. Thank you (*U*)/

Friday, July 4, 2014

/Announcement/ Return from Las Vegas


So I've been gone for a while, I know. Some of it was due to personal issues and some of it was vacationing...If you follow me on Twitter I made a few tweets about being in Las Vegas the last couple of days. It was sooooooo hot there. Every time I went outside I felt like I was melting. I'm glad to be back in L.A. Anyway! I'm back and will resume posting reviews and such soon.

Also, .:*happy 4th of July*:.!