Tuesday, September 30, 2014

/Hair/ Cut Again

Quick update: I cut my hair yesterday. I went to Aesthe' in Koreatown, where I always get my hair cut. Here's my hair as you might've remembered it:

It was super long! Anyway, here it is now:

OMG so short, but I like it. I won't have to worry about so much hair management all the time--no more tangles and waiting forever to dy my hair. It will also be so much easier to color...I want lighter hair again..

/Make-up/ Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

this was purchased by me.

When I first started playing with make-up for real, to wear everyday and not just for dance performances, I went straight to the drugstore brands. It was cheap and available basically everywhere. Back then my skin was much more oily and it easily broke out (not so much these days), so I wanted to find a foundation with good coverage and a matte finish. This Rimmel Stay Matte foundation was the first foundation I ever used. I'm quite sure the product has been reformulated a bit and the packaging has changed, but I'm still excited this was brought bad after being discontinued. I've been using this foundation on and off for the past few months, and now I'm ready to share my review.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

/Diet/ Weeks 10 & 11

Yes, I'm still doing a diet. I can't believe it's almost been 10 weeks! I've changed how many times I do diet posts. It's now biweekly (every two weeks) instead of weekly because it was getting too difficult keep up and this is primarily a beauty/make-up/style blog so I didn't want to flood it with diet stuff. To be honset, I don't see any significant progress in my diet. I seriously need a new weight scale because the one I'm using now isn't very accurate. Surprisingly, in the last two weeks I got down to 116 lbs/52.6 kg. I was thrilled that my weight had gone down then, but it's gone up a little since then (╥﹏╥).

I've been doing Blogilates everyday, 2-3 workouts/day, and I've noticed my body getting stronger, though not necessarily leaner. I've also been mindful of what I eat and snack on throughout the day. Here are my legs again. Have they gotten any thinner? ...I can't really tell...

Anyway, I'm going to continue this regime and incorporate more vegetables in my diet. I've been drinking a lot of water, especially before meals, and it's really helped to lessen my appetite and how much I eat.

Weight: 118 lb/53.5 kg
BMI: 20.9
Current routing: Blogilates, 30 min running,lots of water drinking, eating healthier (vegetables, fruits vs. too sugary/salty/carb-y foods)
Goals: more cardio & walking outside, eating more soups & salads, get a new weight scale soon, look for some compression socks.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

/Nails/ NYC In a New York Minute Grand Central Station Quick Dry Nail Polish

this was purchased by me.

I've been looking for a good topcoat because the one I've been using isn't that great (it looks great at first, but it creates bubbles and doesn't protect my manicure well). I prefer shiny nails as opposed to matte nails; I just think it looks more flattering...Anyway, I picked up this nail polish at Rite Aid a few months ago since I heard good things about it as a top coat and I wanted to try it out. After using it for a few nail jobs, I'm ready to review it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

/Lips/ L'Oreal Nude Ballet & Rose Symphony Extraordinaire by Colour Riche

this was purchased by me.

I bought these lippies many months ago, like, before summer started. I really did. I was interested by the way the look of the packaging and the names of the shades (they all include different musical/dancing/Italian terms). I've been playing with these lip products for a while and I'm ready to tell you what I think.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

/Diet/ Weeks 8 & 9

The last two weeks haven't been great for me and my diet has suffered. Let's just say it's been difficult despite my exercising efforts and attempts to monitor what I've been eating. I have been drinking a lot of water, though, which I'm happy about. Another thing I'm proud of is doing 2-3 Blogilates workouts a day. I just need to manage my meals and snacks better...

During difficult times in a diet, when you end up doing things that totally sabotage what you've been working so hard for, it's nice to have support and inspiration to continue from other people. Friends, family, internet communities are great sources for motivation. I particularly like going on Twitter and looking at posts with the #diet or #ダイエット because it gives me the aspiration to achieve my goals. I just need to work harder...

oh, no~~ xOx

.Weight: 119 lb./54 kg
.BMI: 21.1
.Current Routine: More Blogilates per day, finally eating more salad, drinking more water
Goals: I want to try and follow the Blogilates calendar, smaller portioned meals/snacks, healthier food options, more cardio!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

/How-to/ Trimming Bangs

I kind of need a haircut, the last time I cut my hair was in early June. I tend to get my hair trimmed/cut every three months and I've been wanting to get a really short haircut (too much hair! too long!).

Anyway, between my visits to the hair salon, I trim my bangs at home. This saves me time and money plus it's a very easy thing to do. You only need a few tools to do this and before you know it, you'll be able to trim your hair at home too.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

/Skin/ First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery

this was purchased by me.

I picked this up a while ago, in April, actually, because my skin was getting really flaky and dry. Nothing I did could soothe and calm my skin down. I was intrigued to see this product and to read about how it helped repair skin. As I've had a good experience with First Aid Beauty products before, I decided to trust this and try it out on my dehydrated face.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

/Make-up/ Love & Beauty Lip and Cheek Stain in Coral

this was purchased by me.

Fall has finally arrived~ I will miss summer, but I look forward to the fall because it means my birthday is coming up and then there are all the holidays...Anyway, to keep a little bit of summer with me all through the colder seasons, I picked up this bright coral lip and cheek stain from Forever 21. Let's take a closer look.

Monday, September 1, 2014

/Diet/ Week 7

Wow, I can't believe I'm into my seventh week of this diet. I look in the mirror and I think I look the same, but the weight scale says differently. I apparently lost about 4 pounds this week. (⁎❛ ꒩ુ ❛⁎) !!!
I'm not sure what I did to lose that weight, but I'm happy. It might have been healthier eating habits, like actually eating soup and salad for dinner, drinking so much water, or doing one Blogilates workout a day focusing on different parts of the body. It's painful doing Blogilates and it really makes me sweat so I'll be glad when I see results.

As working out can be difficult to keep up everyday, I like to keep myself motivated.

I bought these shorts from American Apparel two weeks ago when there was a sale on sale (it's still on sale, 30% off all sale items, 40% sale items if you're a Le Club member like me, and I'm certain to purchase more clothes). Soo, these are actually unisex shorts and the description suggested that women size down for a better fit, which I did, but I neglected to try these on in store and they were too small. Like two sizes way too small. Anyway, since the shorts were on sale and nonreturnable/refundable, I've resolved to keep then and one day (soon...?) fit into them comfortably (like slightly loose on my hips and legs). Diet advice of the week: be motivated with incentives! Once you reach your goal it'll be so satisfying to attain your awards for your hard work. ^^

.Weight: 115 lb/52.2 kg
.BMI: 20.4
Current routine: Lots and lots of drinking water, doing Blogilates daily, eating more salads/vegetables
.Goals: fit into those AA shorts, work out different parts of my body, eat more soup and vegetables, and ( know I keep saying this, but I don't really do it) do more cardio.