Friday, October 30, 2015

A Very Joyful Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! This year me and my co-workers decided to dress up as characters from Disney Pixar's Inside Out. I was excited I got to be Joy as she brings joy to Riley and keeps her happy, I can say we're relatable to say the least. I found the perfect lime green dress at Forever21 for only $5, what a lucky steal! I then bought some sparkly blue fabric paint to draw in starbursts on the dress.
Original dress that I found for $5. The color matches Joy's dress exactly.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Burgundy Floral Maxi and Napa

I wanted to do an early birthday celebration in Napa this weekend since next weekend overlaps with Halloween. Lucky for me, the weather was perfect. Forever a Thomas Keller fan, we had brunch at Bouchon and everything was delicious!
Outfit: Hinge Floppy Hat ( here), Abercrombie Maxi Dress, Bauble Bar Pearl Bracelet (similar  here) and B.P heels (I like this  color)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Women's Nike Marathon

This past weekend it was my first time participating in the Nike Women's Marathon. It was like running through a parade! There were cheerleaders, taiko drummers, loud music and people constantly cheering you on.  I've wanted to run in the Nike Women's for the longest time and I can finally check it off my bucket list. I also really like this year's Tiffany necklace compared to the ones I've seen in prior years. It was a great incentive to work towards :)
The long crowd before heading towards the start line

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Favorite Fall Outfits

Fall has arrived but San Francisco has been surprisingly warm these couple of days. I'm a big fan of neutral colors since it pairs easily with almost everything. Just throw on a scarf with a pair of printed heels and you have a simple and chic look. Here are my current favorites!

Outfit: BP heels (similar  here), Loft Lace tee ( here), Aritzia Talula cardigan sweater, Banana Republic ankle jeans ( here)

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Nepal - A Trip to Buddha's Homeland

After the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April, I was saddened to see the historic monuments and temples being shattered, some even entirely gone. Not to mention the countless people that died and those who are struggling to rebuild their homes and communities. I really wanted to go back to lend a helping hand. I've grown a soft spot for this country I call the "land of peace" that calmed my soul during my visit in February. I truly feel bittersweet that I was able to admire the historic landmarks before the earthquake but disheartened by the disaster that struck them. Hang in there, keep on fighting Nepal!
Our hike on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Hmm where shall we go next?

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Favorite beauty products of all time

Dark spots? Acne prone? Combination? Dullness? I have it all. Most products on the market these days only concentrate on one concern at a time.  While that may be effective, people like me who want to tackle multiple concerns are forced to use mountains of products or left with the costly proposition of switching from product to product.

Over the last seven years I've regularly changed my skin regime depending on what I thought my skin needed. During summers I would incorporate high SPF creams, winters would entail more moisturizing, and anything in between I would switch between acne and brightening products. Sounds like I couldn't stick to a routine where my skin can get used to since it was absorbing all these different kind of products at the same time. I knew I had to do something about it so I was very excited when Clinique came out with a custom repair serum that focuses on your own skin's needs, an all inclusive solution that tackled everything. Just what I needed.

My Current Favorites:

1. Clinique Custom-Repair Serum here)
2. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ( here)
3. Biore Aqua Rich BB Essence (similar  here)
4. Make Up Forever Mat Velvet Foundation ( here)
5. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner ( here)
6. Anastasia Brow Wiz ( here)