REVIEW | Glossier Solution

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I know, it’s been a while since the Glossier Solution ($24, 4.4 fl oz) came out. But there was so much hype around its release that I thought it would deserve its own review post, even if I’m almost four months late to the party.

To be fair, as this is a skincare product, it does take a longer time to determine whether it actually works for me, and with four months of consistent usage, I think I’ve gathered enough data to give a comprehensive review 🙂

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Healthier Substitutes for Unhealthy Foods

First of all, hello again! I feel pretty horrible, that after making it a goal to post regularly in 2018, I ended up going on a two month hiatus… It’s no excuse, but I just had a lot going on in my personal and work life, and was too busy and uninspired to create any content. I’m starting to get back in the hang of things though, so stay tuned for more regular updates from here on out! 🙂

Throughout the past year, I’ve started to make healthier eating choices, both consciously and unconsciously. Giving up meat definitely has helped, and so has cooking more, as making my own food means I can adjust recipes according to my own taste. Age is probably a factor as well – I’m only 25, but I’ve already started to notice that I can’t binge eat junk foods like I did before 😦

Anyways, as I was thinking about this, I thought I could share some healthier foods that I’ve found to be decent, sometimes great, substitutes for a lot of unhealthy foods that I used to eat very often. Of course, with all of this being said, this doesn’t mean I don’t indulge every once in a while… I just do so in moderation now 🙂

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BOOK REVIEW | Everything I Never Told You

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Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng, is a fiction novel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. The story starts with the disappearance and death of the middle child, sixteen-year-old Lydia, and from there, explores how each member of the family deals with the grief while also delving into each character and their relationship with the other members of the family.

This is a type of book that I normally would not have much interest in reading, but with my desire to support an Asian-American author and the book’s appearance on multiple must-read lists when it was first released, I felt like it was a no-brainer for me to give this book a try.

(Minor spoilers ahead)

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REVIEW | Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème

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I’m a big fan of the Ole Henriksen brand, so I had been looking forward to trying the Banana Bright Eye Crème (0.5 oz, $38) since the announcement of its release. Needless to say, I was extremely excited when I received this complimentary from Influenster for review. I’ve talked about Influenster and products I’ve received from them before, and I highly recommend you check them out if you like getting free stuff to review 🙂

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REVIEW | Glossier Generation G Lipstick

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For me (and probably a lot, if not all, of the beauty community), this year has been the year of Glossier. I had initially tried a couple of their products to mediocre results, but have since come to enjoy those after revisiting them. With this renewed interest in Glossier, I bit the bullet and hauled a few items (look out for that post!) that I had been eyeing through their Instagram, including this Generation G (0.07 oz, $18) lipstick in Zip, a poppy red.

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HAUL | e.l.f.

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I definitely went a little ham with my shopping during the 2017 holiday shopping season. The two main culprits were Sephora and e.l.f., but I also bought a ton of stuff here and there that you’ll most likely see here on this blog throughout 2018, whether in the form of review posts or otherwise. I’ve already shared my Sephora haul, and now, keep reading to see what I purchased at e.l.f.!

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REVIEW | Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

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The Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial (1.69 fl oz, $80) is a ridiculously expensive product. I thought I would never purchase this, but with the Sephora VIB Sale, my need to qualify for VIB Rouge again, and the widespread praise of this product, I caved.

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My Go-To “I Tried” Look | Eyes & Lips

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While I like being adventurous with my makeup once in a while, I’m a lazy girl, as I’ve already said a bunch of times, so most of the time I just default to a variation of the same look. In this post, I’ll be sharing my usual look for when I want to look like I actually tried – this would most likely be for when I know I’ll be in pictures, or for a nicer dinner/outing.

While I was writing this, I tried to include as many different products as I could to show that the same general look can be achieved with a variety of products 🙂 Because of this, the post ended up being extremely long, so I decided I’d split it into two posts. This post will focus on the eyes and lips, and if you missed the first part focusing on the face, click here.

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My Go-To “I Tried” Look | Face

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While I like being adventurous with my makeup once in a while, I’m a lazy girl, as I’ve already said a bunch of times, so most of the time I just default to a variation of the same look. In this post, I’ll be sharing my usual look for when I want to look like I actually tried – this would most likely be for when I know I’ll be in pictures, or for a nicer dinner/outing.

While I was writing this, I tried to include as many different products as I could to show that the same general look can be achieved with a variety of products 🙂 Because of this, the post ended up being extremely long, so I decided I’d split it into two posts. This post will focus on face makeup, and the next installment will be on the eyes and lips!

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