Monday, August 31, 2015


*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by E.L.F. I paid for these products out of my own pocket and this is an honest review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by their company.

Yeeeee I got so excited when I saw that Eyes Lips Face (E.L.F) was having a free shipping no minimum promotion. I haaaate paying shipping so I picked up a few products I've had my eye on but was unable to find at Target or other stores. They're known for having pretty inexpensive makeup products so I've heard their items are a hit or miss. I limited myself to just under $20 worth of stuff (self-control!) and loved almost everything I got. Can you guess which item(s) that I didn't end up loving?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

REVIEW | Exfolimate Face & Body Exfoliation

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received this sample product for free but was not compensated for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by the company. 

Exfolimate is an Australia-based company specializing in skincare. The Exfolimate is an exfoliating triangle-shaped tool with a metal edge used to scrape away dead skin. At first I was pretty wary of this product since I though the metal part was some kind of blade but it's actually on the thicker side. Click through for details & a more in-depth review!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

REVIEW | Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Target or Laneige. I paid for this product out of my own pocket and this is an honest review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by their companies.

Aside from recipes & DIY, today I wanted to share with you guys a review of one of my favorite products that I've been loving for the past few months. You might remember this from my previous Target Beauty Box - For Her post which I purchased way back in December, so click through for an more in-depth review!

(Left) Full size - 80 ml(credit to Target), (Right) Sample size - 20 ml

Description (from the Target Website)

Recharge dehydrated skin overnight. Highly concentrated, ionized mineral water and ceramides deliver intensive doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin. Aromatic Sleepscent -- orange flower, rose and sandalwood -- relaxes and rejuvenates while apricot and chestnut extracts brighten and purify fatigued skin. The result: skin looks and feels radiant, refreshed. Wake up to soft, glowing skin with Water Sleeping Mask.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycogen, Glutamic Acid, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Lysine HCl, Magnesium Sulfate, Mannitol, Manganese Sulfate, Serine, Sucrose, Stearyl Behenate, Citrulline, Alanine, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Zinc Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Threonine, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, PCA, Histidine HCl, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1 (CI 42090).

Price: Full size (80 ml): $23

I received this sample size 20 ml as a part of a Target Beauty Box that I purchased for $10, but the full size retails for $23 at Target. I feel like that this product in itself pretty much made the box worth it for me and I was suuuper excited to try it.


Packaging: As this was a sample product, the packaging was not as pretty as the full size product but it wasn't a major issue for me plus the small size is adorable anyway. You really don't need to apply very much since a little goes a long way. It's also made in Korea!

Texture/Scent: The water mask is a pretty baby blue gel that has a lovely fresh scent that's not overly perfumey or thick. The smell goes way pretty quickly after application. I love that it's not sticky and applies very smoothly.

Use: I apply this at night before I head to bed and it absorbs into your skin very well within about 10 minutes. It is intended for deep hydration/moisturization of dry skin (me me me!) and you really don't need very much to cover your face/neck. I am very pleased with this product because I wake up in the morning with super soft, fairly hydrated (!!) skin before rinsing it off. I'm not sure if this product alone or in combination with other products decreased the size of my pores but I do see a slight improvement. 

- pleasant fresh scent
- non-sticky formula
- dries/absorbs quickly 
- hydrates well 
- makes your skin super soft
- a little product goes a long way 

- a bit on the expensive side 

Overall, I would highly recommend this sleeping mask and give it a 9/10.

Friday, July 10, 2015

REVIEW | BlinBlinMe Jewelry, Makeup, & Accessories Haul

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by BlinBlinMe. I paid for these products out of my own pocket and this is an honest review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by their company.

Hello all! Today I'll be doing a haul review on, an online site which features Korean (I think) jewelry, makeup, and accessories for only $1 each (say whaaaaat?!)! Sure, the name is sort of funny (was it supposed to be BlingBlingMe?) but I was overall very pleased with the items I received. If you recall, I briefly mentioned it as the site where I got my temporary tattoos from for my previous DIY phone case tutorial,

Here's a sneak peek! Read on for more details about the goodies I received inside!

The package came in a plastic mailing bag and inside was carefully wrapped with hot pink tissue paper with a sticker. Under the tissue paper was more bubble wrap to protect the contents! I love the care that went into the packaging to ensure nothing got damaged during transit. All of the items were also individually wrapped which was nice.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DIY | Metallic Tattooed Phone Case

Another episode of let's tattoo everything in sight with flash tattoos! I had some gorgeous tattoos from (not sponsored, review coming soon!) on hand and I figured since tattooing eggs worked out pretty well that I'd try tattooing a yet another phone case since I tend to change them up so much.

Friday, April 3, 2015

DIY | Tattooed Easter Eggs

Apologies since it's been quite while since my last post! I'm back with a quick & easy DIY on how to decorate Easter eggs using stuff from the dollar store that's also super fun to make with kids! I personally find the metallic flash tattoos really pretty but I don't think that I could pull it off on a daily basis. Another use for them is to upgrade your typical Easter eggs into something elegant and classy!

Friday, January 23, 2015

REVIEW | Target Beauty Box - Naturals

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Target. I paid for this product out of my own pocket and this is an honest review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by their company.

This is the second beauty box that I've ordered from Target! I'm going in with high expectations for this one since I reviewed and was pretty pleased with the Beauty Box - For Her. Unfortunately, this one is also sold out and I'm not sure if this is available in stores :( You can probably still find the individual products in store though!

(Image credited to

Thursday, January 8, 2015

DIY | Felt Envelope Laptop Sleeve

I was gifted a lovely laptop last September when I started graduate school but clumsy me has been bumping it against walls and such because I tend to carry it by hand. I've been meaning to make a sleeve for it since forever to prevent scratches but haven't had the chance until this past Christmas break. I decided to bust out my cheap $20 sewing machine and was pleasantly surprised that it was so easy to use (the thought of threading the thing kept me away from it for so long lol)! Looking forward to trying out more sewing projects! :)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

RECIPE | White Chocolate Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

T'was the week of finals and with a gift exchange the next day, I wanted to make something from scratch but I was short on time so I busted out the cake/cookie mix. If you're looking to whip up some quick yet amazing cookies , read on!

Friday, December 26, 2014

REVIEW | Target Beauty Box - For Her

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Target. I paid for this product out of my own pocket and this is an honest review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by their company.

I've been really into subscription boxes lately but don't actually subscribe to any right now because a lot of them are a "mystery", meaning that I'd be paying money and I don't know if I'd even use anything in the box. While it's not a subscription service per se, I was quite surprised to see Target have their own beauty boxes so I thought I'd give it a shot since they show you exactly what you're gonna get inside the box. Read on to see what I thought of the box!
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