Saturday, September 27, 2014

Look of the Day: Say Whatever I Don't Care

Summer is officially over! Which means it is officially time for denim jackets and sweater weather! School is also in full force, which means greater stress and more problems. This Look of the Day was inspired by a lot of statement jackets that I've seen online. When I saw this denim jacket at Forever 21, on sale for $15, I was alllll over it. The fit is perfectly over-sized (I got a Large), the wash is the perfect color, and it's basically an awesome denim jacket and I love it.

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One trend that I am also loving this fall is leather pants/leggings. I think they are super comfortable (I'm wearing pleather leggings) but they look like that you actually tried to put together a cohesive outfit. 

Everything is from Forever 21
Shoes: Dr. Marten's 1461

"Whatever" is somewhat my life motto right now. Not in the sense of living life like I don't care, but rather doing my own thing and not care about what other people think. I think we all need moments when we take risks and realize that we really do only live once, and I would rather go back and laugh at myself for something that I did, than regretting and I didn't do it. 

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sick Day Makeup: Look Awake with Minimal Products

Tis the season for the common cold! During the recent weeks, the campus has been plagued (pun intended) with some sort of sickness and I was in fact a victim. However, I have to withstand the cold! Despite the way I feel, I came up with a look that made me feel more alive without piling on product after product.

Here are the products that I used for a no-makeup makeup look.

 Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder
MAC Ever Sun Blush
Benefit Hoola Bronzer

 NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
Maybelline Falsie's Waterproof Mascara

Benefit Posie Tint 

Finished Selfie:

I would say the key point of the look is less is more. I focused more on highlighting my face with the concealer, such as the darkness underneath my eyes, the sides of my nose and around my mouth. I also added some color with a blush and bronzer so I look more alive. Brows always frame my face so it's a necessity. For my eyes, I just used mascara to open them up. Posie tint on the lips for that "just sucked on a popsicle" look and you are good to go!

I apologize for my lack of activity on the blog. School is a lot more busy than I had expected. I also need to improve my time management skills ASAP. 

For now, I hope all of you are enjoying your week so far!

Happy Thursday!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Back To School 2014: College Room Tour, DIYs, Decorating Ideas

Yay! I have finally settled in to my new room! Today I will be sharing with you all my college room tour. As I have mentioned before, I recently moved in to a house across from my college campus with four of my friends. What is great about living in a house is that we each got our own room, which means more personal space and more room to decorate!

And without further ado, ROOM TOUR!

This is the view from my door. The house did not come with any furniture, but it does have hardwood floors, and white window frames. My room is a light shade of sky blue and I really really love it. 

Bed with Storage: Ikea ($180) 
I stored all of my personal toiletries, extra towels, blankets, sheets, hair dryer, straightner, curling iron, and many misc items in the drawers under my bed
Side Table: Ikea ($8)
Lamp: Ikea ($15)

Ikea is great. 

DIY: Self Painted Canvas Wall Decor

Canvas (From Michaels, get it on sale or buy one get one) $11 for 2
Paint (Acrylic) around $1 each

Quote Canvas: 
I first entered the font I wanted into a Microsoft Word document, Then I used a pencil to trace the outline of the words onto the canvas. I then just painted in the outlines with paint. 

Frame Canvas:
I first painted the entire canvas blue. Letting it dry for around 30 minutes, I then printed out an outline of this frame, and I made outlines with a pencil. Then I just freehand painted the frame white.

Wall board: Kohl's ($11)
Small Clothespins: Michael's ($2)

 This is the other side of the room across from my bed. I went for very simple furniture so the room looks nice, clean and bright most of the time.

Book Shelf: Ikea ($20)
Table: Free
Chair: Target ($24)

Here is where I store all of my beauty products. On top, I have all of my hair products, my contact solution, my face lotion, eye cream, etc. The first level on the shelf, I have all of my makeup, brushes, and body butters. The second level on the shelf are my lipsticks, nail polishes and some misc. things. And the last level is actually for books. 

Since I don't have too much jewelry, I stuck a mini hanger/hook on the side and hung all of my necklaces and hoop earrings. 

My desk space is right by the window and across from my bed. I can't remember where I got the whiteboard calendar, but I put it on the wall to make more space. The lamp is from Target and the desk is relatively large and perfect for doing homework.

This side of the room is right across from the window. I hung up this little chalkboard that I got from Typo for $5 and decorated it with some appropriate text. 

There is this weird corner in my room right by the door. This is where I flaunt my K-pop addiction by displaying my two huge Exo posters from the Growl Era and the Wolf Era.

Another thing that I love about my room is the closet. It's honestly the perfect size. It's just large enough to fit all of my clothes, shoes, etc, without it feeling cramped, and it's nice and tucked away so the room still looks big. I know it looks messy, but it's actually quite organized right now. 

I was extremely happy with the results of my room. I spent a total of around $250 furnishing my entire room (granted I did get my mattress and desk for free), but it was super affordable!

I hoped you enjoyed touring my room! Let me know what you would want in your college room, whether you live in a residence hall or have your own apartment. Also, let me know what you would like to see more of on my blog!

Have a Super Weekend!