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My Favorite Things: A Good Facial

My Favorite Things: A Good Facial

Growing up, facials were something only to be enjoyed whenever I visited Asia. Facials are much, much more affordable in Asia than in the States, so they were something my mother would only let me indulge in when I was on the other side of the world. As much as that made me pout and whine as a kid, she was absolutely right. Facials in the States tend to be monstrously expensive, and even more so…

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The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

Just like that, we’re six days into August. Which leads me to ask not only where has most of the summer gone but also, is it really day six of August already?!

I’ve been incredibly busy the last few weeks, but all with good and wonderful things that bring a huge smile to my face.

First and foremost, of course, is VEDA! Or We Blog, We Vlog. Whatever you want to call it, that’s where most of my…

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When the Rainy Day Arrives

When the Rainy Day Arrives

One Monday morning, I checked my phone after my alarm went off, as per my usual routine. I saw that I got a text from my mom overnight, which wasn’t unusual as we have a 12 hour time difference. Bleary-eyed and still half asleep, I opened her text.

Grandpa is in the hospital, she wrote.

I shot out of bed.

My mom’s text went on to explain the events of the day, my grandpa’s state and what the…

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VEDA 2014

#VEDA 2014

It’s August, which means…


Also known as Vlog Every Day in August, VEDA is an annual event where, well, people vlog every day in August. Pretty self-explanatory.

I’m going to be trying my hardest to vlog every day this month. Follow along on my YouTube channelfor my videos throughout August, but I wanted to pop the first one on the blog as it’s an introductions video and I thought it…

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Hooray Collective: Argentina

This July marks my one-year anniversary as a contributor to the awesome collaborative blog Hooray Collective, where I write every 30th of the month. On this blog, I’ve been sharing most of my posts there in my weekly Link Loveroundups, but I’m pretty dang proud of some of my writing over at HC so I’m going to be showcasing my posts there more prominently on my blog. Here’s what I wrote for this…

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What Matters

“He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.”
– Unknown

Sometimes I wonder how…

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Link Love, Vol. 64

Link Love, Vol. 64

I finally went to Jazz in the Sculpture garden for my first time EVER on Friday. It’s a weekly Friday thing in DC during the summer, so I’m not sure how it took me my third summer in DC to finally go. “Sangria in the Sculpture Garden” would be a better title for the event if you ask me, but I still had a good time catching up with friends and enjoying the gorgeous, GORGEOUS weather DC served up…

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Beauty Haul: Toronto Edition

Beauty Haul: Toronto Edition

Remember when I visited Toronto? Yeah, I know that was a while ago, but I’ve only just got round to uploading this video! I did some beauty shopping with Clem and Asian Pearwhen I was in town. AP and I hit up Asian beauty brands as I have yet to see any Asian beauty brand carried in stores in DC (with the exception of Dr. Jart+ in Sephora and Laneige in Target). Clem and I visited Shoppers where…

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My Favorite Things: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

My Favorite Things: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

I first came across Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil in a post Kate wrote, where she mentioned it in passing. (Recently she did a full-length post devoted to the product.) Anna raved about it too way back in the day, as did Estée. Now, I often take beauty blogger reviews with a grain of salt because there seems to be an alarming lack of disclosure about sponsored posts (particularly with UK beauty…

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Putting My Best Foot Forward

Putting My Best Foot Forward

In exactly a month, I’ll be turning 24.

23 has been a hit-and-miss year for me, with most of the misses in the first six months and hits in the last six months. And as I turn towards my 24th year and start to think of what’s in store for me and what I want ~to do with my life~, I realize that overall, I’m pretty happy with how 23 turned out. I’ll get more into the highs and lows of my 23rd year…

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