Le Pichet-French Restaurant Review

One of my favorite restaurants of all time serves some of the best traditional and regional French cuisine. I went here the other day with a few friends over the holidays (it's basically a tradition) and we just enjoyed some good company and excellent food!

I love these girls!

New L'oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche

Here is just a quick post of the newest thing I have seen at my local Rite Aid today that I wanted to mention!

This item is a new liquid lipstick/gloss type item, reminiscent of the  Aqua Lacquer Lip Shine (or whatever they're called!) That L'oreal already came out with early this year/end of last year.

There are 16 colors total on the display and they range from soft pinks to nudes and corals. I thought they were lipsticks at fiirst from the packaging, but they are indeed a liquid lipstick/gloss type product witha doefood applicator. 
I didn't purchase any because I thought they were too similar to the lip shine lacquers, and honestly, I don't need anymore! But then again, that could change later on since I am a lip junkie!


My Top Movies for 2013

So this year, I actually went to see quite a few movies, and below is just a list (with reasons) on why I feel like they were some of my favorites! Also, there were a lot of movies I haven't seen yet (like The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug--which I will see on Jan 1st!) that I will list at the end for movies I still need to see!

Now by no means were most of these award winning, or even critically excellent. These are just my own favorites and for my own reasons! 

Korean Cream Wafers-Review

Today, I have a quick little goodie review on these Korean Cream Wafers.

Christmas 2013 Celebration!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and if you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful time with family and are excited for the new year!
Here are just some pictures of all the food my family shared and some of my favorite gifts received at the end.

Appetizers first!

2013 Favorites: TV Shows

So as 2013 comes to a close, I just wanted to share my top TV shows that I was completely obsessed it.
The genres range from historical fiction, to science fiction thrillers. As the winter break comes along for most people, I think it would be a great time to catch up or start a new show either online or on Netflix of Hulu.
 And now, let the list begin!

Empties #3-Fall 2013

I've finally finished a decent amount of products and figured it would be a good time to show them in an empties post! I don't know what it is about these types of blogs and videos on YouTube but they really intrigue me, hence probably why I keep posting them!

Fall Asian Beauty Haul 2013

I absolutely love Asian beauty products, especially Korean and Japanese brands. Today I wanted to show you guys a little haul that i've done on some facial beauty items that I recently picked up !

Julep Maven--Free first gift!

I just signed up with Julep and my first beauty box was free! (I only had to pa $3.99 for shipping).

You take a style quiz to see which profile matches you and at the end, they pair you with colors that match your personal style!

Use the code FREEBOX at checkout to receive your first free box!

CLICK HERE to begin your style quiz!

*I am in no way affiliated with this company, I just saw it as a wonderful opportunity to try out some Julep products if you haven't yet already!

Hadanomy Collagen Cream: Review

Today, I wanted to do a review on this cream that I have had for awhile, but only really started using this past couple of months since the weather has been colder

Current Tea Favorite Dec 2013: The Republic of Tea Super Herb--Baobab

The Republic of Tea has a line of teas that features "SuperHerb[s]" from different parts of the world. The one I am currently loving is the Baobab SuperHerb Tea*

TokyoMilk Dark #17 Arsenic Perfume: Review

I've been on the hunt for a new perfume that is unique in smell and more 'sexy.'
I've been eyeing the Tokyo Milk Femme Fatale Collection  but didn't know how they'd be since I couldn't find them in stores to smell and test out. Recently, Sephora started carrying the whole dark line and I was pumped! I smelled all the perfumes and when I smelled #17 Arsenic, I knew I found the dark, sexy, mature, nighttime smell I've been looking for.

NOTD: Turned up Turquoise + Re-Fresh Mint

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my cousin, who is really into nails, wanted to do my nails so of course I said 'Yes!"

I was immediately attracted to the bright and vivid turquoise color she had in her collection and decided on that with a zebra stripe accent nail on the fouth fingers.

Kpop + Taeyang = Swoon

1) I wanted to share this music video because Taeyang from Big Bang is probably my favorite Kpop (Korean Pop) artist.
2) I wanted to do an inspired look from his video.
3) I frikken fell in love with this song so I wanted you guys to experience it at least once too!

Thanks! Hope you enjoy (look to come soon!) =P

Revlon's Colorburst Matte Balm in #215 Shameless: Swatch + Review

So, after searching all over the place for this particular color, I FINALLY found the Revlon Colorburst  Matte Balm in the color Shameless, which is a matte darker plummy purple shade.
photo indoors in natural lighting

Glico's Midi Poterri Matcha Pocky: Review

I was able to get my hands on this midi green tea pocky stocks and I have to say, they're really kawaii (cute!)

The Kingfish Cafe: Restaurant Review

On Saturday, my family and I went out to do some errands and then went to the Kingfish Cafe for breakfast. I've always seen this place since it was so close to my old high school, but have never tried it! Finally, I was able to fulfill my curiosities !

Velvet Blue

*my photos on my blog are out of whack so I have to fix it ASAP-in the mean time, here's a quick outfit post!*

I love velvet/velour textures and when I saw this velveteen skirt from Forever 21 that was in royal blue, I had to pick it up! (They sold out online but I found mines at the actual store, so I would suggest checking it out ASAP!)

Japanese Strawberry Kit Kat: Review

Today's goodie post is on the Japanese Nestle Strawberry (ichigo in Japanese) Kit Kat!

Birthday Celebrations w/ Food !

My birthday was the other day and I just wnated to share the family celebration I had that, of course, centered around food!

Glam Glow YouthMud Treatment: Review

With Sephora's recent VIB sale, I went ahead and picked up this GlamglowYouthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment.. I wanted to see the hype on this product myself so I decided on the smaller size since it is a bit pricey. 

Galaxy Print and Ankle Straps

My last mini Pac Sun Haul featured this galaxy screen quilted crew fleece and I decided to dress it up a bit for this look.

NOTD: Revlon's Colorstay in #270 Stiletto--Swatch+Review

Today's nails features two different polishes, Royally Yours from L'oreal's Romance Versailles collection (review HERE) and the main feature, Stiletto from the Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish line.

New !! Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette--coming soon!

I'm sure you have all heard by now that Urban Decay will be launching their newest Naked 3 palette fairly soon (hopefully this year?)

image from musingsofamuse.com
Now i'm not much of a face makeup/eye makeup person but this palette looks very impressive, mainly due to the more mauve and rose gold colors involved.
It's very soft and romantic and is a bit more tamed down and girly. The packaging is evne in this lovely rose gold color with gold writing. If I wore eyeshadow, I think I would actually get this palette and be thankful I didn't get the other ones before because this is definitely my favorite looking one out of the 3 (4 if you include the basics palette).

Over at temptalia, they have a whole swatch comparison blog on this new upcoming palette so click HERE to see the some of them!

Will you be picking up the the Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette? Do you already have another one of the Naked palettes? Please share some thoughts below!

LUSH's Santa Baby Lip Tint Ltd Ed: Swatch+Review

I hopped into LUSH the other day dying to see their holiday stuff and I stumbled onto this:
Picture taken outdoors
From the LUSH webstite:

"Sweet Christmas Kisses
A deep, classic red, this tint provides a colorful moisture boost for the lips. A rich base of fair trade shea butter and cocoa butters will soften the lips and keep them hydrated through the chilly winter months, while vitamin-rich carrot oil nourishes and softens. If a super hydrating base and gorgeous color weren’t enough, we’ve also added a sweet cola flavor made up of festive date and cherry extracts! Apply sparingl for a subtle rouge tint, or more generously for a bright crimson pout. Smooth onto lips and make sure your under-the-mistletoe kisses are as sweet as can be."

Picture taken indoors

This product comes in a small tin is fully packed with a very pigmented lip tint product. However, I did not find it moisturizing at all and felt it become more drying (maybe it was just the one I have?). This is definitely a product where you need to exfoliate your lips beforehand because dry flakes will show up and the pigment will attach itself to them making them stand out more.

Swatch indoors

Swatches indoors

Photo outside in natural lighting

Swatch indoors
Swatch indoors w/ flash

Based off different lighting, the color can look more red/orange or red/pink (like the photo with flash). In real life, the color looks more like a neutral red that leans slightly cool (to me). As for the smell, the main reason I wanted to buy this was after reading it had a cola scent. I was expending a fully loaded, hardcore, fizzing coca-cola scent, but was highly disappointed. The smell was so faint, I have to really get my nose close to the pot to smell it and even when it is on my lips, it doesn't really linger.

The color payoff, however, is excellent, and is wonderful if you want a nice rich red whether having it subtle or bold. A little does go a long way for this so it will give you a range of what you need when it comes to the color department. If your lips are nice and soft and exfoliated, it looks like a nice matte red on. However, I would recommend a balm before hand or mixing this with a balm to have a nicer application and less drying feeling. I did find the color to last long and kind of left a staining effect, however, it did become drying and I had to put a balm on top. The color does transfer fairly easily though so be careful about getting it on our teeth and smudging. It isn't exactly a grab a go item since ou will need a mirror to apply it since it is so pigmented. I can also see this product being nice on the cheeks as well for a just coming inside from a cold walk type of flushed look.

I would recommend this as a cute gift or stocking stuffer (maybe paired up with the lip scrup which I didn't get because I still have one), for lip lovers or someone who loves red lips.
I will however be returning mines because it wasn't what I expected and I think I may have just gotten a bad one because the product was a lot drier than I think it should be. Other than that, it would be great to have if you wanted some red in your life.
They retail at $8.95 and are limited edition so be sure to get them while you can!

Do you love LUSH products? What do you want to get this holiday season??

2 for $22 Candles-Holiday Bath and Body Works Mini Haul

Quick post today since I want you guys to be able to take advantage of the 2 for $22 dollar 3-wick candles going on at Bath and Body Works. Click HERE to see the whole selection!
I also had a coupon for $10 of a $30 purchase along with a free mini candle coupon so I picked up a couple extra items as well.

Florals in Fall: Quick OOTD

Here's a quick OOTD thhat I took in the Nordstrom fitting room. I really liked the lighting in there and the mirrors and just thought why notttt? Haha.

Beauty Secrets by Jill Elaine Hughes: Book Review

Today's book review is on Beauty Secrets by Jill Elaine Hughes.
For some details on the storyline click HERE.

Below, I will be giving my thoughts on certain aspects of the story.

*please do NOT click below ifyou do not want to read any spoilers*
*this book contains adult content and I will be mentioning some of those below*

Rimmel's Show Off Lip Lacquer in #500 Luna & #301 Galaxy: Swatch + Review

Here's a review of the last two Rimmel Show Off (aka Apocalips) that I picked up and I think I am content with all the colors I have choosen in total.
The ones being reviewed today are #301 Galaxy and #500 Luna.
(review of  Big Bang, Apocaliptic and Celestial HERE, review of Nude Eclipse and Solstice HERE )

Mini PacSun Haul ft. LA Hearts (Sale!)

PacSun is having sales at their stores and online and I wanted to make sure I could feature what I got in case any of you guys were interested!
I picked up these items at my local PacSun, but everything but the shorts are on sale at the website.
I noticed most of the items I picked where from the brand LA Hearts minus the shoes.

Current Sneaker Pick ups

Recently I went to the Seattle Premium outlets and went into Nike and of course couldn't resist picking up a couple pairs of shoes!

LUSH's Magic Wand Bubble Bar: Review

I love this time of year at Lush since all the holiday items are out and one of my favorites is anything scented like Snow Fairy so I decided to pick up the Magic Wand Bubble Bar.

Calbee Fall/Winter Limited Edition Sweet Potato Chips Review

It's that time of year for seasonal/limited edition flavors to come out from Japan and today's review will be on the limited Fall and Winter Osatsu (sweet potato) chips.

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer & Matte Balm in Whimsical and Striking: Swatch + Review

I couldn't help myself or resist the temptation of the new Revlon Lacquer and Matte Balms, especially when they were on BOGO and the fact that I'm addicted to all things for the lips!
I wanted to try one from both the  Lacquer and Matte sets and picked up #115 Whimsical and #240 Striking.

Beanies + Crop Tops

Fall time lets me really play around with layers and bring out my favorite wheat colored Timberland boots! I don't get to wear them enough even though I have had them for over 7 years. They're still popular and a good staple to have.
I also think that even though it may be cold out, it doesn't necessarily mean to shy away for crop tops. Crop tops aren't only for spring and summer. If you layer it up right, you can wear them even when it gets a bit colder. I kind of wished my pants were more high-waisted, or the crop top was longer, but I really liked the pattern on the one I chose so I decided to stick with it.

The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry: Book Review

I never heard anyhing about this book prior to reading it. What caught me the most was simply the title and cover of it. This book is The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry.
This review will not be a summary of the story line. It will touch base on certain points of the story that I found intriguing or had more questions too.

*Please do NOT click below if you do not want to read any spoilers*

Bissinger's Quinoa Agave Crunch 75% cocoa bar: Review

Today's goodie post is on a healthier treat, Bissinger's All Natural Quinoa Agave Crunch Chocolate.

When you have a craving for something sweet or something with chocolate, Dark chocolate is the way to go (especially over milk or white chocolate). The higher percentage of cocoa, the better. Dark chocolate has many benefits to the body including lowering blood pressure, improving cognitive function, controlling blood sugar, being full of antioxidants, etc.

Rimmel's Show off Lip Lacquers in #600 Nude Eclipse & #201 Solstice: Swatch + Review

Walgreens was having a sale on the Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers ($3.99 + additional $1 off coupon) so I couldn't help but pick more up! I picked up 4 more in total but today I'll be reviewing Nude Eclipse and Solstice. To see swatches of Big Bang, Apocaliptic and Celestial click HERE.

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