It’s official, I’m on a Ban

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About a week ago I decided to go on a month long ban. I realized that I’ve been shopping too much and so I set out to ban myself from not shopping from June 15 – July 15, the exeptions being food, Target, and thrifting, major coupons, major sales, returning stuff to buy other stuff, adding onto returned amounts to complete a purchase. Each time I really break the ban I will add another week.

Of course I’ve broken it already by buying Sonia Kashuk stuff, polish and using my Ulta 20% off coupon. Even though I allowed for these as exceptions in my rules (Target, major coupons,) I still feel like I broke my ban because I still shopped so to be fair I will add two more weeks in my ban but it will have to be staring the end of July, not right after July 15th because I will be going on a short vacation in between.

As far as clothes go though, I’m doing pretty well, no new money spent on clothes. Makeup wise I’m also doing well with the exception of nail polish. I’m working on that problem but again I will punish myself for further mishaps. Wish me luck!


Target Summer Beauty Bag

I got my bag today! I’m so excited but mostly about the bag itself because I’ve been looking for a tiny bag to stick into my purse for small bits of makeup and a mirror.

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Here are the bag and the contents in it.
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I’ve used both the sunblock and the tressame split remedy shampoo already but I haven’t tried the other products yet. I’m not super excited about them but they are geared towards colored hair and I recenly colored my hair so it’s actually good for me right now. As for the lip butter, I’ve found that they don’t work that well for me. They’re kind of crusty and come on really thickly on my lips but in an inconsistent way, not smoothly.

I’ll give these a go and see how I feel about them!


Recent Purchases – 6/26/12 baby Hauls

I’ve been collecting pictures of stuff I’ve hauled over the course of the past few weeks. I actually got a lot of this with coupons and sales so I’m super excited about that! First of all, as you know I’ve recently joined the Iphone train so I’ve made some ebay orders for covers. I think I bought 5 cases in total since I got my phone. They’ve been arriving every couple of days so I’ve snapped shots a few.
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I gave this mint one to my sister but I love the rubberized feeling of it so I will probably order another one.
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This is the one I’m currently using.
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That little bow over the earphone jack is called a plug and it’s to protect dust from getting inside the headphone jack.

I’ve also been trying to diy some shorts so I’ve ordered a lot of studs in different sizes.
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These are 8mm and they’re the only ones I’ve received so far. I got them off etsy but I’ve since learned that ebay is way cheaper.

I also picked up a few random things from Target.
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I don’t know how I went for so long without a staple remover. My nails thank me.

I also got this cute little notebook to replace my old moleskin. I looked for ages for one without lines but I’ve given up and decided to go with this one.
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It’s actually the perfect size, if only it didn’t have lines and the pages were thicker.

Sonia Kashuk’s summer stuff was on sale so I bought these two things with some coupons so they were super inexpensive.
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I’ve been eyeing these brushes for a long time but didn’t pick them up because I have another old Sonia Kashuk brush set that have really hard bristles. Luckily these are a lot softer and better. I’m really glad I got this set because they’re all different brushes from what I already have.

I also used a coupon to get this beautiful brush.
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It’s so different from my other brushes. It has a mix of plastic and boar bristles and it seems to smooth out hair as you brush it.

I also picked up some random stuff at the mall. First is a sweater that says drama queen.
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I got some hair ties.
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A cute bracelet in a peachy pastel color.
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And then I dropped by sephora to return something and got a sample and a set using 500 points.
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I don’t like this moisturizer so far. It’s very fragrant.

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I’ve tried this serum and moisturizer once but it’s an odd thick gel that’s a dark red color. It feels so odd to rub on my face. I don’t know how I feel about it.

I also picked up some lovely polishes again with an awesome target coupon that printed for me.
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First, Mojito Madness:
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It’s lighter in the bottle than on the nails. On the nails it’s not as bright but still very cute.

Next, Bikini so Teeny:
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It’s like a periwinkle blue. It’s very cute and definitely has a purple undertone.

Next, I got one of the new maybelline ones in Fierce N Tangy:
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I’ve been looking for an opaque yellow for so long and this one is just perfectly bright and opaque.

Next I have To Buy or Not to Buy
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Sorry for the unclean swatch, I did these right after getting home. This color is one of my favorites! It’s a super light lilac purple.

Next I got Charming by Revlon.
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I was trying to decide between this one and lilacism but I already got two essie ones at the time so I went with this one.

And lastly I got Play Date.
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It’s a true purple but not too dark and not too light.

And lastly, I picked up this cute oversized clutch bag from the thrift store!
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It’s perfect for summer!

That’s it for my haul this time around.


Recent Nail of the Days – Pinks & Purples

I have been switching my nails up so often that I don’t remember what days I wore them so I’m doing a separate post.

I pulled out an old Etude polish I got years ago from Korea.
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It’s so cute and the perfect baby pink. The formula though of course is all nasty and thick and sticky now. I actually loved the color so much I went searching for a lip color to match but alas it wasn’t meant to be. Anything I found didn’t translate the same on my lips.

A day or so later, I added a glitter accent nail.
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And then I used Revlon Flirt and left the accent nail.
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And finally here’s a sneak peak of a new polish I got.
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Daily – 6/22 weekend boyfriends, sushi, zoo & more food!

This past weekend was my boyfriends birthday so we ate a lot! But more on that later. We planned a full day out at the zoo and lake.

We woke up early to go the zoo to beat the rush and I’m so glad we did! I’ve never been to this zoo before so I was really excited to see what the hype was all about. It cost us $42 to get in which is probably why I’ve never been there before. My normal zoo is free.
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We grabbed breakfast at MCDs which I hadn’t done in the longest time. It felt like a mini road trip eating mcd breakfast and driving out there with the wind in my hair!

Here’s what I wore.
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top f21 | shorts AE | shoes LA | bag h&m
On my face I used all waterproof/swim stuff so that it wont melt off or come off after swimming later. I used loreal volumnous, etude waterproof liner, stila lip stain, stila bronzing gel.

Here’s a shot of my favorite animals I saw at the zoo!
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That prairie dog was looking right at me!

After the zoo, we grabbed some food and also attended a graduation party.
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Later that night we went to grab some sushi and drinks.
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I had eaten so much already though that I couldn’t eat much sushi which is a shame since it’s so good!

I didn’t take as many pictures of the weekend as I could’ve mostly food so here is more from Sunday!
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This rice platter is so good!
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I ended the weekend eating yogurt with my mom and sisters and cousin.
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Daily – 6/18-21 Hair change, eating & badminton

I only captured two work outfits last week. First one is pretty simple and neutral.
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top & bottom F21 | cardi Banana Republic

And here’s the second one. This one has a bit more color.
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top H&m | skirt F21 | cardi F21

later on in the day I changed to this to be more casual but still cute.
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Last week I dyed my hair but it didn’t turn out light enough so I’m going to try again this week. Here’s a shot of it, you can’t tell so well.
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After it didn’t work out I did some googling and found this one which I will be using this week.
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It’s supposed to be high lift so it should get my hair a lot lighter.

My boyfriend and I went to applebees and did the two for $20 last week.
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I also did a bit of chicken cooking last week and it turned out great!
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It’s chicken and snow peas stir fried with a whole wheat pita.

I’m not a great cook but I certainly know my way around some thread and needle so I did some mending for my boyfriend.
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This is about the only homey thing I can do.

Last week there were two major storms and a lot of fallen trees. Here’s one I saw on my way to work.
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That’s not even the worst cause it was in someone’s yard. The worst are the ones on the street that you can’t drive around.

And finally I ended my week with some hard core badminton and some bubble tea.
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I always get cappuccino and only once before has it failed me.


Daily – 6/16/12 weekend recap BBQ, Graduation, Cupcakes & Shopping

I’m still not good at blogging often but with my phone I now take pictures of everything so I can keep a really good track of my activity to blog later on even if I can’t get to it right away. I know this is long over due so I’ll just get right into it.

My little sister graduated from highschool this year (valedictorian!) and so we threw her a graduation bbq. We had so much food! Looking at the pictures makes me want to bbq all over again!
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My sister made these yummy mint chocolate cupcakes!
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My contribution was the little decoration flags 🙂

I was going to buy her a camera for graduation but since she’s going to Japan next week I told her I would just double the amount of money I was going to give her to use in Japan. Overall it worked out nicely because I don’t have to worry about getting a gift and she gets extra cushion money for Japan just in case she wants to buy more.

The day after the party I had a me day so I did some shopping and errands. I knew I was going to stay on my feet all day so I opted for casual.
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tops F21 | shorts AE | shoes LA | jewelery F21 & len

I took my grandma to the flea market early that morning to pick up some traditional wedding clothes.
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And then I headed to the mall after. Here are some outfits I tried on at F21. I only walked away with one which you’ll see in an upcoming haul post.
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I also stopped in victoria’s secret to browse.
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They have the cutest fitting rooms! And I found the cutest neon orange shorts but they didn’t have my size.
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And then later in the day I went fishing with my boyfriend and his brother and brother’s girlfriend. Well, I watched lol. Here’s Koko at the bait shop.
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It was fun until it started getting really cold and rainy.

I ended my weekend making plans for this year.
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As you can see by the theme, I need to start saving now!