Hair Tutorial: Cute but Elegant Curls


Hello lovelies!
Today I'm here for a simple hair tutorial. I like to curl my hair on special occasions.
I have naturally curly/wavy hair but it doesn't look as nice when I curl it with a curling iron.
Anyways... On to the tutorial!



I hope this tutorial was clear! It's my first one so bear with me!
Let me know on your thoughts on my first hair tutorial!



Love,
Rose

Nominated: Liebster Award

Hello lovelies! Happy Friday!
This post is long overdue because of procrastination and I had a really hard time finding bloggers who have less than 200 followers!
Anyways, as you can see, today's post it's really not anything beauty related. It's completely different and new! I am super super excited to do this post!

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Joey at edge-e! Thank you once again! I really am honored! You lovelies should check her blog out! She is a fellow bunbun owner like me!

Anyways, for those who do not know, the Liebster Award is an award that is given by bloggers to other bloggers who have less than 200 followers! I think this award is super neat as it gives individual bloggers to grow (especially new ones) but also allows them to check out other bloggers, helping them out too!! I think that concept is just really cute. It's just a big cute circle of helping each other blogs grow.

Before I die of happiness and the cuteness of this concept, let me continue to explain the rules of receiving this reward:
  1. You must link back to the person who nominated you
  2. You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you
  3. You must pick 11 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers
  4. You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  5. You must go to their blogs & notify your nominees
Wow look at all those "must"s. You are quite bossy, Liebster award.

First, let me answer the questions asked my Joey!
  • If you had to date a celebrity, who would it be?
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      If I had to? Jaejoong of course! But like I don't want to date him... I just want to be his best friend or something you know? I mean... he is way prettier than me how am I suppose to be his girlfriend? I rather be his best friend who is a girl lol
  • Top 3 places you want to visit
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      Switzerland! I heard everyone is super friendly, beautiful and well.. look at this place! 
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      Alaska! Look at the nature! It's breath taking! 
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      Last but not least, the Fiji islands. Look at the water, the resort... it really looks too good to be true
  • Your favorite artist?
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      Ever since I started taking art in school, Claude Monet has never failed to be my favorite artist of all time. I just think all his paintings are to die for
  • Song of the moment?
      Ariana Grande - The Way ft. Mac Miller
      I honestly thing the lyrics are kinda cheesy (the parts sung by Mac Miller) like... hit me on my celly? I just ... no. But I love the tune of this and I love love love Ariana so lol
  • If you were offered plastic surgery free of charge with no scarring, pain or side effects would you take up the offer and if so what would you change?
      Yes Yes yes yes yes please. The major thing I would love is to reduce my jaws so they didn't look so square along with a nose job and double eye lids! Yeah yeah I know, all the typical and the majorly preformed plastic surgeries in Korea. But since that is never going to happen, photoshop is my best friend.
  • Guilty pleasure?
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      Oh. My. Goodness. Watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians is my biggest guilty pleasure. I love watching it but it's like so stupid but it's so entertaining. The worst part is that when I have a marathon to keep up with the current season.. I end up talking like one of them and I can hear myself talk.... It's really embarrassing LOL
  • One food you hate
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      Roe, or caviar. I really do not like this... I hate the texture and I hate the taste. I always asks for no Roe whenever I order a sushi roll that has it. I cannot stand it
  • What was the last thing you bought?
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      Compressed facial masks on ebay!
  • Where do you wish to be in 5 years?
      Location wise? I don't really care as long as I have a roof over my head. Hopefully in 5 years we'll have a house somewhere in a nice neighborhood with babies of my own! 
  • How would you like to be proposed to?
    • Haha;; I was already proposed and you guys can read about that here. I also talk about how I actually wanted to be proposed. None the less, it was an amazing day
  • Biggest achievement so far
      Probably how my blog is slowly growing. I love seeing new comments and new followers whenever I check my blog. I mean, it still isn't much but it means a lot to me :) Even if I get lazy and don't post like I'm suppose to lol
Okay now honestly, I don't follow a lot of bloggers who have less than 200 followers, so I had to go on a hunt. I mean the Liebster Award allowed me to find new bloggers who does have less than 200 followers but I don't want to bother them once more to answer questions and create questions AND tag more people... I won't lie... this post was harder than I thought.

And here are my questions for the lovely bloggers I have tagged. I couldn't find 11;;;; :
  1. Jamie Tan
  2. Vivi
  3. Naomi
  4. Mutiara
  5. Sun Jia
  6. Carol
  7. Rachel
These are the questions for the lovely bloggers:
  1. What is your dream job?
  2. Is that dream job the same as when you were little?
  3. What is one thing you love about yourself?
  4. What got you started into blogging?
  5. What one beauty/health tip would you give your old self?
  6. What lessons have you learned from past relationships?
  7. What is something that absolutely terrifies you?
  8. What is one thing you want to do before you die?
  9. Who do you admire the most?
  10. Favorite movie of all time?
  11. Favorite trend this year so far?
I hope you guys have fun answering the questions! :)
Love,
Rose

Health and Beauty: Use of Biotin



Hello lovelies!
Did you guys have a fun Halloween yesterday? Today's Friday post is kind of going to be a review but also kind of a science/research paper type post.
Like always, I have labeled each section if you don't want to read all the technical stuff and just read my experience with it!

About Biotin

On a science-y note, these are B Complex Vitamins or Vitamin H and a vitamin that is found in number of foods in small amounts. A dermatologist, Dr. Susan Stuart said that these are "important in metabolism, helping your body to process energy and transporting carbon dioxide from your body's cells." I'm not sure what all this means but it sounds pretty important like any other vitamins out there.

But, taking biotin pills are known for making hair stronger and shinier, skin healthier, and thicker nails. Does this simple soft, and stinky might I add, pill really bring beauty benefits?

From a lot of the articles I have read about biotin all had one thing in common: There is not enough evidence to prove that biotin actually lives up to what it is highly known for. In fact, a lot of dermatologist and doctors argues that it isn't clear what role biotin actually plays. These articles also agree that it might be effective for treating and preventing biotin deficiency, which is quite rare to have. Kinda makes sense right? You take iron and eat more food with iron in it to help with iron deficiency. If you have a healthy and balanced diet, you really shouldn't have to take biotin pills because there is enough in the food you eat. Our bodies even recycles the biotin we've already used! However, Webmd notes that biotin in food is usually attached to protein and has relatively poor absorption. Biotin should be taken with other B-group vitamins like pantothenic acid (B5) and cyanocobamin (B12), along with Vitamin C and sulfur.

This mysterious supplement is also a mystery when it comes to negative effects. There might be some trouble when eaten with raw egg whites for a long period of time, but I don't think anyone does this anymore other than maybe body builders and athletes?

What did biotin do to you?


I went and bought a thing of biotin from a grocery store. It said to take 2 pills a day, preferably with a meal. I only took 1 a day because I didn't know how my body was going to handle it. I did this for about a little over a month.

First few days, I saw no change in my skin, nails, or hair. I knew hair would be hardest to determine because my hair is already really thick and shiny. The only time they are dry is right after I take a shower. This is probably because of the shampoo I'm using. I think it is the same when you use a harsh facial cleanser, stripping all of your natural oils off your face.

By the time the 1st week was over, I started breaking out. Of course I had no idea why at first. My skin care was the same, my diet was the same. The only thing different was that I was taking the biotin supplement. So, I went ahead and googled if this was normal. There were many people who broke out, and many who didn't. The suggestions were drink more water and take other vitamins with it, both a pretty logical suggestions.

On a technical note, there isn't enough scientific data to prove that biotin is associated to acne, and therefore, hard to tell if biotin will break you out or not. Livestrong suggests NOT to take a multivitamin so you don't get too much iodine, which causes acne and makes existing acne worse, vitamin B6 or vitamin B12, which are associated with acne-like skin eruptions.

Unfortunately, I did not know that I should not take other vitamins! I went ahead and drank more water, which seemed like it was doing the trick, but as soon as I stopped drinking as much, the breakouts would come back. When I started taking a multivitamin, the breakouts were worse.

The Positives

Aside from the annoying pizza face, my nails did have a noticeable change!

My nails are usually really brittle, thin, and peels a lot. My go to products for my nails were nail strengtheners like this one. These help quite a bit but once I take them off, my nails were back to being weak and brittle which is super annoying when I want beautiful long nails. I went ahead and took all the nail polish off and cut my nails before taking biotin to see how it will affect my nails. By the end of the month of using biotin, my nails were thicker and it stopped peeling as much! I haven't broken my nail since either!

In Conclusion

Biotin, unfortunately broke me out quite a bit. It didn't help the fact that mother nature came with her present of cramps, crankiness, and pizza face. Biotin made the breakout worse, but I was also taking a multivitamin. My nails were beautiful and strong, my skin was not happy. I am still trying to clear up my skin but I really can't do much while my hormones are not in place. I don't think biotin was worth it. I love my strong nails but I really want beautiful clear skin. So what am I going to do? Probably take biotin a couple times a week instead of every day along with lots and lots of water. If breakouts continue to be a problem, I'll cut off biotin for good.

I hope this was a useful and informative blog post for you guys! I know it wasn't the usual pictures and detailed reviews but I wanted to share my experience on the highly raved about supplement that had to do with beauty and health.

Have you guys ever taken biotin? If you guys have, what was your experience like? If you guys haven't are you willing to give it a test run?

Check out all these links I have used if you guys are going to do a little more research!
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Makeup Tutorial: Monolids 101



Hello lovelies! It has been a while!
Today I am here to talk a little more about monolids for my fellow monoliders and how you can go from monolid to double lid without much trouble. Like always, I have labeled each section so you can skip around if you want.

Monolids v.s. Hooded Lids v.s. Double Lids

Let start with the most obvious and easiest, double eye lids. These eyelids have a visible crease and pretty predominate in Caucasians.




See how she has a defined crease?

Next, The hooded lids are often mistaken for monolids. Hooded lids have a crease but sometimes isn't visible because their eyelid skin acts like a "hood," covering that crease. They also kinda looks like droopy lids

Now, monolids do not have a crease what so ever. If you look below on the next section, you can see how my eyes have no crease at all. They also have more fatty tissue compared to hooded or double lids. The lid feels kind of squishy when you touch them compared to when you touch double lids. I feel like there are two types of monolids, thick ones and thin ones which I will explain on the next section.

For more detailed and a more "proper" explanation of the different eye lids, you can check out this website. It explains all the types of eyelids and why they look the way they do. The main factor is the bone structure around your eyes along with that fatty tissue in your eyelid. Isn't that interesting? I always had a thing for anatomy.

My Monolid Eyes, Thin and Thick.


These are my monolid eyes. As you can see, like everyone else, my eyes are not symmetrical which is very annoying when putting makeup on. This is where I categorize monolids to two different ones, thin and thick.

If you look at the left eye, you can see this "crease." You might be wondering if this is a double eyelid and its not! This "crease" comes and goes and is not as defined as the photo I have attached above. Go head, take the time, scroll up and compare! This is why I call it a "thin" monolid because it tends to crease like that every now and then. A well known "thin" monolider is the youtuber From Head to Toe. She can easily make a double eyelid by wearing the double eyelid tape. Those who have thick monolids know the struggles of how double eyelid tape does not work, another way to figure out if you have thin or thick monolids.

The right one however, there is no crease visible what so ever, my thick monolid. No matter how hard I try with just double eyelid tape, I cannot get a double eyelid because there is too much extra fatty tissue for the tape to hold up. A well known "thick" monolider is the youtuber AngelaMinjiKim

With all these information on how my eyelids work, lets get to how to get that double eyelid using just a couple of tools

Monolid to Double lid


What you need: Eyelid tape, eyelash glue or eyelid glue, small scissors, an opened bobby pin, primer (optional)


If you are planning to put makeup on, (which you should to make the double lids look more natural), I like to prime before I put my tape and glue on.



Take your double eyelid tape and cut a thin piece out of it along the curved side. The thin one will be used for my thin monolid and the original one will be used on my thick monolid


Mark where you want your crease to be, this is where you are going to be putting the eyelid tape.


This is what it looks like with just the tape. Unfortunately, tape does not hold up for too long that is why we are going to use glue too!


Take a little bit of glue (I squeezed too much on the photo) on to the end of the bobby pin


Apply a thin layer of glue right on top of the tape, don't worry about being perfectly on the tape. Let it sit for a little bit to get tacky then take your bobby pin, line it up with the corners and push in. Don't be afraid it does not hurt one bit! Take the bobby pin out and try to look up, letting the glue set.


This is how it looks like when my eyes are closed. The thing I like about this is that you can't see the tape and the only thing you see is that disconnect line. Looks like I just got eyelid surgery in my opinion.



Repeat on the other eye, add some makeup and your done! 

Another Way?

Another way to achieve double eyelids are using false lashes with a thick band and glue it as close to the lash line as possible. Because the band is so thick, it will help open your eyes from the lash line and crease a crease on your eyelid. I don't have pictures to show you but if you experiment you'll get what I mean.



Please keep in mind not to do this everyday. The constant use of eyelid glue and tape might have negative long term effects. I have only done this one other time. The only reason I do this is for fun or when I feel like it.

On a more serious note...

Many think that many people go under the knife for eyelid surgery or using eyelid tape and glue to look more Caucasian. This is not true. It is as ridiculous as saying that people who tan are trying to be like African Americans. My culture loves fair and youthful skin like snow white's, petite and slender bodies, and yes, bigger eyes. Bigger eyes makes you look youthful! Look at little kids and how huge their eyes look compared to their face proportions. They are adorable no? Have you visited the website tat describes the different eyelids? It keeps talking about looking younger just by doing a little nip and tuck on the eyes.

I hated my eyes when I started to gain and interest in makeup because most of the makeup gurus have double eyelids! I always wanted double eyelids so I can wear makeup like them. After some time, I got used to my annoying monolids. If I was given the chance to go under the knife, I wouldn't mind at all. Why say no to a procedure that will make you look youthful (and for me look a little less like a serial killer when I'm not smiling)? For now, I'm happy with my eyes and I just like experimenting with makeup and want to help other monolids who is struggling to get used to wearing makeup.

With that being said, I would appreciate it if you guys would not post rude and ignorant comments. But like always, I welcome constructive criticism on how I can be a better blogger for my readers

I hope you learned something from this post and I hope you enjoyed reading it!
Love,
Rose

Update: Excuses for the lack of posts!

Hello lovelies!
Let me start this out with an apology for missing yet another Friday post!
I have mentioned this before about how my now-fiance works out of town all the time. Well this time, I am out of town with him!
He was out of town for about 10 days and he said he doesn't know when he was going to come home. That same night he said he'll pick me up and my bunny Ginger to stay with him at the hotel.
It happened all so fast and all so sudden that I just grabbed a couple things to wear and all the necessitates I needed.

I honestly thought I would be up here for a couple of days... like 3 days max but Justin decided to just stay on this job until it is finished (he has been working 2 weeks + straight! he is crazy!) which should be about another week or so.

So, with that being said, I haven't been able to take pictures for a review post... or any post for that matter.

Luckily.... I found some pictures of products I took a while ago to do a review on... the only bad thing is that it's not that great of a quality.
I'll edit the pictures and see if they are worthy enough to be put on this Friday's post. If not, I apologize but!! Quality over quantity right??

I hope you guys are having a wonderful week! If you guys feel like stalking me, I'm always posting about my bunny Ginger on Instagram (@gksql) so check that out!

Love,
Rose

Makeup Review: Wet & Wild Color Icon Blusher (833E)


Happy Friday!
Excuse my awkward face as I try to model the product. As you can tell by the title, I'm going to be reviewing another Wet & Wild product! This time a blusher in 833E.

Overall: ★ ★   

So, this was my first blusher and it was really hard to figure out what color will suit me naturally. I usually don't wear blusher because I already have this reddish tint on my cheeks that once my BB cream sets a little, it shows as through like I am wearing a blush. I bought this because I did want to try that higher blush look I have been seeing on tumblr. I think it's like a harajuku look I'm not too sure. But anyways, this blusher is pretty good! It looks super pigmented but it's really sheer when you blend it out. You can always add more for a more dramatic look. I like to use this more as eye shadow then blush honestly. The bad thing about this is that it's suppose to be long lasting but I saw it wear off throughout the day, even used as a shadow (with primer!). And if you see the product, it get really like "dusty" which can be very messy and a pain to clean. As for the brush that comes with it, I don't like it. I can't get to apply the blush evenly with it.




See how like powdery it got? This is after just a couple of uses


Above are swatches applied once with a finger and once with the blush that came with the product

What the company claims (found here):
Sweep on this silky-smooth blush that strikes the perfect balance between a blendable transparent sheen and a radiant pop of maximum color. A special blend of treated nylon powders provides long-lasting color. Dermatologist-tested. 
 Did it live up to what it is suppose to do?

  • Silky-smooth blush: ✔+ I got to say, this is really smooth. It goes on well and it gets picked up by my blush brush (not the brush that came with it) very well.
  • Blendable: ✔+ This product is very easily blendable! When I first put it on I was like "omg its way too pigmented!!" And when I blended it out, it was this nice sheer pinkish redish color that, surprisingly, looked pretty good on me. You can of course layer it for more of a dramatic look.
  • Long-lasting color: ✔- It lasts throughout the day, but not as the same color. By the end of the day, the blush is even more sheer than what I have started out with. The color fades but not completely so a check minus

PROS:
  • Very blendable
  • Very pigmented! I love using this as a shadow with a eyeshadow sponge
  • Cheap and compact

CONS:
  • It gets very powdery after a couple of uses. A pain in the butt to clean.
  • I can't seem to apply the blush evenly with the brush that came with it. I don't know if this is my fault or the brush. The brush itself feels pretty soft

Would I repurchase?

For a pretty good blush I got for $2.99 at Walgreens, why not. I do want to try other blushes first though, but I think this was a good starter blush for me.


Recommendations:

Use your own blush brush! It will save you time from experimenting with the brush that came with it. Once you have the product on the brush, tap the excess (of course) and don't be alarmed by the pigmented look when you first swipe it on. Blend blend blend blend! Also, try to use it as an eye shadow with an eyeshadow sponge. The color is gorgeous on the eyes and you can make that harakuju look very easily with it.


Look guys! It's my baby Ginger! 
Was it weird reading my blog post without the cute little emoticons I usually throw in there? It's easy on my eyes to have that break inbetween what I'm reading but I got lazy today~ If you guys like it more if the emoticons let me know! I know it's easy on my eyes and if it is easy on yours and helps you read through my long and detailed reviews, I'll take the extra 5 minutes to throw those in there.
Anyways, I didn't have good quality pictures with my bunny so here is a little spam!




I love her so muchhhhhh she is so cute!!! And fat and fluffy oh my goodness lol.
Do you guys have pets? I love animals but who doesn't?
Anyways, thank you guys for reading! I hope this helped! Until next friday
Love,
Rose

Personal: Some life planning

Hello lovelies!
Did you guys miss me last Friday? Would you guys like to listen to my excuses again? ;;;
My boyfriend was out of town, which he is often due to his job. He was suppose to come back home on Wednesday but he didn't... which affected my mood quite a bit. I usually get all dolled up and what not and take photos on Thursday for the weekly post on Fridays. Not knowing when my boo was coming home, I literally laid on the couch mopping around from when I heard the news to when he finally came home the next day.... Yeah he came home on Thursday around noon. Making me look like a child crying around for nothing.
With all my mopping around and being a cry baby, I did not doll up at all. Instead I laid there in sweats, a sweater, bed head, and my ugly glasses.

But putting this little event aside, a couple of things has been happening to me and I thought I would share with you guys since I haven't really done a personal post to catch everyone up with what's been going on with my life (since everyone loves drama... lol jk I don't have drama in my life)

If you guys follow me on instagram (@gksql) you guys know I adopted a bunny about 3 weeks ago!



I believe she is a Chinchilla rabbit with some other things mixed into it. I'm not too sure and the previous owner didn't know either. But by the looks of her dewlap (which looks like rolls of extra fat or skin. this is completely normal in bunnies) below her chin, above her little front arms, and on her butt, along with the fur where when you blow on it, it makes a little ring. Her name is Ginger and is 5 years old. She is an oldie and still needs to get fixed so she can live a longer life. Did you know bunnies live up to 10 years? That's like as long as owning a dog!
But let me tell you... dogs are so much easier to take care of and I think is less expensive. For a bunny you have to be so so SO patient while training them (yeah, I know! You can train these little cuties). And since they don't bark and wag their tail or whimper, it's really hard to tell what they are feeling and what they are in the mood to tolerate.
Anyways, I'm not going to bore you guys with all the responsibilities it comes with being a bunny owner.
The reason my boo and I decided to get a bunny was 1.) because our landlord won't allow cats or dogs but gave us an okay on small caged animal (what they don't know is that Ginger is about 4.5lbs and she runs around the house freely like a dog) and 2.) It was a test on how well we would take care of it... like a baby... and trust me I have been babying that cute fatty so much that my boo even got jealous haha. Unfortunately, Ginger got GI stasis about a week ago which can be fatal for bunnies if it is not treated in 24hrs. This was really stressful for me because Justin was out of town and I was home.... and I don't drive. I ended up calling so many different vets, calling a taxi and spending around $300 that day. Even when I came home the stress wasn't over. Ginger was still very uncomfortable and very much in pain. I had to have the owner of this ONLY bunny rescue group  around my area to come and check up on Ginger. She gave Ginger some more stuff hoping that she will finally poop, along with lots and lots of tips to prevent another episode of the evil GI stasis. It was about 3am when Ginger starting hopping back and forth to her litter box. She even woke me up around 7 like she usually does! When I checked the litter box, it was filled with poop! Which for once I did not dread cleaning it up.
This emotional episode really showed me how much I was in love with Ginger already. I mean I wanted a bunny ever since I can remember but I love her sassy attitude along with all her fluffy fatness. I honestly thing the sassy attitude will tone down a bit after we get her fixed.

So that's a whole section on my baby, let me talk a little bit about myself.
The following Friday after I was being a big cry baby, we had made a promise to my mom to visit her up in Virginia for her birthday. So we packed our things (even Ginger came along) and headed off to see her. Ginger takes car rides surprisingly well and adjusted to my parents house very quickly, which took a lot of stress off my back. Knowing Ginger was comfortable and in a safe place, Justin and I hung out with my sisters for a bit and then all went to dinner with my parents.
We had Korean BBQ which Justin and I both haven't had in a while! When we got out of the car, Justin was acting a little strange... like nervous and what not. And then it hit me... he was going to propose. I knew he got the ring but I just didn't know when he was going to pop the big question. That evening, as I looked like poop with my carelessly done hair with a no makeup face, I immediately turned to him and said "you better not do it in front of my parents." 1.) I looked like poop and I told him months before that when he proposes I must be wearing makeup and a nice outfit. 2.) I just felt awkward with the thought of Justin asking the big question and sealing it with a kiss in front of my parents and sisters.
With that being said, he listened to me as our dinner came to an end. We went to another restaurant so my parents can have an appetizer and some beer. With our food ordered and what not, my mom says "Tonight is a very special night so I'm going to have to record this" and hold up her phone as Justin gets up out of his chair. I'm thinking oh my goodness is this really happening. Oh this is happening oh boy oh boy I thought as Justin got on one knee and presented this beautiful ring to me



At that time, I was nervous and everything just went by so fast. I forgot I looked like poop and that we were in front of our parents as Justin tried to ask me to marry him in Korean. Even though he may have butchered the pronunciation, the effort meant so much to me. Of course I said yes! and we sealed it with a kiss while all the strangers at the restaurant cheered (which was great it was like I was in a movie lol)

I haven't told any of my friend really, and I wasn't going to share this news (other than with family) until Justin and I got engagement photos done, but how can I contain myself from showing everyone this beautiful ring?
So another emotional event as happened! I am one step closer to being his Mrs. Now, I can sit here and talk about how I'm 19 and he is 26, how I am way too young, how the age difference is too high, how we are moving too fast, etc. It's honestly not worth the effort because I'll sound like a broken record and those who know me, knows that it was my dream since forever to get married at the age of 20 (which I'm turning this December), kids by 25, and be a stay at home mom with two cute little boys of my own. Justin and I decided to get legally married for now and save up for a summer wedding since most of my friends are college students this till give them time to come to the wedding without interfering with their school schedule.

With this life changing event, I had to get my priorities straight, meaning my dream of having beautiful children and being a stay at home mom v.s. going to college and focusing on my future career. A talk with Justin and a talk with my good friend Phil, I have decided to skip college and focus on having a family instead. Justin is on his way to getting promoted very soon and slowly but surely we are becoming more and more financially stable just with his income. I still think I'm way too young to have a kid right now and the thought of how my mom was actually pregnant at my age, it is kind of scary. I can honestly say that I am not ready for a kid yet (even though Justin is so so SOOOOO ready lol). So last night, Justin and I agreed that we will try for a baby once we get the car payment paid off, which he said will take another good 2 years. This gives us time to look for a house, save up, and get ready for babies!

So what am I going to do? I'm going to work. I much rather work than go to school anyways. I decided to look for a job as a teller at a bank! It pays decent and it'll basically be house decorating money/ shopping money for me.

I was quite hesitant about sharing the news of my engagement on my blog because some of my friends and not really friends read my posts. I don't mind my friends reading of course but my not so much friends.... I just don't like being talked about my life. You can talk bad about me and what I do and blah but I just don't like it when people talk about my personal life. But I wanted to share with my kind blog readers and supporters on what was going on in my life. I'm going to get all dolled up today for a review tomorrow so stay tuned!

Love,
Rose

Makeup Review: Wet & Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Cherry Frost (514A)


Hello lovelies! 
Once again happy Friday! I got a haircut recently.... I was getting really tired of my hair so I chopped it off. Another step away from my goal of having long hair!! Wow... I can't believe it's already the middle of August. Everyone is going back to school and everything. Anyways, today I'm going to review Wet & Wild's Lipstick

Overall: ★ ★   

Now this rating is a combination of how it did compared to the company's claims and the color of the lipstick. The company didn't say much about the product other than it will have a moist finish. I mean it didn't have a matte finish so... but it also did not have a noticeable "moist" look. It doesn't feel sticky either so that's a plus. As for the color, if you look down below, the color looks like a really nice red color...which was what I was wanting but when I put it on it looked more pinkish than red. Far away (as you can tell by the pictures) it looks like the color I wanted, but up close, it looks more pinkish. It lasts a pretty long time too! That is if you're not constantly licking your lips, eating, or drinking. 


please excuse my ugly nails 


 What the company claims (found here):
Enriched with conditioning ingredients of Vitamins A & E and Aloe Vera for moist-looking lips.


I don't know if you can tell but if you look closely at the lipstick and my lips, the color doesn't really match


Doesn't it look more pink than red?

 Did it live up to what it is suppose to do?
  • Moist-looking lips:  I'll give it a check because it didn't have a totally opposite effect and was matte. It doesn't look noticeably moist though as I mentioned above. But you have pictures to look at yourself to be the judge! 
PROS:
  • Cheap cheap cheap!
  • Very smooth and a rich color (but make sure you blot or else it'll go everywhere!)
  • Isn't sticky
  • Feels kinda creamy
  • Lasts pretty long
CONS:
  • The color is a little off
Would I repurchase?

For a product that only cost me $0.99 at my local drug store...why not! I probably won't get the same color but i'll try the different ones they have. For something that costs that cheap, I'm pretty pleased with it.

Recommendations:

Using a lip brush would be ideal , if not just put some product in the middle of your lips and blend out. I found that if I just use the lipstick all over my lips, it's way too much product and it just gets messy. Make sure you blot too! It's not going to stay on your lips very long if you don't. I also recommend using a lip balm before putting this on.


I hope you liked my review! I have never reviewed a lipstick before. I do have a M.A.C one too... I have never spent so much on lip products buying that lipstick  but I really like it so no complaints!
What should I do for my next blog post? I found this picture of Ga In posing for NYLON and her makeup is gorgeous there! Maybe a makeup tutorial...?? More reviews?? Let me know my lovelies~!

Love,
 Rose
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