Monday, March 31, 2014

St.Ives Green Tea Duo REVIEW!

I feel really bad in doing this review first rather than following the order of the list I gave in my Liebster Award post. It's just I seriously won't be able to go on my blog until Wednesday and I just want to be able to give something before I become MIA'ing again! Besides I really want to go into full detail for "How To Make An Outfit Stylish" and "Confidence!" posts.
I thought I'd take a break from writing my English research paper! I'm actually doing really well on progress considering I'm 637 words out of 1500! I decided instead of looking at how many words I need, I look at how many words I accomplished! I just had this weird insight or epiphany that if you want life to get better you got to start acting better.
Anyways on-wards to the review :)!

Left: St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser
Right: St.Ives Green Tea Scrub

I like to call this the ultimate duo in fighting acne and controlling break outs! 
Even though those words are plastered onto the bottle/dispenser, it lives up to it's advertisement.
What makes these products so good is for starters, their brand!
St.Ives is known to use as much organic materials as it can.
Here, they used the best and (my favourite) organic material, Green Tea!
I think I mentioned this before but Green Tea is great for getting rid of redness and acne! 
It also helps with acne scarring as well!

St. Ives Green Tea Scrub

I was hoping this picture would be a little bit clearer but oh well!
I still haven't found that charger and I may never will.
This is what it looks like for the St.Ives Green Tea Scrub.
I know I know, it doesn't look appealing because to be honest it looks like mashed up boogers or something.
However that's besides the point! Really!
It is embedded with Green Tea extracts and it also has Salicylic Acid. 
Salicylic Acid is the common ingredient in fighting acne!
This product is also Hypoallergenic, Oil Free and Non-Comedogenic!
(Won't cause allergies and won't clog pores!)
Whenever I use it, I feel like a new person because my face is so fresh and clean!
It also opens up my pores which allows for better cleaning!
This scrub is an exfoliating scrub so be careful when you use this!
I only exfoliate at least two-three times a month because it is important to let your skin shed naturally!
Another bonus about this product is that it's scent is perfect!
It has the nicest mild scent of Green Tea!

St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser

This product is very liquidy and has a nice sort of transparent green tinge to it!
It's scent is incredible. When it's fused with the Green Tea Scrub it just smells so heavenly!
To me this product is hands down the best!
I remember the first time I tried it I had at least three pimples on my face, I used it one night and the next day the pimples were gone or they shrunk AND the redness disappeared allowing the pimples not to be so noticeable!
It is the exact same thing as the scrub! Hypoallergenic, Oil Free and Non-Comedogenic. 
  This however does not have Salicyclic Acid in it and if you're looking for stronger approaches then I advise you to buy the scrub along with the cleanser!
The cleanser for me works perfectly fine because the source of my pimples is from stress and I'm rarely ever stressed! (Just a little bit of freaking out).

Using these two together I found was the best way for my face to clear out quickly!
Even the smallest acne that didn't sprout out yet from my face is disappearing!
Including some of my acne scars!
Would I purchase another bottle of these?
Well, considering that this is my second time buying the cleanser YES!
And that it's my first time using the scrub and it makes me feel so clean, YES!
Besides Tea Tree Oil, I have found the next best thing to treat acne/redness! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this review!
Let me know what you lovelies think :)!

"The Cops Are Outside"

I wanted to clear these pictures from my phone and I'm sure my friends would enjoy these pictures! The title was actually said but there were no cops! It was just a saying to make my friends pipe down, however that failed! Anyways this night was filled with heated conversations and funny ones too. I just hope next party will be a tad different ;)!
Cheers to the friggen weekend!
Why.
Cuties
Okay<3
LOL um.
Yum
Yes
Oooh Tequila is really nasty.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Butt Out!

Before I do my promise posts I just wanted to do an update post! An update on why I wasn't able to blog for about a week. The main reason why I couldn't blog was because of school and also South Park. I mentioned this in my Liebster Award post. Why am I starting to get obsessed with South Park? It's because of their new game "Stick of Truth."
I knew it was released in the beginning of the month but I recently just started playing a week ago. I couldn't contain myself after watching my brother play! I've always been a fan of South Park. Their crude jokes are my sense of humor. After completing the game in the span of two days I had an urge to start binge watching South Park. Heck right now I'm watching South Park. Pretty much what I've been doing is School, Sleep and South Park! I even managed to watch all the episodes of South Park. I seriously cannot wait for season 18! 
Besides my whole fanatic with South Park my time was also spent on school. This semester is almost coming to an end and that means finals! I'm going to admit that this semester isn't my cup of tea but thank goodness that I still have a chance to redeem myself! So my blog posts will not be as frequent but I will definitely do the requested/promised post :)!

Thanks for understanding lovelies! Have some South Park!
Fingerbang Band
Stan and Kyle are my absolute favourites.
But then again I love all of them.

Friday, March 28, 2014

LIEBSTER AWARD

Hello lovelies!
I'm sorry that I've been MIA'ing for a week! It's just school piled up so quickly and I've been obsessed with South Park lately. I'll save this for another post! I got exciting news! I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Makayla Rose on her blog RoseyLittleMe. I never actually thought I would be nominated because technically I just started promoting my blog and looking at other people's blogs! I'm glad I made that decision because I found interesting and amazing blogs out there! I also formed great friendships with some of them which I'm grateful because they're all encouraging and nice!
Anyways for the Liebster Award it's given for bloggers so their lovely readers can get to know more about the blogger!
The rules are simple, anyone who is nominated must answer 11 questions and then nominate anyone you want! You also have to give them 11 questions!

I'll be answering 11 set questions that Makayla gave!

1) What do you love most about fashion?
That it can be interpreted in many ways! In different cultures fashion differs from one another and I think that's amazing! Also its a way for someone to express themselves!

2) How did you come up with your blog name?
From one of my nail polish! Revlon - Iced Spice! I don't know how I got enticed from though!

3) What's one thing you want to do before you die?
I don't really know but I'd really love to go to the Infinity Edge Swimming Pool in the Skypark at Marina Bay Sands Hotel!
Looks friggen amazing! I really wanna go!

4) Favourite store to shop at?
Oh gosh this is really hard. When it comes to favourites I barely have any because I like everything equally. However I guess I'm loving H&M. Not being biased though hahah! They have nice stuff that appeal to my taste and it's a reasonable price!

5) What do you like most about blogging?
That you have the power to write about anything. There aren't restrictions or limitations on what you want to blog about!

6) What do you tell yourself when you're down?
"There's always a chance for you to get back up, whenever you're ready that chance will always be there."

7) What's your dream life?
To pay off my debt from school, to pay off my parent's debt, to become a great Neonatal Nurse, to be married and have three children!

8) Favourite Actor?
I always loved James Franco!
He's hilarious
He's good looking
He's sexy
He's sweet

9) Favourite Food
Nothing is better than some Japanese All You Can Eat Food!
Delicious!

10) Favourite Dessert
I don't really know because I love all sweet things! I can't decide! This is really hard. I always enjoyed Banana Chocolate Chip Bread!

11) What are the two things you cannot live without?
Besides the necessities and the necessary people in my life I think I cannot live without South Park(for now) and I guess my phone? I don't know. Wow this is hard.
The bloggers that I will nominate are

Angelina aka FSHNFRDM 

Karine aka Tropical Colours

Audrey aka Lululinden

Michelle aka rnichelle

Kierra aka Lavishingg

Vanessa aka Burgundy12

And also to anyone who would like to do this!

Your 11 questions are...

1) What made you create a blog?

2) Where did you get your blog url?

3) How would you describe your fashion?

4) What are your biggest inspiration?

5) What do you like about blogging?

6) What do you do on your spare time?

7) What's one of your greatest achievement?

8) What do you plan on becoming in the future?

9) What's a weird fact about you?

10) How do you get inspiration? 

11) What was your biggest struggle?

Once again thanks Makayla for nominating me! I enjoyed this and I hope you guys enjoyed reading this! I cannot wait to see your guys' Liebster Award post :)! 

Upcoming posts
How I make an outfit stylish as requested
Review on St.Ives Green Tea Scrub and Cleanser
Self-Confidence post as requested

Till next time lovelies<3

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Quirks

I have yet another story coming up and I'm just going to be talking about the plot! It is actually due today for my Creative Writing class and let me just say is that I have hit another writers block! This totally sucks because I don't think I have enough time to do a free-write to help clear my min so I'm rushing this story. In my defense my Creative juices were dry. I know that sounds pretty weird but onward to the plot!
My upcoming story is about a man whose name is Kyle(that's actually his last name, I have yet to find a good name for him). He wakes up in an unfamiliar setting and finds out he has Amnesia. He accepts it because he has no memory of him and can only remember a few things such as car, books etc. After he is dismiss from the hospital he explores his house to find any clues that will help him retrieve his memory. He finds a tattered notebook that is in his desk. As soon as he opens it he falls to the floor. As soon as he wakes up he remembers everything. 
I hope you guys enjoyed the plot. I didn't want to give everything away but that's the basic gist of my story! So now I will conclude with this awesome video I found on my Facebook newsfeed. 

From the same creators of "First Kiss with Strangers"

Till next time lovelies!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

REQUEST!

Hello! 
I at least check my emails once a day and I found this message in my inbox!

Originally I was going to cut off her name but Lucy said she was fine with it! Besides I managed to hide her email address (so don't worry Lucy you still have some confidentiality!)
Anyways before I dive into her message I just want to make one thing clear: I accept "requests" or "suggestions" for ideas on my next post! You lovelies are reading it and even though this is my blog I want to appeal to you all! You guys are my motivation to keep blogging! So I wanna thank you all lovelies<3!
Lucy,
You can definitely count on "How To Make An Outfit Stylish" for next posts but I thought I'd address your second request first! Mostly because giving advice for me triumphs over make up or fashion any day! 
I was going to film a video but I'm feeling kind of lazy and I always stutter so just for today I'll just type it out!

How to deal with haters?
I already did numerous posts about this topic however I felt my advice back then was just run on sentences and ramblings. It didn't make sense so here is my revised advice on how to deal with haters!

The first thing that everyone should know about their haters is that haters will always hate and  that they are either jealous of you or have nothing better to do. Those haters are actually beneath you and the reason why they are sending nasty words at you or doing nasty things at you is because they want to bring you down to their level. 
Now what do you do with these people?
I myself had countless experience with haters here and there and after trial and error I finally found the best solutions to get rid of my haters. 

1) Talk it out with them
Confront them. Talk it out. If you have the chance to talk it out with your hater by all means seize the opportunity. By talking it out with them you show maturity and you also show how much of a goof your hater has been acting towards you. Communication is key in everything! So many times people assume things because of miscommunication. Chances are you're most likely to sort it out with them. Just because you guys talked it out doesn't mean you guys have to be friends right away. The whole point of talking it out with your hater is so you guys can act civil towards each other. The way it really should be among people.

2) Ignore them
Haters thrive on your attention believe it or not. The only reason why they keep attacking you guys or picking on you guys is because you're pouring gasoline(your attention) on them(the flame). Ultimately it's just going to get bigger and bigger. So put down the gasoline and walk away. A flame is bound to die on its own eventually. This can be your first step in trying to deal with a hater or can even be your last step if you guys never tried this before. Ignoring can be so simple such as unfollowing them on social media sites and blocking them from your number or email list! Anything that helps you get away from them!

3) Letting it go
This is the best solution for me to deal with MY haters. Yes I have haters and I haven't met anyone who doesn't. Even Jesus who is the perfect divine being has haters. How I deal with my haters is that I let them go. I let the idea of them hating me go. I let it affect me and then I set it free. I don't feed into their hatred because hatred is really just a vicious cycle and only you can really stop it. I used to not deal well with haters hating on me because I want everyone to like me but unfortunately we can't always get what we want. So before when I found out that people were hating on me I was extremely sad up until I realize their decisions for hating me was beyond my control. What I decided to do was to accept the fact that I can't always please anyone. After I accepted it I felt better. I accepted the haters choice and I didn't let it bother me because I let it go.

Everyone is entitled to their happiness. If anyone or anything is stopping you from that happiness why shouldn't you be able to get rid of it? No one needs negativity in their life. 
No one needs a Negative Nancy in their life or a Hating Heather !

Just move on, don't bother with them.
Don't sink to their level.


Lucy, I hope this was helpful for your friend. 
If your friend needs someone to talk to or if you need someone to talk to you know where to reach me :)

If anyone else wants to request something or personally ask me something please don't hesitate to email me!!

I hope all you other lovelies enjoyed this advice post!
(next post will be how I make my outfits stylish!)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grunged Rose

Yesterday I went for some Japanese AYCE (All You Can Eat) with two of my good friends! 
Too bad I couldn't take any pictures of the food, that's how hungry I was.
Here is what I wore out! 
Grungy
Black Toque - XXI $5
Denim with Heather Sleeves - XXI $40
Green and White Plaid - American Eagle Outfitters 
Charcoal Sweater - XXI $10
Leggings - Suzy Shier (gift)
Brown Combat Boots - Call It Spring $40

An ideal outfit to eat and give some leeway for my "food baby" LOL.
Something about this outfit oozes out a grunge style. 
Maybe it's just me but the whole plaid paired with denim.
I honestly didn't know where I was going with this, all I knew is that I wanted to be warm.
Layering is a must here in Canada!
I was quite warm and my leggings allowed for some thermal regulation without me being too warm or too cold!

When I got home I decided to paint my nails since they finally grown to a length which I'm happy about.
Revlon 161 - Teak Rose
I would've painted a brighter colour but the weather has been off and on.
It's not really that dark nor it is lighter than shown in the picture.
I kinda like it because it can go well with any of my outfits.

Till next time lovelies<3

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hello Haul!

I recently just got paid and I decided to get a little bit of goodies for myself! To be fair most of these items were essentials... Okay fine, most of these items were impulsive purchases and some were essentials. I just can't help it, I literally want everything I see! It's so unfair hahah! Although I am going to be saving up so I can finally purchase my IKEA dresser and post a room tour video!
Here are the few goodies that made my debit card sad BUT made me happy =)

Earrings - Ardenes
Sunglasses & Bow - H&M
I got these three pairs of earrings at Ardenes!
They had their usual sale for 3 for $10
When I saw these three I just had to get it!
I know the black stone with gold plating is pretty much the same as the aqua one
but there wasn't really another pair that caught my attention like the aqua ones!
The crystal mashed up diamond earrings reminded me of my old pointy ones that I lost at a party.
When I saw these pair I thought it would be a great "replacement"
I've been wanting a bow for quite a long time actually.
I just never brought myself to look for one.
I finally got to purchase one at H&M for $4 or 5 I'm not too sure.
It's leather material and a nice simple colour, black!
I can't wait to wear it! 
I'll be sure to post some pictures soon!
When I first saw these bad boys I literally flipped!
The sunglasses' shape makes it seem so simple but the gold design at the corner gives it a hint of classy on it!
It was pretty cheap too since I got it for $8! 
I've been going a little crazy on sunglasses.
I guess I'm just excited for all the sunshine this Summer!
Here's an overview of Friday's purchases!
Neutrogena Sunscreen Lotion - Superstore $15
This product was recommended by Angelina in her make up routine video!
You guys should check her out!
I bought this product because I thought I needed more protection from the UV rays!
The thing that I absolutely adore about this product is that it doesn't have the sunblock smell nor residue!
It is very ideal when you want to put on make-up without feeling like you're wearing too much on your face.
Also a bonus it won't cause breakouts :)
St.Ives Exfoliating Green Tea Scrub - Superstore $6
Originally I wasn't supposed to get this.
However when I read that it had Blemish Control on it I just had to try it!
Lately I've been getting break outs here and there and I thought 'hey, why not give it a try!'
I mean I have nothing to lose because Green Tea is the best when it comes to fighting acne!
It gets rid of redness because green covers redness really well and can soothe inflammations from those nasty zits!
I'll be sure to do a review on this!
Annabelle Lip Liner in Buff - Superstore $4-5?
I was supposed to get this a long time ago but I forgot it in my shopping basket.
I really like the nude-beige colour it has.
It got really well with my other lipsticks so I'm quite happy on this purchase!
(This is my first lip liner!)
Revlon 730 - Valentine $4
Okay I know. 
I should probably stop buying nailpolish.
I can't help it!!
The colour is a nice deep but rich red. 
If that makes any sense?
Nivea Invisible Deodorant - Superstore $3
I absolutely adore anything Nivea!
This deodorant works so well!
It protects your white tee's from those nasty yellow stains
and it gives you a nice scent when you sweat hahahah!
St.Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Cleanser - Superstore $5
I wasn't even supposed to get the exfoliating scrub, I was originally supposed to get this however when I went to buy it they ran out of this product so I ended up buying the scrub instead!
This stuff works like magic, I KID YOU NOT!
I had a pimple near my eyebrow and when I used this cleanser it was gone the next day!
Definitely doing a duo review with the scrub and cleanser since they're the same line. 
Crest 3D White Mouth Wash - Superstore $7
Since I got the toothpaste I might as well get the mouthwash :)
Daisy Print Bikini Top - XXI $12
I'm a sucker for daisy/sunflower printed anything!
I think I mentioned this before.
When I saw this I absolutely positively had to get this!
Besides my bikini top is way too small now... LOL.
(These aren't excuses okay!)
Long Black Cardigan - H&M $20
This was on sale from 40 to 20!
I feel like I'm the worst when it comes to sales.
If I see it's on sale I immediately have to get it.

Hope you guys enjoyed this haul :)!
Let me know what you think about my purchases!

Peace lovelies<3