Thursday, November 27, 2014

I Will Be Back Soon


Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for the amazing people in my life that are supportive of me, being able to learn so many things this year, go to places that I won't think I'll able to go to when I was 12, and so many other things. And just in case you're wondering, yes, that's me up there  I outlined a picture of myself.

So, to what the post is actually about (other than wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving day of course). Finals are around the corner and let me tell you, I'm loosing it. I don't want to put up bad contents on my blog and I decided to take a little break from blogging and focus on my finals. I'll be back in 3 weeks time! I'll see you soon.

Lots of love,
-Sophia

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Casual for Christmas

Instead of going all fancy, I decided to go more casual and comfortable this Christmas. As much as I love the idea of dressing up, going all out with some dress that I won't be able to wear again anytime soon doesn't appeal that much to me. I've been trying to figure out what I'm going to wear on Christmas and I'll be home by then which means it's going to be hot and humid, so it'll definitely going to be something lightweight or just anything that I can wear again on daily basis. Of course, to make it more Christmasy and less casual, a pair of nice shoes and some accessories will do the job. Up there are the few items I've been keeping my eyes on, especially the leather skirt.


What are you going to wear for Christmas?

-Sophia

Monday, November 24, 2014

November Loves

grey zara v-neck sweater  // forever 21 oversized cardigan // forever 21 scarf (similar) // h&m rings // revlon lip butter in berry smoothie // maybeline the falsies big eyes mascara // rimmel london lipliner in tiramisu // naked2 basics palette // air plant

November is coming to an end, it's going to be December next week! So I thought why not share some of the things that I have been loving this month. 

Let's start with some clothing. I have been wearing my Forever 21 oversized cardigan way too much. It's super cozy, warm, and goes with everything. Speaking of cozy and warm, I also have been wearing this taupe scarf that is also form Forever 21, I mentioned it here and ever since that day, I've been wearing the heck out of that scarf to the point I'm sure people are sick of me wearing it. Another thing that I have been wearing a lot this month is this v-neck oversized sweater (can you tell I like oversized clothes?) I really think this sweater is very flattering and it's really comfortable, definitely going to buy more in different colors. For accessories, I've been stacking some delicate rings together with some midi rings, I think it's a nice way to add more interest to a plain outfit.

As I mentioned earlier this month here, I have been loving neutral eyes and the products I've been using and loving the most for the look is my Naked 2 Basics palette and the Maybelline mascara, I won't rant about it since I already did that on the post. The neutral-color-love-fest doesn't end there,  but as someone who can't rock a nude lip (I look dead), I really like this whole my-lip-but-better combo that consist of two lip product: Rimmel London lipliner in tiramisu and Revlon Lip butter in berry smoothie, they make an amazing combination.

Last but not least, two random things I've been loving: Peppermints from Trader Joes and my air plant. I prefer peppermints over gums simply because I don't have to worry about throwing it away or having the weird taste in my mouth when I chew the gum for a little too long - yuck. And of course, I have to give my lovely air plant a shout out, it's still alive, hooray! 

What have you been loving this month?

-Sophia

Sunday, November 23, 2014

3 Things: I'm Looking Forward To

Gili Photo Diary
1. Winter break  can't wait to go back home to be reunited with my family! I haven't seen my family for almost a year, except for my sister who flew here last May and I miss them a ton! I'll be spending a month there before going back here for Spring semester, but I'm planning to do a winter intersession, so I'll probably going to be a zombie for 2 or 3 weeks while I'm there, boo :(

2. Christmas  I love Christmas! Even though we are not very festive, I am really looking forward to it! I have been jamming to Michael BublĂ©'s Christmas album – and Taylor Swift's 1989 of course. Sadly people back home are not as festive as people are here, but I'm excited nonetheless.

3. A little trip So I'm going to go on a little trip after Christmas and I am very excited about it. Last year, we went to the beautiful Gili Island, but this year, we'll be exploring different scenery, a beautiful city in Indonesia with amazing history that I've never been to but I always wanted to go to. Ah, I can't contain my excitement!

What are you looking forward to?

-Sophia

Friday, November 21, 2014

Let's Talk About: Nails


Happy Friday! I'll be done with this semester in 4 weeks and I am very excited to say the least. I can't promise I'll post as regularly  so many final projects!  but I'll post a ton more once I'm finished with finals, especially when I'm going back home for winter break! Yay!

It's not a secret I love painting my nails  I find it very therapeutic  from all the nail related posts I've done. Because I can't stand the look of chipped nails polishes, it bothers me so much, and I'd rater remove it completely, I usually do this once a week. Once my nail polishes are chipped, I always start with nail polish remover (obviously), then I would start clipping my nails (I can't handle long nails), making sure that I clip it to the shape that I more or less want and let the nail file to do the shaping. I always shape my nails more on the rounder shape (not almond because they scare me, not square because I find them extremely unflattering on me) and after I'm satisfied with the shape, I'll start pushing my cuticles back  not the best feeling in the world – and buff my nails to give my polishes a good base, and then I'll apply my base coat. I'm currently using Sally Hansen's Xtreme wear but I'm running really low now and it starts to get very gloopy, I'm planning to try something different, any recommendations? After patiently waiting for my base to dry, I'll start applying the nail polish of the week. I always apply at least 2 coats (gotta love them opaque nails), from the bottom middle and swipe it outward, and then doing the rest of the nail; letting them dry before applying top coats. Some of my favorite nail polishes brands are Essie, O.P.I, and Formula X because they dry relatively fast, their formula is incredible, and they last about a week on me, unlike other brands. When everything is done and I'm happy, I always put some hand cream on.

How do you do your nails?

-Sophia