Monday, September 29, 2014

Birthday Wishlist


My birthday is almost here! I'm turning 19 next Thursday (October 2), I feel old and yet I'm excited to see what amazing thing will happen in the year!

1. Finish This Book by Keri Smith - A friend of mine posted instagram pictures of her filling this book in and it seemed like so much fun and I think it's a perfect company for my long flight to Bali.
2. Check Scarf - I love scarves! I've always wanted a chunkier one and this one is perfect!
3. Mango Chunky Knit Sweater - I need a new black chunky knit sweater. My Stradvarius one is dying. 
4. Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Coral Blossom - I have one of the Amazonian Butter Lipstick and I absolutely love it, why not try another shade?
5. Elizabeth and James Nirvana White rollerball - As a perfume junkie, I had to have a perfume on my list and I'm currently lusting over this.
6. Urban Decay Naked2 Basics - This palette has all the colors I'll ever need are there and it's not as big as the regular Naked palette.
7. Lush Tea Tree Water - I've heard so much about this toner and I really want to try one.
8. Camel colored coat - I only have 2 coats and one leather jacket to keep me warm in the colder season, I've been trying to find the perfect coat, this one is one of the nicest coat I've found and I love the camel color!

-Sophia

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Missing

New York City
Bali, Indonesia
Two places that I miss the most right now: New York and Bali, two very different places. I went to New York few months ago with my sister and my friend; it was one of the best experience I've ever had. I love the buzz and the business of the city and I miss Shake Shack so much! And of course, I miss Bali, my hometown. I don't miss the extremely hot weather but I really miss the beach and the people. I can't wait for December! 

-Sophia

Friday, September 26, 2014

Autumn Lips

make up forever in copper pink (N9) // wet n wild in red velvet (910D) // rimmel london lasting finish by kate moss in 01 // wet n wild in cherry bomb (918D)




I used to think beauty bloggers are insane for having that much lipstick in their collection; but now I get it, lipsticks are guilty pleasures for me. I don't have that much of them now, but my collection is growing faster than I thought it would, oops. 

Today I'll share some of my favorite lipsticks for the colder months with you! I got this mini Make Up Forever lipstick last week as my early birthday gift from Sephora and I think this is a really nice "my lips but better" color for me. It's sheer and smooth, but it doesn't last very long and I have to reapply quite often (if you have any suggestion from other brands with similar color, please let me know). For bolder days, I wear red lips. I recently tried on red lips (here) and I am hooked. Red Velvet by Wet n Wild is matte and more vibrant than the one from Rimmel. But I personally prefer the formula of the Rimmel Lasting Finish better because it is a lot smoother, smells amazing, and easier to wipe off at the end of the day. And lastly, my very first berry color, oh gosh, I was so scared that I won't like the color on me, so I played it safe and got Cherry Bomb by Wet n Wild. I never thought of wearing dark, berry lipstick but thanks to other bloggers who look so amazing with their berry lips, I had to give it a go.

What's your favorite lipstick shade for autumn? Do you have any recommendations for me?
-Sophia

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hand-Me-Downs



I love going through my parent's old stuff and find items like this bucket bag and oversized shirt. I have to say that they are some of the best vintage items I own (and I'm pretty sure the bag is older than I am). The shirt is very versatile and I wear it quite often — as a layering piece or wear them with a pair of leggings and boots. On the other hand, the bucket bag is not the easiest to style, I usually wear it with plain sweaters or t-shirts with it.

What is your the best vintage finds?

-Sophia

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pink

h&m shirt // brandy melville dress // h&m sandals // vintage cuff&rings


Summer is not quite over yet and to be honest, I can't wait for the sweater weather. I miss wearing my leather jacket and sweaters so much! University wise, the assignmnets are very time consuming, and I find juggling classes, homework, more homework, blogging, a bit of little social life, grocery shopping, and more homework quite challenging.

Anyway, to the outfit, I got this bag years ago and like some other things that I own, I haven't give it as much love as it deserves. I paired it with my go to black dress with white button up on top. For once, I didn't wear all black with this bag.

-Sophia