Friday, November 20, 2015

on film: summer 2015

The long overdue post is finally here! Here are the trip I took a few months ago with my parents. Elko, Yellow Stone National Park, and Bryce Canyon.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

wear it

shein coat / diy lace neck tie / zara top / aliexpress pants / cotton on tote / puma sneakers

I have the bad habit of wearing the same thing over and over again and leaving some items unloved, in this case, it's this coat. I've had this coat for over a year now, but to be completely honest, I rarely wear it until a few weeks ago. My new rule in my wardrobe is: if you don't wear it, open a Depop shop and sell it.

And I just have to say that my heart goes out to all of you in Paris, Baghdad, Japan, and Lebanon. #prayfortheworld

Have a great weekend!


photo credit: adrienne yap of this is kul

Saturday, November 7, 2015

autumn lips #2

top to bottom: mac viva glam i, albeit rosewood, nyx soft matte lip cream copenhagen
Goodbye heat wave! It's finally cold enough for me to wrap some scarves around my neck. Last year I did a post listing some of my favorite shades of lipsticks for autumn and I really enjoy making that post, so here's another one.

Let's start from the top. I've been eyeing MAC Viva Glam I for quite a while now and back in the Summer I decided that it's the for me to get that stunning matte red lipstick. Viva Glam is on the darker red side of the spectrum and I think it's more flattering than a bright saturated red on me. Just heads up though, it's really dry, I have to scrub my lips before hand and but lip balm as base.

I don't think I have to say much about this second one because I've talked about it in my previous post. It's a good nude color for the days I don't feel like wearing bold lip. Albeit lipstick in rosewood has quickly become my all time favorite lipstick.

The dark lip option for me this autumn is NYX soft matte lip cream in Copenhagen. It's a deep reddish purple color, it doesn't apply as smooth as I wish it would but the color has amazing staying power and it feels really comfortable the lips. I would definitely try more of their matte lip cream.

What's your favorite lip shade for autumn?


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

photo diary: treasure island flea market

A little photo diary with random doodles from a trip to Treasure Island that my friends and I went to. It was definitely one of the best flea markets I've ever been to, so many vintage clothes (to the point where it was a bit overwhelming for me) and most of them are $5! I did wish I brought more cash with me, but I'm proud with myself for being very good at self-control that day. I got a new air plant named Pho (yes, like the delicious Vietnamese noodles) and a small handmade ceramic cup. Sadly, they only have this flea market every last Sunday of the month, which means the next time they open is next year. Can't wait to visit the flea market again next time!


Monday, October 26, 2015


albeit lipstick in rosewood

Happy Monday and say hello to the prettiest lipstick packaging ever. The first thought that came to my mind when I saw them was "Peggy Carter's lipstick!" (yes, the one from Marvel, she's awesome!) After months and months of debating if I should get one, I decided it's time - I did well on my midterm so why not treat myself. A little pat on the back for not getting the red shade because I have too many red lipsticks for my own good, I decided to go for this more everyday color. Rosewood is the name is the perfect description of the color, it's rosy but it's leaning on the mauve - subtle and flattering.