Life Update & IECSC Haul

Hello!!!

It’s been ages, I know. I’m sorry! As always, my life has been super busy lately despite me getting nothing of substance done – I went back to school on weekends while still working full-time during the week, so pretty much everything fun in my life has been put on the back burner ): So I haven’t really had much to blog about, and though I do have tons of drafts sitting in my Evernote (I like to type them up during my commute, it gives me strength haha), since my job involves staring at the computer for seven and a half hours a day, it’s hard to find the motivation to open Photoshop when I’m at home. But I definitely miss posting, and am trying to carve out some time to work on this blog some more! I just don’t want to post once and then disappear for three years x: so I’d rather be inactive for a while and get myself together.

So last year I decided to become a licensed esthetician – skin care/makeup of course are major interests in my life to the point that I don’t really talk about anything else hahaha. Classes started in January, and since I’m only going part-time, I’m in class all day on weekends and won’t be graduating/ready to take the licensing exam until November .——–. But I love it so far! My teacher is amazing and the class is small enough that everyone gets a little individual attention, and my classmates are all super chill. It sucks dealing with weekend public transportation schedules (the subway line I take is notorious for breaking down and being slow and not even announcing it) and waking up at 6am all the time, but it’s worth it.

And a huge perk of being “in” the beauty industry is access to trade shows, like the International Esthetics, Cosmetics, and Spa Conference that took place last week! Being able to see all the latest products and machines in action, especially as a student, made me really excited about the future. Oh and then I bought stuff :B

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Holika Holika + Tony Moly Haul :3

There is a Holika Holika store in Flushing, NY!! It is a bit further from the hustle and bustle of downtown Flushing. So luckily I was able to grab a ride with a friend to the store!

There were so many things *_____* And so pretty. Unfortunately for you guys, I totally forgot to take pictures of the store. Heh…heh…heh… But here are all the things I got!

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Testerkorea Haul/Review

I discovered Testerkorea when I found out about Etude House’s Princess Makeup Table, and decided I needed it. (like, really. My stuff at my boyfriend’s place was kind of spread all over the top of the dresser and it was really annoying him)

I did a quick bit of research on the site, and it didn’t seem like a scam tongue So I bought the table (which seems to have since sold out :(), as well as a few other things because I deserve it okay.

First, mah stuffs:


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Skin Food Haul!

Hi all!

I was working on this other post but I thought since time is usually of the essence I should write about this first! If you live in NYC; specifically in the Flushing, Queens area, a Skin Food store opened up on Friday 9/5! So right now is their grand opening!

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There’s not too much to add so let’s get on with the post!

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Late Clio Haul!

Clio is this really fun make up line in South Korea. If you know who Dara from 2NE1 is, she’s basically the face of Clio at the moment. Previously it used to be Lee Hyori, the queen. FYI: I want to be her because she is basically an amazing person. But this is from a while ago and I totally forgot that I had this on my camera.

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Clio is not by any means a cheap store. It is pricey however they did have several deals But I did get a bunch of stuff

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LUSH Haul

Happy 2014! I hope this year is good to all of us (: 2013 was a pretty stressful year for me, especially towards the end, so I’m hoping I will have the opportunity to get myself and my life all sorted out. There’s just something so refreshing and motivating about the beginning of January!

But the best part about the holiday season is the Buy One, Get One sale at LUSH. true story. My friend and I decided to go to their Upper West Side location because it is the furthest away from the more popular areas of Manhattan, and we figured it would therefore be less crowded and have more stock. Unfortunately, it seemed that several other people had the same idea and it was crowded anyway haha. But we managed, and left the store with the overwhelming urge to bathe. I have to wait until my visiting family leaves though, since our water won’t heat up quickly enough with all these people in the house. ;_______;

blah blah blah jessica what did you buy already geez

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Disney Villans & Ardell!

This has to be my favorite purchase so far! So, news is that Walgreens has a bunch of Disney Villans collections by Ardell, SOHO, Scrunchi and e.l.f. that came to the stores. Now I have kept my eye out and my local Walgreens did not get anything that I wanted (Ardell lashes and Scrunchi hair ties) until just this weekend!

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I was so excited when Jessica told me about it on Saturday! So when I got off at work and went home later that night, my first stop was Walgreens before it closed at midnight. Like… my local Walgreens gets sold out of these things really fast so I wanted to make sure that everything I wanted was there!

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Excuse the blurriness of the following picture. I was too excited to take a good one. Lmao and then I threw out the packaging for the hair ties. Yikes, but oh well! I couldn’t decide on which eyelash kit to buy so I got them all. I tried them on but ah…. at least one of them makes me look a bit extra… like super extra! But the packaging on these lashes are just so on point, I just want to hang them up and never use them. ;_____; They’re so pretty I can’t help it.

Now the hair ties are a bit of an after thought for me because I was soo focused on the lashes. But looking at them I picked up the one that represented Ursala and the Evil Queen (Snow White). Of the four patterns that were available (Ursala, Evil Queen, Cruella de Ville, and Maleficent) I liked the ones for Ursala and the Evil Queen the best.

Did you manage to find these?? smile smile