Monday, February 23, 2015

It's Okay, That's Love - Korean Drama

I seriously love this drama. I compare all Korean dramas I watch to this one. I don't even know where to begin. This is one of the greatest love stories I have ever witnessed and I think the writers did a legitimate job of bringing awareness to mental illnesses.

First of all, I was spoiled by everything that happened because I hate surprises and I asked my friend prior to watching it. It's one of those loves that you know they were meant for each other and that they could not have found someone better to be with. If you continue reading, you'll definitely find spoilers.

Normally I don't like domineering male personalities, but Jang Jae Yeol's was quite subtle and was countered by Hye Soo's. I loved how she was an independent person and wasn't going to change her future plans just because she became "blinded" by love and that Jae Yeol forced her to go on the trip in the end. Secondly, she dropped the first guy in the beginning, I can't think of his name at the moment as soon as she found out he cheated. Sorry, but once a cheater, most likely you're not going to change your personality.

I think the main point of this drama is to find someone who brings out the best in you (e.g., Hye Soo and Jang Jae Yeol, Park Soo-Kwang and Oh So-nyeo). Hye Soo was able to heal Jang Jae Yeol's schizophrenia, and he cured her sex phobia. Soo-Kwang was able to get So-nyeo's life on track and she helped calm his Tourettes syndrome. Even in the non-romantic relationships between Dong-Min, Hye Soo, and Soo-Kwang. They were functionally dysfunctional and each brought their own bit of comic relief, but I couldn't help myself from laughing every time Dong-Min opened his mouth to yell at the other members of the household.

OMG and their house? I loved the design and how they had a front porch on top of the business.

I didn't know the actor who played Kang-woo was in EXO until I kept watching their dance practices and realized it was him. He definitely brought this character justice, but now I'm curious if they still maintained the "glitch" in him the entire series.

I think this drama concluded perfectly, even if everything seemed rushed in the end in terms of them getting married shortly after and then getting pregnant. Everything felt wrapped up without any loose ends.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The REAL Secret to Clear Skin

There's only 3 things that I would say all people with acne should consider when trying to clear your skin.

  • Drink HALF your body weight in WATER
  • SLEEP!
Water is such a great natural remedy for so many healthy issues out there, but what it does for the skin is beyond amazing. As I mentioned in the video above it flushes out all the toxins in your body and keeps your skin cells nice and plump so your skin will look amazing

Green Juice is the easiest way to get in the nutrients from fruits and vegetables you normally wouldn't eat on your own. Not to say I still don't eat additionally fruits and vegetables on top of this, but at least getting this in 5x a week for those who don't already eat plenty of fruits and vegetables is a must. I use kiwi, apples, cucumbers, and spinach.

Possible health benefits of consuming kiwis

Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetescancer and other conditions. Many studies have shown that increased consumption of plant foods like kiwis decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality.
Beautiful Skin: Collagen, the skins support system, is reliant on vitamin C as an essential nutrient that works in our bodies as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution and smoke, smooth wrinkles and improve overall skin texture.1
Better Sleep: According to a study on the effects of kiwifruit consumption on sleep quality in adults with sleep problems, it was found that kiwi consumption may improve sleep onset, duration, and efficiency in adults with self-reported sleep disturbances.
Heart Health: The fiber and potassium in kiwis support heart health. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to Mark Houston, MD, MS, an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School and director of the Hypertension Institute at St Thomas Hospital in Tennessee.3

Here's another website for more information:

I generally add apples for sweetness, but all the health benefits related to apples are not directly skin related but here's a link of health benefits for your curiosity.

Health benefits of cucumbers provided by

1. Rehydrates body  
Cucumbers are generally 95 % water, maintaining the entire body moisturized whilst assisting the body removes harmful toxins. Cucumbers have got the majority of the vitamins your body requires within a single day. Make sure you leave the skin on because the skin includes a fair amount of vitamin C, about 10 % of the daily-recommended allocation. You may drink or eat cucumber or even its juice throughout hot summer. It can also help in eliminating the toxins through the entire body.
2.  Skin care
Cucumber is the perfect method of obtaining silica, a trace mineral which supports our ligament with each other as well as plays a role in the toughness to them. Silica has several advantages to our overall health as well as skin. Edith M. Carlisle, Ph.D carried out research on chicks in 1970s and 1980s. Her research proven that silica found in cucumber created 100 times much more bone collagen more than those not getting nutritional silica. Furthermore, their bones exposed a sluggish, but remarkable, increase in calcium content. Silica’s contribution towards the power of our ligament is important to a younger physical appearance of your skin. Silica is additionally verified as being an inhibitor of the process of getting older in tissues. An insufficiency of silica as well as acid hyaluronic increases aging of the skin simply because connective tissues are not able to maintain water effectively. Research has shown that silica definitely seems to be part of the synthesis of proline (an important component of collagen), that is necessary in the creation of deoxycollagen. In addition, research by Carlisle demonstrates that the best functioning of “prolyl hydroxylase,” a chemical important to collagen synthesis, is dependent upon silica.
Whenever positioned on affected regions of your skin, it lowers inflammation as well as relieves signs and symptoms related to moderate sunburns. Additionally, it has got the possibility to tighten up the skin pores, lighten up dark circles beneath the eyes, decrease the physical appearance of freckles and also enhance various other skin tone problems. Its capability to cure as well as recover the skin is caused by its water content and higher amounts of anti-oxidant. Additionally it is useful in decreasing acne breakouts. Furthermore, it cures your inflamed as well as burned up red eye. These types of all-natural eye pads help in lowering the swelling as well as the fatigue within your eyes. Because of its cooling impact, it is extremely useful for all of your skin difficulties. The cleansing as well as cleaning property assists the skin significantly turning it into supple and soft. Frequent consuming of cucumber or even consuming its juice your skin will get shine also it assists you to look more youthful.

Health benefits of spinach again provided by

Healthy skin and hair: Spinach is high in vitamin A, which is necessary for sebum production to keep hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Spinach and other leafy greens high in vitamin C are imperative for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair.

  1. Not enough sleep worsens existing skin conditions. Increased inflammatory response shows up as increased acne breakouts, increased skin sensitivity, increased allergic contact dermatitis reactions, and increased irritant dermatitis — and more severe conditions mean more treatment and skin care.
  2. Not enough sleep detracts from your skin's natural beauty.Increased inflammatory cells in the body lead to an increase in the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, the molecules that give the skin its glow, bounce, and translucency.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Coffee Girl

Take your sip of coffee girl
Hide behind your cup
Don't let them see you fake
You're really just a nobody
Trying to be anybody
Just take each sip day by day

Leather Jacket - H&M
Aztec Dress - Styles for Less
Over-the-Knee Boots - Guess
Bag - Coach

Photography by AWcandid. Follow on instagram @AWcandid

Friday, February 13, 2015

Shop my closet!

I've finally opened my own store for those of you who would like to shop my closet! I'm super stoked because I've finally got the guts to do it.

Check it out!

Currently being sold:
Dolce Vita Alliance
Alice in Wonderland Palette by Urban Decay

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Drama Fever | Healer - Korean Drama


...Just kidding.

This will be a if you haven't watched the final episode do not continue reading.

It wasn't horrible, just wasn't spectacular. It didn't feel concluded at all. Like what about Min Ja's and Teacher's relationship? And how did they come to know each other!? I NEED TO KNOW! I wanted to see more of the relationship between Chae Young Shin's relationship with her mom. It was so vague I wanted to see more! And what happened to Moon Shiik? Did he completely go mentally ill or was he healed because his conscious was relieved as Elder was arrested?! I WANTED TO PHYSICALLY SEE ELDER ARRESTED! It didn't feel official that everything would be okay and that the world would be ridded of his evilness. But holy crap man, Healer getting shot was heart-stopping. I was like NOOOO!!! They can't end it this way! But it was perfect that they killed Park Bong so that Jung Hoo could live normally. THAT was something they did well. I really hope they consider to making a second season.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DIY Valentine's Gift Ideas

Lately I've been really into homemade cards for Valentine's day. Last year I celebrated valentine's day with my friends and we had "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"viewing party and we all gave each other cards from being personally made to really cheap cards that weren't even Valentine's Day related. Valentine's Day is about being in good company whether it's with your significant other, family, or friends. Even a simple acknowledgement of "Happy Valentine's Day" through text or phone call, let's another person know you're thinking about them. So if anyone comes to mind on this day, just shoot em a quick text.

You're all my Valentine's. xx

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara | Tarte Mascara

I don't know how to feel about this mascara as I'm currently not happy about it. My upper and bottom lashes keep getting stuck to one another and I feel like I have to keep fixing them because it's irritating. I got this in one of my glam bags so it didn't come with the primer, which may be why they're sticking to each other and it doesn't look as full as the picture shows on their website (
Even though there's a difference between having it on and not having it on, it doesn't get thicker so my lashes look thin. If you want fuller longer lashes I would not recommend buying this product.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dreaming of the water where I'd rise like a phoenix

All she wants to do is be wild and free.
Let her become her art and her art become her.
You can never douse her fire or the flame living in her heart.
Even if she's just spark, she can ignite once again.

Kimono - Styles for Less
Romper - Styles for Less
Boots - Guess
Bag - Coach

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl 2015 - Domestic Violence #NoMore

This is one of the things Super Bowl did right this year. The point of the commercial is that we need to listen for people in need. It may not be blatantly obvious, but hear people out and listen for signs of danger. 

HOWEVER, I think this may be counter productive because if people in these situations are watching the Super Bowl and this ad comes up, that person could potentially be in danger at that moment.

If you are in this position, here are places to get help.
1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)