Friday, November 30, 2012

This has been such a terrible day.... First I use the wrong buffer in my experiment so there goes a week of preparation down the drain.... Then I found out that one of my teachers hasn't completed her recommendation letter for me to get into graduate school...... Lets just hope the rest of the day goes better. At least I for sure got an A in one of my classes! Yay for that! Lets try for a 4.0 this semester. Steffie Fighting! ><

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Truth

Do you want to know the truth?
I'm a huge slacker....

Hehe I think we all know that.
But actually, I wanted to say that I really appreciate the people that actually read my blog. Whoever you are~! I get so giddy when I see comments! Please comment more! >:D

Anywho~
I found out that I missed some deadlines for my grad school applications.
Strangely enough. I'm not too upset.
I know God has his ways, and maybe me being super lazy is part of his plan? kekekekeke
Excuses excuses.
I've got to try harder......

Also. I drew some new pictures today! I'll only show one~

This was a really simple one that I sketched in Physics class of my actual outfit. Like I said, I love maxi skirts lately. I don't lie ;D I'm also doing point commishes for my friend~ please tell me if you are interested and I'll link off my DA for you~ c:

I've been getting more compliments on my outfits lately. I think others like maxi skirts as well? Teehee~


Saturday, November 24, 2012

November Yesstyle Haul!

YO! Whaddup my homies~ c:
I come with yet another online shopping haul.... Steffie you need to restrain yourself sometimes.... :/

Anyways. If you didn't know, after coming back from Singapore and Japan, I've been addicted, completely addicted to maxi skirts and the high-low hem theme. It's just so feminine and wonderful and flow-y and I love it. OKAY? I love it! =3= So I took to YesStyle and their Korean Sale to complete my need for more Asian clothes~ hehe~ c:

As I had mentioned before in my YesWalker review, the quality of these brands can be quite shoddy.... So I'll try my best to help steer you in the right direction. c:

First item is of course a MAXI SKIRT from the Korean brand Beccgirl
(Sale price: $14.40 USD // Original price: $18.00)
http://www.yesstyle.com/en/beccgirl-elasticized-waist-long-skirt/info.html/pid.1031436506


 Let me tell you, this skirt was a LOT shorter than I thought it would be.... Like I'm short. Barely 5'1 short, and this is pretty short on me. Not bad or anything. Just shorter than I expected. Quality wise, the stitching on the waistband could use some work. It is a little bulky, but nothing that is too bad. Actually, the quality of the overall piece is pretty good in my opinion (4/5). It's made of quite a thick material that will make it not too bad to wear in this fall/winter. c:

It does have a slip skirt that goes down to about a little above the mid-thigh on me. A nice length. But the material isn't very transparent so you don't have to worry about the slip skirt riding up and everyone seeing your panties if that's a huge factor. ;'D

The next item is a LACE COLLARED LONG-SLEEVED TOP from the Korean brand Click. 
(Sale price: $12.00 USD // Original price: $15.00)
http://www.yesstyle.com/en/click-laced-collar-long-sleeve-top/info.html/pid.1025019580



This item is actually my second favorite item from the bunch. I've noticed that the material Click uses is VERY THIN. Don't worry, it's not see-through thin, but still pretty thin. So just be warned about that if you were expecting a heavier material. The quality of the lace collar is not too great either. But it is still a cute piece to have in my collection. Collars are very much in this year~ :D Also, the sleeves look really bad when they're down. The length is a little short even on me, so I recommend styling this with the sleeves rolled up fyi.

Next, we have a CHIFFON LONG WRAP SKIRT from the Japanese brand Mignon.
(Original price $15.00 USD)
http://www.yesstyle.com/en/mignon-chiffon-long-wrap-skirt-mocha-one-size/info.html/pid.1030274297

As you can see in the left picture, there is a slip underneath that goes to about 2-4 inches above the knee.

Sad to say, but this piece really let me down. In the pictures, it looked SO CUTE! But I wouldn't say this is really that true-to-picture. I just have a lot of issues with this piece. The fabric of the skirt is made of a bunch of layers that are very thin and wrinkles pretty easily. It makes it kinda bulky... I know it's supposed to be a "chiffon" material, but it seems like a pretty cheap version of it. I guess it was only $15 so I can't complain too much. The biggest disappointment was how the waist band was sewn. It's like an open band with an elastic drawn through it, if you know what I mean. It has the ability to gather in different areas making it feel really bulky and fat. And it can make you look really hippy because of the added volume around the band.... dislike. :/ But I guess if you wear a belt it'll be less noticable? It's just that it looked so pretty on the model, I'm upset it doesn't resemble that on me. Overall, I wouldn't really recommend this skirt. There are better versions out there. c;

Last thing that I purchased was this DIP BACK DRESS from Click again.
(Sale price: $10.50 USD // Original price: $15.00)
http://www.yesstyle.com/en/click-elbow-sleeve-dip-back-top/info.html/pid.1031409954



Hehe. If you noticed that my eyes look really small in most of these pictures, that's because they are looking down and right to my phone. LOL. They're still open though WTF. They don't lie about Asians having squinty slit eyes =3=

Ok. So I paid the least for this dress and it is by far, my favorite out of the bunch! Again, the material is thinner than I would have expected, but it is still really cute~! And I was really worried about the "transparent" part in the back of the dress, but don't worry, you still can't see what's underneath~ You can't even see my panties underneath it~! Bet you can't guess what color they are! >:D Unfortunately, the dress does run a little wide so I have to wear it with a belt or I look super fat. :(

I also wore it out the other day~ Here's my quick OOTD! c:

It was my Thanksgiving day outfit! c: I recently purchased that scarf from H&M, too, and I really LOVE how big and fluffy it is! It was on sale for $7.00 USD~ c: 
Leggings and Cardi from Target. Hat from Claire's. Belt stolen from younger brother. And shoes from Famous Footwear.

FINALLY~! For the SHIPPING, I ordered everything on Oct. 27th. It shipped on Oct. 30th. And I just got it this Nov. 21st. Therefore it took about 25 days in total to reach me. I did use Standard Shipping to the USA, but that's kinda excessive if you ask me. :/ Not too pleased with that....


NOTE: Everything was bought with my own money~ I spent around $51.89 in total with a $5.00 coupon from being on their mailing list.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Maybe I over think things sometimes. I do it a lot on exams and I do it a lot in life. I just can't let things be simple can I?

Ok. So the reason is. I think he found out. Not who you think. The jerk. I think he found out about my crush. Worst part is that they got pretty close this year. He better not ruin things for me or I'll be upset! I don't know anymore. Maybe I'm just being paranoid again.....

Also. I just wanted to say a few words about how judgmental girls can really be.... Don't think I don't notice those looks I get. I know I normally like to dress up and it may seem like I put a lot of effort into my looks but it's not true! I spend 10 maybe 15 minutes getting ready in the morning! And 6 of that is like me brushing my teeth and stuff! I'm not high maintenance contrary to popular thought. I'm also not rich. Lol I'm like the farthest away from brig rich. What I am is a shopaholic. But I really only buy what's really cheap. I know the value of things. I know how to get good things for a good price. This does not mean I'm rich by the least. People are crazy for thinking so. You don't know anything about me. Anything at the least. How would you? I don't trust you enough to tell you my super secret thoughts. So stop it. Stop judging me. I'm so different from what you think. I'm poor. I'm lower middle class on a good economic year. I like to dress up because I have really low self esteem. I don't think I'm pretty. I'm incredibly innocent and I hate how sex is changing for the worst. I'm just me. So please just don't judge me :(

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Background checks?

Lol. So I was just thinking... I like having a private/ public diary but sometimes, I wonder just who reads it? Perhaps by chance or perhaps for a super secret agenda? Anyways. For most pharmacy schools, you have to undergo a background check!? I'm a little scared. HEHE. It won't be too hard for them to find this blog because it's listed under the account under my real name. Well because I don't really have any followers, I just write whatever I want. Seriously, anything I want. And I'm a little immature. But I like it. I like writing whatever I want because I want to be the one to look back on those time. To reflect. To grow as a person. That's why I wanted to have a diary. For some reason its easier to have a blog than a diary that I write in. I've tried multiple times in the past, and I always lost interest in it within a few days. But you're different. This blog really means a lot to me. I think it'll be a long until I stop writing in it. Maybe I've changed too. Social activity is too much for me. Though, I have been more social lol.

I know it's wrong to live in the past. But it's not bad to use those experiences to shape your future, is it? It's not bad to cherish those memories. Everytime I think back on how much I hate Case Parking, or all the good times I had in Singapore and my traveling, I feel thankful. I'm thankful to have this life of mine. Sure, it's not perfect. But it's mine. And I'll embrace.

Anyways. I re-drafted some of my more obscure posts. It's ok. It may not have been to long ago. But I reflect. I change. I grow. I want to become a better person.

Also. These days I've been really addicted to watching Running Man. Remember my adorable lab member that knows 6 languages? She said that it was her favorite variety show. So I gave it a second chance... and now I'm hooked. Completely hooked. Stephanie, you need to study more. Please focus.

Also also. He didn't hold the door open for me today. Maybe I was wrong. Should I just let it go? I give up easily. Be more persistent please! >:(

Leaving off with a picture of myself~~~
Can you believe that I have an addiction to buying new make-up but I don't end up using it most of the time. LOL. I'm trying...... At most I'll just put on a bb cream and powder to set.... maybe I should try using a foundation sometime. The Chanel one looks intriguing!



My hair is getting long. I'll need a hair cut soon.... but I kinda want to grow it out? What to do?!

Monday, November 12, 2012

OMAIGODUGAIIS!!!!

OMG.
OH EM FRAKING GEE~~~

lol.
So this may sound childish.
Actually, it is pretty childish, but I don't care.
So today. In Japanese class~ ;)
Yup that one Japanese class with le hot korean boy~
I dropped my eraser on accident... D:
We were watching a film in class, and I was getting sleepy, so I re-adjusted myself.... and pushed my eraser off my desk. T___T
Best thing to ever happen to me.
Of course, I was forced to sit next to him because someone left their umbrella in the seat I would have sat in~
So he was next to me.... and he picked up my eraser!!

Do you know that feeling? T___T
That feeling when he... he looks at you and hands you back your eraser... ;A;
Brings tears to my eyes....
....
You know my plan now right?
My super secret plan?!

DROP ALL THE THINGS!!!! 

He looked pretty proud of himself for helping me pick up my eraser~~~ hehehehehhehehe~
Maybe next time we can actually talk.
LOL. I fail at life.
You're freaking 21 years old Steffie, get a grip...
But he was so cute T______T <33


Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall Song Recommendations (Part 2)

It's amazing how fast the time is passing.
I'm getting a little overwhelmed here. Please slow down please :(

Anywho.
This is my new song obsessions! Short and simple:

1. Twins - Mouse Loves Rice
As you may know, I'm Cantonese, but my Canto is getting a little shaky because I don't use it often. I just love this song, and I like listening to Canto songs recently. I don't know. I really love music. It really does express your inner self I think.

It's basically a song that says that I love you like a mouse likes rice (because cheese is scarce in China, mice eat rice) and will do anything for you.

2. John Park - Childlike
This one is for a movie called "Werewolf Boy." Truthfully, the music video/ music make this song so much better. The main character (the wolf boy - Song Joong Ki) is freaking adorable here. Just want to pinch his chubby cheeks. T____T And he's 27?! In this movie he's supposed to be 19 though :p But yea. Now I must watch this movie. I MUST. But knowing Korea, I just hope no one dies in the end....... :/

The song is also pretty beautiful. It makes me think of myself. Maybe I'm a little too foolish to love him. ><


3. Kim Tae Woo - Even I Feel Sorry for Myself
His voice is beautiful. The song is so soothing. I just love this song..... I'm a sucker for sad songs. ;A;


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why is it so hard to just say "Hi?"
I fail at life............ ;A;

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hey guys. So I'm actually super swamped with schoolwork right now.... but I just wanted to write this post. I was just re-reading my old posts and self-reflecting. I realize, I self-reflect a lot. I realize, that I haven't changed that much since my older posts. To be fair, I think that I may have become even more of a recluse. I 'm still scared to talk to new people. I'm still scared of change. I'm still too scared to be brave. The weird part is that I'm fine talking to strangers that I know I will never have any sort of relationship with, like customers or patrons at the library, but with others, I just fall short...........

Why?
Why must I be so scared?!
I've been telling myself to be brave!
BE BRAVE STEPHANIE!
This is your life. This is your dream. This is your ever changing world. You have to fight for it. Fight for everything that you believe in.
But I'm still scared. I'm still scared of it. What should I do? What can I do to be braver? No matter how much I tell myself to be brave, when the moment comes, I falter. I don't want to be scared anymore. It's just, when its important to me. Like really important to me, I get nervous. Like with my graduate school applications. I was scared. Scared of rejection. Scared to think back about why I love doing what I'm doing. Scared of it all. So I didn't do. I just didn't do it. I just waited. And waited. And pushed it off until the last moment when I barely made the deadline. I didn't know what to do.

I don't want to wait for the deadline before I do anything again.
Seriously. I want to find love.
I know I may be a little cheesy. But I really want to. And I believe in you diary. I want someone to just depend on. To kill those bugs for me. To hold me when we're watching scary movies. To be there for me. I don't know. I should be doing my homework.

I will change.
I may falter countless more times. But I won't stop believing in myself. I'll build up my courage. One day I will be brave. I WILL BE BRAVE.

Bobbi Brown Haul!


It's so chic and black I love Bobbi Brown! I bought these at some make-up store at the Aurora Outlets.

First is the Long-wear Gel Eyeliner Set ($29.50 USD)
It comes with 2 gel eyeliners (black + a shimmery slate color), a small brush, and a sample eye makeup remover.

As always, here's the ingredients! Click to view larger!



The brush is not bad. But I don't really use it. I use another eyeliner brush that I have. It's nice that it has a cap, though! Makes it a lot more portable. c:


In the set, I got #1 Black Ink (below) and # 15 Graphite Shimmer (not shown). They both come with 3 grams of product, which is not bad. I believe that these eyeliners are priced at about $22 separately... so this boxed set was a steal! c:



I know this eyeliner is highly raved about, but I don't know about it. I have super oily lids and after about 2 hours, it did transfer to my bottom lid.... T___T I found that it lasted SO MUCH longer if I set it with translucent powder. If I use a black shadow... that would transfer too.... I haven't tried it with a primer yet though. It lasted so much longer on my hand! I think my eyelids are oilier than my hands....

I would say that the color is pretty black though. And really creamy. In my honest opinion, I'd say it's more of a mix between a gel and cream liner texture!

 It's a little hard to see, but this eye-makeup remover is a dual phase remover. This means that it has a water based phase and an oil based phase. It's pretty common to see these types of remover lately because most waterproof make-up is of the non-polar type. Little chemistry lesson! (Yo I am a chemist! ;) ) But to make it waterproof/ resistant, they make the make-up more non-polar because then it's less easily solvated by the polar water molecules. And because likes dissolves likes. Therefore, nonpolar makeup is less easily dissolved by water. Ie waterproof/ resistant. This is why it's good to use oils (or nonpolar things) to dissolve this nonpolar makeup! Likes dissolves likes! c: Hehe.

I also picked up the Corrector in Light to Medium Bisque ($15.00 USD)!


Ok. Is anyone else this stupid? I was trying to buy a concealer and somehow ended up buying the corrector?! LOL. I don't really have heavy dark under eye circles and this place was pretty far away, so I gave this to my friend. c: She seems to like it though! I tried it on in the store and I was wondering why the coverage of the concealer was so light... fail..... >< BUT. I'd say this picture is pretty true to color (on my display at least) and that's pretty close to my tone!? Maybe I'm more pink than yellow? Asian fail D:


 Hope you enjoyed! Sheepy out~! <3
ALSO. I know it's not as talked about, but my friend picked up a lipstick from Bobbi Brown in Old Hollywood and she really likes it. And she's a lipstick fanatic. I think you'll be seeing a lot more from Bobbi Brown from me~ ;)

For more on Bobbi Brown, please visit: http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/index.tmpl

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Casual/ Lazy OOTD

LOL. Ok so midterms are over but my room is still a mess.... whatever!

A really plain, casual outfit. But I thought I'd show you how I style my lovely Timberland knockoff boots! Which are totally in right now. (Or at least in opinion they are! >:D) Funny story, my friends all bought the same shoes when were in this shoe store in Asakusa, Japan. Hehe. They go really well with maxi skirt, shorts, or pants! <3 Adds more of a masculine touch to your outfit. Definitely a different statement for this girly girl!

White Vneck - Aeropostale (~$10)
Gray cardi - Forever 21 (~$25)
Pants - Hollister (~$30)
Belt - Aeropostale (~$10)
Boots - Some shoe store in Japan (~$20)
Scarf - Came with a shirt I bought.... (??)

ALSO. A note on Hollister sizing! I bought these pants recently, in size 0, online.... but I think that I should have gotten a 00. Normally I wear a size 24 (with a belt) for reference. I definitely wear a size 00 in American Eagle (with a belt cause it's still huge...) but a size 0 in Delia's is a little tight? WTF they need to coordinate sizes better please! D: I wore these pants without a belt once and my butt was completely hanging out.... my non-existent butt.... :/

Saturday, November 3, 2012

HAUL from Banana Republic Outlet!

Hehe. I'm getting older, so I'm buying more mature clothes?! What?! ;D I'll try not to talk too much because I don't want this post to be too long.... but.... hehe :p This was all purchased at the Banana Republic Outlet at Aurora Premium Outlets.

Black "Summer" Flat - $29.99
I would NOT recommend these if you're the type of person to kick yourself when you walk.... like your ankles rub together? Mine do and I was bleeding by the end of the night... Maybe if I break them in longer? I don't know. But they hurt.... but so cute..... T_____T


Color Tip Wedge in Galaxy Blue - $15.97 (Originally $59.99)
I LOVE the gold accents on Banana Republic shoes! Love love love~ <3 They make my legs look sooo good! Hehe.

 Hehe. You can literally see that my mirror is dusty....Gahhhhhh ><;; And please notice my wonky eye that I just noticed... we get no sleep yo! D:

Button Racerback Tank - $12.49 (Originally $24.99)


Yup. I bought this TOP to wear as a dress (with leggings) I'm that short. I'm 5'1'' if you were wondering.... Gah. Too bad I'm past the age where you grow taller. ;( It ended too soon.... ALSO. I know you can't tell from this picture, but the fabric of this shirt is SO SOFT. You get what you pay for. You can definitely tell the quality of these clothes are so much better than Forever21 and stuff.

Graphic Tee - $9.97 USD (Originally $24.99)

I like to wear this with the front tucked in because I'm so short. Also! Almost forgot to mention, but I got this in a size Medium because I wanted the oversized look! c:<3

Petite Blouse in Navy - $22.99 (Originally $49.99)
Remember when I said that the other shirt was so soft....? OMG. This shirt is the softest thing ever! It feels so nice against the skin.... T____T <3 It clings to your curves pretty well, too. <3 It makes me feel so mature. I thought that was pretty pricey for what it is... but it was just so soft I couldn't say no.... I don't know how I can wash it though D;

Left is just plain shirt and right is how I would style it. If I was going for a more formal look, I'd wear a pencil skirt, but I don't really have a nice one yet... working on it..... :/

 Scalloped edges are super cute! c;


Blue Sweater with Button Detail - $34.99 (Original price :( )
A simple boat neck sweater with button detailing. I got this in a size small so that it's a little oversized in case I want to do an off the shoulder look. I actually love wearing this sweater with a white skirt and some knee high boots for fall. So feminine! c:

Two Pocket Military Shirt in Navy - $29.99 (Originally 59.99)
My favorite out of everything. 'nuff said.


That's Mr. BunBun on my bed! Hehe~ This actually came in a red and a cream color, but the cream was so friggen see through?! I hate it when its like that :/
Anyways! Hope you liked! Sheepy out~! 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Review: TonyMoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar #6


Angry bunny stick is angry! Rawrawrarawr! >:D
...
Hehe. Sorry. Anyways, I know I've been posting a lot more personal stuff lately... but I'm back at my beauty reviews~ Hehe. This time I have for you a new "lip gloss/ balm" from Tony Moly in #6 Orange. There are 9 colors in total. I actually bought this one because I saw it on Beautifymeeh's youtube. I'm a fan~ :'p

PRICE: (4.5/5) I picked this up from ebay for $5.92 USD + shipping. I don't know how expensive it is in Korea, but probably cheaper. =3=  But not bad for a tinted lip balm in my opinion. Also, I just checked the same seller, and I guess the price has risen, but here's the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Juicy-Orange-Tonymoly-Tony-Moly-Petite-Bunny-Lip-Gloss-Lipstick-2g-/150822322385?pt=US_Makeup_Lips&hash=item231db600d1



PACKAGING: (5/5) OMG. I'm totally someone who is sold by cute packaging... which is why I love TonyMoly or Asian cosmetics in general. It's just too cute! The bunny concept is not new to TonyMoly but I think its completely adorable how each color has its own personality. Why the orange one is angry... I do not know.


COLOR: (3.5/5) Ok. So the color of the packaging is NOT the actual color of the lip balm. I was completely confused by that because the packaging looks a lot more pink than orange. But I assure you (and you can see from the swatch) the lip balm is a nice coral-y /orange color. It does have some nice shimmers, but I'd say that they are pretty finely milled because you don't really notice that when you're actually wearing it. It just gives it a nice shine. As for the color on your lips, it turns out to be more pink than you would expect! I don't know if my lips are super pigmented, but the color is pretty pink. More like the color of the container than the swatch I showed you.

CONCLUSION: (3.75/5) Aside from the adorable packaging, there are some downfalls to this. I would say that it is definitely less hydrating than your average lipbalm. Also, when you wear it, it completely and totally emphasizes the cracks in your lips. So if you do wear it, you HAVE to have already nicely moisturized lips or maybe use a lip scrub or something like that. It's really terrible on my dry, chapped lips... The product just builds up in the cracks of your lips.... T____T (That's why there is no picture of my lips. LOL) But I do kinda like the color and if your lips are nice and scrubbed, it does look really nice. Just maybe not so good for people with drier lips? I don't know. ><

As for lasting power, it lasts as long as lip balm. I don't really wear lipstick or anything like that so I can't compare, but yea, as long as regular lipbalm like Burt's Bees tinted lipbalms or something? (ie around 1-2 hours).

There is some transfer seen when eating or drinking stuff. One time, I was drinking bubble tea with this on... and I was wondering where this orange-y red stuff on the straw was coming from... it was the lip gloss. ;D
It wears nicely though. Not blotty or anything so yea~ c:

It has a really overwhelming sweet orange scent that lasts for a little bit after you put it on. If you're the type of person who doesn't like heavily scented products... probably shouldn't try most Korean drug store lipglosses/ balms then. Sorry! For me, it doesn't really taste like anything either!

The one thing that I despise the most, though, is that ONCE YOU WIND IT UP, YOU CANNOT WIND IT BACK DOWN!! So be careful!! T_____T

Also, this is pretty hard to get your hands on since it is a Korean item. I don't even remember seeing it in Korea this past summer? But then again, I wasn't really looking for it. ><

Also, Also. Here's a picture of the other others in case you were wondering! I might try #5 Pitch next because it looks adorable~

For more information, please visit:
http://prettycuteblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/tonymoly-petite-bunny-gloss-bar.html

Ok. I hope that was helpful~! Peace out! <3