Recently, I've had this song stuck in my head every day for the past week. I remember listening to this song when I first heard it last summer to the point that I got sick of it lol. But I am seriously in love with Jeni Suk and her voice! Her covers never disappoint me and she is just a great vocalist.

Only Wanna Give It To You (Elle Varner Cover) - Jeni Suk & Adrian

August 10, 2013




Recently, I've had this song stuck in my head every day for the past week. I remember listening to this song when I first heard it last summer to the point that I got sick of it lol. But I am seriously in love with Jeni Suk and her voice! Her covers never disappoint me and she is just a great vocalist.

My lovely cousin, Leslie, and I had a splendid and very successful shopping spree yesterday. It would've been absolutely even more fantastic if I came home with new shoes, but I'm still very satisfied with my purchases. 

I don't know if this whole "tax-free weekend" trend happens in other states but around this time of the year, when kids are going back to school, there's no tax on certain items, mainly on items that are for school like supplies and clothes. The big plus is that electronics are also free of tax, but I don't have enough to splurge on a new laptop or anything, even though I know I will need a new "up-to-date" laptop for the semester. But I'll have to do with what I have for now. 

Anyway, I was mainly shopping ahead for the fall/winter seasons because I feel I've spent enough on muscle tee's and sandals. 


What my cousin and I ended up buying. What she bought is on the left and what I bought is on the right. 

The striped sweater I bought, I felt and still kind of feeling iffy about, is a nice thick sweater, perfect for fall/winter. But the shoulders are kind of awkward and the back of  the shirt is longer than the front, even though I know for a fact high-low sweaters don't exist. 

I absolutely lovelovelove the jeans I got from Forever21. Compared to the rest of their denim line, these jeans actually looked and felt like jeans. I'm not really a big fan of "jeggings" because of the skin-tightness of them and how they basically show all the curves and mold around your legs, it just does not look flattering on me. But these jeans hug my legs just right but showed me that I need to start working out again because I have no bootyshape whatsoever anymore. 

My cousin and I bought the same "parka" jacket and I am absolutely in love with it. I know I didn't really have a great picture showing it off but I am in love with it because you have the option of having a hood or not. There was this other parka we saw at H&M that we liked, but I changed my mind about getting it because it was hoodless. So when I saw this jacket, for $20 bucks less might I add, I had to get it. 

We also ran into the oh-so-cute Sara aka Luky and the adorable baby Evelynn ^__^ 
And I am super glad we did because today was her last day back in town! 

After our little shopping adventure, Leslie and I went to Cheddars and was served by the wonderful Derek. And good thing we went last night because it was also his last night working there! He is probably the best waiter I've ever had and he deserved our $20 tip. 

And finally to end our day we went to Kroger to get some makeup and this is what I ended up getting.

I FINALLY found the Maybelline Gel Liner in Black! All the other stores I've been to had all the other colors but black and I was lucky enough to get the last one last night. I also bought the eyebrow pencil by Maybelline. To be honest I prefer using powder for my eyebrows but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try something new. 

I am super duper excited to try the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stains! I've been searching for the perfect lip stain and I think this may be it. ^___^

And just for contouring purposes I picked up some bronzer which is also from Maybelline under the FitMe line by them.

I'll probably do a separate post reviewing all these items.

I say that yesterday was a very very rewarding shopping day :) 

Tax-Free Weekend Haul

August 4, 2013

My lovely cousin, Leslie, and I had a splendid and very successful shopping spree yesterday. It would've been absolutely even more fantastic if I came home with new shoes, but I'm still very satisfied with my purchases. 

I don't know if this whole "tax-free weekend" trend happens in other states but around this time of the year, when kids are going back to school, there's no tax on certain items, mainly on items that are for school like supplies and clothes. The big plus is that electronics are also free of tax, but I don't have enough to splurge on a new laptop or anything, even though I know I will need a new "up-to-date" laptop for the semester. But I'll have to do with what I have for now. 

Anyway, I was mainly shopping ahead for the fall/winter seasons because I feel I've spent enough on muscle tee's and sandals. 


What my cousin and I ended up buying. What she bought is on the left and what I bought is on the right. 

The striped sweater I bought, I felt and still kind of feeling iffy about, is a nice thick sweater, perfect for fall/winter. But the shoulders are kind of awkward and the back of  the shirt is longer than the front, even though I know for a fact high-low sweaters don't exist. 

I absolutely lovelovelove the jeans I got from Forever21. Compared to the rest of their denim line, these jeans actually looked and felt like jeans. I'm not really a big fan of "jeggings" because of the skin-tightness of them and how they basically show all the curves and mold around your legs, it just does not look flattering on me. But these jeans hug my legs just right but showed me that I need to start working out again because I have no bootyshape whatsoever anymore. 

My cousin and I bought the same "parka" jacket and I am absolutely in love with it. I know I didn't really have a great picture showing it off but I am in love with it because you have the option of having a hood or not. There was this other parka we saw at H&M that we liked, but I changed my mind about getting it because it was hoodless. So when I saw this jacket, for $20 bucks less might I add, I had to get it. 

We also ran into the oh-so-cute Sara aka Luky and the adorable baby Evelynn ^__^ 
And I am super glad we did because today was her last day back in town! 

After our little shopping adventure, Leslie and I went to Cheddars and was served by the wonderful Derek. And good thing we went last night because it was also his last night working there! He is probably the best waiter I've ever had and he deserved our $20 tip. 

And finally to end our day we went to Kroger to get some makeup and this is what I ended up getting.

I FINALLY found the Maybelline Gel Liner in Black! All the other stores I've been to had all the other colors but black and I was lucky enough to get the last one last night. I also bought the eyebrow pencil by Maybelline. To be honest I prefer using powder for my eyebrows but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try something new. 

I am super duper excited to try the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stains! I've been searching for the perfect lip stain and I think this may be it. ^___^

And just for contouring purposes I picked up some bronzer which is also from Maybelline under the FitMe line by them.

I'll probably do a separate post reviewing all these items.

I say that yesterday was a very very rewarding shopping day :) 
Yesterday the girls and I went to see the Lights by Bruce Munro in Cheekwood. 


We got there during the late afternoon and so the lights weren't really all that visible yet, so we all just explored the exhibit while we waited. But since we pretty much passed the time exploring everything we saw majority of the museum before it even got dark. 

The lights were really pretty overall though. I just wish I had better photography skills to capture the lights better. 







We were basically just walking around and Ariele and Eshie were talking in fake British accents all day haha. 






 So many people were making terrible jokes about "Enlightenment" and "Balls of Energy" -____-



I know the main point of visiting the exhibit was for the lights but I think my favorite part was that there was a Jeni's Ice Cream stand there. Even though I was hoping Charming was going to be there, even though I knew chances of that happening were very slim, I love love love Jeni's Ice Cream ^__^


My favorite flavor (that I've tried so far) has to be the Brambleberry Crisp :)

We left the Lights around, I wanna say 9:30 ish, and none of us felt like going home so we decided to roam around downtown for a bit. 

We ran into a familiar face when we got there and his friends were kind of a little too friendly. But after getting away from them we played a bit in the fountains in front of City Hall. Then we went to this hookah bar for about a half hour but none of us were really feeling it so we left and met up with a co-worker. And then this is where the night took a big turn and we somehow ended up going to a club. Out of the four of us, I'm pretty sure it was about 3 of our first times going to a club. It was really boring at first because no one was really there yet but around midnight or so it got somewhat more energized? 

Deanna and I :) 
It got way to hot so we decided to step outside and get some air. 

I still cant' shake off how creepy some of the guys there were. They would just tug on your clothes or grab your hands and try to get you to dance with them, like no thanks. 

It was fun at the time when it was happening, but I don't think clubbing is really my scene. I already knew that, but I thought I'd give it a try and I think I'd only go clubbing if I'm with people I trust and a bigger group haha. 

Also another thing I hate about the club is the huge X's they put on your hands when you're underage, because those markings take centuries and a lot more  than elbow grease to wash off. -____-''



Cheekwood Lights & Club Virgins

August 3, 2013

Yesterday the girls and I went to see the Lights by Bruce Munro in Cheekwood. 


We got there during the late afternoon and so the lights weren't really all that visible yet, so we all just explored the exhibit while we waited. But since we pretty much passed the time exploring everything we saw majority of the museum before it even got dark. 

The lights were really pretty overall though. I just wish I had better photography skills to capture the lights better. 







We were basically just walking around and Ariele and Eshie were talking in fake British accents all day haha. 






 So many people were making terrible jokes about "Enlightenment" and "Balls of Energy" -____-



I know the main point of visiting the exhibit was for the lights but I think my favorite part was that there was a Jeni's Ice Cream stand there. Even though I was hoping Charming was going to be there, even though I knew chances of that happening were very slim, I love love love Jeni's Ice Cream ^__^


My favorite flavor (that I've tried so far) has to be the Brambleberry Crisp :)

We left the Lights around, I wanna say 9:30 ish, and none of us felt like going home so we decided to roam around downtown for a bit. 

We ran into a familiar face when we got there and his friends were kind of a little too friendly. But after getting away from them we played a bit in the fountains in front of City Hall. Then we went to this hookah bar for about a half hour but none of us were really feeling it so we left and met up with a co-worker. And then this is where the night took a big turn and we somehow ended up going to a club. Out of the four of us, I'm pretty sure it was about 3 of our first times going to a club. It was really boring at first because no one was really there yet but around midnight or so it got somewhat more energized? 

Deanna and I :) 
It got way to hot so we decided to step outside and get some air. 

I still cant' shake off how creepy some of the guys there were. They would just tug on your clothes or grab your hands and try to get you to dance with them, like no thanks. 

It was fun at the time when it was happening, but I don't think clubbing is really my scene. I already knew that, but I thought I'd give it a try and I think I'd only go clubbing if I'm with people I trust and a bigger group haha. 

Also another thing I hate about the club is the huge X's they put on your hands when you're underage, because those markings take centuries and a lot more  than elbow grease to wash off. -____-''



Today was the first of August and that meant Inventory Day at work and Inventory Day meant majority of the employees had permission to come in late today. SO I took advantage of that because today was also my little brother's first day of school! He was not the least bit excited about it at all. The whole time my mom and I were walking him to school he was pouting and had his arms crossed. It was kind of heartbreaking to think that he wouldn't like school and didn't make any new friends. But the first day is always the hardest and I know he'll make new friends throughout the year. It's kind of funny though because his teacher is the same teacher my older brother had for first grade haha 

 At least he smiled when I asked him to take a picture with me! He was so nervous about his first day of school >___<

After dropping my little brother off I asked my mom to take me to the DMV since we "had time" since I didn't have to be at work until 11. We made it to the DMV at 9 and I ended up waiting there until 1. I totally hated my life but hated it a little bit less if it weren't for running into one of my coworkers at the DMV. I swear he saved me from total boredom. It was kind of awkward seeing him outside of work though because at work I don't do my makeup for dress up like I was today when I ran into him. But we managed to survive 3 hours of waiting. I just hated it because I just had to renew my permit and it only took, literally, 5 minutes to do. 



Little brother knocked out in the car after a half day of school and when he and my mother picked me up at the DMV. So cute =^___^= He said he had a good day in the end though and had a couple friends in his class so that was really reassuring :) 

My coworker somehow beat me to work even though I left before him. It was probably because he went straight to work after he got called in and I had to go home and change and whatnot. There was really no point in us going to work because we got there at like 2 and work ends at 4. But it's whatever it's better than missing a whole day and not getting those 8 hours in. Because when I had to miss work to go to orientation my paycheck amount was cut so low because of it that I chose to work soooo much overtime just to make it up. 

I keep thinking today is Friday and that I don't have work tomorrow, but I do and so I should be going to bed now because it's nearly 10:30 and I have to be up in about 6 hours.

Work Smart Not Hard. 

Bonne Nuit
xoxo 

DMVs are E V I L

August 1, 2013

Today was the first of August and that meant Inventory Day at work and Inventory Day meant majority of the employees had permission to come in late today. SO I took advantage of that because today was also my little brother's first day of school! He was not the least bit excited about it at all. The whole time my mom and I were walking him to school he was pouting and had his arms crossed. It was kind of heartbreaking to think that he wouldn't like school and didn't make any new friends. But the first day is always the hardest and I know he'll make new friends throughout the year. It's kind of funny though because his teacher is the same teacher my older brother had for first grade haha 

 At least he smiled when I asked him to take a picture with me! He was so nervous about his first day of school >___<

After dropping my little brother off I asked my mom to take me to the DMV since we "had time" since I didn't have to be at work until 11. We made it to the DMV at 9 and I ended up waiting there until 1. I totally hated my life but hated it a little bit less if it weren't for running into one of my coworkers at the DMV. I swear he saved me from total boredom. It was kind of awkward seeing him outside of work though because at work I don't do my makeup for dress up like I was today when I ran into him. But we managed to survive 3 hours of waiting. I just hated it because I just had to renew my permit and it only took, literally, 5 minutes to do. 



Little brother knocked out in the car after a half day of school and when he and my mother picked me up at the DMV. So cute =^___^= He said he had a good day in the end though and had a couple friends in his class so that was really reassuring :) 

My coworker somehow beat me to work even though I left before him. It was probably because he went straight to work after he got called in and I had to go home and change and whatnot. There was really no point in us going to work because we got there at like 2 and work ends at 4. But it's whatever it's better than missing a whole day and not getting those 8 hours in. Because when I had to miss work to go to orientation my paycheck amount was cut so low because of it that I chose to work soooo much overtime just to make it up. 

I keep thinking today is Friday and that I don't have work tomorrow, but I do and so I should be going to bed now because it's nearly 10:30 and I have to be up in about 6 hours.

Work Smart Not Hard. 

Bonne Nuit
xoxo 

This song, "Somewhere Only We Know," by Keane came on one of my Pandora stations one day and I have had it stuck in my head ever since. I first heard this song a long time ago when it first came out, I think it was in a movie or something. All I know is that this song brings a nostalgic feeling to me and I just never realized how much I liked this song. 

I'll be honest... I'm not too entirely sure how to pronounce the group's name. "Keane" I imagined that it is pronounced something along the lines of Key-on or Key-an? 

And in the video the little black "spirit" wooden looking things remind me of the forest spirits in Princess Mononoke. 

I'm probably going to search for more songs by this group because this is the only song I know by them and this song makes me want to listen to more of their music. If all their songs are as good as "Somewhere Only We Know" I'm pretty sure I won't be disappointed with what I find. :)

Keane - Somewhere Only We Know


This song, "Somewhere Only We Know," by Keane came on one of my Pandora stations one day and I have had it stuck in my head ever since. I first heard this song a long time ago when it first came out, I think it was in a movie or something. All I know is that this song brings a nostalgic feeling to me and I just never realized how much I liked this song. 

I'll be honest... I'm not too entirely sure how to pronounce the group's name. "Keane" I imagined that it is pronounced something along the lines of Key-on or Key-an? 

And in the video the little black "spirit" wooden looking things remind me of the forest spirits in Princess Mononoke. 

I'm probably going to search for more songs by this group because this is the only song I know by them and this song makes me want to listen to more of their music. If all their songs are as good as "Somewhere Only We Know" I'm pretty sure I won't be disappointed with what I find. :)

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