Thursday, March 21, 2019

Angelic Pretty Spring/Summer 2019 : Jewelry Aquarium

AP has almost been consistently pumping out prints on the weekly and it gets me excited. Some reason I've been liking most of what they are releasing lately and I'm usually a fan of their Fall/Winter lines more...All is well. This is the Jewelry Aquarium series which comes in OP or JSK and in 4 colors white, pink, sax, and navy. Both cuts are very adorable in this pattern and I'm totally eyeing the white colorway and pink. I love the ribbon detail and how it drapes looking like a mermaid tail! SO cute.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Late Night Asian Dessert Spots in San Francisco

Before you say anything, YES! There is always room for dessert!

I don't really consider San Francisco to be a night life city, and for the most part we tend to wind down around 9 or 10pm. But for the some of us who still want to meet up with friends during the 'late night' or if you just don't feel like going home yet, there are still a few late night spots I like to check out. I love Asian dessert cafes or Hong Kong inspired cafes because these are great alternatives to bars or clubs for those who don't want to drink and you can always find something light to snack on while you catch up with friends.

I love supporting small businesses in the city so I always try to make an effort to go out and try a new place everyday if I can! To make things easier for you, below is a complied list of current cafes worthy of visiting. Do let me know if I missed something!

Mango Medley | stays opens until 11pm
339 Taraval St San Francisco, CA 94116
Mango Medley has been around for a long time and was also one of the first places I visited. 

OH Dessert Cafe | stays opens until 10:30~11pm, closed Mon
1919 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122
OH Dessert replaces the old E.T.C Cafe and was a place I went frequently in High School. Now there is a smaller and improved menu which I am meaning to try out!

U :Dessert Story | stays opens until 10pm
3489 16th St San Francisco, CA 94114
From the masterminds of Kitchen Story/Sweet Maple, they opened a dessert cafe. While it doesn't stay open as late as the other spots, I thought it noteworthy to try out!

ICICLES | opens 12pm until 10~11pm
829 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94103

Sweet Mango Dessert Cafe | stays opens until 12-2am, closed Mon
5217 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118

Teaspoon | opens 11am to 11pm
2125 Polk St San Francisco, CA 94109

The Game Parlour | opens 11am to 11pm~1am
1342 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122

Golden Island Cafe | opens until 12~12:30am
1300 Noriega St San Francisco, CA 94122

Sno-Crave Tea House SF | opens until 11pm~12am, closed Mondays
1181 Ocean Ave San Francisco, CA 94112

Na Ya Dessert Cafe | opens until 12:30~1am
5338 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94121

Ping Yang Thai Grill & Dessert | opens until 12~1am
955 Larkin St San Francisco, CA 94109

Wonderful Dessert Cafe | opens 11am to 12am
2035 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122

PLATFORM 248 | opens until 11:30~12:30pm, closed Mondays
248 9th St San Francisco, CA 94103

Kowloon Tong Dessert Cafe | opens until 1~2am
393 7th Ave San Francisco, CA 94118

Genki Crepe & Mini-Mart | opens until 11:30~12:30pm
330 Clement St San Francisco, CA 94118
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 12 (Mar 10 - 16)

Who else had a bit of an 'off' week this past week? Daylight Savings didn't help with the cause but I'm feeling much better now. It's another mellow week, allergies flaring, snot running down my nose, and some dry coughing. I feel I am never in 'Perfect' condition-- something is a little off about me lol.

Finally went around to trying Ding Tai Fung at the Westfield Valley Fair and it totally lived up to the hype! Got there early so the wait was not too bad, and everything was so amazingly tasty I would make a trip down there again for sure. Also was my first time in that Westfield and it was really huge! Even got to do some shopping a bit which I might show you guys :)

There are some days where I feel a little 'anti-social' and just want to be alone but I am not feeling lonely either. It's like I need some time to refuel/recharge so I can go hangout with people and make plans almost like a selective extrovert haha. The photo is un-related...but my favorite fast food burger places are Super Duper, In-N-Out, and Chick fil A! What about yours?

I'm making progress with my food consumption, much less snacking than before and I feel good about it. Hope I can keep this up! I decided for next week to start writing down what I eat as well tasks I should complete each day to help myself feel more productive. Being productive helps me keep in a good mind set.

Friday, March 15, 2019

My Everyday Beauty Products

My Makeup Routine since getting Lash Extensions has gotten fairly minimal and as I get older I am more focused on eating healthier and maintaining good skin. Here are my current favorites that I use on the daily. My skin is combination and I am not sensitive to any products for reference. What are some products that you like using?

Favorite Make Up Remover Wipes
Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Cleansing Makeup Remover Wipes

Favorite Liquid Makeup Remover
Clinque Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips

Favorite Clay Mask

Favorite Toner
Paul and Joe Refreshing Skin Toner

Favorite Facial Spray
TARTE 4-in-1 Setting Mist - Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection

Favorite Body Exfoliant
European Wax Center Graceful Strut Body Polish

Current Foundation
Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Current Concealer
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

KEVYN AUCOIN The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer

Current Eyelid Tape
Daiso Skin Color Eyelid Tape

Current Eyebrow Pencil
Kat Von D Signature Brow Precision Pencil

Current Eyeliner
ULTA Little Black Liner Kit

Current Coutour Kit
KEVYN AUCOIN The Contour Book Volume 2

Current Lips
SOAP & GLORY Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Angelic Pretty Spring/Summer 2019 : Fancy Candy

Next print coming up from Angelic Pretty this Saturday (Japan Time) is Fancy Candy! I'm a big fan of retro/candy/sweets motifs so I definitely adore the print and design of this one. I'm leaning towards white or sax on this one but it is a little hard if I haven't seen the swatches in person to make a decision yet. The JSK cut looks a bit too 'Lucky Pack'-ish for me but the OP is up my alley. I love the milk carton, chocolate bar, popcorn, crepe, and milkshakes all over!
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Eyelash Extension Care : We Love Eyes

I got my eyelashes done again recently and I just LOVE them, I keep coming back to them. It cuts 15-20 minutes off my Make Up Routine because I don't have to put on eyeshadow or spend extra time trying to create even wing liner! Only downside is that upkeep for them can be a bit costly but I still love them anyways. Here I have Mega Volume Lashes in 16mm done by my Lash Girl Camille (Instagram @ crslashes)

I also like to keep my lashes clean with currently my favorite product from We Love Eyes All Natural Tea Tree Eyelid Foaming Cleanser. Just use a little pump and I clean each eye at a time by lathering it in my eyelashes at the base (but not so vigorously that it gets into your eye!) Then I use a face towel to wipe and rinse with a bit a water, and dry. Sometimes oils and debris gets stuck to my eyelash extensions making them look a little greasy or 'clumpy', after using this foam cleanser my lashes get back to being fluffy and full looking so I definitely recommend this.
Monday, March 11, 2019

IPL Photofacial Experience

It can be a little nerve-wracking to show our bare faces out there on social media especially when we put so much effort into our social media branding in looking perfect...but here is mine, taken with the front facing camera of my phone in natural lighting around noon and 100% unedited. This was immediately after they did the prepping for my IPL treatment. For the record this would be my second treatment since I wasn't planning on writing about it I have no photos of my bare face during that time.

"Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, such as brown spots, sun damage and red spots."

Since I am Asian the MediSpa had me prep my skin for 2 weeks by using twice a day using Hydroquinone Cream. A little goes a long way but the only complaint from me is that its' smell is not exactly pleasant (to me anyways).

The treatment is pretty simple and practically pain-free. First they prep your skin for the IPL treatment by cleaning up your face and then put a numbing cream for about 30-40 minutes. Then you are given safety glasses and zap, zap, zap!! Done in about 30 minutes. Majority was no pain but some parts may feel a slight rubberband against your face but nothing unbearable. Over the next few days you will see some darker spot on your skin and it will eventually flake off in the next week or so. My skin looked so much better after and some of the dark spots got much lighter. I didn't see as much a difference for my second treatment and most may need only 1-3 treatments and maybe once a year after that for upkeep.