친구를 만나느라 shy shy shy

A photo posted by 安nna (@annanotation) on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:20pm PDT

 

I was shopping a few weeks ago when I got distracted by the Benefit counter and ended up buying some brow and eye makeup products that I definitely didn’t need. Of my purchases, my favorite so far is the blue mascara — it’s so lovely and adds just a touch of color, and I’ve been using it almost every day.

I also received a bunch of samples from Benefit. I have a love/hate relationship with samples, in that I love to get them, but hate when I fall prey to their design to get me hooked on a product. And the one that caught me this time is the Dandelion Shy Beam liquid highlighter. I love it SO MUCH.

It’s a highlighter but it’s matte, so instead of looking sparkly or shimmery (not that there’s anything wrong with sparkle, but sometimes it’s just not the look you’re going for) you end up with a soft, subtle glow. It just adds an understated warmth to my skin. And I like that it’s liquid so I can use it for point highlighting. It’s easy to blend out and way less messy than my powder highlighters.

Basically, I regret getting this sample very much because I’m definitely putting some of my next paycheck towards buying the full-sized version. XD

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All I wanted was a little pink in my hair

A couple of months ago, I dyed a layer of my hair purple. I had it done by a professional because I’ve always been pretty bad at DIY hair coloring, and it was worth every penny. I walked out of the salon looking great and not reeking of chemicals. I was very happy.

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Just the right amount of purple. So happy. Also, repping the Pasadena Roving Archers!

Fast forward to now. The dye had mostly washed out, leaving behind reddish-blonde hair. It wasn’t bad looking, and I didn’t feel like going back to the salon to get it touched up or re-colored. I figured I’d let it grow out some more and then maybe do something else in a few more months. But then I somehow got it into my head that I should take advantage of the already bleached layer of hair and dye it myself.

It will be so easy, I thought. The hair is already lightened. You could just add a little color.

It’s like I just don’t learn from my past mistakes.

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When you want Korean comfort food…

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Whether you know it as juk or congee, rice porridge is one of those quintessential Asian comfort foods. It’s what my mom makes for me when I’m not feeling well, so I always associate porridge with being taken care of. It’s not something I eat on a regular basis, but every once in awhile I’ll get a craving and be too lazy to cook it myself, and that’s where BonJuk comes in.

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I tried Metro Bike and here’s how it went

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On a Metro Bike! It’s hot…

Originally posted to The Source

For the tl;dr version, skip to the very end. 😀

ICYMI: Metro Bike Share is now open to everyone, with a special introductory walk-up price of $1.75 per half hour. While Metro Bike has been in operation since July, I haven’t tried it yet because it was only for pass holders and I didn’t want to buy a pass because I’m cheap. Now that walk-ups are available, I figured I’d give it a go. (As I write this, I sort of wish I’d picked a cooler day to try this because it was SO HOT outside and now I am sweaty and gross. Alas, hindsight is 20/20.)

I walked to the Metro Bike station outside of Union Station near Alameda Street and yes, as a few others have pointed out, it’s a little bit tucked away and not immediately obvious to those looking for it. But it’s not impossible to find! Then I checked out a bike with my credit card and here’s how it went:

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I’m a connoisseur of shaved ice

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For some reason Blockheads wasn’t able to stay open in Pasadena, which makes me sad. The workers at the store were always very friendly and they let me bring the dog inside, which she appreciated as well. (No, I don’t like leaving her tied up outside in the alley, thanks.)

The location is supposed to open again as Milkie and Snowie. Korean-style shaved ice, as I’m to understand it. I hope they get it up and running before summer is over so they can take advantage of the heat — although given the recent trend of lingering summers there’s at least another two, probably three months of hot weather to suffer through.

I hate being hot. I hate sweating. I hate being in the sun.

Sooooooooo gimme more shaved ice!

My favorite healthy snacks

Snacking is an important part of my life!

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Hey! This time I won’t share any new traveling stories but I will talk about food and it’s a big part of those trips, right? If you would like to see something more related to traveling, you can check out my new video: youtube.com/watch?v=hHUoyS8xBBU

Most of us tend to eat really unhealthy while traveling. Yea, it sometimes happens to me too. Some people think that vegans always eat healthy but it’s not true. There are so much vegan junk food. All those vegan cookies, burgers, ice cream, fries, etc. When you’re traveling, you usually try a lot of new things. After eating junk food like this, you might not feel your best. That’s why I try to find some new healthy snacks after I come back. Today, I will share some of my new favorites.

We all love those kind of snacks which we can take with us. My new…

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