Monday, September 30, 2013

Musical Monday #4

Hello fellow interweb friends!

It's been a while since I've done a Musical Monday, but here it is! The song I picked out this week is a pretty sad, but decently good one. As we all know, the song "Wrecking Ball" from Miley Cyrus has decently lyrics and meaning, however, since her video was a little too much, it brought down the value of the song. The video that made her song worse than what is really is is not the only version; after seeing the director's cut version of the song, I have a whole new respect for her. In the director's cut, she is a lot more raw with her emotions, giving the song a little bit more meaning. Here's the director's cut, hope you enjoy!

And here is my most favorite cover of the song. This one is done by Landon Austin, a YouTuber musician that I completely adore. He is talented in terms of performing as well as songwriting. He is currently on tour now and if you guys enjoy this cover, do check out his other songs.

Until next time,

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Uyen's Weekly Watches #1

Hello fellow interweb friends!

As we already know, this is a new "series" kind of thing on my blog where I talk to you about the shows I've been watching, hoping you've seen it too or also watch the various series! Pretty much, once a week, I will post up a review/reaction/response to various shows that I enjoy during the week for you guys to read, and hopefully, respond back. If we have similar taste in TV then this can be very much fun. Since this is the first post, I will mainly focus on the shows that were on today, Sunday, September 29, and those are: Downtown Abbey, Revenge, and Once Upon a Time. 

Downton Abbey: Season 4 - Episode 2
This is a British show and it takes place during King George V's reign at Downton Abbey, a country house in Yorkshire. The Abbey is owned by the Earl and Countess of Grantham, who are the head of household for the Crawley family. The show pretty much portrays the struggle that the aristocrats go through when the lines between the social hierarchies are being blurred. The three seasons was amazing and introduced us to all the main characters and their background story and relations with each other. A lot happened in the first three seasons, so if you can, definitely look them up and have a look! 
As for today's episode, it was the second episode of the forth season. The main events that happened are: Mary being granted 50% of ownership of Downton, Rose getting involved (kind of, sort of) with a servant from another family, and Thomas Barrow starting drama between a new lady's maid and Anna. Now, the thing that gets my blood boiling is Thomas Barrow not knowing his place and starting issues all over the Abbey. It is not the first time that he's done this, but yet he never learns! The bad part is that the new lady's maid actually believes his intentions are to help her, despite the fact that she's worked there before and knows he can be very conniving! And if I remember correctly, this new lady's maid is actually the same one that seduced Lord Grantham a few seasons back, causing her to leave the Abbey in the first place! Pretty much, Barrow and the new lady's maid is just a storm waiting to erupt because nothing good ever comes out of Barrow's actions. Other than that, nothing huge happens, but I'm excited to see how things go now that Lord Grantham has come to realize that Mary legally has 50% of the estate and he has to slowly get used to the idea of her, being his daughter and a female, run the Abbey, which was always a man's job. 

Revenge: Season 3 - Episode 1

If you have not seen this series, it is about a girl, Amanda Clarke, who now goes by Emily Thorne tries to seek revenge for her father's death. He was blamed for the falling of a plane that was actually caused by a group in the government called the Initiative and financed by Grayson Global. To get the whole backdrop of the story, you should just go watch the first two seasons.
Anyways, for today's episode, so many things happened and I have so many feelings and reactions to it all that I'm a typing maniac right now! Emily has decided on a date to marry Daniel, but the same day also means the end of the Grayson family's reign over the Hamptons. Throughout the episode, Emily has managed to get rid of Ashley and demolish any chances of Conrad staying in office. However, she was given an ultimatum by her childhood friend/lost-lover, Jack, who told her to get out of the Hamptons by the end of summer or else he will reveal her true ideantity. Today's episode was focused around fear, fear of the unknown, fear of the past, etc. And as fear goes, Emily has a lot to fear for, especially when Aiden has returned with the intentions of working with Victoria to "bring down the girl next door."

Once Upon A Time: Season 3 - Episode 1 
"filet the bitch" - says the Evil Queen to the captured mermaid

As for this series, if you have not seen it before, it is very interesting. The concept of the show is based on fairytale stories, all strewn together to make a very intriguing take on how the stories should progress. I can't tell you everything that's happened, so if you are interested, I'd definitely recommend you watch this, especially if you enjoy fairytale stories like I do.
As for today's episode, Emma and the crew are trying to save Neil and Henry. Unfortunately, Neil is in the Enchanted Forest and Henry is in Neverland where he's being chased down by Peter Pan. Unlike the Peter Pan we read about, in the series, Peter Pan goes after young boys and capture their shadows to keep them hostage forever. Since he never captured Neil's his target will be Henry, Neil's son. So far, Emma and the crew has battled mermaids and are currently weathering a storm brought onto them when they captured one of the mermaids who attacked the ship. Anyways, they were able to calm the store and got onto Neverland. Little did they know, Henry has already been captured by Peter Pan, as for how, you should watch because that part was good! The end of it was Henry being held hostage by Peter Pan and the Lost Boy, fearing for his life. Ah, so much emotions and excitement!

Can't wait for next week's episodes!

Until next time,

Thoughts On Balm Stains and Lip Lacquers?!?!

Hello fellow interweb friends!

Now, with the holidays coming and we'll all be out at special events where we want to always look amazing and glammed out, so that means we are going to want to have some amazing lip products! I thought I'd share with you some of my recent finds at the drugstore, mainly Walgreens, so you guys can have an idea of what is out there?!?!

All in all, I would suggest you getting the Rimmel London Show Off and the Jordana Twist and Shine over the Revlon ones just because the pigmentation is better and it is more affordable. With products like these, it can be used as a staple product in your bag for wherever you may go. If anything bad does happen to it, like it melts or you losing it, it won't be as painful since it's dirt cheap! I'm sure, just like me, no one wants to lose their more expensive lipsticks that you've saved up to buy or got as a special present!

Hope you enjoyed!

Until next time,

Are You Caught Up?!?!

Hello fellow interweb friends!

If you haven't noticed, I do also have YouTube videos where I kind of do a bunch of random things and say awkward phrases to show you my life and share with you what I do in terms of beauty and just everyday life stuff. Here are a few videos that I've posted recently that I may not have done a blog post for, so enjoy!

Princess Tag Video

Daytime Skin Routine

Please like and subscribe if you like my videos! I will post about one video per week and maybe even start vlogging again, but then I'm mainly at school or work, so nothing too interesting is happening in my life right now. If there are certain videos/topics/stuff that you'd like to see, please leave comments and suggestions both on here and my channel!

Until next time,

Friday, September 27, 2013

September Favorites and Blehs

Hello fellow interweb friends!

With September coming to an end, I wanted to share with you what products I've been loving this past month! I must say, September was the month for drugstore products because the majority of my favorites were from the drug store.

What were some of your favorite products this month? It doesn't have to be just make-up. Please do share away, I get super excited whenever I get a notification that I have a comment or response on my blog or YouTube. And if you like what you see, please follow and subscribe for more goodies!

Until next time,

Thursday, September 26, 2013

School Bag Necessities

Hello fellow interweb friends!

Today, I shall be starting my very last "first day" of school!!! And so I thought I'd share with you guys what I carry around in my little hub-nub of a backpack. I feel like everything I have in here are essentials, but of course, I'm sure there are things that I have that you may not and vice versa. I really hate to have certain things missing from my backpack, so I tend to overpack. It may not seem like it in the video, but give me like maybe two weeks and then you'll see what other magical, majestical things I end up putting into it. 

What are some things you carry around in your school sack to ensure that you are prepared for anything thrown your way? Please share and comment below! I love hearing from you guys, even if they are bad things, just because I like turning my blog posts into mini conversations. 

Another question, how are you guys liking this new blog/vlog/video format? I know my videos may not be the greatest in quality, but I feel like I get a lot more across when I talk and between the videos and my posts, everything will complement each other and you'll have a better idea of what I'm talking about. 

Anyways, if you are enjoying my blog, please click that little "follow" button right under my picture. And as for those of you who enjoy my newly improved videos or just like watching me make a fool of myself, please "subscribe" to my YouTube channel. Sometimes, I will post things onto YouTube first before I actually link/share it on my blog, therefore, if you want to have the inside scoop at all times, just subscribe! 

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What I Do With My Face!

Hello fellow interweb friends!

As many of you know, I love being able to roam about with no make up as much as possible. However, in order to not scare people off with my bare face, I have to make sure I take good care of it, so I don't look freakishly scary. To do that, I do this thing called washing my face and thought I might share the products that I use with you guys!

Now, this is mainly for the day time, but the routine doesn't really change for the night time, minus the fact that I might have a few candles burning and I'll be washing my face in the shower. What are some of your secrets to keeping nice skin? And what products do you suggest?!? 

Until next time,

Get to Know Me!

Hello fellow interweb friends!

So I've been blogging for almost a year now, and I feel like I've never really get to sit down and tell you guys a bit about myself. Now, I know you can kind of tell what kind of person I am through my posts and the occasional few videos, but I thought it would be more fun to pretend to talk to you guys?  By talking to you guys, I mean sitting in front of a camera and talking to myself and pretending like someone is there to respond to me. I prefer doing things the more awkward way, if you know what I mean. Please feel free to start a conversation with me and if you enjoy the videos I've been posting, just hit that cute little "follow" button on the blog and "subscribe" on my YouTube channel, and we will be on our way on some kind of odd adventure together!

So can we officially be friends now?!?!?

Until next time,

Back-to-School Look #7: Click Your Heels & Dance Away

Hello fellow interweb friends!

I can't believe this is the last look post I will be sharing with you guys! It is unfortunate that I can't experience all the seasons and its beauty like some of you guys, however, I can't say I don't appreciate the everlasting sunshine that I get to enjoy everyday. Though this weather does limit the possibilities of things I can wear, I do not mind being able to wear a dress at all times, whenever I want! For this last look, like the previous one, I wanted something that can help me transition from the heat into the cooler weather of fall, and so here it is!

Dress: Rachel Roy, Denim Jacket: Guess, Boots: Guess, Necklace: Macy's, Watch: Marc Jacobs
This is a little different from all the outfits that I've posted lately since this one is a dress instead of shorts and some kind of a shirt! This dress is super flowing and stripe pattern changes around the waste, giving it an illusion of a two-pieced outfit. I paired it with the denim jacket to give it a little more structure since the dress is a very soft and flowing material. Then I decided to pair these boots with it. The boots aren't exactly cowgirl boots, but it gives it a somewhat western feel. And for reasons I don't know why, when I think of fall, I think of riding horses through fallen leaves, and that's why I decided to pick out these shoes for this outfit. Since there is already so much colors going on already, for the necklace, I decided on a chunky ivory colored on to balance out the rest of the outfit. With so much texture and color going on, I didn't put too much on the hands except for my watch because I just feel naked without my watch!

With this outfit on, I definitely feel like fall is here. Because fall isn't too hot or too cold, this little ensemble is perfect and it gives you a lot of room to move around and dance freely whenever you want to!

Hope you guys have enjoyed all the looks I've posted! Please feel free to share any of your favorite fall outfits. I will for sure post outfits here and there for you guys soon, and we can pick each other's brains about all the clothing possibilities that we can mix and match!

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Back-to-School Look #6: Falling into Autumn

Hello fellow interweb friends!

Here it is, the second to last look to add on to our "Back-To-School" look-book for this year! Since it is the last one, I thought I'd share with you an outfit that is a good transition between summer and fall, especially for those of you living in areas where it is still feeling like summer, even though Halloween is right around the corner. 

Shirt & Shorts: J.Crew, Shoes: Steve Madden, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Necklace: J.Crew, Bracelet: BCBG Generation
This outfit, to me is the perfect transition, from summer to fall. Everything from the colors of the outfit to the material of the clothes make it a perfect pairing for this time of year. The shorts are bright and flowing, keeping you nice on cool on those days where the temperature can still get a little high. Simultaneously, since the shirt is a little thicker, it can keep you warm during the cold mornings. Besides the material of the shirt, everything in the shirt's details, the little hints of bright colors paralleling with the navy blue just makes it perfect. Since there is so much going on with the colors and textures of the outfit already, it is best to finish this outfit off with a clean chain necklace and a nice watch. As for the sandals, well the gold cuff part of it just did it for me!

Hope you guys enjoyed this outfit! What are some of your outfit ideas to transition from summer to fall? I still have one more look to share with you, so keep an eye out for that!

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ipsy's September Glam: Classic Beauty

Hello fellow interweb friends!

As promised, since I haven't posted much this week, I will be sharing with you some videos! So for this month, I finally received my Ipsy bag in the mail and couldn't wait to open it since I kind of had an idea of what my items were. I thought I'd wait and open it with you guys, so here it is!

The products definitely fit very well with the "Classic Beauty" theme, especially since it came in a royal blue with black almost baroque-styled floral designs on it. Everything in side reminds me of glamours Hollywood with dark eyes with the black liner and red lips and sparkles!

I say for only $10.80 a month, I'm getting some good stuff in this bag! I hope you check out Ipsy and surprise yourself with some bits and bobs every month! 

I will definitely do an update on how I feel about the products once I've used them and will probably update on here, so keep an eye out for that! As for the rest of the week, I have some pretty cool stuff in line for you guys, so stick around and enjoy!

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Back-to-School Look #4/5: Pretty, Glittery & Baubly Things

Hello fellow interweb friends!

Since it is mid-September now, I feel like the majority of you or all of you have already gone back to school, unless you are home-schooled, then you get the pleasure of working with your own schedule. As for us who are already back in school, I thought I'd share this next look, or two looks, with you. These two looks are very similar to one another, just with different color schemes, but they're both something I would wear pretty much everyday if I could!
Shirts & Shorts: J.Crew, Necklace: Baublebar, Bracelets: Forever 21, Shoes: Steve Madden
So pretty much, it is just a super simple outfits that looks more put together because I paired a regular t-shirt with a dressier pair of shorts. I added a little oomph with the big, chunky necklace, but then balanced out all the big details with a pair of either Oxfords or my Sperry. Not so coincidently, my shoes still add a little pizzazz to the outfits since they are nice and sparkly! 
Shirt: Abercombit&Fitch, Shorts: J.Crew, Necklace: Baublebar, Shoes: Sperry
I love these two outfits so much because they are nice and comfy, but you still look very put together in them just because of the shorts. The minute you switch out the shorts for a pair of jean shorts, the feel will be much different. If you've seen my YouTube videos, I admitted to having a little bit more of a grandma-feel to the way I dress, but hey, we're all getting old right, so I guess I'm already dressing the part now! 

If you are interested in getting some of these amazing necklaces as well to add a little spice to your life/closet's life, then check out Baublebar! They have some super pretty stuff that I think will complement a variety of style.

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back-to-School Look #3: Fresh

Hello fellow interweb friends!

So unfortunately for us Californians, the heat has gone up like no other, which means even though we're going into fall, we're still living in summer weather that can go up to about 100 degrees. For me, that means no pants, no jeans, nothing too tight or might bog me down and make me feel uncomfortable. This look is perfect to stay comfy and airy so I'm not constantly sweating like a beast!

There is nothing better, more classic and comfy than a nice pair of jean shorts and a white tank top. This tank top has a mesh back and it's got somewhat of an acid-like wash on the front panel. The shorts have a nice little pocket detail, keeping things nice and colorful. Since it is a very neutral color, to add a little more pizzazz, I paired it with my big chunky pink and yellow chained necklace. And of course, I wanted to put my J.Crew gold chain bracelet with a little grey bow bangle just to balance out the outfit. Usually, if you have on a big chunky necklace, you can either pair it with some simple studs, or like I did here and add some small bracelets. And lastly, I must have my taupe suede loafer to this outfit! There's already so much color going on between the short's pockets and the necklace that to wear gold shoes or something colored will just be too much!

Hope you liked it!

Until next time,

Make-Up Musical Monday #4

Hello fellow interweb friends!

I know I'm a day late, but I was very stressed out and busy yesterday, so I couldn't share this week's song with you on the right day, but still, here is this week's song! It is Imagine Dragons' Demons!

At first, I didn't know if I really liked them or not based on Radioactive, but after a few listens on my iHeartRadio, I think Imagine Dragons has grown on me. I've been playing this on repeat and really tempted to buy their album...but I think I will refrain for now. 

Hope you enjoy!

Until next time,

Friday, September 6, 2013

Liebster Award!

Hello fellow interweb friends!

Today, an old co-worker of mine, Megan, gave me the most unexpected and exciting news that I've gotten in a long time and that is she has nominated my blog, this blog, for the The Liebster award! It is  an honor that gets passed among fellow bloggers, who nominate other small blogs with less than 200 followers. 
Liebster: German for beloved, dearest.
Before I get on with explaining to you about the nominations, I'd like to share with you Megan's blog where she talks about hobbies she's gotten into as a graduate student as well as her adventures planning her wedding. I honestly did not know she blogs until she told me about the nomination and linked me to her blog, which I find to be very fun and quirky to read. And with that said, please check out Megan's blog!
Megan from Grad Student Needs Hobby
The rules for the nominations are as follows: 
1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.
2. You must answer the 11 questions given to you by your nominator.
3. You must pick 11 bloggers, each with under 200 followers, to be nominated.
4. You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

Before I link 11 other bloggers for the award, I think I will answer some of Megan's questions first!

1. How long have you been blogging?
My blog is is actually still very young. It will be 5 months old coming up on September 16, so I guess I can say that I've been blogging for about 5 months now. 
2. What are your favorite posts to write?
My favorite posts are usually food or fashion related, especially bargained fashion pieces that I find every once in a while. For me, between my foods and my fashion choices, I have a lot to say and share just because I enjoy those two very much. Both of those types of blog posts represent my personality very well, so I feel like not only am I sharing something with my readers, who I prefer to think of as my interweb friends, but am also letting them get to know me as a person through the way to write. 
3. Other than blogging, what is your favorite hobby?
Besides my blog, I like to make random YouTube videos that I also share in my blogs. A recent hobby that I picked up is going to the gym with my friends. As for times when I'm not blogging or working out, I like to find new music to listen to. 
4. How many blogs do you follow?
I think I only follow a total of less than 10 blogs? I'm not a huge blog reader; the only reason I started my blog was to use it as a distraction from darker days that I went through this past year, but now, I am in love with it and it is like my interweb baby!
5. Finish the sentence: My weakness is...
6. What is your favorite book?
My all-time favorite book has to be Jane Eyre! I am a weak link for a good love story!
7. How would you rate your cooking skill?
My cooking skill is zero to non-existent! I mean I can manage to survive from day to day, but I don't think I'm that confident in my cooking to want to feed people. 
8. What is your favorite social media site?
My favorite media site is probably YouTube because it is a mix of everything I love. I can explore anything from fashion to food to music in a very interactive way by watching other people's videos.
9. If you could make a living doing anything, what would it be?
If I could make a living off of just eating food and talking about food, then I would totally do it! There is something about eating that just makes me super happy, especially when the food tastes good and also have amazing arrangement because I think the prettier the food layout is, the better the taste will be, even if it is not as good.
10. Name your top 5 favorite music artists.
This one is very hard! Right now, I'm in love with Bastille, Jess Penner, Empire of the Sun, Luke Bryan, and Lana Del Rey. I have a very wide variety in my taste for music, as you can tell, so for me to pick only 5 favorites, it is very hard because I feel like I look to a certain artist when I feel a certain way. With that being said though, these five are probably my go-to artists to make me feel happy and wonderful.
11. What are your dreams/aspirations for your blog?
Dreams and aspirations for my blog...probably to share it with as many people as possible! I would love to start interacting more with my interweb friends just so we can pick each other's minds and share things with one another. I feel like some of us can break out of our shells better behind a screen, which will allow us to learn more from one another.

Here are the blogs that I'd like to nominate:
Domesticated Working Woman - Lindsay Gaines
We Do Fun Here - Jenn K
I Can Cook That - Kaitlin
Simply Chels - Chelsea Michelson
Girl In Betsey - Krystin Tysire
Colors of Honey - Kirby Margaret
Skinny Student - Marie Harper
Mommiez on a Mission - Nicole Howell

And my questions for the nominees are...
1. What made you want to start a blog?
2. What is the story behind your blog's name?
3. Who/what inspired you to start a blog?
4. What is one random fact about yourself that you've not shared on your blog?
5. What is your favorite blog?
6. What kinds of posts do you enjoy to read/write most?
7. If you can write about anything, what would it be?
8. If you can live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
9. Where do you see your blog 5 years from now?
10. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
11. What is your most favorite post on your own blog?

Good luck to all the nominees,
Until next time,

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back-to-School Look #2: Poised & Prepared, with a Pow

Hello fellow interweb friends!

Finally, I'm sharing the second look that I thought we all need to have for the new school year. This one is more business-like, preparing you for all those club meetings or interview for board positions in organizations that you may be a part of!

This top is a satin-like material with a bow detail around the waist from H&M and the black skater skirt was from Urban Outfitters. I paired it with my Baublebar floral bib that I got for my birthday. Unfortunately, this necklace is no longer on their site, but this is the closest thing to it! And of course, I must have to have my watch and a small bracelet, just to make it look nice and polished, ready-for-anything kind of attitude! The finishing detail is in the shoes! I thought I'd pair my gold Betsey Johnson flats with spike details just to add a little more personality to the outfit. Of course, we all want to look professional, but not the boring kind! 

This outfit is perfect to impress that new club you want to be a part of or show that you are poised and prepared for any kind of position you try out for, but still have a little bit of personality!

And if you're interested, click here to sign up for Baublebar and start shopping for your next favorite accessory!

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Hello fellow interweb friends!

So this has been super under wraps, but I thought it's finally time to share my boyfriend with you guys! We did a little video/boyfriend-tag for you guys so you can get to know this special person that is very much in my life right now and many years down the line, hope you enjoy!

Thought I'd introduce you guys because you'll be seeing a lot more of this special person in many more of my blogs/vlogs!

Until next time,

Monday, September 2, 2013

Musical Monday #3

Hello fellow interweb friends!

Well, it is Monday, which means we're getting a new song! This song isn't really new, but it is definitely upbeat and super fun, which is the perfect way to officially end summer and welcome the upcoming fall season. So I'm sure ya'll have been rocking out to this song all summer already, but since I couldn't get enough of it this entire past week, I thought I have to put it up for Musical Monday! 

And drumroll please...*cues in rocking out dance moves*

"Best Song Ever" - One Direction

Yes, I chose a 1D song guys! Haha, I thought this song is the perfect way to start the week, keep your spirits high, and just make everything feel light and happy! My philosophy is if you feel good, everything else will fall into place and turn out better or at least more positively, which is always better than feeling down and bleh.

Hope you enjoy the song and the rest of your week!

Until next time,
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