Friday, January 28, 2011

Ins and Outs


I always love Starbucks' Skinny Vanilla Lattes, but lately I'm absolutely addicted to them! My schedule this semester is pretty packed, and I'm always running around, so this is my big midday perk that helps get me through the day. It's delicious, filling, and only 130 calories for a grande!
I've also been test driving L'Oreal's Lash Serum lately for the past month or so, and I was extremely skeptical at first, but I figured why not when it costs only $10? Lo and behold, my lashes have actually gotten LONGER! I'm amazed because they're noticeably longer and people have actually commented on the difference. It is not convenient to wear under mascara because it causes my lashes to droop, so I just wear it at night, and I'm lazy so I don't even wear it every night, but it's still been very effective. I highly recommend this product to anyone wanting longer lashes. Of course I still wear falsies for nights out, but this has made me feel a lot more confident with foregoing falsies during the day.


Because I'm so busy, I eat a lot of protein/energy bars because I just don't have time to eat proper meals or get nutritious snacks. My favs are EAS Myoplex Lite bars and ThinkThin bars (which are supposed to be Tracy Anderson's fav), but I thought I'd branch out and try Kashi GoLean Crunchy bars in Chocolate Peanut. This bar is NOT GOOD - it's so dry that when I bite into it, the crumbly bits get absolutely everywhere, and it honestly feels like eating peanut flavored styrofoam pasted onto a slab of cardboard with some chocolate. I'm just trying to get rid of these as quickly as possible now.

What are your latest ins and outs?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mornings and Life update

My favorite part of day is the morning, when I get to just chill out in my room with no disturbances whatsoever, relaxing with my coffee. I get up extra early just to make sure that I'll have my coffee time of at least an hour! During that time, I like to catch up on emails, blogs, and youtube vids.... the rest of the day is always hectic and filled with other people, but the few hours in the morning are all mine. :)

I know I'm terrible with updating this thing, but the holidays have been absolutely amazing! I got to enjoy some time with my family (including my cousins and grandma), and visited Canada and Vegas. I got to check out the new City Center at Vegas and it's gorgeous! Granted, I can't afford too much of the stuff in that mall yet, but I enjoyed myself thoroughly at the Cosmopolitan's gorgeous new bars - The Chandelier and Bond.

Makeup-wise, I picked up MAC's new Special Reserve Highlight Powder from its Champale collection in "Chez Chez Lame" (the gold shade). It's SO gorgeous - it gives this beautiful candle-lit glow that just makes your skin look amazing without making it look like you're wearing makeup. I highly recommend it although I know it sold out in many locations.

I'm so excited about the new year! I'm taking some really challenging classes this semester, so I'm excited to see how they turn out. I'm not one for new year's resolutions, because I believe in trying to improve myself and my life as it unfolds, but in the spirit of the new year, here are the things I'm currently working on:

1) be nicer! (you know how Sandra Oh's character Christina on Grey's Anatomy is blunt almost to the point of being rude? That's me. -_- I really want to become nicer and more considerate)
2) work out more regularly; eat better - ALWAYS a challenge for me.
3) get out and explore the city more! (this one is HUGE)

My weekends start on Friday so I suppose I should start being productive now... I've just been sitting here enjoying my lazy morning with my cup of coffee so far, but off I go!