Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New youtube channel!

Here is my youtube channel. Enjoy :)

youtube.com/amyyxsmiles

**note the two "y"s in the name. amyxsmiles was already taken -____-

Monday, January 30, 2012

Current Favorite Products! :)



Here is a video! Enjoy! :)


Products mentioned:
Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
Cerave moisturizing cream
Eucerin Face Lotion SPF30
Bare Escentials Mineral Foundation in Light
Wet n Wild coloricon 6 pan palette in Vanity
Revlon Creme Shadow Not Just Nudes
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero
Milani Liquif'eye eye liner in black
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Shu uemura eyelash curler
Maybelline Mascara Falsies
ELF Eyebrow Kit
NYC Bronzer Sunny
NYX Cream Blush in Orange
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Essie School of Hard Rocks
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Seduction

Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nails of the Week- Green crackle

Favorite inexpensive Eyeshadow Brushes

ELF Brushes are the best! I love my ELF Eyeshadow brushes because they are only $1 each! They are great gifts for your friends for any occasion! They are available at eyeslipsface.com and I have seen them at most Target stores. however, not every brush or elf product is available at every Target store, but mostly the popular ones. The brushes I have are the eyeshadow brush, blending brush, eye crease brush, and defining eye brush. I also have two face brushes which I will post about next time!
Pros: cheap, good quality for the price you pay.
Cons: when I washed them, some of the brush hairs come out easily. It depends on the brush you get, but some have very uneven hair lengths.
Overall I would say these are good brushes to have and use, especially if you are a makeup beginner because it is a step up from those sponge applicators but it's not as expensive as the high end makeup brushes (up to $20 for just eyeshadow brushes)

Pictures:


Sorry for the oriention of this. And sorry that my brushes still have some eyeshadow/glitter on them hehe :)
Sorry for the eyeshadow! :P

Some Pictures!

some random dessert pictures! :)

Pistachio Macaron with Rommate :)
21 choices! Mango peach froyo with strawberries
Starbucks! Soy Ice vanilla latte

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Maybelline Falsies Mascara!

OK, Ok, I know.. for all your beauty and makeup geeks I am quite late to the party. I know that this mascara, Maybelline Falsies mascara has been out for a very long time and that many people already rave about it. But, here I am to just talk about it MORE! I really am impressed by this mascara! It lengthens VERY well. I have very very very short and straight Asian lashes so I need a good mascara. And yes this really does the trick! I will be buying it again after I run out or when it expires in 3 months!
I like the brush. It is curved but not TOO curved. Also, half the wand moves/bends. Some people I know thought it was a defect in theirs, but it isn't! It just helps you maneuver better.

The one I have is in blackest black.




please ignore my eyebrows lol

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 14-16, 2012

Just a quick recap about my weekend. I had Monday off because it was a holiday. That was nice to have an extra day to relax. On Saturday I went out to eat for a bit and studied and just hung around during the day. That evening, I went with my boyfriend to his fraternity's formal event at The Standard hotel in Downtown. It was a lot of fun! We ate steak and had red velvet cake for dessert! My favorite! I did my own makeup and just wore a simple teal dress with strappy heels.
On Sunday I went to dimsum with some friends and then got some boba from AU 79. They have PINK boba! It's so yummy! It's sweeter than regular boba and very soft. I always order the rose milk tea from AU.. maybe I should switch it up a bit next time! :)
On Monday I did lot of studying, napping, and then had the first sorority meeting of the semester. Nothing really special :)
Pictures

my eye makeup! glittery
Bf and I after getting ready!
We like to wear our glasses xP
Steak!
Red Velvet!
Some camera posing :P

Rose milk tea with pink boba! yummm
Bf and I :) <3

Friday, January 13, 2012

Nails of the Week- Blue/Gray with designs

Here are my current nails. I got tired from the nude/tiger stripes and I had bought a lot of new nail polish over winter break that I wanted to try :) Anyway, this is as new look and the design had no particular reason. I just wanted some design but nothing too difficult.



Base color: Essie "School of Hard Rocks"
Designs: White and Black Art Deco with thin brush applicators

blog comments :)

quick little post/shout out to Rae from http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/ She commented on my blog ! please read her blog! :)

January 12, 2012

Hello,
Just a quick blog because I felt like writing.
I slept until 11 today and woke up and got ready to go to work at 12. I just ate a cheesestick and Greek yogurt. Work was slow and boring.
Oh, by the way, I work at the college events office. They plan events and commencement and I am a student worker who runs errands and inputs data. Easy. It is a pretty relaxing job and my bosses are very nice.
I got off at 5 and went back to my apartment. Then I met up with my boyfriend who got off work at 6. We went to get food from a Japanese restaurant. Then we went back to his apartment and ate it and watched an episode of Southpark. He had to go out to do stuff for his fraternity and I just took a nap. I have been on stumbleupon for the past hour and half or so. I found so many inspiring websites/blogs!
I really really really want to eat healthier this year. I think it will be beneficial for me because I can save money and I can treat my body better. I looked at some pictures from last year before I went to college and I was pretty fit and maybe 10 pounds lighter. I wish I could go back to that body. I think I can.. with commitment, dedication, and motivation. :)
In terms of running, I have been running every day... well, except today. I guess it's not as exciting once you've ran at alongside beaches and lakes.. lol here I just run the track and the only scenery I see is bright lights, stands, and a lot of people playing soccer or frisbee on the field.

So to do within the next few weeks/by the end of the month:
1.Establish a good exercise/running/sleeping routine and schedule, while still balancing school of course.
2. Eat better: find easy and healthy recipes. Go grocery shopping before every week and make sandwiches or salads for lunch every day.

This time it's all me. I'm finally doing this! :D

Monday, January 9, 2012

Random Beauty Related Pics

If you read from my previous post, I dyed my hair before break ended! I dyed it a burgundy color and it came out beautifully! (The box dye I used can be found in this post here )

My hair before.. was a chocolate brown but a bid streaky and the roots were growing out, although not that obvious.
My hair after! This is with flash. It is very red in the sun :P
Looks brown here lol
Nails of the week! Nude base with black stripes. (The stripes aren't perfect because they were quite last minute haha)

Some Random Nice Pictures

Crepe Temptations! Savory Crepe with bacon, avocado, cheese, and carmelized onions. Such a good late night snack!
Fluffy Snow! Green Tea Shaved Ice and the texture is so smooth and perfect. It's not icy but very creamy and light and fluffy! So indescribable you must try yourself! Toppings: Condensed milk, boba, and strawberry mochi
Beach pics after running :)
Running in the afternoon and finishing right before the sun sets! Perfect timing, I miss this! And bf is posing haha
Do you see the bird? I wanted to catch it at the right moment haha.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello LA!

I'm back in LA as of last night! It feels so good to be back and I can't wait for a fresh new semester! I'm very excited to go back to school but sad that it means homework and endless studying. But it's okay - play hard work hard! :)

More posts to come on my ventures in LA!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012 Recap and Running overview

This morning I went to Japantown to buy a few things. I bought hair dye for my hair! I use this Japanese brand called Palty. It has a LOT of chemicals.. but this is my 8th box I've bought and I guess I'm just scared to buy other dyes lol! But it works for my hair and is not completely damaging so I'm okay with it.. Hopefully this is my last time I'll color my hair because I'm so addicted to dying my hair! I say that I'll stop every time, but it never ends up working hehe. I first discovered this brand because a high school classmate who dyed her hair a lot recommended it to me. She said it is good for Asian hair (well, it IS a Japanese brand) and doesn't damage as much (yeah right..) But it really does work great for me! I HAVE in fact, tried American drugstore brands and they didn't really work for me at all. I've never dyed my hair a dramatically different colored hair but have gone light brown enough that when the roots grew out, it was VERY obvious and not attractive at all!

After lunch, I went running with my boyfriend around Lake Merced, which is about a 4.5 mile run according to online. One of my major goals this break was to run more, and I didn't want to be lonely so I dragged my boyfriend with me on all my runs, but he doesn't protest because he likes the exercise too :) He is also a good encouragement because he runs the entire way and I can only do half run half walk :( We have been running everyday for a week now and I must say it feels great! I honestly look forward to running the next day and I'm sad that when I go back to LA we will only have the track to run around. We choose a different place every day to get some variety and different scenery! My boyfriend has never been to any of the places we went before so I thought that running in those places are a good way to show him around new areas while burning some calories!

We have been to Lake Merced and the beach a few times, and stow lake inside Golden Gate Park. We have always tried to go in the mornings but find it very hard to wake up lol... So we go at around 3-4PM and finish by 5 just before sunset! Tomorrow we plan to go to the beach again but on the Cliff House side so we can take a walk around the area also afterwards! I really hope that we keep up this running back in LA though!!

Beautiful beach view just before sunset!

It has been 5 days..

Since my last post.. And I'll be honest when I say that not much has happened.
I bought new boots from Cathy Jean. They are pretty nice and what I have been looking for all winter long! They are, however, a bit tight on the toes so I'm not sure what to think of that... Hopefully they will stretch out a bit maybe? I doubt it though.
Also, the Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale is going on right now! I bought some underwear for $4 each and a bra for $17 and a body mist for $5. Pretty good, in my opinion because I rarely by Victoria's Secret items at full price. It's so much worth it when you buy at the semi annual sale!

On December 29, my boyfriend went to an Avicii concert in SF. We are both very big fans of him because he is a very good DJ and his songs are amazing! This show was sold out and I was lucky to have bought tickets within the first hour they came out back in October I believe. I must say that I had high hopes for this concert and they were definitely fulfilled! His set was simply amazing. I knew almost all the songs and the last song was my all time favorite Avicii song - Don't give up on us (enough is enough). It was overall a very good time! Pictures Attached! (I didn't really take many pictures they were mostly videos hehe)


Simple Outfit - Sequin Black and Silver Skirt, black tights, black thigh high fake suede boots, a black bustier with criss crossed back detailing (not pictured)
Full Face Makeup
eye makeup - simple plum smokey eye
Sign outside!

Me and le bf! (edited hehe)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy New Year!
Tonight I saw New Year's Eve with my boyfriend! We saw the 10:30 PM showing so it went until past 12 haha It was a cute movie! I love movies where it shows different people's stories and then in the end we see how they are all connected.

2011 was a good year with lots of ups and downs. I'm very excited for the new year, though!

Especially excited to see how this blog continues! :)

Have a great year everybody!