Merry Christmas!

I can’t believe it’s already Christmas. This year has gone by way too fast. I hope everyone has a safe and jolly Christmas, even to those who don’t celebrate it. :)

My family doesn’t really celebrate Christmas. We usually just spend time home together and enjoy the holiday season. However, I did do some gift exchanges with some friends. I will probably post up what I received in the next post.

Anyways, I just want to briefly update my blog about what I did in the last week. So on the 15th to 18th, I went to University of New Haven in West Haven, CT to visit a good friend who was graduating this semester. I went the weekend right after my finals and it was terribly cold. I went to Connecticut right after the biggest snow storm so far this winter, so you could imagine trekking in inches of snow I had to do to get to any places (we had no car). It was nice finally visiting my friend at her campus although everything was covered in snow. We mostly chilled. Our plans to go Downtown where Yale was located had to be canceled because there were no buses running :(

Grand Central Station


Right before boarding the Metro North.


The crazy icicles on the tree branches.


I also finally tried The City Bakery‘s famous hot chocolate! I have heard amazing things about this drink, however I was quite disappointed when I tried it. I personally thought it was too sweet. Me and friend only drank half of it and brought the rest home. I had to dilute the hot chocolate in order to finish it. The marshmallows they make themselves was really good though.

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Nail Polish Collection

I love nail polishes. To exact, I love having colors on my nails. I actually have never went to a nail salon to get my nails done. I have always bought my own nail polishes and painted my own nails. It’s cheaper, but tedious. I am a righty, so my left hand is always nicely done, while my nails on my right hand are always a mess. Despite that, I still paint my own nails. One major reason is because I seem to have an obsession with buying nail polishes. Whenever I see them on sale, I can’t help but to buy some. I don’t have an extensive collection, but to me, my collection is quite big. I don’t think I have ever finished a bottle. I don’t paint my nails that often, so this collection seems quite useless. However, I still like looking and admiring all the pretty colors.

Without further ado, here’s my current collection:


This heart-shaped box was something I received from a friend that contained other things. I really liked the box and ended up using it as a nail polish holder. However, due to my recent nail polish haul, I can no longer close the lid. I don’t know how else to store my nail polishes without getting it dusty.


from left to right
Sally Hansen – Double Duty (for strengthening Base & Top Coat)
Skin Food – V1407
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear – Mint Sorbet
Sally Hansen HD – Pixel Pretty
wet n’ wild Shine – Sapphire Blue
Sephora O.P.I – Blasted Gold
Sephora O.P.I – Blasted Black


The Pinks.
I have a lot pink in my collection. I don’t know why, but I always seem to go for the pink shades. from left to right

Revlon – Lilac Pastelle
Maybelline Color Show – Pinkalicious
O.P.I – ElePhantastic Pink
China Glaze – Flirty Femininity
Cosmo (?) – Wild Thing
Skin Food – PK213

I had a hard time getting the color tone of the pinks. The picture below captures them better:


Here’s my whole collection with four new collections in the front. from left to right
Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect ColorCare – Sea
L’oreal – not a cloud in sight
L’oreal – orange you jealous?
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear – Wet Cement
On the top row, all the way to the right is
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Clearly Quick.

Let me know if you have a specific color you want me to review!

Currently I’m loving Sally Hansen’s Clearly Quick because it’s a nice top coat that dries your nail polish quickly! I always mess up my nails because I don’t let it dry for long enough, but this really insta-dries my nails. :D In addition, I’m loving Sally Hansen’s Wet Cement, because the color is perfect for this winter weather :)

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Owls

Long time no post! Unfortunately due to the heavy workload between school and work, I had no time to really sit down and blog. However, finals are next week and after that I will try to start posting again.

I received these small gems back in October from Amazon.com. Gorgeous owl necklace and earrings. They were only $1!

They’re super cute with fine details :)

I don’t really buy much accessories these days. I used to buy a bunch of necklaces and earring. Nowadays, I prefer saving up to buy real jewelry rather than cheap ones from Forever 21 or H&M. I hate the fact that they rust and I cannot wear them in the showers. I have yet to buy any real jewelry though. Nice looking pieces are expensive.

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