August 31, 2015

August Favorites

"Badlands" by Halsey--I can honestly say this album is one of my all-time favorites from any artist ever. I absolutely adore EVERY song on this album and am recommending it to literally everyone I know. My favorite songs include: Castle, Colors, Hurricane, Gasoline

This pink trench coat from Dahlia--I don't have a winter or anything remotely related to cold weather here in Manila so until I move back to the States I'm here lusting over this gorgeous pink trench (modeled by this lovely blogger)

The Poshmark App--this is a new discovery for me....and I absolutely adore it. Better than The Hunt, this shopping app lets users list their own clothes/shoes/accessories for sale, along with a flat shipping rate, as well as shop other user's closets--if you don't receive your item you don't pay. Simple to use and full of awesome discount designer finds, I highly recommend. (Shop my closet!)

This sugar scrub recipe from Tumblr (warning NSFW language)--this post does not lie, your skin will feel as smooth as a baby porpoise, and will smell absolutely goddess-like. I love this scrub except for the fact that the next day your palms are pretty sore from the coarse action of rubbing in the scrub. Otherwise scrub away butterflies! This is a fantastic way to decompress, trust me.

Tyler Oakley's vision board--you have to be living under a rock to not have heard of this trailblazing Youtuber by now. To be honest I don't watch his videos on any sort of basis but I did really enjoy looking at his vision board (first of all hello Tumblr-worthy art project) and it even inspired me to start up my Tumblr again, my own little virtual vision board--I encourage you to make one!
August 28, 2015

Trusting Your Instincts

This post is more among the personal variety of mine although I still believe it can help others going through similar situations so I think it's worth posting.
August 24, 2015

How to Healthify Your Lunch!

One of the biggest complaints teenagers have about school, besides classes, homework, and the ever-mounting levels of stress, is the cafeteria food. School lunches, despite multiple campaigns to make them healthier, are sad creatures. Square cardboard box pizza, mystery meat, and sandwiches that are the Russian Roulette of fillings have been staples of almost every cafeteria I've ever had the pleasure of dining in. As a pescetarian, I've gotten into the habit of packing my lunch to make sure I have food that I actually can eat when at school and so....below are my tips on how to healthify (and simplify) your lunch! (Be it school, work, or home!)
August 18, 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

As everyone applying for college will tell you, recommendation letters are a big part of the application. Having already asked the two teachers I want to write my letters, and them having agreed, I decided to bake them some treats as a bribe thank you for writing them. So here we go....Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars!
August 15, 2015

Oh My Mai Thai

Thai food is one of my absolute favorites in the entire world! A true highlight of my trip to Thailand last spring was the food! Mom and I have adored our local Thai food restaurant since we moved to the Fort and I thought I'd share it with you!
August 11, 2015

The Importance of Solitude

I've always found that when I'm super stressed and just can't seem to think clearly taking a break is vitally important. Usually when I need to work through a problem or need to calm down before I continue a project etc....I go swimming.
August 7, 2015

Tips to Preserve Colored Hair

Having joined the pastel-colored-hair community this summer, I've gathered some tips and tricks as to how to preserve your color for as long as possible.
August 4, 2015

City Tunes--Paris

Songs About Paris
This rock ballad perfectly captures the essence of Paris in a song that makes you want to re-watch The Devil Wears Prada....again

One of the songs introduced to me by my bestie and her infamous Christmas CD's, the melancholy feeling backing this song perfectly captures the feeling of driving by the illuminated Eiffel Tower

The almost psychedelic quality that this song has, along with the steady beat, conjures up images of Paris Fashion Week and the busy pace of the city all weeks of the year

While Paris isn't exactly famous for wild nightlife, the way say...Ibiza is, there are still plenty of options for those interested in that kind of entertainment--and this song gets you imagining it even if you've never experienced it

Another melancholy song, this one captures lazy Sunday mornings in France's ever-buzzing capital (lazy? never a Parisian) walking to a corner cafe or the local boulangerie for a baguette

Paris is, undoubtedly, one of the places to be when you're in love and this song will take you straight to a slow dance on a dimly lit-Paris rooftop with your lover, I promise

A more upbeat love song than the previous, this one more of a stroll-through-the-park with your lover song, Ed and Tori's voices combine perfectly, much like spring and Paris