22 March 2014

BEAUTY EMPTIES: MARCH 2014

We haven’t talked makeup for a while. So let’s get on that. I’ve been collecting my makeup, hair care, skincare, and body care trash for the past few months. I used up all of these products, with a couple exceptions that I’ll talk about down below. This is all about sharing my opinions with you and letting you know what I’d repurchase and what I’m going to stay away from in the future. Click here to see my other Empties! Let’s get on with it.



Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 25 Medium: I love this concealer. I’ve been through several tubes, and I now I’ve talked about it before. I definitely scraped the sides of this tube until there wasn’t anything left. I use this to cover spots and scars. It covers dark spots and imperfections without feeling too heavy. Coverage is buildable. It’s easy to blend. I’m almost through another tube! I really enjoy this concealer. I think it’s my favorite from the drugstore.

Covergirl + Olay Concealer Balm in Light/Medium: I absolutely hated this concealer. I don’t think I’ve ever used a product that I’ve hated more than this. I looked like an oil slick when I used this. No matter how much I powdered, I ended up looking incredibly oily. I don’t think I’ve ever looked so oily. The entire time I used this, I just wanted my experience with the product to be over with. The coverage wasn’t bad and it blended well, but I was completely oily in less than an hour. This product also runs dark. Light/Medium perfectly matched my skin. How did I even survive wearing this? Oh my gosh. It was horrible!

Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation Samples: Overall, this foundation is so dry and I don’t think it would do well with my skin, even though I’m on the oily side. Really dry foundations usually break down very quickly on me. It’s like my oil busts through them or something. The coverage seems it could be built up to medium. I wasn’t actually able to wear this foundation, because neither of the shades were my color. 220 was my closest match, but it was a couple shades too light. I thought I’d be able to use shade 355 as a cream contour. Absolutely not. I don’t think 355 would match anyone’s skintone. It’s orange/red/brown like a brick. It’s really strange. I don’t think I’d purchase the full size.



Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in Glammy Goes To…: I absolutely loved this cream eyeshadow. It was golden taupe, and very metallic. It didn’t crease on me, and it was long wearing. Unfortunately, it dried up before I could finish it. It didn’t dry up quickly or anything. I’ve had it for a couple years. It’s still useable, it’s just not easily blended, and it’s just time to get rid of it. I don’t think Ulta carries this anymore or Essence has stopped making it.

Revlon Lash Potion by Grow Luscious Volume & Length Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black: First of all, I really wanted to love this mascara because of it’s beautiful packaging. I don’t usually opt for waterproof mascaras, but I went for it. This is the worst mascara I’ve ever used. I absolutely hated it. Right off the bat, the formula was incredibly wet and transferred to my upper and lower lids. It smudged. It took forever to dry. The brush was too big for my eyes and made application difficult. It was clumpy. It flaked. I mean it was an absolute nightmare and it wasn’t worth the time or money.

e.l.f. Volumizing Mascara in Black: First of all, I’d like to say that this isn’t a bad mascara. This isn’t a volumizing formula. If anything, it’s lightly lengthening. It gives a very natural look, which I decently enjoyed. My biggest problem with it is that it flaked on me. Mascaras rarely flake on me. Flaking is something that really bothers me, so I wouldn’t buy this again.

Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black: I hated this eyeliner. It’s not worth the money. Right off the bat, it skipped. It was hard to get an even line. I consider myself an eyeliner pro, especially when it comes to winged liner. It’s definitely not as black as I’d like. It dried out at the tip, so I couldn’t create my winged eyeliner. There’s still product toward the center of the felt tip, but it’s incredibly hard to create a fine line with the center of the tip. If you touch it the liner after you’ve applied it, it easily smudges. Basically, it never completely sets. It’s not worth the time or the struggle. Just don’t even bother.

Jordana Fabu Liner in Black: This liner was okay. It wasn’t as black as I’d like. The tip is a little thicker than what I’m used to, and that made doing winged liner a little more difficult. I feel like it took a while for it to dry out, which is good. Once it started drying out, I couldn’t create my sharp wings and it started skipping. At that point, I was pretty much over it. This liner also smells like a sharpie marker, which is questionable. I don’t think I’ll repurchase this.



Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Brew Berry: This is from the Halloween collection from a couple years ago. We have a massive back stock of soap. And I have one more Brew Berry to finish. I think we got like six of these when they came out. I feel like I’ve gone through so many of these and I just want it gone. It’s not a bad scent or anything. It has a fruity candy smell, but I’m just over it.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Holly Berry Wreath: This is from the winter collection from a couple years ago. The scent was a lot fresher than I expected. There’s nothing spicy or or musky about it, unlike most of the holiday scents. It’s more of an apple citrus scent, which I liked. It’s quite unexpected for a winter scent, but I’d get this one again.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Twisted Peppermint: Twisted Peppermint is one of my all-time favorite scents from B&BW. It’s very minty and refreshing, like a candy cane. It’s lightly sweet, so it’s not going to be like a minty toothpaste scent. I even own a full-sized body mist in Twisted Peppermint!



Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Vanilla Bean Noel: Let’s just start of by saying that I’m not a huge fan of vanilla on its own. I see how this appeals to people, but I’m just alright with it. I just don’t like dessert scents that well. I don’t hate this scent, but I don’t particularly love it. We have more of this to use up, so you’ll be seeing this again.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Winter Cranberry: Here’s another unexpected winter scent. I definitely love cranberry scents. This is more of a cran-apple scent with floral. It’s not particularly fresh or sweet. It’s definitely very floral to me. I did enjoy this scent.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin: I’m not usually a fan of pumpkin, but I liked this scent. It definitely has a lot of cinnamon to it, but it’s not overly spicy or warm. I feel like it still has some freshness to it. I don’t think it’s my favorite, but I wouldn’t mind having it again.



Loreal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Swim & Sport Shampoo in Splash of Sunny Orange: When was the last time you saw one of these? This shampoo really strips the hair of chlorine and dirt, but also natural oils. I think daily clarifying shampoos can remove chlorine and dirt without leaving the hair feeling stripped. This formula is too harsh for someone with dry hair. I have oily hair and used this up as a clarifying shampoo, and I didn’t feel like I had any damage or drying. I’m not sure if they still make this, or if it’s just a seasonal product. Regardless, I won’t be picking another one up, even though it is effective.

V05 Tea Therapy Clarifying Shampoo in Vanilla Mint Tea: This isn’t a bad shampoo. I think it does a decent job at removing dirty and oil from my hair, but I ha a huge problem with the smell! Improved fragrance? I don’t think so. It smells like industrial factory metal, rancid vanilla, and old mint gum. And the scent hangs around! I could smell my hair hours after shampooing. It’s noxious. Even though I like V05 clarifying shampoos, I won’t be repurchasing this scent.

Pssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo for Wavy or Curly Hair: I’ve talked about this dry shampoo fairly often, so I’m not going to go on and on. I think that it does a nice job for adding texture, but it doesn’t make really oily hair look clean again. It’s more of a styling product for me.

Pssssst! On-The-Go! Instant Dry Shampoo: This is the worst dry shampoo I’ve ever used. This has such a bad white cast in my dark hair. I don’t like the texture that it gives my hair and it really doesn’t do much to make my hair look clean. I don’t like the smell, which is kind of like rotten fruit. I’ll absolutely never purchase this kind again.



Bath & Body Works Superfruit 2-in-1 Body Scrub + Wash in Rome Honeysuckle Amore: I didn’t really like this body scrub. It did a good job at getting my skin smooth, but it was really abrasive. And it wouldn’t wash out of my bathtub, which was really strange. It just hung around. I absolutely loved this scent though. Oh my gosh, it’s heavenly. It’s very floral. I’d definitely purchase a perfume in this scent. I have one more B&BW body scrub to use, and then I’m moving on.

Bella Il Fiore Walnut Sugar Scrub in Peppermint: I used this as a body scrub. It was definitely very gritty and abrasive. I guess it got the job done, but it wasn’t particularly comfortable to use. Let’s talk about the scent. I know it’s supposed to be peppermint, but it leans horseradish to me. It honestly smells like a spicy cocktail sauce, which is incredibly strange. I got this as a gift, but I wouldn’t purchase this on my own.

Up & Up (Target) Oil Free Acne Wash in Great Fruit: This is supposed to be comparable to Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub. I’ve never used the Neutrogena scrub, so I can’t speak on how the generic compares. Regardless, I didn’t like this one. I started by using this on my face. This left a strange residue on my face and barely exfoliated. I ended up using most of it as a exfoliating body wash. It didn’t work well for that either. I would never buy this again.



Ulta 3-in-1 Beauty Smoothie in Creamy Cocolada: I’m so glad that I’ve used up all of my Beauty Smoothies! They’re not a bad body wash or anything, but they’re definitely not my favorite. They don’t lather. Overtime, they get really thin and watery, which I’m sure if a problem with the packaging. In terms of the scent, it smelled like an artificial coconut that had gone stale. It wasn’t horrible, but I wasn’t a fan of the scent.

Ulta 3-in-1 Beauty Smoothie in Peppermint Stick: This Beauty Smoothie behaved the same as the one in Creamy Cocolada. It got thin and didn’t lather. This was a limited edition Christmas scent. This scent was more on the vanilla side of peppermint, which I didn’t particularly enjoy. Overall, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing any more Beauty Smoothies.



Ulta Hand Lotion in Candy Cane: I bought this lotion during Christmas time, when Ulta had their 5 for $5 specials. It was a dollar, so I didn’t have high hopes. I wasn’t very impressed by this lotion, but I didn’t hate it either. It didn’t deeply moisturize my hands, but it was just enough to take any uncomfortable dryness away. I liked that it soaked in quickly and I liked the minty smell. I wouldn’t buy it again, but it wasn’t horrible.

Ban Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant in Shower Fresh: I’ve used up several of these, so I’m not doing to go into too much detail. This keeps me dry and smelling fresh. The scent isn’t too perfumed. It works, but I think I’m going to try something different after I use up my current stick.



Venus Sensitive Disposables: I talk about these all the time. They are the only razors I use. They give a close shave, they don’t cut me, and they don’t rust. It’s as simple as that. I’ll keep buying them too.

Clarisonic Delicate Brush Head: This brush head works much better for my skin compared to the horrible Sensitive Brush Head. It hasn’t caused any painful breakouts and it hasn’t left my skin feeling dry. The delicates are making my Clarisonic experience much more enjoyable. My face is feeling clean and normal. I’ll continue to repurchase these!



Kiss Nail Dress in KDS07WG: I’m hoping that’s the style number. This print was limited edition, so I’m not sure if you can still find it. I received these from Influenster for review. I think that these nail dresses are cute, but I think they’re more work than nail polish. There weren’t exact fits for my nails. When you file off the excess, it can look like a ripped band-aid. They last longer than I expected, but the edges do start to lift a couple days after application. I got two full sets of nails out of the package, with some left over. Overall, this print wasn’t really my style, but if I found one that I really liked, maybe I’d repurchase.

Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream: I used this cream before makeup application, as an eyelid moisturizer. My eyelids can get very dry, where they flake. Not cute. I really liked this at first. I thought it was helping with hydration, but then I started to notice a lot of fine lines around my eyes, which caused my concealer to look like a crispy, creased mess. I though that maybe it was a sign of premature aging, but after I started using a new eye cream, they pretty much went away. I guess I didn’t know how much I disliked it until I finished it.

Bella Il Fiore Whipped Body Creme in Honeysuckle Grapefruit: This is more of a body butter than a lotion. It does take a while to soak in and it does moisturize the skin, but it’s not deeply moisturizing. It’s not overly impressive as a body butter. I do absolutely love the scent of this. It’s sweet, citrus, and fresh, without being too sharp. I don’t think Bella makes this product anymore. I got this as a gift, but I don’t think I’d purchase it for myself.



Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Refreshing Toner: I won’t go on and on about this toner because I’ve used multiple bottles of it. I use this as a cleansing water to remove makeup that my makeup wipe didn’t get. It’s not harsh whatsoever, and it just gets the job done. I really like this product, and I’ll continue to repurchase it.

Clean & Clear Essentials Oil-Free Deep Cleaning Astringent: This is just 2% salicylic acid. Don’t be fooled. It definitely helps with any acne I have, but I think I’d rather just purchase medicated cleansing pads rather than just salicylic acid. I would purchase this again, but I have other salicylic products that can do the same job.

Maybelline Clean Express! Oil Free Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover: I’ve used several bottles of this. This is the best drugstore eye makeup remover I’ve used so far. It’s easy to use, doesn’t leave any residue, and actually removes mascara and eyeliner. I don’t wake up with any dark smudges under my eyes. I don’t think I’ll do without this.



Up & Up Oil Free Facial Moisturizing Lotion: This is a lotion with SPF. It left my skin feeling oily, even though it was oil free. It didn’t soak in very quickly. It left my skin looking shiny. I didn’t like it, and I only used half. It expired and turned into a congealed mass, so it definitely has to go. I won’t be repurchasing this.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream for Normal/Combo Skin: This is my holy grail moisturizer and I think it’s been in every one of my Empties, so I’ll keep this brief. First of all, it’s a gel, not a cream. It’s light-weight and cooling. The fresh scent is great. It soaks in quickly. I love the glass jar. It doesn’t make me feel oily. It’s perfect.

Oxy Daily Defense Cleansing Pads: I really like salicylic acid cleansing pads. I think they help with my spots and oily skin, in treating and preventing. I’m not exclusive with Oxy brand anymore. I think that when they repackaged them, they reformulated them. They just don’t work as well. I like the old ones better and I’ve moved on to something different.



Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Brightening Facial Towelettes: I feel like I’ve gone on and one about these, so I’ll try to make this brief. These are my favorite makeup removing wipes. I love the scent and the packaging. I like that they’re lightly exfoliating. They’re saturated with makeup remover. The only downside is that they cannot be used on the eyes. I think I’ll always buy these.

N°7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes: I liked these wipes because they could be used on the eyes. I don’t think they had the softest texture, but they didn’t irritate my eyes. They removed my makeup, but I don’t think as well as my grapefruit wipes. I like the packaging, and they did an okay job, but I don’t think I’m going to pick these up again. I’ve found something that can be used on the eyes that’s better.

Up & Up (Target) Unscented Baby Wipes: There’s really not to say about these. I’m using them to wipe off my hands after I do my makeup and to remove swatches. They do the job. They’re not very soft, but they get my hands clean. And they’re not scented at all. I’ve already purchased another pack.



Equaline Premium Cotton Rounds: I get these at my local grocery store, Jewel, which I think is exclusive to the Chicagoland area. There isn’t much to say about these. I use these to remove my eye makeup. One side has a smooth, woven texture, which I prefer to use. The other side has a textured diamond pattern. They’re not my favorite cotton rounds, but they’re cheap and they do just fine.



17 March 2014

100 Questions No One Asks Tag

Hey guys! I finally go the time to finish this Tag up. It’s honestly taken me forever to complete this. I’m on spring break right now, so I have some extra time to myself. As you know, I think doing these tags really helps you learn about me, and I guess it makes me more personable. Let’s just get on with it. If you want to answer the questions or have any other questions for me, feel free to leave them down below!


1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
They always have the be closed. I feel uncomfortable if they’re open.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Of course. You should always take them. I think everyone should take them. They’re just going to throw them away if you don’t.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
My blankets always have to be out. When I get to hotels, I always pull them out. I think I’d prefer to have a messy, comfortable bed rather a well kept bed.

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
No, but I’ve purchased a street sign before.

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
Not particularly. If anything, I use them as bookmarks.

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
I always cut coupons from the Sunday paper. I don’t always use all of them, but I usually end up using some of them.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
I think I would rather be attacked by a big bear. I’ve never been stung by a bee, so I’m not sure if I’m allergic to bees. I could be stung by the swarm and drop dead on the spot. I feel like I have a slight chance with a bear. Maybe I could defend myself or run away.

8. Do you have freckles?
I do have freckles, just on the top of my cheeks. They become more prominent in the summer. And unlike most people I know, I like my freckles. I don’t try to cover them up.

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
No, I don’t. I probably should though.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
I don’t like when people tell me how I feel. And I hate when somebody initiates something and then the plans fall through because of them. Like they ask to hang out and then forget about it. I guess just overall flakiness.

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No, I try not to do stuff like that.

12. Have you ever peed in the woods?
No.

13. What about pooped in the woods?
No.

14. Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?
This is me everyday in the shower. Plus, I dance for 30 seconds while I’m swishing my mouth wash, just to make the time go by quicker.

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No. I’ve never done that.

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
Oh my gosh, this question. Zero.

17. What size is your bed?
I have a queen-sized bed. It’s a Sleep number. It’s currently set at 50 because I’ve woken up with back aches recently. Usually, it’s set to 35.

18. What is your Song of the week?
I’ve been stuck on a few songs recently. They are in English and/or Korean. My apologies, but sorry I’m not sorry. This is the dance concept for She’s Mine, which I highly appreciate. And I’m not even a Blackjack, but I’m on this new 2NE1 release.





19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Absolutely. I don’t understand gender standards and why pink is exclusively female and blue is exclusively male.

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
Of course. I’m particularly waiting for the new season of Gravity Falls.

21. Whats your least favorite movie?
The Princess Bride or Braveheart.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
I wouldn’t have hidden treasure. If I did come across a significant amount of gems or gold, I could cash them in and put that money in the bank.

23. What do you drink with dinner?
I usually have some kind of tea or juice. I don’t drink pop, so my beverage options are limited.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
I dip my veggie chicken nuggets in spicy BBQ sauce.

25. What is your favorite food?
I really love burritos and I like sushi quite a bit. If we’re talking everyday kind of food, I really like cafe kind of food: sandwiches, soup, and salad. Overall, I like everything to made from fresh and simple ingredients.

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Legally Blonde, White Chicks, Mean Girls, Mulan, The Rescuers, and The Aristocats. There are a lot of movies that I love, but I’m not sure that I could watch a horror film or western over and over. I’d want to keep it lighthearted.

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
I gave my Grandpa a goodnight kiss a couple of days ago, if that counts.

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
No.

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
I would never pose nude for pornography or anything, but maybe I’d pose nude for artwork. It’s hard to say, because as an art/design student, I really love nudes, even if they’re more on the abstract side and just implied. I think I’d really have to know the artist I’d be posing for. I’m not sure how I’d feel if that painting/drawing/photograph/design was published.

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
I write little letters to my coworkers all the time, updating them on the progress I made for the day, if we were busy, and what they should expect for the following day. Otherwise, I’m not usually hand writing people formal letters.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
Absolutely not. I know nothing about cars.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
No, and hopefully I never get one.

33. Ever ran out of gas?
Nope.

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?
I like sandwiches with a lot of vegetables and strong cheese. Like I said before, fresh ingredients are key.

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
I don’t really like American breakfast food, so I’d have to say some sort of bread, cheese, yogurt, fruit, and tea. But really, I could eat any lunch/dinner dish for breakfast.

36. What is your usual bedtime?
Do I even sleep? I don’t have a usual time, unfortunately.

37. Are you lazy?
No. I’m a full time college student maintaining a 4.0 GPA, with a part time job and a blog. And I’m learning a third language in my spare time: 한국어.

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
I was a variety of things throughout the years, but I always had great costumes because Halloween was really important to my mom. Nowadays, considering that I work in the Halloween industry, I hate it and I hope that I never have to dress up ever again, even though I know I will have to this October. This will be my fifth Halloween in this line of work.

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
I am a Rooster.

40. How many languages can you speak?
I can speak English fluently. I’m not fluent in Spanish, although I was near fluency at one point, but now that I don’t live and home/ I don’t have people to speak Spanish with, I don’t use it as much and I feel like I’m forgetting it. And like I said, I’m learning Korean. Realistically, I’m probably at preschool level in Korean right now.

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
I’m subscribed to Allure and Glamour. Pro tip: subscribe to large/popular beauty magazines to get great coupons and free samples included in the issues.

42. Which are better Legos or Lincoln Logs?
I really don’t care about either of these, to be honest with you.

43. Are you stubborn?
I probably am, but I wouldn’t consider myself to be so.

44. Who is better…Leno or Letterman?
Honestly, I don’t care about either of them.

45. Ever watch soap operas?
I don’t watch American soap operas. I am watching Boys Over Flowers right now, with my best friend. It’s absolutely amazing. Life changing, really. We’re watching like five hours at a time.

46. Are you afraid of heights?
I don’t think I am, but realistically, I probably would be if you placed me on top of something really tall and unstable. But I don’t have any problems climbing ladders or anything, which I do at work quite frequently.

47. Do you sing in the car?
Yeah. I full-on perform in the car.

48. Do you sing in the shower?
Of course. And I pretend in the shower because I’m pathetic. Like I accept awards and such.

49. Do you dance in the car?
Yeah.

50. Ever used a gun?
No, I haven’t. I’d love to go to a shooting range sometime and learn how to fire a gun.

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
I was definitely a senior in high school. It was my senior portrait.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
No, I actually really enjoy musicals. I wish someone would take me to a musical.

53. Is Christmas stressful?
Very much so. There’s so much preparation that goes into Christmas, and I don’t feel like it’s really worth it for my family. To be honest, nobody in my family gets along, so it’s generally awkward when we get together. My family also isn’t religious, so we don’t go to church on Christmas (or at all). Everything is just about gifts. And it’s expensive. I don’t like holidays in general.

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
I don’t think I have, but it’s possible that I have. I live in the Chicagoland area and Polish food is pretty common here.

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
Lemon!

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
When I was really young, I wanted to be a singer. In elementary school, I wanted to go into forensics. Later on, like in junior high, I wanted to be a photojournalist for the military. Then, in high school, I wanted to go into graphic design. I’m going to school for graphic design right now.

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes!

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
I’ve had the feeling before, but it’s not something that happens frequently.

59. Take a vitamin daily?
I own daily vitamins, but I definitely don’t take them daily.

60. Wear slippers?
No. I hate wearing socks and shoes when I don’t have to.

61. Wear a bath robe?
No, but I am known to sit around in a towel after taking a shower or bath.

62. What do you wear to bed?
If it’s warm: a big t-shirt and shorts. If it’s chilly: a big t-shirt and sweatpants. If I’m dying slowly and freezing: a sweatshirt and sweatpants. I never wear socks to bed.

63. First concert?
Motley Crue. In 2004 or 2005.

64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
Definitely Target.

65. Nike or Adidas?
Nike shoes, but I think I like Adidas clothes better.

66. Cheetos Or Fritos?
Baked Cheetos. I’m not really a fan of chips. I like pretzels a lot more.

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Peanuts. I think I’ve eaten sunflower seeds twice in my life.

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
No, I don’t think I have.

69. Ever take dance lessons?
I suppose I have. I was in a quinceañera back in the day, and we had dancing lessons and choreography lessons for that. They were pretty informal though.

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
I can’t particularly say one profession, but I hope that it’s something that he enjoys doing and allows us to live comfortably. I’d like it to be something that he had to go to school for. I guess, in other words, I don’t think I’d be too fond of marrying a starving artist. I suppose I’d like him to have a profession that I’m impressed by.

71. Can you curl your tongue?
Yes? No? What?

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
Absolutely not. I was never in a spelling bee.

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
I probably have, but I can’t really recall any situations right now.

74. Own any record albums?
I own one record that’s actually functioning, or at least should be. I own a ton of records that have been laying flat for 20+ years and probably won’t play. Why would they lay them flat? I’m just keeping them for future decorative purposes.

75. Own a record player?
No. We used to, then the needle broke or something, and we haven’t replaced it.

76. Regularly burn incense?
I used to, but then my sister was born. She has had asthma. I don’t live with my family anymore, so it’s not like I couldn’t. I just don’t because that’s burning extra money.

77. Ever been in love?
Yes.

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
I’d really like to see Iggy Azalea, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metric, and a wide variety of K-Pop groups.

79. What was the last concert you saw?
Oh gosh, I haven’t been to a proper concert in so long. It was probably Lady Gaga. I went the day that the Born This Way music video came out.

80. Hot tea or cold tea?
Cold tea! All I drink, pretty much.

81. Tea or coffee?
Tea. I don’t drink coffee.

82. Sugar or snickerdoodles? Probably sugar cookies. I really don’t like either of them.

83. Can you swim well?
I’ve always had a pool, so I’d have to say that I’m a pretty strong swimmer.

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
Of course.

85. Are you patient?
I’m probably more patient than most people, but more impatient than I’d like to be.

86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
I see the appeal in both. With a DJ, you get a better variety of music, but it can be quite tacky. A band has a lot more class to it, but the selection is limited. I guess it really just depends on what kind of wedding you’re having.

87. Ever won a contest?
Yeah. I’ve won things here and there.

88. Ever have plastic surgery?
No, I haven’t ever had plastic surgery, but I’m not against it. I couldn’t see myself getting anything done now, but maybe in the future? I can’t really say.

89. Which are better black or green olives?
Black olives, but I like both.

90. Can you knit or crochet?
No. I used to be able to embroider by hand, but I haven’t done that in years.

91. Best room for a fireplace?
I’d have to say either a bathroom or a bedroom. The bathroom would have to be very nice though. I wouldn’t ever want to deal with a wood burning fireplace though because of the smell and soot. I’d always want a gas burning one. 92. Do you want to get married?
Realistically, I’d say so. I don’t know when I’d like to or anything like that. I’m definitely not ready to right now. If I didn’t get married, I’d still like to be with someone long term.

93. If married, how long have you been married?
I’ve never been married.

94. Who was your HS crush?
In early high school, I liked an assortment of people. I think most people are like that. Unlike most people, I was in a relationship all throughout high school, which started a bit before our sophomore year, and lasted until halfway through our sophomore year of college.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
No, but of course I’d rather have something go my way than have to compromise.

96. Do you have kids?
No. Thankfully. I couldn’t imagine having kids at this age.

97. Do you want kids?
I’m going to be honest with you. If I didn’t have kids, I wouldn’t feel like I’d be missing anything. For me, having kids opens up a whole new spectrum of problems and possible regrets. At the moment, I don’t see anything rewarding in having children. So, my answer, for now, is no.

98. Whats your favorite color?
My favorite color is gray, but I go through phases with colors. Right now I’m really liking dark green and coral.

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
I’d like to see my sister, but I just saw her a couple days ago. So I guess I don’t miss anyone in particular.

100. Something that happened in the Middle School. When I was in junior high, I was in student council. I was in charge of our funds and I also made the student council announcements in the morning. And I took my first graphic design class when I was in 8th grade.

3 March 2014

I’d have to say, I was very impressed with the Oscars fashion this year. Even though I only have six top looks, these are the drop dead gorgeous looks that really stunned me. And of course, those who I’m not mentioning looked gorgeous as well. I didn’t watch the red carpet arrivals, but I did watch the entire award show, and I’m really not too disappointed with anything.

Can we just talk about Sandra for a second? Her dress was my absolute favorite of the evening and her hair looks beautiful. Really, it was just such a great look. Like I said, everyone looked stunning, especially Lupita. I think if I had to describe Lupita in one word, it would be radiant. She always looks so gorgeous and glowing. After hearing her acceptance speech, she just seems so sweet and genuine. I can’t wait to see more from her in the future.

Here’s who they were wearing:

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen / Karen O in Camilla Stærk
Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka / Anne Hathaway in Gucci
Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace / Lupita Nyong’o in Prada



23 February 2014

The Brit Awards here a huge disappointment to me in terms of fashion. It was a strange mix between funky gowns, casual everyday wear, and typical British menswear. I didn’t really get it, but then again, I’m not British. Can we even watch the Brits here in America? I don’t know. Obviously, I didn’t. Let’s see who they were wearing:

Lianne La Havas / Zoe Hardman in Dorothy Perkins
Iggy Azalea in Elie Saab / Ella Eyre in Dolce & Gabbana



27 January 2014

Here are my top looks from the Grammys. To be honest with you, the Grammy Awards is my least favorite award show. I don’t ever like the music, the performances are boring, and it seems like there’s a total of six awards that they actually broadcast. That’s just my brutal honesty. Sorry for being so negative about this. Regardless, I do like the fashion involved. It’s always a strange mix of funky looks and high glitz, and I like that contrast. And I think Chrisette’s pantsuit was gorgeous, even if she made worst dressed lists! Anyway, let’s just get on with who they were wearing.

Louise Roe in Manning Cartell / Chrissy Teigen in Johanna Johnson / Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mishcka

Taylor Swift in Gucci Premiere / Bonnie McKee in Randa Salamoun / Keltie Knight in Paolo Sebastian

Chrisette Michele styled by herself / Ariana Grande in Dolce & Gabbana
/ Iggy Azalea in Elie Saab



22 January 2014

I honestly didn’t watch Saturday’s SAG Awards. There has been too many award shows for me to keep up with! Anyway, I didn’t see the red carpet arrivals or the award ceremony, but I’m super hyped about the fashion. There were so many gorgeous looks. The gowns, the glitz: I’m all over it. I just have to say that Lupita is killing it every time I see her on the red carpet! These are my favorite looks. Here’s who the stars were wearing:


Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen / Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang / Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi

Helen Mirren in Escada / Camila Alves in Donna Karan Atelier / Hannah Simone in Marchesa

Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci / Sofia Vergara in Donna Karan Atelier / Anna Chlumsky in Sophie Theallet



22 January 2014

The TMI Tag

Hey guys. The other day, I watched beautycrush and essiebutton do this tag on YouTube. Click here to watch their video! I absolutely love both of them, and they seemed like they had a lot of fun with this. I wanted to get in on the fun. Like I said before, I want you guys to learn more about me, and I think tags are definitely a good way to accomplish that. I think I’m going to start something called Tag Tuesday, where I do a tag or just do something more casual that doesn’t require photo preparation. Let’s get on with the questions.


1: What are you wearing?
I’m currently wearing an indigo-colored Hanes pullover crew neck sweatshirt and a pair of Old Navy Sweetheart jeans. And a pair of purple socks. I also just painted my nails a really pretty shade of jade. It’s Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer in Envy.

2: Ever been in love?
Yes.

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
Since this is the TMI tag, I feel like I’m obligated to tell you the situation. I was in a 4.5 year relationship that recently ended. Although I still have feelings associated with the breakup, I wouldn’t say that it was a terrible one. There weren’t any negative feelings involved. It was just something that needed to happen for personal development and growth. We’re still quite kind and cordial with each other.

4: How tall are you?
I am 5’4.

5: How much do you weigh?
Enough.

6: Any tattoos?
No, I don’t have any tattoos at the moment. I’m not sure that I’ll get any either. I really wanted them when I was younger, but I don’t think I’m about that life anymore.

7: Any piercings?
I have both of my ears pierced.

8: OTP?
I’m not really sure what this means. Let me quickly look it up. One True Pairing. Okay, I guess it’s characters that you like together. Do they have to be romantically involved? If so, then I’d have to go with Sheldon and Amy from Big Bang Theory, if we can consider that romantic. If not, then I’d have to say Rose and Dorothy from The Golden Girls or Tom and Leslie from Parks and Rec.

9: Favorite show?
The Golden Girls, The Nanny, American Horror Story, Face Off, and I’ve been getting into Modern Family recently.

10: Favorite bands?
If we’re talking strictly bands, then Metric, Queen, Crystal Castles, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, U-KISS, and Big Bang. If we’re talking musicians, then I’d say Amy Winehouse, Johnny Cash, Rain, Justin Timberlake, Santigold, and Iggy Azalea. I’m really bad at naming my favorite music off the top of my head.

11: Something you miss?
I don’t live with my mom and siblings anymore, so I miss being able to be at home with my sister and dog. I feel like I’m missing out on a lot of memories and I don’t get to see my sister do cute things on a daily basis. She just turned 5, and my dog is 15, so I’m not sure how much time I’ll realistically have left with him.

12: Favorite song?
I have two favorite songs at the moment, and they’re both new releases by Rain. I love his long-haired mustached backup dancer.


13: How old are you?
I am 20 years old. I’ll be 21 in October.

14: Zodiac sign?
I am a Libra. If we’re talking Chinese Zodiac, I’m a rooster.

15: Quality you look for in a partner?
I don’t really know specifics, but they have to be honest and respectful. Maybe they could be charismatic as well. Good looking wouldn’t hurt.

16: Favorite Quote?
I don’t really have a favorite quote. I never have had one.

17: Favorite actor?
If I see a movie with Javier Botet in it, I know it’s going to be a crazy horror movie, and I know I’m going to love it. He’s not really a traditional actor though. He’s more of a creature actor. Otherwise, I don’t really think I have a favorite actor or actress.

18: Favorite color?
Realistically, my favorite color is gray. I also really like white, black, and gold. I’m not sure if those count though. Do metallic colors count? I guess I’d have to say lavender. Recently, I’ve really been into pink too.

19: Loud music or soft?
I usually go for soft music or background music, but sometimes I just find a song, and I have to turn it up.

20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
When I’m upset, I usually take a bath and then lie in my bed.

21: How long does it take you to shower?
It takes me about 15 minutes or so to shower.

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
I’m assuming that we’re going to be excluding the shower. Between getting dressed, attending to whatever online business I have, makeup, and finishing touches, I probably take around 40 minutes. I just like to take my time.

23: Ever been in a physical fight?
I haven’t been in one since I was a little kid.

24: Turn on?
Confidence and charisma.

25: Turn off?
When somebody is pushy and they tell me how I’m going to do things or how I’m going to feel about things.

26: The reason I joined YouTube started a beauty blog?
I’ve really enjoyed watching beauty and fashion vloggers on YouTube for the past eight years or so. I’ve always had an interest in makeup and it’s become my most prominent hobby over the last few years. I’m doing something that I really enjoy. And quite honestly, I don’t have a very exciting life, so I thought this would be a nice outlet where I could explore my hobby and connect with other people that have similar interests.

27: Fears?
Waking up, one day when I’m older, and realizing that I’m unhappy and that my entire life has been a waste. And I’m afraid of ice that I have to walk on.

28: Last thing that made you cry?
I watched Titanic a couple days ago and I teared up in a few spots of the movie.

29: Last time you said you loved someone?
I don’t really know. I guess I should start paying better attention to that and do it more often.

30: Meaning behind your Youtube blog name?
Well, my name is Liv, so that’s where the Living part comes from. Visual just refers to the makeup, fashion, and whatever else I decide to discuss here. So there we have it, Living Visual. Everything I do is pretty much centered around my name, self promotion, and personal branding. To be honest.

31: Last book you read?
To be honest with you, I don’t usually read books. I read a lot of magazines and blogs, but never usually books. I think the last book that I read cover to cover was actually a textbook called Graphic Design: A New History by Steven J. Eskilson. Click the book title to see it on Amazon.

32: The book you’re currently reading?
I’m not currently reading anything. I was reading The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life by Elijah Anderson, but I haven’t finished it. I know, it doesn’t sound like a very exciting book unless you’re interested in racial relations. Click the book title to look inside the book on Amazon.

33: Last show you watched?
The last show I watched was Dr. Phil. I’m all about that daytime TV. Before that, I watched the Bulls/Lakers game the evening before. My Bulls won.

34: Last person you talked to?
The last person that I talked to was my Grandma.

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
The last person that texted me was my store manager. He sent a mass text of a picture of some pricing error. $100 M&Ms or something. The last person that I texted was my stepfather about my laptop. I had problems with it before Christmas and recently got it repaired. He’s the one that found the repair shop for me.

36: Favorite food?
I love Chipotle burritos. Love. Other than that, I’d have to say sushi and soup. I could eat soup everyday for the rest of my life. Overall, I just really like cafe foods like soups, salads, and sandwiches. Well, I could eat sushi and burritos for the rest of my life too, but that doesn’t seem practical. That would be expensive. I really like Mexican and Chinese food too.

37: Place you want to visit?
I want to go to South Korea. I’m learning how to read, write, and speak Korean right now, and it seems like it would be a beautiful place and an amazing experience for learning the language. I’d like to go back to Germany, specifically Berlin, which I missed out on the last time I was in Germany. I’d like to go back to Barcelona. I’d go to Japan if I had the chance, and Italy too. I’ve always really wanted to go to Egypt and Israel, but I wouldn’t go right now because of the political unrest. If we’re talking in the United States, I’d really like to go to California. I’ve never been there. Realistically, I’d go anywhere. I just currently can’t afford it.

38: Last place you were?
I’ll just go ahead and briefly outline my day for you guys. I started my first day of Spring classes today, so I was at school. They weren’t too bad. I’m just not used up waking up at 5:30 in the morning. I had two classes today, and I was out by 11. After that, I went to the post office to get some stamps and then over to Target to buy a couple things for my new classes. It was really cold, so I came back home by 1:30. To put it into perspective for you, it’s -6° F right now. I’ve been home all evening.

39: Do you have a crush?
I mean I have a few celebrity crushes, but I don’t have any real life crushes.

40: Last time you kissed someone?
I really don’t know, to be honest.

41: Last time you were insulted?
I really can’t think of the last time I was insulted directly. I mean realistically, it was probably at work by a customer. That’s usually how things go. I’ve recently felt insulted by someone’s actions, but it wasn’t a direct, intentional kind of thing. But I won’t get into that since it doesn’t count.

42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
I prefer fruit-flavored candies over chocolate candies. I pretty much love anything sour. I love sour gummy worms. I love red licorice. I think red licorice is my favorite candy because it’s not too sweet. In terms of a specific flavor, I usually pick cherry over everything else.

43: What instruments do you play?
Currently, I don’t play any instruments. I took guitar lessons for 4 years, but I quit when I was in 8th grade. I figured I wouldn’t have time once I got into high school.

44: Favorite piece of jewellery?
My favorite piece of jewellery is probably my silver Ankh ring that I wear on my left hand, on my middle finger. I wear it everyday. I actually don’t take it off. I sleep and shower with it on. It hasn’t been off of my finger for more than a few seconds. I know that it’s not the prettiest ring, but it goes everywhere with me, and I love it. I bought it in the late Fall in 7th grade, at the Field Museum in Chicago. I went with my 7th grade history class. That’s when they had the King Tut exhibit.

45: Last sport you played?
Oh gosh. In terms of team sports, I played on a volleyball team when I was in elementary school. Otherwise, I haven’t played any organized sports since high school gym class, and I’ve been out of high school for a couple of years now. Oh, I guess I did casually play a game or two of badminton last Spring.

46: Last song you sang?
Honestly, the last song I sang was Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners. There was a commercial that featured some background music that sounded exactly like Come on Eileen, so I laid the vocals on it. I poorly sang it for my Grandma, of course.

47: Favorite chat up line?
I don’t have any favorite pick up lines. When guys have tried to use them on me, I’ve been very unimpressed. They’re funny as jokes, but people try to use them as a serious tactic to attract others. I don’t really understand how pick up lines are a good idea.

48: Have you ever used it?
No, I have absolutely never used a pick up line on a guy. I couldn’t even imagine doing that. I think they’re way too ridiculous to actually use.

49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
The last time I hung out with somebody was Friday. I went to lunch with my friends, Lacy and Jen. We had sushi, and then Lacy and I went to go see the new Paranormal Activity movie. I liked the movie, by the way.

50: Who should answer these questions next?
I can’t think of anyone in particular, but if you want to go ahead and answer these questions, feel free to message me with a link, and I’ll check them out. You can also submit them in the Answer Box below.

♡ Liv W.

17 January 2014

Let’s get honest here. I didn’t watch the Critics’ Choice Awards. I didn’t even know they were on, and even if I had, I probably wouldn’t have watched them anyway. Let’s get even more honest. I was really disappointed with the fashion. Very few looks wowed me, and very few are worth talking about.. That’s why I only have six top looks instead of my usual nine. Anyway, Lupita looked absolutely gorgeous and Margot’s pantsuit was stunning. And I guess award season is in full swing, so there will be many more ‘Top Looks’ to come. Here’s who they were wearing:


Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein / Margot Robbie in Elie Saab

Camila Alves in Paule Ka / Julia Louis Dreyfus in Reem Acra

Abigail Breslin in Vintage Badgley Mischka / Sandra Bullock in Lanvin



13 January 2014

Let’s talk Golden Globes 2014. The awards went how I thought they would, but let’s face it. I don’t watch award shows for the awards. I watch them for the fashion. I wasn’t able to see the red carpet arrivals because I was at work, but I do have to say, everyone looked so gorgeous! The fashion did not disappoint whatsoever. There were so many beautiful gowns. Here are my favorites. Oh my gosh, all of these are just amazing. I would love to wear any of these.

Emma Roberts in Lavin / Lupita Nyongo’o in Ralph Lauren / Michelle Dockery in Oscar De La Renta

Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad / Rashida Jones in Fausto Puglisi / Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney

Julianna Margulies in Andrew Gn / Amber Heard in Versace / Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narcisco Rodriguez

♡ Liv W.



13 January 2014

Makeup New Year’s Resolution Tag

Hey guys. I found this tag and I just thought it would be a nice way to reflect on 2013 and jump into the new year. Plus, you guys can get to know me a little bit better. I don’t really have anyone to tag, but if you want to do this and you blog, go ahead and let me know!

1. What is a technique you’ve improved on during the past year?
Looking back, I think that I’ve really improved on keeping my skin matte. My skin gets really oily during the winter, which is strange, I know. My skin gets more normal during the warmer months. Last year, I’d come home from work or school looking like a shiny new penny. This past year, I’ve found the right products, skincare and makeup, to help prevent that penny look.

2. What is your overall most used makeup product this year?
I think my most used products would have to be my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup and my Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I used up about three or four bottles of the foundation, and several pans of the powder in 2013. I absolutely love that foundation. I know it’s not for everyone. I get that, but it’s just perfect for me. I love the texture, the finish, and the coverage. And no matter what foundation I was wearing, I always topped it with my Stay Matte powder. If you’re wondering, I wear the shade Honey in the foundation and Sandstorm in the powder. (I’m thinking about doing a review on the Instant Age Rewind Eraser line.)

3. What brand would you like to try in the coming year?

I’d really like to get into more higher end brands. I use mostly drugstore makeup, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I love drugstore makeup and skincare, but I just think I’d like to treat myself a little bit this year. To get brand specific, I’d really like to try some products from Tarte.

4. Are there any products that you want to use up this year?
I have so many products that I want to use up! Some of the products I have honestly hated and I just want them out of my life. Most of the products I want to use up have just been hanging around for a while and they just need some attention. To get specific, I have a few lip products that are close to empty, I’d like to use up a few nail polishes, and hopefully a couple eyeshadows too. I also have a stash of products that I’ve bought on sale or just to have a backup of something. I’d like to start clearing that out as well. Hopefully you guys will see them in an Empties post sometime this year!

5. Favorite winter activity and what do you wear and how do you do your makeup for it?
I don’t have any favorite winter activities. I hate the winter. Where I live, it’s too bitterly cold to do much of anything, including normal daily activities. This week, for example, it was about -16° F with -50° wind chills. So for most of winter life, I wear a pullover sweater, jeans, snow boots, and a wool coat. Like I said, I get oily during the winter, so my makeup has just adjust accordingly. I try to avoid cream products, and try to go easy on the face products. I’m just really over winter and unfortunately, it will probably be this way for the next few months.

6. What is one bad makeup habit that you want to break in the coming year?

I think I’m really bad at washing my brushes regularly. No, it’s not like I’m using filthy brushes all the time. I kind of just put my dirty ones aside and forget about them while I’m using my other brushes. As a result, I end up storing quite a few dirty brushes. I recently bought myself a Benjabelle Brush Tree (Daisy), so hopefully that will encourage me to wash my brushes more.

7. Favorite clothing to keep warm and dry in the winter?
Keeping warm and dry in Chicagoland winter is pretty much impossible. I try to completely avoid the outdoors when there’s snow and ice on the ground. To say warm indoors, I really love Hanes pullover crew neck sweatshirts. I have them in pretty much every color. They’re just really comfortable. I also have snow boots from the brand Sporto, and I’ve absolutely never had a problem with them leaking or my feet feeling cold, but I’m not hiking around and trekking through snow.

8. A fellow youtuber you really loved watching this year.

Well, as you guys know, I’m not a youtuber. Yeah, this was originally a Youtube tag, that doesn’t really matter. Here are some of the people I loved watching in 2013. Click their names to be taken to their channels!

Beauty: Claire Marshall / emilynoel83 / essiebutton / Jamie Greenberg / leighannsays / Glam Life Guru
Off Beauty: Eat Your Kimchi / essiebuttonvlogs / Mamrie Hart / Mental Floss / Vice

9. Are you planning to wear lipstick/gloss when the ball drops at midnight? If so, which lipstick/gloss?

The ball already dropped, and we’re already well into 2014 at this point. Oh well. I didn’t wear lipstick or gloss on New Year’s Ever. I did have a killer eye look though. Gold glitter. I don’t usually like to wear lip products to parties where I know I’ll be eating and drinking. I don’t like to touch up.

10. What is your best Best New Year’s Eve memory?
I don’t really have any great memories from New Year’s Eve. They all kind of just blend together. I’m not a holiday person, honestly. Here’s a memory though. One New Year’s Eve, I was at my grandparents’ house and the power went out. We had to light the fireplace to stay warm. Both of my grandparents fell asleep really early, and I ended up propping a tap light against my sleeping grandma and coloring in a coloring book. I was like 15.

11. What was the best thing that happened to you this year?
Well, I think that the creation of this blog has definitely been a positive thing for me. Also, I was able to maintain my 4.0 GPA in school, which was hard at times. Honestly, this was a pretty hard year for me.

12. Describe the year 2013 in 3 words.
Challenging / Casual / Confusing

13. What activity hobby are you finally going to take up in 2014?
I can’t really think of any hobbies that I want to take up in 2014. I guess I just want to dedicate more time to blogging and see where that takes me.

14. Hypothetically, you win the lottery in 2014. If you could donate to any charity in 2014, which charity is dear to you and why?
Hopefully I do win the lottery in 2014! That would be great! Anyway, I don’t have a particular charity in mind. If I won that sort of money, I’d really love to donate money to help American war veterans, whether it’s helping them make the transition back into civilian life or helping with their medical care at VA hospitals. I just don’t think we treat our vets with the care and appreciation that they deserve, and I’ve always wanted to enlist. I’d also like to donate to a charity that was dedicated to helping people that have been sexually assaulted abused, with their medical and emotional care. I definitely think that America has a rape culture and we don’t do enough for these victims.

14. What food or beverage are you going to give up in 2014? What food or beverage are you finally going to try in 2014?
I know I probably should be giving up Chipotle burritos, but I just can’t. I love them too much. I don’t have a specific food that I’d like to try in 2014, I just want to eat more cultural food. I’d really like to go to some restaurants that I wouldn’t normally go to.

15. If you could have one of your dreams come true for 2014, what would it be and why?
In 2014, I just really want to find my happiness, develop my sense of self, and become a little bit healthier along the way. I don’t have any major health or fitness goals for this year, but I think that eating fresher foods and a little exercise would do me a lot of good. I really want this year to be about discovering myself and my potential. I just want to be the best Liv I can be. Hopefully, I can complete my degree this year! I aim to improve my Korean this year. Also, I hope to continue my beauty blogging. Let’s see where 2014 takes Living Visual!

♡ Liv W.