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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.