brown circle lenses

Klenspop Circle Lens Review: Silk Choco

February 27, 2016

It's been so long since my last circle lens review. 
Today I'll be review another pair of natural brown circle lenses.
DIA: 14.2mm 
Graphic DIA: 13.6mm 
BC: 8.8mm 
Using Period: 6 months 
Water Content: 38% 
Power 0.00~-5.00(0.25Step) -5.00~-10.00(0.50Step) There are no -0.25, -5.25, -5.75 
Manufacturer: POLYTOUCH 
Origin: KOREA

COLOR&DESIGN:  (5)
The brown blends into my natural brown eyes really well. You can barely tell I have circle lenses on which is perfect! The design is your typical one tone colored lenses. It does not give much dimension like three tone lenses which I don't mind. I think these are perfect for those that have natural brown eyes and just want to enhance them.

ENLARGEMENT:  (5)
My eyes are not that big so this 14.2mm gives me the perfect enlargement. It's my absolute favorite size because it's so "natural" and I can get away with minimum eye makeup.

COMFORT:  (5)
Very comfortable. It's one of those that I can wear the whole day without too much discomfort. I found that the materials used to make these lenses are thinner than my other ones, so it felt like it melted into my eyes when I put them in.
OVERALL:   (5)
These are great natural lenses! I love how the brown blends into my eyes, and how I can get away from wearing too much eye makeup if I'm feeling lazy. It also looks great with more dramatic eye makeup. Comfort is always key when it comes to circle lenses so these are a win for me.

Thanks again Klenspop for hooking this girl up with some new lenses!
For those that are interested in these circle lenses or any other ones, you can get them here. I also have a discount code for 10% off your entire order [ NU2URMZL ].
Happy shopping!
OOTD

Sports Luxe

February 20, 2016
MYVLclothing Lolanlora set // Nunbangkok Tank Slapper Pants // H&M Leather Jacket // Onecklace Name Necklace (discount code "uhhsandy10") // Colourpop Creature Lippie Stix

Yes, I'm still loving the sports luxe trend, and I'm so happy to style this outfit together. Everything I'm wearing are by my favorite bloggers! I have yet to wear this outfit out since people are more conservative here, but maybe one day I'll be confident enough to not care what others think so I can wear whatever I want - until then, I'll still have my little place here :)

life

Valentine's Day with an Unexpected Twist

February 17, 2016

This Valentine's Day, my bf and I didn't do anything special. We basically spent it like a normal weekend with the exception of me baking something. I honestly don't bake much so it's always a treat when I do. My bf loves it, so it makes me happy~. 
I made this from a box and tried my best to decorate it to look more Valentine-y. It's my first time making roses with frosting and it was pretty hard since I didn't get the frosting pipe/bag. Also, I think the frosting I chose was a poor choice since it was way too soft. (I got whipped frosting since it's my favorite). Nonetheless, I think I did pretty good for my first attempt haha. I just ended up putting them in the fridge to chill a bit so the frosting will harden a little.

After I gave my cake and cup cakes to bf, we went out to our local pho place to eat which as become a weekly tradition. We also stopped by Sally Beauty to restock my purple shampoo and conditioner; that was it! Yeah, pretty mundane, but then something happened that evening.

The Unexpected Twist

I'm pretty sure y'all skipped everything and only read this part lol. I wasn't sure if I should post about this, but I feel like it's something I should address.

 So here's the story: I got a DM on instagram from someone telling me that someone has been using my pictures to catfish her. At first I thought it was a spam thing until I was sent screenshots of the account instead of a link. I don't think I'll go in much detail, but in a nutshell, it was a guy who used my pictures to pretend to be his girlfriend and in turn used the pretend girlfriend to get close to this girl on Instagram whom he knows in real life and have been stalking online. This whole incident was informed to me from the girl who was being "stalked". There was a fake account with my pictures and the guy had pictures of me on his account, too. I looked through the screenshots of the accounts and noticed that most of the pictures the person used were from this blog. Long story short, everything was taken cared of and that fake instagram account and the pictures of the guy's account is now deleted. I don't know exactly what went down between the two, but I'm glad it's over.

This came as such a surprise to me because it was a lot to take in, and I was a bit scared. I didn't understand why anyone would do that especially with my photos, and it makes me want to watermark all my photos again which I honestly don't want to because it's a distraction to the picture. I know it's pretty inevitable since this is the internet and anything you post is "out there", but I just want to let you all know that if you ever see any of my pictures posted anywhere else aside from my social media accounts (which is all "uhhsandy" by the way) that those accounts are not mine and would really appreciate it if you would let me know. This is the first time (that I'm aware of anyway) that this has happened to me and hopefully, it would be the last, but honestly, who really knows?

But all in all, I'm just really glad that everything was done and resolved with within two days.

P.S. - One thing I want to add is during this incident is that I googled some things and found that there is a wiki-how page to help people pretend to have a girlfriend. There are step-by-step instructions! This makes me sick and I tried to report that page, but there is no report option. I just...can't. Be careful guys. If it happened to me, it might happen to you, too.

conch piercing

Conch Piercing

February 17, 2016
I think the last time I did a piercing post was maybe 5 years ago? 
Wow, I didn't realize I had had it for that long!

Anyway, I got a conch piercing a few months ago and thought I'll share my experience. This is going to be a long post, so if you don't want to read it, skip down to the bottom.
LOCATION:
Lucky 13 Tattoo
I got mine done at my local piercing/tattoo palor Lucky 13 Tattoo on Friday, November 13th since there was a promotion going on.

MENTALITY:
It was definitely a YOLO moment. I didn't decide to get a conch piercing until my cousin was filling out the form. My worry was the earring they use for the piercing. I have metal allergies so from all my life until that point, I thought I could only wear 14k gold earring. (I can wear other earrings that are not 14k gold, but only for a short period of time before it becomes irritating.) I knew that the healing process would take a few months from prior experience from my cartilage piercing, so I thought it had to be an earring made with 14k gold so I won't risk an infection from the healing process. Luckily, a very nice girl explained that they use surgical steel which is often used in surgical operations (duh) and most people are not allergic to it. So from that comment, I filled out the form and waited for my turn for the piercing.

EXPERIENCE:
The staff was really chill and the environment looked clean and sanitized. I was quite nervous due to the anticipation which is normal. The actual piercing went by somewhat quickly. He used a needle to pierce my ear so I felt it going through the layers of cartilage (I have no idea if cartilage is by layers but that's what it sounded like when the needle went through). Once the needle was in, he poked the earring through which I also felt. Yes, it did hurt - BOTH TIMES. I had never gotten my ears pierced with an actual needle - only by a needle gun at Claire's so this whole process was new to me. Also, this is all based on what I heard because I couldn't really see the process. The piercer used a rod-like earring which was interesting since I never had an earring like this.

HEALING PROCESS:
The piercer told me to clean my piercing with saline or salt solution three times a day and to not touch it. Also, to make sure hair doesn't get caught on it and try to not get hair products or things of that sort on it. After 8-10 weeks, I can switch the earring if I wanted to. Right after the piercing, the area around the piercing was red and it hurt when I accidentally put pressure on it. It did feel like it was throbbing, but not painful enough for me to take painkillers. I would rate it a 5/10 at that point.

Fast forward to two weeks after the day I got the piercing, the piercing area became red and swollen.
It first started out being really itchy for a day or two, and then the area around the piercing was swollen the next day. It was then I did research to see if it was infected or just part of the healing process. I was told from a friend of a friend that the reason the earring for the conch was rod-like was because it was going to swell. I am still unsure if I had an infection or not, but regardless of that, I just cleaned the area as often as I could. I am aware that one can over-clean the area, but it was my best bet to just clean it whenever it felt itchy. It did get to the point where it became painful enough for me to take painkillers. I only took it once because it didn't hurt as much the day after that, and I noticed the swelling going down.
Pictured above is when it it started to swell down. It was a lot redder than what is pictured.

It turned out that perhaps I wasn't cleaning the piercing well enough so crusties formed and kind of "clogged" the piercing so naturally my body reacted which is why it got red and swollen. I also learned that it's best to have a bit of the rod stick out on the backside of the ear to prevent the skin from growing over it. This is just my case, for others it can be vice versa - just try to leave some space from the balls of the rod so it's not against the ear.

Around week 8-10 there were some scabbing around the piercing at the back of my ear, but I honestly think it was because I accidentally moved it too hard when I was cleaning the area with a Q-tip. It bled and then later on I found the scab/build up of dry blood around the piercing. I am still unable to lay comfortably on the that side of the piercing. I have stopped cleaning it 3 times a day; currently, I only clean it once or twice a day. I mainly clean it when it feels itchy. I can actually change the earring to something else, but I think I'm just going to keep it for now until I can get my hands on a 14k white gold ring earring or a stainless steel ring earring.

Three month update: The piercing is doing well. I still clean it with a Qtip about once or twice a day. The main thing I do is try to get rid of the crusties. I have yet to go into any bodies of water (pool, hot tub, lake, etc.). I don't plan on going into any bodies of water until after six months since that's when it will fully heal. I don't want to risk any infections or get the piercing rejected. I am still unable to be completely comfortable when I lay on the side with the piercing; however, I am able to lay for a few minutes before it gets to uncomfortable so the progress is improving.
TL;DR: 
  • Conch piercing is similar to cartilage piercing
  • Full healing process takes about 6 months
  • Can change earring around 8-10 weeks
  • Clean at least 2-3 times a day
  • Use saline solution/salt solution (only used salt without iodine) You can buy it at the place your got your piercing. I also found that Claire's and Hot Topic sell saline solutions, too.
  • Avoid touching it aside from cleaning the piercing
  • Wash hands thoroughly with anit-bacterial soap before cleaning piercing
  • Avoid pools of water (pools, hot tubs, lakes, etc.) because it might cause an infection
  • Avoid any hair products or lotions on the area
  • Slight swelling, redness, and white or yellowish fluid from piercing is normal
  • Be sure to get rid of crusties with cotton swab soaked in saline solution (avoid using fingers if possible, but if you really have to, be sure your hands are clean)

I hope this brings in a little insight of what's it like to have a conch piercing. I really love it and cannot wait until it's fully healed! I also can't wait until I find the perfect ring earring to switch it out because I really like that look.

This is definitely not the last piercing I'm planning on getting so stay tuned for the next one!
OOTD

Blushing Out

February 15, 2016
H&M Cardigan // Forever21 Top // Charlotte Russe Bottoms // Forever21 Heels // Forever21 Necklace

Does this outfit look familiar? Maybe you've seen it in my Valentine's Day Outfits video. 
Yes, I'm guilty for repeating outfits, but since it's spring and one of the color of the year is Rose Quartz, I thought this look would be perfect. I have yet to wear it out since the video so since I wore it out recently I thought I'll share it on here, too.

OOTD

Roses are Red

February 12, 2016
H&M sweater \\ H&M tights \\ Charlotte Russe boots \\ Forever21 necklace

Roses are red,
My lips are, too;
I love my outfit,
What about you?

I hoped y'all enjoyed that little lame poem :).

This is one of three of my outfits from my Valentine's Day Outfits video. It features these thigh highs that I've been dying to wear since I got it during Black Friday. These are my very first pair, and I'm so in love with them! I love the suede material and how the bottom of these have some traction so I won't slip as easily. I paired it up with an oversized sweater and I opted for a red one due to the occasion. Sometimes I love being short because I can easily just toss on a sweater and wear it as a dress. Of course, I have shorts under just in case - don't want to accidentally flash anyone! For the final touches, I added on a silver statement necklace that I've worn over and over again to give my outfit some edge as well as matching the zipper detail of the sweater. Lastly, I popped on a dark red lip to pull the whole look together.


baking

Apple Roses

February 09, 2016
Valentine's Day is this coming Sunday! I thought I'll share how I made these Apple Roses which I think is quite appropriate for the occasion. It was pretty impromptu so most of the ingredients we had to substitute.


Overall, we mostly followed the Tasty food video recipe, but we substituted red delicious with gala apples and the lemon with an orange since we didn't have lemons. We knew that we just needed the acidity of the citruses.  
We also didn't have puff pastries or butter or shortening so we used this recipe for the dough part.
Again, we improvised and substituted canola oil with vegetable oil.

I understand that it was a pie crust so we couldn't roll it up with the fruit preservative. I ended up putting it in a gallon bag and kneading it a bit to get a smooth flat dough and then cut it into 12 pieces for the muffin tin. We also substituted the fruit preservative with a sugary paste - water, sugar, and flour. (You can use brown sugar if you prefer. I actually think it would have tasted even better with brown sugar instead of white sugar, but we totally forgot). We just eye-balled it until we got the consistency we wanted. We just placed it on top of the dough piece so the apple roses will stick better onto it. 
Also, don't forget to oil the tin and sprinkle flour on it so it won't stick to it. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top if you would like before baking.

After that, I popped it in the oven (375 degrees) for 30 minutes. Just make sure the crust is cooked and you're all good! 

For the finishing touch, I sprinkled some more cinnamon on top. You can use powdered sugar if you have it laying around, too.

Moment of truth
The crust ended up being a bit salty, but it still tasted really good! I ate it with some pancakes and syrup, and it was delish!

So happy I got to try to bake something new. It was really fun for me to make the roses - quite therapeutic, and I can't believe the dish turned out so well even when I improvised and substituted so many things! Feeling quite proud to be honest~

Let me know if you try making these! 
Of course, you don't need to follow my recipe since I used so many substitutions, the Tasty video one is simple and easy to follow if you have all the necessary ingredients.


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