This weekend was my birthday weekend and I am very thankful to have spent it with my friends. For my birthday, I wanted to doll up a bit with my go-to curls, which are a lot easier than they seem – it only takes me about 10-15 minutes (and I have a lot of hair). These curls really pull any look together and make you seem like you put wayyy more effort than you actually did. I like to do my makeup before I do my hair so I don’t have to mess up my hair when I pull it back to… View Post

Happy March 1st! Coming at you today with my February favorites : ) We are already two months into the new year and spring is just around the corner (I hope so at least). I would include the Kate Spade coffee table book because I’ve been using it as a prop in photos, but since I have not read it yet, it will just be an honorable mention here. Let’s begin! Kat Von D Lipstick – If you follow me on Instagram, you now that I have been wearing this lipstick so much. (Sign up for LIKEtoKNOW.it to receive product details… View Post

Ahh, lazy Sundays. We wish it could last forever so we don’t have to wake up early on Monday morning to face the real world. Other than the occasional Sunday brunch with friends, I like to keep the majority of my Sundays for myself. I find that having my mind go blank is the perfect way to get myself rejuvenated and ready for the week. I like to spend time alone, work on my blog, do some chores, relax, and plan for the week : )   After starting work, I really started to appreciate alone time. Spending quality time… View Post

There is something about a home-cooked meal that warms my heart. I am definitely not an amazing cook, but I’m proud to say that my cooking is more than just edible : ) I was traveling a lot for work for two months and was not able to cook myself proper meals during that time. I mean, how do I cook in a hotel? I basically ate out for two months and that was what made me miss my own cooking. My two secret ingredients to make things taste better are red pepper flakes and smoked paprika, mostly because I… View Post

Chinese New Year (CNY) brings me many of my fondest childhood memories, so I wanted to share this part of my life on my blog, despite how different it is from my usual posts. While I was born in Pennsylvania, I actually spent most of my life in Taiwan, where I was brought up as a third-culture kid. My maternal grandparents were born in the 20th century in the countryside and my paternal grandparents in the city, thus I experienced various ways of CNY celebrations, ranging from ancient to modern and from farming to city life. The celebrations differ year… View Post