This is not a post about makeup.

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I was going to do a post about eyeshadows, but I felt that talking about what is happening in the world is more important. 

I am not doing a formal post because I want to show solitude to all the Britans who were affected by the bombing after the concert in Manchester, the Filipinos/Filipinas who were affected by maute in Minadao, the Thai people who were affected by the bombing at a hospital in Bangkok, and the car bombing in Syria.

I urge everyone to read and share stories to build awarness around these issues. The New York Times reported on the Manchester bombing, here (caution, the photo may be graphic to some); and the Bangkok hospitial bombing, here. BBC News  reported on the Manchester bombing, here. The Washington Post reported on Duterte declaring martial law in Marawi, here. France24 wrote about the car bombing in Syria, here

Please share credible sources, not just random tweets. I was mislead on some tweets regarding the Philipines. The Fillipino Police asked the its people to refrain using social media and spreading videos and images that could affect the safety of its civilians and military.

I am absolutley stunned and heartbroken over these events.

Please spread positivity and unity.

Stay safe everyone. 

Bullet Journal Flip Through (#2)

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Hello, everyone! I am excited to share this video I filmed for everyone. It is a flip through of the bullet journal I used from August 2016 — June 2017.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please put them in the comments below.

MAC Haul

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Hello everyone! I am going to show you guys some bits I picked up from MAC yesterday. This will be a pretty short post, so this is a light read. Other than that, I hope you enjoy!

What makeup does SM Entertainment use on their idols?

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After researching for quite some time, I am finally ready to share this post with everyone. Today, I will be sharing my research on what makeup SM Entertainment, A Korean Entertainment company, uses on their idols. I like to think of this post as a piece of ratchet investigative journalism because I cannot 100% conclude this is the makeup SM idols use, but I can give some propelling evidence.

Also, before we begin, any links with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links.

WHY DO WE WANT TO KNOW?

Right now, the Korean beauty industry is booming due to their specialization in natural looking makeup. When idols go on music shows, most of the comments under their performance videos are not in regard to their talent, but how beautiful they all are. And trust me when I say this, THEY ARE BEYOND TALENTED.

I used to buy a lot of Korean beauty products, thinking that using them I would look as beautiful as an idol. Therefore, I always believed Korean idols wore BB Creams when they perform. However, a few years ago, I was watching Hyuna (formerly of 4MINUTE ;_;) and saw she was wearing a BB Cream which left a very obvious white cast on her face, video here. Which made me ask the question...What kind of makeup do idols actually wear?

This started my journey to the truth...

15 TV shows you need to binge-watch right now

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Suprise! I am uploading on a Monday! I think from now on I will upload on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today, I was supposed to post a really fun blog post for all the K-pop/Korean Beauty fans out there, but I am not yet done with it. I thought it would be better to give myself an extra day or two instead of trying to complete it quickly. I spent a really long time researching for that post and I am making sure I find as many sources as possible. Never fear because that post will be up either Wednesday or Friday.

Since I have been on a HUGE Golden Girls binge-watching session, I thought I would share 15 TV shows I would recommend everyone to watch right away!

Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser

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It has been quite some time since I did a product review, so today, I thought I would share my thoughts on the Clean & Clear Continous Control Acne Cleanser*. This is going to be a very quick review because I have pretty solid thoughts on it. This was recommended to me by my older brother, who struggled with acne alongside me. He said it was the best, and of course, I got to test that claim.

My Current Beauty Wishlist

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If you have ever seen me lurking in the comment section of any blog, then you might have witnessed me, in the comments, say, "OMG, I want that!" or "I am adding that to my wishlist." However, this wishlist cannot be found anywhere. It is as if I am adding beauty products to an endless void. Recently, I have been utilising my MAKEUP // Products Board on Pinterest, which has a large array of makeup products I am interested. Today, I thought I would share a few. 

As many of you may know, Pixi skincare is the craze in the UK, and I have seen that obsession slowly trickle down into the USA. Many people are aware of the Glow Tonic that has been tried by everyone and their dogs, except me. How people describe it reminds me of the Etude House Skin Mal:gem Smoother, reviewed here, that I was obsessed with when I started TP.

How I use Peppermint Oil and Tea Tree Oil in my beauty routine.

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Believe it or not, but I have been using natural oils in my beauty routine for years. They are, in my opinion, cheaper and healthier than anything found at the skincare counter in Nordstrom. So I thought it would be beneficial to some if I share how I use them.

Natural oils can be used for a plethora of things from a nasal decongestant to skin treatments. I know Jaclyn Hill uses peppermint oil as a nasal decongestant and for aromatherapy purposes. Eons ago, I talked about how I used oil from India to treat my hair here. Nowadays, I mainly use Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Oil.

May Goals

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Hello everyone! Since I am off for the next four months, I thought it was time for me to set goals for myself. Last month's goals, link here, did not go very well because I was extremely busy due to finals and school activities. 

Current MAC Lipstick Collection

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Yoohoo! I have returned. To save you from the typical "I am happy I am back. I missed blogging. I will do better in the future" speech, let's jump right into the post.

I decided a nice way to flow back into blogging was to highlight my current MAC lipstick collection. I currently have four lipsticks to share, many of which are MAC classics, as well as a MAC Matte Retro Liquid Lipstick. 

The first MAC lipstick I have ever purchased was Velvet Teddy (Matte). If you are a girl on the tanner side, I highly recommend this. It is hands-down my go-to nude lipstick that fits my skin tone perfectly.