January Favorites | 2017

Hey guys! I hope you’ve had a great first month. Personally, January has been extremely crazy with dance and school and work and planning some stuff. On another note, how many of you have tried out the new Starbucks drink? The Smoked Butterscotch Latte is my new favorite. It tastes so amazing! If you like the Caramel Brûlée Latte or the Chestnut Praline Latte or the Cinnamon Dulce Latte, you should go try this.

The first makeup item I’m going to mention today is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation. I’ve been using this product for a while now, but I’ve recently re-fallen back in love with using it. Often, if I want a little extra coverage, I’ll apply my moisturizer and apply a bit of this to my face for a no-makeup makeup look. I use this most of the time to set my foundation and concealer.

Another one I’ve been loving recently is the Motives “I DO” Palette. It has five eyeshadows, a bronzer, a blush, and a highlighter. The highlighter in this palette to be specific is my absolute favorite highlight in the world. I love it so much!!! I love this palette because I will use every single shade, so if I’m traveling, I don’t have to pack a whole other bronzer, blush, and highlight. I cannot recommend this palette enough.

I’ve got another Tarte product I actually forgot about and I love it! It is the Precision long-wear liner and it is perfect for creating a perfect cat eye. So excited I found this gem!

I have two lip colors this time, and one of them is the Motives Moisture Rich Lipstick in the color Icon. It’s a beautiful neutral pink and has a slight sheen to it. It doesn’t pull on the lips and it sort of feels like a lip balm. It’s not super long lasting, however it is, as it says, very moisturizing. The other lip product is the Manna Kadar Lip-locked Priming Gloss in the color Lucky. This is another nude with a brown undertone. On my lips, it is a your-lips-but-better color, and I am in love with it.

I got a ton of fragrances for Christmas this year (like literally ten different kinds), so I’ve gotten to play around with mixing fragrances! These are the two I love the most and also, people always stop me and ask what the fragrance is. The first is the Tocca Simone, and this came in a set (I was able to find it in a single bottle!). It has hints of floral, fruity, and fresh scents. I don’t tend to gravitate towards floral because it tends to be a little to overpowering on me, but this is a perfect scent for me. The other one is the scent Pure Grace by Philosophy, which is a crisp, wintery, fresh scent. It smells so luxurious and lovely and when you mix the two, it is the perfect scent for me.

The next thing is sort of random, but it is a portable phone charger. It is, of course, very practical, and I’ve gotten a great amount of use out of it. It’s a pretty color and it also has a key ring to hook onto your key chain. It’s great!!!

I’m so sorry guys, I cannot find this item anywhere!!! I’m so sorry!!!

The final favorite of January is the book called the Season. It is such an amazing book. If you like light-hearted, funny books, you’d love this. It’s a fun take on Pride and Prejudice which I love. The Season has made me cry, laugh, and every time I read it over and over, it feels like I’ve read it for the first time all over again.

That concludes the January favorites!!!! I hope you all enjoyed today’s blogpost, and I’ll see you guys Sunday for the first episode of LIFE ON POINTE of 2017!!! I love you all, and have a great rest of your week.

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

January Look Book + Vlog!

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Look 1: Cozy Chill Days

This is one of my favorite outfits. A nice sweater top is one of my favorite things to wear as far as winter is concerned. It’s a bit oversized with a chunky knit. I paired it with a maxi skirt and if I’m going out, I’ll pair it with a pair of simple ankle boots.

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Look 2: On-The-Go

This is a great look for running errands, light outdoor exercise, and chilling around the house. This is probably my most-worn outfit when I’m going to and from dance. This top is from American Eagle Apparel and is very soft with a nice sized cowl neck. There are two slits and the shirt is longer than the average tee. I paired this with some thick, warm leggings and my nike airs.

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Look 3: Workin’

This is an outfit I wear quite a bit to church and to other work-like events. To be honest, I do all my work from home or in my car rides (my mom drives), but I will wear this to go hang out with friends and other events that require me to “dress up” a bit. This coral top is a tank top from Forever 21 and the jeans are from Forever 21 as well. The cardigan is from American Eagle and is super warm and cozy. I paired this entire outfit with my “work bag” from Hush Puppies and these shoes that are well known and loved by Mix No. 6.

 

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Look 4: Casual & Fashionable

I love this outfit and I think this is perfect for working in the office as well. The statement piece is the jacket. From the front, it looks like a regular army green jacket, but from the back, there is a fun pattern and tassels and small bits of fringe to add a bit of personality. I paired it with a black button-up top from Express, these blue jeans from American Eagle Apparel, a watch by Style&Co., and these leather boots from Nine West.

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Look 5: Simple & Chic

This outfit is a bit different from the last two, and I wear this outfit to church and running errands all the time. I love the color of army green against my skin tone, and I paired it with a black skater skirt with black tights. My Bella Marie booties are comfy and much more practical than the stiletto heels seen above, and I love it with this outfit. It’s a simple, throw on look that you can style easily.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this! Give it a like or two and I’ll see you next week!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

P.S. I Vlogged a behind-the-scenes on this photoshoot! Check it out right down below.

 

Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

   Hey Guys!!! Welcome to today’s blogpost! It’s all around Valentine’s Day, obviously. Of course, you can modify this look to whatever you choose, but this was the look best suited for me. I find that purples look good on all eye colors, whether it’s blue, brown, hazel, green, etc. I hope you guys enjoy this, and let’s get started!

We’re going to start off with foundation. I’m mixing the Motives Mineral Liquid Powder Foundation and the It Cosmetics CC Cream Foundation with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter. I will be blending this is with my terribly battered beauty blender. For concealer, I’ll be using the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless concealer and I’m using this to highlight my under eye area, my nose, chin, forehead, and on any scarring or blemishes I have. To set all of that, I’ll be using my Tarte Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation and the Ambient Lighting Palette in the shade “Radiant Light.”

For eyes, I’m using the Motives “I DO” palette and it has easily become my new favorite. I’m taking the shade “Lace” and applying this all over my lid, through the crease, all the way up to the brow bone. Now I’m taking the shade “Cake” and using this in my crease, bringing it down slightly into the ouster corner. I’m using these Bare Minerals Shadow Sticks (honestly, I have no idea what it’s called). The writing is so tiny that I don’t actually know what the shades are, but I’m taking the darker purple shade on the outer corner and the lighter white shade on the inner corner. I’m going to use a fluffy blending brush to blend that together.

Tip: You can apply the shade “Dance” from the “I DO” palette on the outer corner and the shade “Rings” on the inner corner. I did this later to add a bit of extra dimension to the eyes. I am now taking a clean fluffy brush and blending this all out do there’s no harsh lines.

For brows, I’m using the Youngblood Eyebrow Kit and I’m taking the wax and carving out my brows and filling in the sparse areas. I will then set those brows in place with the Browgal Clear Brow Gel. To highlight that brow bone, I’m using the Loc Shadow Stick in the shade “Out of Your Shell.” This is the first time I’m using this and to be honest, I don’t know quite how I feel about it yet. I will then set that with the shade “Lace” from the “I DO” palette.

I’m taking the Motives Liner in the shade “brown” and putting that in my waterline. For my lower lashline, I’m mixing “Cake” and “Dance” together and smudging out the eyeliner to smoke it out slightly. Now we are going to do some winged liner, so I am using the Tarte Precision Long-Wear Liner in “Black” and I’m going to create a wing. And I’m using the Motives Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara for my top and lower lashes.

Back to the face, we are using the bronzer in my “I DO” palette in the shade “Toast” and I’m going to contour and bronze. Right next to it is the blush in “Love” and it is beautiful. My favorite part of the entire look is applying highlighter, so I am using the shade vows, which is my favorite highlight that I own, which is a big statement BTW.

For lips, I’m using the Motives Moisture Rich Lipstick in the shade “Icon” and then I felt like it needed something a little bit extra, so I used the BareMinerals All-Over Face Color in the shade “True.” It’s quite glittery and highlight-y, and you all know how much I love a good glow. And that concludes, this Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial!

I hope you guys enjoy this! Have an absolutely wonderful Valentine’s Day! See you guys Sunday for LIFE ON POINTE! Love you all!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

Life On Pointe: What Inspired It

 

Before I started making YouTube videos, I would watch hours of ballet documentaries, YAGP classical and contemporary variations, classes from different ballet companies on YouTube, and Joy Womack’s vlogs.

Joy Womack’s daily vlogs got me thinking about starting my own channel in the beginning. I thought it was such an amazing idea to get the world of ballet back into the world. It makes me so sad that a lot of people are so uneducated in ballet. People don’t realize how much energy, emotion, and time goes into this art, especially when you want to become a professional.

Joy Womack’s vlogs shows the daily life of a prima ballerina. My LIFE ON POINTE series shows the life of an aspiring professional dancer. I love filming LIFE ON POINTE videos for you guys, and I’m so glad that so many of you are enjoying it.

I want to show people through my series the real, raw process of what it takes to become a dancer. Granted, my situation is much different from the average aspiring pro dancer. i.e. Most dancers don’t have to dance on crooked wood flooring, tiny space, and a baby running around.

P.S. There’s gonna be a new baby introduced to the LIFE ON POINTE family very soon!!!

I hope you guys have been enjoying the last ten episodes of LIFE ON POINTE! I can’t wait to show you guys more of what I’m working on, and also, I’m really excited to continue my Advanced II journey with you all!

FAQ: Will You be doing another Exam Vlog?

Answer: Absolutely!!!

I love you guys lots!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

P.S. This is my bedroom where I practice a ton of exercises! You know that odd little thing that sticks out into my makeup tutorials? Yep, that’s my ballet barre! Thanks to my amazing Dad for building it for me.

Check out Joy Womack’s Channel!

www.youtube.com/joywomack 

My Go-To Natural Makeup Look

This natural makeup look is really quick, easy, and simple. I just want to let you guys know that I don’t always do this. Somedays, I’ll just put on some moisturizer and sunscreen and go, but I like to do this when I feel extra tired. Just know, you do not have to wear makeup to be beautiful. You are beautiful with or without makeup, blemishes and all. But just in case you guys are looking for something easy to achieve on a day-to-day basis, here’s my look.

Face

Starting off with the face, we are first going to moisturize, and put on some sunscreen. You will want to prime your face, but I’ve ran out and it’s on my list to get a new one. I’m using the Rodan+Fields Soothe Sunscreen. I then mix two foundations with a bit of my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl to get my perfect color. The first is the Motives LaLa Liquid Foundation and the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation.

When it comes to a natural makeup look, flawless skin is a big must for me. So today, I am using the Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer to cover up any blemishes and my dark circles. I then set my face with the Tarte Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation and the Motives Luminous Loose Powder in Medium. I will then set my under-eye area with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in the shade Radiant Light.

For bronzer, I’m taking the shade Dim Light from my Hourglass Palette and for highlight, I’m taking the shade Incandescent Light. I don’t do any blusher since I feel like it’s a bit extra for me personally. I like the super natural, your-skin-but-better look.

Eyes

I usually go back and forth between the Covergirl TruNaked Goldens Palette or the Lorac Pro I Palette, or I just throw on mascara and be done. Today, I went for the Lorac Pro I Palette. I take the colors white and cream and put them all over the lid, crease, and brow bone with a flat shader brush. I will then take a fluffy blending brush with the color taupe and lightly dust this into the crease, keeping it more in the outer corner for a natural shadow.

Going back with the color cream, I’m going to lighten up the lid just a bit more with a small flat shader brush. I also decided to add a little bit of light pink for a similar effect.

I’m going to now take a precise tapered blending brush or a pencil brush and I’m using the color espresso to gently smoke out the top lash line for a little extra dimension, which will make your eyes look a little more awake.

Now I’m taking the Motives Kohl Liner in Coffee and I’m going to tight line. To make my eyes look wider and more awake, I am only putting this on the outer half of my lower lash line. Back with the pencil brush, I’m going to lightly smoke out the lower lash line with the two colors sable and espresso. I will then go in with my Motives Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara on my top and lower lashes.

Now I use my BareMinerals Brow Powder and my Browgal Brow Gel for my brows. I feel like this is a really important step with your brows frame the face, so I go a little more on the heavy handed side for my brows when I do natural makeup.

Lips

Now is the time when I will either throw on some chapped stick or a lip oil on and be done, but today I wanted some color to my lips, so I chose the Motives Moisturizing Lipstick in Icon and the Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain in Lucky for my lip combo.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this in-depth tutorial on my natural makeup look! I love you guys so much, and I’ll see you soon!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

2017

New Years Resolutions: 2017

My Choice

New Years Resolutions… why bother?

Let me tell you why you should bother. New Years Resolutions are choices you are choosing to make, whether it’s a goal to be healthier, be on your phone/electronics less, make more time for family/friends/yourself, etc. It takes discipline to be consistent at your “New Years Resolution!”

My 2016 resolution was to not eat sugar for a whole year. I had an addiction I wanted to overcome, so on January 1st 2016, I quit eating foods that had any sort of processed sugar in it. It was very hard, especially the first three months. I traveled a lot last year, so every time I went to a restaurant, I had to ask, “can I see the ingredients list please?” or “what kind of sugar to you put in that?” The poor waiters and waitresses probably got really annoyed with me taking forever to choose a dish or requesting that they take things out or put things in.

Out of 365 days, I missed 7 days of this goal. One week!!! And when I broke it, I didn’t sigh and say, “oh well! We’ll try again next year.” NO!!!! I said, “We’ll try again after I eat this meal.”

The key to achieving your New Years Resolution is not giving up! Don’t sigh and roll over, fight! I know, it’s really hard to keep fighting for what you want. If you make a choice to make more time for your family, then take it one day at a time.

I.E. “Today, I’ll set aside one hour to spend with my kids,” or, “When I get home, I will give my family undivided attention and put away my phone until they go to bed.”

Please, don’t be so quick to give up. I know it’s hard, but trust me, when you choose to do something and overcome the hardships that come along the way, it’s really satisfying to say, “I may have stumbled, but I was consistent and I maintained my goal.”

My New Years Resolution for 2017 is to take care of myself, which may sound selfish, but it’s not. If you take care of yourself, you will function better and be a better person. Last year, I made an effort to do so, but it wasn’t a top priority. This year, I want to put taking care of myself at the top of the list.

Body

Since I am a full time dancer, it’s crucial that I take extra care of my body. I’m making it a goal to stretch lightly when I wake up, and do heavier stretching (splits, rolling out, etc.) before I go to bed (A.K.A. after dance). I do a lot of exercising outside of dance, such as dance strengthening, push-ups, burpees, etc. Something I need to do is go on more walks/runs. I’ll be the first to say that my stamina sorta sucks, and it’s something I need to work on.

I also need to focus on my health. Eating right, drinking the right amount of water,  getting a good amount of sleep/rest is crucial for anyone, especially athletes. I eat pretty healthy, but a lot of the time I get lazy and snack a lot on things that aren’t the best for my body (I.E. homemade cookies). I also definitely don’t drink enough water, and that is something I am working on. Also, sleep is good for this extremely busy, not-your-average hormonal teenager. *wink*

Mindset

Mindset is key for me. I tend to beat myself over everything I do wrong and say crap things about myself. Yes, I am confident and I know that I’m an incredible person (not to sound conceited), but like everyone else, I’m human and I doubt myself a lot.

This year, I am going to start speaking positively over myself, love myself more and hate myself less. I know it’s not going to be an easy climb, but I’m going to try. I bet you that this New Years Resolution is going to be a heck of a lot harder than last year’s.

Spiritual (Time With God)

You all know from my GOD TALK post during Blogmas that I spend time with God on an almost daily basis (when I say almost, I’m talking about those days when I have to wake up super early and get on the road, etc.). However, I feel like I haven’t given Him enough of my time. I spent maybe at the most an hour with Him, and on some days, more often than not, I’ll get in about 20-45 minutes a day.

This year, my goal is to spend at least an 1 1/2 hours with God a day, whether it’s broken up into parts of the day or whatever. I’m really passionate about my relationship with God, and for me, it’s really important that I get that time with Him in.

I hope this post has inspired you to make a New Year’s Resolution and stick to it. I believe in all of you, so go out there and do it! You guys can do it!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose