Welcome To October // Reasons I Love Autumn

AUTUMN SHOWS US HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS TO LET THINGS GO.

Hello everyone! I hope your day is lovely and I hope you’ve had a wonderful September! September was a very long month for me, and I am really happy to be in October. The last three months of the year are my absolute favorite; wow, we’re only three months away from 2018! How crazy is that?!

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Autumn, for me, is more than just a new season, but it gives me this feeling of comfort and peace that I honestly can’t really describe. When I think about autumn, I think of comfort. I think of falling in love. I think of walking in perfect peace. I think of my future in a positive light, not in a stressful way. Autumn just brings me this feeling of happiness and excitement.

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Secondly, autumn is a very productive and enjoyable time for me. I’m fresh and energized for both school and anything in regards to work. Autumn may be one of my busiest seasons (let’s be honest, I’m busy 24/7, 365), but I feel like I get a lot accomplished in autumn.

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Hot Chocolate. You all know that I love my coffee, but I always save the salted caramel hot chocolates for autumn time. A hot Cinnamon Dulce Lattes from Starbucks, oh my goodness, it’s like joy in a cup. I love hot chocolate for the last three months of the year, it’s a tradition.

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Autumn fashion is my favorite kind of fashion. I love the coziness of autumnal fashion, such as chunky knit sweaters, knee high boots, and oversized jackets. I have a particular bomber jacket my mom wore when she was a teenager from Guess and it is so cool and looks super vintage. I also love how you can go very cozy and casual or sultry and sexy with your autumnal looks.

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Autumn makeup is also a major favorite. I love wearing deep berry lips with a matte eye and a cat eye flick. There are so many different kinds of looks that fit autumn so well, and I’ve got my own personal favorite looks going up soon! I get so excited for autumnal makeup looks. Who doesn’t?

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Thanksgiving. I’m the oddball who really doesn’t care for Halloween, but I LOVE Thanksgiving. I love getting to hang out with my friends and family. My family usually invites people who don’t have a place to go for Thanksgiving to ours to celebrate, and we always have the best time. My dad and my grandma will cook up an epic feast, my mom will make my Ohma’s gravy, and I’ll help out with whatever needs to be done. It’s one of my favorite holidays to spend with my family. Thanksgiving is always really relaxed and enjoyable. I have so many great memories of Thanksgiving, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

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Candles. It is finally cold enough to live without the fan going on constantly, so I can finally light candles. They add so much ambience and serenity to my room, plus the scent is incredible and makes me feel extra cozy and happy.

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The colors of Autumn are so rich and vibrant that I get so happy. Personally, my favorite colors are in the tones of autumn, the burnt oranges, the reds, the deep purples, etc. Also, nature. I love the outdoors in autumn. It’s somehow vulnerable and romantic, but also beautiful and comforting. It literally takes my breath away, and I wonder what God was thinking of when He created this beautiful season.

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And lastly, autumn is  one of my favorite seasons as it is a time where I am constantly rehearsing for ballets, recitals, and performances. This year especially, I will be busy choreographing pieces for my last recital, I will be rehearsing and training for the Youth America Grand Prix, I will be training for my Advanced II examination for a second time, I will be rehearsing for my last studio performance with RDA,  all the while enjoying the process of improving my technique and bettering my performance. Who knows where I’ll be next year.

That concludes this blogpost! I hope you enjoyed this blogpost. Since I’m nosy, comment favorite things about Autumn in the comment section so I can see! I love you all, and Happy October!

xx Sung

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September Favorites

I FIND BEAUTY IN THINGS THAT ARE ODD AND IMPERFECT- THEY ARE MUCH MORE INTERESTING.

-MARC JACOBS

Hello everyone! As happy as I am that October is on the way, I am hanging on tight and screaming, “How is this year going by so fast?!” It’s insane how there is only three more months in 2017. Anyways, I’m going to kick off my favorites by starting off with the weather. Finally, we’ve gotten out of the 100’s and 90’s and we’re in the 80’s and 70’s! Okay, I know this is literally the lamest favorite ever, but still, thank God the unbearable heat is over.

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The next favorite I have are three of the Motives Pressed Shadows. One of them is one I’ve mentioned before, but I wanted to mention it again. The first is Bedroom Eyes, which is a subtle purple taupe with gold reflects and is perfect for a natural eye makeup look or a smokey intense look. The next two shades are no longer available, but I will link a similar one to their name. One is Catwalk (similar one: Tripped Out) which is a deep olive green with gold reflect and perfect for autumnal looks and really makes brown eyes pop. The last one is Rapture (similar one: Lit) which is a bright copper with orange tons, again, perfect for autumnal looks and makes any eye color stand out.

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I was giving someone a make over at the beginning of the month and gave her a choice of palettes I could use on her. She chose the Motives I Do Palette.  Once I was finished with the look on her I was obsessed and wondered why I hadn’t picked up this palette recently. I’ve been using it on a regular basis now and am back in love with it. It contains 3 matte eyeshadows, 2 shimmer shadows, a highlight, a bronzer/contour shade, a blush, and a mini kohl liner. It is definitely worth every penny that was spent on it.

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I am now going to mention these brushes from Mikasa Beauty. I never mention brushes, but I am in absolute love with these brushes. They are excellent quality and the brush hairs are so soft. I have the F100 which is their powder brush, the F300 which is their foundation brush, the F120 which is their tapered contour brush (I use it to highlight the face), the E320 which is their tapered blending brush, and the E230, which is their Eye Shader Brush.

I also have their lemon drop, which is their version of a beauty sponge and I really life it as well! It’s not too firm or hard, and when you dampen it, it is so soft and bouncy. My Mom bought their full set and loves them and I love all of those as well. I bought the Mikasa 5 Piece Complexion Brush Set  which is $65 with a value of $77. (Use code SUNGEUNROSE25 to get 25% off your entire order!)

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Also from Mikasa Beauty is their CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in #110 Dark Lava. It is the most perfect autumnal shade for the nails and is such a deep and rich berry shade. I saw it when I was looking through their nail polishes and I knew that I had to get this one. I love it so much and it goes with everything.

 

Lastly for my favorites are these ear cuffs that I actually made for myself. I made two ear cuffs in gold and I also took apart a really heavy ear cuff I never wore and made a small one to wear, and I love them! I’ve been wearing these ear cuffs every single day since I made them in the beginning of the month. They add a little bit of edge without being too editorial. They’re so perfect and I just love them.

Alrighty guys, that’s it for this month’s favorites! I hope you all had the best September ever and I can’t wait for October!!! I love you all!

xx Sung Eun Rose

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My Tips For Stress Relief

SELF LOVE IS GIVING THE WORLD THE BEST OF YOU, NOT THE REST OF YOU.

-Katie Reed

Happy September everyone! I cannot express to you how much joy I have knowing that it is September. I absolutely love that we are so near Autumn. Plus, I could really do with some cooler weather right about now. Anyways, today I am going to be bringing you my tips for stress relief. I feel like as the season is changing and we have all started school and summer is basically over, our lives suddenly become really stressful, but it doesn’t have to be!

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Meditation is such a great way to relieve stress. I do this when I feel totally down and depressed and overwhelmed with everything I have to do. You don’t need to take an hour, all you need is five or ten minutes. On your break at lunch, just take five or ten minutes to pop in your headphones and relax your mind. Don’t think about everything that you have to do or whatever is going on, just focus on your breathing. I find this really helps me reset my mind, helping me realize that my problem or my to-do list is not bigger than me.

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Exercise may sound totally ridiculous, but actually, exercise is an amazing way to relieve stress and release negative emotions. I don’t know what it is about exercise, but it helps totally clear my mind. Whether I decide to do a 20 minute cardio workout or a 45 minute run or ever a nice walk around the block, I find that when I exercise when I’m feeling stressed and I need a break, it causes me to somehow relax and feel really good about myself. I understand that most people can’t drop whatever they’re doing to go exercise, but if you have time before work or after your day is done, try and get in some exercise. I think too it gives me a sense of accomplishment after I’ve completed a really good workout, so even if I didn’t complete everything on my to-do list, I still got in a great workout.

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After a long day, it’s always a good idea to give yourself a good Pamper Session, especially after you’ve been on your feet all day and you’ve been going going going. I don’t do a pamper session every night, but I do one at least twice a week. Do you have a face mask you’ve been saving for a special occasion? Pull it out! Grab the body butter you don’t ever use, put some bubbles in your bath, light some candles and give yourself some ambient lighting.

Having a good spa night is an excellent way to relax, and there are so many different playlists on Spotify for calming and/or spa music. You can even turn on a good TV show or a movie. Read a book you haven’t gotten around to reading yet. A pamper session is one of those times to fully recharge and enjoy yourself. It’s my personal favorite way to unwind and destress.

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Organizing, Scheduling, and Making Lists is one of the best ways to be proactive at relieving stress. If I am not organized or scheduled or if I’m not in a good routine, I am all over the place, overwhelmed, depressed, and stressed, which is the reason I have gray hairs and fine lines under my eyes. Creating a schedule for yourself will, yes, take a bit of time, but it is so worth it.

I have scheduled my entire day, from the time I wake up at 5:30 a.m. to the time I go to bed between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. I’ve scheduled all the times I exercise, do housework, school, work, dance, and most importantly, recharge time. It has made me see that I do have a lot of time on my hands and if I follow the schedule to the best of my ability, it keeps me totally stress free.

Making Lists is also a must for me if I’m going to get stuff done. Apps that I would recommend for scheduling and making lists is Reminders, Notes, and Google Calendar. It may take time that you don’t want to spend creating a schedule and planning things out, but I promise it is totally worth it.

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Letting It Out is probably one of the best ways to relieve stress. Don’t keep it in. I’ve found that if I suppress the emotion of feeling overwhelmed and stressed, I’m cranky, I start to panic, and I get incredibly anxious. So you can vent to a willing friend, or you can journal it. Keep a notebook in your bag with a pen ready to write when you can. Write what you want, and don’t think about what you’re writing. Just write. I like to “throw up on a page” and vent to the pages of my journal. Also, don’t forget to record the amazing memories you might have. I’ve been writing in journals for over eleven years now and one of my favorite things is looking back to relive memories, encourage myself, see how a particular problem or conflict resolved, and to see how far I’ve come.

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Read A Book! Now, I know not everyone is a bookworm like I am, but if you have a spare ten or fifteen minutes, pull out a book and read. I love how you can completely escape your problems and be part of a story that you love, and it’s one of my favorite places to be in. Also, if you don’t have time to read a book, listen to an audiobook while you’re cleaning the house or paying bills or whatever. It makes it so much more enjoyable.

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Lastly I love pulling out a really intricate Coloring Book  (or “adult” coloring book) with my fine point markers and perfectly color coordinated pencils and color a page. This was actually suggested by my mentor to help relieve my stress and remember to enjoy the little things, and I’m telling you I can lose literally four to five hours of time just coloring, it’s so meditative and therapeutic. So I set a timer for about fifteen to twenty minutes (if I have it) and color until the timer goes off. I think drawing is a great way as well, but I suck at drawing, so I prefer coloring.

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Alright guys, that is it for this very long blogpost! I hope you guys enjoyed it. If you guys are struggling with stress and anxiety, just know that you are not alone. I feel like we all deal with a bit of it, some more so than others. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the little things life brings, and hold onto those moments and cherish them. Be responsible, but don’t take life to seriously. Remember not to live too far in the future, and enjoy the now. It doesn’t last forever.

All my love!

xx Sung Eun Rose

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Massive Haul + Meet My Mom!

SHE’S THE EXCLAMATION MARK IN THE HAPPIEST SENTENCE I COULD EVER WRITE.

Hey guys! Let’s give a warm welcome to my Mom! She never comes on camera, so 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 in the comment section! She’s my number one fan, always watching and reading my stuff, so thanks Mom for coming on here. It was her birthday a couple weeks ago and she treated herself with her birthday money to some makeup and skincare products! Hope you guys enjoy the video!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

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Motives Makeup Remover

Motives Pencil Sharpener

Lumiere Di Vie Pore Minimizer

Motives Complexion Perfection Face Primer

Fixx Instant Vanish Lines 

Fixx Lash Extend 

Motives Elements Color Box 

Motives Luxe Cream Shadow 

Motives Shimmer Stick: Island Glow

Motives Shimmer Stick: Moonlight 

Motives Shimmer Stick: Sunkissed

Motives Custom Eye Palettes

Motives Pressed Shadow: Bitter Chocolate

Motives Pressed Shadow: Toast

Motives Pressed Shadow: Illusion

Motives Pressed Shadow: Bedroom Eyes

Motives Pressed Shadow: Timeless

Motives for LaLa Kohl Liner: Violet

Motives Lip Crayon: Neutral

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August Favorites | 2017

You Go Girl.

Hello everyone and welcome back to my monthly favorites! For some reason, I have a lot of products this month to get through, so let’s start before this intro gets a bit too long!

The first products are makeup products, and I’m going to try and get through the bullet points and reasons why I love them. The first thing I will talk about is my Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Paaarty. Yes, it’s spelled like that. It is a beautiful nude blush and goes with every makeup look, from natural every day to smokey nighttime looks. For someone who isn’t super into blushes, I have been wearing this blush every day that I’ve been wearing makeup.

The second product I will talk about is the Becca Glow On The Go kit in Opal, and I love both of these products. I wore them both nonstop throughout August. It has a rosy undertone and look stunning on the eyes, cheekbones, and lips. It gives you such a lit from within glow and I live for it.

The next products are all lip products I’ve been loving, and that would be the Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Birthday Suit, which is the most perfect nude I’ve ever worn and looks so perfect and natural, and is also one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks I’ve tried.

The second lip product is the Motives All Day Stay Liquid Mattes in Guava and for someone who doesn’t normally gravitate towards baby pink, I really like this shade and wear it pretty often. Again, it’s beautiful and comfortable to wear, is long lasting, and doesn’t flake off my lips.

The last one is a lipgloss, the Motives for LaLa Mineral Lip Shine in Celeb. On the website, it looks gritty and glittery, but in person, it’s not at all. It’s a lightly pigmented gloss and feels moisturizing on the lips. If you’re in the market for a new gloss, I highly recommend checking out this one.

Next up is brow products, and it was pointed out to me that despite the fact I mention these brow products basically every single makeup tutorial I ever do, I’ve never put them in a favorites video. Now, I am! I absolutely love my beloved BareMinerals Brow Powder. It lasts forever, #1, and #2, it’s a color that suits my brows perfectly; not too ashy, not too warm. And the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, oh my goodness, is amazing. Jaclyn Hill said it best: it’s gorilla glue for your brows.

Moving on to Fashion pieces I’ve really been loving, I have been wearing this gold bracelet every day since I got back from summer intensive and I just love it. My dad got it for me and for whatever reason I’ve really been loving it recently. Also, gold jewelry in general as well, but in particular, my bracelet.

Shoes I’ve been loving are these sandals from Aldo which I got for my birthday, and they are so versatile, so timeless, and they go with everything, from a short summer dress to a business appropriate outfit. They’re clean, sleek, and timeless and I have been wearing pretty much anytime I have to leave my house.

The next two items are fashion pieces which were given to me by a lovely woman I go to church with, so thank you! This dress I’ve been wearing all throughout the summer, and I just had to put it into a favorites because it really is one of my summer staple pieces this year. Also, this white lace top is stunning. I can wear it with a pair of trousers, jeans, or a skirt and it looks lovely no matter how you wear it. I really love this piece and I have a feeling I’ll be wearing it quite a bit in the future.

That’s it for my August faves! I know this was a bit of a long one, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway! I love you all, and I’ll see you all soon!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

Life Update + Q&A | Dating, Moving, & Backup Plans

Live For The Moments You Can’t Put Into Words. 

Hello Everyone! As everything you have seen (with the exception of the Life On Pointe Summer Series) for the past month and a half has been completely pre-filmed and pre-written, I feel like I haven’t spoken to you all in ages! I’ve missed writing, filming, talking to you guys through a camera. I hope you’re having an absolutely wonderful August so far!

Today I wanted to bring you a little life update as well as a FAQ’s & Answers post! As you all know, I’ve pretty much gotten back from summer intensive about a week ago, and I took time to relax and rejuvenate before the new season starts. I made a schedule, a daily routine, and spent a lot of time organizing all areas of my life: dance, work, and blogging. I’ve decided to spend more time with my friends and family, cut back on the stress and not take life so seriously, in the sense that I’m not going to stress the little things.

My dance schedule has changed slightly, my school schedule is much different to last year’s as I am a senior in high school (OMG!!), and my work schedule is very different as well. My blogging schedule will change slightly as well, with Life On Pointe Episodes airing on Monday’s at 3:15pm and Lifestyle posts going up on Wednesday’s at 12pm. If I am Vlogging, I will put those up on Tuesday’s and/or Saturday’s at 11am. So, that’s the new schedule for the year.

As far as what I’m studying for dance this year, I am going to be re-taking my Advanced II exam, so I will be training for that. I am also going to be at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) this year (OMG!!) competing there, and I may have a couple other performances during the year as well. I’m quite excited this year.

That’s a brief update of what’s going on, so now, let’s get into the Q&A section of the post!

Q) What Is Your  Ring For? / Why Do You Wear It?

A) I wear what’s called a purity ring, which my parent’s got me a while ago. Purity has always been such a huge thing for me, and I took a vow to not have sex until marriage (or the term ‘stay pure’) when (I think) I was about eleven or twelve. And no, my parents did not make me, I made the choice myself. 

Q) Are You Moving To LA? 

A) Nope! And this has been a recent question asked by several people, especially when I wrote a Facebook post recently about my teachers asking me to move to LA. I’m not going anywhere for a while! 

Q) What Is Your Secret To Flawless Makeup?

A) #1, My Custom Blend Foundation, #2, correct application, #3, powder. Because I’m extremely oily, powdering is a must for me. I’ll leave my Flawless Face Routine here! 

Q) What Are Your Tips For Dancing On Your Period?

A) Girl, I know the struggle is REAL!!! For me, I tend to have the worst periods ever, with awful menstrual cramps and sometimes throwing up, plus, periods are a pain, especially when you’re a ballet dancer (or dancer in general). Tampons are great if you can handle them, but I hate them so I wear high cut briefs under my leotard and tights and wear a pad. As for cramping and vomiting situations, Advil or Ibuprofen is great. Drinking lots of water helps and avoiding super salty foods also really help with the water retention. Hope this helps! 

Q) What Is Your Favorite Food?

A) Gosh, I don’t really have a favorite… I’ve always said Italian food but I really like food in general, so, yeah. LOL I’ll stick to my trusty Italian. 

Q) What Is Your Favorite Season and Why?

A) AUTUMN FOR SURE!!! I love the cooler weather, the chunky sweaters and comfort that it brings me. Also, I love the idea of fall. I’m in SoCal, so it’s really hot here most of the time and doesn’t really cool off until December (boo that), and the leaves don’t really change color, but I can’t wait to live somewhere where Autumn is actually Autumn. 

Q) Dating Advice???

A) HAHA- this is a very loaded question! Here’s my thing: I’m not dating until I’m 18, and again, my parents did not make me do this, it’s a choice I’ve made. I personally don’t think I need to be worrying about finding love when I’m this young. Also, I am more of what people would call a “serious dater,” meaning I’m not dating just for fun. I can hang out with people “just for fun.” 

I will say this: if you decide you want to date, figure out why you like this person, and “just because” or “because I’m in love” is not a legitimate answer. Make a list of things you like and/or love about this person, such as qualities, looks, personality, etc. Write down habits that this person has that you like and don’t like or get a weird feeling about. It will save you a lot of heartache. Also, be sure you’re ready to date. I mean, everyone thinks their ready to date (especially teenagers, and since I am one, I can say that for sure), but really question yourself and figure out why you want to date. I could go on and on, so if you want me to write up a blogpost on this topic, let me know!

Q) Why Is It So Important For You To Spend Time With God?

A) Also a very loaded question. I spend time with God for several reasons. #1, I find a complete difference in my mood and perspective if I don’t. #2, I want to cultivate a relationship with God because I want to be a friend of God. I don’t want a shallow relationship where I just go to church and say I’m a Christian, I want more than that. #3, Because God is so good, I can’t get enough of His presence! And that’s just a few reasons why. 

Q) What Pointe Shoes Do You Wear?

A) Recommended by one of my teachers, I wear the Suffolk Stellar Pointe Shoes! They are so flattering on my feet and they are as comfortable as  a pointe shoe can possibly get. I like them so much better than my former Russian Pointe’s. 

Q) Do You Have A Boyfriend?

A) Nope! 

Q) (Last Question!) What Is Your Backup Plan In Case Ballet Doesn’t Work Out? 

A) Great question! If it doesn’t work out, I will go to fashion school, continue blogging, and teach ballet. I’ve thought about it since my uncle told me it’s always wise to have something to fall back on! (Thanks Uncle Ethan!)

Alright guys, I know this blogpost is really long, but I hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, please leave them down in the comment section and I’ll do another post when I have enough questions! I really had fun writing this post and answering your guys’s questions. I love you all, and I’ll see you Monday!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

Morning Routine | Summer Edition

Hello everyone!
I am so excited to bring you all my morning routine. It doesn’t really change season to season, so this routine is pretty standard for every single day. For the summer, I am away and living in LA for a month for my summer intensive training, so rather than starting work right away, I’ll be leaving for my intensive classes. Anyways, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s begin!

When I first wake up in the morning, it’s usually at 5:30 or 6:00 A.M. and I’ll start by shutting off my alarm and oddly the first thing I do is check my emails. I don’t know why. After shutting off my phone, I’ll turn on some worship music and devote an hour to spending time with God and reading the bible. At the moment I have been reading a lot of Daniel and Matthew, however I’ve also been reading a proverb daily. Starting my day with Jesus is so important and I find a huge difference in my mood and perspective if I don’t spend time with Him.

Around 7:00 A.M. I’ll make my bed and head into the kitchen to make my vitamin cocktail, if you will. I use the Isotonix products and they are so great. My morning cocktail includes the Multi-Vitamin, OPC-3, Calcium Plus, and Advanced B-Complex to give me some extra energy. Once I chug that down, I will make some breakfast and a pot of coffee. This particular day I made cheesy-scrambled eggs and sourdough toast. I would’ve done avocado and put the eggs on top, but I ran out of avocado and I was really sad about it.

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After breakfast, I’ll go into the bathroom and do my skincare routine. I use the Skintelligence line and mix it with the Lumiere Di Vie Serum Concentrate, which helps reduce acne, the Lumiere Di Vie Eye Cream, and the Timeless Prescription Anti-Blemish Lotion, which I mentioned in my June Favorites.

After I take a quick shower and get my hair out of the way, I will sit down and do my makeup. I applied my custom blend foundation (link to my second favorite foundation), my Motives Creme Concealer in Peach to my blemishes, my LaLa Liquid Foundation under my cheekbones for a glowy-bronzed look, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector to my cheekbones, the Motives Luminous Loose Powder to my t-zone, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette to set my bronzer and highlight, the Motives Pressed Blush to the apples of my cheeks, the Pure Cosmetics Nude Palette (literally the same exact as the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette) to my eyes, the Motives Fiber Lush Mascara to my lashes, the Motives Kohl Liner in my waterline, my BareMinerals Brow Powder and the ABH Clear Brow Gel, and my BareMinerals Gen Nude Liquid Lip Color in Boss to my lips.

I will then take a look at my fragrances and today I picked one of my favorite every-day scents, the Philosophy Pure Grace scent, which smells like fresh morning air mixed with clean laundry. It smells so lovely.

I will then get dressed, and this was my outfit of choice. I will also put on my accessories of choice and then I’m good to go! As I said earlier, I will either start school or work (depending on the day) or, as I am a part of a summer intensive trainer, will leave for training.

That’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this blogpost. If you would like to watch the routine, the video is linked down below! I love you guys very much, and I hope you have a beautiful rest of your week!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

July Favorites 2017

Hello Everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful July and are enjoying your summer! How has it been so far? Let me know down in the comment section! Once again, it is time for me to share with you my July favorites.

I’m going to start off with skincare since I’ve been wearing almost no makeup for the last month. I’ve been switching between different skincare routines and products, but I think I’ve finally found the one for me. I’ve been using the Skintelligence Skincare Line  and my skin has cleared out so much. I’ve also been loving the Timeless Prescription Anti Blemish Lotion  which I mentioned in last month’s June Favorites.

Next I’ll talk about the makeup that I’ve been wearing when I do wear makeup. I’ll start off with the eyeshadow that I got for my birthday and love every single time I wear it. It is the Motives Pressed Shadow in the shade Bedroom Eyes. It’s a gorgeous shimmer, more foiled than not, but it is stunning. It is perfect for a sexy smokey eye and also for all over the lid on less glamorous days.

The next makeup item is a highlighter, and it is GORGEOUS!!! It is the Motives Shimmer Powder in the shade Starshine, which is a golden highlighter.  You guys know that I love highlights, especially ones with golden undertones. This highlight will be gorgeous for every skin tone and color, and I am in love with it.

The last makeup item is the Motives Moisture Rich Lipstick in the shade Incognito. It is a stunning nude. It is such a perfect color, not too brown, but not too pink, not too deep, but not too light. I have been wearing it every single day since I got it on my birthday.

Last thing I’m going to mention is a perfume my friend got me for my birthday. It is the Pacifica Persian Rose Roller Ball Perfume which, at first, I wasn’t sure about since rose scented fragrances tend to not mix with my body chemistry, but it is an amazing scent and lasts so long on my body, and that’s coming from a girl who’s dancing about six hours daily. It’s a beautiful scent. Thanks Gabe, you have great taste in scents.

And that is it for my June Favorites! I hope you guys enjoyed it, and please, leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favorite things have been recently! I love you guys, and I’ll see you guys soon!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

Summer Look Book

Videography & Photography By: Michelle Ju (Instagram: juju_jubile)

Hello Everyone! I really love fashion, and I don’t do enough posts about it, but I’m here now, and you’re going to be seeing a lot of fashion posts in the future. This is just some outfit inspiration, as all of these items are out of stock, but I’m sure you guys will find outfits that you love based on these looks. Without further-a-do, let’s get into my Summer Look Book.

Look #1: Casual + Summery

This is a super casual look that you can wear pretty much everywhere. It’s a very low-key, chill outfit to go hang out with friends in. The coral tank top is a little more “dressy” than a regular t-shirt, but it’s really cute and comfortable and most importantly, when living in 100F+ degree heat, it must be breathable. I added these little shorts and converse, along with my white leather & rose gold watch.

Look #2: Beach Perfection

I love maxi dresses in the summertime, and this particular one with it’s peachy colors and neutral bodice is perfection. It’s probably one of (if not, the) most worn dress in my wardrobe. I’ve had it (I kid you not) since my 8th grade graduation, which was three years ago. Apparently I stopped growing…

I paired this look with my Jook&Nona “Happy” necklace and these big gold & pink drop earrings. Now, these earrings are very heavy and definitely tug at the lobes a bit, however I thought it was perfect with this dress and I don’t really mind. I tied the whole look together with these tightly-curled beachy waves and simple white strappy sandals.

Look #3 Evening Summer Party

As the nights cool down and the evening parties begin, this black dress is quite fun and flirty for a more dressy summertime party. The sunset lighting will reflect beautifully off the sequins, and the pop of cobalt blue is absolutely stunning with this look. This look can be paired with nearly any kind of accessory, but I chose to pair with with a black beaded clutch, perfect to fit my Vlogging camera, my phone, and my card holder. It’s a fun, beautiful look and also, you can never go wrong with a little black dress.

That is everything for this post! I really hope you guys enjoyed it and find inspiration for your summer activities! I love you guys lots, and I’ll see you guys soon!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose

17 | The Best Day

I’m 17!!! Whoop whoop!

Honestly, I’ve rewritten this post more than three times. The first time was too emotional for my liking, then the other few times I wrote it I hated it. I called my best friend and asked in a dramatic and desperate tone, “What am I doing wrong?! Why isn’t this working?” In short, he laughed at me (typical in our friendship) and told me to stop overthinking.

So now, here I am! When I woke up this morning, I didn’t feel like it’s just another year like I’ve felt the last several years. I felt like there’s something about this next year that’s going to be really special. I don’t know what it’s related to yet- whether it’s going to be through some of the secret projects I’m working on, whether it’s building and strengthening my relationships with my friends and family, or maybe it’s through other things. Either way, it’s going to be a good year.

One of my goals is to be happy this year. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the chaos and drama and stress of life and it’s easy for me to become so anxious, but this year I don’t want to be living from a place of fear and anxiety.  I’m so excited for what the next year brings.

… TODAY’S EVENTS …

July 12

It was a wonderful day. My Mom and Dad arranged a surprise and my Dad visited me at the dance studio right before classes started. I got to see my big brother as well, which was absolutely wonderful. My parents presented me with a little birthday treat and I continued with my full day of classes.

My friends and teachers at this intensive made my birthday absolutely wonderful. I’m so thankful to have spent my birthday with some of the best people, learning and working hard to improve the art of dance. Thank you to my friends and teachers for making the day so incredible. My best friend FaceTimed me for a short time during lunch, I got several wishes from you guys on all my socials, and it was all around a really good day.

After the intensive classes were done, my Mom picked me up and I came home, took a shower, freshened up, and got dressed. My grandparents treated me and the rest of my family for dinner.

I wanted to say thank you for making my 17th so special. I’ll cherish the memories from being 16, but now, I’m so excited to now be 17, excited for the future, excited for the events to come.

I love you all!

xoxo

Sung Eun Rose