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!


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.


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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


Sung Eun Rose

June Favorites

Hello Everyone!
First off, I wanna say thanks for all the get well wishes you’ve been sending! I’ve been sick with a cold for the past five days (SMH). I’m getting better, so that’s a plus!!! I hope you guys have had a great June!

First thing I’m going to mention is the Motives Elements Color Box which we all know I love. I’ve mentioned this palette before but I have been using this pretty much non-stop throughout the month of June and I’ll be traveling with this when I leave in July. It’s a versatile palette, and I love that some of these shades can double as a translucent setting powder, a bronzer or contour shade, or a highlight. You’ve got everything for a natural every day look to a nighttime sultry smokey eye.

Next is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette  which, I’m just going to say it, is my favorite face palette of all time. You have a setting powder, a bronzer, and a highlighter and I use these products on a regular basis. This particular month I’ve been loving this for the eyes and face alike and I just love the way it makes my skin look. This palette will also be finding its way into my makeup travel bag.

Another thing I have been loving for a natural glow factor is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl.  I don’t mix this in with my foundation anymore like I used to as my skin is much more oily nowadays, but I do apply this on the high points of my cheekbones, a little above the point of my brows, and on the tip of my nose. It adds this summery, healthy glow to the skin and makes it just look beautiful. This particular color is perfect for all skin tones as well, so if you are a very fair skinned person looking for a gorgeous highlight, I highly recommend this one.

You guys know that I’ve had a weird relationship with this powder, but now that I am getting a bit tanner as the summer goes on, the Motives Luminous Loose Powder in Medium has been perfect for setting my face. It’s not making me look too orange which I appreciate and it makes my skin look absolutely flawless with it’s coverage enhancer in the formula. I highly recommend this setting powder (if you are more light to medium, I would go with translucent or light, and medium to dark, I would go with medium.).

I’m sure you guys know this was coming because I cannot stop raving about it in other videos and on social media, it’s the Motives Fiber Lush Mascara. I am a mascara snob and I have tried out quite a few mascaras (both drugstore and high end) and I can say that this particular mascara is hands down the best mascara I have ever used. It makes your lashes look fan-freaking-tastic. I love the formula, it’s not too clumpy but not too thin, it doesn’t crumble and fall out all over your face, and it’s perfect. It’s perfect. Go get it. You need it in your life.

These next two products are my custom blend eyeshadows in the shades Copper Sunset and Diamond White. If you’d like to see these in action and more detail on them, visit my other website

A nail polish I’ve been loving is a fun and flirty shade from the Motives Nail Lacquers in Prom Queen. It’s really opaque even with the red, gold, and silver micro-glitters within the formula. It’s a stunning nail polish and is really fun for the summer.

Lastly is a skincare item that I’ve been using for about a week now, but it works like magic. If you have acne prone skin or struggle with blemishes, this is for you. This is the Timeless Prescription Anti-Blemish Lotion. It reduces your blemishes from bright and bold to basically gone literally overnight. It has helped my skin so much, as my skin has been going absolutely crazy due to the change in season. It’s the coolest thing. You don’t shake it, and it’s a clear liquid with a pink sediment (but it doesn’t feel like sand) at the bottom, and you dip a cotton swab into it and place it on your blemish. It’s the weirdest consistency and it doesn’t feel gritty or anything like that. It’s freaking awesome.

Alrighty, I hope you guys enjoyed this monthly favorites! Let me know some of your favorites down in the comment section below. I love you all very, very much and I’ll see you in my next post!


Sung Eun Rose

Voluminous Beach Waves | Hair Tutorial

Hello Everyone!

This hairstyle is honestly, flattering on every hair length and is perfect for a summertime occasion. I’ll be rocking this hairstyle in August for my friend’s wedding!

I hope you enjoy these beachy waves! I love you all, and I’ll see you all in my next post!


Sung Eun Rose

Products I Used In This Video!

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Fixx Volumizing Boost Spray

Marrakesh Oil Argan & Hemp Oil Therapy

Get Ready With Me! | What I’m Doing This Summer + Life Update

Hey guys! I’m really excited to share what I’m doing this summer with you all!

June is a bit crazy for me, as I’m not going to be home pretty much at all in July. This month I am pre-filming a lot of videos… 18 to be exact. Yes, 18. I’ve got some exciting things coming your way, so keep an eye out!

I’ve been accepted into the Los Angeles Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, so in July, I’ll be gone and living in LA with family for an entire month. Because it is pretty much all day for five days a week, I obviously will not have time to film or write posts or anything like that. However, I am going to try and Vlog a whole bunch for you guys to include you in what I’m doing. I’m really excited about getting my butt kicked this summer!

As far as the blog scheduling is concerned, in June I’ll be uploading my normal Wednesday and Friday videos and posts, but in July, I’ll only be posting on Wednesdays, unless I Vlog, which will end up going up whenever.

I’m really excited to share this summer with you all! I love you guys lots, and I’ll see you guys later!


Sung Eun Rose

Products I Used In This Video

Skin RefreshmentSkintelligence PH Balance Skin Normalizer

Foundation: Custom Blend Foundation (My second choice is the Motives Liquid Mineral Powder Foundation)

Concealer: Motives Long-Wear Liquid Concealer

Cream Bronzer: LaLa Liquid Foundation

Cream Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

Powder: Motives Translucent Loose Powder

Crease Color: Ambient Lighting Palette (Dim Light)

Eye Shadow: Lorac Gold Unzipped Palette (Unleashed, Unpredictable, Unlocked, & Unwind)

Eyeliner: Motives Kohl Liner in Coffee

Mascara: Motives Fiber Lush Mascara

Bronzer:  Ambient Lighting Palette (Dim Light)

Blush: BareMinerals Blush in Morning

Highlighter:  Ambient Lighting Palette (Incandescent Light), Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights

Lipstick: Motives Moisture Rich Lipstick in Destiny

May Favorites

Hello Beautiful People!

It’s that time again where I tell you about the things I’ve been loving for this month. Also, raise your hands in the comment section below if you’re ready for the summer!!!

I’m going to start off with foundations. The first is my Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation and I’ve been reaching for this a lot recently because I’ve been needing more of a full coverage foundation. My skin has been freaking out lately so I’m looking to cover those acne scars and spots! The other foundation is the Motives for La La Liquid Foundation. I’ve been loving the idea of cream bronzer, so I’ve been using this foundation since it’s about six shades too dark for me. It makes my bronzer look so flawless and natural and glowing and I’m obsessed.

I’ve mentioned these before and I’m going to mention them again. The Motives Luxe Creme Shadows in Gold Dust and Brown Sugar  are my life savers. I’ve been super busy recently, so if I wanted a bit of color on the eyes, I throw on these shadows, blend it out with a synthetic flat brush or a fluffy crease brush, throw on some mascara and I’m good to go. They’re so quick and easy to use.

New to my collection is the Motives Pressed Bronzer in Miami Glow. Miami Glow is definitely a bit too light and I will not be able to use this in the summertime as I get really dark during the summer months. However, it is a beautiful bronzer with a very slight shimmer, adding the perfect amount of glow to your face. If you have fair skin, you will be in love with this bronzer.

There are two nail polishes that I’ve been using for the last few months and I don’t know why it is taking me so long to tell you guys about them. They are the Motives Nail Laquers in the shades Vintage and Fairy Tale. The thing I love about the Motives Nail Laquers is the fact that they dry evenly very quickly. They are incredibly opaque and I only use one coat and I can run out the door in about 7 minutes. I particularly love these shades because they are neutral and delicate, just the way I like my nails.

As far as hair is concerned, I’ve been loving styling my hair in big voluminous beach waves, and I’ve been using the Batiste Dry Shampoo  to add volume and texture. I don’t wash my hair too often either, and it does a great job soaking up the oils in my hair. I mainly spray the ends of my hair rather than my actual head due to the fact that it does leave a white cast, but if you’re willing to take the time to rub it out, I’d recommend this to you.

The fragrance I’ve been using non-stop is the Ralph Lauren Romance Refreshing Body Mist . I used to not like this, but this year I’ve started liking much more deep, fresh, floral scents. Recently I’ve been spraying this all over and it is long lasting and smells incredible.

That’s it for my monthly favorites! I hope you’ve enjoyed my May Favorites. Let me know some of your favorites down below in the comment section! I love you guys!


Sung Eun Rose

I Failed?! (Thank You)

You guys know that back in March, I took my Advanced II exam. If you watched that Vlog, you’ll know that I had some pointe shoe drama. Well, my exam results came in about a couple weeks ago, and I failed the exam.


My teacher texted me that morning and told me the news. To be honest, I’d already prepared myself as soon as I left the exam room for the possibility that I would fail. Of course, I also was hoping that the examiner would forgive the technical difficulty, but that was not the case. I wasn’t at all surprised, but I did feel a bit irritated. Not with the examiner, but with the situation.

The scoring of the exam works like this: if you fail one section, you fail the whole exam. You can score as high as 10/10 points. This was my score chart:

Technique 1: Barre   9/10

Technique 2: Port De Bras, Center Practice, Pirouettes:    8/10

Technique 3: Adage   7/10

Technique 4: Allegro 1, 2, 3 & 4   8/10

Technique 5: Pointe Barre, Enchainment 1 & 2     4/10

Technique 6: Pointe    3/10 (Failed)

Music:    9/10

Performance:    9/10

Variation Technique:    4/10

Variation Performance:    9/10

Total Score: 70% (Standard Not Attained)

Had I not failed my pointe technique score, I would’ve passed with a distinction. I was talking to my best friend about this and he asked me (in my opinion) if it was worst to fail or pass with a merit. I honestly feel like failing was better than passing with a merit, and I answered that with confidence.

I am so proud of myself. I have never seen four 9/10 scores in one exam before, and my score of 8/10 for Allegro 1, 2, & 3 is the highest jumping score I’ve ever had. Though the paper says that I did not meet the standards of passing, I don’t see it as failing. I see it as overcoming hurdles I didn’t think I could overcome.

The next step is to retake the exam next year. I’m excited to reach my goal of getting distinction and moving on to Solo Seal!

And to those of you who read my Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat post on this, thank you so very much for the messages of encouragement and inspiring posts you sent to me. Thank you for your support, your love, and for your kind words. I took each and every message to heart and was overwhelmed by you. I’m so glad that you guys have found inspiration in my failures!


Sung Eun Rose