Sunday, January 22, 2017

20 Ways to Have a Healthier Year

Leading a healthier life can be a daunting task in the new year. Here are 20 easy tips and switches you can incorporate in your life to have a healthier 2017. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

5 Minute Everyday Makeup

I've done a lot of "everyday makeup routines" throughout the years that all look similar. This video is no exception. However, this video is special because it shows my condensed makeup routine! I can do this all in five minutes or less, which is perfect for those days where I have to slap some makeup on before running out the door. 

Products Mentioned (Items with a * were gifted): 

MAC 266 Brush
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Vice Palette (sold out)
*Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner
Eyelash Curler
*Maxfactor Mascara
Covergirl Mascara
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
Makeup Forever Duo-Mat
*Covergirl Sophisticated Sable Blush
Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

I hope you liked this video! It's been too long since my last makeup tutorial! Let me know in the comments how you like to do your everyday makeup and don't forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My Week on Instagram #46

Last week was my last full week back in Hawaii for Winter Break, so I thought I would do a MWOI post sharing the behind the scenes of a few instagram posts. If you've missed any of the previous posts, here is the full archive of the series! 

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Saturday 1/14/17
On Saturday my mom and I went to lunch at a trendy new restaurant. My mom had been to Piggy Smalls before, but I hadn't and she wanted to take me. This picture is of the Hanoi Shrimp Cold Noodle, which I ordered, and the Vegan Pho, which my mom got. A full review (with more pictures) is going up on my travel blog, Sisi Travels, soon if you want to know what I thought about the restaurant. 

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Sunday 1/15/17
On Sunday I went on a hike with my mom and dad. This was a hike that we used to do with my brother when we were younger, but hadn't done in years! It was a two hour, 4.8 mile loop through the mountains. This picture was taken in the beginning, when I was still feeling good, although near the end I was dying because I hadn't eaten enough before doing the hike and my glycogen stores were completely drained. 
*not pictured: me gorging on oreos on the walk to the car so I wouldn't pass out. 

So that's it for this week's MWOI post! Leave your instagram handles in the comments so I can check out your profiles, and follow me @miss_sienna if you want! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Blog Turns 4!

Four years ago, on 1/15/13, a fifteen year old girl from Hawaii started a blog in her room on a whim. She never thought that the blog would lead to anything. It was a hobby, a way to waste time after school instead of doing homework. Now, four years later, that blog has readers, over a thousand posts, and is still going strong. 

I'm not going to get to sappy over here, but today, the blog turns four and I couldn't be happier about it. This blog has evolved with me through the years and has taught me so much. I never thought that I would have the chance to work with the brands I have and that people would actually want to read what I write. I couldn't be more blessed to have readers as amazing as you all, who inspire me each and every day to write, photograph, and try new things. 

This year is going to be super exciting. This blog is going to shift slightly towards wellness, while still keeping beauty/fashion/college at it's core. I'm starting a new series on my youtube channel, and am definitely going to post more often and regularly. 

Whether you're a long time reader, or a new one, I want to say thank you for reading, I hope you like the content, and I can't wait for you to see what's coming in the future! 


Friday, January 13, 2017

4 Tips To Read More in the New Year

A popular new year resolution is always "to read more." If you've seen the post about my personal new year resolutions, you would know that I haven't made specific goals for the year, but instead opted to make my goals broader. As a part of my "be selfish" goal, I've decided to try read more. In high school if I never read outside of class, it was okay because I was still reading for English. But now, all my classes are science based and if I don't actively focus on reading, it just won't happen. Here are some of the tips and tricks I'll be implementing in my life to read more in the new year.