Friday, July 22, 2016

Three Tips For Buying Things as a Minimalist

Buying things and minimalism seem like very opposite things. Besides the necessities like food, cleaning supplies, and toilet paper, it seems a little pretentious to call yourself a minimalist and then go shopping. Minimalism isn't just a label, it's a lifestyle (and I don't mean that ironically). Before you go shopping as a minimalist, consider these things...

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How to Have the Best Summer Ever!

Each summer comes with a set of expectations. Maybe it's "I'll go to the beach weekly" or "I'll have plans every single day." Either way, we rarely live up to these expectations that we set for ourselves. That's all going to change this year! I'm slightly over the halfway point in my summer break and I am ready to make some changes so I can have the best summer ever. Here are my ways to make that happen. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Skincare Routine

Hi guys!
Lately my skin has felt and looked the best it has in a while. My skincare routine is really simple, but I've achieved great results with it! I can do a whole video on it if needed, but here are the five products that I use!

Apricot Scrub
I swear by this scrub! I know that a lot of people with really sensitive skin dislike this, but I use it gently once a week or so and it works out well. 
Cucumber Gel Mask
This mask was given to me as a sample from Sephora, but it is really nice. I leave it on for a while and then remove it with a washcloth once or twice a week. I'm really not picky with masks at all, but I either go for a clay mask or something gel based like this. 
I have acne prone skin, so I only moisturize at night. This one (actually, the version of this without spf) is my go-to. 
Face Wash
I only use face wash at night, but I double cleanse. I wash once with just the cleanser to remove my makeup, and then I go over my face again with my foreo. 
Foreo Mini
This is a better version of the clarasonic because it is so much more sanitary! These little nubs help clear your pores and work the cleanser deeper. There are other versions of the foreo, but I use the mini and it's great. 

I hope you liked this post! Let me know in the comments what skin products you swear by. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

My Week on Instagram #35

Hi guys!
Last week's MWOI post (click here to see it) was really heavy on the pictures because I went a bit crazy posting on Instagram when I was in California. This week is completely different! I only have one picture to share with you because I was so busy at work and I had a midterm for my summer school class. Anyway if you're new to my blog, MWOI is a weekly series that give a behind the scenes look at my instagram pictures! You can also follow me @miss_sienna so you don't miss anything. 

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Sunday 6/26
Yesterday I posted this picture. It was actually taken when I was in California at Legoland with my sister. While we may look like all smiles in this picture, I assure you it was a very difficult day for us. This ride was the "skipper school" ride where you drive a boat through a course. It's all fun and games until my mom and dad, who were in another boat, ran into our boat and made us completely turn 180 so we were facing the wrong way. Then our boat was faulty so our gas pedal wasn't working and we couldn't turn back around. It was seriously the most annoying ride. 

Anywho I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have a blog, you should try a MWOI post (or do it monthly) and leave a link in the comments so I can check it out!

Friday, June 24, 2016


Hey guys!
Last week I was in California and I have lots of pictures to share with you! We were there for eight days, going to theme parks and also meeting my brother when he returned from his study abroad trip. Here are some of the pictures I took! There will be some more in depth writing on my travel blog, Sisi Travels, and a short video with some clips will be up soon! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Hi guys!
This is a very special MWOI post because I was on a trip the entire week so all the pictures are super cool! If you didn't know, last week I was in California (mostly the Los Angeles area) and I went to Legoland and Universal Studios. I'm super excited because these MWOI posts have been getting kinda short lately, and now I have lots of pics to share!

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Monday 6/13
We flew out of HNL at like 7 in the morning on Monday. I took this picture midway through the flight. On a similar yet slightly unrelated note, we flew Hawaiian, which I don't usually fly (I mostly use United, but prefer Delta) and the entertainment was lame. 

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Tuesday 6/14
We were at Legoland on Tuesday and Wednesday. Legoland might seem a little childish, which it kind of is, but the food there was pretty great! Mainly the apple fries. I live for the apple fries. There's actually a recurring joke in the family that whenever we go to Legoland we need to buy me my own otherwise I'd eat it all. 

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Wednesday 6/15
Wednesday was crazy! We spent the morning at Legoland, then drove from Carlsbad to Hollywood and then spent an hour at Universal Studios. The first picture was taken in the car on the long drive (LA traffic is no joke!) and the second picture is of me and my sister, Madi, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

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Thursday 6/16
This was the first full day at Universal Studios. The first picture was taken with some minions outside of Gru's lab and the second was taken on the walk back to the hotel! Los Angeles sunsets are pretty pretty :P

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Friday 6/17
Another picture from Universal Studios. This was also taken in the Despicable Me part!

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Saturday 6/18
My brother spent his Junior year of high school in Japan, and he came back on Saturday. Also on an unrelated note, whoever decided to put a Pinkberry in the baggage claim area is a genius. 

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Saturday 6/19
Saturday was Father's day! This picture was actually taken at Legoland, but was to great not to post. 

So I hope you enjoyed this post! Sorry that it was crazy long! If you're not already following me on instagram, you can @miss_sienna!

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Hi guys!
I have another video to share with you! I filmed a bikini collection and storage video a couple weeks ago because I bought a couple new pairs and I wanted to share. 

Let me know in the comments how you store your swimsuits because keeping them folded in this separate container is the best way I've found, although I'm still not super content with it. Also, please give this video a thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe by clicking here!