Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Sisterhood of the World of Bloggers Award

Hi guys!
One of my friends, Niki, recently started a blog and tagged me to do this post! You should all definitely check out her blog and send her some love because her blog is really new (and amazing)! For this tag I have to answer her 10 questions, and tag 8 other bloggers to answer 10 questions that I create! Let's get started!

1) If you could be any age forever, how old would you be?
I don't really know how to answer this, because I'm very young and haven't experienced many ages, but I would have to say that 22 sounds pretty great. I would be out of college and I would have time to start working and doing what I love. 

2) If you could only bring one beauty item with you on vacation, what would it be?
A bright lipstick! You could sheer it out and use it as a cream blush, or you could wear it on your lips! I think that it's the perfect item because when you're wearing a bright lip, no one really notices anything else!

3) Describe your dream home!
I would love a really large house with maybe around four rooms. I would love to have an office where I could film and store all of my beauty items. I'd also really love a pool!

4) Marry, F***, Kill: Jaime Lannister, Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly
Marry: Jon Snow
F: Jaime Lannister
Kill: Samwell Tarly

5) What's on trend you wish would go out of style? 
I've never really been into peplum tops and dresses... Just not my thing. 

6) Favorite Funny Youtube Video?
Charlie Bit My Finger is always super hilarious!

7) Favorite Style of Shoes?
Lately I've been into the slip on shoe. Like the style of TOMS, but I prefer the Sketchers Go Walk ones! I think they're cute, athletic, and super comfortable! (But for a night out, wedges) :)

8) Best Childhood Memory?
Going to Disneyland! Happiest Place on Earth!

9) Favorite Scent?
Either the scent of Espresso or Coffee, or the scent of Mint. It kind of depends on what I'm in the mood for!

10) If you could build a dream husband, what qualities would he have?
I'd like him to be able to cook and clean because I would hate if I had to do all of that on my own! Other than that, I guess that he's nice and has a sense of humor. That he's confident and passionate about something!

I'm not going to tag 8 people because I want all of you guys to do it! Answer my questions on your blog or in the comments!

1) Favorite makeup brand
2) Favorite TV show
3) Country you'd like to visit (& why)
4) Pants or skirts?
5) Favorite season
6) Favorite Disney movie
7) Favorite fast food place
8) Favorite food
9) Dogs or cats
10) Twitter or instagram

If you made it through this post, thanks for reading because it was a very long one! Don't forget to answer my questions and follow me on bloglovin for more!
-Sisi
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pop of Green Makeup Tutorial

Hi guys!
I am so obsessed with green and I'm pretty sure that most of you know that! I did a look very similar to this a while ago using Freak eyeliner from Urban Decay, but I thought that I'd do it again because it's super easy and super gorgeous!



So first of, let me say that I'm super happy with how the pictures turned out because 99% of the time when I do a look like this, I can't get pictures that reflect the colors accurately! 


Face:

I used MAC Pro Longwear Concealer on all of my blemishes and under my eyes, then I went over it with Bare Minerals Powder Foundation. To highlight and contour, I used my Anastasia Contour Kit and I used a touch of Benefit Coralista on my cheeks!



Eyes:

I primed my eyes with my ELF Eye Primer. Then I took the shimmery copper shade from the Covergirl Daring Nudes Palette all over my lid (this was the only color on the lid!) I went over the upper lashline with my Liquid Eyeliner. Then I took Urban Decay Freak Eye Pencil around the inner corners and lower lashline. I took the white shade from the same Covergirl Palette and set the liner around the inner corner to brighten it up and give it a slightly different tone (more iridescent)! For mascara, I used Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant. 

Lips: 

For most of the day, I left my lips bare, but for the pictures, I topped it with my One Direction Kiss You Lipgloss! I'd stick pretty neutral with the lips if you're going to use a lipstick, though! 

Let me know how you like to play with pops of color in your makeup look because I usually stick to a bright color along the inner corner or lower lashline! 



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Friday, March 27, 2015

Coming Soon: Stylish Summer Challenge


Hi guys!

I've been working so hard on something these past few months and I am so excited to share it with you today. Summer is so close, yet so far, but I am determined to make this summer the best one ever! The Stylish Summer Challenge is going to be an 8 week challenge beginning on April 26th, and ending on June 21st. This challenge is going to push us to be the healthiest and happiest selves for summer.

Each Sunday of the challenge, there will be a post with daily challenges for the week. This could be anything from "read a book" to "wear a bright lip". This challenge is all encompassing. I want you guys to feel beautiful in every aspect of your lives. I'll be doing posts and videos each week and I'll be sure to include some recipes, diys, and tutorials for you! 


I want all of you guys to do this challenge with me, and as a little reward, there will be giveaways every other week during the challenge!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Using Shimmery Bronzers for Festival Season

Hi guys!
I am obsessed with bronzers, and I have my fair share of them in different shades and finishes. There is a misconception that there is no need for a shimmery bronzer in your collection as it can overpower your face and can't be used for contouring, but I am a HUGE fan of them during the spring and summer, especially during festival season! Here's how I like to use them and a few of my favorites!

Powder:
My Favorite? Model Co Shimmering Bronzing Powder

Powder is by far the easiest to use because it's easy to sheer out and blend. You could take a touch of this on your cheekbones for a sunkissed highlighted effect, or you can take this all over your body for the best results. I like to take a big powder brush with this on my collarbones, down the front of my shins (this elongates and thins your legs too), and on my shoulders. This highlights my skin even more and can be used to draw attention to your favorite body parts. 




Cream:

My Favorite? Stila One Step Bronze

For all of you girls with dry skin, creams are going to be your best friend! This one is a little less shimmery than the others, so I find that it can be used as a base underneath your face makeup sometimes. If you're not super into shimmer on your face, you can use it in the same way as the powder! The great thing about a cream, though, is that you can layer! Use a wet sponge to thin it out and create a sheer layer of color, or use your fingers to layer it on and build it up! 




Oils:

My Favorite? MAC Body Oil (Limited Edition)

Oils are going to give you a lot of glitter, but minimal pigmentation. I would definitely not use this anywhere near your face, especially if you have acne prone skin or oily skin, because it can break you out. This is really great on your body, but I would only use a drop or two on a few spots. For example, do your shoulders or your legs, but don't do both or else you'll look like a disco ball! Oils really give you that dewy, luminous, wow factor, but are easy to go overboard on, so start slowly, and add more until you get your desired effect!


Festival season is upon us, and I hope that you guys will break out your shimmery bronzers and will give yourself a beautiful bronze goddess look for all of your festivities! Let me know if you use shimmery bronzers in your makeup routine in the comments below, and also share a few of your favorite picks! Don't forget to follow this blog to stay up to date on all of my posts!

-Sisi
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Top 5 Spring Lipsticks!

Hi guys!
I literally spent three hours on Saturday trying to film and edit this video and I'm super happy with the way that it came out! So here are my top 5 spring lip colors that I will definitely be rocking over spring break! 




Products Mentioned: 
Jordana Mango

Let me know in the comments what your favorite spring lipsticks are, and also don't forget to let me know what you think of the editing of this video! Also, please subscribe to my channel if you want more videos from me! 
-Sisi

Friday, March 20, 2015

My Aviator Obsession

Hi guys!
I am crazy obsessed with aviator sunglasses right now! I have three pairs that I've been wearing a lot (I bet you've seen them in my instagram posts or even here on this blog!) I have a brown basic pair, a gray mirrored one, and another one that reflects blue, green, and purple! I thought that I'd share my obsession with you guys by compiling some of the ones I've been eyeing lately!






My personal favorites are the turquoise ones with clear frames (row 1, column 2), the bright hot pink one (row 2, column 1), the slate gray ones (row 2, column 2), and the basic black ones (row 3, column 2). Right now, my aviators are cheap ones from Nordstrom and Forever 21, but I really want to invest in a really great pair of RayBans because I feel like they are a bit more durable and are probably better made. 

Let me know in the comments what types of sunglasses you like wearing and which one of these are your favorites! Also, don't forget to follow me on bloglovin to stay up to date on all of my posts!
-Sisi
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Everyday Gray Makeup Tutorial

Hi guys!
I have a new video for you! I almost never wear gray makeup in my everyday life because I naturally gravitate towards warmer tones like browns and golds in my makeup! But, I have a black and silver prom dress, and I thought that I'd start experimenting with cooler toned shadows that I could possibly use at prom! 




So, I hope that you guys enjoyed this video! If you did, please subscribe (I really want to do another giveaway at 1,000 subbies) and give this video a thumbs up! Also, leave me a comment below letting me know whether you gravitate towards warm tones or cooler ones!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Senior Pictures

Hi guys!
Over the weekend I had my mom take some pictures for my senior portraits! I already picked out my senior yearbook pictures (if you want to see them, click here), but I wanted to take new ones for graduation announcements and other things! 



So in these pictures I'm wearing...
Top: Hollister
Jeans: Hollister
Earrings: Macy's
Shoes: Sketchers


This is just my basic makeup in this video, and you can probably find a billion things like that here on my blog, but I used Too Faced Melted Berry on my lips, and my Anastasia contour kit to contour my face! 



So, these pictures are my favorites, although I literally have over 100 pictures from the shoot! I think that right now I'm thinking of using 1 or 2 in my graduation announcement, and picture 3 on my graduation sign! Let me know which picture is your favorite in the comments below, and don't forget to enter my MAC Lipstick Giveaway!
-Sisi

Monday, March 16, 2015

MAC Lipstick Winners!

Hi guys!
So the giveaway ended last night, and I just picked the winners! I already notified them through email, but in case you were curious, the youtube winner was Niki Crow, and the blog winner was Ivy. I'm so sorry that I couldn't give out more prizes, but hopefully there will be more giveaways in the future (maybe at 500 youtube subscribers or 500 bloglovin followers?) Thank you all so much for supporting me, my blog, and my channel, and congrats to the winners!
-Sisi
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hollister Haul

Hey everyone!
My dad went to Los Angeles last week for his job, and while he was there he got to go to an outlet mall and do some shopping! We have Hollister stores in Hawaii, but we don't have any outlets, so I don't really shop there much (it's soooo expensive!) But he picked out a few things for me that I thought I'd share! I will be doing outfit posts when I wear these, so you'll know how they look on, but for now, here are some pictures of them!



First up is this long sleeve lace top. It's super cute, and I could see this being a really cool coverup during the summer! I really like how the front has that extra detailing at the neckline. It was on sale for $13 and was originally $40. 



This one is an extra small, but looks huge! I actually tried it on, and the way that it lies is really cute, but it shows a bit of cleavage, so it's not really school appropriate. I cut off the tags before I wrote down the prices, but I believe it was around $10 and was originally somewhere around $30. 



This is a cropped, gray sweater that is super soft and comfortable! It's been quite cold in Hawaii lately, so this has been perfect for wearing during the day! This was such a great deal because it was $10 and was originally $60. 



I put my phone in the pocket because when I didn't have it in there, you couldn't really tell that there's a pocket in this shirt! It's a loose fitting, semi-cropped long sleeve shirt. This is super cute, and I really like the fabric and print that this is because it's really comfortable and pretty! This was $15 I believe, and retailed for around $40. 

I already took some pictures of me wearing that last shirt, so those will be going up soon, but I promise to do outfit of the days with the rest of these shirts as well! Please follow this blog on bloglovin to stay up to date on all my new posts, and let me know in the comments if you like to shop at outlet malls!
-Sisi
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CoverGirl Ultra Smooth Foundation Review + My Face Routine

Hey guys!
I recently received an Influenster Vox Box (to see an unboxing, click here) and I got the CoverGirl Ultra Smooth Foundation in it, and I thought it would be fun to do a first impressions/review with it! I also threw in a little face routine just because I wanted to! 




So, like I said in this video, I really would recommend the Ready, Set, Gorgeous foundation over this because the applicator was meh and it retails for $16, which is a lot for a drugstore foundation! If you do want to buy this, however, click here!

I hope you guys enjoyed this video, and don't forget to give this video a thumbs up and subscribe for more videos from me! Let me know if you've tried this foundation before, and what your thoughts are on it! Hope you guys have a wonderful day!
-Sisi

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

InstaNatural Scar Gel Review

Hey guys!
InstaNatural sent me a sample of their scar gel so I could review it for you! I have a couple of scars that I wanted to target with this product on my shoulder, which I got from my shoulder surgery last year. This is going to be a first impressions post because I haven't been using it long enough to know if it works or not. 



This product is a tan color, which is kind of scary when you first see it, but when you spread it over the affected area, it dries clear, which I like. It has a nice texture, and it absorbs easily without leaving any sort of residue on my skin. This is also scentless, which is wonderful! It is kind of pricey as it retails for $60, but if you check out Amazon, you can get it on sale (as I'm typing this post, it's on sale for $35). So far, I've been using it two times a day, as recommended, and I haven't really noticed any difference, but I am taking pictures weekly, so we'll see how it looks in a month or so!

Let me know in the comments if you've used this product, and don't forget to follow this blog for more posts!
-Sisi
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

My Favorite Instagrams

Hey guys!
I've been using my instagram a ton lately (I'm @miss_sienna if ya wanna follow me) and I thought that I'd do a post on a few of my favorites! I purposely chose non-celebrities just because I thought maybe you guys hadn't heard of these instagrammers, but I'll definitely do one with celebs really soon! I can also do another post with my favorite tumblrs  if that's something you'd like to see as well! So here we go!



@GypsetGoddess
This is such an inspiring and amazing instagram. Caitlin is a yogi that travels the world taking pictures of her adventures. Every single post is crazy amazing and she has some amazing outfits in her posts too!



@LoniJane
She is a photographer from Australia. You may have heard of her sometime last year because she is a vegan that eats a lot of plant based foods, which was somewhat controversial. Her food pics always look amazing, and she's been traveling a lot lately and those pictures are crazy awesome too!



@KeiliAngelinaa

I love all of the beach and scenery pictures on her instagram. Everything always looks magical and perfect!



@miss_sienna

and then there's my instagram. I don't actually post many beauty/fashion pictures, but I do a lot of scenery pictures, food pictures, and pics with my friends and family. 

So those are some of my favorite instagrams (and my shameless self plug!) Let me know what your favorite instagrams are in the comments below and I'll be doing another post with my favorite celeb instagrams soon!

-Sisi
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Influenster Refresh Vox Box Unboxing

Hey guys!
I was recently sent the Refresh Vox Box from Influenster and I thought that I'd do an unboxing for you! This was a really amazing box because it had a lot of lifestyle products in it (like food!) and it was just a really awesome selection of products!





So, I'll be reviewing a few of these products in blog posts (like the L'Occitane product), a few in tutorials (like the Covergirl foundation), and a few in first impression videos on my vlog channel (like the Beanitos)! Don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel for more videos and please give this video a thumbs up!
-Sisi
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lovely Minis

Hi guys!
I recently got a few samples when I placed an order from Nordstrom online, and I thought that I'd share what I got with you! It was a very small order for a pair of Tweezerman Mini Tweezers (I think I lost my green ones) and the Anastasia Contour Palette (a review of that will be up soon)! Nordstrom always allows you to pick up three samples when you check out, so this is what I got!



So I got a sample of the NARS eyeshadow base because I've heard youtubers (especially Ingrid) rave about it! I also got a sample of Pink Sugar because it sounded like a scent that I'd like. Then I got the tweezerman tweezers that I bought. By the way, I always go for the mini size when buying tweezermans because I think they give me better control, and they're cheaper! And lastly, I got a sample of MAC False Lashes Mascara because I've never tried a MAC mascara and it seems great for traveling!


Let me know in the comments if you actually use the samples that you get from beauty stores, because I know a lot of people that don't, but I try to as much as I can! Also, don't forget to follow this blog on bloglovin!

-Sisi
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Monday, March 2, 2015

L'Occitane Comforting Cream Review

Hey guys!
I received the L'Occitane comforting cream in my Refresh Vox box (click here to see an unboxing of it), and I thought that I'd review it for you today! 

This is a facial cream, but it has 5% shea butter in it. This mens that it is semi-hydrating, but won't leave your face feeling oily or greasy. If you have combo to oily skin, I would suggest this because I think it'll provide the moisture that you need for your skin, but won't make your skin any oilier than it already is. This seems to me like a day cream because it won't provide the hydration that I need during the nighttime. 




This is wonderful for mixing with foundation to sheer something out to be more light coverage. It spreads really well, and the way that it absorbs makes your skin feel like skin without it being too thick or goopy on top. 

I don't know that I'd purchase this because I'm super content with my Instanatural facial lotions, but if you are looking for a light moisturizer that absorbs well, definitely give this a try! Let me know in the comments what your favorite lotion is, and don't forget to follow this blog for more posts!
-Sisi
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Disclaimer: this was sent to me for free in a Vox Box. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

100 Youtube Subscriber Giveaway

Hey guys!
We just hit 100 youtube subscribers, which isn't super huge, but gives me another reason to do a giveaway! This is a giveaway for 2 MAC lipsticks! One winner will be picked from the blog, and another from the youtube channel! To enter the blog portion, check out the widget below, but to enter the youtube one, click here!




This giveaway will run for 2 weeks, so from 3/1-3/15 and after that, a winner will be chosen! This is US only, so sorry to all of you international people, but hopefully we can do more giveaways in the future! Thank you so much for supporting me and I am so happy that I can give back a little something to a few of you!
-Sisi