Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Top 9 Instagram Pics

Guys I seriously can't believe that 2015 is almost over! This year has seriously been the biggest year in my life. I have really grown in to myself as a person and I feel like I've been through a lot and I've learned so much about myself and life in general. I'm going to film a video reflecting on all my personal life in 2015 tomorrow, but I thought that it'd be fun to look over my top 9 instagram posts together!


All of these pictures were from the second half of the year, which I think is pretty funny, but makes sense considering that's when I started to post more frequently! So now going a little more in depth from left to right, row by row. 

1) This picture is the most recent on the collage and I actually only posted it a week ago. I don't usually post full body outfit shots, but I was really feeling myself and I've been feeling really confident with my body, which is something I haven't felt in a while. 

2) Hands down this is my favorite picture! I absolutely adore my grandpa and it was so much fun when he and my grandma visited me in Reno for the Nevada v. Hawaii football game. 

3) This was a shot I snapped at the Great Reno Balloon Race. Me and my suitemates woke up ridiculously early to go to it, but it was beautiful and 100% worth it!

4) This was from the very first football game I went to at Reno! It's a lot of people from my floor at school. I'm close to a few of these people although not as many as I wish. That's something I'm going to try to work on next year. 

5) Haha squashes! This was taken at Apple Hill because I love odd squashes and it looked so pretty!

6) My only selfie on the list! Taken after a haircut (as most of my selfies are). 

7) This picture was old. Like really old. But it was posted before my trip to Disneyland as sort of a "I'm so excited for Disneyland" post! It's also one of my favorite pictures of my sister because you can just see how magical it is and how happy she is. 

8) The squad at Baccalaureate! This is a good chunk of my high school friend group in our graduation attire! I love these people more than anything although I did not love that dress at all!

9) Me and my roommates at apple hill. It's really been nice being able to do a lot of seasonal things that I can't in Hawaii!

If this post sounds superficial it's because it is. There's no way that I can write about all the deeper more meaningful things that have happened this year in a way that'll make sense (which is why I'm filming it instead)! But with that being said, I hope you enjoyed this post! My instagram username is @miss_sienna if you'd like to follow me and let me know if your top 9 instagram posts are what you thought they'd be because mines definitely aren't! 
-Sisi

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

7 Feel Good Songs

Everyone has those songs that are instant pick-me-ups. That make them feel happier, energized, and better, instantly. Today, I'm sharing some of my favorites with you! A lot of these are really old songs (haha old being the '90s), but that's just what makes me feel really good. This list isn't in any particular order! Let's get started. 

One Week - Barenaked Ladies
This song is genius! The lyrics are crazy and ridiculous and I don't know what he's saying half the time, but I love it. You've gotta watch the music video too because it is so over the top and is the funniest thing ever! 

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Anyone else think of Zoolander when you hear this song? This song is just so freakin catchy! I seriously want to sing at the top of my lungs whenever I hear this song, but I don't (unless I'm alone) :P

All Star - Smash Mouth
Guys we're throwing back HARD today! But this is like the song of my childhood and is another song that I want to sing with all the time! 

Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
This is the weirdest song on the list, but it had to be included. "I get knocked down but I get up again..." 

Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
This is such a happy song and I love it! Haha I'm writing this and I'm realizing how ridiculous this list is turning out, but there was a phase a couple months ago where I was playing this song all the time. It was pretty annoying for everyone around me, but this is such a great song. 

Good Life - One Republic
The first somewhat recent song on the list! I love this song, except that every time that I hear it I think of that Disneyland commercial from a couple years ago. But really, I love One Republic and this song is great. 

Celeste - Ezra Vine
This is the most "chill" song on the list. This is the song that makes you want to drop everything that you're doing, get in a car, and wander forever. It is so relaxing and is just a great song to chill around to. 

This is it for my list! Let me know in the comments what your favorite feel good songs are, and don't forget to follow this blog on bloglovin for more posts!
-Sisi

Monday, December 28, 2015

My Week on Instagram #10

Hi guys! 
We hit the double digits with these "My Week on Instagram" posts! I hope you all had a great Christmas (if you celebrate it) and spent lots of time with friends and family! Here's the behind the scenes of this week's posts!


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Monday 12/21
This was the first acai bowl that I made on Monday and I made it super pretty so I could post it! I absolutely love having my blender and juicer on demand and the produce here is sooooo much nicer than what I could get in college!



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Tuesday 12/22
This picture was actually from Sunday when I went to dinner with my grandparents, but I didn't get a chance to post it until Tuesday! The funny thing is that my sister was taking the pictures (she's seven) and was taking them in the burst setting, so I ended up with hundreds of pictures of me in the same pose!




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Thursday 12/24
This was Christmas Eve! I wanted to post a picture, so I used my tree! My tree is crazy with colored lights and tons of ornaments, and didn't really mesh with my "feed" (yeah, I'm that person), so I made it black and white! Also, I just looked at my feed and I hella screwed it up with the next couple posts, so ignore that for a bit!



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Friday 12/25
It's Christmas! This was the first of two posts that I posted on Christmas and is a picture of two of my presents (a bracelet and an apple watch!) I love the way this picture turned out with the red nails and all that and it feels editorial! Also, I took a ton of time taking pictures on a wood table, then a marble table, then a white table, then finally on my dress!



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Friday 12/25
This was the second Christmas post! We went out to dinner and my grandma took a picture of my family right after! All the pictures ended up horrid because my sister and dad kept making faces, but this one was odd and hilarious, so I needed to post it! Also, there's only four of us in this picture because my brother is in Japan until June!


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Saturday 12/26
On Saturday I went to dinner with my family and while we were waiting for a table, I went to Famous Footwear and got these new shoes! I had to size up because I have wide feet, but they were super cute, cheap, and comfortable! This is definitely an "artsy" type shot for me, but was really easy for me to stage. 



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Sunday 12/27
On Sunday my family went for a walk around the neighborhood in the morning and ended up at this really awesome health food store, Salted Lemon. My mom and I split this amazing, huge, acai bowl! I think I'm actually going there again tomorrow with my friends and I'll probably eat another!

I hope that you guys enjoyed this post! If you did, let me know in the comments and if you want to follow me on Instagram, you can do so @miss_sienna! -Sisi



Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Hottest Bralettes

Bralettes are the new "it" item in fashion. They're comfortable, sexy, stylish, and surprisingly affordable! If you're new to the game or just looking for some new bralettes to add to your collection, here are the 9 hottest ones!

So now let's talk about styling these. Some can be worn like a crop top with a high waisted pant or skirt. If you're going to wear it like that, make sure that it's opaque and provides enough coverage if you're a little bustier. Otherwise these can be worn just like a normal bra. My favorite way is either peeking out of a button down or out of a low cut shirt. It's really sexy and also provides coverage so you don't show too much cleavage! 

Let me know in the comments if you're loving bralettes or not! I am really in to them because I love any excuse not to wear a normal bra! Also, if you didn't already know, this widget is shopable so if you see a bralette you like, click on it to purchase! 
-Sisi


Friday, December 25, 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I hope that you guys had a great day and spent it with friends and family! I thought that it would be fun to film a "What I Got For Christmas" video because I love watching them every year, and I thought that you guys would too! 



I hope that you guys enjoyed this video! Let me know in the comments what you got for Christmas this year and what your favorite gift was! Also, I will be doing a giveaway for the new year, so make sure you're subscribed to my youtube channel (click here) so you don't miss that!
Love you all!
-Sisi

Thursday, December 24, 2015

It's Not Okay to Look Like a Mess When Traveling

It's smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, which means lots of traveling. Unless you're the lucky few that can drive back home, this usually means flying. Flying is never comfortable, never fun, and almost never enjoyable. Most people use that as an excuse to board the plane in pajamas, which is so not okay. Here's why you should try (at least a little) when traveling. 

1) You never know who you'll meet
Girls, you know the dream. You'll be sitting there in your seat when a really attractive guy comes and sits next to you. You'll instantly hit it off and live happily ever after. While this might not happen, you never know who you'll meet. The person next to you could be the love of your life, your future employer, a new friend, a business partner, a celebrity... but if you look a hot mess, they'll open a book, put on their headphones and try their best to ignore you the whole flight. 

2) The better you look, the better you feel
I feel like this is just one of those things that shouldn't be true, but is. You know how some days you feel like crap, but put on your fiercest outfit and everything's better? The same goes for flying. I'm not saying wear heels or uncomfortable clothes, but a pair of jeans, slip on shoes (for TSA), and a tank or shirt with a jacket can go a long way. Plus when you get off your plane you'll feel good about meeting whoever's giving you a ride to your hotel/house. 

3) You'll be "that girl"
On every flight there's "that girl" the one that looks like she has her shit together. The one that looks just as good getting off a flight as she does getting on. "That girl" takes pride in how she looks and puts effort in to her outfit. She plans ahead and has a game plan for every leg of the flight. You want to be "that girl" the one that everyone notices, admires, and loves to hate because she's so put together, and it starts with looking the part. 

Now here's a confession: a lot of times I'm that person wearing sweats and oversized everything on a flight. Flights from Hawaii to the continental United States are long, painfully boring, and never pleasant. I get that sometimes comfort trumps all and I respect that. You do you, but I'm definitely gonna start making an effort to look put together when traveling. 
-Sisi

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Under $25 Makeup Lovers Gift Guide

Hey guys!
Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? No?!? Well, you're running out of time! I've done a lot of these gift guides in the past, which you can browse through by clicking here, but I thought that I'd just do a couple this year! Last year I did gift guides by personality types, but this year I thought that I'd do it by price level instead. This one is for all those beauty lovers in your life! Everything is $25 or under and this widget is shopable, so if you see something you like, click on the image for more information! 


This collage has something for everyone! 

  1. For the girl who's not that in to makeup... Dior Creme de Rose lip balm because it is luxurious, and everyone needs lip balm! (FYI: it's usually $28, but Nordstrom's currently price matching so it's $25). 
  2. For the makeup newbie... Smashbox 'Full Exposure' because it is a beautiful palette full of gorgeous neutrals that makeup pros probably already have dupes for, but makeup newbies definitely need!
  3. For the center of attention... MAC Glitter because glitter is something that a lot of people want, but few people actually want to spend money on. Plus MAC has really high quality glitter in really beautiful shades! 
And everything else works pretty well for everyone! Lip colors and nail polishes are really easy to customize for the person you're buying for, and there are some things (like beauty blenders) that people need to replace, but are hesitant to spend money on for themselves! 

Let me know in the comments what your favorite item from this gift guide is! Also, make sure that you're subscribed to my youtube channel because I'm doing vlogmas and there may or may not be a giveaway going up soon!
-Sisi

Monday, December 21, 2015

My Week on Instagram #9

Hi guys!
It's Monday, so that means another "My Week on Instagram" post! This is my 9th consecutive week of this series, which is super exciting! Here are the behind the scenes of my week on instagram!


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Wednesday 12/16
I flew back to Hawaii from Reno on Wednesday and this was one of the artsy shots from the plane that I wanted to post! I feel like the pictures of clouds with a wing in it is like the quintessential "I'm flying" post, but this was so pretty because of the snowy mountains (it was a regional flight, so it was pretty low altitude) and it matched my feed!


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Friday 12/18
On Friday, I had a little get together with eight of my friends from high school (one left before the picture)! It was probably the best party I've ever thrown because we were crazy, stupid, and we had so much fun. Most of the night was spent playing games, gossiping, eating, and hearing everyone rant/rave about their new college and crew. At one point we even tried making a cup fort that reached the ceiling (we failed)! This picture doesn't even begin to capture the fun and spontaneity of the party, but the nine of us know what really happened that night, which is all that matters. 


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Saturday 12/19
On Saturday I finally got a much needed haircut! The last one I had was in July or August, so it's been a good four months or so! I got around three inches cut off, so it's not as short as it was originally, but looks nice and fresh! She also thinned it and cut in to it, so it has a little more movement and is a bit edgier than it was over the summer! Also, I went to a family dinner and one of my aunts asked if I had gotten a tan in Reno, but I'm actually the palest I've ever been! Haha the power of makeup is crazy!


So that's it for this week's post! If you enjoyed it, let me know in the comments and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin! Also, if you've missed any of the previous "My Week on Instagram" posts, you can catch up on them here!
-Sisi



Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday Collective Haul

Hey guys!
I have a non-vlogmas video for you today! It's a little collective haul! Some of it was from cyber monday, some from black friday, and some items were sent to me! It's also my first "try-on" haul, so I hope you enjoy it!



Items Mentioned (I linked what I could find):
Aero black v-neck
Aero cream lace back shirt
Aero cold shoulder top
Forever 21 v-neck dress

I hope that you enjoyed this video! I've been posting daily videos for the month of december, so make sure you subscribe to my channel (click here) so you don't miss them! Also, let me know in the comments what other videos you'd like to see!
-Sisi



Saturday, December 19, 2015

Holiday Soiree Outfit Inspo

Hey guys!
It's holiday party season and I thought that it'd be fun to do a little outfit inspo collage for you! I love fancy bodycons and crazy shoes for cocktail and dinner parties and I thought I'd share a few of my favs here! This is shopable, as usual, so click on an image if you want more info!

So we're starting with shoes! A huge trend in shoes lately has been ties and criss cross details. I think that this is really good for a holiday party because it's a little more different and unique from a typical pump. 

For dresses you gotta go big or go home! I love boat neck styles with long sleeve because I think that it's super flattering on a lot of different body shapes! If you want to show more skin, a deep V neck or open back are really nice ways to do it!

I hope that this helps you plan your holiday party outfits! I have a couple of holiday parties (one fancy-ish and a couple very casual) so I'll be sure to take pictures and post them for you! Also, make sure that you're subscribed to my youtube channel (click here) because there will be a little giveaway going up soon!
-Sisi

Thursday, December 17, 2015

What I Want For Christmas

Guys, it's almost Christmas! We are a week away from Christmas and there is seriously so much to do! I thought that we'd start making posts a little bit more holiday oriented, so this is going to be my list of everything I want for Christmas. 


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Starting a Blog Part 9: Getting Free Products

The last "starting a blog" post was around a year ago, but I always felt like this was a giant topic that I wanted to cover before closing the series for good. Getting free stuff is such a controversial topic in the blogosphere, but I know a lot of bloggers want to build relationships with brands or just want free stuff in general, so I thought I'd tackle this today. 

The first way to get sent free things is through networks. These could be through MCNs if you're a youtuber that's signed (I am not signed with a MCN right now) or through websites. The ones that I'm signed up for and use are Brandbacker and Influenster. 

  • Brandbacker is a site where you browse different campaigns and apply for the ones that you want. The companies choose whether or not they accept you and the terms of the agreement (whether that's a free product, paid post, or nothing). This is hard because there are so many people trying to get the same campaigns as you. I haven't used it recently, but last year I did a lot of campaigns through this. 
  • Influenster is different because it ranks how much of an influencer you are, and sends you emails when they have a box coming out that they think you're a good fit for. I've done three boxes with influenster so far, and most of the bloggers that I know have done at least one with them. It's really important to remember to take the post-box survey with Influenster because you won't be chosen for future boxes if you don't. 
The second way is organically. This could either be you reaching out to a company, which I personally don't do because I don't like the idea of asking them to send me free stuff. Or you could wait to be contacted by a company. This is what I've been doing lately because it helps you build relationships with the actual brands instead of the middlemen and also lets you play on your terms. In the beginning, very few companies would email me, but now I'm getting an offer a week. If you want to get sent things this way, it's important to remember to keep your email easily accessible on your blog or website and to get back to them in a timely fashion.

I think that more important than getting sent free stuff is building lasting relationships and collaborating with brands. I only take on projects that mesh really well with my brand and content, and I never tell a brand to send me stuff just because I want more stuff. While getting sent things is a great perk of being a blogger, remember to be authentic and not to sell out and lie to your readers! 

Let me know in the comments what other topics you'd like to see me cover in this Starting a Blog series because I feel like I've covered most of them already! And if you didn't know I had this series before, you can read them all here! 
-Sisi

Monday, December 14, 2015

My Week on Instagram #8

This post marks two months of My Week on Instagram posts! If you've missed any of the previous ones, you can read them all here! Also, if you're new here, this is a weekly series where I analyze and give you the behind the scenes of a weeks worth of instagram posts!


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Monday 12/7
This was finals week for me, so this entire week was pretty much this picture. The funny thing is that I took this picture on either Saturday or Sunday (I can't remember), but I didn't post it until Monday because I wanted to make it black and white and I'm weird and don't like too many black and white photos in a row! I don't really do many birds eye, layout posts, but I really like the way this turned out! 


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Tuesday 12/8
This wasn't even a real picture! It was a screenshot of a still from a video that I took when I was in the mountain. The caption also isn't entirely accurate... I was distracting myself, but that doesn't mean I wasn't studying! I totally studied five hours on Tuesday, but wanted to post this and the caption was somewhat relevant! Haha that's the crap I tell myself so I can justify posting random pictures!


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Wednesday 12/9
This is one of my favorite pictures of my sister! It was taken in Disneyland, I believe, and I think that she looks really cute and happy in it! I also fly back on the 16th, so I get to see my sister in less than a week! Also, yes, I do call my sister madmad. I also call her Madison, Madi, Mad, Freaky Eyes, Freaky Face...


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Friday/Saturday 12/12
Okay, so I consider this posted on Friday, but it's slightly after 12, so I guess it's Saturday "technically." I really wanted to post something again (sensing a trend here?) and I love this picture, so I threw on a random caption and called it a day! Haha but really, this picture is pretty badly edited, which you can see if you look carefully, but there were/are some cars in the picture that I wanted to take the focus off of. 


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Saturday 12/12
Okay, so this picture was actually posted on Saturday! It is an old picture and I actually had posted it before, but I like this picture a lot and I wanted to post it again. I love acai bowls and I love making them for myself (you can get my bomb ass acai bowl recipe here) and I've said it a ton to my friends, but one of the things I'm looking forward to the most when I get back to Hawaii is cooking, juicing, and blending!

I hope that you guys enjoyed today's post! I can't believe that I've been doing this series for two months now and I have no plans on stopping anytime soon! Let me know in the comments what other types of posts/videos you'd like to see (especially if you have any tutorial requests because I'll have my good camera soon) and make sure you're following this blog on bloglovin!
-Sisi

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Vlogmas Week 2

Hey there!
I did a weekly recap of Vlogmas Week 1 last week (click here to see it) and I know that you guys liked that, so I thought I'd do it again! This week was boring. It was boring and stressful for me because I was preparing for finals, and it was boring for you because you had to see me stressed and preparing for finals. I did show you a little workout routine in day 7 and I did a Q and A video instead of day 9, so I guess it wasn't all boring! Here's what you missed:



I get back to Hawaii on Wednesday, so the vlogs will definitely get more interesting next week! Make sure that you're subscribed to my youtube channel (click here) so that you don't miss anything! I'll also be doing a giveaway on my channel next week, so you don't wanna miss that! 
-Sisi

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Why I Love the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Hey guys!
So for the last week, my bloglovin feed was full of posts like, "Why I'm Not Watching the VS Fashion Show" or "Why the VS Fashion Show Sucks." I'm going to be honest, I haven't seen this year's show yet, but I have watched it for the past five years. And I love it. I will watch it as long as they keep airing them, and here's why...


1) It's Motivation
I am keenly aware that I will never look like Behati or Candice because of my height, genetics, ethnicity... With that being said, this show does help motivate me to make sure I look the best I can. This show airs smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, and it helps me refocus on health, put down that extra cookie, and hit the gym. I understand where people are coming from when they say "this show makes me feel bad about my body," but I think that you need to look at it as motivation to improve yourself instead of using it to critique yourself. 

2) It's Entertainment
It's just really good entertainment! I love seeing what's new each year, the performers, the fantasy bra... It's the one night of the year where you can see a fashion show without having to actually go to fashion week. Obviously it's a lot more sensationalized and hyped up now, but there's no denying that it's a great way to spend an hour. 

3) The Models
The models of the moment are usually in the Victorias Secret fashion show and it's always fun to see them walk and in those segments between the actual fashion show. Okay let's take a sec. Name your favorite model. Now let's see if she's in the show! Gigi? Yes! Kendall? Yes! Behati, Candice, Martha, Elsa, Taylor? YES! 

If the Victoria's Secret Fashion show makes you feel bad about your body, then don't watch it! I just think that it's trendy to bash on this, and I don't think that all the criticism is necessary. I'm going to keep watching the show, but you do what's best for you. Let me know in the comments whether you watched this years show or not and what your thoughts are on the VS Fashion show!
-Sisi


P.S. Not watching the show this year? Check out all the best looks from the show here! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

How to Ace Your Finals

Hey guys!
I just finished my finals today and I thought that I'd do a little post with some of my top tips for acing your finals. I know a lot of people have already had their finals, so this post may be a little late, but when I was in high school I didn't have finals until January, so maybe this will be applicable to some of you!

1) STUDY
I know you're probably like "no shit sherlock", but I think it's really important to prepare well. I'm not going to give you advice on a particular way to study because we all learn differently. For me personally, I like to do one hour of hardcore studying (no phone, no unnecessary technology, no distractions) with 15 minutes of break between the study hours. Also, I want to say that I think that there is no better way to study math than actually doing the math, so it can be a really good idea to google practice problems w/ solutions. 

2) SLEEP
Some people get off bragging about how they pulled an all nighter before a big test and all I can think is "wow you're stupid." Your brain needs sleep in order to retain information, and when you deprive yourself of sleep, you're not going to be as sharp mentally as you would be if you were well rested. I got well over the necessary 8 hours of sleep before my finals and I strongly suggest you do the same. 

3) EAT 
If you're like me, you get really stressed out about finals and you get really busy studying and you totally forget to eat. This is so bad for a multitude of reasons! Make sure you're eating regularly and that you up your intake of carbohydrates because that is your body's main source of energy and that's what you need to be mentally sharp. Also make sure you're eating lean clean plant based foods. 

4) USE SUBSTANCES WISELY
Okay so let's be real: it's extremely easy to get drugs like Adderall that can supposedly help improve mental focus and academic performance. I know that me saying not to do this will fall on deaf ears, but if you're planning on this make sure that you know the side effects. On my floor this year one girl had to go to the ER because she took her friend's adderall and had a racing heart beat and some other side effects. 
Going along with this, caffeine is a drug. It is a stimulant and it can also lead to its own problems if taken in excess. Sure you can have a cup of coffee or two, but if energy drinks is your poison of choice, make sure you keep track of how many you have because excess caffeine is not good for you. 

5)  GET YOUR GAME FACE ON
I like to think of finals as a big game. You do all the preparation for it, like an athlete does for a big game, and your final is your moment. Eat a good breakfast and do your "game day" routine. For me that's waking up a couple hours before the test, wearing comfy clothes, no makeup, glasses, drinking a cup of tea while eating breakfast and reviewing notes. The biggest thing is to have a good pump up song. You need to go in to your test feeling amazing, having high energy, and knowing you're going to do well. For me, this song is All Star by Smash Mouth. I blast it in my headphones right before I head out the door. It puts me in such a good mood and just helps me get ready to take on the test. 

I hope that these tips help you ace all of your finals! Also, let me know if you have any tips of your own by leaving them in the comments because I'd love to hear how you study!
-Sisi


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Let's Talk About the Freshman 15

Hi guys!
One of the biggest misconceptions about being a freshman in college is the dreaded freshman 15. Today I'm sharing some of my tips and tricks on how to stay healthy in college and avoid gaining weight. With that said, I don't think there's anything wrong with gaining weight as long as you're happy and feel confident in yourself. So let's get in to the good stuff!




One of the comments that I got on this video said something like "I love food too much!" so I thought that I should take a quick second to address that. I'm not saying to calorie restrict or to restrict what you're eating because I don't think that's healthy and I will never give out that type of dangerous advice. What I am saying is to eat everything in moderation and to eat as much whole foods as you'd like because that's what will keep you healthy and satiated. 

I hope that this video was helpful for you, and if it was, please subscribe to my youtube channel! Also, I am more than willing to answer any of your personal questions about diet, health, college... so feel free to ask it in a comment or on my tumblr if you'd prefer to be anonymous! 
-Sisi

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Sweaters

Hi guys!
We are getting so close to Christmas and I know a lot of you are still on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater! I put together a little collage of nine of my favorite Christmas sweaters, some ugly and some cute, that will make you stand out at any Christmas party!



This is shopable, so if you see something you really like, you can click on the image for more information! My personal favorites are the far left one in row two and the penguin in row one! 

Let me know if you're in to Christmas sweaters or are over it by now! I love the idea of it, but I can never wear them because it is way too hot in Hawaii to be wearing sweaters!
-Sisi

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

What's In My School Bag?

Hey guys!
I was cleaning out my backpack the other day and I thought that I'd film it and turn it into a What's In My School Bag video! If you're a long time viewer, you might remember my super old What's in My Bag video from my old youtube channel or the one I did last year, which you can watch here! 



So this isn't the best quality video, and I'm really sorry about how shaky it is, but I thought that it would be fun to film nonetheless. Also, my backpack is actually my mom's and it's from LeSportsac. I think she got it years ago, so this particular one is sold out. 

Subscribe to my youtube channel if you like my videos! More of them are going to be coming in the future, and I'm thinking about doing vlogmas on that channel! 
-Sisi

Monday, December 7, 2015

My Week on Instagram #7

Hey guys!
It's Monday, so that means another My Week on Instagram post! If you're new here, this is a weekly series that I do where I share all my instagram pictures from the previous week and give a little behind the scenes peek in to my life! You can check out all six previous weeks by clicking here! 

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Monday 11/30:
A couple days before I posted this picture, I was in the mountains going sledding with some of my friends. We really don't get much snow here in the valley, and the snow in the mountains was so pretty that I wanted to post another picture! I played around with editing this picture because my phone took the photo with a really heavy blue tone, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out!



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Tuesday 12/1:
This was just a typical selfie, but I really liked it in black and white because I think it makes my hair and lips look really dramatic in contrast to my skin. The funny thing about this is that I was talking to my mom after I posted it and she was like "I really don't like your last picture" and when I asked why, she said that it was because I posted too many selfies and that people didn't want to see my face all the time! Haha but I agree that it was a lot of selfies not spread out enough, but it was pretty so that makes it okay!


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Wednesday 12/2: 
Another picture from my time in the mountains! I thought that this was fun to post because the caption was talking about how warm it was while the photo was obviously someplace where it was snowing and cold! But let's also take a moment and think about how funny it sounds when I'm like "today was like 50°, like it was so warm!" to my friends back in Hawaii where it's been like a solid 83° for the past week!


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Thursday 12/3:
This was my throwback thursday picture! I actually had no idea this picture existed, but I was going through some photos on my computer and I found it! This was taken around this time last year when we were in Reno skiing!


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Sunday 12/6:
This was another really old picture, but I kind of wanted to post something because I was on a web conference about using instagram and I was feeling inspired. Also, fyi on computers the cloud is completely shaded in and black, but on the phone it was nice and white and fluffy, which makes more sense looking at the picture!

I hope that you enjoyed this post! Also, if you didn't already know, I'm doing Vlogmas this year! If you missed the first week of videos, you can click here and see all of my videos!
-Sisi