Sunday, December 14, 2014

Life Hack: Toothpaste

If you run out of toothpaste and need a couple more days of toothpaste before you can buy more, cut your old tube in half!

A toothpaste tube is never squeezed out cleanly or completely.

Another fun life hack I use to buy myself more time before I have to head to the store.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November Empties

Products I used up this month:

This Herbal Essences body smells amazing, but is not very moisturizing. 

I liked this Olay body wash because it was moisturizing and smelled good.

I usually use Colgate Optic White. After trying the Crest 3D White, I'm conflicted as to which is the better whitening toothpaste because I did not see significant results. 

Let me know in the comments if you have any whitening toothpaste suggestions!

*These are all sample products I received for free through the mail. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Life Hack: Regrow Scallions

I tried out the Life Hack of re-growing green onions (aka scallions). It went well, but the new stalks never got to the same thickness and height as the original onions.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am grateful for everything God has given me and protected me from this year. It has been another blessed year.



Thursday, October 23, 2014


Throwback to this summer when I did crazy Lin-fan activities in Shanghai, China!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ode to Oscar

Today we lost an inspiration. Oscar de la Renta had great vision and knew how to dress women.

Oscar's designs featured on this blog:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

This Week in Bad Fashion

Do NOT demean yourself with your fashion choices! 

Let's resolve to dress classy and not trashy.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Met 2014's Biggest Trend was...

... Black & White color blocked gowns!

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

Charlize Theron in Dior 

Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung

Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel

Thanks to for these photos!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Gizmo's Picks for Met Gala Best Dressed

The Met Gala was last night! 
This year's "Ball Gowns" theme was better, and more up my alley than last years' "Punk" theme. 

My favorite gowns were by:

Marchesa (worn by Karolina Kurkova)


This gown perfectly fit the theme and model. A beautiful blue with 3D details. 

Oscar de la Renta (worn by Taylor Swift)

It's pale pink with a bowtiful train!

Kudos to Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta!

Thanks to JustJared for these photos!

Monday, March 31, 2014

March Empties

I know this is Bath & Body Works old packaging! Just happy to be done with it!

This is a great whitening toothpaste from Colgate!

Lip balm- mango flavored

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Surprise surprise!

It's been so long, I might have forgotten how to blog.
Can't blog. Is that possible?

Regardless I have to share news with you! Other than being completely swamped and losing most of my mind, I traveled home to a pleasant surprise.

I don't know how they do it, but I was chosen by Bioré to be a Skincare Ambassador! Though it's a small feat and I would not consider myself a skin pro, I do love Bioré products.

Rest assured this was in no way sponsored by them (though I wish it was!). No idea how it happened but sure happy it did!

I'll be trying out one of their new Charcoal masks tonight! Sounds a bit too good to be true, but their pore strips are exactly as advertised, AND it IS Bioré.

Happy Spring Breaking!

Sunday, March 16, 2014


I wore this to Restaurant Week with friends this past weekend.

Sequin top: Adrianna Papell, Cardigan: Maurices, Scarf: Gifted, Jeans: Aeropostale, Flats: Lucky Brand