I traveled to LA twice in May (and I'm still here!), the first time was for a just a weekend for couple side projects I'm working on. I'm here now to see my parents, who live in Asia and only come to the US once a year. For the memorial day weekend, we took a quick family trip to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree and spent much needed time by the pool and sun. I'll be in LA with my family for a few more days, stuffing my face with Korean food (namely BBQ).
FUJIFILM INSTAX PRINTER Mattia got this Instax Mini printer for me for our three year anniversary (it was in mid-May, yay). It connects to your smartphone and prints pictures from your photo album or social media like Instagram or Facebook. It worked out that he got me the printer instead of the camera, since I don't need more camera gear to carry around when I travel. (Usually I have my DSLR, an extra lens, my iPhone, a iPhone lens attachment, GoPro, and GoPro stick.) Pro tip: slightly darken your photo through a photo editing app before you print it, the photo will turn out more defined and clear since the printer tends to blow the brightness way up.
BENEFIT WATTS UP HIGHLIGHTER I was thrilled to get this sample from Sephora for my birthday. I started using it more often for that dewy glow when the weather got warmer. I apply it on the top of my cheekbones, underneath my eyebrows, and a smidge on the tip of my nose. I then blend with my finger. I'm almost done using the sample and will go on to purchase the real set! I love how it gives such a beautiful, subtle shimmer, and how easy it is to apply.
DIOR BLOOMING BOUQUET My previous roommate gave me this scent after she told me it didn't smell quite right on her. I tried it on and absolutely loved it. It's strange how perfumes smell different on different people--my roommate loved how it smelled on me but not how it smelled on her. I gladly took it off her hands and it's been my go-to scent ever since. I've laid off it a bit during the winter, but now that spring and summer are in full swing I've started using it daily again. It's feminine and fresh, and is also very light, which is really awesome since strong scents tend to give me headaches.
FOREVER 21 WORKOUT GEAR It's hard for me to justify spending so much on workout clothes, when I pretty much run the risk of ruining them during soccer or an intense workout. I invest in some pieces, like my Lululemon leggings, but I like to buy more affordable workout gear from Forever 21. They have really cute options that have great quality for the price, and they don't feel so precious that I can't go all out in a soccer game or that I can't wash them all the time.
INSTAGRAM @TYSONCOSTAN I finally got around to creating an Instagram for Mattia's dog, Tyson. Tyson lives in the Dolomite mountains in Northern Italy (Mattia's hometown) and is the happiest dog I've ever met. He's already 7 years old but still loves running around and being a general hot mess, he never sits still. And as you can tell from the photos & videos, he loves snow! I only get to see Tyson a couple times a year, so this Instagram makes me happier than any other in the world.
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