Lace and Leopard Anniversary Dress

Monday, August 18, 2014

NordstromHello my MisoBunnies! 
Today marks 5 years between Mr K and I! 

We are not doing anything crazy, just a simple dinner out.  When I was little, I always yearned to grow up so I could dress up and go to work.  Now that I am all grown up, I quite miss my carefree college days.  However, I am grateful I found such an amazing man to call my husband to be. 

I never thought I would get so lucky to be where I am today.  Mr. K and I met by chance really, and during the lowest times of my life.  I never thought a simple neurobiology report could turn into this.  If you are still searching... for love, for job, for future, don't give up.  You never know what you will find the next corner around! 

Dress :: ASOS  (get 4% back with ebates)
Bag  :: Celine
Shoes:: Nordstrom

I'm Engaged!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I'm engaged!!

Many, if not all of our families and close friends already know, but I wanted to come on here and share my story with all of you.  Throughout the last 5 years I could not have learned more, traveled further, been happier.  We have all heard this questions before, "how do you know when you have found the one?"  The truth is, you won't.  You know you have found the right one when you can truly be yourself regardless of circumstances. For me it is waking up to a pot of freshly brewed coffee, coming home to a home cooked dinner, and a sense of humor that never ceases to make me laugh.  Its that simple.  All of which I never had to ask, request, or speak up for.  He just knows, and is selfless enough to go out of his way to do those things so my life will be that much easier.  I feel incredibly lucky and grateful. 

Like many girls, I have always envisioned prince charming proposing under the most extravagant circumstances.  Maybe time has changed me.  Over the years, I've experienced my share of heartbreaks and I realized truly that happiness doesn't have to be extravagant.  Nothing about marriage is extravagant really, but I am willing to take this journey and share this experience with my best friend.  So how did he propose you ask?  He surprised me at a time I least expected...I was sleeping!  When I woke up he sat on my bed with a hardcover book.  He said he had a story to tell me.  As I listened to his memories of us throughout the last 5 years we have been together, tears just rolled down my cheeks.  At the end of his book, he asked me and I said YES!

5 Favorite Lip Looks- Collaboration with Saaammage

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy hump day my misobunnies!

Yes we (Sam and I) are thrilled to share this new video with you! It is a collaboration with Sam aka Saaammage on Youtube.  

My 5 favorite looks

Sam's 5 favorite looks

Product list for my 5 favorite lip looks (clickable links)

(now through 6/15/14, by a set of velvet brushes and you will get a free beauty blender solid cleanser FREE! Use FREE GIFT CODE: FREEBB    at checkout)

COMMENT and let us know which is YOUR favorite look!

20 Random Facts

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sharing 20 random facts with you all! I was tagged on instagram by my friend Minky. Follow me on Instagram for daily updates!

  • Born and raised in Hong Kong
  • I speak Shanghainese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and of course English
  • Watch TVB almost everyday
  • After watching every TVB series I would look up the cast 
  • I LOVE singing…I sing everyday…inevitably 
  • I have another stomach for desserts
  • Peaches, mangoes, and watermelon are my favorite fruits
  • I’m a total homebody 
  • Big time night owl
  • food fanatic. I can eat all day long
  • played piano for 14 years
  • Puppy lover forever
  • favorite Chinese dish: tomato and egg
  • I love wearing dresses and hate wearing pants
  • major lip product addict
  • dancer for 5 years
  • I love photography (taking photos and modeling)
  • coffee addict
  • always wanted a sister
  • would do anything and everything for friends and family 

  • Casual Chic Workday

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Hello my MisoBunnies!
    I have truly missed you all!! Have you ever felt so busy you forget to eat or sleep?  I've been working on my synthesis and it is really eating up my heart and soul.  Have you had similar experiences? Perhaps a dissertation for PhD? Well, wish me luck!

    Warm California winter has been with us lately and here is my day outfit for a casual chic workday!

    I am by no means a fashion expert, but really enjoy effortless looks. 


    You can always find true friends (even best friends) through enduring times. Have a great week everyone!

    Top :: Loft (similar here)
    Blazer :: H&M (similar here)
    Pants :: Zara (old)
    Necklace :: QQLemon
    Shoes :: J.Crew

    2013 October Haul & Favorites

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    Hello my Miso bunnies!!! 

    I can't believe it is the holiday season already! 

    I am quite the indecisive shopper, so I do most of my shopping online. I will be sharing my holiday wish list as well as gift guides soon.

    Instead of doing separate haul and monthly favorite videos, I decided to pair the two together for October.  As many of you know, most of my haul videos incorporate aspects of review in them as well. I just can't keep my mouth shut if a product is fantastic! ;)

    Products Mentioned (click them!)

    Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots ON SALE!

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    Fall is here and as we rekindle with boots from previous years, many of us find ourselves drooling over classic boots like this one here


    Yes, I am talking about Stuart Weitzman's famous 5050 boots.  These classic boots were made for walking!  I love shoes that I can wear for hours without pain.  Not to mention I am a total leggings addict, so this is definitely a plus.  Now on to the sale. As a lot of you know, these shoes almost never go on sale.  Right now Neiman Marcus is offering $50 off any $200 qualifying purchase such as the 5050 boots. If your size is not available at Neiman Marcus you can actually get a price match from Nordstrom  and currently all sizes are in stock at Nordstrom plus FREE shipping and return (in case anything goes wrong). That brings the price down to $548!! I know it doesn't sound like a significant amount, but comparing to a gift card with purchase sale or even no sale at all, this is a steal! You can create an online chat on the Nordstrom website to get a price match before you head over to a store.  

    Good luck shopping!

    Edit: Found a few other choices worth mentioning.  Gilt is having a 5050 celebration sale as well. Buy any 5050 boots and get $50 Gilt credit AND $50 Stuart Weitzman gift card. So total savings is $100 compared to the Neiman sale. However, the sale above is a cash off sale and this Guilt one is a credit one. Choose your poison and have a chic Autumn! 

    I Drink Poop?!

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Yes I know what you are thinking. Before you let your imagination run wild, let me explain myself. 

    I was watching a TVB drama last year and the wealthy lawyers in the show always demanded 貓屎咖啡, which directly translates to "cat poop coffee".  I honestly didn't think any of it since TVB always makes up brands and alters names for legal reasons.  A few months later I encountered this phrase again at an event.  This time I decided to go home and do a little research on this poop coffee that everyone is talking about. 

    Turns out this "cat poop coffee" is also known as Luwak.  It is actually a delicacy and costs about $60+ USD per ounce. Yes, that means each cup of coffee roughly costs $15- $20 to brew. 

    In case you are wondering, the coffee is named after the way the beans were processed.  A feline-like animal called "civet" is fed coffee beans.  Then, as you can imagine the civet digests the coffee beans and excretes them back out.  Farmers then picks these feces and cleans the coffee beans.  So yes the process is quite disgusting but the result is marvelous.  I don't want to go too much into Luwak coffee detail since not everyone likes "poop coffee".  I myself only drink it on special occasions as well. 

    Let's talk about how to use the Clever dripper!  I have a quite a few coffee machines. I have 2 Kurigs, a Nesspresso U with Areochino, a few french presses, a good old coffee dripper, and finally a large Clever dripper.  Depending on the grind of the coffee and how much time I have that day, I use different brewing methods.  I wanted to focus a little more on the Clever dripper since it has became my favorite way of brewing coffee.  Like a french press the Clever dripper is considered a full emersion brewing method.  This means, the coffee ground in fully immersed in water allowing for a cup of full body coffee.  The good thing about the Clever dripper is the clean up.  No more scraping coffee grounds out of the french press!  All I have to do for clean up is toss the filter and rinse the dripper. I also find this to brew less bitter coffee as well. The valve on the bottom of the dripper does not open until you set it on top of a cup.  Can't get better than this!

    I wait about 3 minutes after pouring the water into the filter. 

    You can choose to cover the dripper while you wait to keep in the heat.  For photography purposes I did pre-wet the filter, which also decreases the paper taste.  However, most people do not taste "paper" when using paper filters.

    Coffee dripping. 

    If you have poured a perfect cup of coffee, you should see an even layer of coffee ground residue on the sides of the filter.

    So there you have it! A perfect cup of coffee. 
    I am interested in seeing how you guys drink/ brew your coffee. Please leave me a comment below!

    Coffee Machine/ Gadgets I own:

    My favorite is Nesspresso 
    The good ole: Coffee Maker
    Fast and easy: Kurig
    My new love: Clever Dripper  with #4 filter

    August Favorites & Giveaway

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Happy hump day everyone! 
    Hang in there! The week is almost over! 

    My August favorites video is up and if you haven't seen it yet, here it is. 

    Product list: 
    ReFa Carat: Find out more here
    Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser: here
    Faith in Face gel masks: find it here
    Nature Republic Aloe Gel: here
    Miss Hana Gel eyeliner: super waterproof liner here
    Chanel Hair Mist: Asia Exclusive (gift from Grace, thank you!)
    Miss Bow Bow eyelid mesh: read more here

    Giveaway details:

    Watch Jessica's Giveaway here:

    1. Be a subscriber to my channel and Jesscia's

    3. For extra entries follow me and Jessica on our social networks

    Follow my Blog (google follow on right column)

    Jessica's amazing blog
    Instagram & Twitter

    4. Comment on the video (not this blog post) with your social networks that you followed us on!

    Since iMomoko is hosting these two giveaways for you guys make sure you stay up to date with their social networks too!
    iMomoko weibo
    Twitter & Instagram: @imomoko

    Giveaway is International and there will be one winner on my Channel and one on Jessica's. Ends SEPT 10, 2013 11:59 PST

    L'oreal Colour Riche leMatte & laLaque

    Hello everyone! 

    School has officially started and it is quite a bittersweet feeling for most of you I imagine.  Hopefully many of you have friends and exciting activities at school to look froward to ;)

    Today I wanted to share the new L'oreal colour Riche line with you. 
    As a lot of you know, I specialize in Asian skincare and cosmetics because I truly believe they work better for my skin.  However, after hearing my friends Sam from Saaammage rave about these I went out on a hunt, determined to find all of them. 

    Three Target trips later, I found all 8 shades!

    This line is said to be limited edition but I have heard rumors of them being readily available come fall.  Regardless, I had to try them before they were all gone.  This line offers 4 leMatte and 4 laLaque shades. Unfortunately, two of the leMatte shades were a bit too dark for my lips even just judging from the packaging, so they did not come home with me. 

    In case you were interested, they were 404 Matte-r of Fact and 403 No Matte-R What.  I imagine these chocolate nude shades will suit darker skin tones very well. 

    I knew I wanted to do a swatch test on these for you guys so I bought the rest of the 6 shades. 

    Let's move on to the swatches!

    First we have 411 Never Lacque-ing.  This is the most natural pink in the entire line.  It is part of the laLaque family so it does show up quite glossy.  It is a natural mauve pink. 

    414 I Lacque You a Lot. This is an in-your-face coral orange color that is a serious bold lip! Also a laLaque lip color.

     Next is 412 Lacquer-ized.  This is a total Nicki Minaj pink.  It is a cool tone pink that is super glossy. 

    Last in the laLaque family is 413 Lacque-oinc. I absolutely love this red color, but unfortunately it was the most difficult color to apply since it is so dark and unforgiving.  It took me a few tries to get it right, but the result is stunning, no? 

    Shade 408 She's so Matte. I originally fell in love with this color because the packaging color was my favorite.  However, after trying out the leMatte formula it seems rather underwhelming.  The colors is beautiful and texture is smooth, but the result is a bit feathered. 

    Last we have 409 Matte for me.  This is a matte Christmas red.  I do quite like this color especially against my skin tone. 

    These lip sticks are advertised to be a lipstick and lip liner in one.  I can see how this can duo both purpose for lighter colors but for bold colors these are a bit unforgiving.  Removing these lip colors is no joke! In fact they are all so pigmented that I had to use various makeup removers to completely remove the colors.  
    My favorite out of the entire line would have to be 413 and 411.  I mean a super glossy red lip? Sign me up please! The 411 color is so natural you can wear it to the office or even to school on a daily basis.  I didn't fall in love with any matte colors, but the consistency is nicer than most matte lipsticks that tend to be drying.  

    {left to right} 411 Never Lacque-ing, 414 I Lacque You a Lot, 412 Lacquer-ized, 413 Lacque-oinc,  408 She's so Matte, 409 Matte for me

    I purchased these at Target for $7.99 each.  The price is a little on the higher end, but for the glossy shades I think they are worth it.  Last note, these do have the signature L'oreal lipstick scent that dissipates after 30 minutes of wear.  I must say, I am not a fan of any scents in lipsticks but for the results I'll endure. 

    What is your favorite shade and will you purchase these? Leave me a message in the comments below!