Sunday, January 31, 2016

Warby Parker | 3

Previous Warby Parker Try-Ons
Warby Parker | 1 , Warby Parker | 2 

I am a HUGE fan of Warby Parker, a high-quality and affordable eyewear brand that makes the process of finding the right pair ridiculously easy and fun. When I realized I needed a new pair of glasses, I couldn't be more excited as I picked out five pairs to try from their awesome Home Try-On Program - five pairs for five days, how cool is that? More details on the program here.

It seems like I'm always getting new glasses, as this is the third time using their service. My current pair, of course, is a Warby Parker classic, it's the Laurel in Tea Rose Fade, which I talked about in the post here. As much as I like the look of this one, it tends to slide off my face so I'm always having to readjust my glasses. I guess the frame was designed a little too big for me. My mom actually adores this pair and it fits her perfectly. Since she recently got a new eye prescription, I gave the glasses to her so she could have the frame for her new lenses - meaning that I get to pick out another pair for myself. Whatdoya know, a win-win situation hehe.

If you're looking to sport some seriously good-looking eyewear, I highly recommend trying Warby Parker. Their service is fantastic and when you experience their Home Try-On Program, it will make you never want to leave the house again for a new pair of glasses.

And finally, here are the five frames I selected for the Home Try-On. I'm leaning towards the last one  -Ames, what do you think?






Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Trader Joe's Tuesday: Pumpkin O's

I've been on a pretty good streak of loving all the Trader Joe's products that I tried so far, but streaks can't last forever, right? Because this time around it was a big miss for me in the cereal department.

I wasn't prepared to see the fall-themed snacks disappear from the shelves so when I spotted this Trader Joe's Pumpkin O's in the store after Christmas (it was one of the few fall snacks still left in stores), I grabbed a box without a second thought. I mean, look at the adorable box cover, doesn't it remind you of everything that's sweet and wonderful about fall? No? Just me? I was looking forward to trying it, thinking that the taste would bring me back to the fall season. Clearly I wasn't ready to let go of the fall season. Winter just seems too dreary in comparison. 

The pumpkin waffles I tried in October did not disappoint so I had high expectations for the cereal, which is simply another version of Cheerios. Note to self: never have high expectations about pumpkin-flavored cereal. I like my cereal on the soggier side, and maybe it's due to the fact that the cereal is made from brown rice and other healthy ingredients, but the texture and flavor didn't cut it for me. After drenching it in milk, the cereal was still hard and crunchy. It lacked the rich pumpkin flavor, and left a sugary aftertaste. I'll probably be avoiding this for the years to come as I think about the lesson that's to be learned here: don't fall for the cute packaging. 

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1 out of 5

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Touch of Gold

the face shop gel touch nails (similar)

I'm going through some serious post-holiday blues now that the festivities are over and everyone's gone back to their regular routines. Let me take a moment here (or maybe just an excuse) to share this pretty gold nail polish that I wore to all the end-of-the-year events. The parties are over, but you can't stop a girl from having a glam moment from time to time, ya know? The gold nail polish, which is from a Korean beauty brand called The Face Shop, has specks of shine and gold that creates the prettiest shade of gold I've ever seen. The color is subtle, yet looks chic and glamorous in every angle. I love that I can incorporate the color into my everyday wardrobe without looking too over the top. The quality of the nail polish is amazing, as the gel-touch formula makes my nails smooth to the touch. I only need two coats and the color lasts for at least 10 days without chipping. The gold looks good on its own and is versatile enough to use with other shades. In the picture above, I used The Face Shop gold nail polish with Essie's nude shade in topless & barefoot. I used tape to create the two-toned style and I'm very happy with how well it turned out. Who knew that I had patience for this impromptu at-home nail session when I mentioned in an old post about my love-hate relationship with doing my nails.