Friday, April 14, 2017

3 Popular Monogramming Styles in 2017

Monogramming is a design that uses a person’s initials to present individual identity. It can be done in different etiquette like a person’s initials or a combination of initials of a married couple. If you often visit thrift shops or gift stores, you surely have noticed how monograms are gaining much popularity. You can see initials on almost every item, from jewelry and teacups to bath towels and baby items.

Interestingly enough, monogramming is nothing new. This technique of personalizing items has been around for ages. Based on history, it was first used on coins during the time of Ancient Greece to symbolize the reign of one Greek ruler. The artisans during the middle ages also use monograms to mark their creations.  

Monograms gained more attention at the time of Victorian era, when people belonging in high society found interest in personalizing their items. Embroidered embellishments became the trend back in the day. They monogrammed clothing and home furnishings.

Like the people during the Victorian era, many of us these days are still fond of monogramming everything. But just like in anything in fashion, the trends come and go. In 2017, here are monogramming styles that rock:

  1. The use of block fonts. With more font styles available these days, there is no doubt that you can find the perfect font that matches your personality. However, some people believe in the power of simplicity. After all, simple block fonts look more sophisticated and easier to understand than a circle monogram font. Oxford dresses and tuxedo shirts will look more elegant with block fonts.    
  2. Large surname letter in the middle. The three-letter monogram is a classic monogramming etiquette that never goes out of style. A person’s first, middle, and last name initials are given more emphasis these days. To make the classic monogram more appealing and stylish, many prefer enlarging the initial of their surname. You can also incorporate another modern trend, which is the use of block fonts to do this.
  3. Simple monograms on leather. According to fashion editor Steff Yotka, phone cases are the new It bags in 2017. By that, phone cases in monogrammed leather will surely be a trend this year. Leather work sounds a tedious process so you may want to count on shops that sell personalized items to do a monogrammed leather for you. But if you are really into DIY, you can paint a monogram on leather.  

If you want to try or learn more about monogramming, it would help to have a sewing machine for making clothes. What’s great about some sewing machines these days is that they already have the embroidery feature. All you need to do is make designs on your computer before merging them into the sewing machine to personalize your items. Buying a computerized sewing machine is more economical than buying a specialty monogramming machine. At least you can still use it when you feel like sewing new clothes or home items like pot holders, bowl covers, and pillow covers.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Recap on 2k16...

For me, 2016 was a rough & tough year. I am glad that it will be over soon and am prepared to say goodbye to it. However, that doesn't mean that all 365 days were terrible. I made new memories, met new people, and enjoyed all the time spent with my close friends and family. I got to go to the Night Market, Tet Festival, volunteered at a Speech & Debate tournament, joined a pasta competition, volunteered at the Discovery Cube with my friends for Bubblefest, danced in the International Assembly as a part of FASE and in the dance showcase for Bollywood and African genres, witnessed the graduation of one of my friends as he left for UCI, got new Pumas and clothes, got on Honor Roll (again), cleaned up Huntington Beach with my friends, ate yummy food, saw lighting for the first time in awhile in California, enjoyed the consequent days of rain, cut my hair short, ate that Oreo chocolate bar, tended to my roses and saw them grow, saw a rainbow oil spill on the ground, went to Koreatown with my buddies (and dabbed 😂), hugged Pikachu, and much MUCH more!
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Let's all hope that 2017 will be a good year for all of us! 
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Some new K-Dramas are on air, and I have just watched all 8 episodes available for Goblin! After getting through the feels and emotional OSTs, I have decided to make a post about all the current ongoing K-Dramas! I will have to wait until this Friday and Saturday for Episodes 9 & 10, and I definitely hope it'll be worth it!

1. Goblin 
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Starring Gong Yoo (Kim Shin, the goblin), Kim Go Eun (Ji Eun Tak, goblin's bride), Lee Dong Wook (Grim Reaper), Yoo In Na (Sunny), Yook Sung Jae (Yoo Duk Hwa), and many others, this drama is one that is so powerful it may be the greatest one yet. 

💖 Watch this trailer by DramaFever below!

2. Seven First Kisses (a mini K-Drama)
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This cast though, I CAN'T EVEN! Lee Jong Suk, Lee Min Ho, Kai, Taecyeon, etc. Watch the trailer ↓

3. The Legend of the Blue Sea
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With Gianna Jun / Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho, this drama seems like a pretty great one! Watch the trailer below!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

— methinks experience —

Okay, so I recently downloaded this app called 'methinks' on the Apple App Store as I was searching up some new money-making apps. This one in particular struck me as a totally new, unique way of earning cash for your opinion. After three days of applying for some gigs, I finally had an application accepted! 
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The gig I applied & got accepted for...

 The payout schedule #NoMinimum #Fridays

My earnings for the connection test #fail 

My gig earnings! Even though I only talked with
Edward (the dude who is involved with 
the Houseparty app) for only 11 minutes xD

 My $10.20 to be sent out Friday!!! ^.^

Overall, I highly recommend this app! I earned $10 in one day just for giving my opinions on this app I use and you can do it too! The rate is $0.67 / minute, and it's not that bad to be honest. If you want a bonus of $10, use my code jennifer0086 :) #selfpromobutigottadoso

Until next time my lovelies ~

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The iPhone 7 😍 + Featured Giveaway!!!

I wish I had an iPhone 7. Maybe that should be the item on my Christmas Wish List for this year... Anyways, here's all the cool features of this new smartphone:

* Color - I mean, rose gold is always babe ♥
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*Waterproof - Great for folks who forget their phone is in their pocket before taking a swim, or leaving it in their pants before it's about to be put in the washing machine, or for those who leave their phones near the sink and plunk it goes 😂
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*Improved cameras & picture quality - Perfect for those selfies and to show off your photography skills
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*Faster Processor - C'mon, slow is a no-no
*Longer Battery Life - Yes Please!
*A New Home Button! (if you dig it)
*No earbud jack.... good/bad

So guess what? Instead of purchasing your soulmate for the retail price of $649.99 (ikr that's a lot and I know I'm not going to be getting one for Christmas anytime soon), you can win one HERE! TabTimes has been so kind as to hosting this international giveaway. I have entered myself, but I am only 7 of the 200,000+ entries. 

Test your luck, and who knows? Maybe you'll be the winner :)

Happy Holidaze ~ Giveaways!

Today's post will be a fun one - one full of awesome chances to win great prizes! I haven't done a giveaway post in a while. With that being said, it's almost Thanksgiving, and I am super excited because it is one of the best holidays in my opinion. Not to mention that it is almost CHRISTMAS! No matter what holiday you celebrate, the most important thing is spending quality time with family and those who you care about. That's what makes holidays splendid. So this Thanksgiving, it would be wonderful if we look beyond the grand feast in front of us and ponder on what or who we are thankful for.

Now with that deep intro, let's get on with the giveaways!

1) $130 Amazon or Paypal - Suburban Simplicity (Ends 11/26/16)
Click HERE to enter!
It's time for a $130 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Giveaway!! Enter now for your chance to win!
2) $45 PayPal Cash - Life With Heidi (Ends 11/30)
Click HERE to enter!
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3) Various Prizes! $100 Amazon, $75 Target, 2 $50 Walmart, $25 Kohls, 3 $10 Starbucks Gift Cards - God's Growing Garden (Ends TOMORROW @ Midnight)
Click HERE to enter!
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4) $120 PayPal Cash and Books, Books, Books! (Ends Jan 1st)
Click HERE to enter!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Gone Again???

I have been gone for quite a long time, and I am super sorry to keep this blog from being updated. Junior year is definitely a toughie so far, with precis, loads of AP U.S. History homework, volunteering for service hours, and much more T - T (which reminds me OMG did anyone watch TWICE's new MV TT?! It's super catchy & cute ♥)

Okay, but what about BTS Blood, Sweat, and Tears?

Seriously, all these comebacks in the K-Pop world have been killing me! Argh, I still have a lot to catch up on though. 6 hours of homework a day is no bueno (trying to practice my Spanish because I'm in my 4th year of Spanish!).

Anyways, Halloween is on Monday and I just can't wait for Thanksgiving and then winter and then a new year! Eeek I'm so happy just thinking about being able to enjoy a break soon with my friends and family >U<

Here are some cool Halloween costume ideas, decor, makeup, and more!
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*Classic Vampire
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* Butterfly?
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* Deer
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* Cute Doll
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* Fairy / Elf?
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* Just a makeup idea
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* Lights
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* Okay, but this house tho
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* Ghost Cupcakes!
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* Spider Cake
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That's all for now. Until next time (which is hopefully not far from today!) : - ) You guys are my motivators and I love you all ♥ 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

K-Drama Binge Watching - My True Addiction

School will be starting soon for me, which is kinda sorta sad. It will be my junior year of high school, next year being my senior year, which is truly unbelievable. The only nice thing about going back to school is B2S shopping and seeing my friends again. Anyways, what I'll truly be sad about is not getting to watch as much K-Drama as I have been watching this whole summer 😞. Here are a couple of new ones which I have been obsessing over. Do not attempt to watch these if you are impatient, since these are still on air, even though I was sucked into the K-Drama wormhole... Waiting for every new episode + English subs is a pain.

1) W - Two Worlds

This drama makes me happy & sad bc feels. I really love the storyline of this drama though. Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo are goals! 


2) Cinderella and Four Knights
I just can't with this drama and how similar it is to Boys Over Flowers! Love everyone starring in this drama! Who will Eun Ha Won (Park So Dam) end up with? 

Monday, August 8, 2016

MAC Lipsticks Blog Sale Post ♥

Since I'm trying to get rid of as many makeup products as I can to make room for new ones, I'll be making more blog sale posts! For this post, I will be selling two MAC lipsticks with LE packaging (MAC Toledo Sin & MAC Bao Bao Wan Burmese Kiss).

MAC Toledo Sin Lipstick 
Price: $14 Tracked & Invoiced

- Used a few times
- Does NOT come with box
- 100% Authentic (AA4 Serial #)
- Lipstick stains at bottom of tube, 
lettering a bit faded in certain places
- I accept PayPal, Venmo, SquareCash
- Comment below if you're interested in purchasing!

MAC LE Bao Bao Wan Burmese Kiss Lipstick
Price: $18 Tracked & Invoiced

- Swatched once!
- Does NOT come with box
- 100% Authentic (A94 Serial #)
- I accept PayPal, Venmo, SquareCash
- Comment below if you're interested in purchasing!

PayPal is Priority, but I accept other forms of payment as well. Please comment if interested. I ship same day or in one business day, and you will receive within 3-5 business days. 

NEW Makeup Update~ 8/8//2016

Okay guys, so I'm making another one of these makeup product updates because new things just dropped. Note: I'm truly sorry to those who don't reside in the United States, as you might not be able to purchase these products. Anyways, let's take a look at 'em:

1. Tarte Tarteist x MakeupShayla Contour Palette = $45 @ Sephora HERE
2. Urban Decay Moondust Palette = $49 @ Sephora HERE
3. Urban Decay All-Nighter Foundation (shades vary) = $40 @ Sephora HERE
4. Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme (shades vary) = $26 @ Sephora HERE
5. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick (many shades & finishes) = $17 @ Sephora HERE

6. Too Faced Brow Quickie (two universal shades) = $22 @ Sephora HERE