Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Makeup Tutorial with Naked 3

Hi everyone! Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Hope everyone is having a good break! Sorry for my lack of posts, I have been traveling and visiting family.
Here is a makeup look I did for Christmas day using my amazing Naked3 palette! I have been doing this look when I go out, and I am going to make some new looks with my Naked3 palette, stay tuned for the tutorials!!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Night out on the town - Vegas Style!

via Instagram December 16, 2013 at 11:19PM

This was my outfit for clubbing at Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas!

What I'm wearing:
Top: H&M lace bralet
Skirt: Topshop black high waisted skirt
Necklace: H&M
Bracelets: Tie Rack - London


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Holiday Nails

via Instagram December 15, 2013 at 03:12PM

Since I am off to Vegas tomorrow and then heading home for the holidays, I went and got my nails done! I got a french gel manicure with some glitter. I was originally going to just do french but since it is the holidays the glitter was added at no charge! And this should last me about 2-3 weeks! perfect for my time off! :)


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Too excited! Holiday Makeup buys!

AH so I just had to update, upon seeing the email about the Naked3 palette and posting about it as a part of my "Christmas Wishlist," I actually went ahead and bought it! I got a good deal on it on!
As a beauty insider, I received an email for a $15 dollar reward gift card (use by Dec 15!), so I bought the pallet and using the code "Blitz" I was able to choose a Sample gift bag, that comes with 8 samples! I chose the "Cheery" bag as it has more samples that I think I would use! AND I was able to choose an additional 3 samples (mainly perfume, don't really like perfume samples but they're free!).
I had enough beauty insider points to get another free gift but I decided to save my points til the next level! OH and did I say I got free shipping?? So after taxes I spent a total of $41 on the Naked3 Palette and a bunch of free samples!! Such a great deal I think! Can't wait to get the palette and try it out! I will be posting makeup tutorials hopefully when I get it! :)

Here's my cart :)

Happy Holiday shopping :)


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy December! Here's a total body workout!

So one of my friends asked me if I could write up a workout for her! I thought, why not post it for everyone else to see too? Here's a total body work out that you can split up on different days for different body parts or can do it all in one day! Make sure you rest and allow your body to recover in between exercises!

Disclaimer: I am not a dietician nor a personal trainer (although I want to be certified soon!) so do these at your own risk and know your limits! Always check with a physician before starting a new workout routine or diet!

If you don't know the exercises just look them up on youtube or just do google search for the name and there should be links
Lower body: 20 x squat - legs hip width distance apart, squat like you are going to sit in chair. make sure knees do not pass the front of your toes! 10 x lunge each leg 20 x plie squat 10 x pile squat one heel raised (repeat this on other heel raised) 20 x deadlift with weight (hamstrings) 20x jump lunge switch (do a lunge and then jump up and switch legs directly into lunge)

donkey kicks - do 16 on each leg, and also add pulses at the top after u have done 16 -- i would do 3 sets of 16

For all of these make sure you have the proper form -- for lunges and squats make sure your knee doesn't extend over your toes - make sure your knee is 90 degree angle with your shin, and your shin must be perpendicular to the floor (correct form is important to reduce impact on knees and prevent yourself from hurting your knees!!)


Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday style haul!

So here in America, the day after Thanksigiving is called Black Friday, where everyone goes shopping for awesome deals. Well, being a scientist, I had to go to work today to do some experiments, but I left relatively "early" for me, haha (6:30 pm is early for me!). So I walked around in Westwood to some stores and came home with goodies!
I stopped at Victoria's Secret and they were having an amazing sale! All of their perfumes (eau de parfum!!!) were on sale for 25$! I was able to buy these both -- Bombshell and Angel Dream, for 25 dollars each! They smell AMAZING. I bought Bombshell for my mom as a christmas gift, and Angel Dream for myself (couldn't help myself, the sale was too good...)
Bombshell is a blend of purple passionfruit, vanilla orchid, and shangri-la peony. It smells delicious and seductive.
Victoria's Secret Angel Dream is a blend of lace violet, iridescent currant and sheer sandalwood. It is breathtaking and lingers for a while! The bottle is cool too, it even has wings!
This sale is even going on online so check it out!
I also opened a Victoria's Secret Angels credit card so I got some 15 dollars off, so all in all I got these both for 35 dollars total! Such a great deal!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving dinner outfits!

Happy Thanksgiving!
There's a lot to be thankful for this year, but I won't go into the sappy details of what I'm thankful for, but I'm mostly thankful for YOU readers and almost having 5000 hits! Only recently has my blog started getting more traffic and I really appreciate all of my readers!
I put together this polyvore board for possible outfits to wear to thanksgiving dinner, perfect to wear to dinner at a boyfriend's family's house!
What are you wearing this year for lunch/dinner?

Thanksgiving dinner outfits!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Recent hairstyles

So I am obsessed with doing a braided headband! I posted the pic in "What I'm wearing right now" post from my instagram but I wore it again at another night out with my hair down! It worked pretty well! Although at first I had a hard time getting it to stay pinned to the side.
So what I did was I took a thick, long piece of hair from behind my ear and braided it. I then twisted it upward behind my ear, across my head and pinned it behind my other ear with bobby pins! It was super easy! My hair was very slippery though so I had to put some hairspray to hold it in place. But it looked so good! Like a real headband! I used my "Be a bombshell" Lip crayon from my Ipsy Glambag and I am in love with the color!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Katy Perry Style Inspiration

Recently I have been obsessed with Katy Perry's style! I adore her sense of fashion! I think she's so pretty, and I love her crazy outfits!
I particularly like mint green and cobalt blue for the fall/winter.
What do you think? What's your fav Katy outfit?
xox Andrea

Katy Perry Style Inspiration


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Curly hair Tuesday!

Today I woke up feeling like I wanted curly flowy hair. So instead of going in to lab early to harvest my cells ( they can grow an extra hour or two) I curled my hair and had breakfast. I wanted to test out my Sexy Hair spray clay sample that I reviewed last week. So I curled my hair and used that and put it to the test!
I realized on my way out the door it was ten minutes til the start of class. So I put on my helmet and jumped on my bike to speed to class. I made it to class in 10 min and whoa was I surprised my hair was not ruined! It worked! And now in the afternoon my hair is still curly! I am impressed! I am thinking of buying the full size! Love it!

Know of any other great hold hairsprays for girls with hair that doesn't hold curl?? 

Xoxo A

The suspect up for review!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Halloween and lipstick!

I've been a big fan of lipstick lately! I've been wearing it to Lab and I love it. I bought this new Rimmel London Kate lipstick in number 12. It is reddish coral and really nice! It is matte though, so not glossy. For this look I used black eyeliner on the water line, maybelline stiletto liquid liner on the top, and Dior Show Blackout mascara. For eyeshadow I used an old maybelline sunset bronze pallet, and I sweeped the gold across my lid.  Nice casual look for work!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Makeup organization DIY

I have so much makeup and don't realize how much I actually have! I have so many eye shadow pallets and never use them! I end up spending more money on new make up pieces because I don't realize I already have a certain color, or liner, or mascara, mainly because all of my make up is tucked away in drawers. When you are getting ready in the morning you don't have time to rummage through drawers, so you just use what you have on hand. This DIY organization solves the problem!!!
I saw this idea on pinterest and fell in love!


Recent outfits!

So I've been bored lately wearing the same things - t-shirt and jeans, hair in regular pony tail. I decided to wear clothes from my monstrous closet.
Here I wore this lace top I bought from Bershka when I was in Cyprus this summer, it is really pretty. I braided my hair and used a bow clip from American Apparel. I don't like braiding my hair because since I have layers, there are always pieces that stick out of the braid before getting to the bottom of the braid. So it looks nice when I first did it but by the end of the day my braid fell apart/was very messy.
Also, my eyes were bothering me so I put on my glasses that I never wear. My vision is pretty good, I got these glasses a year ago for far away, and haven't needed them, but they helped me out last week.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lab Fashion

So WHO said that working in a lab/doing research meant you had to be boring in the fashion department? Not me. And that's what this blog is all about. Here are some outfits I put together that I would wear on a daily basis for work, and the best part these are all safety requirement compatible! Working at UCLA, there are really strict rules about what we can and can't wear. We have to wear pants or long dresses that cover our legs and close toed shoes that cover our entire foot. So that rules out flats and heels (why would you want to wear heels anyway? Running around all day at work = hurting and uncomfortable feet!) Here are some shoes/booties I picked to go along with these outfits. Another requirement is that long hair needs to be tied up. So why not go for a cute pony tail or even a bun? I'm recently in love with ballerina buns on the top of the head. I also really love dark and light wash jeans. I wear the occasional dress to work with black leggings underneath. Can easily be converted to more a more classy look after leaving work by just removing the leggings! and BAM you are ready to hit the town! (I usually wear dresses on Fridays).
As far as makeup, why not put some on?? I know some people don't care enough but its just like any other job. I never leave home/show up to work without some eye liner and mascara. I don't always do eyeshadow but when i do it is a gold shimmery kind that resembles the look in the picture below, but instead I use black liquid liner at the top! And I have been experimenting with new shades of lipstick as you have seen in my previous posts.
Hehe stay fabulous!
My next post will be a video review! I'm so excited to share my first video review with you!
Let me know your thoughts xoxo Andrea

Lab Fashion


Monday, October 14, 2013

Weekend styles!

Ok so this weekend I went to an Above & Beyond show at the Greek Theater in LA and it was a totally acoustic show! As in, they played their amazing songs live with real instruments! It was amazing and the venue was gorgeous! I had never been to the Greek theater before!
I tried to recreate my bright neon green and blue makeup that I wore to the Above & Beyond show I went to last year in May! I think I did a good job and it came out great! Lasted the entire night!
I wore this cute white lace dress I bought from Target! By Xhiliration, I added the black belt and some leggings because it would be cold! I also wore this Larimar ring I bought while in San Antonio! It complemented my nail color! Twas fun. Although the show was pretty short (over by 11pm), it mustve been difficult since they were playing everything live!
How was your weekend?!
 xoxo A


Monday, October 7, 2013

Mint and Coral Pink!

This fall I have been totally into mint green and coral/pink shades! I recently wore my black maxi dress from Charlotte Russe and pink chunky necklace (similar to what I posted here) while in San Antonio -- it was so cute together! I am really digging the chunky necklace accessories. I have been wearing tops that are minty green as well. Curly hair is my fav now too! Whenever I get the chance to curl my hair I do it! I might be a little late on the trend but  I am in love. hehe what are your favorite colors this season? xoxox A
Mint and Coral Pink!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fashion in San Antonio

Today was full of exploring and walking around San Antonio! I am SO tired. We saw the Alamo, went to the conference center, went for a swim in the rooftop pool and then went and got Barbeque for dinner! IT WAS DELICIOUS. 
This is the swim suit I decided to wear, my L*space fringe audrey top in white with black bottoms. I love the fringe top. Something interesting about the pool, it was salt water. So when I got out of the pool my hair dried wavy! but it was much more calm than salt water at the beach! So I just wore my hair wavy for dinner! To dinner I wore this floral dress I have blogged about previously,  green with purple and fuchsia tones! I loved it. Oh and I also bought a cute cowboy hat that I wore to the pool and dinner. I'm in Texas, why not? :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

San Antonio river walk!

Ok ok this isn't a fashion post. BUT I wanted to share these beautiful pictures I took my first day/evening in San Antonio! I'm here for a recruitment for UCLA for a training grant I am on for the SACNAS 2013 conference. And OMG I am in love with this city! Our hotel is right on the river walk and the riverwalk is just so pretty! It reminds me of the venice canals! I even saw boat tours including a dinner boat tour where you can have dinner on a boat that floats along the river and there is someone playing violin! So cute! And as I sit in the hotel lobby to get Wifi to write this post, I can see White horse drawn carriages in the street! So CUTE and romantic. That's it. I'm getting my boyfriend to take me on one of those next time I'm in S.A. I'm making him come here hehehe.
Well, this picture is from the river walk. The next picture is a picture of the sunset from the Rooftop pool of the hotel (Beautiful!!!) and the last is a panorama I took of the sunset. AH I love it. Tomorrow starts the conference registration and talks! And more exploring of San Antonio! We are going to go see the Alamo too! A nice little mini vacation/break since I was going crazy with 10-12 hour days at work!
I promise I'll post an outfit pic at some point!
Enjoy the pics!
xoxo Andrea

Monday, September 30, 2013

San Antonio Style

So on Wednesday I am heading to San Antonio Texas for a work trip/conference! I only have to go to the conference for one day and the rest of the time I can go to talks/sight see in San Antonio! Here is what I'm feeling as far as style! I am really into red/maroon with black! So I picked out a fancy outfit for going out, and also some more casual outfits and accessories! I think these are cute and I would wear these!!

San Antonio Style


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bright lipstick!

So I've been pretty bored with my daily make up routine, and seeing as how I've been spending a lot of my time in the lab, I haven't really cared about my face that much... But that will change now! I have been breaking out a lot so I need to start washing my face better and taking better care of it! 
And ever since I experimented with the blending of lipsticks in one of my last posts, I decided to try this new bright lipstick sample I received from Ipsy in one of my previous glambags! 
I am in LOVE with this lipstick. It is so bright, creamy, smooth and moisturizing! It also lasted the entire day! I love the pigment. It also hydrated and smoothed my lips, making them look more plump and healthy! I love it!
It is from Urban Decay, Revolution lipstick in a shade called "Anarchy." I am in love.
The full size lipsticks from Urban Decay are about 22 dollars, which is a little steep for a lipstick, but I would be willing to pay extra for the quality and richness of the color! This lipstick also comes in a variety of shades, so check it out! I am going to check out a more demure shade that I can wear daily, but I also want to buy the full size of Anarchy for when I am feeling bold!
Ps. I apologize for the closeups of my face. I'll try to get better quality pictures for my next posts!    

xoxo Andrea

Monday, September 23, 2013

Ipsy makeup!

So I got my Ipsy Glambag for September. I decided to try a couple of the products. First, I used their liquid liner, by Jesse's Girl, it has a nice tip that can be used to make a really thin line or very thick if you apply more pressure. I like it! I might consider buying it when my actual eyeliner is used up! I always make mistakes and end up with a really thick black line and have to remove it to make it look better...


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Victoria's Secret buys

So this is a little embarassing to admit, but ever since I started working out, I lost about 15 pounds. That's not the embarassing part. Weight loss comes with all over fat loss, not just in one spot. As a result, I was feeling like my boobs got smaller. I was worried I went down two cup sizes, but I went to Victoria's Secret and got measured. Turns out I only went down half a size! I guess it's important to get new bras frequently, as my old bras must just be worn out. They felt so huge that I thought I lost a lot in the boob area. haha. So I ended up getting a new bra! (I could only afford one, seeing as VS bras are usually like 50 dollars! I bought this nude Body by Victoria bra that I think is made from Cotton, with lace. It is really comfortable and soft. I really like it, and the coverage is great. The good thing about these new bras is that you can wear them racerback! The straps lengthen and snap in on the back in a racerback way! I had old bras that would just clip together at the back of the straps, but that would just make the straps super loose if I wore it like that. This new style is clever and really efficient. I also bought this beauty mist that was ten dollars, Very Sexy Touch -- it smells so good. I am going to start using it daily. After spending 75 dollars, You get a free black Tote! I really like their totes! and I usually use them for work. My current bag I bring to work is a sparkly tote from VS as well! I'm excited to wear my new bra, scent, and tote! :D
Best part, I had a 10 dollar off a bra coupon so my $48.50 bra turned out $38.50. :)


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Statement pieces!

Ever since going to Cyprus for vacation, I have been in love with chunky necklaces and statement pieces. I decided to order a couple of necklaces from Charlotte Russe that were on sale for $5!! So pretty and such a great deal!
Here's what I got!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

One year blog anniversary!!!

So last month marked my one year blog anniversary!!! I am a little late to post this but I just realized it while sitting in the car! I am so excited to have my blog for so long and that I'm still updating and working on it!! I pledge for the next year I will update more (at least once a week, I will aim for 2 posts a week) and I hope to expand my readership!!
So excited to share this with you all! Here's to another (hopefully successful) year of fashion blogging!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Workout Gear!

So while I was in Cyprus I placed an order for new workout clothes from! I am seriously in love with their workout gear! I ordered a new pair of workout capris, and I was in love with my heathered capris I bought a few months ago. I ordered these GapFit gFast heathered colorblock capris. Haven't tried them on yet but they seem so comfy! I next bought two GapFit graphic tanks. I am in love with this black and white one, I am currently wearing it! Super comfortable and it makes your waist look smaller because of the shapes and the black color block! And lastly, I bought a GapFit contrast headband to match my clothes, and it is useful as it keeps hair out of your face as you work out! 
I got 30% off which made it an even sweeter deal and free shipping over $50! 
Gap has sales ALL the time, they currently have one for 30% off and free shipping, and different days they have different percent off but it is always a deal! So if you visit one day and its not a big percent off, check again the next day! Definitely a good place to buy workout clothes, I recommend it! 

Wedding fashion

So this past weekend I went to a wedding in San Diego. I had originally had been planning on wearing that black dress I bought from Guess a few months ago that I had blogged about (a short black dress). But then I realized black is really boring to wear, especially to a wedding.  The wedding I went to was a fusion of American and Hindu traditions, and it was a lot of fun! Before leaving for San Diego, I ransacked my closet looking for something to wear. I originally was going to wear a blue high low dress but it fit too tight for a wedding and it was too short in the front. I tried a high low skirt with a Motel Rocks body suit. Again, too revealing. I ended up wearing this blue skater dress from Forever21 with mesh top. I paired it with some black heels and I wore my hair in a side pony tail since it was a hot day. I originally was going to wear my hair down and straight, but I have been itching to curl it. My boyfriend was on his way to pick me up and I had only curled half of my hair! I was rushing and I used my PYT straightener to curl the rest of my hair! Took a total of about 20 minutes to curl! After curling my entire head of hair, I pulled it up and to the side, and I intertwined the curls to make it into a single long curl. I think it turned out great!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer holidays in Cyprus!

So for the last 3 weeks I have been on holidays in Cyprus visiting family and friends!! Reason for my lack of updates this month! I have been able to wear a lot of new clothes and shoes that I haven't been able to because of work! (YES no lab coat and gloves and goggles!) Here is a small snapshot of my many outfits and hairstyles!

Here I got my hair done at DryBar in Brentwood (still in LA) the day of my 20 hour trip. I fell in LOVE with my hair! I felt so fabulous at the airport, and It was the start of my vacation so I decided to pamper myself. At only 35$ for a styling, it was great! I walked in a few minutes early to my appointment, they made me coffee, washed my hair, blow dried it, and then curled! All in about 45 minutes! It was great! Sadly my hair didn't last my entire trip, but it was very understandable seeing as I was sitting on a plane for 10 hrs and was dead tired by the end of it. Nevermind the fact that when I finally got off the plane in Cyprus I had walked in to the land of humidity. My hair still had some curl in it though, and right after my cousin picked me up at the airport we went out in Limassol!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Style haul! In memory of Talia!

So this post is in memory of CoverGirl Talia Castellano. I don't know if you have heard of this girl, but she was probably the most inspirational little girl I have ever read about. At only 13, she was fighting two types of cancer. She was able to fulfill her dreams of becoming a make up artist and had her own successful youtube channel and also appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show and was an honorary CoverGirl! She has accomplished so much and has been so strong, I don't know how she did it for so long. She passed yesterday, and it made me so sad to see her fight finally end. She looked at the bright side of everything, no matter how grim the situation seemed, and "just kept swimming." Rest in peace beautiful angel! I aspire to be as strong as you!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Dress and shoes!

Hi everyone.
I've been super busy with work and moving! I finally have moved in and settled into my new apartment, but I have been out and about buying things! Mostly furniture and decorations, but I bought some new shoes that I think are super cute.
Two of my friends have very similar shoes that they bought from Zappos, Sam Edelman booties that are 130 dollars. These I found at this little boutique in Westwood called Kaitlyn Clothing ( for 25 dollars! I tried them on and fell in love! They are comfy and cute with skinny jeans!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Moving day!

So today I am moving to my new apartment!  (Reason for my lack of posts lately...) I've been crazy busy with 12 hr days in lab, but on the plus side I am going to be on my first publication! So cool!
And now I am busy packing up my life so I can move everything today! I am moving into a one bedroom and I am SO excited to decorate! I have posted two possible color schemes I am debating, please let me know which one you like better! Of course, I was limited to polyvore's items they have (I was too lazy to add my own), so I can change things but this is the general concept of what I was thinking! I am torn! Or I am also open to other color suggestions!
What do you think?!
I also bought a 40" TV yesterday. SO EXCITED for it to be delivered tomorrow!!!
I can't wait to have my apartment set up! I will post pictures when everything is organized and set up!

Living Room Color Scheme Option 2


Living Room color scheme


Monday, June 10, 2013

May Ipsy Glam bag review!

So I LOVED May's Glam bag! Loved the items.
First, I loved the lipgloss from Juice Beauty. It was very shiny, shimmery, and tasted/smelled awesome. I have been using it a lot recently so it is almost out! If you go to their website,, the gloss is $15, the reflecting gloss. It is a little on the expensive side, but I think it's a good deal. I would maybe want a little more in the tube but I'd buy it. If you buy before June 15, you can get 20% off using the code 'Ipsy20'!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New beauty buys!

So today I took the day off from work and took a day to myself. I went to the gym in the morning, burned a nice 400 calories on the elliptical, went to group meeting for work, and then took a drive to Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade to do some shopping. It was great! Such a beautiful day!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Happy June! Officially a PhD Candidate!!

Happy news everyone!
I passed my PhD Orals Qualifying Exam!
I am officially a PhD candidate! WooooHoo!
This was probably one of the most stressful academic experiences I have ever had!
I had to come up with a 10,000 word proposal on a topic I am not doing research on, and then do an oral presentation in front of a committee of 5 professors (thats 5 PhDs right there!) It was a little more than intimidating!!!! I was SUPER stressed this whole month of May leading up to my exam (which is why I have a lack of posts this past month). But now I AM BACK! Sorry for the slight break! I really needed it to keep focused and pass!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Random purchases!

Sorry I've been MIA this month! I am working on my Advancement to Candidacy Exam for my PhD program... It has been seriously one of the most stressful experiences ever! I'm super stressed all the time, so I haven't really had a chance to post anything. I have taken to working out as an outlet for my stress, which really helps! I bought some new workout gear from, they have a really great line of clothes for fitness, called Gfit,which I love! and they are constantly having sales (I get emails daily about 25% off, 30% off, etc.) which I wish I could buy more things! I love their tanktops! (See below) and the workout capris! So comfortable! I really suggest buying them! I bought size small in all! :)
Since I haven't been doing much lab work, I don't have to put gloves on, so my nail polish won't get ruined! I painted my nails a hot pink color which glows in a blacklight (so cool!) and this pastel purple color that I received in my May Ipsy Glambag! I LOVE this color! and it hasn't chipped yet! I love it! I will post my review on my May Glambag once I have a chance!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

The dress did not fit!

I am so sad!
I finally received my MotelRocks dress that I posted about below, and it didn't fit! I ordered a small/10 which is what size I usually am in Motel. This dress had a supposed "stretch" denim top that did NOT stretch at all! My torso/chest was just too wide around for it to fit. I got it on and then it got stuck! I couldn't take it off and I was the only one in the house so I struggled for a few minutes trying to maneuver it off without ripping the dress! :( Guess I'll just have to return it.... sad....but I will get the refund as store credit so I can buy something else! But the Motel sale is almost over! :(
I have been looking at swim suits! I can't wait to go shopping for summer things! I found a really hot one from victoria's secret but their site is down at the time of writing this post so I can't get the picture to post it.... but I will in a subsequent post!
And sorry I have been MIA... I am busy working on my qualifying exam for PhD at the end of this month!!! AHHH SO SOON. I am freaking out. but can't wait to get it over with. I am terrified I'm not going to pass but I have been working hard so I will be fine.
Do you have any exams/midterms coming up that you are stressed about?
I cant wait to reward myself with some new clothes/accessories when I am done with it :)


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mid spring sales!

So I spent money when I shouldn't have and been saving... But what can I say, I love shopping!!
I bought this dress in the Motelrocks sale, the Penelope dress in blue floral highlight print! It's so pretty!! With a denim top and a flowy skirt! Can't wait to try it on! Hope it fits!
It was 40$ in the sale and then I had some motel credit that I used so it came out to 25$! Not a bad deal for a gorgeous motel piece!
I also bought a ring (I never wear rings!!) from and it finally came in today! It's the Marla double finger gold chain ring! It's so pretty! I originally saw it on a post from Jessica from and I just had to get it myself (she does a good job selling items!)
I'm wearing it to work because I love it but ill have to take it off the second I get there to do lab work, lol. Gloves + rings is not comfortable!
Anyway, I have to finish my entries for the motel stylist task, it ends on the 29th! Eek. I'll post my entries here!
Xoxo A


Sunday, April 14, 2013

April - Pretty in pink Ipsy GlamBag!

Hello readers!
I have been pretty busy this past week or two with school work and actual work... Too much to do in the lab! I have an Orals Qualifying exam for advancement to Phd Candidacy coming up at the end of May, so excuse my absence if I do not post. Although this blog is a good way to escape from science sometimes.
So here is my review of the April Ipsy Glam bag. I skipped writing one for March because I wasn't very wow'ed by the items from last month, but this month totally makes up for it!


Monday, April 8, 2013

Dusk til Dawn in Motel: Night Time


Curly hair!

Curled my hair for the first time since I cut it! I think it looks really cute! There is a lot more volume and the curls last a lot longer since they aren't being weighed down!! I still miss my long hair but this makes me like my hair a little better!!
And I'm wearing goggles, haha, the scientist! Fashionable huh?

I still have to post my Ipsy march bag review... My April bag is on its way! Yikes I need to catch up!

And also! Last Friday I completed my 12 week fitness challenge! I was basically just working out 5 days a week with 2 days rest, and eating clean for about 3 weeks now!! So proud and accomplished! But I am continuing it for another 6 weeks! (Basically I'm going to keep doing it til my vacation in Cyprus in August, and it has become a habit so I'm used to it and want to do it now!!!) if you set your mind to it, you can do it!! Do something for 6 weeks and it becomes habit!!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Recent Photoshoot :)

So about a month ago I had a photoshoot with an awesome photographer, Joshua Shelton ( or that I found through a Groupon Deal. I have been wanting to take professional photos for a while, so I thought why not. I looked through his online portfolio and his photos were amazing! He has even shot with Kim Kardashian among other famous people and models! Some of his models are gorgeous! He really does a great job catching the essence of the person and it really shines through in the photographs! This photoshoot was a steal, such great photos!
I drove all the way to downtown LA, where the studio was, it was right across the street from the Staples Center on the day of the Oscars I believe. A lot of the streets were closed but it was really cool being able to have a view of the Staples Center and see the line of people outside as I was doing my photoshoot!
Since I had never had a photoshoot before, I didn't really know what to do. Josh was great in instructing me how to pose and what to do. I had a lot of fun, and although a lot of my photos were just me being stupid, some of them came out amazing! Here are two of my favorite ones!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Mini weekend trip!

So the boy and I decided to check out Palm Springs for a mini trip! It is going to be about 90 degrees! small taste of summer! Here are some of my outfits!
First is a motel rocks play suit in butterfly print! And second is a floral print dress I got a few years ago in Cyprus! The floral dress has a pink ribbon as a belt and it is super cute and comfy!
I also entered the motelrocks #motelbunnies competition! I love motel so I decided to wear my butterfly playsuit that I ordered and never had a chance to wear! As always, you can use my code "andreah227" for 20% off!!
I also am bringing my L*space Audrey fringe bathing suit top with my floral Victoria's Secret fringe bottoms! Can't wait to rock them by the pool!
Will post pics later! Posting from my phone so sorry if the layout of the pics looks weird!
Xoxo A


Spring 2013 Florals!

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