January 31, 2014

DAILY BLURBS (January 2014)

My New Year's resolution, if you can call this that, is to write down some words that sum up each day.  It's suppose to remind me to live each day to the fullest and to do something worth writing about.  It's also suppose to show me how much time passes by and how easily we forget about the minute details of our lives.  Similar to a mixed CD or old iPod playlist, I think jotting down a daily blurb will help me better appreciate certain time periods in my life.  So here's to me making the most out of my days and now, I present you with my blurbs for January 2014!

1/1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Feeling grateful for my family and friends.
1/2 Matt’s car died at Meijer
1/3 Daniel left for the Bahamas
1/4 Watched ‘12 Years A Slave’ and was sad for many hours.
1/5 ALL the snow!
1/6 Trapped in my house…
1/7 Learned proper words for bra & horoscope in Mandarin
1/8 Discovered the scent Bergamot Woods
1/9 Met Murphy! (Brooke’s dog)
1/10 First time at Fairview Heights...meh.
1/11 Organized apartment
1/12 Loveseat has arrived!
1/13 Mom flies to Taiwan :/
1/14 Teaching 240A begins :)
1/15 Met Samantha! Made Italian Beef & watched Wolf On Wall Street
1/16 Started Post-it To Do lists
1/17 Bombed first Microbial Pathogenesis quiz
1/18 Charlie Wilson concert + Zack’s 28th!
1/19 Laid in bed ALL day :)
1/20 Another lazy day…
1/21 Caught up on filming for YouTube/blog
1/22 Finally got my schedule together...worked out for the first time this year.
1/23 Loved HardCORE class.  Not a fan of the new Zumba instructor.
1/24 Back home to keep dad company
1/25 Found Who Knew Smart Cookie Oreos!
1/26 Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici are married!
1/27 Skipped a class to sleep…Zzzz…
1/28 Teaching Histology went well
1/29 Just Dance & ABSolute Glutes was FUN!
1/30 Lunch & About Time w/ Daniel
1/31 Cards Against Humanity - delivered! and Happy Chinese New Year!


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PLAY > Shakira - Can't Remember To Forget You (feat. Rihanna)

Equivalent to watching a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show...time to start toning up for summer! #GymMotivation


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January 22, 2014

INFLUENSTER: Violet Voxbox


I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  
Here is my full review on each product!



QUICK TAKE:  I'm not a huge fan of wearing headbands during a workout.

USAGE TIPS:  For my work outs, I usually just put my hair up in a bun.  I've been using this headband to keep my hair out of my face and to absorb sweat.  

THE VERDICT:  This is the first headband that stays on the whole time!  Conventional stretchy headbands can be too constricting or they pop off your head eventually.  Not only was this headband comfortable, it stays put through my whole workout AND is great for absorbing sweat.  Finally!

SALLY HANSEN Triple Shine Nail Color in 'Sparks Fly'

QUICK TAKE:
 Pretty!  Perfect for New Years Eve!

USAGE TIPS:  Just because 'Sparks Fly' looks blue, doesn't mean you have to pair it with blue nail polish.  Frankly, I think blue and green nail polish can look childish at times.  The multidimentional  glitters are silver, so I paired it with a blue toned gray and it worked really well!

THE VERDICT:  This nail polish is fabulous!  It's super sparkly and the dried polish feels smooth, not bumpy (which can tend to happen with glittery nail polishes).  I paired my sparkles with a bottom coat of 'Over The Edge' by Essie, which is a gray polish with some bluish hues to it.

SOYJOY Dark Chocolate Cherry Snack Bar

QUICK TAKE:  I love snack bars!

USAGE TIPS:  It tastes better after 8-10 seconds in the microwave.

THE VERDICT:  Straight out of the package, the product lacks texture and is a bit chalky, but warming it up in the microwave, as suggested, helps greatly!  The result reminds me of a warm chocolate cherry cake!  I would definitely buy this again, but will only eat it warm.

MONTAGNE JEUNEUSSE Pulped Pomegranate Red Earth Clay Spa Mask

QUICK TAKE:  I was curious to see what pomegranate and cinnamon smelled like together.

USAGE TIPS:  Follow the instructions listed on the package.  Light a few candles.  Take a break.

THE VERDICT:  Loved it!  I'm definitely purchasing this again.  The combination of pomegranate and cinnamon smelled like a fruity, tropical drink made with spiced rum.  Talk about taking you on an insta-vacation!  I have never used facial clays in mask form, so this was really cool.  It was easy, effective, and at $2.49, inexpensive as well!

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

QUICK TAKE:
 Ah, we meet again!

USAGE TIPS:  This product dries really quickly.  Be sure to work it into your roots before it dries or else it'll be really hard to work with later.

THE VERDICT:  I bought the full size of this product a while ago and was mildly impressed.  It was one of the first drugstore dry shampoos to hit the shelves and I knew I had to try it.  I would say Clean Freak is good but not great.  It dries too quickly for my liking and is hard to with once it does dry.  It's also very powdery and white, so it can leave my black hair looking a bit dull and a bit gray.

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January 20, 2014

MEMEBOX #2 UNBOXING - Korean Beauty Products


Video Makeup:
ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Liquid Foundation in Dawn
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark
ARDENCY INN Punker Eyeliner
SULA Blush in Girl Next Door
COVERGIRL Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara in Black
REVLON Color Burst Lip Butter in Candy Apple
URBAN DECAY All Nighter XL Makeup Setting Spray

Video Outfit:
HOMMAGE - plaid shirt
CHAPS - silver ball studs
JUICY COUTURE - truth/dare necklace


BOX VALUE:
1.) RYOE - Jayang Yunmo Anti-hairloss Hair Pack
     Price of Full Size $16.00 / 300ml [In box: $5.33 / 100ml]
2.) LJH - Tea Tree 90 Essence
     Price of Full Size $32.00 / 50ml [In box: $12.80 / 20ml]
3.) MIGUHARA - BP Cream
     Price of Full Size $37.00 / 30ml [In box: $7.40 / 3ml x 2]
4.) MAYCOOP - Raw Sauce
     Price of Full Size $40.00 / 150ml [In box: $10.67 / 40ml]
5.) A;T FOX - Tea Toc Water Clear Tablet
     Price of Full Size $5.00 / 4g x 3 [In box: FULL SIZE]
6.) HOLIKA HOLIKA - Skin & Good Cera Super Cream
Price of Full Size $19.00 / 60ml [In box: $3.17 / 10ml]
7.) GOWOONSESANG - Total Active Dual BB Cream
Price of Full Size $50.00 / 50ml [In box: FULL SIZE]
8.) BONUS: RYOE - Jayang Yunmo Anti-hairloss Sample Packets (3)
Price of Full Size: Unknown
GRAND TOTAL OF BOX: $94.37  

2nd Edition MEMEBOX is sold out :(

Order 3rd Edition MEMEBOX here: 
(On top of $7 points for ordering your first box, you get $5 points as a welcome gift and $5 more promo points if you email hi@memebox.com and write Jennifer Yu referred me - http://www.youtube.com/jenncyu ...that's $17 points total, save the points for a future box.  I do not get compensated for the referral)


MEMEBOX #1 UNBOXING (video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fscawEvcdD8

MEMETV: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ExJuYhsXU#t=16

1. What is memebox? 
memebox is a no.1 beauty box subscription service in Asia and it just launched in USA and Canada.  It introduces North American beauty lovers to Korean beauty products.  At the memebox website, you can purchase various Korean cosmetics including "memebox exclusive" Korean beauty products and memebox beauty box. 

2. How to read memebox? mi-mi-box.

3. What is the link of memebox?
memebox website URL is http://www.memebox.com and you need to choose the country since we offer service in North America and also Japan and Korea.
For direct link to purchase memebox, please refer the link below. 

4. How much will memebox cost and does that include shipping?
memebox is $21 + $6.97 shipping from Korea to North America(USA, Canada) 
You get $7 back every time you order a box which is about the same value as shipping charge :)
In total, it costs $27.97 including box and shipping, and you get $7 points that you can use it as a cash next time you make a purchase at memebox.

5. is it shipped from Korea?
Yes, the products are shipped from Korea. 

For more detail information, please refer the link below.

6. Is memebox a continuous subscription or do you have to elect to purchase it every month? 
Memebox does not offer monthly subscription plan yet so you have to buy each box every time a new one is released.  

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PLAY > Jhené Aiko - Bed Peace (feat. Childish Gambino)

Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah....really feelin' this today.



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January 19, 2014

GLOSSYBOX Happy Holidays (December 2013 - January 2014)


PRICE BREAKDOWN:
1.) ANATOMICALS You Need A Blooming Shower! Body Cleanser
     Price of Full Size $5.50 / 10.0oz [In box: 5.0oz / $2.25]
2.) ARDENCY INN Punker World's Baddest Eyeliner
     Price of Full Size $19.00 / 0.085oz [In box: FULL SIZE]
3.) MICHAEL TODD TRUE ORGANICS Pumpkin Mask
     Price of Full Size $34.00 / 3.4oz [In box: 1.0oz / $10.00]
(+1 coupon - 35% off first purchase of $50)
4.) NAILS INC. Nail Polish in Victoria
     Price of Full Size $9.50 / 0.33oz [In box: FULL SIZE]
5.) NAOBAY Oxygenating Cream Moisturizing
     Price of Full Size $44.00 / 1.7oz [In box: 1.01oz / $26.14]
GRAND TOTAL OF BOX: $66.89 (+ 1 coupon)


VIDEO MAKEUP:
ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Liquid Foundation in Dawn
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark
ARDENCY INN Punker Eyeliner
SULA Blush in Girl Next Door
COVERGIRL Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara in Black
MAYBELLINE Color Whisper in Rose of Attraction
URBAN DECAY All Nighter XL Makeup Setting Spray

Check out the last Glossybox review:

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My Winter Break (video & photos):
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January 8, 2014

Jenn's Winter Break 2013 (Video Journal)


*AFTIES TRACK LISTING*
Jagged Edge feat. Nelly – Where The Party At
Cherub – Doses and Mimosas
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us
Cam’ron – Hey Ma 
Big Pun feat. Joe – Still Not  A Player
Eve feat. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Your Mind




























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January 7, 2014

PLAY > Pharrell - Happy

24 hour music video = happy all day long!


Check out http://24HoursOfHappy.com to experience the 24 hour music video!

Despicable Me 2 - Lyric Video Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-GLuydiMe4
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January 6, 2014

GLOSSYBOX Holiday Romance (November - December 2013)


PRICE BREAKDOWN:
1.) EMITE MAKEUP Micronized Eyeshadow in Dams
     Price of Full Size $27.00 / 0.05oz [In box: FULL SIZE]
2.) JELLY PONG PONG 2-n-1 Eyeliner & Shadow in Steel? (looks greenish)
     Price of Full Size $17.00 / 0.10oz [In box: FULL SIZE]
3.) MASTEY Color Protecting Leave-In Oil Treatment
     Price of Full Size $25.00 / 2.0oz [In box: FULL SIZE]
(+1 coupon - 20% off first purchase)
4.) NICKI K New York Professional Eyeshadow Brush
     Price of Full Size $5.00 / 1 brush [In box: FULL SIZE]
(+coupon for 40% off purchase of $50 or more)
5.) THE ALOE SOURCE Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish
     Price of Full Size $30.00 / 6.7oz [In box: 1.0oz / $4.48]
GRAND TOTAL OF BOX: $78.48 (+ 1 coupon)

VIDEO MAKEUP:
ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Liquid Foundation in Dawn
E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit in Dark
EMITE MAKEUP Eyeshadow in Dams
JELLY PONG PONG Eyeliner/Shadow in Steel? (looks greenish)
BENEFIT Blush in Coralista
COVERGIRL Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara in Black
SLUE BEAUTY Lip Gloss in I Know It's True
URBAN DECAY All Nighter XL Makeup Setting Spray
VIDEO OUTFIT:
ZARA High Neck T-Shirt in Black
Vintage Sweater Vest
CHAPS Sterling Silver Studs
JUICY COUTURE Truth/Dare Necklace

Check out the last Glossybox review: BYRDIE (May - June 2013):

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January 1, 2014

DAILY BLURBS ARCHIVE (2014-Present)


2016 DAILY BLURBS
JAN'16 | FEB'16 | MAR'16 | APR'16 | MAY'16 | JUN'16
JUL'16 | AUG'16 | SEP'16 | OCT'16 | NOV'16 | DEC'16

2015 DAILY BLURBS
JAN'15 | FEB'15 | MAR'15 | APR'15 | MAY'15 | JUN'15
JUL'15 | AUG'15 | SEP'15 | OCT'15 | NOV'15 | DEC'15

2014 DAILY BLURBS
JAN'14 | FEB'14 | MAR'14 | APR'14 | MAY'14 | JUN'14
JUL'14 | AUG'14 | SEP'14 | OCT'14 | NOV'14 | DEC'14

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