Morning Routine | Makeup, Breakfast, etc…


heya friends!

This is my realistic, week day morning routine. I will be showing you a routine I do when I actually do decide to wear a little bit of makeup. I mostly go completely bare-faced with just moisturizer on but there are days when my skin and eye bags aren’t looking too great.

I get up at around 7:30am for work which is definitely not as early as I used to wake up for my previous jobs. So this time is actually considered really nice for me haha. I have always been a morning person so I usually don’t struggle to get up.

The first thing I do is tinkle and brush my teeth/wash my face. I have been switching between the Origin’s Ginzing Scrub Cleanser and my gifted homemade coconut oil bar soap for the morning. Then I moisturize with the Simple Face Moisturizer with SPF 15.

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I wait for that to sink in a little and I do my natural makeup routine.

What I use:

Laneige BB Cushion in Medium

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Colourpop Brow Pencil in Bangin’ Brunette

Benefit’s Gimme Brow

NYX Bronzer

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Carmex Lip Balm

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The makeup takes literally 5-10 minutes and since I work at a lab, I always have to have my hair up which I love. I hate dealing with my hair so I just put it up in a pony tail or a big bun. I slip into my scrubs (which I also love because I don’t have to choose what to wear), snatch my bag, and on to my favorite (and most important) part: BREAKFAST.

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You know all those people who say they don’t have time for breakfast and end up eating just cereal or a granola bar? I actually make time for breakfast. I can essentially wake up at 8:15am and still make it in time for work but I purposely wake up early to make myself  a big breakfast. I usually eat two eggs, a slice of toast with avocado, some sort of fruit, and a glass of water every morning. Yes, I eat that much EVERY morning and I LOVE IT. Haha. I even sometimes make a fruit/protein smoothie on the side so I can drink it throughout the morning. I feel like it really helps with my energy throughout the day.

I can’t go a day without coffee. Luckily, my work provides me with an endless supply but I tend to drink just a cup in the morning every day. That usually does the trick. Now I am a happy, full, energized camper, ready for work!

As you can tell, I have a very basic weekday morning routine but it’s completely different from my weekend morning routines haha. Maybe I’ll do that in another post? Hope you enjoyed ❤

xx | paige

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The Beauty Blogger Tag


heya friends!

I got tagged by Lea from Yaplea for the Beauty Blogger Tag! So exciting, I love these tags! Thank you very much Lea ❤

| The Rules |

Tag the blogger who nominated you
Answer the questions
Come up with 10 questions of your own
Nominate other bloggers, and don’t forget to tell them!

| Answers |

  1. Matte or Gloss? Matte! I love me a matte lip. 
  2. Favourite makeup brush brand? Real Techniques or Morphe. Affordable and great quality! 
  3. What is your dream job? I have two. One is to be able to do something where I can reach out to a lot of people whether it’s through this beauty/lifestyle or blog or any other means. I really do love social media and connecting with people, especially when it has to do with things that I love. Another dream is definitely the opposite of the first one. I want to manage a genetic testing laboratory in the future. 🙂 
  4. How much time does it take for you to get ready on a normal weekday versus going to a party? 10 minutes on a weekday, 1 hour for a party hahaha. 
  5. What do you do to pamper and de-stress? I like to use face massage creams and drink de-caf tea. I also sit on the couch/bed and binge watch Netflix to de stress tehe. 
  6. Favourite bloggers and vloggers? I love Keira Lennox and With All my Affection. Vloggers: Lindy from Bubzvlogz is my absolute favorite. I feel like she’s one of the few vloggers on Youtube who is genuine and stayed that way since the beginning. I also love ItsJudyLife! 
  7. From which part of the world are you from? U.S. West Coast, Southern California baby. I honestly think I was raised in the wrong part of California though. I LOVE Northern California and I hope to move their someday in the future. 
  8. Favourite type of cuisine? Korean, Filipino, or Indian food. I can eat ANYTHING.
  9. Favourite TV show? Currently: Game of Thrones. All time: Big Bang Theory or Friends. 
  10. What is your advice to bloggers who are just starting out? Do it because you love it and write about things you are genuinely interested in. Don’t post about something because everyone else is doing it. Be yourself and if blogging is something you love, a community of friends will follow. 

 

| My Questions |

  1. What is your holy grail foundation and why?
  2. Coffee or Tea?
  3. Dark, vampy lips or nude, light lips?
  4. What is your favorite genre(s) of music?
  5. If you could live in any part of the world, where would it be and why?
  6. What made you start blogging?
  7. Eyelash extensions or fake lashes?
  8. If you can only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  9. Favorite actors/actresses?
  10. What would be one thing you would change about the world if you had the chance to?

 

| Nominees |

JessicaJadeBeauty

Touch of Tay

Desperately Seeking Lifestyle

Everything’s Looking Rosie

 

Can’t wait to read everyone’s answers! Many thanks, Lea!

 

xx | paige

 

Costa Mesa Brunchin’ | Weekends with Me


heya friends!

This past weekend was supa chill. I was literally a potato the whole weekend; I didn’t even work out at all so I’m dedicated to going to the gym every day this week! Instead of just rotting on the couch, I did manage to peel my eyes off Netflix to spend the day in Costa Mesa on Sunday for some good ole brunch and a walk around.IMG_2609_Fotor.jpgIf you live around the OC/LA area, you need to visit the Camp/the Lab area in Costa Mesa. Really cute, hipster vibes and awesome places to eat/snack/drink coffee. I go here at least twice a month.

We had brunch at Rooster Cafe. They are known for their massive breakfast burritos but I went for a veggie omelette and some roasted potatoes. This place is packed during the weekend! It’s a small joint so it’s best to be early or visit during a weekday. Definitely a place to try though!IMG_2590_Fotor.jpgWe visited the Camp and finally tried out something from the Black Market bakery/cafe. I had the Vanilla Almond Lavendar scone which was amazing. The cafe has an assortment of baked goods and also cute trinkets and chocolates. So cute!IMG_2598_Fotor.jpgThere is a store called People’s Market where they sell clothing, jewelry, natural bath/body things, home decor, etc…It really is a general market that sells a lot of adorable stuff. Haha. I’m horrible at describing things so maybe the pictures will help a little.IMG_2600_Fotor.jpgThis market also has a second level where they display home decor and all I can say is…home goals. Home. Goals. Yes. I want everything. This is my future.IMG_2605_Fotor.jpgIMG_2607_Fotor.jpg

Whelp, that is all for now! Hope you enjoyed this lil roundup and if you’ve ever been to the Camp, do comment below xx

 

xx | paige