— (via wet-violet)
Don’t ask people to tell you honest, un-sugarcoated opinions of yourself and then get offended when people do exactly what you ask.
God, some people can be fucking ridiculous. Either learn to accept that most people can be cruel and tasteless, or accept that maybe you ARE exactly what they just described.
Either way, learn to stop being so goddamn sensitive to even the slightest thing.
Okay, this may sound silly, but these seashells and starfishes means so much me. Not because I love seashells or starfishes, or that they’re monetarily valuable—because they’re not.
But these seashells and starfishes bring me to back to Summer of 2012, which is the best summer of my entire life. I spent 3 whole months with my boyfriend working in a research lab, trying to utilize bacteriophages as alternative therapies against antibiotic-resistant infections. Then for about 1-2 weeks, we went to Portland, Oregon for some downtime and shopping sprees, and then after, vacationed in Cannon Beach for a few days.
Maybe that’s not an ideal summer vacation for most people, but for me—who is a 30% romantic, 70% science geek—that’s the most perfect way to spend an entire summer with someone I love.
The point of this post is, I got a job offer in Portland, OR at a private medical clinic with a general surgeon. Which means, if my mother agrees and plans go through, I’ll be spending about a year after graduation with a job! And the best part of it is that I’ll get to live with my boyfriend, while employed and studying for entrance exams into graduate and medical schools. Here’s to praying that everything works out.
I don’t know, I just really like my nails today.
Coral is quickly becoming my favorite color for everything—clothes, nails, lipstick, blush, statement necklaces… just everything! My nails have also been behaving really well lately—no chipping, cracking or breaking. And my cuticles don’t look disgusting and dried up, either.
The only thing bad is that this terrible 70˚F heat is killing my hair. I can’t fucking manage it for the life of me! No matter whether I straighten it or curl it, the frizziness keeps persisting…
Urban Decay || Eyeshadows in Omen and Glitter Rock.
I seriously love UD products. They have the prettiest and creamiest eyeshadows ever. I never need to apply eye primer and the shadows still stay on for a solid 8 hours with no creasing and minimal fading. And their Naked 1 and 2 palettes are always my go-to eye wear for every occasion.
If I had the money, I would honestly buy their entire eyeshadow line.
I’ve been back home for 13 days, and I really cannot wait to leave again.
Seriously, I should have been an orphan, raised in a monastery or convent with monks and nuns or something.
All the fucking screaming and door slamming, my eardrums are wasting away before I even reach 30. And I don’t even listen to heavy rock or metal…
— Unknown (via magicalstorms)
It’s cloudy, grey and raining… again.
Typical summertime in Seattle.
During times like these, all I want is something to warm my tummy—like a grilled ham and cheese sandwich and hot tomato soup! That and to wear fuzzy toes socks, cuddle in bed with hot chocolate or tea and spend endless hours on Netflix.
Oh gosh, how I miss the warm sunshine in Walla Walla, WA and Graze sandwich shop! :(
1) Fuck everyone else. Always fight to win your battles and always aim to succeed
2) But at some point, you’ll come to realize sometimes it’s more important to lose a battle than the person in front of you
3) Apologies should only be given in the most limiting of cases
4) But apologies, when they are given, should always be given whole-heartedly and with the greatest of sincerity
5) Stand your ground, even if the world is against you
6) There will be people who become more important to you than family
7) Trust other people, but always depend on yourself.
8) It doesn’t matter how many people you surround yourself with. At the end of the day, you’re all you have. So learn to love yourself more than anybody
Ipsy’s glam bag for May was themed Spring Fling, and all of the products really catered to the carefree, minimal sentiments so intrinsic to springtime.
Pacifica || Bronzing Body Butter in Coconut Crushed Pearl scent
Pacifica || Roll-on Perfume in Tahitian Gardenia
Mirabella || Colour Sheer Lipstick in Daydream
Zoya || Nail Polish in Blu
Yaby || Concealer refill in Honey
Urban Decay || Moondust Eyeshadow in Glitter Rock
My two favorite summer lip colors at the moment. I’ve been especially wanting to try out coral lip colors since last summer, but never found the perfect shade—until I came across Maybelline’s Color Whisper line. I wish I had stumbled on this earlier!
Revlon || Colorburst Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
Maybelline Color Sensational || Color Whisper in Coral Ambition
Graduating class photos are so beautiful!
Oh BTW, if you were born in 1990 or before and can’t guess who our Commencement speaker was, I judge hard-core. After all, he was MSN’s 2013 No. 3 commencement speaker that will make everybody jealous!
As my friend said, “You know your commencement was great when the college President says, ‘And now for something completely different,’ as Eric Idle rushes onstage to perform Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” Seriously the perfect way to end Commencement and bid farewell to Whitman.
OFFICIALLY A COLLEGE GRADUATE! Whitman College class of 2013!
It all still seems so surreal…
I took my final steps at Whitman on Sunday the 19th… So many bittersweet memories… So much time, 4 years to be exact, have come and gone. None of it has hit me yet. I’m back ‘home’ in Western WA, but it only feels like I’m on another summer break. Like I’ll be coming back to Whitman in the fall.
Thank you for all of the people I’ve come to call my friends these past 4 years, most notably Chelsea Kollmar, Nathan Wong, Max Breitenbach and David Friedman. They’ve been my lifeline, my best memories, my heart. Because of them, it’s now difficult to call Tacoma-Seattle—the city that nourished me for 14 years—my home. Because of them, I’ve learned to accept myself for who I am. Thank you.
I had a 3 hour final exam for Biophysics yesterday morning.
This morning, in about T-10 minutes, I’ll be taking my last final of undergrad, ever. Then it’s off to sleeping in and chilling with friends and family until graduation this Saturday.
The bad thing? My last final exam is a 4 hour bluebook final… I’m so ready to be done testing.
Dinner a few nights ago—
I tried chicken gyros for the first time, ever. I will admit that it wasn’t bad at all!
I hate pita bread, but that’s okay. Pita can always be substituted with tortilla or lettuce for wrapping.
Plus, garlic fries—NOM. Seriously, everything was pretty much finger food perfection.