Dear Diary…

Get Ready With Me & A Little insight on waking up early

Good Morning!

How did you like waking up right next to me? (; Do you feel like we took our relationship to the next level? haha

This was more of a wake up with me video I guess.. just sharing with you how my morning goes!

As I get older I realize the importance and joy of getting up earlier with more spare time to get ready in the morning before going out to start my day. I am able to just relax and take my time (IF I get up earlier enough that is) to get ready without rushing and constantly trying to just slap something on to look “presentable”. How I start off my morning can really set the mood of how productive I will be for the rest of the day! If my lazy body can help it I try to get up earlier everyday but sometimes… sleeping in is a whole other realm of satisfaction.

If you actually want to know how I put my face on everyday then just comment below and ill work on a tutorial for you guys (:

Hope you enjoyed!

Until next time,
❤ Jess

Happy Holidays !!

Hello Lovelies!

November and December is definitely my favorite months of the year. The sparkly gold, red, green, and silver decor mixed with the warm smell of nutmeg and cinnamon just fills my inside with happiness and warmth. It has been a couple of crazy months and this past semester has not been an easy one. Lots of emotional ups and down when it comes to decisions and acceptance of what life throws at you. I’m trying to stay positive and move forward with new goals because I believe that everything happens for a reason. So for that I’m sorry for the lack of content and uploads but what I can guarantee is lots of new reviews will be coming because I may or may not have been a little naughty during Cyber Monday. Loads of new products for me to try and experiment with and its about time because I haven’t really purchased many beauty products this whole year! I have literally been trying to use up what I have and it has finally gotten to a point now where I am able to restock on some new products (mostly skincare).

So let me give you a little update on my current obsession. Cinnamon. This addiction started back in October  I think and it is still going strong. I’ve always been indifferent about it but something clicked and now I want it every chance I get. Mexican Mocha. Cinnamon Dulce Latte. Horchata. Cinnamon Rolls. Cinnamon Oatmeal. **Drools** Every winter I look forward to Starbucks Peppermint Mocha because it was my favorite holiday drink but this Cinnamon addiction is so intense that I haven’t had a single cup of Peppermint Mocha this holiday season.. that is CRAZY!

What is your seasonal addiction? I’m sure you have one (;

Until Next Time,
❤ Jess


Of course I would be sipping on a Cinnamon Dulce Latte while writing this post (:

Get to Know me at a Skin Deep Level

20140706-143351-52431872.jpgThis is the Get to Know Me Beauty Blogger Tag that I saw going thought that it would be fun to do! Get it?.. Skin deep?… heh.. I tried haha

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? Straight

2.  Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon? Currently I have it done at the salon but I have done it myself as well in the past.

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it? I change my style depending on my mood, day, where I’m going, what I’m doing, who I’m going out with, etc. I can go from super casual (tshirt,shorts) to super dressed up (dress, heels, the whole shabang)

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon? For the most part I do my own. I probably go get my nails done at a salon probably only a couple times a year at most.

5. How often do you change your nail polish? I am very lazy so I don’t change my nails polish color until I absolutely have to because it has chipped to the point of disgust. Depending on the nail polish I will be wearing the same polish anytime between 1.5-2.5 weeks.

6. Do you polish your toes in the Winter or just the Summer? Mostly during summer.

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup? Ranging anywhere from 15min – 45hour. On a day to day basis I would say about 15 min but on a night out and I’m doing a full face makeup then 45min.

8. What do you do first? Face or Eyes? Face

9. Do you collect makeup? Or just buy it when you need it? I never thought of it as collecting but I guess I do collect because I have enough makeup to last me a lifetime probably but that hasn’t stopped me from purchasing new items has it?

10. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday? No. Makeup is an enhancer and not a necessity. If you feel that you need a full face makeup on everyday before you leave your door then people around you are not seeing you as you but seeing you as who you want them to see.

11. Do you wear make up when your home alone or with family? No. When I am home and know that I won’t be going out or doing anything special then I wouldn’t even put in the effort of applying makeup but sometimes when I am lazy and I know I need to be productive that day I would get ready whether I am going out or not just to get myself out of the mentality of “I can just lounge around today”

12. How often do you wear false lashes? When I am going out on a special occasion, clubs, or just a fancier night out.

13. Will you leave the house without makeup? Yup

14. How many high-end products do you have? In my collection I would estimate about 10-20%? I am not sure actually but most of my products are from the drugstores.

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed? Nope. I wear what I feel like wearing when I wake up.

16. How often do you change your handbag? Theres one that I use on a day to day basis casually but I would change it to something else if I’m going to dinner with friends or if my outfit will match another purse better. I probably change my purse sometimes 2-3 times a week?

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep? I go to sleep probably around 3am and wake up anywhere from 10am-1pm depending on how late I was up the night before. I would have a more regular sleep schedule if I was working or in school but currently its neither because its summer!

18. How often or when do you work out? I have been trying to get back on the grind of working out and in the past 2 weeks I’ve been pretty good about it. I would exercise at least 5 days out of the week.

19. Left handed or Right handed? Right!

20. How tall are you? 5’5″

21. Do you speak any foreign languages? Fluent in Cantonese and I can get by with Mandarin

22. How many pets do you have? None :[ but I want a puppy!!

23. How often do you blog? My schedule is every other day (:

24. Do you read comments posted on blogs? Most definitely! Its the most exciting thing when I see a notification!

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? I don’t physically have a list but I keep a mental list and my memory sucks so often times I forget until something reminds me of it. I should really have an actual list that I can keep track because it would save me so much time when it comes time to buy things I need.

26. How did you come up with your blog name? My name Jessica Chan but my grandma calls me caca so JessicaKAchan

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? Olympus E-PM1

28. How often do you clean your house? Not often enough. I tend to leave things cluttered until I get annoyed to clean things so sometimes it would be super clean and sometimes its just a huge mess.

29. What’s your favorite color? Teal

30. Do you swear? Bad habit that’s hard to get rid of >.<

31. What are you doing with the rest of your day? Its actually in the middle of the night so my day is ending!… SLEEP

I hope you learned a thing or two about me and now its time for your to do it so I can learn something about you!
I am going to tag the following people…
Cecilia’s Corner
Atticus Primped
and of course you! yes, you the one thats is still reading this post.
I thought it would be fun to include a collage of pictures to let you guys see more of who I am and what I like .. Would be so awesome if you guys did it to if you decide to do this tag (: Adding that personal touch 😉

Until Next Time,
❤ Jessica



Liebster Award

Thank you LittleMissTuxedoDress (Sillyfacealice) for nominating this blog for the Liebster Award! 

It’s awesome to be able to be exposed and get exposed to other bloggers that share the same interest. Although we live all over the world I find that to be one of the coolest things because we get to share with each other things that I have here in the US that you might not in other parts of the world and vice versa.

Here is the 11 questions from Alice:

1. When and why did you start your blog? I started this blog over a year ago but haven’t been very active until the past month when I decided that I am going to proactively keep my post consistent. The reason why I started was to share and document what I love and thats beauty, food, and travels.

2. What blog post are you the most proud of? This is hard but it would be my Healthy Eats: Turkey Tomato Sauce Brown Rice Pasta because the pictures turned out so nice.

3. What is your biggest beauty bad habit? When I am removing makeup from my face I probably rub a little harder then I should be especially when I am removing eye makeup. What can I say, sometimes I’m impatient.

4. What is your go-to special occasion/night out/date night look? Too many times have I tried to do something “special” that I don’t normally do and end up messing up, looking like crap to finally realize that you should just stick with something thats not too over the top that you know for sure you can perfect without screwing it up. I go for a neutral smokey look that I can do with my eyes closed.

5. What is one thing you love about yourself? Hmm.. I guess it would be that I can control and keep my temper in check. It takes a lot for me to show my annoyance/anger/temper. What I have learned is that if I know what I’m doing is correct and that I’m not cheating myself of anything then whatever negative comment anyone else says doesn’t matter.

6. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be? I would wish that there is a cure for arrogance. Nothing annoys me more than hearing/witnessing/seeing how arrogant some people are.

7. What is the top item on your beauty/fashion wish list right now? Beauty- Jeunesse Iluminesce Serum / Fashion – White Jeans

8. What is your favorite childhood movie? Any Disney Animated film. Lion King, Cinderella, Snow White, Alladin, Mulan, etc. I was so obsessed with those movies as a kid that I memorized all of them and would even reenact them while I watched it.

9. What are your 3 skincare staples? Cleanser (don’t have one that I can’t live without yet), Toner (SKII Facial Treatment Essence), Moisturizer ( Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel)

10. If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be and why? This is so hard! I would want to meet a fashion/beauty icon. I would pick someone that is already dead because if they were still alive I still have a slim possibility of meeting them in the future so I would pick Audrey Hepburn. She exerts such class and grace that truly shows how nothing is sexier than class. Hepburn has achieved such success in her career, humanitarian work, and personal struggles that shows us how much we are capable of doing in a lifetime.

11. Who is the most important person in  your life and why? My grandma because while my parents were working to support the family and making sure that we can live a comfortable life my grandma was the one that retired to take care of me from day one. If there is a timer that shows how many hours we have spent with someone I’m sure I have spent the most time with her.

Make sure you follow the rules below. Looking forward to reading your answers!
(*) You have to link back to the person that nominated you.
(*) You must answer all 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
(*) After completing these questions you must nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers and give them 11 questions of your choice.
(*) You must not nominate the person who nominated you.
(*) You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

Here are the bloggers I nominate:

Atticus Primped / Bauble & Trinket / United Pink / Monica Renee Watson
 know I’m suppose to have 11 but all the bloggers that I want to nominate already have 200+ followers so I had to massively shrink my list.

Here are my questions:
1. Why did you start your blog?
2. How do you keep your blog consistent with post? Where do you get ideas of what to post next?
3. What are your favorite type of post to read?
4. What is the most versatile product you have tried?
5. If you could choose to be a spokesperson for a brand which one would it be?
6. What are the 3 must try items that you recommend to everyone?
7. If you could give yourself one advice today to yourself 5 years ago, what would it be?
8.What trend are you glad that it has passed?
9. My favorite food is…
10. A random and interesting fact about you .
11. What is the motto that you live by?

Until next time,
❤ Jessica

Guess Who’s Back.. Back Again!

hello again

Good Morning Lovelies!

Or afternoon.. or evening.. whatever the time is when you’re reading this. Oh man, where to begin.. I’ve been on hiatus.. for… way too long. I have been swamped with work and school and work and school and work. I think you get the picture. So I have had some decisions to make and priorities that needed to be reevaluated in life and now here I am. Changes have been made and now I can say that I am glad I have made them because I am focusing and doing something that I truly enjoy doing and get such gratification from it when a project is over. I am a Graphic Designer and for the past couple of years that hasn’t been my priority which it should’ve been, instead it has been something that I spent minimal amount of time doing just to meet deadlines and not really dedicating my time to. With that being said, school is the only thing on my plate now along with a couple side things going on so I think it’s only appropriate that I return and share with you what i’m currently up to.

Stay tune to see what I have discovered for the month of April!

❤ Jessica


Summer trip

When do you guys go on your summer trip? Beginning, middle, or end? I personally like going at the end of summer probably because thats when my family usually goes.. and because its my birthday month!

Usually we take a family trip to Vegas because 1. I live in LA 2. I’m chinese so my family like to gamble! We’ve been going to Vegas for my birthday for as long as I can remember. Funny enough though, my 21st birthday was the last time we went as a family along with my friends and thats gotta be one of the most fun Vegas trips I’ve had.


For this year though, I had the option of continuing the tradition and do a Vegas trip again or do something more adventurous, more out of my comfort zone. I’m the type that likes familiarity. The unknown kinda scares me. BUT I have decided this year to go to Los Cabos, Mexico.


Originally I intended this to be a girls trip with a bunch of my girl friends but as we’re all grown up now and have responsibilities most of the girls were unable to go. So its only going to be my best friend and one of my cousins. Even though its only going to be the 3 of us, its still going to be a blast 😀


Doesn’t that just looks ahmazing?! I can’t wait to be able to relax and just chill by the poolside. I have a insane schedule for the next coming months and I’m going to take advantage of this trip to relax because the next time I’m going to actually have a break is probably in Jan. Seems so far from now but I bet its going to fly by.

So, for the next couple of post I’m going to go off on the whole Summer Vacation theme and show you guys what I’m bringing with me on this trip (make up, travel essentials, carryon, clothes, etc) what ever comes to mind when I’m packing.

Have you guys taken your Summer Trip yet? What are some helpful traveling tips?

Follow Through

What was your new years resolution?

Do you still remember exactly what it was or its kind of a blur now?

Well, we are roughly 5.5 month into the year.. almost half way there and the resolution I have set for myself has been left on the curbside. From time to time I think about it but I haven’t really been proactive in trying to fulfill them. One of my resolution that I really want to stick to is FOLLOW THROUGH.

How often do you say your going to do something but don’t?

How often do you start something but don’t finish?

How often do you have the intentions of doing something but don’t?

Too often right? So.. just a reminder to myself and all of us to review what the resolutions we set for ourselves were 5.5 months ago.

Do what I say I was going to do.

Finish what I start.

Start what I want to do.

I shall start…. here….

…..Hello Blog world.