I redid my roots today which took a good chunk of my morning l/afternoon. I used L'Oreal in Ultra light ash blonde and applied to my roots. So I was being more OCD than usual because I used this morning to "perfect" my roots. Before this process they were starting to get brassy, and I wanted them to match the rest of my hair. I officially think I'm an ash blonde now!? I left the dye to process for about an hour and a half until it was yellow/orange. In the meantime, I ended up continuing One Tree Hill Season 5. I've pretty much seen the entire series already, but last week I had a random OTH re-run marathon and decided to continue it until I feel like stopping lol. After rinsing and drying my hair, I applied L'Oreal in Medium Ash Blonde, and left it on for fifteen minutes to tone it. I rebleached and toned my brows today too.
|Used the product on the left to "bleach" my roots and brows, the product on the right to tone them after.|
And I love the results! I pride myself in being able to do my hair on my own, so I can avoid blowing money on a salon. Yes, I still don't trust them, but I might take a chance on a reputable hair stylist in the future. I'm especially glad I did this today so I could look good for my dinner date. Sky noticed and complimented me on it, which felt really good. It's crazy how having a good hair day can make you feel about yourself.
|LOL my cousin after I told her I liked her eyeliner and hair today.|
Some of the things she says to this day still takes my by surprise.
I also tried a new foundation routine today! I purchased a new foundation and settling powder; CoverGirl's Ready, Set, Gorgeous liquid foundation in #115 Buff Beige (6 USD) along with ELF Hi-Def Setting Powder (6 USD).
I like the foundation formula, as it looks smooth on my skin and feels lightweight. The shade I chose matched my skin tone just fine. I read on reviews online that the shades tends to run light, so I didn't end up choosing the lightest or second lightest shade like I normally would. Also, this product didn't have SPF, so I made sure to use a SPF moisturizer beforehand (I used Olay's "sensitive" 30 SPF daily moisturizer). After setting it with the ELF powder, the finish looked very natural. Compared to my previous foundation routine, I feel like it used to look cakey on me. I think the translucent powder instead of a colored powder contributes to this. However, throughout the night I feel like my foundation wore off a bit? I'm going to either apply more foundation or setting powder to fix this.
More importantly, today was mine and Sky's 5 months today! Time goes by so fast when you're busy having fun.
|From this morning|
This was our awesome ramen from Santouka located inside Mitsuwa in Irvine. I've actually never had the ramen at the Mitsuwa in San Diego, but I should go sometime to see how it compares. We also ordered gyoza from the shop next to Santouka, but I took this picture right when Sky brought the gyoza to the table lol. I got the Miso regular ramen (on the left) and Sky for Soy Sauce cha-shu ramen (on the right). I really love the ramen here compared to most places we've tried.
|He came up with this reference after I kept calling him my "Yoon-iverse" LOL. His last name is Yoon btw.|
This is the card he got me! It tri-folds vertically. I think it's safe to say that it's a tradition to receive one every month. I finally managed to fight the tears from coming out after reading this card, as I've pretty much cried after every card I've ever gotten. I'm such a softy. I think the gesture is so sweet. I make it a point to keep every card he's ever given me, so there's a plethora of cards on my wall by desk. I was going to get him one before I met up with him, but he beat me to our destination in Irvine, so sadly I couldn't get him one in time. He is honestly the best boyfriend I could ever ask for; always down for a good time, someone I can do everything with, all while my best friend and a lover? What a keeper! I'm so glad we're in each other's lives~ ♡