I have never test knit before, but when I saw the camisole Tineke's design, I wanted to try it. It has been an interesting process. I am currently re-knitting the camisole, as my original attempt resulted in a size way to big for me to wear. Tineke has been nice enough to recalculate my measurements in order to provide me with an updated pattern from which to work on.

The pattern is knit top-down, which is again, is not my usual way of constructing garments. I prefer working from bottom-up, but knitting this camisole has actually been lovely. I might try more top-down constructions in the future. I decided to not embellish this camisole, and follow the pattern as is. I might knit another one and add a personal touch to it. 

I will share the final result once completed, but I wanted to share with you what I am currently working on.

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It's been a while since I went beauty shopping. I was at the North Park mall the other day, when I remembered I needed a new day cream for the hot weather ahead. And off I went into Nordstrom. One thing led to another, and I acquired a few necessities for the Texas summer.

Dior's Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Crème

Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Crème

For my day cream, I decided to try out Dior's Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Crème. I always wanted to try skin care products by Dior, but I never got around purchasing any. I have used the cream for over a week now, and I am in love. It is so light on the skin, smells really nice, and keeps it hydrated all day long. My skin being very sensitive, I always fear that I may react negatively to face products. But this one have been a pure pleasure to put on. As a sorbet, it cools down my skin, and feels like putting a water gel on, before it absorbs into my skin. I saw that the sorbet can be put in the refrigerator for an hour prior to use for an added coolness. I might have to try that when it really gets hot here. Also to note, this cream can also be applied at night, making it a good investment if one doesn't want to spend money on two creams.

Hourglass's Veil Mineral Primer

Veil Mineral Primer
My other wishlist beauty product was a good primer. Hourglass is a brand I am not particularly familiar with, having only slightly heard of it once upon a time. However, after testing it in store, I got swayed into buying it. It really feels like wearing a veil of silk on your skin. I have been wearing the primer both with and without makeup. The Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer provides broad spectrum SPF 15 protection, on top of being very light on the skin. It is a pure pleasure to wear, and serves multiple purposes beyond the standard priming role. In fact it also helps with redness by evening the skin tone, and it minimizes the look of visible pores, fine lines and imperfections. Even when I wear makeup, I find this primer to make the whole experience even more enjoyable. The foundation stays put all day, and even if I sweat, the makeup doesn't come off. Even with makeup on, my skin still feels light, as if I had nothing on. I love it.

Bobbi Brown's Lip Color 


Lip Color in Sandwash Pink
Lastly, I needed a new lipstick for everyday wear. I wanted something in a pink/nude tone and opted for the Bobbi Brown's Lip Color in Sandwash Pink. The color is not too bright, but perfect for what I had it intended for. It is like wearing blush on my lips, with a pink that strives more on a coral side, without the "neon" effect of most coral-like lip colors. The lipstick itself stays put on for long time, and doesn't smudge. 

Overall, I am pretty happy with my new beauty additions. I am already coveting the Dior Hydra Life serum, as well as Derek Lam Rain Day perfume from his new collection 10 Crosby.




It's been a while.


As much as I try to be consistent in my blogging, sometimes I just love disconnecting from the blogosphere and not even think about it for a while. Instead I wander around town, I catch up with friends and TV shows, I pick up new addictions (Korean dramas, anyone?), while motivating myself to lead a healthy(-ier) lifestyle.

Sometimes I miss this part of my life, and I find myself reaching out for the keyboard and slowly tuning back in.

Today is one of those days.

So what's new with me, you ask?


Interestingly, things have been shifting a lot these past few weeks. After I'd made peace with the fact that I might not land a "real" job before the year is over, the universe decided otherwise.

That's right.

I landed myself a new job! I am still processing it, not sure if I should be excited or fearful. It's something I went to school for, yet it feels so new and unknown. I wonder if I will fit in my new role, or if I will like it as much as I like my current position? Change is good and necessary, but it is also scary. To wander into the unknown seems crazy, but also full of possibilities.

With that, I will need to relocate in a few months to come. The move will not be drastic, as I will be moving to Dallas - just 40 minutes away. There is a bitter-sweetness to it as well, as I love Fort Worth and consider it my home. However, I know Dallas will open new doors for me. That being said, I am excited to be apartment shopping soon. I wonder how my new home will look like.

Since I moved to the US back in 2007, I never had the need to own a car. As such, I have managed to live for so long without ever owning one. It may seem crazy, especially in a state like Texas where public transportation is not the best, and where everyone drives around, but I did it. However, moving to Dallas and starting a new professional journey, means getting a car. I have been thinking about what brand/model to acquire, and I think I have pretty much made up my mind.

Things are moving pretty fast, as you can see. I guess life is funny that way, you wait anxiously and nothing happens. The moment you start letting go, things start to set themselves in order.

And you, what have you been up to lately?

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