Thursday, December 31, 2015

End of the Year Haul || Sephora, Lush, Forever 21 + More

Happy New Year's Eve!

As 2015 comes to an end, there were a few items that I decided to buy for myself and use to work on some of my new year's resolutions. There were also some gifts that I got after Christmas and others that I forgot to put in  my previous video. So for today, I wanted to show you guys my last haul of 2015.

Getting ready for the New Year and being determined to actually stick with your resolutions this time around can be a lot to take in sometimes as we all go back to work and school after the holiday season. But I just wanted to remind you guys to take a breath and remember that you can do whatever you set your mind to no matter what. Some times it may be difficult, but fighting through the tough times brings you out as a stronger person who is one step closer to achieving the goals you have set for yourself.

Thank you so much for reading! Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)


What I Got for Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas!

This season there is so much for me to be thankful for. From my family to my friends, I am so thankful to have such loving people in my life who care for me and took the time to get me a present for Christmas. Because of this, I wanted to show you guys the amazing gifts I got in my new video.

I hope you guys enjoy this holiday season. If you liked my video, don't forget to give it a big thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more. Thank you so much for reading! Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)


Sunday, October 25, 2015

GRWM Senior Portraits + Beach Photoshoot




This past weekend, I finally got to accomplishing the task of taking my senior portraits. After a long time of procrastinating and stressing about finding the perfect location, my family and I went out to the beautiful lagoon of Ko'olina to watch the sunset and hopefully get at least one good picture for me to turn in.

Not being a very materialistic person, I kept both my makeup and outfit simple. To see how I got ready for this day and watch some footage from the shoot, check out the video I posted, which will be linked down below. Please give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed and subscribe to my channel if you would like to see more.

Thank you so much for reading! Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Banana Bread Muffins (Recipe)


Banana Bread Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Steps:
  • In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, then set it aside.
  • Then in a large bowl, mix your beaten eggs, mashed bananas, sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  • When you get your wet mixture to the consistency you want, add in the dry ingredients from your medium bowl and mix.
  • Once your batter is ready, scoop it into your muffin trays and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes (time depends on your oven).
  • Every once in a while, poke your muffins with a toothpick to check if they are done baking.
  • When they are finished, take out to cool, plate, and enjoy! :)



Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fall Loobook 2015 #CharlottesItGirl







Check out the Fall Lookbook that I filmed this passed weekend and entered into the #CharlotteItGirl contest. I hope you guys enjoy watching the outfits I created and maybe get some inspiration from it. Don't forget to like the video if you did enjoy it and subscribe to my channel for more.

What's your go to Fall outfit? I would definitely love to hear about it in the comments below. Thanks for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

DIY Kate Spade Inspired Notebooks


As summer comes to an end and the start of school is just right around the corner, I have started to gather all of the school supplies I will need for my classes. Looking at all the cute notebooks in stores and the high prices that come with it, I decided to make my own set of Kate Spade inspired notebooks for a reasonable and low price.

Rose Heart Themed
Gold Polka Dot Themed
Fancy Gold Lettered Quote Themed
These notebooks were so easy to make and I love the way all of them turned out. It was as simple as glueing things on top of each other and decorating your notebook the way you want them to be. So if you want to see how I made these three cute notebooks, please watch the youtube video I made on it which I will link down below.

I hope you enjoy the video and creating these notebooks just as much as I did. Don't forget to give the video a big thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe to my channel for more. Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)


Friday, July 17, 2015

DIY Floral Room Decor





As I scrolled through Pinterest looking for some cute ways to decorate my room, I stumbled upon these easy and gorgeous floral pieces that I decided to DIY. These are such simple yet amazing little accents that are sure going to brighten up any space. I absolutely love the way these room decor pieces turned out. I think my personal favorite is the second one, that has sand and one flower in it. I love it so much that I decided to make a second one with a white flower, haha.

If you want to find out how to make these super cute DIYs, then check out the video I made about them which will be linked down below. I hope you guys enjoy it, and if you try out these DIYs , that you love them as much as I do. 



Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Easy & Cute Summer Drinks // YouTube Video

Hey guys! For today's post, I wanted to share with you guys two summer drink recipes that I've created and have been making a lot this summer. I feel that these two are some of the most perfect drinks you can have in this hot weather. I hope you guys enjoy them if you decide to make it, and that you also like the video I made for it.

Watermelon Lemonade Slushy:
- Lemonade (I used the Crystal Light)
- Frozen Watermelon
- Coconut Oil
Serving sizes: Measure 1 cup of lemonade per person
Blend all of these ingredients, and serve immediately.

Blended Iced Coconut Coffee:
- 6 tbsp of instant coffee (I used Cade D'Vita)
- 12-14 Ice cubes
- 14 oz Milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- Top with Coconut Strings (optional)
Blend all of the ingredients together. Serve immediately

Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)



Monday, July 6, 2015

Beach Essentials 2015 // YouTube Video



As the summer weather starts to get hotter and hotter, the more we find ourselves wanting to get out of the house and away from the heat, all the way to the cool and refreshing beach or pool. So during our last visit to the beach, I decided to film and share with you guys some of the things I've been using to protect my skin and have fun under the sun.


Beach Essentials:
Beach Towel (Ralph Lauren)
Tote Bag (gift)
Neutrogena Sunscreen
Endless Summer Wave & Shine Hair Mist
Instax Mini 8
Sunglasses (Gap)
Earphones & Summer Beach Playlist
PocketJuice (Walmart)
Burt's Bee's Beeswax Lip Balm
Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Gel
B&BW Maui Hibiscus Beach Lotion
GoPro Hero 3+
Thin Beach Towel (souvenir from Cannes)

Thank you for reading! Hope you guys also watched the video I made. I had so much fun filming and editing it for you. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Favorites 2015

Wow, it's already the end of June and we're half way done with the year. Oh, how the time flies. Before July comes and I start trying out new things again, here's a list of products and items I've been loving to use.

Beauty:
- E.L.F. Flawless Eyeshadow (Golden Goddess)
Salon Perfect Nail Polish (Sugar Cube)
Essie Nail Polish (Bikini So Teeny)
Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner
NuMe Curl Jam
Kenra Platinum Silkening Gloss
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Bethany Mota Perfume (Aeropostale)
Soho Nights Perfume (Aeropostale)

Other:
Watermelon Lemonade Candle
Chia Seeds
Maxim's de Paris Chocolate
Polaroid Instax Mini 8

As the second half of 2015 starts I've also decided to start my own main channel and I filmed my first ever video yesterday, with the topic being my June favorites. So if you would like to watch the video form of this and hear my personal opinions about them, it would mean so much to me if you watched it on my channel and gave it a big thumbs up. Half of the year has gone by, and I am so blessed to have accomplished so much. I have so many things planned for my new main channel, and I hope you enjoy it and subscribe for more of the things I will be posting in the future.


Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

We Started A Collab Channel?!

It's official. One of my best friends, Tiana, and I decided to start a collab channel. YAY! I'm so excited to be able to create videos and try to bring joy to others, while at the same time have fun and grow closer with Tiana.

We just posted our first ever video which is the "3 Second Thoughts Challenge." I think it's safe to say that we both had an amazing time filming that video. From abs to pineapples, we share the first things that come to our mind when we hear those words. With that being said, if you would like to watch it (which would mean so much to me), I will leave a link to the video down below, and I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you so much for reading (oops, I almost put watching there lol). Until the next post. Never forget to be you! :)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bath and Body Works Haul

SALE! $5 ONLY! 50% OFF!...These were the words that lured me in. It wouldn't hurt just to check it out and smell some of their new fragrances, right?...Hehehe, well that wasn't the case for me. After entering the Bath and Body Works store and seeing some of my favorite summer scents in stock together with the new ones, I just couldn't resist buying a few things both for myself and as gifts (but mostly for gifts, lol).


The first thing I bought was the Watermelon Lemonade hand soap. I absolutely love the smell of the candle I bought in this scent last year and once I saw that there was now a hand soap version of it, I automatically knew that I had to get it. This may just be my perfect summer scent.




Next, I decided to get the Sweet Magnolia & Clementine scent in a body scrub and body souffle just as a little something for my mom and give her something just out of the blue. The smell of this is absolutely amazing and sweet, ironically words that can also be used to describe my mom (hehe <3)


As I went further into the store, I found the Love & Sunshine bubble bath and body wash and I instantly fell in love with its cute packaging. Luckily, this scent also smelled amazing and I felt that it matched perfectly with one of my friends who was having her birthday party this past weekend so I decided that I would get it to add to my presents for her.


Lastly, with Father's Day literally a few hours away from the time I am writing this, I also bought these two hair and body wash products for my dad. I've been getting this for him almost every Father's Day and he loves these scents so much that he's used up every bottle that I've ever bought for him.

What did you get for your dad this Father's Day? I would love to hear about it in the comments below, because let's be honest here, shopping for dads and boys in general is pretty hard, haha. Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you! :)

P.S. If you want to see the vlog I made of the day I went shopping and bought these things, then I will leave the link down below, together with a link to my channel. I hope you enjoy and decide to subscribe for more because I will definitely be getting better at it. Thanks!

Summer Vloggin':


Monday, June 15, 2015

Family Day at the Beach || Kailua Beach Park






This past Thursday, my parents didn't have work since it's a holiday here so we planned out a whole day of family bonding time. After eating breakfast at Boots and Kimo's and watching a movie, we went to the beach and I just wanted to share with you some of the pictures I took. From the soft sand to the clear, blue waters, we had so much fun swimming around and spending time with each other.

Coincidentally, Camila from Fifth Harmony was also there and right as we got out of the water we saw her standing right in front of us. It was pretty cool to finally meet someone famous since there are so many of them coming to Hawaii. She was so kind and sweet, I felt kinda bad for bothering their mother and daughter time for a picture but she was so nice about it. This was actually the first time I ever asked a celebrity for a picture (yay for baby steps hahaha).

I hope you enjoyed all of these pictures. What are some things you've been doing this summer? Did you meet any celebrities? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you would like to see the vlog I made of this day, then I will like the video down below together with a link to my channel. Thank you so much for reading! Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Summer Vloggin':

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Boots and Kimo's


Fried rice omelette, with extra fried rice
Shrimp Alfredo Omelette with hash browns
Regular Pancakes with Coconut Sauce (and we also got a banana pancake which I forgot to take a picture of)
After tasting food from Boots and Kimo's as take out during a sleepover I had with my friends, I immediately knew that I wanted to visit the restaurant and eat there again. My family and I visited this restaurant today, and our 45 minute wait was definitely worth it. Packed with both tourists and locals, Boots ad Kimo's is surely an island favorite.

We got two different omelettes. The first was a fried rice omelette and the cravings I've been having for fried rice everyday have finally been satisfied. The other omelette was a shrimp alfredo omelette which I was a little skeptical about first but after tasting it, it automatically became one of my favorite dishes from there. As for pancakes we got regular pancakes and a banana pancake, both covered in macadamia nut sauce. Not really being a pancake kind of person, the sauce really made it's taste a thousand times better than it already was.

If any of you are ever coming to Hawaii on vacation, I would definitely suggest Boots and Kimo's as one of the restaurants you go to for that breakfast grind, since they do serve breakfast the whole day. What are some of your favorite breakfast foods? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you're feeling bored and want to watch some youtube videos, it would mean so much to me if you clicked the link down below and check out the vlogs I've been making for everyday of summer. Thanks for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Summer Vloggin':
My Vlog Channel

Monday, June 8, 2015

Empties #1

Sometimes looking for the perfect product that you just love so much you finish it in a matter of weeks is hard. So here are two things that I've used up to the last bit.


First is the Bethany Mota perfume from Aeropostale that I use almost everyday. I love the scent of this so much that I'm already more than half way done with my second bottle. Another perfume I've used up, but forgot to take a picture of, is my roll on Soho Nights also from Aeropostale. I love it so much that I bought a big bottle of it during my last visit to the store.



The second thing I've been loving to use is Origins Ginger Souffle body cream. The smell of this lotion is amazing and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized. 

What products have you emptied out and want to buy again? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you would like to see what I've been up to everyday of this summer, check out my vlog channel which I will link down below. Thanks for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Summer Vloggin':


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My Favorite Youtubers

With all the free time this vacation offers me, I have found myself watching so many youtube videos and looking for new channels that I want to subscribe to. So here's a list of various youtubers, ranging from beauty to baking, that I've been loving to watch:
Comment down below who some of your favorite youtubers are, and I will definitely check their channel out. Also, if you wanted to check out my vlog channel, there will be links down below of my most recent videos. Hope you like them! Thanks for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Summer Vloggin':

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ready for Some Sunshine ☼

Now that is summer, I definitely needed to update my wardrobe and go buy some new things to prepare me for all the long days relaxing both under the sun and at home. Here is a little collective haul of things I have bought over the past few weeks.

From Aeropostale, there was a great sale all of the times we went there, so I bought a lot of things that range from beach to workout attire. For the beach I got a pink top that says Beachin on the front and has some cuts or slits on the back, and a simple black top from the XXVI line.  I also got a tie dye bikini top that has the cutest lace design on the back that will surely make some fancy tan lines.


As for workout attire, I got a sports bra and two sweat free tops. One is a tank top that says Win It on the front (which I only got for $4 #score haha) and a regular shirt with cap sleeves that says 'Stay Fear Less' on the front. And all three of them are from the Live Love Dream line.


Because it was 40% and I was running out of my roll on version of it, I also decided to get the Soho Nights perfume in the bigger bottle since I love the smell so much.


At Forever 21, I only bought one piece of clothing which is a blue water color tie dye-ish romper which I think will be perfect to use at the beach over my bathing suit or just going out shopping and hanging out with my friends.


At Barnes and Nobles I didn't get any books (since I already have a big pile of them that I still have to read) but I did get a mug from the cafe inside that I absolutely love, and a candle and soap from their beachy home collection as a present for my aunty.


I am so excited to be able to wear all of these things, besides the mug of course (haha), and have fun under the sun this summer. What are some of your essentials as you enjoy your vacation? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you would like to see what I've been up to everyday, I have decided to vlog everyday of my summer and you can watch my videos by clicking on the links that I've listed below. Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Summer Vloggin':
BREAKFAST AND BUNNIES (Day 3)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kitty Photoshoot











While we were at my sister's school the other day, we played with some of the kittens that lived there at the church and they were literally one of the cutest things ever. I just couldn't resist taking pictures of them, and I know this is a weird post but I thought I might as well share some of my favorite shots that I got. There was one little kitten that just loved the camera and every time I took pictures of it, he actually started 'posing' in a way and even came close to the lens. The last picture is definitely one of the best shots I got, just in time as the kitten looked into the camera lens.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures and getting a little dose of cute into your day from these kittens. If you want to see what else I was up to throughout this same day, it would mean the world to me if you checked out my summer vlogs which I will link down below. Thank you so much for reading. Until the next post. Never forget to be you :)

Summer Vloggin':