Weekend in college: squid game, skincare routine, train to LA!
Welcome back to the vlog. This feels weird because I got a new camera. This seems like I’m using a different camera for all of my recent vlogs but it’s because I just really want to settle on something good.
I’ve been using the Sony Alpha 6600 but I actually dropped it and the lens is jammed. So I haven’t been able to use it. And I went to the store actually and asked about my broken lens and they said all Sony repairs are around 200 dollars so it’s just better to give up on the lens and get a new one.
But I’ve also been wanting to try this one, which is the Sony ZV-1 so I just got this tested out and if I like this I think I’m going to sell this camera just because this camera is so much more convenient for my type of videos and vlogging in general because it’s so small, light and compact.
Today’s a Friday and I always happen to start my vlogs on a Friday, but I just finished my first class of the day which was communications and I am about to take my communications quiz, do my reading for philosophy and then my last class of the day is at 11 today.
Also I got to try out this pumpkin… I forgot the name already. I think it’s called pumpkin foam cold brew. I’m usually not a big pumpkin flavor person and probably because of that, I don’t love this but it’s not too bad.
It’s not as like pumpkin-y as I expected it to be which is good. And because the color is like light orange, it almost tastes like cheese to me but I think it’s just in my head. I actually have a lot to get done today so I have my Notion out of course, which always literally like this is single-handedly keeping me on track in life.
I’m back from class so here’s time for our OOTD. I also have my glasses here because I was too lazy to put it back in the case. But a lot of people actually ask me about my glasses frame, so they are from Ray-Ban’s.
I got them couple of years ago though. But that’s that, and then this shirt is from Brandy Melville. And the thing with this shirt is I put it into my school’s dryer and like I think it’s the dust but like I don’t know if you can see the little spots, like this is from the dryer and I can’t get it out.
I’ve washed this shirt like 3 different times and it won’t come off. I tried like scratching it off, it’s not working so that’s so very stressful. I’m still wearing it because no one’s probably even going to notice and then these green jogger pants are from Artless Forever.
Of course, my Reeboks. I was just about to tell you guys about my plan of watching Squid Game and eating lunch in my room until I received an e-mail that I got into the internship that I applied for. So I just want to share this moment.
That is crazy because I kind of applied on a whim yesterday but I did like put in my best effort and I’ve been wanting to grow more like professionally and I just thought that this was a perfect opportunity for me to do that but yeah, Squid Game.
I’m a little late to this because a lot of people have already finished it but a wholesome moment I had today was, I was walking to class and I heard these two guys talking behind me about like – Oh like have you watched Squid Game? – No, like I need to watch it.
And I couldn’t help myself but to like turn around and be like oh my gosh guys, it’s so good you have to watch it. Okay so I just took a two-hour nap but I now have to film a video because I plan on going out with my friends and just hanging out with them tonight, so I will have to tackle the filming right now so I can so I don’t have to worry about it.
Aftermath of filming a video. Amazing. Just, just amazing. But I am about to go over to my friend’s room and we’re just going to chill. And I’m very excited because this week has just been a really busy week for me and I’m excited to just hang out.
Good morning, everyone. Actually, I’m not sure if I can say that I’m having a good morning because I don’t know if this is just like a college living-in-the-dorm kind of thing, but I haven’t been getting quality sleep lately so I’ll like wake up with headaches and it’s not like a horrible headache so it just sticks with me the whole day but it’s just like a mild headache which is even more annoying because I don’t know if I should be taking like Tylenols everyday.
I don’t, by the way, so I just deal with it but just took a shower as you can see. I took a very like warm shower so it’s helped me a little bit with my headache and just feeling more calm, relaxed but I saved the skincare part because a lot of people have been asking about my skincare and I love sharing skincare.
Especially the ones I love, obviously. So today’s video is actually sponsored by d’Alba. I’ve been familiar with this brand since 2018, I’m pretty sure. I really got into this brand with their sunscreen at first, and then I’ve been receiving a lot of their products as they launched.
It’s the brand that I can always on to have really good products. One thing that really sets them apart from other brands is that they use white truffle extracted from Italy. I think that is so cool. So I’m going to wash my face first using this Peptide No-Sebum Mild Gel Cleanser.
I feel like it would work perfectly for any type of skin. And one thing I try to focus while I’m washing my face is to like really hit every area of my face and spend some time rubbing it in. And I just love how foamy and milky it gets.
I also really like d’Alba’s oil to cream cleanser, I think it’s called. That one is also so good. Okay we’re back and we’re now going to go in with the First spray serum. It looks like I barely used it but that’s because this is like my second bottle.
There’s over 7 million of these bottles sold which I feel like testifies for how well-made the product is and it’s an effective anti-aging serum spray which has been tested. I’ve been just using this in place of a serum.
And I love how fine the mist is and you can also put this over your makeup, which is always a plus. And then I’m just going to go in with a moisturizer. This one is from Abib. I like how it doesn’t stay sticky the moisturizer, it’s definitely creamy but it is not the annoying sticky type.
It’s the Abib Enriched Cream. I’m trying to pick out what I want to wear. And I always just pick out a bunch of tops and then my bottoms that would go with it. So I hate how much I’m struggling with my outfit today, but whenever I’m struggling I literally just go on Pinterest and find something that I could recreate.
I’m going to L.A or the weekend and I’m not going to lie, being gone for the weekend makes the following week so hard because I have to catch up on all my work that I would’ve done if I stayed behind and like you know, actually did things during the weekend.
Schoolies. But it’s my friend’s birthday today and we gotta celebrate that, of course. So I’m just packing things up right now. This bag from glowny which I unboxed in my other vlog is like so big and like so spacious that it’s like a perfect weekender bag.
I have all of my essential makeup in here and then this cute little perfume I got as part of my birthday gift. I’m going to take this. It’s so cute and tiny. Perfect for the weekend. And then of course, we gotta take care our skin.
I’m taking this one because it’s such like a all-in-one kind of product and then I have my lotion, contacts solution, lip balm, contacts case this hair product. Do I like this outfit? I don’t know. I don’t love it.
Here’s the fit. It was not the pants, it was the shirt I wasn’t loving. So I just switched out the shirt to this cardigan. This cardigan is from Aritzia, this tank top is from H&M and these pants are from Aritizia and then my Reeboks.
Oh my gosh, there are literally the only shoes I wear. I think I’m pretty much done with packing, I’m just packing up my toothbrush right now, but as long as I have a change of clothes, my skincare, I am good to go, so.
And my phone charger, of course. For now I’m going to call an Uber. I really wish I had a car, but Ubers will do for now. Not having a car here can definitely be inconvenient if you like going around places and like sight-seeing, but I’ve grown to like public transportation especially like being in Korea, being in the bus, on the subway.
I like people-watching and seeing the scenery without having to like drive myself. So obviously, the train here is not comparable to what it’s like in Korea, but it’s pretty nice, and if you’re around the area and you don’t have a car, and you’re kind of sad that you can’t really do anything without your car, try venturing out a little bit and take the train once in a while.
It’s not bad. It’s pretty fun, actually. I have arrived at the L.A. Union Station and I’m waiting for my friend because we need to go get Okay so we’re going to have to go buy a birthday gift for our friend and then we’re going to grab dinner and celebrate her birthday.
Also, I’m really surprised by how pretty L.A. Union Station is. Like I didn’t notice, but honestly it feels like I’m in Europe or something because look, it’s so pretty here. Look at all the tiles and like the detail.
The light fixtures, it’s so pretty. And I’m so just grateful because I would have missed this all if I drove. Vloggers. We came to ChangHwaDang for dinner. It looks so good! I’m so happy! I think it also has to do with masks, like wearing masks because I didn’t notice but especially like when you’re going to school you have it on for such a long time that it’s like actually affecting.
Because like last year I didn’t know because I wasn’t in school and usually when I wear a mask like when I’m going somewhere so when I like get there to like eat, I’ll like take it off for a bit and put it back on it was like repeat.
But like in school like you’re constantly wearing it. And you’re also like sweating underneath it because you’re walking around. And I’ve been noticing a lot more like here. Yeah, me too. Oh my gosh, can I smell this? – It’s so cute.
I want it just for the packaging. – Yeah yeah. – It’s like pretty sweet than I thought it would be. – I haven’t smelled the other one, like the banana one – the banana packaging. – There’s a banana one? – Yeah.
– It’s the cat that makes me want it. We’re at Zinc right now. I got the breakfast burrito bowl. And she showed up wearing my necklace. That’s so cute! I’ve never seen… I never knew like a breakfast burrito bowl was like a thing until like today.
Manhattan Beach. I just asked her for her favorite place in L.A. That’s so pretty. – Right? – It looks like somewhere you go in like Florida like the actual beach state. We’re walking to LACMA. Is that how people say it here? LACMA? Yeah.
We’re just going to take a basic Instagram picture because we’ve both never taken one. Basic L.A. light post picture. I wish I could get a picture like at night, but next time. We’re talking about how funny L.
A. is because you’d expect this to be in the middle of a city but this is the city. There’s like nothing around, construction site. And this is just here. Sidney went to USC so we’re going to go tour the school because I’ve actually never been.
Yeah I have… I don’t even think I’ve passed by. So I don’t know what it looks like. Also the weather’s 94 degrees today. Not okay. It looks like a center area for like a nice hotel. It’s like where the cars go around.
Yeah. We just finished touring USC. It was definitely a different vibe from my small little campus. And I really liked it. I could totally see myself there so I might transfer… but always always tour different campuses, experience it as much as you can if you’re a senior or about to become a senior, go on those college tours 100%.
I’m back in my dorm room, back to reality which is emptying my trash can and just cleaning out my dorm room so I can have a fresh start to the week. I will see you all in my next vlog. Bye.