Three Words

For today's post, I'm taking it somewhere a lot more personal, so please excuse the much more somber tone.

A few years ago, I worked for a fabulous woman who also doubled as a life coach. During one of our meetings, she gave me an impromptu lesson about choosing three words in life to strive towards. Although it was extremely difficult to cut down my long list to only three, I realized the importance of having a succinct list, thus began my two year long mission to cut down my list. 

Although I would never use these words to describe myself (they're more of traits that other recognizes in you), these are words that I will continue to aim to become. 

Passionate. I can get so caught up in mundane life that I forget about my passions. I don't ever want to be someone who is defined only by one single skill-- in fact, my goal is to constantly explore and create new passions to keep inspired and stay interesting. 

Graceful. In movement, speech and manner. I want to handle life gracefully through (but not limited to) success, hardships, confrontation and failure. 

Survivor. Inspired by Nora Ephron, I've made the decision to be the heroine of my life, not the victim. There are many events in life that are uncontrollable, but I get to decide what and how it impacts me. 

I've been on a wild wild roller coaster ride called life these past three years and it's a awkward struggle to balance, but I choose to stay put together-- hopfully applying these three words as I go. 


Latest Haul: Lululemon

I've recently discovered the wonders of SoulCycle (see my reviews for the SF locations here and here), which definitely refueled my love for Lululemon. Everyone wears Lulu there, so it's hard not to want to swing by after class! It's such an outrageous relationship, but there's just something about their gym swag that keeps me forking out the big bucks.

Here are a few things I picked up within the last few weeks. Most things are still available and some are even on sale!

1. Wunder Under Crop II *Full-On Luon (Roll Down) in Moody Mirage

I fell for these crops the minute I spotted them on LululemonAddicts. In fact, I called multiple stores to try to locate them. The material is great and I didn't have any issues with them being see through or sliding down my hips.

In hind sight, I really wish that I had held off and waited until these came out instead. The print is similar enough that I simply can't justify the cost.

2. If You're Lucky Bra in Moody Mirage White Deep Navy/Heathered Slate/Naval Blue

As you can tell, I just love this Moody Mirage print! I actually bought this bra with Coachella in mind. I knew I needed some bra tops with enough support for my gals and that isn't string tied. I don't want to risk someone pulling off my top. 

This bra top offers just enough coverage in a cute shape and style. I don't typically like Lulu sports bras, but this one actually offers enough support!

3. Seamlessly Plunge Bra - This bra isn't in stock on the US page, so I linked from the HK site. This color is currently on sale in store for only $34! Snatch it up before it sells out.

I love the back detail of this bra and the front is extremely flattering. Unfortunately, this doesn't offer enough coverage for heavy work outs, but it's a cute little crop top that could work for yoga, spin or even going out. 

4. The Oneness Tank in Black

This is another one that's currently on sale! I got it for $39 and I'm absolutely lovin' it. I know it looks  a little odd in the stock photos, but I highly recommend giving it a try in store. It's super cute for yoga, spinning or even a hike.

Do I need to say more about this lovely top? The back mesh is beautifully draped and the front has two mesh panels to keep it interesting. The material is also buttery soft and made of their swim fabric which is sweat-wicking. I could definitely wear this as a cover up to and from the gym and also as a normal top. 

There you have it, my extremely guilty haul from Lululemon. 


Nail Swag

I haven't really done a nail swag post in some time, so I just thought I'd give a quick update. I haven't had as much time lately to do my nails, but luckily, I recently discovered Jamberry through my cousin. It's such a quick way to spice up nails and there's no drying time!

If you haven't heard of Jamberry before, they are at-home DIY nail wraps that's applied with heat. Unlike other nail wraps that are available, they actually bond to your nail, and it's said to last up to 10 days without damaging your nail at all. They also have so many different designs to mix and match!

I'm going to be extremely honest and say that after two sets, I'm still learning how to apply them on perfectly. So far I've always had issues with the tip peeling back, but I'll update again once I have more practice. In the meantime, here are my two nail sets using Jamberry plus traditional polish!

Nail polish used: White nails (Zoya, Purity) Black accent (Zoya, Anais)
Jamberry: Black and White Stripe

Nail polish used: Mauve (Essie, ladylike) Sparkles (Essie, jazzy jubilant)
Jamberry: Ditsy Floral

If you've used Jamberry and have any tips, please let me know!