ENGINEERING

Freeman Face Mask: Renewing Cucumber & Purifying Avocado+Oatmeal

Face masks are awesome! Can I get an aye aye?? Let’s talk about the FREEMAN Masks. I had the opportunity to try two masks from this line call, Renewing Cucumber and Purifying Avocado Oatmeal. Freeman face masks are possible some of the best I’ve tried but there are always pros and cons. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know every single one! Then you can decide for yourself to either splurge or purge!

Also, please look out for health and beauty blog post on Wednesdays. Saturdays are adventure blogs and Mondays are engineering/career related blogs.

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Skyline

Tourist in Chicago!

Hi all!

I have decided that Saturdays will be committed to adventure blog, so today’s blog is on Chicago!

In the summer of 2016, I followed my boyfriend on his business trip to Chicago. I was more naive back then so I didn’t know what I was going to expect out of Chicago. So the first thing I thought of was to get an attraction pass and do a bike tour. This pretty much filled up my entire 5 days in Chicago. This blog will be very similar to most of the other travel blogs, I’ll lay out my itinerary and rate each place as I go. I have to say Chicago in July is almost perfect. It was not too humid and it only sprinkled once within the 5 days.

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Being a Woman in Engineering

When I was younger and more naive, I didn’t know that being a female engineer would be a disadvantage. Up until 3 years ago, I thought that I could get anything I want just because I’m a female. However, through my first engineering internship, I saw and experienced things that blew my mind.  It’s uncomfortable to share this in a blog but it came to my attention that I am keeping something important to myself. Something that should be shared to the young women engineers in the world who might be in the same situation. This will be a serious blog that will discuss harassment towards women in the construction and engineering industry.  (more…)

Long Distance Relationship

 

It came to my attention recently that my romantic relationship feels like a long distance relationship. You’re wondering how far? Well I can’t really tell. It’s not hard to measure a concrete distance and you are right! That is because the distance in my relationship with my boyfriend is not a concrete distance. It’s a time distance. Although we live and work less than 5 miles from each other we don’t get to see each other often. So, naturally I feel like I can write to you guys about what it’s like to live in a long distance relationship haha. Please don’t hate me.  (more…)

The Best Lip Balm For Every Budget

I have the worst lips in the whole wide world. 90% of it is my fault though, I’m a lip peeler. Whenever I’m bored or anxious my fingers go straight to my lips. Which happens pretty often, especially after an exam or a stressful day at work. However, I’ve found some super awesome products at different price points to make my lips kissable, even during the cold seasons.

I have tried a lot of lip products so here goes! You’ll even noticed that some of my favorites are actually really affordable!

Bite Lip Agave Lip Mask $26

It’s crazy how amazing this product is for dried chapped lips. I don’t even have to exfoliate! I just slap it on before I leave for work and it keeps my lips feeling moisturized till lunch. There is an even a choice to have color or shine in the product so you get a bit of color to show off those soft lips. Even though it is advertised as a lip mask, I put it on throughout the day instead of before sleep. No dead skin to peel off and no bloody lips by lunch! I splurged $26 on this and I can justify it so it is really good!

Aritaum Overnight Lip Mask $9

This is a my “affordable” lip mask. It is a South Korean brand so you might only be able to get it from Amazon or a Korea shopping site. This one has ginger and sugar as the key ingredient. It’s waxy but it does the job. I wear this over night to help with the waxy feelings. In the morning, my lips are soft and they stay strong for the day. But it doesn’t give me any color like the Bite lip mask so I have to rate it lower. I would say that if you wear lipstick throughout the day, this would be a very good product.

Rosebud Perfume Co.-Rosebud Salve $7

This product is my holy grail, apparently the singer Beyonce uses it. But anyways, I love it because I can use it for my lips and when the side of my mouth gets really dry this comes to the rescue. I can practically use it anywhere on my face without breaking out and I truly love it. This is the product I would recommend to anyone, any age and any price range. Any lips type too! The only bad thing about this is the smell, if you don’t like the smell of roses, don’t use it.

Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm-Mango $6

Everyone knows Burt’s Bees, it’s not too pricey and it does the job. And it has more flavors so more choices I suppose. It’s natural unlike other products. The only reason why I don’t like Burt’s Bees is because it’s waxy. I’ve used it up till 2 years ago when I discovered Rosebud Salve.

Fresh-Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Lip Balm $18

This product is rated so high for some reason. But to be honest, it’s not the best lip balm on the market. For this product to work well, I have to exfoliate my lips. It has a sweet taste to it, which I really like and it makes my lips soft and kissable but it’s definitely is not worth the price. I ended up not buying a full size so I was only able to try this for a week. So maybe the experiment needed more time.

Laneige  Over Night Sleep Mask $20

This one is actually really highly rated and my friend swears by it. But it didn’t work out for me, I woke up to break out on the side of my mouth after 2 tries so it went right back to the store.

Bonus!

Lip Sunscreen

I’ve been using only 1 lip sunscreen which is the Aquaphor Lip Protectant Plus Sunscreen SPF 30 $11. I haven’t tried other ones so I can’t say how great the others are but this is the lip sunscreen I use. I’ve noticed I get more color in my lips if I use it continuously. Can’t go wrong with Aquaphor right?

Anyway, that’s it from me for this one! Hope this helps if you have a terrible habit of peeling your lips like yours truly.

TLDR; In the end, if you have some money to spend get the Bite Agave. If not, the Aritaum Lip Mask will do just the job!

See you next time!

Kat

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