Monday, August 24, 2015

VLOG | A Casual Look at August: Juicing, Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Miami



Even though my subscribers have asked me for daily vlogs, almost all my days consist of work and Beau. Yes, that's it. There's really nothing glamorous or entertaining about my everyday life! I wear glasses and sit in front of the computer or my camera. That's why I always emphasize that Instagram and Facebook and other social media outlets are merely a highlight reel. It's not real life. But this month was unusually different! I actually had something to vlog about!!


Firstly, a lot of you have been asking about my weight loss. It's hard to believe, but it's all thanks to changes in my eating habits. I do walk Beau a few times a week, but I haven't been to the gym at all. Basically, I eat less meat and more vegetables + fruit. I try my best to have fresh juice every day. Since it was taking up so much time and costing a lot of money either way, it was time to invest in a juicer. 
I chose the Omega first, but I purchased the Hurom thanks to my friend (another enthusiastic juicer) Derek's recommendation. Now that I have had a couple weeks to try both, I decided to return the Omega and keep the Hurom. Although the Omega is easier to clean and creates less foam, I think the Hurom juicer creates tastier, purer juice. It's also significantly quieter.
The Hurom does not struggle with hard veggies like beets or carrots nearly as much as the Omega does. If you are looking for a multi-tasking juicer, try Omega. If you're a strict juicer as I am, try the Hurom! It takes me 30 to 45 minutes every morning to prep the produce, make the juice, and clean the Hurom, but my new health-conscious routine has definitely been worth the effort!

Wearing Velour Lashes and Louboutin Lip Color
My jaw felt tender and sensitive early on this month, and it was then that I realized my bottom left wisdom tooth had broken the surface. I was talking to my friend Stacey about how hard it is to find a good dentist, so her dentist's office gave me a great referral to the doctor I booked with. My phenomenal surgeon was kind and efficient. The surgery cost me an arm and a leg, but it was worth every penny because the entire process only took 2 hours - incl. x-ray, consultation, prep, sedation, surgery and post-op home care chat). 
I was expecting the worst, but thanks to his skilled hands, I experienced only minimal swelling. My wisdom teeth were impacted and touching the nerves, so another dentist warned me that I could even have nerve damage with the extractions. Dr. Park (he's in Santa Monica) reassured me that I would be fine, and I'm so happy that I will go back to him if I ever need oral surgery again.

Most comfortable platform heels
Now for my super quick trip to Miami! I was there to attend the European Wax Summer Goddess Model Finale, so it was my first outing since my chemical peel and wisdom tooth extraction. It felt great to curl my hair and wear makeup again! It wasn't nearly as hot as the first time I visited Miami, but I was sweating at the event nonetheless. A lot of you commented on my Instagram selfie that my skin looked better and asked for a strobing tutorial, so I have duly noted that request!
And since I've never shown the contents of my awesome Tumi makeup bag, I figured this vlog was perfect opportunity to share! I switch it up depending on where I'm traveling to, but staples such as my concealers and false lashes are always ready to go in this case! I never use everything I carry, but like I mentioned in the video, I bring more because I like having options. I know I never got around to reviewing my ADDICTION eyeshadow palette, but I will try to purchase the new colors and swatch them for you.
You might have noticed my Anya Hindmarch case in my Rimowa carry-on luggage, but I've talked about it many, many times now. I use it to store my liquids such as skin care and hair care as well as face masks. Check out my Tokyo vlog if you want to see what I pack for long flights!


Hoodie:

Sunglasses:
Tom Ford (Black)
Dior (Gold)

Heels:
Saint Laurent

Blouse:
Equipment

Purse:

Nails:
Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin

Sneakers:
Nike iD

Makeup Worn/Makeup Bag:
Replenix Sunscreen
T3 Compact Dryer
T3 Whirl Trio
SkinCeuticals Sheet Mask
Christian Louboutin Lip Colour
Cle de Peau Concealer
Shu Uemura False Lashes
Velour Lashes in Oops Naughty Me
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Lancome Liqui-Pencils
Burberry Eyebrow Pencil
Sara Happ One Luxe Gloss
Mason Pearson Hairbrush
BeautyBlender Travel Case
Koh Gen Do Makeup Wipes
Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow
Chikuhodo MK-2 Brush

Suitcase:
Rimowa

Camera:
Sony

Juicers:
OMEGA
HUROM


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6 comments:

  1. Hi Rae ! I love the Hurom too ! The juice is sooo good, so fresh and tasty, I don't even want to buy drinks outside anymore. But it doesn't take me more than 25min to make my juice and clean everything. You'll save more time when you'll get expert :) Congrats on keeping on your new healthier habits :)

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    1. Wow, 25 minutes?! I do think I get faster with each juicing session, but I make 32oz each time! Thanks so much!! xo

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  2. yeah, me too, i make at least 32oz ^^ . oh! i guess i save time because i always wash my fruits/veggies right after the groceries store, when i get home. And i have some 'techniques' on cutting my fruits too that save time again, haha. Also i do freeze some fruits like pineapple, banana, mango i already cut, so it's easier AND my juice is so cold like "frappé", mmm ... delicious ! Anyways, a healthy lifestyle take some time and effort, but is totally Worth it :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback! I usually juice leafy greens, so I'm definitely going to try washing my produce as soon as I get home. Thanks again!

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