Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Total Knock Out Influenster VoxBox!

Hi guys! I’m super excited to share with you guys today the Influenster VoxBox I received completely free to try and review!

The products they sent me this time was the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Total Knock Out!!!

ImageHonestly, this is one of the best nail polish products I’ve ever used. The brush is bigger than normal nail polishes and has flat bristles which make application of the product super easy! Not only does the product dry fast, but it also dries super shiny – I love that about these polishes. 



Another thing I absolutely love about these polishes are the wide variety of colors it comes in! The colors range from vibrant to beautiful deep colors – there’s literally a color for everyone. 


Being an Influenster is easy! Simply email me at felicia.allthingsdreamy (at) for an invite, or sign up at



ipsy – a catch up post!

Happy New Year!

It’s been such a long time since I’ve blogged and I really want to get back into the blogging game!

I’ve been meaning to share with you my monthly ipsy hauls since I’ve been a subscriber but I’ve just been so busy – and since I’m anticipating my January bag, I’ve decided to share the last few bags I’ve received as a little pre-game!


MICA Cosmetics loose shadow in bronze, Chella brow pencil, Pixi mascara, Noya lip balm, and my personal favorite of the month, the Michael Todd Charcoal Jojoba Scrub. I love love love this and sometimes I wish it weren’t an exfoliator so I could use it every single day!
ImageThis is the November bag! I loved the bag it came in, definitely Glam worthy. Pixi Blush/bronzer, em cosmetics Volume mascara, bh Cosmetic’s Galaxy Chic baked shadow, Be a Bombshell lip crayon, and Nailtini’s champagne colored polish that look so elegant and gorgeous when applied. Not pictured is the Starlooks silver eyeliner pencil that I put to perfect use during the holiday season. Very very content with this bag!

I got too excited about my December bag and forgot to take pictures before I used all the products so unfortunately I can’t share that with you guys. But I’ll definitely contain my excitement more for the next coming months. :3

Can’t wait for this month’s January ipsy Glam Bag! I hope the products will help me kickstart the new year with some fun new products!

If you’d like to use my referral link to be a part of the monthly ipsy fun, you can do so here! Thank you in advance ❤

Happy New Year!

-Fel ❤

Broadway Nails New ImPRESS Manicure!

Let me first say that these are so so so convenient to use! They come in a bunch of different colors and they have the perfect sizes for everyone! I’m seriously in love with this glittery leopard print right now and I’m really glad as an Influenster, that I was able to receive these to try for FREE! 

They’re supposed to last at least a week long, but mine lasted much longer than that so yay props to them!

If you’re looking for where to buy them, you can find them on the shelves at Walmart! Or on

(This was right before I peeled them and put them on!) 

So overall, easy, quick, convenient, simple, chic, stylish, and fun to use! I’d definitely recommend!

Influenster Palmolive VoxBox!

I was so so excited to be hand-chosen once again to receive an Influenster VoxBox! This time, I was lucky enough to be able to be among the few others to try Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soap for free! (Learn how you can too here!) I’m here to share with you today the unboxing of my Palmolive Fresh Infusions VoxBox!

Palmolive VoxBox

Three full sized Palmolive Fresh Infusion bottles of dish soap! This is going to actually make cleaning those dishes around the apartment–enjoyable!

Palmolive VoxBox

The little card introducing this new product!

Lime Basil is my absolute favorite with the Ginger White Tea coming at a close second! Oh and look at all those coupons!

Lime Basil is my absolute favorite with the Ginger White Tea coming at a close second! Oh and look at all those coupons!

Overall, these dish detergents have been a really big hit in the apartment! I’ve had friends come over and compliment me on how great and unique these scents are. And with the 5 $1.50 off coupons, my friends are going to get themselves a couple bottles to try too! Can I state once again how much I absolutely love the smell of the Lime Basil? It’s a sweet-citrusy-refreshing smell that can only be understood if you get yourself a bottle! Try it out and let me know how you like it!

You can also see how others are raving about the Palmolive Fresh Infusions on Twitter by searching the hashtag #PalmoliveFreshInfusions!

Be sure to also follow me on Twitter to see other tweets about future VoxBoxes! Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

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Influenster Fall Cosmo VoxBox!

A couple months ago, I had a friend who shared briefly about how he was sampling all these new items getting shipped to his house for free! Of course I was super curious and I wanted to see what this was all about myself. So I signed up for Influenster, just ’cause; not really expecting much.

But about 5 weeks later, I was so so so excited to receive an email about qualifying for Influenster’s Fall CosmoVoxBox! I had to complete a survey to determine whether or not I was fit to receive this box, and I thankfully passed!

I really got a great first box of goodies and I’m going to review them for you today! 🙂


What’s Influenster?  The website defines themselves as “a free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences. Influenster creates links between brands and members to reward participation and influence future products.”

How exciting, right? So let’s take a look at what was inside my box!


My Fall Cosmo VoxBox…unboxed!


First up, I got these two super sweet Pilot Frixion Pens. I thought they were just ordinary ink-y pens until I saw the other end and read the description…these gel-ink pens ERASE! I think these are going to be my new favorite pens!


Second, was this delicious, full-sized Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape Gourmet Milk Bar! I was so excited to try these…and I’ve got to say…they were delicious!! I’m definitely going to be gifting these out this holiday season!


Next…something I’ve been putting off to finally invest in…a full-sized Venus Embrace Razor! I’ve always been a user of disposable razors for their convenience, but lately I’ve been shopping for one of these! Best of all, it came in my two favorite colors, teal and lime green! 🙂 The sample that came in my Influenster box even came with refills for my new razor! So so so excited to use this. (Stay tuned if you want to know how much I love using it!)


Unpictured, but still a great sample, Bath & Body Work’s Forever Red Fragrance.

So these are all the wonderful goodies I got in my Influenster Fall Cosmo VoxBox. You can sign up for it too and review lots of new products too! Best of all, I was sent all of these items for free! Who doesn’t love free stuff?

What do you think of these products? Are you an Influenster member? Lemme know! 🙂

& Hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful week!

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A College Thanksgiving!

I’ve been so busy lately and I’ve had this post in queue for a week now! So I figured I’d just share it as is. 🙂 Enjoy! Let’s rewind to about 1 week ago, shall we!

I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving again! Although Thanksgiving isn’t my very favorite holiday, it’s still really special to me because it’s what really kicks off the holiday season in my family.  Thanksgiving in my family means KOST 103.5’s Month Long of Christmas Songs, ham, duck, rice, and other foods us Asians like to eat for festive holidays. But it also usually means lots and lots of time to bond with the family, play boardgames, and to enjoy each others’ company.


This year, however, my parents spent Thanksgiving in Hong Kong where my dad’s side of the family all live at. I was so bummed at first that I couldn’t go with my parents there because I couldn’t miss school, but I was still able to spend my Thanksgiving with family…my college one! My closest college friends (which are friends I went to high school with + my amazing roommate) planned a big Thanksgiving potluck with 15 of our closest friends. We all brought our favorite Thanksgiving dish and the turn out was pretty great! (We had sooo many leftovers.) And even though the turkey came out half cooked (cooked by the guys…) and everything ran behind schedule, we still all had a very fun time just enjoying each others’ company.

Smore Cupcakes

My roommate made these amazing S’more Cupcakes. Toasted marshmallows, graham cracker crusts, just simply delicious!

Thanksgiving StuffingWhat’s Thanksgiving without stuffing?

Thanksgiving Mashed PotatoesAnd an overload of mashed potatoes…

Thanksgiving Gravy

Thanksgiving HamAnd the guys’ Hawaiian ham….

Thanksgiving Golden RetrieverAnd…the cutest dog ever of course!!

ThanksgivingAnd then we started taking pictures on the staircase…we don’t know why but we liked how they came out!

ThanksgivingAnd then Arya joined us…tehehe!

I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgivings! I sure did. 🙂 Don’t forget to follow me on twitter & pinterest for more updates from my posts! 🙂 How did you guys spend your Thanksgiving!

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First of all, the biggest thank you to the Veterans of our country for your service and devotion to our country~

This weekend’s been such a great one! I was able to spend quality with with my best friend, (and boyfriend!) David! And to top everything off, there’s still 1 more day to this great 3-day weekend. We worked on some assignments due for our classes this week, ate a yummy gourmet Taiwanese burger, and watched Wreck it Ralph! Oh my goooodnesss, Wreck it Ralph was suuuuch a great movie! I’d definitely take a nice break during the week to catch the film if you haven’t already done so!


Mehehe, I love this little girl! She’s definitely my favorite!

We also took a night time stroll back to our empty high school where we admired all the changes made since our graduation dates. So nostalgic<3 And lastly, since I don’t really anything else to share about, here’s a picture of Dinner Du Jour~


Mixed Greens with Avocado in a Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing topped with Crumbled Bleu Cheese and a cup of my favorite Naked Juice — Green Machine!


Other news!!

Some of you can tell, I’m not the most advanced blogger out here. I’m constantly browsing other people’s blogs during my free time to get some blogging inspiration for ways to improve my own! So after following many many other bloggers via Bloglovin, I’ve finally claimed my blog so I can be followed back! 🙂 I’ve been feeling much more connected to some of the few blogs I’m constantly drawing encouragement and inspiration from since I won one of the Prize Packs from Yours Truly’s humongous giveaway!

First off, shout out to the beautiful Dalayna from! I love going to her blog when I’m in need of a mid-week-pick-me-up.  She’s also hosting a big Sponsor Showcase & Giveaway so be sure to check that out!

I’m also a November sponsor for Melissa’s blog, Dreams and Colour! She’s perhaps one of my favorite Canadian bloggers, so be sure to show her some love and take a look at her blog!

I’m also a November sponsor for Amanda’s blog Ninth Street Notions and Emerald’s at Sweet Tart Beauty where you’ll find lots of DIY Crafts ideas and beauty, fashion, and photography inspiration!

So here’s to another improvement to my blog! Cheers~ and follow me on Bloglovin!

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Felicia C.

Current Obsession: Everlane’s Snap Backpack

Hello everyone!

So lately I’ve been pretty obsessed with backpacks! As we welcome in the Fall season..(or try to…California, can you not be 90° in November?) I was looking for the perfect fashionable, yet simple and high quality, yet sturdy backpack. I was sure everything I wanted would be so hard to find in a single backpack, but after lots and lots of searching through many many stores, I finally remembered and dug up an email from about a year ago to find the perfect canvas backpack from Everlane! It’s seriously everything I wanted in a backpack, and best of all, it was everything it promised! High quality, trendy–just perfect!

Everlane Backpack

Perfect backpack for wearing on campus for the Fall Quarter!

Everlane is basically a new online retailer dedicated to providing designer quality clothing and accessory pieces straight to the customer, eliminating the crazy mark-up middlemen usually apply to all the designer goods you love to purchase from them at designer retail stores.

Everlane Backpack

The eco-friendly packaging it came in

Everlane Backpack

Inside of the brown envelope! I love how the backpack came wrapped!

Everlane Backpack

This little thank you note made me feel like I was somehow a part of the Everlane community. 🙂

Everlane Backpack

Unwrapped and revealed. Ahhhh I love that little added touch of the ribbon!

Everlane Backpack

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you–the beautiful Everlane Snap Backpack in Grey!

This was definitely $65 well spent. 🙂 In mid-October, they added two new colors for these backpacks. They have a Burgundy, and a Military Green now! They’ve also recently added so many more things, including their Cashmere Collection, Silk Collection, and Scarf Collection!! I’m currently saving up for one of their gorgeous scarves that are absolutely perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons. You can help me get closer to being able to afford one of their scarves if you sign up using my referral link: ! 🙂 Thanks so much in advance!

To those of you currently looking for the perfect canvas backpack, I hope you found this post helpful! 🙂 Hopin’ you’ll all have a wonderful rest of the week! 🙂

Felicia C.

October Birchbox Goop Box!

This post has been long delayed, but earlier in October, I received my personal favorite of all Birchboxes I’ve received! This was my 3rd subscription month and I was so pleasantly surprised when I cheated and looked at the website early to see what my October Goop Box contained!

Birchbox Goop Box

This month, Birchbox teamed up with to bring a collaboration box full of Goop beauty picks! In their monthly “Sneak Peek” video, they rumored that they would be having an Essie polish from their Fall Collection in some boxes. I was so lucky to have received one of the few boxes that had one from the beautiful collection in my box!

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

(meeeeep!) So super excited to use this new shade for the Fall!

Birchbox Goop Box

Super fragrant and moisturizing, love this Kiehl’s body wash!

Birchbox Goop Box

Beautiful Coral-Colored Lip Gloss!

Birchbox Goop Box

Birchbox Goop Box

Lastly, the lifestyle item for the month — a Luna Fiber Bar, a delicious White Chocolate Raspberry flavored! (People were really disappointed in this, but luckily, I’m a big Luna Bar fan!)

Overall, this was a pretty exciting box! It was definitely a Hit! in my Birchbox Hit or Miss decidernator. 🙂 I loved every single item in my box and have already been using all of them! Hopefully next month won’t be a disappointment. 😐 I just gotta wait!

If you’re excited about Birchbox, feel free to sign up for a luxurious box of curated samples. 🙂 If you sign up using my referral link I’ll be rewarded with points! Thanks in advance 🙂

And for all those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, you’ll be in my prayers. May you and your family have a speedy recovery! God bless.

Felicia C.