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This week I’m wearing Zoya’s Flora, one of 3 colors I got from Zoya this year.

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It’s the perfect medium pink: not too bright, not too dark, not neon, just the prettiest Barbie pink.

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Application was great like all Zoya nail polishes. It took me 2 coats to achieve full opacity. It’s a lovely color for spring and summer and I can’t wait to wear it more!

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I guess nail polish has become the gift to get me :P My friend Mychi from school got me 2 bottles of Essie nail polish as a belated birthday present! Tried out the first one last week – Bahama Mama.

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It’s a deep eggplant/plum color and so gorgeous for fall and winter! A bit on the sheer side though – it took 3 coats to achieve the opacity seen here.

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What a beautiful color! Thanks Mychi!

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This was from a couple of weeks ago, but I absolutely love this color! I got it as a part of my Secret Santa gift from Kathleen over Christmas. I love the name of this polis too – I Shop Mintage from Nicole by O.P.I.

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It’s a bit sheer and takes 3 coats to get complete coverage.

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It’s the perfect color for spring but I couldn’t wait to try it out. Will definitely be wearing it more often when the weather gets warmer. It was pretty long lasting too, so an all-around winner!

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Let’s start the new year with a Mani Monday! This week I’m wearing the color Mermaid for Each Other from JustFab’s nail polish line, PaintFab. It’s one of 2 colors I got using my reward points, since I’ve gathered quite a few of them from all the boots I bought over the years from JustFab.

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The color is a very pretty true teal color with a pearl finish. The consistency is on the thinner side but 2 coats achieved a completely opaque finish. So far it’s been wearing pretty well too, so I think this one is a winner!

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I did a mini Sephora haul for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and got 2 bottles of Formula X nail polish! I tried out this pretty raspberry color named A+ first.

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It’s a bit redder than a true magenta and a really pretty color that I think can work for any season.

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I also liked the consistency of the polish, not too thick and not too thin. It applied evenly and 2 coats gave a perfectly opaque finish. This one was a true A+ in my book!

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D2 has taken over my life and I apologize for not posting for the last month and a half… And there’s so much I need to catch up on. But that will have to wait for another day. So for now, just a quick post of my newest mani! I did this for my 25th birthday so I wanted something fun and sparkly.

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For this look, I did 2 coats of e.l.f.’s Golden Goddess, which is a clear polish with gold sparkles that I usually use on top of other colors. Then I painted the tips of my nails with the gold glitter color in my Art Club striper kit. This created a kind of gold gradient that reminds me of fireworks or champagne. Very festive!

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Can’t believe my super long summer is almost ending! I’m frantically trying to finish up my summer research project, submit the abstract and finalize my poster… because next Friday Yufei and I are leaving for a week in Iceland! It’ll be my last big summer adventure and I’m so beyond excited for it.

Some other news since last time… I passed boards! I started to get really worried when everyone who took it the same day as me (or even after) started getting results in the mail and I was still waiting, and I called them and found out that it must have gotten lost in the mail. So they had to re-send it and I finally got it 5 weeks after my exam. I felt pretty good about it afterwards so I wasn’t too worried about passing, but the wait was agonizing! It would have been so nice if we got instant results like the DAT (man that was so great). But now that it’s done, I can relax a bit and enjoy my D2 year (supposedly the most chill year at UCSF according to upperclassmen).

We celebrated Yufei’s 24th birthday last month! We had dinner at Hakkasan and then drinks with friends at Local Edition. One of the presents I got him was this scratch map where you scratch off places you’ve travelled to. Since we love traveling together I thought this would be a good way to track where we’ve been together.

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Really puts into perspective how much of the world there is left to see!

What else… we went to the annual Twitter picnic last month. It was such a gorgeous day, and since we don’t get many of those in the summer months in SF, I of course didn’t use sunscreen and got burnt.

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Afterwards we went to check out the Wave Organ, which was nearby.

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There was even this nice little stretch of beach facing the city!

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I also got my first haircut since my perm last year. I went back to Betty at Sally’s Salon since I really trust her. She got rid of my dead ends and got some layers in there, and I asked for side swept bangs. My hair now feels much lighter even though it’s still long. I’ve been putting it up in a ponytail more often since it’s not as heavy and the bangs frame my face nicely.

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That’s about it for now. Some upcoming posts to look forward to include a summer restaurant summary, my recent baking adventures, and LA trip!

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