Friday, June 5, 2009


Hello Secret Scholars!

In case you were not able to get a copy of Secret Scholar's latest issue, the PDF Version of our Spring Quarter '09 Issue is now available at- 

(Make sure to check out my page feature on Carla Carstens! Yay!)

We are also recruiting for next year, so if you're interested in being part of the S.S. Staff please e-mail us at & title it: 'INTERESTED'

We are receiving great feedback so far and would appreciate yours as well! 

Good luck on finals everyone- remember, smart is sexy! Haha...

I also have a bunch of pictures from our Staff Spring Dinner from this past Tuesday, which I will post hopefully this weekend during one of my study breaks! =)

Liz Kim

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Marie Louise Reviews continued...

Greetings dearest folk!

I just wanted to share how much I love Maire Louise's Cleansing Clear Gel!! Not only is it extremely gentle to the skin, but it also preserves my skin's moisture while removing most traces of dirt. Yes I used it several times around my eyes and amazingly, my eyes didn't sting or hurt as with other cleansers. I also love how the cleanser is this beautiful clear sea-green gel that looks like liquid glass! Lovely!

Study hard for finals!! Good luck!
the summer is coming up so soon!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Secret Scholar" in Real SAT Korea

Hello, everyone!

I brought a good news for Secret Scholars. =]

I've been writing for a Korean online magazine 'Real SAT Korea'
as a columnist from 2006. It is a magazine for people in Korea
who wants to study in the U.S.

For this month's column, I wrote a page about Secret Scholar!
I attached an original page of the magazine, but I have no clue
why the picture does not appear in its original size.

Basically, I wrote how Secret Scholar started, SS has staff
recruitment every Fall, SS just launched Spring 2009 issue,
and SS's website address. Enjoy.

Make-up Artist

p.s. oH! When you click on the picture,you can see it in its original size!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hello Secret Scholars,

Hope everyone enjoyed the 3-day weekend!
I spent this weekend catching up with my friends and on my readings, working out, looking for a summer gig and even managed to tweet. =)

Now, it's time to shift gears and get ready for ... finals and term papers! =(
Okay okay, lets not stress about that just yet.

Actually, I wanted to "formally" introduce our three new staff members: 
Grace Lee, Syuzi Gorgoyan, and Raisa Mirza
I asked each of them to fill out a little survey about themselves. Which is posted right below!


1. Name: Grace Lee
2. Year: First Year
3. Major: Communication Studies
4. Position: Design specialist
5. Personal Style: Feminine and trendy
6. Favorite Designer:
7. Must-Have Product: Garnier Fructis anti-frizz serum
8. Magazine Subscription: Details
9. Ideal boy: Will Smith
10. Favorite Quote: " 'For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11
11. Random Fact: I'm addicted to my hair straightener... I would literally die without it =]

  1. Name: Syuzi Gorgoyan
2. Year: 3rd year, Junior
3. Major: Communications
4. Position: Magazine Publicist

5. Personal Style: Depends on how I'm feeling, usually feminine & girly,
sometimes funky

6. Favorite Designer: Roberto Cavalli

7. Must-Have Product: Clinique Concealer

8. Magazine Subscription: Vogue, Nylon, Vanity Fair, & Elle

9. Ideal boy: Smart, determined, and good looking ;)

10. Favorite Quote:“But the most exciting, challenging and significant
relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find
someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous.” - Carrie
Bradshaw, Sex and the City

11. Random Fact: I know the alphabet in sign language.

Raisa Mirza.
1. Name: Raisa Mirza
2. Year: Junior
3. Major:communications
4. Position:director of advertising and sponsorships
5. Personal Style: casual, trendy- i love my basic teas and tanks and and love the perfect denim. i accessorize and love shoes!
6. Favorite Designer: eight sixty, rock n republic, we the free, free people, american apparel, sam edelman, urban outfitters, 
7. Must-Have Product: Mac Graphblack 
8. Magazine Subscription: us weekly
9. Ideal boy: has to have the ideal swagger- personality, edgy style, funny, personable, family guy, goal-oriented
10. Favorite Quote: Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. - khalil gibran
11. Random Fact: i dont wear eye shadow- my eyelids are naturally a little darker so it looks like i do my makeup everyday! makes my life easy haha
Our new Secret Scholar Staff Members have also been working on our Spring Quarter issue which is launching THIS THURSDAY, MAY 28th! Come join the Secret Scholar Staff at our Launch Bar where we will be distributing our **NEW & IMPROVED** Spring Quarter Issue!
To check out the FB Event, CLICK HERE.
OR follow our updates on twitter @secretscholar

And because of all the increasing number of readers whom we can't possibly accommodate for, Secret Scholar has decided to start taking subscriptions for our PDF Version of the issue! We will post instructions for subscribing on our blog soon, so keep checking back. :)

Stay smart & sexy ladies and gentlemen! 'Til next time. <3

Liz Kim

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Marie Louise Reviews

Hello hello!

How was your day? Mine was excellent but tiring haha...

These past days, I got to try a few of the Marie Louise cosmetic product samples. Overall, I was quite impressed.

Moistraiser α-VC (Moisturizing Toner): leaves my dry skin feeling fully hydrated. It does have a slightly sticky finish, but the stickiness isn't uncomfortable in the least. Rather, the toner felt nourishing and gave my skin a dewy look.

Crème α-VC (Facial Moisturizer): thick and creamy yet slightly translucent. I loved using this product because I have dry skin. The texture is wonderfully silky and cool... rather pleasing and gentle to the skin. I actually preferred using the cream at night rather than in the day because it was a bit on the heavy side.

I have yet to try the Restoration Clear Gel, Cleansing Clear Gel, and Vital Nanoemulsion. Stay tuned for further reviews!!

Images from:



Sunday, May 10, 2009


Hello Secret Scholars,

Like I promised, our little secret revealed (spoiler):
Our Spring Quarter Issue will be featuring Carla Carstens, the founder of and an UCSD Alumni! If you've never heard of Free Fashion Internships, visit it @ 

I also found this interesting: CLICK HERE for's Accessory Report.

Lastly, keep voting @ VSPINK for UCSD, we're #54 as of today! :D

Liz Kim

ps. Do you like our new banner?! Props to writer & tech savvy, Christina Pham.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Hello Secret Scholars,

First things first, OUR BLOG IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION! One of our staff writers, Christina Pham, is currently designing a Secret Scholar Blog Banner to spice things up! We plan on putting that up sometime this weekend.

As you all should know, Project Trashion, hosted by UCSD's VEG and Ashley Ferrer, was this past Friday at The Loft.

A couple of S.S. staff members and I got to attend, and cover this fabulous event!
I was extremely excited because I've been looking forward to this event ever since the fliers were first distributed around campus.

Project Trashion ended up being nothing short of marvelous.
Marvelous, as in- a FULL house, good food, tasteful music, and cutting-edge designers/eco-friendly designs! I was even able to sneak backstage and play paparazzi with the designers and models. Yay! =)

& A huge congratulations to Kevin Nguyen from Sixth College on placing first!
We might be featuring him in our Spring Quarter Issue. Fingers crossed!

You can steal our Project Trashion pictures @ S.S. Trashion Coverage. Brought to you by yours truly!

Other than that, it's crunch time for the S.S. Staff!
We're all currently trying to juggle midterms while working on our Spring Quarter Issue and planning our Spring Quarter Launch Party! Not to mention, we're taking our staff photo tonight... phew! We're also picking our staff favorites which will be featured in our Spring Quarter Issue. ;)

Also, please NOMINATE UCSD for the VS Pink Collegiate Collection @ vspink!
We were ranked #84 a week ago, but I checked today & we're currently #64! Lets keep it up SD! :)

I also have a little surprise/spoiler regarding our Spring Quarter Issue... which I will reveal some time next week! So make sure you stay tuned- I promise, it's a real treat!

Liz Kim