New w❤c & Giveaway Gets

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

こ(^0^)ん(^_^)ば(^▽^)ん(^_^)わ(^○^) 

How is everyone?

I'm excited for the long holiday weekend coming up, even though I'm only off on Monday (T∇T)
So far this week is going really well though!

Yesterday I received the first of my new w❤c haul & the spoils of the gorgeous Alanna aka VivaRilakkuma's giveaway \(○^ω^○)/ 
The new w❤c is also from mbok & is current season~
The green pepper jumpsuit as seen on Chinatsu in the summer catalogue~
& the I ❤ JAPAN tube top as seen on the adorable Natsumi, who I plan to do a future style idol post on!~
I'm expecting 2 more w❤c arrivals + I will be coordinating with these in the very near future, so expect more to come!

Moving on...

I meant to post about this WAYYY earlier, but I ended up winning Alanna's very first blog giveaway!
♪(*^ー゜)v(*^▽^*)*☆
Notice the Rilakkuma tape on the package~ so cute!
The spoils + a sweet note from Alanna & a surprise! ❤
The eyeshadows are on a tissue because 1 of them broke a bit in transit (´ω`。)
So happy to get these Barry M nail polishes since they don't sell this brand here in the US (as far as I know) & now I can do a Tsubasa manicure! \(○^ω^○)/
ACCENT LASH LOVE~~!! ☆((ヾ(´∀`@)
This blush was the surprise Alanna added~ you can read here why it's so great!
Can't wait to see this on!! 
\(>0<)/ がんば〜 
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆
 
 

Mode Week = Fail

Sunday, June 27, 2010

ヾ(〃⌒ ー———⌒)ノ~~コンニチワァ♪

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
So far I've had a very full one~ yesterday I went to the Lost River Lake in West Virginia which was kind of scary because I absolutely HATE the wilderness but love the water, so I had a pretty good time! 
(≧∇≦)
Today I stayed in civilisation & did a bit of shopping... I'll probably post my purchases up sometime this week!
 But since some of you showed some interest at seeing my attempt at mode week on twitter, here are the snaps of the first 3 days I got through, haha (#`ε´#ゞ

Quick note: I hated my face in almost all of these so big pink hearts is what you get!(≧∇≦)
Simple first look~ border crop top + colourblock bandage skirt.
Close-up on my shoes a) because I love shoes & b) because these reminded me a lot of these fabulous ones by w❤c!

Ignore the absence of a pedi in these photos, haha (#`ε´#ゞ
Second day~ border tunic, obi belt & leggings.
This probably my best attempt because I was able to incorporate some key elements of mode style!

Love this tunic because it features both power & deco shoulders in one!
Studded pumps
Third day not so mode  (ノД`)・゜・。Border top + high-waisted skirt.
This is actually a typical kind of work outfit for me, but I changed my usual pedestrian pumps for a bootie style shoe that is mode-ish (?)
Another one of my favourite pairs of shoes ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆
Close-up so you can see I added a bit of bling jewelry so it's not a totally boring outfit, haha~
So, as you can see mode week kind of turned into border week!
(/。\)イヤン!ハズカシイ 
I am trying to incorporate more versatile pieces into my wardrobe in order to achieve a more concrete representation of this style since it's perfect for work. 

What do you all think of mode style?

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Thursday

Thursday, June 24, 2010

~~~ヾ ^∇^おはよー♪

Yes, it's morning! & yes, I have to work tomorrow!(≧∇≦)

But I got an early start to my weekend since I went out last night~
Ignore my post-work messy hair, haha( ̄へ ̄)

We went to see The Karate Kid & then out for late dinner at Applebee's~
It's not something I usually do on a weeknight so it was a lot of fun!
The movie was really cute too~ Jaden Smith is such a tiny version of his dad, haha!

Yes, I am a lame dork(≧∇≦)

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

mbok & used w❤c

Sunday, June 20, 2010

☆Hey!ヽ('ー'#)/ Hello!☆
 
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! ❤
I've had a good one so far... Although I did get sunburned from yesterday's day at the pool (T-T )( T-T) 
Today I've just been in & out of shops so my skin will get a break, haha~
Anyway, on to what I want to talk about today!

Mitsu was the first to introduce me to the amazingness that is mbok when she talked about it back in March ❤ 
For anyone who doesn't already know, mbok is basically an auction site like eBay or Yahoo!Japan but SO MUCH MORE extensive! There are tons of auctions for many popular gal brands on there, including some for recent & past items.  Like other auction sites, you can get brand new items, though the majority of them are used.

I recently scored the spoils of 2 w❤c auctions, which I decided to try out today! 
 \(○^ω^○)/
 
 
 Everything but the skirt & scarf is w❤c & from the summer 2009 line & was together in the auction.
I was trying to model it after this blog shot of Chinatsu in the same shirt:


♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 
 
 
Close-up~

The shoes are a size M & a bit big since I have unnaturally tiny feet, but I managed ok with them!


I love this hat! I like to think that 'Let's PE !!' means let's do physical education & not let's go to the bathroom, haha 
(●´艸`)ヾ 
But we do know that Chinatsu likes her pee&poo humour!
 
I was also able to score an auction for a pair of the famous ultra-destroyed jeans~


I'm glad I decided to go with the size S since they fit somewhat big... but it's ok for the boyfriend style, or if I gain a few pounds, haha! 
o(>▽<)o ウキャキャウキャキャ
 
I think these are also from the summer 2009 line since they look exactly like the ones Chinatsu is wearing in this catalogue shot:

\(○^ω^○)/
 
The first auction was 10,000yen total for all 3 items & the second one was 8,000yen for the jeans. My friend who was so kind to bid on them for me only charged me a bit more for shipping, but basically it was just 18,000yen for all 4 items! 
 
Just to give you an idea on how great that is, a pair of these jeans alone from the webshop are 12,000yen ヽ(´Д`ヽ)(/´Д`) Add to that a pair of shoes that can run anywhere from 4,900 to 8,900yen + fees from a shopping service... mbok is the way to go!!


☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

First Sun

Saturday, June 19, 2010

(*・ェ・*)ノ~☆コンバンワ♪
 

Please to be ignoring my less than perfect skin (p>□<q*))
 
Yes, I really did get a tan today! ☆ミヾ(#`Д´)σ[ノ ヽ``┼┐!] 
You can see it better from my bikini bottom, but I didn't think that would be appropriate, haha~

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

❤ for Gilfy Style

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

こんぱんだ♪ヾ(●ω●)ノ”フリフリ 

How is everyone?
I've been meaning to blog for days now but this week has been beyond crazy (●´・△・`)

Some good things have happened though & it's almost over, so I'm looking forward to my weekend in the house alone! ^ω^ 

I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I might take a drive up to Tyson's Corner in DC just to get away.
That or hang out at my friend's pool...

Ok, now I'm getting off topic  (●´艸`)ヾ 

Gilfy is one of the gal brands I admire most because it has such a distinctive look. Gilfy is cool, a little bit tough, & sexy in a slightly tomboyish way. 

I hadn't officially tried out this style for myself though until last weekend...


Maya Mori showcasing some Gilfy looks in the June issue of JELLY

 
My version of a Gilfy-ish look using items from my own closet.


& since it was too hot to wear the authentic Gilfy hat I got with my Gilfy Store mook...


素敵, no?

I was also amused to see this recent photo from Iwata Nonoka's blog~


❤ her to pieces! 

So, what do you think of Gilfy style?

I'm not sure if I can carry it off 100% since I like more of a pop style in gal fashion, but I think it's nice for a cool casual look  (人´∀`).☆.。.:*・ 

 Hope to blog again soon!

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆


Canmake Cream Cheek

Sunday, June 13, 2010

ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノおはよう !

We now take a break from the weekend-long True Blood marathon to talk about cream blush
(^凹^)
 
In my last YesStyle order,  I decided to try out Canmake's Cream Cheek blushes since I haven't found a US-made blush that is pigmented enough for my tastes. If anyone is interested, the closest I have found to a high-pigment pink blush that's fairly cheap is Maybelline's Expert Wear blush in Pinch 'O Pink. 
But that's only if you put on A LOT ☆⌒(>。≪)
 
So that brings me to the Canmake blushes!
Cute packaging, no? o(>▽<)o 
 These are the Strawberry Whip & Vitamin Orange colours. 
I actually prefer the look of cream blushes to powder blushes & wanting to try the dramatic orange colour, I thought these would be especially noticeable.

So what were the results?


Strawberry Whip~


Orange Vitamin~

My final thought on these blushes is that they are still not as dramatic as I would have liked, but they are definitely better than any of the US-made blushes I have tried. I am excited to try the Candy Doll line though!

Still, I actually really like the way the Vitamin Orange looks on my olive skin tone because it makes my skin look sun-kissed, haha \(○^ω^○)/ 
 
So for those of you girls with darker skin tones, don't be afraid to try the orange blush trend!
 
Random note: These photos are from last weekend & the weekend before~ I promise to take more current photos next time! 
(TωT)
 
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

True Blood

Thursday, June 10, 2010

お〜o(⌒0⌒)oは〜♪\(⌒▽⌒)/
 

Now I just need to finish watching Season 1! 
o(>▽▽<)o 


☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

I ❤ Knockoffs

Monday, June 7, 2010

こんぱんだ♪ヾ(●ω●)ノ”フリフリ 
It's Monday & I'm not as wiped out as I usually am after the weekend!
I guess doing nothing really is helpful sometimes, haha~

My co-worker is back from her vacation too so that made the day really easy too... I hate working with my boss since she's one of those kind that thinks she's above working with her staff
( ̄□ ̄」)」☆o(><;)

But anyway, enough work blahblahblah...

If anyone reads my twitter, you might remember when I mentioned I found an almost exact copy of this Lip Service salopette on YesStyle:




dun dun dun...




Almost exactly the same, no?? (人´∀`).☆.。.:*・

These are from Taiwanese brand Puffy & are in stock right now!
They are actually a little big but the slightly looser fit is comfy~

I almost caved & bought the authentic Lip Service one, but I'm glad I waited & snagged this knockoff instead! It's just as cute as the original & saved me more monies to buy w❤c
ヘ(^0^)ヘ ☆




☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Dolly Wink No. 2 Sweet Girly

Saturday, June 5, 2010

☆Hey!ヽ('ー'#)/ Hello!☆
 
It's the weekend again!  ♪(*^ー゜)v(*^▽^*)*☆ガンバ☆♪ 
My favourite time every week if you hadn't already noticed, haha!

Today I got my Father's Day shopping done so I feel accomplished!
My dad is the hardest person in the world to shop for so every year is like a test that I must pass orz もう駄目... 
 
I am also wearing my Dolly Wink lashes so I wanted to share! 
 
 
The top ones are missing because they're on my face, haha(^凹^)
 
 On first taking them out of the package, I noticed that they are very high quality & the lashes themselves are very soft~ no plastic material for these!
 
They were really easy to remove too, no extra pulling & tugging required!
 
 
... & here they are!
 
I didn't trim off the ends even though they are a bit longer than my natural eye line because I was going for a super-dramatic-Chinatsu-like look ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!
 
 
Today's look  ミ☆ 
 
I would definitely recommend the Dolly Wink brand not just because it's popular & made by the ever so fabulous 益若つばさ, but because the lashes are amazing quality & look natural & gorgeous! 

My next Dolly Wink purchase will be a pair of their bottom lashes so please look forward to my review on those ・‥…━━━★ 
 
Everyone enjoy your weekend!
 
 ☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆


Style Idol 若槻千夏 & More Lashes

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

( ^-^)ノ(* ^-^)ノこんばんわぁ♪ 

Happy Wednesday!
We're halfway through the week, yay! ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 

Today I thought I'd change it up just blogging about personal stuff & post about one of my top favourite style idols, 若槻千夏/Wakatsuki Chinatsu (*・∀・)/♡\(・∀・*)

& in keeping with the lashes theme, what better way to start than to show off some of her amazing lash looks?  \(○^ω^○)/
  
 
A pretty tame look from Chinatsu but still lots of drama on the top lashes! 
 

Crazy feather uppers & longer lowers that totally make this outfit pop. This is what I love about Chinatsu~ she takes risks & isn't afraid of looking extreme!


Another dramatic lash look, kind of exaggerated dolly style. I think I would actually try to pull this one off myself since it's not as shocking as feathers on your lashes! (●´艸`)ヾ 
 
 
Long, glorious lashes paired with glorious curly hair

I love how in each photo, her lashes complement the outfit she's wearing. She is clearly a girl who thinks about the look she wants to present, from head to toe, & manages to pull together an amazing ensemble.  

I definitely aspire to have this kind of style! 
\(★´−`)人(´▽`★)/

In the May issue of SCawaii, Chinatsu had a mini fashion book dedicated just to her style.  
Lashes definitely play a key role in all of her looks & I liked how she pointed out some of her favourites here:


Scan courtesy of sushi-cat.net


Is anyone else a Chinatsu fan?

I think I may do another style idol post sometime too~
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Lash-Tastic

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

こ(^0^)ん(^_^)ば(^▽^)ん(^_^)わ(^○^) 

How is everyone?
Today is Tuesday but it felt like Monday, so I'm happy it's over! (´ ▽`).。o♪♪
Also getting over THE TOTMtime of the month so I'll be even happier when this week is over, haha~

But enough blahblahblah, time for more lash talk! \(○^ω^○)/ 

The 3 day weekend gave me lots of time to practise with different lashes.
These are just the plain Ardell accent lashes #305 paired with my Adult Brown lenses on Saturday.
I was really pleased with how my makeup turned out too


These are the eBay lashes cut into accents paired with my GEO Magic Color Blue lenses from Sunday.

This is a horrible application, haha (;´Д`) うぅっ。。 

I was lazy & didn't apply any eyeliner so the lashes don't blend in well at all... but you can see how full & dramatic they are!
  
Same eBay lashes & GEO lenses with the addition of the Corner Highlight bottom lashes yesterday.

Did better with the top lashes but I think I placed the bottom lashes too far below my eye line. It's a lot trickier than it seems! 号(┳Д┳)泣

I also skipped out on bottom liner which would have helped to camouflage the bad placement of the bottom lashes better but I'm trying to get away from the heavy bottom liner for day looks( ̄へ ̄)

If anyone has any helpful tips on applying bottom lashes, please share!

Anyway...  Practise makes perfect (人・_・)♡
 
 ☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆