またね (for now!)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

☆Hey!ヽ('ー'#)/ Hello!☆

This is just a quick post to say see you soon & THANK YOU for helping me to finally reach 100 followers on this blog~!
Pixel Doll courtesy of milkiestar on GAL STYLE
I hope everyone has a fabulous rest of the week & weekend & I really appreciate all of you who stop by & leave such positive, encouraging comments

Keep watching too, because there might be a first giveaway sometime in the near future! 
\(○^ω^○)/ 
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Ardell #134 Lashes & Stuff

Monday, July 26, 2010

こんぱんだ♪ヾ(●ω●)ノ”フリフリ 
 
I'm doing my best to update as much as possible in the next 3 days since I will be without internet while I'm on vaca! Sometimes I think it really is sad how much I check the netz every day, but c'est la vie haha (●´艸`)ヾ
 
Anyway...
The latest w♥c to add to my closet! 
The tiger tee & Mister Banana one were on sale~ the rest wasn't, haha  (///ω///)テレテレ♪
I'm SO excited to bring along the tiger tube top to NYC though~ really glad I was able to snag it & it's still for sale too!
 
& just for fun...
 Natsumi rocking it~
& the fabulous Nemoyayo too!
If you read my twitter, you'll know I'm planning a 5-day w♥c coordinate spread for every day of my trip & I'm having trouble deciding which items to bring. So please feel free to give me your suggestions & help me pack~! \(○^ω^○)/ 
 
SO NOW ABOUT THE LASHES~~!!
 
Since I won't be able to share the gorgeous Bloomzy & my twin coordinates,  I thought I would at least share the make I wore for it since it included the fabulous pair of Ardell #134 lashes I picked up a week ago!
Ignore the messy lower liner & LOOK AT THOSE LASHES!
★'.・.LOVE~(^▽^(^▽^*)~LOVE.・.・:☆
 
Do I need to say how much I am in love with these??
 
The 'starry-eyed' lash look is my absolute favourite because it just makes your eyes POP & these lashes do an amazing job of doing just that.

Check out Nana Suzuki in her EYEMAZING ones~
& a closer look of the Ardell #134's~
((o-ω-)♡(−ω-o))
 
Can't wait to try these with some bottom lashes for an even more dramatic look!
What are some of your favourite lash looks
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Maybelline Volum' Express the Falsies Mascara

Saturday, July 24, 2010

ヾ(〃⌒ ー———⌒)ノ~~コンニチワァ♪
 
GOD IT'S SO HOT!! (´ ▽`).。o♪♪ ボケ〜
 
I went out to get a parfait at this local ice cream place here in town earlier today & nearly died... I hope this crazy heat dies down some before I head up to NYC next week! 
 
I really hope everyone is staying cool (ノД`)・゜・。 
 
Anyway, I didn't want to risk my usual lashes falling off because of the heat (I almost had an embarrassing moment of lash loss like that last weekend, haha u___u) so I thought today would be a great day to finally test out the Maybelline Volum' Express the Falsies mascara! ♪(*^ー゜)v(*^▽^*)*☆
 I'm a sucker for the pretty purple packaging, haha~
I was kind of sad that the brush didn't come out purple like it shows in this photo from the Maybelline website but it does have a great curved, long length~ perfect for getting all your lashes in one sweep!
Here it is on... I had to crop this photo since my hair was a royal mess & kept getting in the way when I took it, haha ☆⌒(>。≪) 
 
As you can see, it really does lengthen the lashes beautifully, but my only complaint is that it is a little clumpy... I did just sweep it on though, so maybe if I had taken more time it would have come out more evenly.
One more to show the amazing length

Overall, I like this mascara & would recommend it. The price is reasonable (only 6$ at Target) & the quality is decent for a drugstore brand! 

I've been wearing it for about 6 hours now, even took a nap in it, & it hasn't flaked off or anything~ which is a BIG PLUS since most mascaras have a tendency to do that after extended wear!

I don't think I would trade my real falsies for it though, haha ((((^Q^)/゛ギャハハハ

Does anyone think they will give this mascara a try?

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆


GalStar Jumpsuit

Thursday, July 22, 2010

( ̄0 ̄)こ( ̄ー ̄)ん( ̄〇 ̄)ば( ̄ー ̄)ん( ̄〇 ̄)わ 

Today was a really long & tiring day so I'm going to keep this short & sweet with a look at the GalStar jumpsuit I wore last Sunday~
 Close-up~
★ハ★ズ★カ★(/\)★シ★イ★ー★
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

My Boom: Morocco/Ethnic + Blog Award

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

☆Hey!ヽ('ー'#)/ Hello!☆

Hope everyone is having a good week so far~!
I'm counting down the days til my vacation, which is literally a week from today... Soon I'll be BACK IN THE NYC my old hometown, haha!!
キャハハ o(>▽▽<)o キャハハ

Today I wanted to do a different post, kind of like my style idol posts which I hope to make regularly on here~ MY BOOM! \(○^ω^○)/ 

For anyone who's like 'wtf is a boom??', basically it's anything that's trending (in this case with me personally) right now. It can be a style, an accessory, a makeup item, music, whatever.  The word is usually used in reference to fashion though, especially in Japanese magazines.

So right now, my boom is... yea, you guessed it~ Morocco/ethnic style! ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 

If you've been reading this blog, you can tell I've been loving this trend like whoa.  I first noticed ethnic style in the July issue of JELLY (one of my personal fashion bibles ❤), where it was being promoted as an upcoming 'next' trend~
I really loved JELLY's take on it~ just elements here & there to add an ethnic 'flair' to an outfit without looking like you're just going on vacation in Turkey, haha(≧∇≦)

nuts also did a mini-spread on the trend in the June issue, adding the 'Morocco' part~
I really wish the shots were clearer because the styling in this one is beautiful ❤ You can definitely see a more centralised version of the trend here, which borders on the kitschy vacation-in-Turkey but could also be perfect for a resort look.

The August issue of JELLY actually has my favourite take on the trend in a bigger spread, but unfortunately scans aren't out yet & I'm too anal with my magazines to scan it in myself, haha   
(●´艸`)ヾ 

Luckily there are lots of blog photos of gals rocking Morocco/ethnic style though~!
My girl Shizuka Takeda looking fabulous as usual~ definitely expect to see more of her in a future style idol post on here! 
Another of my favourite girls, Remi Sakamoto~
The ever-fabulous Aina Tanaka getting in on it~ love her bracelets!
Had to put Chie in twice because she rocks it so well~ sometimes it's a bit much though, but she's forgiven because of her super-gorgeous make, haha!
Natsuki Fukuzumi doing a more mode-kei look, but I think this could easily cross over into ethnic~
Rin looking fabulous as usual
 Emika's pop-ethnic look
 Although it's definitely over-the-top, I'm absolutely loving Riho Nishiyama's take~ that eyemake alone is TO DIE FOR. Definitely going to re-create the eyemake one day!

A quick note~ most of these photos came from agehabarbiedoll's amazing tumblr  ❤ Please check it out if you love gorgeous gal spam 24/7!

& since I could never forget, the lovely Jasmine of Love, Peace & Lipstick gave me this ultra-sweet blog award \(○^ω^○)/ 
 THANK YOU SO SO MUCH, BB~~!!

I'm supposed to pass this award on to 15 other people, but I honestly can't think of anyone on my blogroll whose blog I DON'T love! 

Ladies, please keep on being the gorgeous, amazing, inspiring gals you all are! 
(*^・^)CHU〜☆
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Mini Make Haul & Snaps

Monday, July 19, 2010

(。・ω・)ノ゙ コンチャ♪

I've been sick since yesterday & I got to leave work early, so I thought I'd do a little update just to kill some time( _ _ )..........o 

I'm still trying to build up my lash & make collection so whenever I get a chance to splurge some on these items, I do it!

 Two Saturdays ago I went to the higher-end mall about 45 mins from where I live & visited the MAC counter. There were so many things I wanted to buy, but since I hadn't gotten paid yet,  I only bought one thing...
My first pair of MAC #7 lashes~~!!

I wore them for the first time both days this past weekend & even though I love the Dolly Wink brand, I have to say I have definitely been converted to MAC lashes~
Saturday's eyemake~
& Sunday~

I also wore my GEO 3 Tone Magic Color blue lenses which I think made the lashes pop even more 
♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 
 
 This Saturday I went to Sally Beauty Supply to see what if they had anything new & came out with these~
 China Glaze nail polish in colour For Audrey & Ardell Fashion lashes.
 
They had an ENTIRE Ardell lash bar set up & it was SO HARD to pick just one pair!
I decided to go with these though because the style reminded me a little of EYEMAZING brand lashes~
★'.・.LOVE~(^▽^(^▽^*)~LOVE.・.・:☆
 
The nail polish was another great buy since I think it's the same one Mitsu used for her ethnic nails last month! 
I did my own self-mani with it last night trying to take my mind off feeling sick, haha~
 Please to be ignoring my majorly scratched up & abused phone 
(●´艸`)ヾ
The colour is really pretty though!

As a bonus, I also picked up one of the new Maybelline Volum' Express mascaras at Target~
I usually really like Maybelline mascaras, but I wonder if this one will live up to its claim to make your lashes look like 'falsies,' haha  ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!
 
That's it for now~ 
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆





Weekend So Far

Saturday, July 17, 2010

(*^ο^)こ(*^-^)ん(*^○^)ば(*^-^)ん(*^〇^)わ(*^∇^)v ニパッ♪ 

What's up? ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 

Since I'm having a quiet Saturday at home tonight, I thought I'd do a little update haha~

Last night I caught a live reggae show with one of my friends here~
I have to say this is probably THE CLOSEST to an actual club we have here in my super-boring little town & last night was my first time going... The bar was set up really nice, the drinks were good, & it was a nice crowd. 

They have regular electro/hip-hop nights here too, so I'm definitely going to go back & check it out!
\(○^ω^○)/ 
 
This is what I wore last night~
If you couldn't tell from my most recent posts lately, I'm really into the ethnic trend haha!(^凹^)
 
I thought it was appropriate to wear to a reggae show too~ a little bit island-y & casual
 Check my sweet faux turquoise ring I snagged for 6$ at Target too~  
o(>▽<)o ウキャキャウキャキャ
 
Today I wore my w❤c maxi dress, which I ended up spilling coffee on while I was driving from Starbucks this afternoon because I'm a klutz (´Д`。)
 
Before the disaster~
 Luckily coffee doesn't stain forever! (●´艸`)ヾ
I'm happy to report it came right out in the wash~
  
HAPPY WEEKEND, EVERYONE~~!!

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆


New w❤c 3 & GalStar

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノおはよう
 
IT'S THURSDAY, YEA~~!! haha o(>▽<)o
 
Before I get on with this post though, I just wanted to thank everyone who left a comment on the twin coordinate post ❤ It was a lot of fun for us to do & I'm happy we could share that joy with you all who read this blog!

But moving on... 

The last of my w❤c haul came in last week, which included these lovely two items from mbok from the spring 2010 collection~
 The floral print maxi dress is brand new with tags!
♪(*^ー゜)v(*^▽^*)*☆
The shorts are a size M & are HUGE on my waist but I figured if I can wear them down around my hips à la this cutie on the left from the August issue of JELLY, I'll be ok haha!
 Scan courtesy of Universal Doll
 
I also made my first GalStar order which came in last week as well & I was pretty pleased with the goods! ❤ The quality isn't as cheap as I was expecting & the designs are just like what's shown on the webshop.
On the right is this jumpsuit I just HAD to have since I'm really into the Morocco/ethnic trend right now~
 & on the left is this super-hot mode-kei leopard onepiece Mitsu blogged about here
 Bear in mind this is supposed to be a tank top but it's shown as a onepiece & notice how it looks on Shizuka. Pretty short, right? 
 
But I don't have a problem with short dresses.
 
Well, here it is on me...
I swear there's AT LEAST an extra half-inch or something on Shizuka's that doesn't make it this hoochie short because I'm only 160cm (5'3"), unless Shizuka is a midget, but that's not even the worst part!
 
Here is the back, purely for the lulz...
。゚゚(」。≧□≦)」<ノヾヵャ□才〜ッ!!!
 
 Yea, that's why it's listed as a tank top, haha!
I definitely WON'T be wearing this as a onepiece  ☆⌒(>。≪)
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆