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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

via my camera + iTouch

I haven't done of one of these random snaps posts in a while, so here goes~

☆ Favourite new earrings courtesy of the clearance jewelry rack at Kohl's~ only 2$, no lie.

★ Yesterday's hot-as-hell-don't-wanna-dress-up outfit featuring favourite new cut-offs from Mink Pink. Karmaloop has them on super-sale here & don't forget you can get extra $$ off by using my rep code CHERRI82 at checkout! ★=(−.⌒) /end shameless pimping

☆ Badass 5$ turquoise eyeliner from Hard Candy via Wal-Mart. I'm obsessed with colourful summer liners thanks to the girls of happie nuts & HauteKeikk
★ In use ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 
☆ Today's look featuring my second TOPSHOP item + turquoise accessories~ slightly more dressed up than yesterday, hahaa ( ̄▼ ̄)ノ_彡☆ばんばん!
I love how everything in this post is CHEAP.  Yey for saving monies!! 拍手♪パチ☆(p ̄Д ̄q)☆パチ☆( ̄pq ̄)☆パチ♪

see you~


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thanks to my ever so kind lens sponsor mukuCHU, I am now the proud owner of my fourth total pair of GEO lenses ♥ These are from the Nudy Quarter Series in Blue.

Brand: GEO Medical
Diameter: 14.00mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6mm
Life Span: up to 1 year disposal

First I just want to say how happy I am that my lenses seem to be coming on a regular monthly basis now~ there used to be a really long wait time between each pair of lenses, so thank you mukuCHU! ♥ I am also really pleased that this is my second pair of blue lenses. These in particular are such an amazing sea blue shade~ the pretty colour is definitely what stood out for me first with these lenses.

Also, like the whole Nudy series, these give quite noticeable enlargement. I would definitely recommend these lenses for someone who wants size as well as a nice colour. They are also extremely comfortable & have not caused any trouble to my eyes in the 6+ hours I have been wearing them.

1) without flash, 2) with flash

These are rather gorgeous lenses ♥ I would rate them a 9 out of 10, if only because I prefer a more natural size for everyday but the overall look of these lenses is perfect. Definitely will wear them for a special night out or photoshoots though!

see you~

It Girls

Monday, July 25, 2011

Top to bottom: Akane, Elli-Rose, Lie, Yuria, Maipu & Sayoko

Presenting my current list of top bitches ❤ These are the gals who inspire me most because they have an awesome, laid-back personal style, cool attitude & are not afraid to do their own thing.

see you~


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Jeffrey Campbell Mildred Paint, used lace top + miniscule One Teaspoon shorts

My search for these absolutely fabulous shoes warrants a post all its own, haha ( ̄▼ ̄)ノ_彡☆ばんばん!After they sold out like crazy on Karmaloop, I spent some time stalking all the online JC retailers until I finally spotted them at Plum for Polly. Luckily they still had one size 6 in stock & as soon as I got back from NYC, I grabbed them.

So the timeline goes something like this~ bought on the 4th ---> shipped on the 5th ---> arrived on... the 22nd バカーヾ(*д*)ノ゛

There is absolutely NO WAY a parcel shipped Priority Class in the United States going to another state no less should have taken that long.  Every day I would check the postal service tracking website & it would say that my parcel had been processed through a centre in Maryland & was currently in transit to me. However, it said that FOR TWO WEEKS~ Maryland is only like 1 state over from me. The parcel definitely should have gotten to me in no time if it was really in transit. So finally I contacted Plum for Polly & the amazingly sweet shop owner Emilie took up the case! ❤

After 3 days of Emilie harassing the Maryland centre, my parcel finally arrived to me yesterday. & honestly, it was worth the wait! These definitely fit the term 'shoes as art'~ they look & feel totally more expensive than they were & the architectural heel blows my mind. I'm so happy they're the first pair from my original JC wishlist that I was able to get my hands on ❤ They're also WAY CUTER than the Balenciaga shoes they're modeled after (●´艸`)ヾ

A super-huge ありがとう goes out to Emilie of Plum for Polly though for taking the time out of her busy schedule to help a customer find her lost shoes~ if anyone is looking for a great place to shop JC (& other brands!) please give your business to this amazing lady! ❤

see you~


Friday, July 22, 2011

JC released part 2 of their amazing fall 2011 lookbook last week, this time channeling the Downtown Girl. I have to admit that by nature I am more of an Uptown Girl since I never really hung out below 34th Street & 6th Ave when I lived in the city, but I really loved the slightly grungy, dark-lipsticked badass-ness of this shoot ❤ Makes me wanna break out my MAC 'Kittenish' lipstick & my favourite oversized leopard print sweater to go along with these shoes.

First up is the Leopard Colorblock Lita that is slowly but surely wearing on me because a) it's leopard print & b) it's PINK!  The Leopard Colorblock Lita @ NASTY GAL is currently available. Next up is the sleek & simple Mañero, which is just a great mid-calf boot. SINGER22 has it up for pre-order here. & because I can never get enough pink, the Warrant is like a more fabulous take on the What I blogged about in Pt 1.

My absolute major want of this lookbook though is the Garble ❤ There's just something about an open-toe, open-heel, knee-high boot that screams ME, haha (●´艸`)ヾ If I get any of the shoes from the Downtown Girl collection, it will most likely be these.

Now we just REALLY NEED for the cool weather to hurry up...

see you~

GWHIHS x cherri☆pop☆fiction

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jeffrey Campbell GIRLS WE HATED IN HIGH SCHOOL Hoffman Bag in Ivory/Black Snake, Mink Pink shorts, used top + Pink Glitter Lita @ NASTY GAL

I finally got my hands on one of the amazing JC GIRLS WE HATED IN HIGH SCHOOL bags in snake print no less! ♥ Finding it so amusing that they just blogged about the snake trend today too, haha~

Anyway, the Hoffman is the most adorable little bag. It fits my debit card, driver's license, & exactly 1 lipstick perfectly ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!It's the perfect going-out bag or if you're like me & like to travel light on a daily basis~ as much as I love huge bags, I just never seem to fill them up with enough crap.

Asami of the mother of all JC blogs Pink Kitten mentioned that the GWHIHS bags had a really expensive look & feel to them, & I have to say she is 1,000% correct. This one is made of the softest, most luxurious suede I have ever felt & will probably last through being crushed against a 100 bar stools when I wear it for nights out. I definitely want to invest in more to match my steadily growing JC collection! ★=(−.⌒)

see you~

KKCenterhk x ES A63 Lashes

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Before I left for vacation, I was contacted by KKCenterhk to do a review on one of their products of my choice. KKCenterhk is a Hong Kong-based online store that sells different beauty products, including false eyelashes, wigs, makeup & more. After looking through the selections they provided me for my review, I chose the ES A63 Clear Band Short Natural Lashes.

As the description says, these are very natural lashes. The clear plastic band is thin & not so noticeable, & I found it not to be as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. The lashes themselves are also very soft & DON'T have that noticeably shiny synthetic look a lot of falsies tend to have (especially those on the cheaper end, haha (●´艸`)ヾ) Overall, I was really pleased with their look! & for only 8$ for 10 pairs, it's not a bad deal either~


KKCenterhk is currently holding a contest to win some great beauty prizes from their store too~ all you have to do is place an order & spread the word! 

Just click on the banner above to find out more & enter \(○^ω^○)/ The contest ends August 1 so make sure you get your entry in soon!

see you~


Friday, July 15, 2011

The fantastic Caroline of Spooning with a Schoolboy & the lovely Miss Wave of hey there, dream chaser both nominated me for some blog games that strangely both have the number 7 involved in them, so here goes~

The first is this super-sweet blog award from Miss Wave ❤ I'm always slightly surprised when anyone nominates me for these because I truly don't think my blog is anywhere near the level of a lot of others on my blogroll, but I'm always grateful nonetheless!

The only rule of this award is to tell 7 random things about yourself~

ミ☆ My hair is actually super-curly. Yes, I spend about 45 mins a day just styling it alone (●´艸`)ヾ 
ミ★ Growing up, I attended 4 different elementary schools, 2 middle schools & just 1 high school.
ミ☆ I am actually horribly, painfully shy.
ミ★ My very first relationship was online.
ミ☆ I used to want to be become a criminal psychologist or work with the FBI à la The Silence of the Lambs interviewing psychos. The more crazy/dangerous, the better.
ミ★ When I was little, I really believed I had blonde hair. Up until the age of 7, I think, when I finally decided to look in the mirror & face the truth (●´艸`)ヾ
ミ☆ I'm only 5'3" but people always think I'm taller.

Passing this award on to the following lovelies~ Sami, Hana, Rii, Emy, Bianca, Eden & Hachi(*^^)^*) ☆Chu!!

The second is the 7 Links Project that Caroline nominated me for. I didn't think I would be able to do this one so easily since I feel my blog's content isn't really that varied, but here's what I was able to come up with ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン! 

1) My most beautiful post

I chose this post as most beautiful only because out of all my inspirational photo posts, this one just came out so cohesive &... beautiful! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!

2) My most popular post

Thank god for Blogger's stats page, hahaha~ I never would have guessed this post had the most page views (T▽T)ノ_彡☆ばんばん!Though I guess you can't go wrong with pics of fabulous gals with fabulous hair~

3) My most controversial post

I think this was probably my most controversial post just because it deals with an issue that goes across the board for a lot of readers of this blog & that's body image. I posted that I admired Detsu for her non-stick-thin shape & willingness to celebrate her curves, but a lot of people actually still thought she was thinner than the average girl. Just a matter of opinion, I guess~

4) My most helpful post 

I would definitely call this my most helpful post because any time I can help bring attention to fabulous blogs, it's a good thing! ★=(−.⌒)

5) A post whose success surprised me

So according to my blog's stats, this post came in second place after the hair one. Surprise much too, haha? This was really just another outfit post for me, but looking back on it now, I think it really captured last summer & my tastes back then. It's interesting to see the evolution! ❤

6) A post I feel didn't get the attention it deserved

This is a purely fluff post I'm choosing because I honestly can't say why some posts catch people's interest & others don't haha~ I really liked this makeup trend from last summer though so I was kind of sad not many people picked up on it! (´Д`。)グスン 

7) The post that I am most proud of

This post was a big turning point not just in my life but in my blog~ it was while I was writing this that I came to the realisation I needed to completely change the direction of my focus for my career, my attitude & my style. It also symbolises the end & the beginning of the journey I am currently on. I was also really touched that I received so many wonderful & encouraging comments from people I have come to know & adore through this blog ❤

But because some things will never change, aka I am lazy, I am nominating the same gorgeous ladies above for this project too ( ̄▼ ̄)ノ_彡☆ばんばん!


see you~