Their website is super kawaii just like the brand. Let me warn you that you will be greeted by Tsubasa's Digital Single, "Bunny Days". It's not exactly my thing. Anyways, without further a due, see the website here.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
I believe that the release date in Japan is October 28th, 2011. Hopefully, online stores will stock them soon!
CandyDoll is a Japanese line of makeup products and accessories designed by Tsubasa Masuwaka.
The quality of the products are really good so I am sure that these brushes will not let me down.
I own a CandyDoll lipgloss and I love it! The colour payoff is superb and it lasts for a long time compared to average lipglosses.
Here is a picture of Tsubasa using the blush brush herself ^^
If you want to read her original blog post about, click here.
If you want to get more info on these brushes (and you can read Japanese), click here.
I hope all you will have a lovely weekend!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
It doesn't get any better than this. I bought jeans for $5CAD. This is a total steal! I have never in my life seen jeans for this cheap ^^ I'm also used to wearing their jeans as they cling to the right spots on my small figure. The cardigan was also 5 bucks. I bought four basic t-shirts and they only costed $1.75CAD each. If you have an Urban Planet near you, I suggest checking it out because they always have really great deals! Some deals include half-price the last ticketed price.
I hope you all had an awesome weekend!
Friday, October 7, 2011
This is a great way to wear those shirts that are a tad too short. Paired along with these high-waisted shorts, this outfit makes my legs appear longer ^^
The fur adds a bit of warmth to it as we are currently in the fall season.
I feel that this is more suitable for dinners or something fancier than just going to work :P This outfit is definitely on the girly side. It has lace, bows, jewels and hearts~
Faux leather & fur coat: Hong Kong
Victorian sleeved & lace top: Pacific Mall
High-waisted bow shorts: H&M (divided line)
Heart tights: Hong Kong
Jewel peep toes: gift
Monday, October 3, 2011
I stumbled upon an Etude House while I was in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I was so excited that I squealed when I saw it! The exterior of the store was so pretty: pink, feminine, cottage-like. I wouldn't mind living in a house like that! It was late August when I bought this small treasure. It was kind of shocking because the Miss Tangerine collection came out during spring 2011. They might still have some Miss Tangerine items left.
Claims: "Glossy, moist lipstick in fabulous Tangerine shades for juicy, tangy lips." This is an accurate description of the product.
This Miss Tangerine Sweet Shower Lips is basically a lipstick with a finish of a lipgloss.
Make sure that the product is sealed! I find that Etude House has seals on all or most of their lip products which is really nice~
Texture & colour: This lipstick applies smoothly and it just melts onto the lips. It provides a brilliant shine for a lipstick-almost glossy looking-that lasts for 30 minutes to an hour. It feels moisturizing at first but the moisture disappears with the shine. The colour, however, lasts up to 5 hours. #3 Miss Sunny Tangerine is true to it's name. It is a youthful and cheery reddish orange sans shimmer. This colour really flatters my golden skin. Since it wears almost like a lipgloss, the colour is not opaque but it is definitely buildable.
You can really see the shine when you rub off the first layer of product.
The stain that it leaves behind is really lovely! I have a soft spot for corals and oranges. ^^
Application & packaging: Sweet Shower Lips uses a twist up mechanism in which you have to remove the seal. The mechanism only goes one way so you can retract the lipstick. If you twist up too much product, you will easily nick it when you put the cap on. I adore Etude House packaging! This Miss Tangerine collection is my favourite yet! I love the peach and orange packaging as well as the cute pictures on the sturdy box. I believe the cap and body of the lipstick is plastic except for the polkadotted orange band. It has a nice weight to it and does not look or feel cheap at all!
|top: natural light/bottom: flash|
Price & availability: I bought this in Taiwan for around $220-350TWD which about $7-12CAD. I remember it being inexpensive :) Etude House is only available in certain parts of Asia including Taiwan, South Korea, and Philippines. This collection was released in March so it is very likely that many items are already sold out at stores. There are always products that can be bought online from Ebay and beauty stores.
|left: natural light/right: flash|
Flavour & scent: This lippie has a tangy citrus scent. It fades after being worn for a bit and the scent is not overpowering. The flavour resembles how it smells. Is has the same scent as my Orange Avenue lipgloss.
Overall: Etude House Miss Tangerine Sweet Shower Lips in #3 Miss Sunny Tangerine is made for me! I love the fresh and sunny stain that it leaves behind and it lasts for a decent amount of time. The packaging is super cute and the quality is great for the price! This lippie would get a grade of 100% if the moisture and shine last for 2 hours. But this is still LOVE~ 9/10
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hi everyone! This is a demo post using the Hello Kitty plate that I got from Born Pretty :) It was actually my first time doing nail stamping/Konad so I was very proud of what I have accomplished!
You can really see the blue shimmers in the fuschia. I wish that it is more obvious and eye catching in real life.
You can see that I messed up on the third toe XD
I find that my nails are too small so I can only use the Hello Kitty stamp on my thumb and big toe.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
These 2 lovely ladies, Cookiie and Milk recently launched their Facebook page and twitter! Please show them some love by liking their page and following their twitter~ Cookiie and Milk are super sweet and I really admire their friendship ^^ It's always nice to know that there is someone who will support you no matter what. I know I've found my Cookiie equivalent. She always knows how to cheer me up~ Love you! <3
Also, Cookiie and Milk are hosting a small giveaway in celebration of their Facebook and twitter launch. For more info, visit this page.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Joe Fresh snap on collection allows you to create your very own palette. There are eye quads, lip duos, and face duos that retail for $12CAD each.
I'm not sure about their exact names but this "snap on" or magnetic type of palette isn't a new idea. There is no information available yet on the website. You should be able to find these at your local Loblaw or Superstore. Pick. Click. Create. What will you do? The eyeshadows can be bright and vibrant or neutral and subdued.
Here is a closer look at the cream eyeshadows and cream blushes. The bright coral cream blush is called Melon and I think that it is quite stunning ^^
Monday, September 12, 2011
|Before baking. Is that Hello Kitty I see?|
September 12th marks the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival, where the moon is at it's best: bright, round, and beaming ^^ In China, a lot of people, especially elders, still use the lunar calender. I believe Chuseok is also around this time of year so I hope everyone is having a great time with their families!
|After baking. Scrumptious and golden~|
It is a tradition to eat a full meal and moon cakes(月餅) with the family and play around with lanterns. I have always celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival with my family including my parents, grandparents, uncles, cousins and such. It was great!
|"Bing pei" moon cake|
I am so thankful to have such a fantastic mom~! The word "fantastic" doesn't even cut it :P She is also a wonderful cook and she was the one who made these moon cakes! The golden ones are filled with custard and salted duck egg. The white ones are "bing pei" moon cakes. The literal translation is frozen skin as these moon cakes are not baked, unlike the golden ones.
The filling is made of salted duck eggs (dark yellow) and green bean paste ^^ People in Taiwan as well as Vietnam celebrate 中秋節 too!
Here is a lantern made out of skin of a Pomelo :) I can't even express how much I love playing with lanterns. Well, I upgraded from lanterns to glow sticks. I also have some rebellious cousins so we would play with candles and fire in metal tins from moon cakes. I haven't done it in a long time. I'm pretty sure that it is now illegal XD because a lot of kids are very careless and end up hurting themselves or setting things on fire LOL Don't try this at home kids! Ever!
|The moon from my view. Not the best I've seen so far|
I hope you all have a great one!
Friday, September 9, 2011
[Click to enlarge :)]
I tried out the "sandwich" manicure. All I did was layer different sheer, glittery and sparkly nail polishes on top of each other and this is how it turned out.
Glitter nail polishes are really hard to remove so I suggest using a base coat. I usually use a clear top coat as the base. The down side to this type of manicure is that it peels easily due to the multiple coats.
Products used (in order):
- Base coat
- Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Strobe Light (2 coats)
- Sephora Hello Kitty Liquid Nail Art in Purple Sprinkles (1 coat)
- Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Hidden Treasure (1 coat)
- Essie To Dry For Top Coat (1-2 coats)
Here are more opportunities to try out circle lenses without using a penny ^^
Jeeya's circle lenses giveaway can be found here. This ends September 30th, 2011.
If you absolutely LOVE pastels, this giveaway is for you :) Pastel Raindrops' giveaway ends October 31st, 2011 (National Unicef Day!! & Halloween). Those shoes are to DIE for!
If you've always wanted to look like a Gyaru, now's your chance ;) I believe these lenses are quite popular among Japanese gyarus. You can join Rakhshanda's giveaway here. This ends September 30th, 2011.
I hope you liked this NOTD post~! Have a lovely weekend everybody! <3
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
|My first batch|
This recipe is super easy as it only needs 6 ingredients! And you can find almost all of it in your pantry and fridge ^^ Another plus is that the cooking time is really quick (around 5-6 minutes). I just dump it all in the rice cooker, flip it once so both sides brown (crispy! Yum~!) and VOILA! Of course, it takes more time to make the dough and roll it but the final product is so good that you have to try it!
|What it looks like on the inside :)|
Yumeko gave us some tips which include making your own pancake mix so that the dough doesn't come out sweet and salty (a weird combination :P). I used this recipe from eHow but I modified it. You'll need:
- 2 cups of sifted flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1teaspoon of salt (2 makes it very salty XD)
The dough turned out to be just like bread: it's rather fluffy =] So for all of you that can't get your hands on "Hotcake mix", don't worry, just substitute this instead. Another thing, if you have those smaller rice cookers that have a glass top (no button and the top doesn't connect to the body of the rice cooker), this recipe will still work! I hope you give it a try. It's super easy, quick, fun, but the outcome is huge!