Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Hi guys :3
I'm in my third year of high school so by this point I don't really do much at all to celebrate Halloween :P Since it's a Friday however, I'll be going to my friend's house to watch Catching Fire (since it just came out on Netflix). So exciting.
In any case, I decided to dress up for school :3 I wasn't sure what exactly to do, but then I remembered that I had my pink Megurine Luka wig which I never use. I wanted to do some sort of cosplay, however I couldn't think of anything ;n; In the end though I decided I'd do generic anime school girl costume, which I think worked out pretty well :3
A lot of people thought I was cosplaying a specific character- a guy at my math table thought I was Yuno Gasai from the Future Diary series .-. Though I suppose that makes sense, what with the pink hair?
Anyways, I thought I'd just post some photos :3


Full Outfit (sorta)
Anime Schoolgirl
Sweater:Banana Republic (I think)
Blouse: Guess
Skirt: 2nd Hand
Wig: Ebay
Accessories: Handmade, Forever 21, Borrowed
I dunno why I look so grumpy .-.
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Marshalls

I even did pink eyebrows :3
I'm at home right now, but in  few hours I'm headed to my friend's house to watch a movie and spend the night. Because wigs are bothersome, I decided not to wear it there x3 However I think with 2 hair clips my regular hair also somewhat matches the look c:

So yes ^.^
Sorry that this post was short~
Have a happy Halloween ^_^
What are/where you for Halloween this year?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream Review+Mori Girl~

Hello all! <3
I've had this BB cream for a couple of months now; I got it a while back in one of my Jolse hauls {this one!} I had wanted to purchase it for a while but since it was quite pricey I never did. However, I finally decided to get it, and I don't regret it at all ^_^
What do you guys think of the new background? c:
Some basic information about the product:
Price on Jolse: $21.98
Volume: 50 mL
Sun Protection: SPF 30 PA++
The product ingredients are listed on the box c: (for those of you who are concerned about certain products)
There's yogurt powder .-.
There's also something written really cutely on the inside of the box, but since it's in Korean, I have no idea what it says. Do any of you know?
It looks so pretty ^.^
This BB cream conveniently has a pump to dispense the product. I really like this because it's so much easier than using a scoop like there was in my last BB cream...
I also love the golden accent on the cap.
And now, moving on to an actual review of how the product works~
The description from the box:
"This product makes your skin moist as yogurt and hyaluronic acid supply moisture and nutrition. It is a low-stimulating product since it doesn't contain the ingredient of organic ultraviolet screen. The index of SPF 30 and PA++  not only controls the generation of skin blemish but makes your skin bright.
The directions from the box:
After using skincare products, apply adequate amount onto face evenly and make it absorbed onto skin by tapping softly.

This has a very nice coverage- better than any BB creams that I've tried previously. It's also quite moisturizing, but since I have oily skin that means I definitely need to use a powder on top. I notice that it rubs off somewhat over the course of the day, but a noticeable amount of the product stays on.
Forgive me for looking blah in the swatch photos >n<

Before application:
Closeup (bleh)
My hair is obscenely poofy
Half Applied
Shiny face -n-
Not applied on the left, applied on the right~
I think the difference is really noticeable here. The BB cream has quite good coverage~

Fully Applied
Completely applied ^_^
I really love this BB cream, for its scent (flowery and very pleasant), its coverage, and its texture. I'm not sure I'll repurchase it in the near future (because I like trying different sorts of BB creams), but in the far future I'm sure I'll buy it again.
I very highly recommend it ^_^ 

And now, moving on~
A bit more than a month ago I tried on an absolutely adorable dress at Anthropologie. Yesterday, I got it! ^_^ (It was on sale). I really liked the dress because it had a sort of Mori-Girl quality about it, and since Mori Girl is one of my favorite styles, I decided I really wanted it :3
Today I went to my friend's house to watch the movie sequel of Blood-C (which left me nearly sobbing...), and I decided to assemble a Mori Girl inspired coord. I like how it turned out :3
Wishing... for butterflies?
Dress: Anthropologie
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: Urban Outfitters
Accessories: Urban Outfitters and Forever 21
This is seriously the comfiest dress ever. And it's also so detailed ^.^
I love the beadwork and the sleeves
The knitted lace is also quite pretty- and the skirt is actually really big (it's almost like a whole circle).

I decided to wear it with grey- so grey socks and a grey scarf. It's a sort of slate-grey color (but it has some blue in it too), so I think the grey went well with it.
I got the necklace at Forever 21~
This scarf is really cozy and soft~
Socks! I love the lace and buttons c:
I also took up the opportunity to wear a flowery headband which I got a while ago but don't really wear that often. (and a twig ear cuff which hurts to wear as an ear cuff so I just wear it as an earring)
I really need to re-dye my hair...
Earring from Urban Outfitters~
Makeup for the day:

And some more full-outfit shots c:

Anyways, sorry for all the pic spamming- I was just really excited about the dress x3

Thank you for reading!
I'll be on a break from blogging this week because early application for university is due on November 1st so... that's stressful ;A;
Ciao! <3
Have you tried a BB cream from Lioele before?
What do you think of Mori girl fashion?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Looking For Someone to Trade With+Art I love~

Hey lovelies!

A more casual/ random post today~ Cause writing reviews all the time can get boring x3

I've always wanted to do a package exchange with someone- send each other candy/cute stuff/beauty products- stuff like that >u<
If any of you are interested at all, please email me! My email is
So yeah sorry if that was somewhat random but it's just something that I've wanted to do, and I thought that a good place to find someone who'd also want to exchange would be on my blog x3

And next, just a bit of art from the 2014 Autumn issue of Hi-Fructose. If you haven't heard of it, Hi-Fructose is an art magazine that I've been a bit obsessed with (okay, more than a bit). It's seasonal unfortunately, so it only comes out four times a year (at the beginning of each season). A couple of weeks ago, I was very excited when it finally came out, so I rushed down to my local bookstore and purchased it c:
I still haven't finished reading it however, since I'm trying to savour it x3 I'm just silly like that~
Anyways, here's some of the work that I've really been loving ^_^
Disclaimer: None of this art is mine!!!
It all belongs to the artist credited in the caption

Kazuki Takamatsu
The stunning cover (art by Kazuki Takamatsu)
Kazuki Takamatsu is my favorite artist featured in this edition of the magazine. I also think that his way of working is fascinating- he digitally designs all of these first (originally, he'd carve the pieces out of clay), and then he physically paints them using gouache and acrylic. I just think this is so innovative and fascinating- it's unlike anything I've heard of before.
Kazuki Takamatsu
All these girls are so stunning and powerful ;A; I like how many of them have weapons c:
Kazuki Takamatsu
This guy's art is seriously inspiring. You guys should definitely check out more of it c:

Ellen Jewett
Ellen Jewett
Firstly, I really like the merge between flora and fauna in Jewett's sculptures. In the end they have such a stunning effect (and it sorta reminds me of Miyazaki movies). The details are also fascinating.
Ellen Jewett
The sculpture of the boar I find particularly powerful; I'm not quite sure why, but it's so delicate and yet natural at the same time. It's also so detailed I'm amazed :o
I'll never understand how sculptors manage to make such intricate and beautiful pieces xD

Ai Yamaguchi
Ai Yamaguchi
Firstly, I think it's really cool that Yamaguchi makes her own canvases c: They're really interestingly shaped~
Secondly, I really like the girls that she draws and her art style c: It's quite simplistic at a glance, but once you look deeper, you see all the details in the background and in the fabric, for example. I think it's quite interesting c:

In any case, all of the art in Hi-Fructose was beautiful; I just chose to feature my three favorite artists (because writing about all of them would've been tiring...)
Sorry for all my blubbering about artsy stuff- I just wanted to share some artists that I like and why I like them x3

Thanks for reading! <3

Which artist was your favorite?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dresslink Review~

Hello ^.^
Today I have a review of a clothing website which I recently discovered- Dresslink! They're a (China based?) online store which sells a lot of really cheap clothing and accessories. Seriously- ridiculously cheap. However the shipping costs just about as much as the item itself, so it evens out, more or less.

Now, before I begin the review, a bit of basic info:
I ordered everything the 1st of October
Everything arrived the 20th of October
(Cheapest shipping option said it would arrive in 10-25 days, it came in 19)

The package was relatively small; but everything fit in nicely. (Sorry for the bad lighting in these next few photos- I took them in the evening so I had to use yellowish indoor lighting).
Flipped over so you can't see the address~
Everything was individually wrapped as well c: I like this since it makes it feel more legitimate x3 The socks have a tag on them- did they come from some other website? .-. I have no idea.
Everything ^.^ (My color palette is very boring.)
(Hehe there's not very much to say about that). Anyways, lets start!

I'll begin with (what I think was) the most interesting item~
This really cute bunny hoodie!
Buy it here!
This was only $5.83, and it came in the four colors that you see above. Unfortunately... the photo is inaccurate. The design is based off of that, yes, but looking at the material and the overall look, I think that they took the above photo from some other, more expensive place. They did include another photo though (which I did see, but I just thought that it was unfortunate photography. I was wrong.)
Sweater isn't as cute, and girl isn't as cute ;n;
The actual product was a bit underwhelming. It wasn't as fuzzy as the stock photo looked- in reality it was more like a fluffy fleece material (which is okayish quality). The ears also aren't as puffy and big, and the pom poms are a bit deformed. I'll include photos of them later. It also smelled.... weird. I can't quite describe it, but it wasn't a very pleasant smell. Sort of like it had been lying around in a warehouse for months. I need to wash it -.-
But anyways, to talk about the positives! Cause this really isn't an awful product.
It's quite warm! I wore this today (it was fairly chilly) without a jacket over it, and I was warm and cozy ^.^ I'm wearing it now and it's super comfortable c:
It also looks quite cute when worn~ And the (underwhelming) ears are a cute accent c: They aren't as adorable when worn as a hood (and the hood is smallish), but when wearing it down it looks very cute.
Like this ^.^ But see how small they are? ;n;
It's quite long too :o (which I expected, since in the stock photo, it covered the model's butt)
Fluffy ^.^
The hood when worn also doesn't look too bad.

So even though the construction isn't the best, and it was a bit underwhelming, I think that it's a decent reflection for the price. Six dollars for a cute hoodie is a reasonable price- just be careful of what you're buying before you buy it ^.^
Buy it here!
As I was browsing, I saw this really cute pair of leggings that had lace on them~ They were only $3.14, so I figured eh, why not. They're cute, and leggings are always useful for lazy days ^.^ They came in black, and also in grey, but I thought the black would be more versatile. 
They're cute, and they fit well but.... they're way way way too short >n<
Sadness :c
Okay, so not way way way too short, but they're like capris. I'm not even that tall- I'm around 5' 3" (160 cm). So.... unless you have short legs, or are short, I don't suggest these x3 I'll wear them with boots and socks, and I would wear them with knee highs, but then the design would be covered up ;A; Ah, so many problems. Speaking of the design however, it's quite pretty ^_^
Surprisingly intricate!
These leggings are quite pretty.... but I really do wish they were a bit longer -.-
Buy it here!
This skirt was the reason why I wanted to order something from the site. They're circle skirts (which I've wanted for forever), cute, and only $3.07! I've seen similar skirts at Urban Outfitters for $40, so I eagerly purchased one. I got it in the color "Natural Pink", which is the skirt in the middle of the top row in the photo above .They have a wide selection of colors, so you can have a very versatile skirt collection for very cheap c:
I'm quite happy with this skirt, especially considering the price.
Pretty ^.^ (Also, this is an accurate portrayal of the color)
I was sort of expecting a more dusty pink color, however this light salmon pink one is also quite nice and versatile ^.^ The skirt is really comfy, and it stretches to accommodate a wide range of waist sizes c: It's short, but not too short, which is good. I was worried that it would be very short.
The only strange thing about it is the material. It's super stretch, and it has a sort of weird texture to it.... I can't describe it. Like some sort of active wear. I took a photo and realized it looked like pink ramen.
Lots of pink ramen.
So that's strange, but overall it's not a bad skirt and I'd consider buying it in some other colors too. Maybe the red, wine red, and dark blue. Those are fairly cute c:
Buy them here!
The cheapest and most boring of my haul are these black over the knee socks that cost $2.11~ They had a variety of colors, but not a very interesting variety, so I settled on a black pair since that's quite useful. The material is a bit odd- it feels very much like some sort of polyester, but they stay up which is good c: I have several pairs that always manage to slip down my legs which is annoying -.- These stayed in place the entire day though which is good ^_^ They look cute too c:
I love knee highs <3

I thought it would be only fair to show you guys some of the manufacturing defects on some of the products I received. They aren't really major problems, but still, just stuff to keep in mind if you order from them.
On the leggings
This isn't a huge problem, but it just bothers me how they didn't even cut off the strings that hung off from the leggings from sewing on the lace. Like how much effort would it have taken? -.- Just snip snip and you're done! Oh well, I can easily fix it, I just don't like messiness x3
On the hoodie
There was a thing like this on the skirt too- just a random protrusion of thread or whatever it is .-. Also easily cut off.
Sad excuse of a tail.
I forgot to mention that the tail of the hoodie had a pin on it so you could remove it when you wanted to, but I might sew it on at some point. Because like this it really looks pathetic xD It's just so elliptical ;n; It doesn't even look like a tail x3 

Anyways, these defects aren't a huge problem, but they do detract somewhat from how much I like the products.

Overall, I think Dresslink is a great place to buy basics. Things like the skirt and the socks were great for the prices they were at, but I personally wouldn't buy anything too elaborate from the site or something that costs more than $5. 
I could be wrong however- maybe I just got some bad items?

Anyways, here's a picture of me wearing the hoodie and the skirt c: (I thought they were cute together)
Random blue blouse.
Anyways, I hope you found this review helpful. Thanks for reading!
~ Sakura <3

Have you ever ordered from Dresslink before?
What was your experience like?