Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! Resolutions, Presents, and Christmas~

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have happy and fantastic years ^_^
I thought I'd do a casual post today just listing some of my new years resolutions for this year, in case you were curious~ I haven't done a post like this before so I thought why not c: Plus, it's fun to look back upon old resolutions~ I also thought I'd show you guys what I got for the holidays, because I personally like seeing people's holiday presents :3
 
Firstly though, resolutions!

No. 1: More Blogging
I feel like my blogging habits have been really sporadic and I think I could be writing more often. It's just that sometimes I don't really know what to write about, so then I just end up not writing which isn't good -.- I promise this year I'll write more often! And I'll try to include more outfit posts as well because I like chronicling my outfits :3

No. 2: More Lolita
I started getting into lolita fashion about half a year ago and I definitely want to wear it more often. There are several things I want to get (if you're curious, look at my holiday wishlist). I think it's a really cool fashion and I'd love to be able to wear it more often. I need the confidence though, because sometimes it can feel awkward walking into school looking all fancy when everyone else is in leggings and t-shirts and staring at you -.- I also want to go to a meet-up at some point, cause those seem really fun c:

No. 3: More Art
Because of college applications and work I've been really busy and thus haven't had much time to draw, which is sorta sad. I have my independent study in school (an hour a day of drawing), but I think it would be nice to draw more outside of school too.

I can't think of any more resolutions so on to the stuff I got for the holidays! ^.^
Tree <3
From Family
Socks, honey body scrub, and rose barrettes~
I got this on a small holiday that was 6 days before Christmas (I celebrate a lot of holidays hehe). The body scrub smells amazing- not like honey though, more like peach. And the socks are really comfy~
Art book, tea set, bluetooth headphones, running shirt, notebook, and kinder chocolates
I'm really happy about the art book cause I've wanted it for a while and I really like the artist (Brandi Milne)'s artwork~ I took a few photos so you guys could see it c:


Isn't it cool? I like how it's kinda creepy-cute~
The tea set I got is also really nice- the tea is seriously one of my favorites now. It's from Teavanna and it's called Rose Blush Oolong or something like that- I highly recommend that you try it if you have a Teavanna near you. The set came with a tumbler, a tea tin, and three bags of tea~

The little fox notebook was from my little sister~ I think it's pretty cute, though I don't know yet what I'm going to write in it.
Socks and lush!
I really wanted some socks from Urban Outfitters and something from LUSH this holiday season, so I got those today~ (We give presents for New Year too- Ukrainian tradition). The socks are really pretty and comfy, and the thing from LUSH is the 'Shades of Earl Grey' Massage Bar (I didn't know the name was so.... interesting...) It's convenient that I got the tin with it ^.^ And it smells absolutely amazing <3 <3 I haven't used it yet but it seems fantastic.

From Friends
Kyubey!!!
Lord of Misrule bath bomb and Hot Toddy shower gel
One of my friends was seriously awesome cause he gave me a Kyubey plush and LUSH things, so essentially that's the best thing ever x3 The bath bomb smells amazing as does the shower gel (which I actually got afterwards from him cause he bought himself a shower gel at LUSH and they were having a promotion going on where you buy one holiday thing get one holiday thing free so he gave me the free one). Anyways, both smell amazing. I haven't used the bath bomb yet cause it's so pretty ;u;. The Kyubey plush is super cute and super soft too~

I got things from other friends too but I kinda forget to take photos of one (I got tights and incense), and I haven't yet received the present from another friend because it hasn't come in the mail yet. I'll show you guys when I get it though c:

Myself
Yes, I got myself a present x3 But it's something I've been wanting for a very long time...
A 3DS XL!! And Pokemon X~
I've wanted a 3DS ever since I saw Pokemon X because I thought it was such a cool game x3 I know, a silly reason to buy a gaming console, but it was totally worth it. I got the DS for only $120 which I think was a great deal because it's brand new ^.^ I really wanted it in the pink/white colorway but I would've had to pay about $100 extra and the money just isn't worth the color -.- I do plan on getting some sort of case for it at some point though so that should be good enough c: I got the games second hand and my dad got me Super Mario 3D Land as a present :3 Both games are really fun and I've been playing them all day hehehe~
Pretty Nintendo~ My friend has the same one c:
Anyways, I'm happy with all the presents I got for the holidays ^.^

Now in general: Christmas! I had a pretty nice Christmas c: My family and I had a fancy tea service thing for brunch and we made pretty sandwiches~
Cream cheese, cucumber, salmon roe, and dill
Duck rillette and pickled red onions on brioche buns
Salmon, cream cheese, chives, and red onion; black forest ham, honey mustard, and brie
The sandwiches were really good, and surprisingly filling, even though they were small and there weren't very many of them. We also had fancy chocolates for dessert, and I made a roll cake the night before which was yummy too.
They look like marbles!
Matcha and red bean whipped  cream~
The food was really good- but it took super long to prepare -.-
I also wore lolita, so here's my outfit~
Blouse: Bodyline
Skirt: Magic Tea Party
Wrist-Cuffs: Hand-made
I really liked this outfit ^.^ Plus I just love this skirt x3 hehe~ Here are a few shots of my makeup

Anyways, sorry that this post is infinitely long- I didn't expect that it'd be so long and then I sorta just added more and more stuff so, sorry hehe~ But thanks for reading ^.^ And have a wonderful new year guys <3
~Sakura
What are your resolutions?
What did you get for the holidays?

27 comments:

  1. You look so cute wearing lolita! Good luck with your resolutions :3

    minae | minaekei.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks! >u<And thank you! I'm usually bad about resolutions though hehehe~

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  2. Your outfit looks great! Oh the food looks incredible, too :D
    Happy New Year!
    http://www.celestialstarlove.com/

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    1. Thanks! <3 The food was delicious :3 Happy new year to you too!

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  3. nice outfit!!! and i like your eyes! look charming!~
    Thanks for sharing~
    My new post♥

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  4. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Fashion gets Fierce.

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    1. Aw thank you! <3 And I'd love to check out your blog ^_^

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  5. I was now going to follow you and I noticed I am already a follower, silly me x) I am the last picture on your followers widget! <3 and thanks for the follow, now we can keep in touch!

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  6. I LOVE pokemon! Just by reading this post I can tell that we have SOOO much in common! Do you watch anime too? Also I'll be happy to follow you back :3

    http://lilyslittlehideout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh we indeed might have a lot in common ^_^ I watch anime as well, though not as frequently as I once did ;A; And sure I'll visit your blog ^.^ I'd love to follow each other~

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  7. Nice post and pictures!
    Your blog is great, I followed you on gfc, g+ and bloglovin.
    Hope that you can visit our blog :)
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much! <3 I'll gladly visit your blog! ^_^

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  8. Great post dear♥
    Would you like to follow each other?
    I'll follow back after it!
    ♥MY BLOG-CLICK♥

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  9. Great blog ! :) Happy New Year
    I follow you via gfc. Can you follow me back ?:)
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    1. Happy New Year too!
      Thanks for the follow! I'l drop by your blog right away~

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  10. cute presetns, the food looks delicious. hope your resolutions will come true :)
    lets follow eachother! just let me know and I will follow back :)

    - www.angelaah91.blogspot.nl

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    1. The food was indeed delicious :3
      I'd love to follow each other ^.^ I'll tell you as soon as I do c:

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  11. i could definitely do with more blogging as well. i love the ds games you got!

    http://only4feet9.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah it's always so hard to find time! ;n; I love them as well ^_^

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  12. You look beautiful!!!
    omg Pokemon X T__T I'm so jealous~
    The cucumber with salmon roe looks delicious btw!!!

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    1. Thanks! >u< <3
      And yesssss it's an awesome game I love it <3
      It was super tasty :3

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  13. dear, you also follow, 126
    xoxo
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    1. Thanks dear! <3 Following you too ^_^

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  14. Lovely post! The fancy tea brunch looks delicious and lovely!

    Made in Mauve

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    1. Thank you! <3 And yes, it was fantastic~

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