Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 2015 Favorites~

Hello everyone!
Whaaaaaa it's been forever since I've done a favorites post ;~; (Seriously- the last time I did one was in May...)
So with it being the last day of September, I thought I'd finally make one :3
Let's start!

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener
I got this toner a bit more than a month ago (I think), and I quite like it! It claims to have a ton of benefits for your pores, and so far I'm not really seeing any of those benefits, but I do think that my skin is getting slowly better so I'm content ^_^ I haven't really made much of a dent in this- I think it should last me quite a while (I use it every night). It's not drying which is great- I really don't like when toners are super drying... So, I recommend this toner if you're looking for a good one! ^_^

innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
I got this at the same time as I got the toner, and I've also been using it nightly. Despite it being really humid and hot in Florida, my skin got really dry (I blame this on the intense air conditioning). This serum is moisturizing without making my skin oily, and it doesn't feel heavy at all, so I love it! It also smells fantastic *u* It's not very cheap (about $20), but at the same time you don't need very much (I use a pump of the product each time), so I think it's worth it. I recommend this serum because not only is it moisturizing, it also has the many benefits of green tea~

Nest White Sandalwood Rollerball
I got this perfume when I was in New York around my birthday this year, but I hadn't used it that much in the summer. With it finally being autumn, I'm finding that this perfume fits in very nicely with the weather. It has sandalwood, which is one of my favorite fragrances, and I think it also has anise notes in it. Anise isn't my favorite- but it nicely complements the sandalwood so I like it. It's a bit heavy of a perfume, which is why it being a rollerball is a plus. I just put a bit on the insides of my wrists, behind my ears, and at the base of my neck, and I'm all set! Also, the packaging of this is so pretty *u* All of the Nest perfumes have really pretty packaging~ I sort of wish I had this in the full size so I could display it being all pretty teehee~

Moving on from beauty favorites~

Dresslink Rose Sunglasses
I got these in my recent Dresslink haul, and I love them so much! I always get a ton of compliments on them, and  I think it's fun to be able to wear cute sunglasses >u< It's no longer summer, but the sun is still there, so I still need these hehe.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
I finished this book this month, and it was really really good! It's the story of a 16 year old Japanese girl named Nao who's bullied at school, and a woman who lives on an island who finds her journal when it washes upon her beach in a Hello Kitty lunch box. I really loved this book because it was written really beautifully- you could really relate to the characters. It's a pleasure to read (although it is kind of graphic in some parts)- and the story is fascinating too. There were days when I just couldn't put it down. I really recommend this if you're looking for something to read!

Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori
I got this manga quite a while ago, and it was one of the ones I brought with me to university, so I've been reading it again and I remembered how much I love it <3 It's a historical manga, and the art is just so absolutely gorgeous, I really recommend checking it out! I still need to get the other volumes, because I really love it >u<

Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX 3DS Game
I managed to snag the preorder edition of this game, and I love it so so much *u* In eighth grade I was obsessed with vocaloids, and so I decided to get this game (because come on, vocaloids are still cool). This is a rhythm game, but you can also interact with/dress up your vocaloid. It's definitely a super adorable game. The majority of the songs are Miku ones, which was sad because I like Luka the most, but it's still a great game :3 (it's good for relieving stress too~)

I've really really been loving the anime 'Tamako Market'. It's about Tamako, a girl who works in a mochi shop, and her friends, and the things that happen to them~ It's really cute- I started watching it on a day when I was feeling sort of blue and it definitely brightened up my mood :3 It's only twelve episodes which is a shame- I only have one left ;~; I really recommend it though because it's just the cutest thing ever >u< And the art is really adorable! So yes, watch it :3

Finally, I've really been loving the app Webtoon! It's an app from the same company that made Line, and it's basically just a bunch of comics. They're updated pretty frequently, so I like reading between classes. They also have a website where you can read the comics~ Some of my favorites are Yumi's Cells and Untouchable- both are really interesting!

Anyway, that's about it! 
Thank you for reading! I hope you liked the post~ 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dresslink Review {Sponsored}~

こんばんは みなさん!げんき ですか?
Good evening everyone! How are you all?
Today I have a review for you all of several items from Dresslink!
Dresslink is an online shop with a huge selection of super cheap clothes! They have dresses, shoes, skirts... the list goes on and on! I did a wishlist of some of their items a little while ago- check it out here!
Anyways, let's start!
Everything arrived in a reasonable amount of time- about three weeks or so. You can chose different types of shipping though, if you have any time constraints. With Dresslink, there isn't a total combined shipping cost- each item has its shipping price listed, so in the end all of those prices are added up and added onto your total. I think it's based upon weight- so something heavy like a pair of shoes would be more expensive than say, a necklace.
Everything arrived packaged in individual bags, which is nice~
Everything nicely packaged~
Now, the first thing I'll be reviewing is this super adorable tutu skirt!
Tutu Skirt
I just think this is such an adorable style of skirt! It has many layers of tulle, and so has a very soft, fairy like appearance. I  got it in the 'apricot' colorway~

The waistband is a different colour from the skirt itself, which I find to look a bit awkward, so I just wear a shirt over the waistband~ I really love this skirt so much! <3 It's soft, and it makes me feel so magical hehe~ It's less than $5, so I think it's definitely worth the price! I'm so tempted to get it in more colors hehehe~
Here's a photo of it worn!
Standing on the bed like the awkward person I am
With my forever favorite Obey sweater <3
And also, it has a slip underneath, so you don't have to worry about undergarments showing through the tulle~

Next item!

Flowy Flowery Crop Tank
This shirt was only $0.01! Now it's back at its regular price, but Dresslink always has several items that are only $0.01 in the 'Special Offers' section of the shop- it's definitely worth checking out! You're essentially getting the item for free- you just need to pay for shipping!
I chose this shirt in the white colorway- but I had a tough time making that decision! All the colors are really pretty
A bit wrinkled, but nothing wrong with that!
The shirt is made of a really soft chiffon-y material, and it's relatively seethrough, but since there are two layers of fabric it's not much of a problem. I really love the print on the fabric- I think it's just so pretty! 
This is a crop top, so I decided to wear it with high waisted shorts.
Not sure if I love how it looks on me, but it's a cute shirt nonetheless~

Next item are these super duper cute floral sunglasses!
Flower Sunglasses
Ohhhhh my goodness these are just the best thing ever.

I have gotten so many compliments on these sunglasses, and I've only worn them once! I feel like they're just really well made- the flowers are gorgeous (although a bit fragile... the big pink ones are quite bendy, so I'm afraid that a petal will fall off- so far that hasn't happened though!)
And of course, these function well as sunglasses. They protect my eyes from the sun- not much more to say about that! They're also quite comfortable~
And they're great for when you want to overload your head with floral accessories... hehe
These are definitely my favorite item- I think they're oh so very gorgeous <3
Last item is this cute hot air balloon necklace!
Vintage Hot Air Balloon Necklace
This necklace is very reasonably priced, and quite intricate! It doesn't quite look like the stock photo, but I think it's good enough.

The ribbon is different and the chain seems a bit discolored in places- but the main focus is the unique charm, so I think that's all that really matters hehe (because you can easily find a new gold chain- not quite as easy to find a cute hot air balloon charm!)
Another small problem- there's no clasp!
I still think this is a minor problem that can be easily fixed, and that the necklace is still worth getting if you want to have something really unique that will get you a ton of compliments :3
Anyways, thank you once again to Dresslink for sending me all of these lovely items for review!
You should all check out their site for cute, reasonably priced clothes and accessories!
Thanks for reading!