Wednesday, December 28, 2016

What I Got For Christmas 2016~

Hi everyone!
Just a quick post today sharing my newest YouTube video, in case you aren't already subscribed~

Thank you!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Valfre Luna and Bowie Choker Reviews~

Long time no see!
Sorry for not writing in a while- school was taking up a lot of time and I didn't have much motivation for writing anything at all...
In any case though, I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season, and that you had a nice Christmas if you celebrated it yesterday 
Today I thought I'd write a small review of some chokers I got from Valfre! They have a really nice selection of vegan leather chokers (and they also carry clothes and phone cases and that sort of thing). If I remember correctly, their stuff is handmade in California, which is really nice (correct me if I'm wrong though).
Anyways, let's start!

The chokers came in individual boxes which are quite sturdy. This is really useful because it makes storage much easier~

I was worried that they would have an artificial/plasticky scent (as fake leather often does in my experience), but these were perfectly fine~

Bowie Choker (TAN) - Valfre - 1

I thought this choker was really cute because of the large bow~ It comes in pink and black as well, but I figured that the nude one would be the most versatile and less garish (since it's already a fairly attention-drawing piece). It closes on snaps, which allows you to fit it to your neck size more or less.

I think this choker is really cute~ It's quite comfortable too! I honestly have no complaints about it- it's really well made and doesn't seem like it'll be falling apart any time soon.
Here's a worn photo of it~

I highly recommend this choker if you're looking  for something cute, but not too obviously cute~

And now for the next choker, which is my favourite of the two

Luna Choker (WHITE) - Valfre - 1

I was really drawn to this choker because of the huge pom-pom~ I really love everything that's fluffy and I thought that this would be such a cute piece for winter.

Unlike the Bowie choker, this one closes on a buckle, which I really like because it feels much more secure that way. The pompom is also incredibly soft- if it wasn't stated that this was a vegan choker, I'd definitely think that it was real fur.
The construction on this one is also great~On the whole I really like this one because it goes with a lot of my outfits, so I can wear it frequently!

Overall I'm really pleased with the quality of Valfre chokers- they're really cute and well made, and I highly recommend them if you're looking for something unique and nice quality!
♡ Thank you for reading 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

My Favourite Cutesy Animes~

Today I thought I'd write a casual post about some of my favorite cutesy animes~
When I first got into anime sometime in middle school/the beginning of high school, I only watched really serious dark action shows, but my preferences have completely switched ;u; 
Now I definitely prefer the more casual, relaxed and cute slice-of-life shows! So I thought I'd share some of my favorites in case any of you were looking for something new to watch~

1. Is the Order a Rabbit?

'Is the Order a Rabbit' is a show about high school girls who work in various cafes~ I find the art style to be really cute and all of the characters are adorable in their own unique ways ^.^ There's also lots of imagery of yummy cafe drinks and desserts which I definitely enjoy~ It's a very laid-back casual show and it's very very cute <3

2. Kiniro Mosaic
I'm currently watching this show, and I have to say, I love it so much <3 
It's about a girl from England who goes to Japan as an exchange student, and the rest of the story revolves around the school life of her and her friends. Sadly it's only twelve episodes long, but it's certainly a joy to watch <3

3. Tamako Market
'Tamako Market' is about a girl who works in a mochi shop (which has a rivalry with another mochi shop that's across the street from it). She's very scatterbrained and completely oblivious to the guy who has a crush on her (he's the son of the rival mochi shop-owner). There's also fat bird who's flying around trying to find a princess for the prince of his island, which did feel a bit random, but overall this was a very cute show <3

4. K-On!

I honestly wasn't expecting to like this show when I first started it, but it really drew me in! 
It's about high school girls who start a 'light-music club', and it turned out to be really cute and it made me smile a lot ^.^ The songs that they play are also not too bad~ 

I think that's it for the cute animes that I've watched so far! I'm sort of new to this genre, but I thought I'd feature my favorites <3
Anyways, thank you for reading!
Have you seen any of these? What are your favorite animes?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

TT Black-1 Lens Review {Klenspop Sponsored}~

Hi everyone!
Happy (late) Halloween~
Today I'll be reviewing a pair of lenses kindly sent to me for review by the online store Klenspop. They have a lovely selection of lenses and I highly recommend them~
Anyway, let's get started!

The lenses I'm reviewing today are the TT Black-1 Lenses. They're currently $18 USD on the Klenspop site, and have a graphic diameter of 13.6mm (which will look quite natural on most eyes).
The stock photo~

Despite having a thick limbal ring, these look quite natural on my eyes, and just bring a nice amount of emphasis to them. Since the design isn't too colorful, they look pretty much the same in all lighting.
Window Lighting
Dim-ish Room Lighting

Camera Flash

I really like the emphasis these lenses give to my eyes, and the design is quite nice for everyday wear.
These aren't the most comfortable of my lenses however, and they dry out my eyes quite quickly. If you carry eye drops this shouldn't be much of a problem, but I don't really carry drops with me so it's not the most convenient for me. I like the design, but would only be able to wear them comfortably for a couple of hours (which is probably a good thing, because you're not supposed to wear circle lenses for a very long time).
Here are more photos of how the lenses look~ (I did try slightly more Halloween-ish makeup haha)

(and some photos of the outfit- I made the skirt myself~)

On the whole these are nice lenses, I just wouldn't wear them for a very long time.
Thank you for reading!
Have a lovely day~

Friday, October 28, 2016

StyleWe Autumn Dolly Clothing~

Hi cuties~
I hope you're all doing well!
A little while ago I talked about the website StyleWe, and today I thought I'd make another post showcasing some cute items they have~
Where I live, the weather doesn't really change with the seasons, but I still thought I'd show some cute items for the fall and winter.
Let's start! 

Pink Cotton Blend 3/4 Sleeve Midi Dress
I think this dress would look cute with a light jacket thrown over it~ It's a fairly elegant looking piece, and I really like the silhouette of it. Pink isn't really an autumnal color, but I just love everything pink hehe~

White Chiffon Long Sleeve Sweet Plain Stand Collar Tunic
This tunic-style shirt is a really unique piece that I think would be perfect for layering in a sort of cult-party-kei coordinate, or something like that. It seems to be really loose and cozy, which is what I look for in comfy autumn clothes~

Navy Blue Floral-embroidered A-line Sweet Crew Neck Tunic
Another tunic style top~ I think the embroidery is really cute on this one- I love floral embroidery on absolutely everything. This would look cute with a thick pair of colorful tights and boots maybe! I really like dresses that are this style because you can layer them with skirts and get a super cute layered look c:

Black Color-block Plain Shift Long Sleeve Mini Dress
I love love love dresses and shirts with big collars, so this dress really grabbed my attention~ The silhouette is quite simple, but the collar isn't just a plain collar so it's more interesting than your typical black and white dress. It's casual enough for every day wear, but it doesn't look too lazy.

Black Crew Neck Elegant Plain Sweater
This style of shirt seems to be really popular lately- it's quite elegant looking and would work quite well with a lot of different styles of skirt. It's a basic, versatile piece~

Wine Red Shift Bow Cape
Lastly is this super cute doll-like cape! I really love the color and the bow on the neckline- it's just so perfect for autumn and the holiday season. This is definitely a great way to doll up any outfit~

Thank you for reading! 
Which item was your favorite? And what's your favorite thing to wear in autumn?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

九月二千六- September 2016 Favorites~

Hello everyone! I feel like it's been forever since I've done a favorites post, and although we're reasonably far into October, I thought I'd take some time to write about my September favorites~ I got a lot of the items online, so you can click the links to see them if you're interested too ^.^
Let's start!

Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Liquid Eyeliner
I've seen this eyeliner around on the internet and I've always wanted to try it, so I finally managed to get my hands on it! Aside from the gorgeous packaging, the eyeliner itself is very nice quality. It applies nicely, and you're able to create a sharp eyeliner wing since the pen nib itself is quite thin. The eyeliner comes in other 'wand' styles too in case you like some other design more,  but I'm quite fond of the cutie moon rod ^.^

Kao Essential Rich Damage Care Hair Mask
I've heard lots of good things about this mask over the years, and since I have very damaged hair, I decided to give this mask a try. I was amazed since immediately after my first time using it, my hair felt so much softer! I just leave it in for a few minutes while in the shower, but it has really nice effects. The scent is quite sweet and floral (which I generally don't like) but it doesn't really stick to your hair (I can't stand when hair products smell too much). I really recommend this if you have damaged/dry hair~

Tony Moly I'm Real Sheet Masks
I got a variety pack of these sheet masks a little while ago, and they're quite nice! They don't have any profound "wow" effects, but they do make my skin soft and they're a nice way to pamper myself~ I also like the variety, since to me the main fun factor of trying these sheet masks is the ability to try lots of different types ^.^

LUSH Death & Decay Solid Perfume
So funny story about this perfume, I went into LUSH wearing a really frilly sweet/classic lolita outfit, and they had just gotten their new perfumes in and the sales lady comes up to me and says she has just the perfume for me and shows me this one. Naturally I was surprised, given that pastel frilly outfits don't really associate with something called 'death and decay', but I was surprised by it! It's a very rich floral scent that I think is lily based, and it also seems to have notes of lily of the valley and maybe some lilac (with some notes of baby powder or something like that). I'm very particular about perfumes and generally prefer more "masculine" scents (nothing too floral or sweet), but this one was unique enough that I decided to get it :'> I got the smaller solid perfume rather than the larger perfume oil so that I could carry it around in my backpack with me~ It's nice being able to put on some yummy smelling perfume during a stressful day at school ^.^

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Compact- Sin
I have this eye shadow in a palette but I have a pitiful amount left, so I decided (begrudgingly) to finally shell out the money for this eye shadow. In my opinion, paying $19 for a single eyshadow is ridiculous, but I do use this every single day so I *guess* it makes sense. It's a very lovely shimmery champagne color that looks pretty highlighting the inner corner of the eye, or as a base colour. 

Lastly is a non-beauty item~ I've really been enjoying watching the Great British Bake-Off! I always wait really eagerly for each new episode to come out ;u; I really love baking, and so watching the episodes always gives me inspiration for what to make next~ If you like cooking as well, I really recommend it!

That's all for my September favorites! 
Have you tried any of these items before?
Thank you for reading! ^.^ 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

My Etsy Shop~

Just a quickish post today, and a bit of self-promotion, but I wanted to just mention that I have an Etsy shop! Currently I have a lot of chokers on it, so if you're into that sort of thing, I'd highly appreciate if you checked it out <3
Here are some of the things that I'm selling on it~

Little Twin Stars Lacy Choker
Pink Ruffle Elastic Choker
Sheer Pink Scalloped Ribbon Choker
Sheer Black Ribbon Choker
Black Velvet Kitten Choker
So, please check it out if you're interested ^^
And sorry once again for the self-promotion >///<
Have a nice day! <3