Friday, August 18, 2017

Things I'm Waiting For In The Mail | Summer Sales Edition~

Hi everyone!
Recently, a lot of Japanese clothing companies had their summer sales, so I decided to buy some things! I mostly just got things from Ank Rouge (bc they're my favorite brand ever), and while I impatiently wait for my items, I thought I'd share what I'm waiting for~
Before I get into all the Ank Rouge things though, I did get one item from Liz Lisa!
I thought this blouse was the cutest thing ever when it came out, and originally I wanted it in white, but it was no longer available in that colorway ;^;
So, I settled for the pink, but I think it's really cute too! I really love the details near the neckline, and the puff sleeves are really cute as well! I think it's a little bit over the top, but hopefully I'll be able to coordinate it well ><

Now time for the Ank Rouge items!
Firstly, I ended up getting what is one of my favorite cardigans in two more  colorways!

I have this cardigan in a pretty periwinkle color, and it's so comfortable and cute and versatile I just had to get it in the other colors >< (and they were only 2000 yen each!) The nice thing about these cardigans is that you can wear them backwards (with the buttons on the back) and they look just as nice! 
I don't usually get the same item in different colors, but I think since this is such a versatile item that I love so much, it's okay!
I also got this really cute cutsew because a fellow jfashion enthusiast (xsakisaki on instagram) has it and it looks adorable on her! I think it has a very strong larme-kei feel to it, so I hope I can wear it as well as she does!
I really like the netting details, as well as all the ruffles!

Initially, those three items were the only ones I ordered from Ank Rouge. However, then I saw they were having a promotion where you could get two tops for 5000 yen and I had to get two more ><
I thought this top was absolutely adorable; I love the lacing and the puff sleeves and I imagine this will have a very cute fit! It's also not too cutesy, so I should be able to wear it with more casual outfits!
I really liked that this top had a sailor collar, and I think it's cute without being over the top! I actually have only one cute black top, so this is something necessary ^^

I realize it's a bit silly that I only got tops, but I always find myself unable to put together outfits because I lack cute shirts >< I almost always buy just dresses and skirts, so I barely have any cute tops :v So, hopefully this order will remedy my problem and my wardrobe will be happier!
I'm really looking forward for everything to arrive, and will do an unboxing on my YouTube once it does!
Thank you for reading, I hope you liked seeing the items I'm waiting for!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Unik Rose Galactomyces Essential Toner Review~

Hello everybunny! 
I was recently chosen by iUNIK to review their Rose Galactomyces Essential Toner
If you follow my Instagram you might have seen the small review that I wrote there, but I thought I would write something a bit more in-depth here.
So, let's begin!

This toner is currently $17.99 on the iUNIK website, and you get 200 mL of product (which is quite a lot, I think!)
The product boasts five effects: moisturizing, calming, skin recovery, wrinkle care, and oil moisture balance. It contains 70% Rose Damascena flower water (which is supposed to help with moisture), and 10% galactomyces ferment filtrate (which is supposed to help with skin recovery and sebum control). 
Before I get into the rest of the review, I do want to mention that this toner contains several alcohols, so if you have very sensitive skin, this might be something you want to avoid ><
This sounds like a very promising product with a lot of benefits- let's see how it fared, shall we?
Firstly though, a bit about shipping! I received my toner about a week after I sent them my address, which is pretty reasonable shipping time considering that it came from Korea!
It was also packaged very sturdily, in a cardboard box with a lot of bubble wrap. I approve!

They also included samples of three of their serums (all of which I really liked!)
And the bottle of toner itself~
I know this isn't very significant, but I have to say that I quite like the packaging of this product! It's simple but it looks quite clean, and the bottle itself is quite sturdy.
On the side is written information about the product, the ingredients, and the directions.
To test out this product, I used it (almost) nightly for approximately a month. 
One thing that I really love about this toner is the scent~ It has a very pleasant and soft fragrnce that's a cross between rose and lychee, and I really like it! It's not terribly overbearing however, and fades quickly, so if you don't like items with strong fragrances, I think you'll be ok ^-^
Since this toner claims to be moisturizing, I was worried it would leave my skin feeling a bit oily, but thankfully that wasn't the case! It absorbs quickly, so that I can easily continue with the rest of my nightly skincare routine. 
After using this product for about a month, I have to say there aren't any drastic changes... but to be fair, most toners don't give drastic results because, well, they're toners, and generally toners don't have very *boom* impacts. But, this did make my skin a bit softer, and honestly I quite like using it because it doesn't dry out my skin, and because it smells nice. 
On the whole I recommend this product if you're looking for a toner that's not drying and you like the scent of roses. If you want something that has a very big effect, this might not be for you...
However, I'm going to keep using it, because I like having it in my nightly routine, and I hope you will too if you decide to try it out! ^-^
Thank you for reading, I hope you found this review to be helpful! And thank you once again to iUNIK for sending me this for review <3
I'll see you in my next post!