Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Giveaways galore!

Just a reminder to my readers and anyone who comes across this that both of my giveaways end TOMORROW AT 5PM PST! If you haven't entered already please feel free to, and remember that posting about my giveaways will give you an extra entry to win!

And since I shouldn't be only throwing giveaways, here's a few that I'm entering that look pretty sweet!
Mitsu from Universal Doll is having her "Mitsu's Favorite Things Giveaway" going on right now with the only announced prizes as Diamond Lash in Celeb eye and an Alpaca plushie with more to be revealed in the future! If you're a reader of my blog, you know that I love the Celeb eye and did a review for them and also wore them in my profile picture! To enter click on the photo from her giveaway to get to the entry! I also credit Mitsu for giving me the inspiration to get into blogging :D
Hana from Finding Tokyo has her "New Year Giveaway" going on right now with a lot of secrets going on! I love Rilakkuma and new makeup so it should be good! Also a big thanks to Hana again for featuring my "Recession proof makeup" article on one of her recent weekly wrap ups, helping it to become the most popular article on my blog so far!

Also I guess it doesn't hurt to do a photo dump things from this month~

Sunday, November 28, 2010

2 outfits and makeup changes

I hope everyone in the US had a fabulous Thanksgiving and Black Friday! I did and didn't at the same time, mostly because the screen on my phone is totally cracked. It still works but it's a sad thing to see :(

But anyways, here's some photos~

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Eyelash review: Loujene Glamorous Full S #2/LJ つけまつげN02 グラマラス フルS

I'm going to review the Glamorous Full S #2 from Loujene's line of affordable cosmetics. Retails for 105yen in Japan and $1.50 at Ichibankan stores in California. I'm not sure where else their products are sold at, but if you've seen them please let me know! :) If you're interested in them you can purchase them on the company's Rakuten store here, but you need to use a shopping service for them. Most of their lashes are very gyaru-kei along with some of their other makeup products!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Recent outfits

I haven't made a post about me in awhile, especially because during my trip to Monterey the internet was very inconsistent :( So I guess here's 2 outfits and a few other things~

Sunday, November 21, 2010

50 Followers Giveaway!

I know a lot of you have been anticipating it, and here it is! Remember, my original 25 follower giveaway is still going on! Yes, you can participate in both of them :)

What's in it:
- Diamond Lash sampler pack with 6 styles of lashes
- Black rose detailed fine tooth comb
- NYX White chubby eyeliner stick
- Black colored Eyelash Adhesive

Detail pictures on the eyelashes:

I reused a Glamorous eye pack, but I did clean it out and sterilize it before I put the new lashes in :) Just in case if any of you are germaphobes~ Also the Glamorous eye is my absolute favorite of all the Diamond Lash styles and I wear it the most. You can see me wear it here and here, along with the Lovely bottom lashes on the bottom.

- Open worldwide, so I'll ship this to whoever wins it no matter where you live!
- Please comment with your name, e-mail and blog link for 1 entry.
- You'll get 1 extra entry if you advertise my giveaway on your blog (blogger, wordpress and livejournal are fine), twitter, tumblr or wherever else :) Remember to mention in the comments where you promoted it!
- You either have to be a follower of me on here or my LiveJournal. No exceptions!

Deadline: December 1st 2010 5pm PST

Saturday, November 20, 2010

ageha model names: Featured models

This is part 2 of the ageha model names post. If you want exclusive and graduated models, visit this post.
Like the other post, I'll have a picture along with their names in romaji and Japanese and their blogs!

ageha model names: Exclusive/Resident + Graduated models

I've noticed in my stats that there's been an influx of people here coming from Google searching up "ageha model names", so I guess I'll make a post about that ^^;; I'll break it up between resident + graduated models and models with their names in romaji, Japanese and blog address!

Featured models are in this post.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another quick check-in!

This project is kicking my butt but I thought I would make another quick stop by in my blog! I like posting daily but hard now with deadlines :'(

After Friday I'll be off for the week and going up to NorCal for my 2nd anniversary vacation with Tony! I'm excited since I haven't been to SF in so long and need to go to Japantown and Daiso! I'll be staying in Monterey Bay though because I want to go to the aquarium and it's a shorter drive back home for us ^^;;

Since I'm almost already at 50 subscribers, I had to decide what was going to be the prizes for 50 and 75 already! To entice people on what's going to be in the next one to subscribe so I can start the giveaway, I'll tell you guys what the main prize in it is (there's also a few other small things in it):

So what are you waiting for? Tell your friends about this cool prize and that they need to subscribe! :D

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A quick update and check in!

As you guys will see in the next few days I'm just going to make small updates around the blog layout here and there. I have a really huge project due on Friday, so I'm going to be working mostly on that throughout the week.

I've been getting a big influx of followers in the last few days, probably because I was featured in Hana of Finding Tokyo's weekly wrap up? Many thanks to her for featuring me, and all the new followers I've gained from it!

I purchased two different brands of BB cream online (Korea's Missha and Japan's Nanoce), because a few people have had concerns about my skin. Thanks to those who did have concerns, and I hope that changing to BB cream will be beneficially for me! It did come at a good time too, I'm almost out of both of my foundations! I'll try to do reviews once they both arrive (for the Nanoce I have to pick it up in store since it's in Southern California) :]

Also just another little blurb about how I will do giveaways at 50, 75 and 100 followers! Remember how I said the prizes will start getting bigger? They are looking pretty nice so feel free to follow me and join in on the giveaways :D

Sunday, November 14, 2010

アイコレ: Eye Make Collection

Has anyone ever heard of this site before? http://www.eyecolle.jp/

If you haven't, it's a very good resource to see different girls' daily eye makeup and get some inspiration! Luckily most of the eye makeup is gal styled, but there's also some V-kei and a few others featured.

What I like about this site is that the eye is the main focus and usually the girls will talk about what they wanted to get out of the look and also the products that were used. Most of the site is keyword based, and you can look at the sidebars or on the main page to see what is trending!

Here's a few pages you will all be interested in ranked by most popular:
- Most recent
- Most popular
- Gal-style (a lot of model copycat looks)
- Natural (for an everyday look)
- Circle lenses
- Without circle lenses
* If you can't read Japanese, I recommend using Google Chrome for their built in translator or Yahoo! Japan翻訳 and select the 2nd option to translate Japanese to English.
* You might have to sign up for the website to look at additional pages or pictures.

Also a big thanks to the girls who have entered my giveaway so far! Keep it coming :D

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Giveaway time!

Inspired by Sami (who also has a giveaway going on, you should enter it here!), I decided to start my giveaway early :P Remember that this is a small giveaway so I can promote my blog further, and that prizes with more followers will be much bigger. Planned in the future are giveaways featuring more makeup and 109 brand goods!

What's in it:
- 1 Large pink colored makeup mirror. It folds out for a hands-free mirror holding experience~
- 1 Eyemazing #003 Eyemazing is Popteen model Jun Komori's line of eyelashes that are incredibly popular with gals. They are very sturdy and can last for a long time :)
- 1 Eyemazing #202
- 1 Small eyelash glue
What the Eyemazing lashes look like together:

- Open worldwide, so I'll ship this to whoever wins it no matter where you live!
- Please comment with your name, e-mail and blog link for 1 entry.
- You'll get 1 extra entry if you advertise my giveaway on your blog, twitter, tumblr or wherever else :) Remember to mention in the comments where you promoted it!
- You don't have to be a follower on here, but it is recommended so you can keep up with my posts :D

Deadline: December 1st 2010 5pm PST

Outfit post + makeup for 11/12

I have been really neglecting to take outfit photos, so I only have 3 recent ones :'(

Friday, November 12, 2010

A gal trend I love: Recession proof makeup

Let me be honest. I hate a lot of the gal trends going on right now, especially all of the fur and nordic prints. I don't want to look like a furry, wear real fur OR look like I stole my grandma's sweaters! I don't mind if any of you do like these trends, but that's just my personal opinion.

However, I'm up for anything that is recession proof or as I'd like to call it "fru~gyaru" (lol see what I did there). Egg's December issue featured a spread called "Kawacheap Make", short for Kawaii Cheap Makeup. The spread shows that you can spend very little on makeup and still look fabulous!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Disneyland's California Adventure: ElecTRONica

I'm working on another gal makeup post but I thought I would take a break from all the gal stuff and talk about/show pictures of the new attraction at California Adventure.
This new themed attraction was made in honor of Tron Legacy, the sequel to Tron which both are made by Disney Films. Featured in this attraction is 2 bars, a food truck serving snacks, movie theater screening a preview of Tron Legacy, Flynn's Arcade, an awesome laser show along with a DJ spinning for a dance floor/circle! If you want to go you should do it now, but make sure you go on the weekend because this attraction is only from Friday-Sunday except for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks.
Awesome panoramic shot of ElecTRONica that Tony took. We got there right when it opened so it was still pretty empty.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let's talk future giveaways

I've almost reached the 25 follower mark which is great! Although I know there are a lot more people reading my blog than subscribed (I can see you in the stats! Yeah, you!!) so if you're not following me already make sure you are!

The more followers, the bigger the prizes!

Here's a few things you can expect from the first giveaway:
- Something pink
- Cosmetic related
- All Japanese items

So get to it! Tell your friends! Do what you want, but get me to 25 followers and I'll open it!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Diamond Lash review: Celeb x Charming eyes + Beauty x Baby eyes

In this post I introduced the new Diamond Beauty items that I got, and here I will review 2 sets of lashes on each of my eyes~ Also I'm wearing my circle lenses in these photos so let me know what you think of them :D

Diamond Beauty gets!

My package has finally arrived to my house and I can show you guys what I got! I haven't done a review yet because I'm too excited to show you guys these, but I will do it in the near future :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thank you, Sara Mari!

If you haven't checked Sara Mari's newest post on Moments like Diamonds, she posted her updated link page. and I'm on it under Personal for the American region! Make sure to check out the link page as well to see other wonderful blogs :D

Also in other news I went to Mitsuwa today for lunch and swung by Sanseido to see if they had the December issues of the gal magazines. Indeed they did!
I grabbed Popteen, ageha, PopSister and egg this month!

Remember that once I hit 25 followers I will have a giveaway :D and I'll be posting some reviews/information about the new Diamond Lash/Beauty products in the future~

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Grill 'Em All vs. Baby's Badass Burgers

If you watch Travel Channel and are a fan of the show Food Wars, then you might have seen these 2 trucks in the LA Food Truck episode.

I've had Grill 'Em All before when they were at the Hurley office in Costa Mesa 2 months ago, and I finally got to try out Baby's Badass Burgers over the weekend at Cartchella in Costa Mesa

Friday, November 5, 2010

PopSister: Dressing Mode with Military, Nordic, Rock and British styles with H&M

The November issue of PopSister included a photoshoot of their models wearing H&M clothes and accessories. I know there's a big debate in the Western gal community of either you wear 109 brands or you don't. Let's bust that myth by showing you JAPANESE GYARU MODELS wearing H&M in a fashionable, gyaru mode-kei way that's affordable.

New layout!

I got tired of using the Blogger template background and settings so I made my own background. Nothing special, but it will suffice for now :D

Thursday, November 4, 2010

First pair of circle lenses!

First I'll start off with something not on the title topic, but today is Tony and I's 2 year anniversary together! We can't really have much fun since we're both busy with school work but we have an awesome Saturday and Sunday planned :D

I was kind of against circle lenses before, until I tried out Sakurina's purikura machine at Round 1 about a month ago. On her machine you can change your hair color or add circle lenses on, and this is how it looked:
Needless to say, I was convinced of how good they looked from them on. I went out to go get a prescription for them and found out I have an astigmatism! I am still a newbie to contacts in general, and it's especially harder for me to get circle lenses because of it T_T

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nicole Abe's new line of eyelashes + using NYX cosmetics for a gal look!

Ranzuki's Nicole Abe released a line of eyelashes called "Princess Tiara" last month which include 3 sets of eyelashes plus 1 set of accent lashes. If you're curious about buying them, you can purchase them here (but you need to use a shopping service). But what I liked about this spread was that they included how to do her gal makeup using NYX Cosmetics, an affordable brand that is very comparable to MAC Cosmetics.

Ecco in Costa Mesa, CA + Foo Foo Tei in Hacienda Heights, CA

Another food post, but I promise I've been working on gal-related posts and will be released in the future! Although I will be pretty busy with school soon (tests from Thursday-Tuesday) :/

Get better, Demi Lovato :'(

If you guys don't know, I'm a HUGE Disney Channel music geek! So I really love stuff by the Jonas Brothers, Miley, etc but no one compares to my baby girl, Demi Lovato!