Wednesday, December 28, 2011

sEpia memory's New Years 2012 Giveaway *CLOSED*

As promised, here's a giveaway for the New Years!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day after Christmas at Disneyland! + Sephora buys

Tony and I went to Disneyland yesterday since our friends Joel and Amanda came from out of town and wanted to go before they went home! It was apparently so crowded that they had to deny entrance to people for periods of time, since the park was at full capacity.
Tony brought the SLR so he took pictures, and I wanted to share!
Catching me off guard! We had to wait for Joel and Amanda outside since at that point they didn't allow anyone inside the park.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas! + First vlog

Hello to all of my lovelies! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! I spent Christmas Eve with my dad's family, and decided to create my first vlog:

It's nothing special for now, but it'll do! I also spent a lot of time making gyoza as well.
I hope to vlog more frequently, but we'll see how I do with school and work. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

LOTD 12/22/11

Since I remembered to do a LOTD today, I wanted to post it all for you! :) Please excuse my chin, it's that time of the month so it's bound to have breakouts T_T I don't photoshop my pictures so what you see is what you get!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Quick update and some announcements!

I'm starting my internship today at OBEY Clothing, so I hope it goes well! I also worked at the sample sale over the weekend, but it was very busy and chaotic so I didn't get to take any pictures of myself. I looked great though, believe me!! :) Being that busy also helped me learn the art of putting on lashes in the car, which is definitely a good skill to have if you're busy LOL Obey posted a great blog post with pictures of the sale, so if you want to see if go here.
I see that people are still trying to enter the giveaway, but it ended over a month ago so stop trying please!! T_T
The 1st place winner was Nenacho and the 2nd place winner was Emmie!
A new giveaway will be coming shortly, so please wait for it :)
Another announcement is that I got a webcam... so I will possibly start vlogging very soon! A lot of the entries for my giveaway asked for tutorials, which I will definitely accommodate and would love to do! I've only done one tutorial before, so hopefully with having the new webcam I'll be able to give you guys more :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rune Boutique World Debut Party 12/10/11

Hi to all of my readers, new and old! I appreciate you guys bearing with me as I'm about to finish school for the semester. I will also be starting my internship at OBEY Clothing very soon as well, but I hope I will have enough time to blog for all of you lovelies ^^

I was able to take some time off to go to the Rune Boutique World Debut Party, especially to see Kyary!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

(Advertisement) toddland warehouse sale 12/2-3 in Newport Beach, CA

I'm sorry for me just disappearing! Right now I'm at the last few weeks of school and need to concentrate on maintaining my grades! I hope to blog more once I'm on break~

Important announcement: The giveaway winner has not answered my e-mails regarding her win, so I will be choosing a new winner soon.

But anyways there's another toddland sale happening this weekend, so please come if you are in the area!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

♥ 3 Year Anniversary ♥

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th! ONLY 2 MORE DAYS!!

Last Friday was my boyfriend Tony and I's 3rd anniversary together as a couple! I'm really happy to have found the right guy for me, and have a relationship where almost everything is mutual and so loving. I hope for many years to come with him!

But first off, I have to brag about the present he got for me!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Circle lens review: DollyEye G 307 Gothic 3 Tones in Turquoise (sponsored by Lens Village)

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th!

It's been a year since I started wearing circle lenses, so I knew it was time to start getting new lenses as my current ones start expiring. I have been keeping an eye out on these lenses for an extremely long time, since I liked the idea of turquoise colored lenses! Lens Village kindly decided to sponsor me, so I picked these lenses to review.

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Decorative Eyelash Series: PLAYGIRL featuring Emi Suzuki

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th!

Decorative Eyelash is created by SHO-BI, who also creates a line that you might have heard of... Diamond Lash! I believe that Decorative Eyelash came out first and was filled with lots of simple lashes. Like their Diamond Lash cousins, they come with 5 pairs in a pack and retail for 1050yen.

SHO-BI decided to create a new series for Decorative Eyelash called PLAYGIRL, featuring Seventeen and PINKY magazine model Emi Suzuki. These lashes are more suited for a gyaru lifestyle, but are also made so they're not exclusive to the style. There's 12 new styles of lashes all together.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NYX at Nordstrom, review of NYX Cream Shadows

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th!

Nordstrom is a high-end department store in the US, so I was surprised when NYX made a post saying they were going to be stocked at one of my local ones! To be honest I was very hesitant and didn't believe it, so I went to their Juniors department and found a makeup display. One side was stila, the other side was Too Faced. On the sides of the main display is where you'll find NYX, Pop Beauty and Sula.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Not a real post, but I just wanted to say a very sincere thank you to my followers! When I first started I was excited just to have a few followers, but now that it's over 400 followers it's hard to believe.

Remember to join my giveaway that's currently going on until 11/11! I have a mini giveaway that's going to be coming up right after that~

I have been reading the comments that everyone that has entered submitted. I appreciate everything you have all said to me, and will take note about what to post more of in the future :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review: Decolog Who's Rich Eyelashes

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th!

I bought these recently while I was up in LA a few weeks ago, which you can see in this post. Sara Mari also has done a review of them recently as well. I usually don't like lashes that are this style (very "furry", to look more natural and full), but I don't know what made me get them. But they were definitely worth a try!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Eyemazing No. 002 Eyelashes

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th! 

I'm a big fan of Jun Komori and her Eyemazing line, so I thought it would be appropriate to do a review! I am kind of ashamed actually I haven't tried these earlier, since Eyemazing No. 003 were one of my first pairs of lashes!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween haunt FOTD makeup (10/14+21) and Sephora gets!

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th!

I'm sorry I haven't been doing a lot again, I lost my camera charger and was running on very low battery! But luckily I found it now so I can take pictures for reviews and tutorials in the future. :)

The last 2 weeks I went to Halloween haunts, one at Knott's Berry Farm and the other at Universal Studios per usual yearly tradition for me :) I met Tony while going with a group of friends to the Halloween Haunt at Knott's 3 years ago, and they helped us become really close and eventually got together. So they really do mean a lot to me for that sentimental value :') Since my battery was low on my camera I just took FOTD shots for the most part.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Shopping excursion on my day off in LA

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th!

I had a rare day off yesterday and today due to it being semester break, so Tony and I decided to take the day off and go shopping in LA! Although LA isn't too far from me, it just takes a lot of time to go up there because of parking, shopping and traffic.

This post will be very pic heavy.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review: Luminous Change No. 05 Eyelashes

Remember to join my giveaway! It is going on until November 11th!

I am so backed up on reviews due to school commitments, but I have some time now to post a review! I am reviewing Luminous Change Eyelash in No. 5, which I bought hoping it would be a dupe for Jewerich No. 2. Some people used keywords on my blog hoping it was a dupe for Diamond Lash Glamorous eye. So is it?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I've been racking my brain for months. What is a GFC name? I've even googled it but I keep getting stuff like 'Global Financial Crisis ' or 'Gorilla Football Collective'.. Lol

Google Friend Connect! It's your ID you use when you subscribe/follow different blogs on blogger :)

Ask me anything

sEpia memory's 1st Year Anniversary Giveaway *CLOSED*

I'm so happy to say I've been blogging for pretty close to a year already, so I would love to give thanks to all of my readers for the past year! To show my appreciation I would love to offer up this giveaway, which contains prizes for 2 winners!  
Disclaimer: None of these products were sponsored, they were all paid by me.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Joe Jonas 9/21/11 & Demi Lovato 9/23/11

I had a busy week with not only school, but I went to 2 general admission concerts pretty much back-to-back! It was intense but it was tons of fun, especially since I could enjoy all of this with my best friend in the world ♥

Friday, September 16, 2011

22nd birthday~

It was my 22nd birthday on the 14th, where I celebrated my birthday at Memphis Cafe! I got my hair done earlier that day after school so I could look my best☆

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The past week~

I've started school up again and officially in Business school! So I will definitely be busy through out the next year or so, but I'll do my best to keep blogging.

Last weekend I babysat and house sat in the South Bay (LA) for one of my dearest friends, Bree! She had to go out of town for a wedding so Tony (bf) and I babysat her lovely corgi named Belle :D We've been visiting them a lot for the past month or so because Belle is hard to get warmed up to, but eventually she was comfortable enough with us to show us love ^^

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Photo dump from July

I took a lot of pictures in July that I meant to share here, so here goes!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

NYC Trip recap!

Since I haven't been blogging too much I've realized I have never done a re-cap post for my NYC trip! I went for the yearly Disco NRG meet where we usually film a ParaPara DVD series called "Vintage Story" (you can watch the previous 2 videos here along with a lot of other videos). I didn't actually take a lot of pictures myself so I just stole them from my friends☆

Friday, August 19, 2011

FOTD using a bunch of new makeup products!

Over the past couple of weeks I've gotten a lot of new things, mostly makeup and lashes. I'll post what I used in my FOTD that's new and do mini-reviews for each item! I'm also wearing my new lenses, Geo Honey Wing. They were purchased for $25 at Elizabeth Center in New York's Chinatown.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Makeup gets from MAC, Sephora and Target

I have become addicted to GossMakeupArtist's YouTube page, and he raves about using cream foundation all the time so I decided to get some for a change~ After doing some research online I wanted to get MAC's Studio Tech and decided to go out to the MAC store to get foundation matched! My best friend and I headed over to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA to go on a makeup binge and be makeup nerds.

Apparently my skintone is pretty unique according to all of the associated at the MAC store, because I have a warm skintone with olive undertones. It made matching pretty hard but we decided on NW30 to be my foundation match to be set with a slightly darker powder (Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark was recommended, which I might buy at another time). I also picked up a lipglass in Lust because it was a very pretty matte color, which is definitely hard to get my hands on! I have a lot of shimmery lipglosses.

My gets from Sephora, MAC and Target:
Top: Flora by Gucci perfume sample, MAC Studio Tech in NW30, Sephora VIB Hatbox present
Bottom: Korres Lip balm set, MAC Lipglass in Lust, Tarte for True Blood Cheek Stain in Glamor Me and Sonia Kashuk Brightening Powder.

The contents of the Sephora VIB Hatbox present, which had different variations. The one my best friend got had a Dr. Jart BB cream sample which I didn't get, mine came with a Tokidoki perfume sample instead.
Top: The Brazilian Peel, Phytolisse serum
Middle: Philosophy Miracle Worker Anti-aging moisturizer, NARS Pro-Prime, Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash, Benefit Stay Don't Stray
Bottom: Stila Tinted Moisturizer, Tokidoki Perfume

From all of my gets I'm super excited to try out the Tarte cheek stain, since it's a different color of blush other than orange! Definitely a miracle I could find something a different color that would suite me, and I've been getting back into True Blood again so it warms my heart a bit more ♥ I'm also really excited for the NARS primer as well, since I'm always on the lookout for the best primers :D

Also, I hope everyone can check out my Tumblr page! I update it mostly with photo posts, and it is a lot easier for me to update more frequently :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

NYX Cosmetics deal: Get $30 worth of goods for $15 (US Only)

I'm sorry everyone for the lack of posts! Since returning from NYC I've been a little burnt out and now planning for going back to school next week. I need to make the most of my vacation while it lasts, as I'm trying to finish 2 years of school in 1 1/2 years so I need to kick it into overdrive.

But anyways, I thought I'd give a heads up to ladies who are addicted to NYX makeup or want to try it, while doing some good at the same time! I'm a pretty big NYX addict since their makeup is affordable and great quality.

You can buy $30 worth of makeup on their official website for only $15, through their SocialGoodies offer. $3 of each $15 spent will be donated to charities picked by SocialGoodies. Please note that it ends in a little less than 3 days, so buy your vouchers as soon as you can ;)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I finally caved in, so please add my Tumblr if you please :D

I will be going home tonight and heading out to NYC on Friday, so hopefully I can make a few posts there or before I leave~

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thursday at San Diego Comic Con

Comic Con tickets are hard to come by, but luckily my boyfriend's brother was able to get me a ticket for one day (Thursday). Hopefully next year I'll get a 4 day pass, but we'll see!

I only had a few objectives, which were the following:
- Get the KidRobot figure for Mysterion (South Park) and a couple of the Street Fighter figures for my boyfriend.
- Go to the Pee Wee Herman, Street Fighter x Tekken and Penn & Teller panels.

I have a couple of pictures from when I went, but not too much since they're mostly on the SLR... which was left by my boyfriend in his mom's car! But I'll start with a picture of a burned down trailer on the way to the convention (on Pacific Coast Highway).

Friday, July 22, 2011

What is an "American face"? - Ranzuki 8/11

I was flipping through my newest issue of Ranzuki and found this interesting article that included face shading for different sized heads. This article features Natsumi Saito and she shows how she tries to achieve an "American face". From shading her face to make it look small, shading her nose, doing her eye makeup/lenses and even massaging her face to make it appear smaller. Definitely a must read/see for people who are having a hard time with knowing how to contour their face!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Skin Food's first US Store - Irvine, CA

Being a fan of Asian cosmetics, the brand Skinfood isn't news to me. However, it is news that they decided to open up their first US store in Irvine, CA, which is where I live! It is located at Irvine Spectrum next to Charlotte Russe. I took sneaky pictures of the store with my BlackBerry PlayBook, since my camera battery decided to die that day.

Monday, July 18, 2011

NKOTBSB - 7/1 & 7/6

I try not to make it a secret that I'm a teenybopper, so when I found out New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys were doing a collaboration tour together it was like a dream come true! I was fortunate enough to go to their 2 concerts in my area with my wonderful best friend in the world :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What's in my makeup bag!

I always wanted to do one of these posts, so I finally got down to it and took pictures of what I normally use everyday (although some products depend on what mood I'm in). I don't have a proper makeup case (most of my other makeup is in a shoebox right now lol) but this will do~
Jonas Brothers VIP bag from their 2010 Summer tour and a Pokemon pencil case :3

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Long time no post! AX ParaPara Panel recap☆

Sorry for the lack of posts, I wanted to entertain Jim (who did the male circle lens review below) while he was here so I didn't want to spend too much time blogging!

A couple of notes:
- My summer giveaway ended on 6/30 with the winner being Wen, so congrats to her! The next giveaway will be coming up around October/November. :) I have one of the prizes already and it is different than the usual prizes~

- I would love to do a FAQ post in the future, so if you want to ask me questions please drop them off at my formspring page. Feel free to send them anonymously if you don't want your name on here. :)

- ParaPara fans, the Disco NRG site will be up and running soon! We are moving hosts and are currently setting it up right now. Keep up to date with us by checking our Twitter and Facebook pages.

- I will be heading to NYC from 7/29-8/4. I go every year so it's no different, mainly to film an upcoming Disco NRG DVD! If anyone wants to meet up I will try to see if I can make time for it. Or if anyone wants to give me some store recommendations please do so as well!

ParaPara Dancing 101 Panel Recap:
For anyone that came to my panel, thank you very much for coming! I know a couple of girls came up to me after the panel saying they knew me from everyday_gyaru and my blog but don't comment... so get to it! lol

I could only find one video from the panel, but if you know anyone who went that has one PLEASE tell them to upload it!! In case you're wondering, the song is "I Won't Fall Apart" by Jager, which you can buy on iTunes.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Male circle lens review: EOS Adult Series Grey from mukuCHU (Guest review)

Today I have a guest review from my good friend Jim, who is from my circle Disco NRG and we're ParaPara partners. I have previously done a review for the toric version of these, and recommended this for him since he wanted something very natural looking. These lenses are from mukuCHU and require a review, but were purchased by me.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Circle lens review: EOS Adult Series Blue from

I'm so happy to say that decided to sponsor me and sent me a pair of Adult Series in Blue. As I already own Adult Grey, I knew that I was going to love these :D
I was sponsored for these lenses, so it's required to review it. However, it didn't in any way shape or form affect the integrity of this review.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A few announcements for this week! (Anime Expo-related)

For people that don't know, I have hosted the ParaPara panel at Anime Expo with the same group since 2007! This year is no different, we will be hosting our ParaPara Dancing 101 panel/workshop as usual.

Here is the date/time/location information:
ParaPara Dancing 101
Date: 2011-07-02
Time: 19:30:00
Room: WS 1 (LACC)
Duration: 01:50:00

After the panel, be sure to go to Tune in Tokyo's event at Club Nokia as well~ Here's the flyer for it:
They guaranteed to play at least a tiny bit of Eurobeat, but we'll see :) Hope to see some of you there!

Also make sure to join my giveaway if you haven't yet, there's only a few more days left to enter!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Orange Blushes

It's the summer and time to tan and wear a blush shade suitable: orange! I want to show you my collection because even though orange blush might all look the same, all of them have a big variety of tones!

Although I have to admit I'm guilty of wearing orange blush all year round, it just works the best for my skin tone :3 This post will be similar to the highlighting post I made earlier this week!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yesterday's FOTD and Astro Blasters!

Since Tony and I got Premium passes to Disneyland we decided to make an impromptu trip there! Unfortunately since the summer season started it is really crowded and we only got on one ride :(

However, I got a replacement charger for his SLR so I got to use that with some really beautiful lighting at sunset! I'm also using 2 of the items from my summer giveaway: NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon and NYX Black Label Lipstick in Peachy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I know there are a lot of people that are iffy with highlighting/contouring, so I thought I would make a post about the highlighters that I own! In the post I have swatches and short reviews of each of the products I have along with where to buy them and other recommendations.

Monday, June 20, 2011

My weekend at the Obey sale~

Apparently a lot of people saw my advertisement for the OBEY warehouse sale, because it got about 700 views in the days before and during the sale! I had a pleasure working there and hope some people saw me there!
I didn't take a lot of pictures since of course I had to work, but I'll share some of the ones I took :D

PS for anyone curious: Don't bother asking me how you can work at these sales. However if you're interested in when the next sale is, please go on the official OBEY clothing website and sign up for the mailing list! Newsletters are sent every week :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Eyemazing Cosme Line Gets!

First off I'd like to thank all my followers <3 I never would've dreamed to have 300+ followers now :D

I'm a big fan of PopSister/Edge Style model Jun Komori, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I went out and bought almost the entire Eyemazing Cosme Line ^^;; This is going to be one of my last makeup purchases in awhile.
Item list:
- Pencil Eyeliner
- Cheek Color in Shell Pink
- Cheek Color in Sweet Pink
- Cheek Color in Miracle Orange
- Cheek Color in Lavender
- Gel Liner
- Lip Gloss in Jewel Clear
- Lip Gloss in Peach Beige
- Lip Gloss in Milky Pink

I bought these off of Venus Style and they ship overseas with a fairly reasonable price (it cost 1600yen to ship all of this via EMS). They were so fast with shipping that I was confused when the mailman showed up at the door LOL

Hoping to review these items soon!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Luminous Change: Rumi Itabashi's line of Eyelashes and Crystal Gel Seal

While I'm not a big fan of Rumi Itabashi aka Rumiringo (personal issues), I do have to admit that her line of products looks really nice and doesn't get enough exposure. It's not available in many places and mostly sold out, but we can all drool at the product images and hope they come back in stock soon! Bigger images in the cut~

Monday, June 13, 2011

Advertisement: 6/18-19 OBEY warehouse sale (Irvine, CA)

I'm working at another warehouse sale this month, so please come by if you want awesome clothes for cheap! OBEY is famous for creating iconic art pieces featuring Andre the Giant and Barack Obama. I wear a bunch of their clothes and mix it with my monotone gal style, so it's definitely a great brand for that style!

OBEY's office has moved to Irvine, so please take note that the new address is located at: 17462 Von Karman Ave. Irvine, CA 92614. Remember to come early because despite the "No Camping" policy, there will be people coming in the early morning hours.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Best friend's graduation

Last night I attended my best friend's graduation at UCI~ I only got a few pictures since I was a bit rushed but nonetheless I had fun and congrats to her again for graduating :D

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Circle lens review: EOS G-205 in Blue (aka Candy Magic Big Candy Blue) from mukuCHU

I apologize profusely to mukuCHU for delaying this review (along with other lenses that still need to be reviewed)! These were partially sponsored by mukuCHU, so please order from them if you're interested in these lenses <3

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Why Ulta has the best rewards system

I talk very fondly about Ulta stores (US only, sorry international ladies!), especially since it's where I get my hair done. They have great sales going on every week on top of always having a great selection. But I have more reasons to love them now.
I bought all of this:
For only this much!
That's a $102.75 discount! The reason why I got the discount was because my rewards points built up over the year and I had never been asked to use them before last month. I go in every couple of months to do my hair (at around $100ish each time) and grab a few products while I'm there. That's it, but somehow I racked up almost 9000 points in this duration! They give you discounts when you reach a certain amount of points, with 7500 points being the $100 discount. So not only did I get $100 discount (with a NYX sale going on at the same time, which is where the extra $2.75 comes from), I still have points leftover to get a discount on my next purchase!

Ladies, if you've got an Ulta store within the area you live in PLEASE join their rewards program! Better yet, use their salon and spa services if they're available at your local stores! You won't regret the amazing rewards you'll receive just by staying beautiful.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Diamond Beauty Cream Summer Series, Miki Fujimoto's Eyemazing Line

Last week Diamond Beauty added cream blushes and eyeshadows to their product line for the summer, featuring Remi Sakamoto of Jelly as their model. Eyemazing is really expanding as well, they not only released a line for Mizukitty but also for Miki Fujimoto of Hello! Project fame.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Giveaway! *CLOSED*

I was able to buy items from NYX's 12th Anniversary sale, and one of the conditions for buying from the sale was not to resell any of the items purchased. I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a giveaway, due to getting duplicate items. I also added in a few extras!

 What's in it:
- Gilfy mini tote bag
- Loven Japanese brand Heart-shaped case (for eyelashes, pills or anything else that'll fit inside)
- NYX Powder Blush in Cinnamon
- NYX Fabulous Lashes in EL125 "Some Like It Hot"
- Candy Doll Powder Foundation Sample
- NYX Black Label Lipstick in Peachy
- Nu-pore Natural Herb Collagen Essence mask
- Hello Kitty Contact lens case

Friday, June 3, 2011

Review: Candy Doll Liquid Foundation in #3

I made a post previously about this in "New Products from Candy Doll, Melliesh and Eyemazing". I finally got my hands on this through Candy Walker Shop and JTD. Luckily for you ladies, you can now buy this from iMomoko or Ichibankao.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mizukitty for Eyemazing: Sweet Ribbon Series

Popteen and Nicky model Mizukitty has teamed up with the Eyemazing label to create her own subseries: Sweet Ribbon Series. The main points for her series was to have eyelashes that were comfortable and good quality, made your eyes look cute, be natural looking all the while being affordable!

There will be 4 styles and will be released nationwide in Japan on 6/8. They are priced at 1260yen for 3 pairs per pack.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Review: Diamond Lash Diamond eye

This limited edition style was released for the opening of Shibuya 109 Abeno, and modeled by Chinatsu Wakatsuki in the ad.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

JTD gets!

Hello from sunny Newport Beach, CA! I've been staying over at my boyfriend's house a lot here, but finally brought my computer so I can blog properly again.

I drove back home to get 2 packages waiting for me: one from JTD and one from Yumetenbo! Since I don't like taking pictures of the Yumetenbo packages (because I always order too much), I thought I'd share what I got from my JTD package.
I ordered from the corner (Vanquish's online store), Candy Walker Shop (Jewerich and Candy Doll's online store) and Diamond Beauty.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New brand of eyelashes for gal, Eyelash Laboratory

If you have seen the last couple of month's issues of gal magazines, you'll see that a new brand of eyelashes called Eyelash Laboratory has been taking out 2 page ads to start promoting their line of eyelashes. Taking a team of gal magazine models (mostly from Popteen), they helped design and create these new eyelashes. You can see part of the process in this video that was uploaded to YouTube:

For a new brand, they already have a ton of options! All of these lashes come in 5 packs and are priced at 1050yen (tax-in). Currently they're only being sold on the Popteen store online and Don Quijote stores in Japan.

Eyelash categories:
- Cute Princess (9 styles)
- Sweet Fairy (5 styles)
- Natural Angel (3 styles)
- Rich Venus (2 styles)
- Sexy Doll (5 styles)

Pictures of the lashes behind the cut!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Some life updates! (finally)

So sorry to leave all of my lovely readers (and new followers, thank you!) in the dark about what's been going on in my life!

Around the time I declared the hiatus, I found out from the doctor that I had nasty stomach bacteria and was put on an antibiotic regime. The stomach bacteria was causing me to throw up all the time and I wasn't able to keep food down at times, all the while not losing any weight (boo). That same time I was slowing my pace down in school, and knew I needed to kick back into gear because of the fear of failing some classes. Luckily I didn't fail any classes and did better than I thought, but the stomach bacteria is still persistent and I will have to go back to the doctor soon.

This month has been busy as well, as my boyfriend moved out of my family's house into an apartment with our friend in Newport Beach, CA! We still need to network my boyfriend's room and also get desks for our computers before we will be fully settled in. That's kind of why I have been relying on my BlackBerry phone and PlayBook tablet for internet in the last few weeks.

I've been using the time since finishing up my finals to relax and get a little bit more active as well. Being in Newport Beach (specifically Balboa Peninsula) is really nice since you can walk everywhere, but also a pain if you can't find a parking spot! I also worked at the toddland warehouse sale that I advertised in my last post, which was very stressful but good experience at the same time. Toddland is the type of company I would love to work for in the future after I graduate, since it's a clothing brand that makes stuff that I really like and that people can really believe in.

I wish I could take more pictures of myself, but unfortunately I have a very limited wardrobe at my boyfriend's place!

But here's a few pictures that I've taken on my PlayBook recently~
Walking back to my boyfriend's place after going out somewhere. His place is steps from the beach so I get to see this everyday!
Couple picture, we totally both look like hot messes. After I saw this picture I had to cut my bangs because they got too long ~_~
LOTD picture from last Friday. I was wearing a tank top plus a sheer knit poncho top that has been popular for Spring. I love the necklace that I'm wearing too, it's a cat face carved out of wood!
My NYX order that I made during the 12th Anniversary Sale. Most people weren't able to make their orders through the duration of the sale, but I was lucky that one of my transactions actually went through. It's mostly blushes and eye shadows. I plan on giving away a few of the items since I had to get some duplicates.

Hopefully once I'm more stable I will get to posting again! I missed posting on here and sharing things with you all :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Advertisement: 5/21 toddland warehouse sale (Newport Beach, CA)

I am now at my final few days of school left, so I will come back from my hiatus very soon!

But for now I would like to advertise the warehouse sale for toddland! They make rad men's clothes and accessories, perfect for the men in your life ;) They're sold nationwide at Urban Outfitters stores and are the creators of the famous cheeseburger and manstache wallets along with the world's largest gummy bear :)

Despite them being a men's label, I do actually own a few toddland pieces myself! My favorites being their hats and otter tee (which incidentally I'm wearing as I'm posting this). They are super comfortable to wear and I love wearing the otter tee over my black lace/sequin tiered skirt~
This sale is taking place in Newport Beach, CA and will have great deals on all toddland products, including new and old seasons! The sale prices will NOT be found online, so you have to go to the sale in person for these amazing deals.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blog Hiatus

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, and now I have to declare my blog on hiatus for a few weeks. Not only is my school semester coming to an end, I am dealing with some health problems that I didn't know existed until this week. I need to take some time off from my blog to recover and put my best into studying. I will try to post maybe once in awhile, since I have a lot of content I wanted to post.

So everyone take care!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

egg's Beauty '11 Spring: Petit Priced Cosmetics - プチプラ

Awhile ago I made another post relating to recession-friendly cosmetics for gals, and egg seems to continue on this trend with their newest Beauty catalog for Spring! Not only does it show you don't need brand name makeup to look this pretty, but that you don't have to spend too much on it as well! Romihi leads this article with rounding up all the other egg models and asking if they own any 100yen cosmetics, Maybelline or Canmake. After the article I'll post some other suggestions and other inexpensive Western brands that are picking up with gal models.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Vanquish Spring 2011 Catalog featuring Wei Son

Sorry for not posting in the last couple of days. I've been enjoying my easy days from school because I know that it's going to kick up like crazy soon as well :( I've been maticulously editing these photos the last few days (so much dust on my scanner T_T, fixed that AFTER I scanned these all) so I'd like you to enjoy these~ They feature PopSister model Wei Son modeling some coordinates featuring items from Vanquish's Spring line.

Monday, April 4, 2011

2 outfits and makeup shots from March

I was looking at some past pictures and noticed that I actually had some coordinate shots! It's amazing that I even have them since I usually forget to do so~

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Review: Dueba Celeb Brown (Angel EX Brown)

I'm here with a review for Dueba's Celeb Brown that were purchased from Pinky Paradise. Keep in mind that I paid these with my own money.

Remember to use my coupon code dtan0914 for free gifts with your order!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Products from Candy Doll, Melliesh and Eyemazing

The end of March was a busy month for Pop Sister models Tsubasa Masuwaka, Yui Kanno and Jun Komori. The three girls just released new face base makeup for their three cosmetic lines to the public on 3/25 with the items being released in the first week of April online. Here's some information on the newly released items!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools!

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well for the start of April! It is sweltering hot in Southern California, in the high 80's to 90's!! It'll be good for tanning but I think my arms are already different colors because my left arm is in the direct light of the sun when I drive :'( Oh well... I hope you guys heard good jokes/pranks for those that celebrate this "holiday" :P

I apologize for the lack of meaningful posts within the last month or so, but school has picked up and I've been spending most of my free time playing this game:
Okamiden, which is the sequel to the Capcom game Okami. I just beat it today so I am now free to be bored/figure out what to post on here :P If any of you are looking for a DS game to play I definitely recommend this. The characters are absolutely ADORABLE and the length of play is pretty good (I finished in approximately 27 hours total).

In addition to finishing Okamiden, I received my order from Pinky Paradise today! Remember to use the code dtan0914 for free animal cases and gifts with your items :D I can't do a review for them yet because I need them to soak in contact solution before I try them. I highly advise people to do that if you don't already, your eyes will thank you ;D
I got Dueba Celeb Brown and "Barbie" King Size Brown.
I put "Barbie" like that because the ones I received were actually made by G&G. But you know what, I was actually even more happy for that! If you look on the official Candy Magic store listing for the King Browns you'll see that...
The ones offered on Pinky Paradise are the EXACT same ones in Japan! So no worries about if they're replicas made by another manufacturer, these are the real deal. Highly recommended even more now :D