Wednesday, August 31, 2011

going away again

My last few hours here before leaving back to Russia.

I don't feel like going away from home. I really like it here.
This time I will get internet upon reaching there as my blockmate who is already there activated the internet back.

Actually the past few days I was away on holiday with nature and also went to try out my first Korean BBQ.
Photos will be up maybe after I settle everything.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

vanity table?

Coming up. Is a vanity table post.
Just on how I place all my cosmetic junks.

I have plastic drawers on top of my wooden cabinet to keep some of my tiny cosmetics.
All of them are full, yes I am a makeup junkie. .____.

Just a preview of what's inside the drawers
This one i have all my mascaras in it and some lipglosses.
The eyeshadow corner. I have other eyeshadow corners.
One can never have too many eyeshadows. My opinion, palettes are better than singles in terms of saving space.

On top of the plastic drawers. More junk.
Mostly brushes and just some things I use more often, sunscreens, sunblocks.

In the cabinet

Most of the foundations, BB creams go in here. Along with lipsticks and boxes of false lashes.

My lippies, mostly NYX.

the falsies.

Another drawer of the cabinet
Usually the stuffs in the cabinet are the pricier cosmetics and also bulkier stuffs.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

fav. gyaru models

Today I am gonna do a special post on the Japanese fashion models that inspires me.

Let me tell my story first.
I first encountered Gyaru when it was 2005/6. I still remember the first Popteen that I bought.
The one with Ai Otsuka on the cover.
I didn't buy it because I knew about gyaru and liked the gyaru fashion. Then all I knew is Japanese fashion, I categorised everything into one. The Japanese Fashion.
I bought it because Ai Otsuka was on the cover and I wanted a Japanese fashion magazine myself.

Then I have been reading Popteen till this very day.
I went through lots of style changes and model changes.

Ok let's cut the ramble now and I am gonna show my inspirations.

1. Funayama Kumiko ( Kumicky)
Her style is usually sweet and cute and clean which I like. She rocks every style she puts out!
Her makeup is always sweetly done and is simple but still very on point Gyaru. She doesn't go over the top with her makeup (ie too much black eyeliner, thick and long bottom lashes) which I like. It's also very fun to follow her blog and read about her monthly on Popteen. Her undying love for Chopper is so cute. And she has good music taste. In the September issue she recommended listening to Motohiro Hata (Those who hasn't listen to Motohiro Hata has to listen to him, he's what I call a good musician. click here) and she likes Yusuke-san.
When she raves about a makeup item or fragrance, I am sure dying to try it out because who doesn't wanna try stuffs that your style idol tried out and loving it.
She's my style idol and she's the same age as I am.

2. Kawanishi Miki (Mikipon)

She's a very hardworking gyaru on makeup kenkyuu, she's also a gamer. She often studies on famous people's makeup like Hirako Risa, Ayumi Hamasaki, KARA etc.
She's not the type of model that stands out at first sight, it takes awhile to notice her but after knowing about her. She's lovely.
Her style is very ladylike. Her makeup is girlish and simple. Nothing over the top
She also mentioned on liking RADWIMPS.

The rest is in random order and I am not gonna put any explanation.

3. Izuoka Misaki

4. Tsubasa Masuwaka

5. Sano Yukiko

6. Mari Murata (Marimo)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Food post again

Have been eating a lot today. There goes my diet. *cries*

First I went to have Japanese cuisine for brunch.
I ate about 6 sushi and a temaki
My zaru soba.
I love cold soba, I already bought tsuyu do make my own zaru soba.

After that had a starbucks soy chocolate frappucino with less sugar but there's whipped cream, so doesn't help at all.
yeap there's my name right there.

Dinner is Chinese cuisine.
There's xiao long bao and sha bao which I forgot to take a picture of.
This is my Szechuan La Mian.
Looks tasty?
I accidentally put in Chinese celery which I hate. &^%$#@#$%^&^%!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Missha BB Cream

My parcel came. I got the highly raved by Kumicky, Missha Oriental Herbs(Cho bo yang) BB cream which I ordered a few days ago.
It comes in a traditional oriental style design paper box with Korean wording printed on it.
I can't read Hangul so can't translate it.

The tube is also really elegant with the Hangul "Missha" printed in gold on it.
It comes 50ml of product and it has SPF30PA++.

The ingredient list:
Water, Titanium Dioxide, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Arbutin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calcium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Magnesium Sulfate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Diisostearyl Malate, Talc, Beeswax, Iron Oxides, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylparaben, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Fragrance, Houttuynia Cordata Extract , Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Adenosine, Asparagus Lucidus Root Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Bletilla Striata Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Cynanchum Wifordi Root Extract, Lycium Chinense Root Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Silica, Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, Gold
What an impressive list. So many herb extracts and Gold. Pure Gold!?

I've already rave about this BB cream. I like almost everything about it.
The texture is nice and smooth. Very easy to spread.
Coverage is too my liking, it's medium.
It doesn't leave any feeling on the face makes the skin looks so smooth.
Smells well like chinese herbs. Some may hate the scent. I am fine with it.
It's also very long lasting.

The seller included some freebies for me.

A face mask from a Korean brand called Dermal I suppose.

and a free sample of Missha's BB Boomer. It's a BB Cream primer =/

Monday, August 22, 2011

Glitter days

Was at Tokyo Street.
Off to try Shimino crepes again. I love crepes eventhough I know how fattening it is.

The company is from Harajuku.

I chose mine in Strawberry.

The strawberries + fresh whipped cream taste so good.
Such a guilty pleasure.

Have been lemming over a can can hat for the longest time (since last year)
I finally got it eventhough maybe I am already out of style but prices seems to have drop since when it was first hyped up.
with 2 flowers.
This one is actually the last piece but it is also the cutest one. So I bought it.

There's also lace design on it.

On the makeup side, it seems they brought in the new products for this season.
I think there's not much mentioning of this product too.
KAte jewel karat eyeshadow.

If you are lemming/lusting over the Dolly Wink cream eyeshadows.
This one is a cheaper alternative.
Still in its packaging.
This cream eyeshadow comes in 1.7g of product.
Little goes a long way.

Packaging is sturdy plastic with the very typical Kate style carat cut design on it.
The colour I got is WT-01. There's 8 colours to choose from if I am not mistaken.

The product.
Very shimmery. The shimmers are very fine and subtle.
It's the shimmers that the gyaru girls love.

The last buy aka the buy that broke my bank.

I've got it the foundation the girls from ViVi besides RMK, more expensive than RMK in Japan atleast, but here, it's the same price.
It's the Lunasol water cream foundation N.
Comes in a reflective packaging. Very elegant.

Super elegant right?
My colour is in OC02.
I actually thought of repurchasing my Chanel foundation but then even everything's good.
The colour wise, it's getting yellowish for my skin. I don't know my undertone changed or i got fairer?
This one is still yellow base with hints of pinks but not as yellow as Chanel's. Suits my Asian skin.

I tried the Lunasol at the counter. I like the finish and the texture, a bit watery for a cream foundation but it makes it easy to spread.
Coverage is medium and better than the iquid foundation of the same line.
Smooth and easy to spread and not cakey or streaky (Maybelline Affintone's nightmare).
It contains 60% water so it .
Now I had it for few hours, has not caked up, my face is not oily, no break out yet.
So far so good.
Gonna try it out more on the days I feel more luxurious to put on this expensive foundation.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Apple Green

Just an EOTD.
Bambi lenses are just too gorgeous. They really make your eyes pop!

Started using the Essence eyeshadow I bought, it's kinda hard to pick up the colour with a brush.
the shimmers in it is gorgeous though!
Bottom lashes top up with lots of mascara.

Tried the Missha Cho Bo Yang BB Cream's Sample today.
It's amazing.
The coverage is superb, I didn't need to cover my undereye circle (mine's not that dark anyway)
It's so easy to spread.
It last all day long. Oil Control is above average.
Doesn't clog my pores and cause me to break out (like the stupid Maybelline affintone, I've got one sad pimple now that refuse to go away)
It smells a bit like ginseng.
I am nabbing a bottle for myself!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Rainy Friday

Looks like I don't going to eatery, eating alone.
Had Kimchi Ramen today with lots of chili powder. I keep topping
chili powder till I sweat.
I heard chili is good for loosing weight.

Quite a big bowl.

I don't like the camera quality for blackberry.

Off to Etude House to get more mask. So reasonable and cheap.
Collagen one is the one recommended by Matsumoto Ena.
She pretty much recommended all the collagen mask from Etude House.

Parcel came!
Look what I got.
Missha BB cream.
I've heard many raves about it. I got it since my Shills one has died on me.

What it claims.

The tube of BB cream.
It comes in 50ml.

I also requested this sample from the seller.
Kumicky and Rui seems to be using this BB cream and raving about it.
I wanna try first before I buy it since this BB cream is more expensive than usual.

They Korean cosmetics boom now makes me lust more for Korean cosmetics.
But, anyhow quality wise still Japanese cosmetics is much better.

I got a new favourite Popteen model.

It's Sano Yukiko (Yukinoko)
I like her style and I think she's pretty.

I also like it how she likes Takarazuka =3

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday haul~

A OOTD. I wore the see-through style black top and jeans.

EOTDCircle lens : Fynale lens in Y17 Brown.

Did some haul.
Bought truck loads (actually it's just 5 books) of magazines.
3 books of ViVi, 1 Scawaii and my favourite Popteen.
When I read them while I am exercising, they somehow inspire me. So, it is a must get!

From, Sasa.
It's the famous DollyWink eyeliner.
It is a repurchase. I like the fact the tip is so fine, makes eyelining really easy.

There's the limited edition version.
I didn't buy it because I didn't like the packaging of the limited edition one, I still think the original one is the cutest.

I went to this shop because of how the Popteen girls were talking about Korean brand products and there's sale.

Mask was on sale. 5 pieces for RM12.
Such a bargain.
I got this because Matsumoto Ena recommended this mask.
Models really have the power to make me get something =.=
The more I read what models use, the faster I go broke but this mask is cheap too, doesn't dent the wallet.
3 for RM20.

Etude House precious minerals BB pact.

IKKO-san recommended Etude House's BB items, Marimo raving about it along with other Popteen girls. It is on sale.
Anymore reason not to get it?

Packaging is simple. Nothing too extravagant.

The powder with the word Etude House engraved.