Filed under: clothing, cosmetics, shopping | Tags: abercrombie & fitch, clothing, cosmetics, dog shampoo, guess, lush cosmetics, ren skincare, shopping, shorts, summer
I‘m in love with the summer season! It’s the season of wearing shorts~ and I bought two for this summer that I can’t wait to wear.
The pair in white is from Abercrombie & Fitch. I got them from a day trip to the States, and though they weren’t on sale, I’ve always wanted to buy a pair of white shorts. It was either this one or a white pair from True Religion but, I prefer A&F more to be honest.
The pair in teal is a favourite ~ from Guess. The store in Metrotown didn’t carry my size, so I resorted to buying online. Luckily, I got them for $2 cheaper from Guess’s website! Hey, any savings is still savings
When I went shopping with Selina the other day, we found these adorable Starfish Earrings at Crystal Mall! They’re simply adorable and suit the summer season perfectly, as I plan to spend many days lying in the sun on the beach! Hope the weather gets warmer~
Have any of you tried Lush’s Godiva shampoo bar? The jasmine scent is heavenly! It’s a bit expensive at $15CAD a pop, but the lingering jasmine scent fills up the bathroom. It lathers really well under a running shower. I really like it, but since my hair is dyed, I can’t really use it without conditioning afterward, which diffuses the scent a little.
Either way, I’m really glad I bought it to try! Lush’s products are always exotic. Here is an image:
Another product I’ve been wanting to write about is “REN” skincare products! Awesome name aside, I received a sample from a Sephora order, for their “Lactic Renewal Mask”. The scent is very citrus and milky, I fell in love using the small sample! I immediately ordered a bottle.
It’s not recommended for sensitive skin because it promotes the peeling off of dead skin cells to expose the new, beautiful skin underneath. So if you don’t have sensitive skin, like me, I suggest you give this product a try! I use it 1-2 times a week, whenever I shower it’s just really easy to leave it on~
I’m really looking forward to trying new products this 2012 Summer ~ hope it’s a great one
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Filed under: cosmetics, shopping | Tags: asian, bubbletea, cosmetics, diamond lash, eyelashes, japanese brand
One of my favourite lash trays from Diamond Lash is the “ドーリーeye”, which translates into “Dolly Eye” in English. (I seem to have a great connection to the doll-eye themed eyelashes, haha.)
After the mediocre experience with the “Celebrity Eye” tray, I finally opened the “Dolly Eye” package I hunted specifically for. Normally for day-to-day wear I tend to only use cheapies, which are more expendable in case I feel too lazy to save them, but I was in the mood to put a bit more effort into my eye makeup.
Five pairs come with each hot pink tray. The eyelashes are not too long, and the volume is excellent. The sides have little criss-cross of hairs, while the middle has a longer straighter hairs. It’s really great ~ I wore it to work, as well as meeting up with a dear friend Selina for bubbletea yesterday evening.
I like to first outline the eye with a pencil eyeliner (I find Bobbi Brown kohl eyeliner or Dolly Wink pencil eyeliner in brown works well), go over the outline with a liquid liner (I use Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner), then apply any eyeshadow or shimmery liner. Then, I apply the eyelashes of choice.
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Filed under: cosmetics, shopping | Tags: cosmetics, diamond lash, eyelashes, japanese brand, shopping
The beauty product I am writing about today is called “Diamond Lash – セレブeye”. For those of you who don’t know, Diamond Lash is a brand of Japanese eyelashes. They usually retail for $20CAD for five pairs. Slightly cheaper than Dolly Wink, and you get a couple more pairs to boot. (Five, to be exact.)
★ Diamond Lash (Blue) – Celebrity Eye
“セレブeye” is featured on a baby-blue-coloured tray, making it a part of that colour collection. The brand has multiple eyelash series distinguished by differently coloured trays. セレブ (serebu) translated from Japanese into English means “celebrity”, so this eyelash is meant to make your eyes look like that of a celebrity’s. Sounds glamourous, huh?
My experience with this “celebrity eyelash” was so-so. The first time I took a pair out of the packaging, a hair on the band actually got pulled off! I read reviews that this brand’s lashes were delicate, but I found this to be quite ridiculous. I didn’t used any more strength than I would with any other brand, delicately peeling the lash off the tray without much force.
Fortunately, wearing them was all right. If you examine the lashes closely, there is a portion near the ends of the lashes where the hair is a thicker stroke. I really like this attention to detail. The lash band is clear instead of black, which I also like. However, something about the length and design of these lashes makes it feel heavy on my eyes. They are really long! It might be because I didn’t apply enough mascara to “hold up” the lashes with my natural ones, but halfway through my work day I could see the lashes drooping in my peripheral vision… something definitely not desired.
I’m going to try wearing this style a couple more times before I come to a final verdict. Some are big fans of this lash type, but I didn’t find it too impressive. I’d be giving it 3 stars out of 5. Maybe 3 and a half. While not practical, they do look stunning in photos.
Any tips on how I can get full use of the incredible length these lashes offer? Perhaps I’m not positioning them right. Let me know if you have any pointers!
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Filed under: cosmetics, shopping | Tags: cosmetics, dolly wink, eyelashes, japanese brand, shopping
Ever since I was lucky enough to find my current job working for Fido, I’ve been enjoying the luxury of spending more freely. I recently bought a handful of cosmetic products; some I like a lot (and will definitely be using a lot more of!) and others I find to be just so-so. Here are some of my personal opinions on make-up products popular among my group of friends and on other blogs I’ve visited. This post will be about a brand of false eyelashes I’ve really come to like, “Dolly Wink”.
★ Dolly Wink #1 – Dolly Sweet
False eyelashes are quite the staple for young girls in Vancouver. This particular Japanese brand, called “Dolly Wink”, usually ranges from $18CAD ~ $25CAD for two pairs; sometimes people price them even more! It is produced and sponsored by Japanese idol Tsubasa Masuwaka.
After trying the #1 style “Dolly Sweet”, it quickly became one of my favourite go-to eyelashes. The band is clear, and the eyelashes are soft and natural-looking. It doesn’t have a hard lash band which can irritate the eyes with every blink. The packaging is cute, which is a bonus (who can resist that huge cute black bow?) and a small tube of eyelash glue comes included with each two pairs. I admit that I haven’t tried the eyelash glue from Dolly Wink, but that will definitely come when I have time to in the future.
When it came to removing the lashes, I found Dolly Sweet #1 to be durable enough to reuse several times. Each time they accentuate the sharp, elegant lashes as well as the first! I love using them along with Anna Sui’s Volume mascara. Backing up the natural lashes with mascara and blending them into the Dolly Wink provided more lift as well as a fuller look. All-in-all, I don’t have anything poor to say about my experiences with Dolly Wink. It’s worth the price, if you have the extra change to spare!
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