Filed under: clothing, entertainment, handbags, lolita, shopping | Tags: angelic pretty, btssb, clothing, dream v, fashion, fun, japanese brand, jsk, lolita, nightmarket, vancouver
Last weekend Michelle, a friend of Shan’s, came back to Vancouver from Texas. We went to the Richmond nightmarket (I went for the 3rd time~) and it was such a fun time. Because I brought my fluffy dog, Jacky, it was like we were celebrities! Everywhere we walked, heads turned and there were many comments like “So fluffy!” “So cute!” and “你的狗很漂亮！”
A girl even took a photo of my dog, and everyone from kids to adults wanted to pet him. Vancouver is such a friendly place. (⌒▽⌒)☆ It was remarkable how much attention he received, but he was nervous and a bit scared of all the loud noises and people.
We bought food and walked around, and I even saw my supervisors at the Fido booth. I stood around inside and sold a single iPhone case before heading off again with Michelle and Shan～
Another fun even that happened recently took place at home: my sister Kelsey, my brother Jenson, Shan and I dug out the good ol’ Monopoly board game and played it after dinner! It was really fun and unexpected playing this classic game again. Shan and I ended up losing so badly, haha! I was mooching off Kelsey and Shan’s sympathies to survive, but in the end my brother and sister were just too strong. I hope we can play a game together again soon, as a family.
Despite the fact that I said I would spend less in June, this month seems to be the month of my most heavy spending. I bought some lolita items, as well as some non-lolita items. Anyway, here are some recent buys:
BTSSB “Trick or Treat” JSK in pink. There’s nothing very Halloween-ish about this dress at all! It’s an older print, but when I bought it the seller had the tag still on. There’s no shirring, so I’m wondering if I should bring it to get tailored. A custom fit wouldn’t be too bad, if I like the dress enough!
Brand new, these socks from AP are quite thick! They’re really cute and I love the lace detailing near the top. (❁´◡`❁)*✲ﾟ*
I’m a bit unpleased that I bought a size ‘M’ in my Dream V heels. My feet are exactly 22.5CM, so I should technically be in an ‘S’ because small is 22CM-22.5, and medium starts at 23cm I believe. But they fit *okay*, just not as snug as I’d hoped. Oh well~ they’re still gorgeous. And they’re comfortable! I couldn’t believe how plush they feel, judging by the look I wasn’t expecting that.
This bag is really small. ;_; I wish it were bigger, but it’s only large enough to hold a phone and maybe a lipstick/key holder. I would maybe only use it when I have to walk my dog/run errands and want to free my hands up. It’s real cute though~ love this brand.
I have a lot of things on my wish list, mostly cute socks from AP and AP’s many other beautiful accessories. I don’t know! These are some of the items I couldn’t help adding to my collection.
!! Did you know American Apparel sells petticoats?! I had no idea until I stepped inside to buy some tights and saw this puffy baby hanging on the rack:
I almost want to buy it just to try it out, ehe.
I don’t know why I suddenly feel like expanding my closet.. (・_・ヾ I definitely need to save up more. Everyone says so!!!
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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