Saturday, August 27, 2016

Blush Collection & Swatches Part 1

Blushes in order:
Hard Candy's Blush Crush Baked Blush in Pin Up
Hard Candy's Blush Crush Baked Blush in Honeymoon
Hard Candy's Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll
Loreal True Match in Rosy Outlook
Loreal True Match in Innocent Flush
Loreal True Match in Baby Blossom
 Love, Chris

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review on Etsy Shop: Cry Baby Sailor Moon & Hang in there Luna Pins

 I made my first ever Etsy purchase because after seeing these Sailor Moon inspired pins, I had to get them. I purchased them from Elorasaurus. First off, the Cry Baby pin was $8 and the Hang in there pin was $9. Shipping to the U.S. was $4.50 so the total of my order was $21.50. These are typical prices as pins usually go for about $10 (give or take). Elorasaurus' shipping policy said that items ship 1-2 business days although mine wasn't shipped yet and it was about a week so I went ahead an contacted the seller. She got back to me explaining that she's been busy as she's moving into a new house. So it was understandable. I wasn't in any rush, I just wanted to make sure I was getting what I paid for.  As a seller myself, it's important to give customers a heads up on what's going on or on any delays so they're not stuck waiting and wondering. 
 Both pins look so much more beautiful in person and smaller than I expected, but I'm pretty happy about that. Their car backs also look amazing and I don't plan on throwing them away.
As a big fan of Sailor Moon, I am very happy with my purchase as they have great quality.
The seller was really nice to send me a freebie of her cute design stickers as well as a discount code for my next purchase and not to mention, the wonderful star confetti. 
 Love, Chris

Monday, August 22, 2016

Top 5 in July 2016

1. Reading a book of short stories is a wonderful time-passing hobby as I don't have the patience in reading a whole book in one go. I get sucked into the stories and before I realize it, I've read a whole story.
2. Milk candy is my current addiction as they taste amazingly milky and sweet.
 3. Lush's bubblegum lip scrub not only exfoliates my lips but also adds moisture to it. This is a must-do before any matte lipstick application.
 4. The beauty blender: I finally splurged on this little sponge and I'm glad I did as it does wonders blending in my foundation and concealer without giving me a streaky finish like some face brushes tend to do.
5. The Maybelline Better Skin Powder gives such great coverage and a flawless finish as it covers up my pores and smoothes out my skin. I highly recommend giving this a shot.
 Love, Chris

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MAC Chicory and Brick-O-La

Hi everyone, today I will be sharing my review and swatches of MAC's lip pencil in Chicory and amplified creme lipstick in Brick-O-La.
Chicory is a a brownish brick shade
Chicory lip liner. This is the technique of how the MAC makeup artist applied the lip liner.
Chicory lip liner
Brick-O-La as described by MAC is a mid toned berry, amplified creme finish.
Left to Right: Brick-O-La, Chicory
Chicory lip liner with Brick-O-La amplified creme lipstick

MAC's Chicory lip liner and Brick-O-La lipstick make a great pair. Both not only apply nice and smoothly but also have a good amount of wear time. They are definitely comfortable on the lips, especially with the creme finish of the lipstick. With their high pigmentation, I feel like they can last me a while before finishing each of them. 

Have you tried these MAC lip products? How do you like them?

 Love, Chris

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Skincare Favorites

I've had acne for over 13 years and now that I'm older, I don't break out as much but do still have an occasional break out due to my skin type, irritating face products, or that time of the month. I have oily dehydrated skin, so I suffer from oily skin as well as dry patches. What a combination, right?!
You bet I'd eventually find products that work well with my skin after all these years.
These three are my favorite skin care products that get their job done (do what they're supposed to do) and never aggravate my skin.
1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser - This is recommended throughout dermatologists. If you go to a dermatologist clinic, you probably have seen this item on their shelves. I've also only had a facial once in my life and they made me wash my face with this. It is so gentle, yet cleans your face well without irritating or over drying it. It's so simple but that's the key to why it works. It doesn't have all those chemical products in other face washes that claim to do wonders for your skin.
2. Cure Natural Aqua Gel - I've been using this for years, but since then, a lot of American companies have made a similar product. This one in particular is specifically from Japan. It is one of their top selling skincare items. This is basically a gel that you apply on your dry skin and gently rub around after a few seconds. You'll start feeling clumps of skin exfoliating from your face. It's incredibly gentle yet effective. I haven't missed physical facial exfoliants since.
3. Reviv Serums TelomErase Serum - Reviv Serums claims that "TelomErase Triple Telomere Targeting Serum is next-gen age-defying technology: a 6-in-1 multi-corrective that erases, tightens, brightens, blurs, moisturizes and regenerates. It contains the most powerful combination of new ingredients available to visibly reduce the appearance of sags & bags, dark circles, fine lines, sunspots, redness, pore size & laxity." I love using this as my moisturizer under my makeup. It helps my skin texture a lot as I suffer from dry patches. The full bottle is a little pricey but this product has such gentle ingredients that I never worry about irritating my skin.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-free Foundation - Review

I have been using this foundation for years. I finished my bottle and I'm already tempted to repurchase another one. Do you see the proof of attempted scrapes inside the middle of the bottle? That was my attempt in getting more product using a q-tip. This is the foundation I wore when my friend stopped our conversation to compliment my skin. That's a high compliment for me and of course I humbly told her that it was thanks to this foundation. 
This foundation gave me the most natural coverage, which it claims. It didn't give me cake face but it evened out my skin tone well. This foundation was so gentle on my skin as I break out easily with my acne-prone sensitive skin; It never broke me out.

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

 Love, Chris

Friday, April 8, 2016

What to take to Disney World or Tokyo Disneyland/Disney Sea - Summer Edition

For those of you who have been to Tokyo during the summer time and Florida, you'll know how incredibly hot and humid it is. From my experience with Tokyo Disney during the summer, I came up with items that were essential for me during Disney trips in hot places, including Tokyo Disneyland in the summer as well as Disney World in the hot and humid weather of Florida. If you plan on heading down to Disney, I hope this gives you an idea of what you should bring with you to fit your needs. This list excludes my absolute necessities such as my wallet and phone as those are always with me.

Sunblock - This is a no-brainer. We need to protect our skin from the sun and although I apply sunblock before I head to Disney, I like to bring the bottle just in case I need to reapply.
Body Spray/Mist - If you like to freshen up in the middle of a hot day, one or two spritz of your favourite body mist can help; It's not as heavy as perfume and it's more likely to fade out throughout the day. So if you like to keep your scent lasting, just bring along your favourite body mist. You can also bring along a simple water mist bottle like the Evian Mineral Water Spray to help you cool down throughout a hot day.
Hand Sanitizer - This is just a quick way of removing bacteria from your hands as a theme park isn't the cleanest place to be touching things.
Wet Wipes - These come in handy for multiple uses. If you want to freshen up, you can take a wipe or two and wipe down your body. You can also use it to wipe up tables or seats.
Tissues - Like wet wipes, these can be used to wipe tables and chairs, as well as your face or hands. If you're wearing makeup, you can use these to pat your face dry instead of wet wipes which may wipe your makeup off. These are also really handy when you or someone in your group tears up during one of the night shows; Those shows can really make you shed tears of joy.
Floss - Having something stuck in between your teeth after you eat can be frustrating, so having floss makes things a lot easier. You don't have to worry so much about food being stuck in your teeth when you're smiling for a picture.
Mints - An easy way to freshen your breath throughout the day. I prefer mint candies over gum as I don't have to worry about finding a trash can to throw gum out.
Lip Balm - If you're like me, you suffer from dry lips despite the weather. My favorite lip balm is the Jack Black mint lip balm. I love the mint scent and sensation and it is my holy grail lip product as it keeps my lips moisturised throughout the day. The only time I need to reapply is after a meal. Otherwise, this stuff stays on my lips until the end of the day.
Hydro Flask - I love my ice water and hydro flasks keep my beverages cold throughout a whole day. I highly recommend bringing one. If you're not picky about your water, you can get iced water at places that sell fountain drinks at Disney World and you can pour that into your hydro flask if you ever need a refill.
Blotting sheets - Great for oily-skinned guys and gals, especially during a hot day when your skin builds up oils twice as fast than usual.
Face blotting powder - Use this after you blot your face with the blotting sheets as you don't want to layer powder straight over oily skin. This helps keep your face matte for a longer period of time. The loreal face powder comes in handy as it has a sponge and a built-in mirror for application. The mirror comes in handy if you need to check your face or mouth after you eat.
Portable Charger - Great in keeping your phone alive throughout the day as you may be using it for the Disney app to keep track of attraction wait times or for taking magical photos.
Umbrella - If you've been to Tokyo Disneyland or Disney Sea, you know that umbrellas are your best friend from the heat. Everyone in Tokyo Disneyland and Disney uses umbrellas for not just the rain but also to protect themselves from the heat. It's not as common to find umbrellas in Disney World as most people in Disney World use ponchos for the rain but I find ponchos really muggy as it is incredibly warm and humid at Disney World.
Hand Fan - These are really nice for keeping you cool. Grab the foldable or paper ones and they don't take up much space in your bag. I learnt this trick from Japan as they would give out hand fans as flyers/advertisements during the hot summer; such a smart move, Japan! By the end of they day, we would take home one to four fans.
Ziploc Bags - These are handy for keeping your electronics in when you get on a water ride. You'll especially be needing these during Kali River Rapids as you'll get soaked on that ride. These also help during rainy days when you decide to run/walk in the rain as you don't want the rain holding you back from enjoying your day.
Bandages - After getting blisters from even my most comfortable shoes, bandages really helped. Not only are they for cuts but they can help in preventing your foot from rubbing onto your shoes if you ever start feeling discomfort.
Lastly, don't forget your Minnie Ears!
What do you take to Disney World or Disneyland? 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tokyo Disneyland Food

When my boyfriend and I decided to eat lunch at Disney, I ended up getting more of a dessert while he stuck with a safe bet, pizza. I didn't take a separate photo of the pizza, but it was under there, as you can see the red pizza box. Nonetheless, it was a delicious slice of pizza.
The dessert was a cake made of layered thin crepes and cream. To top it off, they added the Mickey  head shaped candy on top. This dessert was so satisfying to cut into and devour. It was delicious!
To end our meal, we ordered a soda drink that had candy pellets in it, resembling nerds candy. It was a fun treat as well.
 We ordered these from the building to the left of Troubadour Tavern
Later in the day, we purchased the little green dumplings near Pan Galactic Pizza Port. They are mochi filled with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry custard. They were delicious but I would've preferred if they had more of an ice cream filling.
 Love, Chris

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Japan Trip - Genki Sushi

Hello everyone! On my trip to Japan, I decided to try out Genki Sushi located in Shibuya. Genki Sushi is a chain restaurant with sushi trains.
1. Before you are seated, the cashier hands you a pad with a bar code which you hold on to until you're ready to pay. 
2. You order using a touch screen and you can make your own hot green tea using the hot water spout  and green tea powder at your counter. 
3. Your order comes to you on a sushi train and you'll hear a beeping sound alerting you that your order arrived.
4. Grab your plate(s) and press the lit button after to send the train tray back.
5. After you finish eating, you hand the bar code pad back to the cashier and they scan the bar code to determine how much you need to pay.
I have to say that I loved the dishes from Genki Sushi. The fish are so fresh and delicious. At the end of our meal, we paid a lot less than we would pay for sushi back at home. 

I highly recommend checking this restaurant out as their sushi is delicious and affordable!

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