Review | Urban Decay - Naked Heat Palette πŸ”₯


Hello everyone!

Long time no blog! Though the days have continued to be hot and sweaty, my summer has winded down to a close. I moved into my new apartment in LA and just finished my 3rd week of graduate classes. 😊 It's been a struggle, not gonna lie...but it's definitely something I can handle. πŸ˜‰ I'm thinking of writing a post regarding my move, life here at USC as a graduate student and all that soon. So until then, let's just jump right into this heated review. πŸ”₯



I first heard of this palette through Urban Decay's Instagram (@urbandecaycosmetics). I immediately fell in love with the BEAUTIFUL warm, amber-hued shadows.  Lately, I've been loving burgundy/ terra-cotta shadows on my eyes, no matter what the season. Usually these types of colors remind me of Fall, but I've been using these types of shades pretty much everyday this summer~

Urban Decay's Naked line also has held a very special place in my heart. The original Naked palette was I believe, the first high-end product I've ever bought, and to this day, is still one of my favorite OG palettes. I did pass on the Naked 2 palette due to its strong cool-toned shadows and the Naked Smokey because I'm not a big fan of smokey looks, but decided to purchase the Naked 3 palette second-hand because of how much I loved the soft pink eyeshadows in the palette. I've been in love with the Naked palette shadow formulas and I knew I just had to have the Naked Heat palette too!

Luckily, this palette was released around the time of my birthday, so my sister gifted me this beauty! Thanks sis! πŸ‘­πŸ’œ

Waiting for... | Tokyo Kawaii Life #1 ♡


Hello everyone!

Now if you've been following me for awhile, you've probably noticed that I rarely ever make posts regarding fashion. To be completely honest, it's because I really just don't have an eye for it. A fun fact for those who don't know me is that, my go-to item to wear will always be a dress because I then don't have to think about matching a top and a bottom together. (/Ο‰\)

I do however, really like clothes~ Like I mentioned in other posts, one of my favorite stores to shop at is Liz Lisa. Because it's a clothing store in Japan, there are only so many online stores you can buy their clothes authentically. Their main store to buy from is Tokyo Kawaii Life. Now to shortly background this post, Liz Lisa releases items and collections based off of seasons usually, (i.e. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), so right now in July, the Spring and Summer items have been released and are currently on sale, either 30% or 50%. (They have also just released one of their Autumn 2017 collection, Royal Sweets Labyrinth!) It's usually better to buy pieces during surprise sales in the middle of each season, but I decided to purchase all of these items toward the end of the season. (Mainly because I'm indecisive and I recently just got back into my Liz Lisa obsession~)

I've bought from their site many times before, but I want to start documenting my purchases on this blog~ Liz Lisa is such a beautiful brand and due to the Liz Lisa instagrammers I've been following, they all have been inspiring me to post more of what I love. So thank you LL gals~! πŸ’— One of my favorite instagrammers, Claudii (@claudiiputnam) recently just blogged about items that she's waiting on from both Tokyo Kawaii Life and Mercari (a Japanese second-hand website) and it actually inspired me to make a post on the items that I'm currently waiting on! (Please check out her blog!)

So without further ado, here's what I'm waiting for from the 2017 Spring/Summer Liz Lisa collections~

One-Pieces:

♡ Fruit Lease Pattern One-Piece in White (フルーツγƒͺγƒΌγ‚ΉζŸ„γƒ―γƒ³γƒ”γƒΌγ‚Ή)



I saw this dress on the models and I just had to get it during the SS sales! I usually never wear halter neck dresses, but I couldn't pass this pattern because of how beautiful this original Liz Lisa print was! The only thing I'm worried about is the length of the dress. From what I know, these models are around 5'2-3'', while I'm 5'4''. So I'm hoping it's length doesn't end up being too short. :)

Life Update | Summer 2017 ♡


Hello everyone! 

I haven't blogged in such a loooong time! 3 months is it? 😱 I'm so sorry! So much has happened in the past 3 months that I just did not have the time or patience to sit down and blog for you guys. But July is upon us and we are in the midst of summer! So I have a lot more free time to give to you guys before my busy-bee self starts up again~ 😊

Because my life has changed drastically these past 3 months, I thought I'd begin my blogging life again by writing a Life Update post! I haven't done one in a reeeeeally long time. So grab yourself a yummy lemonade, or some hot cheetos because you're in for a long one! πŸ˜‡

March 2017

The month of March was a busy one due to undergraduate responsibilities. Throughout that entire month, I was focused on Student Government work at my university as well as blasting out a 50-page senior thesis. For the 2016-2017 school year, I was honored to be elected as the undergraduate student body's Executive Council - Attorney General. (Basically, I was in charge of maintaining the student government's constitution and by-laws as well as being in charge of all elections held on campus) During the month of March, and the beginning of April it was Election season...and my god I've never experienced something so troublesome.

MultiPal Store Review - Liz Lisa Floral Dress & Deary Pink Frill Boots


Hello everyone!

I hope you've all been having a wonderful week! I've been getting busier and busier as my final semester of Undergrad continues...but it's definitely not something I can't handle. ;) Today, I'm here to review a cute store I came across from Instagram, along with the two items I bought from them!

Everybody say hello to,
 

I've been following a lot more people on Instagram since 2017 started, most of them being Liz Lisa collectors/beauty and fashion bloggers. I came across a cute girl, @sugar.mew, and noticed that she was promoting a store called "MultiPal".

If you guys didn't know, I'm a HUGE fan (and wallet empty customer ;_;) of the Japanese himekaji brand, Liz Lisa. I believe if you've read my Study Abroad posts when I was living in Osaka, Japan, you've might've come across me saying how much I loved visiting the Liz Lisa stores, as well as spending all my money there. ^^'''

The only bad thing that about loving a Japanese brand is.... it's so difficult buying their products while in the United States! >< Trust me...I've bought from TokyoKawaiiLife, Liz Lisa's main Japanese seller, but because I want to expand my Liz Lisa collection and purchase older items, I've been trying to buy items from different places such as Yahoo Auction, eBay, and/or secondhand stores, thus MultiPal store came into picture!



MultiPal store is a shop located in Japan. It is run by a really sweet owner, Mari. The site offers many Japanese brands such as Liz Lisa, Ank Rouge, Axes Femme, One Spo, and more. Some of their items are pre-owned and are barely worn so their clothes' condition is almost new. They also have brand new items, stocked directly from their retailers! They update their items at a decent pace, around once or twice every 2 weeks. I've been keeping an eye out for their updates when I saw these shoes~









And I knew I had to have them. ;) So on January 11, I made the order! I also decided to buy a floral Liz Lisa dress because their Liz Lisa items have always caught my eye. ;) MultiPal shipped out my package the very next day! And I received the package, in Southern California, on January 23rd, so it took around 10 days! Incredibly fast processing and shipping~ 

5 Fun and Cheap Dates with a Loved One!

Hello everyone!

I know it's already a month into 2017, but Happy New Year! :) I hope everyone has been having a great month so far! Have you been accomplishing all your New Years Resolutions? Because I usually never follow the ones I end up making each New Year, this year, I decided not to make any! I do hope, however, to exercise more, eat healthier, and keep doing the things that make me happy. v^_^v

Since February is upon us, that means a favorite holiday of mine is also coming up! Aka: The day of chocolates, the day of hearts, and the day of love~ Valentine's Day!

I've made 3 different Valentine's Day makeup tutorials since I started this blog, and wasn't able to make a post last year as I was busy living it up in Japan during my study abroad. xD But! Now that I'm back in the United States, and for the first time in a long while I can actually (maybe) spend it with my boyfriend, I decided to make another Valentine's Day post for the blog!

This time, I decided to come up with 5 different fun and cheap date ideas that anyone can do with a loved one! These ideas are inspired by date ideas that I've done with the bae already or date ideas I really want to do one day with him. :) So let's get started!

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