Saturday, 31 January 2015

♡ January Wishlist ♡

1. Etude House Face Conditioning Cream in Light
2. Holika Holika 3 Second Starter Collection
3. Missha Green Tea Powder Wash with Baking Powder
4. Banila Co. Balancing Finish Cream
5. Public Desire Shay Black Faux Suede Cleated Sole Chelsea Boots
6. Public Desire Zara Black High Shine Brogue
7. 3CE Nail Lacquer in RD04
8. Banila Co. Prime Primer Pink Photo Layer Powder
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Friday, 30 January 2015

♡ Dollywink Eyelashes in No. 9 Natural Dolly // Honey LY Shop ♡


OH LOOK... more eyelashes. I do have a confession to make, this is my first ever packet of Dollywink eyelashes I have ever come into contact with. After reading and hearing about how *wonderful* and *superb* this brand is when it comes to lashes (I must admit, the liquid eyeliner is "toteballs amaze") I just had to find out for myself what all the fuss is about with this particular brand and its lashes. But first, about the shop!

About Honey LY Shop
Honey LY is run by my gorgeous friend Charli and she brings to us mere mortals in the UK (and worldwide) a wonderful selection of make-up, masks, lashes, mirrors, charms, extra cute keyrings and even a few Gyaru style clothing pieces / belts from Japan. I know that there are sites already out there for this sort of thing but Charli, seriously, has some amazing deals and a wide selection of things to choose from and her services are 100% on point with excellent communication and extra fast shipping. After (finally) making the decision of purchasing two boxes of eyelashes from Charli, oh my goodness it only took 2 working days from our last message for the package to arrive on my doorstep... I like that, I like that a lot.

About Dollywink

Dollywink is just one of those brands everyone seems to know about - or at least have some form of knowledge about. Their formula used in their liquid eyeliners seem to be a winner to people all over the world and their designs for their eyelashes are... slightly different to other brands even though they do stick with styles more known/common. Tsubasa Masuwaka (the founder and former Gyaru model) is, most certainly, pioneering forward with her make-up line Candydoll - a line that focuses on different make-up products such as foundation, powder and lipstick - as well as with Dollywink which the focus for this brand is the eyes like lashes, eyeshadow and liner etc.

The Product
I chose to get the No.9 Natural Dolly style as I want to start turning my make-up into a more "natural" style, Even though I do have an interest in gal style make-up, I have never ever touched upon that subject with my make-up until I started becoming more interested in "Onee Gal" style make-up.

"Onee Gal; (Highly Active Style) A ”gyaru” who has graduated from high school, and thus become a more mature ”onee-san” (literally “elder sister”). A sophisticated style and more sexual style similar to regular gyaru-kei" quote from here

Seems intriguing right? A few of my friends are really into Gyaru style and are super cute with their make-up all the time ;A; oh well... one day!

I like how this product has the invisible band like other brands of eyelashes, that's always a major plus for myself as I really dislike lashes with the thick, black band for some reason? I always struggle with getting it to stay in shape yet with an invisible band, it's just a lot easier to control and bend into the right eye shape. I had to trim these lashes down quite a bit before it fitted the size/shape of my eye and I'm glad that there are two pairs in one packet as I want to try a more elongated eye shape next time I use these lashes. I had a little bit of trouble making them actually "stick" to my eye for some reason... probably my eyelash glue knowing my luck, but these lashes don't really scream to me? I can understand ever so slightly why people rave about them but for me... eh. Just... eh.

↑↑gorgeous, natural style lashes
↑↑ came with a free glue attached (aheuheuheu)
↑↑ pretty packaging
↑↑ extremely lightweight
↑↑ didn't irritate inner eye (extremely sensitive area)

↑↑ tricky to manoeuvre into shape on first use
↑↑ pricey (after comparing on different sites that sell online)
↑↑ overrated a little (sorry!)

Overall Verdict; ★
Would I buy this particular product again? It would take a lot to convince me otherwise... there are some styles I do like the look of (I've used two in a past wishlist) but... eh.  I will try to use these a few more times to see if the difficulty of placing them onto my eye reduces, maybe it was just beginners bad luck with this particular item? Not sure, but really not enthralled by them oh well :c

To check out Honey LY Shop, they have a facebook page and an instagram!

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

♡ What I Got For Christmas ♡


It's halfway through January and I'm going to fuck everyone's timeline up with a belated Christmas post after requests from my best friend and a few other people... *cough* you know who you are *cough cough* here is what I received for Christmas, minus a few pieces as stated in my last post but I'll just put stock photos up instead! First things first, I wasn't expecting as much as I received in all honesty! As soon as I found out that I was getting the tablet, I only asked for a book as another present as I felt bad asking for more... but come Christmas and Boxing day, I was certainly surprised!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite
My ppprrreeeccciiiooouuusss. After HJ last November and not using my laptop for a whole weekend (seriously, my whole life is on my laptop, it's sad I know) I certainly felt a little cut off so I decided to look into getting a tablet for myself come New Year but, my parents beat me to it! I honestly spent the whole of Christmas day setting it all up and making it perfect to my needs... hello Molang theme and Hiroko Nariyima lock screen!

Taiwanese Home Cooking Cookbook & Leatherbound Classic
I always, always, ALWAYS ask for books for Christmas but this year I really was stumped until I saw these particular ones. I cannot wait to start using the cookbook, I've already planned out which ones I want to try first! And is it sad that I've already read the leatherbound ones?! They are, seriously, super pretty in person and will look STUNNING on my new shelving! I'm excited about getting the entire collection!

Disney DVD's
It's not an event without being given something Disney! Another collection I'm trying to build up and it's definitely working! I think everyone dreams of owning all the titles of the animated side that Disney has ever produced, I know mine certainly is! I also want to collect the ones that weren't as popular... I don't think there is a title I don't want.

Too Faced, Clinque, Etude House, MAC, L'Oreal & Dirty Works
Of course there was make-up involved!! I think hell would have frozen over if I didn't get any make-up!! The Too Faced palette was a serious surprise from my brother and I am super excited about trying out different looks using it... I also love the smell of the coco powder every time I open the palette *O*

VIXX 2015 Seasons Greetings
Needed a calender... noticed that one of my favourite k-pop groups had a seasons greetings box... bang tidy, how could I say no?! I'm super paranoid about taking it out of the box in all honesty but I will use the calendar... honest! Also, I'm screaming internally that Leo is on my birthday month... score for sharing the same birthday month as him!!

Giveaway Prizes from Chloe
May not particularly seem like a Christmas present in some peoples eyes but in mine... it was! I was super surprised, followed by the overwhelming sensation of happiness, when I had found out that I had won Chloe's Christmas giveaway! Even after all of the postcode mix ups from the delivery company, it still managed to arrive on my doorstep pretty darn quickly! I've already been using the mint compact as it helps cover up my red cheeks so much!! Expect reviews on some of the products coming up soon!

Monsters Inc. Mugs
An extra surprise present from my penpal in Japan! She had sent these ones separately from the main box as she wanted something for me to open on Christmas morning, how sweet of her right?! Luckily my parcel to her arrived just in time for Christmas and yet, the cheeky mare hasn't had a chance to send mine out!! I'm not fussed about this detail in reality omg don't take that line seriously please!

Selection of K-Pop CD's
A present to myself for being.... myself *lame* When I saw the signed DGNA cd, I knew that I had to have that as well as continuing the tradition of getting signed AlphaBAT singles whenever they pop up - seriously, I have all signed AlphaBAT stuff without realising it at first. VIXX... obviously I have had my eyes on forever but never got around to purchasing these two singles so getting these particular cd's for Christmas was a must do!!

Still to come;
An unbranded eyeshadow palette (it was on this wishlist) and MAC's A Passionate Quest Eyeshadow as well as a parcel from Renn as our intended swap dates were just before Christmas, I sent mine out extra early and she sent hers out extra late!! I'm still super excited about getting these other gifts, heck I get excited whenever I even purchase something as a special treat!

Ahhh I'm still reeling over all of these goodies! I honestly love each and every piece and I still am super grateful for getting them all! I definitely feel like a spoilt princess! I'd love to see what everyone else got for Christmas so if any of you lot have a post, please comment the link down below for me! *super lazy as per usual*

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

♡ A Little Catch Up w/ A Cup of Tea ♡

새해 복 많이 받으세요!!!
I am still slightly reeling at the fact that it is now 2015... I think my body/mind has somehow been left in 2014 a little bit (;¬д¬) Anyway, I've been a bit lacking in the whole blogging department so I will make up for it a little bit today with a chatty post.
Since HJ back in November, I haven't exactly done a lot in the whole "being sociable" section, just trying to keep up my hours at work whilst watching dramas and sleeping during the bits in between... mentally I went through a grey patch so instead of burdening my friends with my moans / groans, I kind of kept quiet and to myself. Now, the grey patch is subsiding and I seem to be getting on track with feeling like myself once again! The drama watching hasn't subsided though... d'oh! I've been watching dramas based on my favourite actors/actresses, so I watched all of Hiroki Nariyima's dramas followed by Renn Kiriyama's dramas and then all of Karina's dramas... oh and all of Jiro Wang's dramas too! That's my pattern and next on my list is all of Matsuda Shota dramas... and oh yes, this list does include all the dramas I've watched previously |ω・)But I have been trying to improve my make-up ever so slightly... I'm definitely going through the "neutral eyes, bold lips" phase at the moment more than the "bold everything" look!
Next; did everyone enjoy their Christmas / New Year? I did for the first time in... I can't remember when! Normally, I'm not a big Christmas fan and don't get into it like my mam does, I just sort of joined to make her happy but this time around I wanted to do all the cooking and extras for Boxing Day as well as hang extra decorations up - paper chains and paper pompom ball things. On Christmas Day it was just myself and my parents so we just had a relaxing day preparing for Boxing Day followed by a roast beef dinner... simples right? Boxing Day was when the whole family came over (on my mam's side) so trying to fit 12 people (plus a baby bump!) into our living room was... interesting to say the least! After Boxing Day, I had a week off work as it was closed over the holiday so.... more drama watching from me! Oh; and playing with my new toy!
I'm finally in the modern, technological world! I had actually been saving up for a new phone but my parents had been thinking about getting me a tablet and well... yeah it happened! I'm in love with it so much because now when I travel around, I don't have to lug my laptop with me everywhere and I can even blog on it! Also, Sapphire said that I should download the 'Love Live! School Idol Festival' as I'm on android and well.................. biggest mistake ever because I am hooked hfdjahfjlsa! Also, I haven't got any other pictures of what else I had received yet as I'm still waiting for a couple of items in the post! The reason why they're taking so long is because a) ordered them a bit too late b) that long holiday period where post takes a million times longer to get to you! Once everything has arrived, I might /possibly/ do a "What I Got For Christmas" post and follow some other bloggers footsteps! What do you think of that?
Now 2014 was definitely an up and down year for myself, would some of you agree the same for yourselves? There were definitely a few highlights; celebrating my parents 30th wedding anniversary, finding out that I'm going to be a big cousin (again) and starting to learn to drive - that part /was/ a secret but oops I couldn't think of another good highlight off the top of my head! But of course, the highlights were met with some seriously downfalls; losing my nan last August was the biggest downfall in my eyes. But you've got to take the bad with the good, like a pinch of salt, and sometimes it can either break you or make you... 2014 was a breaking year for me personally but I want to certainly make 2015 a 'making' year this time around. I'm not going to make 'resolutions' because I know that I will never stick to them... but there are a couple of things I do want to do before the year ends. One thing is a travel a little more, I already have plans to go to Sweden in May and some other plans in the making to go up to Birmingham/Telford to see Sapphire! I'd like to go to Disneyland Paris sometime this year (maybe around my birthday?) but I'm not sure... I'd have to see who would want to be dragged to Disneyland with me! Another thing I'm going to do is write in my (physical) journal every day as well as stick little things in there whenever it just appears, I used to do this during my university days but stopped doing it for about a year... time to re-start it again! Another thing I'm looking up to do in my area... archery! No, not because of 'Hunger Games' or whatever it's called but it's something I did when I was younger and I kind of miss it?! There is one final thing I want to get done before the year is over but I'm going to keep super quiet about it as I don't really want to get my hopes up too much just in case it all falls through so... fingers crossed!!
So anyway... I have no real clue on how to end this post so have a cluster of photographs from my instagram!!!

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