Sunday, April 13, 2014

♡ Pink and Black and a Hat ♡

Hello Beauties,

Today's post is just a really simple outfit that's super comfortable to wear in this warm weather. Recently it's been really hot!! Spring is definitely here.

I never used to wear hats when I was younger and only started recently because the sun has been quite strong. When I was younger I'd always worry that hats would make my face look rounder. I had/still have a pretty chubby face x__x

I still wear cardigans or long sleeves (even though it's really warm out) when I head out because I hate the look of uneven tans. My brother and Tubbie both have farmer tans hahaha.

I really love Pink x Black combos.

Top is actually a bralette with a cute bow design in the back.
Shorts are high-waisted, from Japan.
Cardigan is from Uniqlo.

Fun Fact: I really am not a big fan of the extreme heat.. or the extreme cold. 
I love weather thats in between, just like how Goldilocks liked her porridge ✩

The back of the top
What are you wearing and what is your weather like? 
Leave me a link below to your blog and I will gladly check it out :3 

Happy Spring
xoxoxo, Cindy⭐︎☽

Sunday, April 6, 2014

✿ Lupicia Sakura Berry & Cerisier Tea ✿

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Lovelies ✿,

Yesterday Tubbie and I made a trip away from our small college town to the city of San Jose for groceries (because we can't get certain Asian foods here). We always go to Mitsuwa and sometimes both Mitsuwa and Marukai. Here is my face when we roamed the parking lot for 25 minutes before getting a parking spot. All the Asian uncles and aunties were coming to the market at the same time as us (note to self: it was rush hour; never again). 

This is my face during that ordeal: 

Okay, maybe I was a little more frustrated than that, but you can't be angry at the adorable aunties and uncles and grandmas and grandpas and little kids!! I was just relieved when we finally parked. 

We always stock up on tons of veggies, noodles, soup bases, seasonings, etc. But the most beautiful thing about Mitsuwa market is it's not JUST a super market. There are specialty shops all around the store! There's a specialty dessert spot, Kinokuniya Bookstore, Lupicia Tea Shop, and more. 

So I was walking by Lupicia's and spotted the most beautiful spring display of Cherry Blossom inspired teas. And I just HAD to try them after inhaling their lovely, sweet scent from the displays. There were a total of 5 Sakura-inspired teas, but I chose the bottom two which were the sweetest smelling ones.

よろこび "Happiness" Tea 
よろこび "Happiness" Tea Sample
Cerisier Tea Sample
I absolutely adore the cherry blossom shaped dishes!! They are so pretty and elegant and look so good with the tea leaves in them!! ♡ Aren't the tea leaves themselves just gorgeous?? I especially love the Happiness tea with the lovely pink petals in it. The Cerisier tea is also beautiful with the specks of pastel colored elements.

✿ Here's a better look at the tins ✿

✿ よろこび [yorokobi] "Happiness" Tea ✿

"A black tea with cherry leaves are scented with sweet strawberry flavor. Spring limited tea."
✿ Salted Cherry Leaves ✿ Rose Petals ✿ Strawberry flavoring ✿

✿ Cerisier Tea ✿ 

" This sweet-flavored decaffeinated black tea will remind you of cherry blossoms in the spring."
✿ Black Tea ✿ Sugar Crystals ✿ Heath Flower ✿

Little Heath Flower Buds

I really like both teas and do encourage that you try them out if you love sweet, fragrant teas. Do you drink tea regularly? What are you favorite kinds?

xoxoxo, Cindy⭐︎☽

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

♡ My Makeup Products ♡

Hi Lovies!!~

So I wanted to share the photos that I took when I did the UrMadeUpFace collab with Joanne @UrHappyBunnie with you all because I did a post where I mentioned the products I used back during winter time, but have updated them a bit since then.

I've started to really like blush a lot. In my early teenage years I had the chubbiest cheeks and never liked accentuating them, but now I guess the baby fat has gone down a bit and I love the rosy cheeks look! I think it's so cute :3

Do you like to wear blush? 

These products are not ALL on my face at once. I use them interchangeably, but I do like all these products and would recommend them to people who have oily skin. My goodness I've got such oily skin (even during cold months). 

1. Revlon Tweezers for the false lashes
2. MAC Oil Control Lotion
3. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
4. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector 
5. Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation
6. MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder Compact
7. Make Up For Ever HD Powder
8. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
9. CanMake Blush 
10. L'Oreal Lineur Intense Eyeliner
11. Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner 

I'm actually just trying out the BECCA Ever-Matte Primer because I got the sample from Sephora from their points system, which I think is great because I actually found the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer through it (and I've been using it for years now). 

A closer up :P
The lashes I'm wearing are Dolly Wink #17 in Sweet Girly on top.
Bottom Lashes are by SHO-BI -- Decorative Eyelash in #4 Play Cute. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading!!
xoxoxo, Cindy⭐︎☽