Thursday, March 5, 2015

My NARS makeup haul

I wasn't always a NARS fan, but within the last 2 years I have slowly but surely converted to NARS cosmetics. I also had the amazing opportunity to model for their artists' summit a couple months ago and received a lot of makeup goodies, including the lipgloss and lipsticks pictured above. My most recent NARS craze is their Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder. I literally never have to retouch my makeup after using this at the end of my morning makeup routine. I used to get shiny on my T-zone, but even at the end of the day, I barely do anymore. I also love their blushes (gorgeous colors!). And I mean, who can resist their sleek and modern-looking compacts?

Do you use any NARS products? If you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Prepping for spring in sporty casual

coat: Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo (similar here)
shirt: Uniqlo (similar here)
sweater: Uniqlo
denim: Le Ciel Bleu (similar here)
tote: Zara
shoes: adidas

Part deux of the weekend series, and finally sporting a spring-appropriate outfit! It took a while there... Anyways, if you've red my previous post, I introduced Pure Cafe and my blogger friend Yuka from Blossomlink, and here's the outfit I wore to our brunch. If you couldn't tell already, I am a pretty big Uniqlo lover for their clean and affordable pieces. I recently snagged the sweater for about 3000 yen ($30 USD), and decided to dress it down with some jeans and my adidas. I can already foresee myself wearing this outfit a couple more times this spring. And, oh, happy March!

やっと3月!まだ東京の天気は不安定ですが、週末は晴れてましたよ!前回の記事に続けてコーディネートの写真をシェアします。見ての通り、私はユニクロの大ファンです。最近、このクリケットセーターを発売と同時にゲット。秋冬のときに購入したシャツとトレンチとさりげなく合わせてみました。adidas originals とも相性抜群!スポーティーカジュアルな土曜日でした。ユカさん、写真ありがとう!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bloggers' brunch at Pure Cafe, Minami-Aoyama

Happy weekend! This morning, I met up with fellow blogger Yuka of Blossomlink for a healthy brunch at Pure Cafe in Minamiaoyama, a very quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. I hadn't seen her since we went to the Espirit Dior after party back in December, so had some catching up in business. I had the homemade granola with rice milk and a muffin on the side, and Yuka enjoyed the grains salad with the soup of the day. the granola was simple with some mixed nuts and banana - so delicious! What a great way to start the weekend and enjoy some down time with a fellow blogger! I will have an OOTD post from today soon :)

I also wanted to share the beautiful marble Macbook skin I received from UNIQFIND, an online shop that sells beautiful cases and covers for your tech devices. The Macbook skins are great for decoration, and it is easily removable and adjustable because they use the highest quality adhesives. The marble skins are available in black and white, and you can find out more about them here



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adidas Originals & Magic Stick socks

Finally, my first ever pair of Adidas, along with my new Magic Stick Fuck socks. Can't wait to wear these in!

初めてのAdidas Originals をやっと手に入れました!去年、Magic Stickの展示会でオーダーしたソックスも届きました。早く暖かくなって欲しい!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lanolin-Agg-Tval Egg White Soap

Ever since I moved to Japan, I've become increasingly more curious and knowledgable about the skincare do's and don'ts. My skin condition actually became worse when I moved from California to Tokyo (maybe the change in environment, the water, the stress... who knows) and I've been trying different products to see if anything would help. My skin has finally started to settle down, so now I'm in the process of trying to get 
rid of my acne scars. I have really pale skin, so the little red marks on my face can really stand out. 

Anyways, I came across this egg white soap when shopping around for skincare products. I've heard that egg whites are very effective for getting rid of acne scars and preventing acne, but the only problem is, it's quite messy (yes, I've tried it before). So I thought I'd give this soap a try. At first, I was using it normally, just to wash my face. But what I recently found out was, it's much more effective to foam it up and leave it on for 5-10 minutes as a mask. After trying that for one week, boy, what a difference that has made! My skin looks brighter, cleaner and smoother. And it's not expensive at all.

Here's an article I found on Into the Gloss, and according to the article, you can purchase this soap here. Have you ever tried this soap? Any kind of feedback is welcome!