Sunday, December 4, 2016

Review: Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Shimmery Bronze Nude

I had never tried Physician's Formula before, though I'm always admiring their cute packaging in CVS.  I finally couldn't resist with this super sparkly palette! Their stuff is a bit pricier than other drugstore brands, and I haven't seen many reviews of their products, but this mini palette has eye shadows that shimmer like the expensive ones I've seen in Sephora!

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And here are some swatches in sunlight and indoors with flash



This has been my go-to palette since I got it!

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Diary: Japanese Friends from Nagoya Visit!

This was actually right before Halloween...anyway, my friends from my share house adventures in Nagoya came to visit America!

They came mostly to see New York, but since WV is so close by, they stayed with me for a few days!  They made my time in Japan amazing, so I wanted to try my best to show them the best of Morgantown.  They also brought a bunch of snacks and stuff for me from Japan!

First we had a little welcome party, introduced them to some friends, and I showed them around WVU's campus, then they did some exploring by themselves. They said WVU's campus was like a movie XD









Of course I showed them some of my favorite food places.  I had class for part of the time, so they also went to eat at some other places that I recommended without me.  I took them to Chico's Fat, the Morgantown Brewing Company, and the Cupcakerie








I hope they had a lot of fun, and I look forward to seeing them again in Japan!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review: Wherelight Glasses

It seems that ordering cheaper prescription glasses online is becoming a big thing, which is super awesome! Way better than the usual one pair a year (or until they are so broken, they are impossible to be worn anymore) that costs hundreds of dollars. It's awesome to have different pairs of glasses for different outfits too.

 I've gotten and reviewed glasses from another similar website, Zenni, but everyone knows about Zenni now. I decided to try Wherelight because they are even cheaper than Zenni. I was a bit skeptical because when I looked up reviews, I couldn't really find anything except for one, hard to find, bad review so I gave it a shot and ordered 3 pairs of glasses.

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Here they are! All the prescriptions were perfect and they fit well and comfortably.  I love Zenni, but it's nice to know there's another cheap option for cute glasses.  They all came with cases, lens wiping cloths, and one mini screwdriver key chain



I have been wanting to try a pair of round glasses for a while now!  I'm not sure if they suit me very well though...they're also my first pair of wire glasses, and I kind of already broke them slightly by bending them too far X( They open too wide on one side now, but it's not noticeable, just annoying for me.  I also wish they were a tiny bit bigger (meaning the circle part).  They're still really cute though!

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Then some simple cat-eye glasses

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And then these ones! They looked more orange at the bottom online than in person, but I guess that was because they were up against a white background there

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Overall, I would definitely order from them again!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Review: Too Faced Melted Matte in Candy Cane

I've always loved how cute this brand is, but since it's a bit pricey, I've never owned anything from it until now!  I was so excited because I went into Sephora planning to get something from Too Faced (plus their lip plumper I'd been wanting for a while) and their limited edition holiday Melted Matte just happened to be there and the perfect reddish-pink shade for me! I got their Lip Injection lip plumper too, which I will also review.

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As much as I would like to love matte lip products, my lips are just horribly dry and hate matte lipsticks. This one is definitely better than others I've tried, as long as I prep my lips well and use their plumper before.  It doesn't dry sticky and hard like other liquid lipsticks do, it has the texture of a regular matte, non-liquid lipstick when it dries.  I absolutely love the peppermint mocha scent!  In general I love how Too Faced adds fun scents to their makeup.  This lipstick also has a sweet flavor.  On the ingredients list, it has extract from the stevia plant, which is also used to make sweeteners, so I guess that's why! I love the little fun additions like the sweetness, scent, and cute packaging.







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Also, I would like to add that this color matches my Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bachelorette almost perfectly (yes I really do like this shade of pink on me XD)!  Slightly different textures though. The Kat Von D one lasts longer but is a bit more drying. Also I just love the scent of the Too Faced one XD


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pumpkin Fall Flavors

Just like I love cherry blossom flavored things in the spring in Japan, I love pumpkin everything in the fall here! Here are some of the seasonal pumpkin snacks I've been able to try this year.

Also, I will make a sakura flavored stuff post from my spring break trip to Japan (I know that was forever ago) and various Kit Kat flavors I've tried from my first time in Japan, spring break trip, and just from friends bringing them for me because they know I want to try them all (except for wasabi, ewwww)

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So here's the results of my pumpkin everything hunt!

First Milano Cookies! These are my absolute favorite cookies, so I was so excited to see them in a pumpkin spice version! I actually like the double chocolate better though. One problem I have with a lot of pumpkin spice flavored things is that they are more spice than pumpkin.



Oreos!



Hershey Kisses!





Lindor truffles
Very buttery chocolate with a bit of a cinnamon flavor


And of course pumpkin spice coffee thing and milkshake!


I have to say that Sheetz is winning on pumpkin stuff because it isn't just the spice flavor but lots of pumpkin too


There's pumpkin Poptarts that I still want to try too if they still exist! I guess I will update this post if I try more things

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Another Pittsburgh Trip

It was another double date, but this time with Misaki and Joe about a month ago!

First we went to the Ross Park Mall so I could show it to Misaki, and in the makeup section of Macy's (I think that was where we were) a Japanese lady who worked there came up to Misaki and started talking to her! She seemed excited to be meeting other Japanese people, and to be able to speak her own language while she was at work. She and another girl who worked there complemented my Japanese inspired style (I was wearing a cute Gunne Sax dress)

After that, there was this fancy chocolate stand, and they were giving out free samples of whatever you wanted to try, and the lady gave a small piece and was advertising how you only need a small piece to fully appreciate the flavor of this chocolate, so I jokingly said, 'Oh, I bet I could still eat the whole thing!' cuz I'm a fatty who loves sweet things too much, and she said that I should just go eat a Snickers...whatever pretentious chocolate lady, I was just trying to make conversation and joke a bit XD It was good, but I didn't want to buy any after that...


Sooooo we went to Sweets From Heaven and got a bunch of candy there! They had all kinda of different gummies, and a whole section with different Japanese candy.






And then we went to the Ramen Bar! Someday I will try the other restaurants on that street...

Gyoza! Their dipping sauce was wrong though DX

Curry ramen
Ajo (garlic) ramen

We did go to a cute Korean bakery in the same area called Pink Box because I always want macarons and they were open late on Sunday XD They actually said that I couldn't take pictures, and I didn't realize, but then they said it was ok.










Then we ended the night with a trip to the Mt. Washington Overlook