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Monday, September 15, 2014

Kawaii Box September 2014 unboxing

kawaii box september 2014

So I've come to the conclusion that there's now a subscription box for everything you could ever want. Kawaii things being no exception. Who doesn't want a box full of cute Asian products in their mailbox every month? Kawaii Box is here to do just that. Kawaii Box costs $18.90 per month with free shipping and you can find their website here. I tried to find prices on all of the items, but I couldn't find a lot of these things for sale online, so all values are approximate. Thanks to Kawaii Box for sending this over for me to review!

Here's my YouTube review if you don't feel like reading. Otherwise there's more after the jump!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

ootd // peasant blouse and Skechers


vintage blouse and rings
American Apparel pique circle skirt
thigh highs c/o Oasap
Laramie 2 boots c/o Skechers

If there's one category of clothing that's been severely neglected in my daily wardrobe as of late, it's button down shirts. I'm glad it's cooling down so I can finally wear my long sleeved ones since I guess I don't own that many short sleeved button downs. I picked up this particular one from Goodwill. It was originally $5.99, but I talked them down to $0.99 since it had a rather large tear up the side which I easily mended. So, moral of the story, buy your button down shirts from thrift stores and never be afraid to ask for a discount on damaged items. Damaged clothing items usually go in the trash at a lot of thrift stores sooo you don't have to feel guilty about asking for a discount on damaged items that accidentally make it out to the floor!

Since the shirt is pretty feminine with all of it's lacy and embroidery details and such, I decided to pair it with my new combat boots Skechers so kindly sent over. I was a bit worried that these would be super heavy and bulky since I did find them in the utility boot section, but they're quite the opposite! They're actually pretty lightweight and comfortable. I also appreciated the slight heel for the height boost. I'm super excited to wear these for winter since the bottoms are pretty rubbery and they seem like they would be good on ice. These are a really nice alternative to Doc Martens since I feel like they're a bit more flattering.

The boots can be found on Skechers' website here and in store at your local Skechers retailer.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

ootd // Black Milk cloud skater dress dupe

black milk cloud dress dupe

3D eye necklace

deandri helga, black milk cloud dress dupe

vintage knit cardigan and 3D eye necklace (similar)
cloud print skater dress c/o
Sock Dreams pastel pink thigh highs
Deandri Helga heels

Confession: I used to be a total Black Milk junkie. I used to hoard their leggings and then guess what? I'd never wear them. I've worn Black Milk leggings on this blog once. I guess I just had a really difficult time incorporating leggings into my daily wardrobe since I mostly just stick to jeans, skirts and dresses. I recently sold off my Black Milk collection since the leggings are way too expensive to have lying around and never be wearing. That doesn't mean I'm no longer drawn to crazy prints though. So when I found this almost perfect Black Milk dupe of their cloud dress on Tmart, I had to get it. I'm actually really impressed by the quality of Tmart dresses considering it was a $15 dress with free shipping. The material isn't see-through at all and the print is pretty vibrant. I was a little worried that it would be too short since it's a one size fits all kind of deal, but it turned out to be the perfect length. I decided to pair it with a vintage holographic eye necklace. It's unfortunately really difficult to photograph, but I found a similar one on eBay if you're interested in taking a look! Also, this is the one time I'm not wearing pastel nail polish and wearing an all pastel outfit, hahaha.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

beauty // petit vour august 2014 unboxing and review

petit vour august 2014

Back again with another Petit Vour review! This month's theme was back to school and included two full size products and three deluxe samples. For those of you who aren't familiar with Petit Vour, it's a monthly subscription box that focuses on cruelty free beauty products. It's $15/month and you can sign up here!

harvey prince journey review

harvey prince journey sample

Harvey Prince Journey perfume
full size: $55
sample value: ~$2.25

first impression:

This is my favorite Harvey Prince scent out of all the ones I've received in a Petit Vour box. It's a super spicy, musky scent. It's really strong at first, but gradually faded until it was completely unnoticeable after about 4 hours. Which was a little disappointing. I like the scent, but won't be repurchasing due to it's lack of longevity.



Rosemira Organics sweet coconut body butter
full size: $22
sample value: ~$2.00

first impression:

This literally has the consistency of butter, which I kinda like? It goes on pretty greasy, but absorbs within a reasonable amount of time. I would probably use this more as a nighttime moisturizer. It also doesn't really smell like coconut.. It smells a bit more like mango butter, which isn't a problem for me, but kinda misleading if you're into really strong coconut scents.



Beauty Without Cruelty natural eyeliner
full size: $12

first impression:

I normally don't like pencil eyeliners, so I'm a bit biased in saying that I'm not a huge fan of this. I prefer my eyeliner to be as close to true black as possible and I find that pencil liners usually don't deliver that. This would, however, be great for people who are really sensitive to a lot of cosmetic ingredients or for your waterline since this eyeliner only has five ingredients.



Mi-Me tangerine lip butter
full size: $5

first impression:

This lip butter smells amazing. Mi-Me was very generous with the tangerine oil. I didn't really find this lip butter to be effective until after using a lip exfoliant, so I will be using this as a nighttime lip balm.




Earth Body beauty mask
full size: $24
sample value: ~$3.50

first impression:

This was definitely my favorite product in the box! The smell is a little weird - like a spice mixture you would cook with, but I really liked it as a cleanser and how it also doubled as an exfoliant.

total box value: $24.75


Monday, August 25, 2014

ootd // back to school outfit ideas pt. 2

oasap collared dress

topshop arcade boots

collared dress and thigh highs c/o OASAP
Topshop Arcade boots

This dress is hands down my favorite thing in my closet at the moment. It's pleated and drapes in all the right places and just overall super flattering. The length is perfect and hits at a flattering part of your leg which I can always appreciate. The material is thick and will be great through autumn and winter. I will definitely be picking this up in blue as well!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

ootd // back to school outfit ideas

OASAP mushroom dress

OASAP dress review

red mushroom trapeze dress with detachable collar c/o OASAP
vintage crochet cardigan
Topshop Arcade boots

Not going to lie, I feel a bit juvenile while wearing this dress. Trapeze style dresses are probably something I should have left behind in middle school, but I couldn't resist the bizarre mushrooms with legs thing going on on this dress. I also try to avoid red garments since it seriously brings out how stupidly pale I am. I'm just breaking all of my self imposed fashion rules here. Anyway, this dress is currently on sale for $14, though I must warn it's a bit on the shorter side (I wear it with shorts underneath)!


Friday, August 22, 2014

ootd // eShakti dress review

eshakti dress

navy blue strappy dress c/o eShakti
vintage Coach purse
vintage Nine Westbelt
Shakuhachi heels
NYX Butter Lip Gloss in Cherry Pie

I love the strappy trend, but I've only seen it around in the form of bralettes and dresses that don't really suit my style. So I was super excited when I found this dress after eShakti invited me to review one of their custom fitted dresses. I love how the full-skirt gives it a vintage inspired look but the strappy detail gives it a modern twist.