Know, first, who you are;
And then adorn yourself accordingly.
~ Epictetus

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Terry's Birthday

Last Sunday it was Terry's birthday, so we went to a Shabu Shabu restaurant in Boston for a celebration! It was a small meet but it was very fun, I was able to wear a mostly full coordinate from Innocent World that day. Terry was excited too because she was able to wear her first brand, Angelic Pretty. The style just suited her so well, I was so excited for her! 

JSK, Bolero, Socks, Bag: Innocent World
Shoes: Nine West

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Innocent World shipping recap

Hi! Just wanted to log my experience with Innocent World's shipping speed.


^ The days marked in red are the days they typically have off. It took one day to send my money and one day to handle and ship out. The transit took 3 business days.

Oct 26- Submitted order form, received an automatic reply with my order number.
Oct 29- Recieved an invoice from Nakano Yumi, paid on the same day.
Nov 01- My order has been shipped out!
Nov 06- Package delivered.

ZIP code
Nov 2
Osaka prefecture
Nov 3
Dispatch from outward office of exchange
Osaka prefecture
Nov 04
Arrival at inward office of exchangeAMC JFK NYUNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Nov 06
Processing at delivery Post Office02134UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Nov 06RetentionRetention period:02134UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

I honestly thought it was going to arrive around Wednesday (not Tuesday), so I overslept and missed the mail man haha. Overall the waiting time was very short!

I didn't know what retention meant at first and worried that it meant customs since I needed my package by sunday. I learned that it just means your parcel is waiting at your local post office to be picked up since you missed it during delivery. Whoops!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NARS : Cruising Nude Pink (1088) review

A Soft Romantic Pink

It's late at night and I can't sleep, so here's another cosmetics review. (I know I promised to upload pictures of the pinkxbrown lenses--I will post that soon. I'm sorry I forgot haha!)

Today I purchased a lipstick from NARS in Cruising (1088). I pay so much attention on how to apply eye makeup that sometimes I forget lips can be just as important too. I needed a new color because drugstore lipstick does not catch the more specific subtle shades of pink I look out for. (I'm guilty of frequently buying drugstore lipstick and returning it.) Anyways, I wanted a light and soft subtle pink, one that looks very natural and feminine like in The Duchess (below).

Here is some info from both the NARS and Sephora website:

"A beautifully sheer formula infused with ingredients to improve the condition of the lips. Sheer, long lasting color pigments have been suspended in this tranlucent formula to provide a sophisticated shine."

"What it is:
A pure, creamy lipstick formula for bold color.

What it does:
Nars Lipsticks are enriched with vitamin E to increase wearability and keep true color intact. Sheer finish creates the most natural, stained-looking lips. Semi-matte produces velvety, full-bodied lips. Finally, satin fashions creamy, moist-looking lips."

First off, I want to express how much I love the formula. It's odorless, very smooth, glides on creamy, and moisturizes well. I'd say that it's hard to mess up when applying. It's already my favorite lipstick!

Cruising Nude Pink is a sheer lipstick, so the shade leaves a lovely transparency. I really like that it can also be buildable, around up to about 4 layers. (Below is 4 layers applied.) After a couple of hours the soft shine will wear off, but the color will stay for the most part. I reapply after about 5 hours in. In person, the color of the stick looks like this but ends up looking more pink with my natural lip color showing through. Overall, I highly recommend it. But who doesn't love NARS?

You can buy it here: NARS, $24.00

Sorry for the derpface, it's 5AM and I look tired as hell bahah.
Apologies for the blurriness, but you get the idea of the color. :X