Sunday, 29 March 2015

Enjoy



Ear cuff - Lowrys Farm
Dress - Laforet Causeway Bay, Jumper - Global Works, Boots - Topshop, Sunglasses - Barak
Taking a cue from my ear cuff, I've decided to start spending more time enjoying myself. Uni life can sometimes mean being buried under a pile of textbooks and assignments, and sure some of the work is interesting, but it can get to that point where you get sucked into a bubble and grades become the be all and end all. It's so important to give yourself a break and remember there is a world outside of that, and you need to enjoy it.

Another way I like to enjoy myself is through little things, like going out overdressed on a humid Friday afternoon and having Faaizah take blog photos for me. I have been missing my black lace skirt from home, so when I saw this dress on sale I had to snap it up. I have such a thing for black lace and anything that blurs the line between delicate and edgy. And now I'm off to enjoy what's left of my Sunday evening. Have a good week everyone!
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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Tokyo Travel Diary Part 1: Asakusa and Ginza

Part 1 of my Tokyo travel diary is here! I was only in Tokyo last week and I miss it already. If Japan isn't on your bucket list of places to go then you need to add it right now. It's such an interesting place and so different from anywhere I've been before. The word 'megacity' is such an apt description for Tokyo. The vastness of the city and the extremely fast pace was pretty overwhelming at times, even for a city girl like me. However, even though I was dead tired at the end of each day, I really can't wait to go back and do it all again some day.

This is what Faaizah and I got up to on our first full day. We decided to check out Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa in the morning.




Sneaky street style photos! I keep seeing this bag everywhere. Does anyone know where it's from?


From street style to kimonos! Tokyo has quite a good mix of traditional and modern.



Tokyo Sky Tree in the distance. I'll definitely have to go to the top on my next visit.





I was on the hunt for taiyaki and managed to find some near the temple. I chose the red bean kind but they had a lot of other fillings to choose from.


Wandering down alleyways.


In the afternoon, we headed to Ginza to see more of modern Tokyo.


Gizna is full of designer store flagships and upscale department stores so I could only window shop. The architecture made it a lot more interesting than regular window shopping, though!


All my respect to girls who spend all day in heels like these.



We managed to find Sanrio World, a store filled with Sanrio related plushies, stationary, nail stickers, and whatever else you can think of.

Part 2 coming soon!
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Sunday, 15 March 2015

A Quick Outfit Post From Ginza


Coat - H&M, Shirt - M&S, Skirt - MERCURYDUO
Here's a short post of one of my outfits from my recent trip to Tokyo! Faaizah (who has a blog now!) and I took on the megacity during our reading week and had an amazing time. I'm still sorting through my pictures for a travel post so in the meantime here's what I wore when we visited Asakusa and Ginza. I went for a slight cutesy look with the pink midi skirt and white shirt. Since it was pretty cold, I had a black cardigan on (which wasn't supposed to be in the shot). I also cut off my feet since I just opted to wear my comfy vans for the whole trip. I really need to learn from the Japanese girls I saw coasting by in 6 inch heels.
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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Trending: Ear Jackets

Ear Cuffs from Sewee Box, Taipei


Ear jackets are a fairly recent trend that I've fallen for. I don't think I've been this excited about a jewellery trend since ear cuffs emerged, so when I spotted a bunch of ear jackets in a store in Taipei, I was tempted to empty out the contents of my purse and leave with all of them. Luckily for me (and my bank account), I managed to narrow down my choices to these two lovely pieces. They also only cost around £7 each which is pretty decent. Now I'm thinking I should've gotten more...

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Countouring Pale Skin: NYX PB11 Taupe Blush Review


Contouring has always been something that fascinates yet terrifies me. Illusion of cheekbones? I'll take that any day. Looking like you've fallen face first in the mud? I'll pass. Being pale sadly means there's quite a deficit when it comes to contours that will suit my skin tone. However, after some googling I found rave reviews about this NYX powder blush in Taupe. After tying it out, I can understand why.


The packaging: the outside is nothing special, being a black plastic container with a window at the top. I do like the spiked texture in the pan though.

I swiped it once on the left and then built up to a darker shade on the right.
The pigmentation: I swatched it multiple times on my arm and as you can see it's very sheer but very buildable. Perfect for contouring pale skin as you get a lot of control over how dark you want to go.

The colour: A cool toned taupe.



The application: I used Sephora's Pro Contour Brush #74. I didn't want to go too dark as I'm very inexperienced with contouring, and due to the sheerness of it I could keep it faint and natural looking. If you're less of a contour wimp unlike me then you can easily build it up. (Also, I would like to thank lighting and unfocused shots for being the best photoshop out there.)

The road test: It does fade throughout the day so if you want to come home with more than just a subtle glow, retouching is required.

Overall: I definitely recommend it if you're also a contouring beginner with pale skin. It's easy to work with and it is an affordable price at USD $5 on the NYX site. As I live outside of the U.S., I purchased mine on Amazon since NYX don't ship directly to other countries.

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