Saturday, 21 June 2014

OOTD #5 ~ little red shota

Hello everyone! Hope you're all doing well!

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I'm BACK for an outfit of the day post! :D It's been a realllyyy long while (a year+ now) since I've done an OOTD post :O! 

I recently just got a new camera so it'll be more easier to capture my OOTD with its wide lens.

Anyway lets get into it :)

I call this outfit the "little red shota" inspired by outfits ショタ (shota, young boys) wear especially in japanese animation. This outfit is young and fresh with subtle hints of class and elegance. Definitely a more modern take on what elderly men wear when playing golf. 
Also thought this fun and bright outfit would also go well with my bowl haircut haha!

For the top - 
I paired a red v-neck knit sweater with a light yellow, grey & white checkered short sleeve dress shirt with the collar buttoned all the way to the top. To tie the warm tops together without making it look formal - I added my copper retractable neck chain that is pulled to the collar with the chains tucked inside the sweater. This gives the outfit a more modern and casual look rather than using a tie which looks formal.

The dress shirt was purchased from a store on Oxford street called "Christopher Daniel".
The red sweater is by a japanese brand called "BROWNY" and was purchased from taobao which can be viewed HERE . 

For the bottoms - 
I wore camel/beige shorts with the legs rolled up to be just above the knee, dark red over-knee socks that was worn at knee height, and red pleather boots inspired by marten boots. 
Kept the bottoms warm tone as well but went for a more darker approach on the red since I wanted the sweater to be the main attention. Also since the kneesocks itself would capture people's attention since this style is rarely seen around, so had to keep the red subtle. 
The socks can be worn both pulled up to the knee or bunched up on top of the boots to achieve the construction-worker boots. But since it was quite chilly yesterday - decided to keep the socks up.
Pants was purchased in Vietnam at a store called "SEA". (store was in Nguyen Trai in Q3, HCM city)
The belt suspenders was purchased in Japan in Harajuku at one of the stores on Takeshita Street.
Red over-knee socks purchased on Ebay which can be viewed HERE (warning SUPER slow shipping =A=;)
Cherry red boots purchased on Ebay. (Sorry don't have the link since it was a while ago >_<)

I also wore glasses with this outfit to give it a nerdy, smart fling to it.

That's it for this entry *^*)/
Until then!~
Stay well & Take care!

Friday, 20 June 2014

May 2014 Favorites!

edit 21/06/2014 : Blogger did something weird and didn't schedule the post - nor did it post my pictures. So the entry is abit incomplete >_<; will fix this ASAP. SORRY! ;A;

Howdy everyone! Hope you're all doing well!

First time doing a favorites type of blogpost but since May is coming to and end - thought I'd share some of the things that I've been REAALYYY liking this month.

Skincare & Makeup
-Holika Holika One Solution - CLEAR

I've been using this for over a week now and the results are really amazing. The area's that I break out is soothed and not as red and also can see the dead skin peeling and the new skin forming under. It dries up my pimples whilst keeping my skin moisturised. 

I love the fact that it has a dropper in the glass bottle which is hygenic and doesn't require me to dip my fingers to contaminate the concentrated serum. It has a herby scent like white tea which I absolutely love. 
I use two-three drops to apply on my skin every night and it is more than enough for both my face and neck. Quickly absorbs into my skin and isn't heavy or oily. It doesn't leave a sticky feeling for me but I've read other reviews it did for them so just something to take note of.

-Etude House Moistfull SUPER Collagen multi stick/balm

Used this for a month and I LOVEEEE this amazing balm. Containing 58% collagen, it literally restores the elasticity of my skin making it more bouncy and firm and does not leave a sticky feeling whatsoever. Especially use this around my eye area and areas that need extra moisture. HOWEVER does not completely moisture like a moisturiser, it's more like a spot moisture stick :D It's multifunctional which is perfect to take along when going out as I can use it around my eye area, as a skin moisturiser (spot moisturiser) and also a lip balm. I also love the smell; it just smells sooo nicee like chamomile-white tea and it lingers throughout which is nice (though probably not for those who don't like the scent >_<;).

-Maybelline Baby Lips SPF20 Lip balm - Smoothing cherry

Been using this for around 2-3 weeks now and I was REALLY surprised with the results. I wouldn't think a cosmetic brand like Maybelline would be able to deliver something so healing (I doubted them, oops ;O). Results were amazing; hydrated and moisturised my lips really well making them more supple. ALSO can visibly see less fine lines on my lips. I does have a slight waxy feeling which probably is why it coats the lips for a really long time until the lips are touched through drinking or wiping etc. 

They did have a tinted version but I feel the tinted version didn't give much healing properties as the non-tinted. The scent is quite nice, sweet but not overly sweet and doesn't linger so much. Overall I think this is perfect for the upcomming cold whether where my lips tend to get dry. The only downer is that it is abit shiny.

-The Face Shop Oil-Free BB cream

Because the new season is coming in, the weather is always undecided and is a cross between hot and cold within a day so I tend to break out. In most cases I shouldn't be using makeup to let the skin heal BUT this BB cream just does that makeup job of giving some coverage while not irritating my skin. It is oil-free and keeps my skin moisturised whilst also soothing my skin with the Chamomile Extract. 

Perfect light coverage to even the skin for the night since it does not contain SPF and is oil-free so keeps the face not shiny. Downside is that it only comes in one shade that is quite light with a grey undertone so sometimes you look abit dead LOL.

-Maybelline FIT me! Shine Free Foundation stick

This is a mixed feeling product HOWEVER I have been using it alot and it's because - I love the finish and the feel of it. It gives a nice natural matte powder finish and makes your skin feel SOOOO soft legit I keep touching my face (which is bad LOL). Also it does control the oils around my T-zone so I'm actually not that shiny (Good job anti-shine gel core *thumbs up*)
I use this on top of my BB cream whenever I need more coverage like my undereye or my blemishes. Sometimes I use this alone when my skin is looking on the better side and just needs evening out. HOWEVER DO NOT DOUBLE IT THOUGH, IT WILL LOOK CAKEY. And actually that's not the only downside. 
It sometimes set into your fine lines, not much of pores but just fine lines especially undereye and then you have this very cakey look (yet I still apply it there). I find that if you use a setting spray or mist, the cakey-ness isn't so bad. ALSO I feel that this foundation is VERY transferable because whenever I dab my skin with my fingers- it leaves a finger print mark. So technically I can constantly blend the foundation non stop LOL! . But in saying that - do not reapply to touch up cos you'll just see cake as mentioned before. Dry skin users MAY want to stay away from this foundation because it probably will accentuate your dry skin as it does accentuates dry patches. 
Overall I think it's still a great foundation that's affordable with light coverage without requiring powder to set. A little does somewhat go a long way since it's super blendable BUT it still runs out really quick O3O;. My mom and I use this alot and actually my mom really loves this that she uses it everytime she goes out now LOL!

-Byphasse Makeup Remover Wipes

I saw this at ChemistWarehouse and the package really caught my attention because it's as big as a standard tissue which is bigger than the general square makeup wipes and also this contains 40 sheets. I picked up the sensitive skin one to test out (other one was mature skin) and when I used it, the feeling on my skin afterwards just sold me.
It removes my makeup (even waterproof) efficiently whilst hydrating and moisturising my skin unlike most of the wipes which give that dry feeling as if your skin is screaming "I NEED WATERRRRR". Also it doesn't leave any sticky feeling. 

The towel or wipe is the size of a regular tissue and is ribbed to cleanse the skin for efficiently. I also love the packaging with the resealable cap unlike the other brands with a resealable tape which comes off eventually due to moisture. The only downside is that DESPITE stating for sensitive skin- oh my goodness it is SOO heavily scented. The scent is nice but it's a scent that belongs in the laundry room if you know what I mean. It's like fabric softener smell in which I hope they didn't add fabric softener content to make my skin feeling nice. O_O; 

-The Natural Confectionary Fruity Chews

Yes I'm gonna add this into my favorites because I'm somehow REAALLLYY addicted to this. And also I really love my sweets and treats ;P. But yeah I've been buying a bag every week for 3 weeks now because one bag last me a week (actually with great restraint they last me a week otherwise I could probably finish this within 2-3 days). One bag has quite alot of these individually wrapped fruity goodness and they come in variety of flavors in a bag like lemon, orange, strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant.  But yeah they're just soo nice QAQ. 

They have a good tang to it, not sour but great burst of juicy sweetness and flavors and has a great chew to them depending on the weather. Hot weather you'll have soft chews while in cold weather you'll get hard chews. What I also enjoy is that it doesn't stick to your teeth like many of the other chews, so there's no need for making glamorous facial expressions while trying to remove the candy from your teeth with your tongue. LOL TL;DR they're yummy and addictive. done :D

Outfits & Looks
-Beaucon Shimmer Grey/Gray contact lenses

These are pretty much my everyday lenses (if I wore lenses everyday). They're super comfortable, gives a nice subtle color whilst maintaining the natural look of your eye because of it's blending design. Gives that subtle kirakira chingching look to your eye, almost alluring or mesmerising especially because it's grey. Actually I have vain moments whenever I wear these because I just look into the mirror alot to check my eyes out ROFL! Which then makes me want to take selfies (Y).

- Black loose cardigan/scarf/poncho .. thing (LOL!)
I don't know what this is but I just love it because it's so versatile and multifunctional. I can use it as a cardigan, a scarf, a poncho, etc; all in many different ways. Especially because it's the end of Autumn, the weather is unpredictable and more cold nowadays so I just bring this almost everywhere to keep myself covered and warmer. I bought this last year at CottonOn in the female's clearance section for $5.00AUD and honestly it's an awesome buy.

-Construction worker style
Lately I've been wearing what I like to call the (stereotypical) construction worker style - that is shorts with bunched up socks and boots. Surely you'll think of construction workers when you pair these bottoms together right? :D
I don't know why but it gives a very autumn feel to it, wearing shorts to suit the bright sunny warm weathers whilst the bunched up socks at or below calve height and boots to match with the cooler temperatures. I usually dress these bottoms with a plaid dress shirt with some form of jacket. Fun casual look with a sense of freedom to roam ^_^)/

That concludes May 2014 favorites! Hope you enjoy this post, please comment below on your thoughts and opinions! *^*)/
Until then, stay well & take care!