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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

❤[Late] Valentine's Day 2014❤

Hey everyone! So as promised, I'm going to try and catch up on my delayed posts. This one's going to be on Valentine's day. I know I talked briefly about it in a previous post, but I wanted to make a special post to talk about the restaurant we went to!
We went to an authentic Japanese restaurant called Hyoga. It's on Kingsway, next to Milk & Sugar Cafe for those of you in Vancouver~ Anyways, I was feeling like Japanese food as per usual so I thought we would try this place again (I've only been here once before. I found this place on Urbanspoon and it looked pretty promising!)
My first meal there~ Tuna tataki don with salad and soup!
The place itself was really small. In fact it probably only seats parties of 4. Any bigger and that would literally take up half the restaurant! The menu is relatively small compared to other places but the prices are fair. We ordered tuna tataki, an okonomiyaki, and a roll combo to share.
The food is really delicious and well made. All the staff are Japanese and I can really taste a difference in the food. I highly recommend you try it out if you're in the area!

After dinner we crashed my friend Santiago's house party for a bit. We didn't stay too long though, as we didn't really know anyone there. We left after about half an hour and went for bubbletea.
Thanks for reading! I'll be pumping out more delayed posts throughout the week so be on the lookout for those! <3

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - 10 Pattern False Lower Lashes Review

Hello again! In this post I'll be reviewing the 10 Pattern False Lower Lashes that were sponsored to me by Born Pretty Store. Don't forget, you can use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase on their site~
For this post I'm using the lashes at the very bottom of the box. I tried using the 4th pair down from the top, but they didn't go well with my look that day.
Design ♥♥♥♥♥
There's definitely a lot of variety in these lashes. There aren't any two that are the same so it's a really good deal for people who are looking to try out different lower lash styles, especially if you haven't found one you like~ The ones I'm wearing here give a nice dolly look without looking to heavy, despite the thick pieces.

Comfort ♥♥♥♥
These were very comfortable to wear. The band is thin but sturdy and were very easy to apply. I didn't feel them poking at me or anything at all while I had them on.

Durability ♥♥♥
I think these lashes are pretty good in the durability department, however you will notice the band getting more limp after 3+ uses. I advice you to be pretty gentle when cleaning these or they might fall apart at that point.

Overall Rating 
These lashes are absolutely gorgeous! The quality is surprisingly good for something so cheap and the amount of variety you get is amazing. I highly recommend you check these out, especially if you're still in the market for go-to lower lashes or if you want to try out different styles without the commitment of a full box.
That's all for this post. Be sure to check out Born Pretty Store when you get the chance! Use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase. If at least 10 people use that code, BPS will sponsor a giveaway for this blog! <3

Thank you again Born Pretty Store for giving me the opportunity to work with you! I look forward to any future collaborations you might have in mind ^__^

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - 3 Piece Brow Stencil Set Review

Hi again everyone! Today I'll be reviewing a 3 piece brow stencil set that was kindly sponsored to me by Born Pretty Store. Remember, you can still use the coupon code CHUH10 for 10% off your purchase on the Born Pretty Store website!
The cute packaging
3 different stencils 
I'm using the arched one here
Finished result!

Overall Rating ♥♥♥♥♡
Overall I really like this product. It's cheap, but the quality is very good. The stencils are made with a silicone-like plastic so you can wipe them down or wash them when there's too much product built up. They're flexible and give you a good range of brow look options. My only problem with them is that they are rather large (so they can fit anyone). I think they're great for people who aren't used to doing their brow makeup or wish to try out different looks but don't know how to shape their brows outside of their natural shape. For those of you who are brow experts, the stencil size might bother you a bit. However if you conceal your brows first I don't see it being much of a problem!

Thanks again for tuning into this post! Be sure to check out Born Pretty Store and use the code CHUH10 to get 10% off your purchase. If at least 10 people use that code, BPS will sponsor a giveaway for this blog~ <3

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

[Sponsored] Born Pretty Store - Princess Lee Eyelash Review

Hello lovelies! I hope you're all doing well. Today I'm going to do a review on the Princess Lee Handmade Upper False Eyelashes that were kindly sponsored to me by Born Pretty Store. I'd like to apologize for the delay on this review as I'm in the middle of finals week right now >__<;; But anyways, like all reviews this will based on my personal experience and opinions~
For this look I'm also using the lower lashes at the very bottom if this box (separate review to come):
 And these are the upper lashes we'll be focusing on today:
Design ♥♥♥♥♥
These lashes are gorgeous! They kind of remind me of the Dolly Wink #2 lashes (which I always thought were pretty but not worth the price tag >__<). The thickness in the middle of the band give your eyes a round and dolly look. They're also very voluminous so they're perfect for those of you who are like me and have very teeny tiny lashes~

Comfort ♥♥♥♥
These were surprisingly comfy. I wore them for 6+ hours and didn't feel any discomfort at all. They held up pretty well too so I'm very happy with them. The band is very thin and flexible so you don't have to worry about awkward eye shapes and random pokey ends, however this makes them kind of hard to apply if you're a newbie!

Durability ♥♥♥
I think these lashes are pretty durable but not durable as Diamond Lash. The band is very thin so it can get mishapen very easily with continued wear. Other than that I think they're pretty solid lashes for the price you're paying!

Overall Rating 
I think these are beautiful and comfortable lashes. I'm actually heavily considering replacing my everyday go-to lashes (right now it's torn between my Daiso ones and the ones worn in this post) with these ones because they're just so pretty! They're cheap enough for me to keep ordering and they give me the dolly look I get from the Daiso lashes, while also giving me the volume/length from the other lashes. The only thing that turns me off from that is waiting for them to come in the mail haha!
Anyways, thank you so much for reading. I hope you found this review helpful and useful. I have 2 more items from this package to review, hopefully I can get them out later this week as my school comes to a close. Thank you so much Born Pretty Store for giving me this opportunity. I highly recommend you guys check out their site. If you use the coupon code CHUH10 you'll get 10% off. If more than 10 purchases are made with this code, they'll so sponsor a giveaway! See you guys later <3

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Fresh Start

Hello everyone~ Looks like I went MIA again didn't I? The last few weeks have been extremely stressful, and to be honest I'm actually really surprised I made it through in one piece. I definitely learned a lot about myself and about the people around me. I learned that life never goes as planned and that you should always have a backup plan.

I apologize for not getting the Dine-Out post up yet but rest assured, I'll get to it I promise! Today I wanted to give you another update on my situation, it's a bit of a long story and it's also very... triggering I guess. If you're a sensitive person, especially towards animals, you might find yourself very emotional after this post.

If you haven't been following along with my updates, then you can probably just skip to the end of this post where I have an exciting announcement and bonus for you lovelies!
Alright, so from where we left off last time, Koji was staying with me at our new place with the land lady's permission. Everything was going fine, we were waiting for a response from a good friend of my mom's to see if we could leave him at her place. While I was in class, I got a wave of phone calls from my sister. I texted her back saying I was in class, and she responded telling me that it was urgent I take her call.

A little bit nervous I went outside and took her call. There was fierce yelling and barking going on in the background and her voice was shaking. She told me my mom's brother was there and he was trying to take Koji away. I told her to give him the phone and I proceeded to ask him what the actual fuck he thought he was doing. He told me that I wasn't allowed to have Koji at this new house and that he was taking him to the SPCA. I told him the whole situation about not being able to find anyone to take him so he was temporarily staying until the 1st of March when supposedly my mom's friend could take him. He flipped out at me and told me he was trying to put Koji in a garbage bag and take him to the SPCA. I told him he was only staying for a little bit and that it was not permanent. He said that if he came back on the 2nd of March and Koji was still here, he would take him and leave him under a bridge for the SPCA to find. At that point I was curled up in the hallway, shaking and bawling my eyes out. People stopped and asked me if I needed help because of how distraught I was.

So because of that whole event, I've had to find a place to move by March. I have to say that it is a LOT harder than it sounds. I managed to get a roommate, who is a good friend and classmate of mine. He loves dogs and has been super supportive of the whole matter. We were looking day and night for a place to move. We had applications filled and submitted, but in the end we were turned away because others had gotten there first. Things looked really grim and I was afraid I'd actually have to sell my dog or risk him getting abused by my mom's brother. 

Finally after weeks of searching we found a place. The new place we're moving to is a basement suite but it's literally brand new. Everything was just finished being built last month and we're the first tenants to the suite. The land lord is super nice and they had no problem with Koji at all, in fact he is a dog person so he was quite understanding. I will be moving out this week and my mom's family can kiss my ass goodbye forever. As of posting this, I've already moved out!
Not a single person I talked to could justify, support, or even understand the my mom's brother's words or actions. As you noticed, I didn't refer to him as my uncle because family would not do that to family. People like that don't deserve to be in my life so I officially, as of that night, disowned all of my mom's side of the family. My mom even said that she would stop trying to make me get along with them and that she respected my choice. She really came through for me this time and told me if they wanted me in their lives, they would have to come and get me themselves.

Small rant for the disowned:

Other than that, I had a lovely Valentine's dinner with my boyfriend. We went for sushi at an authentic Japanese restaurant called Hyoga and afterwards we stopped by a friend's house party and went for bubbletea. Here's my outfit and makeup for the night~
Dress&Heels: Forever21/ Cardigan: Offbrand
Also I've received a new sponsor package from a lovely shop called Born Pretty Store. I will be doing a full review on the products, a house tour, and of course the dine-out post in the next few weeks! Meanwhile, feel free to use this coupon code to pick up some cheap makeup and beauty products~!

Thank you again for your continuous support. I'll see you all in my next post~
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