life lately // 3

Friday, October 9, 2015

Lately I've been into very feminine things. Chalk it up to age, I guess? Doesn't mean I'll be changing styles; I still prefer looking like a cupcake in general.

I had Korean BBQ twice this month. The first time was with family, the second with friends. And I finally know what kimchi tastes like. I still don't like it..

I've been using these two Lush items a lot recently: Mask of Magnaminty and Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar. I like them a lot! The truth is, I've had Magnaminty for quite some time.. way past its.. best before date, yikes. I've read on some Lush forums that it's still okay unless it starts smelling bad and stuff.. so I'm still using it. But I think I might have to throw it out soon, since it's getting too dry to spread on my face (and I'm scared I might get allergies or something). I'll do a proper review of both items soon!

I haven't been able to post a lot of kitty updates recently, but I'm happy to say that all three of them are doing well ♥

Last Saturday I attended Cosmania at SMX, my third (?) ACG event for this year. I haven't been attending a lot of local events recently, but I just had to attend this one because I really missed my Kawaii PH family! Also, because my favorite revolutionary girls, Seishun Kakumei, were performing! You can watch their perfs here and here!

With my LARME girls - Ashley, Mica, Kaye, ChiChi, and Nona ♥ I was so busy taking selcas that I forgot to take photos of the Kawaii PH Store booth ;___;

..aaand with the two girls I was most surprised to see at the event: Anne Kate, because she's usually busy, and Kaila, because Kaila!!!! None of us had any idea that she was in the Philippines. I actually thought it was someone who looked exactly like her, haha! So glad to see her, even if it was just for a while!

Went home with free potato chips from Calbee + my Maki Nendo from Hubbyte Toy Store!! Isn't she the cutest thing? So happy (♡´艸`♡)

Hello October, hello birth month! I wanted to continue from last month's blogging streak and keep going strong with the posts, but I was way too excited at the thought of seeing all my friends at Cosmania again, so everything just flew out of the window. (I have a very low EQ, I'm sorry!) But anyway, since October is my birth month, I'll try my best to keep posting! For now, here's my monthly check-in of what I've been up to and into recently. Happy weekend, everyone ✿

Making: a list of blog-related stuff for October
Drinking: coffee (Great Taste White!)
Reading: Asian skincare reviews. I recently learned that cleansers with a pH of 5.5 or lower are best for the skin, which means almost all of my foam ones are out, and that I have to replace them with Hada Labo's, which has a pH of 5.5
Wanting: to dye my hair. Maybe black/purple..
Looking: forward to Comic Fiesta 2015! ٩(•̤̀ᵕ•̤́๑)૭✧
Playing: ESNO's "Release" while I type this entry
Deciding: whether I should buy a 40mm pancake lens or just go straight to something wider as a walkaround lens
Enjoying: Red Velvet's "The Red" - my favorite songs are Huff n Puff and Dumb Dumb!
Waiting: for both f(x)'s and WINNER's comeback!!!
Liking: The Private Life Of A Girl's posts on blogging - helped me a lot!
Wondering: how I'll celebrate my birthday this year
Loving: my new Maki nendo! ♥
Pondering: how I'll manage my blog calendar for the rest of 2015
Considering: getting a curling iron for my birthday. I'm getting tired of my fringe looking limp and unmanageable all the time
Watching: right now - Haikyuu!! S2, One-Punch Man, Noragami Aragoto, and Running Man (still)
Hoping: everything goes smoothly from now until the year ends
Needing: to buy some new makeup brushes
Wearing: comfy clothes because I'm getting ready to run errands and it 31 degrees outside
Following: Kim Dayeong om Youtube
Noticing: that I've been slacking off on posts again
Knowing: I need to take outfit photos for the blog
Thinking: of buying N5/N4 textbooks in Kinokuniya
Admiring: this photographer's work. So dreamy!
Sorting: all of my e-mails
Buying: nothing. On a shopping ban until December!
Getting: SUPER! EXCITED! FOR COMIC FIESTA! I just got news that Aian's application for a booth got approved, so all I have to do is apply for a blogger pass this year and everything's all set!
Bookmarking: Kuala Lumpur's tourist sites and public transport routes
Disliking: that the LoveLive! Movie has very limited screening times locally T ^ T It's only available in six SM Cinemas. SIX.
Opening: a bunch of tabs, still on Asian skincare
Feeling: really lazy. I feel like curling up beside my babycats right now _(:3 」∠)_
Coveting: The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wishing: I had more time (and money) on my hands
Original list via Meet Me At Mikes

creature (of) comfort

Monday, September 28, 2015

Romwe sweater // Divisoria top, shorts, peignoir // Topshop socks // Asian Vogue creepers
♫: Lim Kim - Awoo

Super comfy pink and black outfit from almost three months ago! (It's been so long since these photos were taken that I'd forgotten what we did that day!) I've already said this before, but one of the Japanese street fashion trends that I really like is the underwear-as-outerwear trend. I know this trend has long been around even before Tokyo's It girls picked it up, but the thing is I only started liking it when I discovered cult party kei. I've always seen photos of cult party girls wearing some sort of lingerie as outerwear, like corsets and negligee, and I became really enamored by them. These days I still see a lot of this trend, but I'm guessing that it's because of the influence that LARME has had this past year. Almost every LARME model and LARME-kei enthusiast I know has at least one item made entirely out of lace. (Half of them own this exact same top from Kriss Soonik, I bet.) Luckily for me, lacy nightwear is easy to come by where I live (thank God for Divisoria and thrift stores!). But wearing lingerie as outerwear outside the house.. that's a different story. If you're like me and live in a country with a lot of not-so-open-minded people, then prepare to walk amidst judging eyes. Remember: walk with confidence. Cuteness gives you courage! ٩(⸝⸝⸝◕ั ௰ ◕ั⸝⸝⸝ )و