July 7, 2013

Coordinates of this spring~!

Hello everyone! I don't want to spend too much time talking about how I feel bad that I have fallen out of blogging (tho I really do) I will just try to blog when I can, and hopefully someone will enjoy it. My personal life is really out of control right now and I'm struggling with a big issue. I'm going to sales training (a promotion) for my job and I had my heart broken again not too recently.

I do know doing the hobbies I used to love would really help me and distract me from my issue, but it's all tied in together. I can't allow myself to make coordinates when I am over 140 lb, and I can't focus on doing crafts like I want to. I'm not sure what is going to finally spark me to get out of this cycle.

Luckily a couple months ago I was under 140 so I made a few outfits (I'd been under 140 lb for a couple weeks until the 4th where I had a really bad day, I just didn't have any time to make outfits lately T__T). These outfits show my current taste really well I think, and I feel like they are actually put together nicely!

Outfit 1
Top: Forever21
Dress: Thrift
Stockings: Leg avenue
Shoes: ASOS

Outfit 2
Cardigan: Old Navy (thrift)
Top: Banana Republic (thrift)
Skirt: Ebay
Shoes: Mootsie Tootsies

Outfit 3
Cardigan: Target
Slip: Victoria's Secret (thrift)
Tights: Forever21
Shoes: Steve Madden

Yeah, I really hope I can get back on track and make some more outfits like these asap. I have tons of great clothing pieces I've thrifted! And some new wigs to use. Well I hoped you liked seeing these outfits anyway!

June 2, 2013

* Sponsor Review * Geo Color Nine Pure Hazel

Good day, good morning~ I guess right now you might be thinking "Who's this person, what's this in my feed?" but don't be alarmed - it's just me Sara Mari and I live! Haha, I'm going through some emotionally unhappy times, but not doing the things I love won't make that better. So here I am trying to make a new post. I have some coordinates to show, my goal will be to make more of those since its my favorite.

But no coordinate is complete without lovely lenses, so let's take a look at a new pair I got earlier this year. Once again, brought to you by my favorite beauty shop - LoveShoppingholics.com~! They sponsored these lenses, but I was not compensated in any way with this review. All opinions expressed here in are my own honest appraisals of the lenses.

Origin: Korea
Diameter : 14.2mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal

I am honestly a bit apprehensive with brown hued lenses since I have light eyes and the blending/coverage can be weird. But of course it's always great to have the option to change to a really different color, so I was also excited to try this particular lens as the color is a sort of ruddy brown.

Basically I was pleased with how they looked over my light eyes, not too much of my own iris showed around the inside and the coverage was opaque! I ended up with nice brown eyes that are medium hued, looking like a true brown. Not some weird combination of blue and brown I mean haha.

Now being that these lenses are 14.2mm I didn't expect much in the enlargement. As you can see in the photo they do enlarge a bit but nothing that would really stand out alot. These would give you just enough sweet look in daily life without being obvious. If you have darker eyes I imagine these would look very sweet but mature at the same time!

The design is elegant but cute too. The dark outer ring is made of speckled colors, not a solid ring so it comes off more soft and natural. The whole design lends itself well to blending. Even over my light eyes there isn't a very strong cutoff between my own iris and the lens. Of course it would blend better with dark eyes, but this is a good lens for light eyes if you want a natural and girly brown lens.

As with all Geo lenses I have worn, these were comfortable from the very moment I applied them to my eyes. I didn't even have to put a bunch of eye drops in at first, they have a lower water content then other lenses I have worn but I would have never guessed that. I could wear these for 8 hours straight easily, and they make great day time/casual lenses.

My only wish with these lenses is that they would be more enlarging because personally I like very large lenses (since I like to balance out my long face with huge eyes haha) but I could wear these lenses to work even I think. They match well with a lot of my wigs too!

Quick Review:
Enlargement: ★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Color: ★★★★

Dang this wig don't do well in flash, sorry~ T-T

I want to state once more how completely satisfied and how much I enjoy transactions with LoveShoppingholics.com! Their service is top-notch, above and beyond, they try really hard to consider the tastes of their customers and it shows. Take a look around Shoppingholics.com for these lenses, hundreds more and all the greatest beauty products!

Please check out LoveShoppingholics.com! I would never shop anywhere else XD

March 31, 2013

Sakura photos from Naka-Meguro~

Hello and Happy Easter my dear followers! How lucky I am able to connect with you on another holiday! And I'm so glad I finally have a day off of work haha. After 5 days you really need a break, too bad I have to go back after just one day. Being a weight loss counselor is really mentally draining but I can't see myself moving on yet. Perhaps a leave of absence with a trip to Japan would help? haha!

Well since I am not currently in Japan, and here in Minnesota we still have snow on the ground, my friend in Japan very kindly sends me photos from Tokyo to keep me updated. Right now it's the sakura season (well towards the end of it) and it's alot more beautiful and spring-y than MN. So I think it's perfect to share these photos today!

My next post will be a lens review I promise! I just need to take a couple more photos to make it a proper review haha. I can't say when I will make some coordinates tho, my diet isn't going very well strangely. Usually when I put effort into it I lose weight very easily... Perhaps it will start working soon haha! But I will do some more Japan posts though!

I do miss Japan sometimes too, particularly the shopping haha! So I think it's a good idea I hurry up and get this blog back to what it was before - a lot of Japan travel posts. I hope everyone enjoyed the sakura, especially if you live in a snowy environment like me XD

March 26, 2013

Recent gets ~ Thrifting and purchasing!

Hello again! I feel pretty excited I can blog again so soon, I won't be able to again until the weekend, but this is alot for me now haha. I miss the days when I could blog everyday! I don't really have alot going on now in my life besides work and trying to get to the next day. But I still have tons of photos from Japan, and Disneyworld. Plus if I work on my body and mind I'll have more coordinates haha.

I say that because I have gotten/found many awesome clothing items recently! I've mostly gotten them through thrifting which is not only a fun treasure hunt, I can find unique and brand name items at prices like 1.50$-3.00$ haha! After getting into thrifting it's really hard to go back to regular clothing stores which are just endless aisles of the same things over and over.

I can be satisfied by shopping at just a few stores and the thrift shops. I really wish I could do some Japanese brand shopping but I'd hate to bother my friend with it! So here are a few of my favorite buys in the past couple months. I mean I have plenty more I got so I needed to edit XD

Got this on sale at Urban Outfitters, cute shirt dress! 

Victoria's Secret slip - Thrifted

 Cute ruffled dress on sale from F21

White dress I thrifted for 2.50$ Added a rosette to make it even cuter!

Sheer shirt from F21

Sheer rose covered cami from Victoria's Secret - thrifted

Cropped cami on sale from F21

Sheer cami from the Gap - thrifted

Embellished rose cami from Banana Republic - thrifted

 Two lacey camis from Rampage - Thrifted

Anne Klein ruffled cardigan - thrifted

Sheer lace peplum top from Marshalls

Cropped waffle knit F21 sweater - thrifted

Angora cable knit sweater from The Limited - thrifted

Well that was alot at once, I hope not too much! Some of the items were particularly exciting to find! It's really hard for me to find things like dresses and skirts. Plus the nude, pale and pink colors I am doing are not the most popular. My wardrobe is getting pretty cool! I do need to move some things out though, so maybe a sale is coming up haha!

March 24, 2013

The other side of Harajuku

Hi there! I was asked/told to post again so here I am. Luckily I have today off and no plans (I never have plans...) so I had a bit of time to edit photos for a new Japan post! I know it's been so long since I've written anything about Japan, it almost feel like my memories of Japan are from another life or someone else's. It's a very strange feeling. I guess I'm lucky to have experienced SO much already in my life, but unfortunately now I don't know what to do with my future haha!

Well I'm not here to ramble about my life problems, I'm here to talk about Harajuku. Lately I'm getting more in Harajuku styles than Shibuya styles so it's kinda a nice topic for me haha! I did spend alot more time in Harajuku during my last trip to Tokyo in October as well, though I honestly don't know that much about it besides the tourist spots.

I'm sure we all know Avantgarde by now XD

And here's Nadia!

So I took some time to explore Harajuku beyond Kiddyland, Takashita Dori and Meiji Shrine! The back streets of Harajuku are home to some of the trendiest boutique shops and the haunts of the well known street snap models. After walking down Takashita dori from the Station, I crossed over to Harajuku street and wandered a bit.

Now I honestly don't know this area well so I hesitated to wander too far. I tried to just let my naturally good sense of direction be my guide and snap a few photos. I did luckily get to see some shops I'd only heard of/seen on the internet so that was fun!

My goal when I go back to Tokyo (if I go back) is to find more shops and see more of Harajuku. The brands I like now have changed alot since October haha! Now I am into Ehyphen Gallery, Syrup, Milk, etc.

 I know going off on your own when you are in a foreign city can be scary or daunting, but I think it's really worth it too! When I got away from Takashita dori there were so many less people, especially less tourists. It's really funny to think of all the times I have been to Japan this was the first time I went on the back streets of Harajuku.

As I mentioned before I don't know what to do about my future and going to Japan again. I see so many people saying "I'm going to Japan on xxxx" and I feel a bit of jealously (which is silly since I've been there 9 times, and I could pack up and go there right now if I wanted) but at the same time I feel I don't have any need to. I also really want to move out on my own! Too many decisions!
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