I realised I haven't posted any self shots in a while. So here's one :3
I bought a new cheap bronzer, I'm quite happy with the look! However I totally forgot to put on mascara before taking the photo. Never mind XD
I'm very busy planning my wedding recently. I kinda didn't realise how complicated weddings really are... Especially when you're trying to sort out travel arrangements for the family and they won't even answer emails @_@
Anyway, I'm going to buy my dress in Tokyo this October, and Mark will get his suit. Niijii is helping us with that :)
I got rats recently. They are really shy though... Don't know how to tame them without traumatising them. The grey one is Mejiro and the black one is Kanda. They are named for Yamanote stops, cos we are geeks for the Yamanote line.
I'm starting a diet too, since I put on a lot of weight recently. My plan is to fill up on low calorie comfort food, like congee and mashed root vegetables. I'm bad with cutting back on fatty food, which is how I got too heavy in the first place. I have no discipline at all!
So I got lots of this instant congee from Longdan Vietnamese supermarket in Kingston. It's super filling and tasty and only 180calories! http://longdan.co.uk/?mod=prod&go=2&group=12&cate=35&id=1058
I've seen lighter diet congee on sasa.com, but I think those wouldn't fill me up.
I was very impressed with Longdan, it was very nice and lots of choice. I managed to get all the Korean and Japanese seasonings I wanted! However, they had the tiniest choice of snacks ;_;
Because I have no self control, it's very hard for me to diet. I really enjoy eating, especially big bowls of comfort food, fast food and snacks. So I'm trying to use distraction to help me survive on healthy food. When I want a snack, I will make tea or have a nice bath.
I ordered a big amount of bath powders from Rakuten, can't wait to get them! Will review them too :)
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While shopping on Rakuten, I decided to try DreamV / Yumetenbo for the first time. I planned a big review with outfit shots but I was so disappointed I decided not to...
I can't fault their service- I got my parcel within days of ordering, and it's so simple to order with credit card too. Shipping was 3,000 Yen for 7,000Yen worth of stuff. I find that part ok, since I'm not paying a service fee.
However my big disappointment was the quality. The prices are cheap, but the quality is lower than the price in my opinion.
My first item was these ruffle shorts in mint http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/dreamv/item/305536/
These I felt were worth the price. They are very cheap after all. Very light and thin material, but ok.
This ribbon t-shirt was just bad (got it in white) http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/dreamv/item/506601/
Rough edges and the laced ribbon is too long, so it sticks out of the holes all weirdly.
I got these skinny jeans in lavender http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/dreamv/item/506236/
These weren't too bad, but I only ordered them in L and I think an LL would have been better. I only need to lose a little weight to fit them though. Maybe it will motivate me XD
I got these polka dot culottes in white http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/dreamv/item/505775/
Really cheap and horrible material. I don't think I can wear them at all >_<
And these gingham shorts http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/dreamv/item/504737/
Biggest disappointment because they were the item I wanted most. Very nasty material and just not nice at all..
Overall, I don't think I'll order there again. Gmarket is similar price but nicer quality!!