Christmas Shopping OOTD

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 –    It’s getting pretty chilly outside so it only makes since to start wearing sweaters. This knitted sweater is so warm and cute I also wore it for Thanksgiving.

–  I sincerely think Levi’s can go with anything and of course I continue to prove that in every fashion post I put out there.

Levi’s levi jeans
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–  These boots are a really easy “go to”  especially when I know i’m going to be walking around all day.

American Rag Cie tan booties

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–  I couldn’t find the exact scarf I was wearing but I found a close one.

Gap infinity scarve
gapfactory.com

–  I think this speaks for itself. LOL JK I actually got this from my mom as a thank you gift for throwing her first birthday party this year. #bestdaughterever #vanity

Spray perfume
victoriassecret.com

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Body moisturizer
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Giveaway!!!!

Here is another giveaway to celebrate my one year blogiversary. Celebrate with me and enter for this Primrose Hill makeup full of goodies.

Items:

  1. Butter London Scrubbers : $10.00
  2. Lancome Mascara and eyeshadow: $10.00
  3. Luseta Hair Masque: $29.00
  4. St Ives Face Wash: $ 3.51
  5. Mini Composition book: $0.79
  6. Bath & Body Works Room Perfume Spray (Japanese Cherry Blossom): $7.50
  7. Primrose Hill : $11.99

5 Back to School Tips (GIVEAWAY)

Hello World Wide Web of Beautiful People. It’s the end of summer and school has begun. it’s that time of year for stressful essays, hardcore schedules and insanely early mornings. So here are some quick tips to get you through the day.

Quick Tip no.1 : If you have a hard time getting out of bed (like me) set two alarms 30 minutes apart. In that 30 min you can lay in bad on your phone and give yourself a chance to fully wake up. Just make sure it’s 30 minutes before your day actually starts.

Quick tip no.2 : Write out a quick list of goals you want to accomplish throughout the day. ( If you’re not homeschooled, do this in the car or on the bus.)

Quick tip no.3 : At night everybody is doing homework, chores or something to occupy their minds. There isn’t enough time for yourself. So wake up early in the morning while everyone else is asleep and take some time for yourself.  Unless you not homeschooled and your bus arrives at some ridiculous time in the morning.

Quick tip no. 4: Keep your makeup routine as basic as possible. I personally just put on lip gloss, eyeshadow and mascara. NO concealer, that’s for weekends and/or special events.

Quick tip no.5 : Keep breakfast in mind. Not only is it the most important meal of the day, but it’s the only one you get until lunch time.

GIVEAWAY!!!!  It’s the beginning of the school, everything counts and helps. Want to win a makeup bag with some back to school essentials? follow instructions below.DSCF0563

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Deadline Sept.15th at midnight. Winner will be announced 24hrs later.
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Why I Went Vegetarian (Short post)

 

Hello World Wide Web of beautiful people.

For three years now I have been slowly cutting meat out of my daily diet. Even though I still get tempted to have a McDonald hambrger, I can now claim the vegetarian title. Except on thanksgiving, that’s too much. 😉  In the past year I have been able to make vegetarian meals for my family and myself, which I’m extremely proud of . Since it’s summer time I’ve been craving a burger or a hotdog at cookouts. Fortunately thanks to the internet there is always a vegetarian option and alternative.

It’s been really hard to not eat meat in the past two years. Fortunately  my family has been really supportive, which makes meat less tempting .

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I have noticed certain changes about myself. For instance, my senses of smell have become extremely sensitive to certain meats and unpleasant fragrances. It has gotten to the point where I am nauseous at the smell of bacon.

That’s not why I’m writing this. I guess I’m writing this for me. So I can finally put the reason why the change of diet into words.

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My family’s health has become a concern after my dad became an Insanity instructor. We have cut a lot of processed food out of our lives. Because we would read articles about how “such ‘n such” could cause cancer. When we moved to Italy, I saw how clean the Italians ate and I wondered why is America so accepting of all this junky, greasy food that won’t spoil for weeks or maybe even months. Where as it for the Italian’s food would spoil in a couple a days.

People would ask me why.   Why are you switching?   Why are you giving up meat?   As if it’s inhuman.   This in fact is I didn’t give up meat.   I gave up the thought of greasy, fatty foods as normal, because it’s not.

I’m not saying I’m never going to eat at McDonalds ever again or having a slice of pizza. Seeing it’s 2016,  and the idea of having no time to make healthy meals has been sold to this generation and the next. At least I know now.

” A heathy outside starts from the inside.”
                                                          – Robert Urich

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Quote This !!!

”  A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quote This !!!

“Progrss is impossobile without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

-George Bemard Shaw

Quote This

” Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.”

June Favorites

 

Hello World Wide Web of Beautiful people. Ahhhh June ,flowers, blazing freaking hot sun and obsessions. My obsessions of the month of June, I think I have a problem. Anyway……Let’s go.

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Olay Fresh Effect

 

Olay Fresh Effects (bead me up) Exfoliating Cleanser. Price : $6.99-$7.99

I’ve always been self-conscience about my skin. Mainly because of the pimple puberty in late elementary school. I could not get my face cleared up. So lately I’ve been real concern about my facile care.  My skin has never felt so fresh, clean and clear. (this is not a promo, but I highly recommend ) Olay, I love you.

Marsk’s Mineral Eyeshadow. Shade: Mudcake  Price: $22.50

I found this shade through Ispy.com and it’s perfect. I took a profile quiz and matched my skin tone and everything. It’s a great shade for summer and winter and it’s defiantly apart of my everyday makeup routine. It’s a dark pink shimmer that apples easily and is a great pair with liquid eyeliner. As much as I need mascara,I need Marsk Mudcake eyeshadow.

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Kylie Lipkits

Kylie Lip Kits

I have a lip kit problem. I been obsess with Kylie Cosmetics product.

The three shades I have here from left to right.

  1. Gloss: Literally  $15.00
  2. Metel Matte liquid lipstick : Reign  $18.00
  3. Lip kit: Candy K $17.00

 

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Reign

Reign is the first one I bought last month and I’m impressed. When you open up the K lipstick it smells like heavenly chocolate. Applying the intense color is really simple and easy to pair with any outfit setting. No complaints.

 

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Candy K and Literally

 

Candy K is a little to light for my skin tone so I pared it with the gloss:  Literally. Which Darken the candy pink shade a little bit and matches it with my tone of skin. I recently just bought the Dark of Knight kit and I’m really looking forward to receiving my Kylie Cosmetics black box. As soon as it comes in I will post a review.

Only complain, is the gloss. It’s really sticky and it gets all over my teeth. I only use it as a top coat to darken the Candy K. All in all I’m impressed.

 

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Starbucks Travel Coffee Mug. Price: $16.00

Back in May my Family took trip to Hawaii.( Vlog Here). My dad had to stay an extra two-week for a business trip while we returned to Japan. When he got back he gave me this Starbucks travel mug that says Hawaii. Now I have an even bigger obsession with coffee. Thanks Dad!

 

 

Can Coffee: Boss. Price 130 Yen

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Speaking of coffee; here in Japan there are vending machines literally everywhere. My Favorite drink is the Boss can coffee. Usually in the winter the can coffees are hot. Since it’s summer and the Japanese know it’s common sense to not drink hot can beverages. They have them cool in the summer. It has a bitter sweetness to it and I buy one almost everyday for 130 yen, like a Boss. 
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Japanese Black Backpack. Price 3,000 Yen

Now, I know in a previous post I claimed I was in love with my owl printed backpack/purse thingamajig. Unfortunately about a week later it got caught in my seatbelt and the strap broke. So I had to by a new bag and I think I’m in love. This bag is a lifesaver,babysitter helper and my brothers secretary bag.(Theres a package of Pokémon cards in my bag now.)  I got this bag for 3,000 yen at the Aeon Mall in Yokosuka.

DSCF0154Coach Sneakers. Price: It was a gift, IDK.

These Coach shoes are the only pair of shoes I’ve worn in the past month. My aunt gave me her shoes since they where the wrong size. I wear them on planes, long care rides, walk and babysitting gigs. Basically there so comfortable I base my outfit off these shoes. Thanks Aunt April.

 

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Dear Six-Year-Old Mimi

When I was younger I used to wish I was sixteen so I could hangout with my older cousins. Now that sixteen is right around the corner. I decided to write a letter to the six-year-old little girl who had no idea where she would end ten years later.

Dear six-year-old me,

I can’t tell you how much I envy you. Your innocence was timeless and beautiful. You had your problems obviously but that’s what help shape your judgement today.

Today you are shy and silent yet to stubborn to let anyone change your personality, thank you for that.  

Growing up your  friends really were your life. I will never forget the moments of us reenacting our favorite scenes from High School Musical and chasing the boys around the park just to prove how fast we were. Also, don’t take what your friends or foe have to say to heart. Form your own opinions and morals based off your christian environment.

Another thing, I know you probably think you have mean teachers but the way I see it, you have passionate mentors and like it or not you deserved every visit to the vice principal office. Till this day, we both blame it on MATH! Don’t worry you got better in school and now you have the courage to run your own blog. You may not have 100 followers but you have 20 amazing follower that you’re proud of  and because of your growing passion of writing. Even though you suck at grammar . It’s okay because your mom and your dad both told you to just write and you do; that’s why you have over 30 drafts hidden in your folder.

Bottom line is we’re still growing up and still forming our own opinions. We want a voice in this world that is nothing but positive and informative. I wish I could be six forever. When making friends was so much easier and growing up was much more harder. Please don’t rush to be me. Try to stale as much time as your little creative mind can.

Stop ( with a capital S) wishing you were a teenager. It may look a lot cooler from your little eyes but all that mean is that you a getting closer and closer to leaving the nest.  You’re going to wish and wish to be six years old all over again. The thought of leaving in a FEW years is scary and unthinkable, but someday it will happen and I’m going to think of you.    

                                                                                                                                  – Sincerely Mya