Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Spring Cleaning (✿◠‿◠)

 



Hey! Today I was compiling some goals for spring cleaning and I wanted to share them (◠﹏◠✿)

Have a wishlist/spend limit when I go shopping
 
Shopping is a social event for me, but the downside is sometimes I end up buying things I don't love. I am trying to compile a wishlist of things I find myself looking for frequently and limiting myself to shopping for just those items when I go shopping. Or, if I'm going somewhere like an art festival, setting a spend limit so I don't come back with too many things or overspend. 

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Have an IDK bin 

I tend to get really anxious when I clear out my closet since I'm afraid of regretting getting rid of something. I thought up a good way around this that i'm going to call the IDK bin. Every time I get dressed, when I see something that I know I'm avoiding wearing/makes me feel meh I'm going to put it in the bin. Then I will look through the bin a couple times a month and decide if I miss that item or not. If I still feel meh about it the second time I see it, I can give it away. 

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Having a goal 

I've been thinking a lot about what fashion means to me now at 25 years old. I won't get too much into it, but as a kid girls used to tell me to stop wearing my favorite clothes because they were "too childish/cute." So I used to put a lot of time into studying what was "cool" so I would stop getting bullied and feel like I fit in. Spoiler alert that didn't happen, and was kinda damaging to my mental health. It wasn't until a couple years ago when I finally broke free of that mindset and starting to wear what I wanted just for ME only. I have so many clothes that I keep because I feel obligated to have them, but I don't really get any joy out of wearing them. I essentially have them just out of guilt. It kinda sucks to have to dig around meh clothes every day when I'm getting ready. So I am making it my goal to have as few meh clothes around as possible, unless it's something like a plain shirt that I need for building outfits. I think having a wardrobe full of things I actually love and cherish will make me feel so much better than having clothes I'm avoiding. Even though my ultimate goal is to have a smaller wardrobe, reminding myself of the positive mental health effects that will have on me will really help.
 
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My overall goal is to declutter my apartment, because I know it's making me anxious to just have extra stuff I don't love. But really, even if I still have a large wardrobe, I just want to be able to say that everything I own has a purpose even if the purpose is just that it makes me happy or that it's a basic that builds my outfits. I'll never be a minimalist or someone with only one style, but I can be someone who buys items carefully and loves everything they own! (◠‿◠✿)

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Makeup and Haircare panning project!

 


Hello! (✿◠‿◠) Today I wanted to share a makeup and haircare panning project I decided to do with my friend! If you aren't familiar with it, panning projects are challenges to use up a specific makeup product or to use it a specific amount of times during the challenge. My friend an I decided to take part in the 101 Magical Pans by @liz_plans_and_pans on instagram. We used a random number generator to get the prompts! Here is the link if you're interested


9 Rapunzel, a hair care item- I have SO MANY hair care items, and I'm actually currently going through them to organize my goals around using them. For this challenge, I want to finish my mini Moroccan oil curl cream. It's already very close to empty though, so I want to make it more of a challenge and try to finish my Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls as well. I really like the cream and I have an unopened full size! The gel isn't really my thing since it has such a light hold and I prefer a strong hold, but it was on the pricier side and I want to finish it. 



 


80 Wanda vision, a timeless product- Eyeshadows are the largest part of my collection! I decided that I want to hit pan on at least 1 of these shades for this challenge. I picked this palette because I can mix mattes with any of my other palettes! It's also a fairly old piece in my collection, and I'm trying to get through some of the oldest products first. 



26 Wreck it Ralph, a product that has bad reviews but you enjoy it- I decided to try to finish this Etude house tear eye liner. I do really enjoy this product, but as others have pointed out it can get patchy. The sparkle it has is just unmatched in my collection though, so it is one of my favorites!  





40 Flounder, a product your best friend loves- My friend and I both have this supershock shadow from Colourpop from their animal shelter donation collection a few years ago.  Mine is starting to dry out so I want to at least hit pan on it! I picked this also because I'm panning the mattes palette and this is a really pretty topper to make a matte look into a glitter look!





100 Goofy, a product with a funny name- When I saw this prompt, I knew I had to do a Too Faced product because they all have ... interesting ... names (⊙︿⊙✿) This one is called Peekaboo! I never get enough use out of all the lip products I have, I always end up using the same couple clear or pink products. I thought this would match nicely with my other picks and be a fun warm for spring and summer! 





I honestly have no idea how long it will take to use any of these products, since I've never actually tried to pan anything before! Hopefully I will reach my goals! I think I'll make monthly updates and extras if I happen to finish something sooner. I'm also planning on organizing my hair products to see which ones I want to finish, use up half, or declutter altogether. Look out for more posts soon, I'll see you then! (◠‿◠✿)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

New Years Goals

 



Hello again! (✿◠‿◠) I wanted to write about my new year goals for 2022! 


✿ First, I want to decorate my apartment more! I can't believe I've been here since the summer and I've barely decorated! I have a few wall hangings to put up, and now that Luna is big getting older I can get rid of her crate and replace it with a nice enclosed case for some of my collectibles! 

✿ I also want to make more time for doing my hobbies! I like to sew, make DIY accessories, paint, play video games, blog ... but I always seem to just sit online or look at online stores instead and then get sad that I never get to my hobbies ●︿● So this year I want to replace some of my scrolling time with hobby time!  I especially want to get around to making some makeup tutorial videos... probably on instagram or maybe uploaded here somehow? because I'm not comfortable posting on youtube. But I kept telling the Himekaji Chat I was going to make some and I never found time. but NOW is finally the time. lol. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

✿ Use up my makeup stash! This will be hard (⊙﹏⊙✿) I have so many eyeshadow palettes especially. Everything else is a manageable amount but I definitely have a large collection. I bought a lot last year and I want to be able to appreciate everything I have before buying more! I will still probably buy a few things if I get a gift card or something, but I want to be more intentional and make sure that I really love the items! I have no idea how long it actually takes to use up an eyeshadow or any other powder product... but I guess I'll find out (⊙︿⊙✿) 

✿ This goes along with my last goal, but I want to stretch myself to make more cute outfits with things i already own (or with fabric/DIY materials I have) and document them! I've made so many cute outfits that I didn't deem blog worthy but I regret not sharing them (✖╭╮✖) I got super lucky on Mercari US the other day and found 2 Ranzuki mags I really liked! I think they're more for summer/spring, but I always thought that style was approachable and easy to find pieces for that I already own. 



Those are all my goals for this year! I didn't want to set anything too complicated, and these all feel approachable for me! I'm excited for 2022 and I can't wait to see what kind of projects I create  
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Kogal inspired look

 Hey there 🥰 I’m on my phone for this post so I can’t have all my cute emojis, but I wanted to share today’s outfit!! 



All the full face pictures I had were weird looking lmao. But I’ve been trying liner just on the inner corner and outer wing part of my eye and I love it!! It makes it a lot easier to preserve my extensions as well. 


Clearly, this isn’t meant to be an exact replica of a Kogal look or anything. I mainly just used what I have and like wearing to make an outfit with that same sort of vibe ~ I recently got the skirt and sweater for this outfit and I’ve been wearing the skirt as much as possible 😂 it makes me feel so cute! The sweater is by Tralala, the leopard pattern has little hearts! 🥺 and of course I’m wearing my bling crocs. 


This week I totally broke down and bought two Larme magazines after talking to a friend who also really likes them 😂 I promised myself no more spending after that. Lol. I’ve been into the styles current Mars, honey cinnamon, and similar stores have been putting out and I got some fabric to make skirts inspired by that! I’m so excited for the future of my fashion. I’m really feeling so good exploring everything that interests me and expressing myself 🥰🥰



See you later! 

-Rae 


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Recent looks and new makeup

 Hi! Today I want to share some looks from last week and some makeup I bought from E.l.f!





I'm obsessed with these boots because they look just like Kaede's from Gal and Dino, lol ♥‿♥


I recently discovered Guess (✿ ♥‿♥) and I'm sooo in love! I got this and another tank, some jewelry and a mini backpack when I went to the outlet mall last week!


I've been loving Kpop outfits recently! I'm also really happy I finally found an easy way to put all my hair up. It actually all stays in the buns and I don't have to clip any of my hair up like I do with a ponytail or bun! 



Yesterday my boyfriend and I went out for dinner and drinks with one of our friends! I've been doing my makeup similar to a picture from Ageha I posted in my last post, and I love how pretty and soft it is ★~(◡‿◡✿) 




This was my look from today! I wanted to make a cute priness-y outfit to go to painting class! (✿ ♥‿♥)



E.l.f gets!!


I got these from Elf last week! I wasn't really happy with the results I was getting from using a pencil and mascara on my brows and I noticed a lot of Japanese gal models were using powder. Mine is one pan of powder and the other one is brow gel. It also comes with a little double ended brush that's the prefect width for filling in brows. One side is a regular flat angled brush for the gel, and the other end is a more fluffy and flexible which is really good for the powder. I got mine in the shade Ash and it's a perfect fit for me! I'm also wearing the eyeshadow and brow products in the pictures above!


These are the swatches from the Prism eyeshadow palette and the lip gloss! I really love these shadows, and it reminds me of the shadows in the inspo pic I've been going off of. They're all really pretty shimmers that aren't too dark or intense. A lot of them are similar shades, but that's really what I wanted for a soft princess-y look. I really liked everything, and they gave me a few one use free samples too! 



I also wanted to write a little about my mental health! I have really enjoyed blogging and even though I still get anxiety over if I "fit in" to a category of fashion, I realized that isn't what's most important to me. I had been putting a lot of pressure on myself to be "more gal" or "gal enough" (◡﹏◡✿) and it was making my anxiety really bad because I would avoid posting and be worried all day I wasn't good enough for other people because I didn't fit into a specific style. But now I realize that I don't have to just wear only one kind of fashion, and I am giving myself the freedom to just enjoy what I enjoy like I did before I was online! I enjoy so many looks and fashions, and life is too short to limit myself for the sake of an aesthetic. I hope that no one else is struggling like that, but if you are I hope this helps and encourages you to follow your heart  ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿




See you next time! 

-Rae

















Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Ageha Makeup Inspo ~

 Hey! Today I wanted to share some makeup inspo from the newest Ageha. I'm totally obsessed with it and I look at it like every other day (✿ ♥‿♥)





First, this was my work outfit today! I wore my crocs with all the pretty charms I put on them last night, and my shirt is from my friend Mayu's shop, it's called Sweetheart Yun on Etsy! ★~(◠‿◕✿)

This is the first edition of the new Ageha! I highly suggest you support Ageha directly by buying this magazine if you can! For that reason I won't be scanning everything, just my favorites ★~(◡△◕✿) Btw, you can click on these pictures to see them larger!







The last look (two tutorials of it for whatever reason) is my favorite \( ̄▽ ̄;)/ It's so soft and pretty, and I also just bought that Dior face palette with some sephora money I had! 

I think it's really interesting how a lot of these looks only use eyeliner on the outer and inner corners, skipping the actual eyelid. I use at home extensions, and honestly I think not having to remove eyeliner right next to them makes them last a little longer, especially since I'm no expert lol. It is a lot lighter than something you'd see in Egg or Nuts, but I love how princess-y these looks are. Honestly, Ageha is just a work of art and you should totally buy it so you can appreciate it in it's full glory v(⌒o⌒)v♪ 









Monday, September 13, 2021

Make, Outfits, Gal Life

 Hey! (✿◠‿◠) If you follow me on instagram, you'll know that I've decided to blog instead of being on instagram (at least for a while) It's already been so good for my mental health and i've done a lot more of the things I enjoy (。♥‿♥。)

Anyways, here's a collection of looks, outfits, and random things from the past month or so!





This was a Kpop inspired look I did for a change!

And then here are just some casual gal looks I took from Ageha and Nuts ♥‿♥ I'm having a huge Ageha boom right now, lol. I can't wait for them to release more magazines! 


This was from a Sailor Mars inspired look I did! I am so proud of these nails ★~(◠ω◕✿)




The other part of my kpop look, I got the H&M BlackPink sweatshirt and necklace!



These were two of my favorite gal looks recently! (✿ ♥‿♥) 



Ok so I've been having an obsession with crocs recently, and I just got these charms in the mail today from amazon! I love how the crowns look like the Juicy Couture logo ☆(❁‿❁)☆


I took some time today to decorate part of my bedroom! Decorating is something I promised myself I would do more since I've been living here since spring and never decorated yet! I love how my minnie ears look on the wall and now I can actually appreciate them when I'm not at the parks!


This was totally an unexpected purchase last night v(⌒o⌒)v♪ I was looking for a popsocket or some kind of phone holder because the ring I had got loose and doesn't work as a stand, but it was so bulky I couldn't put my phone flat on the table. I randomly saw this and it was $7, so I took a chance on it being total bootleg quality v_v but I'm glad I did since it is actually really really cute! The strap is going to be really useful, and there's also a ring at the top, as well as a little charm hole!! 




That's all for today! I hope to blog more often. I talked about this at the beginning, but it's been good for me to take a break from the pressure I was putting on myself from social media. I've felt a lot more free to express my own unique style and explore inspirations I hadn't before because I didn't feel like they were "enough". For example, I loved Ageha (2021 edition) but I was too afraid to post since I thought I would be criticized (⊙﹏⊙✿) it's totally an anxiety fueled fear but I'm glad I'm able to do something about that fear and be happier <3 It's honestly so much more fun to just do what you like and not pressure yourself to look or be anyone except yourself! ★~(◡‿◡✿)








Sunday, June 20, 2021

Crafting Challenge- Nails!

 Hi there (✿◠‿◠)



Today I'm sharing the second day of my crafting challenge and a recent code!


Today, I went to a traditional Japanese painting class. I LOVED it. I met my teacher at the arts festival last week and I was so excited to hear she teaches classes as well! We got talking about shopping and  she said I looked like Egg magazine, which is about the best compliment ever (✿ ♥‿♥)  I wore my new stitch shirt and I felt so Gal and beachy! 







For the nail set challenge, I wanted to make summer beach nails! I've seen a lot of gals on instagram with blue sparkly nails, so I decided to do that too. 




I think they turned out really well! I'm so glad I got those little nail stands, it's so much easier to make nails when they aren't on your hands, lol! If you want to follow along, here's the prompt! I'm not going in order, so feel free to do it quickly, slowly, or any way you want (✿◠‿◠)



So far I've done Day 5 nails, and Day 6 beach jewelry!  I think I want to do a deco craft next, I already have all the materials! I'll see you soon (▰˘◡˘▰)















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