Too Faced Chocolate Bar

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Photo by Lily Trinh

Too Faced is a cosmetic brand that has the cutest packaging! My mom gifted me one of their Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette and I love it. The palette has 16 matte and shimmer shadows scented with real chocolate.

The names for the 16 shadows are all chocolate inspired: Gilded Ganache, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, White Chocolate, and Champagne Truffle~ Sounds so delicious, smells so sweet, and looks super pretty!

You can find this palette online and in-stores at Macy’s, Sephora, and Ulta!

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Alpacasso by Amuse Japan

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Photo by Lily Trinh

Alpacasso
Alpacasso are fun-loving characters inspired by the social herd animals called Alpacas from the Andes in South America, but are “born” in Japan and love Japan’s customs and events! There fluffy, plump, and come in a range of colors – many not seen in the wild like baby pink and mint green. Several themed plushie collections have been released including “Kirarin Star,” “Velvet Ribbon,” “Pop’n Ribbon,” “Waku Waku Party,” and “Rainbow.” There has even been an Attack on Titan themed plushie collection title “Advance! Alpacasso Corps!”

(source: https://otakumode.com/shop/label/Amuse)

Alpacassos, or alpacas, are the CUTEST THINGS EVER CREATED. Pictured is my small little alpacasso family. My first ever is the white one with a yellow party hat on top. I adore all of them so much and really wish I can have more! The thing with Amuses’ alpacassos, they come out with many different series and are limited time only! When it is sold out, it is gone forever 😦 One way to get the one you wanted is to look for sellers on eBay or someplace else. It would cost probably more than the original price.

However, I am content with the ones I have now. There is a cute yellow one at the Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle store at the moment, and I am very tempted in taking it home! I’ll think about it…

If you want an alpaca of your own, visit the Tokyo store or at otakumode.com!

Heart enamel pins ❤️

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Photo by Lily Trinh

2016 has been the year of enamel pins! My significant other and I collect a few together. Pictured above are ones I keep with me, left on is on my cap and the right one is on my camera strap. The rest of the collection is at hi house on a cork board! If you’re interested in these pins or many other cute ones, links are provided below!

Happy heart enamel pin by neatosupplyco on etsy.com

Together heart enamel pin justpeachyy on justpeachyy.com

Search “enamel pins” on etsy, storenvy, and instagram to find more awesome pins!

Squad Goals!~

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Photo by Lily Trinh

Check out this super cute bomber jacket from Hot Topic! Powerpuff Girls are definitely squad (and sister) goals! The photo above is of the back side of the bomber jacket. In the front, on the left hand chest side, is a patch of the Powerpuff Girls logo. This bomber jacket is super warm and easily go with any outfit! Jeans, leggings, and skirts!

Since it has been pretty chilly here in San José, CA. I’ve been layering up! I would wear my pink or seafoam green zip-up hoodie and the PowerPuff Girls bomber jack over. Extra warm and extra cute!

This bomber jacket was exclusively on Hot Topic online and limited time, so they are sold out of this jacket. Check out Hot Topic for other Powerpuff Girls apparel!

Here is their online website: http://www.hottopic.com/

Kawaii milk carton pencil cases!

Recently, I stopped my one of my favorite gift shop, Morning Glory! Morning glory is located at El Camino Real Santa Clara. It is a cute little shop with cute stationary, toys, and fashion accessories mostly from Korea!

I got a little crazy when I saw the cutest pencil case! Milk carton shaped cases! I couldn’t decided between the three… so I got them all! From the left to the right, there is mint choco milk, banana milk, and watermelon milk! The characters on them are called “Moongs” and its a panda and a seal? Not too sure what the all white one is but they sure are cute! Moongs are also on notebooks and pencils.

Check out the store if you’re in the area: Morning Glory Yelp

If not, check on the online store! http://morninggloryus.com/

Rilakkuma Collection!

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Photo by Lily Trinh

Rilakkuma is my all time favorite character from Japan! Pictured is a photo of all my Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma plushies all together for a photo shoot 🙂

I would say, my love for this character started in my sophomore year in high school. I have tons of stationary and other knick-knacks with Rilakkuma on them!

Most of my Rilakkuma plushies were gifts from my significant others, awesome friends, and some I even bought for myself because it was just so cute!

For more information about the characters, visit my post all about it here! Rilakkuma by San-X

Sailor Moon Petite Charas

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Fighting evil by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight
She is the one named Sailor Moon

Who loves Sailor Moon!? I do! I have a small collection of the Sailor Moon Petite Charas! Two were gifts, and the rest I bought unboxed at Japantown San Francisco!

Sailor Moon Petite Charas comes in many different series, or versions, where they each have different poses, expressions, and outfits! They come in a box and are called “blind boxes” or “surprise boxes”! What that means is that you won’t be able to pick which character you want. So whatever box you get, it will be surprise!

If you want one, or more, I’d suggest buying them online or at a Kinokuynia Japanese Bookstore.