a canadian beauty, travel, and cosplay blog

23.1.12

Happy CNY + Food Spam

Happy Chinese New Year! Hope the year of the Dragon is kind to you!
Best wishes for good health, happiness, and lots of money! :D

Here's some foodspam! I'll have some actual posts up when I'm less busy ✧*。ヾ(。>﹏<。)ノ゙✧*。

Saturday dinner - hotpot!







Kitty on the banister (♡˙︶˙♡)



Chinese New Year dinner!



18.1.12

LETS CATCH UP

 HURRRRRRRRRR DERPDERPDERP

Sorry, haven't been blogging much. Being a super lazy bum. Classes are going well, but it gets kind of dull due to my complete lack of social life. But that's okay because I started watching Community, which is the greatest show ever, and makes up for no social life! Awesome! (♡´ω`♡)



Random sparkly picture of my shoe.


I filmed a FAQ video for my youtube channel! 


I'll be uploading more vlogs in the future, so please sub to me! :D
OR CLICK HERE (♡˙︶˙♡)


I don't think I'll upload many dance covers anymore, but lots of vlogs! I want to make the full transition to vlogger, so I hope you guys will support me : D It's all part of my "make my youtube page more active" resolution heheh~

11.1.12

Summer Hill

Quick post between classes!

Crabtree and Evelyn is probably one of my favourite beauty brands. I love all of their scents! Unlike other beauty stores that sell lotions/soaps/perfumes etc that have artificial scents, C&E's products all have very soft, natural scents.

Practice shots with my new camera. Unedited (other than the watermark).

There used to be a Crabtree and Evenlyn at the mall near my house but then it closed down. I know there's one in Eatons Centre in Toronto! I went with one of my friends to a mall near my university and found one there which was really exciting. I picked up this body spray.

It's got a very pleasant light floral smell that doesn't smell sharp or chemically. It honestly smells like you've just emerged from a field of flowers, it's nice. ( ˘ ³˘)♥

So of course when I was taking the photos, my cat had to check everything out. ( • ̀ω•́  )



Will be writing up a cosplay post very soon! So excited, finally getting back into cosplay! :] 

As for school, I like all of my classes so far! Haven't really gone out too much this week, mostly just watched chick flicks and started watching Community (which I love!) 




7.1.12

[REVIEW] Bison Bath Salts - Soda Pop

Hello guys and gals!

I'm in love with Bison bath salts! (`・ω・´)ゞ Bison is a Japanese brand that sells sweat bath salts. Unlike your regular bath powders and salts, sweat baths temporarily heat up your water and make you swear a lot. I find them to be very cleansing and they help me relax! (ㆆᴗㆆ) ♥

I first heard about them through Jenny's blog.   I previously reviewed the 'Volcanic Clay' flavour(?) which you can read about here.

My mom's friend brought these back from China. I think she bought them from Taobao... they were much cheaper than the prices listed on eBay and such (2 packs for $4 I think?).  I'm going to tell her to order some more for me next time. 


This is the 'Soda Pop' variety. It didn't really have the soda scent  , it was more like a really fruity scent. Nice either way. 

The powder is white, with harder milky coloured crystals mixed in. The larger crystals actually start popping when you pour them into the bath! If you've ever tried PopRocks before, you'll know what I mean. (。・ω・)ノ゙They're like poprocks for your bath. 

Unlike the Volcanic Clay powder, the Soda Pop powder didn't change color when poured into the bath water. I didn't take a picture of the bath, but it turned the bath water into a milky white colour. The scent lasted for quite a long time.  The heating effect only lasted a few minutes, about the same as the Volcanic Clay powder. It also made me sweat quite a bit which was nice. Very relaxing!
╰(*´︶`*)╯

I love these bath salts, and I totally recommend them if you want to try them out!  I used to buy mine off eBay. Here is a listing for the 'Soda Pop' bath salts and here are listings for other types of Bison Bath Salts. They're quite pricey though. ┐(´д`)┌

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I've been watching a lot of movies lately, ones that I've downloaded from school. I recently watched One Day, How to Train Your Dragon, Coraline, Friends with Benefits...etc. I figured I'd try watching them all before I have to go back to university on Monday.   (No more sleeping in until noon this semester! ) Do you guys have any movie recommendations...? Please let me know! Σ(゚∀゚ノ)ノ

3.1.12

New Year Dinner



On new years day, my uncle had his wedding reception at a Chinese restaurant that we go to quite frequently. I'll spare you a long blog post and just get straight to the food porn! ;)


I think there were 13 dishes in total lol, there was a looottt of food.
It all tasted amazing though, I love eating at that place!






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