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It’s been a few years since I’ve bought from ASOS but I placed an order with them recently since they had a 20% code for Australia day and I absolutely loved one of the tee designs I saw! My plan this year was to stick with simple plain design items so they’re easy to mix and match but I guess that’s already fading away haha.

With the AUD dropping in value to the USD, I think ASOS is a good site to buy from since they constantly have sales and discount codes are readily available. They also usually have booths at Orientation events at universities at Sydney (I’ve seen them at USYD, UTS and UNSW) so drop by when you can coz they usually have freebies. Another option is to sign up to UNiDAYS, where you can always get 10% off full priced items and there’s load of other discounts available. I’m not sure whether it’s restricted to Australians only, all I remember is that you need a valid university email address.

I’m really happy with this order- the fit and quality isn’t too bad, especially considering the price. I got 3 items for $41.10 which I think is a bargain!

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Will probably edit & take better photos later, sorry for the rush;;
Order Info
  • 25th Jan – Placed order
  • 26th Jan – Order dispatched
  • 30th Jan – Received package

Since my order was over $40, I got their standard shipping rate for free and it’s pretty fast.

Items

The items I got in this order were the:

This is the tee that led me to order from ASOS again! With my previous order everything was too big, even though I followed their size chart and I ended up disappointed, so this time I sized down. I think I’m usually a size AU6, I usually always buy tees in unisex sizes so I’m not too sure what I actually am haha. I actually ordered in this AU4 since they were sold out of size 6 and 8 so I thought I’ll just yolo and give it a try since it’s ment to be loose and boxy anyways. I was surprised to see that size 4 is still baggy on me, I thought it’ll be a bit tighter but I think it’s a pretty good fit for the way it’s meant to look. I think it also doesn’t look too cropped on me but then I have a short torso :3seal

I’m really pleased with the thickness of the tee as well, I tend to find that white tees are usually slightly sheer but this isn’t. Also it’s 100% cotton so it’s nice and comfy. Also really loving the graphic on the tee since I thought it’s cute and sweet :chuuu

The other tee I got is from a Swedish brand called Monki. It’s my first time hearing of them but browsing through their store it looks like they’ve got affordable basic and trendy items. It reminds me of American Apparel. I like the look and vibe of their outfits so I’ll be keeping an eye out on them :shinyred

I mainly just got this since I was looking for something cheap, simple yet interesting – and who can say no to unicorns? Their smallest size was XS (size 8), so it fits me loosely but not too baggy and I tucked it in the photo above of me wearing it. It’s more sheer and slightly thinner than ASOS tee I got and it’s made from 100% organic cotton. I think it’s a nice to wear tucked in or out.

And last up are these demin shorts! They’re made from a cotton blend (69% Cotton, 26% Polyester, 3% Viscose, 2% Nylon) and it’s pretty much true to colour (camera found it hard to pic up on the colours soon). I got them in size AU6 and they fit nearly perfectly – they’re looser around my hips and thighs compared to the model, but it’s just due to my body shape. They’re comfy and I love the colour and for less than $10 I can’t complain that much :XD

If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with quick buys I really suggest looking at ASOS! I think one of the hardest things with online shopping is figuring out what size best fits, especially if it’s your first time buying from the store and don’t want to hassle dealing with returns. A nice feature ASOS is that you can “view catwalk” on the page which gives you a look to see how it fits on the model and can maybe help you decide if you want to size up or down.

Happy New Year!! Hope you all had a nice Christmas or break celebrating and relaxing with friends and family. Here are some of my favourite from last year which I didn’t get to post about so I thought I would do a mini round up post.

 :shinystar Favourite Makeup Items :shinystar 

The DUP Wonder Eyelid Tape Extra is definitely one of my favourite and one of my most used items last year. I have single eyelids so I feel using them helps gives my eyes more definition and makes them look bigger, especially while wearing circle lenses. If you already have double eyelids you can use them to make the crease deeper or change your double eyelid position.

I would say this is my favourite item because it’s easy to use, lasts the whole day and it’s a subtle but makes a noticeable difference to your look. I’ve used double eyelid glue but this method is much easier and I don’t have to worry about the glue wearing off and messing up my makeup!

I find that placing the tape on my eyelid and then using the V stick to push the tape in so it sticks between the fold, is easier than inserting the tape like in the instruction depicted above. Another tip is to use a wet tissue or makeup wipe to remove the tape, they’re pretty painful to remove, especially if you’ve just stuck it on.

Here’a a video of a someone applying it and a makeup routine wakuwaku

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Another item I’ve loved using this year is the Etude House Mascara Lash Perm 3 Step Volumcara in Brown. I picked it up while I was in Hong Kong since it was on sale so I’m glad I bought it! I can’t seem to find much info about it online so I guess it was a product they released for a certain range sometime during 2013.

I would say the brown is like a medium brown colour? I’m not sure how noticeable it is far away since I have short lashes but I’ve had friend comment about it before so I guess it’s obvious up close :teehee I guess the only downside is that is can be clumpy, so I’ve only used step 1 (you twist the tube to get more product on the brush) so I can’t really comment on the build and how it volumises the lashes.

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 :shinystar Favourite Apps :shinystar 

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Cost: Free
iPhoneAndroid | Site

I think this is the perfect app for taking selfies! I love using the filters under the Portrait mode, particularly the Natural and Sapphire filters – it makes your skin look so nice! I find that they’re best used with good lighting though. The above photos was taken with the natural filter (sorry I only have pics of myself using the app while in cosplay haha :emb ). The app also has different features such as retouching photos and collaging and different filters for taking photos of food, scenery etc.

If you’re interested to see which other apps I use for editing photos, please take a look at this post I made earlier last year.

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Love Live! School Idol Festival
Cost: Free
Japanese: iPhone | AndroidSite
English: iTunes | Android | Site

One phrase I kept hearing last year everywhere was “Love Live”. I’m usually not a person who follows idols (3d or 2d lol) but so many of my friends were playing this so I decided to check it out. Just how big is it? At the end of last year, it hit 10,000,000 downloads! Amazing right? :sweat

It’s a music rhythm app which follows the group of 9 school students, μ’s (Muse),  and you play the rhythm games helping them during their live shows and also recruit new members. Songs get unlocked as you progress through the story or there’s songs which change daily, or are promotional when singles are released, which you can download.

The songs are catchy and there’s different cards with cute outfits so if it’s your kinda things I think you should try it out! There’s constantly different events running to get different cards so it’s not too boring (prepared to get the songs ingrained in your brain). It’s also available as a game on the psp and there’s an anime series if you’re interested in checking it out in different mediums.

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 :shinystar Twitter Accounts :shinystar 

Besides using Twitter to spam keep in touch with my friends, I like using it follow models! Yohdi Kondou is one of my favourite models at the moment, I think he has a cute style and he takes funny photos. I think he became popular through social media and modelling for Wego. He currently has 2 style books and a photobook out, and hosts on a tv show called “musicるTV“.

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Another model I follow is Asaka who is under the ASOBI SYSTEM agency. I like following her for short hair inspo! I think she has simple but cute hairstyles.

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And I think that sums up most of last year! I wanted to write up a bit more but I didn’t want it to turn into an essay :XD