Hello! Ugh, I don't know why I put off making a post until I get a ridiculous amount of material to write about. I really want to try doing more regular, smaller sized updates instead of one giant one every week or so; maybe if I pick a specific day or two to make a post and make it a goal to post on those days without fail, I'll be able to get myself to sit down and do it. Anyways! Onto the post!
Hmm, one problem I have with waiting so long to make posts is that I forget which days I did what. I believe it was...last weekend (?) that I decided I wanted a pair of cute boots. One effect that nearing the end of winter has on me is that I get very sick of fall/winter fashion and find myself trying to update and freshen up my wardrobe. I suppose it's like a fashion spring cleaning. It doesn't help that, generally, I dislike fall/winter fashion and really love more "springtime" looks and colors. Anyways. Boots. I've been wanting a pair of cute boots for while now, but have really struggled finding a pair that I like enough to buy. Oh, I should probably mention that when I say "boots" I don't mean winter/snow boots. I want boots for the spring/summer. I think it's super cute when girls wear boots with shorts and dresses. I spent a good hour and half wandering in the little mall that's near me trying on a bunch of different boots. I finally settled on a pair of deep brown knee high boots with a smallish heel. They were 60% off and I only paid $40 for them (yay no tax on clothes/shoes!). I brought them home, relatively happy with my purchase, but as I experimented with them and my current wardrobe, I became less and less satisfied with them. Something felt off about them and they just didn't...feel right. They looked alright and everything, but I didn't feel comfortable in them. At first, I thought it was because I wasn't used to seeing myself in that type of boot before, but then I realized why they seemed so off. They were too sexy for me.
I know it sounds weird, but I'm not a "sexy" type of person. I like to dress attractively (and have been known, especially in my college days, to dress even sluttishly when the occasion permitted), but I'm more of a "cute" kind of attractive than a straight up "sexy". The boots were too mature, too severe, too "in your face" sexy for me. Dismayed, I returned them the next day and spent some more time in the mall. Happily, I was able to find a different pair of boots that suited me perfectly! And they were only $20! So I bought another pair of shoes! And those were only $16! So then I bought some nail polish and tights as well. Overall, I'm very happy that things turned out the way they did!
These are the boots I got!
This is the second pair of shoes I got!
I also went to a different mall that same day since I needed more conditioner and the only place I know of that regularly stocks the kind I use is Ulta. Sephora used to carry it, but for some reason they no longer stock it in stores and it is always sold out online. It's a shame, too, since it's the best conditioner I've found for my fine, curly hair.
I also made another order of Japanese magazines that same day! I was going to hold off on ordering any more for a while, but Angelic Pretty just released a mook that not only has a bunch of pictures of their past prints and all that, it comes with a Sugary Carnival tote! Granted, the tote is in the black colorway, which is unfortunate since I don't wear a lot of black, but I don't own any Angelic Pretty right now and the tote will help my lolita wardrobe feel more complete (since I already have pieces from BTSSB, IW, and Meta). I didn't want to pay shipping for just one book, so I added two more; an issue of egg and another mook that came with a tote for a brand I've never heard of. I think it sells roomwear? Honestly, I just thought the tote was adorable. There was a time in my life where a free tote bag could not sway. That time has passed.
Yesterday, I was able to go out shopping with my husband! (Sort of, we didn't actually go to the same stores...). I needed to restock on some essentials like face moisturizer and eye cream so I went to Sephora. I really love the FAB line of products and I've been using their face cleanser, toner pads, and ultra repair cream. I was also looking into getting a new eye cream since the one I've been using (Clinique's All About Eyes Rich) hasn't really been doing anything for me. I also wanted to get a new face moisturizer because, which the ultra repair cream is great and you can use it on your face, it's not really meant to be a daily moisturizer since it's so heavy. So I bought FAB's 5 in 1 eye cream and Daily Facial Cream!
I also stopped by Forever 21. This can be dangerous since, like I said I hate winter/fall fashions and now that they're getting the spring stuff in and on the floor, I want to buy it all. Very dangerous. So I only let myself look at the accessories, which itself might have been a mistake since I ended up buying $30 worth of jewlery and hair things.
Finally, I swung by the import shop to see if there was anything cute or new.
WHEW! That's everything for this last week! I really, really, really want to start posting some reviews! I still haven't opened my Caterine DeMew doll in the hopes that I'll do a review of her, and I want to also talk about some nail polishes I've been wearing! One thing I will say is that I am SUPER disappointed in my Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment. I had a bad reaction to it that caused the corners of my mouth to break out and crack and now I'm having a hard time healing from it. Very upsetting.
OH. One more thing! I've been waiting a long time, but it sounds like my SS finally got my Liz Lisa lucky packs, and she said they'd get shipped out on the 7th! So close yet so far!
Thanks for reading! <3