Saturday, October 22, 2016

Winners Haul


If you're familiar with the stores, Ross Dress for Less, Marshalls or TJ Maxx, than the Canadian version of those types of stores is Winners

Winners carry just about everything they can, but with a reasonable price. Everyday, they push out new products and because of it, when they have something you like, you better grab it, since chances are, it's probably the only one in the store.

I speak from experience, when I say this, I love being customer at Winners, then working there ¯\(◡‿◡) /¯

Overview of my haul.
On Thursday, I went shopping downtown, after getting my textbook from the Vancouver Library and decided to pop in, with the intention of looking for a wool hat only. However, I ended up getting more items than I anticipated. 

From my haul, I got:
 Marc Jacobs Blush Perfume
 Anna Sui Foaming Moisture Wash
 Black Pom Pom Hat
 Sheep Wool Knee High Socks


The beauty products I picked up.
The item that I was most excited about was the Marc Jacobs Blush Perfume. I wanted to get it when they were selling it at Sephora, but I lost my chance to get it back then...but I'm glad I found it at a cheaper price!

The Anna Sui Foaming Wash was something I didn't intend to buy, but since my skin is sh*t these days, I figure I give it a try

Clothing products I got!
So the whole point of me going into Winners was to buy a hat,  but ironically, I'm debating if I should return it or not. It's a cute design, but when I tried it on at home, it didn't look right.

The other item I got was a pair of sheep wool knee high socks. I love them already they're super soft

A Closer View

The packaging was so cute, inside and out.
The packaging of the bottle in detail.
Backside, along with the ingredients.
FOAM :D
I tried the product out and I like it. It smells like a combination of lavender and rose tea and it goes on the skin very nicely and smoothly ♥ ♥ ♥

Smoothed out.
The foam also blended very well and it wasn't too sticky. It left my skin feeling refresh and clean.

Marc Jacobs Blush Perfume.
I was just too excited when I saw this product. I might have even said "OMG" out loud ٩(ε

Limited Edition, they weren't kidding about that!
Flowery designs all around.
Cause everyone knows closeup diagonal photos are aesthetic ( ᐛ )و
Another closeup.
The details.
With that, this concludes my Winners haul...which I realized it's the first time I posted about it on here, weird, since I buy too much things from there

Thanks for reading,
Courtney ♡

Saturday, October 8, 2016

♥ Quick Life Update: Where Have I Been? ♥ // {Food Snaps}




Just a few days ago, I started getting back into reading blog posts from other bloggers. This triggered me to go back and re-read some of mines. When I was re-reading my old blog posts, I realized I had not posted anything in 2016...and honestly, I can't believe time past so quickly ヾ (>﹏ ⊙〃)ノ

That being said...What have I been doing this whole time?

( ⌒°(❛ᴗ❛)°⌒ Cause everything is better condensed, I shall write in a list format )

✪ What Courtney Has Been Doing Instead of Blogging ✪
  • Was working at a retail company store, but quit and now work as a receptionist
  • Currently still working at the same place, but recently got a new job as a barista!
  • Learned how to ballroom dance and took classes
  • Finishing up my major, only 3 more courses to go!!! ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ
  • Finally, decided to pursue a career that is unrelated to my major...:c but is now looking into graphic design and advertisement
  • Been trying new food places in Vancouver
  • Went to FlyOver Canada for the first time
  • Took ballet classes again
  • Went to Vance Joy's Concert
  • Hiked new places in BC 
  • Went to DISNEYLAND & SANTA MONICA for a week!!!
  • Was obsessed with Pokemon Go ╰( ・ ᗜ ・ )╯
  • Dyed my hair twice and now went lighter 
  • My laptop died and now, using my old laptop 

Newly dyed hair and a bowl of poke.

I do want to continue to blog because I genuinely enjoy doing it, and it's a hobby of mines. 


  Food Snaps

(AKA yummies in my tummy ♡~)

Wakwak Burger! It was only $2.80 ♡♡♡
Brunch never tasted so good! Went to Jam Cafe.
Since I didn't go to the Night Market this year, I got my deep fried squid fix at Wei Dao Cafe.
My very first poke bowl at Poke Time!
Assorted sushi dish from Sushi by Yuji, a favorite place of mines.


Thanks for reading,
Courtney 

Friday, November 20, 2015

☽Sailor Moon☾ Luna (Dupe) Purse



Aiee, what's up people?

It's been awhile that I actually posted something onto this blog...I've been severely neglecting this blog, sorry about that :/ I was actually going to delay this post as I still have one other post that is still in progress, but this post is going to be short and sweet, whereas the other one is going to be long. 

Anyways, today's post, is about something I ordered off Ebay, when they were having a good sale on most of their merchandise.

I placed an order on the "Sailor Moon Luna Purse" at the last week of October and it didn't ship to my house until the 3rd week of November (which is this week, actually!).

Note: This purse is faux, it is NOT the actual Samantha Vega x Sailor Moon Collaboration, so there are a few differences, but overall, the faux purse looks pretty good, just missing some details from the original.


 PACKAGING 
→The package arrived in standard mail form←

→The purse was wrapped with clear bagging←

→Under the plastic bagging, the seller also wrapped the purse with a soft white mesh←


CLOSEUPS
Overview of the purse.
The outside of the purse is quite sturdy, however, there was a noticeable scuff at the left corner.

Another closeup shot.
The metal pegs on the bottom are also in good quality and very sturdy.
Opened view of the purse.
In the front, there is a thin pocket compartment. Unlike the original, there is no printed pattern/lining of Luna and Artemis that would be on the inside of the flap and purse.
The inside of the purse.
The purse has 1 zipper pocket and 2 pocket compartments, small and big. The inside material is made up of brown satin.
★★★
Some additional styling shots with the purse.




The strap of the purse was also adjustable, so you can either make it really long or short.


 THOUGHTS 

Original vs Dupe?
-The ears of the original luna purse is a lot pointier, whereas the dupe one, the ears are rounded
-There is a cute Luna and Artemis pattern inside the original.
-No branded Samantha Vega logo in the dupe.
-The crescent moon is metal in the original and has "Samantha Vega ♡ Sailor Moon" engraved on it.
-The dupe has the crescent moon stitched on.


Is the Dupe purse worth it?
Pros:
Price is cheap, I got the purse for $9!!!
Sturdy purse
Almost exactly as the original
Strap is adjustable
Cute design
Cons:
There was a scuff on the purse
Missing details such as the pattern and engraving
Ears are slightly bended


Ultimately, you get what you paid for. If you're a super fan or a person of details, than I would recommend buying the original one and shelling out a few more dollars.

But I think the dupe is fine enough, it still has the overall cute design of the purse.
I rate this product:
❤❤❤♡♡


Thanks for reading,
Courtney 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

LOVE x HATE Tag

Hey guys! (*^▽^*)

I haven't been updating as frequently as I like, due to much laziness and school. Plus, I couldn't think of ideas for another post, however, I remembered I was recently tagged by Alyss for the Love x Hate tag, in which bloggers:

List 10 things you love
List 10 things you hate
 Nominate other bloggers

And since I'm sick, either from a cold or a flu, I have plenty of time to write this blog post, even though I should really be studying for my statistics class...


10 Things I Love

1) Netflix

Before I got netflix, I didn't understand all the hype around it, especially when my friends kept raving about it. However, now that I do have it...I UNDERSTAND (゚∀゚)☞. These days, if I have free time I'm binge-watching shows and movies. The show I'm currently watching right now is F.R.I.E.N.D.S. since when I was younger, I never watched it. Now that I am, I absolutely love it! 


2) Shopping

Also known as retail therapy, haha. I love shopping for clothes especially, it just brightens my day! Although, I would say I'm an odd one, as I prefer shopping by myself, rather than with my friends, it takes less time and it's much easier since you don't need accomodate with others to which stores you want to go to or how long it would take.

3) The Rain

I know, I know, such an odd thing to love, but growing up in Vancouver, Canada, for all my life, the city which is infamously known as "Raincouver", I grew to like the rain. I love the smell, the feel and the sound of it, it's very clear, relaxing and smoothing. ( ◞・౪・)

4) Music

Playing music is my personal source whenever I need to escape from reality or when I feel sad or happy. My favourite genre of music are indie, folk and rock. Currently, I have been jamming (HAHA) to Vance Joy's album "Dream Your Life Away" and I'm excited that I will be seeing him live for his concert in January!!!

My favorite song from Vance Joy

5) Bralettes

Due to the fact that my instagram is mostly a fashion account, the majority of accounts that I follow are fashion instagrammers  as well and because of this, I grew to love the style of bralettes! The best place is buy some are aliexpress or amazon. ❣◕ ‿ ◕❣

6) Cats

I love cats, they're so cute, adventurous and curious creatures with a mind of their own. I was always more of cat person than a dog person...just don't tell my dog that, hahaha. Believe it or not, Vancouver is going to open their very own cat cafe soon!!!

7) Sushi

My favourite type of food easily. Whenever I hangout with friends or go on a date, sushi is always going to be my first suggestion. The type of sushi that I love the most is anything that involves tuna, but my favourite dish would probably be the chirashi don.

8) Reddit

Probably another odd thing to love, given how people on Reddit can be downright rude and nasty (let's not sugarcoat this), but, Reddit is a site that I use daily, and has been a resourceful tool for me! People on reddit are very good at giving advice and insight, as well, I like reading stories on such threads such as AskReddit or Let's Not Meet.

9) Hiking

This probably the most ironic thing that I would love, because first of all, I do not like walking at all. Secondly, I hate when the sun is on my face. Realistically, if you combine the two, you end up with hiking. Anyways, months ago, when my friend dragged me to hike with her, I found myself liking it due to the scenery, the nice exercise and exploring British Columbia.
This was my very first hike, at Minnekhada park.

10) The Feeling of Accomplishment

This is probably the best feeling in the world (•́⌄•́๑)૭✧ knowing that you worked on something for so long and hard, the feeling of accomplishment is something that you cannot get if you don`t work at it. I hope I will get this feeling in the many years to come!


10 Things I Hate

1) Being Sick

I'm sick at the moment and I hate it, I don't like the feeling of being nauseous, dizzy and unenergetic. In relation, I hate any type of medication too, especially cherry cough syrup, it tastes awful and it makes me not want to drink anymore of it.  

2) Insects

Especially spiders, bees and wasps, they freak me out, most likely due to their numerous legs and eyes they have. ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )

3) Rude and Entitled People

I've worked in retail for about 2 years now, and I seen my share of rude and entitled people, and I don't understand why people feel the need to act this way. Yes, I am working in entry level job, but that does not give you the right to treat workers and other people this way. 

Haha, sad, but true.
¸
4) When People Cancel on Plans the Last Minute

This one infuriates me. Seriously, if you and I made plans a week ago, honour it, do not cancel the last minute because something or someone else comes along. I have this one friend who does this, especially, if her boyfriend, becomes free, she'll go ahead and cancel our plans.

5) Smoking

I hate the smell of cigarettes and smelling of it. What's worse is the fact that somehow, second hand smoking, gets people sicker than those who actually smoke...

6) Indecisiveness

This is one huge problem for me. I'm very indecisive, whether it's a place to eat, read, etc. Right now, it's picking what I want to do in life. Sometimes I wonder if I should take a break from university and enter into trades, that way, I would have some skills, when I entered the workforce, instead of just academic studies.

7) Blushing

For me, I absolutely, hate the feeling of blushing, because I feel like everyone is staring at me and it makes me feel more embarrassed than I should be. I've been blushing ever since I was really young, so it's something that I'm still working on. The worse thing a person can do to a blusher is point out that they're blushing, like thanks...I know I am already and my cousin is the worse, he always does that to me. 


8) Being unmotivated

It's not a very good feeling. You know that you want to do things and finish them, but don't have the motivation to do so. I know this feeling quite well, I had this feeling for the last few years when I was at college, I was emotionally drained from school. I do know better that, if I ever should feel this way again, I will take a break, since life is not a marathon or a race.

9) Being on Cash

Cashiering is probably a simple task once you get use to it, however, for me, while I do know, most of the system, I get very anxious and nervous whenever I'm on cash, and I hate the feeling of it. (((( ;°Д°))))

10) Getting Blamed

This is my biggest pet peeve. Do not blame me for something that I did not do. I swear if people do this to me, I get so pissed off that I don't want to deal or talk to them anymore and yes, I had a friend do this to me, to the point, that I really wanted to sock her at one point. 




Nominations

I haven't been keeping track of the blogs I've been following so I apologize if you have already been nominated or already done this post.

I nominate....


and everybody else who reads this and hasn't done so.


Thanks for reading,
Courtney ♡