Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Hello Kitty Calculator and Strapya World Haul

Hello everyone!

This post is going to be a continuation from where I had left off in the previous post. Now usually I would upload my hauls a few days after I get them in the mail, but clearly I underestimate the looming ache in my head known as school. :/ So I figured that while I still have the time, I might as well upload it now. So here goes, starting off with the Hello Kitty calculator!

Warning: Tons of pictures up ahead.

Friday, 21 October 2011

A Failed Bedskirt Hunt and Some Treasures that Followed It...

Hello everyone!

Over the last weekend, I went over to my cousins' house. At the time, I was searching left and right desperately for a bed skirt, since my Hello Kitty flat sheet doesn't exactly cover the bottom part of the mattress where the bed springs are. Of course I'm not just looking for any bed skirt. I'm looking for one that is light pink and ruffled while at the same time being a queen size. Not exactly an easy requirement to fill if you live anywhere outside of Japan. Anyway, I didn't want white because the edges of the flat sheet are white, which will probably blend in with the bed skirt. Now you are probably thinking: "Why don't you buy one from eBay?" The thing is, I would've done exactly just that if I weren't concerned about getting a bed skirt for my bed asap. In addition, I'm a bit worried about the sizing, especially for the type of bed skirts that are just basically gigantic skirts for mattresses bed springs that just only have an elastic waistband with ruffles.

Anyway, my mom suggested that I head over to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to see if I can find a bed skirt over there. I couldn't see why I wouldn't give it a try. I mean, what could be the harm? I had already tried Sears (has ruffles but wrong colour), Wal-mart (no bed skirts at ALL), Home Outfitters (wrong shade of pink and is tailored instead of ruffled), and even Homesense (no pink or ruffled bed skirts). As you can clearly tell, I'm extremely picky with my choices. ^^; Unsurprisingly, I couldn't find a bed skirt that actually manage to meet all of my requirements, but as a semi-consolation prize, my mom got me an small ironing board for $10. I didn't have an ironing board before so it was a nice thing to have. It certainly beats having to get a towel out every time I want to iron something anyway. -.-

Well even though the bed skirt hunt wasn't a success, I still was able to find some lovely goodies out of the trip.

Carole Hochman 2 Piece Pajama Set

Location: Last Chance
Price: Around $9 (40% off of $14.99 CDN)
Thoughts: My mom and my aunt took me to Last Chance before I went off to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, which is apparently a thrift store of some sort. Now not being one for thrift stores or rarely ever go to one, I found it to be an interesting experience, especially since my mom had been babbling on about how wonderful this place is regarding their cheap designer pants selection. I actually got a pair of these special cheap designer pants for $3 but didn't have the time to take a picture. Plus, I'm pretty sure that no one would want to read up on boring black pants. xD

Anyway, I also got this cute 2 piece pajama set. I personally find it a good deal, since 2 piece pajama sets like this usually cost around $18 at Walmart. One thing that I had wish I had done was look over the pajama set before I bought it, since there was a little stain on the shirt. :/ None-the-less, it's still a good buy so it doesn't really turn me off from the whole set.

Las Vegas Rhinestone Shirt

My cousin gave me this shirt that she got from Las Vegas once I got back to my cousins' house. At first I thought it was a bit too small until I noticed the "L" on the tag. Epic fail on the size guessing there...

Will continue another time. I'm not even halfway done with all the hauls that I had recently received over the past week.    

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Arrival of Giveaway Prize

Hello everyone!

First of all, I would like to apologize for the lack of posting going on. As you can clearly tell, school is an extremely time consuming and tedious process. -_- I sometimes wonder why I would usually get excited before school had even started and then get tired of it within weeks. Oh right, the dreaded thing called midterm week has started. You know, that week where you are bombarded with exams left, right, and center when you are least expecting it. @_@ Anyway, I know that school is a necessary evil, so I'm not going to continue bashing on it (seriously, what's the use?) and move onto the prize that I had gotten a week ago, which was last Friday.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Yesstyle Haul

Hello everyone!

Here is the Yesstyle haul that I had promised yesterday to have up as soon as I had gotten the "goods" from my friend. It will be a short one, since I didn't order that much stuff. ^^;

Anyway, I bought about $38 in purchases total, consisting of a hoodie and a skirt.

Once again, Yesstyle's packaging comes individually wrapped in plastic bags. I really love how every article of clothing is neatly folded inside the bags.

Black Lace Trim Hoodie

Front part of hoodie

Lace trim detailing with natural light

Lace trim detailing with flash

Closeup of the zipper

Lace trim detailing on the hood

Link: Here 
Price: $16.72 CDN
Thoughts: At first when I saw this hoodie, I knew that I just had to get it and I'm glad that I did. It's black, lacy, and it is a hoodie. The design is also similar to that of JD hoodies. What more could you want? I didn't actually have a black hoodie before now so I figured that now is a good time to get one, especially one that is as cute as this. Anyway, once I received it I was astonished by the amount of detail and materials used. The hoodie itself is like your typical average standard hoodie found in local malls, but a little thicker. The zipper was a little hard to pull down when I first took it out of the plastic bag, but I assumed that's from the hoodie still being new. I really like the detailing of the zipper. They had used a butterfly instead of the common rectangular zipper, which is a very nice touch and it shows that they had really paid attention to their design. As for the lace trim, the lace feels soft like fabric, another nice touch. As you can see in the above pictures, there are three layers of lace, which is very nice. The hood also has a lace lining. One thing that I'm surprised with however is the sizing. It was so snug when I tried it on, which I presume the size to be a bit bigger because of the huge bust size (100cm). I managed to fit in the hoodie though, so it really wasn't much of an issue. Overall, a great price for a great hoodie. ^^

Overall: Cute design, good quality, nice lace, snug sizing

Pink Elastic-Waist Pleated Chiffon Skirt

Ribbon detail

Lace hem 
Link: Here
Price: $21.38 CDN
Thoughts: Along with the hoodie, I decided to get a skirt since by that point I was running out of things to get and I needed more skirts anyway. So after what seemed like hours upon hours of straight browsing, I finally found this cute pink skirt and decided to get it. At first I was a little bit skeptical about the sizing and wondering about the fit, since it was a bit on the small size. Turns out that it actually fits me just right, which I'm thankful for. This was my first time ordering a skirt online anywhere. The skirt has a lace and ribbon hem, a very nice addition. What I absolutely love about this skirt, other than the ribbon, lace detailing, and colour, is that it's knee-length. Basically the type of skirt that I have been trying to find for AGES (you wouldn't believe how long it took me to find just one, let alone a few). I say that the only downside to the skirt is that it's a bit pricey for just a skirt. However, it's money that's well worth spent in my opinion. 

Overall: Cute design, good quality, lovely detailing such as lace and ribbon, a little bit pricey 

Now that's done and over with, I'm going to go sleep, since it's getting late. Until then, take care everyone! :)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Arrival of Bed Set Part 2 and Upcoming Yesstyle Haul

Hello everyone!

Just taking the time out of my hectic and busy life to make a post on the rest of my duvet set along with another haul that I will post later (the previous bed set package can be found here). I was actually suppose to do it yesterday but couldn't because of a small headache.  Those darn headaches... -.- Should try to go to sleep more earlier. All of this tylenol consumption is not good for my health. 

Anyway, the package that contained the rest of my bed set came in yesterday. Unfortunately it had already been opened by presumably my mom. :( Oh well. Here are the two pillow cases:



Now that the bet set is finally complete (which I was anxiously waiting for over the weekend), I can finally get this on my bed! Yay! ^o^ I was actually contemplating whether or not I should show you all the new Hello Kitty bed after I put everything into place, but then decided not to until the room tour post that I will do eventually. :) I'm pretty confident that you all can handle a little surprise anyway. ^^;

Now I would usually just stop at there and leave you all for another day, but I figure that now's a better time than ever to talk about the upcoming haul that I did from Yesstyle. A few weeks ago back in late September, my friend convinced me into doing a group order from Yesstyle, since she wanted to use up one of her $10 coupons before it expires and didn't want to spend the whole $150 just to get free shipping. Makes perfect sense right? Right. So after what seems to be hours upon hours of contemplating, deciding, and browsing, I managed to find some things and spent around $30-40. Not bad! :D I won't list what I got here just yet however, since my friend will give me the items tomorrow. Definitely will in the next post however.

Until then, take care everyone!          
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