Jewerich Eyelash Keeper (Lash Adhesive) Review

I’ve been using Duo’s lash adhesive pretty much since I started wearing falsies, but was never 100% happy with it. The amount of time it takes to get tacky is just annoying, not to mention the fact that it smells like dead fish (please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks this!). I finally used up my tube a while ago, and have been relying on the little packs of adhesive that come packaged with lashes. All of them suck and I don’t know why lash companies bother including them. The other day I was walking to the subway and a drop of water fell on my eyelid. My lashes fell right off! Good thing I was on my way home after work. @_____@

I’ve been interested in the adhesives that have brush applicators, but until recently, Western brands haven’t really made any. So the last time I bought some clothes from Runway Channel, I decided to pick up the Jewerich Eyelash Keeper as well, because it is pink for no reason at all >______>
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Panda Café!

So here’s the story. While scrolling through my instagram list I noticed that one of the pictures was locationally-tagged at a place called Panda Café. Basically I thought of a friend who is absolutely obsessed with pandas. That and I needed to go there. I looked it up as in where it is and a bit of the reviews on yelp, otherwise I was really going in with no expectations what-so-ever. So I made plans with Jessica to go there on a Saturday.

The place is located in Elmhurst, which isn’t too far from Queens Center Mall. On this fine day I drove there with Jessica because we wanted to save on metrocard money and I said I’d drop her off at her boyfriend’s with her heavy laptop. Surprisingly parking wasn’t a nightmare to find despite it being Saturday and thus we parked and away we go~

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My Awesome New Laptop Sleeve from Babimini

I spend about half the week at my boyfriend’s apartment, and lugging things back and forth is a real pain. Some time ago I had to bring over some clothing, and I’d wanted to bring my laptop as well because we’ve started playing Diablo III again (should I get the expansion? I feel like I’d need it if I want to continue having fun) and I’d prefer to join in rather than sit there and watch him play with our friends haha. But the only thing I had to transport it is a huge messenger bag, and it doesn’t fit in the tote I use to hold my clothes. I had to leave it behind that time because I wasn’t about to carry two giant bags plus my purse onto public transportation with me. So I decided to buy a laptop sleeve! I wanted a cute one with a pocket for my power cord and mouse, and eventually stumbled across this one by Babimini on Etsy. It was adorable but a bit pricey, so I added it to my favorites but held off in hopes of finding something cheaper. I never did find one that fit my 15.6″ laptop (and had a pocket) that I quite liked as much as this one though, so after I filed my tax return, I indulged myself.

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I bought it on the 6th (a Thursday), and it was shipped out on the 11th. I was told it would take two to three business days to make, so that was accurate. I then waited VERY IMPATIENTLY for it to arrive. It was delivered on the 26th, so it took about two weeks to get to NY from Munich. That’s actually a lot less time than what it felt like; guess I was just that excited about it :P

I love postcards/travel motifs, and actually had a hard time picking a fabric print – there are other sleeves with similar themes, like stamps, letters, and maps. So cute! And it’s well-made too – all the seams are finished and the zippers are secure and don’t get stuck along the tracks. And check out how the fabric was lined up so the print isn’t disjointed:

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I am the type of person who pays a lot of attention to small details (maybe sometimes even too much), so I really appreciate that. Even if I didn’t, it makes it obvious that they put a lot of thought into making the sleeve/cutting the fabric.

The laptop case is a couple centimeters taller than my actual computer, but when I put my cables and mouse in there it evens out a bit. It’s not a super snug fit like you’d get with a Neoprene sleeve, but that isn’t something I take issue with. They do take custom orders at no extra charge if you would like something more tailored, though.

If you’re on the lookout for a cute, high-quality laptop sleeve, definitely check out Babimini on Etsy; they also make messenger bags, sleeves with handles, and iPad sleeves! I do feel it’s worth the high price (which could be in part due to the exchange rate, since the US dollar is kind of sad compared to the Euro).

–Jessica

Life update!

HI! :D

Oy. It seems that I am a fail. A very big fail. Basically I have a whole bunch of stuff that I would love to write about, more product reviews. But it’s getting a little boring. So how about a life update?!

(No pictures because I am just super lazy)

Now the thing about me and life updates is that… there really isn’t much to my life. Well that is besides starting that new job, where I basically organize things that have to do with medical records. It’s very ~hush hush~ so I’m not gonna go further than what I’ve said so far. It’s exciting and troubling to know that any mistakes I make will be rather permanent. It’s extremely nerve wracking and I did make a few mistakes in front of one of the managers there so….. :( :(

On the brighter side I do have more time for things. Such as typing up more blog posts! Okay I was trying my hardest on this one about this Goldwell product that I’ve been using, and loving! But my hair just loves to give me issues. My hair has never been super curly, just wavy enough that sometimes it gets curls. But I’m pretty sure its processed to the point that it has just given up curls so… it just limply waves.

Also my face is clearing up so much!! I’ll make a skin care routine post one of these days. But I am sooo glad for this. It’s been hard to just not to smear a whole bunch of anti-acne products on my face and hope that it goes away!

FYI I have a very long list of things that I need to review but I’m a lazy butt and it’s so cold that all I want to do is curl up in a ball and not do anything. This is also why I am gaining the weight~ But I’m getting back on my workout grind so hopefully I can get myself to a healthier eating schedule soon too.

What’s up with you guyss? :D :D :D

Late Clio Haul!

Clio is this really fun make up line in South Korea. If you know who Dara from 2NE1 is, she’s basically the face of Clio at the moment. Previously it used to be Lee Hyori, the queen. FYI: I want to be her because she is basically an amazing person. But this is from a while ago and I totally forgot that I had this on my camera.

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Clio is not by any means a cheap store. It is pricey however they did have several deals But I did get a bunch of stuff

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NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2014!

I don’t know how widespread of an event this is, but I know several big cities in the US participate in Restaurant Week. I believe it started in New York though! The idea behind it is that participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunches and dinners for a set price. Last year they raised the prices to $25 lunches and $38 dinners, but even so, it’s still often an opportunity to try out places that would normally be out of your budget! In NYC, it happens twice a year, during the winter and the summer. This time, I went to lunch with Yaling and then to dinner with my boyfriend.

Yaling and I went to a Mediterranean restaurant around Gramercy, called Barbounia. It took us days to choose a place because we wanted to go everywhereeeee. I ended up picking this one mostly based on the dessert choices, haha. No regrets – everything was fantastic (I tasted some of Yaling’s meal and gave her a few bites of my food – definitely everything) and I would gladly go back to try their regular menu! It was such a cute, cozy place too, with high, arched ceilings, chandeliers holding rows of (fake but still atmospheric!) flickering candles, booths covered with throw pillows, and cheerful music. I wish I hadn’t been too afraid to take pictures of the decor! social anxiety why do you do this to me.


Bread and olive oil that was super delicious. I hate it when restaurants give you awesome bread because then you end up eating all of it and filling up before your food arrives. But somehow I managed to inhale everything I ordered ;)
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Winter Days and Face Issues

Winter is coming!

:P I have recently gotten really obsessed with Game of Thrones and the book series as well. I’ve been reading it almost everyday and maaaaan all the drama and action. Literally my heart cannot handle all this!

But let’s get on with what I am talking about today. Currently I’ve been going through several issues with my face skin. :( I’ve been breaking out rather badly on my left cheek and with a few more popping up on the other parts of my face as well. And currently I have a lot of product at home. Most of it being from the Murad Acne line, however I haven’t really been using them daily or anything. Maybe once in a while when I’m all “UGH WHY FACE WHYYY.”

But I think the main suspect is Peter Thomas Roth’s Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel.

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Disclaimer: I didn’t purchase this product. I had received it as a free gift when attending a workshop that is related to my current job. (Beauty/Retail)

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Missha Glam Art Lipstick


Unsurprisingly I’m bad at keeping resolutions. But on the other hand I am surprised that I haven’t written anything about all the lip products I own. But…. most of them are well used and not picture perfect so forgive me for not exactly wanting to show you things that are not perfect. 

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However I have this one to talk about! The Missha Signature Glam Art Rouge which retails for about $16. You can definitely find it on misshaus.com. The particular one I have is listed as SOP 401.

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