15 June 2015

Inu x Boku SS

Lately, I've been returning back to the anime scene. Strange enough as it is, I'm even being naughty and reading loads of smut manga's too. Innocence does somewhat exist in my teeny weeny brain haha. But anyway, I couldn't help but binge watch Inu x Boku SS. Which essentially translates to "Dog x Me: Secret Service" or in simpler terms: "The dog and I: Secret Service"

I stumbled upon this series by chance. Can't even remember how. I read the wikipedia summary and that honestly did no justice. I couldn't even follow what was written that I was about to be repelled actually. But I thought, I'd give it and shot and honestly I have no regrets watching all twelve episodes in one night.
The Shirakiin house's daughter, Shirakiin Ririchiyo, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in the mansion named "Ayakashi Kan." In this mansion, only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in it, and for each resident, they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Riricho has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit. MyAnimeList
Even that bio above doesn't give the anime any justice. But in all honestly, it's really light-hearted and fun anime to watch if you just want some little time-out or escape from everyday life. I absolutely enjoyed it and recommend it!
It's full of random humour and the characters each all become so ridiculously loveable. Like, there really is an array of characters, I guarantee that you will love each and every one of them! Even this guy...(honestly, it was one of the best and funniest scenes that I can't get over)
That aside, I absolutely adored watching Miketsukami (the male lead who is a demon fox) be such a gentleman. The fact that he is so honest and obsessed over Ririchiyo really made my heart throb. Their romance is too adorable and I don't want to bother ruining it for you if you plan to watch it.
If you're into romance, semi-pervertedness (openly admitting that, yas), supernatural with a dash of humour. Definitely watching this anime!

12 June 2015

REVIEW: Hairburst

Hey all,
This will be a very lengthy review but here goes nothing!
So, I've been in a long debate about these hair vitamins. I'm sure you would have all heard about Hairburst (previously known as Hairvits). They're a company based in the UK that boasts about providing optimal health and growth vitamins for your hair. Being a typical girl that struggles for long luscious hair, I've been wanting to give these babies a go. Now, before you get the wrong idea I was not sent these as a sponsorship etc. I purchased this three month supply with my own money.

I've been seeing these everywhere due to the fitness models that I follow on Instagram. They also have gorgeous and healthy looking hair. I did a bit of research via google, searching for peoples' personal blog reviews and YouTube channels. It still was hard for me to decide to spend that extra cash for something I'm somewhat sceptical about. But, I eventually convinced myself to do it anyway. A YouTuber put out a really good point. Imagine buying hair serums, moisturisers and heat protectors where the total will cost about $60 that only protects the outside of your hair. Whereas, this vitamin assists the problems from within. Just something that really put it into perspective.

Makeup trial

Hey guys,

What's been hanging? Not much for me lately aside from the fact that I've been sick with possibly a cough and cold in the last two weeks. But I think I've finally recovered some strength...well, I probably never lost it since I was pulling and squatting most of my max weights at the gym. (Yeah, I'm aware that I'm ignorant and very bad ass to my body) But anyway, the point was that I think I'm finally getting a better night's sleep since I am recovering.
On to better news, I finally went and got my makeup trial done! I was über excited because Jenifer was a girl I knew from High School but not only that, we happened to have met a very long time ago when we were young due to my dad being bffs with her uncle. Best coincidence, don't you think? But the reason I was particularly excited was because the previous weekend, she worked on Arianny Celeste! I was so lame into thinking that her hands touched Arianny and she was touching me LOL odd fangirl habits.

The trial was quick and really fun. I was nervous at first because I actually didn't have a real idea of what I wanted. I just wanted to be pretty and glamorous sort of thing. P.S Jenifer kept making me all shy by just asking me to look at her because she is an absolute stunner. She is really fun to work with, talkative and very attentive to your needs. She's kind of starting out as a makeup artist but I do highly recommend her to anyone who will need her service.
My jaw dropped. I've never looked so flawless in my life LOL I've never looked so much like a female! Perfect eyebrows and all. The makeup didn't feel heavy like my regular going out makeup. I didn't feel agitated and disgusted (I usually feel like that when I do my own makeup and have the need to rip it all off). It all felt so light and natural so I was so surprised of how much it managed to cover up all my freckles and flaws. I still cannot get over my perfect eyebrows on fleek hahaha Thank you Jenifer! You did such an incredible job and cannot wait to look this perfect on D-Day!

So, the funny thing was...I didn't even know that I had to go through a makeup trial. You know, there's a crap load of things I didn't know what you had to do in regards to a wedding. Like I previously mentioned, I don't have a dream wedding that I was hoping to create and all. I was just winging this whole thing. But Bach's mother made a point;

"You'll be getting married once in your life, be spoilt, go all out and make the day special because it won't happen again"
It was really sweet and that's true. You only ever aim to get married once, so why not be a little spoilt? Truth is, the money side of thing is on my mind. Given that I'm not even employed and can't make most of my on-call shifts, I can't help but feel that it really puts a strain on Bach. He works hard for the both of us, so I don't want to be some baller at the strip club and make it rain a thousand dollar bills. I'm trying to be efficient and smart about it all. Because after all, I'm an Asian =P

That goes without saying, if I want to pay for absolute quality; don't get me wrong. I will determine if it is worth it. Otherwise I will manage to factor in everything else before I sacrifice quality. I just like to do things on my terms just so it's less stressful for my partner.

 Anyway, over and out!

PS. Jenifer doesn't have her own page or means of contact but you can definitely check out her work on her Instagram. If you're in Melbourne and need some makeup artistry, by all means have a look at Jenifer!

8 June 2015

Midnight Secretary | Manga

I seriously feel a little naughty writing about this Manga but excuse the naughty inner-fangirl in me that absolutely loves smut. Smut pretty much means "sexual fiction" for mangas.
But I do recommend that you read the manga Midnight Secretary.
Kaya Satozuka is a brilliant secretary who excels at her job, which is why she doesn't bat an eye when she's assigned to be personal secretary to Kyohei Touma, the very difficult managing director of Touma Foods. It doesn't faze her when her new boss seems determined to make her fail, and she even manages to take it in stride when she discovers the secret behind his prickly behavior…he's a vampire! But while Kaya easily adapts to late nights and keeping a schedule of his "dinner dates", will her ultra-competence help when Kyohei's smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!
Yes. I have an absolute weakness in regards to vampire stories. And yeah, this totally beats Twilight *pokes tongue out* but anyway, there is only seven chapters and I honestly was so hooked that I finished it all in one night.
I completely adored Kaya Satozuka's character. She's a very dedicated yet uptight secretary that works hard and I would say is a perfectionist. She has adorable big round eyes and is very particular about her appearance. She wears a pair of glasses topped off with a tight bun all to remain as professional as she can since she thinks she had a child-like appearance.
While her boss, Kyohei Touma, is a real womanising jerk. He has a constant on-flow of women. But as you delve into the story further you begin to understand why he is like that and grow to love him. However on the plus side; he is tall, dark, handsome with a very dominating personality *fans self* how is that not charming? But yes, that really only works in stories.

There is a lot of sexual content onwards from the end of chapter two, so be warned my dear innocent readers but I guarantee you will like every single moment of it ;)

Anyway, I'm gonna just leave this here and continue finding more smut manga's that are worthy reads. Enjoy!!

2 June 2015

Ticking off that list.

 It's been quite a while since I've updated anything in regards to my wedding. I really haven't been up to much but slowly and surely, we are ticking things off the list but we still have a long way to go till everything is actually complete.

Just recently, we've kind of publicly announced to our friends that we are, in fact, getting married. The response has been great and it really makes me look forward to the event even more! I've had friends message me, asking me if I needed help and advice which is definitely appreciated since I am literally rolling with the ball!
We've booked in our photographer for the day. I'm really happy and satisfied with it because Tony Pham is a really cool, laid-back and friendly guy and I think he would get along really well with my bridal party. Not to mention, he pretty much offers a decent package deal that suits our needs. We personally booked him because he also offered a Photo Booth service AND Guest Photo printouts on the spot. It's a Vietnamese tradition that we take a photo with all the guests and what better way than to have it printed out on the spot for you!
I've also gotten my second dress ordered along with some jewellery and gloves. It's a bit nerve-wrecking because of the particular style I chose and I went based off the measurements so hopefully it turns out okay and that it fits well so I don't look like a potato. I've received it however I had a problem fitting into it due to my body shape and my booty. So I had it sent back to be altered and hopefully it turns out to be a much better fit!
My wedding shoes!
I have also chosen my make-up artist and hair stylist. She happens to be a girl that I went to high school with and her work is amazing. Definitely check out Jenifer In's work via her Instagram. I will be going for a trial with her some time next week and will upload the before and after! I'm thoroughly excited!

I'm slowly getting excited though. My dear friend, Julie, is helping us with the design side of things (as you can see the illustration above) and she's helped us get a kickstart in everything in the design department. I honestly am so grateful for her help and she really makes me über excited about my own wedding. I was literally going to just wing everything but with her keen eye for design, I'm looking forward to the outcome of things!

I just have a few more things to organise. I need an ao dai, decorations, all the suits for the boys and of course the bridesmaid shoes before we slowly kick the ball down the hill. I'm so surprised that there is about 5.5 months left till d-day! I really need to get my butt moving with things!!
P.S. I just created these hangers last night for us and the bridal party. Are they not cute?

1 June 2015

Quarter of a century

So, I'd been on such a hiatus from my blog that I forgot to mention that I recently turned 25 years old.  Well, actually I turned 25 like two whole months ago. I've just been a bit busy here and there and neglected my blog completely.
But, my birthday did fall on the Easter weekend this year and we had plans to go up to Lakes Entrance with my brother and the girls for some relaxation and fishing. Except the fishing for us was really rushed and we each caught one undersized fish.
Nothing makes me happier to see him so playful with children!!

Unfortunately for Bach and I, we only got to spend a night up at Lakes Entrance as we had to rush back to Melbourne for Jeff and Phany's wedding. Ironically, it was on my own birthday!! But I didn't care. It was seriously a really fun occasion and it was great to see some friends. Oh and who could ever forget dressing up?
Congrats to the newly weds, Jeffrey & Phany!
The funniest thing I recall about this couple is that; I went to Primary school (Elementary) with Phany and Bach had met Jeff during their University (College) days. I just found it ironic and that it is such a small world! But I couldn't be happier for these two!
 Our friends Duc & Julie who will also be tying the knot next year! I definitely look forward to their beautiful wedding ^^
 We had a little bit of Photo Booth fun...I'm surprised I could carry Bach in a pair of heels LOL
It was so hectic that I didn't get any time to reflect on my own birthday. But, as long as I got to spend it with my family and Bach, I couldn't have been any happier.