Sunday, March 18, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day🍀

If you celebrate it and whatnot. We had a St. Patrick's Day set up for the client appreciation at work. There were donuts, cookies, cupcakes, and green juice for the clients [and myself] to enjoy.
Here are some random shots I took while at work [heh heh heh]. I packed up a good bit of the leftovers to bring home, and ended up sharing a couple cakes with my uber driver. The "celebration" was nice and subtle, to lead into a relaxing weekend. Happy Birthday to my boyfriend's dad, who was born on St. Patty's Day.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

February Empties🌹

This will be my first time doing an "empties" post. I thought it'd be a nice way to share the things that I enjoy, as well as keep a little archive for myself. February decided to pick a green theme for itself, or maybe it's because of the fact that it'll be the beginning of March [St. Patrick's day and whatnot].

Design Essentials were the first to go. One-by-one, my hair-care dwindled to this 4-set we see before us today. Luckily, I'd taken advantage of their Black Friday sales and already had my back-stock ready to replace them. I think they've become my staple hair products, as I've only had wonderful experiences with anything of theirs I try. I'd done a little Try-Out video when I'd first received these goodies that can be easily found on my YouTube.

My boyfriend, along with a kind uber driver, were the ones who introduced me to the wonders of CBD oil. Since I have no want to smoke marijuana before work/outings to calm my nerves, don't want to down otc pills, and have not been to a doctor to be diagnosed and given medication [though that's not any more inviting than otc ones], this was something I was willing to try to help with my nervous energy when outside the house. When I skip some days, and come back to using it like I'm supposed to I notice a difference. I'm more restless and jittery without. [Can be found at local smoke shop]

Lastly, was my go-to eyeliner. NYC noir black liquid eyeliner, which has been discontinued since I last bought it. It was originally about $4, and can now be found on Amazon and the like for $40+. The highest I've seen was $60...which is highway robbery! I mean this eyeliner had it's faults with smudging or bleeding and whatnot, but it was the highest quality I could find for the low low price they offered. No need to dwell on passed loves, since I've already replaced it with a new love!

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Innisfree Bija Trouble Skin Review

Before the end of 2017, I'd gone through my cosmetic stash and thrown out a good 3/4 of my hoarded goods. I'd had some of the pieces ever since I'd started wearing make-up. That means some of those things had been in my possession for almost 10 whole years. Tossing that much of my stash could only mean one thing, replacing it with things that actually work! 

Skin care was the most important thing on my to re-get list, since I'd lost my bump-less facial skin to the clutches of "The Stress". Well, that and poor eating habits combined led me to korean skin care sample size products.

I'd bought some Innisfree products, which included a toner and lotion. Being a person with sensitive skin, the results couldn't be any better! No irritation, no feeling like dust and dander was sticking to my face, no breaking out. Even with the size being that of a trial size, I'd had no complaints or mishaps with using them. So....I'd bought them in biggie sizes, and added the facial foam along with the duo.

The foam came first on it's own, and I started to use it immediately. I could already see and feel a difference after the first few uses. 
After washing my body in the shower, I wet my face and add a nickel sized dollop of the facial foam to my hand. After lathering, I use a circular motion to smear it all over my face ^_^. After letting it sit and rinsing my body, I rinse off the facial foam. I also had no problem going into the shower with a full face of make-up [who am I kidding, I only wear eyeliner lol], and have no problem walking out with a fresh face!
Once out of the shower, I dab my face with a dry towel and head for the toner. I add another nickel sized dollop onto my hand, and work it into my freshly dried face. I let it dry and massage it in for a minute, then follow it with a small amount of lotion.

My face is left feeling happy, and clean. I noticed a difference when I slip up and don't end up using any of the products. The scent and texture is also light and delightful. Nothing overpowering here at all.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kentaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman [Saboriman Amentai Kantarou]

If you are brought joy through eating sweets and enjoy watching Japanese anime, then Kentaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman is the series you need to add to your Netflix watchlist.

"What am I doing between my sales visits? Only Sweet Heaven Knows!"
Kentaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman is the live-action adaptation of a comedy gourmet manga written by Tensei Hagiwara and illustrated by Inoue ABD. It follows a handsomely skilled salesman of a publishing company who likes to finish his sales trips as soon as possible, so he can play hooky and try Tokyo's most delectable of sweets without anyone taking notice. He puts himself through rigorous working, usually sprinting to and from each bookstore, to ensure he can find ways to get his sweet fix!
He not only has to secretly skip work to indulge in his sweet tooth, but he also has to dodge his coworkers and manager from time to time. Running a sweets review blog compromises his mission when one of his coworkers, Dobashi, stumbles upon it being a lover of sweets herself. She then makes it her mission to find ways to prove "Sweets Knight" is him.
Not only is it fun to follow the hijincks of Kentaro's workday, but the way in which he describes his treats will keep you wanting to watch more and more! You may also catch yourself drooling every now and then, at the visuals of each sweet. There is underlining fan-service, but how can you not lose control when you finally get to satisfy your sweet hunger like Kentaro?
I think the best part of this comedy-drama is that you're not seeing your usual sweets loving character, but instead seeing a serious salary worker. I spit take almost everytime Kentaro ascends to Sweet Heaven! I think Matsuya Onoe has done an impeccable job of bringing Kwntaro Amentani to life!

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🐙 Starfish🐙
Kentaro:The Sweet Tooth Salaryman
Couldn't help but doodle Kentaro's adorableness ^_^

Thursday, February 15, 2018

[2018] My Valentine's Day

Happy belated Valentine's Day! I hope you all had a lovely one, even if it was spent as just a Wednesday.

I, myself, kept forgetting that Valentine's was on it's way. It sat itself in the middle of the week this year. Being a working girl, I had to keep telling myself "Oh yeah, Valentine's is on Wednesday" lol. I got it in my head once we'd decided what exactly we were doing for the clients at work. My boyfriend woke me to loving hugs and kisses, and I made myself a quick breakfast of bagel + strawberry cream cheese + banana slices + honey.

Then got myself cleaned up, dolled up, and ready to go!
I decided I had enough time, before heading out, to do my nails. I wanted something more than just the regular solid pink, solid red, or pink/red tips. I still ended up choosing a pink for my tips, but complimented it with white dots.

For my face, I chose pinks and reds to add to my eyelids. I also drew one teeny tiny white heart on my left side, right under my eye. I thought it came out quite adorable. I also added some red poms to my hair, which everyone seemed to enjoy.
When I arrived at work, my coworker had already set up the front desk with these beautiful decorations! She'd bought cupcakes, macaroons, and ice cream for the clients to enjoy throughout the day. I believe they felt the love, and appreciated the gesture!
To my surprise, I'd even been brought a little gift from one of the clients! They'd gifted me a Chik-fil-A giftcard which I'm quite excited to use! Another client brought us both candy goodie bags as well! 
My fella texted me to pick up corn on the cob and potatoes on the way home. So I assumed he was going to be throwing down in the kitchen. Closer to the end of the day I realized what exactly went with corn on the cob and potatoes...
My fella came home and started a crab boil just for me. Well, for us, but with my love for seafood in mind. It seems we've mindlessly adopted the tradition of having seafood for Valentine's Day. Whether it be sushi, pre-cooked, or brought home to cook. I never complain, haha. I actually plan to have the leftovers over some rice for lunch!

Did you spend yours with coworkers, friends, family, sig. others, pets? Or, was it a nice and relaxing Wednesday with self? However spent, I hope it was enjoyable. Now we can get ready for the weekend!

Thanks for reading!
🐙 Starfish🐙

Monday, February 12, 2018

Netflix - Aggretsuko Anime Trailer! [The wait continues]

Netflix will be releasing a new series in partnership with Sanrio this coming April. The character who will be in the spotlight this time is Aggretsuko the working girl red panda!


Retsuko is a 25 year old Red Panda, who works as an office associate in one of the biggest metropolitan areas of Tokyo. Most of us would think it a dream to work for a highly respected trading company, but in reality her boss is unsympathetic and her colleagues aren't much help either. She's ultimately become a pushover, until she's boiling over with frustration. She lets it out after work when singing along to heavy metal at Karaoke!

It's quite hard not to feel connected to her struggle in some way, shape, or form. Not only that, but she's quite the adorable character as well. Almost makes you want to collect everything with her face on it! 
Now for what we've all been waiting for....the Trailer!
Let the countdown begin! The series will release to Netflix April 20th, and will be 10 episodes of 15 minute shows. I'm sure I'll be binge-watching the whole series in one sitting! Who's with me?
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🐙 Starfish🐙
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Saturday with my Mom🌸

Our plans had initially been to catch back up on driving lessons, but due to some muggy weather we ended up just going out and about.
My mom had to drop her pupper off at the vet first for her annual checkup, then she scooped me up to go grab some breakfast. Yelp brought us to a little spot in Marietta Square, called The Marietta Local.
If you find yourself in Marietta Square between 8am and 2:30pm, it would be a good idea to stop at this little eatery. We've only had their breakfast, but I have no doubt that their lunch is just as appetizing.
We both ordered the "Daily Special" which was whichever special meal was made for the day. The concept was an open faced breakfast chicken biscuit two ways. We ordered both and shared! Mine was open faced, of course, with their famous fried chicken [they've won The Taste of Marietta's "The Big Chicken" Award 4 years in a row] sandwiched between the biscuit and a yummy fried eggs. This is all topped with a hollandaise sauce, which I then topped with Louisiana hot sauce. I also wanted my side to be the diced potatoes.
My mom's equally delicious daily special consisted of an open faced biscuit, yup said it again, smothered in gravy, topped with a fried egg, and finished off with a deliciously battered and fried chicken. Her chicken tasted different from mine. It seemed as though they added hot sauce and honey or syrup to the batter before frying it. It was an amazing combination that I hope becomes a thing in other places! My mom chose the side of grits instead of the potatoes.
You can absolutely tell that everything is made from scratch with fresh ingredients! We swapped bits for eachother to try, and neither of us could find any disappointment in the flavors. We both washed our meals down with a yummy cup of tea. Herbal for me and Rooibos for my mom.

After enjoying this heaven of a breakfast, we headed over to an equally amazing buy, sell, trade bookstore called 2nd and Charles.

Ok, so this store was not like the buyback stores I'm used to. It was those stores on steroids! You could shop to your hearts content through a plethora of books, comic books, music [including vinyl], toys/collectibles, instruments [well I mainly saw guitars, so maybe just guitars lol], game consoles, attire, and more! If we had the full day for just this store, I would have most likely spent more than I did! No complaints though, I made out like a thief!
 I picked up Volumes 3-6 of Nurse Hitomi Monster Infirmary [I have vol.1 and will read 2 online], 2-3 of Magical Girl Site [I will read vol.1 online], and my mom found Hauntings: The Stories of Unquiet Spirits. I also picked up 10 incense from their little area of metaphysical goodness [incense and stones].
Cut to adorable mommy being a kitty XD. My mom is the only cat I like lol.
I would LOVE to spend more time in here, perusing through the comics and attempting to find their horror hidden within the aisles. What's up with bookstores not having "Horror" as a section? I'd also like to grab a couple of their anime-esque items and rement next time I visit. They had both Rilakkuma and Summikko Gurashi!

We attempted to find me some new work shoes at DSW to no avail, but ended our random going arounds at Ulta. I was in dire need of a new "favorite" liquid eyeliner since my NYC brand one was discontinued. Instead of paying the usual $3-5 for it, the last of the tubes are on amazon for $60...
To the recommendation of the worker who asked if I needed help, I purchased Urban Decay's razor sharp liquid eyeliner in Perversion. I haven't used it just yet, but the test she did on her own hand was quite promising. This eyeliner is also cruelty-free, which is always a plus. I have high hopes for this! I couldn't pass up thumbing through the clearance items, and also picked up a top coat from China Glaze, and a little white nail polish from Ulta.

We picked up her pooch from the vet and headed back to mi casa. I always enjoy hanging out with my mom, no matter what we're doing. I can't wait to be driving so I can hang out with her more [as well as see my other family and acquaintances more!]. It's also always nice to start a weekend off feeling productive, giving myself the full relaxation of the ending on Sunday. 
Thank you for reading!
🐙 Starfish🐙