Monday, August 29, 2011

Retail Therapy!

This was something I had wanted to post last week but procrastinated and now I have even more...
But I'll keep this shoes only and keep the clothes off this post... Feeling way too guilty for my purchases....

So anyway, I got off my "makeup" obsession and on to shoes this month. 
Here are my favorite new purchases from this month =)

The first stop was Esperanza, one of my favorite shoe stores in Japan =) These were part of the new arrivals, and I have been looking for something that either had a platform, low heel, or chunky heel because it's hard wearing heels all the time when you don't drive... and have to walk everywhere (or use trains).
These had a bit of a platform, heels aren't too bad, and well they were just cute =) 

Then after being disappointed that they just sold out of the cute ankle boots that I wanted in black, I went to another store (Oneway) where some other pair of boots caught my eyes ***

These also had a platform and they were pretty comfortable and 10% off if I got another pair of shoes from that store... Perfect excuse for me to buy them and another pair ;)

So I got these, and they were already on sale to begin with. They are very "Japanesey", but I thought they were cute, especially because of the deal and went for it!

The last pair I got wasn't from Oneway but I threw out the bag and forgot what store it's from...
It's still in the same 109 shopping mall but I don't remember what store...

They DO have a platform but the heels are ridiculously high!!! 

Seriously, look at it compared to my wii remote controller... 

Anyway, that's it for today =) Hope you all are having a pleasant week!! I am definitely feeling the urge to go shopping, so let me know if you guys have some online stores that you like! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Nails of the week

It's summer!! I have graduated from University, but I still find that I have no time to day anything =(

Well now that I'm done with school, my work hours increased and well.... I basically only have free time on Sunday. YET I made sure to do my nails today like I do every Tuesday, so I figured I'd post this =)

I've also been wanting to show the pedicures, because I've been doing a lot of nail art with them as well, but it always seems weird to show feet, especially with feet like mine...::sigh::

Anyway, this is what I did today. Just something with summer colors like gold, orange, and blue; and also flowers =)

Hope you guys like it. What have you been up to this summer??

Monday, August 1, 2011

Smooth Feet for the Summer time!

So we all want smooth skin all the time, but honestly we all know our feet can start looking busted once summer rolls around. Why? Sandals. Wearing sandals and flip flips has definitely taken its toll on my feet... and so before I start feeling ashamed the next time I go to get my feet massaged, I decided to do some damage control.

First things first, yes, I lotion my feet everyday. But during the summer sometimes parts of my feet gets hard, or gets callouses I guess. My heels might look a bit ashy or dull... and well, it's just not a cute look to have.

So you can use a pumice stone, exfoliate, etc etc,
but here are my favorite things to do when I feel like things are gonna start getting outta hand.

For major damage control, I use this:

I'm sorry it's crooked, but even when I rotated it before uploading it just keeps getting uploaded this way...
I can't figure it out! anyway, as you can see by this gross close up below, it's like a foot peel.

All you do is soak your feet in the plastic sock provided full of some liquid for an hour or so, and then rise it off. In a few days, your skin just starts peeling off.. I know this may sound gross to some of you, but it doesn't hurt and your old dead layers of skin just come off like ::snaps:: that!

So after you feet are baby soft again, for the upkeep, I just moisturize it daily as usual but I also use this scrub from lush. It's called the volcano foot scrub in English.

It's great for those days when you wear heels or sandals because it's just sooo soothing. I leave it on my skin for sometime and wrap it in saran wrap. Then after a few minutes I use it like a regular scrub and rinse it off!

What are your tips for keeping your feet soft during the summer?