Tuesday, January 31, 2012

After the Tsunami in Iwate

I recently went up north (in Japan) to visit some family, and when I went they drove me out to see the remains of a town that was hit by the tsunami after the earthquake last March 11th. It looked pretty barren, and for a second didn't seem like anything was wrong; it just looked like nothing was probably ever there. However, the few surviving skeletons of buildings were what was all that was left, and mounds and mounds of garbage piles. I can't believe just how much they cleared off in the last year... It was a really sad sight that my pictures can't fully portray.
Unfortunately, I recently heard some bad predictions made by Tokyo University about another big earthquake that will hit the Tokyo area in the next four years. I only hope that it will not be another disaster like we saw in the last year.

I'm not exactly sure how to end this entry... 
I hope everyone is healthy and safe. My prayers still go out to the many people who are still affected by that disaster and other natural disasters that seem to be happening way too often in recent years... 


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Forever21 Jewelry Haul

Hey guys. How are you al doing? This is jewelry from Forever21 that I got on sale (30% off)!

I never wear bracelets because 
1. I  don't like the way the fit at times,
2. In the winter the metal ones feel cold on my skin,
3. Depending on the clasp/strap/ whatever, it can be hard to take it off

This picture doesn't do this one any justice... It's SO shiny I had to buy it, lol. I don't have a lot of gold stuff so I thought it would be good for those days I wear gold earrings.

This next one is more hippyish. The main reason I bought it was the magnets that hold it together in place. The magnet is pretty strong though so you have to be careful not to let it pinch you.. but it was so cool! lol

I only have one pair of feather earrings... And I couldn't even find those here in Japan when they were really IN. I was able to get a hold on one pair in HnM later on, but rarely wore them... These are more of my style anyway.

You can never have too many hoops lol.

This one was an edgy piece, I'm not sure how often I'd wear it, but it's actually the one I like best =).

Here's how they look like on. I only did the bracelets though,

What kind of jewelry do you guys go for? gold, silver, plain, over the top....?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Years Nails

Hey All!

I am really feeling good this year, it is a little bit of a slow start, but none the less, this year feels like it's gonna kick sum tush!

Anyway, since I'm feeling so festive I did this nail tutorial on my current nails<3
If you guys didn't know, it's the year of the dragon!! So bring on the good luck, success, and celebrations 2012!!!

It's head is to the left, on my index finger. It's a bit hard to tell but it's mouth is open and the red dot is its eye... It stretches out across my nails and the tail is on my pinky...

Here's the youtube vid

Happy New Year everyone!!!!!