I recently dyed my hair on Sunday, and it bugs me so much!! XD My hair was beginning to get pretty black so I was going to lighten it back to dark-medium brown. But then I saw Eki-chan's hair and which dye she used (L'OREAL from above). Decided to give it a try since her results were the light brown I really liked. And BAM, my after results is... reddish... orange? In the 2nd pic, it really looks that way because of the warm lighting. But even when I'm in normal fluorescent lighting as shown in the below pic, the top is SO orange. Dx From mid-down, I think the color is nice. At the crown, not so much. It's been a week and the color has faded more so it's not as bad as when I first finished. I'm hoping it'll darken even more next week. ^^;; The top color is just so hard to match with my clothes now...
Mom and I went down to Richmond again and I bought the above leggings 'cause I was looking for some to buy online, but it seemed too expensive with all the shipping just for socks, basically. The place I got it from is still so... sketchy. XD Store called MoonChii. The shop keeper is one of those older Chinese women who sells all these Japanese clothing brands right? Now usually if they're real, they sell it at crazy ass prices $100+; but her store, she sells them really cheap. Almost close to the prices you can buy online without shipping. The thing is all the items in her store are FAKE or that Taiwan brand which copies JP styles. Save for maybe 1-2 real items. The most I buy from that store are just accessories like my previous usamimi ears or Juicy Couture stuff because those are real.
I saw a pink pair of Liz Lisa shorts and decided to check it out, but next to the LL logo, there was a black "Size M" tag... Er, if I remember correctly, they don't have that. The sizes are typically listed on the price tag or "washing instructions" tag right? It looked like the logo was sewed over amateurishly too. I picked up these fur leggings and she immediately told me they were LL. I don't think that brand makes these (or at least, not recently?) She quickly flashed me the "tag", so I was just nodding along like, "ok, ok" lol. When I got out into the car later on and inspected it, the LL logo tag said, "LiyaLisa TM" LMFAO! WTH?! I didn't care if it was real or not from the start, I just wanted them (they were $30 btw), but lying to me and saying it's LL is kinda sad...
She treated me so nicely too 'cause she thought I was Japanese when I then told her I wasn't. She still thought I looked really Japanese, but after I told her that comment, I think I felt a change in attitude from her. Like before, she was sucking up and when I denied I was Japanese, she all of a sudden had a superior front and think I'm some naive girl who knows nothing about JP fashion or the country. So I said if I was Japanese, I'd rather go back home and buy the items there because it'd be cheaper. She intervened and said, "no it's not. You have to pay taxes" when taxes are included in the prices already, are they not? When you think about it, yea, you can get items cheaper online. But you have to be aware of fakes. Also depending, you get charged fees, shipping, commission etc. Didn't want to be all haughty and start an argument because I want to keep being THAT polite, so I just pretended to be ignorant and nod along. I checked online actually and it turned out the leggings I got were inspired by Yumetenbo but copied into Liz Lisa. A LOT of Taobao stores sell them as fakes. (That 2nd modeled pick above I actually took from Taobao. The checkered shorts you can see are similar to the pink one I saw). WOW...
She showed me the Fall/Winter catalog she had for Liz Lisa (now THAT was real LOL) and told me all the stuff she's ordering which should be coming in next week. Told me she'll message me when they arrive. She asked me about my white sweater and said that she saw it on sale for so much lesser. (around $40. Mine was $48+shipping so about $60 total) So yea she's trying to get me to buy from her because it's more convenient and cheap (no need to order and pay for fees). I slipped in that I'm worried about imitation items but she assured me that all the items are real... Well then why was my leggings and those shorts on the rack, fake? She's telling me about how her items come from HK+JP. I asked her where, she just vaguely told me she buys directly from the companies in those countries so I don't have to worry. They ALL look like Taobao or Ebay items. -.- I wonder if I should pop in next week and inspect the new Liz Lisa clothes to see if they're real or not. Her items are apparently always sold out, but in my opinion, it's either because the Chinese girls are dumb and want to boast about their "Japanese brand items" without knowing it's fake or they don't care and just want cheap items (like me). But I'll only go "so far" for fakes~ Should I point out or complain about my leggings to her? XP
Besides all that lol. I bought some new cute underwear from one of my fave Asian lingerie stores~ =3 They also say their stuff is from France but I think otherwise. Ah well, I don't care, it's just cute, cheap underwear. If it's branded like Ravijour or something, then that's a different story.
I was in desperate need of a sling bag nowadays, because my GUESS one, the shoulder sling is too thin and the bag gets really heavy. I needed a smaller or lighter one so it doesn't hurt my shoulders. Decided to buy this because it looked cute. Was bigger than what I intended to buy but... XD No it's not a Louis Vuitton fake. I'm totally against that, because big brands like those are one of my loves. Being a fashion student too, it's just against my pride lol. The pattern is just similar, but doesn't say LV, nor intends to be a copy, so it's a pass! =3
On my break from work, I FINALLY got these leggings I've been meaning to buy, but was too lazy too. XD;; Only $5 each~ Bottom pic is of me quickly wearing one of them!
After my last post on everyday_gyaru, people suggested I do something with my eyebrows. So I went ahead and tried to shape it more. Now it's thinner with an arch and colored in brown. =3 Is it ok? Last image is the change in comparison to the 2 top pics.
Once again, thank you for reading my blog everyone! Drawing and winner announcement for the giveaway is tomorrow! =D
ps. Yes Emy, most of the stuff here was covered by my mom but I still spent money on some items! XDDD I ALMOST went through with our promise, but I think I will start my shopping ban next month in November LOL! I'm going to school anyways so I won't be shopping a lot. =P