Sunday, March 10, 2013

Polyvore Looks- Leather Sleeve Moto Jacket

The weather is finally starting to warm up a bit here, so yesterday I was delighted to break out this jacket that I purchased awhile back from Forever 21! Here are some Polyvore styling options I created using clothes similar to my own. (Those of you who read my blog might recognize these items from previous posts!)

moto look

moto look by artaslife featuring steve madden booties

This is what I wore yesterday.  I went for the spiked boots over the combat boots. 

My own jean shirt with spike collar pin.

tan sweater

tan sweater by artaslife featuring a leather shoulder bag

I snagged this cable knit sweater in the same haul as the jacket.  

My Forever21 sweater

skull scarf

skull scarf by artaslife featuring stretch skinny jeans

The skull scarf and cross ring were fun ebay finds. 

Skull scarf $3 on Ebay 

99 cent cross ring from Ebay

 So what item are you excited to wear lately? I love to see everyone's outfits, so feel free to link your latest polyvore set or outfit post here as well.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Rawr! Leopard Print Sweatshirt Look

leopard sweatshirt

leopard sweatshirt by artaslife featuring commando

This is an outfit I created for my leopard print sweatshirt.  I think its a cute outfit that is well-suited for this transitional time of year.

Here are a few leopard looks from Seventeen Japan and Vivi Magazine:

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review-Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Cream

Hello everyone! Tonight I have a short review for you:

Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Cream

The packaging says: 
"Fantastic moisture care with aqua energy of wonderland where those one icebergs and hot spring water."


I got this sample from the Holika Holika store in South Korea last summer.  It is the last step of their 4-step Aqua Fantasy line (the moisturizer step).

Since I only had the cream, I used this sample with my normal face care routine: Missha Strawberry Latte face cleanser and Missha Super Aqua toner.  

Since Holika Holika is a newer company, and they seem to market to a young audience, I did not expect too much from their skin care lines.  I just thought they were all about cute packaging, trendy items, and good marketing.

This is the second skin care product I've tried from Holika Holika, and I must say, I'm pretty impressed by the quality I've seen from them so far!  

I have "normal" skin, not too oily, not too dry.  I use lotion in the winter to combat dryness, and either skip it or use lighter products in the summer.  Pretty much any skincare item with "Aqua" or something else in the name that implies water seems to work really well for my skin type. (For example, I LOVE anything that H2O makes.) This cream was no different...
I really liked it!    
The Aqua Fantasy cream was clearish-white and had a light gel texture.  It was obviously water-based, and not at all creamy or greasy.  It almost felt like a thick toner rather than a cream.  The smell was light and similar to that of other "marine" products.  It quickly absorbed and left my skin silky smooth and firm.  The next morning my skin was still silky with no added shine or oil. 

This is a great product that I would definitely buy.  If your skin can use a little moisture, but you don't like heavy products, this might be just what you are looking for!  I think it would make an especially great product for warmer weather, or more humid, tropical climates.  I could see myself using this in the summer months when my usual moisturizer is a little too much.

Have you ever purchased Holika Holika products?  What did you think?     

Saturday, March 2, 2013

New From Ebay...Accessories

I've been doing a lot of Ebay shopping lately! These are a few of my latest gets... Nothing in this haul was over $3, including shipping from China.  So, I guess my Ebay habit hasn't gotten too out of hand just yet!

(Picture from Ebay)

 I got these adorable little cat face stockings that I've seen featured in Asian magazines like Vivi and Popteen.

I've been on the lookout for a certain leather rabbit ear headband with studs that I've also seen in Japanese mags... I didn't find the headband on Ebay yet, but I decided to get this cute little polka dot rabbit-ear scrunchy, since I usually wear my hair in a ponytail anyway.

This chiffon nude-pink cat print scarf is perfect for the spring! I love the print.

Finally, I got this silver spiked headband. I've seen so many beautiful fashion bloggers wearing these, so I wanted to join in! There are so many variations of the spike headband out there.  I was concerned that the ones with fewer spikes might look a little like horns, so I went for this one with small all-over spikes. Sadly, on me, I think it looks a little more "Statue of Liberty" than it does edgy fashion blogger! But I will probably wear it here and there anyway.  

What trendy items have you found for less on Ebay lately?