Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sakura Dreams now OPEN


My interest in Gyaru (GAL) fashion started since 2010 June. For the past 1.5years I have built up quite a collection of gyaru cosmetics and lashes and now most of my wardrobe consist of gyaru brands such as Liz Lisa, WC and more!

Living in Perth, Australia I know how difficult it is to get your hands on these gyaru cosmetics and apparel! Shopping from Japanese websites via personal shopper is quite expensive and you end up paying 120-150aud+++ just for a top =___=;;

So the main purpose to open up Sakura Dreams is because I want to make gyaru fashion and cosmetics available at an affordable price to not only fellow Australians but also to the rest of the world.

I know there are already a LOT of online shops that sells gyaru cosmetics such as Dolly Wink and Candy doll etc. but I want to try and make my prices as reasonable as possible. So that is why I have the "Price match" policy! I will consider matching the prices if you find the exact same product in another webstore. For more info on price matching click HERE.

As for gyaru apparel such as Liz Lisa, Snidel, W❤C, Rosebullet etc., my stock are sourced straight from the factories. So these apparel are the same material, workmanship as the original apparel sold at the retail stores minus all the overhead costs! That is why I am able to sell them for much cheaper than the prices sold at retail shops and official online stores.

Right now I have two promotions happening!

Promotion #1
Store opening sale: 10% discount on everything excluding cosmetics

Offer ends 15th Feb 2012!

Promotion #2
Due to popular demands of the new Otona Dolly Wink series, they were sold out straight away when the first batch of stock came in! Now the supplier is restocking again and new stock will arrive around the 10th of Feb!

Normally I don't do any discounts or promotions for cosmetics but because I feel really bad that my customers have to wait for the new stock, I decided to have a promotion just for the new Dolly Wink lashes!

18aud instead of 19aud on all Otona Dolly Wink lashes
Offer ends 10th Feb 2012

!!Recommended buys!!

Dolly Wink Limited Edition packs! 

32AUD



22AUD



Please note these limited edition packs are limited stock and once they are sold out, they will not be restocked since they are not in production anymore!

79AUD

Preppy Coordinate 4 Piece set - Cardigan, Check skirt, Shirt and Bow for one price of $79.00

This is an inspired version made with good quality materials and workmanship. 

Colours:
Cardigan: white/red/blue

Original LDS Set comes in a maroon red, our red is a bright red colour

Shirt: Pink + blue bow, Blue + red bow


Check Skirt: Green/Red/Brown




64AUD

Most in demand piece from Rosebullet this season!
Available in Pink and Mint Green

You will get 3 pieces - Rabbit fur top, headband and lace shorts

Material: Rabbit Fur




!!Low Stock!!
If you have your eyes on any of the items below, please do no hesitate anymore because they are very low in stock and will be sold out any minute!

55AUD

Must have shoes from Liz Lisa's Autumn/Winter collection! I got myself the wine/bourdeaux colour! The beige one are almost sold out, only available in size 34.

Socks are from Tsubasa's S Leg collection which I will be selling but haven't had time to put it up yet ^__^;


44AUD

Available in Yellow and Grey
I actually really wanted this in Yellow but since I already bought the Dazzlin Tora Sweater in Yellow I end up getting this one in grey!

Sorry no modelling photos yet. Really love and recommend this sweater though! Really baggy and great for Autumn/Winter! 




29AUD

This piece only have 2 more in stock the last time I checked so will be sold out any moment! 

One of my fav t-shirts and goes really well with high waist shorts ^__^




53AUD
This is one of my absolute fav pieces from Liz Lisa's Autumn/Winter collection!
I even bought the skirt in the same style ^__^




And below are pictures of me modelling some more apparel items from Sakura Dreams ^__^ Some items are not yet up on my website so I will update this later with the links once they are up! However they are ready to order, just email me with the name of the item if you don't want to wait til it is up on my website ^__^


Sweater: W❤C Brown Kumantan Sweater - 28AUD
Inner shirt: Liz Lisa Tank top with tie - 29AUD
Skirt: Liz Lisa (not for sale)


with Red Snidel Sweater (not for sale)


Shoes: Miu Miu Inspired Pumps - Beige 42AUD



Skirt: Liz Lisa skirt bought at Sogo HK not for sale


Love this shirt! And it got cute ribbons on the back!



And love the baggy sleeves! This shirt is see through so must wear a tank top or boob tube underneath!





My fav part about this top is the back!


Love the cute bow and the hole in the back hehe


And ending this post with a Liz Lisa outfit taking in Guang Zhou wearing my new Liz Lisa boots and Liz Lisa set  - Sweater with a spagetti strap dress inside.

I'm actually REALLY Disappointed with the sweater because it sheds fur like MAD! The fur was getting into my eyes and sticking to my lenses and it was flying everywhere!!  I swear if someone that was allergic to animals or fur was near be, they would be sneezing like mad!

So I thought dry cleaning it would help. IT DIDN'T! So I tried washing it and hoping the fur would come off. BAD MOVE! When the sweater dried, the shape went all weird! It got stretched horizontally and shrunk vertically! I was really mad because I paid 100aud +++ for this! 

But it still looks alright when wore but I'm just really disappointed because I expected all Liz Lisa items be top quality stuff =( Esp since I bought this from the proper retail store -___-

Anyway mad love for the boots! Set me back around 120aud (around 1000hkd). But omg it was sooo damn comfortable!! I wore it to clubbing twice! And walked around in them for a whole day! But I think they got a bit dirty/scratched during my holiday because I wore them so much -__- I didn't bring many shoes on my trip >.<


Love the bow on the back




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I'm planning to have a giveaway of store vouchers soon so stay tuned!! ^__^




Friday, January 20, 2012

EOS King size in Sweet Blue Sponsored Review


I'll be reviewing the EOS Barbie King size in Sweet Blue sponsored by Lens Village!

EOS G202 CandyDoll / Barbie King / Sweet Blue
Power Available : 0.00 to -10.00  
Life Span : 1 Year
B.C : 8.6mm
Diameter : 14.5 mm
Origin: South Korea

Since Lens Village is based in Malaysia, I received my lenses super fast! They were really nice to send me the lens before my trip so I can wear it during my trip and therefore I got a lot of photos with these lenses and can have a more thorough review ^__^

The lenses came with cute frog case!




I have been interested in the EOS King size series for a long time but never got around to using any so I was really excited to try them! I've heard a lot of good things about the EOS brand!

I loved these lenses so much that I wore them during 90% of my trip!

I really love the deep blue colour

With natural make up~



What the lenses look like under direct day light!


I love how the lenses make the iris look kind of sparkly like a crystal ball. Does that make sense?


No photoshop done to the iris at all!


I love it how the blue turns out to look so natural on asian eyes!! Hehehe! And it turns into a natural looking deep blue/navy colour under low lighting ^__^


I think these lashes are perfect for achieving the cute/sweet gyaru look!


Comfort:
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤/5
They were so comfortable and doesn't dry your eyes at all! I worn them to clubbing TWICE in China. Both times the clubs was super smokey but my eyes didn't dry up at all or felt irritated! I was sooo pleased! I pretty much worn them on a consistent level for a month and didn't have any irritation problems with them!

Design:
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤/5
Perfect for dolly eyes! No wonder these lenses is one of the top rated contact lenses amongst the Popteen models especially Kumicky! I want to get this in brown as well now >__< 

Enlargement:
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤/5
 I really like the enlargement effect on these lenses! Although it says 14.5mm in the description but these lenses felt bigger, maybe 15mm? I thought the size is perfect! Not too big but not too small!

I rarely wear blue lenses because it might look funny on asians but these lenses look really good for asian eyes! Totally recommend these for girls that want to step out of box but scare to go too crazy with the colours!

I know it might sound like I'm being a bit over the top with praise on these lenses but I promise you it's all 100% genuine and not because this is a sponsored review! I worn these lenses for a whole month and therefore had a decent period to properly review these lenses!

I brought my new Dueba puffy 3 tone in green on my holiday and omg they were terrible!! It was only my second time wearing them and they were irritating my eyes so bad after a few hours that I had to take them off in the middle of the streets! Then when I examined my eyes, there was something on my eyeballs which I tried to scrape it off with a cotton bud but it didn't work. Luckily it came off eventually maybe the next day?

If those were the lenses I was suppose to review I would've been honest and wrote about how terribly uncomfortable they are!

Anyway, hope my review was useful ^__^ What do you guys think of the EOS King size in Sweet blue?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NEW Dolly Wink Products Review!

Giveaway prizes UPDATED! I'm giving away one pair of Dolly Wink no. 9 and one pair of no. 13 instead of two pairs of no. 13. It's up to the winner to choose to have the lashes in the no. 9 packaging or the no. 13. 

The reason is because I lost my no. 9 and no. 13 after I took them off -___- Due to my damn laziness I didn't put them back in the original box and left them on top of my contact lense box. And two days later (today) they were gone!!! My suspicious are that the wind blew them onto the floor and then my bf's mum prob swept them away when she was sweeping our room -___- FML maximum!!!!

So I'm going to get another no. 9 and no. 13 for myself and the unused pair of 9 and 12 will be given away >___< I think in a way it made the prize better because the winner get to try two out of the six new dolly wink lashes!

OK here is my review for the NEW Dolly Wink series. Please be warned this is going to be a fairly long post since I will be reviewing 5 products!

If you are a hardcore Tsubasa fan like I am then you should know by now that Tsu-chan released new Dolly Wink products on the 24th November 2011!

She released 6 brand new Dolly Wink lashes - 3 top, 3 bottom
Eyebrow Powder, Pencil and Mascara in 3 shades
Two new eyelash glue in clear and black
Dolly Wink lash case in a purple design

I will be selling the entire range in my online shop! More information on that at the end of this post!

Here is her adorable Dolly Wink CM




And her behind the scenes!





Tsubasa wanted to graduate from the artificial or fake looking makeup style but she cannot let go of the kawaii (cute) style. So this new series of lashes was created to focus  on the ‘Otona-kawaii’ (Cute Adult) style.

♥  Lashes are handmade accurately and the lashes are interwoven together by hand.
♥  Koji lashes are made to be very durable. These lashes are durable enough to be used repeatedly for over a month.
♥  The lashes are made to blend in well with the natural lashes. One by one the tip of the hair have been shaved thin.
♥  Koji has been making beauty products from over 80 years so they understood and catered to Tsubasa’s ideas.


Ok Review Time!

Dolly Wink no. 9 - Natural Dolly


This lash is recommended to be used with no. 12 Feminine Girl which also has the criss cross style! 

Tsu-chan wearing no. 9 with no. 12
Photos are taken from her blog








Me wearing no. 9 on the left eye


Verdict:
Tsubasa has never failed to disappoint me so far!! If you have been following my blog you know that I'm a hardcore Tsubasa fan and I have pretty much her entire Dolly Wink and Candy Doll collection.

These lashes are REALLY NATURAL. Well the name is Natural Dolly after all!

I think I still need more practice with them so that I can make them curl up more. It's the angle the eyelashes sit on your lash line that determines how curled they will turn out. I hope that makes sense 
-___-

Very comfortable and easy to put on just like all her Dolly Wink lashes! The lash band is still quite long but I'm pretty sure it's purposely made that way to be longer than your eyes to give the illusion of Dolly and bigger eyes which is the gyaru style of makeup!

Onto the next product!

Dolly Wink no. 13 - Baby Girl



I swear these are Tsubasa's fav lashes from her new series because she's wearing these lashes a lot lately and I know because I'm a Tsu-chan stalker -__- yes that's right hahaha 

She even chose these lashes for her Dolly Wink CM!



Like I said she wears them so much lately so it's super easy to find modelling pics from Tsubasa so here are FOUR =P

These lashes are recommended to be paired with no. 10 Sweet cat which is what she is wearing in the two photos below and possible in all of them but I can't be 100% certain.





And oh my god I LOVE them!!!


Two more close ups of me wearing no. 9 and no. 13!


No. 9 is super natural looking right?


Verdict:

I am absolutely in LOVE with these lashes!!! I think they are like the perfect bottom lashes for a natural makeup look. I love the no. 5 but sometimes I find they don't really stand out much. These no. 13 are super easy to put on, great quality and omg just so natural yet you can see them quite well!

More photos coming up!!

Next up is..



Eyebrow Powder in 01 Honey Brown


I chose the lightest colour for all the eyebrow cosmetics because I prefer light brows even though my hair is not that light haha



I freakin love the packaging!!!


Not loving the brush so much but I prefer to use my own makeup brushes anyway


Coloured my brow with the powder.  Also used this powder to contour my nose.
01 is sufficient for nose contouring but I think 02 is probably the best colour if you mainly want to use it for nose contouring. I picked 01 because I wanted it to match my eyebrow mascara and pencil. 

Verdict: 
Super pigmented, adorable packaging! Not so fond of the brush, it's kind of fat so can't do much precise colouring. I haven't really used it because I prefer to use my own makeup brushes but just don't get your hopes too high about the brush that comes with the eyebrow powder haha

Other than that love this product!! 

Eyebrow Pencil in 01 Honey Brown


Swatch on skin - Eyebrow pencil and mascara


Lined my brows to make the shape more defined with the eyebrow pencil


Verdict: 
Super thoughtful of Tsubasa to add the eyebrow brush at the end of the pencil. Great quality and pigmentation. When I tried to wash the swatches off my arm, I ran water then put soap on it and tried to wash it off. It didn't come off!!! I was like wow! This is great against water and sweat! It started coming off after a few more rubs.

Eyebrow Mascara in 01 Milk Tea



Coloured all the hairs in my eyebrow


What I LOVE about the eyebrow mascara is that the brush is short! This makes it so much easier to reach all the hairs and not to get any colour on areas I don't want


Verdict:

Love this colour! Super easy to colour the hairs! Really like the short brush design! And super adorable packaging!

Both eyes and brows done!


Look of the Day!

I decided to use all Tsubasa's Candy Doll and Dolly Wink products for this look! Except for foundation  because I haven't bought it yet - I got too many foundations atm and the eyelash glue because I only use the DUP eyelash glue which I'm also selling in my shop (More info about that below!).

Contact lense is actually Bambi series in Apple green 

However in the photos it's the chocolate brown because I was already wearing the lenses when I took this photo haha


Base:
Candy Doll Makeup Base in 01
RMK Liquid foundation in 102
Candy Doll Concealer in 02
Candy Doll Mineral Powder

Blush:
Candy Doll in Strawberry pink and Peach Pink

Highlight: 
Candy Doll in Marshmallow Purple

Contour: 
Dolly Wink eyeshadow powder in 01

Eyes:
Dolly Wink liquid liner in Deep Black
Dolly Wink pencil liner in Black
Dolly Wink Long Mascara
Dolly Wink eyeshadow in 02 Monotone mode

Lips:
Candy Doll Lipstick in Ramune Pink
Candy Doll Lipgloss in Strawberry Pink
Mogitate Kajitsu Lipbalm in Grape & Berry

Contact Lense:
Bambi Series in Apple Green
Rohto Lycee eyedrops

Lashes:
Dolly Wink no. 9
Dolly Wink no. 13
DUP Eyelash Fixer FX Clear
Shu Uemura Tweezers

My Tools~ Showing off my brand new Sigma makeup pouch ^__^

My brush collection thus far minus the Dior travel brushes

Will blog about my brush set another time ^__^


LOTD~


Full face camwhore shots =P

My dress is from the Liz Lisa Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection which I will be selling in my shop! More info at the end of the post!



Love the new Dolly Wink products ^__^


Showing off my newish nails done in China =P Will blog about it with close up shots later







Ok I really hope you have stayed with me til this far because I would like to reveal some information on my online shop that I was talking about!


I am selling the new Dolly Wink collection! I'm also selling the old Dolly Wink and the Candy Doll products!

The actual website is still work in progress while I'm slowly adding more items to the website! However it is now open to the public so you can view information such as shipping costs etc.

I will also accept price matches for all cosmetics - for more information on that please read the FAQ Page

Please Please Please visit and LIKE


I have updated it with all the Dolly Wink and Candy Doll products including the prices.

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I will also be selling apparel from Liz Lisa (including the dress I'm wearing in the photos from this post), WC and gyaru inspired clothes and shoes!

To order, please email me at yuki.chen109@gmail.com or leave a comment in this post or contact me at the Facebook page. When the website is completed then you may use the shopping cart to place orders ^__^

Please note that all items from the new Dolly Wink series won't be able to be shipped out until end of this month. If you don't want to wait, I can also send out the items earlier but the prices will be higher. 

I hope you have enjoyed this review and found it useful! Please leave a comment or email me if you have any questions regarding Sakura Dreams or any Dolly Wink and Candy Doll products!