Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tsunami Warning :(

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Hawaii. The warning follows a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Chile. The warning center said a tsunami has been generated that could cause damage along coastlines of all Hawaii islands. It said urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property.

Sirens will be going off in about 10 minutes! I hope everything will be alright. Stay safe everyone.

Edit: The tsunami warning has been canceled. Thank god everyone is alright :)

Monday, February 22, 2010


Sometimes I wish life was this simple. もうちょっと我慢できれば...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sigma Makeup Beauty on the go Fun Colors Kit: Review

Sigma Makeup ( had a Valentines day sale a couple of weeks ago. After reading a ton of reviews, I finally decided to get the Fun Colors palette. It was $27 on sale ($36 regular price) which included 4 eye shadows, 1 empty palette, and a free travel sized 217 brush. Shipping was $6 priority mail and I got the package within a week of placing the order.
The Fun Colors kit included 4 colors: Sweet Virginia, I've Got The Blues, Playing With Fire and Sweet Lady Jane. Also, these eye shadows are huge! Each contains 4 grams (compared to 1.5 grams from MAC) so I think these will last forever. Each shadow comes in an individual case, which you can pop out and place into the empty quad. I like how the names of each color are visible from the back of the quad.

Swatches (no base, natural light)
Sweet Virginia (greyish purple), Playing with Fire (golden-copper), I've Got The Blues (deep blue), Sweet Lady Jane (dark green)

Overall Thoughts
I must say I'm impressed with the quality of these shadows. The texture is very soft and blends easily with other shadows. These shadows are very pigmented, but I don't like all the shimmer. There are no matte shadows, and I don't think any of the other kits have mattes either. I personally prefer satin/pearl eye shadows over glittery ones. I got fallout with these shadows, but it's not nearly as bad as Urban Decay. I think if you tap off excess shadow and use a good primer, fallout should be minimal. I really wish this palette had at least one matte shade, but other than that, I think this was a really good deal for the amount of product you get.
Overall I'm quite pleased with this set and I love the SS217 blending brush that came with it. I'm not sure if I would purchase anymore makeup from Sigma in the future (the other kits have mostly neutral shades, but I will consider getting the brush sets), but I'm happy with this purchase.


Hey everyone and welcome to my blog! Finally decided to "upgrade" my blog and hopefully I'll be updating this often. Well a little about me...
I'm a full-time student at the University of Hawaii Manoa, and a Japanese major graduating this year. I was born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii. I love my friends and family and my partner of almost 5 years.
I spent a year studying abroad at Hiroshima University from September '08-August-'09, which was one of the best experiences of my life! It's sparked my interest to travel around the world.
I have a passion for... the beach, hard work, Japanese anything, food, books, chocolate, makeup, shopping, cold weather, hiking.
Anyway, I'll update again soon. Thanks for reading!