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22.8.16

Cottage Getaway Week | Photo Diary & My Fave Summer Makeup!

A week at the cottage in Washago, Muskoka, Canada!

A Week Away...


...In the middle of nowhere aka Canadian cottage countryside aka Muskoka. Well, a bit more out of the way, in a tiny little town called Washago. Matt's family invited me to stay with them for a week at a little cottage they rented from a close friend. This was my second year staying with them, and I was looking forward to a week of relaxing and ~becoming one with nature.~ Unfortunately, things didn't quite go our way. Keep reading to hear what happened, as well as taking a peek at my favourite summer look with my current go-to makeup products!

13.8.16

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream @ Ice Cream Lab | California Food Diaries 2016

Liquid nitrogen ice cream - a concept I had never heard about before going to The Ice Cream Lab in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. With tons of customizable options, the Ice Cream Lab lets customers pick base flavours and topics to be added to a liquid nitrogen mixture, producing smooth, creamy ice cream!

Ice Cream Laboratory 


Liquid nitrogen ice cream - a concept I had never heard about before going to The Ice Cream Lab in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. With tons of customizable options, the Ice Cream Lab lets customers pick base flavours and topics to be added to a liquid nitrogen mixture, producing smooth, creamy ice cream! The idea is pretty similar to Cold Stone creamery (with the marble slab), except much more ~sciencey~. Keep reading for my order and experience!

8.8.16

Youthful Skin with Estee Lauder | Fall 2016 New Launches + Review and Faves!

A look at Estee Lauder's Fall 2016 skincare and makeup collection!


Estee Lauder Fall 2016 Collection


Hello lovelies! Last week I was invited to the fall media preview for Estee Lauder and Aerin - so exciting! Estee Lauder is one of my all time favourite beauty brands, especially for their luxurious skincare collections. (I was pretty much raised on it because my mom is a huge fan of them and has most of their products, hehe.) The autumn 2016 Estee Lauder collection introduces a gorgeous new line of anti-aging and hydrating products, as well as a revoltionary new cushion stick foundation, and an alluring new addition to the Modern Muse fragrance line. Keep reading for a look at the products, as well as my thoughts, a few of my Estee Lauder Faves!

5.8.16

Shin-sen-gumi Hakata Ramen & Wandering Around Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

A trip to Shin-sen-gumi Hakata Ramen in Little Tokyo for the best authentic Japanese Ramen that LA has to offer.

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen


Welcome to another edition of ~Sachie's California Food Diaries!~ Today, we're going to take a look at some delicious Japanese ramen from Shin-sen-gumi. With a few locations throughout LA, Shin-sen-gumi is the go-to, hotspot location for authentic Japanese Ramen! The little Tokyo location was absolutely packed during the Anime Expo weekend, so we decided to return the week after. You may remember my trip to the Fountain Valley location by Huntington Beach last year! That post actually came in handy because I remember I really liked my order, and I'm glad I wrote it down.


3.8.16

July 2016 Makeup Faves - What's In My Makeup Bag


July's Makeup Picks

This month, my makeup choice has been all about the basics - a big focus on the base and eyes, not so much about bronze, contour, or blush. I've been trying out some colour correction to lighten the amount of makeup on my face in the summer months, and I can really say that I'm enjoying it!

1.8.16

Smashbox Photo Matte Eye Palette & Mascara Review & Swatches


Enhance Your Eyes With Smashbox Cosmetics


I've heard many a blogger sing praises about Smashbox products, from their holy-grail primers to their coveted lip products. It's a brand that I've known about for ages, but haven't really experimented with. I've received sample sizes of their eye and face primers through Sephora and ispy Glam Bags, which I absolutely loved but eventually lost because the travel tubes were so tiny.

I think I may have just died and gone to heaven when the mail man knocked on my door and presented me with a of Smashbox goodies! Today I'll be reviewing some of their most recent eye launches, including the Photo Matte Eyes Eyeshadow Palette and a selection of their most popular mascaras!