2021 Summer Haul

The haul!

Wow, I can’t believe summer is over and fall is basically over too! I miss summer. If you know me, you know I love warm weather and sunshine! YesStyle always has a ton of summertime goodies for sale. On top of any sales going on at the moment, use the code “3PEARLS” to get an additional discount off your entire order! 

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Onto the reviews!

Dresses
  • Pensacola – Halter-Neck Floral Print Midi Sundress – ★★★★☆ – This is a really pretty dress and I love the design! It comes with the laces separate so you have to lace it up yourself. I knocked off one star because the fabric is itchy. I haven’t worn it out yet but I tried it on. It’s too cold to wear this dress now, but I hope to wear it in the spring!
  • Moanum – Puff-Sleeve Shirred Midi A-Line Dress – ★★★★★ – This dress is soooo beautiful and it looks just like the photos! The full shirring is super stretchy and the dress is comfortable. I love the black ribbon detailing. It’s a long dress but perfect for petite heights (it doesn’t need to be hemmed for me).
  • Mustatha – Mesh Panel Off-Shoulder Mini A-Line Dress – ★★★★★ – This dress is very elegant and classy! I love the off the shoulder style. The dress fabric is also very stretchy and comfortable.
  • Kobeque – Cap-Sleeve Floral Print A-Line Dress – ★★★★☆ – This dress is so cute! It gives me soft cottagecore vibes. The photo isn’t accurate though, which is why I knocked off one star. In the stock photo, the pink flowers and green leaves look more muted/pastel. The actual dress has much brighter pink and brighter green.
  • BrickBlack – Faux Leather Bustier Top – ★★★★★ – I was worried about this top but it’s perfect! The size chart is accurate, and the hooks are pretty easy to fasten. It’s also quite comfortable to wear. I also was able to wash it in the washing machine in a laundry net and then hang to dry, and it looks as good as new after laundering.
  • Juuri – Layered Midi Mesh Skirt – ★★★★★ – This skirt has a super comfy elastic waistband and many layers of mesh, plus lining. It’s so fluffy and flowy and I love the punky style of it! This skirt can also easily be dressed up or down depending on how you want to coordinate it.
Outfit for my first visit to the Happy Go Lucky Exhibit: all clothes are from YesStyle
  • Sugarcoat – Ruffle Trim Short-Sleeved Cardigan – ★★★★★ – What a cute cardigan! You can button this up and wear it as a shirt too, or wear it as a cardigan on top of something else. The ruffle details are precious! The fabric is soft and stretchy. No complaints here!
  • Ginger Girl – Halter Neck Rib Knit Tank Top – ★★★★★ – I have a light pink knit halter top like this from YesStyle too, and when I saw this red one on sale, I knew I needed to get it! It’s so stretchy and soft and comfortable. It’s also a thick fabric, and you don’t have to wear a bra with it.
  • Serendipitous – Cropped Cardigan – ★★★★★ – This black cardigan is a classic staple! You can wear it to work, wear it home, dress it up or dress it down. Super versatile! It’s a stretchy fabric. This item was sponsored and you can read my full review here.
  • Alizio – Halter-Neck Cropped Top – ★★★★★ – This halter crop top is really comfy and breathable! The halter neck strings can be tied in different ways too.
  • Kiren – Layered Mesh Scrunchie – ★★★★★ – This scrunchie is so cute and I got it for PRIDE month! I love the rainbow elastic and the white flocky mesh around it.
  • Rosemarie – Plain / Plaid Wired Headband – ★★★★★ – This gingham wired headband is so easy to wear and coordinate! I love how they look like bunny ears when you twist the ends on top of your head.
I wore the rainbow scrunchie to the Dyke March!
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YesStyle: Photoshoot Haul

The haul!

Not everything in this YesStyle haul was used for a photoshoot, but two outfits were (and some may be used for shoots in the future) so I figured I’d call this the Photoshoot haul. On top of any sales going on at the moment, use the code “3PEARLS” to get an additional discount off your entire order! ^_^

Bunny Costume Set from this haul

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Onto the reviews!

Tops
  • Wild Cat – Bunny Lingerie Costume Set – ★★★★☆ – My first costume purchase from YesStyle! I’ve always wanted to try wearing a bunny girl costume but never got around to it. With the cheap price of this costume, I figured it was a good time to try! It is high-quality and comes as a full set: bunny suit, ears on a headband, necktie, wrist cuffs, and thigh-high stockings are all included. The reason it’s 4 stars and not 5 stars is I don’t like how it buttons under the crotch. I assume they designed it this way (like a bodysuit) so it’s easy to go to the bathroom, but the buttons are uncomfortable.
  • FlorSwallow – Wings Detail Knee High Socks – ★★★★★ – Such cute socks!! I love the wings on these knee high socks.
  • 80PERCENT – Cherry Print Lace Trim Spaghetti Strap Mini Bodycon Dress – ★★★★☆ – This dress is super stretchy and really cute! It’s shorter than I expected though. It’s really a MINI dress. I haven’t worn it outside yet, just for a photoshoot. I will probably only wear this dress at home since it’s too short for my comfort level.
As you can see, the Cherry Print Dress is really short.
(Photographer: Brett Rotondi)
  • chuu – Pleated Mini Skirt – ★★★★★ – This skirt is so comfy and cute! I love pleated skirts. The size chart is accurate, which was a relief. The items I have from Chuu are super high quality.
  • Oranda – Lace-Up Hot Jeans (Shorts) – ★★★★☆ – These are cute and nice quality but run small. The size chart isn’t totally accurate. I had to suck in my belly to zip and button it up; if you buy this, I’d recommend you go up one size from what it says on the size chart if you want to be comfortable. I haven’t worn these yet because they’re too tight to wear comfortably. 😦

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YesStyle: Double Haul

Lace top from YesStyle

This is the first time I’m combining two hauls into one post! Both YesStyle hauls were shipped around the same time, but the second haul was for the sponsored Y2K content.

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The first haul

This YesStyle haul included 3 tops, 1 dress, 1 skirt, and 2 hair accessories. This also included the first item I returned because it was wayyyy too small. I’ll review the item that was way too small first: the dress!

  • Sinora – Short-Sleeve Floral Mini Sheath Dress – ★★☆☆☆ – I got a size Medium, which I thought should fit me, but I couldn’t even get the dress on even with it fully unzipped. This runs extremely small, so I’d recommend sizing up by at least 2 sizes. This is super frustrating, since I’m normally a size small in American sizing. I normally get a Size Medium from here unless I see reviews stating that the size is accurate and not to size up. I mailed the dress back to YesStyle to return and exchange for a size Large. It took a while for them to mail me the exchange, but luckily, the Size Large fit me. It fit snugly, so again, this dress runs extremely small. YesStyle also did not offer a free return, so I had to pay for the shipping label to mail it back. I’m not sure I’d do that again, since I don’t think it’s worth it to ship back the product. I would give this product 4 stars if the sizing wasn’t so off; the dress itself is cute as you can see above!
  • Kiren – Organza Scrunchie – ★★★★★ – This organza scrunchie is oh-so-cute! I love the pastel purple color and it’s exactly as pictured online. No complaints for this one!
  • Glamiz – Faux Pearl Headband – ★★★★★ – This headband is super cute and was a free gift. I haven’t worn it yet since I usually don’t wear this style of headband, but I will try this out soon.
  • Firebird – Plaid Mini Fitted Skirt – ★★★☆☆ – This skirt is super cute but runs small. I could fit in it, but I really had to suck in my stomach and it was not comfortable to wear all day. After eating lunch, I felt like I was going to explode. I wish the waistband was stretchier! The skirt has built in safety shorts which I appreciate since it’s a miniskirt length.
  • Colada – Buckled Halter Crop Top – ★★★★★ – This crop top is super stretchy and comfortable! It’s perfect for an edgy look and I love the built-in buckle choker.
  • HERMITAKH – Cap Sleeve Lace Top – ★★★★☆ – I really love this lace top but unfortunately I didn’t realize it could only be washed with light colors. After wearing it for the first time and washing it, it got stained terribly even though I used a thick mesh laundry net to wash it in. I can still wear it, but it looks weird now due to the stains. Stain remover did not work, but I might try soaking it next time and seeing if that helps. If you get this, I’d recommend hand-washing it separately to avoid stains!
  • Puffie – Floral Print Cropped Camisole Top – ★★★★★ – This camisole top is super stretchy and comfy. It’s perfect to wear during hot days! I love this top and have worn it a lot while working from home.
Tank top and Skirt from YesStyle

And that concludes the first haul of this Double Haul! Next up is the second haul, which was sponsored by YesStyle for a Y2K content event.

  • Miss Puff – Plaid Camisole Top – ★★★★★ – I have this cami in the red colorway as well, which you can read about in this post. I wasn’t planning on getting another one in blue, but this was sponsored by YesStyle in exchange for a detailed review on Instagram. You can read my full review on my Instagram post here.
  • Puffie – Lace-Trimmed Floral Print Camisole Top – ★★★★★ – This camisole is a super cute floral cropped tank top (no built in bra, but it’s thick enough to be worn without a bra). It’s very soft, stretchy, and comfortable. I love the red floral print!
  • LIVIE – Ruched Cropped Camisole Top – ★★★★★ – This is a beautiful camisole top and you can wear it without a bra. I love the ruching detail! It’s stretchy and feels almost like a swimsuit material.
  • Alizio – One-Shoulder Cutout Cropped Tank Top – ★★★★★ – This one shoulder top is a lovely rib knit material and is soft and stretchy. It’s very flattering when worn, and the straps were the perfect length for my shoulders even though they’re not adjustable.
  • Alizio – Spaghetti-Strap Velvet Mini Dress – ★★★★★ – When I opened up this dress from the package, I was worried about whether or not it would fit me since it looked tiny. However, it was a super stretchy material, so it fit me fine! It’s definitely a mini dress – super short length. If you’re tall, this may be too short for you. See the photo below for a photo of me wearing the dress. This dress was very comfortable to wear and the velvet was still breathable in hot weather.
  • Bababy – Print Raglan Baby T-Shirt – ★★★★★ – I adore this cropped t-shirt! It’s super Y2K and is soft and stretchy. The Heaven Sent graphic on the front is too cute, and I always love a raglan sleeve.
  • Sosana – Frilled-Hem Denim Mini Skirt – ★★★★★ – I was very impressed with this denim mini skirt. It’s actually a skort, since there are built-in denim shorts as well. It’s a stretchy denim material so it’s still comfortable to wear, and the built-in shorts give me peace of mind. The quality was impeccable and there were no loose threads.

Do you prefer the first haul or the second haul in this post? The second haul is definitely Y2K-inspired, so let me know if you’re into those looks! If you’re shopping at YesStyle, be sure to use my code “3PEARLS” to get an extra discount off your order. Happy Shopping!

Top and Skirt from YesStyle
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YesStyle Haul: 2021 Spring Haul

Bralette and Shorts from YesStyle

I know it’s summer now, but better late than never, right?! Here’s my blog post featuring my Spring Haul from YesStyle.

In addition to the current YesStyle sale, you can use my code “3PEARLS” to get an extra discount off your order! One of my favorite things about YesStyle is that there’s always a great sale going on.

You can also check out my First HaulSpring Haul, Summer Haul, and Winter Haul Part1 and Part2.

The pile of stuff!

For my Spring Haul, I got some clothes as well as miscellaneous items. I also got two free items: one which was a free gift with my order, and the other was a sponsored product in return for a review on Instagram.

  • Cute Essentials – Cat Magnet – ★★★★★ – This magnet is sooo cute and also super useful!! I’d highly recommend getting one (or a bunch) if you want to have a useful hook on your fridge to use for a hand towel, or if you have a metal door as your front door so you can stick it up there and hang up your hat or tote bag. I wish I got more than one.
  • Momoi – Printed Mask Carrying Pouch – ★★★★★ – This pouch is super useful and perfectly sized for carrying your face mask. I get paranoid about being mask-less, so I always carry extras in my purse. I put my extras in this pouch, and it keeps them clean and easy to locate! After the pandemic ends, I think this pouch will still be useful for carrying other items.
  • Bling Thing – Lucky Cat Bracelet – ★★★★★ – This bracelet is really cute and high-quality. The little bell is real too! It’s too cute. I love wearing this bracelet, and it’s very easy to put on since you don’t have to deal with any clasps.
  • Reiro – Fluffy Scrunchie – ★★★★★ – What a cute and super soft scrunchie! I haven’t worn this yet, but this would actually be perfect for winter looks. Especially if you have a pink coat or sweater.
  • Cute Essentials – Cat Magnet – ★★★★★ – This magnet is sooo cute and also super useful!! I’d highly recommend getting one (or a bunch) if you want to have a useful hook on your fridge to use for a hand towel, or if you have a metal door as your front door so you can stick it up there and hang up your hat or tote bag. I wish I got more than one.
  • Momoi – Printed Mask Carrying Pouch – ★★★★★ – This pouch is super useful and perfectly sized for carrying your face mask. I get paranoid about being mask-less, so I always carry extras in my purse. I put my extras in this pouch, and it keeps them clean and easy to locate! After the pandemic ends, I think this pouch will still be useful for carrying other items.
  • Bling Thing – Lucky Cat Bracelet – ★★★★★ – This bracelet is really cute and high-quality. The little bell is real too! It’s too cute. I love wearing this bracelet, and it’s very easy to put on since you don’t have to deal with any clasps.
  • Reiro – Fluffy Scrunchie – ★★★★★ – What a cute and super soft scrunchie! I haven’t worn this yet, but this would actually be perfect for winter looks. Especially if you have a pink coat or sweater.
  • Pouffle – Snake Hair Clip – ★★★★★ – This hair clip is very stylish. I’m glad I picked the goldtone one because the lovely green eyes on the snake really stand out. This hair clip also comes in a silver colorway, but in the stock photos, the silver one doesn’t look like it has gemstone eyes.
  • NENE – Long-Sleeve V-Neck Mini Bodycon Dress – ★★★★★ – This dress is so soft and stretchy, and really comfortable to wear. I didn’t wear it outside yet, and only tried it on. Even though I got this during my spring haul, this item is more appropriate for fall and winter since it’s a sweater material. I love the ruched detailing on the skirt of this dress! If you’re not into pink, this dress also comes in a black colorway. I’m quite tempted to get the one in black too…
  • Hyoty – Fleece-Lined Leggings – ★★★★★ – I have a lot of fleece-lined leggings, but this was my first time finding a skin-color one. I think the nude color would look good if you don’t want to look like you’re wearing leggings, but you want to keep your legs warm. It doesn’t look totally realistic and doesn’t match my skintone, but I’m still giving it 5 stars since the product itself is high-quality, super comfy and stretchy, and will keep your legs warmer than regular leggings.
  • Whoosh – Padded Cropped Camisole Top – ★★☆☆☆ – This camisole is super cute, but the reason I’m giving it 2 stars is because it came defective. See the photo below; the strap is sewn incorrectly and is twisted. I thought about returning it, but I didn’t want to pay for return shipping, so I decided to keep it. I will probably wear it anyways, but it’s disappointing that it’s defective.
  • Nine Tails – Lettuce-Edge Off-Shoulder Rib-Knit Top – ★★★★★ – When I first saw this, I was worried it wouldn’t fit me since it looked so small. However, I was pleasantly surprised that it fit perfectly! The fabric is super stretchy and comfortable. It’s also a shirt that truly stays off-the-shoulder, so I was happy about that! With most off-the-shoulder shirts, I have an issue where they always creep up and look scoop neck.
  • GANGER – Short-Sleeve Frog-Button Knit Top – ★★★★☆ – This qipao-inspired top is super cute! It’s a jersey t-shirt material and has a fully functional frog-button on top. The frog-button took me a long time to do, so I wish that was easier to clasp and unclasp. It’s super flattering when worn.
  • Ginger Girl – Halter Neck Rib Knit Tank Top – ★★★★★ – This halter tank top is in a sweater rib knit material, and is super stretchy and comfortable. The halter neck is not adjustable, but it fit perfectly for me. I really love how this halter looks and am tempted to get other colors, but trying to have self-control since I already have a similar-looking ivory-colored one, which you can see in my Summer Haul.
  • Meigo – Lace Panel Long-Sleeve Top – ★★★★★ – This lace top has beautiful floral details! I was worried it would be scratchy, but it’s smooth and comfortable to wear. It looks so pretty under a dress! It comes in other colors like brown, white, beige, gray, and light brown. I’m quite tempted to get another colorway!
  • chuu – Super Skinny -5kg Denim Shorts vol.30 – ★★★★★ – These cuffed shorts come with a mid-rise cut and twill construction, and they’re so stretchy and comfortable! The pink color is just like the photos online, and it even comes with an authentication card so you know it’s authentic and not a knock-off. I got a Size Medium, and it fits perfectly! Definitely read through the size charts to find your fit. These shorts come in many different colors too.

What is your favorite item from this haul? Let me know in the comments if you have any of these items too! Happy shopping, and remember to use my code “3PEARLS” for your YesStyle hauls.

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[YesStyle] Winter Haul Part 2: Fashion

On top of any YesStyle sales going on at the moment, use my code “3PEARLS” to get an additional discount off your entire order!

You can check out my First Haul, Spring Haul, and Summer Haul too. Part 1 of my Winter Haul is focused on the beauty products I got, which you can read here.

I did not have a Fall/Autumn haul, so here’s my winter haul! I put the beauty products from this haul in Part 1 of my Winter Haul review. Here’s the YesStyle haul at a glance:

Everything I got was on sale! YesStyle always has great sales going on, and you can get discounts on fashion, K-beauty, J-beauty, home goods, jewelry, shoes, and more! If you use their app, you can also get free gifts with your orders.

Let’s talk about the accessories first…

  • Loville – Thigh High Socks – ★★★★★ – Love these socks! They’re high-quality and comfortable. Exactly as pictured online. Great price! I was definitely impressed by the quality considering how cheap they are.
  • Reiro – Printed Chiffon Bow Hair Clip – ★★★★★ – This floral chiffon bow is so cute! I had trouble choosing which bow to get since all the designs and colors are adorable, but I decided to try the light blue with white daisies since I don’t have any light blue hair accessories yet. Highly recommend this bow hair clip!
  • SURELIN – Heart Layered Faux Leather Garter  – ★★★★★ – This garter is soooo cute! Love the heart detail. I bought the black garter from YesStyle before too, as part of my Summer Haul. The pink garter is equally perfect and cute! I haven’t had the opportunity to wear it yet, but I’d like to coordinate this with some of my pastel looks, and maybe create a pastel-punk look.
  • Pouffle – Heart Choker – ★★★★★ – This choker is so cute, and even though it’s from a different brand, it matches the pink garter I got perfectly. If you want a matching set, definitely buy both of these in pink! I bought the white heart choker from YesStyle before too, as part of my Summer Haul. I wore this heart choker with my kawaii look for Christmas.
  • YUGGI – Faux Pearl Pendant Layered Choker – ★★★★★ – Super impressed with this choker! It’s two layers, and sometimes they get tangled in storage, but that happens a lot with my necklaces. It’s pretty easy to detangle. I have sensitive skin, but wearing this necklace never irritated my skin. I’ve worn it many times already. It’s a very elegant piece of jewelry and also easy to match with outfits. I’m wearing this necklace in the first photo on this blog post.
  • EROPIA – Set: Floral Print Off-Shoulder Crop Top + Mini Skirt – ★★★☆☆ – So the listing was misleading for this one. I thought it was a top and skirt set, but the skirt is actually a sarong. It wraps around and ties. I think this would be more suited as a swimsuit coverup. If you wear the miniskirt like so, you’d risk flashing everyone. The quality is also not the best, and the fabric feels cheap. The sleeves on the top are also super tight; similar problem to the Asymmetric Short-Sleeve Plaid Cropped Blouse / A-Line Skirt I bought as part of my Summer Haul.
  • Dute – Asymmetric Sleeveless Midi A-Line Dress – ★★★★☆ – Love the punky design of this black dress! It’s a midi-length, although since I’m short, it’s almost maxi length on me. The fabric is the type that wrinkles super easily, so I knocked off one star for that. I also had to trim a bunch of loose threads. I haven’t worn this dress yet, but I’m debating whether to wear it by itself or layered over a sheer shirt first. Either way, this dress will look cool!
  • NENE – Long-Sleeve Paneled Mini A-Line Plaid Dress – ★★★★☆ – The design of this dress is so elegant and cute! The plaid has some glitter in it, which I didn’t notice from the stock photos. It’s true to size, and this dress is almost perfect. The only thing I didn’t like about it were the straps with buttons around the wrists because they constantly fall off. My wrists are really small, so I have the same issue with bangles, but I thought these straps would be fine since they have buttons – but they don’t go tight enough, plus there’s only one belt loop for them on each wrist. It would be more effective to have at least 2 belt loops on each wrist so the straps don’t fall off.
  • Aigan – Rabbit Embroidered Cardigan – ★★★★★ – Wow, this cardigan is so cute and cozy!! I love the design and colors, and the fabric is super soft. It comes in white, black, and pink colorways, so I chose the pink one but all 3 colorways are really cute. Definitely check out this cardigan sweater! Perfect for fairy kei or any kawaii look.
  • chuu – Super Skinny -5kg Jeans vol.14 – ★★★★☆ – Thick and high-quality jeans in a very light blue color. They were tight on me, but I probably should have sized up. I got the Sky Blue color is size 27 but I think 28 would have been better. Jeans are hard for me to shop for since even in the USA, I wear a wide variety of sizes (I’ve worn everything from 25 to 29, and also 4 petite, 6 petite, size Small, etc.). I struggled to get into these, but I’ve worn them a few times and they’re comfy when you get used to them. I do wish they were more stretchy! If you get these jeans, size up.
Authentication card for the Chuu -5kg jeans

Overall, this was a great haul! The only item I was truly disappointed in was the Eropia set. I’ll probably avoid the Eropia brand in the future on YesStyle… (Hopefully I’ll remember!) Are there any brands you’re trying to avoid?

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Choker, Cardigan, Jeans from YesStyle
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[YesStyle] Winter Haul Part 1: Beauty

My Kawaii X-mas 2020 Look: Choker, Cardigan, and Jeans from YesStyle

Have you ever shopped on YesStyle? On top of any YesStyle sales going on at the moment, use my code “3PEARLS” to get an additional discount off your entire order!

You can check out my First Haul, Spring Haul, and Summer Haul too. I did not have a Fall/Autumn haul, so here’s part 1 of my winter haul, featuring reviews of the beauty items I received. I’ll post part 2 soon which will feature fashion items.

Did you know that YesStyle gives out free gifts everyday? You can claim your free gift by using their app! The free gift I received with my order was the I’m Sorry for My Skin travel set – it’s one packet full of travel size skincare and body care. What a great idea! I haven’t used it yet since I haven’t traveled… Pandemic woes. Hopefully after the pandemic ends, I can use it! It’s no longer available, but here are some similar options you can try:

I also got the GPS Mask Home Spa Kit (3 step beauty product) for free in return for my honest review. You can read my review of this product here on my Instagram. Here’s the product info as well, along with a text version of my review on Instagram:

Benefits:
A 3-step mask pack containing cleanser, sheet mask and nourishing cream to provide skin a special treatment.
It includes a cleanser, mask and cream for a minimalist but complete skin regimen.
The Oxygen Cleanser removes dirt, makeup and dead skin cells with its unique gel-to-foam formulation.
Follow with the 4th-generation Bio Cellulose Mask to provide skin with deep moisture and nutrients for protection.
Finish with the Cell Energy Cream to lock in nutrients and moisture.

How to use:

1. Create a desired amount of lather with the 02 Oxygen Cleanser. Massage the foam on your skin gently for 30 seconds, then rinse off with lukewarm water.

2. Remove the first layer of the Bio Cellulose Mask from the package, and apply on face.

3. Secure the first layer and apply the second mask layer. Make sure to avoid the eye and lip areas.

4. Remove the sheet after 15-20 minutes. Pat in any remaining essence until absorbed.

5. Apply the Cell Energy Cream on face. Pat until absorbed.

📍SKINCARE REVIEW: GPS MASK Home Spa Kit 3-Step📍

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✏️This is a 3-step at home spa kit, or as the name implies, anywhere kit!
✏️The first step is the facial cleansing soap. It applies clear but as you wash your face, it foams and turns white. This was a relaxing process.
✏️The second step is the sheet mask. It’s a very unique sheet mask texture: very porous and light! It was a little stiff, so I had to press it into my face more than I do with other sheet masks. I kept it on my face for 15 minutes.
✏️The third step is the facial cream. The cream is thick and has a slightly herbal scent, reminiscent of ginseng tea. I checked the ingredients list, and there is, in fact, ginseng extract in the cream! It’s a very rich cream and there’s enough in the packet to apply to both your face and your neck. It is super moisturizing! It also didn’t irritate my skin.
🛒Final thoughts: I recommend this product as something to buy and bring with you when you travel for a night. That way, you can treat yourself! It’s in one easy package to take with you, and no extra packaging to bring home with you after.

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Lychee the Label: First Haul

Top and Skirt from Lychee the Label

Have you guys heard of Lychee the Label? This brand was launched in 2019 and features Asian streetwear. Many of their styles are inspired by K-Pop! I really love the punky and edgy clothes that they have.

Another plus is their adorable logo…! I love lychees! Read on to see my review of my first haul from them.

Everything was shipped quickly, and the packaging was on point. Each clothing item was tagged and packaged in a zippered bag. I appreciated that the chains came separately, each in its own ziploc style baggie. That way, there were no damages during shipping.

Anise Chain Detail Bustier Crop Top

The first item is the Anise Chain Detail Bustier Crop Top! This is a super edgy yet cute top in a sexy bustier style. I really love the square neckline and the puffed sleeves! I rate this item ★★★★★!

Tiramisu Chain Detail Skirt

The second item I got was the Tiramisu Chain Detail Skirt. This skirt is super punk and is complete with a slit on the side, grommets, zippers, buckles, and a detachable chain! This works really well for punk and goth looks as well as edgy K-Pop inspired looks. It’s really comfortable and high-quality too! I rate this item ★★★★★!

Latte Adjustable Side Slit Plaid Skirt

The last item I got was the Latte Adjustable Side Slit Plaid Skirt. This is very similar to a skirt I got from YesStyle: the Cutout-Side Pleated A-Line Skort that I reviewed here. However, this Lychee the Label one is superior quality. The fabric is thick and high quality, and the buckle is easy to use and feels very sturdy. It’s also accurately listed as a skirt/over-skirt, so no misunderstandings about what the product is. If you want to style it with other items, Lychee the Label has plenty of options you can style it with. I decided to style all three together for a fun look! I rate this item ★★★★★!

All 3 items!

It’s a punky yet feminine look. I love it! Just wore it in quarantine, so haven’t worn it outside at all, but I’d love to wear this someday in the future to a convention, a photoshoot, or a concert. (Maybe for a future KCON…?!)

I give all the items a ★★★★★ rating! Everything is impeccable quality, and I highly recommend this brand to street fashion and alternative fashion lovers. The size chart is accurate as well; for reference, all items I got were size Medium and I chose this size by comparing my measurements to their size chart.

What do you think of these products? If you’ve shopped from Lychee the Label before, please let me know! I’d love to see your hauls too. ^_^

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YesStyle: Summer Haul

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Choker, T-shirt, and Chain Belt from YesStyle

Hi everyone! It’s September now, but I’ve been super busy so I haven’t had the chance to write up my YesStyle Summer Haul until now. On top of any sales going on at the moment, use my code “3PEARLS” to get an additional discount off your entire order!

You can check out my First Haul and my Spring Haul too.

For my summer haul, I got a bunch of clothes and accessories … and YesStyle also sent me a beauty product to review. Read on to check it all out! Feel free to read about my past hauls too: My First Haul and My Spring Haul.

Let’s go over the accessories I purchased first! Then, I’ll move onto the clothing (and saving the beauty product for last.)

  1. Alloy Heart Choker – ★★★★★ – Looks just like the photos online! Love this choker. I only wore it once, but it didn’t irritate my skin like some alloy necklaces (I have sensitive skin and tend to get rashes from alloy jewelry). Since it was so cheap (about $2), I took the risk and I’m glad I did! It’s really cute.
  2. Heart Layered Faux Leather Garter in black – ★★★★★ – I was worried about the sizing because I didn’t want it to be too tight around my thigh, but this was super comfortable and stretchy! The faux leather is decent quality too, and I’m tempted to get another one in a different color…
  3. Heart Choker in white – ★★★★☆ – This white heart choker is really cute! It has a snap button in the back and a few options to fit different neck circumferences. It’s comfy to wear, but the faux leather isn’t very high quality. After wearing it for the first time, there was some creases and peeling. It’s only about $3 though, so I can’t complain much. Stil rating this 4 stars!
  4. Metal Heart Waist Chain – ★★★★★ – Love this heart waist chain! It’s so cute and would go great around both skirts and shorts (or even over a dress!). It matches the Alloy Heart Choker perfectly too. If you want a matching choker and waist chain, I highly recommend that you get both of these.

5. Asymmetric Short-Sleeve Plaid Cropped Blouse / A-Line Skirt –  ★★★☆☆ – This set is soooo cute! If you want to buy both, make sure to select both items and add to your cart (it’ll show up like two different purchases). You need to add the blouse and the skirt to your cart separately. I got this set in Size M and the skirt fit (fully elastic waist, which I love!). The top has shirring in the back, but this was too big/too loose around my bust. I think this top will be better for someone who is bustier than me (alas, I’m very flat-chested…). Giving 3 stars since I wish it was easier to buy it as a set, and wish that the measurements were more accurate for the bust. I only tried this set on at home briefly and took some photos, but it’s like new! Feel free to purchase it from me here on Depop. 😉

6. Square Neck Puff Sleeve Blouse – ★★★★☆ – I haven’t worn this blouse yet, but it is very cute and fits well! I knocked off a star because the fabric is more thin than I expected (kind of see-through), and came with loose threads. It’s a beautiful red color though, and I look forward to wearing this blouse!

7. Sheer Short-Sleeve T-Shirt – ★★★★★ – Love this shirt! It’s high quality, and the photo does not do it justice. It has a beautiful shift in color and a metallic tint. It’s sheer mesh, but looks really cool with a funky bra under it. You can also style it with a camisole, or even wear it under something (like under a jumper!). There’s a lot you can do with this T-shirt.

8. Ruffled Camisole in pink – ★★★★★ – I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this camisole! It was so cheap that I was expecting the quality to be low, but it’s even nicer quality than the camisoles I got from H&M. It’s a comfy and stretchy ribbed texture, and I’m glad the straps are fine as well (if straps aren’t adjustable, I tend to have issues with the straps being too long due to my small shoulders).

9. Short-Sleeve Bustier Crop Top – ★★★★☆ – This is a super cute top, but it’s too big around the bust for me (even with a push-up bra). It would be better suited for someone bustier! The quality is not the best though, and I had to snip off a lot of loose threads.

10. Shirred Ruffled Cropped Camisole Top in red – ★★★★☆ – This is a really cute camisole top, and it has adjustable shoulder straps. However, the fabric was way shinier in person than I expected. In the photo above, I did not use flash. So you can imagine how bright/shiny it’ll look if flash photography is used! It’s still a beautiful camisole though. I’m just not sure I can wear it often.

11. Halter Top – ★★★★★ – I was really impressed with this halter top! I never had a halter top before, so this is my first one (unless you count halter swimsuits). This is a ribbed ivory/cream colored halter. It’s cropped but not too cropped, and you tie it around your neck. It’s super comfortable to wear and really flattering! The quality is great. From the product listing, you can also get the matching jeans, as seen here.

12. Lace-Up High-Waist Denim Shorts in dark blue – ★★★★☆ – Love these shorts! They’re so comfy and cute, and I love the lace-up details. I knocked off a star because they didn’t come pre-laced, and there were a lot of loose threads. Sizing was accurate and this fit comfortably! You can also tighten it / adjust the size a bit with the lacing (pull it tighter if you want it to be smaller). I am tempted to get another, but I’m not sure if I want one in black or one in light blue…

13. Cutout Shorts★★★★☆ – So in my Spring Haul, I got the Cutout-Side Pleated A-Line Skort, but this was not an accurate listing because it was just the overskirt and did not have shorts with it. I got these shorts to go with it, and they match perfectly even though it’s from another set! The quality isn’t the best, but it is cute and comfortable. The material is super stretchy. There’s a side zipper as well.

14. Plaid Pleated Mini Skirt in pink – ★★★★★ – I love this skirt so much! The material is thin and perfect for summer, and it’s actually a skort – it has built-in safety shorts! There’s a side zipper but the material is stretchy too. This skirt comes in different colors too, so if pink isn’t your style, you can choose another color!

15. Lace-Up Pleated Mini Skirt in white – ★★★★☆ – Really cute white skirt (technically a skort; again, it has built-in safety shorts!). It didn’t come laced up, so similar to the Lace-Up High-Waist Denim Shorts, I had to lace them up myself. There were also loose threads I had to clip off. It’s comfy to wear! I noticed it’s out of stock, but I found a similar one here you can buy.

16. Gingham Mini Skirt – ★★★★★ – I was really impressed with the quality of this skirt! It’s super stretchy and comfy, and looks very flattering. I love the gingham pattern and ruffle hem. It’s even better quality than the skirts I have from H&M and Forever21.

17. THE PLANT BASE – Time Stop Collagen Ampoule – ★★★★★ – Click here for my Instagram post and review about this product. I wrote the review 5 weeks ago, after I used the product for over a week. I used it every morning and night, and I just finished using the product (it lasted me about 7 weeks). I applied this after my toner and before my moisturizer. It was the first product I tried from The Plant Base, and I’m curious about their other products. I really like the packaging; it has a unique dropper style! Another beauty product I reviewed is the Beauty of Joseon Revitalize Sleeping Mask, which you can also get from YesStyle!

Choker, Top, and Shorts from YesStyle

What are your favorite items from my haul? If you did a haul recently from YesStyle, I’d love to hear about what you got too! Remember: if you’re gonna shop there, be sure to use my code “3PEARLS” to get an additional discount off your entire order!

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YesStyle: Spring Haul

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Happy Spring, everybody! In today’s blog post, we talk about my Spring haul from YesStyle! Remember my first YesStyle haul ever? I completely forgot to claim the free gift that time, but this time, I remembered! On top of any sales going on at the moment, use the code “3PEARLS” to get an additional discount off your entire order! ^_^

The free gift I got were these cute daisy stickers. You can also get them in various designs: different types of flowers, plants, and leaves. I can’t wait to use them to decorate letters and cards to my pen pals after the pandemic!

During this haul, I still got a lot of items in black since black is super easy to coordinate into outfits. My favorite color is red, so I also got a few things in red! And one pink top and one purple top to mix things up. Let’s move onto the reviews for each individual item:

  1. Sheer Long-Sleeved Blouse + Camisole – ★★★★☆ – I got this in the Light Almond colorway in my first YesStyle haul, and I couldn’t resist getting it in black too. The quality is the same as the Light Almond one. Removed one star because I dislike the buttons in the back of the neck (they’re difficult to do and undo).
  2. Tiered Sleeve Off-Shoulder Smocked Top – ★★★★☆ – Love this stylish top! The design is great and the sleeves don’t slip down or ride up. It is comfortable to wear too. I knocked off one star because the sleeves are really long. My arms are already long, so I rarely have this issue.
  3. Gingham Ruched Waist Crop Top – ★★★★☆ – I love gingham! This slightly puff sleeved crop top is really cute. You can wear it off the shoulders, but the neckline will ride up if you lift your arms up. You can also wear it as a scoop neck top. There were a lot of loose threads on it when it came in, but they were easy to trim off.
  4. Cutout-Side Pleated A-Line Skort – ★☆☆☆☆ – The name and description for this item are both incorrect. It is not a skort. It is not a skirt. It did not come with shorts or the leg belt. This is more like a buttcape or an over-layer accessory. You secure it around your waist with the buckle, but you cannot wear it on its own since there are no shorts. It’s a cute item, but I wish the name and description were accurate! If this was listed accurately, I would rate it 3 or 4 stars.

5. Plain Off Shoulder Cropped Long Sleeve Top – ★★★★☆ – I love this top! It’s so stylish and stretchy (comfy to wear). The neckline stays off the shoulders and the sleeves are the perfect length. It’s a very flattering top. There were loose threads I had to trim off, but honestly I don’t mind. I can’t wait to wear this outside after quarantine!

6. Elbow-Sleeve Boat Neck T-Shirt – ★★★★☆ – This is definitely a boat neck t-shirt as the title says. In the photos, it looks like an off-the-shoulder top, but it’s much too tight for me to wear it off-the-shoulder. The fabric is super soft and comfortable to wear.

7. Plaid Cami – ★★★★☆ – This cami is super cute! It’s a stretchy and comfy fabric, and the arm holes aren’t too wide (which is a common problem I have with tank tops). I almost didn’t grab this, but I’m so glad I did.

8. Bell-Sleeve Chiffon Top – ★★★★☆ – I love this top with flared sleeves! I’ve been looking for a top with dramatically flared sleeves are these are perfect. The way they are flared is great because it has the look, but is cut in a way where the sleeves won’t get into your food when you’re eating. I don’t see the point of the zipper in the back though; the neckline is wide enough for you to pull the top on and off without unzipping. The zipper doesn’t add any style to it, but no big deal since I can just ignore it.

9. Ruffle Trim Strappy Cami Cropped Top – ★★★★★ – Wow, wow! This cami is super cute. I was worried that size Small wouldn’t fit me, but it is so stretchy and comfy and fits perfectly. The straps are perfect too, and the arm holes aren’t too big. I really want to get this cami in white too.

Top from YesStyle

What is your favorite item from this haul? I’ve been wearing some of these cute clothes to make Tiktoks and even though I can’t do a proper photoshoot, I self-shot myself wearing some cute outfits using the timer on my cell phone camera. There’s a May Flowers 80% off sale going on right now; use the code “3PEARLS” to get an additional discount off your entire order!

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[Lolita Blog Carnival] Share Your Oddest Experience You’ve Had While Wearing Lolita

Wow… I can’t believe it’s been so long! The last time I participated in Lolita Blog Carnival was in January 2017. It’s been over 3 years. I used to tag my blog posts as “LBC” but it’s been so long that I don’t know if my readers will remember what LBC is.

This week’s prompt is “Share Your Oddest Experience You’ve Had While Wearing Lolita.”

The oddest experience I had while wearing lolita occurred at a lolita meetup I hosted at a local mall. It was a small and casual meetup: I can’t remember the exact number, but I believe there were 4 or 5 of us hanging out. We were just walking around the mall and window shopping. However, we were stopped by security: security staff claimed we could not dress in this manner because we could be hiding weapons under our poofy skirts.

What could I be hiding?

I think we got singled out because we dressed differently. Weapons could be hidden in a jacket, in pockets, even in your shoes. We didn’t want to cause a scene, so we simply left the mall at that point.

Getting singled out due to the way I dress happens a lot, but this experience was definitely the oddest one. I’ve been to the mall in lolita fashion at other times, and security has only stopped me to ask why I’m dressed like this, but they don’t claim that it’s a hazard or that they’re suspicious of me hiding weapons. They’re either suspicious of me taking photos since photoshoots aren’t allowed in the mall, or they are wondering if I’m performing in a local play or participating in an art event.

I recall that once someone claimed my outfit was a fire hazard. This was not at a mall though; it was at a café. I was seated at the time and I don’t understand how it could possibly be a fire hazard (and it was also odd that no one claimed it was a fire hazard until after I finished eating my meal).

I am not Bo Peep! Photo by Xin

I’m sure other lolitas can relate: when we wear lolita out in public, we generally get a lot of stares, whispers, and unwanted attention. I have lost count of how many times people called me “Bo Peep” in a derogatory manner. And I also lost count of how many times people took photos of me without asking for permission. Street harassment happens regularly as well, although this happens regardless of what I wear. I’ve also been catcalled when I’m just wearing jeans and a sweatshirt (and no makeup at all). It’s sad how many people are disrespectful. At a local meetup, a passerby even spat on one of the attendees when we were walking down the sidewalk. Another time, when I was wearing lolita alone at the mall, someone purposely spilled soda on me in the food court. It was terrible.

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At the Met in NYC! Photo by h1sphoto

If you see someone dressed differently, kindly be respectful. When people ask, I don’t mind posing for a photo. I also don’t mind explaining what lolita fashion is to those who are genuinely curious. In my own experience, I’ve had the best reactions to wearing lolita fashion at museums. Museums are where I get the most respectful questions, as well as people complimenting what I’m wearing. Sometimes, people think it’s a costume or I’m cosplaying, and I explain that it’s alternative fashion and not a costume.

Even if you’re not participating in the carnival, I’d love to hear your oddest experience while wearing lolita in the comments. Feel free to share your own stories!

Check out the other blog posts for the Lolita Blog Carnival!

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