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Packed lunches – Tonkatsu style.

In an effort to cook more and eat out less, and save some money too.. I’ve been making lunch to bring to work, or sometimes dinner too. Today’s was almost entirely prepared the night before except for this delicious Tonkatsu and steak sauce I whipped together this morning in 20 minutes.

The sauce is just Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, sugar, and lots of black pepper, and the sides are tamagoyaki (I’m getting ridiculously good at making this), leftover bean sprouts, leftover spinach stir fry, cucumber salad (from a huge stash I have in my fridge), and some mixed fruits. I also have some Nutella finger sandwiches in another box. All this is supposed to get me through the day to 10 PM.. we’ll see how that goes, but I highly recommend this recipe for Tonkatsu from Maki at JustHungry. It’s just wonderful and so easy.

Long time no photoshoot! Boyfriend jeans outfit.

Open-knit sweater, H&M. Necklace, BCBG. Boyfriend jeans, ZARA.
Oxford booties, ALDO’s. Angel-wing earrings, Forever21. Lipstick, MAC Russian Red.

My winter uniform has basically been some sort of comfy bottoms (in this case, boyfriend jeans rolled up at the cuff, by ZARA) with a loose sweater on top. Laundry days have become frightening–there would be just racks full of neutral toned (browns, taupes, grays) sweaters hanging in my bathroom. It’s nuts.

It’s been forever since I’ve done a real blog/outfit post here. I snapped a few pictures with a friend sporting boyfriend jeans which are surprisingly hard to style. No matter what they made my legs look shorter than they actually are. Hopefully from now on I’ll remember to snap pictures of what I wear so that you guys can see them.

Amazon Kindle Touch in 3G full review, hands on, demo.

I’m back with my full review of the Amazon Kindle Touch in 3G. To get all my notes and thoughts on it, click through to YouTube here as there are annotations that add to the review.

Since this is a beauty/fashion blog… I do feel the need to list what I’m wearing in this video. It’s one of the more complex looks I’ve done in a while:


Eyeshadows from Too Faced Sweet Dreams Collection palette:
“Smolder,” “In the Buff,” “Teddy Bear,” “Label Whore,” Nice Ash”
MAC Eyeshadow in “Wedge”
Make Up For Ever Aqua Creamin  “2 Steel”
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Pencil Liner in “Mat Black 0L (black)”

NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna”
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in “Exposed”

MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in “Crosswired”

Kindle Touch 3G Without Special Offers Unboxing and First Impressions.

I actually got so unexcited about unboxing this thing that I didn’t even focus my video the first half. Oops. So sorry! But I wanted to keep it a true first impressions/unboxing experience, so I kept the footage. There’ll be a more detailed review next week.

Sephora VIB Holiday Event Haul.

A second haul from Sephora for the VIB Holiday 20% off event.

Products mentioned from Sephora:
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Exposed and Amused ($25 each)
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50)
Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadows & Liner palettes in Midnight Kiss and Taupe Craze ($44 each)

Products from MAC:
#3 lashes

Wedge eyeshadow in the pan ($13, I think)

My blog:

Sephora Friends & Family, Sigma Beauty, Asian Beauty Haul Video

I tried to do a text haul/mini review here, but the post was seriously just a huge wall of text, and taking/editing photos was taking FOREVER. I decided to condense it all into a video instead, and it still ended up being 17 minutes long…. Oy vey. But I talk about quite a few products here so I think this is preeeetty informative.

Hope this haul is helpful to those of you still trying to decide what to haul from the V.I.B. sale starting today! If you haven’t gotten your postcards yet for this event, it’s 20% off your cart and you can redeem it online between November 10th (today) and November 14th with the code “VIBDREAM”. Happy shopping!

Full list of links and products mentioned below the cut.

(FTC Disclaimer: I wasn’t sent any of the products mentioned. I bought them all.)

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