Goodbye

Goodbye

Thank you all for reading my blog for the past three years. I’ve had so much fun seeing my site and readers evolve and grow.

I was prompted to renew my domain, but 4/20 (lol) will be the last day my site is up. I’m going to conservatory for college and most likely will have even less time than I do currently to update my website, and the costs to maintain it have become too much (I don’t work and I can’t keep justifying the costs when I have college tuition to pay for.)

Thanks again for sticking with me these past few years!

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Lydia’s Lustings for February (My Monthly Makeup and Skincare Wishlist!)

Lydia’s Lustings for February (My Monthly Makeup and Skincare Wishlist!)

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Hey there everyone! Sorry it’s been a while, but I’m back now!

I’ve been at National Unified Auditions the past several days auditioning for MT and acting BFA programs so things have been a little crazy, but I wanted to debut my first series of Lydia’s Lustings! Each month I’ll be listing the products I’m lusting over this month and basically drooling over them. I wanted to use my monthly wishlists as a launching point to rant and discuss makeup with all y’all! Without further ado, here’s my makeup and skincare wishlist of the month!

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Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Review

Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Review

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Overview:

Hey guys! This is another product I’ve gotten in my massive hauls the past few months. I got this in the Korean Beauty Secrets with Kerry & Coco Memebox. It is a great cleanser and I’m excited to tell y’all about it! I’ve copy-pasted the ingredients here for you.

Mineral oil, cetyl ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 glyceryl triisostearate, polyethylene, PEG-8 isostearate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, water, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, butylene glycol, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, citrus unshiu peel extract, citric acid, oxygen

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Nature Republic Jelly Drop Jam Balm Review

Nature Republic Jelly Drop Jam Balm Review

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Overview:

Hey y’all! Super sorry for not being around much lately. I have multiple college auditions in about three weeks and I’ve been working really hard to prepare so I haven’t had much time for my website or YouTube channel.

This is a product I’ve had for a long, long time. Like, I bought this when I was in Korea two years ago and I still haven’t finished it. It’s the Nature Republic Jelly Drop Jam Balm! I consider this to be one of my holy grail products. It’s great as a daily balm or as an overnight lip conditioner as well. Read on to see why I love it!

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Best Makeup Drugstore Kit!

Best Makeup Drugstore Kit!

Best Drugstore Makeup Kit! Best Drugstore Makeup Kit! by lydia11-11 featuring Wet n Wild

Hey y’all! Now that school is up and running again I wanted to give you guys a suggestion for a kit to help you get ready in the morning on the cheap. All of these will be really easy to find in the States and are drugstore products. This will work not only for students but for anyone lining for a basic makeup kit. The products listed below will help you create a natural, no makeup makeup look for your average day.

Cases and Accessories:

Some great cases are at Ulta, Forever 21, Kohl’s and Shopko for cheap and they’re also reasonably sturdy. Modella is a great brand with lots of different price points, but don’t feel like you have to invest in a bag. You can definitely use something at home or just toss your products in your purse on the go. If you need a mirror try Forever 21, Burlington or Shopko. ELF and Ecotools after have great brushes, and you can get some knock-off Beauty Blenders.

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Post Breakup Makeup (and Pampering)

Post Breakup Makeup (and Pampering)

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Breakups are hard. There are thousands of songs about how much love can suck.

My ex and I broke up about a week ago. We met at the musical theater intensive I was involved in over the summer and he was my first real relationship. Long distance relationships are hard, and it was time for ours to come to an end. I look forward to meeting someone new who will treat me right.

Easier said than done, right? Breakups are hard for both parties, and this transitory stage has to be handled in a healthy way. My breakup sophomore absolutely destroyed me, but channeling your grief into taking care of yourself will help you move onto a new chapter in your life. I hope that my tips can give you some solace. Know that if you need someone to talk I’m always here for my readers.

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It Cosmetics Review: CC Cream and CC Plus Lip Gloss

It Cosmetics Review: CC Cream and CC Plus Lip Gloss

Hi there lovely readers! I’ve been using the It Cosmetics CC Cream and CC Plus Lip Gloss for several months and wanted to give you all a review and tell you what I thought. Here’s a brand review for you! Let’s start with the lip gloss review.

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Overview:

After trying the It Cosmetics CC cream I decided to try their CC Plus Lip Gloss in the shade Live. It’s $18 because It Cosmetics is a higher end brand. Read on to see if it’s worth the money!

Unique Qualities:

This lip gloss is incredibly nourishing because it has serum mixed in.

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Glitters for Dinner: Clothing Review

Glitters for Dinner: Clothing Review

Overview:

Hi y’all!  I wanted to make sure to review three things I bought from a store in the Philippines, Glitters for Dinner. I was super excited to get the dress, crop top and skirt set and vinyl skirt but ended up a bit disappointed.

Description:

Here are pictures and closeups for all of you!

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This is the PVC skirt I bought! It has slight pleating like the other skirt I purchased. It’s got a velcro close along with a zipper. Let’s take a closer look shall we?
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The skirt is inside out so the zipper can be shown more easily. The skirt’s zipper was already hard to zip when I first got it and the stitching at the end ripped soon after.

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On the outside of the skirt you can also see where the zipper came unsewn and showed through.

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The super cute Peter Pan collared dress I bought!
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These are the clasps that button the collar. They weren’t sewn on securely and the ones on the other side of the collar fell off almost immediately.
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Here’s the matching crop top and skirt set!
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These are the clasps on the collar. These are the only ones that have managed to stay on.
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These are the clasps on the pleated skirt. There’s also a blue zipper down the back. The right side clasp has begun to fall off.

I would list the exact description but the site does not allow copy-pasting. All of the sizes I bought were listed as medium, AUS/UK 10.

Brand:

This is from an online store called Glitters for Dinner. Based in the Philippines, most of the sizes are from XXS to L for petite women.

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Makeup for Lazy, Tired People (AKA Daily Student Makeup!)

Makeup for Lazy, Tired People (AKA Daily Student Makeup!)

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Hey there guys! I wanted to make a pictorial for those of you who need a fast look in the morning. This is perfect for back to school because it’s easy, polished and doesn’t require frequent touch ups. It’s fast and low key, but it’ll make you look awake and natural! (A five minute routine to cover up five hours of sleep!)

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Step 1) Alright, this is my nehked face! Make sure your face is nice and moisturized so you give your skin some therapy. The goal of this look is to cover up those all nighters and look fresh enough for class or work.

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Gaijiin Gyaru Guide!

Gaijiin Gyaru Guide!

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The amazing gaijiin gyaru, Saiharii!

Hey there guys! Since so many of you have enjoyed reading my gyaru guide, I wanted to add a guide for gaijiin gyaru.

I wanted to start out by telling you all how I attained my knowledge on gyaru. I have been to Korea but not to Japan, so I don’t have first hand information about gyaru. However, I’ve studied Japanese and Japanese culture since I was about 13 years old. I’ve done numerous research projects on gyaru and I have a great deal of knowledge about gyaru. It can be really hard to find information on gyaru in the States and it can be even harder to be involved, so I wanted to write this post especially for non-Japanese gyaru. I hope you find this helpful!

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