Ulta haul and good deal!


I’ve never gone to the store “ULTA”. I’ve been shopping online only…

I’d love to go to the store soon, there is a store on Upper Eastside in NY now! I would feel like a kid in the candy store… Aww~

Last time I made a haul, ULTA had a 20% off sale. So I went a little overboard, bought skincare stocks, Estee Lauder serums and above, all the goodies! 🙂

The Stila’s Kajal Eyeliners are the huge hit for me — both colors, Black and Espresso. I’d keep buying nonstop.

Click on the links for more information and shopping! 


And still, my newest makeup brushes from www.mikasabeauty.com have been working so well. You can get them 25% off with my code below. If you are thinking about replacing brushes to refresh your morning ritual, this is a good chance! 


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Still classic


Stripe shirts from H&M (Similar  stripe shirts ), Bag strap light gray from & Other Stories 

Bag from Louis Vuitton, Skirt & beret from ZARA.

We can accentuate an outfit with color and accessories. We can play a lot, but I prefer to stay with something classic and basic. Somehow, I keep my motto casual chic, like my fashion habit…

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Ted Baker ANABEL Bag

I love this bag size and classic chic looks a lot! Also, there are the pink and gray color, I’d like to have the gray one, too. Both black and gray are low stock now already when I check the website on Ted Baker.

I should be hurry to get it because the gray one with this skinny scarf is seriously irresistible!  Accessorized my bag is still ongoing in my little fashion environment. 🙂

Ted Baker skinny scarf


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Spring with sweaters


No coats are required most days recently in NY. Some people wear only T-shirts, they really look happily Summer, but to me, it is still May and I’m not overly ready for Summer yet. So, I am enjoying wearing a sweater without a winter coat, keeping myself cozy and warm from evening chill.

I bought the sweaters above at J.Crew on sale. I love the color, the pastels are carrying spring feel! J.Crew still has a good sale now, check check! They have cardigans, sweaters, jumpers, and jackets, and all are wearable right now in this season. Perfect deal! :)\

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No coat, just like this!

And like these, sweaters with nice shirts underneath…

Click the photos below for more information. The nude color is also the feeling now!

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New face


I indulge my skin with good serums. These are important steps for skincare, so I learned. I’ve been using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair before I sleep, and Estee Lauder Perfectionist in the morning. I do like them and my skin likes them! It was the quick reaction, my skin says YES!



Another new face is this NYX Concealer for under eye area. It is only $5.00 and works brilliantly! If you wonder, just try is my advice, it’s five bucks. Cute!



I always use these hair bands for doing skin care and make-up.

When I saw them at J.Crew sale, I grabbed both super quick. NO doubt on my intuition, haha… It was on sale and wasn’t even 5 bucks. Love shopping serendipity~! 🙂


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Sneaker mode

I was not a sneaker person. But on the last trip to Amsterdam, I made a change in my shoe collection. And surprisingly I really like the sneaker look — it was like a wakeup call and unblinded experience…

Spring is finally here in NY and that has encouraged me to research more sneakers as an alternative to casual sandals.

This Espadrille is at the top of my list; it looks so cute and cool!

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Superga 2790 Canvas espadrille
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I love the color!  Converse. It was on ASOS.COM

Also, T-shirts have good vibes, I am loving all the classics now and forever! (by ASOS)

Here you go, this is a nice deal. Hoping they are still there on H&M website…

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I bought this black slip-on in Amsterdam for walking, it was the game changer… haha 🙂



Transition jackets

New York has interesting weather going on… Everyone talks about the weather before anything. Still, really chilly and windy most days that makes it difficult to decide what to wear in the middle of April. It is Spring calendar-wise, so I try to wear something Spring-like, somehow…

I found some pretty transition jackets on ASOS. I think that they might give me a Spring feeling even when the chilly wind is on my face… ha ha ha!

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This is super adorable! white biker jacket


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This type of nudie pink has been my go-to recently. And perfect for the season transition. ( product code #1031935 )

They are all from the ASOS website. It is a huge website with many brands, tons of clothes.  It takes time to find out the items we really want, but so much fun browsing for fashion lovers.

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This one is with me now… I’m happy with the quality, color, and shape with an affordable price. ( product code #1160650 )

Spring-like color of gloves and skirt. Trying, trying…

You see how I am trying to dress Spring-like!

Spring-like flowery T-dress with a light mohair cardigan


Good Make-up brushes



I’ve been using these Mikasa brushes since I ordered them. And really loving all of them that I picked! They have soft hair and nice shapes.




My all-time favorite makeup brush was an eyeshadow blending brush like MAC 224 and 286. And I’ve been using the MAC one quite a long time, but Mikasa “E330” has taken the top position. It happened quickly because the brush doesn’t scratch my eyelid at all. It is so soft and has a better density of hair that works on my eyelid smoothly and beautifully. I amazed with this well-done brush! Shown in the photo above, E330 is between MAC 286 (non-scratch and soft, less density) and MAC 224 (good shape, nice density, but scratchy)

I am seriously happy with my new great discovery of this Mikasa blending brush, that was dreaming for! And it is not expensive, Yay~ 🙂

And Here is my coupon code for 25% off, “DRESSUPBEAUTY25”.

This code “DRESSUPBEAUTY25” is valid for all products listed on www.mikasabeauty.com including Brushes, Lashes, Hair Products and Makeup.


Coupon code for 25% off, “DRESSUPBEAUTY25”IMG_1275




E320” is as same as MAC 217. I can’t live without MAC 217, that’s a must-have brush for most makeup artists. Mikasa’s version is quite good, too. It has less density and is softer so it does a good job of blending.

Maybelline New York The City Mini Palette, Rooftop Bronzes, 0.14 Ounce




This is also quickly becoming one of my faves. “E300” is a shorter and denser brush than “E330”.  Especially, using it for cream eyeshadows, love LOVE! And it is great to define the crease. It helps me do my eye makeup more quickly!

Maybelline New York 24 Hour Eyeshadow, Bad to The Bronze, 0.14 Ounce




I LOVE this “F120” tapered brush. It works for highlighting on the cheekbones and powdering for undereye concealer. It does so well with the tapered shape. So so GOOD!

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter, Molten Gold, 0.24 Ounce

I will blog more about “Mikasa brushes in action” soon! I’m very happy so far and wanted to share with you these affordable goodie goodies. And with my discount code, it’ll get much easier to try out for you. Hope you love it and enjoy as much as I do!

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Bag accessories


The light blue bag strap is from & Other Stories.  I like to change bag straps and handles for fun. Fendi has many cool straps and price is beyond cool… 😀

There is always the alternative. Here are some of the affordable ones like my & Other Stories strap.


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The bag skirt! 🙂




For another errand or meetings, just to change a bag and go!


April snow!


New York is still winter in April — it was snowing yesterday and raining today. I don’t mind it because I love winter and am having all the must-have goods for a NY storm!



  1. Good quality umbrella ( from Japan )   NY wind is not cute…
  2. Very good quality long rain boots ( by Hunter )   You have to step into a mountain of snow especially at the corner of the street. You can’t cross the street without it!
  3. Also, very good quality short rain boots ( by Hunter )   This is ok if we don’t get snow accumulation.

Shopping with me on Amazon

I am so excited when I see this on Amazon. I’ve heard good things about this product, but I could not find it anywhere. I can not wait to use it!!

Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 6.56.05 PMLa Roche-Posay Serozinc Mattifying Face Toner Spray for Oily Skin with Zinc, 5 Fl. Oz.



Our skin needs this!

Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 6.50.21 PMPixi Glow Tonic with Aloe Vera & Ginseng, 8 oz



The other colors are so good too!! It’s high-quality high street cosmetics.

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It’s a good color, smooth on my lips and looks natural 🙂

Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 7.18.14 PML’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner, Au Naturale, 0.007 oz.



Caroline Hirons made me buy this lotion. My trustworthy skincare guru recommends!

Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 7.08.29 PMCeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion 12 oz with Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides for Normal to Dry Skin



I’ve been looking for a nice bath pillow, I hope this is the one…

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This is my favorite natural deodorant so far. This and Lavender one both are lovely and feels nicely smooth. Good stuff!

Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 7.16.45 PMLaVanila – Sport Luxe Healthy Deodorant – 2.2 Oz / Vanilla Breeze



Must have for soaking at bath time, so so so relaxing!!


Screen Shot 2018-03-26 at 10.06.45 PMDr. Teals Epsom Salt Soaking Solution Bundle – 1 Relax & Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint 3lbs and 1 Sooth & Sleep Lavender 3lbs