Category Archives: Product review

Grab some totes for Summertime

Eco-friendly shopping site Nimli offers some great options of totes for Summertime. They all made out of organic fabrics, and the design is simple and eye-catching.

Ella Vickers Original Zip bag

ella vickers green grocery

Ella Vickers green grocery

girls can tell bicycles rule tote bag

girls can tell bicycles rule tote bag

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Dumpling Dynasty -Asian Vintage Style

These Chinese kits definitely brought back the memories of my childhood. In the early 80s in China, the similar style packages were everywhere. The stuffs inside the kit feel both familiar and unfamiliar to me. They are familiar because I had used or seen most of them When I was a child. They are unfamiliar to me because they are old and already out of date. It is fun to bring them back and gets me a strong sense of nostalgia.

Pigtail Kit $18 www.wuandwu.com

Pigtail Kit $18 http://www.wuandwu.com

My favorite kit is Pigtail kit. I almost ensure I owned the same kinds of hair accessories when I was five.

The design carries the strong Chinese 80s style but is reinterpreted and recreated by the scotland illustrator Fiona Hewitt who had lived in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong for many years. She and Andy Tainton, an expert in Asian Kitschology co-created the brand Dumpling Dynasty, and they took inspiration from trawling the flea market and junk shops for years in China.

sewing kit $18

sewing kit $18

Sewing kit is another practical one, and a great gift choice for the holiday.

 

First Aid

First Aid

The first Aid is so glorious! must have….

The following is what the two creators say about Dumpling Dynasty

“Our products are a labour of love. Sought-out from lesser-known parts of China, we strive to personalize and re-create the sweet sentiment and attention to detail found in vintage Asian packaging design,” says Fiona Hewitt. “It is our hope that these products will make your life a little sweeter every time you use them.”

 

Makeup bag, bouquet by Flowie

Makeup bag, bouquet SALE

Makeup bag, bouquet SALE

After I visited www.Flowie.com, and  realized this pink flower makeup bag we have to review isn’t  the best design, I tend to give the designer Yaling Hou more credits. However, if let me review the makeup bag alone, I wouldn’t give it high score. The design and color choice is rather plain, all we can see is pink flowers here and there, really nothing special about it, but it is good enough to function as a container to restore your makeup from dust and dirty. This is exactly how it works as a makeup bag.

Mac Lustre lipstick

Mac Lustra Lipstick Marquise D'

Mac Lustra Lipstick Marquise D'

 Mac Lustre is smooth and easy to wear. I am not a big fan of lipstick and usually don’t wear it but I think I can deal with this one since it seems not too glossy and the color is light and close to nature color of the lip. I checked the price which is only $12.99, which is pretty good deal for Mac.

marquiseThe picture above demonstrated what it looked like while applying it on your lips. You can see and feel, Marquise D’ is nice choices for women who don’t like to keep natural and clean looks. The color is versatile and looks good with blondes, brunette, red hair and black hair. The size of package is easily to put  in any size of pockets and handbags.

Sartorialist Book by Scott Schuman

One of my favourite street style photographers, The Sartorialist Scott Schuman has released his book entitled Sartorialist. I’ve constantly visited his site which is free and updated my knowledge about fashion trends. I’ve always received the fresh ideas on how to wear clothes, create better proportion and color combination. His work is brilliant as his photos capture people, stories, emotions and moments. There is a story behind every picture, and Scott put his love ,effort, time and money on each one. Beside the pictures, Scott put more words in the book to make it more demonstrated and complete. I think the Sartorialist book is a good reference for designers, stylists or anyone who loves street fashion. 
Sartorialist Book

Sartorialist Book

Snuggie_ the revolutionary invention of the 21st century

I don’t know why some people hate snuggie. I like it a lot, and I think  it is the coolest idea ever to warm people up when you feel cold by sitting in a place for a long time, especially in the winter time. It is the best and most thoughtful birthday gift ever.  Snuggie is almost the same idea as the blanket but  made with a touch of humanity. Blanket has no sleeves, but snuggie does, and which are made them be called snuggie, I guess. However, what’s so special about a blanket with sleeves? Well, very special and the following is the reasons why.snuggie-1

Snuggie is so fun, and you can throw a halloween party by group wearing them, since the snuggies come with a variety of colors, orange, blue, green, brown and so on and so forth.  Teaming up with your favorite wig, you are pretty much ready for the  Halloween party. The picture above is an evidence.  I am afraid that you never thought you could do so much with the snuggies. Guys,  Let’s throw a snuggie party tonight!

snuggieSnuggie is so important that they are the new uniforms for NBC TV hosts.  They have  to wear them together to host any shows and performances, because it is the best way to keep them warm and also they are the new fashion trends for  this season. Girls, have  you got you snuggie yet? If not, go get it now. It is available at Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Target. 

I am sure the baby is the happiest baby in the world and her mother seems so proud, because they are using this multi-functional snuggie. The new snuggie produced exclusively for new mum and baby is just coming to the market. Basically it is the advanced snuggie with a hole at the front. It is so smart to keep both mum and baby warm.

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Labbit is a rabbit

Holiday Labbit

Holiday Labbit

If you enjoy sticking staffs into a hole, you probably would love this one. This is a kid’s toy called Labbit. Kidrobot came out a series of rabbit toys that you can stick all kinds of staffs into the rabbit’s month to make it look funny. They also put out a holiday theme Labbit, and the set is included in a Christmas light bulb, half an elf, a wrapped gift and classic candy cane. I tried all four of them and the funniest one is half an elf in that the Labbit seems to eat out  a person while you sticking it in.  I feel bored playing it for like  5 seconds, because It is really hard for a grew-up woman like me to feel so much entertaining, maybe only for little kids.