Love Live! Nishikino Maki “Sunny Day Song” SPM Figure Unboxing

Hello~!

I accidentally took too long in posting again…crap. (╬ ꒪Д꒪)ノ I’m sorry guys; I let time get the best of me again. But I’ll have two posts this week so there’s a plus! Anyways, I couple weeks ago I was able to get my hands on a wonderfully adorable figure of my Love Live! bias and I took pictures of me opening it. TA-DA.

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Ah, yes. My main bae; Nishikino Maki. The store I go to for many things Korean and Japanese started carrying LEGIT (I emphasize this because some of the stores in California carried awful fakes…) figures and goods and when I saw her, I just couldn’t walk away without her. The weeb in me was let out in full force as I rushed to the check out counter. (⁎⁍̴̀﹃ ⁍̴́⁎)♡ It was a beautiful moment.

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Let’s begin with the box and what not. The box art itself is quite cute although not entirely my aesthetic to be honest. The front of the box features the figure with Maki posed and in position. The side art features of profile view of Maki from the anime. The back of the box had information that wasn’t exactly necessary for pictures. The inside of the box had Maki nicely wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard.

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This what she looked like after being removed from said box. If I remember correctly; assembling her took a little bit of work because although it’s literally two pieces…the holes where you insert the tags in her feet weren’t cooperating and I couldn’t get both in at the same time. HOWEVER. I somehow managed to do it and I can’t even remember how. (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

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After assembling her; I was awestruck at the amount of details. The pleats and folds are what got me the most. She’s a sturdy figure for sure which is good especially if you’re clumsy like myself. (๑•́‧̫•̀๑) I think the item I love most about her is the transparent fabric over her skirt which they did so beautifully.  It really made me love the figure just a tad more.

Overall; it was definitely worth the amount of money I spent which I recall was about $35 but I could be mistaken. If you’d like to purchase the doll, I found it on Amazon for $27! Here is the link! This is a great item for anyone who loves Love Live! or just Nishikino Maki. Definitely a good purchase. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Like I said; another post is on the way this week so please be on the look out. Also, I have a trip to Charleston coming up again so if you’d like to see a blog post or a vlog, please let me know in the comments down below. With that said I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! I’ll see you next time~!!!

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

Pretty Guardians – Sailor Moon Fan Club – Make Up Lip Gloss Unboxing + Video

Hello my Lovely Pretty Guardians!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas yesterday! Mine was quite lovely and relaxing, thank goodness. Did you spend time with family or get some really great gifts or have any stories? I’d love to hear from you all in the comments down below! ₍՞◌′ᵕ‵ू◌₎♡

Anyways, the day after coming home from California, I went to pick up a package and was happy to see it was from Tokyo Otaku Mode which meant my Sailor Moon Fan Club package arrived!! So I did an unboxing photo shoot and video for you all. I hope you enjoy!

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The package came with a certificate featuring the official fan club card along with a member exclusive lip gloss brooch based off the original manga and Sailor Moon Crystal brooch. Needless to say; I felt even more like a Moon Princess when I opened up the package. (⺣◡⺣)♡*

WATCH THE VIDEO


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The box is incredibly gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing. It’s rather small and deceiving in terms of weight; it’s heavier than it appears which isn’t bad at all. The back has detailed information regarding the lip gloss. I’m very pleased with the packaging and have it displayed with the certificate.

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Let me tell you; I didn’t have high expectations when it came to this lip gloss. It’s not because I lack faith in the company…but rather I’ve rarely purchased make up over the internet. So when I opened the box and held the brooch, I was happily surprised at the quality. It’s quite heavy in your hands and the “jewels” look very sturdy and won’t fall out any time soon. The back is nice and clean with a tiny sticker displaying minimal information. It brings back a lot of nostalgia and happiness from my childhood of reading the manga and watching the anime.

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When opening up the brooch, you’re greeted with a lovely pastel pink colored gloss and a tiny mirror that I’d probably get little to no use out of. The lip gloss doesn’t have much a scent to it which is perfectly okay for me as I tend to have super sensitive skin. There isn’t really any tint to it also which is also fine with me. It does appear to give a very moisturized cover, so this may be appealing to those who prefer a shinier lip cover rather than matte.

Overall, I’m in love with this item. As a long time Sailor Moon fan, being a part of the Fan Club brings me so much joy and to have a chance to own items such as this is incredible and nostalgic to me. I’m thankful for the opportunity TOM brought to overseas fans to be a part of such a wonderful club. ٩(๑∂▿∂๑)۶♡

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I hope you all enjoyed today’s post! I’m hoping to have either a new year’s post or a December favorites post by next week, so please be on the look out for that on the blog. I’m also hoping to have a Christmas Haul unboxing video on the YouTube channel by tomorrow! Have a wonderful last week of 2016 and I will see you next time!

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

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5 Essentials for Productivity

Howdy & Hello!

Welp, school is back in session! Spring semesters are beginning and it’s time for us students to become productive again! I know it sounds ridiculously difficult after a long Winter vacation but trust me, I’m feeling it too. So today I want to share with you my five essentials for productivity. These can be helpful for students or anyone in need of a boost in productivity!

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One of my most effective tools for productivity is an epic playlist of sorts! I personally have two separate lists dedicated to how I am feeling at that particular moment. One is full of calming instrumentals for busy, overwhelming days. The other is brimming with upbeat tunes for slow days when I need motivation. I, myself, wouldn’t suggest too many songs that you typically sing along to as that may decrease productivity rather than the opposite. decorate Tip Two: Decorate Your Space/Tools.
Honestly staying motivated, and productive, is already a difficult enough task. And having a boring and dull environment does not help. So why not spruce up your working space? Maybe place some obnoxious internet meme of Tina Belcher on your wall or decorate your cubicle with all of your Sailor Moon merchandise. Essentially something that will pep you up when you see it. However, if you are unable to decorate, then customize your supplies by buying a Vocaloid notebook or a Pikachu pen!  Super simple and quite effective from my personal experience.

Tip Three: Prioritize Your Time.
I know procrastinating is an incredibly easy thing to do; even I am guilty of the practice. Well fear not because I have found, recently, that prioritizing my time is super beneficial and helps me remain productive throughout the week. If you have trouble with organizing and prioritizing; try buying a weekly planner or download a planner app on your phone. I am currently using a weekly planner to squeeze in my blog posts between school and work. And the amount of work I’m doing now is incredible compared to before.

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I have found that I possess an incredible tendency to get distracted very easily.  Whether it’s because my room is too messy or my rather obvious addiction to my 3DS and Pokemon. If you are aware of what items and situations distract you; try removing them from your situation beforehand. For instance, if I get distracted by my messy room, I would clean it up another day or a few hours in advance. If I feel a need to play my 3DS, I like to place it in an extremely inconvenient spot. So I won’t be tempted to break my concentration and pick it up until I am finished with my work.

Tip Five: Don’t Be Productive 24/7.
Don’t neglect to take some “me” time so you can relax and unwind. It’s great to be productive, but to be constantly  working can become stressful and overwhelming. So pick a day or some time where you can pamper yourself with a bath or an awesome movie. Maybe even spoil yourself with Chinese food and an evening of shiny hunting on Pokemon… or is that just me? Please tell me I’m not alone. thanks 3 Anyways, I hope this post helps you all become more productive at school or work! This post actually quite a fun one to make. If you have any tips or would like to comment on today’s post, please do so down below. If you’d like to suggest topics for future posts, please click the “Contact” button above! As always, thanks for stopping by and…

REMEMBER: “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae