Sunday, 11 June 2017

Thread Cafe (Kyoto-Shi)

Thread Cafe is a cozy natural theme cafe that is tucked away inside at a street in Kyoto city resident area. One may not notice that it is a cafe as the outer appearance is mostly just a sign board with their menu or today's special which hints you that is a cafe inside. It feels like is going through a rabbit hole and you will see the cafe appearance which is not as shady as the entrance. 

Drawing and poems can be seen on the way to the cafe and it tells you a bit of their theme. Somewhere along the line of natural and the beach, the cafe gives out a very nice morning sunshine environment. 

The selection is not a lot like a mainstream cafe however, you can ensure that the quality is there. They are also more focus on special and seasonal menus. You can expect something new almost every month or season. 

I had their coffee for my first visit and it has a really nice aroma and is not heavy. (Not sure what beans they use thought) I order the Cafe au Lait as I didn't want something too bitter or heavy. When it came, the cup and utensil just match their theme perfectly.

My friend also ordered their caramel latte and it was really good. (Well, how wrong can a caramel latte go wrong right.)

Overall, I like their drinks but I wish that they will have cocoa soon~ 

One of their dishes that instantly became my favorite is their Chamomile with lemon Muffin. Paired it with freshly made apple juice and my breakfast is complete. After this, I was in bliss and my day started off well. I thought I wouldn't be able to taste the chamomile, but it came out really nicely with the hint of walnuts and lemon. Mixing it with the handmade cream was even better. 

I was sure that I won't be able to find this muffin anywhere else. 

Their breakfast set really looks good and I may try it soon! I have tried one of their lunch set before, but I didn't get to take a picture of it. Most of the food they server is well balance with lots of veggies and not drench in sauce. What I saw was their set are in parts with small side dishes with one main, which goes well with each other. I shall try one more soon and probably update this post! 

〒602-0046 京都市上京区上立売道小川東入る西大路町58
Tel : 075-414-0133

Monday - Sunday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm (Last Order 6:00)

Breakfast 9:00 am - 11:00 am
lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm(LO 2:30)

Cafe/Tea Time 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm(LO 6:00)

Do check their website for the days that they are close because is not fixed. 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Look Book for May (Spring)

May has passed and is JUNE!!! and that means is going to be summer in Japan and it is getting really hot. (ugh) So for this post, it will be May issue look book and it will still be in the spring. The Next look book will be summer inspired! (And probably with shorter skirts) 

I noticed that if I dress up almost everyday for school, I will have around 14 coordination each month, Since I don't have school on Friday. Hopefully to keep that up! Is just so fun trying to find new coordination style for my current clothes. 

I also have recently been trying to practice my hair styling. I manage to pin up a bun recently and to me it was an achievement! Going to do more when I have the time (or if I wake up early) instead of just keep on using the normal style that I know. Japan has a lot of magazine and books that teaches how to do cute hairstyles and I really want to try them! 

For people in Singapore and neighboring countries, I have created a Facebook Group for Larme-Kei lovers or for people who are interested in the fashion! 
Check it out here


Skirt : Axes Femme  
Shoes : Adidas NMD 
Socks: Tutu Anna 
Spec : Alook 

Top: Off brand 
One Piece : Axes Femme (Little mermaid series) 

Top : DreamV 夢展望  
Skirt : Axes Femme  
Specs : Alook

Top : Off Brand 
OP : Bobon21 
Socks : Tutu Anna 
Shoes : Adidas NMD   
Specs : Alook


Top : Off brand from Taobao (Sorry I forgot and there is no tab)   
Skirt : CandyRain 

Inner Top : 
Outer Top : Tralala
Skirt : Laura Ashley 


Top : Axes Femme   
Skirt : Mon Lily  
Wedges : DreamV 夢展望  

Top : Off Brand 
One Piece : Axes Femme  
Laptop Case : Typo 

Top : 
Skirt : Earth Music and Ecology 



Dress: Mon lily 
Outer : Off Brand   
Socks : Tabio 
Heels : Jelly Bean shoes 

Top : Mon lily  
Skirt : Ank Rouge   
Sandals : Mayla Classic 

Top : Cotton On   
Skirt : Off brand 
  Wedges and Bag : DreamV 夢展望  
Headband : Lattice Lessignes 
Specs : Alook

Top : H&M 
Skirt : Browny   
Sandals : Mayla Classic 

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Summer Nails 2017

Summer is approaching and is time for a summer nail inspiration!

The sun is up and spring is going to be over soon, that means it's time to head to the beach and everything sailor, beach and sea theme is going to be everywhere. (Or already is everywhere)

Went back to Sarina to do my nails because I needed beautiful nails for my best friend Cassandra wedding~ Decided to go for the beach theme because summer is approaching and usually gelish can last till a month or more.


As usual, went for a pastel rainbow feel with beach theme stickers. Sarina had many different stickers to choose from and I was ecstatically going through everything!  Decided to go for some seashells and starfish with inspiring words. She also had many pastel glitter to choose from which you won't find in Singapore! 
In the end, the result was alluring with a matte finish. Truly the larmekei feel that I wanted. 

Up next is the recommendation or idea section! These pictures that I took from Instagram, is what I feel that will fit Larmekei for the summer theme this year! The trend this year is either soft pastel or striking colors. Both will give a different feel, but it fits the summer theme perfectly. Gems and jewels are also a big hit to give a crystal, shiny, glimmering feeling. 
*Point: Gold is a great to bring the colors together or to make it stand out~ 

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Monday, 22 May 2017

March and April Favorite Picks

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of update last month, school just reopens and it has been a busy month. So I decided to combine the two months so that is easier and also I have more things to show!!

In my March and April favorite picks will include items from Korea, since I went there in mid April because of a friend's wedding! It was makeup heaven!! So this post will be mainly on makeup and all my makeup that I recommend for these two months.

Love Liner Color Collection 

Burgundy BrownPink Brown 

I always wanted to try a love liner color liner, but it was sold out last year when it was released for Christmas. I couldn't get my hands on it at all! However, they just release a whole line of color collection eyeliner for spring and summer and the colors are just to die for! 

Obviously I went for the pink one because I am not as daring to go for green or blue. The pink eyeliners is not baby or pastel-ish like eye shadow, but have a darker tone. Which gives a softer feel when applied. 

You can either use it as an eye shadow or a soft eyeliner feel like brown eyeliner. Using it as an eye shadow is a good idea because it is waterproof which made its long lasting. 

Love Liner Color Collection - ¥1,600 w/o tax each. 


Sparkling Eye Gloss Smoky Pink - 04  

A based cream eye shadow which is really good for setting makeup, for a base or just a normal eye shadow used. 
It dries really fast and is not as wet as some other product. It is also smooth and holds really well which makes it really easy to blend. 

My favorite point is that is comes in a lip gloss bottle which is really easy to use and carry around. Those that are in a jar is so hard to use once you are 50% in. 

Sparkling Eye Gloss - ¥900 w/o Tax 

Etude House 

Play 101 Stick - Pink and Purple 

After watching Pony's makeup video, I decided to buy this play 101 color correction stick to improve on my based makeup. Managed to get my hands on it when I was in Korea and I would say it was a good buy! 

This product which is meant to color correct some area of the skin to brighten up the face is used like the picture below. 

Pink - Asian people who usually have a lighter skin tone use pink for their dark eye circles. It can also brighten up the T zone area. 

Purple - Use to brighten up a dull area on the skin. Mainly used to against yellow undertones to brighten the skin up.  

This product is really useful not only on normal days, but when days your skin tends to flare up for no reason at all. When the cold season come and some time my skin just has mood swings, it is a really good tool to brighten my skin. 

Play 101 Stick - Retailling at 24 SGD / ₩12,000 

Etude House
Play Color Eyes - Cherry Blossom (2017 edition) 

First saw this on Instagram where they were promoting etude house new play color eyes pallet and it was for the spring season. One look at it and I know I had to get it. I always wanted their coffee series or ice cream series, however I never really got myself to buy it. Lucky for me, I manage to grab one when I was in Korea! 

Since pink never go out of style and is used in many seasons. I feel that this item is just so justified since I got so much more colors to play with. 

The eye shadows are really pigmented and are able to hold for more than 12 hours. One of the best point is that there is a mixture of matte and shimmer eye shadows. 

Play Color Eye - Cheery Blossom - Retailing at ₩22,000

3CE StyleNanda  

Pink Kabuki Brush 

Needed a Kabuki brush in Japan, so I decided to get it in Korea. I almost bought the Innisfree brush, but 3CE Caught my eye and I decided to get it from there. One reason : PINK! 
And it is really smooth that is comparable to Innisfree. The next reason is that it is much cheaper than Innisfree Kabuki brush. 

This brush is just perfect for putting loose / press powder for the finishing touches for my base makeup. 

Pink Kabuki Brush - Retailing at 11 SGD