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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Komforte Chockolates Review

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Yesterday, I was having terrible chocolate cravings. When I was done grinding my teeth and scratching at the walls, I did what anyone on a diet would do. I went to the grocery store to buy a a ton of chocolate. The large selection of confections was positively overwhelming. That is, until I saw Komforte Chockolate's French Toast chocolate bars. Without hesitation I bought one, and forgot about the other 1,999.5 lbs. of chocolate I planned on buying.

When I unwrapped my treat from it's simple and tasteful packaging, I was pleased to see a charming wood-like print on the chocolate.

The taste was unlike any chocolate I have ever had before. The chocolate, itself was smooth, creamy and sweet, just as milk chocolate should be. However, the surprise came in the little bits of crunchy French toast scattered within the bar. They were extremely buttery and a little salty. The butter really accentuated the flavor of the milk, which is great for a dairy-lover like myself. The French toast really made every bite interesting! I'd recommend Komforte Chockolate's Fench Toast chocolate bars to any chocolate lover! I plan to try Ramen next time!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The clutch that goes with everything...If you're me.

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This sequined lavender and pink clutch/makeup bag from Shin & Company is simple enough to work with casual and formal outfits, yet unique enough to get you noticed! Although some may save this clutch for parties and clubbing, I'm the kind of girl that would bring it with me everywhere, from weddings to grocery shopping. Yeah, I'm just cool* like that...

*totally not cool. Seriously. You should see me. Actually, I take that back. Maybe you shouldn't see me.

Yosuke USA. Literally the best thing in the world.

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There are few times that I get so excited that I need to remember to breathe. For example, my first day of kindergarten, when I got my braces off, when I FINALLY passed driver's ed, my first date with my boyfriend, and when I found out about Yosuke USA. Long have I wished for shoes like my boyfriend's. There was only one problem. They needed to be, you know, Cuter. There's the problem. Where will I ever find cute and feminine engineer boots? I thought it was only a pipe dream.


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NO...WAY! It can't be!

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This can't be real!

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Just look at that selection!

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And there's more! Those shoes are AMAZING!

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My boyfriend will be so jealous!

And then I saw these. Wow. Just wow. Thank you Yosuke USA! Thank you so much! ThankyouthankyouTHANKYOU!

What lolitas will wear in the year 3000.

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This skirt from Super Lovers has just the right mix of cute and edgy! The lilac color, the shiny foil fabric, the big side bow, and the eyelets. The design really says it all!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

For when a heart-shaped purse just isn't enough.

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This adorable purse from M's Sweet is for someone who has it all.
Fuzzy bag? Got it.
Heart-shaped purse? In 8 colors.
Fuzzy heart-shaped purse?....
I didn't think so.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

LG Ice Cream 2

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Although the LG Ice Cream 2 has been around for a couple years, I STILL can't get over it! They come in adorable ice cream-inspired colors and have even bigger LCD screens than the original Ice Cream. With the LED lighting, you can see cute emoticons or short messages whenever you receive a call or text! Along with normal features, the Ice Cream 2 also comes with web surfing, a videophone option, electronic dictionary, mobile broadband, and has an option to stream TV!

Enjoy the Ice Cream 2 CF with Big Bang and actress Kim Tae Hee!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Korean and Japanese Shopping Services

A lovely reader asked for a tutorial on buying products from overseas. I don't know if this would really qualify as a tutorial, but I hope it's some kind of help!

I know that Rakuten is Japan's most popular shopping service.Companies that cater to their foreign customers (i.e. Bodyline and Chocomint) will usually have a foreign shipping option through Rakuten on their website. However, I've heard that small independent shopping services are the way to go.

I personally use a small indie shopping service, myself. I use Chibi Tenshi's service on Livejournal.

I also hear that Mochi Machine's shopping service is great! They seem to be the most popular.

All you have to do is send them a link to the item you want and they will order it for you. You will have to pay extra for the services (usually 10-20% of the total cost), plus shipping and handling. They all use Paypal. They both also do in-shop services. So, if there is something you really want, not sold on the company's website, they may go into the store and get it for you. However, they only do this for some stores, so make sure to ask where they do in-store shopping!

I haven't bought anything from South Korea yet (or North Korea, but I think you could have guessed that). Now, I have spent some time looking up Korean shopping services and these seem the best from what I have seen. However, I haven't used them before, so don't take my word for it!

I hear that Sunkyung on LiveJournal is doing a shopping service. You might want to ask about it.

Watertonkorea has some recommendations. I don't know how they are, though.

I also seen a few people recommend Koreanshopping, however I've seen some pretty bad reviews on their site, so I would be careful...

Minarin shop does orders with or without Paypal. They say they
"do not do any other Koren stores, but you can submit a request."

Sechuna-pers does group orders.

Last, but definitely not least is Gmarket. Gmarket is basically the same thing as Rakuten, but in South Korea, instead of Japan. Just like Rakuten, you can buy items straight off of their website. They have a very extensive selection. The only downside is that you can only purchase what they offer. You can't requst them to order something for you that they do not feature on their website.

A great place to buy items from all over East Asia is AsiaJam.
Don't forget to look them up.

I hope this helps! Thank you for looking!