Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sakura : Cherry Blossoms

It's cherry blossom season in Japan now. The sakura trees are in full bloom and it's snowing pink petals EVERYWHERE! Spring is my favorite season in Japan. Everything is bright, yet soft and subtle, kind of like the people here ;) The Tamagawa River runs behind my house, and it's lined with a million sakura trees. I didn't want to miss the chance to enjoy them since they'll be gone in about a week, so I took a lot of pictures after I got home from work the other morning. I also did a look inspired by cherry blossoms, which I wore out at that night. My girl and I ended up at club Harlem in! Anywho, hope you guys enjoy the pictures :)

Onto the FOTD!

Products used for eyes:

- M.A.C Paint Pot in Painterly
- M.A.C e/s in Howzat (shimmery charcoal)
- M.A.C e/s in Hey (shimmery ivory)
- Milani Runway Eyes e/s in Royalty (pinkish purple)
- Kate Super Sharp Liner in Black
- Maybelline Volum' Express Mascara in Black

Eyes How To:

1. Apply Painterly Paint Pot from lash line to brow bone as a base.
2. Apply Hey e/s from lash line to brow.
3. Apply Royalty e/s foiled from lash line, extend slightly past crease.
4. With a tapered blending brush apply Howzat e/s from outer corner of lid, and bring it up into contour. Stop in the middle of contour. Apply with windshield-wiper motions.
5. With flat e/s brush, apply Howzat e/s to outer 2/3 of lid, and blend the pink into the dark gray color.


christy. said...

Prettyyy!! I love sakuraaaa. Amazingly, they had cherry blossoms in Italy everywhere! :) This look is perfect for clubbing! :D

K.G. said...

Gorgeous look on you! By the way, thanks for the link, I linked you back :)

Nic Nic said...

wow i havent been to 花見 yet, it so beautiful there! i swear i been tamagawa river before.. is that west tokyo right?? anyway the sakura looks very beautiful.

Fabu-less Beauty said...

Hello, I stumbled across your blog...but yes, the cherryblossoms are so pretty. I was in Japan last year around this time and it was the beginning of the cherry blossoms. How do you like the Volum' Expres Mascara? I got it a couple of months ago, but the waterproof formula. I think it works a lot better than their Great Lash Mascara.

Aya said...

Christy: Wow you went to Italy? You lucky girl!

K.G.: Thanks girl!

Nic Nic: Tamagawa river runs through West Tokyo, yup. If you're ever here during spring time we should go hanami ;)

fabu-less beauty: I use the 'Hypercurl' edition of Volum' Express. I'm not 100% sure but I think it's only sold in Japan. Anyway, it smells awful, but it keeps my lashes curled for over 12 hours! I like it better than Great Lash, except for that funky smell. And thanks for reading my blog!

missjaclynrose said...

wow those cherry blossom trees look sooo pretty and you of course look beautiful with that color combo! i love it.