I have never been one to understand high-end fashion, but the way Eastwood Wong illustrates anime/manga characters in luxury brand clothing, I can't help but swoon over it. If you haven't heard of Eastwood Wong, you might have seen some of this work on tumblr. He is a San Francisco based artist, and as stated earlier, has changed up the fashion illustration game by drawing fashion pieces on anime/manga characters. His work is so unique and absolutely beautiful that it has even been featured in Vogue Italia!

The reason I am writing this post is because I recently ordered his Eden pin and it inspired me to tell the world to stop sleeping on him, and to also show my appreciation for his work.. If you're interested in supporting Eastwood Wong and purchasing one of these pins you can buy them on his Storenvy Website! Be sure to check out his Society 6 page as well if you're interested in buying prints for your room or for a friend! He also has an illustration book called "Violent Pink" available for sale as well, with plans for a second book to be released some time in 2018.


Photo Sources: One : Two : Three
The "Violent Pink" Book is on sale for $30 (unsigned). To me it looks like his work is very Sailor Moon inspired and that's probably what attracted me to it in the first place.  Can't get enough Violent Pink? Check out the Violent Pink Tumblr !
And speaking of Sailor Moon he even has a few photos of Sailor Moon characters in Gucci, Elie Saab, and Alexcander McQueen. 



 Photo Source : One : Two : Three : Four : Five : Six 
Pictured here is Eastwood's drawing of  Anthy Himemiya in Alexander McQueen Spring 2007 Sarabande Collection and below is the dress in real life. I just think it is pure talent to do what he does and take something from real life and make it look just as beautiful in a drawing. I'm seriously jealous. 
One : Two

Eden 
If by the end of this post you haven't completely fallen in love with his work, then I have failed my mission. His artwork is absolutely stunning and takes fashion design/illustration to a whole new level. If you want more Eastwood Wong and want to keep up with his work you can check out his tumblr and his other socials will I will link below.

Tumblr // Instagram // Society6 // Twitter // Storenvy 

Support his work buy purchasing some of his prints, illustration book,  and his Eden pin
All photos rightfully belong to Eastwood Wong.
No copyright was intended for this post. 
This post is not sponsored and or affiliated by/with Eastwood Wong 
or with any brands mentioned in this post. 
All opinions stated are my own. 


Eastwood Wong

August 9, 2017

I have never been one to understand high-end fashion, but the way Eastwood Wong illustrates anime/manga characters in luxury brand clothing, I can't help but swoon over it. If you haven't heard of Eastwood Wong, you might have seen some of this work on tumblr. He is a San Francisco based artist, and as stated earlier, has changed up the fashion illustration game by drawing fashion pieces on anime/manga characters. His work is so unique and absolutely beautiful that it has even been featured in Vogue Italia!

The reason I am writing this post is because I recently ordered his Eden pin and it inspired me to tell the world to stop sleeping on him, and to also show my appreciation for his work.. If you're interested in supporting Eastwood Wong and purchasing one of these pins you can buy them on his Storenvy Website! Be sure to check out his Society 6 page as well if you're interested in buying prints for your room or for a friend! He also has an illustration book called "Violent Pink" available for sale as well, with plans for a second book to be released some time in 2018.


Photo Sources: One : Two : Three
The "Violent Pink" Book is on sale for $30 (unsigned). To me it looks like his work is very Sailor Moon inspired and that's probably what attracted me to it in the first place.  Can't get enough Violent Pink? Check out the Violent Pink Tumblr !
And speaking of Sailor Moon he even has a few photos of Sailor Moon characters in Gucci, Elie Saab, and Alexcander McQueen. 



 Photo Source : One : Two : Three : Four : Five : Six 
Pictured here is Eastwood's drawing of  Anthy Himemiya in Alexander McQueen Spring 2007 Sarabande Collection and below is the dress in real life. I just think it is pure talent to do what he does and take something from real life and make it look just as beautiful in a drawing. I'm seriously jealous. 
One : Two

Eden 
If by the end of this post you haven't completely fallen in love with his work, then I have failed my mission. His artwork is absolutely stunning and takes fashion design/illustration to a whole new level. If you want more Eastwood Wong and want to keep up with his work you can check out his tumblr and his other socials will I will link below.

Tumblr // Instagram // Society6 // Twitter // Storenvy 

Support his work buy purchasing some of his prints, illustration book,  and his Eden pin
All photos rightfully belong to Eastwood Wong.
No copyright was intended for this post. 
This post is not sponsored and or affiliated by/with Eastwood Wong 
or with any brands mentioned in this post. 
All opinions stated are my own. 


Milk Makeup just released a bunch of new items a couple days ago and among those new items the two that caught my attention the most was the Blur Matte Foundation ($40) and the Dab + Blend Applicator ($14). Now if you've been a reader to my blog or have been following me on Instagram for a while now, you would know that one of my all time favorite face products is the Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint. And I also have fairly dry skin, so to be excited about a matte foundation seems kind of odd. However, with the weather getting hotter and more humid I found my skin getting a bit on the oilier side (especially in my t-zone) so I thought I'd give this matte foundation a go!

The foundation contains the same pore blurring microspheres as their Blur Stick (which is what I use to prime my face daily). Unlike the Sunshine Skin Tint, which gives a light to medium coverage, the Blur Matte Foundation gives a full coverage. As much as I love my Sunshine Skin Tint, there are days where I want something that gives me a full coverage in one go, rather than having to apply my base then go in with a concealer.

Shake up the bottle before squeezing the product onto the Dab + Blend Applicator. With the D+B Applicator I like to swipe the foundation on and then pat the product to blend. I would suggest using a primer that also moisturizes your skin ( I love using the Too Faced Hangover Primer) or using a heavy-duty moisturizer before applying this foundation, because it is very mattefying that it almost felt like it was drying out my skin. Mind you my skin type is more on the drier side, so this may not be an issue for those with normal/oily skin.

I love how my pores seem to vanish under this foundation and it does what it claims and goes on completely matte. Also any redness I have is gone along with any light acne scarring. I do find that I have to go back in with a bit of concealer to cover up any darker acne scars and hyper-pigmentation that I may have. The finish of the foundation is very powdery but feels lightweight, which I think is great considering most full-coverage foundations feel heavy on the skin. Throughout the day I noticed that any dry patches I had started to really stand out and I also did get a bit shiny around my nose and forehead area. It photographs really well in when there's natural lighting, but I tested it with flash photography and noticed that I looked rather ghostly.

So overall I don't hate the foundation but I don't love it either. I believe the foundation is better for those who have really oily skin. I usually stay away from products that are advertised as matte, since my skin is on the drier side, but I couldn't quite help myself with this one. I am so sad that this foundation wasn't the best match for me because I absolutely adore Milk Makeup as a brand. But on the plus side I will say that the Dab + Blend Applicator will be a repurchase for sure! It comes with it's own holographic carrying pouch so you can toss it in your makeup bag and not worry about it getting dirty or damaged.

Although it was weird-feeling at first, you get used to it and I love how I can clean it after every use. The Dab + Blend also prevents any product from going to waste, since it is non-porous it doesn't soak up any of your foundation therefore all of it is ensured to be applied to your face. A lot of people may be skeptical of how this blends and I will say that it is a bit streaky at first, but if you go in a dabbing motion then the application is just as flawless as the Beauty Blender. I also advise that you apply only a pea size amount of foundation at first because I made the mistake of applying the same amount of foundation as I would when using the Beauty Blender, and ended up with the thickest layer of foundation on my face.

Despite the foundation not having worked out for me I hope this gave you guys a better insight and cleared up any doubt you may have about this product! So just because this didn't work well for me doesn't mean it's not a good foundation! I would suggest that you still give it a try if you've been eyeing this!

If you order off the Milk Makeup website you get free shipping and free returns within the United States, also a free travel size of their Ubame Mascara. Might I mention their customer service is A1. At first I ordered the wrong shade so I emailed them in order to make an exchange for a different shade, and to my surprise they said I could keep the foundation I already owned and mailed me the right shade for free! So maybe if I find myself a bit paler, and for some reason oilier, I'll be sure to grab for this foundation. However for right now I'm sticking to the Blur Stick and the Sunshine Skin Tint. 

Milk Makeup Blur Matte Foundation & Dab + Blend Applicator Review

August 7, 2017

Milk Makeup just released a bunch of new items a couple days ago and among those new items the two that caught my attention the most was the Blur Matte Foundation ($40) and the Dab + Blend Applicator ($14). Now if you've been a reader to my blog or have been following me on Instagram for a while now, you would know that one of my all time favorite face products is the Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint. And I also have fairly dry skin, so to be excited about a matte foundation seems kind of odd. However, with the weather getting hotter and more humid I found my skin getting a bit on the oilier side (especially in my t-zone) so I thought I'd give this matte foundation a go!

The foundation contains the same pore blurring microspheres as their Blur Stick (which is what I use to prime my face daily). Unlike the Sunshine Skin Tint, which gives a light to medium coverage, the Blur Matte Foundation gives a full coverage. As much as I love my Sunshine Skin Tint, there are days where I want something that gives me a full coverage in one go, rather than having to apply my base then go in with a concealer.

Shake up the bottle before squeezing the product onto the Dab + Blend Applicator. With the D+B Applicator I like to swipe the foundation on and then pat the product to blend. I would suggest using a primer that also moisturizes your skin ( I love using the Too Faced Hangover Primer) or using a heavy-duty moisturizer before applying this foundation, because it is very mattefying that it almost felt like it was drying out my skin. Mind you my skin type is more on the drier side, so this may not be an issue for those with normal/oily skin.

I love how my pores seem to vanish under this foundation and it does what it claims and goes on completely matte. Also any redness I have is gone along with any light acne scarring. I do find that I have to go back in with a bit of concealer to cover up any darker acne scars and hyper-pigmentation that I may have. The finish of the foundation is very powdery but feels lightweight, which I think is great considering most full-coverage foundations feel heavy on the skin. Throughout the day I noticed that any dry patches I had started to really stand out and I also did get a bit shiny around my nose and forehead area. It photographs really well in when there's natural lighting, but I tested it with flash photography and noticed that I looked rather ghostly.

So overall I don't hate the foundation but I don't love it either. I believe the foundation is better for those who have really oily skin. I usually stay away from products that are advertised as matte, since my skin is on the drier side, but I couldn't quite help myself with this one. I am so sad that this foundation wasn't the best match for me because I absolutely adore Milk Makeup as a brand. But on the plus side I will say that the Dab + Blend Applicator will be a repurchase for sure! It comes with it's own holographic carrying pouch so you can toss it in your makeup bag and not worry about it getting dirty or damaged.

Although it was weird-feeling at first, you get used to it and I love how I can clean it after every use. The Dab + Blend also prevents any product from going to waste, since it is non-porous it doesn't soak up any of your foundation therefore all of it is ensured to be applied to your face. A lot of people may be skeptical of how this blends and I will say that it is a bit streaky at first, but if you go in a dabbing motion then the application is just as flawless as the Beauty Blender. I also advise that you apply only a pea size amount of foundation at first because I made the mistake of applying the same amount of foundation as I would when using the Beauty Blender, and ended up with the thickest layer of foundation on my face.

Despite the foundation not having worked out for me I hope this gave you guys a better insight and cleared up any doubt you may have about this product! So just because this didn't work well for me doesn't mean it's not a good foundation! I would suggest that you still give it a try if you've been eyeing this!

If you order off the Milk Makeup website you get free shipping and free returns within the United States, also a free travel size of their Ubame Mascara. Might I mention their customer service is A1. At first I ordered the wrong shade so I emailed them in order to make an exchange for a different shade, and to my surprise they said I could keep the foundation I already owned and mailed me the right shade for free! So maybe if I find myself a bit paler, and for some reason oilier, I'll be sure to grab for this foundation. However for right now I'm sticking to the Blur Stick and the Sunshine Skin Tint. 
Another year, another wonderful anniversary celebrated with my loving boyfriend, Anthony. We did the usual and I went up to New York to visit him. Well I guess I shouldn't say we did the usual, because we actually did quite a lot! My trip was earlier in the month, but I had so many photos to go through that it took a bit of time for me to pick and edit which ones I wanted to post! But finally, here it is, and I hope you enjoy!

These photos are mainly from my first few days in New York. We went to the city to see John Legend and Gallant in concert! While we waited for the doors to open, we spent the day venturing off and, of course, visiting some food places!
Time has certainly been flying by, it's hard to believe Anthony and I have been together for three whole years! And within those three years I think I've finally figured out how to get my eyebrows up to par with Anthony's haha. Also might I mention that this photo makes me realize how ginormous my head is compared to Anthony's. 


Bibble and Sip was like Heaven On Earth for me. Their baked goods were soooo mouthwatering and pretty to look at! They were also as yummy as they were pretty. I ordered their Lavender Lemonade and Melon Pan. Crossing my fingers and hoping that one day they'll decide to expand to other locations because I need them to come to Nashville haha.

The decor of the place were all alpaca-related and shaped. Look at this alpaca bush! And everyone knows how much I love alpacas, even more reason I fell in love with the place <3

A genuine candid photo of me enjoying my Unicorn Taiyaki Ice cream from Taiyaki NYC. It was so hot out that it started melting as soon as I stepped outside! I couldn't even finish it because there was just so much, and most of it just ended up melting in my hands lol. But we also go some Matcha Lattes since they were buy one get one free.

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you would already know that I had the pleasure of running into Gallant! I could not stop fan-girling, it was pretty embarrassing now that I think about it. But he's such a great music artist and overall person, I wish we could be friends haha. 


Be on the lookout for part two of our three year anniversary trip. I didn't realize how many photos I had that I decided it'd be more organized and easier to process all the photos in separate posts. But I hope you enjoyed what you've seen so far!  

Photo Diary : Three Year Anniversary Trip Pt. One

August 2, 2017

Another year, another wonderful anniversary celebrated with my loving boyfriend, Anthony. We did the usual and I went up to New York to visit him. Well I guess I shouldn't say we did the usual, because we actually did quite a lot! My trip was earlier in the month, but I had so many photos to go through that it took a bit of time for me to pick and edit which ones I wanted to post! But finally, here it is, and I hope you enjoy!

These photos are mainly from my first few days in New York. We went to the city to see John Legend and Gallant in concert! While we waited for the doors to open, we spent the day venturing off and, of course, visiting some food places!
Time has certainly been flying by, it's hard to believe Anthony and I have been together for three whole years! And within those three years I think I've finally figured out how to get my eyebrows up to par with Anthony's haha. Also might I mention that this photo makes me realize how ginormous my head is compared to Anthony's. 


Bibble and Sip was like Heaven On Earth for me. Their baked goods were soooo mouthwatering and pretty to look at! They were also as yummy as they were pretty. I ordered their Lavender Lemonade and Melon Pan. Crossing my fingers and hoping that one day they'll decide to expand to other locations because I need them to come to Nashville haha.

The decor of the place were all alpaca-related and shaped. Look at this alpaca bush! And everyone knows how much I love alpacas, even more reason I fell in love with the place <3

A genuine candid photo of me enjoying my Unicorn Taiyaki Ice cream from Taiyaki NYC. It was so hot out that it started melting as soon as I stepped outside! I couldn't even finish it because there was just so much, and most of it just ended up melting in my hands lol. But we also go some Matcha Lattes since they were buy one get one free.

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you would already know that I had the pleasure of running into Gallant! I could not stop fan-girling, it was pretty embarrassing now that I think about it. But he's such a great music artist and overall person, I wish we could be friends haha. 


Be on the lookout for part two of our three year anniversary trip. I didn't realize how many photos I had that I decided it'd be more organized and easier to process all the photos in separate posts. But I hope you enjoyed what you've seen so far!  

Instagram

© Kat Sangfroid. Design by Fearne.