Sakura Matsuri 2012

the last bit of sakura

A late post (was busy with school work >__<“) on Sakura Matusri 2012. Most of the sakura were gone by the time of the matsuri (good thing Sandy and I went to do our yukata photoshoot earlier!) but we managed to find some so I took a photo of the beautiful blossoms.

photo credit brian ngai

i finally met my friend (on the left) after being facebook friends with her for I think 4 years? LOL she’s so cute :3 (lolita sandwhiching gyaru haha)

lolita gathering

the only photo i got to take of other lolita’s because i was being taken photos of by other people LOL woops~

lost. (photo credit sandy chen)

found a pretty spot to do a mini photoshoot. thought being isolated means no one will interrupt our shoot, but some guy ran in and took photos of me too lol – w -”

so this year, i actually went to the different exhibits and booths haha this was from the flower arrangement, and i just thought it’s sooooooooo prettyyy i want a bed like that LOL!! or at least for a photoshoot? XD

surround yourself in beauty. (photo credit sandy)

i really wanted a photo with these flowers, but they were fenced up. being the trouble maker that i am, i ran behind and got my photo ha!

pretty art from japanese woodblocking. it was interesting to have it demonstrated as i learned about it during my asian art history class.

lost in a paradise of flowers. (photo credit sandy)

i really loved this part of the garden, soooo prettyy and smelled soooooooo good hahahha :3 i finally decided to keep my ank rouge coat, which is worn in the photo above.

my future curtain 8D

so my outfit rundown:

coat: ank rouge
floral dress: liz lisa
bag: vivienne westwood
shoes: b.o.c.
accessories: taiwan

my fotd~

 judyhime chan♥


Yukata Photoshoot Photos & Mini Giveaway!

I smile for you every day, I pray for you
With thoughts of you, I fall asleep - I open my eyes as I call for you...
You are my heaven
-Ailee "Heaven"

The photos I promised some friends I would post on my blog :3 Sandy uploaded these four so far from the yukata photoshoot, don’t know if she’ll be posting more or not XD I hope she will~ I really like how she edited the first three, it’s softer and dreamier hehe My Gyaru inspired make up was mentioned in a previous post, if you want to see the process and what I used.

For the first shot, she told me to really daydream of something I like, and I’m sure all my friends know what that is ^__~ But that was really smart, because she would get a photo of me really in a smiling daze, rather than just eyes closed XD Second shot I think I was really just enjoying myself there on break and she just took it, so it was a genuine smile. ^^

Don’t know if anyone noticed, but I was using the first shot as my banner and have a new background to welcome spring. What do you guys think of the new look? Hope the background doesn’t look too cluttered! >__<”

The lyrics above are from this song that I’m so addicated to right now! It kind of describes my situation hahaha~

Love her outfit and hair! Trying to grow my bangs out like hers ^^


As the weather gets warmer, pesky pores is an issue many of us deal with. So like I promised, here’s my mini giveaway to thank all my readers thus far and hopefully help deal with the pores XD Since I have lovely readers from all over the world, this is opened worldwide. It ends April 29th, 2012 at 12:00PM EST and I will announce the winner then~

  • To enter, you MUST follow my blog through subscribing on the side bar or through bloglovin’.
  • Then either reblog, tweet about OR post about my giveaway with a link back to my post in your blog/tumblr/etc. Each thing you do, you get an extra chance of winning ;D
  • Lastly, comment on this post with the following
    1. Enter me
    2.  Name & Email Address & if applicable, bloglovin’ username.
    3. Link(s) to where you reblogged, tweeted and/or linked back.

That’s it! Good luck ^__^ ♥

judyhime chan♥

Yukata Shoot Today!

beautiful clear sky at the garden

Today was a beautiful day at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens with two of my bestest friends, perfect for our photoshoot today! Sandy wanted to do a yukata photoshoot, and since it was free admission on Tuesdays, we went today. Sarah also came to help us out with light reflector and checking to make sure if things looked alright. I have two yukata that I bought on my trip in Japan a few years back, but we went with pink since I look better in pink than blue hehe.

my pink cherry blossom print yukata

Sandy said looked like an anime character in that photo, so I decided to upload it as a sneak peak to the photoshoot. She uploaded an edited photo, but I want to wait for more and choose my favorite ones to put here ^^ It looks really nice so far, I’m always at awe how she edits the photos!

Today was also crazy! We thought if we go on a weekday there will be less people, but there were still a lot of people and people were non stop taking photos of me! Where ever we go, a crowd gathers and I see iphones and cameras in my direction @__@” Some people asked me to take photos with them. I felt so bad because it made it difficult for Sandy to do her photoshoot >__<” But good thing that was mostly in the beginning, and plus if we went during Sakura Matsuri, we would have never got our shoot done haha. I always wondered though, what do these strangers do with the photos!? One guy said he was putting it in his portfolio and gave me his buisness card. Some lady filmed me, and I thought she would walk away after she said thank you, but she just picked up her camera and filmed me in another angle and did that like 5 times!! LOL I dont get it!! Some people also followed me. It was such an interesting experience. I had people take or ask me for photos on train before, but I never had this much people LOL

sakura blossoms :3

I’m also glad we got to go while the sakura blossoms were still plenty on the trees! It’s like what Katherine said to me before, it’s so warm that they would probably be blossomed before the matsuri. They’re so pretty, especially when the wind blew and the petals scattered down. I think Sandy tried taking a photo when that happened, but not sure if it came out good or not XD

magnolia flowers

After about 280 shots, I switched into my normal outfit for the second shoot. It was this high-low skirt with a lace top and my Liz Lisa belt. I thought there wouldn’t be anyone following me with cameras after this, but we still saw so many people taking photos of me @__@” I don’t know why LOL!! I’m a normal person!!

sarah & me

Sneak peak of second outfit XD I didn’t take one of myself on my iphone >_<” So I have to wait for Sandy to upload the photos~ I also wanted to take a photo with her but she didn’t want to today T__T”

sarah as my make up artist

Yesterday I went to Sarah’s dorm and she played make up artist and tried to replicate Yang Mi’s makeup pictured above, and the photo below it is what she got at the end. She admitted it doesn’t really look like it (I think it’s mainly because I’m not as pretty as her X__X), but I still think it was pretty what she did for me ^__^ I think it’s fun when other people put make up for me since I’m usually the one doing it for myself, so it’s nice when someone else can do it for me hehe XD

Kanno Yui make up

For the make up for today’s shoot, I used Kanno Yui’s as reference. The one I used was the image above but with her other lip color. I thought it’ll be fun to take a photo of each few steps I did and see the progress XD So this is my first time, and also first time showing my unedited photo with no make up on my blog > U <“!

make up progress

I think the concealer and eyeshadow already made a big difference! I was able to use my new make up that came in yesterday just in time for today’s shoot.

Laura Mercier Tinte Moisturizer in Porcelain
Revlon Photoready concealer in 02
Garnier Under Eye Roller
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray
Cosmagic pink blush
Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in blissful
Tarte Bronzer

Dollywink Eyeliner (liquid and pencil)
Majolica Majorca pink palette
Global Goddess Beautyi Divine Eye Color in Shambala
Jane Iredale Mystikol Powder Eyeliner and Highlighter in Citrine
Integrate White Eyeliner
Car Mela Mascara

Canmake lipgloss

After a lovely day, I’m quite tired and going to head to sleep now. Excited for this week! Too bad once it ends, it’s back to school >__<” I have to learn how to dye fabrics this week!

judyhime chan♥