ended up getting these Karen Walker Helter Skelter sunglasses! I worked over time on Good Friday and my overtime managed to pay for it phew! These are so much more feminine than my ray-bans! Yes, one step towards being a woman.
Sweatshirt : UNDEFEATED / Pants : Forever 21 / Sunglasses : Karen Walker
I didn’t shower so that’s why my hair looks like this. I’ve had bad hair my entire life so I guess I shouldn’t blame it on that …..
I didn’t know why to get my boyfriend for his birthday but he directed me to FSC Barber (he reads ESQUIRE… )
Ended up getting a few things for him and one thing for me! Sadly they only ship within the US so there was a bit of trouble getting the package back, but I did.
I got this absinthe wormwood body cream for myself.
I’ve only had absinthe once in my life and don’t remember anything special about it. Even though my friend insisted that it was from Poland, is Poland a major absinthe manufacturing country? This body lotion smells strange, it could be described as an old styled bath house. But the smell quickly fades and you’re left very well nourished hands or whatever other body part. I really like this product despite the strange smell.
For this one transaction, it was smooth and painless. I might end up ordering more, especially the Ursa Major line, it sounds very cool ok
what i ordered:
the legging pants run big! i didn’t expect a XS to be so lose around the knees and ankles, but it still fits fine. The material is totally not what I imagined, I remember trying on a pair of their easy legging pants at the soho store and it’s almost like a thick sweat pant material (but looks more like pants) than a more shiny (yet still cotton) material. So, look at the sizing chart, it’s pretty accurate.
The polka dot pants are shorter than the green tartan ones, but that’s fine. The tartan ones definitely are not as fitted as I thought it would be. And the print is really not obvious at night, basically a summer day time pant then!
the t-shirts are from the UU collection. I love the material they used for the t-shirts in the UU collection, a softer cotton, almost has a linen feel to it. Very nice! I got Men’s Medium for both, if I was a medium sized guy these would definitely be way too small.
Overall satisfied with my order~ I read online somewhere that uniqlo is looking for a vancouver location, horray, please come soon
I wore the first outfit out the other night with a cardigan and a down jacket! It was comfortable and fun~~ got compliments on my polka dot pants ! YES! STRANGER’S APPROVAL!
it always feels like it’s been a gazillion weeks since i ordered something when i’m sure i ordered it yesterday (or a reasonable amount of time: two weeks)
i feel like i’m constantly waiting for packages to come from the internet megastore, where is it, why is there no tracking, jeez why did i save on shipping.. etc
Z helped me out and finally i was able to order from Uniqlo. It’s a painful process of having to use her credit card and me paying her back on paypal. The package itself then needs to be sent to a US address that I drive to and pick up sometime next week. I also have an amazon package (not for me) waiting for me there.
Life of a canadian online shopper.
there were a lot of things that i wanted from the second UU collection but didn’t get to purchase because it was sold out or out of my size so i managed to get two pairs of those printed leggings (which i’m super excited about) and two UU t-shirts.
that’s four outfits right there!!!!
i remember trying these on when i was at a physical uniqlo store and found them to be really comfortable. for one thing, they have an elastic waist band which makes those days that you want to pig out at all you can eat sushi that much easier!
i read the reviews and apparently the pants run a bit big so i got XS, hopefully they won’t be too tight.
i also got the bashful t-shirt because you rarely see non-micky disney characters on products.
i also bought a really cute print + comic from Phillippa Rice and a NEXUS 4 for myself…instagraming while i’m inside the restaurant will finally come true! even though i have a smart phone now, it does not get any sort of data connectivity because i did no research before purchasing it. well this time, it’ll be okay.
but google has yet to send it out from its warehouse yet, so i’ll wait patiently for my 16GB beauty
and a few things for other people too… lol, other people…
bought myself lots of stuff for my upcoming birthday
won’t be doing much this year but the idea of celebration is there!
and what’s better than buying yourself stuff? you definitely know yourself best.
ive been wanting a large external monitor because my laptop is only 15.5 inches. I’ve used that size laptop for a good 5 years and I never had a problem. At my job, I use a 24 inch monitor and suddenly this feels too small…
I was going to buy a 24inch monitor but the store kept not answering my calls. the next day this 27 inch behemoth went on sale and of course i had to buy it.. It felt a bit too large at the store but whatevs.
A bunch of tofu toys was bought with the help of my cousin! I love the tofu oyako series by DEVIL ROBOTS I kind of want to collect them all…
Bought this book and haven’t touched it. I’ve been buying these Penguins Deluxe classic and I kind of started buying them because of the covers. this is the comics edition even though it doesn’t really have anything to do with comics. This is just a translation of the dictionary (?) of greek myths
I also finally bought a deth p. sun print! I love his drawings/paintings and finally bought a print. It was probably supposed to arrive a lot earlier but Canada POST is very fickle with delivering things. but i’m glad it finally came, i also got two cute stickers and a really nice sketch. now time to find a nice frame for the print…
anyways, my birthday is coming up and im turning what feels like a 100 years old..sigh, life, is it over yet?
this is the box! with all the crap inside…. not much to see, unlike before, nowadays when you buy technology it’s basically a USB and a super simple start guide to tell you how to turn on the device and the URL to the pdf of the actual manual.
i took a picture of this because it was very cute. you get to see this graphic when you update the OS, which in this case was from jelly bean 4.1 to 4.1.1
on the left: this is Chrome running this current blog, on the right: this is the tablet version of gmail which i like a lot.
on the left: this is the main menu of all of the apps that you have…swipe to the right for more apps and pages and pages of widgets… on the right: instagram in HD which is pretty darn awesome.
the notification bar is great, it has a short cut towards settings, the lock/unlock of landscape/portrait mode and all of the things that you’ve done recently.
on the left: an example of the widget page, on the right: the jelly bean easter egg!
It’s a very bland overview of the product but so far I really like it.
One of the reasons that I always like android products is that they seem really sturdy. This device, as well as my HTC desire, are strong products that will withstand carelessness. For a 7 inch device, this is quite heavy (though not in a bad way) and fits well in my hands.
Android 4.1 is an excellent OS and is a lot more intuitive and easy to use compared to the 2.3 that I currently have in my phone.
The price of course, is amazing. I paid $259 + tax (approximately $290 or so after tax and other fees) for the 16GB from Sta ples. Staples delivered it a lot earlier than they said they would which is always good but they delivered it without any real packaging in a giant cardboard box. Of course, nothing really happened to mine but accidents on a delivery truck are too common.
The nexus 7 comes with a few free things embedded in to encourage you to buy books and download movies from the Play Store. I got Transformers The dark side of the moon and Robert Ludlum’s The bourne Dominion…
Apparently there’s free music but at least I didn’t get it.
As for the APPS, the best thing about any android device is all the amazing google apps that you can get. My favorite are of course, gmail, google reader, google maps, g talk, google earth etc etc.. there is no equivalent of a good google reader on the iphone, or at least not that i know of, and definitely one an official gtalk app.
As for tablet compatible apps: instagram is amazing on the larger screen. Twitter and Twicca works as they would on any phone device. However this is no compatible tumblr app right now and for some odd reason the tumblr mobile site shows up funny on chrome… in portrait mode anyway, if you rotate it to landscape it’s alright. But still not as good as having an actual app.
Another fault with this device is that it doesn’t come with a camera launcher despite it having a albeit, not very good front facing camera, but you can easily download a free camera launcher in the play store by searching for nexus 7, camera
My other favorite apps are: Pattrn, an amazing wallpaper/pattern stash that updates regularly.
Any Do: an alternative to astrid task that provide large sized widgets rather than the standard 2×2 or 2×4 apps that you’d find not made specifically for the tablet.
My initial thoughts on the device is of a good one!
another feature that had me confused for a bit last night was the portrait/landscape mode unlock/lock. When you receive the device, it’s on locked to portrait mode. If you want to use landscape, you have to go to the notification bar and unlock the small lock, and hence you’ll be able to adjust between the two. This is actually a really useful feature if you like to read stuff while lying down.
Battery life: apparently with heavy usage it’s around 9 hours or so… I am not sure but so far the battery life has been pretty good, wifi is left on at home all the time and I haven’t seen any great diminished battery life.
TL:DR I would recommend this tablet for any android-user already! If you’ve never used an android device before it’s also a good one to start with because it’s a lot easier to use than the previous android versions.
The price is excellent so you aren’t committing too much, the 7 inch tablet size fits well in my hand is really good on the go.
there’s also this new feature of google now, here’s an intro video, whatever it is…at least it looks nice
ive decided not to post my ugly unboxing video, instead here’s a montage