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BlingUp Boutique – A Nail Art, Japanese Fashion, & Deco Shop All in One

bling up boutiqueThe BlingUp Boutique at a Glance

In my previous write-up of BlingUp & Co last October, you’ll know I how thrilled I was to find a brand that does beautiful, custom-size nails designs. To add the cherry on top, they recently just opened a cute little boutique right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles (453 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA.) Inside it is a heaven of extravagant Japanese nail art, gorgeously detailed apparel, fancy deco cases, and all kinds of sparkly trinkets. Come take a glimpse at LA’s newest kawaii-fashion and accessories shop. Truly a gem you can’t miss!


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Hello Kitty Cafe Food Truck – Glendale

hello kitty cafe glendale food truckHello Kitty Heaven

Happy Friday, dolls! If you saw my Instagram story a couple of weeks ago, you probably saw I was asked to make an appearance* at the Hello Kitty Cafe event in Glendale on February 11th. While I’ve blogged about the permanent cafe in Irvine, I’ve never taken the time to talk about the food truck. Throughout the year, the Hello Kitty Cafe sends their pop-up truck to different parts of the country, including Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and many places across California. (You can see all of their past and upcoming events on their Facebook page, linked above.) It’s kind of like a tour bus. However instead of music, they serve delicious desserts, sell adorable merchandise, and HK enthusiasts from all around come dressed up in their cutest outfits for yummy treats. Check out my review of the Hello Kitty Cafe Glendale Galleria event! 🙂 (more…)

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Unicorn Hot Chocolate – Creme & Sugar Review

unicorn hot chocolate

Creme & Sugar – OC’s Most Magical Dessert Parlour


Like most young girls, one of my favorite fantasy creatures was the unicorn. As cliché as that sounds, what child isn’t attracted to pastel horses with superpowers? Fantasy creatures have been sources of inspiration and awe for centuries, both for adults and kids alike. Even though I’m in college, anything filled with pink, rainbows, and sparkles still catches my eye. After seeing some of the viral videos on Creme & Sugar’s secret menu item, Unicorn Hot ChocolateI knew I had to try it for myself.  (more…)

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Fickle Wish – Little Tokyo’s Newest Japanese Fashion Shop

Ficklewish – A J-fashionsta’s Paradise (besides Japan itself)


As a LA native who’s loved Japanese culture since she was young, I’m in the Little Tokyo district a lot. I’ve spent hours in the Kinokuniya bookstore, the James Irvine Gardens, the LED Portal, and have been to many Harajuku Fashion meets. Recently, my favorite spot in LT has been Fickle Wish. Fickle Wish is Little Tokyo’s newest Kawaii clothing store, filled with popular Japanese brands like SWIMMER, Galaxxy, and Milklim to name a few. While it isn’t the first J-fashion store to exist in Downtown LA, it’s still pretty different and brings a breath of fresh air to local kawaii addicts. Last weekend, I went to Fickle Wish’s Art Market and had a chance to snap some photos. Click below to see more in-depth! (more…)

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Hello Kitty Cafe + Honey & Butter Macarons


Its official, the cutest places to eat at:
Hello Kitty CafeA Sanrio paradise filled with cookies, cakes, and tea.
Honey & Butter. A macaron haven with Disney Tsum Tsums and an exciting atmosphere.

Because these spots are perfect for Japanese and Kawaii lovers, I had to check them out. Best yet, they’re both located right inside the Irvine Spectrum mall. Talk about convenient! Lets take a look at the sugary adventure I had over the weekend. There’s lots of sweets, pastels, frills, and fun to be seen. (more…)

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Fun in Little Tokyo

Recently, I went to Little Tokyo for some photoshoots. Little Tokyo is hub of Japanese culture right in the heart of Los Angeles. You’ll find J-fashion boutiques, kawaii knickknacks, and all kinds of delicious cuisine. Most importantly, it was the perfect place to model this Sakura bodycon dress from Shein! (more…)

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