Archive | February, 2013

Review: Street Fighter x Sanrio Fight Stick

28 Feb

If you were reading my blog in December you should remember that I became the proud owner of a Street Fighter x Sanrio fight stick. Well, I finally took the plunge and took it out of the box and started gaming with it. Here are my thoughts below:

  • Having a fight stick pretty much makes any game more fun! I’ve been playing through Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game and it feels like I’m at an arcade! Games instantly become x100 more fun.
  • Having a fight stick makes fighting games easier to play (unsurprisingly). In particular for me, Street Fighter 4 has become much more playable. I don’t get those annoying hand cramps that always happen with mad button mashing on the Xbox controller.
  • Just like anything it takes practice and dedication to get good at fighting games (even with a fight stick). My goal is to get good enough at Street Fighter 4 to play co-workers without them needing to use a huge life handicap.
  • Lastly, the fight stick looks so very pretty in our gaming area. I’m proud to show it off!

Overall, the fight stick was a great investment and anyone interested in getting serious about fighting games should consider getting one. 


Birchbox February 2013

21 Feb


This month’s Birchbox was another good one. I was originally hoping for some Lancome goodies, but was actually happy with all the non-Lancome items I received. Part of the fun of Birchbox is that there are a ton of combinations so the boxes are all different. You never know what you might get… What was in my box:

Ghirardelli Chocolate Square: This was fine. I would have rather had another make-up item.

Twistband in Brown: This is actually cute and useful. I will use it to pull my hair back at the gym or when I wash my face.

Vasanti Face Wash: I really love this one. I tried it last night and it does a great job of cleaning and smells nice. My face looked brighter! I also appreciate that it has ‘real’ packaging.

Nicole (by Nicole Richie) Perfume: Not really a fan of the scent. Smells too mature for me.

Color Club Mini Polish: I was actually hoping for the green vs. red color, but the red is nice. The sample size on this is perfect!

Also, I’ve been reviewing all my items on the Birchbox site earning points for future purchases. I’ve already earned $10. Looking forward to March!

Prabal Gurung for Target

10 Feb

The Prabal Gurung Collection for Target came out today and if you’ve read my blog before you should already know that I love the Target designer collections, LOVE THEM!

I wasn’t as excited about this collection compared to Missoni or Jason Wu where I wanted 90% of the collection, but there were 2 dresses that caught my eye. My husband and I planned to go into Seattle to celebrate Chinese New Year so I figured I could hit up the new City Target and maybe check out some of the pieces. No big deal if they were sold out, I wasn’t going to wake up at 8 am/ run into the store like a crazy person like I did for Jason Wu dresses.

We arrived at City Target at around 2 pm and imagine my surprise when I see racks and racks of Prabal Gurung clothing everywhere. Wow, City Target was really stocked, none of this limited stock BS my local suburban Target does with the special styles.

The ending: I purchased one of the dresses I really liked, no hassle at all. I’ll post a picture later. I plan on wearing it to a friend’s wedding 🙂

The lesson: If a design collection for Target comes out that I’m interested in I’m skipping my local Target and going to City Target first.


Valentine’s Day Wreath!

2 Feb

Valentine's Day Wreath!

I love Valentine’s day. I love it mainly because of the cute decorations (pink and red hearts!)… and flowers… I’m all about those.

This wreath was super easy to make; 1) Chop off faux flowers from stem 2) Hot glue to wreath accordingly 3) Add ribbon 4) Hang on door

Next Holiday Wreath I want to make: Chinese New Year

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