Hello~ :3 things Ive been doing lately

Hello beauties!♥
Thank you for all the sweet and personal comments!
I was really happy to read all your wonderful and cheerful messages! its SO nice to know that I have wonderful girls like you behind my back and caring about me, I am so thankful for everything ^__^ I felt so good to know that it was ok to share and be real with you guys I know life can be so hard at times and there are always a rainbow at the end of it all and so lets try to reach that happiness!♥

more about me for today:
I know having family and friends are VERY important for your support system, I never had that when I was growing up. I grew up all my life with a single parent my mother and a older brother, moved to America when I was in 3rd grade to America *Florida to be exact* so all my family and friends were in Japan. Had to start from one again with the whole language barrier and building friendship all over, most challenging thing was trying to communicate with not understanding a single word trying desperately to make friends so I know the value of friendship. So please value your friends and meeting new people with open arms :)
so having said growing up with a single parent is extremely difficult I never had anything when I was growing up we struggle alot to meet ends need so everything I have had to earn it myself nothing was hardly given to me so that was the main thing that made me achieve more and better myself so never judge persons's worth with materialistic items, life is about happiness within and see if you can make a difference in this world that would be a plus :3
as you know I still struggle from coming from nothing it did do alot of mental and emotional damage to me but I learn a very good lesson of value and appreciation for everything that is around me! Lets smile and be happy together♥

what Ive been up to? well trying to be happy and not be too sick hehe :3
and trying to get my store a new feel for ekiLove.com so getting alot of products ready for the re grand opening! here is a peak at my new logo for the store~ as you may know I make items that are Hime inspired which is Princess in japanese so I thought crown was appropriate for the theme :)
For the Re-opening celebration I am having a giveaway but its for past ekiLove customers and anyone that owns any piece by me ♥ so please if you own a piece by me please enter by leaving me a comment in my testimonial section! Will announce about more info soon :)

Here is what I got recently :D

I spent big bucks for kawaii Japanese fabrics coming straight from Japan! here is a sneak peak at few of the fabrics that I am getting! *but still waiting for it on the mail* :P

also while I was feeling down I could not resist getting stuff from sasa.com had to take adventage of the free shipping offer~ X3
I guess the code:paypalus2009 only work for US buyers with paypal so Im sorry if it didnt work for you,,, >_< href="http://www.sasa.com"> sasa.com

Beauty Story herb mask
on sale for $6.20 for pack of 10

here is what it says:

The Research Institution of Japan found out that Sakura Extract refined from Yoshino Sakura is a potent whitening agent.
Beauty Story Herbs Cleaning Mask blends the precious Sakura Extract into various botanical extracts such as Licorice Root Extract and Witch Hazel Extract. Skin is refreshed and shine-free while enlarged pores are refined. Flawless, white and youthful skin is resulted.

how to use it
Take out and unfold the mask. Out it in face. Leave on for 15 minutes. Massage the residue of serum into skin. It is recommended to use 2-3 times a week. Use successively for 1 week for an intensive treatment.

  • Sakura Extract—rich in Pycnogenol, keeps skin rosy white.
  • Licorice Root Extract—imported from Japan. Conditions sebum secretion, leaves skin refreshed and shine-free.
  • Witch Hazel Extract—conditions skin, sooths oily skin and refines skin.

    suitable for
    combination skin

Kuan yuan Lian
natural care whitening mask
on sale for $6.20 for pack of 10

here is what it says:

Kuan Yuan Lian NATURAL CARE Whitening Mask contains some natural botanical extracts like camellia, white Tea, peony, cucumber, and arbutin that help improve skin dullness, even and brighten skin tone. Infused with hyaluronic acid and chamomile, skin is moist and translucent. Recommend for those who have dull skin tone.

how to use it
1. After cleansing face, take the mask out and put it on face
2. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Take it off and gently massage face by fingertips to promote further essence absorption
3. Use it 1-3 times weekly.

country of origin

suitable for
all skin type / dry and delicate skin

Catena crystal collagen eye mask vitamin C
on sale for $4.50

here is what it says:

A tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work. Catena Crystal Eye Mask replenishes the losing collagen to eye’s skin. It enhances the nutrient and moisturizing function of the eye skin which help promotes the mini-circulation of eyes, activity of aging cell, desalt-circle, reduce eye-bag, prevent and remove the crow’s feet radically. As a result, the skin of eyes become more radiant and lustrous,

how to use it
After cleansing face, apply one pair of Eye mask on eyes tightly, uncover the eyes mask after 20-30 mins without washing.

Use 2-3 times a week for better result.

Collagen, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B5, Cell grow ingredient

Noyl lower eyelash extension
on sale for $1.90

what it says:

NOY Eyelash Extension is an essential makeup item for you to have long, rich and beautiful eyelashes like a Barbie. They blend perfectly with your own natural eyelashes. A wide range of eyelash designs (different in length and intensity) are provided. Just select the proper one(s) according to your needs and occasions. With an eyelash glue.

how to use it
1. Curl eyelashes by the curler
2. Trim the lashes to a proper length according to your own judgment
3. Loosen the lashes band gently in order to fit the curve of your eyelids
4. Apply eyelash glue sparingly to lash band, wait a few seconds for adhesive to become sticky
5. You may place the eyelashes on your eyelids as close as possible to the line of your own eyelashes.

couldnt find much review for all the items online so I cant wait to try them and share it with you guys :D

also Ive been eyeing this new wacom Bamboo tablet its pretty neat! I have wacom Intuos and its great so if you are into art, editing and drawing I highly recommend to get a tablet :D
but this new Bamboo have touch capability like the iphone with your fingers!! very nice XD

I havent been taking much photos of myself lately so I leave you with my photobooth photos that I took while chatting LOL photobooth always seems to cheer me up ^0^

take care♥
and thank you again for stopping by!



  1. haha cute pictures at the bottom!!!! I love the one with your head tiny! haha so kawaii <3

    hurray for hauls! and ohhh pretty new fabric!!! Your creations are so adorable! I haven't ordered any yet >_< Trying to save money to pay off my CC bills sigh...its so hard! lol

    Can't wait to see your new creations!

  2. it's great to stay positive =) happiness breeds happiness!

    good luck with the re-grand opening! I'm a new follower and I'm loving your very cute makeup looks!

  3. I literally laughed out loud with ur photobooth pics..lol ur too cute! It's funny..I grew up both parents, 3 older sisters and 1 older brother.. Very different personalities lead to too much drama in the house growin up!!

    anyways i'm so glad I get to know this side of you.. What really drawn me to your blogspot the first time was "WOW this girl looks like a Japanese celebrity"..lol

    Now you've become someone i admire!!!

  4. Aww thanks for sharing a lil about your personal life and what you went through to become the person you are now. Although I don't know you personally I know you are a very kind and humble person ^^ omg kawaii fabric aah i can't wait to see what you do with them!! I also can't wait to receive my headband and p&g pouch from you hopefully it arrives next week =)

  5. EKIMURA-CHAN Kawaiiiii~~~~ I love the last 2 photos of you - it's so natural and shows a different side of you in a good way!!!

    You know, I was born in france and when I was 8 we moved to the U.S. it was definitely hard to start over without knowing the language. So I totally feel you on that. I cried the first day of school and I didn't want my parents to leave me on my own with strangers. I cried the WHOLE day! But the school found someone who spoke french and let me hang out with her the rest of the day. So I was definitely fortunate. My mom said I learned English in a week just by watching tv for a whole week. I am so glad that you came out with such a positive view in life even when you didn't have the most positive wonderful perfect childhood. I wish more ppl were like you Eki. It takes such a big heart to learn from things like this. ^_^ *hugs*
    I love your logo and YOU SO SHOULD GET THE BAMBOO!! My husband's got the wacom intuos and LOVES it! I have a friend who has the bamboo and just LOVES LOVES it!!! she does digital scrapbooking and photo editing with it. I don't think she does actual graphic designs with it.
    Anywho's - best wishes with the store!!! many hugs being sent your way!!! *huggles* jya matta!

  6. hey hon. sorry to hear that you're going through that again. just hold your head up and stay strong through all of this. but i am glad to hear that you're feeling better.

    i hope the mn weather isn't kicking your butt cuz i know it's kicking mine. lol i hate how this week has been nothing but cold and it'll only get worse. *ugh* you must stay as warm as you can and just pull through this cold weather...and try not to get so sick.

    also, kinda last minute but i just found out more about this event that's happening next saturday, oct 10th....it's a hmong fashion show happening in downtown minneapolis. if you're available, you should come with me and some family/friends to it. we'll make a girls night out of it. let me know.

  7. I keep thinking that all the struggle in life must lead somewhere you know? Can't be for nothing... So I'm hoping the more you suffer early on, the better your life will be later on... The universe is suppose to balance itself out right?
    I don't know, we'll see I guess :P
    I'm not good at being optimistic or encouraging, but I do think that you are very talented and will probably go far in life.
    Just don't forget us little people when you make it as a famous makeup artist! :D

  8. Thanks for dropping by my blog....I hope you're fine...though my family didn't struggle financially but ever since we lost dad...relatives keeps on making our life miserable,& with family sicknesses there comes a time in my life that I felt I cannot take everything anymore & got really depress..so I think blogging & reading blogs make me cope up with everything & making my mind busy...:)
    BTW, I always wanted one of your creations but I'm always late with everything...it's always sold out...so I can't wait for the re-opening of your store....:D

    Have a great weekend...

  9. You're so cute Eki! And I'm glad to hear that your life situations have made you into the gorgeous, generous, sweet person you are today. When it could've taken the wrong path like others sometimes do.

    Loving the new logo! Can't wait to see the new site revealed! I know it's all gonna be ultra KAWAII! :)

    And ooooh.. nice sasa.com buys!! You got me hooked on those under eye masks, from the last time you sent me the DHC ones. :)

  10. Hahaha, you're so cute Eki!! Glad to hear you're trying to stay positive. :D

    I cannot wait to see your new creations!!! And lovely Sasa haul - I think pampering yourself is the best way to lift your spirits. Me-time is really so important!

  11. aww, the Rilakkuma print is so cute!

  12. HI Eki! Thanks for sharing your personal story with us. I always find it really helpful to write down my feelings when I'm feeling down. It must have been really tough for you to come here at such a young age and having to start over again, and learn everything that's new to you, and I can't imagine how tough it must be growing up with a single parent :( Yet look at where you are now! You've grown up so beautiful and so accomplished, and you've got tons of friends here who care about you and what you do, and are willing to listen to you if needed :)

    I can't wait for my Sasa order to come too! I hope those masks are good, I can't wait to try them!!! :) I am so curious about the lower lashes, please show us how it works once you get it :)

    Those are some SUPER kawaii fabric patterns! I love them alllll!!! Can't wait to see your creations :)

  13. I'm glad you are feeling better, Eki~~

    We all have our ups and downs, but the important thing is to be positive <3

    Good luck to you~


  14. you are the inspiration to many people here.

  15. Eki, you are wonderful! I know what it is like growing up with nothing,and moving to a new country at a young age, but I could not imagine how that would have been to only have one parent. You are such a strong and beautiful woman with bright dreams and goals! I value our friendship and am so glad to have started my blog and have gotten the chance to meet you, as well as other wonderful blogger ladies. They are the sweetest! The Blogging community is just amazing!

  16. Hey eki! love those lower lashes. they look comfy and easy to put on! BTW is that a pink chair u are sitting on?? looks amazing!

  17. Hey, I'm first to comment. It's great that life's doing good for you now. I really believe in everything you've been through makes you what you are now and I really hope you get better each day. =) XX

  18. see how well loved you are,hun?
    you will never be alone...not only here in the blogging world, im pretty sure that your friends do so too!

    im glad you're feeling better now...but are you sick again?

    i really love the new insignia.it's so hime-like!
    it's pink & it looks so soft & girly.
    much like your products!

    i haven't ordered from sasa yet, but i planned to months ago, i just always go back to cosme-de.com for some asian brands...but i'll definitely check sasa now.

    have a nice day,hun!

  19. wow~ those fabric are cho kawaii! i love the products you share w/us. they're always things i'm looking for. i'm glad you're improvin eki-chan. it's always important to spend time with tomodachi/kazoku/kareshi. and we're always here for you too~

    wow a tablet! you draw so good. you should get one!

  20. Hi Eki,

    I can totally relate! I came to the US from Japan at about the same age...my English was poor, and I was in a total state of culture shock. My dad was always away on business trips, and my mother struggled to cope.

    On a brigher note, I love the new fabrics..they're wonderful! And, you've built yourself a good life as an adult!

  21. hey eki! i loved reading this post so much! i'v been a follower of your blog for a while now but this post really gave me a feel of how your childhood was and how it has improved in the present day! :D but i understand how you feel because i was raised by a single mother. but except i had to experience my dad leaving etc when i was very young.but i appreciate things much more because i had to earn everything that i have now just like you!

    im pretty sure there are a lot of people that are just like you and me. so we're all on the same boat and will support eachother. but message me if you would like a chat! :D
    take care michelle xo

  22. Aww I'm soooooooo glad you feeling better! Makes me smile :) ~ not even this :) but this :DDDDD ahahah Don't worry about spending a lot on sasa.com you diserved it!

    Lol! The photobooth piccies made me laugh :D you're so kawaii eki xxxx

  23. Oh, I know how it is to live with only a single parent. My dad died when I was only 1 or 2, leaving my mom with my siblings and I. Totally agree with working hard for your money and stuffs because that's what I do! Love the pictures at the end haha made me smile =)

  24. Hey Girl! I'm glad you're feeling a bit better knowing you have support =)
    I love your new store logo! The crown and heart are very fitting for the princess theme - kinda reminds me a bit of the queen of hearts (playing cards).
    Oh, the fabric you bought in the middle is sooo cute. I don't know what that character's name is (Melody?!) but it's so cute!
    I've heard of the wacom tablet too. Great thing you like it.

  25. lol those pictures of you at the end are so silly!

    thank you for sharing your story and opening up to us! i wish i was talented like you so i can make things or draw but i'm not so good so all i can do to keep me busy and happy is blogging ^ ^

    i couldn't resist the sasa offer either and ordered a bunch of masks too!!

    i saw the beauty story masks but have never tried the brand so i didn't want to take the risk of it not being good , have you tried that brand before?? so i ended up getting some silk whitia collagen masks instead!

    i can't wait for the re-opening of your store i really want a key fob :)

  26. Hi Eki!

    Thanks for sharing more about you. I grew up with a single parent (mom) and eight siblings so I know how you felt. ^^ I agree that it's best to be happy! :)

    Oh, I'm so excited about your new store and fabrics. I will definitely leave a testimonial soon.

    hehe We got some of the same stuff from sasa.com! Adorable pictures of you at the end. ^^

  27. wooohooo! eki's doin' big things, can't wait to check out the website and see your new upcoming stuff!

    LOVE photobooth... i always have a good laugh with that! amazing how you're still lookin' good even with a photobooth deformed face! haha!

    happy saturday lady!

  28. We sincerely do want to know more about you :D I can understand the language barrier, but it's totally admirable how you coped and adjusted.

    Yay! Your updates really perk me up, even more so for more products from your store. Looking forward to that!

  29. i'm glad you are feeling better eki! i love the new logo. its so kawaii. i think i might try the masks u talked about. esp the eye one. i am feeling the sleeplessness.

  30. ahh fabrics are sooo cutee!
    i cannot wait to see what you do with them!!!


  31. Thanks for the amazing post! I didn't have the travel part, but everything else was a big part of my growing up as well. I love reading your blog, you positive and inspiring. Stay happy! Can't wait to see you new creations.

  32. Hi!

    I grew up exactly like you, (single parent, foreign country and little money) I know how it can make you feel sometimes.

    It's great you are staying so positive! I am looking forward to the new items in your store, I've been wanting some headbands! (^-^*)

  33. your new logo/site design looks wonderful, and so fitting for you and the products that you sell :) love the new fabrics - can't wait to see what you'll be doing with them!

    thank you for sharing more of your story with us - you've overcome a lot of obstacles to become the strong woman that you are today. love the macbook photos - you've got such a cute smile!

  34. I agree very much that we ought not jusge someone by material appearance :) thanks for sharing more about yourself eki!
    And I love your new logo! It sure looks princessy :) I'm sure you will be flooded with many orders XD

  35. I would have never known you were in a 5 year relationship before!! I can't believe you went through similar bullshit. Thanks for sharing your story with me.. you are an amazing person seriously. def, someone to look up to. You are beautiful and super talented. I wish we lived closer! We have so much in common, would love to hang out with you!! <333

    BTW, I love your music playlist.. esp, when I heard 2nei1- I don't care.. I repeat it over and over again lol

  36. Oohh wen I stay in japan in august i bought much mask, are perfect, I love it :)

  37. Hi Eki! Thanks for sharing your personal story with us. I immigrated to San Francisco When I was in 4th grade. I know exactly what mean by making new friends and learning a whole new language again. It does help us becoming a better person today. Stay strong and be happy!

    I couldn't resist on the sasa offer wither. I also got some Kuan Yuan Lian masks. They're such a good deal. I can't wait to get my Sasa package.

    Wow, you got some lovely and kawaii fabric. I look forward seeing more new Eki's new creations:] Take care hun!

  38. YOU look really pretty when you smile. you should smile more on pictures :)


    You have love and support from all these girls, don't ever feel alone. and always stay positive~

    ***my sis wants a bamboo XD her wacom recently fried after 3 years of usage!

    haha your so silly and too damn gorgeous in your pics!

  40. guh such lovely things. Cant wait for the reopening of your store! I've nominated you for the 'One lovely blog' award on my blog :) keep up the kawaii eki! Lauren xx

  41. eki you're so kick butt! hahaha, you've persevered through a lot xD and are def an inspiration to me as how you stay so happy!

  42. thank you for shelling out big bucks just to make creations for us :D you're awesome eki! and the pictures are too funny xD

  43. Hee hee...love those photobooth pics, Eki! They put a smile on my face. :D I definitely agree about life being about happiness within.

    In case I haven't told you yet, I love your new Ekilove logo and am excited about the new site and giveaway! That is one awesome Sasa haul you ordered! I am especially curious about the Beauty Story masks.

  44. Hello!!!
    Your blog is very nice!
    I follow your blog!

  45. this was a great post! I'm glad you're feeling better. Sasa is intriguing, but I'm going to save for the bamboo! oh my, I really need one!! p.s. Checked your spam folder lately?

  46. Hey Eki!
    I really love personal stories about yourself, and reading them really makes me respect you even more. You really are inspirational, well no matter the obstacle, you overcame them and hey, you're doing great. Woo-hoo!

    Love love your pictures, LOL!

    Take care Eki,


  47. Aww I can see now why you love Naruto. Life can be such a struggle even for the simplest things, but it really can teach you how to appreciate and value even the simplest things! I bet everyone wants to be your friend now, you are creative and so sweet!

    P.S. Those photos at the end are too funny and cute!


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