[SPONSORED] Bow-Accent Striped Canvas Tote Review (+ Pictures)

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Added on January 19, 2012: First of all, I have to apologize to those who follow this blog about my sudden disappearance  I had started college and participated in last year’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) – and won! After that, I had to suddenly travel to have some fun in New Jersey! I had this review written earlier but I didn’t have time to take the pictures until recently. I sincerely apologize! I do have a bit of backlog of reviews I have to do so please look forward to even more reviews in the future!

In an attempt to promote their new website, YesWalker, the staff of YesStyle posted a message on their Facebook page – asking those with fashion blogs to inquiry about a one-time sponsorship. I had emailed them and asked if I was still acceptable despite the fact I haven’t updated since September – and they had approved!

Because I had asked them send me to New Jersey, it took a little longer because the area I’m had been affected by Hurricane Sandy. However, once I did get it, I immediately started to use it to prep for this review. Soon, I received the Bow-Accent Striped Canvas Tote!

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The full purse.

The purse has both an outside and inside pockets. They’re not that big but they’re also not that small. It’s actually just right! The purse itself is a shoulder bag mostly although there is an extra strap and hooks for it if you choose to use it in that way. It’d be a great bag to use when you’re travelling, out with friends, although, for me, it’s something that’ll be a great everyday use instead. The extra pockets both in and out will definitely help keep track of your smaller items – like your wallet, keys, etc.

In other words, the purse is actually pretty practical and the extra room in the purse only makes me wish I should add more stuff in there. What about what it actually looks like though? Would it be okay if it was just a plain purse?

Of course not! It has to be cute and it has to fit what style you like. As you can tell on the front, there is a big bow and a bear on it.

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A closer look at the LOVE BEAR.

By the way, the bow is not detachable.  The only thing you can remove is the longer strap that makes it more of a shoulder bag. The material itself doesn’t feel very cheap as some of these tote bags sometimes tend to but at about $40, it should be able to withstand most things anyway. The interior is soft, almost a velvety texture but it has some flower designs on the inside.

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The insides.

If there’s anything that I would have complain about, though, it’s really the mere fact it took a while to get to where I am. Granted, though, that’s not the fault of the purse or the awesome staff of YesWalker – that’s entirely because of what happened during Hurricane Sandy. I really love this purse and I foresee myself using it more and more as an everyday use (which is good since another purse of mine is getting to the point where it’s going to tear any minute).

Color 10/10 – The colors are mainly brown and white but the brown is dark enough where you can easily mix and match outfits with it – after all, the purse is only an accessory! I might be tempted to put some keychains on it later down the road but we’ll see.
Design 10/10 – The design itself is really, really cute! The bear may not be everyone’s favorite animal but it’s hardly the focus. The bow, I think, adds the most to the cute factor and the reason I think people’s heads would turn while I’m out and about with it.
Comfort 10/10 – The straps don’t hurt me or rub off on me to where it hurts like some other purses and totes may do so. My skin isn’t that sensitive, although some others are. I wouldn’t worry so much about it rubbing off on you too hard though. Again, there are straps if you feel the purse should be longer than what it is already.
Overall 10/10 – This purse is actually perfect for me since I’m travelling to school now and I need something to keep my important items securely and I need to make sure my purse stays on my shoulder if I need to stand on the bus. I would definitely recommend this purse for the gyaru on the constant go!
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Product Review: “Pretty in Pink” Warpaint Beauty Nail Polish

I know I had mentioned before that I had gotten a job. Well, as it turns out, they didn’t want me after all. To help cope with this massive ego blow, I was watching some anime to help relieve the depression.

So as I’m watching the anime, I realize I have this nail polish – just sitting there and gathering dust.

Instead of just wallowing further in my self-pity, I decided to do a review of this nail polish! Let’s get to it!

Originally, Warpaint Beauty is a Hot Topic beauty line that, I suppose, didn’t do so well. I got this and an eye shadow for extremely cheap and they were on clearance on top of that. I know I mentioned a little about its history once upon a time. But now it seems that they don’t even sell them on the website anymore. Hmm. Maybe I should check out eBay for other colors… In any case, let’s get this review started!

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As you can see, the color is a bright, pretty pink. Usually I like pinks with my nail polishes but the top part of the polish actually makes it kind of hard to put it on my nails right. It’s a square top and it doesn’t grip very well. But to be fair, I haven’t put on nail polish in a while. Still, though, I wish it was a little easier to put it on.

An upside down look. Also click to see the full picture.

Longevity-wise, it can last a while. I’ve had it on my toes before and it could definitely last. For my nails though, it can last and it can actually dry up fairly quickly. I was sort of surprised when it dried up as fast as it did. However, the color itself may be too bright for me since, as I keep mentioning, a Latina/Hispanic. Perhaps it’d look better on someone who’s lighter than me? Well, at least I don’t think it looks good on me. It’s too bright.

As for the color, you really need just one coat in order for the pink to come out. You may need a top cover in order to keep it even but I don’t think it’s really necessary? Up to you, really. Preferably, I try to save as much as I can so I don’t since it doesn’t really need it.

And a while means about 10 to 15 minutes.

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It is a pretty pink though! I could see myself using it as part of a marble design or something with the other colors I have. But by itself? I don’t think I’d use it unless I’m doing nail art or something.

Longevity It dries fairly quickly and it lasts quite a while. Of course, you still have to be careful with your nails but it doesn’t take that long to dry at all.
Price For how much I got it for, it was well worth the prices, however, I can’t say how much they are anymore since they’re no longer in production. You would have to look up eBay or Amazon or even second-hand sellers if you want to buy this product.
Color The pink is a really pretty color but it might be too light for me. It stands out too much and it’s actually kind of bright. It doesn’t feel right with me.
Overall 7/10 – I really do like this nail polish but I really don’t see myself hurrying to use it anytime soon. The main problem I have is with the cap. It’s hard to grip and it’s hard to put on my fingernails and toes. I’m always worried I’m going to lose it. That’s really my main gripe. I wish I could say it’s because of the color but I’m pretty meticulous (or try to be) when I’m applying nail polish. I don’t want to worry as much as if I’m holding onto a regular cap.

Thank you for reading this review!