Sunday, 31 May 2009

Cherry blossom girl...

My post is Ume-inspired...... This week I received two Ume or Japanese Cherry blossom related items: one was included in a sasa order, and one from Etsy.
I stumbled upon this purple ume wallet when I was browsing wallets with japanese prints on etsy. I really love the cuteness of the Sanrio inspired wallets, and ordered some small Sanrio inspired prints as well.

For my more mature-appropriated days I was looking for something lovely and florally: this wallet fitted the bill (pun intended). I bought it at THIENTHANH in the sale section, and there was also a free shipping deal...he he.


This is such a cute and well-made wallet. Have you seen the little fishy that holds the zipper?




So sweet: she (Bibi) makes the wallet with her grandma...



It also arrived really fast! I really enjoy fast shipping...

The only small con is that it is a bit small for my daily shopping, and all of these pesky card you have to use - for the library, the bookstore, discount at the supermarket, etc etc.. I think it will make an excellent wallet for international currency...e.g. pound sterling, or dollars (hopefully soon ;D).

My other happy Cherry blossom item came from sasa.com..... It is from Bison.


This is also a cute and small size. Think about 3 times smaller than the Pear shaped lipbalm of B&C. It also has really similar texture as the B&C Pear balm, which I absolutely AdOrE...It smells like a slightly artificial cherry, or a bit like cherry flavored lemonade. I really like this scent...


The colour is incredibly cute as well....a soft baby pink which sheers out on your lips...



I made a swatch on my arm. The upper part is the balm concentrated, and I sheered it out to the bottom. One reviewer on Sasa described it to be slightly lightening on her lips, which is true. However, it is still a lipbalm and nothing too pigmented...

I still smell a hint of cherry after half an hour, but nothing obtrusive (and the regular readers know I am really picky with some scented products).

This theme makes me dream about a Japanese vacation walking under real Cherry tree blossoms....

9 comments:

innerchild said...

The last photo of the cherry blossoms is incredible :O Aww the wallet and the lip balm are so cute! Correct me, someone, if I'm wrong, but the shop name "THIENTHANH" means "angel" in Vietnamese. :D So adorable how the seller makes things with her grandma. It's very touching. I just hauled from Etsy too, it's like a domino effect, no wonder they're called "lemmings" lol Have a nice Sunday :)

birkinbagbeauty said...

ohhh, I did not know the translation of thienthanh: I figured out that it was Vietnamese, but I am so happy to have an 'angel' piece now.

uhoh...lemming dangers ;D

jojoba said...

oh thanks for the fresh and adorable post. i thank you for the translation too. what a lovely thought.

i love cherry blossoms.

Jenn said...

Pretty wallet.

I was so tempted to buy that same lip balm when I was at a japanese market! I decided I still had a few to use up so I didn't get it, maybe next time ;)

fuzkittie said...

I saw that wallet on Etsy too! Hahah, nice buy. The balm is cute! :D

" KT " said...

oh birkie!

i love this posting! isn't etsy just such an adddiction. and i love your choices!!!

and cherry blossoms sigh* they're sooo gorgeous and i love that last photograph, so vibrant and they must smell amazing in person.

izumi said...

very cute items!! i LOVE sakura items!! i need to get me some more, hahaha.

oh! i also received your package today-- THANK YOU SO MUCH!! you added so many items! xDD i'll post about it tomorrow (can't find my camera). but thank you again!! <3 and don't forget to tell me which jewelry item you liked--i would love to send you one :)

Jamilla Camel said...

The Kawaii-ness of it all **faints**

euny said...

OMG, I'm new to ur blog, but I had to say something b/c the color of that lip balm,,,,that perfect baby pink...I luv'em...I can never say no to that color. I wonder what it smells like~