Sunday, November 23, 2014

Medical Esthetic Salon Viage




This weekend, I was invited to try out a new esthetic salon in Kitaurawa called Viage, which is conveniently near my home. It was actually my first time to ever visit a beauty salon in Japan, so I was very excited for this opportunity. The owner, Ms. Sasaki, did an amazing 60-min facial for me, and I could tell my skin looked much brighter than it did when I first walked into the salon. I took these photos after my facial - can you tell my skin looks better than before? I decided not to wear any makeup the rest of the day :) 


今週末、北浦和にオープンしたViage というエステサロンへ行ってきました。エステをするのは生まれて初めてだったので、わくわくしながらフェイシャルをやってもらいました。オーナーの佐々木さんはとても素敵な方で、気持ちいいフェイシャルをしてくれました♪ 60分があっという間に過ぎ、肌も生まれ変わったように引き締まっていて、明るくなっていました!!本当におすすめです。またお世話になると思います♪


ヴィアージのホームページはこちらです。
ご予約はメール、または電話にて可能です!
E-mail: viagekitauwara@gmail.com
phone: 048-762-9020



Love,

Samantha



Saturday, November 22, 2014

BEAUTY | a NARS holiday






I mentioned in a previous post that I received some NARS cosmetics after modeling for their artist summit in Tokyo. What I didn't mention was they sent me more beautiful shades of lip colors, blush and eyeliner. I am truly in (NARS) makeup heaven right now. Even the packaging was perfect for the holiday season.

I've been using NARS blush for over a year now, and I really recommend those - the colors look beautiful on the skin and they are so easy to blend. I'm not huge fan of lipgloss, but adding a bit of gloss over a lipstick adds the right amount of shine (or that's what Mr. Nars himself told some of the artists at the summit). So that's what I've been trying :)

最近、NARSのコスメにすごくハマってます。東京のNARSアーティストサミットでモデルをやらせてもらった以来、メイクにも以前より興味を持ちました。そして嬉しいことに、NARSジャパンからリップやチークをもっと頂きました!本当にありがとうございます!使うのがとても楽しみです♪



I'm currently looking for a new makeup bag to fit my newest additions. I'm really liking this Ezra small striped cosmetic pouch by Kate Spade, the medium dome cosmetic pouch in gold by Lesportsac, and the Marc by Marc Jacobs preppy nylon small cosmetic pouch in black. I don't really like noisy prints when it comes to small accessories like a makeup bag. So hard to decide! Shopbop has a big selection of cosmetic pouches here.




Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway with The Golden Heart Store here, and PLEASE check out my new song on Youtube here!! I would really appreciate it <3


是非、新曲も聴いて下さいね!




Love,

Samantha

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEW SONG - "Turn it Up" club-D ft. Samantha Rhodes & Claudio





Finally finally finally! - my new song is now up on Youtube!! 

"Turn it Up" club-D ft. Samantha Rhodes & Claudio



I would appreciate it SO much if you all took a listen to this track! It's an EDM dance tune with Latin inspiration. I wrote the lyrics and Claudio created the rap lyrics in Spanish, so it's a very multi-cultural track :)


For more information on the track and the artists, please visit www.clubdmusic.com.
It would be awesome if you subscribe to club-D music on Youtube and like the song!



皆さん、こんにちは!待ちに待ったオリジナルトラックがYoutubeで公開されました!!
是非是非、聴いてみて下さい! EDMのダンスチューンに仕上げました!歌と歌詞を入れるのがすごく楽しかったので、それが伝わればいいなと思います。ラップはクラウディオさんがスペイン語でやってますよ!かっこいいです♪

アーティストとトラックについては、こちらをご覧になって下さい


宜しくお願いします!



I hope you all enjoy it! <3



Love,


Samantha

Monday, November 17, 2014

GIVEAWAY | Letters Impromptu x The Golden Heart Store



A new collaboration and giveaway courtesy of The Golden Heart Store!





denim jacket: vintage Levi's (similar denim jackets here); 
pants: Le Ciel Bleu (similar black skinnies here); backpack: Mono (similar backpacks here);



The Golden Heart Store is an online apparel store based in Germany that sells cute tanks and beanies. They were kind enough to send me the "Stay Golden" tank top, and the the navy "The Golden Heart Store" beanie. I decided to style both items with other casual items in my closet - my favorite vintage Levis denim jacket and my Chelsea boots. 

And now,  I'd like to present to you a giveaway, courtesy of The Golden Heart Store! You have a chance to win this cozy navy beanie :) All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter below.

This giveaway ends on November 30th at 12AM PST.

Visit The Golden Heart Store on Facebook and follow their Instagram. Good luck!!


皆さん、こんにちは!今回は、The Golden Heart Store という、ドイツのアパレルブランドを紹介したいと思います。タンクトップやニット帽がすごく可愛いですよ!私は、"Stay Golden"のタンクトップとネイビーのニット帽を頂きました。そして今回、Giveaway企画を読者の皆様にお届けしたいと思います!!下のラッフルコプターでエントリーすれば、私が着用しているニット帽が当たりますよ! Good luck! :)

応募は11月30日までです!!

The Golden Heart Store を是非Facebook でいいねして下さい!インスタグラムもやっていますよ!

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Love,


Samantha







Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jason Mordeno Photography



photos by Jason Mordeno Photography



When Jason sent me the last set of photos from our shoot this spring, the first thing I thought was, "Damn, I miss my long hair!" But then again, it only looked like this for the photo shoot and not any of the other days during the week. I actually just came back from a photo shoot with him this morning. He was kind enough to make some time for me during his vacation in Japan (he's from Canada). We were able to catch some fall foliage at Shinjuku Gyoen - can't wait to show you the photos :)


今年の春、カナダ出身のカメラマンジェイソンさんと撮影したときの画像のラストセットが届きました。最初に思ったのが、「長い髪の毛が懐かしいな!」でも、撮影のときだけこんなに綺麗にストレートにしてもらって、普通の日は常にボサ頭。。やっぱりショートにしてよかったという結論に。今日も彼と新宿御苑でロケ撮影をしました。紅葉をバックにたくさんの写真を撮ってもらいました!


Anyways, a new outfit post / giveaway coming soon! Stay tuned!!




Love,

Samantha