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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Getting Glasses in Japan

Hi everyone!!

I'm currently in Japan now and will be here for quite a while! I hope to blog a lot more so hope you guys look forward to my random blogs about Japan!

Today I just want to talk about getting glasses in Japan since I didn't know any of this stuff before! I forgot to bring my glasses from Australia, and as I was on my computer, I felt I was straining my eyes so bad. I was getting headaches and I just couldn't see clearly. I don't usually wear my glasses back in Australia so maybe this is why it's getting so bad.

Anyway! I made like a little rant on my twitter complaining about my eyes and feeling sorry for myself but then some people told me that getting glasses in Japan is actually easy and cheap! I had to go out that afternoon anyway so I decided to stop by Zoff, which my friend Mimei recommended me to go to!

Zoff is a store specialising in glasses in Japan. There are many of them around Japan and they are quite cheap! I saw glasses ranging from 3000yen to 9000yen. I picked a pair that was 7000yen.


Once you picked your glasses, you go get your eyes checked which surprisingly is INCLUDED in the fee you paid for your glasses!! How good is that? I know in Australia it is really expensive! It was quite busy when I went so I had to wait about 5-10 minutes to get my eyes checked.

When I got my eyes checked, the optometrist realized my name was not a Japanese name and he asked if I could read Hiragana (since they use that to test your eyes instead of letters of the alphabet). I said I could so I did the test, it was pretty much the same as what they do in Australia. They show 2 colours, red or green, you tell them which colour is more clear, and then reading lines of hiragana.

After the test was done, I paid for my glasses and then they told me to come back in 1 hour. I was SO shocked, 1 hour?? In Australia I had to wait at least 1-2 weeks to get my glasses!! I went and did some shopping, came back about 50 minutes later and my glasses were all ready!!


I'm super happy with them, they were so efficient and were also friendly too! They really made sure that you are satisfied with your glasses. I'm so happy with them that I'm thinking of buying a few more before I go back to Australia!

Watch my vlog here:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BIGGST Korean Makeup & Skincare Haul EVER!


Hi everyone!

I made a video a few weeks ago on my EPIC KOREAN MAKEUP AND SKINCARE HAUL on Youtube!! Today I'm going to blog about the items I showed in the video and just going in a bit of detail about the items!


I went to Korea last month for Amore Pacific's Beauty Week 2015. It was such an amazing event and i got to meet so many Youtubers! It was such a busy week filled with SO much fun! Amore Pacific is a huge Korean makeup company and they own a lot of different Korean brands such as Etude House, Innisfree, Laneige, Iope and Mamonde for example. Today I have a HUGE Korean Makeup & Skincare haul to share with you guys. Most of you guys probably already know that I have totally converted to Korean makeup and skincare.

Before I start I just wanted to say that I didn't buy all these items. Most of these items were given in our welcome suitcase that Amore Pacific gave to us all when we arrived in Korea. They actually gave us a whole suitcase full of makeup which was absolutely crazy!! I so did not expect that!

First off I'm going to show the items that I got myself whilst I was in Korea!

Innisfree Single Eyeshadows
These eyeshadow colours are amazing!! I absolutely LOVE how shimmery they are!

 Etude House Brush 150 Blush and Contour
I really love Etude House brushes. They are so cheap and they are REALLY good quality. I bought a whole bunch of them last time so this time I got some more that I didn't have~ They are less than $10 each and are just awesome quality!

The Saem Cover Perfection Ideal Concealer Duo 
My friend calarygirl on Youtube recommended me this concealer! I really like it because it comes with a stick and liquid conealer in 1! So it works really well overall. The coverage is also really good!

Etude House My Beauty Tool 02 Longlash
False Lashes! Never tried them out before so can't wait!

Tony Moly Lashes No.2 Special Under

Etude House Cherry Lip Patch 
I've seen people use these before and was always interested to try it out!

Etude House Black Charcoal Chin Pack 
I actually used this a few days ago, it's not bad but it isn't great either. It was only $1 though so I was glad I was able to try it out, but probably won't repurchase it.

Etude House Green Tea Nose Pack 
I haven't tried this out yet! But I think it will be pretty similar to the chin pack.

Etude House Perfect Blur Face Kit 
I've heard so many good things about the Perfect Blur Face Kit! It's a primer and is meant to give you perfect glowy skin. I was going to get the bigger version but I found this one with the brush, and I've always wanted to try out this brush. I am SO glad I got this, because the brush is actually REALLY amazing. Blends SO well and is also very soft. You can purchase the brush separately for around $10-$15 I think. The Etude House Perfect Blur Face itself is absolutely amazing, I found that after using it, my foundation does last longer and my skin does look glowy!

Tony Moly Gel Eyeliner 
My friend Liah Yoo recommended me this eyeliner. I haven't used it yet but I have heard good things about it!

Too Cool For School Art class by Rodin Contour 
I was shopping with Calarygirl and she told me this is the best bronzer for Asian skin. I don't really contour my face much so I decided to get one (Bubzbeauty actually paid for this for me, thank you so much!!). I do really like it, however I don't have too much experience with bronzing and I don't find myself using this as much. It does look really natural however.

Banila Co. Clean it Zero Purity 
I've heard good things about this but never tried it out either! I was at the airport and Bubzbeauty bought me one of these. I am seriously in love. It removes all my really tough waterproof mascaras so well! This is my HG makeup remover now, seriously have never used anything so good before!

Banila Co. The Great Love Jelly Cushion Highlighter 
I don't use highlighters that much, but since I'm really into the glowy look lately I decided to get one! I do like this one a lot but it always gets stuck to the mirror which is a little annoying.

HERA Magic Starter 
I rarely used primers before but when I was at the airport with Bubzbeauty, she told me one of the Korean youtubers swears by this product. We got this set because it was cheaper and shared it. I really do like this product, it is quite pricey but I feel my makeup does last a lot longer.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask 
I've been using this product for a couple of years and love it. I apply it over my skincare just before I go to sleep. The next morning, wash it off and you have really smooth skin!

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream 
Never used this but I do love skincare from Laneige so can't wait!

Laneige Water Bank Essence 
I haven't tried this out yet either so can't wait!

Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control 
I LOVE Laneige BB Cushions. They are seriously so moisturizing (I have dry skin) and they look natural. I really hate BB creams that give you that white cast on your face and I find Laneige ones don't do that. The coverage is light-medium which is what I like.

Laneige BB Cushion New Concept Cushion for Whitening 
I have never tried this one but it does provide whitening. I don't really use whitening products as much on my face anymore, but I can't wait to try this one out!

Laneige Intense Lip Gel 
LOVE this! I didn't really buy many Korean lip products when I went last time and regretted it, I'm so happy they included so many for us!

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar 
This is great for ombre lips!! I really love it and it's moisturizing too!

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Facial Stick 
I saw this when I was in Japan and was so tempted to buy it, but at that time I had way too much skincare that I didn't. You can apparently carry this around and just apply on your face when it feels dry. Haven't tried it yet but the Etude House Moistful COllagen series is my absolute favourite for skincare.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream 
Used this before and LOVE it. I LOVE the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Series like I said before. I felt that my skin has improved so much and is so much more glowy after using it!

Etude House Etude Play Eyeshadows 
I love all these! Excellent colours and so many different looks you can do with these!

Etude House Color In Liquid Lips 
These are actually lipglosses but they look like lipsticks! Super cute packaging and I love using these as tints!

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion 
I have been using this a lot lately and love it! The Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream was the first one I ever used back in the day (I think around 2008?) I hated it to be honest. Didn't like them and that just turned me off Korean makeup. However lately Korean makeup has been SO good that I am obsessed with them now. This Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion is amazing!! It has light coverage but I love how natural it looks. Using this with the Face Blur primer is heaven!!

Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix
My friend Calarygirl recommended me this mascara, and I went back to find one they gave me one in the welcome bag already!! :( haha. I gave one to my best friend so that worked out fine. I struggle to find a good Korean mascara. I find that Japanese ones are just so much more better quality that I think I have been spoilt a bit. This mascara is good, but compared to Japanese mascaras it is no where near as good.

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion 
I haven't used this yet but I did test it out in the Innisfree shop. I was going to get this when I went to Korea last time but I was being stingy (spent way too much money hahaha). Excuse the derpy face, I forgot to film a closeup and this was the best I could do haha.

Innisfree Real Fit Lipstick 
I used these and really do like it! Very pigmented and moisturizing!

Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask 
Okay so, I have heard SO many good things about this. Apparently this is one of their best products so I can't wait to try it out!! I haven't used it yet but I tried out a sample size and REALLY liked it!

Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence Rich 
I used this straight away when I received it, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I love the Jeju Sparkling Mineral series so much. This is an essence but it is a mousse type which is really unique! It is very moisturizing and makes your skin very glowy!

Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum 
Haven't used this yet but have heard many good things about the Green Tea Seed series!

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder 
I got this last time when I went to Korea and really like it! So light and sets your makeup perfectly!

Mamonde First Energy Essence 
I haven't tried out any essences from Mamonde yet so excited to try it out!

Mamonde Floral Hydro Cream 
Haven't heard of or tried this one either!

Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion 
I heard from other people that this cover powder cushion is amazing, so definitely can't wait to try it!

Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense 
I REALLY love these Mamonde Creamy Tint Color balms! Best tinted balms I've ever used, so much pigmentation and very creamy too!

Iope Air Cushion Blusher 
I haven't used this yet but it looks like it is made the same way as a BB cushion but in a blush which is really cool!

Iope Air Cushion XP 
Haven't tried this yet but heard lots of good things so can't wait to give it a try!

Iope Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning 
Haven't heard of this either but it looks amazing!

Iope Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning Cotton 
These are just cotton pads for skincare! 

Iope Perfection Mascara 
I haven't had good luck with Korean mascaras so I really hope this one doesn't disappoint! 

Iope Perfect Drawing Gel Eyeliner 
Still haven't tried this one either!

Iope Waterfit Lipstick 
I tried this and I really do like it!!
TVitamin C20 Serum
Before I went to Korea, I asked my friend Bronwyn from Biibiibeauty to help me get one! I had a lot of scars and scabs on my face because I kept picking my pimples (I know, it's bad :( ) and I heard about this serum! I really wanted to try it out to get rid of my scars quickly. I have used this for a few weeks now and I do like it! My scars have faded and my skin does feel really good after using it!

Klairs Creamy and Natural Fit Concealer 
Bronwyn gave me a whole bunch of goodies (girl you didn't have to!!) and this concealer was part of it! Can't wait to try it out!

Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil 
I need more cleansers so can't wait to try this out!

Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish 
I LOVE sugar masks so I definitely can't wait to try this one!

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream 
 I received this last time I went to Korea back in April and met with Bronwyn and Eunice from WishtrendTV! I really liked this, it's very natural and gives you glowing skin!

The Saem Chocopie Hand Cream 
I was gifted this from a Korean Beauty Youtuber called Daddoa! She is SO BEAUTIFUL in person and her videos are all so well made! She gave me this when I went to her hotel room to talk to Bambigirl about our collaboration!

Here is the video for those who are interested in watching it!!