Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Look of the Day: Happy Monday 2

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Top: Happy Monday
I don't remember where the rest of my outfit came from XD

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Look of the Day: Happy Monday 1

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 Top: Happy Monday
Headband: Paris Kids in Harajuku
Skirt: Secondhand store in Shimokitazawa
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Got My Happy Monday Package!

Hello guys! ♡❤♡❤♡ As I said in this post before, I won a contest on Happy Monday's Instagram page to become a promoter for their store =D This is what they sent me!  I just got it in the mail yesterday :)


I was surprised there were 3 tops, I thought I was only getting one!  So now what I'm going to do is put together a different outfit for each top, and then make a post about each of them!  This will be interesting, since I've never really worn a top like this.  I love trying to coordinate new things into my wardrobe!

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Look of the Day: My Week in Tokyo

So, I realized I wore Gunne Sax dresses almost everyday I was in Japan XD (except for the last day at Yunessun, where I was wearing swimwear for most of the day, and my new Liz Lisa dress).  Here's my quick day-by-day Look of the Day outfits in Japan!


At a playground Takeru used to go to

This was the same internet cafe I spent my very first night ever in Japan at called Moopa

At Shibuya 109 Onespo

At Comyu in Koenji

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Review: Etude House Berry Delicious Color in Liquid Lips Juicy #35 RD306

This is my favorite Etude House lip product yet!  It's the only product that I've been able to successfully and easily pull off the gradient look on my lips.  Other lip products require my lips to be perfectly exfoliated, moisturized, AND even plumped a bit (because my lips are horrible DX) and I usually have to use more than one product to get the effect.   It smells and tastes like strawberries and has a jam-like texture, but isn't sticky.  Plus, it's my first berry color, and I've discovered that it suits me super well!  It also stays on really well.  It's kind of like a mixture of a lip tint and liquid lipstick.  And the packaging is super adorable, as usual for Etude House






Here are a few pictures of it all over my lips, with flash and in daylight




Seriously, I love this stuff so much!! Sometimes I just want to wear it because I love the taste/smell.  I really want to try the green one!  It's green in the tube and then turns lavender on you lips!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blog: Japan Day 6: Yunessun!

My last post from my spring break trip to Japan! I'll be glad to have finally shared everything I did, but also sad that I don't have anymore until next time I'm in Japan D= I do have one more mini post from when we got back to Tokyo, and a few posts about food and things I got during my trip planned though!  And if I can get my old computer to stay on long enough, I have many things from my study abroad 2 years ago I haven't yet posted yet, if you guys would like to see that even though it's from a while ago :)

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This is about our trip to Yunessun, which is like a combination of Japan's public bath houses and an amusement park!  They have many different baths that have different skin benefits, and are just plain fun! I got to bathe in my 3 favorite drinks (coffee, green tea, and wine)!  There is a more traditional Japanese bath area where you're naked and it's separated by sex.  I say this later on in this post, but just a heads up, the English website isn't as up-to-date as the Japanese one! They have one special bath that often changes, and it's not listen on the English one.

[Japanese Website] [English Website] [Instagram]

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We left Tokyo and went to Atami to stay with Takeru's aunt for the rest of the night on the 5th day!  This was the view from right in front of Atami Castle(熱海城) on the way there. I was soooo tired and had just fallen asleep by the time we got here, but of course I couldn't pass up the chance to take pictures!  Since it was dark, it was hard to get non-blurry ones.  Takeru took the first one, and I somehow miraculously by accident got the second one.  I have no idea how it turned out so bright and clear XD I still have a lot to learn about photography...



We made it to his aunt's house, then went to bed.  The next day, we got up early to shower/bathe before going to Yunessun (and spend the day in baths anyway XD). It was nice because I got to talk to his aunt a lot (mostly listen, and surprisingly understand a lot of her Japanese) one-on-one and work on shyness from speaking Japanese and being naked in a shared bath.  I was soooo nervous, but I had been in a bathhouse in Japan before during my study abroad, and it was only me and his aunt.

This was the view from her apartment balcony!



After that, we left for Yunessun! This was from a rest stop on the way there. Such a pretty view!


The conbini right by Yunessun's entrance had a few cats lurking around trying to steal our food XD



I got a new bathing suit here, and they had an awesome gift shop where I got some of my fancy flavored Kit Kats, sakura flavored things, and this awesome dead skin remover face stuff, that I'll do a review of soon because it's so amazing!  I also got a waterproof phone case here, so all of these pictures are taken with my phone, not my good camera.  Unfortunately that means the photo quality isn't very good from here on X(

As soon as you walk in, they take a picture of you that you can choose to buy.  Once you're checked in, the arm band with your locker key on it is scanned every time you buy something so you don't have to carry your money around with you!  You just pay for everything all together at the end.




This is what you see after you check in, pass the swimsuit rental/shop, and get your picture taken!  It's the kid's swimming pool area, and there's a little food stand.  I don't think I even saw the whole entire place while I was there because the website said there were a few different food places, and a food court.


The first bath I wanted to try was the ramen bath!  I think it was a special limited time thing, because it isn't on the website.  Actually, I think the website might not have been updated in a while.  No wait, that's just the English website! I guess they update that one less frequently XD Here's Yunessun's Japanese website! I just saw that they have a honey bath instead of ramen now! I guess they change that one often? Here's their Instagram page also!


Not only did I eat ramen every day during this trip, I even bathed in it!

Then we went into the coffee bath!



....and sake bath!  The tiny spout above the water spout was dripping out the sake to mix with the water, and I tasted it...it's real! XD I don't think you're supposed to taste it though...



...and wine bath! There were so many people that I didn't really get a good photo though


...and green tea bath!



And there's even a cave and a slide!



These are called "Doctor Fish". Apparently they like to eat the dead skin off of your feet? They were super tickly!


Places I didn't get pictures of but checked out include a nap/rest area, "aroma room", and a warm stone relaxing room.

Then we went our separate ways to go to the naked part of the baths...I was soooo nervous to be alone, and I told Takeru that we should meet up in exactly a half hour!  I actually liked it so much, that he was done, waiting for me and got worried so he sent someone in to check on me XD  There was an outside area, and it was quite cold that day, but the baths were of course really warm.  It even started to snow a little bit while I was soaking in the milky white-colored collagen bath, which was my favorite.  Obviously, I couldn't take pictures in this area, but I'm going to borrow their Instagram picture of the collagen bath so you guys can see it!  It would have been nice to have a female friend with me, and I think some of the girls there were surprised to see a foreigner by herself XD


I had so much fun!!  I definitely want to go back here many times when I'm in Japan.  I totally plan to take my friends who come to visit me here too ;D

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Blog: Japan Day 5 Part 2: Shinjuku Love Hotel

Ok, I want to hurry up and post this post so I can tell you guys about our trip to Yunessun on the last day!

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After our rushed exploration of Koenji, we left and headed to Shinjuku


These were the only cherry blossoms in bloom at that time DX

I love seeing lolitas randomly around <3
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I wanted to try this one because it has Japanese style rooms


This is where you pick your room.  You don't have to deal with people at all, so maximum privacy!

The ceiling was really pretty and had mirrors
Tea, coffee, and a hot water boiler


I took more pictures of the room and bathroom and stuff, but they are on the memory card in my old camera that was stolen :( After that, we left and went to get ramen near Takeru's house

I have no idea what this building actually is, but it looks like a bright rainbow light up castle 

Of course everyone loves these super cute Hello Kitty construction cone thingies.  I love the cuteness in everyday things in Japan


And I found the website for the restaurant called Haruki 春樹)! [link here]

I love trying to add as many links for the places I go so that you guys can try all of the amazing things that made me fall in love with Japan.  I wish I had done more for my earlier blog posts from my first time in Japan, but I guess it's natural to get better and more organized at blogging with time :)

Next and last of my spring break Japan trip will be about our trip to Yunessun!!

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