Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tokyo, Japan (Imperial Palace)

I was super excited to visit the Imperial Palace. I haven't read much before our trip to Tokyo so I didn't know really what to expect when we visited. I was thinking finally I will be able to see a real palace/castle (I was disappointed with Osaka Castle and Nagoya Castle was okay). Surprisingly, the Imperial Palace is not open to the public. You will only get to see it from afar. I guess it's because the emperor and empress of Japan are living here? The garden is open to the public though and is free entrance. Worth visiting during other seasons because of the blooms and trees planted but looks ordinary during summer. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

L is for Learning

Top and Pinafore: thirfted | Shoes: Suite Blanco
Bag: gifted | Bracelets: from Quiapo | Pins: Stradivarius
Lips: The Face Shop Melting Lip Color in Candy Violet

Whenever I tell people that I don't know how to ride the bike they are always surprised. They would be like "what were you doing when you were a child?" And then I started to ponder. What was I doing during my youth? Did I waste away my life and did nothing? Was I too diffierent from other kids that how I spent my youth was something they could not imagine? I really don't know. And then I told myself, it is never too late to learn new things. I may be 28 years old now but that does not mean I cannot learn how to ride the bike. And I did.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Product Review: Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur

Primers are an essential part of my makeup routine. I don't know about you but in my opinion primers can make your skin appear smoother and make application of makeup easier. I have always been curious about the Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur because it claims to make your skin appear smoother and feel silkier. If a product claims my pores will disappear, I am sold. My enlarged pores have always been an insecurity (and so does my indented acne scars but more of my pores) and I just want them to disappear!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Disneyland)

I can't go to Tokyo without visiting Tokyo Disneyland! It was actually my mom who wanted to visit but because Disneyland is one of the most picturesque places on earth, how can I resist? There are two Disneyland parks in Tokyo: Disneyland and Disney Sea. We decided to visit Disneyland because we wanted to compare it with other Disneyland parks we have visited. My mom has been to the ones in California and Hong Kong and I have only been to the latter. Honestly, there isn't any difference. Everything is just the same! So I therefore conclude that visiting one Disneyland in your lifetime is enough (and because of the fact that their food is ridiculously expensive!). Or maybe two because Disney Sea as I heard is a whole different theme park than your regular Disneyland.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mixing Styles with Zaful

Dress: c/o Zaful | Shoes: Zara | Bracelets: Stradivarius
Lips: The Face Shop Melting Lip Color in Pink Grapefruit

When I first started this blog, I wanted to try different styles. I was mostly going with what is trendy and was so caught up with the idea of being a “blogger.” Sometimes I would try so hard to keep up with the trends that suddenly it felt suffocating. And then I found what my style is truly about and what I am most comfortable wearing. My style is very feminine and girly and I stopped trying so hard to be trendy. I realized I love flirty and frilly dresses and skirts, flats and heels. I don’t like studs, chunky boots and ripped clothes. But sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to experiment with your style. This is why I like Zaful. The wide selection of clothes they have caters to my personal style but also allow me to be creative and try other styles as well.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Top 5 Favorite Korean Cosmetics Brands

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you know my preference on Korean cosmetics over any other type of cosmetics. They are more affordable than their Western counterparts and they work quite well my skin (and hair). I have reviewed a lot of Korean products over the past 5 years that I've been blogging (yes, May 2016 marked the 5th year of my blogging and I still can't believe it's been that long already!) so some of you may already have an idea what I like, what I don't and what I consider as holy grail. For now, I will share the top 5 Korean cosmetics brands which would be helpful for beginners in the Korean cosmetics realm (if you are familiar with Korean cosmetics you are aware that it can be overwhelming due to the wealth of products to choose from). This list is in no particular order.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tokyo, Japan (Odaiba and Shinjuku)

After a tiring day around Mt Fuji, my family and I decided to visit Odaiba. I wanted to have dinner in Baratie, the One Piece themed restaurant located at the 7th floor of Fuji TV station. Also, as an anime fan, of course I can't miss seeing the life-size Gundam robot in Diver City Tokyo Plaza mall. We decided to look around and see the Gundam robot first before heading to dinner. We also decided to shop a little in the mall. It was already around 7:30PM when we arrived at the base of Fuji TV station. I was confused as to why the escalators are all going down (there were two escalators and both are going down. None are going up). When I asked the receptionist, I was told Baratie is already closed for the day. They allow guests to enter only until 7PM and last order is 7:30PM. It was exactly 7:31PM when he looked at his watch. Damn!