Monthly Archives: February 2016

Huge Japanese Magazine Haul!

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to share with you the huuuuuge Japanese magazine haul I did over the past month and a half. I didn’t buy all of these at the exact same time, but since it was all close together I decided to show you guys!

The first round of magazines I purchased were from Amazon Japan, and it was the first time I had ever bought anything from it before. These particular issues were fulfilled by Amazon, so they shipped very quickly, which made me happy, haha.

Amazon Japan Box 1

I was also really impressed with the packaging! They seal the magazines in plastic onto a piece of cardboard, which is then put into the box so that they don’t move around and get bent during shipping!

Amazon Japan box 3

Like this!

J-Magazines round 1

I got: Ray Nov. 2015, Non-no Jan. 2016, and Non-no Dec. 2015

The next round of magazines I purchased at Kinokuniya and Book Off! I kiiiinda maybe went overboard and bought 5 at one time, but I say it’s ok cause two were only $1! So cheap! But that’s cause they’re really old, but they were issues that I was missing in my collection, so I was really happy to see them there.

J-magazines round 2: Book Off

From Book Off I got: Non-no Oct. 2014, Ray May 2014 (Both for a dollar!)

 

J-magazines round 2: Kinokuniya

From Kinokuniya I got: Ray, Ray Feb. 2016, More Feb 2016

Tights from More

This issue of More came with a pair of grey tights from 17°C!

After using Amazon Japan successfully the first time, I got a little magazine-crazy and decided to buy some older issues from late 2015 (cause I had missed their release before) from a third-party seller that offered international shipping! The shipping was kinda expensive, but since several of the magazines were only 1 yen, I figured it was ok, haha.

J-magazines round 3

I got: Non-no Sept. 2015, Oct. 2015, Nov. 2015

Can you tell that Non-no and Ray are my favorite? Hahaha!

More recently I also bought 2 more that were fulfilled by Amazon.

J-magazines round 4

I got: Ray Jan. 2016 and Non-no Mar. 2016

So that’s it for my magazine haul! Can you tell that I might have a magazine addiction? Hahaha. I know this is quite excessive, but I collect these magazines and display them, so that’s why I buy so many. And although I bought so much recently, I know I will probably buy more within the next few months.

Do you guys read Japanese magazines or collect other stuff? Let me know in the comments!

Memebox I’m Lip Liquid Review and Swatches

Hello everyone!

Today I’m going to review the Memebox I’m Lip Liquids that came in my K-Drama Makeup Box! I received two beautiful, bright colors, PK603 and RD600.

I'm Lip Liquids 1I'm Lip Liquids 2

Memebox describes these as intensely pigmented glosses that you can wear blended out for natural looks or fully layered for a more intense look! And boy, they aren’t kidding about these glosses packing the pigment! You can blend a few small dots of these onto your lips and they will cover them completely in a super smooth, pigmented layer!

I'm Lip Liquid PK603 pic 1

Like this!

Memebox also says that these glosses have 3 different ingredients to nourish your lips: Manuka Honey, Argan oil, and Rosehip oil. Personally when you wear them sheered out, I don’t feel like these are all that hydrating, and if your lips are already dried out (like mine are right now), it can be uncomfortable. But I will say that they wear very comfortably when my lips aren’t as dry as the Saharah! And when you wear them fully opaque, that’s when you feel the hydrating powers of the oils! They wear very comfortably for around 5 hours with minimal eating/drinking, leaving behind a pretty staining effect.

I'm Lip Liquid Swatch 1I'm Lip Liquid Swatch 2

Left to Right: PK603, RD600 in artificial light and natural light, respectively.

I will say that they don’t really set at all, so they transfer to other things really easily. I would be careful when wearing this cause if you absentmindedly touch it, it may smear all over the place, haha.

The Verdict:

With all that being said, I really do enjoy these (PK603 is my favorite!) and I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a glossy liquid-lipstick type of product. And these are so amazingly pigmented too!

Have any of you tried these before? Do you want to try them? Let me know in the comments!

January 2016 Favorites

Hello everyone!

Can you believe that the first month of the new year is already over?? It went by so fast!

I have a few things that I really enjoyed using over the past month that weren’t the same-old-same-old stuff I always talk about in my favorites, so that’s what I’m going to share with you today!

Beauty Favorites:

January 2016 Favs

First up is the Soyoung concealer that I got in my edition of the K-Drama Memebox.

Soyoung Concealer 2Soyoung Concealer 3

I have the shade #01 Lovely Beige and I have to say, this is the perfect color for my skin right now! It can be hard to find base makeup that isn’t too dark for me (because I’m super pale, lol) and doesn’t also have a funky undertone, but this is just perfect! It also has pretty good pigmentation and is about medium coverage.

I’m not sure if I’m going to try other concealers when I run out of this, because I really really enjoy this formula. But we’ll see when that happens, hahaha.

My next favorite is also from the K-Drama Makeup Memebox, and it’s the Memepuffs (set of five).

Meme Puffs

I finally got to try these kinds of airpuffs, and let me tell you, I’m so glad I had the opportunity to try them! These make blending in both foundation and concealer so easy! I don’t want to use anything else any more, haha.

The only thing I don’t like is how hard they are to clean, but that’s something I’m willing to live with, hahaha.

My third favorite is actually two I use together! It’s the Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Tint in The Neutrals: #19 Peony and the Holika Holika Heartfull Glossy Lipstick in PK122 Humming Pink.

Sephora lip tint/ Holika Holika lipstick 1Sephora Lip Tint/ Holika Holika lipstick 2

I use these two products to do a slight gradient lip effect that I’ve been really loving lately! This month I wore this combo at least 3-4 times a week cause I love it so much! In fact, I’m probably going to wear it a lot this month too, haha.

Sephora Lip Tint/ Holika Holika lipstick 3

How it looks on me! Told you I was pale, lol.

Non-Beauty Favorites:

So I’ve been really into Japanese fashion magazines for a long time (my favorites are Non-no and Ray!), and I figured out that I can actually buy them off of Amazon Japan!

Amazon Japan Box 1Amazon Japan box 2

Because of this, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping, haha. I only have bought and received magazines from amazon directly (I have one order from a third party seller that ships internationally and it will come within the next week or so), so I haven’t used any forwarding services yet.

But I digress! I am so happy with the orders I bought that were fulfilled by Amazon! They come so fast and are packaged very well, so I know I will order from them in the future!

My last favorite for this month is the cell phone game Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector!

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Omg guys, this game is just amazing. You leave out food and “goodies” and different cats will come and visit! You can take pictures of them and when they leave, they give you fish so that you can buy more goodies! My sister told me about this game, and now I’m absolutely addicted, lol. It’s available for both iPhone and Android, so now everyone can get addicted like me! Hahaha!

So that’s it for my favorites this month! What are some things you have been loving? Let me know in the comments!