Monday, 28 November 2011

17 Reasons I Want to Visit Japan

With school keeping me super busy lately, I can't help but day-dream about traveling and all the fun stuff I could do there.

One country in particular that has always been very high on my priority list is Japan. It might very well be the place I want to visit most. The only reason I haven't been yet is because I know that there is so much I want to do there. Since the country is pretty expensive to travel to, I prefer waiting and going once I'm not on such a tight budget anymore so that I can truly enjoy everything I want to do there without a restrictive budget.

For fun, I compiled a list of some of the top things I want to see/eat/witness/purchase etc. There is so much more, but since the whole culture is fascinating to me, I will restrain myself to only the first things that come to my mind :P

In no particular order :

Japanse style/fashion


Japanese architecture/home decor




 Cute japanese shops




Japanese Makeup


Japanese Gardens


Cherry Blossoms




Japanese Temples


Mount Fuji






Traditionnal Sushi






Shrimp Tempura

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Products I reach for most often

Hauls are fun to look at/watch and always give me ideas of products I'd love to try, however what I enjoy even more is favorites/most used products posts and videos because you can truly know what products everyone is using and enjoying.

These are my most reached for products lately! I love and would recommend all of these :D

Urban Decay Primer potion, this is a recent repurchase, but I love this and use it every time I wear eyeshadow

You can tell I've been using this duo quite a lot! It's actually a small size of the eyeshadows in Tea Biscuits and Cinnamon from Estée Lauder.

This EcoTools blending brush came with the 6 piece Eye set, I use it to blend all my eyeshadows, it soft and works great, plus it's super cheap.

This foundation has light coverage, which is perfect for me since I'm not a fan of covering my skin up.

I wear this blush pretty much on a daily basis, it looks natural, but makes my skin glow. I love it!

Probably the softest brush I own, I use this for all my powder products from blush to bronzer and powder.

My 120 palette from BH Cosmetics. The color combinations are endless.

NYX Eye Pencil in black and white. Creamy and easy to apply and very affordable, my favorite cheap pencils!

Chi Silk Infusion, I use this on my hair every time I wash it. I think I've mentionned this product multiple times, but it's that good to me :)

I've got this gloss fairly recently, but I can't get over how pretty it is! The large flecks of sparkle really show up on your lips and the color is nice and subtle. Other plus, it smell and tastes like birthday cake, yum! I put it over everything.

I have a couple mascaras, but I always end up wearing this one. It doesn't give me much volume, but I love how it defines, separates and lenghtens.

I love this as a base to make any bright colors pop. I use it in most shadow looks I make!

L'Oréal Liner Intense liquid liner, it lasts a long time, is super easy to apply and won't flake off.
These are my most reached for products, what are yours?

Simple Silver and Black Smokey Eye

I've wanted to make a simple smokey eye for a while now. I like the combination of silver with a black smokey eye so I decided to highlight the lids with a silvery shade from my Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Blue Had Me at Hello.

I used the Black shade and the silver shade for this look. I also blended out the black with pale beige color from the Comfort Zone Palette.

I think it came out not too bad! I don't do smokey looks very often, so I'm not an expert at it, but I still like the results! It would be good for an Holiday Party of for going out! What makeup looks do you like to wear during the holiday season? Let me know in the comments :)

Nail Polish Stash

I've been accumulating nail polishes for the last three years and my stash has grown quite a bit since I started collecting. I thought I would share it for fun and in case anyone would be interested in swatches of any of the colors I own!

I have polishes from Revlon, Wet n Wild, Sally Hansen and Ardène mostly, but I also have a couple random brands here and there as well! I tend to stick to brands that are cheap as you can see and I have yet to try any more expensive ones. The pricier polish brand I would most like to try is China Glaze :) Any other recommendations on good brands I should try?

Perfect Pink, Strawberry Electric, Frankly Scarlet, Make Mine Mango

Ocean Breeze, Midnight Affair, No Shrinking Violet, Steel Her Heart

Disco Ball, White On, Purple Potion, Pacific Blue, Ivy League, Sun Kissed

Poolside in Malibu, Malibu Splash, Ballet Shoes, Neon Pink, Purple Rain

Black, Ice Breaker, White

Kaleidoscope, Burgundy Frost, Purple Potion

I can't find the names for these :o

Big Apple Red, Red Rules This Yule, Fleeting, Golden Red

Going Grape, Gray's Anatomy, Femme Fatale, Distressed Denim

That's all the polishes I have, you'd think I'd have more after three years :P Anyway tell if I should swatch any of these!

Collective Haul : Walmart, Sephora

Cute knit sweater from Walmart - 20$
It's really warm!

Long grey v-neck sweater - Walmart 15$

All the beauty products I got. The three polishes are mini polishes and they were 1$ each. The Essie Fluid-E was from a beauty store which I forgot the name from, it's a nail polish thinner (cannot wait to try it out!). Unfortunately, the Glamoflage concealer caused me a rash which means I will have to return it, but it had great coverage.

Wet n Wild Palette, the colors are super pigmented and they were on sale for 4.50$ Amazing :D

The colors are amazing, I'm so glad I got both palettes. I almost bought the purple one as well :P

And this is my big purchase! I've been wanting this ever since I first swatched it at the drugstore. (they have it at Pharmaprix/Shopper's Drug Mart) I just had to get it so I went to Sephora after my last exam and I got it! The quality is just mind blowing and the liner is impressive, I might post a review + swatches :)


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