For TOO LONG have I been gone, my buddies!!!! MY PALS!!~
Thank you for still being here, hahaha. I promise I won't leave for that long again! Phew~
Did you miss me? Ya, right?
As in "yeah, you did, right?"
Not a "ya rite lol."
As I am writing this, I am eating a Tokyo Banana. I'm guessing you know what it is?
It tastes so WEIRD... but I can't stop eating it omfg.
In the past couple of weeks, I have spent over $100 on these Japanese snacks.* Boxes of the Hangetsu crackers (!!!! SO GOOD!!!!) and some Tokyo Banana!
You have no idea LOL. Onomnomnomnom.
(*: For fam/friends, ofc! Not just mine!~~~~)
(PSA: Torontonians, you can buy fresh TB through Meowmeowboutique. It's near neck-cracking difficult to find it otherwise.)
My friends are all "you're actually psycho".
You know, I've heard that a lot in the past couple of weeks. Nahahahhaa.
I'm now called "the cracker lady".
If I'm whining about anything to my friends, they immediately go for the "well..... this wouldn't have happened if you hadn't bought your crackers" line.
.....which is almost always true. neeeeyyyah. T___T
Anyways - I come back to you with a gigantic skincare/cosmetics haul. I got these products this month, and many of these products are hauled straight from Korea and Japan!
(Because in every haul, there's always a WTF purchase.)
[Laneige, IOPE, Sulwhasoo, etc.]
Eee~ Lotte Duty Free offered up much duty-free goodies. Much yes. Much yay.
|L to R: Laneige multi cleanser (foam cleanser), IOPE trouble clinic (foam cleanser), Laneige oil free cleanser, Laneige water sleeping pack|
I actually bought 3 of them - I can't remember the exact price, but through the conversion (Won to CDN) and duty free, it ended up being around $20 each.
I pay around $28 for them in Toronto, so... yes. Got 3.
Need to wash face.
I use these in the night time - they have tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny little exfoliating beads. You can barely feel them.
IOPE Trouble Solution Cleansing Foam
I should have bought more of these. Darn it. I bought 1.
I use this in the morning - it has a slight peppermint scent. Cleanses well. It's actually a huge part of my daily skincare regime.
If you have acne-prone skin, oily skin, combination skin, or trouble skin --- try this out.
I don't get acne too much, but I had these horrible clogged pores on the side of my cheek for the longest time. I think this product might have helped to get rid of those.
(Tbh, along with several other products, so I have no idea what actually helped.)
Laneige oil-free cleansing liquid
Didn't like this at first, I liked their moisture cleansing oil better (pink bottle). But the pink bottle was nowhere to be found. So I settled on this, because I didn't just want to waste $22 USD.
Eh, it's alright. Would buy again.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion (Medium Beige, #23)
Had this before, it's grown on me. I like it. It matches my skin colour a lot better than the other cushions out there.
I like this better the famous IOPE one, and the Laneige ones.
Got this at the duty free for $41 USD. Comes with refill.
I love, love the limited edition packaging!
It's so beautiful, so much beautifuller (hehe) than my original Sulwhasoo one (pictured above).
|Got this for $15 or something. It was on sale. It was cheap. Yolo.|
Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX (x2)
Duo package - I saved money!~
I love this essence. It's really nice, light, but still very moisturizing. Doesn't make my face sticky, I find that it's perfect for summer and winter season.
This set was $57 USD.
Laneige Bright Renew Plus (Serum and Cream)
They repackaged the "White renew plus" line to "Bright renew plus".
I was obsessed with getting brighter skin because I looked so... idk, DULL.
I already reviewed the serum on this blog, I really liked it.
So boyfriend bought me these!~
Yay, I got a new serum, and yay for the cream! I've really been loving both.
Thank yew mister junniku :D
Innisfree "It's Real" Mask sheets
I got a lot of them. 10 are in each bundle (I think).
I used a couple tea tree, it's alright.
Dermal "Red Ginseng" Masks
I don't even know how many I have.
I originally had 30 or 40 of them.
Mr. Junniku bought it for me, because the Amazon seller didn't ship it directly to Toronto. :(
These are my ALL-TIME favourite masks.
Love, love, love!
Biore watery essence sunscreen
I am terrified of getting wrinkles!!! It's gonna happen, but oh gosh.
Pls no sun!!!
I actually got these from a Toronto-based shop, called "meowmeowboutique".
Their IG: Meowmeowboutique
I've been buying a lot of stuff from this shop lately.
It's cheaper, it's authentic and I trust it 100%.
I cannot tell you how much I've been ripped off by pmall, and those asian-cosmetics stores (The ones you see at Finch, Downtown, Korea town...etc.)
Ahem... and this is the store that I bought $150 in snacks from. T_T Oh god.
But it's so good!!!!~~
Sunscreen is good. Yes.
Nexcare Acne Patches
Because sometimes I get pimples. :(
These were picked up from Korea, at Olive Young. 1+1, oh yay.
I like these patches a lot more than the ones at The Face Shop. Those barely work, tbh... not on me, at least.
I'm gonna keep 1 sheet for myself, and 1 for le bf.
I'm so nice, right?????? :D
Sheseido "Perfect Whip" foam cleanser
This is a super popular cleanser - but it's so marked up here in Toronto... Meh.
My friend picked this up in Japan, and gave it to me. Arigato, lice-sama.
Where your vlog at?
Apparently they're like $3-4 in Japan? Wat.
It's Skin "Self Care Foot Peeling"
Y'all have probably tried some brand of the famous "foot peelings", but this is my first time. I still haven't used it, I'M SCARED. D:
Someone described the skin-peeling as "standing on top of mushy grass"
Omg... not sure what to feel about this, but to be perfectly honest, I think I need it. My feet need it! Hoho.
I'll do a review on them, if y'all wanna see my mushy skin peeling off.
Cure Natural Aqua Peeling Gel(s)
Y'all already know The Amazing.
Another product I've heard endless talk about. Everyone says it's absolutely amazing, etcetcetc.
The price was always the "nty" point for me. At approximately $45 a bottle, it's super expensive...
But in the end, I bought 1, and my boyfriend bought me another.
CURE is basically an exfoliator and chemical peel. You put a good dollop on your face, and rub gently. It is said that people can see their dead skin peeling away, and rolling up into little balls.
Have you used cure?
(Haha you probably have... I'm always very late at jumping the bandwagon.)
My boyfriend got one for himself, too. LOL... he likes it.
End of skincare stuff!!!!
[Dollywink, D.U.P, etc.]
Tbh, it's basically just eyelashes.
Dollywink false eyelashes
I got some of the famous dollywink falsies.
Y'all already know I've basically tried every single DW eyelash out there.
But I just had to stock up on these.
I got multiples of the #15, and one box of the #23!
The #15 is called "pure girl".
It's half lashes, so it fits the end-half of your eye. These are similar to DW #4 (I think it's called "feminine girl"?), but these are much more natural. Shorter, too.
When worn, these look barely noticeable. It just adds that extra "ump!!!!!!" to your eyes, in a subtle way. Lol.
Especially if you have short, asian lashes like I do.
|Not sure about #23. Never tried this yet. Tbh, I just bought it out of impulse.|
[THE EYELASHES SENT FROM HEAVEN.]
Will you ever understand my love for DUP?
NAY, YE SHALL NAWT!!!!!!
TBH, these lashes were created from the eyelash pixies up in heaven and sent down on a rainbow of PURE 24K GOLD.
I used up the boxes I showed you last year (in this blog post), so... I BOUGHT MORE! :D
I just HAD to pick up these boxes of DUP. It'll last me... a while. I see it as an investment, yo.
But no seriously, these are so good. You need these in your life.
We make money to spend it, right?
Most of these boxes are my favourite, #923.
They have a mix of brown and black - so they look super natural. They're so soft, so wispy.
If you have anywhere from $12-25 (yo, markups are HIGH), do yourself a favour and buy a box. Please.
It is so amazing. pls pls pls.
I just bought this because - hello, SAILORMOON CUTIE MOON ROD.
This was around $21 CAN.
I can just see it now.
I'll be on the TTC, trying to do my makeup on the train.
Everyone is just in their dead, morning states.
I WHIP THIS OUT.
and I give HOPE to the people!!!!!
As I do my eyeliner.
End of makeup stuff!!!!~~~~
The "lol random" stuff
Because it was neither "skincare" or "makeup", but still equally as essential to purchase.
Sailormoon socks from Korea
Because I need the sailor scouts on my feet.
My kind friend got me these in Korea.
She had to legit look through sock vendor after sock vendor.
Until she found it.
Even then, 2 of the characters were missing (Mercury and Chibi), and STILL SHE LOOKED ON.
All in the midst of the MERS scare.
What a pal rite???
Btw I awarded her efforts with crackers. So all is good!!!
Rohto eye drops
Because I need eye drops.
When you wear contacts, omg. These are life saving.
They have that "minty fresh" feel, so it casually burns your eyeballs for a second. But in a really refreshing way.
Also, I stupidly over-paid for that Lycée one. $$$$$.
Never again. Ugh.
It's a good product, but so many stores in Toronto mark these up so high, it's ridiculous.
Tonymoly hair tint
Because I need to have green hair sometimes.
It's hair tint. It comes in a little pan, and you basically just swipe your hair with it.
It's way too messy.
I only used the green one so far, but it's incredibly messy and difficult to use. Green dye was all over my clothes, my skin, MY FACE.
I WAS LIKE HULK.
Cheap, but too much work.
omg, that's it. we're done.
that was a long post, right?
are you tired?
do you think I spent my money wisely?
here is a candy for your efforts.
What about you?
What have you bought recently?