MUJI Toner & Moisturizer

Posted on 21st, December, 2015

Muji was always a store I was kind of meh about :pt1 Probably because when I needed something for the apartment it’d be really pricey. Simplistic and clean, but overly pricey for me. Then I went back one day and discovered that some things they have are actually quite affordable. You can buy a little muji coffee table for 50,000 yen and muji eyeshadow for 750. :fa5

The lime x lemon looks fun.

Nice little flow chart.

I’m always on the look out for anything to help my skin to not deteriorate any faster than it’s already doing. Surely the answer to my skin woes.. to anyone’s skin woes, can be attributed to properly cleansing in the morning and at night followed by moisturizing. (Even that has been called into question… some say you should only wash once…)

Moisturising Milk & Light Toning Water

Either way, I’m less inclined to spend big bucks on toners/moisturizers since there are so many out there that are tried and tested for under 1,000 yen.

I’m not gonna lie, I bought these because I liked the bottle.
I also just wanted to try something different. Who knows, could have been a miracle worker.

I’ve used them on my face for a couple months earlier in the year. First I’d use the toner followed by the moisture lotion. At night I just put on more product. My skin improved slightly. There was less redness and I didn’t get as oily as usual. The fact that my skin was doing slightly better could have really been because I switched to a different method of removing makeup at the time.

Doesn’t seem to be a miracle worker, but it does an okay job of moisturizing.

There are usually two versions to these lotions. I got the “super” type which has a more dense feeling to it. Looks and shakes like oil compared to the normal version.

+good price
+no smell
+paraben free
+oil free
+leaves skin moisturized
+simple yet stylish packaging
+can also be found in certain convenience stores

-opening for moisturising milk is not the best

Grade: B
Repurchase? Probably not, will try other products


I’m still alive!

Posted on 14th, December, 2015

Wow, that was another long break! Since the last post I got to visit America for 3 weeks right after Korea. :cat2 I saw my pets and ate a ton of delicious unhealthy food. Came back to Osaka a bit heavier and with sadness all around me… Not even gonna lie, I had a faaaaairly rough summer. I didn’t have a job lined up for a while but quickly found some freelance stuff to do thanks to a friend. Now I’m basically full time doing something I have an interest in, and thus my life is a bit more stable right now :fa9 I even joined a gym! Which I haven’t gone to in quite a while.

Here is my favorite little Princess.

I got to meet Amy for the first time =D she loves attention :cat3

While in Florida me and my family got to go to Disney. The ONLY advantage of living in Florida is your friends always have free tickets :cat5

Oh, and this theme was made pretty much from scratch. I didn’t want to post a new update until I finished it… even though I still have a few more things to figure out. I kind of gave up on styling the comments section. It’s like inception in there :fa13 Now that my virtual Snorlax has cleared the path, I want to post a couple more times before the year is over!


Korea trip

Posted on 15th, April, 2015

I visited Korea from March 23rd to the 27th with one of my best friends. It was her 4th time and my second time going to Seoul. We stayed in Hyehwa at a little hostel she really likes.

I was really excited to shop for cosmetics and eat food you can’t really find in Japan. Most shopping was done in Myeongdong since it has all the stores concentrated together. Prices have gone up since the last time I was there and since the yen is so weak it was hard to go as crazy as I wanted to. :fa21 Shopping was fun but also kind of stressful. For one thing, people are kind of pushy… no one says excuse me. Store clerks lure you in and then follow you like a shadow silently until you buy something then they just disappear. :fa5 There’s more but, basically, customer service varies a lot from store to store. :cat2

Cute store right around Myeongdong station.

We met up with my friend’s very kind friend and he helped us out a bunch. He taught us some words and it’s interesting since there are some words that are the same or very similar to Japanese.

I automatically default to the peace sign when getting my picture taken…

Got tricked into visiting the YG building… it’s a great looking building!

Right across the building there’s this wall with lots of writing on it.

Street food was amazing, as usual. I wish Japan had street food like it, the kind that comes and goes. The only thing I see in Osaka is old guys selling roasted sweet potatoes.

Fried shrimp that didn’t make it into the picture