HK, Rilakuma, and other Japanese goodies

Golden week has officially started. This is a two week period where we have 4 National Holidays. Basically the entire country is on vacation.

I have to go to work on Wednesday (on a holiday) since I’ve got a global review with really high-up folks in my company who work in the US… A high-pressure conference call at night on a holiday… OH JOY.


I haven’t done a post all weekend long. You can blame blogtv for that!

BIIIG thanks to paperdollrevenge, M, Wuz, Kasumi, L, KT, Jen, Danni, Mayaari, Sanny and all the other girls who spent time chatting with me! It gets kinda lonely in Kobe sometimes!!!

But as a good blogger, let me give you a goooooood taste of Japanese goodness…

Here is a shelf in my nearby grocery store

Yes, you heard me right. Tons and tons and tons of HK stuff in the grocery store (NOT a supermarket!)

This picture does not nearly show how long this shelf was. The shelves were stocked from head to toe, and it would have taken 3-4 more pictures of this size to show how big the selection was!

LOOK at this very very very very very cute HK mirror!!!

In the bath / shower section, I saw these REALLY cute pump bottles…

This for all of the Rilakuma fans out there!!!

And what would a Japan post be without some sweets?

Espresso Kit-Kats
I hear ya Jess…

And of course…
It’s green tea season again, so green tea cookies!!!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!!!

xoxo, K

SWAP with Wuzzy!

Here is the OTHER package that I got in the mail the other day!!

I am so so so so SOOOOO sorry I wasn’t able to post this sooner… I feel terrible…

It’s a package from our favorite Hawaiian girl, Wuzzy!!!!

I saw something I wanted from her Aloha Swap, and she asked me for some Japanese candies in return! I am so nervous when someone asks me for Japanese sweets… what if they don’t like them?????

How cool is it that you can call your sale “the Aloha Sale”???

If I do one, should it be called, “the Konnichiwa Sale”????? hahahaha

Anyway… I get off track too often!

Here’s the package!

Wuzzy put everything in this cute box! How thoughtful!!!
(and what bad photography!!! hahaha)

LOOK at everything she sent me! WOW!!!!

This is what we swapped for!
Clinique mini shadows in Sparkling Sage and Strawberry Fudge
Everything else is Wuzzy’s GENEROUSITY!!!
I am SOOO gonna get you back for this, Wuzzy!!!!

HK chocolate filled marshmallows & Hurricane popcorn!
Mochi Crunch & Nori??? WOW!!

Skinfood Mushroom BB Cream & a NYX trio in Guru!!!
I did not realize this was a NYX trio!
Neutrals are a staple for me and I am so eager to try the BB cream!

Hawaiian HK magnet and Hawaiian cell phone strap!
HK in a grass skirt playing the ukulele??? SOOO CUTE!
I LOVE getting touristy stuff from where you are!!!

Blueberry Swirly Twirly Soap
Jess’s Girl Eye Dust
Hollyberry Liptint

You have SPOILED me!!!

xoxo, Kay

EDIT: SWAP with JeSMakeup!

When I came home from work on Monday, there were TWO packages waiting for me at the post office!


I brought them both home, but I only opened one… from Jess (Fun and Makeup)!
She wanted some Kit Kats (see here for the wonderful post on it)!

Here is the package!!!!

Look how many goodies are inside!!!

So colorful and bright… even the twisties are AMERICAN!!!

Yummy American candy!

LOOK at how cute this case is!!!

This case had candies shaped like HK heads inside!!!!

A love note from Jess… awwww….
Conditioner & HK solid perfume??? I think lipgloss (thanks Jess for clarifying!)

Jess took a look at my wishlist!! THANK YOU!!
HOW did Jess KNOW that I LOOOOOVVEEEEE this one!!

oooh look… bubble wrap!!!

What could be inside????


My very first NYX trio!
And CG Cheekers in Golden Pink!!!!

Thank you to Jess for this GREAT swap!!!!
xoxo, K


First off, thanks to KT & L for your very kind words this morning. It means a lot to me that you’ve accepted me in the beauty blogger community!

My package from DSK (Steph) came on Saturday!

I bought the MAC Fafi Quad #1 from her!

Ooooh, what a professional looking business card!
Get your DSK jewelry here!

Here’s the Fafi Quad!!!
My very first MAC item!

I can’t seem to justify buying MAC shadows in Japan…
This quad is so versatile that I know I’m gonna love it!

OOOOOH, but there’s something else in the package!


I love earrings…

(that’s why this ear has 5 piercings hahaha)

Thanks again to Steph for the fantastic sale!!!

xoxo, K

Advice: EDM?

I washed my EDM FTK & LHK brush recently and it took nearly a day to dry… I was so tempted to blow dry them!!! hahaha

Today I need advice from the lovely beauty blogger community.

I am thinking of placing an order to EDM for their Personal Custom Kit Full and I need your help to chose a few more products!

I switched to MMU about two months ago after ordering a sample kit from EDM and it is SO much easier for me!!! Their samples are very generous and they last about a month on me!!

For those of you who haven’t used Everyday Minerals yet (yeah, I know everyone and their mother has used EDM, but who knows?), they have a kit which allows you to pick 6 products for $34+shipping.

Considering most of their full-size foundations are $12 and most of their brushes are around $10, this is a big savings! If I buy more than three things, I should just get a custom kit!

I’m going to get the following things:
– Full-sized foundation (Light Olive Intensive)
– Full-sized blush (Waffle Cone)
– Flat Top Brush (I LOVE my FTB, but I want another one as a backup)
– Full-sized Concealer (Intensive Medium)
Any more suggestions?

– Natural Reflections Light
– Blush – Snuggle
– Golden Light Intensive Foundation (I have one already)

Things to think about:
– I am thinking of getting the EDM e/s brush, but since it is less than $6 ($34/6 items = around $6 per item), I think I’ll get it separately
– I am a little wary of highly pigmented blushes, especially red/berry colors.
– The Mint Concealer did not work for me. It washes me out and makes me look ill!
– I’m wary of their e/s since I do not think I can use them up. I have the Golden Globes Palette which I LOVE, but not sure of the Sandcastle eye palette.

Thank you in advance for your help!!!

xoxo, K