Me in my hotel room, feeling all refreshed and ready to go out and about! Yes, my hair got very long since I'd wanted to cut it but a friend told me to get it done for cheap in Korea and I did not find any convenient hair salons where I felt comfortable enough to take the risk (not all salons are cheap, some are expensive, and not all speak English obviously and I am rather picky about my bangs).
Makeup used: Nanoce BB Cream in 02 Healthy Ocher, MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Half Baked, Booty Call, Suspect, and Tease for eyebrows), Physicians Formula Eye Booster eyeliner, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes eye liner (0L black and 23L champagne), Faerie Drops Volume Burst waterproof mascara (black), Illamasqua blusher in Lover, and Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait orrr maybe it was Missha Signature Glam Art Rouge in SPK105 (or both, keke. Peach Parfait is very sheer on me so it was probably Missha or both).
I had four full days in Tokyo, where I felt oh so very lost. Luckily NicNic was so kind and welcoming as to spend some of her precious free time with me.
|en route to Shinjuku station from the south entrance|
We met up on a Friday in Yurakucho 有楽町 and had Japanese-influenced pasta for lunch. I choose this one which was made with some sort of Japanese herb that I can't remember since unfortunately I can't read Japanese.
It looks small but I still could only finish half of it, haha. I am a slow eater. I do have a genuine love for pasta though so I will eat it anywhere, no matter where I'm traveling.
We followed up with tea and dessert at a nearby cafe and gabbed more! (Sorry, Nic, if I blabbered too much!.)
She is a cute, fair-skinned and thin little thing, don't you agree?
I had some sort of passion berry tea, I think, and this delectable strawberry sakura treat. I go goo goo for sakura. XD
The lighting in the cafe was rather bright and white so it washed out our desserts in the pics, keke, doesn't it look like we're just eating flying strawberries?!
Afterward Nic had to run to work but we also met up in Harajuku the next day.
Where I bought...
Surprised, aren't you? Well I hadn't quite finalized my shopping list, and Harajuku was crazy crowded so we didn't even spend more than a minute in Daiso, a place that is dear to my heart, hoho. (Simply standing in front of the false eyelashes section made us feel like we were in the way of frantic shoppers.) Surprisingly I saw more Daisos and spent way more time at Daiso shops in Seoul, keke, go figure.
We walked around where I oogled like a dorky tourist at shops and their merchandise as well as gawked at lolitas walking around the vicinity...no, not really, but sort of, maybe. After we'd circled the area, we decided to chill at a cafe for tea, and her hubby joined us and bought us these yummy desserts.
I had the blueberry cheesecake which was a little on the tart side but still very tasty!
Afterwards we headed to a sushi restaurant for dinner. I can never say no to sushi!! (Actually the first time I'd ever gotten food poisoning was from bad sushi, haha, but it has still never phased me! I'm a little crazy and reckless, aren't I?)
Our starters, we had way more than this! But my tummy took over and I ate everything in sight before snapping any more pics, sorries!
The sushi was fresh and delicious, the wasabi not horribly harsh like I usually think it is, and the sake was also smooth and delicious. I want more!!
Afterwards we walked it off in Roppongi Hills, a very scenic area to visit for a beautiful night view. Unfortunately we did not snap any pictures together, we were just constantly on the go or relaxing and enjoying our time. I really had a great time and even though it was my first time meeting NicNic in person, it felt very comfortable since we have been blogger friends for several years now! Blogger meetups are now rather normal to us, I think, but I still must say it's pretty cool to be able to connect and meet up with a friend halfway around the world as a byproduct of blogging. Thank you, NicNic!!
NicNic gave me a welcoming gift which was very sweet (I'll post pictures of it later). She also helped me make a small drugstore haul but you will just have to wait for the unveiling. ;)
I still have like 15,495,045,237,823,034 more pictures to go through and resize and post! >.< Please bear with me as I will continue to post about my trip whenever I can make time.
Also don't forget to enter my Korean face masks giveaway!!