December 24, 2012


I've always had a thing for redheads (I REALLY wish I could rock the hair colour), and Emma Stone is my current number one style crush. When I first saw her makeup for the Revlon Shanghai collection I knew immediately that it was something I wanted to try on myself. Now please don't go comparing this in detail, it doesn't even come close! I had to tone down the eyeshadow because I couldn't carry how dramatic it looks overall, I also went for a pink lipstick instead - let me know what you guys think! ;)

December 21, 2012

JAPAN TRIP 2012: PART 2's been a while. I've kind of been in blogger shut down mode for the past couple of weeks. Ever since hitting that one year mark, I've really struggled to keep up with a regular routine (and I'm sure it's apparent). How do you guys do it?!?! I desperately need some blogging advice! ><

Despite the delay, I'm going to finish with part 2 of my Japan trip. Every time I think back to my experiences in Tokyo and Osaka, food and shopping pops to mind. On many occasions I would get so distracted by the shopping that I completely forget about taking photos. This post is extremely image heavy nonetheless - and haul photos are included at the end!


Osaka Castle
I'm sure when people visually picture Osaka (for those that have been there), this structure is somewhere in the background. Osaka Castle is a very impressive, and culturally significant, piece of architecture. If you get to the very top (lots of stairs involved) you also take in an all round view of the beautiful city.

Osaka Aquarium
I had high hopes for this place (I LOVE going to aquariums), but was a little disappointed by how small all the exhibits were. The whale shark however - which is the main draw card - had me in awe!

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
Instant ramen (or cup noodle) is an absolute food necessity to me. So naturally, I had to pay homage to the man who invented it all - Momofuku Ando. You also get to customize your very own cup noodle at the museum so it's all very cool.

I LOVE Takoyaki, and Osaka is the place to go to stuff yourself full of this yummy goodness. At this particular joint (I believe it's call 'Pizza Ball House'), you get to make your own Takoyaki from scratch, which proved to be MUCH harder than it looks. The waiter had to come around so many times to help and ensure the takoyaki was cooking properly - it was quite embarrassing.

Dotonbori is a must for food and shopping in Osaka. It's where the famous running man (or glico man) lives, and is a definite tourist hotspot. I highly recommend hitting up 'Kani Doraku Honten' if you go pass it, I know it's a chain restaurant, but their all-crab courses are AMAZING! Surprisingly affordable too.