Konnichiwa! ^-^ A few days ago, I was super lucky to be contacted by Nikkei Inc. Japan :D I wasn’t expecting any email and I am just super thankful for this awesome opportunity!
So what is Nikkei Inc.? Well it is a media organization that provides unbiased reports and in 2010 they launched The Nikkei Online Edition! And in less than a year, they have established themselves as Japan’s online media leader!
Sir Jun Suzuki, their staff writer under Asia and Oceania News Department & Foreign News Department, was the one who was sent here to the Philippines for the interview! :D OMO All the way from Japan!
They basically would like to hear about experiences of Korean culture here in the Philippines and why Hallyu is so successful in South East Asian countries… And a little talk about Korean Makeup, Kdrama and KPOP!
Annyeong haseyo!!! Now I am really 21 years old :))) omo aiggoooo~~~ I’m older but I still look like I’m in high school :)))) XD And I still enjoy being child-like! Young and fun~ :D :D I’ll share how my week went :>
I recently cut my hair short~ If you guys are following me on instagram, I posted a picture there and my hair is like that of a boy kpop star :))) I love how breezy it feels!! And how air just passes by your neck ^-^ hihihi My sister colored my hair too because my black roots were already showing~
Dropped by at Etude House in Rob Metro East because I wanted to ask them about my new pink card and why I can’t validate it~ The SAs there are really the B-E-S-T :) PLUS LOOK AT HOW CUTE THEIR NEW PAPER BAGS ARE <333333333
I took the chance to buy one item from my Birthday Wishlist :> hihihi It smells sooooo good that I immediately sprayed it all over my room :D
Oh yeah! We are still having classes :))) Until the week after holy week!!! SCHOOL IS COOL!!! kekeke~ but today one of my most favorite classes to attend to has ended… OMO FILM 110 </3 And together with my awesome group mates (ate Abee & ate Anna) made a mini photo exhibit :D I’m proud of our design kekeke~ 1 hour of preparation for the win!!!
Film110 was super awesome! I don’t know if I will be able to print my own black and white photos again :’< :’> I will miss the dark room, the slr camera, the chemicals!!! XD If you do want an awesome elective… get FILM 110 (^-^)//
Film 110 ended at around 12 noon and our next class was at 5pm @.@ hahaha so to relax before our final exam Abee and I went to the mall!!!! hihi!!!! And we ate at Tous Les Jours <333 I missed their cream custard <333
We also tried their french macarons <3 I tried the chocolate, ate Abee tried the mango~ and hmm… the green tea… Jenica???~ hehe nom nom!!! The mango tasted more like banana candy :)))
Annyeong haseyo!!! :D Yesterday was a truly tasty treat for me & uhnee! <3 I was (and still am ^-^) superly duperly thankful to be invited to Etude House’s Sweet Recipe Spring 2013 Launch at Tous Les Jours, Eastwood branch <333
SO I WAS LATE @.@* I arrived during Mr. Bo Ram Kim’s presentation :< sorry for the disruption!~
Well, there are perks too! One is that, I was seated in front!~ kekeke~ So I was able to see how awesomely Ms. Hana Lim* did the Sulli makeup! :D
*Not sure with the spelling~~~
Ms. Hana came all the way from Korea just to demonstrate to us the Sweet Girl Makeup or the Sulli Style makeup! :> So awesome! Plus she looks like Park Bom!!! <3 Really pretty :)
She applied the makeup with a very light hand!!!~
1.) Start with the base :D She applied the very famous baby choux base. Sulli uses no. 2!~ Applying the base will supply moist and bright coverage!
2.) Apply Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream, Etude House’s best seller! Contains Pearl Minerals that inhibits melanin production and amino acids to boost and give a healthy complexion!
3.) Hide imperfections! Use Surprise essence concealer kit, the pink will brighten and the beige shade will give coverage.
4.-5.) Next up, Ms. Hana used the Sweet Recipe Cupcake All Over Color! :> Awesome~~ She used it for cheeks, eye base and lips!~
6.) Lightly dust face with the cutie cute cute Cookie Pact!
7.) With the Face Corset bronzer, shape face for a slimmer effect~
8.) Still using the Face Corset bronzer, apply some on the eyelids to create brown gradation eye make!
9.) Apply a brown liner to define eyes~ Do not wing too fabulously because we aim for a natural look :D
10.-11.-12.&13.) Curl Lashes, apply Dr. Fix Mascara Base, 3 Step Dolly Eyes Step 1!
14.) Brow Kit!~ Define and shade along brow area
15.) Final step!~ Apply Sweet Recipe Candy Stick no.3 to lips! DONE!~
Ms. Hana is super cute!!!! I love how she poses for the camera every time she’ll apply a certain product! Like she’s modelling too!!! :D
Natural porcelain moist baby skin and brown shaded eye makeup for everyday :D
And since the event was held at Tous Les Jours… we were fed with super tasty pastries!!! SWEET RECIPE <3 SO AWESOME~~
WARNING… next photos might make you hungry~
Their breads are made using natural fermentation! Baked fresh everyday~ (which explains the brand’s name :>)
No artificial flavoring and coloring!!! <3
PRETTY AND YUMMY~ <3
Oh!!~ And it’s my first time to see a beverage menu in Tous Les Jours! Usually they only have boxes of milk cartons and soda cans~ now they are brewing!!! :>
I was able to try their Iced Caffe Americano <3 at first I was like, “ehhhh this will taste very strong…” but after a few more sips!!~ It tasted good! I was able to finish it up to the last drop! :>
Say hi to Ms. Andrea Amado (Etude House President!~) And to Ms. Rea~~ The pretty lady by Ms. Andrea’s right~
The 2 hour event really had so many demonstrations!!!! <333 so I was very entertained!!! Say hi to Mr. Peter!!! The funny awesome chef!
Here’s a gif on how he effortlessly did the Rose Inspiration Cake! <3
Creating the leaf for the rose with green tea powder!~
After a few moments… he was already DONE! Mr. Peter is also jjang!!! kekeke~
The makeup box that I wanna have :) :> SO PINK AND FUNCTIONAL!
Take a look at what’s inside~ :) SWEET RECIPE GOODIES <3
Cute Candy Sticks just chillin :))
I wanted to take the kit home :))))))) We were so lucky to be the first ones to try out the Sweet Recipe line even before it gets released here in the Philippines :>
The weather was definitely colder these past few days! It was really nice walking around the tree lined campus of UP Diliman! ^.^ breeze so cool!!!
Colder days = I get to wear higher socks comfortably! /(>,<)/
Our prof dismissed us early so I was able to go meet my sister at SM North to buy a gift for our parents :»
And no, we did not get them Etude House products XD We bought some necessities for ourselves ;) *If you’re curious, we only bought cotton!!! XD
I could not resist having a hula hoop soooo~~~~ I FINALLY GOT ONE! It’s from Toy Kingdom! XD It’s a bit weighted than the normal hoops I was able to try so I will give this one a shot! hulaaa~~~
Went back to The Body Shop to get a very cute facial brush!!!~~~ <3 I now enjoy cleansing my face :))
After all that walking around~ (I was not able to bring my water bottle XD) we got really thirsty + hungry = CHEESE FOAM COCOA <3333 Happy Lemon <3333 nom nom nom cheese and chocolate ;P
Oh~~~ what’s that at the back of Happy Lemon? Japanese “Authentic” Mochi Cream <3 Not ice cream! :)
The have a lot, A LOT of interesting and unique flavors!!! The one that looks like a dinosaur egg with spots is rum something! XD
The lady suggested their best sellers: Sakura and Green Tea <333 YUM!
I chose the pink one of course! XD Sakura Cherry Blossoms flavor which actually tastes like red beans XD :)) It was good!
Got fetched and went home~ will reveal our gift to our parents later :)
Because it’s their 24th Wedding Anniversary, we ate out! :D It’s a newly discovered restaurant by mommy (*chika chika with the people in the salon) within Marikina!!! AWESOME MARIKINA RESTAURANTS <333 Tiyo’s Cuisine Cafe & Restaurant by Chef & Brewer
Annyeong haseyo!!!~ Time for an update! XD Unfortunately I was not able to come to the Tony Moly Alabang Town Center branch opening and Aqua Aura Launch because of reasons~ :« I’ve read the posts of bloggers and I got so very jelly ~.~ It would have been nice to meet fellow bloggers and Ms. Angel! </3 But to my surprise!~ Tony Moly contacted me and said that they will still be giving the press kit! So off I went to their branch at SM North~~
I thought it would be a very pleasant visit #.# but it did not happen @.@ Aigoo I was really happy then something terribly annoying happened and dampened my mood -.-
I asked for the press kit and they found it but then it did not have my name on it so they had to verify which I totally understand. I did not want to waste my time so I talked to the head manager and said that I would be taking photos of new releases and that I already got permission to do so from their official fanpage~ the head manager agreed and I took photos~ While taking a photo of the Aqua Aura BB Cream the annoying big mouthed SA immediately shouted at the top of her lungs saying that I should not be taking a photo! OMO I was so embarrassed!!! There were customers at that time and they all looked at me @.@ I wished she just approached me and told me politely but she did not! She really yelled -.- do you have any manners? I REALLY DO NOT LIKE HER! I often visit Tony Moly’s branch at SM North and I am familiar with the faces of the SAs, I have my favorites and the big mouthed SA is the worst! She looks at the appearance of the customers and if you look like you have money to spend she’ll gladly assist you but if you’re wearing plain clothing she’ll not bother. Aigoo my heart was heavy~ and I needed to leave and cool down before I smash the camera to her face. I talked to the head manager and said I’ll just come back after they clear out things about the press kit.
She texted me right after and said that I could get the press kit~ When I came back yey! No big mouthed SA on sight! I was supposed to shop for things but the incident made me cranky so no, I’ll just buy the things at SM Mega. Good thing Yoochun was also there to make me a little happier~
Onto the new products!!!~ Cats Wink line! I think the whole cat themed makeup started with the mascaras! Now they have the whole makeup package!
Skin Base, Foundation, BB Cream, Compact Powder! All with a very cute cat face! XD
meow~ Those are glosses!!!! So pink and purrfect!
Annyong haseyo!!! :D I am so happy to share my experience at the Etude House Pink Playhouse event yesterday!~ I am very thankful for the free 3 tickets given to me by Etude House Ph! Kamsa hamnida Ms. Rea and to the whole Etude House Philippines staff!! <3
It is Etude House’s first ”Playhouse” event! :D And I’d say it’s very VERY successful! There were tons of princesses and princes who attended! :D The whole atrium was filled!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
I just got my ticket the same day :) SM North is far from where I live kekeke~ and upon entering the gate one pretty pink bunny staff immediately said Ms. Erika! Blogger right? :D (OMO blush blush~ XD) and gave me the tickets! :D <3
Welcome to the playhouse! :>
Upon entering the Pink Playhouse you would be greeted with a freedom wall :D :>
Could you guess what I wrote??? ;D
kekeke~ My uh nee suggested to border the whole thing with erikajjang :)) but then the markers were gone @,@ :))
Here is a picture with the winner of my giveaway! :D :) Sorry Noel!!!! @.@ I was very late~ :(( And he was so very nice, he even gave me a gift! A Skin Malgeum kit!!! :D :> will show that later :D :D Kamsa hamnida Noel!!!
Now onto the FOOD!!! :D
Tous Les Jours was present too! :D
Gave us a pink macaroon! :> nom nom nom!
Yummy <3 I don’t know if Tous Les Jours sell these but these are really yummy!!!
To combat the sweetness, pink popcorn was there too!! Too bad it was too salty @,@ :))
Etude House’s signature sweet treat for Princesses & Princes!~
Pink Cotton Candy!!! :>
A Beautiful Ballerina was also present :D She is so graceful!
Trying to copy her! I was a ballerina once! :)) When I was in grade school! XD
The VIPs [seated] who purchased the special Makeup kit! :D And Mr. Boram Kim, Etude Global Specialist giving a talk about skin! :)
Betsy! :D This super cute pink beetle was also present! :D :>
Tanan!! <3 :D Finally got a picture with none other but the President of Etude House Philippines Ms. Andrea Amado! She is so stunning! And I was so happy when she knew who I was :> kekeke~ Thank you!!! It made me smile! :D :> >,<
The games were so fun to play! Even without prizes I’d still play them!!!
First Game! Doll Me Up! You have to fix Dara’s face blindfolded ;)
Here are the prizes! Shawols would have so much fun in the Playhouse! Shinee folders! :>
My turn playing! :> Don’t worry because the lady would help you fix Dara’s face! :D Add eyebrows, her eyes, blush on and lips! :D no nose??~
Right~ Right!~ I laughed after seeing what I did XD OMO and everybody wins at this game! Shinee folder you are mine! :D
Next game is called Who Am I! :D This game requires skills! XD
Throwing Skills that is! :) I only got 2 out of 3 right! XD A colored ball corresponds to the product! :D
At first I thought you would have to memorize the corresponding colored ball to product! :)) I was memorizing while we were lining up :)) But the ladies would also coach you which ball corresponds to what! :D
Prize is a Precious Mineral All Day Strong BB Cream sample! :D Grand prize is a moistfull set~
Third game which I am not lucky with is another familiar game from Etude!
It’s called the Sweetie’s Spin! :D I am not a very lucky person when it comes to spinning! Did not win anything here XD
You could win a Shinee fan here! :> aigoo~ I wanted one :« :))
Last and the most fun game was the Goal In! Pink Powder Spot!
Uh nee goofing around with the lady! :D >,<
The player would have to shoot 3 cotton buds in the ”ac pink powder spot container” kekeke!!! SUCH A CUTE GAME!!! :>
With Noel! :) Goofing around while they were fixing the ”container” XD I think the players before us were agressive :))
The mimes! :) They did a very good job at distracting us! :D
They entertained us while the others were fixing the ac container :)!
We made friends! And they were not talking at all!!! :) Good job!~ We asked if we could have the Shinee fans that they were using and they gave the fans to us! Thank you!!! :D
Me with uh nee! :) Thank you for accompanying me! :) Thank you Noel for the photo! :)
After all the games, food and fun we had, of course you need a souvenir photo to take with :)
The set was fit for royalty! ;) I love the chair and the side table! :) <3
<3 The frame of the photo is so Etude! :)
In the middle of the atrium there were displays of Etude’s Products! :D
I wanted to take this cardboard cut out home!
So pretty!!! :> I want a house like this! :D
Etude House’s Body products! :D
You could also have free skin care there! :D And the water they used was bottle water!!~ ahem ahem~ Princess!!! :>
After skin care you could have a free makeover! This is my favorite Etude House SM Masinag staff in the whole wide world!! <3 I was so happy to see her! :D
Presenting the Dear My Products!!! Finally it’s here!! :D Blushes that are so pretty :)
Dear My Blooming Pact! :D Pretty design forever!
Reminds me of Cinderella’s pumpkin ride! :D Etude~dified! :D
Cuteness overload!!! :D Bow as a compact lock! :>
Etude House’s BB Cream Bright Fit has also arrived here! Has more color shades!!! :D Hooray!!!
Of course the talk of the town Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Lipstick! :D So dainty!!!
All the products are so pretty!!! >,<
Oh!!! The Dear My Blooming Line also comes in packages!! :D
Someday Dream played at around six :) Of course Cornetto Ice Cream was present too and we ate the Disc!! Nom!!!
We finished everything!!! :D Well except for the facial care and the makeover because the line there was un~ending! :))
Next are photos with bloggers :> It’s so fun to meet them in real life!! :D
Annyong haseyo! Have you heard of the Big Event Etude House is creating at SM North the Block this April 21~22, 2012?
Etude House treats its loyal customers to a dreamland where the fun never stops. Experience first hand use of Etude House skin care products and cosmetics.
Be in the know with interactive workshops by Etude House and top institutions The Fashion Academy Manila and MEG Magazine..
Get serenaded by Philippines’ synthpop Someday Dream on April 21 and…
enjoy soulful music of acoustic sweetie Stephanie Dan on April 22. Play fun and exciting games and get a chance to win amazing prizes! Plus, enjoy various treats from Selecta and Tous Les Jours among others!
Free makeover, exciting games, delicious treats and lovely prizes await you!
So don’t miss out on this event!
Come be part of this sweet affair and join the Etude Playhouse Pink Fair 2012!
There is a Pink Playhouse filled with goodies and sweetness. On April 21~22, 2012 it would be filled with Princesses and Princes. Do you have a ticket to enter? If not~ I am giving away a free ticket!!! <3 Let’s all thank Etude House Philippines for their generosity :>
How to Join:
Annyong haseyo! My day started pretty stressful XD kekeke~ I thought we were finished with our Model ~,~ So many alterations but my partner Abee and I finished on time :> Mission 1 Complete!
Today is Ash Wednesday too!~ So my next mission was to go to Church :) by 12:30 we were at the Chapel :D Mission 2 Complete!
Mission 3 was to go and pamper ourselves for finishing the model in time :D kekeke~ Abee and I went to the nearest mall!! Cosmetic Shop Hopping!! XD We went to Tony Moly first (Ate Abee said that the 40 percent sale was extended!!! :D)
Of course a visit to SM North would not be complete without going inside Etude House :))
OMO these new body washes smelled so awesome!!! <3 Made us hungry! The best smelling ones for me were the Strawberry, Chocolate and Milk variant!!! So sweet, and the chocolate smelled so DELICIOUS I WANTED to drink it ~,~
Also another new product is the Skin Malgeum!~ Though the only variant here in the Philippines is the Fresh Variant!
맑음 [Malgeum]: the Korean word for cleanness, clarity and pureness.
Coming up this February is a new Toner line called Skin Malgeum!! ;) These products provide clean, clear and pure complexion with its moisturizing and pore cleansing formulas! Also hypoallergenic, these toners are void of Paraben, Animal Ingredients, Benzophenone, Artificial Dyes and Mineral Oils!! :D
The FRESH Variant, which is ideal for oily skin
Was about to get the last bottle but~ I’m really searching for the Smoother variant, wonder when it’ll arrive here >,<
Play Etude! kekeke~ Prettifying Choi Minho of Shinee! My new crush <3 he raps and dances so well! NEW FAN <3
kekeke new K~idol crush :> I’m actually holding his standee hand XD His proportions are kinda off~ Or is my head just too big??! Spot the next cosmetic shop we went to, in the photo! Clue! It’s green ;)
Nature Republic!!! <3 waha Ate Abee really likes this shop! me too! <3 We got the last 2 tubs of the Aloe Vera Soothing Gel :) Peach Tea Cleansing Foam is from Etude House, so excited to try it out! Hope I’ll love it as much as the Green Tea variant!!! :D
Tried out tasty breads from Tous Les Jours! Final Mission is to have a snack! <3 Many of you guys said that the Milk Bun tasted good so I had high expectations!
Tous Les Jours Quick Snack! My sister recently treated me to Tous Les Jours <3 I decided to try other breads besides my favorite :)) So I got the Red Bean Bun~ OMO it tasted average… if you like Mongo breads then you’ll like it! I was expecting so much because of my ‘heaven feeling’~kekekeke~ whenever I bite the Cream Custard Pastry~ We dranked Seoul Milk! Which tastes like normal milk~
Erika’s Weather Forecast: Excited to make a miniature model of a Cosmetics Shop!!! <3 waaa I hope we’ll be able to make tiny products :))
Ah bashta!!! Annyong haseyo! Finally~ I got the chance to taste some delicious pastry from Tous Les Jours!! <3
I asked my good good great friend Abee the meaning of Tous Les Jours and she said it meant ”Everyday” :) Now I want to learn French~ kekeke as said on their fan page Tous Les Jours bake their pastries everyday with fresh ingredients! <3
In 1958, CJ began the milling business as the leading food & service company in Korea. Since then, CJ has been developing various kinds of flour in top quality.
It already looks super delicious just by looking at it! ~,~
Their prices range from 8 to 128 (if I remembered correctly~) All ending with 8, the same as Etude House :)
Oh they carry drinks too! That will compliment the yumminess of the breads ;D
Now onto the highlight of this post…
The creatively designed yummy looking cakes!! :)
This cake is perfect for the holidays!!! The Christmas tree and Santa Claus looks super cute!!!!!
Oh this is my dream cake <3 It has real strawberries inside!!! @.@
Uh nee got her drink (left) which tastes yummy! Not so sweet, just perfect! And I got the Chilsung Cider (Miho… Gumiho!~) It made me burp a lot of times :))
My sister is the BESTEST ever~ Always treating me <3 until the next treat :)
*P.S. You should try their Cream Custard Pastry!!! For only 38 pesos you’ll get a taste of happiness!!! Not kidding!!!~ It made me crazily smiling while eating it!! XD