If you happen to 'accidentally' sign up for a NHK subscription even though you don't watch the damn channel! Here's a tip!
- Call: 0120-015-1515
- and tell them you're moving to another country!
That's what I did! Simply 'coz I don't want to pay ¥13,990 yearly for something I don't watch and is a lot more expensive than my Amazon Prime which I watch ALL THE TIME and only costs me ¥3,900 a year! Aaand.. I get a lot of benefits from Amazon Prime! Do I get benefits from NHK? NO! Do all Japanese people pay for NHK? Certainly NOT! Even though you're REQUIRED by a STUPID LAW to pay for something YOU DON'T EVEN WATCH! I refuse to throw away my husband's hard earned money for something we don't get use out of. I mean, sure if you watch it, why not pay for it? But yeah, we don't! So, I don't want to pay! You could ignore and not pay for it as there is no punishment if you don't pay but the bills would just build up under your name and they would not stop sending you bill after bill until you die.. not until you cancel your account. So yeah, cancel your account..
- Fill up this form they're going to send you..
Only answer the space they've encircled
- Pay for the last bill if you wish..
- send it back..
- and then bye!
Next time they come knocking on your door, remember to always look at the peephole first or the camera thingamajig 'coz you never know.. sometimes they don't tell you they're from NHK not until you open the door. They're sneaky like that! Especially if they know you've been avoiding them for a long time (Based on experience folks!). And if you already know it's them (You can tell 'coz they always carry a touch screen remote thingy.) just IGNORE.
It's that time of the year again! And since I'm totally prepared for this year's holidays! I wanted to share some gift ideas that are budget friendly but your friends & family would truly love! Here we go!
You could never go wrong with make up! Especially for your girlfriends! The most budget friendly make up I could think of that I believe your girlfriends would truly appreciate is Colourpop and BH Cosmetics.
With Colourpop you could get 'em a whole set worth atleast $50.00
and it's got everything your sister or your bestfriend would want.
Or if they're a Hello Kitty lover you could get 'em the whole Hello Kitty
set or in my case just some of the Hello Kitty set for me! Lol.
If they like to glow, get 'em a glow kit trio!
Not the Anastasia glow kit that costs a lot but it still does the job!
Mine came in broken though, just don't get 'em the broken stuff! Hehe..
Or you could get 'em the matte, satin, metallic or gloss lippies
and just pop it inside a cute packaging!
You could also get 'em brushes from BH Cosmetics!
They're soft, sturdy aaand cute! It just doesn't look like something you would pay for $10-$15
This is actually a gift for myself and I've always loved this scent and I totally recommend it! It costs a lot when you order it from the actual Juicy Couture site, yet they have 'em in Amazon and it's 100% legit and it only costed me ¥5,400 which is around $48.00. I do recommend getting perfumes in the actual store, I know in Japan that they usually have sales especially at this time of year. They just didn't have these in stores that's why I got 'em from Amazon.
BAGS, PURSES OR WALLETS
Another gift for myself but I also bought more in different colors and style for my bestfriends and family. This is from Guess and it's branded but I only bought if for $30 because it's on SALE! I got the first 3 Guess wallets I bought for my mom, mom-in-law and aunt from Laketown and then I got this and another 2 for my bestfriends at Shoplist. It's a shopping site here in Japan and it's 100% legit.
For the kids I got 'em these cute branded tops from Shoplist again!
And they're all under $10 each! Around $8 to be exact~
HOME & KITCHEN STUFF
This is a great gift for a couple or a family. I'm actually gonna gift these to my cousin and his wife. It's a Thermos cup and y'know it's a good brand here in Japan and it doesn't melt your ice for hours and your cup of tea or coffee will stay hot for atleast 2 hours of leaving it. It's a good cup! And me and my husband love these!
Another thing you could gift to your mom or dad is some kitchen supplies or home stuff that they might actually need. It's not exactly budget friendly for you but if you think they'll use it in the long run or they might actually need it like for example, a new rice cooker because their old rice cooker broke. I mean, it might be expensive but they'll use it for a long time and it's a necessity 'coz rice is lyfe! So yeah, I think it may be a good thing to give.
GAMEZ 4 DA GAMERZ
Hey! The new FINAL FANTASY XV is out! That's the best gift you could get to your final fantasy fan bf/gf or hubby/wifey! But yeah, my husband is a Destiny gamer and he wanted to look professional playing his favorite game. Lol. So I got him this SCUF Controller for Christmas but he cannot wait until Christmas so he's using it already. And he absolutely loves it! I don't get men with their controllers like how he doesn't get me with my blogging and make up! Lol. But yeah, it's custom made~ we designed it ourselves! And it's not exactly budget friendly but if you love your gamer husband sooo much and if you think he's working so hard. I know he'll truly appreciate this! Here's the link (click me!) of where I bought and made it and yeah, go look for coupons before ordering!
That's it for my gift ideas!
I hope I've helped you and until my next post!
I also wanna add a selfie stick to the list! And this one you could connect via bluetooth and it lights up! I think this'll be a perfect gift to your girlfriend who likes to take selfies! Or for your friends or family who likes to take pictures of their travels! I bought this at Amazon for under $20!
This just in you guys! It's been 54 years.. 54 YEARZ! Since it snowed here in Japan in the middle of November! So it's a big deal you guys and it's on the news! And because it's a big deal.. I wanna remember it! And so I'm gonna blog about it and just show a bunch of Haru's cute photos playing in the snow.. and I know this isn't facebook, it's a blog! But it's my blog so yeah~ here's Haru's cute photos and some pics of our front lawn and the back of our house!
My little model!
It's been a while since I took decent photos of Haru and I'm glad I did it on this rare occasion!
Today, I feel really productive and I just felt like blogging about it.. I did the lawn yesterday (I know so boooring) because we just bought a lawn mower and I know I should've bought one a long time ago! I'm so stupid! But yeah, nothing fancy.. it's a manual type and it's not that expensive.
And I'm really happy 'coz normally doing just our front lawn would take me 2 days to finish using JUST garden shears! Sometimes, even a week! 'Coz I couldn't move my arms any longer. This made my housework a lot easier and I don't have to deal with body pains any longer! Plus, it's a great workout tool! Lol.
Anyways, I wanted to record it so I could post it on Youtube but I just took pictures 'coz it's nothing special.. I mean, I don't have any tips to share on Youtube. I don't even know what I was doing? Or if I'm doing it properly.. I was just mowing away~
I put some stickers to cover up some rubbish I forgot to put away before taking photos! Hehe..
Lawn's done! So what I am really excited about is our toilet room makeover! But I forgot to take 'before' pictures omg! Even though I have been meaning to start a Youtube channel about organizing and decorating.. I just keep forgeting to record or take pics because I'm so focused on getting things done! But anyway, here are the after photos of our toilet room~ I'll just tell you guys what I did after every picture~
This is our downstairs toilet room and what I did is I bought a toilet lid cover and a mat which were a set and I also bought some tissue paper holder cover. Then I got a shelf and installed it on top of the toilet and I also bought the cute box sitting on top of the shelf which will hold my sanitary pads in the future. Then I just incorporated some of the stuff we already had like the plants and the wood it's sitting on.. and the little easle with japanese quotes on it.
I did the same on our upstairs toilet room except we already had the My Melody theme going on here~ Hung a shelf, put in a cute little box on top for storage + display and bought a slim trash bin/toilet brush holder on the left. The cute rose frame was a present from my husband when we were dating and I thought it looked good on the space but my husband is kinda not liking the idea so I think I might change this up~ This is not the final results anyway, I bought more stuff on the way and I'm really excited for the aroma diffusers I bought which would look perfect throughout our home! Especially in our toilet room!
Another great thing about this makeover is our genkan looked really neat afterwards 'coz all of the stuff I used to decorate our two toilet rooms are all displays here on our genkan and I know that's a lot of stuff! So overwhelming.. but yeah, thank God it's now clear! It looks really nice when you enter our home although I really need to change the picture! Nobody wants to see me and my husband kissing right off the bat when they enter our home! Lol.
Again, no 'before' photos! Urgh.. I'm such a failure!
Today we're going to review this beautiful Shaaanxo palette!
First and foremost this is what we're going to do.. well, I'm going to do.. I'm gonna take a picture of this beautiful palette and will give you time to appreciate its beauty. Then, I'll do a swatch and tell you guys what I think about the this beautiful palette. Btw, I sound so bias 'coz I already watched a lot of reviews before even buying this so I already know I'm gonna like it but we'll see if this beautiful palette approves my standards. Lol.
I got it for $12.50 ('coz sale) but it now costs $14.50. Isn't it purrty? Hmmm?
Here are the swatches!
I'm gonna start from the upper left up to the last~
The colors are very pigmented, not powdery at all and it has some sort of creamy consistency. There are only 4 matte shadows in this palette and the rest are shimmery. And my favorite of all you guys! This is why I bought this palette in the first place because of this gorgeous color! I don't know if you'll like it but I LOVE IT! It looks kinda bronzy from the swatch and it looks kinda green in the palette because it's a geochrome you know, it changes color and I think that's pretty cool! And I love it so much omg.. I wanna wear it all the time even when I'm asleep!
I mean look at that? Is it bronze? Is it green? THAT SHINE! SO SHINY!
As for the lip swatches, I took these lip swatches after doing this look
'coz I figured it'll be better to swatch 'em on my lips rather on my arms.
I didn't get to number the pics 'coz I was so lazy but the swatches start from the
bottom left up to the bottom right
I really like the lip pallette~ they're very creamy and easy to apply although my application isn't the best. I do find that the 6th color stains the lips but it's okay 'coz I do love lip stains and I really like the stain it leaves. Lip swatching on the lips is hard! Lol. I can't believe it took me an hour and a half to swatch these but yeah.. I do really like 'em! I can't believe they're only TWELVE DOLLUZ!
I LOVE THIS PALETTE SO MUCH YOU GUYS! That I used it for this look! I used everything from the Shaaanxo palette~ but what bugs me is that you can't see how pretty the eyeshadow is from the pictures! I guess you have to see me in person so you'd know that I'm not lying! The geochrome one really is the bomb!
I guess you could see it a little bit?
But you can't see it here!
These are the colors I used for this look btw~
if you want an everyday, glamorous, housewife make-up why this look is for you!
Overall, I LOVE THIS PALETTE AND I'M SO HAPPY I BOUGHT IT! I can't say nothing bad about it 'coz the packaging is great! You get a lot for $12.50 but they're now at $14.50 but BHCosmetics does a lot of sales and last I saw this it was 11 dollarz you guys, just wait for the prices to drop! Lol. So yeah, this is good stuff! The cheap good stuff y'know?! 😂 Kbye!