17 September 2014

Japanese Beauty Magazine: Maquia

There are so many different kinds of magazines in Japan. I believe there's something to satisfy everyone's need, or taste. Which is great. 

My latest magazine purchase is the september issue of the beauty magazine Maquila. It contains everything from tutorials, latest make up trends, latest products, recipes, and so on. At a cost of 650¥ you'll get over 300 pages to read, or look at. Pretty generous in my opinion. 

The September issue came with kind of straps that you use to stretch/work out with. And also with instructions on how to perform these exercises. 

But that's not all. If you fill out a survey that comes with the issue, you have a chance of winning a foundation + foundation brush from the brand bare minerals. Or you could chose another foundation from the book-in-book you receive with the September issue. Awesome, right? 

I really love magazines in Japan ^^

12 September 2014

Life in Japan


It's been a while, right!? Quite frankly, I haven't felt like posting anything here.. at all. But recently I've been thinking a lot about taking up blogging again. Or at least whenever I feel like.

So.. it's been almost 3 months since I moved to Japan. It's been going quite well so far. Although it's been a huge adjustment of my life.

At some periods it has made me feel really stressed. Moving abroad is scary. It's not that I'm not enjoying life in Japan. More like stepping out of my comfort zone. I guess this is pretty normal for people who move abroad.

I don't really have any safety net here. No friends. No family. No income. All I actually have is my husband. I feel greatly supported by him. And he always tries to understand how I feel (sometimes it's rather easy for him to understand, since he was an exchange student in Sweden for a year.) But from time, to time, I guess he has a harder time to understand what I'm going through.

Anyways, most of the time I enjoy living here. Everything is so different. Kind of exciting. Shizuoka isn't bad at all. It's so calm here. I like calm. Although I do think that Tokyo is a fantastic city. But it is way too lively, way too stressful. So for me, visiting Tokyo every now and then is totally fine. It does get a tad bit boring here from time to time. But that's alright :)

Hope all of you've had a wonderful summer.