In July, I went on a mini vacation to Canada. This was my second time in The Great White North as I’ve visited Vancouver (BC) back in 2012. This time around, I explored the Eastern Coast and hit up Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. A lot happened during my week in Canada and I don’t want to overload you with a super detailed post, so here’s a summary of my trip.
I was introduced to the brand Bioderma after the Sensibio H2O (mircellar water) caught the attention of the Youtube beauty community. In an attempt to familiarize myself with different products of the brand, I’ve purchased the Sensibio Discovery Set , which retailed for $9.90 on Beautylish . The set contains three travel size products: Sensibio H2O, Sensibio Light, and Sensibio Eye. I overall enjoyed using this set but I have a few thoughts I would like to share with you all regarding each product.
My second trip to Asia was supposed to be all about Japan. I was not planning on visiting Seoul, Korea but the idea of not going back to this vibrant city didn’t sit well with me. I left for Seoul on the 25th of May after spending 4 days in Tokyo. My flight to Seoul was pleasant but I was feeling a bit anxious about getting to my Airbnb apartment. Last time I came to Seoul, my friend Hailey picked me up at the airport and accompanied me to my hostel. This time, Hailey was out-of-town and my other friends weren’t available to pick me up, I had to figure it out on my own. In addition to stressing out over transportation, I had to pick up my pocket WIFI and get a T-Money card (subway card) before catching the last train to the city. Luckily things went smoothly and I made it to my place in one piece.
Before I left for Japan, I promised myself I would blog daily. However, I had an overwhelming itinerary and jet lag was super brutal, especially considering I had 2 long layovers prior to flying to Japan. With that said, I still want to document my trip, even though this post won’t be as detailed as my previous travel ones. Without further a due, let’s find out how spent my time in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.
I officially started using Lancôme products last year when I bought my first bottle of the Bi-Facil eye makeup remover. I really enjoyed using it and decided to try other Lancôme products starting with the Hypnôse Drama mascara. Unfortunately, the mascara itself was a bit too pricy for me ($27.50) but I decided to look into a set featuring the mascara and I came across the Hypnôse Drama Mascara Set on Net-A-Porter. The set retails for $73 but I got it for $36! It came with a full size Hypnôse Drama Mascara and Artliner and a 1.7 fl. oz Bi-Facil eye makeup remover.
Now on to the review…
I landed in Newark airport last Thursday evening and I was welcomed by the frigid embrace of winter. Feeling the cold winter air all over my face and body reminded me of my time living in Brussels which brought a warm smile to my face… “Good times”, I thought to myself. After a couple of minutes of wandering around, I managed to find my friend, Felicia, and we headed to her place. Felicia had to work the following morning but we made plans to crab dinner with another friend at a local Cuban restaurant. After dinner, we went to a nearby coffee shop and listened to live Jazz. We ended up staying there for almost two hours before calling it a night.
I spent my last day in Taipei exploring the city and shopping for some gift. After going to back to my hostel to grab my luggage and to change, I headed to the airport. Unfortunately, I got miserably lost at Taipei Station and ended up missing my train and my flight. Luckily a very kind Taiwanese man who spoke English helped me get in contact with an agent from my airline company. He reassured me that I could still catch my flight back to the USA in Manila (Philippines) via another flight that was leaving Taipei later that evening. Long story short, I made it to Manila in one piece and I was able to get to catch my flight back to the USA.
My stay in Taiwan was a bit overwhelming mainly because I didn’t know the language and much about the culture. However, I am glad I went because it was a wonderful experience! I met so many wonderful people and learned so much about myself! Next time I go, I will make sure to go with someone who speaks Chinese fluently and who knows all the cool spots because I feel like there is more to be discovered.