Saturday, 23 December 2017

I Cut My Hair SHORT at a Korean Salon & YouTuber Christmas Party! // VLOG


I cut off all my hair!! I’ve had long hair pretty much my entire life, so going this short was a big deal for me πŸ™†πŸ» Being half Chinese, I always go to Asian salons to get my hair done and Korean style Aery Salon in Melbourne’s CBD did an amazing job transforming my long blonde ombre into a super cute brunette lob! πŸ’‡πŸ»✨

Bii also had Ken and I over at her place for the cutest Christmas party that night, where we ate too much cheese and drank too much wine, but it ended up being easily one of my favourite nights of the summer πŸ’• 

Hope you guys enjoy this week’s vlog!

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

My First Q&A // Moving to Japan, Blogging & Working Full Time!


How have I been on Youtube for almost a year, and not done a Q&A yet?!

Thank you to everyone who sent me through questions, I had a lot of fun answering them! Plus, it was a good opportunity to stop me procrastinating and wrap Christmas presents haha

Hope you guys enjoy this sit down video and get to know me a bit better, as well as seeing a sneak peek of all of my Christmas gifts for my friends and family (and me hehe).

QUESTIONS //

1. How did I break into the blogging world?
2. How do I grow my audience?
3. When did I start beauty blogging and what made me want to start?
4. Any plans to move to Japan?
5. How do I feel about vlogging in public?
6. How do I juggle between work and blogging?
7. How do I stay motivated and come up with new ideas?
8. When do I plan on visiting Japan again?
9. Will I do another Japan blogging series?

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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Maybelline Blogger Masterclass & New 2018 Makeup Releases! // VLOG


FIRST OFF… I hit 500 subscribers!! It might be a small step, but it’s a big milestone for me, so thank you, thank you to everyone who’s watched my videos and supported this channel. Major love to you guys!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– 

For today’s video, the babes over at Maybelline HQ invited me to their Blogger Masterclass with Mr Maybelline himself, Nigel Stanislaus, and Jasmin Howell from Friend in Fashion, and I vlogged the event so you guys could get a sneak peek at some of the new goodies coming out super soon (hint, start planning your shopping lists now, because Maybelline have so many new products coming out from now and through the start of 2018!). 

Hope you guys enjoy this longer style vlog - I’m really enjoying making them and showing more of what I get up to! 

Plus, the Burgundy Bar palette is only available at Chemist Warehouse online for a limited time, so if you want one you can grab it here: http://bit.ly/2AFVyks 

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Full Face of NEW Makeup! // Fenty Beauty, Farsali, Huda Beauty & More!


New makeup releases are NOT good for my bank account… BUT they’re good for my soul so...

It feels like it has been ages since the last time I sat down and filmed a true makeup video, so I had so much fun putting this one together! I had been stockpiling a bunch of new makeup over the past couple of weeks until I had enough for a full face, so I hope you guys enjoy watching me put together this makeup look (and trying some really unusual products along the way!).

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PRODUCTS MENTIONED 

Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious
Farsali Unicorn Essence
Maybelline Tattoo Brow 3 Day Gel-Tint
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick*
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer*
Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush*
Mecca Cosmetica Lit From Within Illuminating Drops
NYX Cosmetics Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
NYX Cosmetics Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette
Mecca Max Maximum Security Makeup Setting Spray
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner in ‘Mad Max’
Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer in ‘Plum Pop’
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

*Products were gifted by their babin’ brand teams!


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Sunday, 29 October 2017

INSTAGRAM FLATLAY Costume DIY & NYX Cosmetics Halloween Party! // VLOG


Because why just take a photo of the flatlay, when you can BE. THE. FLATLAY. 

This Halloween I was totally extra and dressed up as a literal Instagram flatlay because #ontrend. And I decided to film the DIY process of it as well in case you wanted to be a flatlay for the spooky season too, since it’s SO EASY and you can use whatever makeup you have in your house to make it. Do it for the ‘gram! 

Stay tuned to the end for a lil vlog of the NYX Cosmetics Spooktober Halloween party as well! Big thanks to NYX for having me πŸŽƒ✨ 



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Sunday, 22 October 2017

What a Weekend! Shopping, Brunch & Beauty Events! // VLOG


What a weekend! This week I’m bringing you a longer vlog because I wasn’t a hermit this weekend (not joking… #introvertlife) and I got up to a LOTTTT

First up I spent Saturday with Bii from BiiBiiBeauty and we splurged on lunch at Chin Chin (comment a 😏 down below if you know what ‘chin chin’ means!) and visited Mecca Cosmetica to see all of their new releases for the 20th birthday collaborations. STILL dreaming about the Hourglass palette!

On Sunday I caught up with Mel, one of my besties from uni to go out to My Other Brother for brunch. If you’re ever in the Camberwell area, get your butt over there because their menu is πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Then on Monday I was invited to the Clarisonic & Lancome event for the Aussie launch of the new Clarisonic FOUNDATION BLENDING BRUSH. Yeah. It’s exciting πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚

I knowww in the intro I said that this would be a weekly vlog, but I ended up not going to some of the beauty events I was invited to because my introverted self needed some recharging time hahaha



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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Shu Uemura's Girls Night Out Blogger Event! πŸ’„ // VLOG


Soooooo… This vlog was meant to go up a few months ago, but better late than never, hey…? Shu Uemura recently blew out 50 candles on their world renowned Cleansing Oil, and what better excuse for a party! 

The team at Shu invited myself and all my beauty blogger friends for a girls night out, complete with cupcakes, makeovers and even Japanese drummers! 

Hope you guys enjoy this beauty blogger event vlog, plus there are more vids coming very soon πŸ’–


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Thursday, 21 September 2017

VLOG // The Most Famous Hot Chocolate Cafe in Melbourne!


It feels like it has been AGES since I last uploaded a vlog! This day out was filmed back around June, but I’ve been a total busy bee getting my Japan vlog series up for you guys that this one just took a back seat! Hope you guys enjoy it nonetheless :)

In this vlog I went to Mork Chocolate with Bii from BiiBiiBeauty because we heard that they had a menu of fancy hot chocolates that went viral on Facebook (sounds like something Melbourne would have - all my Melbournians watching this will know what I mean!). But were they worth the price and hour long queue? Watch and find out!

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Sunday, 27 August 2017

HIJESSICAANNE IN JAPAN VLOG SERIES // Best of Kyoto & Tokyo 2017


I will always get the warm and fuzzies every time I watch this video πŸ’–

In May 2017 I spent two weeks travelling Kyoto and Tokyo with my best friend and it will forever be one of the best fortnights in my life! I hope you enjoy the highlights reel and if you have any questions about anything I did, feel free to leave me a comment below! More than happy to help out with more information.

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Plus, every day of the trip was vlogged, so you can check out the full 10 episode Japan Vlog Series below!


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Monday, 7 August 2017

DIY // How to Make Custom ADIDAS & GUCCI Inspired Floral Sneakers!


I pretty much made this DIY video because I couldn’t afford to buy a real pair of floral Gucci sneakers πŸ˜…

I’ve been wearing sneakers a lot lately and have wanted to get a pair of pink Adidas Superstars (achievable, but impossible to find) or Gucci sneakers (simply, NOT POSSIBLE) for a while, so I decided to just combine the two and make my own!

And I think we can agree that a $50 DIY is a lot friendlier on your wallet than EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS (seriously, who are these people who can afford this and do they make donations?! 😭). Hope you guys enjoy this video!

// For this DIY you’ll need:
  • A pair of plain white sneakers 
  • A thick and thin velvet ribbon in a colour of your choice 
  • Scissors 
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks 
  • Embroidery appliquΓ©s of your choice 
P.S: If you’re wondering why my hair is suddenly a lot longer in this video, it’s because I filmed it before I went to Japan!

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

JAPANESE BEAUTY & FASHION HAUL + GIVEAWAY!


I’m back in Melbourne! And um, it’s lucky that I took a SECOND SUITCASE to Japan because I bought some things…

Hope you guys enjoy this Japanese fashion, beauty and skincare haul, and stay tuned to the end of the video for details on how to enter the giveaway!

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Sunday, 30 July 2017

JAPAN VLOG 10 // BEST Souvenir Shopping Spot in Tokyo & Visiting the ELLE CAFE!


It’s the last daily vlog from my Japan trip 😒

Thank you to everyone who have come along on this journey with me, and I will definitely go back to Japan in the near future! It’s easily my favourite place, so I will 100% return again and again and again. Plus, stay tuned - the next video will be a Japan haul and a GIVEAWAY full of my favourite Japanese beauty products!

But for now, in this Japan vlog we visited the gorgeous Elle Cafe in Shibuya (since WHEN have magazines had their own cafes?!), and spent the afternoon in Asakusa going souvenir shopping in Nakamise and getting our fortunes told at Senso-ji Temple. Hope you guys enjoy this vlog!

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

JAPAN VLOG 9 // HEDGEHOG CAFE & Seeing MT FUJI At The Shibazakura Flower Festival!


Um, so cat cafes are SOOOO yesterday…

Jokes, but in all seriousness, I went to an actual HEDGEHOG CAFE in Roppongi Tokyo where you literally get to play with and feed hedgehogs! They are so cute and cheeky, and it’s one of the most unique experiences you can get in Japan.

In this daily life vlog I also saw Mt Fuji! We travelled about two hours out of Tokyo on rural trains to the Shibazakura Flower Festival and while the festival itself was a bit of a bust (our fault for going on the LAST day!) seeing Mt Fuji more than made up for it. Hope you guys enjoy this vlog!

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

JAPAN VLOG 8 // REAL LIFE MARIO KART IN TOKYO & GIANT Cotton Candy in Harajuku!


GUYS, I WENT MARIO KARTING IN TOKYO. ACTUAL. MARIO. KARTING.

First up in today’s vlog, we headed to Harajuku to explore the famous Takeshita Street (you know, the one famous for the adorably costumed Harajuku girls!) and visit Totti Candy Factory to try one of their super famous (and SO Insta-worthy) giant rainbow cotton candy. We call it Fairy Floss in Australia hehe πŸ˜‡

Then we met up with my friend Yuma to go MARIO KARTING. This is an actual thing you can do in Tokyo - Maricar run tours around Tokyo where you dress up as a Mario character and you LITERALLY go go-karting around the city. There are no helmets and no seat belts (so in other words, it’s bloody terrifying), but it is SO. MUCH. FUN. Just keep in mind that you’ll need an international driver’s licence to do it!

Hope you guys enjoy this travel vlog, it was one of my favourite days from the trip! If you’re still reading this, let me know in the comments below which Mario character you’d dress up as!

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Sunday, 2 July 2017

JAPAN VLOG 7 // First Time at LUSH SPA & Visiting a Japanese Supermarket!


UM, POSSIBLY THE COOLEST SPA IN JAPAN.

So we don’t have Lush Spas in Australia, but they are definitely a must visit if you go to Tokyo and are a Lush fan! In today’s Japan vlog, we went to the one in Daikanyama to treat ourselves to the Tailor Made package, which includes a 30 minute deep tissue massage and a special rum (YES, rum lol) infused tea and cookie afterwards. #bliss

Jess and I then visited a Japanese supermarket and while there were a few differences between Japan and Australia… once you’ve been to one supermarket, you’ve been to them all (except their ready meals are ON POINT).

We then headed back to Shibuya to do some shopping at Its’ Demo (where I bought POKEMON MAKEUP - whatttt) and Bershka, and take Purikura photobooth stickers!



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Monday, 19 June 2017

JAPAN VLOG 6 // VEGAN CAFE in Tokyo, Kiddyland & Shopping in Omotesando Hills!


My best friend who I’ve been travelling Japan with is vegan and vegan-friendly food can be tough to find in Tokyo! So we were pretty stoked to find Mr Farmer in Omotesando (a central area of Tokyo) with some delicious vegan options.

For the rest of the day we went shopping around Omotesando Hills, went Kiddyland (which is a mecca of merchandise for all different kinds of cartoons and anime like Pokemon, Studio Ghibli and Disney!), the clothing store WEGO, bought some Japanese makeup and contact lenses from Ainz Tulpe and visited Yoyogi Park! We decided not to get Japanese for dinner though… you’ll just have to watch the video to see where we went! πŸ˜‰

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Monday, 12 June 2017

JAPAN VLOG 5 // DYING MY HAIR BLUE, Genki Sushi & Trying Japanese BEAUTY DRINKS!


UM, SO MY HAIR IS BLUE.

I was a little nervous about dying my hair while I was in Tokyo, but I decided to be brave and give it a go! Nalu Number 76 is an English-speaking hair salon in Omotesando and my stylist Erika did a great job on my hair - I actually wanted an ashy brown colour but one bleach wasn’t enough to get there, so she dyed over the yellow bleach tones with a wash-out blue dye to counteract the brassiness and I ended up with blue hair!

I never would have dyed my hair blue if she didn’t suggest it, but since making this video and my hair having now washed out to the correct ash brown, I actually want to go blue again, but for real this time!! Thumbs up this video if you think I should 😍

Afterwards I headed back to Shibuya to do a little shopping, visited the COOLEST SUSHI TRAIN ever, and sat down with my bestie Jess to try some of the popular Japanese ‘Inner Beauty’ drinks (spoiler: they’re weird!).

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

JAPAN VLOG 4 // TOKYO APARTMENT TOUR, Pressed Flower Manicures & Ichiran Booth Ramen!


We made it to Tokyo! After a Bullet Train ride from Kyoto to Tokyo, we arrived at our Airbnb apartment in Yoyogi-koen. It was a gorgeously big and bright space, so I just HAD to do an apartment tour for you guys!

In the afternoon we headed out to central Shibuya to get our nails done at the Max Kelly Freeve salon - Jess and I both had pressed flower manicures, because they’re all over Japan and so freakin’ cute! Afterwards I introduced Jess to Ichiran Ramen, the famous booth ramen franchise. #cravingitafterwatchingmyvideoback

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

JAPAN VLOG 3 // FEEDING DEER in Nara & HIRING BIKES in Arashiyama's Bamboo Forest!


I’ve visited Arashiyama, Kyoto on all of my trips to Japan, but this was my first time hiring a bike to explore the streets! I definitely recommend renting one if you’re ever in the area - it’s a great way to get to know the town. While there, we visited Tenryuji temple and the famous Bamboo Grove before travelling to Nara to see the city of deer!

There are literally HUNDREDS of deer just walking around that you can pat and feed, and because we went at the end of spring, there were a lot of baby ones too! It’s a few hours away from Kyoto by train, but the ride is well worth it - the deer even bow as their way of asking for food! #cuteas

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Friday, 2 June 2017

JAPAN VLOG 2 // RENTING KIMONOS in Kyoto & Hello Kitty Cafe!


In today’s Japan vlog, we visited Kiyomizudera, one of Kyoto’s most iconic temples and RENTED KIMONOS from Okamoto Kimono! We were stopped SO MANY TIMES to be in other tourists’ photos, even literally being pulled into their pictures! It was a tonne of fun though - being dressed in full kimono certainly grabs attention πŸ˜…

Then we visited the Hello Kitty Saryo cafe for a lunch with Hello Kitty herself, before shopping at a gorgeous Studio Ghibli store in the backstreets of Gion. Stay tuned to the end for my Kiyomizudera omiyage (souvenir) haul!

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Saturday, 27 May 2017

JAPAN VLOG 1 // KYOTO APARTMENT TOUR & Convenience Store Haul!


GUYS I’M IN JAPAN!

Welcome to the first of my daily Japan vlogs! I’ve been travelling around Kyoto and Tokyo with my best friend Jess (don’t worry, the irony that we’re both named Jess isn’t lost on us!) and this is my first vid from the trip.

After an 13 hour journey to Osaka from Melbourne, Australia, we caught the train to Kyoto before arriving at our Airbnb in Kiyomizu-gojo. Follow us around out first half-day in Japan, and see my Kyoto airbnb apartment tour and Japanese convenience store haul!



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VLOG // My GLITTER HIGHLIGHT, Photobooths & Winning! // BYS Cosmetics & PETA Event


Oh the things you can achieve on just five hours sleep! I was super tired for this vlog (hopefully you won’t notice haha!), but I still had a great time celebrating with BYS Cosmetics at their blogger party.

They’ve been PETA-certified, which is huge news! Hope you guys enjoy this quick blogger event vlog and stay tuned… because my next one will be from JAPAN!



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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

VIDEO // 3ina The Nude Foundation First Impressions, Try On & Review


I have been forever searching for a foundation that looks natural, while still giving me a flawless finish - something that looked like my skin, but BETTER. The whole ‘no makeup’ makeup look, you know what I mean? #plsgivemegoodskin

I recently bought 3ina’s The Nude Foundation because it promises just that, but did it live up to my expectations? Watch and find out!



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Friday, 12 May 2017

WEEKLY VLOG // Lash Extensions, 3ina Beauty Event & Trying SFX Makeup!


So this week I decided to combine all my adventures into a weekly vlog! Let’s pretend four days = one week… not all of my life is interesting enough to catch on camera hehe

On Thursday I attended the 3ina beauty event at Melbourne Central with Biibiibeauty and MrKenDenis (makeup HEAVEN, friends!) and had dinner at my favourite restaurant (if you’re reading this and saw my very first vlog here, you'll know the place!).

On Friday I had a night in and unboxed the 3ina goodie bag, then on Saturday night I filmed a makeup video and tried my hand at SFX makeup (it’s scary… but SO fun!). Fast forward to Sunday, where I visited one of my fave cafes in Bayside and had eyelash extensions done. Big week!

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

VLOG // RAINBOW DESSERTS, Madame Brussels & Korean BBQ!


So what was meant to be just an afternoon trying the delish desserts at Dex2Rose, became a full blown night out with Bii, Adriana and Ken at Madame Brussels and a Korean BBQ in Melbourne!
 
Hope you guys enjoy the vlog, I’m seriously having the best time making them πŸ’•

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