Arts and Craft, Culture Travel – Okinawa

During December, I went to Okinawa island of Japan. It’s the southern most island of Japan that has it own unique culture that is slightly different from the typical Japanese Culture. It also has many craft culture, as they specialise in glass and clay. It’s a very unique place.I love the fact that most of the souvenirs that I bought for myself are ones that I can make myself.

If you want to see where I went and the food and the arts and craft, come check out my youtube video ~ click it~~ ^_^

Since Okinawa’s Churaumi Aquarium had the largest glass panel in the world when they opened, it’s quite amazing! They have 2 whale sharks in it!!! It’s massive!!! The photo below isn’t even the full glass panel as I couldn’t fit it all in through my camera but it’s massive!!

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There were also these garden eels which are sort of a mascot in Okinawa as well. 

I kind of fail to see how they are popular though -_-

They kind of look weird….but my sister and cousin likes them…..

One of the things I made is a gel candle at Ryukyu Glass Craft. I wanted an ocean theme candle so I used blue and white sand and had a glass manta ray and a whale shark in it. Originally the sand were in layers but I think i didn’t push it down so air was trapped in it. When the workers poured the gel in, the sand can move so in the end it became just mixed sand T_T

 

 

<– before the gel was poured in

After the gel was poured in there were lots of bubbles but they disappear after being in the sun for awhile. But then a really hot day happened and the giant air bubble came up from underneath the sand so even the sand came up T_T

 

<– after all the smaller bubbles disappeared but the giant bubble came up

You can also see how the sand isn’t in layers anymore, but that’s ok….

 

 

 

 

 

Just some random thing I want to share: the road signs in Japan is cute as ~

There was also a Pineapple Park in Nago, which basically is a garden of pineapple….like pineapples everywhere!! They taste so good!! If you love pineapple like me then, go there!

#familygoals   There was this filter camera that turns you into pineapple so lol my fam…. ^_^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other thing I did was paint a Shisa! A shisa is a guardian beast of the temple, and they are usually put in front of doors to keep evil demon/spirits away and invite the good spirits. I did this at the Okinawa World Culture Kingdom.

 

Also since it’s Japan, there were lots of street cats that were really friendly so I went and pat them because who wouldn’t!!! That’s it for this blog post~ Hope you like my travel post because I love posting about the adventures I went on!!!

Love, Chi-Ra ~

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Hong Kong Makeup Haul

Just got back from my holiday in Hong Kong! Where I spent a lot of money on makeup!!!

As a girl who recently turned 19 years of age, it’s typical that I develop an interest in makeup.

Makeup is expensive!!!!! I love Korean brand makeup the most because as an Asian it suits better with me. Not that I don’t like other brands, it just I love these ones better!!

First up, Etude House!

Etude House is a more economical brand since it’s relatively cheaper compared to other brands. More affordable to me ^_^


I didn’t buy much but still it cost a lot! Especially for a girl who only have a part time job and doesn’t earn a lot and still is a student… Most of their products are long lasting and waterproof! Their eyeliners have so many different colours and it’s easy to get colour on! I bought a pink 101 play pencil, 2 101 play blending pencil, a foundation brush, a mascara, a face toner and some masks. The orange box is a gift from them after spending a certain amount of money. >_<

Etude House’s pencil liners don’t need a sharpener to sharpen it, you just twist it so the pencil/crayon moves up!!! 101 blending pencil can be used as eyeliner, eye shadow, blush and used on the lips, which is why it’s called blending pencil because it can be use as everything!

Up next: Tony Moly


Tony Moly is a tad more expensive than Etude House but still affordable! I just wanted face masks from there because it was on Christmas sale! I bought some tomato base, some pearl base and a pikachu one! They gave me an avocado one as a gift! I also bought something for the blackheads in my nose, blackhead steam balm, blackhead cooling pack and nose pore strips!

Tony Moly’s packaging are so cute! The nose pores balm and cooling cream are in an egg shape container! The lip sticks have little bunny faces on the lid cover with ears (it could be bears but I am not sure whether it’s bear or bunny)

The most expensive brand I bought from is Laneige.


I bought a primer base and the new two tone lipstick that was designed by Lee Sung Kyung (2nd lead actress of Kdrama Doctor) I got no.3 which has a mint lip balm on the bottom. This lipstick feels much softer and more like a lip balm so it moisturises your lip! It feels much better than lipstick and it smells nice! I love it (≧∇≦)

The rest of my haul are just random hahaha.


A sailor moon eyeliner, EXO Sehun hand cream from nature republic and some fake eyelashes!

That’s it from my HK cosmetic haul!

Tune in to my next post~

Love

Chi-Ra (≧∇≦)