02/7/17

Korilakkuma Café

A Dreamy Day at Korilakkuma Café

In January I visited Tokyo again for a special reason: the Korilakkuma Café in Harajuku! And of course for spending time with my bf, shopping, eating… but the main point was visiting the cute and fluffy restaurant that opened for a limited time next to Takeshita street!

The difficult part was making the reservation that is needed to enter the café. The website is in Japanese and they had no intention on welcoming foreign visitors as they request a Japanese (somehow Korean worked as well but my German one didn’t) phone number and address in Japan. Also they asked for writing your name in Kana which is a little awkward if you don’t have a Japanese name and they try to call you. Somehow I made two reservation back in Dezember for the 31.01. and 01.02. The café will close at 15.02. and you need to reserve at least 3 days before your actual visit. Also I had to pay for only making the reservation, it was around 20€.

When I was in Tokyo earlier I tried to enter without reservation hoping someone cancelled but they wouldn’t let you in even if it would be the case.

The café was decorated with pink and pastel color themed pictures of Korilakkuma. Everywhere were some Korilakkuma and Rilakkuma dolls and even the windows were decorated with Korilakkuma Stickers. When you enter the cafe the staff hands out the towel that you get with every reservation and guides you to your seat with a postcard, a coaster and a paper dinner mat with Korilakkuma Café Logo on the table waiting for you. You might get sleepy after a while because they played songs in the background that sounded like coming out of a small music box. The whole atmosphere was just like the theme in the cafe: Sweet dream of Korilakkuma.


The staff was very friendly, even if they couldn’t speak English at all (and I mean at all, not even yes or no) but they tried to explain everything in Japanese since I could understand a little and speak enough to answer easy sentences. They served all the food with typical Japanese manner.

The menu included a few Japanese dishes, drinks and desserts, all with Korilakkuma faces and some even with fluffy candy cotton on top! You can look up the menu on their website. They even offer the cute candy cotton for take out!


While you are waiting for your order, they where calling each table for a visit at the shop corner to get some Korilakkuma Café merch. Sadly all the plush toys where sold out but I got some cute other things there like a linen shopping bag and key charms. Actually I was looking for the Korilakkuma’s sweet dream collection in every Rilakkuma store by everything was sold out already. ㅠㅠ (if you know an internet shop where I can find it please let me know immediatelyㅠㅠ)

The first time we visited was around dinner time so we ordered the curry and the burger. Also I got the strawberry milk and my bf the fluffy strawberry soda.




The next day we came around early lunch time and I had the creamy cheese soup and my bf got the curry again, I guess he saw how I was struggling with the burger bun the day before xD as a dessert I ordered the chocolate lava cake covered in cotton candy and my bf the berry pancakes. I got a cup of caramel latte, too. They were just as Korilakkuma very sweet. I have to admit I was about to explode after I almost finished all. I really felt like a monster eating two dishes but for most of the Japanese visitors it was totally fine to just order everything on the menu (and completely emptying the plates!). The food was very yummy and really cute to look at.

Korilakkuma Café

Now I wrote down everything with kind of a… neutral mind but..  OMG IT WAS SO CUTE AND FLUFFY!! (● ˃̶͈̀ロ˂̶͈́)੭ꠥ⁾⁾ and I had the best time ever in there while eating yummy things next to a hundred Korilakkuma dolls. When I think back I could cry, it was like I entered a small hidden place straight out of heaven even though for most of the people it would be just another pop up café haha. I will show you the stuff I posted on my Instagram, so come and say hello there~

Oh and if you are currently in Japan, don’t miss the cute rilakkuma sweets they sell at Lawson!

Hope I didn’t make you too envy with this post (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵) hihi just kidding.. But I wish I have the opportunity to go to such a cute café again soon (*´-`)

11/10/16

Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Honey & Milk Lip Care

Rilakuma x A’PIEU Honey & Milk Lip Care Products!

Hello everyone! I am back with new products! A’PIEU just launched a new range of the cute Rilakkuma x A’PIEU products and of course I was right there when they opened two days ago! I already tried some of the products already! I wrote this post with my app so no cute pixel pics 。゚(゚´ω`゚)゚。

The main point of this series is lip care! 6 of their products are lip products. I got the Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Honey and Milk lip balm, scrub and sleeping pack and the set of 3 hand balm and 3 shades of the lip tints. All the packages are so cute!

Rilakkuma x A'PIEU
Today I will write something about the three lip care products! 

As you may noticed, the lip care products have all the Rilakkuma as a Bee motives on it so you can guess what it smells like!
Rilakkuma x A'PIEU
The products smell slightly sweet, I would say like honey! Since the weather is so cold my lips are so dry and I warmly welcomened these products! I tried all of the products once (since I just got them yesterday) and I think they have some potential to become my new favorite products for my lip care!

First I tested the lip scrub. I actually only tried lip scrub in my life because I always had small injuries after using it and it was rather harmful for my sensitive skin on my lips than helpful. You apply it on your lips and massage the scrub onto them. After a while you wipe it off or use lukewarm water and get soft lips. I just used it for a few seconds and after I removed the scrub my lips were rosy red and soft. I don’t know yet what will be the long term effect but for rosy and slightly fuller lips the scrub is actually not bad. What makes the difference to other lip scrubs? I guess just the package.


I applied the lip balm right after and first I noticed the sweet gentle smell of honey. Just a light hint of honey, not too sweet as most of the fragranced lip balms tend to. The lip balm is clear, more solid and not too fatty, the case of accidentally putting on too much balm can’t happen with this one. I like how light it feels while it’s giving moisture.

Rilakkuma x A'PIEU
The sleeping mask has to be on your lips -as the name says – while you sleep, applied before you go to bed. I used it for one night and when I woke up the product was all gone and I wonder if it is my fault by sleeping on my tummy with my face in the pillow or if my lips absorbed all the product. In this case the result would be very negative. My lips were quite dry today and I have some painful cracks on my lips. The cold weather harms my lips and I really need some cure for it! I will give it another chance and will use it again tonight and hope I will not smudge it in my pillow this time. Also I actually were asking myself what is the difference between putting on this sleeping mask and using lip balm before going to bed.

Rilakkuma x A'PIEU
All the products are really cute and not too expensive, but if you are really taking care of what you get for how much money then you can probably find cheaper and better quality ones. But if you like the honey smell and the cute Rilakkuma then I would at least recommend the lip balm as a must have in this collection! (╹◡╹)

Prices: 

  • Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Honey & Milk Lip Scrub – 4.000Won
  • Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Honey & Milk Lip Balm – 5.000Won
  • Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Honey & Milk Sleeping Pack – 5.000Won

Get your products here!

Thank you for visiting and if you are curious about the lip tints and hand balm I suggest you to visit again soon! (*’▽’*)

11/5/16

Aprilskin Magic-Cara Mascara

Aprilskin Magic-Cara Mascara Review!

This time I’ll review the Aprilskin Magic-Cara Mascara that I got last time I visited Myeongdong. These days there’s a big hype about Aprilskin, especially because they opened their first offline store inside the Lotte Young Plaza in Seoul Myeongdong! Many people streamed there to be one of the first people to buy and get incredible discount at the shop. I visited right on their first days when they had a 50% discount offer and got me a few things from the brand. Btw I got a free mirror because I uploaded a picture of my visit on Facebook.


I actually just have one mascara I am using everyday (Dolly Wink) and I thought it’s time for a backup. So I decided to buy the mascara since it is was only 9.000 Won.

The Mascara comes with two brushes: one skinny side and one volume side. I totally dislike the skinny brushes because all I tried so far had no effect on my already quite long black lashes. But this mascara has a volume brush too, so I thought if I don’t like this brush as well I can at least use the volume brush. But it should become my new favorite mascara including the skinny brush!


The Aprilskin Magic-cara is not waterproof and can be removed easily. It stays all day if you don’t rub your eyes or wash your face. I love to wear it for both, day and evening makeup. The It should be applied in two easy steps: 1. use the skinny side for elongate your lashes and define them. Also your lashes stay seperate eventhough you use the volume brush in the 2. step. Also, you can reach the inner smaller lashes and also – if you have round eyes like me – the outer angled lashes. Then as mentioned, the 2. step is the volumizing brush that gives a fuller look. If you want to go for a clear and defined look you can just skip the second step.


I think the Aprilskin Magic-cara is a really good product regarding the price. Sometimes the lashes stick together, especially if I am in a hurry I just quickly apply it, but honestly, is there any volume brush that is perfectly separating the lashes while giving volume? I didn’t find that mascara yet.

Aprilskin Magic-cara Review

What I love:

  • The Quality – Two brushes, two options and a good quality compared to the price
  • The Price – On sale definitely even one of my cheapest mascaras!
  • The Effect – Finally I got volume on my lashes without using falsies!

What I hate:

  • Not Waterproof – I wish they had a waterproof option, too
  • Sticky – Sometimes lashes stick together, but thats not a big problem

Besides my Dolly Wink Mascara the Aprilskin Magic-cara became my favourite mascara for looks with fuller lashes but without false lashes. This product is definitely one I’d say it is really worth its money. And if the ad is true, it is even a product with natural ingredients. (Aprilskin’s slogan is “Solution from Nature”). If you want to buy one but live overseas you can buy one on their website!

I already used it for a while now and created a lot of looks with it.


Thank you for reading! If you need to buy a new mascara – that was my recommendation! See you next time!

10/25/16

My Birthday!

Hello squishies I’m here today to tell you that I successfully became one year older! (*´꒳`*) I don’t know if this is a good or a bad thing though.. 

Sadly I have exams and I am not able to celebrate it around my birthday so I just studied and had a nice meal at home. And I also got a cake! 

It always was my dream to have an icecream cake as a birthday cake in Korea! And I got this very cute Ryan cake from BaskinRobbins! 

I want to thank all who where thinking about me yesterday and especially those who send me a message in any way. I got myself a present too a few days ago:


It’s a Korilakkuma Watch! Isn’t it cute??! (๑>◡<๑) I also bought an umbrella and makeup pouch.. 

I want to buy a new camera too! And then, I decided that a while ago, I want to make a few videos about Seoul as well! Just for having some memories of my last months in Korea before I go back to Germany. There are a few things to prepare before you start a YouTube channel like wether to have videos without voice over and if yes, in which language? Who do you want to reach? How often are you available to vlog, regular uploads are a must. It’s nothing new on YouTube, I really would like to try it though. But let’s see if I can find a good camera and channel name and improve my video skills a bit before that… haha. It’s just an idea. 

I should finally get up and study, but I probably just end up watching animes. Anyway have a nice evening and see you soon~ 

10/16/16

Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Series Part 3!

Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Series Part 3 Review!

This review includes:

  • The A’PIEU Skinny Mascara Rilakkuma Edition No. 1 Long Lash
  • The A’PIEU Nail Color & Sticker Set Rilakkuma Edition


I was so happy when I saw that they are continuing their collaboration with Rilakkuma and his friends and of course I went to the store to get my products! Let’s start with the Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Skinny Mascara in No. 1 Long Lash.

Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Skinny Mascara Long Lash

Actually when I saw it the first time I was not very impressed by the packaging because it’s just yellow and I am actually not a fan of this color.. It’s too bold for me haha. But anyway don’t judge by appearance, right? lol


The brush is one of these “skinny” brushes that are said to apply the mascara without sticking the lashes together like glue and make it look overloaded.

Actually I didn’t see any big difference. I got darker and a tiny little longer lashes but since I already have black longer lashes it gave barely any effect. Sorry I didn’t eat makeup in my picture only the mascara and no lenses this time..


While applying it I felt like there was no product on the brush after one stroke. Like the brush doesn’t carry enough mascara.

Also after a long day outside and probably some accitential eye-wiping I had the feeling that there was barely any mascara left of my lashes because the end of them became a little blonde as they are naturally.

The Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Skinny Mascara Long Lash Review:

What I love:

  • The Price – it’s very cheap

What I hate:

  • The Design – just this yellow it not my style
  • The Effect – I’m missing it
  • The Quality – after a few hours the product is gone

I will not buy it again. It’s cheap, yes but I would rather save the money for a better one.

The Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Nail Color & Sticker Set

The Nail Color Set includes a sticker sheet and three nail colors in yellow, beige and brown, like the three San-X friends. With this set you can create the typical “face” look on your nails like I did or just create other rilakkuma themed nail art.

The colors are nice and bold and dry quickly but there is a twist. Especially the yellow and brown color leave a yellow stain on the nails and it looks like you have some sickness. I forgot to take a picture of my nails when I removed it, but you can imagine that it’s the same with red nail color without a base under it.


Rilakkuma x A'PIEU
Omg sorry these messy nails haha I didn’t think it was that bad when I took the photo..

So, when I was visiting again they sold another version of the nail color set – I bought it out of curiousity (without reading what’s inside) to see if it’s different from the first version. This time the set includes a milky moisturizing fluid, brown color and transparent topcoat nail laquer and a sheet of stickers. So its actually completely different from the first.

Rilakkuma x A'PIEU
The milky fluid (Nail Mate Nail Moisture) smells fruity and is a treatment you apply on the nail and skin and massage it until it’s absorbed. For color you have actually only one option: Brown (Glow Nail Touch). The color is similar to the first kit’s one. One time is enough to fully cover the nail without empty lines. It’s a nice choco brown I would also wear without the stickers during the colder months.

The top coat is actually not any special, it makes the coat sparkly like you just applied the color and keeps the sticker from falling off. So you should use the kit in 3 steps: Treatment, Color and Top Coat.

The Rilakkuma x A’PIEU Nail Color & Sticker Set Review:

The first kit:

What I love:

  • The Stickers – so cute and easy design!
  • The Price – 3 Colors and Stickers for 7.000 is actually pretty cheap

What I hate:

  • The Quality – The brown and yellow color leave a yellow stain! >.<

The second kit:

What I love:

  • The Stickers – same stickers, same designs
  • The Price – same price as the first
  • The included Products – I think the products in this kit are much better than the first, since it includes treatment, color and topcoat!

What I hate:

  • The Quality – The nail colors ares still no high quality nail colors^^

For both kits: I think if you are a huge fan like me of the cute little friends you should invest in the nail kit. I like the second one more than the first because I am not using the yellow color that often. I don’t know if it was my own fault, but when I tried to get the sticker off the sheet, it broke into two pieces.. So you should be careful and maybe use tweezers to apply it (I used my nails and fingers).

Many asked me where I bought the products and I was surprised how many Rilakkuma fans are out there! ^.^ Of course I will let you know!

I bought them at the A’PIEU stores in Seoul! There is one next to Ewha Womans University and one in Hongdae near Exit 9! Lately the products are available at Watson’s as well! If you are living overseas you can still get your Rilakkuma dose by ordering online!

Hope you love Rilakkuma as much as I do and have fun with the Rilakkuma x A’PIEU collaboration (^-^)/