Jul 15, 2016

TesterKorea • Shop Review


A few weeks ago my friend Mari from Winterskin Makeup messaged me to tell me about the Apieu x Rilakkuma collaboration. She is a huge fan of the bear and so am I. 
The products had just come out and I’ve been looking on the usual sites where I order from like KollectionK and Rinishop.
But Mari suggested to order from Testerkorea because it would be cheaper there.
I like trying out new websites to compare them and see what works best for me so I figured why not give this one a try. 

Price comparison between Testerkorea and KollectionK:

         Testerkorea                        KollectionK
Price for 2 cushion blushers            10,70€ / 11,80$                              21,00€ / 23,18$
Registered Air Mail                              4,90€ / 5,50$                                   4,50€ / 4,99$

Total                                                      15,60€ / 17,30$                               25,50€ / 28,17$

As you can see it’s about 10€/$ cheaper which can be a lot for students or trainees. The money you saved can be used for something else and doesn't have to be wasted. 

Navigating through the website is fairly easy. If you know what you are looking for, you can just type it into the search bar and look for it. If you just want to look, you can look through the different categories like Beauty or the Hot Deals they have.
I also really like that they have the different currencies up there and how much it would be.

Once you have found what you are looking for, you just need to select the color and quantity and then add it to your cart, or your wishlist if you wanna buy it another time.

One of the things I love about this stop is that you have 5 (!!!) different shipping methods. They are really giving you all the possibilities to choose from. Others only have 2 and Gmarket only offers one, which is the expensive express shipping. Express shipping does nothing for me because germany always holds the packages for 1-3 weeks anyway.

Several payment methods are also good. I'm just happy that they accept paypal and I don't have to use my credit card ><


20th June  Placed my order
23rd June  Package was shipped
2nd July    Received the package

It took less than 2 weeks once I placed my order to actually receive it. For me it's really fast. I usually wait for a month or even longer when I order from other sites or ebay users that are located in asia.
I might have been lucky this time and it will take longer the next time but for my first purchase, I'm quite happy.

It was also really well packaged. The items I got were wrapped in bubble wrap with bubble wrap at the bottom of the package and those styrofoam balls on top of it.

 Fast Shipping
 Quite cheap
 Shipping methods
 Paying methods
 Good packaging 
 A lot of samples
 Restock often!

 Some products missing

I had to wait a few days for the colors I wanted to be restocked but that wasn't a problem at all and I didn't have any trouble with this website. I will definitely order from them again!
I hope I could help you a little and if you have any questions, please comment. 

Jun 28, 2016

Small Life Update

I feel like I have more Update kind of posts than actual posts about something specific.

So, I haven't posted anything in a while but I've been pretty busy
Work and school kept me quite busy but when I had some time off, I was spending it with my friends. I finally had time to meet with some friends who I haven't seen in a while and we tried to meet as often as our schedules allowed it.

There have been some fun things going on:

I finally went to my first Simple Plan concert!!!!
I've been in love with this band for abut 12 years now and I had a ticket for a concert years ago but then got sick and couldn't go >_<
So I've been really excited about this concert and they didn't disappoint.
If you ever have the chance to go and like their songs, do it! It's definitely worth it.
The place wasn't that big so it was even better because you could see everything and enjoy the show.

Boom Live 

The shirt I bought at the concert

I also went to another concert with my best friend. I'm not actually a fan of that artist but we had a deal that she would come see Simple Plan with me if I would go here with her.

Other than that, I also attended two events and the first one was the Japantag.
The Japantag/Japanday is an annual festival that's supposed to celebrate the friendship between Japan and this city.
There are a lot of food stands with japanese dishes like Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki. There is also a booth where the Kimono club shows you how to put on a Kimono.
And a lot just sell things like stuffed toys, wigs and cosplay equipment, anime figures, kpop merchandise and so on.
I haven't actually seen much of the booths this year because it was way too crowded and too hot that day.
I've just stayed at the main place with the huge stage. It was quite cute because when I was there, the kids from the japanese kindergarden were performing. They were singing and dancing and one act even performed like cheerleaders.

Here's a short video that I found on youtube. 
You can see some of the booths and a lot of cosplayers and lolitas so you might like it??

The second event that I attended was the Dokomi.
It's also an annual convention. It usually has some popular cosplayers and mangakas as guests.
They offer a lot of workshops, which I haven't went to yet >< We always consider going but by the time they start, we are in the middle of the building and have no idea how to get to that room or are just too distracted to watch the time carefully ><

There are even more booths with stuffed toys, clothes, merchandise and so on. They even got a whole new huge room for these booths this year. I kind of felt like I was in heaven but I told myself not to buy too much so it was torture at the same time.
I usually buy a stuffed toy at these conventions but this time I was fascinated by a steampunk shop and just bought a corset there. I'm already planning what to buy from that shop next year ;;>_>

Also one HUGE plus this year was the purikura machine. I miss it since the OCS store closed 2 years ago T_____T

Here are two videos from this convention:

I think it's always nice watching videos from these conventions because I see really good cosplays that I haven't seen when I was there and you guys should definitely check out some more videos on youtube. 

If you have watched these videos, you might have seen the cosplayers in a park. That park is right next to the venue where the Dokomi is.
It's a beautiful park and that's why my best friend and I went there to take some pictures earlier this year. It was sakura season and we've always wanted to take pictures with pink trees in our pink wigs. So we met up after school, put some makeup and the wigs on and went there to take pictures.
My phone was fully charged at the beginning but we took so many pictures that it died after like 2-3 hours in the park.

Other than that we just spend days together out in the city or at home chilling.
It was also my birthday a couple days ago and I went out to eat with my family and also went to the movies with my best friend and then we got honey toast *^*
I was craving it for soooo long.

Sooooooo~ That should be it.
I'm having some time off and I hope that I'll use some of it to write blog posts. I have a lot of pictures that I still need to edit but I'm always such a lazy butt. ><
Thanks for reading, if you even read all of this. I know it was a lot and I didn't think I'd write so much >< SORRY

Mar 24, 2016

Introducing: Restaurant Seoul in Düsseldorf



As I've mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to make more personal posts.
So, this will be the first one. It's still not as personal as I wanted it to be but I'm still in the changing and deciding process, so it will take some time and posts for me to get there.

Moving on, I really wanted to write about some nice and cute places in this town. And the first and most important one on my list is this cute Restaurant. 
It's called Seoul and the owners are a korean couple. 
I've been going there for a couple of years now and I don't even go there that much. At first I was only there like 3 times a year and now I maybe go like every second month.

So, this time I asked if could take pictures of the inside after everyone left and they agreed. And then I asked if I could also take pictures of them, to show their faces on my blog. It was quite funny because he was like. "Yea, sure. Take as many as you want. I'm ready!" While she was like, 'Oh, no. I didn't put on any makeup.' It was really cute!

So, these are the owners: 

 박 희정 Park/Yeo Heejung and 여행구 Yeo Haenggoo (western names: Helena and Peter)

For about two years now, they always welcome me with open arms. When I come in, they are like: "Hel- OH, It's you! Hi, how are you? Where's your mom? Is she doing alright?" and I get a hug and their smile widens even more, if even possible. She always stops by our table for a quick chat and already told me about their children and even gave me tips on how to make Ddeokbokki. I really enjoy it when she stops to talk and she always tries to teach me some korean and asks me how I'm doing on korean.
He was a real goofball when we went there for the first time, reenacting Psy by doing the Gangnam Style dance and just being really silly with the customers. It's adorable!

In the Wintertime they've handed out small treats. Houses made out of cookies with icing and gummybears and smarties on top. It's adorable and after New Years, they invite their guests to a Karaoke night in the restaurant. 

The Food:

Mandu with vegetable filling

Sidedishes and starters like Kimchi Pancakes and Ddeokbokki

Jajangmyeon AFTER i already mixed it with the black bean sauce >.<
Looked better before I mixed it but forgot the picture

I forgot what this was >< My friend had it

Bulgogi ❤︎ This is how it's served for lunch. For dinner you get the grill on the table, which I prefer

Mochi with tea

Fried Banana with honey and ice cream


This post was mostly just pictures but I think the pictures say way more than words ever could.

And another thing I found on their facebook:

Posted by Restaurant Seoul Düsseldorf on Wednesday, January 6, 2016