While I was away in Las Vegas, Jennifer of "What's in my life and my makeup bag" sent me a little love package to thank me for the prize that she won in our giveaway. Isn't that so sweet?!
I didn't go into work on the 28th so it wasn't until March 1st that I was able to see the package that she sent me. She sent me a wonderful package of a variety of beauty masks!
I'm so happy! Most of them I haven't ever tried so I'm looking forward to using it and seeing what each one is like. She also sent me some samples of skin care products that I'm looking forward to testing out too. (I feel like I've forgotten to include something in the picture but I can't remember what it is.) Thank you Jennifer for your thoughtfulness!
March 1st was a wonderful day for me because I first go into work and get my love package from Jennifer and then I left early to go and meet up with Nic Nic of "bang bang she shoots". Her wonderfully sweet hubby let her spend a couple of hours with Mai and me. Nic Nic was actually here in Hawaii to have her long-awaited wedding ceremony and reception with family from Japan and UK.
I picked Nic Nic up at her hotel in Waikiki and we then met Mai at Ala Moana Shopping Center for lunch. We had lunch at Charlies, which is a sub sandwich place. Nic Nic had a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. I believe that it was the first time she ate it.
We had a lot of fun just talking about all sorts of things, not just beauty related. After lunch we headed over to take a quick look at Sephora and at Longs Drugs. Before we knew it, it was time for me to take her back to the hotel as her schedule was quite full. This meetup with a lot of fun and even had some adventurous situations!
Nic Nic is a super sweet individual, whose beauty is both on the inside and outside. She'll have to blog about her lash extensions because they looked absolutely fantastic! After seeing hers, I wanted to do it too but after reading up on the care of it, I have to forego it. I'm just too rough on my eyes and it will not last. I had imagined Nic Nic to be on the taller, svelte side but I was so surprised by how petite she is. I can't believe that she's been trying to lose weight! You're too thin as it is Nic!
Nic Nic also surprised me with a lovely package.
There is a box of wagashi. Wagashi is basically traditional Japanese confectioneries and is often served with tea. The most common types of wagashi that is made is mochi, azuki bean paste and fruits. It is natural based in that it is made with mainly plant type of ingredients. I was told that often wagashi is made to represent the seasons. This box that I got is sakura mochi. It is really delicious with some hints of spice and sakura (cherry) flavors. Also in the package was a box of Lupicia Sakura tea. This is a seasonal item as well. It is black tea blended with salted cherry leaves. It is really the perfect match to drink while eating the sakura wagashi. There is also a little box of cookies in the set. Gokubuto mascara, my all time favorite mascara. Muji blush. I will have to do a review on this blush--I REALLY like it! Lastly, Nic Nic's all time favorite eyebrow pencil, Integrate Gracy in Gray. I can totally understand why she loves this eyebrow pencil. It makes very fine lines. I really like it too!
Nic Nic knows me very well--even if it is subconsciously. She gave me my favorite Gokubuto mascara, which she knew is my favorite because it's one of the items that I buy from her shop, A Pop of Kawaii. Sakura is my favorite flower and she gave me two wonderful sakura items. She had no idea that I love sakura.
Thank you Nic Nic and to your sweet hubby. It was an absolute pleasure and honor to have been able to meet you. This was my 2nd blogger meetup and it's been fantastic being able to meet other bloggers like this. Mai and I hope that we can do more of them.