Another Swap With Nicole in Tokyo ♥

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Hello!  I have been thinking a lot about my blog lately and what I can do to get it out of it’s little rut.  After my blog survey, I realised that some of you would like to see more Japanese things on my blog – and I want to blog about them!  I’m planning on doing some blog posts about the resources I’m using to learn Japanese in the near future but for now I thought I would show you the bits Nicole sent me!

It’s story time: Nicole originally sent me a parcel way before Christmas.   I received a “sorry you weren’t in” card, also known as the red card of fury, and S agreed to go up the next day to get it.  He went to two different post offices and was told that they didn’t have it, despite the card.  I rung Royal Mail Customer Services, both post offices and the main sorting office for my area and I was told that still no one had my parcel.  This went on weeks and I rung several times a day.  It was an absolute joke.  Obviously some postman had decided to swipe my parcel for himself as to this day, I still haven’t received it nor as Nicole had the parcel returned.  All I was told that they had no record of receiving my parcel (LIES) and all they could say was that they hoped that I would regain confidence in them over time.  I still haven’t forgiven Royal Mail and it will be a long time before I do. 


Anywho, let’s have a peek at what Nicole sent me.  I have to say it was incredibly kind of Nicole to send me another parcel after the first one went missing and I’m so grateful!

Japanese Beauty Swap with NicoleinTokyo

I got such a variety of goodies!  I received a Biteki magazine which is the same size as a Glamour magazine.  Japanese magazines like Biteki and Voce are far superior to our English magazines as I find they are more beauty focused whereas English magazines try to balance beauty with gossip, fashion and lifestyle.  I have yet to find an English magazine that satisfies my need for beauty knowledge and news!  We all know that English magazines are basically paid to feature the product in a magazine, regardless of whether it works or not.  *gives evil eye to Origins Ginzing*

I also got a Majolica Majorca Lash King mascara as well as a Majolica Majorca Meltysnow hand cream, a K-Palette 1 day tattoo liquid eyeliner (liquid eyeliner is one of my current obsessions!) and a Canmake eyeshadow primer.  She also included in some (what I think are) bath salts, candy and matcha pocky!

Believe it or not, I actually haven’t touched any of these yet – they are all still in their gift bag!  As silly as it sounds, I want to keep them in their packaging until I can read it and understand it (I may also be a slight hoarder).

Danniella x

April 5, 2014
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  • Reply Kloe Wallace

    I absolutely love Pocky! I might have to try the matcha ones! I can’t wait to hear your reviews on the beauty products!
    Kloe xx

    April 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      It’s so moreish :)
      I will try and understand them as soon as I can! xxx

      April 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Roxanne Louise

    Wow! You got some amazing stuff. I wish I could look at the biteki magazine. And Matcha pocky sounds amazing. I fell in love with Matcha KitKats when I was there. I need to move to Japan.

    Sorry about your Royal Fail business. My postman is useless too, things don’t turn up until the second time I’ve asked for it (after being a loud complainy girl). I complained so much I got free stamps. Not worth it really. But I can’t believe they’ve stolen your stuff twice. I’m properly angry for you. X

    April 13, 2014 at 7:15 am
    • Reply danniella josephine

      She always picks me the best things!!

      I complained but they didn’t do anything apart from say “we are sorry” over and over. They’ve now put the prices up to send to Japan which is even more annoying! x

      April 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm

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