Colourpop Custom Palette Review + Swatches


Hi everyone! Sorry for my sudden absence from blogging for a bit. Life just gets in the way and I was getting overwhelmed from no posts to suddenly posting 3x a week. Weak, I know, but the travel posts are being interrupted for now for a quick review on some beautiful Colourpop items I bought a bit ago.

Free Packing Checklist for a Vacation Abroad!

Hi loves! Sorry this post is not at my usual time of 7am PST. Things happened and I've been so tired because I'm working so hard to prepare for my trip to Japan! I've bought a great little suitcase, carry-on, as well as a few items for my trip and I'm ready to enter into the pre-packing stage I typically go through.

Since next week is going to be full of pre-packing business, I figured I'd include a quick, free, printable packing list so that you can follow along next week as I take you through my personal steps to packing an organized and stylish suitcase for a trip abroad!

Stay tuned for next week, and feel free to tweet me (@kyasedi) as you follow along!

7 Easy Ways to Save Money While Traveling


So you've bought the plane tickets, you booked the hotel, and you've got a few attractions planned out- so now your wallet is looking a little starved and you wouldn't mind saving a few pennies! I've got a few tips on ways to save money while traveling for you!

Top 10 Essential Words/Phrases for Travelers in Japan

Hello! Or I could say おはようございます、こんにちは、or こんばんわ depending on what timezone you're in! I know people regard konnichiwa as the standard greeting, but I think it's nice to personalize it to wherever you are ♥

So you clicked on this post and are wondering a few things, such as:

- what are some essential traveler words for Japan?
- will there be any listed that I may not know?
- does it matter if I can't speak Japanese when I'm in Japan?

Let's start with the last question first (so random, I know)- Does it matter if you can't speak Japanese when you're in Japan? 

If, for some reason, Japanese just doesn't come to your or you can't bother yourself to learn it, don't worry! Japan is actually a very English friendly place (I'm assuming you comprehend English to some point if you're reading this), and is increasing it's English friendly-ness all the time! 

You'll find the street signs are in English, and depending on the demographics of the tourists, you may even see Russian (I saw this a lot in Kyoto), Chinese, and Korean. 

cr: bevistravels

So if you can't read kanji, or a lick of Japanese, there's a good chance you'll still be able to get around.
However, I find learning a few words of the native language to be a sign of respect to the people who live in the country you're visiting. Not everyone is going to know your language, and since you're in a foreign area, it's definitely worth your while to learn at least a few words.

February Theme - Travel Prep!

Hi everyone ♥

I think I may have mentioned it here, or not, but in March I'll be going to Japan for 2 weeks with my bestie, Reida. Since it's February 1st, that means I only have 34 days till I leave!