The International Beauty Expo 2017 took place over the weekend and I attended with Kamiko! The entrance fee was NT$150 or NT$100 with a student ID so we got in for NT$100 ^u^v
Honestly I only bought one thing as I don't need much, but it was good exercise and we got tons of samples of more expensive products to try out!
There were many mascot suits at the expo! I only got a photo of one, but there were also Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Kung Fu Panda, and others! It was a bit crowded so I don't have many photos of the event
The booths and vendors were mostly things you'd expect at a beauty expo, selling brushes, makeup, loads of gel nails and nail supplies, and skincare vendors. The most interesting one I saw is an acupressure fusion with fashion!
Normally, the pressure points on the ear can be activated using a small, seed-like black ball on an adhesive. The acupressure master applies the stickers to your ear at the correct points, and then you can just press on the "button" as needed.
Now there is a Swarovski version so it's more fashionable, it seems!
I ended up only buying a Canmake liquid liner
And getting a ton of samples of skincare goods (great for travel! Saving them for when I go to Japan at the end of the year). I didn't realize this is a felt tip instead of a brush tip, but so far it seems to be doing all right.
So that was all very interesting. Since I was meeting a friend nearby at night, I spent the afternoon wandering about. I happened upon a pop up "village" of various restaurants! They'd all built temporary miniature versions of their regular restaurants. I'm not sure if it's the same pop-up village as the one where a French guy was digging used disposable cutlery out of the trash to serve to new customers (when the news broke, their restaurant shut down and is now deleted from Google Maps and Facebook) but that's unrelated~~
I ran into a girl I'd met on the MRT and she directed me towards this pop-up tissue seller, Renova, which was doing a free game event where you can win prizes!
|All natural rainbow!|
The above photo shows the colors of the tissues. That's not the packaging color; the packaging in clear!
Anyway, the one-day event was in collaboration with N.Y. Bagels and the top prize was a roll of tissue and a rainbow bagel. Luckily, I was able to win one of the top prizes!
And I got the "Goth tissue"!! It's bamboo charcoal color/scent. I likely won't use it but it's nice to have!
The next morning I looked online to see what the "rainbow bagel" is about. The pictures all had filling exploding out of the inside, but mine appeared to have no filling at all?
I also found out that the rainbow bagel was invented by a small bagel shop in New York and larger businesses just copied it (as large businesses are wont to do) and made it more widely available.
|Check out my photography skills|
Online, it said it was "Funfetti cream cheese." I'm not a fan of Funfetti and a review I read said it really didn't taste good, but hey, I'll give it a try!
I toasted and steamed the bagel, but it really... just wasn't good...
|such a sad bagel|
OK, this is a very random post so I'll leave you with my outfit from that day: