Geisha Makeover Experience

Hello Chickas! I just got home from my trip to Japan, we spent close to 3 weeks sightseeing. During the trip we ate A LOT of delicious food and visited many cities in Japan. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was dress up as a Geisha and during this trip, I finally ticked this off my list. So today’s post will be on my Geisha makeover experience in Japan.

After doing some research on the internet, I realised the makeup and clothing worn by Geishas and apprentice Geishas (Maiko) can be quite different. I chose to dress up as a Maiko since the clothing and makeup are brighter and more youthful.

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I couldn’t remember exactly the makeup products that were used but the base was a thick balm made from natural ingredients. After the balm was on, the makeup artist brushed on the white & pink paint all over my face, neck, chest and back. I had two choices of the type of look I wanted, elegant or cute – I chose cute. I think the biggest difference between the two looks were in the eyes and lips.

After makeup was done, it was time for hair. Majority of the Maiko hairdo was the wig but we did use some of my own hair to clip on the front. Let me tell you..this wig was so heavy. I felt like I was carrying around a bowling ball.

Next was the kimono. There were so many different coloured kimonos to choose from. The night before, I had a look on their website for my favourite kimono and I really liked the navy blue with a bit of red. Don’t let the photos fool you, kimonos are actually fitted quite tightly. Moving around and even breathing was a bit of a struggle at the start when I wasn’t used to it.

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The place I got my makeover was called AYA. I selected the luxurious package which costs 21,060 yen (~AUD $265). This included a studio shot, a courtyard shot and 4 outside location shots around Gion with a photographer. The total time it took was about 3 hours and AYA provides all the wigs, kimonos, obis, shoes and accessories.

The plan also included 30 minutes free time to walk around Gion for us to take our own photos. At the end of the session, I got a CD with all photos taken by the photographer.


My geisha makeover experience was selected and paid for myself.


LUSH Mother’s Day Collection 2016

Lush Mother's day 2016

Lush’s new collection is jam-packed with awesome items to get your mum (or yourself) this Mother’s day. Lush’s Limited Edition Mother’s Day range is available from April 20 to May 8 online and in store so get in quick! The generous people at Lush kindly sent me a few items from their range.

Lush Mother's day 2016

Yummy Mummy Shower Cream

This gorgeous sparkly shower cream is made with fair trade organic cocao butter, Brazilian orange and geranium oil that will make your skin ultra hydrated. The fragrance of this shower cream is awesomely mouth-watering reminds me of strawberry bubble gum.This shower cream creates a great pampering experience and so luxurious to use.

Lush Mother's day 2016

Ladybird Bubble Bar

Not only does this Ladybird bubble bar look adorable, it also smells divine! It has a floral scent with slight hint of mint from the peppermint oil. It’s perfect to perk up any day while leaving your skin feeling amazingly smooth. To use this bar, crumble it under running water and watch your bath transform.

Lush Mother's day 2016

Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb

If your mum is into roses, you should definitely pick this up for her. It smells like rose heaven and there’s even rose petals floating around. It looks amazing when you drop it into your bath and watch it dissolve. This bath bomb contains Sicilian lemon, floral geranium and Turkish rose oil. Definitely a lovely addition to the Mother’s Day collection.

Will you be picking up any of these for Mother’s Day?


Products were sent for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in any way.


Stuff I’m Loving – February Edition

Stuff I'm loving february edition

Oh my gosh, its been almost a month and a half since I last blogged… there goes one of my 2016 goals. I’ve been spending a lot of my free time baking cakes and cookies. There’s just something about baking that helps relax the mind. Actually with all this baking… there’s also the eating part of it which is contributing towards my muffin top. Anyway back on topic, today’s post will be on Stuff I’m Loving – February Edition.

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First up we have the Bőr Organics Eye Love Skin that I’ve been using for the last four weeks and have been very impressed with. Bőr products are 100% certified organic and formulated with natural and locally sourced ingredients. This eye cream contains ingredients such as white tea, coconut, avocado and rosehip to assist with hydrating the area around the eyes. I’ve found this eye cream to be hydrating (no more tightness around the eyes) and it has also helped to reduce puffiness.

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve been really into anti aging as I’m almost at the age where wrinkles will be popping up left, right and centre. So when I was sent the A’kin Purely Revitalising Brightening Day Cream I was pretty excited. I’ve used this cream for just over four weeks and it has left my skin feeling brighter and more moisturised. The texture of the cream is slightly thicker and the scent is not overwhelming. It absorbs into the skin quite quickly and doesn’t leave the skin looking greasy or shiny. A’kin products are vegan friendly and does not contain any nasties like sulfates, parabens and mineral oils. They also don’t test on animals!!

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve been using a few Lady Jayne hair accessories that were sent to me recently. The tangleze is the perfect size to put in handbags or gym bags. I mainly use mine twice a week after I’ve washed my hair to get rid of any tangles. The bobby pins and leather bow hair tie is great for the gym. My usual gym hairdo is a super high pony tail and bobby pins to pin down any pesky hairs.

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve previously reviewed some Dusty Girls products and have said how great they were. A few months ago, Dusty Girls released four shades of Natural Vegan Lipstick and four shades of Natural Mineral Eye Shadow. I was sent Natural Vegan Lipstick in Guava Pink and Natural Mineral Eye Shadow in Paper Bark & Summer Tan. Both the eye-shadows are quite neutral toned and have great pigmentation. The lipstick shade is a tad too light on its own but when paired with the right lip gloss, it looks amazing.

What are some products you keep going back to?


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