About Me

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
I don't endorse any brands for money. I am just genuinely passionate about products that work well and are worth investing on. I was inspired to blog because I have found so many advice and tips that have helped me greatly through reading blogs. Now it is my time to give back by sharing my secrets and great finds :D. I hope it helps you too :)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Food adventures: Mizuya Japanese restaurant and KAREOKE

I was supposed to blog about this ages ago but I found myself hesitating because I have extremely bad photos to share which doesn't do this place justice. Once you're inside, you're fighting over the mics to sing as many songs as possible, so I lost focus and took really bad photos :(. I decided to post because now is probably the best time to share with you my recent experience...
Mizuya has just updated their songs so you can have more music to sing...Yay! Mizuya has changed their microphones to improve your kareoke experience!!!Before, some of the microphones were taped up and faulty. So now is better than any other time to check it out!

Location: Basement, 614 George St, Sydney: Located in the most convenient location, right opposite Event Cinemas, it's a hard one to miss. I come to this place religiously because you get the best kareoke (and food) experience in Sydney, I dare say the best kareoke experience in Australia.
You order your food via touchscreen which is very convenient.
Price wise: Is very cheap if you come around 11:30AM-5:30PM. You get $20 Minimum food and Beverage spend + 2 hours of kareoke.
 To get the best deal you should come around lunch time because they offer lunch deals for only $9.80! This gives you extra cash to spend on drinks or my favourite dessert: Oreo parfait!!!! In the lunch deal you get a main (from a variety of options), miso soup and your own choice of  rice or udon.
Above photo: Chicken Karaage lunch set

Above photo: Sushi (salmon) lunch set

Above photo:test tube shots
My opinion is that Mizuya specializes in its deep fried food varieties especially potato mochi!!! So if you're you're on a diet...unfortunately you'll be missing out :(.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Favorite mascara: Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Volume on

I don't tend to opt for black mascaras. This is because of my eye shape (getting panda eyes is unavoidable for me) unless I use a really good waterproof/smudge-proof mascara.
I was convinced to purchase this product when I was researching that Japanese mascaras were the best.
I chose Majolica Majorca because this brand is connected to Shiseido and it has really cute packaging :).

I was at first hesitant of the shape of the brush as from past experiences odd shaped brushes=disaster and marketing scam. With a little bit of practice as well as trial and error, I came to love this brush shape. It gives you volume and length without looking clumpy. My favorite way to apply mascara was the card trick but I find this brush is so effective that I don't even need to use the trick anymore.
The mascara's formula compliments the brush. 
It has great holding power- If you want a more natural finish you can just dot the mascara close to the lash line for it to hold the curls. It lasts the entire day.
It's the best smudge-proof mascara I have tried so far- It's not a miracle worker as I still need to swipe underneath my eye but I find the time gap is significantly longer. I can wear this for a few hours without needing to go to a mirror to check. I am happy to repurchase this product in black :)
The formula is very waterproof- You'll need a good make-up remover. Some people complain about it's lasting power but for me that's a good thing as I never touch up on mascara throughout the day. 
The formula is build-able- With all mascaras you will need practice to get used to it but this formula is very build-able. You can add on layers to give both volume and length.

At the time the Aussie dollar was high so I purchased it for around $16 (price of shipping included) on ebay. Now it's around $17.50. 

Verdict-This mascara is superior than both high end  and average mascaras. The price is reasonable considering that you're getting it at half the price of a high end mascara. It's not the cheapest price considering that decent mascaras can be purchased for around $10 but the quality is what makes it worth the extra dollars. I'm definitely going to repurchase this product.    

Note: Before I use mascara, I curl them with Shiseido's eyelash curler. For those I who don't curl their lashes before applying mascara I highly recommend it. Check out my other blog for more details: http://supercrownjulz.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/the-secret-to-fake-looking-lashes.html