New In: Converse

While procrastinating, I was thinking of what shoes to bring with me to Japan to walk with. I realized that I don’t really have a lot of good walking shoes.

I was looking at my old converse shoes that I have had since 2009 and wondered why I stopped using it. Then I looked at it and remembered, my feet becomes painful at the heel, like it feels like something is rubbing it. So I looked and the soles near the heels are actually quite damaged lol.

So off to the web I went and ordered myself new converse. The 2nd version with the better insoles. I read they were good to walk with. I ordered them on Sunday and got them at the mail today.. Talk about fast shipping.

Here’s the new insole. To be honest it does look more comfortable than the one Converse usually has

I also noticed that there’s a rubberband inside connecting the flap (is that what it is called?) and the sole. I wonder why they made that decision.

Can’t wait to use them and try them out to see if they really are comfortable

London trip summary

I have done short weekend trips before and even a day trip, but this one was so exhausting. It must have been because of our very tight schedule and the lack of sleep.

I will never take an early flight back to Norway the next time I do a weekend trip to London, it’s just not worth the lack of sleep.

I do not know when I will go back to London since I am going to Japan this winter break 😊 Yes I am going back to Japan, so I have been working like crazy 💖

American Candies in London

Earlier this year I saw a surge of big stores selling American Candies.

So remember when I talked about going into stores and asking for plastic bags? Well I managed to go into a candy store. They were very helpful and gave me as much plastic as I needed.

After placing all my things in the plastic, I went around and shopped for candies 🙈

Those long nerds are so delicous! The twizzlers, not so much, it tastes like plastic 😔 I liked the other one’s as well. I like sour candies so bought some. The TicTac cherry and coke was delicious, I regret buying only one 😔

I wished American candies weren’t so expensive here in Norway

Selfridges

My sister and I went to Selfridges twice! Once before going to Primark, we only went to Louis Vuitton. I wanted to get my friend the special stamp from Selfridges. However, one SA said they didn’t have it anymore, while the other one said it takes 5 days for it to be done.  We did go to the pop-up store for the Catogram line! Cute stuff from Grace Coddington

The second time we went there was after visiting Primark. I was looking for the nearest Krispy Kreme and it showed that it’s near the end of the street where Selfridges ends towards Baker Street or something. My boyfriend requested I buy him Krispy Kreme. Since it was raining, I told my sister that we could probably go through Selfridges, which we did.

While at the food court we found someone eating Krispy Kreme! There was a Krispy Kreme inside Selfridges. I know they had it before, but then it disappeared. Their choices were limited, but I was able to buy the original glaze and I bought the Selfridges

It was delicious and creamy btw! I also bought Mochi ice cream. Heard about them, but never tried them.

I love mochi and bought 6 pieces to share with my sister. We got 2 mangoes, 1 matcha, 1 pumpkin spice (too strong taste) and 2 raspberry. Mango was the best!

They may be called ice cream, but you don’t have to eat them asap. My sister told me that she heard that we should wait a few minutes before eating them so that they are not completely frozen.

We weren’t able to eat them because we were busy, I think it took us about 15 minutes before we were able to eat them. They were perfectly fine

Primark 🛍️🛍️🛍️

After our visit at Victoria’s Secret we headed to Primark.

Primark is a clothing store with a lot of cheap clothes, a lot of cool, trendy and even cute clothes. I think they’re the counterpart of H&M.

We went at the one at Oxford Street and upon arriving my sister and I split up.

I bought mostly sweaters as I have almost none, or I do, but they’re very few.

So here are my sweaters that I bought

Aren’t they cute? I may be 27, but I am still a big kid at heart! I love Pusheen and Stitch. I was actually supposed to buy a ” Merry Stitchmas” sweater with Stitch wearing a Christmas outfit 🙈

I also had to buy those very smooth sweaters that are in at the moment and one boring grey one

Even though I had an outfit for my cousins birthday planned out, I went and bought a new outfit that I felt I would be more comfortable in. New pants and new top!

I also bought fake lashes for an event I will be attending next month 🙈

Other than these things I bought a tshirt for my bf and two packs of black stockings.

I didn’t buy more than what I needed, and felt quite contented with myself 🙂

Also if you’re going to Primark, you can get tax-free if you buy for more than £30, just ask before paying and don’t forget the passport. The money back is not that much to be honest.

So, yeah when we went inside the store it was still bright outside but when we went outside it was dark and raining. We had to buy umbrellas. Also another tip, buy one of Primarks durable bag or bring your own durable bag. Primark uses paperbags, they used to have double paper bags but now they only use one. Rain and paper bags do not work well together. Our bag started to rip off while we were walking! My sister bought a backpack and was able to stuff her clothes in there, while I had to run to a store and ask for plastic bags! So for my next visit, I will be bringing my own bag!

Victoria’s Secret 🤫

After Jollibee my sister and I went towards Oxford Street to shop 😊

One of our first stops was Victoria’s Secret, because we walked past it while going to Louis Vuitton at New Bond Street.

The store has some of the runway outfits on display along with a photo and model information. They’re so pretty to look at

We didn’t plan on buying anything there, we just wanted to see what they had. Did we end up buying? Why yes we did 😂🙈

We bought from the Pink line, I think we were there for about an hour. And you’d think we’d buy a lot, but we didn’t. We bought enough for ourselves, but it took us a long time because there are a lot to choose from

The sports bra has a zipper in front, which is great! Sometimes when I haven’t worked out in a long time, especially where the arms and shoulders are concerned, I get so sore that it’s so difficult to take clothes off. The zipper at the front is so convenient, which means I won’t have to cry anymore while trying to take off my sports bra whenever I am sore.

If they had the other colors available in my size, I would’ve bought more, unfortunately they only had tons of S and M. Very few in L 👎

I know we have Victoria’s Secret in Norway, but I wished we got Pink as well. I like the choices from Pink better.

Jollibee 🐝

Isa pa isa pang chicken joy
(one more, one more chicken joy)

That was one of the taglines of Jollibee, which is one of Philippines’ famous fast food chains.

From when I was 5 up until I was 16, I lived in the Philippines, so Jollibee has a very special place in my heart!

I remember going to Jollibee on Saturdays or on Sundays. We didn’t go there often since I think it was expensive? I don’t know, but it was a family thing. My brother and I would be so happy that we get to go to Jollibee!

I don’t visit the Philippines that often, so I don’t get to eat Jollibee that much for obvious reasons. So when Jollibee opened in London at the end of October, guess who was happy? Me and all the other Filipinos! We finally have a fast food chain that reminds us of home 🙂

My sister and I made it our goal to visit Jollibee when we go to London. So imagine my surprise when my cousin told me that Jollibee was not far away from our hotel. Jackpot! It really wasn’t that far, we had to walk past Jollibee to go to our hotel from Earl’s Court station.

My sister and I woke up at around 9 AM, to go to Jollibee! Let me tell you, there was already a long queue by the time we were there!

We stood at the queue around 9:15AM, and we weren’t inside before 10AM, and even though we were inside I wasn’t able to order until 10:30ish! They also were running low on Yum  Burgers

I may have forgotten, but at Jollibee you can get spaghetti, fried chicken and burgers! I think their menu is a bit limited compared to the Philippines (duh!). The price is not that bad either!

I ordered Chicken joy with Jolly spaghetti and Yum Burger for my sister and I. They pack everything in take-away packaging, and their straw are paper straws, not really a fan tbh. By the end of my drink my straw was a bit fragile. My sister and I stayed and ate there, we were able to find us some seats.

Was it worth waiting for that long? Hell yes! The chicken was crispy and juicy on the inside, so delicous! And the spaghetti 😍 Filipino spaghetti is much sweeter and has chunks of hot dog and tons of cheese compared to their European counterparts.

If I wasn’t saving up for my Japan trip, I would’ve gone on numerous day trips to London just to eat Jollibee 🙈

London!

I went to London with my sister last weekend for a very short weekend trip. We went there to celebrate our cousins 50th birthday, so we weren’t able to go around London that much 😔

We arrived in London at around 12 AM, so we weren’t really able to explore the city! Thankfully KFC was open and was a saviour for us hungry travellers!

We just got something small from KFC, pop corn chicken 😅

They’re basically just tiny chicken nuggets! They were okay!

Our Saturday was a hectic one!

Christian Louboutin

I have written about my Louboutins before, but this time it’s a different pair. Before going to Paris I sold my simple pumps. Why? Because they were a bit tight and painful at times. I wanted to buy one that fits me this time.

My mom and I went to Christian Louboutin at Printemps. If I were rich I would’ve bought a lot of shoes 🙈

I bought Simple Pumps in 85mm (I wouldn’t be able to walk if I chose higher than that) in size 39,5.

The paper bag has the CL logo in them, so cute!

I actually received the inserts and one extra dust bag for free.

I told the SA about the problem with my previous pair, so he gave me the inserts for free! Then the next day I went back to the store because there was a wrinkling on the other shoe. He (yes same SA and he remembered me lol) told me it was the vein of the leather and that it was normal. He gave me a new shoe, just the one shoe and an extra dust bag! Talk about great customer service!

I have a pretty boring taste, but I like a classic style! The red and black combo is so gorgeous!

I have tried the shoe at home! I feel like it’s a bit big, but it is not painful for my feet! I haven’t added the inserts yet, so hopefully after inserting them they’d be the perfect fit

Sephora and a little Guerlain

Sometimes I hate that Norway is such a small country with little shops. I am however grateful that we do not have Sephora here, yet! I think I would be broke if we had Sephora. They have so many things to choose from.

So when we went to Paris, we were I think at Sephora daily looking at things. I bought a few things for myself and for my sister and friend.

I did not buy much when I was in Paris, and it is because I have a lot of face stuff I still need to use up

I have yet to try the masks and the pimple patches.

I have a pimple patch from Korea that I have used, and they are quite effective as well. Not sure how these are.

Different masks for different purposes for my bestfriend, my sister and I

When I went to Paris last December I found a pimple thing called Sampar! It’s a roll-on ointment that minimizes the pimple and kind of makes it disappear. I asked Sephora and anywhere really, but they don’t carry it at all. So I bought a gel thing from Clinique (a tad bit expensive)

I have been using it a lot and it kinda burns when you put it on a pimple. Hurts in a tolerable way! I think the guy said it kills the bacteria or something. This one is effective as well, unfortunately I have a bad habit of picking on my pimples.

My last purchase though was quite expensive but totally worth it!

It’s a customizable lipstick from Guarlain. So I have my name engraved on the side of the case and if I run out of lipstick, I could always buy a new one, but still keep my case.