Tsukuba Japan : Coffee Tribe Cafe

A while ago, I went on a roadtrip to Mito and on the way back we stopped in Tsukuba!
In accordance with my new cafe hopping hobby, we visited Coffee Tribe Cafe
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Before I proceed! I am often asked where i locate these places. Well sometimes its word of mouth (friends) or internet review sites like (tabelog) or magazines!
In this case, this came from a magazine.
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Coffee Tribe roasts their own coffee beans (thats kinda their first and foremost biz) and there is plenty to buy
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And coffee makers/pots/etc for sale
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They also have snacks, good for having with your coffee
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And obviously they sell coffee
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We got them in takeaway cups as there were no seats but once it was ready, the cafe practically cleared out
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Not much seating here. Maybe 3 – 4 tables
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Coffee was pretty good though I only had an ice latte (it was warm ok) and probably should have had an espresso to really tell. I liked what i drank though so thats good enough for me.
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Visit their website for details/opening hours/address/onlineshopping(japan only) : http://www.coffee-tribe.com/

Many of you might have noticed these two little rambunctious ones on my instagram for a few months now
Well, they are actually handwarmers.
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Both were presents from Korea and one is named Candy (white one) and the other KN. Since they are handwarmers, they are kinda heavy to lug around lol but i still do.
See their adventures on my insta. They pop up from time to time XD~

Happy Coffee Time!
XOXO Yumeko

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Beauty: F21 Love & Beauty Makeup Blender Wand

Have you ever bought anything beauty related from Forever 21?
I always spot them when I am queueing at the registers but not a single thing has ever caught my eye.
That is until now.
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F21 Love & Beauty Makeup Blender Wand

I bought mine from the local Forever21 store in Japan but I assume its sold worldwide.
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It cost me 380yen (Approx USD$4~)

How it looks out of the packaging
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Since its called the beauty blender wand, here it is next to the original beauty blender brush
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Close up of the sponge
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Pros
- cheap
- small and gets to hard to reach spots
- has a wand. No need to hold the sponge with my hands. I dislike that as it gets makeup on my hands.
- reusable
- because its on a wand, you cannot exert too much pressure by mistake.

Cons
- is this considered a ripoff? Probably not since its on a wand than a sponge? Let’s call it inspired!
- could be a bit pointier for really hard to reach spots

Overall Thoughts
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I like my beauty blender but I hate using it as sometimes I end up getting product on my hands. I don’t like the idea of holding something which I will rub on my face. Weird, I know. At the moment, I use it it blend out my concealer and it works brillantly! Highly recommended.

Store Link (SOLDOUT online but check your nearest store)

Have a great week ahead!
XOXO Yumeko

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