Friday Random Post + Mini Halloween Giveaway

This week’s blog posts have been fairly one topic centered Xd
So what am i going to do with all the random photos i have taken!!??!
Make it into a post on Friday of course XD The Friday Random post XD

1. My new hairdryer!

This is a new hair dryer the husband bought me for my birthday.* I never owned a hairdryer prior to this as i am extremely lazy and hate blowing my hair dry. But i keep getting headaches at night cos my hair is wet. Wow i am an idiot XD anyway this week has been very cold so this has come in very very handy. ^^

*Yes for those regular readers..he bought a lot of pink electronics for my birthday XD I will show you the rest next time.

2. Hakuouki Cookies
I have been reading so much manga lately. Mostly Shonen manga as i started reading One Piece and Bleach again. Since these are both manga from Weekly Shonen Jump, i have also started reading other manga in it like Reborn! , Bakuman, Nurarihyon no Mago etc. I really like Bakuman.
I have also started reading Hakuouki this week. The reason i started reading it was due to this is a packet of cookies with Hakuouki printed on the box [comes with a sticker thing] which the husband bought me. I liked the drawings on it and bought the manga to try it out.

3. The clip frame purse
I finally worked out how to make a clip frame purse. I tried it before but failed miserably and havent bothered since.
But for my birthday, someone bought me a clip frame kit so i decided to try it out again.
Its not perfect but i learnt a lot of things during the process [like where it all goes etc] So next time i will try harder!
You can see in the pic above, the part were it hinges is quite untidy. Hope i can fix this next time.

4. Catching up with an old friend
This week, i met up with someone i had not met in a really long time. Almost 2 years!
She had a baby girl in the meantime and she is already 1year3 months old! It was really good to see her and catch up with her.
These were halloween cookies she bought me! Thank you Mari-chan! i hope to see you again very soon!

5. Something i bought this week aka New addition to my never ending collection of junk
Hello Kitty X Cookie Monster from Sesame Street
Its actually quite small. About 3 inches or so. Its currently hanging on my phone. ^^
I bought mine at Vitrix in ikebukurou but you can also buy it online [they ship internationally]

6. Halloween Giveaway
I was going to make a cute halloween fabric purse or something and give it away with these Disney Pumpkin Tart chocolates. Clearly i didnt get round to making the purse and Halloween is on Sunday XD
Arent these chocolates cute though???
Here’s the prize you will be winning.
Update: some of you asked what flavours they were. They are: Caramel Corn in Marron Flavour, Kitkat in Caramel Pudding Flavour, Chocolate in pumpkin Tart flavour. All flavours/packaging etc are Halloween limited editions. Ie not sold once halloween ends.

Contest open internationally!
To enter , do the following
1. Be a public follower of this blog [See top right hand corner of this blog. if i dont find you there, your entry doesnt count, sorry!!! this is to be fair to regular readers]
2. Leave a comment! [Make sure you include the term “TRICK OR TREAT”*] psst, it would be nice if your comment was about my post too , not just an entry for the giveaway heehee

* yah i changed the term “please enter me for the halloween giveaway” to a shorter term “trick or treat” Doesnt matter which one you used to enter the contest with. they will all count, dont worry.

Contest ends 31st October Midnight Japan time.

Have a great weekend
XOXO Yumeko

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106 Responses to Friday Random Post + Mini Halloween Giveaway

  1. christine says:

    trick or treat! give me something good to eat!! ;D

    i am also too lazy to blow dry my hair at night..which is bad..but my hair is so long..-_- but at least it is healthier for the hair!!
    such a pretty blowdryer!!

  2. mandy says:

    i haven’t blow dried my hair in a long time. so much easy to let it air dry lol!

    what a lovely clip frame purse! love the alice in wonderland theme :]

    trick or treat! happy early halloween ^___^

  3. MEOW says:

    :O i love the cookie monster/Hello Kitty!!! i actually saw those on the strapya website a few days ago and really wanted to get one!!!

    and TRICK OR TREAT! 🙂 please enter me into ur giveaway!!! 🙂
    I love those caramel corn snacks!!! sooooooo yummy!!!

  4. Cynthia says:

    Trick or treat!

    i’ve been reading bakuman, but trying to watch the animated cartoon is difficult. for some reason it’s kind of boring compared to the comic.

    I’m already signed up under google friends. 🙂

  5. Grace Wong says:

    Trick or Treat!
    Oooh, that the kit kat looks amazing, I can almost never find the japanese versions in NYC.
    Man, I’m so jealous that you have all this amazing stuff in Japan!

    Also, I already follow you on gfc as Grace Wong. 😉

    • Bittenbefore says:

      have you tried going to Mitsuwa in NJ ? i lived in CT for 2 years and i would go to mitsuwa to buy these things ^^

  6. Justine says:

    THat hair dryer is so cute!! I still don’t own one, LOL. But my hair is much shorter than yours so it dries pretty fast.

    The clip frame purse is adorable! I had no idea they even sold kits for that kind of thing. I love the HKxCookie Monster (awww) but … how are you hanging things off of your phone? There is no spot to hang anything off of my iPHone 🙁

    Trick or Treat!! I really just want the Kit-Kats, LOL. Happy Halloween!!

  7. anijnas says:


    i love ur giveaways. i haven’t won any yet, but i do like the contents they have. they seem so much fun.

    do let us know how ur hair drying’s going. i shower at night too but don’t like using a hair dryer as i find it makes my hair fall flat the next day. share some tips when you develope them on ur new journey to hair drying land! god this sounded so cheesy.

  8. Connie says:

    well what the heck.. trick or treat!

    I want the pumpkin flavored chocolates 😀

    I think I’m a follower! I signed up for blogger and everything and one point.

  9. alice says:


    is trick or treating popular in japan? if only it was such a big thing in australia like the states!

    i love your entries, even tho they arent makeup related… 🙂

  10. Dani says:

    Trick or Treat! Yumeko, I just found your blog a couple months ago and I have loved getting your posts in my email to read once I am home from school… It makes me want to visit Japan so badly for schooling later on in life and of course for a vacation too! (I hope you don’t think I wrote that I only want to enter for this giveaway, I mean what I said!) 🙂

  11. Ling says:


    I wish I can go Japan. Since I’m studying at US at the moment, I thought I could pass by Japan this time when I go back to Spore but I can’t this time:( Really love the large variety of snacks, food, skincare and makeup in Japan!
    The Halloween Kit Kat packaging is so nice! =)

  12. Cherubyx says:

    Trick or Treat!
    AHHHHHH that Hello Kitty x Cookie Monster is to die for >w<;. They were sold out T___T and only the plastic ones were left blech ( at least I think so). Have a Happy Halloween!

  13. sophie moo says:

    trick or treat! the hello kitty looks so cute! actually jumping onto strapya to buy it now ><

    and your new hairdryer looks so cool ;D
    can't believe you've never owned one before :O

  14. Michelle says:

    The hair dryer looks great! Does it work well i.e. fast drying and no frizz? I have a love/hate relationship with blow drying, it makes my hair POUF up! LOL!

    TRICK OR TREAT! Happy Halloween! (*^_^*)

  15. TRICK OR TREAT Yumeko 🙂
    I don’t blowdry my hair either, it’s mostly b/c my current hairdryer is sooo slow that I don’t see the point. I think the clip frame purse you made is very cute! I like the fabric pattern.

  16. d.Miranda says:

    Trick or Treat 😀

    OMGGGGGG you read Bleach?!! ME TOO!! i thought i was a little weirdo for reading manga especially for my age and i’m a girl!! LOL anyway i LOVE reading manga and one of my favorite is Bleach :D…how far you have read Bleach? I think i am going to start reading Reborn! , Bakuman, and Nurarihyon no Mago since you read them…it’s probably good and interesting or entertaining? Is it?

    Also, how cute! Sesame street hello kitty aww kawaii!! Btw, i luv the pink hair dryer that your husband gave you and the clip frame purse you made i thought it was very cute! i wish i knew how to make one (clip frame purse). anyway i hope you have a wonderful weekend and…HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! 😀

    • Bittenbefore says:

      i finished bleach XD or rather i am up to date with it! waiting for shonen jump to come out on monday!
      yes please check out those manga, they are really good! Also fairy tail!! i really really like that!!

      • d.Miranda says:

        i also can’t wait for the new episode of Bleach to come out 😀 the plot of the story is getting so good that i wish they put out a new episode everyday!!haha…by the way i did check those manga and they are really good!! lol but i need to slow down reading them doh since i’m very bad and i am also not up to dated…because these manga can be very addicting lol!!! once you start reading them you want to start reading the next episode & so forth (if u are up to dated like me) and you will..well i won’t never get things done like school work or do some studying. oohh i’ll definitely check fairy tail! Thank you!

  17. mirr says:

    TRICK OR TREAT 🙂 I also met my old friend this month and I got to see her 4-month-old daughter. I’m really glad we are on speaking terms again.

  18. Joyce Lee says:


    is it easy to find Vitrix? i’m going to tokyo in 10 days and gonna spend loads of time hanging out at the drugstores.

    also been meaning to ask, how do you know if you go to lawson’s or combini’s that there are those lottery things going on where you can get cute rilakuma or capybara stuff?

    • Bittenbefore says:

      Yes vivitx is in Sunshine 60 in ikebukurou in the B1 floor. if you cannot find it, there are many information counters you can ask at. I am pretty sure they speak some english ^^.

      If the conbini has the lottery, you will see a shelf section with the prize samples. it is usually right in the front of the store so u cant miss it ^^! but sadly there is no way to find out online which conbini has a lottery and which doesnt or what lottery it will be. hope this helps ^^

  19. Totchii says:


    Your hubby is so nice! buying you things x3, so thoughtful.

  20. Joanne says:

    Hi Yumeko! Happy Halloween and trick or treat!! 🙂 I can’t believe you made that clip purse by yourself. I always take those for granted – was it difficult? You should show us all how to make one some time 🙂

  21. Verlyn says:

    trick or treat !

    I love tohato caramel corn <3 that's a unique flavor, we don't have it in s'pore though. and, the kit-kat caramel pudding flavor sounds super yummy ! kawaii "cookie" hello kitty plushie !

  22. CinnaBunnie says:

    trick or treat!
    kekeke all the stuff you got are so cute! the cookies that mari-chan gave you are no exception either! happy halloween!

  23. ilaybalilay says:

    trick or treat!

    hello kitty dressed as cookie monster is so adorable! 🙂

  24. Andrasescu-Scrieciu Adriana Camelia says:

    I never thought that exist that kind of sweets, because in my country it dosn’t

  25. Autumn says:

    Its all soo cute!! I hope the winner will post what the tarts taste like they look very very good! I love your new hairdryer. I hate drying my hair cause I only have this huge one and it makes my wrists hurt when I have to hold it at strange angles. Your hubby is quite good at picking out things for you. It’s cute, I am sure he’s worried over your health, a hair dryer is something of a must in winter so our wet hair doesn’t invite a chill. Take care!

  26. Diyana says:

    Trick or Treat!~ A new follower here, saw your post from Sara Mari’s blog!
    I love Caramel Corn and I just ate the maple butter flavour. I didn’t chance upon this Halloween edition when I went to Daiso the other time. Hope I’ll be able to get/find it!

  27. Jenn says:

    What a cute hairdryer! Definitely handy for cold weather days.

    Your clip frame purse is still lovely, I’m sure it will be perfect next time =)

    HK x Sesame Street is way adorable!

    Trick or Treat! Hope you had a fun Halloween!

  28. emby says:

    Trick or treat!

  29. Hana says:

    trick or treat~!

    the hellokitty charm is so cute!!! im a hellokitty collector too :3
    i was lazy about blow drying my hair too >.> but it was ok since i had short hair. now my hair’s long and it would still be wet when i wake up if i dont blow dry it =__=

    happy halloween!!

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