Liz Lisa (リズリサ) has done a pen and pencil collaboration with Pentel brand Sliccies (スリッチーズ)[katakanaized it's like 3-cheese *sideeye*]. The Liz Lisa pens and pencil are well priced at 210 yen ($2.30) and the pencil case sets are 750 yen ($8.00) the additional pen inks and erasers are 105 yen.
Liz Lisa you kawaii crack.
Do I have a pen drawer full of unused pens because I just e-mail or text everyting? Absolutely. Do I buy the Liz Lisa x Sliccies pen collection? Of course I do.
Liz Lisa this season especially has tried to reach out to a younger audience of high school girls.
//siderant//It’s even seemed sized most of its clothing down from a Japan M to a Japan S. Hips may not apply. The whole concept is crazy to me because it’s often a mix of ages when I go in and the Liz Lisa in store events definitely bring out a large age mix. //siderant//
But they’re definitely targeting high school girls who can’t stick out much in uniform choices, but can definitely be cuter than you in pen and pen accessories.
Liz Lisa x Pentel Sliccies Line-up
Liz Lisa has put out a series of 5 colors each with different designs. They’re all available in pen, pencil, eraser, refill pencil lead and pen case set. The sets all come with a pink pencil case. Liz Lisa makes your “School life more fun”
The pens are the old-school style of pens holding 3 pen colors. Sliccies gives you the option of .3 .4 .5 size pen widths in a bunch of different colors (see in-store display pics below). They say the collaboration is “gentei” (seasonal) but no idea when it will stop being in stores. Judging by my hunting around the pen case sets are super popular.
The internet has let me down on where to buy them on-line. Amazon JP and rakuten JP (link, link) both offered them from sellers but both have sold out
Liz Lisa x Sliccies Pen Haul
I got the Mint Green Pencil Case set and Pink Pen. Also 4 refill Sliccies pen bits in baby pink, black, navy and purple.
Liz Lisa x Sliccies Pencil Case Set
The set comes with a pen (empty), pencil (filled), pencil lead & case, eraser and pink pencil case (all color choices came with a pink case).
Filling your Liz Lisa x Sliccies Pen
Sliccies has around 13 color choices and 3 pen sizes. I chose baby pink in a .3 mm (finest point) pen.
Once you tear open the package you have to remove the rubber stopper at the pen tip.
Then untwist and insert. It’s super easy!
Ta-Da baby pink pen
Liz Lisa x Sliccies In Store Pics at Kobe Tokyu Hands
I bought my Liz Lisa pens and pen case set at Kobe Tokyu Hands. They’re also available at LoFT and other supply stores in Japan. They are not available at Liz Lisa stores or on-line from Liz Lisa. Sadly this is where I have to say I cannot find an on-line store that’s not sold out of them.
I have to say I absolutely love this collection. My only regret is not buying another pencil. Maybe one in blue. I love that beyond their “gentei” I can still use all the pens and pencils I bought because the lead and pen ink is replaceable. I may not use writing tools so much now in our tech world, but when I do admittedly it’s nice to have something cute.
Someone was peekin’ while I was bloggin’
Tags: gyaru brand collaborations, pens, sliccies
It should be criminal how beautiful all Rienda shop staff are. Beyond the main Rienda Girls all their staff are stunning and so put together.
Her make-up was stellar. Her grey eyeshadow was full of shimmer and it complimented what I’m sure are the Rienda brand circle lens. Osaka has particularly splendid shop staff, but wow, she’s so pretty!
Tags: acrylic nails
I have no idea what made purchase Etude House’s Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips Lipstick. I reviewed the blush poorly, so why would I go back the same product line? I think it’s the packaging. Stupid, cute packaging. Thankfully I’m glad I bought the Crystal Shine Lipstick!
I’ve previously introduced the Princess Etoinette collection so I’ll just get down to talking about the lipsticks. Crystal Shine Lipstick is a combination opaque lipstick and hydrating gloss. So it’s not a true lipstick and it’s made to finish in a gloss not a usual matte. They were released last winter and they’re still in stores.
I bought my two from the Etude House store in Shinjuku Lumine EST. Cost is midrange, around $13.00 USD. They can be purchased from Korea from KpopStore $12.90 or Yesstyle $22
As with the rest of the Princess Etoinette collection super cute packaging even down to the metallic bits on the box.
I purchased the pink (PPK004) first and went back and got the nude orange (POR201) next.
With both you can see the shine they have without need for a topping of gloss. Because both shades are opaque the orange turned out to be not so orange worn.
In different light and angle you can see the POR201 orange does look slightly orange.
The coverage is buildable and those are the two colors after several applications.
- cute packaging
- mid-range price
- very hydrating (perfect for winter!)
- opaque style means color wusses (like me) can choose bolder colors
- still plastic case
- doesn’t stain enough to last more than 2 hours
- only bottom in tiny font tells color difference, kind of hard to grab the right one in a hurry
Final thoughts: This lipstick is made for winter. I wore it constantly in dry Japan and it really helped my lips. I also like the opaque style of the lipstick. I’m usually a color wuss when it comes to lipstick sticking to mostly nudes, but opaque made me be a little bold with my choices. I repurchased, and I (spoiler) got 2 lipsticks along with some other products from the second Princess Etoinette line that just came out!
Etude House didn’t put a blush out in the second Princess Etoinette line, so maybe the blush wasn’t as loved eternally?
misaraisu reviews the same pink shade I have | sweet dreams reviews a different pink shade | one of the cuties of friend blogging pair Gyaru Galss reviews a different orange shade
Side note: I’ll be doing more make-up reviews and talks lately, I feel like I ignored them a lot and I’m really into make-up right now, especially super cute packaged make-up. I’ve got a trend report to talk about, Gyaru brands ss14 trends and maybe a kind of off the cuff discussion on gyaru with some more recent observations of seeing current gal in Tokyo and beyond in November.
I’m back in Houston from my month of Japan in November so now I have time to reply to all the wonderful comments you guys have left. Thank you!! I’ve been reading them while I’ve been traveling and appreciate them and your likes on blogluvin’ as well. If you need to read the Doll on mobile Blogluvin’ has a great FREE (and ad-free) app for android and ioS (iphone, ipad) that includes a wonderful mobile reader. I’ve been using it while traveling and it’s a fabulous way to keep up with your favorite blogs all in one place.
Tags: crystal shine lipstick, etude house, kawaii make-up, korean make-up, lipstick, princess etoinette
The entrance of Makishi Market where there’s a little bit of everything in the open-air market.
Wherein I drag Lucie to food places because I’m a local food pig. But this post is more than my Okinawan Eats post, it’s all about Makishi Market and all the foods you can eat there!
Makishi Market. Known as “the kitchen of Okinawa”, This market started as a kind of black market after WW2. There are more than 400 shops in one floor. You can buy any Okinawa’s traditional foods like dried sea snake (イラブー irabū), pork (Okinawas say they eat everything except the hooves and the oink), special vegetables not found on the mainland, colorful fish, or edible seaweed. There are many restaurants upstairs, serving traditional Okinawan home cooking. - wikitravel on Naha
If you take a right inside that sprawling open-air market (above) you get to the “Kitchen of Okinawa” which is the super cool reason to visit! Traditonal food markets are always awesome to me. I love local sellers showing off their freshest produce. As someone who loves to eat this to me is what food is all about.
I know you guys saw the pigs head with sunglasses. Pork is king in Okinawa and the pig’s head is a famous attraction of the food court.
All the orderly clutter of meat and vegetable sellers. For some reason I just love the visual clutter yet organized porn of it. //weirdo
But what about the eating Mitsu….?
Onto the second floor where there’s a collection of small restaurants making only the freshest of Okinawan traditional food.
Like going to Okonomimura in Hiroshima where all the restaurants look delicious it was hard picking one but we settled on “Adan” because Lucie doesn’t like fishy smells and it was the least fishy.
Like any Japanese traditional place the menu with prices is posted on big laminated signboards like above. But they tend to give you your own menu with more selection.
Lucie got the English menu and I took a picture to show because this is pretty much how most English menus look in Japan. Being a tourist destination I’m sure all restaurants had one here.
The rest of the restaurant chowing down on seafood and other local specialities.
Being a Goya pig I got the Goya Chample. It came with miso and was 750 yen (around $8.00). $8.00 for a delicious local meal? Yes please!
Why did I take a picture of shochu? Because they had Goya Shochu! AWWWW YISSS
Definitely worth a visit! Lots of food choices for inexpensive prices.
Tags: local food, okinawa