Sunday, 26 January 2014

store spotlight - DAISO

hihi! mini here!

a wonderful thing has happened here in melbourne recently, 
the opening of the newest branch of DAISO!

located on Flinders Street, opposite the station this DAISO branch has quickly become my favourite not only for location but for the layout of the store and, of course, the variety of new products i haven't seen at other stores!

i visited this branch again on friday with some friends for some before college preparation and some general awesome-hangout-times, which i can say, were definitely had!

i personally was after a few things, some i needed and some i didn't know i needed until i saw them!
but it's all totally worth it!

before i get into the details of the products and their adorableness i have to just say.... EVERYTHING IN DAISO IS $2.80  
not "from $2.80", but legit two dollars and eighty cents.


the first thing i really needed was a new pencil case - because my old one had an incident with a scalpel
i'm rather picky when it comes to pencil cases - but i was after something even more specific this time. 
i wanted something small, colourful, that could hold scissors (very important) and of course it had to be super kawaii...

here's what i chose!

an adorable little pencil box / tin.

it measures at around 17cm in length 8cm in width and 2-3cm in depth

while you may be thinking - "but mini, that can't hold everything you need for college surely!"

whoooaaa there, you'd be surprised how much fits in this baby! - inside i have a 15cm ruler, scissors, 6 colours pencils, a sharpener, an eraser, a mechanical pencil and two pens! 
plus i have room for a small glue stick!


as i mentioned above i needed something that could hold scissors and while this box DOES hold normal scissors, i had a moment where i saw and needed something i couldn't live without!


not only are they tiny and adorable, they are actually sharp and come with a tiny bow! -accessory to kawaiiness!

but so i don't have a repeat of my last pencil case problem due to sharp scissors, these little babies come with a cover for the blades for when they're not in use!! - love it.

and that little cover is covered in adorable things too - aaahhhhh *squeeeeeeeeeee*!

this is one of those items i didn't know i needed until i saw it! and even then i walked around thinking about them until i went back.

it was inevitable. i needed this amazing scissors.

the next item in my adorable purple DAISO basket was a serious need for me. as a wearer of fake eyelashes i was sick of using the small disposable vial things of eyelash glue, so it was time to get a considerable amount.

and i did.

the packaging wasn't as cute as everything else, but i think that is because eyelashes are a serious business!

one of the reasons i purchased this from DAISO is because most, if not all, their make up products are made in Korea and i am a huge fan of Korean cosmetics. i think that Korea knows what they're doing when it comes to that kind f thing and i've never been let down in the past... and nor have i now.

i chose to get white to clear so that i could easily see where i was applying the glue and how much i was putting on the lashes.

but there was also the option of getting clear to clear - but i'm rather blind so i'd probably get that everywhere.

the glue is really good, i used it last night on these babies - also from DAISO
though a different store and a different adventure.

i really love these lashes because they add a lot of volume to your eyes - just as they say, and they are a bit more out there (for australia) with the pointed / triangular lashes.

people often double take when they see me close while i wear these.  love them though. 

my next DAISO product was a wonderful purchase that i discovered when i was in japan in 2012. and since i got home i've been buying them from DAISO ever since - sometimes in bulk!

these vitamin C, lemon face wipes are so very, very refreshing!
they leave your face, neck, hands - wherever, feel tingly and fresh.

they remove make up easily and clear skin while providing it with vitamin C - which is really good for you!

the packet is totally adorable with it's polka dots and is resealable to lock in that lemony goodness. not too big either so you can put it in your bag and use the freshness whenever you like!

the best thing i love about this product is that they're not stingy with the amount of wipes in the packet!  
in, i guess i'd call them 'conventional', packets of face wipes there is about 15 - 30 wipes in the packaging but in this packet there is at least 120 wipes! - AWESOME!!

the last product that i actually needed in my shopping trip was something that i could store my small hair things in like elastics and bobby pins. and i have hella amounts of bobby pins #cheerleadinglyf

i was practically frantic as i found that this new DAISO branch has a Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars dedication section and it was here in that section that i found something perfect for my hair things.

i chose this because it was clear - ish so that i could see what was in each pocket.
 (as you can see i've already started filling it!)

i've pinned it to my wall next to my decora accessories pouches - which is also from DAISO and it blends in with the wall due to the see through plastic leaving the little bows to look like stickers or small decorations on my wall which is something i really love.

i adore hello kitty, as you will come to see, and i love bows more than i love her so this was a really cute addition to my wall. 

the bottom left pocket says 
"bringing hearts together tied with a bow"

nawwhhhh <3

the final product i purchased on this DAISO adventure wasn't realllllllly needed... but it was something i'd been looking for for a long while.

and that's a face mask - and why wouldn't you buy one with Hello Kitty all over it?

it's a packet of three and they're made of a type of super soft felt (i think)

with a little Hello Kitty with a rose and another with angel wings as the tiled print.

they also had adorable face masks with Little Twin Stars print and there was a little bit of indecision as to which one to buy - but Hello Kitty won in the end.

AAAAANNNDDDD that is finally the end of the really long review on my DAISO haul from Flinders Street Daiso, Melbourne, Australia.

as mentioned above i'm a huge DAISO fan and seriously loyal customer so if there is a DAISO near you i really think you should check it out they're a worldwide franchise with amazing products for seriously cheap.

mini xox

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