Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tohato Honey Yogurt Caramel Corn Review

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Jaqtastic Review! I decided to go back to my roots, and get off my butt and actually review some of the snacks from hauls I got months ago.  A few months back, I managed to go to the widely talked about Asian Store- Dainobu. It is a Japanese Deli + Grocery located in 12 ST E 47th Street in New York, NY.

I have to admit. I splurged. Even more so than usual because of the sales being held. I managed to get about 34 items for only $80.  Yikes, right? It was worth it!

Honey Yogurt Caramel Corn
Brand: Tohato
Price:  $2.98
Bought at Dainobu
First off, the packaging.  I noticed it right away because of the bold bright yellow bag.  Each flavor of the Tohato Caramel Corn snack comes in different colors with different expressions or faces on them.  The best looking ones are the Halloween editions, so cute!

Initially, I heard of this brand before, and was trying to find the original red bag one (Peanut one said to taste just like Cracker Jack), but instead found this one and an orange flavored one (Will Review later).   I'm not too much of a fan of honey flavored items, but I LOVE Yogurt stuff.  So why not try it? I'll say it now. This was a perfect choice.

To open, you have to grab the pointy edges and pull down; which causes it to open it from the side. Not exactly ideal if you want to save some for later (as I tend to do).

How curly!

This snack is a caramelized corn puff with a flavoring of yogurt and honey.  It has the consistency and texture of a cheese doodle- fluffy but not too airy,  and makes a slight snap when bitten. This snack is more lumpy and curly in appearance, compared to your regular corn snack.

It also melts nicely into your mouth, which is always good for small children. (Note: My greedy side wants to keep this all to myself because it is so addicting to eat).

I have to say, this snack is really good.  It's not too sweet, and it it tastes like that corn based cereal, Kixs. Anyone remember those? There is a slight tangy taste to it- from the yogurt, but it's not enough to taste sour or bitter.  From the honey, it is sweet, but not enough to feel like you're eating a pound of sugar.  Great to travel with, and child friendly.

Compared to a regular cheesy corn doodle, these are not too messy to eat. The powdering does dust off a bit on your fingers, so make you have a napkin handy just in case.

What are your opinions about this? Like? Hate?

Other places to buy this at
If you don't have such stores near you, you can always buy these online.
NapaJapan sells this flavor amongst other flavors.
Asian Food Grocer sometimes sell these. They usually run out quickly!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ipsy March Review + Swatches

Hello Everyone! Welcome to another Jaqtastic Review! Today I will be reviewing the March Ipsy Bag. This review will be longer than usual because I had quite a lot to say about some of the products. (: Enjoy!

I  p s y   M a r c h

The bag chosen for the month of March is one that is exclusively made for Ipsy. It was designed by a San Francisco artist by the name Klari Reis. It is said that this design is supposed to represent San Francisco and the ipsy headquarters.  Honestly, I wasn't too excited by it initially when I first saw it as a spoiler online.  However, as the days passed with it in my hands, I am growing fond of it. 

It is charming in its own way, and it does remind me of the many paintings my sister and one of my best friends use to draw many times in high school.

Inside, the bag is a nice royal blue color. Not the best material out there, and overall the bag feels kind of like plastic, but it is unique.  On the card, it says Ipsy will provide some opportunities for other artists to create future bags. How fun!
Contents of the bag

As you can see, there were only four items for the march bag.  It was a bit of a let down since I was used to getting five, even six, items for some months. Still, I was pretty excited that the items chosen for me were right up my alley.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pop Beauty Plump Pout Review + Swatches

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Jaqtastic Review. Today I will be reviewing the Full sized Pop Beauty Plump Pout, that was sent to me because of the issue with the mini size one that was sent last month in the February Ipsy Bag. Click here to read about the issue.

Came with a note. Said note is the same response that they sent by email.

This is the Pop Beauty Plump Pout (Full Sized) in Fuchsia Freesia. It is a liquid Lipstick Stain that is said to have a long wear and a bright shine.

Wicked big sized!  If you notice, the color is also more brighter and barbie pink than the mini size that was sent out. The full size it far wider, but also thinner.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Boston Globe Travel Show- Overview [Image Heavy]

Hello everyone! How many of you attended the Boston Globe Travel Show during the week of February 07-09 at the Boston Seaport World Trade center? I surely did! I attended with my father, and awkwardly stood on the sidelines, watching and learning as he spoke for Mexitours. (Perhaps you may have stopped by?) It was super fun, and staying in a hotel was such a relaxing moment.  The drive there took about 7 hours! Mostly due to the fact that parts of the highway were closing left and right for an assortment of reasons.

In either case, I have some pictures of the show.  If anyone else attended, please post or share any stories or pictures you may have. Thanks! (:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ipsy February Review [Image Heavy]

Hellooo everyone! Welcome to another Jaqtastic Review! Today, I will be reviewing the Ipsy February Bag- which, let me tell you, was full of stinky products and some that just left me wondering, "AGAIN!?". Ahh. Anyways, on to this.

I p s y   F e b r u a r y
The bag itself is a bright hot pink, with leopard printed spots inside. It's cute, but not something I would bring with me outdoors. Honestly, it just reminded me of those little girly bags I used to have to carry my toys in as a child. Such memories!
Everything fit perfectly snug in bag!
Contents of bag:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Membox 4th Edition Review

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Jaqtastic Reviews! Today I will be reviewing: Memebox 4th Edition Review.  I know I know, pretty late, considering how Memebox is already coming out with a dozen boxes all at once.  I can't keep up. Yikes. In any case, most of these products I didn't get to try out, so I will be updating this post every time I properly, and fully,  try them out. (: Thanks.

Memebox 4th Edition

Contents of box: