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Instagram Love

Hello my darling readers, I hope you had a fantastic weekend. It’s a long weekend here in Japan at the moment. Today is 海の日 or Marine Day, a day to celebrate the ocean. I’m taking this opportunity now to shamelessly flog my Instagram account. As you can see, it’s looking a little sad right now and could…

Frozen blueberry yoghurt from a Japanese supermarket

Frozen Yoghurt

Very quick post today as I am feeling very lazy and lethargic. It’s just getting hotter and hotter since typhoon Neoguri made its way painfully slowly across Japan, and my determination not to use the air conditioning at home until August is waning with every passing day. So far I’ve been able to manage by just…

Blog Sale Beauty Products and Accessories

Beauty Product Clear Out

Dearest readers, I hope you are having a fantastic start to the week. I very recently decided to have a beauty product clear out at home as I’m just accumulating too much stuff. In true beauty junkie form, I have more than I will ever be able to use and am just looking to get…

Shu Uemura cult cleansing oil and eyelash curlers

Ainz & Tulpe aka Beauty Junkie Heaven

For those of you who may not know, Ainz & Tulpe is one of my favourite places to buy skincare and cosmetics. I usually go to the Omotesando store, but they do have a smaller one in Shibuya as well. You can find all kinds of beauty products here from both Japanese and Western brands,…

PARM Mango and Vanilla ice cream

PARM Mango and Vanilla Ice Cream

We are now about halfway through rainy season here in Tokyo. I definitely feel like this year has been a lot more exciting in this respect with surprise thunderstorms and epic downpours – I thought the thunder was about to land on my head this afternoon (not very nice, especially since I really don’t like…

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

This overnight mask was my first ever Clinique product. In fact, if I’ve kept track of my products correctly, it may be the only one I’ve ever had. I loved the idea of it being applied and left on all night to work while you are in the arms of Morpheus getting your beauty sleep,…

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

When my Clarins eye cream ran out, while I really liked it, I felt that I wanted something that was good quality but a bit cheaper and perhaps a little more moisturising. After turning to Google and reading plenty of reviews on fabulous beauty blogs, I picked Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I know Kiehl’s…