Hada Labo Skin Lotion

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Lotion

The Hada Labo brand of moisturising lotion is super popular here in Japan, and two well-loved celebrities have recently been fronting the advertising campaigns – solo artists/idols Yamashita Tomohisa (aka Yamapi) and Maeda Atsuko (ex-AKB48). Yamapi is really quite handsome, and he has the most gorgeous, clear skin ever, even though he often looks like he…

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit W13 Natural Beige

Etude House Perfect Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit

This year, 2014, was the first time I ever bought an Etude House product. I had just found out that Bourjois had left Japan (come baaaaack!!) and it was still hot and humid and I was always sweaty, so I needed something cheap that I could carry around with me and didn’t have to worry…

Country Ma'am Amaou

Country Ma’am – Amaou

Today’s post is courtesy of my beautiful and brainy friend Vagabondine, who offered me this very cute packet of cookies when we went to see The World of Tim Burton exposition last week at Mori Tower. This limited edition version from Fujiya is meant to taste like amaou strawberries, which are grown in Fukuoka in Kyushu.…

Happy Turn - Otona no Chocolat

Happy Turn – Otona no Chocolat

A very quick post today to let the internet know just how obsessed I am with this limited edition flavour of Happy Turn – Otona no Chocolat. I have written about the maple and green tea versions before, but this is just too amazing not to share. It give the feeling of eating the regular ones in…

Blind Date – A Tokyo First

It has taken me nearly a year to sit down and write this post. I can only hope it will be worth it to have waited so long. Every now and then I go on a spurt of trying out new things. It is not something I do consistently or constantly, but there are occasions…

Häagen-Dazs Japonais Ichigo Azuki

Häagen-Dazs Japonais Ichigo Azuki

This new Häagen-Dazs offering was really lovely. I’m not usually a huge fan of strawberry flavoured ice cream, but this was really nice. Strawberry and sweet bean jam is a truly beautiful, harmonious combination (which can be seen in the popular dessert ichigo daifuku). The strawberry sauce at the very top was layered over strawberry ice…

Yukimi Daifuku Matcha

Yukimi Daifuku Matcha Ice Cream

My beloved Yukimi Daifuku ice cream has a new limited edition flavour out this month – matcha with azuki bean sauce. The packaging is especially beautiful and eye-catching this time, and that adorable little bunny is just to die for. Honestly, my head nearly exploded. Way too kawaii for its own good I’d say. No guilt for me…