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Replacing a Favourite Mascara When You Move Countries

A Mascara That Works in Japan We all know the struggle to find that perfect mascara is real. Once we’ve found The One however, we think it’ll last forever. But sometimes life happens, and the universe decides to throw a spanner in the works. This all sounds very dramatic, but those special souls who love taking up…

Cure Natural Aqua Gel Water Based Exfoliator

Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Exfoliate Like a Boss Today’s post will be bringing beauty addicts everywhere some more Japan beauty goodness. Cure Natural Aqua Gel is a drugstore product that has topped the national cosmetic rankings consistently for the past ten years. If Amazon is to be believed, this product has cult status, with one bottle being sold every…

Visee Eye Palette in Blue

Visee Glam Shade Eyes Eye Palette

Recreating Lisa Eldridge’s Navy Smokey Eye Dearest Beauty Addicts, What makeup shenanigans have you been up to lately? Contouring? Strobing? Baking? Non-touring? I like to KISS (keep it simple stupid) with a touch of highlighter when I’m feeling it, if I’m completely honest. This post is a bit of a throwback to when I first…

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…

Shu Uemura White Eyeliner Pencil

Shu Uemura White Eyeliner Pencil

It might have been last year that I suddenly decided to jump on the white eyeliner bandwagon. After all, who doesn’t want brighter, fresher looking peepers? This was a purchase that seemed like a good idea at the time, but in the end I use it for a different purpose than what I originally bought…

Hello Kitty pasta

Hello Kitty Macaroni

Rainy season is officially here. As the harbinger of hot, sweaty summer – I am not too excited about it. It has been raining non-stop for three days now and today is a very grey and lazy day for me. So I decided to share some Hello Kitty cuteness with you. She isn’t limited to…

Tirol chocolate

Tirol Chocolates

These popular chocolates are available from convenience stores, supermarkets, and 100 yen shops alike, often have seasonal and limited edition releases, and can be bought singly (from convenience stores only) and in packets or boxes elsewhere. Like famous Japanese Kit-Kats, there are so many varieties of these chocolates. They’re cheap and cheerful, and nice when…