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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…

Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn Sheet Masks

Clear Turn Sheet Masks

Sheet Mask Beauty Dear Beauty Addicts, I hope you are having a super day, wherever you are. Today I’m going to talk about sheet masks – that part of any self-respecting Japanese beauty regimen that startles even grown men when they lay eyes on them for the first time. This past winter in Japan featured air…

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…

Japanese lip scrub

Profael Strawberry Shortcake Lip Scrub

                    I didn’t quite know what to do with myself after finishing my beloved LUSH lip scrub. Once you’ve gotten into the habit of using a gorgeous smelling product to exfoliate your dry lips it’s rather hard to go back to the simple toothbrush. They only…

1st Blogoversary Giveaway

This past year has been wonderful one spent in the blogosphere. Since I started my blog one year ago, and wrote my first post a year ago today, I’ve had more lovely experiences in cyberspace than I could possibly have imagined. I’ve learned so much from other bloggers, discovered a myriad of new things, connected…