Eyeliner à la Japonaise

After tackling false eyelashes, I’m taking on eyeliner. Japanese women have high standards for makeup products. They don’t mind spending money on looking beautiful, as long as they’re getting great quality for it – no different than any other women, perhaps. I had never really dabbled with liquid eyeliner before coming to Japan. The first…

theBalm in Japan

All you gorgeous girls (and guys) living here in Japan may be interested to know that on a trip to the Takashimaya Times Square Tokyu Hands half beauty floor (whew what a mouthful) in Shinjuku last month, I was surprised and excited to see a display of theBalm cosmetics there. It can be frustrating being…

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

So, I do realise that there’s nothing more I can say about these that hasn’t been said already, but I really just felt like offering my two yen worth. You can see from all the lettering that has been worn away and the cracked caps that these are truly well-loved. I own three of these:…

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner

I picked this up when I was on holiday over the summer. My¬†Shiseido Integrate Show Those Cat Like Eyes liquid pen eyeliner had run out, and I wanted something that wasn’t pricey, and that would work. It was 2 pounds off the RRP as an introductory offer. As I was having a browse through Boots,…

Maybelline X Hello Kitty Mascara

Maybelline’s The Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Waterproof mascara is just something that I thought I’d share with you, although I’m sure it also exists outside of Japan, though perhaps with less of a kawaii factor to it. I bought this quite some time ago actually, and they have changed the packaging since then, but this…

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

This review has been a long time coming. For a product I use virtually every day and that has been a staple feature in my handbag for a good nine months now, to call it late would be an understatement. For a product that was just bought on the fly to be a cheap everyday…