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…

Nails of the Week – The Eye of the Typhoon

Today is a national holiday in Japan – Respect for the Aged Day – so no school. Score! But, it’s also the day that a typhoon, number 18 of the season, has decided to wreak havoc over the island. Cue intermittent rain and gusty winds, delayed trains, or even lines that have stopped running. I…

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,…

Soul Session

I’m about to admit to something major here, can you keep a secret? I’ve never owned a nude nail varnish. I can hear the sound of jaws collectively hitting the keyboard – ouch. “How on earth can I have gone this long in life without having had one?” is most likely the thought on all…

End of Term/Pre-holiday nails

It’s finally the end of term – whoop whoop! After a long, hard slog of about four months (and no, Golden Week does not count; it’s not even a full week for schools anyway), with no mid-term holiday (the Japanese don’t believe in them), Term 1 is over. I thought I’d do my nails to…