Surviving Japanese Summer

Surviving Summer the Japanese Way

It is no secret that I loathe summer in Japan, and even though it’s already September, the heat is far from over. The humidity makes it feel like you’re constantly in a sauna for about three months, the sun shining on you makes it feel like you’re roasting in an oven, and everything smells extra…

Natsubate, you ain’t got nothing on me

Even though it’s September now, and the Autumn/Winter collections are making the rounds here too – it’s still summer as far as I’m concerned. On Saturday my makeup melted off my face within 10 seconds of setting foot outdoors, and today my snazzy Pantone 5 tells me it’s 34 degrees Celsius outside. There’s no way…

Safe Sun

Aside from safe sex and safe savings, there is one thing every woman should practice, regardless of her age – safe sun. I believe, genetic and dietary factors aside, that it is one of the reasons why Japanese women generally have such beautiful skin and rarely look their age. This year has been dubbed the…