beauty

This Lifestyle Beauty Brand is Opening a New Store in Tokyo!

Have you ever heard of the botanical lifestyle brand BOTANIST (ボタニスト)? They are becoming increasingly popular for their merchandise lineup, beginning with their shampoos and conditioners. BOTANIST is a brand that is based on creating a lifestyle that lasts from the early hours of the morning to the moment you go to sleep, that has…

12 Japanese Skincare and Makeup Products Every Beauty Junkie Must Try

Cosmetics have always been one of Japan’s biggest and most popular industries. We grew up hearing about the geishas and their tedious beauty routine. In college, we talked about Shiseido (資生堂) and Shu Uemura with our friends while gazing longingly at the glossy pages of Seventeen. And even to this day, despite all the K-beauty…

Running Out of Souvenir Ideas? Here are 3 Perfect Cosmetic Souvenirs From Japan!

It is a very rare occurrence to find a cosmetic item that comes at an affordable price yet superb quality. In Japan, there are so many beauty products to choose from. Some are used as souvenirs not only because of their beautiful packaging but also because of their excellent quality. I highly recommend 3 perfect…

Take Years Off Your Skin! What Skin Care is Practiced by Beautiful Japanese Women?

There are probably many people who have noticed Japanese women’s beautiful skin. I certainly have. I’m a foreigner living in Japan, but when I first started living here, I was surprised by how many women, young and old, had beautiful skin and did not look their age! What is their secret to preserving such youthful…

Meet Kyoko Fukada: Gorgeously Talented Actress and Beauty Icon

Some of us may have heard the name, Fukada Kyoko (深田恭子), or seen her in a wide variety of Japanese dramas, and movies. Believe it or not, she’s now 33 years old, but still has that baby face which reminds us of the very first drama she took part in, in 1997. More than 10…

5 Crazy Reasons You will Love Don Quijote

“Don don don Donki~Don Quijote…~” When you walk out of the store, this catchy music will never leave your head! What store? If you didn’t know by now, you’d better listen up! Don Quijote is a mega discount variety store that sells everything from boring white socks and some groceries to cutesy character onesies to…

Take a Closer Look at Japanese Women and Their ’Foxy’ Features

There is a fascination with foxes (kitsune) and raccoons (tanuki) in Japan. In fact, you probably already knew that if you watch anime or read manga as these animals appear in there often. The fascination towards these animals even extends to women desiring to have faces resembling foxes (kitsune gao) or raccoons (tanuki gao)! No…
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