cosmetics

Japanese Skincare: An Interview with Supreme Noi Co.

A skincare brand that has been around for a few years is starting to pick up popularity, here in Tokyo. Supreme Noi is a Japanese beauty and skincare brand that has been around since 2012. It is still a relatively young company compared to many other beauty brands, but it has been gaining more popularity…

What to Buy at Don Quijote: from Cosmetics to Snacks

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japan Travel Blog (@maiwenlovesjapan) on May 27, 2019 at 4:42pm PDT Don Quijote a.k.a Donki, is undeniably one of the most popular stores in Japan and most likely on most tourists “must visit” list. For those who are unfamiliar with Don Quijote, it is the biggest…

What to Buy at Haneda Airport in 2019: 40 Souvenirs to Get Before You Leave!

You’ve done it before. You’ve packed for your trip home, checked your flight times, double checked you’ve got your passport, safely reached the airport, and then suddenly remembered that one person who you haven’t got a souvenir for yet. However, it’s not too late! If you are traveling to or from Japan through Haneda Airport,…

No Makeup, No Life!? What do the Japanese Think of Makeup?

Japanese people are generally regarded to be very good-looking, which is often attributed to good skincare. The key to the Japanese natural look lies within some ‘secret’ beauty products. Beauty is important, but in the process of pursuing good skin many people tend to omit or even forget to apply makeup. In many countries around…

Explore the Art of Handmade Brushes at This Museum in Japan’s Brush Capital!

Japanese calligraphy is a traditional form of visual art that has been handed down from generation to generation. However, did you know that most calligraphy brushes in the past were handmade from animal fur? You can still find plenty of this kind at the Fudenosato Kobo Brush Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. Other than that, the…

Can You Tell the Difference Between Japanese and Korean Makeup?

Makeup trends are raging lately in the beauty community. In Asia, some of the most popular makeup trends come from Japan and Korea, two countries close to each other. Although slightly similar, the Japanese and Koreans have very different makeup styles and approaches, and they continuously evolve. However, people often get confused differentiating the two…

Do You Know How to Bring Medicine for Personal Use into Japan?

Are you constantly on medication? Do you have to bring your medicine along with you to Japan for personal use? Are you a makeup diva who has a lot of cosmetics to be brought into Japan? Whatever reason you have, there are some rules you should keep in mind and follow. The Health Care System…

New Best Shopping Spot in Shibuya: Don Quijote Discount Store Gets a Makeover!

For those not yet familiar with the Don Quijote store, you’re in for a treat! Don Quijote, nicknamed “Donki” by locals, is a huge discount store like no other. Found all over Japan, Donki sells pretty much anything and everything you could ever want or need from electronics and household items to fancy dress and…

On the Hunt for Hard-To-Find Japanese Goods? Try Out These 3 Subscription Boxes!

It is not always easy to get your hands on Japanese goods. From shipping fees to customs fees, the options for buying are limited and other communication problems can leave you feeling intimidated when buying something online from Japan. However, one solution has recently become available – subscription boxes! This revelation has been increasing in…