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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 I Packed for Japan vs. What I Needed to Pack

Packing for trips and vacations have always proved to be a difficult thing for me. It doesn’t matter if I’m leaving for two days or two months, I have never been able to pack effectively. I’ve watched many Youtube videos and read articles on how to pack well or what to pack when going somewhere, and…

5 Odd yet Fun finds from Daiso

If you walk around Japan, you’ve most likely noticed a store with pink letters reading “Daiso”. So what is Daiso? Daiso can easily be described as one of the most popular stores in Japan where almost everything is sold at ¥100 (¥108 with tax), unless stated otherwise – basically the dollar store of Japan. However,…
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5 Japanese Beauty Products for Makeup Lovers!

Ladies, I am pretty sure you have heard about how great Japanese makeup products are. You have always wanted to buy some, and in the end you find yourself standing at the makeup department of a drugstore completely mesmerized with colorful and shiny beauty products. “Which one should I pick?”, “They all look so cute…

Why Do Geishas Paint Their Faces With White Makeup?

In Japan, the beautiful and enigmatic Geisha represents one of the most iconic cultural images in the country. They have been around since as early as 600 A.D. where they served as entertainers and companions, but the look we can easily recognize today became prominent in the 17th century. Trained in fine arts such as…

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…

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. Even to this day, despite all the K-beauty hype…

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…