I haven’t posted in so long! Life got crazy and I kept putting things off, but I’m going to try to be more productive in EVERYTHING in LIFE now!
I recently got seduced into buying A’Pieu’s Doraemon edition of their Air-Fit Cushion. Loads of kids in Asia (and other Asian and non-Asian kids of all ages, everywhere!) grow up with Doraemon, and he’s just kind of amazing. In Doraemon manga and anime, technology fixes everything!
During my recent trip to Kyoto, I unfortunately didn’t get to stop by Yojiya’s full store in Gion. I did stop by one of their kiosks (there’s two!) at Kyoto Station. The Kyoto Station kiosks have a limited amount of products – I only remember seeing the Mayugomori hand creams and aburatorigami (facial blotting papers). The hand cream was available in a 30 g tube or 100 g tub.
Forget the Blur loose powder version – get this pact instead! The loose powder is a great product but it’s a drag to dispense the product. You either get too little by attempting to shake out the clumpy powder, or get too much by dipping your brush directly into the powder. And it’s a mess to carefully measure out the right amount onto the cap, and use that. The pact solves all these problems.
Igari makeup (aka イガリメイク, aka hangover makeup) has been around for a while in Japan. Igari Shinobu, a Japanese makeup artist, is said to have started this trend, hence the name. Not sure if he’s the first person EVER to have done it, but he’s the one who made it cool this year. The main feature is blush focused in the front-center of the face, instead of the side cheekbones. This look has been going “mainstream” in Korea this month. Probably because of autumn? Maybe.
Here, we have IU in her Twenty-three music video, released on Oct 22. She face-plants into the cake at 0:17, which is … wow.
Yesterday’s post showed Innisfree’s Ginger Oil sample card, and since then, I’ve tried out the sample of the Ginger Oil Serum. This is hardly a review, just my impressions on a 1 mL sample.
What a crazy month! I was super busy at work and didn’t have much “me” time. I’d get home from work, (attempt to) cuddle with my cat, fall asleep for an hour or so, wake up to take a proper shower, and go to bed. I’d take a walk around the neighborhood just to get around, and, uh, kind of strayed into the beauty roadshops. Here’s some of the free samples I received this month.
The Saem: tiny, tiny bottles of their Harakeke line. I haven’t tried these yet. I’ll have to bring out my beauty spatula to get the product out of these little bottles.
Short answer: No, you can’t interchange the cushions. Now, on to the long answer and photo proof.
I love the soft, buttery formula of Majolica Majorca’s eyeshadows. I also love a bright splash of color on my otherwise sensible work makeup. So when I had the chance, I snapped up the pastel green Blue Vacation, and hot-pink pastel Lady.
Celebrity makeup artist Pony has announced an upcoming beauty line, called Pony Effect. It appears to be in collaboration with Memebox, so… business as usual, but with “Pony Effect” printed on the cases, instead of “Pony X Memebox”?
Missha has released their new Virgin Coconut skincare line. The prices are ridiculously low, and it looks like these are regular, non-promotional prices.
- Body oil, 110 ml: 5,000 won
- Body cream, 230 ml: 5,000 won
- Hand cream, 60 ml: 2,000 won
- Sheet masks, 5-pack: 2,000 won