At the beginning of the year we spent three weeks in Japan and it was flipping glorious. I have so many blog posts planned to share my tips and experiences but the most pressing for me was the ones focusing on beauty… mainly because I can’t use the products until I’ve photographed them! So let’s kick off proceedings with a post all about my repurchased Japanese beauty products.
It’s finally here! All of the goodies I got in Japan. I’ve had to break it down into two posts, as you can see I got quite a lot of stuff! This first post will cover all the make up as that makes up the bulk of the haul. There are a lot of photos so are you sitting comfortably? Do you have a drink to hand, some biscuits perhaps? Then let us begin!
I have followed the work of Nagi at DISCO nails for a few years and have always been in awe. She creates tiny works of art that are so detailed and perfect that I just stare at them in amazement.
I never ever thought I’d be lucky enough to get my nails done by her, firstly because she’s based in Japan and secondly because I assumed she’d be booked up for months in advance! At the beginning of February I achieved a dream and went to Japan for 2 weeks and while I was there I took a chance and got in touch with DISCO nails to see if they had an opening for a manicure. And lucky for me, she did – cue lots of screaming and clapping!
Let’s get right to it, here are the beautiful nails I had done:
My long-suffering fiancé went to Japan recently and obviously I could not pass up the chance to give him a huge list of things I wanted him to pick up for me! He did an amazing job and got most of the things on the list (and some extras). I’m going to be doing reviews of the individual items once I’ve had chance to try them all out but here is a list of everything he got.
Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner
K-Palette eyebrow pen (I actually asked for eyeliner but I am SO PLEASED he got this wrong as I am IN LOVE with this eyebrow pen!)
Fiberwig LX mascara by DJV Beautenizer
Visee lash upswing long mascara
Heroine Make mascara long & curl
Shiseido Perfect Whip Foam Cleanser
Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV SPF50
DHC cleansing oil
Hada Labo Goku-jyun Light Lotion
Kanebo kracie moisturising extra rich face mask
Dariya Black soy milk face mask
Mandom beauty barrier repair hyaluronic acid face mask
Kose cosmeport clear turn white Q10 face mask box
Kanebo kracie lotion face mask box
Kose cosmeport clear turn hyaluronic essence face mask box
Hello Kitty socks (yes)
Harry Potter wand chopsticks (YES)
KitKat green tea flavour (OH MY GOD)
He did so well! Especially considering I gave him a list and he speaks no Japanese! I am desperate to go to Japan and have a feeling I would go even more crazy on beauty items. (EDIT: I went to Japan in Feb 2015 and you can see my hauls here Part 1 and here Part 2)
Everything I’ve tried so far has been wonderful. I’m a bit scared to use some of it because I don’t want it to run out! (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this?)
Do you have any recommendations? I want to have a list prepared for my Japan trip!