Japan Drugstore event samples – part 2

I’ve been getting similar comments so let me mention it here… I LIVE in Japan! I’m not visiting!!!

Part 2 of the samples I got at the drugstore event!

Toner with H. acid!!



Facial wash! Kyoko Kano advertises these. She’s like an older version of Paris Hilton in that no one is really sure why she’s famous…

Guess what these super kawaii butterflies are???? CONDOMS! Heehee!

I was going to post the wonderful things that the other bloggers gave me, but I’m super tired… Tomorrow, I promise!!!

And my jewelry today:


Grey pearl necklace. It goes with EVERYTHING

Black earrings. I’m not sure what kind of stones they are but they are SUPER shiny <3 data-blogger-escaped-br=”br”>
xoxo, K

Japan Drugstore event samples – part 1

The event was really so-so. It was fun, but people were a bit stingy with samples… Anyway, I got to meet a bunch of nice bloggers and that was SUPER fun!

Here are a few of the samples I got:

Eco bag for the show. Let’s cut down on the plastic bags!!!
Facial masks! This brand is so great!! It makes my skin feel like a baby’s!!!
Body soap!
Facial soap!

Maybelline liquid mineral foundation samples!

More tomorrow!!!

Here’s my jewelry today:

Pink Pearl earrings
matching pink pearl necklace

matching Pink pearl bracelet

And the pink bag I keep them in!

Japan Powow!


Today I traveled to Tokyo to meet up with some wonderful beauty bloggers!
Tokyo is more than 500 km (300 miles) from Kobe so it’s quite a trip!!! It was SOOO nice to meet some other bloggers based in Japan!

However, I forgot to take pictures… so I’ll wait a bit for the other ladies to post their pics…

Also, I got some nice samples and some VERY NICE goodies from the other ladies. I really want to post those, but I am super super tired today from my travels and from all the walking around that we did…

I think I’ll go soak in the bathtub and go to sleep…

xoxo, K

PS: Lady L, what was that blue medicine you gave me? It worked GREAT.

Review: Bling eyeshadow in Pink

Here’s a quick review of the eyeshadow that I bought in my last mini haul. I said it was Elle Far, but I guess it wasn’t!
I wouldn’t call it “Bling” eyeshadow, because it certainly isn’t shimmery and the package only contains a small holographic label on it! The colors are very natural and not very pigmented.

There’s a small mirror on the lid. You can see my fingers in the reflection!
This palette contains 5 colors.
Top row: White, light pink, brown
Bottom row: nude cream shadow, bright pink

Swatches – from left: bright pink, brown, light pink, white, nude cream
I did not use primer on my arm and these are in natural sunlight.

There seems to be shimmer in the color but it does not show up. The white and light pink have a pearlish finish to them which makes them great for highlighting.

I’m not sure how to use the nude cream shadow. It does not have any color at all and it is thick and oily. I tried using it as a base, and actually it worked quite well… so I guess I’m using it right???

Surprisingly, when I used the cream base, my eyeshadow did not crease at all! This was very surprising considering that eyeshadows ALWAYS crease on me!

The colors were very wearable and did not make me look like I’d been in a fight, hahaha! The pigmentation was medium and can be blended well. An EOTD is coming up soon!

This palette is 105 yen ($1) from Daiso. I was highly impressed with the quality. Yeah, it’s not MAC or Dior, but it is as good as many of the drugstore brands.

I bought this palette since I just wanted to try pink eyeshadow, but I’ve ended up wearing this almost everyday, even more than my beloved Kate palettes! I guess this was a great buy!!!

Review: Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun hyaluronic acid Eki

Today is the final in my series of “3 most important things for skin care”! It is, of course, moisturizing!

It seems that East Asians have different concepts when it comes to moisturizing. I put on a watery liquid before putting on a cream. In English, this liquid is often referred to as “toner” but in my mind, that is more like witch hazel. Rose water seems to be a bit more similar. In this review, I’ll call it “lotion” just out of convenience.

A while ago, it started to become popular to do cotton masks with your lotion. More about that soon!

Since I use so much lotion everyday, I need to find one that is affordable, yet works well to moisturize my skin!
What it does: (From Rohto’s website) Super Hyaluronic acid attracts twice as much moisture as regular hyaluronic acid. Moisturizes your skin completely, and keeps your skin moisturized.
(The picture is of the refill in “light”. )

Price: 1260 JPY (around $13) for 170 ml, or 1050 JPY for 150 ml (refill)
I have personally never bought this for this price. The refill can be found for 690 JPY at drug stores. You shouldn’t be paying more than 800 JPY!

Review: Like I said, it is cheap and keeps my skin moisturized completely. The hyaluronic acid works great. The “regular” type tends to be a bit sticky for me and I use the “light” type in the warmer months.

Will I buy it again? Definitely!!!