Wistful perfume is strangely comforting…

For some reason this new perfume my mom gave me is very comforting. The scent is mild and light but feminine and elegant. It’s from France. I wonder where I know it from.

Parfum: 007 James Bond for Women


I’m obsessed with this Perfume. I was at a drug store and heard girls talk about this perfume, saying that it was so great and that they loved it: so I took a sample and carried the sample strip around with me all day. And when I smelled at it at night time the scent was still so warm and full, I had to get it for myself, even though I am also obsessed with the Christina Aguilera series of perfumes. 

Body Shop | White Musk Eau de Toilette


I’ve always wanted this! Walking past the colorful Body Shops in Japan with countless displays of nice smelling and exotic lotions and parfums.

 I always wanted this Eau de toilette. It smells warm and comforting but is light and not heavy at the same time. The scent fades after a while and stays as a comfortable nice smelling scent, which I like. I’m not a fan of giving someone a hug that wears heavy parfum and then smelling like this person and having the scent in my nose the whole evening.

This Eau se toilette is the perfect balance.

Clinique saves my hurting skin


Say what you want about prices but investing in a Clinique moisturizing lotion really pays off. I’m in Israel and the air is dry compared to Okinawa. My skin has a hard time adjusting and is really itchy, dry and red. I used this lotion from Clinque on my legs and the skin immediately moisturized and got better. I’m still not all there but at least the itchiness stopped 

I found ‘Essence’ make up in Japan!

   
 Look at this beautiful summery blush I found! Essence is a German brand (I think… That’s what it says on the back of the products) but I found it in a Japanese import store. The prize was even a bit better than in Germany, probably because of the high taxes in the homeland. 

My prejudices against Japanese Make up removers 

  
Let me be honest here. I the 6 years I’ve lived in Japan I always got my make up remover and cleansers from Europe or Korea. I didn’t really have faith in the liquids here that you just rubbed on and then your make up is supposed to disappear. I always had the make up remover on cotton water and rubbed away away and away. 

Then my friend let me try this Japanese make up remover, promising that this would completely take away all my eye makeup. I wear quite a lot of mascara and I am used to the fact that it never fully disappears unless I was my face thoroughly.

She told me to but this gel-like fluid on my hands and to rub on my dry skin and over my eyes. I was really skeptical at first. When I rubbed this gel on my face and over my eyes I could feel the dry mascara crumble. I washed my eyes well with it and then rinsed my skin and my hands. I was so blown away, it really took everything off! 

The next day I had to get one for myself. It was a bit pricy, 500¥, which is a lot for me because I usually only pay half for make up removers from Drugstores in Germany but this is definitely worth the prize!

My Valentine…

As you guys might know: Valentines is a big deal in Japan. My Valentine this year was my bed! I was bed ridden with fever for 3 days and basically didn’t see anything of any Valentines festivities. The most updates on the VD I got was over Facebook and Instagram. But I was able to catch up on some of the shows I’ve been wanting to see and finish. I’ll introduce them to you guys later. 

Another good thing happened before I got sick: my friend gave me this Coconut hand cream from The Body Shop. I waned a hand cream from that store for so long but didn’t want to spend 10 bucks on it. Now I got one for free. Super happy!   

   

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