Category: The Beauty Files

Fight Winter Dryness With These 4 Skincare Items From Japan

It’s a long running gag in the expat community that Japanese are quick to tell you that Japan is a country of four seasons. But, I’ve yet to run into a Japanese person who can tell me why this country is so darn humid in the summer — and dry as a bone in the winter. Tokyo is particular, is a nightmare. The humidity can get as high as 80% percent, but come winter it drops all the way down to 10%!

How To Talk About Cosmetics and Skin Care Products in Japanese

英語で美容について話しましょう! I love to be adventurous when it comes to skincare and cosmetics, but it certainly helps when you know what you’re putting on your face! If you’re curious to expand your Japanese beauty’s vocabulary, this post is for you! It’s a cheat sheet that’s all about how to talk about cosmetics and skin care products in Japanese.

Fabulous Friday Finds: KATE CC Lip Cream N

A while back, I introduced one of my favorite lip products, Canmake’s Stay-On Balm. Well, I’m here with something that’s even better. While browsing the overflowing aisles of the budget store Picasso (Don Quijote’s smaller sister brand), I picked up two shades of KATE’s brand new lip cream, CC Lip Cream N (CCリップクリームN).

Raxy, the Beauty Box from Rakuten Japan

After much deliberation, I decided to subscribe to my very first beauty box. Naturally, I chose Raxy, the beauty box from Rakuten Japan. The idea of trying new beauty and skincare products while racking up Rakuten points was too good of an opportunity to pass up!

Want to Try Gel Nails in Tokyo? Visit Goldy!

(日本語版はこちら。) I’m very excited about today’s post because I’ll be introducing my favorite nail salon in Tokyo.The wonderful ladies at Goldy have been doing my nails for almost 5 years! If you’re curious about the process of getting a set of gel nails done in Japan, read on!