SKINCARE 101: How to properly cleanse your skin

Skincare has been the most important step in my beauty regimen ever since I experienced a terrible bout of acne a few years ago. After much experimentation and figuring out what products worked best for my skin, I’ve come up with a pretty solid skincare routine that has significantly reduced the amount of breakouts, leaving … Continue Reading

Happy Halloween in Aderans

Wishing all you party people out there a Happy Halloween🎃 ハッピー・ハロウェン🎃 It’s been a couple years since I did some serious dress-up for Halloween, and this year, these custom-made wigs by Aderans inspired me to do a Halloween-themed shoot. Aderans is known as a wig brand for older ladies in Japan, but when they reached … Continue Reading

My winter skincare routine

Being a huge self-proclaimed beauty guru, I’m always on the lookout for new products that are compatible with my skin type. I actually don’t mind spending some extra $$ on a good product because 1) good skincare will show as you age and 2) I’m a model so I absolutely must take care of my … Continue Reading

My first article for Cosmopolitan Japan

My first article as contributor for Cosmopolitan Japan is now up on their website! Introducing 5 bold lip colors from 5 different brands for an easy fall makeup look. The article is in Japanese, but there are photos and links for all the lip colors I recommend. You can read the article here on Cosmopolitan … Continue Reading

Make Up For Ever New Artist Rouge Collection

Make Up For Ever released their new Artist Rouge lipstick collection, and I received a few shades to try out from Bershka Japan. They recently had a collaboration at the Bershka Shibuya store, pairing these chic lipstick shades with pre-fall outfits. The shades I selected are M401 (ICONA POP limited edition), C407 and C604. The … Continue Reading

ZOÉ of Switzerland Apple products

Skincare is one of my favorite topics of discussion, and I will occasionally try a new product or two to improve my skincare routine. My friend Amy, who is half Swiss and half Japanese, recommended these ZOÉ of Switzerland apple products, which are gaining popularity in Japan. ZOÉ of Switzerland is part of the Migros Group, established … Continue Reading

Caudalie skin exfoliator & face masks

I think I first read about Caudalie on Into the Gloss, and tried their Grape Water when I was in college. Last year, I picked up the Instant Detox Mask, and since it was so true to its name, I decided to add a few more to my collection, including a face exfoliator. From left … Continue Reading

NARS summer makeup essentials

Battling the summer humidity in Japan has always been a topic of frustration for me for the past 4 years. And over the years, having my makeup done by professionals at work and reading beauty blogs and articles has opened up my eyes about how to do makeup the “right” way. It’s not just the … Continue Reading

Brow game strong with Anastasia Beverly Hills

I’ve been wearing makeup since I was 13, and as a teen and young adult, my eyebrows were the least of my worries in terms of fullness. In fact, I always dreamed of thinner, daintier eyebrows that some of the girls around me had. Luckily for me, thick, bushy eyebrows are trendy now, and after … Continue Reading

Matte liquid lipsticks

  My recent obsession: liquid lipsticks with a matte finish. I always thought lipsticks were the only option for anything close to a matte lip color, but these are just revolutionary. Japanese girls tend to gravitate towards really glossy lip colors, but I’m a “matte” girl through and through. Some brands I picked up: Maybelline … Continue Reading