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

fall colors

A really quick post for today. It’s finally cooling down in Tokyo (raining, but at least it’s not humid), which means fall is right around the corner! I found some time to do some shopping for myself, so hopefully some more outfit posts soon πŸ™‚ I recently picked up this MAC lipstick to spice things … Continue Reading


My recent haul from California, which includes my new favorite scent, new favorite lipstick, and myΒ new favorite bra.

Lipstick frenzy

If you follow me on Instagram (@samanthamariko), you may have noticed that I have been a bit lipstick crazy recently. I mean, its the holiday season and what better way for a girl to make her look a little more festive than with vivid lip color? Above is my lipstick collection, most of which I’ve … Continue Reading