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

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

Maybelline 100th Anniversary party

Congratulations to Maybelline New York for their 100th Anniversary! It’s crazy to think that this brand has been around and thriving for a century. Tonight, I had the pleasure of attending the anniversary party in Shibuyra with fellow bloggers and Youtubers. Learning about the history of Maybelline and viewing the displays of their products from … Continue Reading

Jeffrey Campbell x Maybelline Japan party

Tonight was the Jeffrey Campbell party in collaboration with Maybelline Japan. I remember when I bought my first ever pair of Jeffrey Campbells back in college, and I loved them so much I ended up barely wearing them.. ha. Anyways, the selection of shoes tonight were adorable with a variety of shapes and colors to … Continue Reading

daily beauty essentials

Over the past few years, I’ve gotten into a guilty habit of trying new beauty products and not finishing them because a) it didn’t work for me or b) I found something better. I think I’m getting better about it especially when it comes to skincare products, since I want to make the most of … Continue Reading

summer is almost here

The season for tank tops, festive sunglasses, sandals and bright colors is just around the corner. This palm tree clutch from Dezso is one of my favorites, and I’ll probably be using it to carry around all my summertime essentials. And I can’t wait to rock these cute sunglasses from zero UV, an affordable and … Continue Reading

Backstage with Maybelline Japan for Sulvam

Before the John Lawrence Sullivan show yesterday, I visited backstage with Maybelline Japan to check out the makeup for the show. Renowned Japanese makeup artist MIZU explained that the concept of John Lawrence Sullivan’s 2015 Fall/Winter collection is all about the futuristic look, with pale nudes and touches of shimmer around the eyes. Some of … Continue Reading

Maybelline Japan Blogger Event

Tonight was the Maybelline New York Japan‘s new product presentation for bloggers, which took place at Idol in Tokyo. It was a fantastic event, and I was able to see and meet so many of Tokyo’s finest bloggers. Maybelline Japan presented the new Lashionista Care+ mascara, which was made specifically for Japanese women who have … Continue Reading

Maybelline After Party for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO

  Last night, I attended the Maybelline After Party for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo at Le Baron de Paris. It was probably one of the best parties I’ve been to in Japan, especially because I love Maybelline New York. All the guests were given a sheet with removable Halloween tattoos, and you could have the … Continue Reading

Nudes & browns

When I was Pinteresting recently, I cam across an eye makeup tutorial using brown eye shadow and eyeliner. I’ve been using brown eye shadows for a quite a while now, but that inspired me to change up my makeup routine a bit. I ditched the black liquid eyeliner for a brown pencil liner (slim master … Continue Reading