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It’s about control.

October 14, 2017


I had a great talk with a student last night. She is over 50, married and has a teenage child, and came in a bit late. We talked about her recent trip to the salon, where she had her hair dyed and treated with a wave. In the conversation, she said ‘I MUST dye my […]

I tried: Sunday Riley’s CEO moisturizer

October 12, 2017


I know, I am SO FAR BEHIND on the blogs. Shit has been so GD busy around here since May! I’m doing my best to play catch-up at work and whenever I have a few free minutes to write stuff down. Stories. They are coming. One of the first things I will share that is […]

I tried Wild Fern’s Manuka Honey products

March 15, 2017


I am going to admit something: I’m not really one to pay attention to beauty products. I don’t read magazines and I don’t own a TV. There’s not a lot of advertising that reaches me lately, especially when you consider the language barrier: my Japanese sucks, so even the ads on the train don’t really […]

Mark says really nice things sometimes and they come out of nowhere

October 1, 2016


I¬†went back to the Toshima-ku ward office to get some more paperwork done. He met me there on his way back from work. We were in the elevator and were talking about nothing in particular, and then the subject of people trying too hard to impress others came up. As you may well know, lately […]

Adventures in At-Home hair dyeing: is it grey, or is it green?

September 16, 2016


we may never know. It’s all about the lighting, apparently… Back when I realized that the grey dye in my hair wasn’t going to last very long, I got a bit angry about it and went apeshit on Etsy, buying a bunch of grey hair dye things. I bought hair chalk and tried that first. […]

but seriously, FUCK wearing makeup.

May 7, 2016


(above photos include zero makeup) I did a little experiment 2 or 3 weeks ago and went for 10 days without makeup. I went to work, went out to meet people after, saw a friend or two on my days off. No one made any mention of it, and I have a feeling that not […]

I tried: some products not tested on animals, and not sold in China!

January 9, 2016


I’ve been meaning to write about these for a while, but have been relatively busy posting OTHER things and running around, preparing for a trip at the end of the month. I think I might travel too much. LUSH: Santa’s Lip Scrub This stuff is just GD amazing. I got it in a gift basket […]