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I tried Wild Fern’s Manuka Honey products

March 15, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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(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

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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 […]

I tried: a few products that are NOT tested on animals, but are sold in China. Blame Sephora.

December 26, 2015

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And you know what? I don’t even really want to review them, or mention them, because no press is bad press. NOT testing on animals isn’t enough. I’m going to mention them at least, since I went through the trouble of finding the images online and posting them here, but I think this might be […]

I tried: LUSH’s Light Yellow foundation

December 16, 2015

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I’ve been trying to find an easy replacement for my Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Foundation. I love the stuff, but Sephora won’t ship it overseas, so I have to either buy it while I’m in the US (which hasn’t happened since July 2013), or have a friend/family member ship it to me from the states. […]