Japanese Brands

Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator Review

Hada Labo Skincare

As a lover of Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid I was quite excited when Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator ($17.99) popped into my skincare universe.

Recently Hada Labo Tokyo released a few products that are available exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com but even better news the original Hada Labo Collection as well as the “new” Tokyo Collection is available at drugstore.com.

Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator

I’ve been using Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid for a while now, it’s a staple part of my skincare regime so I love the idea I can now get it locally…but how does the US version compare to the Japanese one? You’ll be happy to learn both are Muse Approved!

Read More...
23 Comments

Majolica Majorca Pure Play Winter/Holiday 2013 Collection

Majolica Majorca The Little Humming Book IV

Next week the Majolica Majorca Winter/Holiday 2013 Collection launches in Japan and there are quite a few pieces from the collection I have my eye on. I’ve been collecting MJ for a while but I’ve been a little selective with my purchases lately as a lot of it feels very repetitive.

However, products from the Pure Play Winter 2013 Collection look tempting!

Take a look!

Read More...
3 Comments

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser Review

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

It’s true Hada Labo is available in the US now and Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser is one of the first products I tried from the brand!

Hada Labo is known for its famous Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion in Japan and its collection of skincare injected with three kinds of moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid that not only hydrates skin but helps it retain moisture! Hada Labo Tokyo is an extension of the Hada Labo line that is available here in the US now and exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com.

In 2011 Singapore started to get the Hada Labo Skincare Collection so I was surprised it reached our shores so quickly or even at all for that matter. However, this is new packaging so it could easily be overlooked. Japan markets it as a “single drop can lock up an ocean” meaning it can retain moisture easily. Super Hyaluronic Acid is supposedly able to retain 12 liters of water. According to marketing a single bottle of Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid is sold every four seconds in Japan. It’s understandable why as Super Hyaluronic Acid has been a staple part of my skin regime for a while now and it is truly a miraculous product.

Let’s take a look at the cleanser!

Read More...
16 Comments

Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick Review & Swatches

Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick 1

You might recall I recently reviewed the Lavshuca Candy Bon Bon Lipstick for you which I didn’t really love. The lipstick is available in three shade types and I was hopeful that the shiny type would a formula I enjoyed since I found the regular color type wasn’t exactly to my liking.

Did I like Lavshuca Shiny Candy Bon Bon Lipstick?

Read More...
11 Comments

Lavshuca Candy Bon Bon Lipstick Review & Swatches

Lavshuca Candy Bon Bon Lip

Lavshuca Candy Bon Bon Lipstick is a new mini lipstick launched in Japan for Fall 2013. Lavashuca Candy Bon Bon Lipstick kinda feels like a relaunch of Lavshuca Jewel Lipstick to me.

I recently purchased the three main finishes that this collection offers and I thought I’d review each finish separately as each offers a different formula and texture.

Let’s take a look!

Read More...
4 Comments