A famous Japanese actress made Vitacreme B12 one of the most hyped up skincare products I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. The claims of renewed skin cells, diminishing age lines and existing wrinkles, and just generally making skin look amazing are just a few of the urban legends that surround this moisturizer or at least in my experience they are urban legends.
I’ve been using the cream on and off for a few years and recently had an e-mail from a reader asking me if I had ever tried it.
Damn straight I have and no it doesn’t jump rope and chew gum at the same time.
Here’s the deal according to the Muse!
Valentine’s Day is almost here! I’m not a big supporter or fan of the Holiday as I simply do not believe you need one day of the year to make someone you love feel special. Seriously? You should be making them feel that way all year round right?
But I’m all about makeup collections themed around the holiday! Seriously, V-Day Makeup Collections have so much potential, why are brands not cashing in on this cow?
This year, Jill Stuart brings a special Valentine’s Day Collection Heart Gloss Trio to Asia. I couldn’t resist having a friend pick it up for me.
I feel like the days of chasing after my friends in Japan and Korea for makeup beauty finds are over as more and more brands migrate to the Western market.
I hope we’ll see more brands from Asia make an appearance in stores here soon and thankfully we might not have to wait too long.
Fairy Drops Mascara will be launching at Sephora very soon! I’m so excited about this launch as it’s such a landmark release for the US market. Hey, it’s not everyday we get cult beauty products from Japan!
If you missed my review from a few years ago please revisit it by clicking here!
Fairy Drops isn’t quite ready to drop yet but you can visit the Sephora page and check it out for yourself and add it to your wish list for when it does officially arrive.
Do keep in mind the customary Fairy Drops applicator has changed but the product will hopefully remain the same with a fiber mascara and the promise of doll-like lashes!
Available shortly from www.Sephora.com
East is finally meeting West!
KATE Crystallise Quartz Eyeshadows are available for Spring 2011 in Japan. I’m a big fan of Kanebo’s edge-y brand KATE but it’s been a while in between my purchases because many of the shades are repeitive just in a new design style. Crystallise Quartz Eyeshadow Palettes fall victim to the same rehash of shades but the formula just tempts me so much.
It’s my addiction to shiny, shimmery things.
Let’s have a look!
I’m commonly asked, “Where can I buy good Asian skincare in the US?” This is difficult to say as tracking down Japanese or Korean skincare in the US isn’t easy and most of it involves online sleuthing if you live in a small suburb or city. My city happens to have alot of little beauty shops that actually carry various Asian brands however my best success is swapping with friends who live abroad or going the Internet shopping route.
Shopping online is such a traumatic experience when dealing with beauty purchases abroad since sellers are legendary for jacking prices up to crazy heights.
DHC is a Japanese manufacturer of cosmetics, healthy food supplements, apparel, etc….however here in the US we only get the cosmetic and skincare side of DHC which is fine by me as I’m all about the beauty!
DHC offers an easy, fairly inexpensive way to get high quality Japanese skincare easily!
Chose from various lotions and potions to address any need such as oily skin, anti-aging, and more! Snag yourself a bottle of DHC’s cult favorite Deep Cleansing Oil or grab some sheet masks. Cleansing Oil and Sheet Masks aren’t something you commonly see from US brands so both can be a novel experience to try out for the first time or to stock up on if you already love and use these items!
From haircare to skincare and even body care, DHC covers a wide range of products for your beauty needs.
So do you DHC?
Have any favorite products from the brand?
If not, I do suggest you explore the site, you might be surprised at how many great offerings they have!
Browse it at www.dhccare.com
I look forward to hearing thoughts from the seasoned DHC user!