Beauty Abroad

Beauty Most Unusual: Mimikaki Sticks

mimikaki

Mimikaki, not to be mistaken with, well, I won’t say….ha!

No but seriously Mimikaki is an interesting Japanese bonding experience or fetish if you please. Any idea what it is? Well there are even special sticks to perform “Mimikaki” with!

This one could be dubbed Beauty Most Unusual.

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Yay or Nay: Is Zooey Deschanel Channeling Her Inner Brit?

I have the biggest girl crush ever on Zooey Deschanel. She’s as cute as a button!

But I’m kinda confused….

As you know she’s the new spokesmodel for Rimmel London and in her recent commercial for Rimmel she kinda does a weird, “Get the Lon-done look” Is she channeling her inner Brit accent? Or is she just pronouncing London in some new and exiting way?

Mmm….

Whatcha think?

Yay?

Nay?

Is that a British accent?

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Do You DHC? Japanese Skincare in a Western World

DHC Skincare Cosmetics

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.

Solution?

DHC.

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!

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Tony Moly Whipping BB Cream

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the Muse in The New York Times!

the Muse New York Times

Kinda an exciting day today! I’m in the New York Times!

w00t!

It’s a piece about Western women who buy and use Asian cosmetics. I’m featured in the article as well as my best mate Row from Cosmetic Candy.

If you’d like to check it out you can visit the article by clicking here! A version of this article appeared in print on January 20, 2011, on page E3 if you have the paper handy.

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