I couldn’t go all the way to Japan and not come back with something beauty related. On my very last day, trying in vain to get rid of all my foreign change (damn 1 yen coins!) I was wandering the Dotombori shopping streets of Ebisu-bashi and Sennichimae-suji, eyeing up the skin care in some of the shops lining the busy arcade. 3000 (about £20) for a pack of LuLuLun sheet masks seemed a bit pricey, so I decided to keep wandering and see if I could find something a bit cheaper.
I ended up in the Tokyu Hands department store, which I had heard good things about and wanted to check out anyway. You should definitely go there if you’re ever in Japan! They’re dotted all over the country and easy enough to find. I’m very glad that I stumbled across the place as they had an entire floor dedicated to beauty, and I found the exact same pack of LuLuLun face masks for 800. Bargain. I bought two different packs of the LuLuLun sheet masks, the blue and the pink. Some research after the fact told me that they’re the best-selling sheet masks in Japan and that the blue is described as “high moisture” and the pink as “balance moisture”. I found this review of the pink sheet masks which goes into more depth about the ingredients. I found them to both be very moisturising and left my skin quite glowy, but I couldn’t see much of a difference between the two.
I saw this Bulbasaur sheet mask and obviously had to buy it. They also had Squirtle and Pikachu, but I plumped for Bulbasaur simply because he was my first ever Pokemon in the game. They probably all do different things but my ability to read Japanese is non-existent even though I can (just about) manage a conversation.
I’ll admit that I bought these bath salts purely for the packaging. It’s just really cute and I love foxes! I’m not really a bath salt kind of girl, but I thought I’d make an exception for these.
Rather less glamorous are these facial razors; my fuzzy moustache is blonde and would be barely noticeable except that there are about three hairs that insist on growing really long. While I could wax them off that’s an awful lot of faff for a few tiny hairs. Instead, every few weeks I just shave them off, going with the grain so I don’t end up with stubble, and this works just fine for me. I’d been meaning to buy some proper teeny facial razors for ages (I’ve been using my normal razor, please don’t kill me) and just picked these up on impulse. These are pretty good but not the sharpest, so while they do the job I probably wouldn’t buy them again.
Bulbasaur for life, fight me in the comments.