Now that vacation is over and I’m back in work mode, I stopped by the Japanese market in my neighborhood, Midoriya, to check out the beauty products. While the cosmetics section is currently on the smaller side, I definitely found some things I needed.
I couldn’t resist getting these Dolly Wink lashes- how adorable is this package? These are style #5 which will work for most of my creative projects because they are flirty, but still very natural. They might seem expensive because of the “import price”, however you get two pairs in the box. It only made sense then to throw in a new eyelash curler, right? I did.
For myself, I picked up a lip balm by Shiseido called “Water in Lip” which, as expected from it’s name, is very moisturizing. I also had to have the blotting sheets just because the outer package was purple, but inside was a happy surprise. The sheets are also purple and check out the “disco style” backdrop on the inner flap. Fabulous!
That’s all I picked up today as it was just a “quickie”, but I made sure to let them know that many makeup artists live in the area and how much we would appreciate it if they could stock some of those fancy Japanese q-tips and super cool 3D fake nails. Okay, so I was speaking about myself, but I don’t think I’m alone here.
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The “Summer Rave” nail color kit from Priti NYC captures everything we love about summer in these four yummy shades and while there are several fabulous collections on their website, this one is easily my favorite. Who could resist this combination of a happy yellow, exciting hot pink, soothing sea blue and energetic orange put together by the the beauty experts at Refinery 29? Aside from gorgeous colors, these polishes are also non-toxic and formaldehyde free so they’re safe to use when you feel like giving your little ones matching manicures. Plus, it’s quite a bargain as individually, each shade goes for 12.50 so it’s like getting one free and that’s always sweet!
Looking through my home library is hours of fun no matter what I’m researching, but there’s no doubt I’m partial to the 80′s and “winged” eyeshadow. Extending color past the natural lid is a great way to add drama to your eyes so why not try it for your next party? Shown here are photos from “The Complete Beauty Book” published in 1985, which means there’s no shortage of over-the-top makeup ideas inside.
By the way, I also must confess my undying love for “press-on nails” because to me, they are just the same as putting on a pair of heels or lashes. My heart broke when Revlon discontinued theirs because they had the best, and although they still make “glue-on’s”, I just can’t be bothered dealing with nail glue and I also haven’t found any others I like as much. So, instead, I’m waiting patiently for someone to introduce new and improved versions which will hopefully include stylish oval tips and, if my inside sources are correct, it won’t be long!