04 March 2013

Japanese Beauty and Skincare: Thanks Milk Tea!

We hear so much about the quality of Asian skincare, cosmetics and beauty gadgets, but they're so hard to get our mitts on over here. Yes, there are sites like Adam beauty but it's entirely baffling if you don't know what you're looking for. So I was beyond excited to receive a parcel crammed with amazeballs bits and pieces from Japan, courtesy of the lovely Siobhan at Milk Tea. If you haven't yet checked out her blog, do pay her a visit - she's a Dubliner living in Japan and her site is a real treat; it's packed full of fashion and beauty and tales of her Japanese adventures.

Japanese Skincare and Cosmetics selection
So what are we looking at here, then?  

ONE: I love these rose scented sheet masks, that you heat for 5 minutes in hot water before application - I'm wearing one as I type, and though I look terrifying (as evidenced below!), the mask is packed full of moisture. The dehydration lines on my forehead have been reaping the benefits of the strawberry point pads, which are like mini sheet masks for specific areas, and loaded with Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and collagen. As for the skin-roller, Siobhan recommends it for use in the bath and I will try that, but for now I use it to loosen up the tight muscles in my neck (it's been giving me lots of trouble lately). 

Japanese Skincare and Cosmetics selection

TWO: Bath salts are massive in Japan and Siobhan kindly sent me four sachets, three of which are 'hot baths' to sweat out the toxins from your skin. Should be interesting!  

THREE:  I've been on a bit of a green tea kick since before Christmas but have yet to  find an at-home version that tastes as good as in my favourite Asian restaurants. I've high hopes for this one and have already eaten most of these grape flavoured collagen sweeties - they're deliciously tangy and who knows, they might also help with the elasticity of my skin. 

Wearing a Japanese sheet mask

FOUR: Here we have the most delicious scented handcream - think cake, ice-cream and milkshakes - along with some sachets of bubble bath and BB cream. There's also a felt tip pen eyeliner and what has almost instantly become my new favourite lipstick. The brand is Fasia, the shade a pretty pink (PK 820) and the formula feels insanely moisturising on the lips. Loving it!

Japanese lipstick Fasia PK 820 swatches
If you're interested in checking out more Japanese beauty, make sure you also swing by Glossed in Translation - Lizzie studied Japanese and lived there for a year, and her site is packed with in-depth and knowledgeable reviews of Japanese brands. And don't forget to check out Milk Tea! I'm incredibly grateful to Siobhan and hope she likes the package of goodies I've sent over to her. 

Have you tried any Japanese beauty bits, and do you have any recommendations for me?

29 comments:

little t said...

You're going to have so much fun trying the rest of this stuff out! The sheet mask looks hilarious! xo

fluff and fripperies said...

I know T - I gave himself a real fright when he came in and found me wearing it!

Adele said...

Wow! This is all new to me. The mask looks scary!!!!!
Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo
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Not Just Inside said...

Oh my gawd... im totes jealous

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

There are so many good masks in Asia - I just wish i could figure out the best ones! I like Cure agua gel for exfoliation!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

piedev said...

So much products that I never try.. lucky you ^^

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Sam said...

Haha, you are too cute for posting that mask pic! I've never seen or tired andy of these products before so its really interesting for me to hear about it.

Caroline McM said...

Aw everything is so appealing, that lippy is gorgeous on you!!!

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Anonymous said...

There are so many amazing Japanese beauty products. When I was in Tokyo I was totally overwhelmed. Unfortunately since I don't read Japanese I could not always understand what some things were for. But sometimes the packaging alone makes you want to buy.

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Avril Joanne said...

Oh wow, lots of cool things! Those masks look interesting!! xx

Anonymous said...

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Rachelle said...

Japan is on my must visit list, dying to go visit Hello Kitty world!
Wish we could get half the stuff they have over here.

Krystal said...

interesting! my friend just moved to tokyo, maybe i can have her send me some :)

Coco said...

Dear Emma, I'm grateful for this review as I always wondered about these products. I must admit the packaging is not that appealing, while I'm happy to hear from you that that the quality is good!You look very beautiful in the (last) picture! Lots of love! Coco

Anibani said...

these things look cool ;)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

that was so sweet of her! you got some great products. i've tried an asian mask and love it. they have really good products.
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Leslie said...

Interesting to see all their beauty products. The mask is crazy looking but I do love the color of the lipstick:) I tried a Japanese line years ago and I can't remember what it was. I have a patient that brings stuff back from Tokyo (she has business there all the time) and she swears by their products. Fun!

xxleslie

Miruku said...

You're so sweet! If I ever have to write about myself I'm going to hire you to do it, haha.
I'm glad you like everything, especially the lipstick. That was a bit of a risk!
One thing I forgot to mention, the bathsalts go great with a glass of wine ;)

fluff and fripperies said...

Now that I will *definitely* be putting to the test! Thanks again lady, I am loving it all! xo

Allsun Henderson said...

Really loving that lipstick you have on. Great shade of pink. The rest of the products look great. I have never tried a face mask like the one in your pic, must try x

Sixth Tractate said...

Thanks for the review! Lovely blog you have here. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

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Emilyx0- Irish beauty blog said...

I've been dying to try some sheet masks, thanks for the review! Must check out her site :)

x

Amy Fashion Blog said...

love the packaging

Anonymous said...

Arn't the Japenneese beauty products so fun looking!? You look beautiful, the lipstick is gorgeous x

Elsa de Diego said...

Darling, those products look so good. After the mask, you look so fresh and radiant! :) Xo,

Sarah Egan said...

i want everything, especially from pictures one and two!!

Shelley Jessup said...

Love the lippie on you such a gorgeous shade. I like the sound of the hot bath salts too.

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