Showing posts from March, 2018

A Japanese skincare routine

My skincare routine had been one of constant change throughout my teens and twenties, resulting in what can pretty much be summed up as chaos. My skin is dry / combination (I know that now), but because I suffered from acne, I just assumed it was oily and used very harsh and abrasive skincare for many years.
After realizing my mistake I switched out all the nasty chemical laden products for vegan, non-cruelty, natural and organic products and have seen a huge improvement in my skin! Now, as I enter my mid-late thirties (cringe) I want to start adding a few anti-aging products to combat the fine lines and age/sun spots that are starting to appear.
I recently added a hyaluronic serum to my morning routine and am loving it so far.
I also want to add a few other products, (thanks to the incredible array of beauty-things available in Japan) and start a more organized skincare routine like the ever-youthful women who live here.

*UPDATE : I bought the ORBIS U 化粧水 (Moist Up Lotion) which had great…

Emily`s first birthday

So in the blink of an eye, little Emily turned one!

We had a small, quiet party at home and she was spoilt with presents from family and friends all over the world. Here are some of the awesome things she got...

A ride-on toy for toddlers, a bag to carry her things in, a talking teapot (english), a bilingual singing microphone (english and japanese), as well as books and clothes. Check out the links below...

D Bike mini here
Fisher Price laugh and learn bilingual microphone here
Mee a Bee kids bag (handmade in Japan) here
Leapfrog tea party here
Thats not my baby here
Thats not my kitten here
And her cute outfit... T shirt from `Whistle and flute` here Bloomers from a handmade store on Minne Jp here
Her cakes - one for smashing made with sponge and a yogurt frosting, and a nice one for the rest of us to eat...