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A Japanese skincare routine

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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

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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...