I'm back from my Japan trip! I'm so sorry for not writing regularly but prior to my Japan trip, it was craziness! We left on Easter Sunday on a 6:15 p.m.flight but the hours leading up to it was packed! Since it was the Easter weekend, it was quite busy at work. To top it off, tax returns were going to be due while we were gone so I had to make sure it was all done and ready. The night before, my son told me that he did more research and found out that the rail pass that I decided not to get was going to be a way better value than we thought so after I spent a morning at work on Sunday, I ran to the Japan Travel Bureau to purchase the rail passes. I didn't get home until 1:30 and we needed to leave to go to the airport by 3:30. I still had to shower, wash and dry my hair and pack all of my last minute things. It was a huge rush! I think that I got maybe 4 hours of sleep Friday night, 2 hours of sleep on Saturday night. Sunday night, which turned into Monday night when we arrived in Japan, I got no sleep at all, which is normal for me the first night away from my own bed.
Our trip was jam packed with all kinds of sight seeing activities planned by our son and his family and his in-laws. The result was that we didn't have much time for shopping. I still did manage to a little bit of hauling and today I'm going to show you my makeup haul.
From Daiso, which is a 100 yen store.
A box of face masks and a couple of packets of Hello Kitty face masks.
I was so excited when I saw these mirrors. I had exactly the same one in black for years. About a month ago, Hime chan reached up onto the counter when I was putting on my makeup and accidently pulled down my mirror. It fell to the ground and broke. I tried looking for a replacement but could only find round ones. I bought one and didn't like it. I ended up buying the light pink and dark pink at Daiso.
I also bought the blush palette there. For only 100 yen, it is a good quality blush and highlighter. I ended up using it the whole duration of my trip. It's actually the first time that I like the highlighter that comes with the blush.
Everything there comes out to 105 yen, when you include the tax. I really wish that I had more time to browse in there.
For the next two pictures, the items were purchased in Donki and Kawachi.
I bought backups of my favorite eyeliner--K-Palette and Mezaik Stretch Double Eyelid Fiber.
Biore Makeup Remover Sheets in Pink container. Justine of Sakura Lovely told me these were her favorite. I have to admit, they are really good although I find the sheets to be a bit too small so I end up using two each time. I also bought a backup of Canmake Shading Powder and a new blush from Canmake, which I haven't even opened to test yet.
The one "high-end" makeup purchase was done at Tokyo Station in Daimaru. I went to the floor which had all the cosmetics and found the Addiction counter!
I finally decided to purchase a single eyeshadow. I'm so happy that I bought it to try. Unlike most Japanese eyeshadows, this one is well pigmented, although it's not as soft and silky as Urban Decay. I also loved their color selection, which was quite a nice array of colors. I'm probably going to want to get a few more. The next time I'm actually at an Addiction counter, I'd like to test out their foundations.
So that's my makeup haul. As I mentioned at the beginning, it's not very much but I'm really happy with what I got.