I took advantage of the long weekend to fly to Osaka, Japan. The four days I was there were filled with food and walking around to find what the city could offer.
Since it wasn’t my first time to visit Japan, there were a few things I knew I must get. I found most of them at Don Quijote, one of Japan’s most popular discount stores.
I strongly advise on getting good but affordable false lashes. The store offers quite a variety of styles. I got a big stack of Diamond Lash. They look natural, plus I could even give a few to friends.
I’m also a big fan of Rohto Cooling Eye Drops. It helps refresh my eyes after digital strain. It also dilates the pupils that gives you a doll-like look. Apply this before your eye makeup to maximize the effect of mascara and eye shadow.
Another beauty find was Isehan Heroine Speedy Mascara Remover. It is packaged in a tube and comes with a wand, so you don’t need to rub to get rid of your mascara. It also has ingredients that nourish your lashes.
I also picked up a bundle of Anessa Perfect UV Skincare Milk. I got curious about the brand, which is under Shiseido, and of a unique sunblock that has “Aqua Booster Technology.” This means that the UV ray-blocking film is enhanced when it comes into contact with sweat or water.
It’s also more resistant to rubbing. It has super hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, cherry leave extract and tormentilla DG for added skin care treat to your sun protection.
For fashion, I found that Osaka is a good place to hunt for vintage tees and designer items.
Head to Amari for cool throwback band shirts. I saw a few that Beatles fans would love.
There were nice selections of sneakers on the shopping streets of Osaka. There were the usual suspects like Nike, which drops a few exclusives in Japan, as well as some local labels.
Komehyo is the ultimate stop for Hermès Birkins and other high-end items. It has rare pieces at good rates. Don’t let anyone in on this secret!