I'm finally getting over my cold, so I spent the afternoon in San Francisco's Japantown today for some food, fun, and fabulous Japanese beauty supplies that are priced so ridiculously low that they'd give ELF a run for their money. I picked these goodies up from 2 shops called Daiso and Ichiban Kan:
I'm not going to go over the toe separators because everyone is familiar with those. I had purchased some from ELF for $1, which were great until I lost them. Well, these were $1.50...a touch more expensive, but then I didn't have to pay for shipping, lol, so I guess they were a bargain.
This little guy is a first for me:
So according to the cartoon drawing (I'm illiterate in Japanese, so I have no idea what the text says) I assume it's a brush that you're supposed to use to cleanse your face. I thought that it would be an interesting exfoliating device so I picked one up and now it's hanging in my shower. Can't wait to try it tomorrow morning! The bristles feel nice and soft, but firm enough to give me a good scrub.
Next up, lashes!
I used to be super-obsessed with false lashes. I wore them all the time, even to class at 8am. Then I became lazy. Also, my eyes are very sensitive to changes in peripheral vision, so having them on caused a lot of visual irritation. However, seeing these brought that old obsessive feeling back. I can probably stand to wear them for a night or two out. :D If you look closely at the ones on the right, you'll see that they're lightly dusted with glitter. Fancy! Oh, and at $1.50 per box (do the math and you'll find that it comes out to a paltry $0.75 a pair) I just couldn't resist! Is that a bargain or what?! There was a beauty supply store at the same mall that was selling EACH PAIR for close to $4! No thanks!
Aren't these cool? I've always wanted to try these types of lashes. I'm not sure what they're called, but I love the sweeping, winged look. These can retail for over $15 depending on the brand. Now I can see how they look on me for just $1.50! Yay!
These were the most expensive item I purchased today for a whopping $4. The other beauty supply store was selling them for $9. They're shimmering, champagne-colored floral nail decals, some of which have little rhinestones in the center. They're puffed up a little too, for a freshly painted, 3D effect. I can't wait to do a post on these!
We finished by having yummy dessert crepes from Belly Good Crepes. I love how they make cute little animal faces out of whipped cream when they serve them to you. Cute and delish!