Aside from buying beauty products in Japan, I obviously also did some shopping for clothes!! My friends and I spent HOURS inside GU and the 12 storey Uniqlo in Ginza which conveniently sit right next to each other. Although we have Uniqlo in Canada, it is a bit cheaper in Japan and there is a tax refund when you spend a certain amount (I think it was $50-60CAD). One of my favourite purchases was these Uniqlo Heattech Extra Warm Leggings. Ive been wearing them all winter, pretty much every day. The quality and stretch is perfect and it has retained its shape and stretch even after I've washed it several times. I paired it with versace shades, a short fur coat, laptop case-turned-clutch, and some Nine West booties.
One of my favourite lipstick brands is Bite Beauty and I luckily had the chance to test out their first ever lip pencils c/o of Influenster so thank you guys! In each box, there are two different shades of lipsticks, two lip pencils, and a Sephora Collection eco biodegradable sharpener. This new line will carry 22 neutral shades inspired by natural lip tones.
What makes these lipsticks and pencils different is their creamy coverage.
The colours I'm swatching today are as follows:
honeycomb (beige brown)
whiskey (deep brown)
020 (beige brown)
044 (deep brown)
I did find them to be more creamy than most lip pencils, which I appreciate, because there's nothing worse than a dry lip pencil that doesn't apply smoothly! Even with a creamy lipstick, a dry pencil can ruin the entire look and make your lips feel or look chapped. Lip pencils and lipsticks are especially tricky to work with when its a lighter colour because every little thing tends to show, so I definitely am enjoying these pencils more than most of the ones I've come across. They also don't break easily which is a huge bonus.