This Japanese Cherry Blossom Lipstick Stays On Even When Wearing a Face Mask
27.January.2021 | FASHION
Japanese cosmetics brand Para Do launched a campaign via Twitter on Thursday (January 21) for people to win a limited-edition glittery cherry blossom edition of their Sakura Veil Lip lipstick.
Shiawase Sakura Set
Para Do’s Sakura Veil Lip is known for staying on the wearer’s lips even when they wear a face mask. 150 Twitter users in Japan have a chance to win a special limited-edition variant of the popular product along with a cherry blossom face mask as part of the set. The masks are available in 4 designs.
Para Do Sakura Veil Lip PK04 Shiawase Kirameku Cherry Blossom Colour | ¥770 (Tax Included)
The lipstick arrives in a glittery pink. It’s mixed with a whole range of beauty liquids and contains only a little colour to ensure lips are kept moist. It also makes sure lips don’t dry out while wearing a mask, and there is no colour transference from the lips onto the mask, making it perfect for the winter and spring seasons.
Shiawase Kirameku Lipstick Campaign
Running: January 21, 2021 – February 21, 2021
Prize: Shiawase Sakura Set (Contains the Para DO Sakura Veil Lip PK04 Shiawase Kirameku Cherry Blossom Colour and Sakura Face Mask)
How to Participate:
1.Follow @ParaDo_ on Twitter
2. Write your wish related to one of the themes #幸の縁 (happiness) #運の縁 (fortune) #結の縁 (relationships) #美の縁 (beauty) in Japanese along with the hashtag #桜お守りリップ. Full details can be found on the official website.
Ninna-ji Temple is a World Heritage Site in Kyoto famous for its cherry blossoms. A special event is being held there for the lipstick to pray for happiness happiness.
Shiawase Sakura – Prayers for luck
The base of the lipsticks are printed with one of four different prayers: one of happiness, one for luck, one for relationships, and one for beauty. The designs are random so you can look forward to seeing which you get.
Para Do Sakura Veil Lip PK04 Shiawase Kirameku Cherry Blossom Colour
(Japanese Name: パラドゥ サクラヴェールリップ PK04 しあわせきらめく桜色)
Running: January 20, 2021 until June 2021
Available: 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan (select branches not participating)
Product Page: https://www.parado.jp/lineup/lip/sakuraveil_lip.html
Japanese YouTuber Saaya Releases Oil Rich Tint Lipsticks From Her Brand Lillua
25.February.2021 | FASHION
The Japanese cosmetics brand Lillua launched a new collection of four “Oil Rich Tint” lipsticks on Monday (February 22). The brand is produced by Direct Tech in collaboration with the popular beauty YouTuber Saaya.
Saaya is a popular beauty guru and influencer from Japan. She has over 2.14 million followers across her social media pages including 1.23 million subscribers on YouTube (as of February 22, 2021). On her main YouTube channel, she posts how-to videos on hair and makeup as well as content related to fashion, videos with her siblings, and more.
Saaya launched Lillua to support people to become the person they want to be – someone who they love even more than they did yesterday. The brand released its teaser site on February 19 which blew up amongst her fans on social media. Now, the site has fully launched with its first collection of products.
Lillua’s “Oil Rich Tint” is a line-up of glossy lipsticks with a tint effect. The products take into account the reality of wearing face masks everyday by being super easy to apply. They are made using an oil gel which spreads across the lips effortlessly and leaves them feeling soft. They also contain squalane, olive oil, and jojoba oil to moisturise the lips, making them look plump and soft. The collection features four types: 01 Mellow Pink, 02 Gala Deep Red, 03 Lut Terracotta, and 04 Peach Pig.
Oil Rich Tint | ¥1,450 (Before Tax)
01 Melon Pink
Not just simply cute and sweet – but a romantic pink with a faint dullness to it.
02 Gala Deep Red
Peak with the ever-popular deep red which captivates and captures a gaze in an instant.
03 Lut Terracotta
The nuanced colour of the orange-brown terracotta gives your lips a refined look.
04 Peach Pig
A beautifully joyous natural coral colour you’ll find yourself wanting to use everyday.
Every purchase via Lillua’s official website will gift members a free original postcard. Additionally, the first 1,500 people to order two or more items will receive an original Lillua pouch.
Oil Rich Tint
Released: February 22, 2021
Lillua Official Website: https://www.lillua.com/
Japanese Spring Cherry Blossom Desserts and Food Bloom Pink at Tokyo Solamachi This March
Spring is arriving early at Tokyo Solamachi where shops and restaurants will be serving up their own cherry blossom themed desserts and dishes from March 1.
The Line-Up: A Delectable Excerpt
Vibrant Cherry Blossom Desserts Welcome Spring
Hanami Soft | ¥800
Where: Gion Tsujiri (East Yard Floor 6F)
Serving: March 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021
Feel the warm breeze of Japanese hanami with a parfait serving of cherry blossom bavarian cream and jelly, Uji match soft serve ice cream, cherry blossom chocolate, white flour dango dumplings, high quality red bean paste, wafer, and other little assorted treats.
Sakura Mochi Flavoured Spring Pancakes | ¥935
Where: Coconoha (West Yard Floor 4F)
Serving: March 1, 2021 – April 11, 2021
Coconoha’s popular fluffy pancakes topped livingly with cherry blossom ice cream, chewy white flour dumplings, and sweet red bean paste.
Takeout Cherry Blossom Food
Sakura Sushi | Takeout ¥2,138, Eat-In ¥2,178
Where: Kirby Cafe Tokyo (East Yard 4F)
Serving: From March 19, 2021
A picnic serving of six springtime sushi rolls decorated with Kirby references which comes in a cute lunchbox.
Cherry Blossom Lassi | ¥520
Where: AMARI DELI (West Yard Floor 2F)
Serving: March 1, 2021 – April 11, 2021
A cherry blossom lassi in full bloom with fluffy whipped cream and finished with sprinkles of pink-coloured chocolate.
Cute Spring Cherry Blossom Snacks
Financier Sandwich Box – Sakura & Matcha | ¥1,500 (Contains 4)
Where: Afternoon Tea Room (East Yard Floor 3F)
Serving: February 25, 2021 – April 21, 2021
An assortment of two financier cakes: the Sakura Financier Sandwich which is cherry blossom flavoured and filled with white chocolate, roasted walnuts, and strawberry flakes, and the Matcha Financier Sandwich which is filled with milk chocolate, roasted walnuts, and pistachio. Available while supplies last.
Restaurant Menus Beckon Hanami
Spring Roast Beef Nigiri & Cherry Blossom Dashi Kishimen Noodles | ¥1,380
Where: Sugimoto (East Yard Floor 6F)
Serving: March 1, 2021 – April 11, 2021
Roast beef sushi rolls made with Nagoya Owari beef and served with slightly-salted flat kishimen noodles served in a cherry blossom flavoured broth. Limited to 10 servings per day.
This is just a sampled look at what’s to come at Tokyo Solamachi this spring – if you’re in Tokyo for the cherry blossom season, be sure to visit!
Cherry Blossom Desserts & Dishes
Where: Tokyo Solamachi
Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Starting: March 1, 2021
TEL: 0570‐55‐0102 (11:00-19:00)
Tokyo Solamachi Official Website: http://www.tokyo-solamachi.jp/
ROSE LABO Reveals Luxury No-Pesticide Rose Products
17.February.2021 | FASHION
“Become beautiful, healthy, and happy with edible roses.” That’s the concept of ROSE LABO, a brand that promotes a beautiful lifestyle for women. The company has revealed two new makeup products, the Rose Booster Serum and Rose Barrier Lotion, both of which will have pre-sales at Isetan Shinjuku beginning on March 17, 2021.
Rose Booster Serum | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
The Rose Booster Serum is a skincare liquid made with edible roses that are grown without any pesticides by ROSE LABO. The serum is a mix of 20 high quality plant-based ingredients, extracts of 7 different plants, vitamin C, 5 ceramides, komenuka rice bran, and more, all of which lead to a beautiful finish on the face. It gently hones in on areas of the face that are affected by external factors and stress to support the skin’s rhythm and have it bloom like a beautiful rose itself. You are left with a healthy complexion and shining gleam that is sure to have you double-taking in the mirror. Plus, you can enjoy the faint scent of rose to finish.
Rose Barrier Lotion | ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
The Rose Barrier Location is a face lotion also made with edible roses that are grown without any pesticides by ROSE LABO. It contains a mix of 10 ingredients such as rose water and rose extract. It hydrates and moisturises the skin while also protecting it, making it stronger, and more flexible. This product also has a faint rose scent.
If you’re looking for organic, plant-based beauty products, then you won’t want to miss ROSE LABO’s line-up.
ROSE LABO New Rose Products
Pre-Sale Release Date: March 17, 2021
Where: Isetan Shinjuku Floor B2F Beauty Apocathery
Address: 3-14-1 Shinjuku, SHinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Pre-Order Sign-Up: Opens on March 6, 2021 at midnight via ROSE LABO’s official website. Products will be delivered to customers in order. Products will also release at other select stores.
ROSE LABO Official Website: https://www.roselabo.com/
FamilyMart Tokyo and Kanagawa Release Apricot Kernal & Mango Soufflé Pudding
12.February.2021 | FOOD
3,500 FamilyMart convenience stores in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture welcomed a new dessert on Tuesday (February 9) conceived by the store staff themselves: the “Apricot Kernal & Mango Soufflé Pudding.” The delicious delight make its way to Japan’s Kanto region as well as Yamanashi and Nagano Prefectures on February 16 for a total of around 5,900 branches.
FamilyMart staff working in these regions all came together to pitch their ideas for a new dessert which included presentations and taste testing votes carried out by representative staff. This included everything from the dessert itself and its flavour to the price and packaging. The result was the adorable treat you see below.
Apricot Kernal & Mango Soufflé Pudding | ¥298 (Tax Included)
The Soufflé Pudding was actually first released at FamilyMart in November 2018 and is the convivence store’s number one most popular dessert for its combination of two desserts which bring together the fluffiness of soufflé and the melt-in-the-mouth texture of Japanese-style pudding. Their new iteration of the dessert features a milk pudding and a milk soufflé, the latter being made with whole apricot kernels. It’s finished with a cute panda branding. All of this sits on top of a mango pudding foundation, and on top of that mango whipped cream.
Comment from a staff member involved with pitching ideas
Store Staff at Musashi-Shinjō Station’s South Exit (Kawasaki, Kanagawa)
“Eating in Chinatown is something I’ve done occasionally since being a kid. It’s a place I’m very much familiar with, and that’s precisely why I wanted to come up with something to overcome the trouble that the pandemic has brought, so I pitched the idea of combining our popular Soufflé Pudding together with two things that are a staple in Chinese cooking: apricot kernels and mango pudding. We were conscious of making the panda branding cute so kids and girls would see it and think, ‘This looks good!’ I have confidence in this dessert and recommend it, even to those who don’t really eat pudding but like annin tofu. I hope lots and lots of people get to try it!”
Comment from a staff member involved in the product’s development
Arai, Kawasaki Chueigyosho in the Kanagawa Region (Kawasaki, Kanagawa)
“All the store staff working within Kanagawa Prefecture were free to submit their ideas when we were developing the product. Everyone working at the participating stores as well as staff members at the company all voted on 195 ideas, and one of them in particular shone from all the rest, so we went with that one. Coming up with how we were going to create the result as well as the price were first and foremost. We paid much attention to the entirety of the product including its taste, packaging design, how it should be presented on shelves, and so on. We are proud of what we have made, we’ve put our all into it so that the customer enjoys it from the moment they pick it up to eating and savouring the last bite. Please be sure to try it for yourself!”
The dessert is a collaborative effort between store staff and a twist on FamilyMart’s number one most popular dessert. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, be sure to head to your closest FamilyMart convenience store, now available in Tokyo and Kanagawa branches and subsequently across the Kanto region on February 16.
Apricot Kernal & Mango Soufflé Pudding
Japanese Product Name: スフレ・プリン 杏仁＆マンゴー
Released: February 9, 2021 @ 3,500 FamilyMart branches in Tokyo and Kanagawa
Releasing: February 16, 2021 at FamilyMart branches in the Kanto region
FamilyMart Official Website: https://www.family.co.jp/
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle’s 6th Anniversary Celebrated With Figurine Lottery Draw
Bandai Spirits Toy Innovation began rolling out a lottery draw to win Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle figurines at FamilyMart convenience stores across Japan last Friday (February 5).
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle 6th Anniversary Figurine Lottery Draw
This is the third lottery draw to be held as part of the 6th anniversary celebrations for the popular free-to-play mobile game Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle. The top prize features a figure of Ultra Instinct Son Goku. Prizes A through E include figures of Super Saiyan God Goku, Super Saiyan Future Frunks, Super Saiyan Son Gohan, Goku Black, and Pan. Prizes F through H include a variety of merch like a bottle, a case, folder, and more.
(C)BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle 6th Anniversary Figurine Lottery Draw
Japanese Title: 一番くじ DRAGON BALL Z DOKKAN BATTLE 6th anniversary
Release Date: February 5, 2021
Price: ¥680 per turn (Tax Included)
Prize Details: https://bpnavi.jp/t/db_dokkan_6th
Participating Stores: https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/ssc/search_pref/3141/prize
Official Website: https://www.bandaispirits.co.jp/
New Limited-Edition Sakura Cherry Blossom Beauty Face Masks Released by LuLuLun
04.February.2021 | FASHION
Japanese face mask and beauty brand LuLuLun released its new limited-edition cherry blossom scented face masks on Monday (February 1) to welcome in the Spring 2021 season early.
Spring 2021 Premium LuLuLun (Cherry Blossom Scent) | ¥1,600
Combined with springtime’s beauty ingredient
Spring is the season when flare ups can happen and we need to be careful of UV light, humidity, and pollen. LuLuLun’s products pride themselves on their moisturising properties, and their new cherry blossom face masks are no exception. They are combined with cherry blossom petal extract, lending a fragrant scent while leaving the skin smooth and beautiful.
Rape blossom oil for even smoother skin
The rape blossom is another of Japan’s popular flowers as they blossom and transform fields into rolling carpets of bright yellow. The face masks contain oil extracted from rape blossom seeds for an extra blanketing of smooth skin.
Coltsfoot extract equals healthy texture
Also in the ingredient list is extract from the coltsfoot flower, a strong plant that is able to withstand winters to make it into the spring where it can finally reveal its delicate form. It serves to create a healthy complexion on the skin.
Spring 2021 Premium LuLuLun (Cherry Blossom Scent)
Released: February 1, 2021
Product Page: https://lululun.com/premium/spring2021/
Take a Luxurious Japanese Bath Just Like at the Old School Public Bath House Kosugi-yu
02.February.2021 | FASHION
Kosugi-yu is a long-standing public bath house located in Koenji, Tokyo. Now people have the chance to bathe as luxuriously as at the bath house itself with the release of the Kosugi-yu Milk Bath, now available online in Japan.
Kosugi-yu Milk Bath | ¥2,000 (Before Tax)
First opened in 1933, the famous Kosugi-yu was registered as a tangible cultural property of Japan in January of this year. Part of the proceeds made from the bath product will go towards supporting the maintenance of Kosugi-yu.
Mixing the milk into the bath creates a bathing experience like no other that leaves skin feeling silky smooth. It can be used by both children and adults.
Wrap Yourself in Japanese Cherry Blossoms With This Home Fragrance, Bath, and Body Series
30.January.2021 | FASHION
Global Product Planning has released its new “Sakura” cherry blossom series of home fragrance, bath, and body products. The collection comes in response to this year’s cherry blossom festivals and celebrations in Japan which are looking to be difficult as a result of COVID-19, so people can enjoy the floral scent from the comfort of their homes.
Sakura CA Flower Reed Diffuser ¥1,800 | Sakura CA Linen Water ¥1,200 | Sakura CA Fragrance Card ¥300 | Sakura CA Fragrance Beads ¥600 (Prices Before Tax)
Hand Care Items
Sakura CA Hand Cream ¥500 | Sakura CA Mini Hand Soap ¥360 | Sakura CA Hand Soap ¥500 | Sakura CA Jewel Soap ¥300 (Prices Before Tax)
Sakura CA Bath Powder ¥200 | Sakura CA Bath Salts | Sakura CA Bath Confetti ¥300 | Sakura CA Bath Bombs ¥300 (Prices Before Tax)
Sakura CA Thanks Mini Gift ¥400 | Sakura CA Mini Bath Gift ¥450 | Sakura CA Bath Set (Box) ¥600 | Sakura CA Bath Set (Bag) ¥1,000 | Sakura CA Bath Set (Oval) ¥1,200 (Prices Before Tax)
Cover your bedroom, bathroom, and body in all things cherry blossom with this special new collection.
Product Page: https://www.gpp-shop.com/shop/c/c4136/
Shiseido Uno x Ginza The Final Collaboration Launches in Japan
Shiseido’s men’s hairstyling, skincare, and body-care brand Uno is collaborating with the Gintama The Final to put the main three characters of the anime film on the bottle designs of its Uno Whip Wash product. The items will launch at the end of January in Japan in limited quantities in promotion of the anime film which hit Japanese theatres on January 8, 2021.
Uno Whip Wash Black Gintoki / Uno Whip Wash Scrub Shinpachi / Uno Whip Wash Moist Kagura
The Uno Whip Wash is a quick foaming, creamy facial wash for men which contains charcoal and methyl hydroxide to absorb excess sebum while refining the skin. It’s available in three types: Black, Scrub, and Moist, each of which bears Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura designs respectively on the bottles.
Look as good as the anime character trio with a bottle of Uno Whip Wash.
Shiseido Uno x Gintama The Final Collab
Releasing: Late January 2021 (Limited Stock)
Product Page: https://corp.shiseido.com/jp/news/detail.html?n=00000000003060&rt_pr=trh79
Official Website: https://corp.shiseido.com/jp/
JILL STUART Reveals Fragrant Tea Scented Hand & Body Cream Collection
29.January.2021 | FASHION
JILL STUART Beauty has announced a new collection of three tea-scented hand creams and one body milks which will be released in Japan on February 5, 2021.
Earl Grey White Floral Hand Cream (30g) | ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Honey & Orange Hand Cream (30g) | ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Assam Milk Hand Cream (30g) | ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Earl Grey White Floral Body Milk (250mL) | ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
JILL STUART With Love Campaign
Campaign to wine a limited-edition gift bag
Engraving service campaign
The rich, moisturising hand creams are made with tea extract and enjoy a creamy yield when they are exposed to body temperature. Each comes in a stylish bag designed like a teabag with a tag reading “For You,” making it a great gift idea.
The moisturising body milk is a mix of refreshing bergamot that reminds one of Earl Grey and sweet white floral notes.
Each item in the line-up can be bought as a set and makes as a perfect gift to yourself or someone special.
JILL STUART Beauty Fragrant Tea Time Hand Creams
Pre-Orders: January 22, 2021
Release Date: February 5, 2021
Product Details (English): https://www.jillstuart-beauty.com/en-jp/new-item/2021/0115_lifestyle_fragrant_tea_time/
Official Website (English): https://www.jillstuart-beauty.com/en-jp/
JILL STUART With Love Campaign
Running Online: January 22, 2021 – March 31, 2021
Running In-Store: February 5, 2021 – March 31, 2021
Participating Stores: https://www.jillstuart-beauty.com/ja-jp/news/?i=information00134
Engraving Service: https://www.jillstuart-beauty.com/ja-jp/news/?i=campaign00138
The Promised Neverland Jewellery Collection Features Emma, Norman, and Ray
Japanese collaboration licensing website Fan Fun MARKET is now taking orders for a new collection of jewellery inspired by the TV anime series The Promised Neverland which is currently airing its second season. Orders are open until February 24, 2021.
The Promised Neverland – Jewellery Line-Up
The accessory assortment includes rings and necklaces based on the main characters of the series including Emma, Norman, and Ray. The items are engraved with the characters’ serial numbers and are fitted with a coloured stone based on the colour scheme of the characters. The rings are available in Japanese sizes 7-21.
Emma Serial Ring | ¥10,000 (Before Tax)
Norman Serial Ring | ¥10,000 (Before Tax)
Ray Serial Ring | ¥10,000 (Before Tax)
The three necklaces feature a special design where if you put each of the puzzle pieces together it writes out the message “Hopefully there is light ahead.” The necklaces are 40m in size plus an extra 5cm using the adjuster.
Emma Serial Necklace | ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Norman Serial Necklace | ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Ray Serial Necklace | ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
The accessories are coupled with a bookmark of the character whose items you choose.
Original Jewellery Box
TV Anime “The Promised Neverland” Collab Jewellery
Running: January 21, 2021 – February 24, 2021
Available: FanFun MARKET
Buy Here (Japan): https://fanfunmarket.jp/neverland
PEACH JOHN Luxury New Collection Seduces This Valentine’s Day
21.January.2021 | FASHION
PEACH JOHN released their new Valentine’s Day collection on Wednesday (January 13) at PEACH JOHN stores and their online site in Japan. It’s also available to purchase in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan.
Full of Love Bra Set | Sizes: B-D Cup, UB 70/75 | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
Amour Rose Bra Set | Sizes: BC-DE Cup, UB 70/75 | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
Love Fleur Camisole Set | Sizes: S/M, M/L | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
Bombast Cream Rich Set: ¥3,280 (Before Tax) | Peach John Hipurun Medicated White Cream Set: ¥2,280 (Before Tax) | Eros Beauty Body Milk Set ¥4,100 (Before Tax)
Happy Lovers Love Power Charge Pyjama Set (S/M, M/L): ¥4,980 (Before Tax) | Men’s Happy Lovers Love Power Charge Pyjama Set (M/L): ¥5,680 (Before Tax)
This line-up is a true luxurious treat for Valentine’s Day.
PEACH JOHN Valentine’s Collection
Released: January 13, 2021
Available: PEACH JOHN
Official Website: www.peachjohn.co.jp