Saturday, 29 January 2011

Tissue Issue

Personal hygiene is of utmost importance in Japan as is the notion of being 'green'. Whilst traveling around Tokyo I noticed that most people carry handkerchiefs or small towels with them at all times. These were often made from beautiful Japanese silks and printed with traditional cherry blossoms. Not only providing something very pretty to sneeze into or to clean sticky hands with but also a much greener alternative to tissues.

Of course I had to search them out for myself and bring some home. The slightly larger one is toweling and would be perfect for someone with a little one in tow. However, I will be using these in my kit, providing some serious eye candy during those early morning make up calls.

(images Kye Corfield)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Turning Japanese

Japan is utterly mind blowing, and I just returned. It has been a whirlwind tour of the most incredible country I have ever had the pleasure of being completely consumed by. As a Make up artist I knew I wanted to explore its vast beauty industry but I was totally unprepared for some of the most unique, products, treatments and weekend transformations that I have ever seen.

Over the next few days I will tell you all about the borderline obsession I have developed over the crazy city that is Tokyo, Introduce you to some of my more interesting make up and craft purchases and talk about the mutual love that the Japanese and I have for precision make up brushes.

And of course I'm so looking forward to meeting you guys.