Japanese Superfoods: Sesame

Sesame seeds have a long history, with research tracing their use dating back to almost 3000BC. Although they are thought to have originated in India,...

By Luisa Heenan
November 17, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Maquillage Pop-Up Shop in Omotesando

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, popular Japanese makeup brand Maquillage will be opening a pop-up shop later this month in Omotesando. It has also...

By The Savvy Team
November 10, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in November

I love makeup just as much as the next girl, but any woman's beauty regime needs to start with the basics. So this month, I'm...

By Alisa Kerr
November 3, 2015 | Health & Beauty

This Video Teaches You Japanese Girls’ Makeup Secrets

Shiseido recently released the video below on its YouTube channel, with the caption in Japanese saying, "the makeup secrets of high school girls." The video...

By The Savvy Team
October 20, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in October

September may be the official start to autumn in Japan, but the temperatures usually don't really start to drop until October. This month is a...

By Alisa Kerr
October 6, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Weird and Wonderful Japanese Beauty Gadgets

Perusing the beauty section of Japanese department stores can be a bit like a exploring a parallel universe. Being presented with an abundance of gizmos...

By Juliette Olah
September 29, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Jill Stuart Brings a Beauty Party to New Harajuku Store

Later this week, Jill Stuart Beauty will open a new store in the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku shopping center, but it won't be just another...

By The Savvy Team
September 15, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Meditation Tips for Busy Tokyoites

Amongst the pulsing neon lights and the frantic pace of city life in Tokyo, it can be hard to find the zen that Japan introduced...

By Joanna Pearce
September 8, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in September

September marks the official beginning of autumn, which means a new season of trends and, eventually, cooler weather. It's a great time to start switching...

By Alisa Kerr
September 1, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Konjac

Konjac root has long been included in many Japanese weight loss diets for its near-zero calorie content and high fiber, so it’s no wonder that...

By Luisa Heenan
August 31, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Stephen Knoll Pop-Up Hair Smoothing Bar in Aoyama

Typhoon season hit with a vengeance this year, and earlier than usual. For many of us, that means frizz-tastic hair with far more volume than...

By The Savvy Team
August 25, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Fall Makeup Trends from Japan’s Top Brands

From drugstore to department store brands, the best cosmetics lines in Japan will begin releasing their fall color collections this month, so it's time to...

By Kelly Wetherille
August 18, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Sea and Snow: Outdoor Fun with Tokyo Snow Club

Despite its very wintery sounding name, Tokyo Snow Club (TSC) is an outdoor event-oriented group that offers a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the...

By Bonnie Waycott
August 11, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in August

Summer is here, and these five Japanese beauty must-haves will have you looking flawless despite the heat.

By Alisa Kerr
August 4, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Five Top Japanese Beauty Products to Try in July

Lu Lu Lun Sheet Face Mask: High Moisture Visit any Japanese drugstore and you will come across an impressive selection of sheet face masks. Sheet...

By Alisa Kerr
July 1, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Happy Birthday, Tokyo Style

Are you tired of celebrating your birthday in Tokyo in the same old lackluster way? Has sponge cake lost its allure? Flowers and dinner are...

By Cheryl White
June 17, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Nars x Christopher Kane Makeup Collection for Summer 2015

To celebrate the limited edition Nars x Christopher Kane makeup range called Neoneutral, Jet Set Dry Bar in Hiroo hosted an exclusive launch event recently....

By Alisa Kerr
May 26, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Going Paleo in Japan

With many celebrities, professional athletes and health food gurus advocating its benefits, the Paleo Diet is something you've probably heard a lot about recently....

By Luisa Heenan
May 12, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty