Musings of a self-confessed beauty addict from the heart of London!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Japanese Dolly

Firstly, apologies are in order for this uncharacteristic lack of posts recently. Big changes are afoot chez nous and I have literally had no time to even think about make-up. Can you imagine??? I have a backlog of blog posts to read too as I feel that even a week without these updates  pushes me almost completely out of the beauty loop....But anyhow, more on the whys and wherefores another time....

For now I want to briefly share with you a few little beauty treats that Ms R very kindly brought me from Japan at my request:

Firstly the Dolly Wink eyeliner. I had read great things about this, about it's exceptionally fine tip and ultra black ink. I decided I needed it in my life so it was the first thing I thought of when R asked me if there was anything I 'needed' from Japan.

I can report from first impressions that this indeed has the finest tip of any liquid liner I've ever seen. Great if you're having a cack-hand day and can't manage anything other than a squiggle..... this makes you feel totally in control. The ink is lovely and smooth and very black. I love this already.

Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner

The other things I asked R to pick up for me were two Canmake Cheek to Cheek blushers. Again I'd read some great things about this drugstore brand and particularly about the cheek products. I asked for shades 01 and 04. How happy am I that I have these in my life? VERY happy indeed. These are just gorgeous..... very pigmented, and finely milled so that they grace the cheeks with a beautiful flush of colour.
Canmake Cheek & Cheek blusher in 01

Canmake Cheek & Cheek blusher in 04

Canmake Cheek & Cheek (01)

Canmake Cheek & Cheek (04)

01 (Left) 04 (right)
 01 is more corally toned when you mix the colours together, and 04 more of a cool-toned bright pink. You can either mix the colours or layer them, or use the paler one as a highlight only. I like to mix them together as the pan is quite small to pick up each one individually. I haven't used the brush that comes with them as it's far too small for my liking. I love the packaging, it's simple but I love the scallop detail on the plastic. These things make me happy don't you know. 

Canmake Cheek & Cheek (01)

Canmake Cheek & Cheek (04)

Suffice to say that I feel like a porcelain doll when I wear these, and combined with the thinnest flick of the black liner and lashings of fluttery mascara full doll-ification is complete.
Have you tried these brands? 


  1. You know, I have always wanted to try Japanese makeup brands. The packing is always so cute and perky. Lucky girl

    1. from one Pandora to another....:)

      I know, I feel very lucky to have this chance to try these things. God forbid I actually make it to Japan, I wouldn't be able to hold back!


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