Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Package from Mother-In-Law - It's from Japan!

     Yesterday, my husband and I received a package from Japan. As I mentioned in my previous entries, my mother-in-law has sent some Japanese foods to us many times since we moved to the U.S. from Japan. Because we bought a small condominium last month and moved into new place, she told us she had sent soba noodles to us. In Japan, it's a custom to eat soba noodles when people move into new place. It's called hikkoshi soba (引っ越しそば). In Edo period (it's hundreds years ago), hikkoshi soba was giving out soba to new neighbors because soba is very thin and long noodle, so people wished to keep good relationship with new neighbors for long like soba noodle.  Now, hikkoshi soba is soba noodles people eat on a moving day, so you don't have to give soba noodles away to your new neighbors. :) 
A Package From My Mother-In-Law

      This is soba noodles. This month, I bought men tsuyu, noodle soup, at Japanese supermarket. I will make hikkoshi soba this week. :) 
Soba Noodles そば

     This is somen (素麺), Ibonoito (揖保乃糸). Somen is Japanese very thin noodles. When I was child, my family often had cold somen noodles during hot summer days. This Ibonoito is the most famous brand of somen noodle in Japan. 
Ibonoito 揖保乃糸

    This is instant ramen noodles, Marutai Kurume Tonkotsu Ramen. This is local ramen noodles in Fukuoka prefecture. :) 
Marutai Kurume Tonkotsu Ramen マルタイ 久留米 とんこつラーメン

   This is dried seaweed, wakame. I will add a small amount of wakame into my miso soup. 
Wakame わかめ

     This is shredded dried kombu. I will make cucumber pickles with this.
Shredded Dried Kelp きざみ昆布

      This is dried sea vegetable, hijiki. When I lived in Osaka, I always put a small amount of simmered hijiki and vegetables in my lunch box because it's healthy and perfect with a bento box. :)  I will make takikomigohan (炊き込みご飯) this time. 
Dried Sea Vegetable ひじき

    These are Japanese fruit jellies. One of them is blueberry in it and the other is loquat, biwa, in it. These look so delicious. :)
Japanese Fruit Jellies

    This is shio ame, salt candies. People in Japan eat salt candies when they get sweaty on a hot summer day. They drink a plenty of water and replace salt lost in sweat by eating salt candies.
Slat Candies 塩あめ

     This is Kanten Kokuto Kombu. They are chewy candies made from kelp and brown sugar.
Chewy Kelp Candies 寒天 黒糖 昆布

     I had never had it before, so I was interested in how it tastes.
Chewy Kelp Candies 寒天 黒糖 昆布

     I also gave one to him, and we tried them for our first time. It was really new taste to us. It tasted like sweet kelp, and frankly we didn't really like them. We still have a plenty of kelp candies left. What should we do...   
Chewy Kelp Candies 寒天 黒糖 昆布

       These are also my entries you might like.

■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Japanese Supermarkets (for Beginners!)

■Top 10 Most Popular Japanese Foods

■How to Cook Japanese Curry

■How to Cook Miso Soup

■8 Interesting Japanese Kitchen Gadgets!

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Snacks

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Sweets


      This is my entries related to my favorite recipes.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/recipes

      This is my entries related to cooking.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/cooking

     My entries related to Japan can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Japan





Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Myojo Chukazanmai - What My Husband Cooked

    Last Sunday, my husband and I went to Tokyo Central, a Japanese supermarket in Costa Mesa, and purchased some packs of Myojo Chukazanmai. As I mentioned in my previous entry, Myojo Chukazanmai is seriously the best Japanese instant ramen noodles in market. That night, he quickly cooked them for our Sunday supper. When it comes to noodles, he always cooks perfect noodles with the right firmness. :)    
Myojo Chukazanmai Soybean Paste Flavor
      It was so good, and we thought that we don't need to go to ramen restaurants anymore. :)
Myojo Chukazanmai Soybean Paste Flavor

Myojo Chukazanmai Soy Sauce Flavor

Myojo Chukazanmai Soy Sauce Flavor
     If you love Japanese ramen noodles, you really should try Myojo Chukazanmai. If you have never tried it before, you might be surprised at how delicious it is. We have tried so many Japanese instant ramen since we were small children in Japan, and Myojo Chukazanmai was one of the best instant noodles we've ever tried! Myojo always makes very popular instant noodles. We also love Myojo instant yakisoba, Ippei Chan.


       These are also my entries you might like.
■Myojo Chukazanmai, The Best Japanese Instant Noodles!

■Japanese Instant Noodle Haul

■Japanese Cup Noodle Haul

■Hiyashi Chuka, Japanese Summer Cold Noodles 

■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Japanese Supermarkets (for Beginners!)

■My Top 15 Must Eat Foods in Japan - My Favorite Japanese Foods

■Top 10 Most Popular Japanese Foods

■How to Make Japanese Deep Fried Chicken, Kara-Age

■How to Cook Japanese Curry

■How to Cook Miso Soup

■8 Interesting Japanese Kitchen Gadgets!

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Snacks

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Sweets



    My entries related to Japanese instant ramen can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japanese noodles can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japan Haul can be seen here.
 

    My entries related to Best Japanese Beauty Products can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japan can be seen here.


    My entries related to cooking can be seen here.

    My entries related to my favorite recipes can be seen here.

    My entries related to foods my husband cooked can be seen here.

Monday, August 29, 2016

What My Husband Cooked for Sunday Lunch - Kaisen Yakisoba

      Yesterday, my husband cooked this kaisen yakisoba (海鮮 焼きそば) for our Sunday lunch. :)

      As I mentioned in my previous entry, he also cooked yakisoba last weekend, but this time, he used frozen seafood mix for making this yakisoba instead of meat. You know kaisen (海鮮) in Japanese means seafood. It had octopus, squid, oyster and shrimp. When I ate octopus with noodles with aonori flakes and shredded red ginger pickles, I thought it tasted like takoyaki. I told him, "It's taste like takoyaki! Give me more octopus!" :)))

    My entries related to Japanese instant ramen can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japanese noodles can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japan Haul can be seen here.
 

    My entries related to Best Japanese Beauty Products can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japan can be seen here.


    My entries related to cooking can be seen here.

    My entries related to my favorite recipes can be seen here.

    My entries related to foods my husband cooked can be seen here.


      These are my entries you might like.
■How to Cook Okonomiyaki

■What I Bought at Japanese Supermarkets
 
■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Japanese Supermarkets (for Beginners!)

■Top 10 Most Popular Japanese Foods

■My Top 15 Must Eat Foods in Japan - My Favorite Japanese Foods

■8 Interesting Japanese Kitchen Gadgets!

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Snacks

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Sweets


■How to Cook Japanese Curry

■How to Cook Miso Soup

■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Daiso


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Laying Laminate Flooring in Our Second Bedroom

     This weekend, my husband and I finally started laying laminate flooring in our second bedroom. These are Harmonics Camden Oak Laminate Flooring, which we purchased at Costco last month.

      This was our first time to install laminate flooring, and frankly, it was not as easy as we expected at first. However, we got used to it very soon, and we finished laying the flooring in a day. :) 

      We used a laminate floor installation kit which includes a tapping block, a pull bar and spacers. 

     We eventually used 8 boxes of laminate flooring, which was 20.15 square feet per box, in this room with a small closet.
      Next weekend, we will install molding between the walls and floor.  :)


      My entries related to home renovations can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/home%20renovations



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Flame Broiler

     I got a Flame Broiler coupon by mail this month. My husband and I love this fast food restaurant, but it's been years since we had their Chicken Bowls last time because we don't usually eat out. I thought two regular chicken bowls for $9.99 were a pretty good deal! Today, we decided to go to Flame Broiler because of this coupon. :) 

       I love their magic sauce and hot sauce! :) Their magic sauce tasted like Kikkoman Unagi Sushi Sauce, which I use when I cook yakitori don. You can check my previous entry, How to Cook Yakitori Don, Japanese Chicken Bowl. :)
Regular Chicken Bowl

Flame Broiler
https://www.flamebroilerusa.com/
Flame Broiler


     My entries related to restaurants can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/restaurants


     This is my entries related to my favorite recipes.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/recipes

      This is my entries related to cooking.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/cooking

Friday, August 26, 2016

Starbucks PSL Season Is Coming!

    This week, I noticed that Starbucks was selling some items related to Pumpkin Spice Latte on their online store. PSL season is coming!

     You can make pumpkin spice latte at home without going to Starbucks. Last year, I uploaded this video, How to Make Pumpkin Spice Latte, on my YouTube channel. Making pumpkin spice latte was easy and was as delicious as ones Starbucks serves. :) 



      These are my entries you might like.

■How to Make Pumpkin Spice Latte

■Two Ways to Make Coffee Granita

■Japanese Drip Coffee Bags - UCC & KEY COFFEE

■How to Make Caramel Macchiato

■How to Make a Frappuccino Less Watery
 

        This is my YouTube channel.
Ringo's Coffee Channel

        My Starbucks entries can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Starbucks

       This is my entries related to my Starbucks collections.
 http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Starbucks%20mugs


       My entries related to Starbucks Japan can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Starbucks%20Japan

       My entries related to coffee can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/coffee


      This is my entries related to my favorite recipes.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/recipes




Thursday, August 25, 2016

Top 10 Popular Posts from Best Japanese Beauty Products

     I've sometimes shared with you some popular Japanese products which have many positive reviews in Japan through my blog. Today, I checked one of my blog labels, Best Japanese Beauty Products, which is all about excellent Japanese beauty products. The label has 30 entries now, and I noticed that some of them have high traffic. It was very interesting for me since I used to believe that most Japanese beauty products weren't well known outside Japan. Even though some products are highly rated in Japan, the reviews are written in Japanese. If you don't understand Japanese language, it's pretty hard to get much information on most Japanese products. That's why I've sometimes written about what popular beauty products in Japan are and shared my experiences in English to spread the best Japanese products around the world. :) By knowing the high access entries, I was also able to know that what kinds of Japanese products people are searching for information on and interested in. 

   Today, I'm going to share with you my popular entries from the label, Best Japanese Beauty Products. I hope you enjoy these entries. :)


No.1  The Best Japanese Shampoo & Conditioner
    I wrote about popular Japanese shampoo and conditioner years ago. This was the first entry in the label, Best Japanese Beauty Products, and many people have visited to this entry since I posted it. When I was writing this entry, I didn't know that Japanese hair products are so popular outside Japan.
Ichikami (いち髪)




No.2  Top 5 Japanese Sunscreen Products
     I think Japanese sunscreen is the best in the world. :)
Biore Sarasara Uv Aqua Rich Sunscreen Spf50+ Pa+++




 No.3  5 Best Japanese Deep Conditioning Hair Masks
      Japanese hair mask is also popular just like Japanese shampoo.
Shiseido Fino Premium Touch Hair Mask





No.4  Top 3 Daiso Beauty Products
      Daiso has been rapidly expanding oversea these years. Some of their beauty products are actually gems! My other Daiso entries have also high traffic.
Daiso Japan Everbilena Eyebrow Coat




No.5  5 Best Japanese Facial Lotion (Toner), Kesyou-sui  
      I posted this entry this year, and this is already ranked number 5 in the label. Applying kesyou-sui is very important for Japanese women. When I moved to the U.S., I realized that it is one of unique Japanese beauty routines. That's why when I was writing it, I didn't expected that so many people would visit this entry.   
Kose Sekkisei Lotion




No.6  Top 5 Most Popular Japanese Charcoal Soap 
      Charcoal is popular in Japan. It's not only used for beauty products, but it is also used in kitchen.
Nippon Kodo Deitanseki Soap





No.7  The Best Japanese Hair Dryer, Panasonic Nano Care Hair Dryer
     Because Japanese hair care products are popular, people are also interested in Japanese hair dryer. Seriously, Panasonic Nano Care hair dryer is the best!

Panasonic Nano-e Nano Care Hair Dryer EH-NA95-RP





No.8   The Most Popular Facial Sheet Masks in Japan
      Asian facial sheet masks have been popular these years!
Quality 1st All in One Sheet Mask (50 pcs)





 No.9  Top 5 Most Popular Japanese Bath Salt / Bath Additive Brands 
       Regardless of age and sex, people in Japan take a bath every single night before sleeping. I guess that some people visit this entry after traveling Japan.  
Babb Bath Salts





 No. 10  Top 5 Life-Changing Japanese Beauty Products
       Finally, this entry is about my top 5 life-changing Japanese beauty products. I cannot live with out them. 
Foaming Net



      My entries related to Best Japanese Beauty Products can be seen here.

     These are also my entries you might like.

7 Most Popular Japanese Facial Cleansing Wipes for Removing Makeup

4 Reasons Why I Love Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil

Best Japanese Beauty Products of 2015

12 Best Affordable Japanese Beauty Products

Top 3 Most Popular Japanese Eyelash Curlers

Popular Japanese Facial Cleansing Products - What I Want to Buy in Japan

Top 3 Affordable Japanese Eyeshadows

Top 5 Japanese Eye Drops

2 Best Japanese Hair Dryers

Top 3 Most Popular Daiso Hair Products

Top 3 Best Heroine Make Products - Japanese Makeups 

Top 3 Japanese Facial Cotton Pads 

Shiseido Tsubaki - the Most Popular Japanese Shampoo 


     My entries related to beauty can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/beauty

     My entries related to Japan can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Japan


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Josh Woodward and Katie Pederson - My Favorite Regret

    Today, I uploaded my new video, How to Make Creamy Japanese Coffee Flan, on my YouTube Channel. I recorded this video at my previous apartment two months ago. If truth be told, I recorded one more video there and am planning on editing and uploading it next month hopefully. It's been over a month since my husband and I moved into this home, but we don't still have enough time to film new videos because of our home renovations.

    Anyway, this time, I used My Favorite Regret, a song of Josh Woodward and Katie Pederson, as background music for this video. :)



Music - "My Favorite Regret" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/

Lyrics

The day that we met
I'll never forget
I knew from the moment she spoke
The she, was destined to be
My favorite regret

And all through the years
The joy and the tears
We shared like as greatest of friends
But she, was destined to be
My favorite regret

Well, each moment we've spent
I've been almost content
Just to talk to her all through the night

But a part of me mourns
What will never be born
She's forever my favorite regret

He's gentle and kind
And totally blind
To not see the life we could lead
And he, is destined to be
My favorite regret

In bad times and good
I've steadfastly stood
My passion just waits to be freed
But he, is destined to be
My favorite regret
Well, I've got more to give
But I'm happy to live
In the shadow, of what could’ve been

But a part of me yearns
Like an ember, it burns
Forever, my favorite regret
 

One day, when the stars fade
Will the echoes of my love
Arrive to you above
And wake you up at last
 

I'll take what I've got
Put the rest in a box
Addressed to the stars in the sky
And soon, up there with the moon
My favorite regret
Forever my favorite regret




    Today's Vocabularies
content 【kəntént】: adjective : 満足して

steadfastly 【stɛ́dfæ̀stli】: adverb : 断固たる決心で

freed 【fríd】: past and past participle of free

yearn 【jˈɚːn】: verb : あこがれる、懐かしく思う

ember 【émbɚ】: noun : 残り火


    This is my entries related to my favorite songs.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/songs



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ebates Is Now Offering In-Store Cash Back Too!

       When I purchase something online, I always check Ebates.com first. Ebates is a company that gives you cash back if you click through the links of the store which listed on Ebates.com. I highly recommend using Ebates.com to anyone who shops online. It is very simple to earn cash back. I've had great experiences with Ebates for 5 years and earned $494.27 in total so far! :) Ebates is also great site for finding additional discounts. You can check out my previous entry, My Experience with Ebates.com.

This is the video how to earn cash back at Ebates.

       I didn't know that Ebates is now offering in-store cash back too! A number of stores you can get cash back with your in-store purchase from is limited. While there are more than 2,000 online stores with cash back at Ebates, they only offer 26 stores for in-store purchase now. However, it's a very good news for me. When I shop some home decors at World Markets (in-store), I can get extra 4% cash back from Ebates! :)))

This is the video how in-store cash back with Ebates works.


       I also signed up Topcashback to get cash back from my online purchases a few months ago. Topcashback is another portal site and works just like Ebates (but not in-store purchase). When I purchase something online, I compare Topcashback to Ebates, and I use whichever higher cashback offers. From my experiences, Topcashback wins most of times, and they usually allow to use purchase with gift cards while Ebates doesn't. My experience with Topcashback is just two months, so I will update my reviews about them a year later. :)



   This is my entry about Ebates.
◆ My Experience with Ebates.com
  

    If you are interested in Ebates.com and Topcashback.com, these are my referred links.

   ■My Ebates referred link (Ebates is currently offering $10 cash bonus to anyone who becomes a new member.)
http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=LkNE4tYCh5U6y1aEunlJqA%3D%3D&eeid=28187

   ■My Topcashback referred link
http://www.topcashback.com/ref/ringo3



       My entries related to Ebates.com can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Ebates

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Fall Is Coming!

     Last weekend, I was surprised that some stores were already selling Halloween items. I can't believe how fast time goes by! The fall is coming! :)

     Every year, I've made some Jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween, and this is one of my lanterns I made last year. I made this video to share how to make spooky Halloween lantern with you. If you are interested in this lantern, try it this Halloween. It's not as difficult as it looks like.  


     Since I haven't finished our home renovations, I might skip making ones this Halloween... :(( I'm not sure about it yet though.

      My entries related to Halloween can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Halloween


     These are my entries sharing my Halloween pumpkins.
 Our Halloween Pumpkins 2015

 Our Halloween Pumpkins 2014

 Our Halloween Pumpkins 2013

 Our Halloween Pumpkins 2012

 Our Halloween Pumpkins 2011


Sunday, August 21, 2016

We Removed Wall-to-Wall Carpet and Installed Underlayment in Our Second Bedroom

     As I mentioned in my previous entry, my husband and I were going to install laminate flooring in our master bedroom first, but we changed our home renovation plan. We decided to start it in our second bedroom first. This weekend, we removed wall-to-wall carpet there. It went very smoothly since we did in our master bedroom last weekend.
Before
     We finally installed the underlayment today!
       Since we live in condominium, we wanted good quality underlayment which can reduce floor noise. This underlayment, Pergo GOLD Premium 3mm Flooring Underlayment, was more expensive than ordinary one, but it is thicker and was very easy to lay. :)     
After Installing Underlayment
     Next weekend, we will lay laminate flooring. :)

      My entries related to home renovations can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/home%20renovations
 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

What My Husband Cooked for Dinner - Yakisoba, Japanese Noodle Dish

    Tonight, my husband cooked this Japanese noodle dish, yakisoba, for me. When it comes to noodle dish, he always makes delicious one in short time. He added leftover roast chicken, eggs, green bell peppers, cabbage and carrot in yakisoba noodles, which we purchased at Japanese supermarket a week ago. I topped it with aonori flakes, Japanese mayonnaise and shredded red ginger. It was so good! :) 
Yakisoba
     As I mentioned in my previous entry, Most Popular Japanese Foods, yakisoba is loved by many people including foreign tourists in Japan. If you love Japanese foods, you really should try it. If you don't want to make it from scratch, you can try instant yakisoba noodle, which I also love.


    My entries related to Japanese instant ramen can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japanese noodles can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japan Haul can be seen here.
 

    My entries related to Best Japanese Beauty Products can be seen here.

    My entries related to Japan can be seen here.


    My entries related to cooking can be seen here.

    My entries related to my favorite recipes can be seen here.

    My entries related to foods my husband cooked can be seen here.


      These are my entries you might like.
■How to Cook Okonomiyaki

■What I Bought at Japanese Supermarkets
 
■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Japanese Supermarkets (for Beginners!)

■Top 10 Most Popular Japanese Foods

■My Top 15 Must Eat Foods in Japan - My Favorite Japanese Foods

■8 Interesting Japanese Kitchen Gadgets!

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Snacks

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Sweets

■How to Make Japanese Deep Fried Chicken, Kara-Age

■How to Cook Japanese Curry

■How to Cook Miso Soup

■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Daiso


Friday, August 19, 2016

Top 3 My Favorite Delicious Souvenirs from Osaka

Ebisu Bridge in Dotonbori (道頓堀の戎橋)
     I used to live in Osaka for so many years after graduating from high school. When my families and friends visited me from Fukuoka, which is my hometown, I always took them to Namba where Dotonbori is located in for sightseeing, dining and shopping. There are so many delicious foods there. I taught them which foods were the best, and we enjoyed having delicious foods there. When I went back to Fukuoka and visited my families, I always brought some delicious souvenirs form Osaka. I'm going to share top 3 delicious souvenirs from Osaka with you.



No.1 Cheese Cake from Rikuro Ojisan No Mise (りくろーおじさんの店のチーズケーキ)
      My number one favorite delicious souvenir from Osaka is cheesecake from Rikuro Ojisan No Mise (りくろーおじさんの店のチーズケーキ). Their cheesecake is so fluffy and very inexpensive. One whole cheesecake is about 600 yen! My families always asked me to purchase their cheesecake before I went back to my hometown. My friends bought many boxes of cheesecake when we visited the bakery. There are some branches of Rikuro Ojisan No Mise in Osaka. If you find their bakery, you should try their delicious cheesecake. :)  
Rikuro Ojisan No Mise Namba Honten
3-2-28 Namba
Osaka Chuo-ku, Osaka
542-0076

Open 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.




No.2 Butaman from 551 Horai (551 蓬莱)
Butaman from 551 Horai
      When I go to Osaka, I cannot leave without having butaman from 551 Horai. Their butaman, pork bun, is bigger than ordinarily ones many convenience stores sell. It's very juicy and so delicious. Two pieces of pork buns are only 340 yen! They also have so many branches in Osaka. You can also find their butaman in department stores and some train stations in Osaka.
Butaman from 551 Horai
551 Horai Honten
3-6-3 Namba
Osaka Chuo-ku, Osaka
542-0076

Open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.




No.3 Takoyaki Manjyu (たこ焼きまんじゅう)
Takoyaki Manjyu
      When I went back to my hometown from Osaka, I always took some boxes of takoyaki manjyu with me because my families and I love it. As you might know, Osaka is famous for takoyaki. This takoyaki manjyu doesn't taste like takoyaki obviously, but it's pretty and round like takoyaki. Each manjyu has a cute octopus face. :) There are two kinds of takoyaki manjyu. One of them has sweeten red bean paste in it, and the other has cream in it. You can purchase ones at most souvenir stores in train stations, airports and so many places in Osaka.  
Takoyaki Manjyu


     By the way, this is my video, Must Go to Places in Namba in Osaka. I recorded this video when my husband and I traveled Osaka in 2013.



     What is your favorite delicious souvenir from Osaka?



     This is my entries related to Osaka.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Osaka

     My entries related to Japan can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Japan



     These are also my entries you might like.

■Must Go to Places in Namba - Our Traveling in Osaka, Japan

■My Top 15 Must Eat Foods in Japan - My Favorite Japanese Foods

■Top 10 Most Popular Japanese Foods

■The Best Places to Eat in Tenjinbashi in Osaka

■Top 5 Sushi Restaurants Around Tenjinbashi, Osaka 

■Top 5 Breakfast Restaurants around Tenjinbashi in Osaka, Japan

■Must Go to Place in Japan - Tennoji Mio

■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Japanese Supermarkets (for Beginners!)

■Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Daiso

■Top 3 Daiso Beauty Products

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Snacks

■My Top 10 Favorite Japanese Sweets

■The Best Japanese Shampoo & Conditioner

■Top 5 Most Popular Japanese Bath Salt Brands


Thursday, August 18, 2016

7 Most Popular Japanese Facial Cleansing Wipes for Removing Makeup

     When I lived in Japan, I sometimes used facial cleansing wipes to remove makeup. Cleansing wipes are great for traveling. I always kept ones in my bag while I was traveling. They are also perfect for lazy nights. :) When I worked for long hours and very tired in Japan, I used cleansing wipes. Right after coming back home, I wanted to remove makeup which I wore for 15 hours or so, but I was super tired to wash my face, so I turned on the TV and wiped my face with a cleansing wipe while watching it. :) It saved me many times in Japan.

     Today, I'm going to share with you seven best Japanese makeup removing wipes, which were chosen based on Japanese women's reviews on @cosme, a huge Japanese cosmetic review site. If you are planning on getting Japanese facial cleansing wipes in Japan, you can find ones at drugstores there. I used to purchase Biore (ビオレふくだけコットン) and Softymo (ソフティモ メイク落としシート) while they were on sale. They are usually 400 yen to 600 yen there. Travel size cleansing wipes can be purchased at less than 300 yen at convenience stores there.



No.1 MANDOM Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Bright Up (ビフェスタ うる落ち水 クレンジングシート ブライトアップ)
MANDOM Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Bright Up
     Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Bright Up is currently the most popular facial cleansing wipes on @cosme and Amazon Japan.
Bifesta Cleansing Sheets
      It contains 46 facial cleansing sheets. Even though it is very affordable, each sheet is pretty large and very wet. :) They also sell water based makeup remover, Bifesta Cleansing Liquid, which is also popular in Japan.

     Many Japanese women love Bifesta Cleansing Sheets because it is very affordable, easier than using liquid makeup remover, and removes all makeup and dead skins. It doesn't hurt your eyes. 




No.2 MANDOM Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Moist (ビフェスタ うる落ち水 クレンジングシート モイスト) 
        Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Moist is also popular. This is perfect for people who have dry skin. Even if you don't use facial lotion after using this cleansing wipe, your skin won't dry up. :)
MANDOM Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Moist
     Just like Bright one, it contains 46 large makeup removing sheets. Mandom also sell Bifesta Cleansing Liquid Moist, which is also loved by many Japanese women.




No.3 Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloth (江原道 クレンジングシート)
      If you have sensitive skin and love fancy skin care products, this is perfect for you. Koh Gen Do skin care products are high-end and cannot be found at drugstores. You can purchase their products at some department stores such as Plaza, Loft and Tokyu Hands in Japan.
Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloth
    Koh Gen Do makeup removing wipes are made of 100% organic cotton. It contains Izumo Yumura spa water (出雲湯村温泉水), birch water, yomogi leaf extract, rosemary extract, lavender extract, sage leaf extract, shiso leaf extract and ginger extract. It removes all makeup without irritating your skin. This sheet was released after Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water, which is also very popular in Japan.





No.4 Kao Biore Makeup Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets Moisture rich (ビオレ ふくだけコットン うるおいリッチ)
     Biore is one of skincare brands from Kao (花王). Kao is one of the largest Japanese cosmetic companies and was established in Tokyo in 1940. As you might know, you can find some Biore products in many countries now, but many of them can be found only in Japan.
Biore Makeup Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets Moisture rich
      This contains 44 makeup removing sheets with hyaluronic acid serum which hydrates your skin.
It easily removes heavy makeup such as waterproof mascara. You don't have to wash your face after using this but should apply facial lotion after that.





No.5 Kao Biore Makeup Removing Cotton Sheet (ビオレ ふくだけコットン)
       When I lived in Japan, I sometimes used this Biore Makeup Removing Cotton Sheet while I was traveling. It has 46 makeup removing sheets. I think most convenience stores in Japan have this in travel size, which has 10 sheets. When I forgot to bring it to my travel, I always purchased one at convenience store there. It saved me many times. :)
Kao Biore Makeup Removing Cotton Sheet
     This removes makeup easily except for heavy waterproof makeup. You might want to use eye makeup remover for removing waterproof mascara.





No.6 Kose Softymo Makeup Cleansing Sheet White (ソフティモ ホワイト メイク落としシート)
       I also sometimes used this Softymo Makeup Cleansing Sheet because it was often on sale at drugstores in Japan. You can probably find one at around 400 yen there. :) It has 52 makeup removing sheets.
Kose Cosmeport Softymo Makeup Cleansing Sheet (White)
     I didn't notice any whitening effect by using this Softymo White one (Just like their cleansing oil series I mentioned in my previous entry.). Now, Softymo is selling 5 kinds of makeup removing sheets as its series, which are White, Hyaluronic Acid, Oil In, Collagen and Q10.
Softymo Cleansing Wipes

 


 No.7 Kose Softymo Cleansing Cotton Honey Mild (ソフティモ すご落ち メイク落としコットン ハニーマイルド)
     Softymo just released their new makeup removing wipes, Softymo Cleansing Cotton Honey Mild, this year. It is also very affordable (about 600 yen) and has 80 large sheets. To me, 80 sheets sound too many, but if you want to use makeup removing wipes everyday, it's perfect for you. It removes all makeups, and 5 kinds of honey hydrates your skin well.        
KOSE Softymo Cleansing Cotton (Honey mild)



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