Looking back on 2019, I can confidently say it was the year I re-entered the makeup world and remembered how to apply eyeshadow! Not really by choice, more necessity I left full-face makeup, false lashes, and often — showers behind in 2018. I was postpartum and barely surviving that first year. But with Chloe walking, sleeping (thank, god!) and developing more independence (she’s now in daycare and loves it!) as the days go by, I have been able to return to makeup! My husband is thrilled. And so is the outside world. I’m sure my mailman was wondering who the disheveled, un-showered,…

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Looking back on this past year, I can say 2018 has been one of my favorites: my acne flare ups became a distant memory (thus why the category has been removed this year); pregnancy and the birth of Chloe showed me the joys of motherhood – and the need for clean, efficacious and safe baby products; and while dry/dehydrated skin and perioral dermatitis persisted, I found a rhythm of gentle skincare products to help with both giving me my best skin to-date! Typically, I reserve this best-of list for year end, but it always seems to hit at an inopportune time after…

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Where to shop in Tokyo for beauty and what’s hot right now in the Tokyo beauty scene according to beauty blogger, Alisa Kerr, of Tokyo Beauty Book.

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