Make Your Own Brush Experience + Factory Tour At Koyudo

I found out about this brush making experience from the brush company Koyudo when I was doing research last year (2018) for Fude Matsuri. I keyed in the hashtag #FudeMatsuri on the search bar on Instagram. There were only a few posts. Some were from Sonia G. and some were from AkahanaManila. It was through … Continue reading Make Your Own Brush Experience + Factory Tour At Koyudo

Fude Matsuri 2019

On September 23, 2019 I made my way to Sakakiyama Shrine in Kumano, Hiroshima to celebrate Fude Matsuri. The brush festival almost did not happen. ~ The purpose of my trip to Japan this year was to partake in ALL the festivities of the brush festival. When I visited last year, there were some activities … Continue reading Fude Matsuri 2019

My Core Products For My Daily (Morning) Skin Care Routine

This post is related to my blog entry entitled "My Core Products For My Nightly Skin Care Routine". This is my morning counterpart. I use these everyday, with the exception of St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Some products that I mention in this video/post are only mentioned in my other post/video entitled“My Favorite Skin Care Products“ … Continue reading My Core Products For My Daily (Morning) Skin Care Routine

Modesta’s Way: Traditional Hair Care Methods Using The Mighty Coconut

Marinduque is a small island off the southern coast of Luzon island in the Philippines. Depending on the traffic situation, it takes a total of 7 to 8 hours of travelling to get there. It's a 3 hour drive from my home to Dalahican Ferry Terminal in the port of Lucena City. From there it … Continue reading Modesta’s Way: Traditional Hair Care Methods Using The Mighty Coconut

Vintage 1940s Makeup Tutorial Film from GlamourDaze.com

I was not intending on searching Youtube for such kind of a film, I stumbled upon this makeup tutorial serendipitously. I was looking at a different video, one of Elizabeth Taylor applying her eye makeup when I saw the title of this video from the periphery of my eyes. After watching this film, I became curious … Continue reading Vintage 1940s Makeup Tutorial Film from GlamourDaze.com