- Top 16 Best Japanese BB Creams to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!We're obsessed with flawless skin here in Japan. Beyond just looking good, we want our skin to actually be good--naturally healthy and free of blemishes--so it makes sense that BB cream, which is makeup and skincare in one, would have firmly taken root here. We've got a lot of brands, like Sekkisei, and a lot of formulations. So you're probably wondering which BB creams are actually popular and which work. In order to answer that question, we ordered the 16 most popular tubes of BB cream from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited two experts and had them compare the following:
- How Well It Spreads
- Top 14 Best Japanese CC Creams to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!Foundation is so yesterday. Nowadays, in Asian beauty, all you hear about is alphabet cream: AA, BB, CC, DD, so on and so forth. CC cream is more a skincare product than a cosmetic; it usually functions as a color corrector and primer, though its properties can differ by brand. Depending on who's making it, CC cream can be all sorts of shades and do all sorts of things. So which products are actually loved in Japan and which are dupes? To answer that question, we ordered the 14 most popular Japanese CC creams from Japan's e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also consulted three experts, who looked for the following:
- Ease of Application
- Top 18 Best Double Eyelid Tapes to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!We're in the age of J-Beauty. It's almost ludicrous looking at the waves of actresses and models with their tiny faces and huge doll-like eyes. But you've figured out one of their beauty secrets, the reason behind those ingenuous eyes: double eyelid tape. Double eyelid tape made its way to the West pretty recently, so it makes sense that you'd be confused about what makes one product different from another. (There's double- and single-sided tape, but what else...?) In order to help you out, we ordered the 18 most popular packs of double eyelid tape from Japan's e-commerce giants and tested for the following:
- Finish (whether you actually get double eyelids / how convincing it looks)
- If You Can Apply Makeup over It
- Ease of Use
- Water Resistance
- Ease of Removal
- Top 10 Best Instant Breakfast Drinks to Buy Online 2019Many of us lead busy lives and don't have time to prepare breakfast in the morning. Enter instant breakfast. They come in either liquid or powdered forms, and in a range of dietary variations to suit your needs. Some drinks double as meal replacements, others as simply snacks to jumpstart your morning. Welcome to the world of instant breakfast drinks, the fastest way to start your day.
- Top 10 Best Decaf Black Teas to Buy Online 2019Stressed? A cup of hot tea is perfect for relaxing your body and mind. Whether you're caffeine-sensitive, pregnant, or just want a nice hot drink in the evening, you'd probably appreciate a good cup of decaffeinated tea. So, you want to cut down on caffeine intake but worry that decaf teas don't taste the same as their caffeinated counterparts? Don't worry; you don’t need to compromise on taste. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the 10 best decaf black teas that actually taste like "real tea." Enjoy your teatime.
Top 10 Best 3D Puzzles for Adults to Buy Online 2019We scoured the internet and pored through reviews to find the best 3D puzzles for adults. We looked at puzzles in wood, crystal, and foam; they were shaped as castles, pirate ships, and dragons. Along the way, we found that the best match what you're looking for in terms of design, complexity, and size. Generally speaking, the hardest puzzles have more pieces, include moving parts, and come with detailed instructions. Keeping all these things in mind, we hand-picked a few that could double as works of art or feats of engineering.
Top 10 Best Treatments for Bleached Hair to Buy Online 2019Bleaching your hair opens up a ton of opportunities in terms of color, but it can also leave your hair dry and damaged. So we scoured the internet for treatments to make having the hair color of your dreams a little easier. After poring over reviews, we've come to the conclusion that the best products are both moisturizing and strengthening, color safe, and protective. When considering a product, you might want to look for one that includes oils, proteins, and maybe a purple dye. We kept all of this in mind when putting together a list of some of the best treatments for bleached hair available online.
Top 10 Choose Your Own Adventure Books to Buy Online 2019Choose your own adventure books (CYOAB) might seem like a relic of the 80s and 90s, but they're definitely still around and better than ever. We've scoured the internet and pored through reviews to come up with a few of the best CYOABs out there--for kids and adults. While books are subjective by nature, we've found that a good CYOAB is written in your favorite genre, has a good balance between story length and number of endings, and, for convenience, comes in an eBook format.
Top 10 Best Styling Products for Oily Hair to Buy Online 2019Oily hair can be a challenge to deal with, so we've scoured the internet to find good styling products that won't leave you greasy. After combing through reviews, we've brushed the gimmicks out of the way and found that the best products are texturizing, free from oils and irritants, and suited to your hair type and texture, whether you be fine and thin or thick and curly. We kept all this in mind as we picked out some of the best styling products for oily hair available online.
Top 10 Best Bobby Pins for Thick Hair to Buy Online 2019Bobby pins are pretty flimsy, especially for those with thick hair, but some styles just require them. So we did our research to find ones that actually stay in place. These pins are longer, come in larger packs, and are either for pinning hair down or supporting updos--but not both. Some other factors that are important to keep in mind are your individual hair type and color.
Top 27 Best Japanese Beers to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and kakaku.com) for the best beer. We then picked out the 27 most popular cans and bottles and tried them all. Lagers, ales, pilsners, Beglian whites, Sapporo, Kirin, Asahi--you name it and we drank it. (Testing was grueling, of course.) We also asked experts in the industry about how to best enjoy a pint. We then sat down with all the beers, tasting and comparing, in order to find the most delicious of them all. Here are the brews that came out on top and how we decided.
Top 10 Best Dollhouses for Adults to Buy Online 2019The best dollhouses for adults appeal to individuals' aesthetic tastes but also take practicalities into account. On top of appearances, there are wide range of factors, each appealing to a different sort of dollhouse enthusiast. You can get a dwelling that’s big or miniature, plastic or wooden, Victorian or modern, unfinished or a set packed with furniture. We kept all of this in mind as we hand-picked some of the best dollhouses for adults available online.
Top 10 Best Anti-Frizz Serums to Buy Online 2019We researched materials and pored through Amazon reviews and came to the conclusion that the best anti-frizz hair serums are hydrating, protective, and restorative. They often include smoothing silicones and moisturizing oils, but they don't have to, and different formulas are better suited for different hair types. We kept all of this in mind as we hand-picked the best anti-frizz hair serums available.
Top 10 Best Portable Greenhouses to Buy Online 2019We researched materials and pored through Amazon reviews and came to the conclusion that the best portable greenhouses are protective without being stifling, sturdy while still remaining easy to transport. Depending on your climate and your plants' needs, the perfect greenhouse could look different for everyone, and it's important to weigh your situation against the experience of reviewers. We kept all of this in mind as we hand-picked the best portable greenhouses on the market.
Top 10 Best Non-Toxic Candles to Buy Online 2019Traditional candles--particularly the scented ones--can often leave you with a headache or your bookcase covered in soot. Not exactly the relaxing environment you're looking for. So we researched materials and pored through Amazon reviews and came to the conclusion that the best candles for you and your home are non-toxic and free from paraffin, phthalates, and lead. These candles are often soy- or beeswax-based and scented with all-natural essential oils. We kept all of this in mind as we hand-picked the best non-toxic candles on the market.