[Review] LUX Japan

Hey everyone,

I guess most of you know the feeling of loving a brand or special products without being able to purchase them in your country.

For me that’s the problem with all those lovely products from LUX Japan

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While I lived in Japan I discovered so many good brands and products that sadly are not available here in Germany. LUX is probably the brand I miss the most.

They have a wide range of different hair care products, skin care and skin cleaning products.

You can check out their products at www.lux.co.jp

Today I would like to show you my favorite LUX products.

 

LUX スーパーリッチシャイン モイスチャー

Shampoo and conditioner

シャンプー&コンディショナー

LUXスーパーリッチシャイン ダメージリペア

Shampoo and conditioner

シャンプー&コンディショナー

For each hair care line they not only have Shampoo and conditioner, but also hair mask and other care treatments.

LUX ボディソープ

White Charm

ホワイトチャーム

Velvet Luxury

ベルベットラグジュアリー

Softy Luxury

ソフティラグジュアリー

Everytime I go back to Japan my suitcase is almost empty on my way there and totally packed on my way back. I love japanese cosmetics, as well as their food. So for me it is important to get as much as I can when I am traveling back from Japan, because I know I won’t be able to re-purchase here.

Now tell me, which brands or products do you miss in your country. I would love to hear!

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[Review] B. Kettner – VisoClean

Hello lovelies,

about 2 Months I received my prize from the giveaway which was held by Billchens Beautybox.

I was very happy to be chosen as the winner, because the prize was the face cleaning system VisoClean by B. Kettner (FB).

You might know that besides the super expensive ClearSonic there are many electric face cleaning brushes from other brands on the market. I have read a lot reviews on all those different brushes, but was very indecisive about which one would be best for me. In the end I was always hesitant to decide for one, since for one I was afraid if I would get my money back if I wasn’t satisfied and second because I still think 150 or over 200 euros are way to much for a face brush, even if it does a good job.

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The VisoClean starter set from B. Kettner consists of a an electric rotational brush that is combined with creamy cleansing foam for daily cleansing and with ultra-gentle peeling for deep cleansing.

Box contents

  • VisoClean with Charger Base
  • Cleaning brush attachment (white with grey rim, skin type normal)
  • Cleaning brush attachment (white, skin type sensitive)
  • Protective cover
  • Charging cable
  • User Manual
  • B.Kettner creamy cleansing foam (150 ml Dispenser)
  • B.Kettner ultra-gentle peeling (25 ml Tube)
  • Travel Pouch

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I really like the packaging and presentation of this set. My first impression was very good. The brush seemed of good and durable quality and I like that it came with 2 different brushes to try out.

Cleaning brush attachment (white with grey rim, skin type normal)

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Cleaning brush attachment (white, skin type sensitive)

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I actually used both over the past 2 months. The normal brush for peeling once a week and the sensitive brush for the regular use. My skin get’s red and irritated easily which is why I prefer the brush for sensitive skin. I recently touched the different brushes of the ClearSonic and I gotta admit I was shocked how stiff and hurtful they seemed. Even the sensitive one was harder then the one from the VisoClean. I am pretty happy I didn’t get the ClearSonic I must say.

As for the VisoClean, I am pretty impressed. I used it regularly the past 2 months, also tried the cleansing foam and the sensitive peeling. The foam is fine, the peeling didn’t do much for me. I prefer the stronger grained ones, which of course you can also use with the VisoClean. I also used it with my regular face cleaning products and also with my japanese make-up remover. Especially the result with the make-up remover is great. It gets rid of all the residue and leaves you with deeply cleaned skin. Just add your creme or lotion afterwards and you are done.

You should change the brushes every 3 months. They come in a set of 2 and cost around 15 euro, which is also cheaper as the ones for the ClearSoinc for example.

The battery durability is also very good. So far I only had to charge it once!

I totally recommend you to try the VisoClean if you like good quality for an affordable price.

You would like to find out more or would like to order?

Please check here (Eng) or here (Ge)

Also, do you have experience with these kinds of face cleaning brushes? Which one do you use?
Let me know!

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[documentary] Jiro dreams of Sushi

Good evening everyone,

continuing on my recommendation series for movies, documentaries and TV shows.

This documentary follows worlds famous sushi master Jiro Ono (小野 二郎), who was 85 at that time – now 89 years old, owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎), a three-star restaurant, on his continuing quest to perfect the art of sushi.

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The film also profiles Jiro’s two sons, both of whom are also sushi chefs. The younger son, Takashi (隆士), left Sukiyabashi Jiro to open a mirror image of his father’s restaurant in Roppongi Hills. The 50-year-old elder son, Yoshikazu (禎一), obliged to succeed his father, still works for Jiro and is faced with the prospect of one day taking over the flagship restaurant.

Jiro and his son

If you are a fan of good japanese cuisine you should invest those 81 minutes and watch this documentary. I love how Jiro talks about his passion and the way of becoming a true master of his work. The japanese mentality and culture is really stunning like that. One of the many reasons I love this country and the people.

Japanese sushi is really special.

ikura

o-toro

akami

anago

I don’t want to offend anybody, but I think people should really appreciate that preparing sushi is art. Not because of the needless decorations you see in high-priced wannabe sushi restaurants, but because of the carefully picked fish and the way to create the perfect taste and therefore the perfect sushi.

I lived in Japan and tried many different restaurants in Japan and also in other countries and cities of the world. I beg you, do not support those cheap wannabe restaurants that offer happy hour all day and sushi that was prepared by people who probably don’t know what they are doing. Sushi is art and it takes decades of study, practise and developing to become a real sushi chef and master.

Jiro is a real master and a perfectionist.

Jiro - you must fall in love with your work

If you have the chance to watch this documentary, do it. But be cautious to eat something before you watch.

If you already saw it, please let me know what you think.

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