Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Drugstores

I love drugstores. Anywhere, everywhere. Everything in them. Love them. I love Walgreen's and Rite-aid in America. I love how the combination of cosmetics, essential toiletries, and prescription drug counters bring all the generations together into a kind of timeless warp of slightly outdated signage and gentle muzak. And I love drugstores abroad! Beauty products with exotic packaging and mysterious ingredients = ROMANCE EXPLOSION.

Has anyone tried this brand? What is it? How is it?

This seems to be some old lady line of haircare products. Look at those colors. I want it all.

The Junkisui line for acne-prone skin is so beautiful I want to put it in my mouth! I like it even better than the very pretty cobalt-blue Sekkisui. This green is just so perfect! I might actually try the emulsion cream when I can afford to do anything but take pictures in drugstores and then complain about being broke in every single post I make on my blog.

7 comments:

Beth said...

hahahah how am i such a bad photographer? i should work on this somehow.

David said...

The products in the yellow boxes contain camellia oil. Definitely buy the pure oil when you get some extra cash. It will make your hair and skin so healthy. Geishas use this product. I also love old people things. Japan is kind of a paradise in that respect, what with the booming aging population.

Jen B said...

Yes, buy the camellia oil! I bought a bottle in Kyoto and use it to get rid of eyemake-up. Don't put it on your hair though, it's hard to wash out. My sister and I tried this and we looked distinctly lank the next day. Sort of put a dampener on the general mood.

Any hoo. Glad to see a fellow Matsumoto Kiyoshi fan; one opened next to my station a few months ago and oh! The excitement.

Beth said...

david and jen, thanks for the tips! i can't wait to try it out.

selena said...

I would buy some of this stuff (I've also ogled the camellia oil) if I didn't already have acres of crap in my bathroom. It's like people come over just so that they can deposit unwanted product in there.

Julie said...

Nice new banner picture, lady.

Beth said...

yeah? i took that photo from my room the first summer i stayed in tokyo, and that color of font went the best, but i was just discussing with my roomie how it looks like a blatant lost in translation knock-off. i'll prob change it.