I’ve been semi-naughty and bought a few things from Muji. Nothing is outright makeup, but it’s all beauty related items that I don’t really need. In my defense, I’ve been after these Muji items ever since they opened their first Canadian store last November. But it was mayhem after the opening: line-ups to get into the store, crowds, and out of stock / empty shelves for months. Finally, it seems things have quiet down and when I stopped into the store yesterday, they had everything I wanted in stock, and I didn’t have to shove anyone out of the way or “accidentally” bump into them with my shopping basket…
Here are the items I got:
Eyelash curlers: the traditional style ($8.50) and the portable travel version ($6)
I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Muji eyelash curler and it’s been out of stock for ages. The sales associate was just stocking these so I grabbed both styles.
Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil ($14.50 for 200ml)
Another famous Muji product which I’ve been curious about. I have absolutely NO business in buying yet another cleansing oil, but eh, I do use them up with regularity so I’m not concerned. I was also partly influenced by Abi of auberginereverie and her Muji skincare haul. Muji also offers a regular version which has mineral oil as its base, rather than olive oil based like this Sensitive Skin version.
Linen blend facial blotting paper ($2.50) 75mmx99mm
I’m a blotting paper fiend! I’m actually planning on doing a blog post on my blotting paper stash, so this will be included in that post. 😉
Cotton pads: cotton puff ($2.50 for 158 pcs) and cut cotton, ecru ($3 for 140 pcs)
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I love trying out new facial cottons! 😀 The ecru one I’m hoping is comparable to Shiseido’s as recommended by Liz of Beauty Reductionista and MK of Skincare Dreams Come True. (side note: omg Muji sells plain sheet and eye masks that you can soak with your own essence / serums – I’m going to look for those next time I’m in the store!)
Portable Soap Dish ($5)
Random item, I know. But I bought this specifically for a facial exfoliating bar that I want to keep separate from my body soap. I really like the mesh liner which allows the bar to air dry.
Lastly, the pièce de résistance. I’m looking to reorganize my makeup area, and the first step is replacing some of the drawers that I currently have – I’ve cobbled together bits and pieces here and there, but they don’t really work well collectively. Muji is famous for their acrylic cases, and in my mind, I thought they would be very expensive. But in fact, they’re quite affordable, this 5 drawer unit was only $25:
Items inside for scale reference only, it did not come with them! 😛
What I like about this is that the drawers are shallow so products aren’t being stacked on top of one another – this way I can see each item clearly. I’ll be getting more for sure! I want to get the 2 drawer style and maybe drawer tower for eye shadow singles. They even sell liners for the acrylic drawers so they can be used for jewellery as well.
I’ll do reviews on these items and a post devoted my makeup re-org! 🙂
Are you familiar with Muji? What are your Muji favourites?