It looks like Coke Zero. It tastes like Coke Zero. But it has FEWER CALORIES than Coke Zero. And how is this miracle of math performed? Apparently, Mets Cola is specially … Continue Reading Less-Than-Zero Cola
Forget that zumba class – I’m going shopping instead! Every step on the way to the floor where they sell the Infrared Pants Of Titanium at Tokyu Hands now informs … Continue Reading Stairway to Svelteness Heaven
Our hapless hero starts his day by shaving his manly beard. “Ah, another day of work. Today I’m really going to kick some butt!” He gets to the office and … Continue Reading Men: Kiss That Body Fur Goodbye
How’s this for an idea: deco on everything BUT your nails! Saw this sign advertising a salon in Ebisu. • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
You know how sometimes the “Before” pictures look better than “After”? For a mere $90, the triple heat rods of this frightening beauty appliance will make your hair look like … Continue Reading “Luv Tink” Hair Scraggler
You know you want these! You’ll merely have to hold up one hand to get out of dishwashing and other odious chores. In a boggling bow to sheer impracticality, the contestants … Continue Reading The Edward Scissorhands School of Nail Art
If you’re going to be a visual kei star, you’ve got to get The Look. Hair bleached, waxed, teased and sprayed? Check! Matching band promo Hello Kitty X Peace Now t-shirts? … Continue Reading Anime Eyes
Okay, before you step into that steaming pile of sexist doo-doo, why not? Why shouldn’t men be able to cover up that unfortunate red thing between their eyes, or disguise … Continue Reading Makeup for Men: Hell Yeah!
Nail art: not just for girls anymore! Apparently, this competition was mostly about who could turn their male models’ hands into paragons of nail buffitude, but then there are the…thumbs. The … Continue Reading Thumbnail Art for Men
Svelty, the “even happier diet” for those who want to pig out at the all-you-can-eat Mongolian BBQ joint, but not pay the piper the next day. Saw this ad on … Continue Reading “Don’t Be Stoic! Eat!”
It’s a good thing voice recognition has been perfected, in case you need to do any keyboarding after installing your new Yoshiki tribute nails. This month, Kera magazine’s how-to pages … Continue Reading Tribute Nails
Forget the Clearasil and dumpster the Oil of Olay. My friend Hiro tells me that all I have to do to have beautiful skin is eat lots of motsunabe. Apparently, … Continue Reading Time For a Nice Bowl of Intestine Soup
I’ve always wondered how to use eyelid glue. I knew it was a prime tool in the make-up kits of Japanese gyaru seeking that perfect babydoll look, but never understood … Continue Reading How to Glue Your Eyelids
“I can’t join the party due to ugly body. I am now in shape up mode. Some day I will do it with dress up. BODY SELEB is willing to … Continue Reading Red Heat Hot Pepper Shape Up Gel
My all-time favorite magazine Men’s Knuckle sent an intrepid team of stylists to Kabuki-chō to perform makeovers on young men they thought could use some help achieving that irresistible host … Continue Reading Look Like a Host In One Easy Makeover!
Even weirder than the trend of wearing black rimmed glasses without any lenses is the phenomenon of young Japanese dyeing their hair gray. I’ve seen most of these in Shibuya, … Continue Reading Gray is the New Blonde
I love Japanese TV. Sandwiched between a news story about protesters being pepper sprayed by police in a dangerous foreign country (America) and a piece on noodles topped with grilled … Continue Reading Nail Queen
Those cute little skirts on the handlebars of this lady’s bike aren’t the equivalent of doilies on armchairs – they’re to keep the sun off the rider’s hands while she … Continue Reading The Battle Against Unsightly Tans
People from all over the world flew in to be worked on by the international artists at the King of Tattoo three-day inkfest in Daikanyama yesterday. I don’t have any … Continue Reading King Of Tattoo
Picked up a flyer at Loft today for this revolutionary new slimming device, the Boneless Belt Series. Just looking at myself in the mirror while wearing this might make me … Continue Reading What’s this supposed to do? Shame you into shape?