I have here a few items from Tsuya Tsuya to tell you about. I’ve actually seen the Tsuya Tsuya counter at Watson’s MidValley and its a substantial one with quite a lot of products available so I can say for certain that this relatively unknown brand can now be easily picked up at Watson’s stores, should you so wish.
I’ll start with the Magic Nail Buff which I rather liked.
Mine came in a pack of 3. The info tells me that they retail at RM12.90 but I’m uncertain if that’s per piece or per set of 3. If someone knows, it will be helpful. What this is, is your regular nail buffer. Slightly rough on one side (the coloured side) to smoothen ridges on your nails, and smooth on the white side, to buff and shine.
Most of you will be familiar with this one and perhaps even own lots of different types. Being not into nails at all, I don’t even bother to buff my nails. I know, I know. And I call myself a beauty blogger. Bah! 😉
But I liked how shiny it made my nails look without too much effort at all.
Not much elbow grease required and my nails looked healthy and shiny. I think there’s merit to this nail buffing thing after all. I can easily do it while watching TV and I don’t have to wait for it to dry nor will I mess it up! Yay!
Another 2 items I have are the Angel Eyes Fiberlength Mascara and the Lip Embroidery.
Tsuya Tsuya Angel Eyes Fiberlength Mascara – RM79
I remember seeing lots of reviews about the Tsuya Tsuya Angel Eyes Fiberlength mascara from a while back. Could even have been at least a year ago. It is a dual ended lash lengthening mascara. One end adds fibers to your lashes, and the other side coats them with black mascara.
Sorry, hated this one.
I don’t usually hate anything, if you realize by now. I may dislike it, but I don’t hate. The thing is, I did hate this one because the fibres are awful! When you pull out the white side of the tube, there is this Poof! and fibers start flying everywhere. They are dry and hard to get on my lashes. When I do, they tend to drop all over my face and it irritates my eyes.
The mascara isn’t bad, to be perfectly honest. Used on its own, its a pretty decent black mascara that does a decent enough job on its own. However, I find it hard to cover the white fibers and it has a tendency to look grey unless I put on at least 3 coats. Thereafter, as the day wears on, the fibers drop into my eye, irritating it. I wore it a few times but I couldn’t find anything to like about it.
Tsuya Tsuya Lip Embroidery – RM79
This one sounded promising. A lip product that not only treats your lips but adds a natural looking colour and helps reduce fine lines and plumps up lips. Lofty promises.
For me, it delivered none. This is again, a dual ended product.
On one side, the white side, you get this white cream that you apply to your lips first. It then turns pink. As you can see from the photo, the pink is a rather unnatural lurid pink. On my lips, it actually wasn’t very obvious. It gave a light pinkish colour to the lips, just like a colour changing lip balm would.
You are then supposed to top up with the lip gloss on the other side which is a sheer red. It is very sheer and on its own, isn’t bad either. However, I find that the white side is rather thick and goes on a little gunky. It also takes a little while before the colour turns so you can risk having this white rim around your lips if you aren’t careful. Applying the gloss over this just makes it look thick. I prefer using just one or the other.
However, I also found that the scent on the white side didn’t agree with me. I don’t know if long term wear will yield any benefits. The scent put me off so I couldn’t wear it often enough. Personally, I just prefer wearing a tinted lipbalm which would probably have the same benefits, or a good lipstick or gloss.
I’ve tried quite a few items from Tsuya Tsuya so far. I must say that I rather liked their BB Cream – made a good primer. Their gel eyeliner too isn’t too bad, if a little pricey. As for the items I’ve shown you here, I only liked the nail buff. The mascara and lip products just didn’t cut it for me.
Have you tried any of the items here? Or have you tried anything from Tsuya Tsuya? From my observations, their strengths are in the nail department, and perhaps their lash treatment or mascara. It just didn’t fo it for me.
Tsuya Tsuya cosmetics is available at selected Watson’s stores around Malaysia
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i have the buffer, it makes nails look really good but i have some reservations for using any nail buffer as they might cause nails to be weakened. have also tried the fiber mascara once but i wasn’t very keen as i won’t have the time to do a thousand layers anyway
Do nail buffers weaken nails?? Darn! I thought I finally found a way to get my nails looking good without the hassle of polish 🙁
Thought ‘lip embriodery’ meant a whole different thing. Thankfully it’s not 🙂 Seen the brand at Watson’s but they’re pretty pricey to be in a drugstore so haven’t really picked anything up.
I have one of those nail buffers from CVS and it works like that, but I absolutely hate the sound it makes! Nails on chalkboard equivalent .. eek.
I think the “embroidery” is the effect its meant to achieve but to be honest, I hardly saw much difference. I do have to agree about the price point. Its a bit pricey for Watson’s and doesn’t quite look as fancy. The nail buffer doesn’t make any noise (thank goodness!)
ooo… I want the buffer! I’ve tried the one in Singapore and it’s super fast and shiny! The normal ones I buy from Watsons are like to tiring la. It takes me abt 30 mins to finish one hand and I end up being too lazy and tired to do the other hand 🙂 Nails on one hand is shiny~ lol…
Did you try this particular one? I tried one in Singapore (this lady grabbed me and polished 1 nail to show me just how good it was) but it was something like S$70 so I didn’t buy it. My one polished nail was very shiny for weeks though! Perhaps I should have picked it up 😛
I too was intrigued by the name ‘lip embroidery’ but sad that it didn’t live up to such a cool name!
Haha yes indeed!
Why is Tsuya Tsuya so expensive? Ain’t it a drugstore brand?
Your guess is as good as mine!
Oh, I hate mascaras like that too! My eyes have the same reaction as yours. My ex colleague sold one to me (I bought it out of obligation), and it irritated the heck out of my eyes! Supposed to coat the black wet mascara first, then layer it with the fibres, then the mascara again. Such a hassle! And the fibres would get all clumpy and eeky. Bleh! Not gonna use mascaras like this ever again.
I remember L’Oreal had one like this but their white fibres were at least a little sticky, not fluffy like cottonwool. I really couldn’t stand the mess and irritation. Sorry to hear you’ve had a similar experience. I’d never visit this on any one 😛
no one has said this! I dropped by Watsons today and it’s RM 12 per piece ^^
Thank you Esther!