Daiso is a Japanese store which arrived in Australian shores recently.  It sells all-sorts from household items to stationery to beauty items, all at $2.80 AUD each.  The Husband and I always wander into the Doncaster Shoppingtown branch because there’s always new cool and kooky Japanese goods to gawk at.  Of course, it doesn’t contain all the goodies available in its Asian counterparts and it isn’t as cheap, but at a mere $2.80, it doesn’t break the bank.  (You may remember that I reviewed the Daiso Double Eyelid Stickers recently.)  Anyway, here’s my recent wee haul from Daiso…

Daiso, lipstick, detergent, double eyelid glue

1.  Daiso Geeky Glasses With UV Protection 400

Oooh, I love these oversized plastic glasses because I can geek out in them!  And the best thing is that they protect my eyes from the strong sun.  HIT!

2.  Daiso Detergent For Puff And Sponge

I bought this to wash my make-up brushes and sponges after reading about it on Roseanne’s blog and she’s right – it’s fab!  Made my brushes squeaky clean!  (Oooh, a quick Google search reveals that it’s a highly sought-after Daiso item to clean make-up brushes by plenty of beauty bloggers!!  Get in quick!)  HIT!

3.  Daiso Cosmetic Brush

For $2.80, don’t expect a premium quality brush.  The bristles are quite firm and scratchy against my face…but I’ve been using it to dab on blusher / bronzer on my cheeks and then using my usual blusher brush to blend it in.  What is the point in that extra step???  Good question!!!  I just realised the stupidity of it while typing this!!  LOL.  MISS!

Daiso lipstick swatch, pink lipstick

4.  Daiso Lipstick in L-3

Surely, I cannot be the only one who gets annoyed with beauty brands who give letters/numbers for a product.  Name it already!!!  Anyway, L-3 is a bright fuchsia pink lipstick which I bought to go with the pink corset I got recently.  Didn’t like the corset, but I like the lippy.  The packaging is made for grannies and there is a faint chemical scent, but ignore all that and get pretty pink lips!  Worn it a few times now and it doesn’t dry out my lips but it needs touching up all the time.  Definitely going to get my paws on more lippies from Daiso!  HIT!

double eyelid glue review, Daiso

5.  Daiso Double Eyelid Glue

As you all know, I have a right hooded eyelid which is getting worse every day.  The eyelid tape I used didn’t really work.  SIGH!  So when I saw Double Eyelid Glue, I thought I’d give it a try….and as you can see, don’t bother!!!  I nearly poked my eye out with the plastic fork thingy…and then the glue got all over my lids and there was lots of gooey stuff everywhere.  GAH!!!  Yes, I did get rid of my hooded eyelid because I ended up with a pink swollen lid from all the mess!  MISS!

Five beauty items for less than $15 – BARGAIN!

Have you shopped at Daiso before?  What did you buy?

26 Comments on My Wee Haul From Daiso – Hits & Misses

  1. Mimi
    19/09/2011 at 11:08 am (6 years ago)

    Nice haul! I should definitely check out my local Daiso for the Detergent For Puff And Sponge. I need something great to clean my makeup brushes:)

    • Ling Tung
      19/09/2011 at 12:32 pm (6 years ago)

      @Mimi, Thanks Mimi. Daiso is great! You can buy plenty but spend little 😀

  2. Emily
    19/09/2011 at 11:21 am (6 years ago)

    That detergent sounds awesome! Must try it!

    • Ling Tung
      19/09/2011 at 12:33 pm (6 years ago)

      @Emily, Yes yes yes. My brushes have never been cleaner!

  3. domncroxd
    19/09/2011 at 12:33 pm (6 years ago)

    EEK! sorry the last photo was so scary! 🙁 hope your eyes didn’t suffer any adverse reaction.

    • Ling Tung
      19/09/2011 at 12:45 pm (6 years ago)

      @domncroxd, It was nasty! I’ll just have to get eyelid surgery if I want double eyelids 😛

  4. Jennifer Huang
    19/09/2011 at 12:49 pm (6 years ago)

    Definitely going to check my Daiso for that detergent now.. haha thanks ^^ Ahh, if you want to try the eyelid glue.. I’d recommend trying out the Koji Eyetalk one! It dries a lot faster and isn’t as crappy as the Daiso one (i own the exact same Daiso one too.. and it’s so super.. crappy >_>)

    • Ling Tung
      19/09/2011 at 1:54 pm (6 years ago)

      @Jennifer Huang, Yes, the detergent is super awesome although it is a small bottle. And eeks, I am scared of eyelid glue so I won’t be trying anymore for a while! Thanks anyway, lovely x

  5. emmabovary
    19/09/2011 at 2:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh I adore Daiso! Will have to make my way down there and look at their lippies and that detergent:) I bought a palette from them but am yet to try it, will have to give it a crack

    • Ling Tung
      19/09/2011 at 3:16 pm (6 years ago)

      @emmabovary, Isn’t Daiso amazing?! And ooh, I have been eyeing up their palettes too but didn’t purchase any…also, their nail polishes have cute colours… Hmm…in the name of beauty blogging research, I believe another haul at Daiso is called for 😛

  6. Megan
    19/09/2011 at 3:50 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m pretty sure I need to go to Daiso next time I’m in Melbourne, great post!!

    • Ling Tung
      19/09/2011 at 4:48 pm (6 years ago)

      @Megan, Oh yes! It should be included in the Top 5 Melbourne Places To Visit – lol 😛

  7. Vita
    19/09/2011 at 9:55 pm (6 years ago)

    That lipstick looks gorgeous on your lips! I’ve picked up a couple of eyeshadow palettes and a couple of nail polish bottles from Daiso – I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet.

    • Ling Tung
      20/09/2011 at 10:59 am (6 years ago)

      @Vita, Thanks Vita 🙂

      Can’t wait to see how the nail polishes look. They are usually sold out when I go there!

  8. Sukie
    20/09/2011 at 6:38 am (6 years ago)

    Ling you look adorable in those glasses! =) Geek chic at its best! I can’t believe you gave that double eyelid glue thingy a go! That ‘plastic fork’ just freaks me out at the thought of you poking your eyelid with it. :s I hope your eye’s okay now! =)

    • Ling Tung
      20/09/2011 at 11:00 am (6 years ago)

      @Sukie, LOL, I love geeking it out 😛 And yeah, ZOMG, my poor eye!!! I had wonky eyes for a couple of days but it’s recovered now 😉

  9. Vintage Makeup
    20/09/2011 at 11:17 am (6 years ago)

    Love the glasses! You look gorgeous 🙂

  10. Vijaya
    20/09/2011 at 9:28 pm (6 years ago)

    That lipstick looks really hot on you!

  11. Ria
    21/09/2011 at 7:49 am (6 years ago)

    Great post! I also have the sponge and brush cleaner but I had to order from ebay. I wonder if there’s Daiso here in Sydney? If I can’t find one here, I will make a petition! lol!^^

    I can’t wait to meet you on Saturday!=))

    • Ling Tung
      21/09/2011 at 6:55 pm (6 years ago)

      Come to Melbourne for Daiso 😀

      And yay, can’t wait to meet you too 🙂 Have you packed yet?

  12. MB
    03/04/2012 at 4:24 am (5 years ago)

    I’m a little late commenting but great post! You don’t see Daiso reviews enough. Thanks for yours, I’m going there to pick up some stuff now!

    • Ling
      03/04/2012 at 8:53 am (5 years ago)

      @MB, Woohoo! I love Daiso and I have so much stuff from there that I should review!

  13. Hannah
    21/06/2012 at 10:55 pm (5 years ago)

    I love Daiso (and Tokuya too)! Although I have had a few misses but it’s only $2.80 so it’s okay. My favourite purchases have been: cute bento boxes, blonde eyebrow pencil (why are these so hard to find?), lipgloss, pens, stationary and lunch bags. The worst thing I bought was a blush/highlighter, which was very chalky 🙁

    • Ling
      24/06/2012 at 11:26 pm (5 years ago)

      @Hannah, All Japanese cheapy stores are awesome!!! Except I did get a yukky mascara once from Daiso – it stank so bad!!!!