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  • Top 10 Best Rhythm Games for iOS and Android Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Rhythm Games for iOS and Android Online 2019

    We searched high and low to find the best rhythm games available for iOS and Android. To us, the best games match movement requirements to screen size, use music that you actually want to listen to, and maybe even include some extra bits like storylines and character bonding.Though of course, different games work better in different situations–some games are better for sitting down and playing for hours at a time, while others are great for when you’re stuck waiting in a line. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve handpicked our favorite rhythm games for both Android and iOS.
    Smartphone applications
    375 views
  • Heroine Make Waterproof Eyeliner Review

    Heroine Make Waterproof Eyeliner Review

    If you’ve stepped foot into a Japanese drugstore before, you’ve seen Heroine Make. They’re known as much for their cosmetics as they are for their twinkly-eyed heroines of yesteryear (who are oddly reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein pop art). But are they popular because their products are good or is it just skillful advertising?Our editing department purchased Heroine Make’s top-selling eyeliner to see if it was worth the hype. Specifically, we were looking at how easy it was to use, how well-pigmented it was, and how resistant to smudging. This is what we learned during testing.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    155 views
  • Top 10 Best Alarm Clocks for Kids to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Alarm Clocks for Kids to Buy Online 2019

    Kids have different needs than adults when it comes to sleep and wake time. That’s why we’ve combed through the internet to find the best alarm clocks for kids.While researching, we found that the best kids’ alarm clocks are age-appropriate, have light-up features, and also help kids get to bed on time. Many of these include sleep training lights to help kids recognize when they should be in bed and when they can get up. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite alarm clocks for kids available online.
    Kids and baby
    78 views
  • Top 10 Best Garden Tool Sets to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Garden Tool Sets to Buy Online 2019

    If you’re just getting into gardening, you’ll probably need to pick up a few different tools, and the easiest way to do so is by finding a garden tool set. That’s why we searched the internet and pored over reviews to figure out what makes a great set.We found that the best sets include every piece you need, are built for comfort and longevity, and come with a case for storing or carrying. Most sets include shovels, rakes, and shears, and many have several other useful tools as well. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve picked out some of our favorite garden tool sets available online.
    Hobbies
    40 views
  • Maybelline Snapscara Review

    Maybelline Snapscara Review

    Maybelline Snapscara is tubing mascara, meaning it comes off with water. Getting good tubing mascara is one of the best things you can do for your lashes (other than putting nothing on them at all, but we aren’t giving up our smokey eyes). Still, you can’t help but wonder whether the mascara will flake. If it’ll clump. If it’ll even volumize or elongate your lashes at all.Our editing department purchased Maybelline’s Snapscara and sought to answer the above questions. This is what we learned during testing.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    182 views
  • FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil Review

    FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil Review

    Whenever we see the word “mild” affixed onto a cleanser, there’s a few questions that come to mind. Is it really mild? What are the ingredients? Does it have any cleansing power at all?Our editing department purchased FANCL’s Mild Cleansing Oil and sought to answer the above questions. We also compared it to products from other brands, including DHC–more on that below.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    215 views
  • Pilot Dr. Grip 4+1 Review - mybest

    Pilot Dr. Grip 4+1 Review - mybest

    The comfort of a Dr. Grip, the convenience of a multi-pen, and the flexibility of pencil all in one. At first glance, the Dr. Grip 4+1 seems good too to be true–and maybe it is. Reviewers complain about the levers being fiddly, the green being iffy, and the ink skipping.We were never ones to miss out on introducing a miracle product (or bashing a rip-off), so we purchased Pilot’s Dr. Grip 4+1, contacted three stationery specialists, and inspected the claims listed above. We also looked up available refills and tried installing them. This is what we learned during testing.
    Household goods
    91 views
  • Uni Jetstream 0.7 Review - mybest

    Uni Jetstream 0.7 Review - mybest

    We’ve seen our fair share of praise for the uni Jetstream. It writes smoothly. It feels pretty good in the hand. And the ink is dark as pitch. But we know that on the internet, things can get inflated and distorted, so we wanted to put the Jetstream to the test one more time.Our editing department purchased uni’s ever-popular Jetstream 0.7, contacted three stationery specialists, and looked at design, ergonomics, and ink quality. We also looked up information about refills. This is what we learned during testing.
    Household goods
    56 views
  • Top 10 Best Indoor Plants for Air Quality to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Indoor Plants for Air Quality to Buy Online 2019

    We’ve scoured the internet and pored over reviews to find plants that are both nice to look at and effective air purifiers. We found that the best plants filter out some of the most common household toxins including ammonia, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde and benzene.Depending on your home and lifestyle, it’s also important to consider factors like ease of care, size, and toxicity to pets. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite indoor plants for air quality available online.
    Household goods
    67 views
  • Uni Jetstream Prime Review - mybest

    Uni Jetstream Prime Review - mybest

    We took a look at the Jetstream Prime Single from uni. Available for about $15 in Japan and usually sold for more in the States, it may not be as pricey as your hundred-dollar fountain pens, but it still costs a good deal more than your multi-packs from Office Depot, where pens are few cents apiece. So is the Jetstream Prime worth it?Our editing department purchased the Jetstream Prime and inspected the design, the ink, and the ergonomics of the pen. We also checked out refills. This is what we learned during testing.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    71 views
  • Uni Power Tank 0.7 Review

    Uni Power Tank 0.7 Review

    The Power Tank is one of those cheap, disposable pens. And to save money, companies are going have to cut corners somewhere, so it makes sense to wonder. Is the pen scratchy? Is it ergonomic? Is the ink of good quality?Our editing department purchased uni’s ever-popular Power Tank, contacted three stationery specialists, and sought to answer the above questions. We also looked up information about refills. This is what we learned during testing.
    Household goods
    49 views
  • Top 10 Best Scalp Treatments for Hair Growth to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Scalp Treatments for Hair Growth to Buy Online 2019

    We’ve scoured the internet and pored over reviews to figure out what makes a great scalp treatment for hair growth. While researching, we found that the key to hair growth is a healthy scalp. Therefore, treatments should reduce scalp inflammation, include ingredients focused on scalp health, and be free from any irritants like sulfates and parabens.While much hair loss can be fixed by paying closer attention to scalp health, to regrow hair, treatments should include minoxidil in the right concentration for men or women. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve selected our favorite scalp treatments for hair growth available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    85 views
  • Top 10 Best Scalp Exfoliators to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Scalp Exfoliators to Buy Online 2019

    We scoured the internet and pored over reviews to figure out what makes a great scalp exfoliator. In our research, we found that the best exfoliators fit seamlessly into your hair washing routine as either a treatment or exfoliating shampoo, use gentle physical or chemical exfoliants, and offer additional benefits like hydration and skin calming.As with facial exfoliants, scalp exfoliators can either be made from gritty ingredients–like walnut shells, sugar crystals, and salt–or acids that cover the range of both AHAs and BHAs. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite scalp exfoliators available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    98 views
  • Top 34 Best Japanese Bath Towels to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 34 Best Japanese Bath Towels to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Yahoo Shopping) for the best bath towels. We then chose the 34 most popular products and tested them for the following:1. Texture2. AbsorbencyWe’ve gathered brands you’ll recognize (Nitori, MUJI) and those you won’t. We’ve got microfiber products, cotton products, organic and zero twist products. We bundled all these options together and ended up with a list of the best Japanese bath towels available online and in department stores.
    Household goods
    446 views
  • Top 10 Best Conditioners for Hair Repair and Growth to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Conditioners for Hair Repair and Growth to Buy Online 2019

    We searched the internet high and low and pored over countless reviews to figure out what makes a great hair repair and growth conditioner. While researching, we found that the best conditioners for growth contain nourishing, hydrating ingredients to strengthen strands and prevent breakage but don’t contain anything that can dry out your hair or irritate your scalp.Of course, these products must also be optimized for your particular hair type, which can sometimes mean using a high-powered leave-in conditioner. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve come up with a list of some of the best hair repair and growth conditioners available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    74 views
  • Top 10 Best Shampoos for Hair Repair and Growth to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Shampoos for Hair Repair and Growth to Buy Online 2019

    We’ve scoured the internet and pored over reviews to find the best shampoos for hair repair and growth. During our research, we discovered that the best shampoos contain DHT-blocking ingredients to combat hair loss and nourishing ingredients to encourage healthy strands.They’re free from irritants like sulfates and parabens and are also suitable for your hair type. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite growth and repair shampoos available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    94 views
  • Top 10 Best Pots for Indoor Plants to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Pots for Indoor Plants to Buy Online 2019

    Finding the right pot for your indoor plants can be a struggle–not only do you have to make sure it looks good, but it has to work too. We scoured the internet and pored over reviews to figure out what makes a pot so great.We found that the best pots are made from a material suitable for your plant’s water needs, fit your plant properly, and have proper drainage. On top of that, it pays to also consider its weight if you’re planning on hanging it or keeping it on a shelf. With these factors in mind, we’ve put together this list of the best pots for indoor plants available online.
    Interior and furniture
    132 views
  • Top 14 Best Japanese Business Shoes to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 14 Best Japanese Business Shoes to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Yahoo Shopping) for the best men’s business shoes. We then chose the 14 most popular products and tested them for the following:1. Craftsmanship2. Material3. Comfort4. Water-ResistanceWe were looking for shoes that would be easy to walk in, rain or shine. We also considered breathable options for folks who stand all day. We even enlisted the help of a journalist who specializes in men’s fashion to check for quality. What we ended up with was a definitive list of and buying guide about the best Japanese business shoes available online.
    Shoes
    157 views
  • Top 15 Best Japanese Cleansing Milks to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 15 Best Japanese Cleansing Milks to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best facial cleansing milk. We then chose the 15 most popular products and tested them for the following:1. Cleansing Power2. Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing)3. IngredientsWe talked to a specialist who used to work in cosmetics R&D about options for sensitive and dry skin. We looked for products that worked on waterproof makeup. What we ended up with was a definitive list of and buying guide about the best Japanese cleansing milks available online and in drugstores.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    435 views
  • Pilot Acroball Review

    Pilot Acroball Review

    How does it feel like to write with the Acroball? Is it comfortable to hold? How does the ink look?Our editing department purchased Pilot’s ever-popular Acroball, contacted three stationery specialists, and sought to answer the above questions. We also compared it to its rival, the Jetstream. This is what we learned during testing.
    Household goods
    130 views
  • Top 10 Best Smoothie Recipe Books to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Smoothie Recipe Books to Buy Online 2019

    Smoothies can get boring pretty quickly, especially when you’re using the same combinations over and over. That’s why we set out to find the best smoothie recipe books available. After flipping through hundreds of pages and poring over reviews, we’ve figured out that the best recipe books match your goals, include ingredients you can eat and find easily, and offer more information than just ingredient lists.Many books feature recipes that include vegetables as well as fruits and focus on health benefits such as weight management, anti-aging, and gut health. Keeping these factors in mind, here are our favorite smoothie recipe books available online.
    Books, CDs, DVDs
    774 views
  • Top 16 Best Japanese Eye Makeup Removers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 16 Best Japanese Eye Makeup Removers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best eye makeup removers. We then chose the 16 most popular products and tested them for the following:1. Cleansing Power2. Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing)3. IngredientsWe consulted a specialist who used to work in cosmetics R&D about options suitable for dry and sensitive skin. We also tested the products on waterproof mascara and made sure they worked on eyelash extensions. What we ended up with was a definitive list of and buying guide about the best Japanese eye makeup removers available online and in drugstores.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    479 views
  • Top 17 Best Japanese Makeup Remover Wipes to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 17 Best Japanese Makeup Remover Wipes to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best makeup remover wipes (commonly known in Japan as cleansing sheets). We then chose the 17 most popular products and tested them for the following:1. Cleansing Power2. Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing)3. IngredientsWe looked at items you can buy in bulk and ones that were individually packaged. We looked at effective options and options suitable for sensitive skin. We then compiled our findings into a definitive list of the best Japanese makeup remover wipes to buy online and in drugstores.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    373 views
  • Top 10 Best Wearable Speakers to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Wearable Speakers to Buy Online 2019

    We scoured the internet and pored over reviews to figure out what makes a great wearable speaker. By the end of our search, we came to the conclusion that the best speakers can be worn while doing multiple activities, offer good sound quality and battery life, and won’t be affected by a little rain or sweat.Many are worn on the neck, wrist, or as a clip-on, include wireless technology such as Bluetooth, and are built largely for use during exercise or workouts. Keeping these factors in mind, here are some of our favorite wearable speakers available online.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    94 views
  • Top 10 Best Headbands that Don’t Slip to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Headbands that Don’t Slip to Buy Online 2019

    We looked at products and pored over reviews to find out what makes for a great non-slip headband. We learned that the best headbands are snug (but not too tight) and thicker in width to hold back more hair. If you’re planning on wearing it to work out or go running, look for one that’s extra grippy and sweat-wicking–though fine hair calls for something gentler.Keeping these factors in mind, we’ve picked out ten of the best headbands that don’t slip available online.
    Accessories
    1,006 views
  • Top 21 Best Japanese Cleansing Waters (Makeup Removers) to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 21 Best Japanese Cleansing Waters (Makeup Removers) to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best cleansing water (also known as micellar water). We then chose the 21 most popular products and tested them for the following:1. Cleansing Power2. Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing)3. IngredientsWe made sure to take into consideration skincare benefits–exfoliation and brightening, for instance–and also talked to a cosmetic R&D specialist about options for folks with sensitive skin. What we ended up with was a definitive list of and buying guide about the best Japanese cleansing waters available online (and in drugstores).
    Cosmetics and skincare
    569 views
  • Top 10 Best Organic Cotton Bras to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Organic Cotton Bras to Buy Online 2019

    Our breasts are one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies, so it makes sense that we want to treat them well. And that’s why we’ve searched the internet for the best organic cotton bras available.After poring over reviews, we’ve come to the conclusion that the best organic cotton bras offer the support that you’re looking for and come in the right size, whether you’re petite or plus, small or large breasted. Keeping all these things in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best options.
    Clothing
    1,236 views
  • Top 10 Best Height Adjustable Desks to Buy Online 2019

    Top 10 Best Height Adjustable Desks to Buy Online 2019

    We’ve put together a list of the best height adjustable desks that’ll let you switch off between sitting and standing as you work. After scouring the web and poring over reviews, we’ve come to the conclusion that the best adjustable desks offer the right height range, have an adequate work surface, and fit within your budget and lifestyle needs.This could mean deciding between manual and electric options, as well as picking out desktop material that matches your office decor. Keep all this in mind as you browse our ten favorite height adjustable desks available online.
    Interior and furniture
    41 views
  • Top 7 Best Silicone Stretch Lids to Buy Online 2019

    Top 7 Best Silicone Stretch Lids to Buy Online 2019

    We’ve all heard by now that plastic isn’t the best thing to be using, especially in the kitchen. But food can’t just be exposed all the time, so we’ve searched the internet to uncover the best silicone stretch lids available.After poring over descriptions and reviews, we’ve come to the conclusion that the best lids are made from food safe materials, stretch to fit the size and shape of your containers, and meet your organizational needs. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve selected some of the best silicone stretch lids available online.
    Kitchen supplies
    112 views
  • Top 31 Best Japanese Cleansing Oils to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Top 31 Best Japanese Cleansing Oils to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best cleansing oils. We then chose the 31 most popular products and tested them for the following:1. Cleansing Power2. Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing)3. IngredientsWe also consulted a researcher about options for folks with sensitive skin and rounded out the article with tips on how to use and wash off cleansing oils. What we ended up with was a definitive list of and buying guide about the best Japanese cleansing oils available online (and in drugstores).
    Cosmetics and skincare
    1,716 views