I dont usually blog on Fridays but i promised Asiyakei i would blog abt the JillStuart Mook i picked up today….

Mook = Magazine + Book
Also means its a magazine format but its not a regular release magazine AND its partly like a book due to all the info in it ^^

First of all, i want to tell you guys, it was HELL getting these. I live in an area with many offices and by the time i got to go to the bookstore here..there were only TWO copies left. So i assume most of the ladies grabbed a copy on the way to work [unlike me who was rushing DOHHH]

Yes i bought two copies..one for me and one for my sister ^^

Ok enough whining..you guys want to hear about the cosmetic pouch it comes with..yes?
Its made of a canvasy material..i am fairly certain its waterproof but i wish it was the same material as the makeup pouch from the last Jill Stuart Mook.

The ribbon charm it comes with is a lovely touch ^^

3 zipper compartments [sort of, one of them is really just a pocket]

Main compartment..
Tons of space here and useful pockets!! i bet u can carry a lot in this.

The 2nd compartment
I like it when they keep the brushes separate and it doubles as a tissue case/oil blotting paper case!
I didnt take too many pics of the booklet but here are some pages i liked

Using JS products to achieve two different looks

The catalogue [my fave part of the mook hahaha]

The Q and A section. The answers are kinda biased and mostly reccomend JS products to solve your skin/cosmetic questions XD but its a JS mook!
I might translate this someday if i can be bothered [fyi i hate translating things so dont ask me hahaha]

One more look at the cosmetic pouch!
And before any of you lament you wont be able to buy it outside of Japan..DONT!!

You can buy it online from
According to Miss RougeDeluxe
“For Amazon Japan, shipping is free only within Japan for purchases over 1500yen. For overseas shipping, the shipping costs are exorbitant.”
So it depends on how desperate you are.

Else try YesAsia or CD Japan [tip from asiyakei!]
According to Sheila and Miss Asiyakei
“Shipping from YesAsia is FREE over a certain amount, like I ordered the JS mook and the Cath Kidston mook that came out earlier this year and I got free shipping =) According to asiyakei the shipping is slower, but totally worth it when 1) you can’t get it anywhere else and 2) amazon shipping is SO expensive.”

Hope this helps you out!

In other news, the coming Monday is a public holiday here in Japan. Which means its a long weekend for me.
And thanks to some early start today..my weekend has actually already started at NOON today XD So yes uber long weekend for me XD

Leave you guys with a pic of Toi [i went here last weekend]
Will tell you guys about it next week

Till then, enjoy your weekend!
XOXO Yumeko

p.s i tweeted this yesterday but in case u are not on my twitter [my nick is bittenbefore. leave a comment here if u add me else i wont know and probably reject ur request, ok?]
PEACH JOHN [lingere brand in Japan] X hello kitty tote
1800yen for the Size S and 2100yen for Size L [which is sold out]
Sadly the size is too small so i wont be getting them.

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37 Responses to JILLSTUART 世界中がWE LOVE JILL!

  1. Justine says:

    <3 <3 <3

    Thank you!!!

    The print on the case is lovely but it's too bad it's canvas – I liked how waterproof last year's was. The ribbon charm is so cute though!! And the separate compartment for brushes is awesome – will definitely try bringing just this case for my makeup on my next trip (especially since the MUJI container is sold out 😉 )

    Are you getting the MQ book? I thought the ECO bag was cute so I bought it… have you ever tried their makeup? I remember Yasumi bought some of the singles and a palette but they seemed oddly shaped. I can always use eco bags though (even though I have tonnes haha)

    Toi looks SO beautiful. <3

  2. Iris says:

    Hey Yumeko,
    For Amazon Japan, shipping is free only within Japan for purchases over 1500yen. For overseas shipping, the shipping costs are exorbitant. When I order from Amazon Japan, I get it shipped to a friend in Tokyo.

  3. Blair says:

    Thank you for this post Yume-chan!!! The info of the pouch really helped since I think most of us are getting the mook because of the pouch haha xD Do you think it’s worth getting?

    Happy weekend sweets!!! =D

    • Bittenbefore says:

      i think so! even though it seems smaller than last year’s
      i think it can carry a lot more
      i like super organized things like this hahahaha

  4. Sheila says:


    Shipping from YesAsia is FREE over a certain amount, like I ordered the JS mook and the Cath Kidston mook that came out earlier this year and I got free shipping =) According to asiyakei the shipping is slower, but totally worth it when 1) you can’t get it anywhere else and 2) amazon shipping is SO expensive.

    Thanks for the pics, it just built up my anticipation to receive mine in October, LOL!


  5. May says:

    Whee! I am so excited for the JS mook:) Thanks for the pictures:) I hate translating too hahaha Have a great long weekend babe. Take lots of photos<3

  6. Starryxuan says:

    Hi Yumeko, I’m interested in getting this mook already! I prefer the material of last year’s was, but the ribbon is really pretty. hope i will be able to grab 1 in time :)

  7. *Kat* says:

    Thanks for posting this Yumeko! It’s really a lovely pouch and I really love the cute ribbon charm.

    I can’t wait to hear about your trip to Toi. I’ve actually never heard of the place and I don’t think that it is one of the places my son has visited yet. I might have to recommend it to him.


  8. Nikki says:

    I’ve always been eyeing Jill Stuart makeup but the prices online are really pricey and shipping adds up! Love the pouch!

  9. plue says:

    now i am tempted into getting this! this looks good! i wonder if my bookstore has it now…

  10. Anastacia says:

    AWEEE! those items such adorable ang girly :)

  11. MEOW says:

    :O so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. Catherine says:

    OMG!!! Dude, I am drooling over the JS pouch already! It’s so pretty and I love the print and the charm this year!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Beautiful picture of Toi too! 😀

  13. kuri says:

    hrm, to buy, or not to buy. It looks cute and useful, but seems like it’ll get dirty easily. Will contemplate; thanks for the post!

  14. Victoria says:

    Great post! Had me drooling all over my screen haha <3

  15. miRa says:

    cute pouchl! love the ribbon! :p
    hmm. but for me it’s a want and not a need! since i still have a few cosmetic pouches (those GWP from some cosmetics) >.<
    but will check out at the bookstore if i pass by! it's a fate to buy if i see one! haha :p
    thanks for sharing!! ^^

    have a great long weekend!! 😀


  16. Krib says:

    Cute pouch, and that seems to be be quite a popular magazine :p

  17. Dina (XYYan) says:

    I’ll definitely get this mook! Finger-crossed that it’s not sold out when I try to get it 😀
    The HK tote is super cute~

  18. Sandy says:

    Cute pouch! I love Jill Stuart, I think they have the best/prettiest packaging of all the makeup brands.

  19. Karen says:

    Hey added you on Twitter. Madinked. Add me too? Thanks!

  20. Calia Yang says:

    YAY for JS!!!! why isn’t America cool?! T_T I want me some JS!!!

    Thanks for sharing the few places where we can get it. ^_^

    The HK bag is uberly cute! I still love it even though I saw it yesterday when you twitted it.

  21. Miruku says:

    I saw this in the 7/11 today and was tempted! I went for PopSister instead though. The make-up bag looks great though, I think I’ll invest!

  22. mint says:

    amazing mook!! 😀 thank you so much for sharing!!

  23. Tracy says:

    Totally worth rushing for! Nice mook & I hope we can get it in Singapore but I can imagine the mad rush…


    • Bittenbefore says:

      i was told the mook came out in Singapore today as well! [friday 17th] hope u managed to get ur copy!

  24. Vicky says:

    I want! 😀
    Now I’m unsure which one to get, this Jill Stuart Mook or the Cath Kidston Hello from London 2010 one…lol I found them both on yesasia, now what to buy…xD
    Thanks for sharing the pics, the pouch is gorgeous and I love the bow.

    Have a great long weekend~ xxx

  25. ピア says:

    Oh I love that Mook!!!! I would love to have all of them that are available now!
    Like Gilfy & so on~
    This here is sooooo cute!!!!!

  26. CinnaBunnie says:

    you’re so lucky! ive been lemming the JS mook when i first saw it :) its elegant and practical too! the hello kitty bag is so kawaii! i want that too lol

  27. Ada says:

    ohohoh! the js mook is amazing :] i love your picture from Toi, too!

  28. hehe I learned a new word today! never knew what a mook was before xD
    I love the ribbon charm on the JS cosmetics bag, I’d probably detach it and wear it as a necklace haha :)

  29. Violet says:

    Gosh that bag is adorable! Thank you so much for listing the places to buy overseas too <3

  30. ~Lisa says:

    Oh, man! That mook is so awesome!! And love the pouch it comes with, and the adorable bow there! =)

    I wish it was available in Canada XD I agree, I love looking through catalogues =P

  31. wuzzyangel says:

    See JP got the goods man!! LOL! But it’s super pretty and girly. But I love how functional it is too!! Thanks for sharing the mag..ehmm… MOOK with us too! I learn something new everyday!

    Toi looks so beautiful! Need to get my ass to JP soon!

  32. ligi says:

    Thx for the info, I ordered mine on CD Japan yesterday! Yeah can’t wait to get it.

  33. sarah says:

    ah, mooks! the gift looks rather nice and spacious ;D i should try to get these when i go to mitsuwa, haha of course i don’t think the ones here are quite as nice. or maybe i don’t go look often enough!

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