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I went to Japan a few years ago and was totally blown away by what a bizarre, cool country it is (the movie Lost in Translation only began to touch upon this). So seeing these amazing Shu by Ai limited-edition bottles of Shu Uemura's cult-status cleansing oil, I was reminded of how unique Japanese style is (the Japanese are fond of the term "Japanese-style", whether it's a way of eating, traveling, dressing, or doing a number of things). The Shu by Ai collection is a set of three of Shu Uemura's cleansing oils, with special bottles designed by Japanese artist Ai Yamaguchi; the characters on the bottles are big-eyed anime heroines, revered by young Japanese women, who are quite girly. The bottles are a rather steep $60 each, but a portion of the proceeds go to Rx Art, a nonprofit dedicated to art therapy for children's hospitals. And, through tomorrow, buy two or more bottles and get free shipping (hey, it helps).

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