Weekly Reads #246: April 2, 2016

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I’m in the lounge at the airport as I write this, waiting to get on a flight for a business trip.  The weather was pretty cold in Japan when I left, but it is supposed to be quite warm when I return.  I needed to wear a thick jacket on my way to the airport, but hopefully I won’t need to wear it on the way back!
 What were your favorite posts this week?

 

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xoxo, K

Empties from November 2015 to February 2016 – Part 2

This is part 2 of my recent empties. Where do you normally keep your empties?

(all links go to reviews I have done before)

 

Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum

I liked this scent quite a lot, and am considering buying the full sized bottle.

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Tory Burch Eau de Perfume

This is a great scent for the young professional woman.  It is feminine without smelling too sweet, and is not offensive – but be careful how much you apply!

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Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

I did not know when I tried this product that it is such a popular fragrance! This was heavier than most scents I am used to wearing, so I am glad I got to try it in the cooler months.

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Bath and Body Works Ultra Shea Body Cream in White Tea & Ginger

I liked this body cream much, much better than Bath and Body Works’ normal body lotions.

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Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel

This is a sunscreen that I apply on my face every single day. It provides SPF 50+ without making my face greasy. It contains alcohol though, so don’t apply it to your face if you have sensitive skin.

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Sea Breeze Deo & Water Frozen Mint

This is a new product in the Sea Breeze Deo & Water line, and has a stronger menthol feeling. It was very refreshing in the summer, but too cold in the cooler months.

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Bath and Body Works Sparkling Limeade candle

I liked the scent of this candle, but as you can see from the black marks on the container, this did not burn evenly.  I’ve realized that Bath and Body Works don’t sell many of their candles in the small size anymore!

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The Body Shop Lavender Home Fragrance Oil

This was a nice lavender scent.  If you are looking for a pure lavender oil, this is not the right product, but it is great if you are looking for a lavender scented oil

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Those are all of my recent empties! What products have you used recently?

 

xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #245: March 26, 2016

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 It is now Sakura season in Japan. The cherry blossoms are in bloom, and this is the peak season for travel across the country. Cherry blossoms last less than 10 days, and even shorter if there is any rain during those days, so it is a very special time of the year!
 What were your favorite posts this week?

 

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Empties from November 2015 to February 2016 – Part 1

Here are some of my emptiness from November 2015 to February 2016. I’m always surprised at how many empties people have each month.  I struggle to use up even a whole bottle of shower gel!

(all links go to reviews I have done before)

Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast

I recommend these eyeshadow pencils so much. They look great by themselves or as a base, and they don’t crease!

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YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau foundation

I never did a review on this foundation because when I got it, it was already discontinued. I did not like the applicator, but this gave my skin a nice even finish without looking too cakey.

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Skinfood Buckwheat loose powder

I completely forgot about this product until I realized it was taking up a lot of space in my makeup drawer.  It is a finely milled powder that I can apply on top of my makeup without looking too unnatural.

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Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder

While I liked the product itself, I did not like the packaging. The plastic top will crack if you keep the product where it can get squeezed.

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Orange Ginger shower gel

This is still one of my favorite scents from Bath and Body Works. If you are looking for a shower gel which isn’t too floral or fruity, take a look at this one.

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla shower gel

This is another one of my favorites from Bath and Body Works. It is a change to have a vanilla scented product which isn’t very sweet.

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Stay tuned for part 2 of my empties!

xoxo, K

Review: Elie Saab L’Eau Couture Eau de Toilette

This is a review of the Elie Saab L’Eau Couture Eau de Toilette.IMG_7440

What it does: (from the Nordstrom website)

Elie Saab L’Eau Couture Eau de Toilette contrasts the sophistication of a couture look with the springtime freshness of a fragrant eau de toilette. It is a natural, luminous and feminine scent, opening with fresh citrus accents, calabrian bergamot and magnolia.

Notes:

Top: citrus, calabrian bergamot, magnolia. Middle: orange blossom. Base: green almond accord, vanilla.

 

Scent: I was quite surprised to know that this is a citrusy floral scent.  Somehow, I felt it was more of a neutral scent, similar to freshly cracked pepper.

 

Price: $74 for 1.6 oz

 

Availability: Although I probably got this sample at Sephora, I could no longer find it on their website. I did find it at Nordstrom and other department stores.
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What I thought: This was a very light perfume, and I had trouble figuring out what it smelled like. Perhaps it was because I was using this at the same time as some other very fruity, sweet scents, but this felt more neutral and less feminine.

Separately, I found the spray mechanism on this sample bottle to be very difficult to use!

 

Would I repurchase?  No, it was not a memorable scent for me.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K