Weekly Reads #284: March 25, 2017

 

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 What were your favorite posts this week?

Skin care treatments that can ruin your skin if you abuse them, via Beautiful with Brains.  Basically, don’t over exfoliate

How to “Iron Wall makeup”,  via A Dream of Tokyo. This makeup application has gone viral on Japanese social media.

5 things to love from Japan, via Musings of a Muse. Not surprised that Kit Kats are on the list.

The best and worst Colourpop pressed eyeshadows, via Temptalia.  Want.

How I Deal With Sick-Face, via Looks Good From The Back. I wish I could stay in the whole time I am sick.

How to Make In-N-Out’s Famous Animal Style Fries, via Spoon University. Easier than I expected.

 

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Review: Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray

Salt sprays are a must have product in my regiment, although they aren’t very well known in Japan. I first picked up the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray many years ago after hearing the hype.  I didn’t really like it at the time, until I realized that I liked the way my hair looked after I had been scuba diving.  Since then, I’ve picked up different salt sprays each time I went to the US.  The Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray is the newest one on my list!

 

 

What it does: (from the Ulta website)

Create natural, effortless, beach hair worn loose, soft and wavy. It adds body and texture to straight, fine strands or pumps up the curl in already wavy hair. Add extra definition to your wavy layers. Hydrolyzed Silk and Provitamin B5 protect your tresses while adding moisture and shine. Powerful UV Protectors absorb ultraviolet light to save your mane from harmful sun exposure, dehydration and color-fade. You’re left with manageable, touchable waves. Even the straightest hair can achieve tousled beach hair any time of year.
Price: $8.99 for 4.2 oz.

 

What I thought:

My first thought when I used this product was, “ooooh, the smell!”  The product has a sweet coconut scent, which reminds me a lot of the beach.  It brought me right back to Hawaii!

However, I didn’t really like the product. It seemed to make my hair stickier and less manageable than other salt sprays. Maybe the bottle was spraying too much product on my hair? I thought I was using a similar amount as I do for other salt sprays, but still I didn’t like how my hair felt.

 

Would I repurchase?  No. If you are looking for a salt spray at an affordable price, I recommend the Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Spray.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #283: March 18, 2017

 

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 What were your favorite posts this week?

What can you get at Sephora for under $10? via Musings of a Muse. Not a bad way to find new products to try.

9 laundry tips, via Work Edit. Most people in Japan line dry their clothes.

Tips and products for little black girl’s hair, via Clumps of Mascara. Adorable.

The best professional tops for layering, via Bridgette Raes. I always need to try on tops.

Funfetti mug cake, via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. I need to try this.

A Spin Instructor Shares How to Make the Ultimate Workout Playlist, via Brit+ Co. Music is a great motivator for me.

10 unspoken rules for running in Charleston, via Spoon University. Many of these are good rules for any city.

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Throwback: Favorites from March

It’s the time of the month to revisit some old favorites!   Here is a look back at my favorites from 2014 and 2015!

In March 2015, I liked:

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Rose Gold
(picture from my Instagram)

I used up this eyeshadow a while ago!  I haven’t bought a new Barry M Dazzle Dust in a few years, and I hope they are still as good as I remember!

 

L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara (link goes to my review)

While I initially liked this mascara, it ended up smudging under my eyes.  I really like that L’Oreal mascaras click shut, so if I recommend them if you can find a formula that works for you.

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Putting foundation into little squeeze tubes for traveling
(picture from my Instagram)

This is still the way I carry my foundation when I am traveling. I use bottles which are intended to put into bentos, which don’t leak and are 8 for $1!

 

In March 2014, I liked:

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation (link goes to my review)

This was one of my favorite foundations for a very long time. However, Revlon foundations have gotten really expensive, and I can find better foundations at a department store.

 

Dejavu Lasting Fine R Pencil eyeliner (link goes to my review)

I haven’t repurchased this in a while, but it is a great long lasting pencil eyeliner.

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette

Between the Barry M pigment I liked in 2015, and the Naked 3 palette I liked in 2014, apparently I like rose gold in March!  I still own this palette and I use it regularly.

Wow, this month I am only using  2 of the 6 products I used to like!

 

xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #282: March 11, 2017

 

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 What were your favorite posts this week?

Clinique is collaborating with Crayola, via Pixie. The box is adorable.

How to stay warm while looking cute, via Putting Me Together. Heat tech is warm and cheap.

Have you ever gone beauty dumpster diving, via Makeup and Beauty Blog. I’m kind of not surprised that this is a thing.

Gold boots? via Looks Good From The Back. I own both gold and silver flats, and I love them!

Bacon dust popcorn, via Macheesmo. Including how to make bacon dust.

How to steam fry vegetables, via Simply Recipes. Better than steaming.

A reusable tampon applicator? via Brit+ Co.  I’d love to see this – period stuff is just so full of waste!

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