Review: Fresh Life Eau de Parfum

This is a review of the Fresh Life Eau de Parfum.

 

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What it does: (from the Sephora website)

Fresh Life Eau de Parfum is sensual citrus fragrance that captures the ultimate Fresh moment, conjuring the freshness of a clear blue sky, sweet morning air, a sparkling sun, and velvety water.

Airy notes of grapefruit, lilac leaves, and transparent magnolia float above sunny hints of silk amber, warm orange, and tonka flowers, balanced by the aquatic freshness of sweet cucumber, sparkling moss, and morning dew. At the base, Earthy notes of velvet bergamot, vanilla grass, and dreamy cypress anchor the fragrance.

Notes: Grapefruit, Lilac Leaves, Transparent Magnolia, Silk Amber, Warm Orange, And Tonka Flowers, Sweet Cucumber, Sparkling Moss, Bergamot, Vanilla Grass, Cypress.

 

Price: $50 for 1 oz

Scent: “Fresh” is all I can think of. It is a floral-citrus scent

Availability: This product can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom, and other department stores

 

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What I thought:

This scent makes me think of jeans and a t-shirt. I probably should have waited until the spring to try it, but I still enjoyed it. I think this scent is universally liked.

On the other hand, because it is so light, this perfume does not last well on my skin.

 

Would I repurchase? Maybe. While it was a nice scent, it was not a remarkable scent for me.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

Monthly Favorites #62: February, 2016

February is usually the coldest month of the year in Japan, and there were a few days with extremely cold weather.  The humidity during this season tends to be very different depending on where you live as well.  If you live along the Sea of Japan, you’ll have almost non-stop snow during the winter. However, the humidity hits the Japan Alps, causing the area along the Pacific Ocean to be extremely dry.  My favorites this month are all related to how I kept my skin moisturized!

 

Urban Decay Primer Potion

While everyone loves UDPP, I prefer the Milani Eyeshadow Base.  I pulled out my UDPP again this past month because it is a little bit creamier, which works better during the dry months.

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Daiso Silicone Mask

This is a face-shaped mask made of silicone, which is meant to go over your sheet masks, to keep them from evaporating as quickly. It even has ear holes to keep it in place. The mask itself is a little big for me, but since it is only $1, I am thinking of cutting off the excess to make it fit better to my face.

Daiso Silicone mask

 

Muji Jojoba oil

This has been my go-to moisturizer.  It is fairly light and does a good job at hydrating my skin.

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Zombies, Run app

This is my current favorite running app. It lives up to the hype!

 

What were your recent favorites?

 

xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #238: February 6, 2016

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For my outside runs, I have started using a different running app called Zombies, Run! It got started on Kickstarter, and it seems to be quite popular! I like to change things up so that I don’t get bored, and this app has done it for me.

 What were your favorite posts this week?

 

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xoxo, K

Throwback Thursday: Favorites from January

This is very late, but here is a look back at the products I liked in January 2014 and 2013!

For more information on each product, click on the links to go to my reviews!

 

In January 2014, I liked:

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

These are a long time favorite of mine, and I pick up a package whenever I am in the US. I have tried other makeup remover wipes since then, but these still win!

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Energy

This is probably my favorite Bath and Body Works scent. It smells slightly sweet, slightly gingery, and slightly citrus-y.

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye 

I have never really found an eye cream that I felt worked… except for this. It is a gel-like consistency, which works great on my oily eyes.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye

Martha Tilaar Caring Colours Everest BB Cream

This is a local Indonesian BB cream that I picked up after reading a few Indonesian beauty blogs. It had decent coverage and lasted even in the hot and humid weather. I was a little sad when I finished it!

Martha Tilaar Caring Colours Everlast BB Cream

 

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows

These have been a hit since they first came out, and I can’t stop hunting for the next greatest color. My current top favorite is Amber Rush, but there are quite a few colors to choose from.

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush

 

In January 2013, I liked:

Lush Olive Branch Shower Gel

This is one of my favorite Lush shower gels. I’ve found that I really like bergamot scents, as well as other woody scents which are not overly feminine.

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Laneige Water Sleeping Pack Ex

I picked up this pack in Korea, but since then, Laneige products have become more widely available. This product, for example, can be found on the Target website!

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L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

This mascara made my lashes thicker without clumps, and made it look like I had more lashes. It also did not transfer under my eyes, which is my biggest complaint with most mascaras.

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Hope you enjoyed this look back to my old favorites!

xoxo, K

Review: Jo Malone London Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne

This is a review of the Jo Malone London Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne.  I received a sample of this from a friend.  Let’s cut to the good part – I LOVE THIS.
Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt

What it does: (from the Saks Fifth Avenue website)
Escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful.
Price: $65 for 1 oz

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt

Scent: This is really hard for me to describe.  It is woody and green. It is not your typical beach-y fragrance, which tends to be sweet and scented with coconut, but rather, it reminds me of walking along the grass by the ocean in a cold climate.

 

Availability: Jo Malone colognes can be found at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and other department stores

 

What I thought:

It has been a long time since I found a scent that I liked so much!  It is appropriate for my work environment, and I think it would be appreciated by a wide range of people.  It is feminine without being floral or cloyingly sweet.  If only it were a little more affordable!

 

Would I repurchase?  Yes… on my birthday, maybe?

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

xoxo, K