Weekly Reads #250: May 28, 2016

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I recently started a new project at work.  It has made me REALLY, REALLY busy.  I haven’t been working this hard since I left China!
 What were your favorite posts this week?


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xoxo, K

My hangover recovery routine

Many expats who move to Japan are surprised at how much Japanese people drink. Public intoxication is not against the law here, and actually, it is expected in many companies that you will get roaring drunk in order to bond with your colleagues.


I’ve had my fair share of drinks, and I’ve found that I get more hangovers as I get older.  Here are my tips and tricks to recover from them!


(I found this picture online. Who wakes up with a hangover and still has perfect lipstick and mascara????)


Water, water, water


Prevention is definitely the key. I try to alternate between alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks (my favorite is club soda), but I often forget.

Once I get home, I force myself to drink a bottle of water before I go to sleep.  My body is so dehydrated from drinking that it needs all the water it can get.  This bottle of water is a huge help to me in the morning!

I also keep a bottle by my bedside in case I wake up in the middle of the night.



Bowl with yoghurt

In general, I find that eating when I am hungover helps me feel better.  I try to eat light food, like yogurt, a smoothie, or some toast.



Go outside


I know, I know… I want to sleep off my hangover too.  But I have found that taking a walk outside makes me feel much better, and it is easier to get back into my normal routine.  On the other hand, when I try to sleep it off, I feel hungover until the late afternoon.


In the end, there are no magical cures for hangovers.  I drink water, eat, and try to metabolize the remaining toxins in my body!


How do you recover from a hangover?


xoxo, K

Empties from March to May 2016

These are my empties from March to May.  I love seeing people’s empties and hearing what people thought about the product!


(All links go to my reviews)

Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

This is a facial scrub which I used as a facial cleanser. With a face wash net, it foamed up nicely.


Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel

This is my go-to facial SPF.  It has alcohol in it, which may not work for some people, but I really like this SPF because it does not make my skin greasy.



Barry M Dazzle Dust in Mushroom

This is a purply taupe color which was extremely popular in the beauty blogger community a few years ago. Barry M products are extremely affordable in the UK, and I recommend the brand highly.



MKB cleansing oil

A review of this product is coming up! I bought this on a whim because I was running out of cleansing oil.  It was surprisingly good!



Living Lalique Eau de Perfume

This was a light perfume which was very feminine.


Fresh Life Eau de Parfum

This is a floral-citrus scent.  I liked the scent, but I felt that it wasn’t worth the price.


Cartier La Panthere Eau de Parfum

This is a musky floral perfume. I felt that the scent was generic and definitely not worth the price.



Bath and Body Works White Tea and Ginger shower gel

This scent is a discontinued line which is periodically brought back.  It smells like sweet ice tea to me.


YuskinA hand cream

This is a very thick hand cream which is well-loved in Japan. It helped my hands a lot this past winter.



Seabreeze Deo+Water deodorant

My go-to deodorant! I always have one on hand.



Hope you enjoyed my empties!


xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #249: May 21, 2016

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 I’ve been a roll since coming back from vacation.  I guess I really needed it!  Life has changed a lot in the past 6 months, and I really appreciate the support I get from the beauty blogger community.  The change has been good!
 What were your favorite posts this week?


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Throwback Thursday: Favorites from May

This month, I am revisiting my favorites from May 2013 and 2014.


In May 2014, I liked:

Milani Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencils

These were my favorites for a VERY long time, until I used them up completely.  I still recommend them – they are the only cream eyeshadow that does not crease on my oily eyelids.

Milani Shadow Eyez
L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush

The Infallible eyeshadows are a favorite of many beauty bloggers, and I loved Amber Rush so much that I have a dedicated review! What a great color for a one shadow look.


Jordana Color Tint Blush Sticks

I also loved these for a very, very long time.  I was looking forward to trying out new Jordana products when I was in New York. However, they have all but disappeared from the drugstores! I found a few places that stock the lip colors and eyeliners, but no blushes to be found anywhere!
Jordana Cosmetics Color Tint Blush Sticks

Revlon Photoready Skinlights face illuminators in Bare Light and Peach Light

I still own these, and I still think they are beautiful. However, recently I prefer cream or powder highlighters.
Revlon Photoready Skinlights face illuminators in Bare Light and Peach Light

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Brazilian Tan
I broke this out again recently, and it reminds me that brownish pink lipsticks actually do look good on me!Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Brazilian Tan
In May 2013, I liked:

Lush Dirty Shower Gel

This is a cult favorite at Lush, but to be honest, I don’t think it is very memorable.  Many people like the scent, and there is even a Lush Dirty perfume!

Lush Dirty Shower Gel
Bioderma cleanser

I really, really do not get the hype about this product.  I felt that it did not remove my makeup very well.   I prefer an oil-based cleanser, but if you are looking for something which you do not need to rinse off, I recommend the Neutrogena wipes.
Bioderma Sebium H2O Non-Rinse cleanser


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye

This is still one of my favorite eye creams.  It hydrates my eye area without becoming sticky, so I was even able to use it when I lived in Indonesia.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye


It looks like May was a mix of hits and misses. If you know of a place near you which sells Jordana cosmetics, please let me know!


xoxo, K