Weekly Reads #172: September 20, 2014

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By the time this post goes up, I will be in the middle of another round of heavy travel.  I’ll be in Hong Kong for 2 days, China for 2 days, then the day after I come back to Japan I will go on a domestic business trip for 2 days.  I’ll be spending a lot of time at stations and airports.  What is your favorite thing to do to pass “waiting” time while you are traveling?


What were your favorite posts this week? 

 

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Review: Biore UV Perfect Spray

A few years ago, I picked up a SPF spray when I was in the US.  I had never seen a sunscreen in a spray can before, and I was surprised at how easy they were to use.  I looked for one when I came back to Japan, but I was not able to find one until this year!

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This is a review of the Biore UV Perfect Spray, with SPF 50+ and PA+++.

Price: The price of sunscreen varies widely depending on where and when I purchase it. I can usually find this product around 700 yen ($7 USD).

Scent: This product has a faint sunscreen scent, but it does not linger

Availability: Biore is a widely available drugstore brand in Japan, and this product can be found at many drugstores and supermarkets

Pros:

  • This product is marketed as a clear spray. I found that it does not leave any white residue on my skin
  • This product dries very quickly, leaving a powdery feel on my skin

Cons:

  • I did not feel that this product gave my skin adequate protection. The spray was so fine that I could not tell if I was applying it correctly.

Would I repurchase? No. I am really disappointed!  No matter how much I sprayed on to my skin, it did not feel like I was applying enough. Maybe it just absorbed well into my skin, but sunscreen is not an area where I can take any chances.  I’ll just pick up another spray sunscreen next time I go to the US.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

 

Monthly Favorites #45: September, 2014

Late, yes, I know!

If you have been reading my blog for some time, you will know that every summer I mention how September is still hot in Japan, and that we consider September to be part of summer. Maybe I mentioned it too much, because this September is already quite cool!

On to my favorites!

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation
(a review is coming up soon!)
Now that the weather is cooling down, I have started to wear foundation again. I don’t really think this lasts all day, but it holds up better against my skin which is still in the summer=oily stage.

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Jordana Color Tint Blush in Coral Touch
(link goes to my review)
I am not sure when I will go back to wearing powder blushes. I have really been loving cream blushes since I picked up a few in New York this spring.


Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

This brush is by far my favorite face brush. I use this brush to blend in my cream blushes. I also use it to blend in my foundation. I probably should have picked up another one when I was in the US!!


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Brazilian Tan

This product was part of the Revlon Rio Rush collection for Summer 2014, and I picked it up while I was in New York.  This is a true nude lipstick on me without making me look like I have concealer on my lips. I also love the formula!

I had a hard time finding this lipstick, and luckily one of my twitter friends told me exactly which drugstore she had seen it in!

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What products have you been loving this month?

 xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #171: September 14, 2014

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What were your favorite posts this week? 

 

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Weekly Reads #170: September 6, 2014

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I’m back from my busy week of traveling… but I have another 1 night trip to Tokyo next week. I will be detoxing this week since I ate too many fatty, salty things while I was in China!

On to my Weekly Reads! What were your favorite posts this week? 

 

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