Weekly Reads #264: October 22, 2016

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I’m in Okinawa as I write this.  This year, I have gone to Okinawa almost once per month, which has caused my coworkers to wonder if I have a boyfriend there!  Okinawa has a culture of its own, which is quite distinct from mainland Japan.  In many ways, it has more in common with Taiwan, which is geographically closer.

 What were your favorite posts this week?


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xoxo, K

Throwback Thursday: Favorites from October

Here is a look back at my favorites from October 2013 and 2014.


In October 2014, I liked:

Pressed mineral shadows (link goes to my review)

I recently decluttered my eyeshadow collection, which made me realize how much I like certain shades. The Barry M Dazzle Dust in Mushroom is a beautiful taupe purple.


Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze Blush Stick in Just Pinched Pink (link goes to my review)

I no longer own this, because the cap cracked past repair.  Cream blushes work better for me in the summer, but some people prefer them in the fall.

Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze blush stick


Shirt Cool spray (link goes to my review)

This is a must have for me in the hot months. I buy a bottle of it as soon as the weather starts to get warm. It smells strongly of menthol, though.
shirt cool

In October 2013, I liked:

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

Remember when everyone was raving about this foundation? It seems like no one talks about Revlon foundations anymore. I was so surprised to see that Revlon foundations are like, $14 at the drugstore! I could buy something from Sephora for that price!!



Ecotools Bamboo bronzer brush (link goes to my review)

I’m not sure if this brush is still sold, but I still strongly recommend Ecotools brushes. They are all very soft, affordable, and eco-friendly.



It’s always interesting to see that some of my old favorites are staples in my collection, while I have totally forgotten about others!


xoxo. K

Review: L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara

This is a review of the L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara.


This mascara has a really interesting wand. It is smaller at the tip and wider at the base, but only on one side.


The wand is supposed to be used so that the tip is faced toward your nose. The larger side of the wand is supposed to catch your lashes and make them longer, effectively giving you a cat eye effect.



What it does: (from L’Oreal’s website)

Stretch and extend your lashes like wings! Introducing Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, one of L’Oréal Paris most-exciting mascara innovations, yet. It’s revolutionary Butterfly Brush with asymmetrical lash line shape extends and lifts outer corner lashes to give you a winged-out effect, instantly volumizing lashes at the roots and stretching lashes outward. The unique Cocoon Fibers instantly wrap lashes in a soft, delicate veil to create silky, spectacular lashes that flutter.

Price: varies. Ulta lists this product for $8.99


What I thought:

I really expected this to be a gimmicky mascara.  What in the world was going on with this wand? I don’t like mascara wands which are not symmetrical, because I like doing both my right and left eye with my dominant hand. On top of this, I had to hold this wand ensuring that the side with the long comb was always facing up.  All of this was too much of a hassle for me.

After using this for a few weeks, I felt that the mascara itself was OK.  It made my eyelashes look longer, and they became side swept.

However, this mascara smudged under my eyes. Smudging is the biggest no-no I have for mascara.  I would deal with the hassle if only it didn’t smudge!


Would I repurchase?  No. 


Hope you enjoyed my review!

xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #263: October 16, 2016

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 The weather has suddenly gotten cooler over the past few weeks.  It seems like only yesterday I was wearing t-shirts and shorts, and now I need to get out my sweaters!   The leaves haven’t changed color in Japan, but I’m sure they will in the coming weeks.
 What were your favorite posts this week?


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Monthly Favorites #68: October, 2016

Wow, somehow I hadn’t blogged in a month!  I guess things were pretty hectic around here.


Here are my favorites for October 2016!


Nars Orgasm blush (link goes to my review)

The weather has cooled down a little, so I am back to using powder blush.  This is a great color for my skin tone.



Urban Decay Naked 3 palette

Although this isn’t my favorite Naked palette, I seem to be using this a lot this past month.



L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

I bought this when I was in the US.  It is SUPER matte, and I like to mix it with other foundations to make them last longer.



What were your favorites last month?


xoxo, K