Throwback Thursday: Favorites from November 2011 & 2012

This month, I’m revisiting my favorites from November 2011 & 2012.

 

In November 2012, I liked:

 

Lush Twilight shower gel (link goes to my review)
This product was limited edition for the 2012 holiday season, has not been rereleased since. I liked that the lavender scent of this product, and am disappointed it has not become a standard for Lush’s holiday collection!

 

Daiso False eyelashes (link goes to my review)
These were the first false eyelashes that I used, and I still haven’t found a better product for the price. If you want to wear falsies for a special occasion, there are so many different types at Daiso that there’s bound to be one that suits you. If you wear falsies regularly, I prefer the ones from Donki.

 

In November 2011, I liked:

MAC Honey Lust Eyeshadow
I haven’t worn this eyeshadow recently! I remember that it was a little flakey, and the payoff was not so good. If you like intensely shimmery eyeshadows, I recommend Fyrinnae.

 

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil in Yogurt
Wow, what a jump back in time!  Back then, it was impossible for me to find a cream eyeshadow that did not crease on my eyelids.  The NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils were also very popular in the beauty blogger world as well.  These days, I recommend the Milani Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencils, which come in great colors, and also do not crease!

 

Hope you liked this trip back through memory lane!

xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #180: November 22, 2014

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Ahhh… the perils of real life. I completely intended to have blog posts up this week. In fact, I have 90% completed drafts!


What were your favorite posts this week? 

 

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Review: Reusable Cotton Rounds from Etsy

A year ago or so, I first learned about reusable cotton rounds from the blog Wardrobe Oxygen.  I know I could do better in making my lifestyle more earth-friendly, and this looked like a good way to do so.

Side note: If you are not reading Wardrobe Oxygen yet, I highly recommend it. It is a great fashion blog for REAL women like me, who don’t have unlimited funds to make themselves look business-appropriate.

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Reusable rounds can be used where ever you use disposable cotton rounds, although I don’t recommend you use them for removing nail polish. Many Etsy sellers make them out of flannel or cotton.  I use them for removing my makeup.

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I bought my rounds from the Etsy seller Green Little Nest. She makes them out of leftover pieces of flannel from her other projects, so the patterns are so cute! After using them, I rinse them (although I really don’t think  you need to) and put them in a lingerie bag.  Once a week, I throw the lingerie bag in the wash long with my other laundry.

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Price: $13 for 30, plus shipping. I use about 3 each time I remove my makeup.

Pros:

  • Earth friendly!
  • These are super soft and don’t irritate my skin
  • The patterns are so cute and make me feel a little bit happier when I remove my makeup.
  • These get softer the more you wash them. In fact, I recommend that you wash them a few times before using them for the first time.

Cons:

  • I feel that these absorb more product than my normal cotton rounds.  If I am using Bioderma or other water-based makeup removers, I wet the rounds under the sink first, and squeeze out the excess water before applying the remover.

 

Would I repurchase? Yes, and I think these make a great gift!

 

Hope you enjoyed my review!

xoxo, K

 

Review: L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush

Beauty blogging introduced me to loose eyeshadows. I love the pigmentation and the colors that I can get from using loose eyeshadows, but they tend to get pretty messy.  When I first heard about the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, it sounded like the best of both worlds – I could get the pigmentation and color I wanted, without the mess.  It has been LOVE every since!

Before my most recent trip to the US, I heard some buzz about the Amber Rush color. A neutral Infallible? Sounds great to me!

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

For the 1st time ever, L’Oréal Paris introduces an ultra intense eye shadow that lasts from day until dawn—a full 24 hours. This revolutionary formula fuses the ease of a powder with the velvety caress of a cream to create a unique hybrid that glides on effortlessly. And with its unique technology, your eyes are enhanced with pure, magnified pigment. Make a lasting impression without batting an eye.

Intense, maximized color. Luxurious powder-cream texture. 24-hour long-lasting hold. Waterproof, crease resistant, fade resistant

Price: L’Oreal lists this product for $7.99.  As with all US drugstore products, the price may vary depending on where you buy it.

Swatch:

This product applies as a very rich coppery color.

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Availability: This and other L’Oreal products are widely available in US drugstores (such as Walgreens, CVS, etc) and supermarkets (Walmart, Target, etc)

Pros:

  • As with most other Infallible eyeshadows, this product has very good pigmentation.  The swatch above is one swipe on my bare skin!
  • I find that this product is best applied with my fingers. That means that with just one finger, I can get a great eye look with this product.
  • This is a great product to bring with me on vacation or when I don’t want to spend too much time getting ready in the morning.

 

Cons:

  • None, really, unless you count the fact that I keep wanting more of these!

 

Would I repurchase?  Yes!  Let me rephrase that – I would repurchase this if I ran out, and I will definitely be buying more of the Infallible eyeshadows.  But these each contain a lot of product, and I’m not even close to hitting pan on the ones that I have had for a long time!

If you would like to see my previous review on the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows, please take  a look at this review from 2012!

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

xoxo, K

Weekly Reads #179: November 9, 2014

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Early November is a great time to visit Japan, and I’m off to do some sightseeing with a friend of mine who is visiting from the US. Long time beauty bloggers may know her.  Guess who?


What were your favorite posts this week? 

 

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xoxo, K