Weekly Reads #287: April 15, 2017

 

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What were your favorite posts this week?

5 nail trends for 2017, via Cosmetic Candy. I like chrome nails.

How to choose the best heel height to go with your skirt, via Bridgette Raes. I haven’t worn heels in a while.

4 glow products that change the way we see highlighters, via Makeup Savvy. Sephora is all about highlighters these days.

What to wear to a beach formal wedding, via Wardrobe Oxygen.  Wear something airy and comfortable – it’s going to be hot and humid!

This device can cook rice in the microwave, via Pouch.  But to be honest, I can cook rice in a clay pot in the same amount of time.

 

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Weekly Reads #286: April 8, 2017

 

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What were your favorite posts this week?

How to do a spring closet purge, via The Modern Savvy.  I’m in the middle of a massive purge because I will be moving soon!

4 shoes to try this spring, via Putting Me Together. I’m glad that block heels are coming back!

MAC is launching at Ulta, via Temptalia. Wow, this makes MAC very accessible.

10 ways to be a friend to a mom when you don’t have kids, via Clumps of Mascara.  I realized that people stopped inviting people who have children.

Filipino Abode chicken, via Skinny Taste. Easy and yummy.

Roasted mustard cauliflower, via Two Peas And Their Pod. I must try this.

 

 

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Weekly Reads #285: April 1, 2017

 

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 What were your favorite posts this week?

Jacket-free work looks that are acceptable for the office, via Bridgette Raes. A dress and cardigan usually work.

How to build a custom eyeshadow pallet that you will actually use, via Makeup Savvy. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out which eyeshadows you will actually use.

Spring wardrobe tops, via Putting Me Together. Blush colored tops are adorable!

12 men’s fashion do’s and don’ts, via Luxirare. Fit is definitely important.

How to Transform Your Kitchen Into an Eco-Friendly Space, via Oh My Veggies. Compost bins aren’t very well known in Japan.

How to deal with ill-fitting shoes, via Already Pretty. I tried shoe-stretching once, but unfortunately it didn’t work for those shoes.

5 habits of healthy eaters, via The Stone Soup. Eat real food.

 

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Weekly Reads #284: March 25, 2017

 

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 What were your favorite posts this week?

Skin care treatments that can ruin your skin if you abuse them, via Beautiful with Brains.  Basically, don’t over exfoliate

How to “Iron Wall makeup”,  via A Dream of Tokyo. This makeup application has gone viral on Japanese social media.

5 things to love from Japan, via Musings of a Muse. Not surprised that Kit Kats are on the list.

The best and worst Colourpop pressed eyeshadows, via Temptalia.  Want.

How I Deal With Sick-Face, via Looks Good From The Back. I wish I could stay in the whole time I am sick.

How to Make In-N-Out’s Famous Animal Style Fries, via Spoon University. Easier than I expected.

 

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Review: Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray

Salt sprays are a must have product in my regiment, although they aren’t very well known in Japan. I first picked up the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray many years ago after hearing the hype.  I didn’t really like it at the time, until I realized that I liked the way my hair looked after I had been scuba diving.  Since then, I’ve picked up different salt sprays each time I went to the US.  The Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray is the newest one on my list!

 

 

What it does: (from the Ulta website)

Create natural, effortless, beach hair worn loose, soft and wavy. It adds body and texture to straight, fine strands or pumps up the curl in already wavy hair. Add extra definition to your wavy layers. Hydrolyzed Silk and Provitamin B5 protect your tresses while adding moisture and shine. Powerful UV Protectors absorb ultraviolet light to save your mane from harmful sun exposure, dehydration and color-fade. You’re left with manageable, touchable waves. Even the straightest hair can achieve tousled beach hair any time of year.
Price: $8.99 for 4.2 oz.

 

What I thought:

My first thought when I used this product was, “ooooh, the smell!”  The product has a sweet coconut scent, which reminds me a lot of the beach.  It brought me right back to Hawaii!

However, I didn’t really like the product. It seemed to make my hair stickier and less manageable than other salt sprays. Maybe the bottle was spraying too much product on my hair? I thought I was using a similar amount as I do for other salt sprays, but still I didn’t like how my hair felt.

 

Would I repurchase?  No. If you are looking for a salt spray at an affordable price, I recommend the Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Spray.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K