Summer seems to start in June in the US, but I feel like mid-July is the start of Summer for me.
Mid-July is when schools go on summer vacation, and it’s also when the temperature gets really HOT and HUMID. Japan might not be as hot and humid as other countries, but a lot of us walk everywhere. That’s a lot of time out in the sun!
I’m not sure if there is a difference between sunscreen and sunblock. In Japanese, both are called 日焼け止め = “tan stopper”.
In the summer, I don’t often wear a full face of foundation. However, I have a few discolorations on my face that tinted moisturizer can’t cover. I like to wear concealer and powder if I’m in a super hot climate.
I’m still looking for my HG concealer. I’d love to try NYX Concealer in a Jar.
My body overheats VERY easily. My skin will become hot and I’ll have headaches. It’s very important to me that I stay cool, but I don’t like having the A/C blaring all the time.
The orange bottle is a deodorant spray from Seabreeze. Like other Seabreeze products, this also leaves my skin feeling cool and refreshed.
I love bling all the time, but summer helps me step out of my comfort zone. Ponytail holders are very popular right now in Japan. What a great place to start with bling.
Ahhh, the never ending search for the perfect mascara! The non-waterproof version of Cover Girl Lash Blast is currently my favorite. It is the best mascara for me in terms of not smudging/flaking/leaving dark circles under my eyes, and it gives me the volume I want.
(not my picture)
This product is a lifesaver for me! I brush it onto my eyebrows to prevent the parts that I’ve penciled in from fading. This product is best used if you cut the hair on your eyebrows very short, like many Japanese girls in magazines.
I usually buy these at Daiso (100 yen store). Similar products are sold at drugstores as well.