Up and Down #36: September, 2013

(purchased products)

I have been back in Japan nearly a month, and it has been crazy busy. I feel like I have been getting stuff every weekend, and I spend most of my free time cleaning and organizing. As I mentioned several times, my new apartment is about 1/3 the size of my previous apartment in Japan, and so I have had to throw out a lot of stuff. I have also had to do a lot of smart organizing, and I have been buying a lot of things to help me organize!

On to my Ups and Downs!


the Beauty Blender (link goes to my review)
In hot, humid weather, I don’t want anything heavy on my skin. The Beauty Blender is great for applying a thin layer of foundation.
(Wow, this is an old picture… Long time readers may remember that this blog used to be called Bihada Diaries!)

VOV Daily Fresh Apple AHA Peeling Gel (link goes to my review)
With sun damage and slower cell turnover in the summer, exfoliating is key for me to avoid getting breakouts.

Gel nails
No pictures yet, since I absolutely suck! 

Owning a TV
Can you believe it? This is the first time I have ever owned a TV.

Homemade Popsicles
Mine are SUPER simple – just 100% fruit juice poured into a mold.  And the mold is from a 100 yen store. Totally worth it!

(picture from Amazon)


It is SOOOO hot in Japan right now… 
It is the hottest summer in recorded history! Being outside in this heat is extremely exhausting.
Hope you enjoyed your August!
xoxo, K
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