Throwback: Favorites from February

I am getting tired of the cold weather.

I feel like I am constantly cold, and I’m always trying to find a way to warm myself up. I realize that I don’t dress warmly enough, mostly because many warm weather clothes make my skin itch.

And speaking of itching, my skin is driving me crazy. I have to SUPER DUPER moisturize, or else I unconsciously scratch myself to the point that I’m bleeding. The skin around my joints (the inner part of my elbows, my armpits, and knees) are the worst, but I also itch on my arms and lower legs as well. Hey, that’s almost everywhere!

Okay, let’s take a look back at my favorites from February 2016 and 2015, and hopefully I’ll feel a little better!

 

In February 2016, I liked:

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Yes, this is definitely a staple.  I’ve been using the Milani Eye Primer for a while, but maybe I’ll buy another UDPP next time I place an order to Sephora.

 

Daiso Silicone Mask

I don’t own this anymore, but I do recommend it if you need extra moisture from your face mask.

 

Muji Jojoba Oil

I never repurchased this.  Recently, I’ve been using plain baby oil on my skin, which is cheaper and more hydrating.

Zombies, Run app

After moving to Tokyo, I’ve been using this app to run almost every day! The storyline is great, and it makes running a lot more fun.  It’s free to use, and although I do pay for a premium subscription, I used the free version for over a year.

 

In February 2015, I liked:

L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon in Everlasting Gold

I didn’t repurchase this after I used it up. I think it’s a pretty good product, but I realized that I don’t really enjoy using chubby pencils on my eyes.

 

Nichido 7x Volume Curl mascara (link goes to my review)

This is a local product from the Philippines. If you have a chance to buy it, it’s worth it – and very cheap. I bought a bunch of drugstore products when I visited Manilla, and this was definitely the winner.

 

Airless pump for foundation

Definitely the best way to pump out foundation. And I can get this pump for 100 JPY at Daiso!

Hope you enjoyed this look back to my old favorites!

xoxo, K

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Monthly Favorites #76: November, 2017

I recently went to an all-you-can-eat barbecue place. I don’t usually go for these kinds of places – I tend to eat too much, and the food isn’t always the greatest. However, this place was pretty popular, and a girlfriend suggested we go.

The food was pretty good. I noticed that their salad bar was very good, which is probably a good way for them to cut costs!

 

On to my favorites!

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I’ve been rotating through all of my palettes recently, and I think the original Naked palette works the best for me!

 

MAC Blonde Mineralized Skin Finish

I usually like wearing bright blush, but recently I have been wearing the Blonde MSF.  It barely shows up on my skin, which seems to go well with darker eyeshadow looks.

Apparently, this collection was from 2008 – almost 10 years ago! I guess I probably shouldn’t be using a product from then, but it is a powder product…

 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume

I realize this is considered a summer perfume, but I really like it. I guess I’m already longing for warmer weather!

 

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+

Another oldie. This works best on my skin in October. As it gets colder, I’ll have to start mixing it with a moisturizer.

 

What were your favorites this month?

xoxo, K

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Monthly Favorites #75: October, 2017

Do you read blogs directly or through a feed? I use Feedly, and I don’t even go to my own top page very frequently. Imagine my surprise when I realized that my blog looks very different from what I was previously used to! I had to change my layout because I didn’t like how my blog looked.

 

On to my favorites for this month!

Daiso Espoleur Lip Tint (link goes to my review)

These lip tints were very popular on the Japanese Instagram community, so I picked them up as soon as I saw them. I don’t usually like lip tints, but these had good pigmentation, but did not dry out my lips. And the price can’t be beat!

 

Wet ‘n Wild Loose Pigments (link goes to my Instagram review)

Another great product at a great price. These were limited edition, but you can probably find them online.

 

Sleek i-Divine Palette in Storm

I’ve had this in my collection for a long time. I love the pigmentation, and the colors are great for this time of year.

 

What have you loved this month?

xoxo, K

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Throwback: Favorites from September

Here is a look back at my favorites from September 2014 and 2015!  This month, my favorites seems to be a collection of my holy grails.  I guess I really like my summer products!

 

In September 2015, I liked:

MAC Blot Powder

I recently started using this again, after using up my previous setting powder. I like keeping it in my purse to touch up.

MAC Blot Powder

 

Daiso Eyebrow coat (link goes to my review)

This is a must have product in my collection. I apply it to my eyebrows to keep the color in place.  Several brands have a similar product in their line up, but you can’t beat the 100 yen price at Daiso!

Daiso Ever Bilena Eyebrow Coat

 

Daiso Eyeliner coat

Seriously, I can’t believe that I haven’t written a review of this product yet! I use this product daily to keep my eyeliner in place. It is especially amazing in my lower lash line!

 

Shirt Cool (link goes to my review)

I keep talking about this product, and it is seriously amazing!  I use it every day if I think I will sweat.

shirt cool

 

Gatsby Ice Deodorant Body Paper (link goes to my review)

Yet another one of my holy grails! This is the best body paper on the market – or at least, the one which cools me down the most!!

Gatsby body paper

 

 

In September 2014, I liked:

 

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation   (link goes to my review)

I just used up this foundation. I really like the container, and the product works well on my skin most of the year!

Jordana Color Tint Blush in Coral Touch (link goes to my review)

I miss this product… I’m so disappointed that Jordana is no longer widely available!


Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (link goes to my review)

I have been using sponges for the past year or so, but this is still my favorite face brush. It is so soft, it is synthetic, and it is affordable!


Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Brazilian Tan

I really should dig up this lipstick! It is a great color, and I remember how I searched all over New York to find it.  Fortunately, one of my Twitter friends told me exactly which drugstore I should go to to find it!

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing my old favorites!

xoxo, K

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Monthly Favorites #74: September, 2017

August was a weird month. Tokyo had 20+ days of continuous rain, even though it is supposed to be the hottest month of the year here.  With the lack of sun, my favorites weren’t as summery as they usually are at this time of year!

 

Here is what I have been loving this past month!

 

Sleek i-Divine Palette (Original)

I checked the Sleek website, and while this palette is still available, the picture online looks very different.

I especially like the bottom row, which has a lot of great neutral shimmery shades.

 

Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle (link goes to my review)

I heard that this product has been discontinued. Why Revlon, why???  These were such a great combination of lip gloss and lip stick, with a sheer color that was comfortable to wear.

 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche

This is a limited edition fragrance for the summer, which is modified each year. I own the one from 2016.

It’s a great combination of coconut, amber, and sandalwood, and is appropriate both for work and for fun.

What have you been loving this past month?

 

xoxo, K

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