Throwback: Favorites from March

It’s the time of the month to revisit some old favorites!   Here is a look back at my favorites from 2014 and 2015!

In March 2015, I liked:

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Rose Gold
(picture from my Instagram)

I used up this eyeshadow a while ago!  I haven’t bought a new Barry M Dazzle Dust in a few years, and I hope they are still as good as I remember!

 

L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara (link goes to my review)

While I initially liked this mascara, it ended up smudging under my eyes.  I really like that L’Oreal mascaras click shut, so if I recommend them if you can find a formula that works for you.

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Putting foundation into little squeeze tubes for traveling
(picture from my Instagram)

This is still the way I carry my foundation when I am traveling. I use bottles which are intended to put into bentos, which don’t leak and are 8 for $1!

 

In March 2014, I liked:

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation (link goes to my review)

This was one of my favorite foundations for a very long time. However, Revlon foundations have gotten really expensive, and I can find better foundations at a department store.

 

Dejavu Lasting Fine R Pencil eyeliner (link goes to my review)

I haven’t repurchased this in a while, but it is a great long lasting pencil eyeliner.

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette

Between the Barry M pigment I liked in 2015, and the Naked 3 palette I liked in 2014, apparently I like rose gold in March!  I still own this palette and I use it regularly.

Wow, this month I am only using  2 of the 6 products I used to like!

 

xoxo, K

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Monthly Favorites #72: February, 2017

February has been quite a busy month for me! Hopefully I can share the details soon.

On to my favorites!

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation (link goes to my review)

I posted about this recently on Instagram! I love how this foundation looks on me, but unfortunately it makes me quite greasy very quickly!

 

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (link goes to my review)

I like to mix the MUFE foundation with this matte foundation from the drugstore.  By itself, this foundation looks too matte – almost dry on me.  It looks much better when I mix it with something dewy!

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray (link goes to my review)

I’ve been loving this sea salt spray! I love the price, I love the fine mist, and I think the scent is great too.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my favorites!

xoxo, K

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Throwback: Favorites from February

Here is a look back at my favorites from February 2014 and 2015.

 

In February 2015, I liked:

L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon in Everlasting Gold

I effectively used this up!  It was a great chubby eye pencil, equally good as an eye base and as an all over eyeshadow.

 

 

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

Nichido is a local brand that I found in the Philippines. These products were super affordable, and I liked this mascara a lot. If I ever have a chance to go to the Philippines again, I will definitely check this out!

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Airless pump for foundation

I get these airless pump bottles at Daiso and other 100 yen stores. They are made of plastic, and are a hygienic way to store your foundations that come without a pump!

 

In February 2014, I liked:

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (link goes to my review)
I currently use sponges to apply my foundation, but if you like brushes better, this is the foundation brush that I recommend. It is soft, very affordable, and buffs your foundation in to a natural finish.
Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Misbehaved
(picture from my instagram account)
I haven’t been wearing anything on my nails in a very long time… They are no longer shown on the Sally Hansen website, so it looks like they may have been discontinued!  Oh dear – I liked them a lot!
 Ahh yes, one of my favorite foundations ever. I think I talk about this product waaayyyy too much! This is only one of two foundations that I have ever repurchased.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my past favorites!
xoxo, K
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Monthly Favorites #71: January, 2017

It’s cold. OK, so Kobe is not as cold as most places – but it’s cold enough that I am dreaming of warm tropical climates!  Here are my favorites for January.

 

Cheap makeup sponges

The Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques sponge that I bought when I was last in the US have worn out, and it was time for me to buy a new one. Rather than test all of the Beauty Blender lookalikes in Japanese drugstores, I decided to go back to these cheap disposable sponges.  The pictures is the ones from Muji, but I’ve found that the ones from Daiso work just as well.  They do absorb a lot of foundation, though.

 

Muji Jojoba oil

It’s cold and dry in Kobe, which means I need to seriously moisturize my skin. I’ve been using the Muji Jojoba oil for the areas where I have sensitive skin, such as the inner side of my elbows and behind my knees.

 

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

This is a nice pink lipstick which brightens up my face without looking like I put in any effort!

 

Hope you enjoyed my favorites!

xoxo, K

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Favorites from 2016

Don’t you love seeing what people liked for the entire year?  Here are my favorite products from 2016.

If you are interested in seeing my past favorites, I have done an annual roundup for 201520142013201220112010, and 2009.

All links go to my reviews.

 

Best foundation:  Cover FX Custom Color Drops

This summer, I spent a lot of time diving. Because of this, many of my foundations were too light for me! Since I didn’t want to purchase a new foundation, I bought the Cover FX Custom Color Drops in  N70.  This is the shade “for medium to deeply tanned skin with neutral undertones”, and it worked out great to adjust my foundations.

 

Best face primer: Kao Sephora Prima Vista primer

It’s been a long time since a Japanese product excited me this much! This primer has been winning a lot of Japanese beauty awards since it was launched. I finally bit the bullet to purchase it, and it definitely makes my foundation stay on longer in the summer.

 

Best eyeshadow: Morphe 12S Soul of Summer eyeshadow palette

Ahh I wish I had been able to buy more Morphe stuff! This is a great eyeshadow palette with lots of every day neutral colors.  Even the blue-gray color in the right hand side works great on my eyes.

 

Best eyeshadow primer: Milani eyeshadow primer

I love how it keeps my eyeshadow from creasing.  I love the price, and I love that it is in a squeeze tube.  Definitely, this is the best eyeshadow primer at the drugstore!

 

Best makeup remover: MKB Aqua Cleansing oil

Surprisingly, this is a store brand product from Matsumoto Kiyoshi, a major Japanese drugstore chain. It is one of the cheapest cleaning oils available, and yet it takes off all of my eye makeup easily.

 

Best new skin care product: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

I bought this on a suggestion from a fellow blogger. This is such a great chemical peel and definitely worth the price tag.  My skin feels smoother and looks better every time I use it.

 

Best fragrance: Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne

Ah, if only Jo Malone perfumes were more affordable… This is such a wonderful scent which is feminine without being sweet or fruity.

 

Best hair product: Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Another year, another salt spray. Salt sprays are my go to styling product in the summer months. This year, I finally found a product from the drugstore which works! I also love how this smells.

 

What were your favorite products of 2016?

xoxo, K

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