I finished my Project 20 Pan, just in time for my trip to NY!

This was originally a Project 10 Pan, but for some reason I turned it into a 20 pan!  I guess I am so used to a no-buy situation that it really isn’t hard for me.  I like to really enjoy what I’ve got versus trying out whatever is new.  There is a lot less temptation here in Japan since there aren’t THAT many new products all the time!  Yes, I realize that there are a lot of things here that all the rest of the blogger world wants… Obviously, what everyone else has looks a lot nicer!!!

Here we go!
MAC Lipgloss in Pink Grapefruit!
This is from one of Mona‘s blog sales!

Facial Wash!
I have no idea where this from!

This is a mineral eyeshadow that I pressed.
You can barely see the pan, but I wanted to take a picture before the eyeshadow broke apart!
EDM Light Golden Intensive!
Skinfood Banana Yogurt Wash Off Mask!
This is from a swap with Blair!
This was REALLY popular last year in the blog world!
A Molton Brown body lotion from Jamilla!
This smelled SO nice!
Again, I took a picture of this bronzer when I hit pan (before I finished it up) because I knew it would break up!

A Vidal Sassoon hair mask!

A leave-in hair treatment!
This was a really interesting emulsion!
Belo Facial Wash!
This is a gift from Iyah!
L’egere White BB Cream!
This is from one of my first swaps with Diana!
I must be one of the few people who didn’t really like this…
Skinfood Agave Cactus Sun BB Cream
I bought this while I was in Seoul.
This was twice as expensive as their other BB creams, such as the Mushroom BB Cream and the Aloe BB Cream, but I didn’t think it was all that much better!
Bath & Body Works White Tea & Ginger Shower Gel!
This is a gift from Wuzzy!  The smell reminds me a lot of lemon ice tea!
It was nice, but I really should stick to the travel size bottles – this full size bottle took a LONG time to finish!

Lush Angels on Bare Skin
Yes, I’m getting another one of these when I get to NY!

Etude House Precious Mineral Essence
This is that primer that looks like the one from Guerlain.
I got this when I was in Seoul.  I liked the light feeling of it!
Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path Body Lotion
Yes, the travel size is just the right size for me.  I LOVE how this smells!

The Face Shop Oil-Free BB Cream
Anastacia kindly sent this to me!
The words “oil-free” are a bit misleading, though.
It contains no mineral oil, but it does have other oils!
I liked the coverage and the color!

Lioele BB cream
I loved the pump!  And this pink packaging is so cute!
Fair & Lovely Skin Clarity moisturizer
Blair kindly sent this to me, and it’s LOVE!!!
I wish I could get another one!
Yes yes, I’m hauling in NY!!!
Please let me know if you’re on a no-buy / Project whatever pan /etc!
We’re all here to support each other!
xoxo, K
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Current rotation / Mac & Cheese!

Someone asked me about my current rotation!
As I mentioned before, I like to change up what I use every 2 weeks!


 MAC eyeshadows:
– Nylon (thanks, Jamilla!)
– Amber Lights
– Sumptuous Olive
– Carbon
MAC pigments (thanks Whit!)
– Your Ladyship
– Gold Stroke
– Deep Purple
Some swatches of the pigments!
From left – Deep Purple, Gold Stroke, Your Ladyship
Etude House Primer
TFSI (thanks Mona!)
Maybelline concealer
Hard Candy highlighting palette (thanks Iyah!)
Lioele BB Cream (thanks Eve!)

Toner in a spray bottle
Two eyebrow pencils from Bibo
eyelash primer
K-palette One Day Tattoo eyeliner
eyebrow coat
Cezanne blush

What is in your current rotation?

I also made some really yummy macaroni & cheese!
The recipe is adapted from the Pioneer Woman!
I love cooking blogs as much as I love beauty blogs and this is one of my favorites!
Yum yum!
xoxo, K
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Birthday Presents from Diana!

I received a VERY generous birthday present from Diana (paperdollrevenge)!

She said she was going to send me a Lush product and a drugstore mascara that I wanted…
I should have known better, right???

Lush Herbalism Cleanser
I ran out of my Angels on Bare Skin recently and had been wanting to try this!
L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara
So many people have loved this mascara, and I really wanted to try it!

My Beauty Diary masks!
This is a Taiwanese product, yet it is harder to find in Japan than in the US!

My Beauty Diary Premium Mask in White Truffle
Diana sent this to me previously and remembered how much I love it!

Yummy chocolates!

Diana continued to blow me away!
MAC Faux lipstick
This is something I put on my wishlist very recently!
MAC 130 brush!!!!!!!!!
If you follow me on twitter, you’ll know that I had been tweeting about how much I was lemming this brush!  It’s a dual fiber flat top brush which recently became permanent!  
Diana, you really shouldn’t have!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
I use this daily now, and I am seriously loving it!  (Should I do a comparison post vs the 187?  Or are there enough of those out there?)
And lastly…
This was the sweetest, kindest card EVER!  Thank you for being such a sweet friend!!!

xoxo, K
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Love from Anastacia!

I got this HUGE package of love from Anastacia!

She said, “I’m going to send you some samples.”  Needless to say, I wasn’t expecting this!!!!

Wow, I am so excited to try these sheet masks!

These soaps from the Face Shop are so cute!
A toner and emulsion set from the Face Shop!
Facial soap and falsies!
How did you know that I just finished up my facial soap????
I love corner falsies!
Lots of little samples from Skin Food and other places!!!
Thank you, Anastacia, for SO MUCH LOVE!!!
I’ve been feeling a little bit down lately, and your package really made me feel so much better!!!!
Thank you also to all the bloggers who have sent me loving comments.
Life is still hard, and I really don’t have anyone to turn to, so thank you for lending me a shoulder to cry on and for listening to my sorrows!!!!
xoxo, K
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Favorite products 2009!

Happy New Year everyone!  Thanks for reading my blog!!!
今年もよろしくお願いします!!!Here are a few of my favorite products for 2009!

I’ve always loved makeup and bath/body products, but blogging really opened up my eyes!

Best Skin Care items:

Lush Brazen Honey Fresh Face Mask
Read my review here!

I got a sample of this while in London and now I LUST over it!
It is three times more expensive in Japan so I won’t buy any here!
(picture from the Lush website)
VOV Apple Vinegar Peeling Wash Off Mask
Read my review here!

I got this in Seoul.  It’s cheap, and it really makes a huge difference in my skin texture!
Fair & Lovely Skin Clarity Anti-Marks Fairness Cream
Blair kindly sent this to me – and I LOVE IT.  It absorbs very quickly into the skin!
I can smell the Niacinamide in it, so I know it will work! 
Thanks Jamilla for letting me know what that smell is!
Rohto Gokujun Hadalabo Hyaluronic Acid toner
This has been my favorite toner (for moisturizing the skin) for a long time!

Best Makeup items:

EDM Intensive foundation in Light Olive
This foundation really gives me good coverage!  While both Golden Light and Light Olive work, this one seems to be a tad more natural!
(picture from the EDM website)
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
This is a cheap (in the US) eyeliner which really stays put!!
 (picture from
Milani Luminous Mineral Blush
I got this in Guam.  This is often called a Nars Orgasm dupe.  I just like the golden peach color!
I used it with an angled brush since it didn’t show up with a regular brush!
 (picture from
Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof 
I’m always on the lookout for good mascaras which give me volume and are waterproof!
(Picture from

Best rediscovered item:

False Eyelashes
Most of mine are from Daiso since I always want to try a new kind!


And the best glue for falsies – 
This is seriously the BEST falsies glue!  Your eyelashes won’t go anywhere!

Best brand which I now obsess over:

I don’t need to explain, do I?
You all know about my obsession, right??

Best Brushes:

EDM Flat Top Brush
Cruelty free, and VERY soft!
This gives me great coverage when using mineral foundation!
AND it’s cheap!
(picture from the EDM website)
EDM Long Handled Kabuki Brush
Similar to the FTK!  I like this one better when applying setting powder!
(picture from the EDM website)
MAC 217 & 239
No explanation necessary, right?  I need to get another one of each!
(pictures from the MAC website)

Best Blogging Experiences:
Going to Guam/Seoul/London and meeting up with bloggers… and meeting bloggers who came to Japan!
Read about my experiences here!  Hope to meet up with more bloggers during my trip to NYC in the spring!

What were your favorite products in 2009?  Please comment, I’d love to know!

I hope you have a great 2010!

xoxo, K

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