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 #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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Review: Daiso Espoleur Lip Tint

For many tourists coming to Japan, Daiso has become a must-visit destination!   The 100 yen store continues to launch new products, including lots of great cosmetics. This new line of lip tints was released recently, and has become quite popular on social media!

The product comes in 5 different shades – Sweet Orange, Apricot Pink, Sweet Pink, Rose, Juicy Red.  I had to double check the names since in the tube, Apricot Pink looks much more orange than Sweet Orange!


But what a surprise! Once I swatched them on my arm, the difference in color was apparent. Sweet Orange is a bright yellow orange color.  I had wanted to try a color like this without spending too much money! Apricot Pink is a typical peachy pink color that would probably look great on everyone! Sweet Pink is a slightly cool toned pink. Rose is a dark red that would be great for the fall season. Juicy Red is somewhere between Rose and Apricot Pink.

From left: Sweet Orange, Apricot Pink, Sweet Pink, Rose, Juicy Red

Each tube is pretty small, which I prefer, since it means I can use it up before it gets gunky and gross. The texture is very watery, but the color remains on the lips. The only color which didn’t show up on my lips very well was Sweet Pink.

The doe foot applicator was pretty stiff, which allows good control on the application.

Would I repurchase this? Yes!


xoxo, K

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Throwback: Favorites from August

It’s been a while since I revisited my old favorites on my blog.  I did a huge clean out when I moved, so hopefully this throwback will remind me of some forgotten favorites!


In August 2015, I liked:


Shirt Cool (link goes to my review)

This is a spray that you apply to your clothes, and it keeps you cool for about 30 minutes.  This is a must have product for me every summer! I buy a bottle in May, and it lasts until the end of September.  This definitely works!

shirt cool


Jordana Cosmetics Color Tint Blush Sticks (link goes to my review)

I used these up and didn’t repurchase them again. I tried to find Jordana cosmetics when I was last in the US, but it was VERY hard to find anything.   Isn’t it such a bummer when a product you like is discontinued?

Jordana Cosmetics Color Tint Blush Sticks


Daiso eyebrow coat

This is a gel which helps eyebrow products last longer.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  I use this year round! Other brands have also released similar products, but you can’t go wrong with $1!

Daiso Ever Bilena Eyebrow Coat


Gatsby Body Wipes (link goes to my review)

Another must have for me in the summer. These are big sheets to wipe down your body with, and the cooling sensation lasts for a while. I’m on my second pack this summer!

Gatsby body paper


Sparkly Soul headbands

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was introduced to these headbands! I love them for when I run. They keep my hair out of my face, and they don’t slide off.

(picture from my Instagram)


In August 2014, I liked:


 Martha Tilaar Caring Colours Everlast BB cream (link goes to my review)
This is a local brand that I picked up in Indonesia.  It was surprisingly affordable!


Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Treatment (link goes to my review)

I really liked this product to conceal my undereye circles. I may need to repurchase it when I’m in the US!


Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Elusive (link goes to my review)

I loved the color! Unfortunately, I don’t think I like how matte lip products look on my lips, so I didn’t repurchase this.



Wow, it seems like I was using these products just yesterday!


xoxo, K

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