Empties from June and July 2016

Here are my empties from June and July.  This month, I made some great progress!

(all links go to my reviews)

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup (link goes to my review)

I bought this foundation after reading several positive reviews online. This product blended very well and made my skin look great.  However, it is extremely liquidy, so I recommend putting it into a pump.

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Urban Decay Primer Potion (link goes to my review)

Wow, I used up a UDPP! I wish they still came in squeeze tubes like this one. Currently, I’m using the Milani eyeshadow primer, which is very affordable and works well for my oily eyelids.

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Bibo Eyeful Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown

Because most Japanese people naturally have dark hair, it is hard to find eyebrow products for lighter hair. I have been using this light brown eyebrow pencil for a long time.

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Escada Turquoise Summer Eau de Toilette (link goes to my review)

This is a berry-scented eau de toilette, and a very interesting scent for early summer.

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Chloe Eau de Parfum (link goes to my review)

This is a sweet, floral scent, which I enjoyed using in the spring.

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MKB cleansing oil

I seem to be using one of these every 2 months. Although it is a store-brand product from Matsumoto Kiyoshi (a major drugstore in Japan), I like it better than other cleansing oils.

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Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion

This is a very rich moisturizing cream for the body.

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Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel

This is my go-to facial SPF.  I like it because it does not make my skin greasy. However, this product has alcohol in it, so some people may not like using it on their face.

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Biore UV Perfect Milk sunscreen (link goes to my review)

This used to be my go-to sunscreen for the body.  It is a little greasy, so I like it better in the cooler months.

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Kose Sun Cut Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 Waterproof

I really did not like this sunscreen. Although it is called a gel, I felt it was very thick. It also left a white cast on my skin.
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Hope you enjoyed seeing my empties!

xoxo, K

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Review: Escada Turquoise Summer Eau de Toilette

This is a review of the Escada Turquoise Summer Eau de Toilette.
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What it does: (from Sephora’s website)

A bright and fruity floral, this summer fragrance is an invitation to break free. Escape like a butterfly to enjoy the brightness of sunshine, the fragrance of ripe fruit, the dewy essence of fresh flowers, and the warm, heady freedom of the perfect summer.

Notes: Raspberries, Blackcurrant, Violet.

 

Price: $46 for 1 oz

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Availability: This perfume is widely available, at speciality stores such as Sephora and Ulta, as well as department stores such as Macy’s.

 

Scent: This perfume smells mostly of berries. I thought at first that I just couldn’t pick up on the other notes, but after reading Sephora’s description of the scent, I realized that this perfume is composed mostly of berry notes.

 

What I thought:  This is a very different scent from what I usually pick up. I don’t wear many fruity scents, and I’ve never worn a berry scent before.  I think this perfume works better in the hot months, from late summer to early fall.

 

Would I repurchase?  Probably not.  It is not a bad scent, but it is very different from what I normally wear.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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