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.

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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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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.

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

 

xoxo, K

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Throwback: Favorites from December

I’m a little behind on my throwbacks again… but let’s take a look!  Here are my favorite products from December 2013 and 2014.

 

In December 2014, I liked:

Sally Hansen Salon Effects (link goes to my review)

I really, really loved these. This is the only way I could do my nails, since I just can’t handle waiting for my nails to dry.  I’ve been too busy to do my nails for the past year or so, but I still love these, especially with a gel topcoat.

 

Jordana Color Tint Brush Sticks (link goes to my review)

Ahhh I loved these! I wanted to pick up some more Jordana products when I was in the US this past spring, but they were no where to be found!  The only place I could find them was on Jordana’s website.

 

Baby oil

This is what I use to moisturize my body.  Recently, I have been using olive oil instead, since the fragrance in baby oil was irritating my skin.  Plus, olive oil is cheaper!

 

In December 2013, I liked:

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

See, I really loved these!

 

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

As I mentioned in a previous throwback, I no longer recommend this foundation. I loved it for a very long time, but it is simply too expensive for a drugstore foundation. I also don’t like the packaging, which is way to bulky!

 

Kiko Automatic Precision eyeliner in the color 712 (link goes to my review)

I had heard so much about Kiko, and I was so excited to go to a store when I was in Italy. The prices were very affordable, and I really enjoyed this brown eyeliner.

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing my past favorites!

 

xoxo, K

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Empties from September – October 2016

I realize it is no longer October… but I wrote a draft post 2 months ago, and I don’t feel like updating it with all the empties from November!

Here is a look at the products I used up in the past 2 months.

 

Jordana 12 Hour Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil

I’ve repurchased this pencil several times, so I’m surprised that I never wrote a review for it. It is very affordable and very creamy. I like my eyeliner to be dark brown rather than black, since black just seems to make my eyes look very harsh.

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Maybelline lipstick

I think I bought this 4 years ago… I continued to use it since it didn’t smell off, but the shade name has rubbed off, so I have no idea what this product is called!

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Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray (link goes to my review)

Apparently this is the same product as the Urban Decay setting spray. I like that Skindinavia ships abroad!  I recommend that you wait for a sale – there are always sale codes around so it doesn’t make sense to pay full price.

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MKB cleansing oil

This is an off brand product from Matsumoto Kiyoshi, a Japanese drugstore. I originally picked this up because it was significantly cheaper than brand name cleansing oils. Surprisingly, I like this much better than other oils, and I have repurchased this several times.

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Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub (link goes to my review)

I bought this product when I went to New York this spring because there were advertisements EVERYWHERE.  I liked it… but I didn’t like that it did not rinse off cleanly.

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Seabreeze Deo + Water deodorant (link goes to my review)

I have repurchased this so many times. I refill a small spray bottle with this product because the original packaging is just not easy to use.
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Gatsby Ice Deodorant Body Paper Ice Citrus (link goes to my review)

This is another must have for the summer. This is the strongest body wipe that I’ve found, and the cooling sensation lasts for some time.

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Bath and Body Works body lotion in Honolulu Sun

This was not a memorable body lotion for me. In the winter, I try not to use fragranced body lotions as the perfume irritates my skin.

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Rohto Z! eye drops

These were the STRONGEST eye drops on the market… until Rohto came out with an even stronger version.

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I’m so behind on my blog posts!

xoxo, K

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Throwback Thursday: Favorites from September

Here is a look at my favorites in September 2013 and 2014.  September tends to be a hot month in Japan, so my favorites are still very summer-y!

 

In September 2013, I liked:

The Beauty Blender (link goes to my review)

I tend to go back to this every few months, even if I find another makeup sponge that I like.  I don’t like the price tag, and I don’t like how it bleeds color, but the texture is hard to beat.

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VOV Daily Fresh Apple AHA Peeling Gel (link goes to my review)

This was one of the first AHA products that I have ever tried. I haven’t repurchased it these past few years, because it is hard to find in Japan. I’ll probably try it next time I go to Hong Kong or Korea.

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In September 2014, I liked:

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

I don’t know what it is that I love so much about this foundation!  It looks great on my skin, but the lasting power isn’t so fabulous.  I have repurchased this foundation, and I still use it regularly.

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation

 

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

This was a great, affordable cream blush. I was planning on repurchasing it on my next trip to the US, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. It is available online for shipping to the US from Jordana’s website, so I strongly recommend it if you can get it.

Jordana Cosmetics Color Tint Blush Sticks

 

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

This is, by far, my favorite foundation brush. It gives a great buffed finish, it is soft on my skin, and it is affordable.  Although I have been using sponges almost exclusively recently, I still recommend this brush.
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Brazilian Tan

This was part of a limited edition collection. This is a warm brown color with a hint of peach.  I realized this is the best nude color for my skin tone!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Brazilian Tan

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

xoxo, K

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