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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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Empties for September and October 2015

Wow, I used up a lot of products in the past few months. I usually go for months and months without doing empties posts, but I just did one 2 months ago!

 

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin

This was the first liquid foundation I bought (obviously not the same bottle!) and I keep going back to it. It is sold in Japan with a pump, but the price is more than twice the price in the US!

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NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (link goes to my review)

This was part of the birthday gift from Sephora. Although it was not a full sized product, it was enough to last for a long time! I wish all brands sold lipsticks in smaller amounts than they do today.

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Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick in Blushed (link goes to my review)

I bought this in New York 1.5 years ago, and I can’t tell you how many times it has made it into my favorites since then. I loved this product so much! If you are interested in trying out a cream blush, this is the one I recommend, especially since the price is so affordable!

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Martha Tilaar Caring Colours Everlast BB Cream (link goes to my review)

This is a local Indonesian product that I bought when I lived there. Although it didn’t have heavy coverage, somehow it managed to make my skin look better. I really enjoyed using this product in the summer.

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Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel SPF 50 PA+++

During the summer, I go through tons of sunscreen!

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Noevir Cleansing Crystals (link goes to my review)

This was a powdered facial cleanser that did a fairly good job of promoting cell turnover. However, this is quite a pricy product, and there are other facial cleansers that work well at a lower price.

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Kose Softymo blotting sheets

Not my favorite blotting sheets but they got the job done. I’m glad I am through with these!

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Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger shower gel (link goes to my review)

This is probably my favorite scent from Bath and Body Works!

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Gatsby Ice Deodorant Body Papers (link goes to my review)

These are a must have for me in the summer. I even kept one package at home, one package at work, and had a travel pack to carry around in my bag!

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Rohto Z! eye drops

Who remembers when these were all the rage on the beauty community? These eye drops deliver MASSIVE menthol coolness, and are not for the light hearted!  Actually, Rohto has come out with an even stronger line recently!

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Hope you enjoyed my empties!

xoxo, K

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PROJECT 20 PAN!!!!

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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Haul: May 3rd

This is a small haul I did last weekend.
There isn’t anything very special about this haul, but I just wanted to share what kinds of things I “normally” buy over here.

Kracie bleaching cream
It is for bleaching your leg/arm hair, but I use it to bleach my eyebrows.
Paperdollrevenge commented that my eyebrows are light and the hairs are short.
I like to color my eyebrows lighter than my hair, so I use bleach to do so.

Rohto Hada Labo Shirojun Toner/Lotion
I called it Hada Ken in the video, but actually it is “Hada Labo”.
For whitening and hydrating my face. I’ll show how I use it in another post.
I think this kind of toner/lotion is a fundamental part of skin care for Japanese girls.

Moisturizer with H-acid and Vitamin C for whitening
This is a really light moisturizer, which is a really good thing for me!
I tend to skip moisturizers when the weather is warm, but I know I shouldn’t!!

Shiseido Razors for facial hair

Venus Divine razors

You can see that I’m pretty good about changing my razors every month!

Cezanne Smooth Loose Powder in 01 Lucent
Just a cheap loose powder to tide me over!
Spare rubbers for my eyelash curler!

Super cute oil blotting papers from Kose!

And another book of super cute blotting papers from Kose!


Let me know if you would like reviews on any of these!!
The oil blotting papers look really promising!

xoxo, K

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