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.

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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!!

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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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Monthly Favorites #73: August, 2017

Ack, I’ve been away from blogging so much!  I realized my last post is from… March!!! Oh wow.

 

An update on my life? A lot has changed.

  • I got a new job
  • I moved to Tokyo

The move was a little unexpected, and my new apartment is about half the size of my old one.  I’ve had to downsize a lot!

 

Here is what I have been loving in August!

MAC Stereo Rose MSF

This is a much hyped product which was last released in 2010. I rediscovered it while I was moving and have made an effort to use it more! It is a VERY shimmery blush.

 

Shirt Cool by Kobayashi Pharmaceuticals

This is a spray that you apply to your clothes, and it keeps you cool for about 30 minutes.  This summer has been pretty cool, but it is still humid and I find lots of uses for this.

 

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Another old favorite which I rediscovered during my move. I have the original Naked palette, as well as the 2 and 3, and I think I like this the best.

 

What have you been loving this month?

xoxo, K

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Throwback: Favorites from November

It’s not Thursday, but here is a look back at my favorites from November 2013 and 2014.

 

In November 2014, I liked:

 

MAC Blush in Cantaloupe
I loved this blush! I’m not even sure where it is… I’ll need to dig it out.  I went to a lot of trouble to find this blush!!  This is a peachy pink without shimmer.

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MAC  Studio Finish concealer in NW25

Amazingly, I used this up entirely.  It took a long time!  I like how full coverage this is.  I even use this under my eyes, blended with a beauty blender.

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Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (link goes to my review)

This is one of my most loved foundations, and pops up on my favorites regularly.  I was lucky enough to find a pump that fit it from Daiso.

 

In November 2013, I liked:

 

Although this was one of my favorite foundations for a long time, I don’t think I’ll ever repurchase this. The packaging is just too bulky!  Also, Revlon foundations are getting ridiculously expensive for a drugstore product.
Laneige firming sleeping pack(link goes to my review)
I never repurchased this because it is difficult to find in Japan. However, I’ve heard that it is now available at Target in the US! If you see it, I definitely recommend you pick it up.  Sleeping masks are a great easy way to pamper your skin while you sleep.  Amazingly, they don’t mess up your pillow!
Hope you enjoyed this look back at old favorites!
xoxo, K
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Empties from August 2016

It’s pretty rare that I do an empties post two months in a row. It seems I’ve been using up a lot of the stuff in my stash!

 

MAC Blot Powder

Wow, I’m surprised that I don’t have a review of this product, especially considering how many times I have repurchased this! I’ll buy a new one next time I go to the US.

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MAC Studio Fix Concealer

Amazing how I used it all up! This is a thick concealer, and I found that it works best when pressed into the skin using a Beauty Blender.

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Shu Uemura Skin Primer Makeup Remover

I really, really hated this makeup remover. It stung my eyes, was greasy and did not rinse clean, and had a strong scent.

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Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus Tea Shower Gel

This was a new Bath and Body Works scent that I tried.  It was a pleasant scent.

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Bath and Body Works French Lavender and Honey Shower Gel (link goes to my review)

This is one of the Bath and Body Works products that I picked up in the US. If you like sweet, floral scents, this might be good for you.

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Bath and Body Works A Thousand Wishes shower gel (link goes to my review)

This was significantly sweeter than what I usually purchase, but it was a good change.

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

This is one of my go-to products for the summer. This is a travel sized packet that I bring with me on vacation.

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Hugo perfume

This is a men’s perfume that I tried out. It was an interesting scent for me to wear.

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Shirt Cool (link goes to my review)

Another go-to product for the summer. This is a menthol spray that is sprayed on the clothes.

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L’Occitane Hand Cream (link goes to my review)

This is a famous hand cream, and I like using it more in the summer than the winter.

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Hope you enjoyed seeing my empties!

xoxo, K

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Throwback Thursday: Favorites from April

A little late, but better than never! Here are my favorites from April 2013 and 2014.

 

All links go to my reviews.

 

In April 2014, I liked:

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

I think I go back to this foundation every year when the weather gets warm.  Right now, I am wearing the MUFE Mat Velvet+, but I think I need to get out this foundation soon.

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Barry M Dazzle Dusts

I still think these are great.  They are so affordable, and come in many different colors!

 

 

In April 2013, I liked:

Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout Beer Shampoo 

This was a limited edition product which I didn’t get to repurchase. I thought that the beer aspect was just a marketing ploy, but the shampoo turned out to be much better than I expected! I hope they rerelease this some time!

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Maybelline the Colossal Volum Express Mascara

This is one of the few mascaras that I have ever repurchased.  The brush is massive, and takes some getting used to.  However,  I liked how it made my eyelashes look full without sticking together, and it did NOT smudge under my eyes!

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MAC Blot Powder

This is a product which I regularly repurchase when I am in the US.  It does a great job at taking away the shine on my face without looking cakey. I have yet to find a good alternative at the drugstore!

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Have you rediscovered any favorites recently?

xoxo, K

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