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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Throwback: Favorites from February

Here is a look back at my favorites from February 2014 and 2015.

 

In February 2015, I liked:

L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon in Everlasting Gold

I effectively used this up!  It was a great chubby eye pencil, equally good as an eye base and as an all over eyeshadow.

 

 

Nichido 7x Volume Curl mascara (link goes to my review)

Nichido is a local brand that I found in the Philippines. These products were super affordable, and I liked this mascara a lot. If I ever have a chance to go to the Philippines again, I will definitely check this out!

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Airless pump for foundation

I get these airless pump bottles at Daiso and other 100 yen stores. They are made of plastic, and are a hygienic way to store your foundations that come without a pump!

 

In February 2014, I liked:

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (link goes to my review)
I currently use sponges to apply my foundation, but if you like brushes better, this is the foundation brush that I recommend. It is soft, very affordable, and buffs your foundation in to a natural finish.
Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Misbehaved
(picture from my instagram account)
I haven’t been wearing anything on my nails in a very long time… They are no longer shown on the Sally Hansen website, so it looks like they may have been discontinued!  Oh dear – I liked them a lot!
 Ahh yes, one of my favorite foundations ever. I think I talk about this product waaayyyy too much! This is only one of two foundations that I have ever repurchased.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my past favorites!
xoxo, K
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Throwback: Favorites from January

Here is a look back at my favorites from January 2014 and 2015. Can you believe that 2015 is already 2 years ago!?

 

In January 2015, I liked:

Nichido Multiple Stick in South Beach (link goes to my review)

Nichido is a local brand in the Philippines. It is quite affordable, and I really liked this blush.

 

Nichido 7x Volume Curl mascara (link goes to my review)

This is another Nichido product that I enjoyed. And it was only $7!

 

 

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (link goes to my review)

LOVE! I really enjoy salt sprays in my hair, and the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray is the original. It smells great, and the mist is distributed in my hair evenly. There are drugstore salt sprays available now, but I have a soft spot for this product.

 

 

In January 2014, I liked:

 

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

Martha Tilaar is a local Indonesian brand, and I really, really enjoyed this BB cream. It was affordable, made my skin look even, and stayed on in the hot humid weather.

 

 L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows in Forever Pink and Sahara Treasure

I still love the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows, and I’m always on a hunt for new colors.

 

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee (link goes to my review)

This is a great line for people like me who don’t wear lipstick on a regular basis.  I especially like this color to tone down lipsticks which are too bright.

 

Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 85+

I always buy a bottle of this when I go to Hawaii, and I end up using it all in the week or so that I am there. Spray sunscreens are very convenient, but liquid sunscreens seem to provide better protection for me. However, in the end, the key is to apply sunscreen regularly, so I’ll use whatever works.

 

Hope you enjoyed seeing my past favorites!

 

xoxo, K

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Monthly Favorites #50: February, 2015

Am I the only person who starts writing the wrong year in February?  In January, I tend to be very careful to write the correct year.  I guess I am not that careful in February because I always start writing the previous year.  I’ll have to be careful this year to write 2015 instead of 2014.

 

On to my Favorites!

L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon in Everlasting Gold

This was a gift from a friend and I love it!  As long as I blend it out on my eyes, it lasts all day without creasing, even without a primer underneath.  A lot of gold eyeshadows look greenish on my eyelids, but this looks exactly like the color of the pencil.  This is definitely going to be one of my go-to looks when I am busy. (picture from my Instagram)

 

Nichido 7x Volume Curl mascara (link goes to my review)

This was an unexpected find in the Philippines. I really like how this mascara gives me volume without clumping, and doesn’t transfer under my eyes the whole day.

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Airless pump for foundation

I heard that Daiso (a 100 yen store, similar to a dollar store in the US) carried airless pumps for cosmetics, but I hadn’t been able to find this until recently.  It definitely works, and I love it for my foundations that don’t have pumps. (picture from my Instagram)

What have you been loving recently?

 

xoxo, K

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Review: Nichido Multiple Stick in South Beach

This is a review of yet another product I picked up in the Philippines, the Nichido Multiple Stick in South Beach.  I have been a huge lover of cream blushes this past year since picking up a few last April, and this has been a great addition to my collection!

 

The packaging is the exact same size and shape as my Jordana cream blushes.  The packaging must be made by the same manufacturer!

Nichido South Beach

Price: 188 PHP, about $4.50

Swatch:  This product is a warm-toned reddish color, similar to the natural color on my cheeks when I blush

Nichido South Beach

Pros:

  • Very affordable, as with all Nichido products
  • This is a very creamy product that does not skip or drag on my skin
  • I really like the color
  • This product lasts fairly well on my skin

 

Cons:

  • Because this is called a Multiple Stick, I tried it out on my lips, but it was a little too drying for me

 

Would I repurchase? Yes! If Nichido is available where you live and Jordana is not, I really recommend these!

 

Hope you enjoyed my review!

xoxo, K

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