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.

shirt cool

 

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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Empties from April – August 2017

It’s been such a strange summer here in Japan.  Everyone was expecting it to be a super hot summer, and while July was really hot, it rained for 22 days straight in August.  Still, I used a lot of summer products to deal with the humidity.  Here is a look back at my empties in the recent months!

 

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

I really wish every company put their foundation in a container like this. It is a small plastic container with a squeeze tube. It’s super easy to carry around, I can dispense foundation easily, and I don’t need to worry about any spillage! 

 

Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Lights (link goes to my review)

I feel like this was one of the first liquid highlighting products at the drugstore. I really enjoyed how versatile it was!

 

Skinfood Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder (link goes to my review)

This is a silica powder with a peach fragrance.  It is a great powder, but buying silica powder in bulk will do the same thing. I used to be able to find silica powder online easily, but I can’t seem to find it anymore!

 

Milani Eyeshadow Primer (link goes to my review)

This is a great, great primer at a wonderful price!  It is a must have in my collection!

 

Beauty Make-up Sponge (set of 20)

I always enjoyed using the Beauty Blender, but it isn’t easy to buy in Japan. I have gone back to using disposable sponges!

 

Bath and Body Works Aloha Waterfall Orchid shower gel

This was the last of my Bath and Body Works collection! I hope I can get more when I visit the US.

 

Sephora Daily Brush Cleanser (link goes to my review)

I’d never used brush cleansers before, but I picked this up on a whim at Sephora. It cleans my brushes well and doesn’t leave a scent.

 

Rohto Skin Aqua Super Moisture Essence SPF 50+ PA++++

This is my go-to SPF for my body. I like that it absorbs well into my skin and doesn’t leave it sticky.

 

Nivea Sun Protect Plus UV Milky Essence SPF50+ PA++++

This is my other favorite SPF for my body. It is a bit thicker than the Rhoto one, and I like using it when I’m outdoors.

 

Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

This is my go-to SPF for my face. It’s light and absorbs well, but it contains alcohol.

Hope you enjoyed my empties!

 

xoxo, K

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Monthly Favorites #74: September, 2017

August was a weird month. Tokyo had 20+ days of continuous rain, even though it is supposed to be the hottest month of the year here.  With the lack of sun, my favorites weren’t as summery as they usually are at this time of year!

 

Here is what I have been loving this past month!

 

Sleek i-Divine Palette (Original)

I checked the Sleek website, and while this palette is still available, the picture online looks very different.

I especially like the bottom row, which has a lot of great neutral shimmery shades.

 

Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle (link goes to my review)

I heard that this product has been discontinued. Why Revlon, why???  These were such a great combination of lip gloss and lip stick, with a sheer color that was comfortable to wear.

 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche

This is a limited edition fragrance for the summer, which is modified each year. I own the one from 2016.

It’s a great combination of coconut, amber, and sandalwood, and is appropriate both for work and for fun.

What have you been loving this past month?

 

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 March

It’s the time of the month to revisit some old favorites!   Here is a look back at my favorites from 2014 and 2015!

In March 2015, I liked:

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Rose Gold
(picture from my Instagram)

I used up this eyeshadow a while ago!  I haven’t bought a new Barry M Dazzle Dust in a few years, and I hope they are still as good as I remember!

 

L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara (link goes to my review)

While I initially liked this mascara, it ended up smudging under my eyes.  I really like that L’Oreal mascaras click shut, so if I recommend them if you can find a formula that works for you.

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Putting foundation into little squeeze tubes for traveling
(picture from my Instagram)

This is still the way I carry my foundation when I am traveling. I use bottles which are intended to put into bentos, which don’t leak and are 8 for $1!

 

In March 2014, I liked:

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

This was one of my favorite foundations for a very long time. However, Revlon foundations have gotten really expensive, and I can find better foundations at a department store.

 

Dejavu Lasting Fine R Pencil eyeliner (link goes to my review)

I haven’t repurchased this in a while, but it is a great long lasting pencil eyeliner.

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette

Between the Barry M pigment I liked in 2015, and the Naked 3 palette I liked in 2014, apparently I like rose gold in March!  I still own this palette and I use it regularly.

Wow, this month I am only using  2 of the 6 products I used to like!

 

xoxo, K

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