Favorite products 2009!

Happy New Year everyone!  Thanks for reading my blog!!!
今年もよろしくお願いします!!!Here are a few of my favorite products for 2009!

I’ve always loved makeup and bath/body products, but blogging really opened up my eyes!

Best Skin Care items:

Lush Brazen Honey Fresh Face Mask
Read my review here!

I got a sample of this while in London and now I LUST over it!
It is three times more expensive in Japan so I won’t buy any here!
(picture from the Lush website)
VOV Apple Vinegar Peeling Wash Off Mask
Read my review here!

I got this in Seoul.  It’s cheap, and it really makes a huge difference in my skin texture!
Fair & Lovely Skin Clarity Anti-Marks Fairness Cream
Blair kindly sent this to me – and I LOVE IT.  It absorbs very quickly into the skin!
I can smell the Niacinamide in it, so I know it will work! 
Thanks Jamilla for letting me know what that smell is!
Rohto Gokujun Hadalabo Hyaluronic Acid toner
This has been my favorite toner (for moisturizing the skin) for a long time!

Best Makeup items:

EDM Intensive foundation in Light Olive
This foundation really gives me good coverage!  While both Golden Light and Light Olive work, this one seems to be a tad more natural!
(picture from the EDM website)
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
This is a cheap (in the US) eyeliner which really stays put!!
 (picture from Amazon.com)
Milani Luminous Mineral Blush
I got this in Guam.  This is often called a Nars Orgasm dupe.  I just like the golden peach color!
I used it with an angled brush since it didn’t show up with a regular brush!
 (picture from Cherryculture.com)
Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof 
I’m always on the lookout for good mascaras which give me volume and are waterproof!
(Picture from Covergirl.com)

Best rediscovered item:

False Eyelashes
Most of mine are from Daiso since I always want to try a new kind!


And the best glue for falsies – 
This is seriously the BEST falsies glue!  Your eyelashes won’t go anywhere!

Best brand which I now obsess over:

I don’t need to explain, do I?
You all know about my obsession, right??

Best Brushes:

EDM Flat Top Brush
Cruelty free, and VERY soft!
This gives me great coverage when using mineral foundation!
AND it’s cheap!
(picture from the EDM website)
EDM Long Handled Kabuki Brush
Similar to the FTK!  I like this one better when applying setting powder!
(picture from the EDM website)
MAC 217 & 239
No explanation necessary, right?  I need to get another one of each!
(pictures from the MAC website)

Best Blogging Experiences:
Going to Guam/Seoul/London and meeting up with bloggers… and meeting bloggers who came to Japan!
Read about my experiences here!  Hope to meet up with more bloggers during my trip to NYC in the spring!

What were your favorite products in 2009?  Please comment, I’d love to know!

I hope you have a great 2010!

xoxo, K

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Guam Day 2: HAUL in Guam!

To all the sweet bloggers in Seoul…
I will be in Seoul on May 23 (Saturday)
Anyone up for a meetup?
I will get in around noon, and am free the entire day
I know I told everyone that I’m gonna do some MAJOR hauling in Guam.

In all honesty, I didn’t haul as much as I was planning to. Some of the stuff I wanted couldn’t be found, and MAC/NYX was priced a lot higher than the US prices I’ve seen on the internet. Since Guam has a low population and it is very far away from mainland US, I am not all that suprised.

Also, I guess I went to K-Mart at a bad time because they were not stocked well. For example, most of their black mascaras and black eyeliners were sold out. I think I must have picked up the last Lash Blast Waterproof mascara in Black.

BUT don’t worry…. I did do enough damage…

Revlon Color Stay Quads in Neutral Khakis / Nude Elements / Azure Mist
Maybelline Expert Wear Shadow Quad in Emerald Isle
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow 8 Pan
Rimmel Colour Rush Quad Eye Shadow in Smokey Brun / Smokey Blue / Almond

Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara in Very Black (why don’t they have a waterproof version of this???)

Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara in Very Black (I wanted to stock up on this… but they had only 1 Black one!!!)
Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner & Liquid eyeliner
Posh Domed Eyeshadow Brush

Rimmel Colour Rush Eyeshadow in Taupe / Spun Gold

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Not Just Metals
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Life’s A Peach / Nude Lustre
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in Lasting Shimmer

Milani Minerals Blush in Luminous

You can kind of tell that I love my neutrals, can’t you???
I’m trying to branch out in terms of eyeshadow colors, though!
Hence, the green and the blue palettes…

I went diving on Day 2 in Guam, but someone else has my pictures!
Oh well!!!!

Hopefully I’ll get Day 3 out quickly!!!

xoxo, K

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