Friday, February 23, 2018

Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tint

These Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tint were accidental discoveries--I stumbled upon them browsing through Sephora's sale section. These were going for $17, down from the retail of $24. I tried them on the back of my hand and was instantly sold, so I grabbed one of all the colors I could find: Cherry, Juice, Lychee, and Watermelon.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Suqqu Moisture Rich Lipstick

Last fall, Suqqu released a brand new line of lippies, the Moisture Rich Lipsticks (they did away with the Creamy Glow Lipstick Moists a few months earlier I think). I was going to skip these new lippies for reasons I'll elaborate below, though I'm sure you've already guessed why. And yet every review I'd read raved and raved about the formula. I'll admit too the color range was attractive, so I ended up picking four colors from the permanent lineup, 07 琵琶艶 (Biwatsuya) Sunset Orange, 08 紅金魚 (Benikingyo) Aquatic Red, 09 輝赤 (Kiaka) Cardinal Red, and 10 焦赤 (Kogareaka) Brown Red, as well as the LE 101 無花果 (Ichijiku) Fig Red.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Suqqu Designing Color Eyes

So I finally got around to the new Suqqu Designing Color Eyes that were released spring of 2017. These generated some buzz starting in the fall of 2016 because they were a new formula that was to replace the long-standing and popular Blend Color Eyeshadows, which were discontinued as of January 2017 (and going for cut-throat prices on E(vil)bay).

Anyway, the Designing Color Eyes started with 5 permanent quads and 1 LE, and now they're up to 9 permanent quads and 14 LE, including UK exclusives. Here are palettes 04 絢撫子 (Yayanadeshiko) Mauve Pink & Deep Bordeaux and 05 蒼雫 (Aoshizuku) Cool Navy & Icy Brown I've been eyeing for the longest time before they finally came into stock at Selfridges UK online last summer. 

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Wander Beauty Love Lock Hydrating Lip Gel

After the pleasant Beach Balm surprise, Wander Beauty got me intrigued again, this time with the Love Lock Hydrating Lip Gel available in only one color, Parisian Red.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist Part VII

Last summer, I got a hold of two more Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist in the LE colors EX-16 桃薔薇 (Momobara) and EX-17 赤橙 (Akadaidai). These were released spring 2015, so they're not new, but I thought they'd make nice additions to my collection. Well, at least I was hoping both would.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel

Been using this 200mL/6.76fl. oz. bottle of Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel for a few weeks now. This was actually a recommendation from our dear friend C. way back in 2009, I think? So almost ten years later, I finally got around to try what C. thought was great =.=" Even then, I only remembered it when I was browsing Beauty Habit looking for something new to try along with my Paul & Joe Hand Creams.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Wonder Honey Honey Dew Hand Cream

Update Tuesday February 6, 2018.

Just remembered there are two varieties of these Honey Dew Hand Creams: とろとろ(softening?) and しっとり(moisturizing).

The Apple & Honey reviewed below is the softening kind, which might explain why it doesn't last through the night for my dry hands, and the Yuzu & Honey is the moisturizing kind. When I bought these, I purposely picked one of each to see what the difference was and then promptly forgot all about it. Otherwise I'd have tried the Yuzu & Honey first. Will get to it eventually.

Original post Saturday, January 27, 2018.

I first came across these Wonder Honey hand creams at the Ginza Loft. It was a month before hubby and I moved home from Tokyo and I wanted to buy gifts for friends and family. Naturally, it was the Hachimitsu no Mori Hand Cream Gift that caught my eyes (will review later), because I love travel size hand creams I can keep in my bag, especially when they come in several different fragrances. But I also saw an array of larger 50g tubes of hand creams, among which I picked the yummy-sounding Apple & Honey and Yuzu & Honey. Here's a quick review for Apple & Honey.

Belif Hungarian Water Essence

Been using a 10mL/0.33fl. oz. pump bottle of Belif Hungarian Water Essence as an occasional daytime facial treatment, along with L'Occitane Divine Extract which I'm almost done with. This essence was a part of the the Bestsellers On-the-Go Travel Kit I got last winter. I've already reviewed the Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist and the Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream, and the only item left I haven't tried is The True Cream Aqua Bomb. I'm saving it for hubby ^.^

Monday, February 5, 2018

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream

I think Clarins Hydra-Essentiel is the revamp of the former Hydra-Quench line, of which I've tried a deluxe sample of the Intensive Serum Bi-Phase. Last spring, I got a small 5mL/0.1oz. tube of the Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream that I'm using right now as an occasional daytime moisturizer, alongside Kiehl's Rosa Artica Youth Regenerating Lightweight Cream.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cow Brand Mutenka Additive-Free Cleansing Oil

Been using this 150mL pump bottle of Cow Brand Mutenka (Additive-Free) Cleansing Oil so here's a quick review.

This is one of the few cleansing oils I've used with close to perfect texture. It's not oily, and there's no weird cushy feel like FANCL. It rinses clean but isn't drying, and it's unscented. I'm not to repurchase though, because I actually like the Astalift Makeup Remover Oil better and I have a full size bottle of that to look forward to.

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