From the category archives:

2011 Summer

DHC Pore Cleansing Oil Summer Fall 2011 Skincare 1

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DHC‘s Deep Cleansing Oil is one of the products the brand is famous for (alongside Olive Virgin Oil). The brand also features a few other cleansers, including Water-Friendly Cleansing Oil, New Mild Touch Cleansing Oil and Pore Cleansing Oil. While the first two are not available in the UK, Pore Cleansing Oil has recently been launched in the UK. (New Mild Touch Cleansing Oil and Pore Cleansing Oil are available in the US.)

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Canmake Cheek and Cheek 02 Rose Tiara Spring Summer 2011 Makeup 1

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In October, in my Stash Debut series, I reviewed Canmake‘s Cheek Gradation in 06 Candy Stripe, which was my first purchase from the brand. Wanting to try something else from Canmake, I decided to get Cheek & Cheek in 02 Rose Tiara.

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YSL Pure Chromatics 6 Summer 2011 Makeup 1

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YSL currently features four eyeshadow palette ranges: Ombres Duolumières (since 2007), Ombres 5 Lumières (since 2008), Pure Chromatics (since 2011) and the recently launched Couture Palette. Among the four, Pure Chromatics has the most shimmery finish, and today I am reviewing Pure Chromatics in 6.

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Paul and Joe Hair and Body Mist Holiday 2013 Bodycare Haircare Fragrance 1

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I do love my fragrances, but, when the weather is warmer, I sometimes reach for lighter options such as body mists. (I hope my readers in the UK are enjoying the nice weather (despite the occasional rain).) One body mist that I recently purchased is Paul & Joe‘s Hair & Body Mist, which was released as part of Paul & Joe’s holiday 2013 bodycare collection. (It is not a seasonal limited-edition item.)

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Vecua Honey Wonder Honey Honey Dew Hand Creams 1

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Today, my Stash Debut series, which highlights my first purchases from various brands/lines, focuses on Vecua Honey.

Launched in April 2011, Vecua Honey is a sister brand of the Japanese beauty brand Vecua. While Vecua (debuted in 2003) is a high-end brand sold in department stores and has a clean and sophisticated look (see my brand profile on Vecua), Vecua Honey’s image is more youthful, fun and whimsical. Vecua Honey’s products feature honey as well as other natural ingredients.

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Kanebo Coffret d'Or Cover Clear Finish UV SPF18 PA++ Spring Summer 2011 Base Makeup 1

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Kanebo Coffret d’Or‘s Cover Clear Finish UV SPF18 PA++ was released as part of the line’s spring/summer 2011 base makeup collection. (The collection also features Lucent Glow Finish UV SPF 17 PA++. They replaced Makeup Powder, which was released in spring/summer 2008 and is the line’s first loose powder.) It aims to even out the appearance of pores and create a smooth finish for the skin.

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YSL Gloss Pur 11 Icy Effect Summer 2011 Makeup 1(Still available…)

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– I was told by a Muji sales assistant that Muji UK is no longer carrying facial skincare items for the time being. This means I will not be able to continue purchasing my Muji cleansing oil (Mild Oil Cleansing) in the UK. (Muji’s EU on-line store still has a few other skincare items.) I am surprised and not surprised. Muji Japan recently expanded its skincare range (and re-packaged some existing products, including Mild Oil Cleansing (the print on the bottle is now in green, not red)) and I thought Muji UK might start carrying more skincare products. However, Muji is never known for skincare in the UK so it is not too surprising that it is now focusing on other product lines.

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Paul and Joe Sale Winter 2011 1

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First of all, apologies for the delay in posting about this stash update.

I have to admit that, ever since the last Paul & Joe winter sale, I had been waiting for the next one. (Paul & Joe does have items on sale during the summer sale, but the lineup is usually not as impressive, and I didn’t purchase any sale item last summer.) There were a lot of items on sale for the winter sale 2011, and, for the first time (that I can remember), holiday limited-edition items were sold at reduced prices at Paul & Joe counters right on the other side of Christmas.

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Kanebo Coffret d'Or 3D Glossy Eyes 04 Pink Violet 1

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Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring items from fall 2011 makeup collections from various brands. Today we start with Kanebo Coffret d’Or.

So far, I have been loyal to Coffret d’Or‘s eyeshadow palettes, as I have at least one from each series. The latest 3D Glossy Eyes is from the line’s late summer/ early fall 2011 makeup collection, and I decided to go for 04 Pink Violet.

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Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum The Print Collection Fall 2011 2(image from Stella McCartney)

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My post on Stella McCartney’s Stella The Print Collection has been updated with additional images, additional availability information, and a note on the fragrance.

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