From the category archives:

2011 Summer

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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YSL Eyeshadow Palette 1998

by PJ on Monday, July 18, 2011

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YSL Eyeshadow Palette 1998 Summer Fall 2011 1(image/info from www.yslb.jp)

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I came across this eyeshadow palette on YSL‘s on-line store in Japan. The Eyeshadow Palette 1998 is inspired by the colors on the greeting card that Yves Saint Laurent sent to his family, friends, and colleagues in 1998, which marked the 40th anniversary of his professional creative activity in fashion.

The four colors symbolize the brand icon, the sun, the Marrakesh sea, and Majorelle Garden.

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Love Yves Saint Laurent 2000 1(Love, Yves Saint Laurent, 2000, Harry N. Abrams Inc.)
(image from www.amazon.co.uk)

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Each individual palette comes with a unique serial number as proof of authenticity.

According to the site, this palette is a limited-edition Japan-only web-exclusive item. (The site delivers within Japan only.) But it might become available in some other countries later on.

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Related posts:

YSL Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

Beautiful Lips with Blue Lip Glosses – Summer 2011 Edition!
(featuring YSL Gloss Pur in 11 Icy Effect)

Dior Palette Lady Dior

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Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum Limited Editions 2011 1(image/info from www.fashionsnap.com)

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On August 17th, Isetan Shinjuku Tokyo will be launching The World of Stella event in collaboration with Stella McCartney throughout the store (including The Stage on 1F, Adidas by Stella McCartney on 4F, and Stella McCartney Kids on 6F). Some limited-edition items will be available during the event, including the Stella fragrance in limited-edition bottles.

I will update this post if I come across additional information on their availability.

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Updated on August 8th, 2011:

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Maison Martin Margiela Untitled L'Eau Eau de Toilette Summer 2011 2

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Last year, Maison Martin Margiela launched it first fragrance, (Untitled). The stellar creation combines the cool and dry citrus green sensation and the woody and smoky warmth. It is one of the few smoky scents that appeal to me. This year, the fashion house launched a lighter version of the scent, (Untitled) L’Eau.

(Untitled) L’Eau features notes of mandarin orange, lemon, crushed leaves, curly-leafed mint, and buchu. It is predominantly a citrus green scent with hints of woodiness and smokiness.

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