From the category archives:

2012 Holiday

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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Jill Stuart Relax Eau de White Floral Eau de Cologne Holiday 2012 Fragrance 1

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The first fragrance release from Jill Stuart in Japan was a trio of scents (Jasmin Fleur, Night Blooming Lily and Vanilla Lust) back in 2006. (According to Fragrantica, these three scents were released (presumably in North America) in 2005.) I remember wanting to try Jasmin Fleur at the time, and I nearly decided to buy one on eBay. (They were never available in the UK.)

Over the following few years, Jill Stuart released more fragrances (such as Jill by Jill Stuart (2007), Night Jewel (2009) and Vanilla Lust (2011, a different version)), but it was Relax Eau de White Floral that got me interested again. It was released in December 2012 soon after the brand debuted the Relax bodycare range in September.

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Paul and Joe Eye Color and Lip Balm Set Holiday 2012 Makeup 1

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It has been a few months since I purchased these items from Paul & Joe during the summer sale earlier this year, but I thought I would still share images of them with you all.

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Kesalan Patharan Summer 2013 Makeup 1(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Kesalan Patharan will release its summer 2013 makeup collection in Japan on June 21st. The collection includes:

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SUQQU Spring 2013 10th Anniversary Makeup 1(images from www.suqqu.com,
info from SUQQU and www.suqqu.com)

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Last year, Paul & Joe celebrated its 10th anniversary. This year, it is SUQQU‘s turn. The brand will release its 10th anniversary Vintage Pearl makeup collection for spring 2013 in Japan on February 1st. The collection includes:

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Paul and Joe Winter Sale 2012 1

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It was the sale time again, and I had to stop by the Paul & Joe counters in London to see what was on offer. (See my Paul & Joe sale purchases in 2010 and 2011.)

Paul & Joe’s sale items are usually past limited-edition items, discontinued (replaced) products, soon-to-be-discontinued products, and overstock. For this winter sale, many Lipstick N shades and Face Color variations were on sale, since the new lipstick lineup was released in fall 2012 and the new range of blushers (Cheek Color) will be launched soon as part of the brand’s spring 2013 makeup collection.

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3rd: Aube Couture

Kao Sofina Aube Couture Holiday 2012 Makeup 1(image from www.sofina.co.jp)

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Aube Couture’s holiday 2012 makeup collection includes four variations of Designing Jewel Compact, with colors for eyes and lips. Each of the four variations comes in two cases, so there are technically eight palettes to choose from. I like 01 Gold Brown Set and I prefer the design of the black case.

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10th: Majolica Majorca

Shiseido Majolica Majorca Holiday 2012 Makeup 1(image from www.nikkei.com)

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For me, the highlight of Majolica Majorca’ holiday 2012 makeup collection is the new Cream de Cheek. It features four lovely shades and adorable packaging. It is good that this is not a limited-edition product, and I look forward to testing it later on.

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L'Occitane Fleurs Merveilleuses Eau de Toilette Holiday 2012 Fragrance 1

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For holiday 2012, L’Occitane has released two limited-edition fragrance ranges, Fleurs Merveilleuses (Marvellous Flowers) and Feuilles Magiques (Magical Leaves). Today I am featuring Fleurs Merveilleuses Eau de Toilette.

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Paul and Joe Makeup Collection 2012 001 Frozen Lilac Holiday 2012 Makeup 1

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Earlier I wrote about Paul & Joe‘s Pearl Foundation Primer in 001 Bonbon, which is from the brand’s holiday 2012 makeup collection (and spring/summer 2012 base makeup collection). The collection also features Makeup Collection 2012. It is available in two sets, 001 Frozen Lilac and 002 Sleigh Ride, and today I am highlighting 001 Frozen Lilac.

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