From the category archives:

2013 Spring

Elegance Phantom Eyes 28 Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Today, I am opening my treasure chest again and we will be looking at Phantom Eyes in 28 from Elégance.

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Addiction Lip Gloss 033 Factory Girl Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Since Addiction was launched in July 2009, I have been very interested in the brand. I had been wondering what to try for a while until I came across information on the brand’s spring 2013 makeup collection. As a lover of blue lip glosses, I thought Lip Gloss in 033 Factory Girl would be the perfect first purchase from the brand.

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Kanebo Coffret d'Or Smile Up Cheeks 05 Coral Pink Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Kanebo Coffret d’Or‘s Smile Up Cheeks seems to be a popular item in Japan. It is currently ranked sixth in the powder blusher category at Cosme.Net (voted by the website’s members) and the variation in 02 Peach is third in the blusher category in Biteki‘s 2014 reader survey (February 2015 issue).

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Jill Stuart Layer Blush Compact 01 Baby Berry Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Since I reviewed Jill Stuart‘s Mix Blush Compact in 01 Baby Blush, I have been going back to it quite frequently and it has gradually become one of my favorite blushers. In spring 2013, Jill Stuart not only released a new blusher, Layer Blush Compact, but also brought out Mix Blush Compact N (a revamped version of the original). There were ten blushers in the collection altogether, which was great for a blusher enthusiast like me. I was keen to try Layer Blush Compact, and I decided to go for 01 Baby Berry.

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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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Earlier this year, I reviewed Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep) from Kao Sofina Primavista Ange, a base makeup line developed for the Taiwanese market. (The line is not sold in Japan.) The products are formulated to appeal to those with combination or oily skin who need to cope with a warm and humid climate. Besides the powder foundation, I also purchased Long Keep Base UV and Liquid Foundation UV (Long Keep). (I rarely use primers or liquid foundations, but I was curious about them.) Today I am reviewing Long Keep Base UV.

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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV Long Keep Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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For my first product review of 2014, I will continue my Stash Debut series and share my thoughts on Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep).

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Case 2013 Spring 2013 Base Makeup 1

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2013 marks the 10th anniversary of Shiseido’s Majolica Majorca. So far, all the seasonal collections from the line include special limited-edition items to celebrate the occasion. I decided to get the Skin Remaker Case 2013, which is part of the spring 2013 collection.

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Paul and Joe Cheek Color 03 Gigi 08 Candy Spring 2013 Makeup 2

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Since last year (when the brand celebrated its 10th anniversary), Paul & Joe has been revamping some of its makeup items. Last fall, the lipstick range was relaunched, and the packaging features peach bases and white caps with more pronounced chrysanthemum motifs and the new PJ logo. This spring, the blusher range (Cheek Color) was renewed and it features the same style of packaging. I really like the new case and many of the color variations, and I decided to pick up 03 Gigi and 08 Candy.

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L'Occitane Spring Cherry Eau de Toilette Spring 2013 Fragrance 1

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Launched in 2007, L’Occitane‘s Cherry Blossom has been one of the brand’s most popular fragrances. Since 2008, there has been a limited-edition creation surrounding the theme of cherry or blossom each year (Cherry (2008), Peach Blossom (2009), Wild Cherry (2010), Plum Blossom (2011), and Cherry Princess (2012)). This year, we have Spring Cherry.

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Anna Sui Tin House Flight of Fancy Spring Summer 2013 Fragrance 1

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For spring/summer 2013, Anna Sui has released the limited-edition Tin House fragrance collection in the UK. The collection features three existing fragrances (Secret Wish, Fairy Dance, and Flight of Fancy) and each of them is packaged in a collectible tin house. Today I am taking a closer look at the Flight of Fancy tin house and fragrance from the collection.

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