2013 Summer

SUQQU Bright Up Lipstick 02 Hanabeni Summer 2013 Makeup 1

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Over the last eight years, I have written about various lipstick ranges from SUQQU (Creamy Lipstick, Blend Lipstick, Creamy Glow Lipstick, Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist and Bright Up Lipstick). (All the relevant links are listed below.) Today I will be reviewing Bright Up Lipsticks in 02 Hanabeni and 04 Outouiro and Creamy Glow Lipstick in 03 Tsuyazakura.

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Ignis Fresh Harvest Spring Summer 2013 Bodycare 1

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I had been wanting to try products from Ignis for a long time, and today my Stash Debut series continues with Fresh Harvest, my first purchase from the brand.

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

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I rarely use liquid foundations as they tend not to suit my oily skin. However, I got curious about Primavista Ange Liquid Foundation UV (Long Keep) and I decided to try it mainly for research purposes.

(For a brief profile on Primavista Ange, read my review of the line’s Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep). I have also reviewed Long Keep Base UV, possibly the line’s most popular product).

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Paul and Joe Nail Treatment Oil Jill Stuart Treatment Nail Essence Summer 2013 2014 Handcare Nailcare 1

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Back in 2008, I posted about the cute nail and cuticle oils I had. As I said, they are not absolute necessities for me and I don’t use them on a daily basis. However, I did get two more in the last couple of years. (Yes, I still like the cute-looking ones……)

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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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Kanebo Coffret d'Or 3D Gradation Eyes 02 Mint Brown Late Summer Early Fall 2013 Makeup 1

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I have been picking up at least one variation of each of Kanebo Coffret d’Or‘s eyeshadow palette series since the launch of the line in 2007. With 3D Gradation Eyes, released as part of Coffret d’Or’s late summer/ early fall 2013 makeup collection, I was choosing between 02 Mint Brown and 04 Rose Purple. I decided to go for 02 Mint Brown.

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Kao Sofina Aube Couture Designing Puff Cheek 424 Rose Summer 2013 Makeup 1

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One of Sofina Aube Couture‘s main aims is to make makeup application as easy and straightforward as possible, and it is not difficult to see how the line tries to achieve this with its product designs. (See my post on Aube Couture’s user-friendliness.) One good example of this is the design of the line’s eyeshadow palettes (Designing Eyes, Designing Shine Eyes, Designing Impression Eyes and Designing Impression Eyes II). The colors in the palettes are arranged in a way to show where they are applied on the eye areas. In the same vein, the line’s Designing Puff Cheek, launched in summer 2013, attempts to make blusher and highlighter application quick and simple.

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L'Occitane The Vert and Bigarade Eau de Toilette Summer 2013 Fragrance 1

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Last summer, L’Occitane debuted La Collection de Grasse, a collection of fragrances created by the brand’s new (and first) in-house perfumer, Karine Dubreuil. The idea of the collection is that each scent is based on two main notes from different parts of the world. (In Japan, the collection is called Ampersand Grasse, highlighting the key concept of union.)

The launch lineup featured four scents: Jasmin & Bergamote, Magnolia & Mûre, Vanille & Narcisse, and Thé Vert & Bigarade. For fall 2013, Ambre & Santal was launched, and, for holiday 2013, Fleur d’Or & Acacia and Cèdre & Oranger were added to the collection. (Also, Rose & Osmanthus is available in some countries.) Today I am featuring Thé Vert & Bigarade.

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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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Stella McCartney Stella Summer 2013 Eau de Toilette 1

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For summer 2013, Stella McCartney has released Stella Summer, the 10th annual summer edition of the popular Stella. (How time has flown since I fell in love with Stella almost ten years ago!)

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