From the category archives:

bodycare – handcare

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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Paul and Joe Hand Cream R Holiday 2014 Bodycare 1

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Earlier, I talked about Paul & Joe‘s Makeup Collection 2014 in 001 Little Star and Pressed Powder T in 001 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star for holiday 2014. Today I will share my thoughts on Hand Cream R from the collection.

The floral print on Paul & Joe’s Face & Eye Color CS in 073 42nd Street & Lipstick C in 072 SoHo from the fall 2011 makeup collection is among my favorite prints from the brand, so I was excited to see it on Hand Cream R from the fall/winter 2014 bodycare and fragrance collection. (In the UK, the three Hand Creams are part of the holiday 2014 collection. The two Fragrance Hair & Body Mists are not available in the UK).

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Vecua Honey Bee Forest Hand Cream Gift Fall Winter 2014 Bodycare 1

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For fall/winter 2014, Vecua Honey has released Bee Forest Hand Cream Gift in Japan on September 1st. The limited-edition set (¥1800) features six of Vecua Honey’s ten hand creams in mini sizes (15g). The set caught my attention since it happened to include all three of my Vecua Honey Hand Creams.

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Paul and Joe Fall Winter 2014 Bodycare Haircare Fragrance 1

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Paul & Joe will release its fall/winter 2014 bodycare and fragrance collection in Japan on October 1st. The collection includes:

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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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Garnier Hand Repair Intensive Restoring Hand Cream 2012 2013 1

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Garnier‘s Hand Repair Intensive Restoring Hand Cream, launched in 2008 (to replace Hand Cocoon), has been my daily hand cream for years. For a couple of times in the last few years, it was out of stock in all the retail points in my neighborhood for quite some time and I was suspecting that it was discontinued. It happened again a few months ago but it did come back in stock, and I bought a few right away.

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L'Occitane Shea Honey Hand Cream 2013 1

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For spring 2013, L’Occitane has released a limited-edition Shea Honey bodycare collection featuring a warm-toned honey fragrance. Today I am highlighting one of the items in the collection, the Shea Honey Hand Cream.

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

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca will release its holiday 2012 makeup collection in Japan on October 21st. The Circus Ecstasy collection includes:

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Jill Stuart Relax Fall Winter 2012 Bodycare 2(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Jill Stuart will release its fall/winter 2012 bodycare collection in Japan on October 12th. According to Jill Stuart’s website, the new Relax bodycare collection features floral notes of lily, lily of the valley, jasmine, and rose as well as citrusy notes of lemon, orange, and grapefruit.

The collection includes:

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Kanebo Lavshuca Holiday 2012 Makeup 1(image/info from www.nikkei.com)

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Kanebo Lavshuca will release its holiday 2012 collection in Japan on November 1st. The collection includes:

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