_Stash Debut

Kanebo MFC Blend Color Blush PK-1 Pure Pink Holiday 2013 Makeup 1

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For the first post from my Stash Debut series in 2017, I will be sharing my thoughts on MFC‘s Blend Color Blush in PK-1 Pure Pink.

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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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Shiseido Cle de Peau Blush Duo Poudre 102 Fall 2015 Makeup 1

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Shiseido Clé de Peau‘s fall 2014 makeup collection featured Ombres Couleurs Quadri n, which replaced Ombres Couleurs Quadri. The new eyeshadow palette series also featured a new case, whose combination of blue and gold appealed to me. These changes were part of the brand’s product revamp.

The brand’s fall 2015 makeup collection included Blush Duo Poudre, which replaced Blush Couleur Duo. (The collection is my favorite fall 2015 makeup collection and one of my favorite makeup collections from the brand.) I thought it was time to try a Clé de Peau item for the very first time, and I went for Blush Poudre Duo in 102.

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Laurel Verbena Sakura 219 Savon Body Cologne Yuzu Hand Cream Bodycare Handcare Fragrance 1

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Today, in my Stash Debut series (in which I review my first purchases from beauty brands/lines), I will be sharing my thoughts on several items from Japanese beauty brand Laurel.

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Shiseido Benefique Theoty Cheek Fantasy Nuance PK01 Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Shiseido Benefique Theoty unveiled its new style of packaging in spring 2013. Designed in collaboration with Dutch designer Tord Boontje, the packaging is ornate, feminine, fanciful and romantic. (See more images of his work for Shiseido Benefique here.)

Cheek (Fantasy Nuance), launched in spring 2013, truly showcases the beauty of Boontje’s design, and today I will be sharing my thoughts on Cheek (Fantasy Nuance) in PK01, my first Benefique Theoty purchase.

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Kose Kose Cosmeport Precious Garden Hand Cream Honey Peach Fall 2014 Bodycare Handcare 1

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Precious Garden caught my attention in a similar way Aroma Resort did as I found the look of the line fresh and colorful. Obviously there was no guarantee that the products themselves would be just as appealing, but I did decide to try Hand Cream in Honey Peach. I am very glad that I did.

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Kracie Aroma Resort Hand Cream Happy Sweet Peach Summer 2014 Bodycare Handcare 1

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With fresh and colorful packaging, Kracie’s Aroma Resort bodycare line caught my attention a couple of years ago. I had a chance to test some of the products from the line last year and I went for Hand Cream in Happy Sweet Peach.

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Kanebo Chicca Flush Blush Powder 04 Sweet Pink Fall 2013 Makeup 1

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Ever since Chicca‘s debut in spring 2008, I had been wanting to try something from the brand. (See my profile of the brand here.) I was fairly interested in Flush Blush (a cream blusher), which was in the brand’s launch lineup. However, I thought I’d wait for a powder-based blusher to be released. (I tend to prefer powder-based blushers.) To my delight, Flush Blush Powder was launched as part of the brand’s spring/summer 2013 base makeup collection, and I purchased 04 Sweet Pink in 2014.

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Hacci Hand Cream Happening Bodycare Handcare 1

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Hacci seems to have been getting more media coverage in Japan in the last few years. (See my profile on the brand here.) I was interested in the brand’s hand creams and lip moisturizers, and I decided to go for Hand Cream in Happening.

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Kao Est Emotional Multiple Eyes 11 Spring 2010 Makeup 1

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Est was launched by Kao in 2000. Excluding brands from companies acquired by Kao Corporation (such as Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.), Est is currently Kao’s only department-store beauty brand in Japan. It was launched as a high-end range under Kao Sofina and it used to be sold at Sofina counters in department stores. (“Est” used to stand for “Essence of Sofina Technology”.) Since it became independent from Sofina a few years ago, it has been having its own department-store counters. (Sofina is now mainly available in drugstores and pharmacies in Japan.)

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