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You wouldn't know it was still spring according to the calendar. The weather has been silly hot the past few days and it feels like the middle of summer already. Crazy! That means we are bombarded daily with new sunscreen releases and it seems that there are more and more of them every season. But today, I want to tell you about two products from last year. One of them got updated packaging and
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I used to love House of Rose. It's a Japanese skincare and beauty brand that this year will celebrate its 40th birthday. House of Rose prides itself on providing cosmetics that are "friendly for the skin." Its products are based on plant extracts and milk derived ingredients. House of Rose wants the customers to fall in love with its skincare and become loyal, long-term users. Despite being "
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A couple of years ago, while reading various blogs written by foreigners living in Japan, I found one authored by a young woman from Eastern Europe. One day she posted something about her massive collection of Kanebo lipsticks. Her readers, mainly young, impressionable women in her home country, were suitably awed and amazed, and treated the blogger with all the reverence and respect that someone
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I wasn’t going to take part in the grand Japanese beauty versus Korean beauty debacle of 2018, because how much more can you beat this very dead horse? To any thinking person with even the most basic reading and comprehension skills, it’s obvious that the whole thing started as a PR stunt to promote some non-name quasi-Japanese brand. Yet, K-beauty cheerleaders jumped on the cause with the zeal
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Do I still remember how to use this strange thing called a blog? I hope so! *** There is a reason why I don't really like doing sponsored reviews. Actually, there are many reasons. One, that usually I don't like the products I receive. I always have high hopes and well, high hopes is where it usually ends. Two, if I do like the product and say so, then I'm usually accused of becoming a
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IMPORTANT:This is NOT a sponsored post. I paid for my visit to The Burj Club.I also asked and got permission to take photos and write about my experience. When I was planning my vacation and it turned out that my flights qualified for Dubai Connect, I jumped for joy and started to make a list of all the things I wanted to do during my 22 hours in the United Arab Emirates. Unfortunately,
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Back in March Miss Y went to Saitama for a work conference and apparently she had enough time to visit an esthe salon (a.k.a. a spa) to get a facial, a full body treatment and gods only know what else. She brought some skincare with her. A brand I've never heard of before. Evermere. She let me try a few things (a gel cream and a gel face pack) and I liked them enough to fire up the innernets to
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Amazon's Prime Day sucks. It's all hype and no real deals. Yeah, it's better now than it used to be, that's for sure. I still remember one of the first prime day events and a lightning deal for a five gallon bucket of personal lube, or something like that. I'm not sure how Amazon did this year in other countries, but from what I'm hearing on the innertubes, it was less than inspiring in the US,
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Last year, sometime around October, I took a look at MŪN (pronounced "moon"), and thought it would be nice to try it. Then, I guess it was in November, I actually commented somewhere that I was thinking of getting the MŪN Anarose toner, because I love roses. And up until then, all rose products I had tried were, well... not very rosy. A few days later I had an email from MŪN waiting for me in my
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Don't scream at me and don't tell me in the comments that I can't spell. Though that is true, too. I can't. But this thing, up there in the title, that's how it is spelled on the box. The brand is called Im;BEAUTY, and the product we are going to talk about today is Cloud 9 Whitening Anti-Aging Cream. We haven't even started yet and things are already getting complicated. You see, there are
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