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Skin Aqua UV Essence

Skin Aqua Sarafit UV Essence Review: Affordable Japanese sunscreen with one imperfection

The one thing that I’ll always bring back from Japan is none other than a Japanese sunscreen. In my recent trip to Nippon, I bought a few tubes including Skin Aqua Sarafit UV Essence SPF50+. This is by far the cheapest sunscreen that I’ve gotten in Japan and I wondered how Skin Aqua would match up with the other great …

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salon de pro

SALON de PRO Hair Mascara is not just great at covering gray hair roots easily (Review)

Need a quick and easy solution to conceal your gray hair roots? Today, we’ll review SALON de PRO Hair Mascara, a temporary hair dye that I’ve used for a few months and highly recommend. This hair mascara works fast, creates no mess and is great for use in between hair colouring jobs. Read on and I’ll share with you the …

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Astalift Jelly Aquarysta

New Launch! Astalift Jelly Aquarysta now has 10% extra nano-ceramides to improve skin moisture

Hey peeps, here’s a quick beauty update. Astalift has just launched a reformulation of its Astalift Jelly Aquarysta. If you are looking for an anti-aging and hydrating skincare solution, check out this unique jelly product.  So, what have been improved in this new formula?    3 Key Improvements to Astalift Jelly Aquarysta (Nov 2019 Launch) The first improvement of Jelly …

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Curel Makeup Cleansing Gel

Let’s compare Curel Makeup Cleansing Gel with a cleansing oil – which cleans better?

The reason why I bought Curel Makeup Cleansing Gel was because of the brand’s philosophy, which is to “to provide solutions for sensitive skin”. Although I do not have sensitive skin, I was hoping that such a product would be gentle enough on my age-related dry and flaky skin.  Can this makeup cleanser remove makeup effectively? Is Curel Makeup Cleansing …

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Meiji Amino Collagen

Meiji Collagen Review: Does Collagen Powder Really Work?

The first time I tried Meiji Collagen Powder, I was in my 20s. At this ‘tender’ age, I didn’t notice any significant improvements after consuming half-a-year’s worth of collagen powder.  Now that I’m in my 40s, would Meiji Amino Collagen start to make a difference to my less-taut and wrinkly skin? Or is collagen powder just a money-sucking myth? Let’s …

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Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid | Cleans Better than Shu Uemura?

Good stuff, babes. I’m gonna share a review of a cleansing oil that works faster than Shu Uemura in removing makeup, but costs only a fraction of the price? Yes, we are talking about Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid. I will include an experiment to compare its makeup removing ability against Shu Uemura. The result took me by surprise!  I’d done the same …

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What to buy in Japan

25 Things to Buy in Japan that are Affordable & Loved by Locals

What do we buy in Japan? Today, I’m going to share 25 things to buy in Japan that appeal to both locals and tourists alike. Yes, we are going to skip the touristy souvenirs – those that are so steeply marked-up that locals would shun. So, come take a look and check out the practical and functional stuff that I …

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Cezanne Gloss Lipstick

Why Cezanne Lasting Gloss Lip may be my last lipstick from Cezanne

I couldn’t resist the beautifully-packaged Cezanne Lasting Gloss Lip even though my first experience with a Cezanne lipstick wasn’t great? “This is a different range and is highly-moisturizing. It totally deserves a second chance!” I’d thought.  And so, I grabbed two colors of Cezanne Lasting Gloss Lip without any hesitation during a shopping spree in Osaka. On the first application, …

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Kanebo Media Shiny Essence Lip

Love Shiny Plump Lips? Kanebo Media Shiny Essence Lip goes right into your Japan Must-buy list

Ladies, does a hydrating and crystal-shine lipstick sound appealing? Today, I’m going to talk about Media Shiny Essence Lip, my favorite lipstick haul from Japan to-date. Do you love lips that glow with a healthy lustre, but yet not being too over the top? Would you love a lipstick that works great on dry and sensitive lips? If so, read …

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Perfect Whip

Review of Senka Perfect Whip Foaming Cleanser | Is it worth all the hype?

An online research prior to my visit to Japan led me to some of the ‘must-buy’ beauty products in Japan. Shiseido’s Senka Perfect Whip foaming Cleanser is one of them. The selling point of Senka Perfect Whip is how much it can foam up. Watch the video below for a demo. Is it really worth all the hype, other than …

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