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When it comes to makeup, I think Japan has definitely got some of the best products! I used to have easy access to all these wonderful Japanese brands when I was living in Hong Kong but now that I am living in the US, I can only drool over them online *sigh* Anyway, here are some links to a few brands that I really like. These sites have a lot of info on them – clips, makeup breakdowns, product info etc. Check them out!

Kose:
Fasio
Visee

Kanebo:
T’estimo
Lavshuca
Kate

Shiseido:
Maquillage (formerly known as Pied Nus)
Majolica Majorca
S & Co.
Inoui ID
Dramatical
FF
Conveni’s Beauty

Baby Pink

RMK

Kesalan Patharan

Product Recommendations

Base Products: RMK, Kesalan Patharan, Inoui ID
Lipglosses: Baby Pink, Parado
Eyeshadows: T’estimo, Majolica Majorca, Kate, Maquillage
Mascara: Fasio, Dramatical, Visee
Eyeliner: Majolica Majorca, Inoui ID

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Hey guys, I just found out that the comment moderation function is messed up. If you left a comment and it has not been published, it is not because I am trying to ignore you. Normally I would get an e-mail from Blogger when someone leaves a comment but for some reason, I did not get an e-mail for every message. From now on, I will be checking the comments moderation page myself to make sure all comments are published. Sorry once again about this!

Scratch the self-tanner reviews I did earlier becauseHawaiian Tropic Island Glow Daily Moisturizer ($6) completely blew everything else away! I bought this in Medium after reading some rave reviews online and I have been using this religiously for more than a week now.

Like Jergen Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, this is a self-tanning moisturizer. It is packed with vitamins A, C and E with a green tea fragrance. Even though it claims to keep skin moisturized for up to 12 hours, I do not find it very moisturizing – I still needed to put a lotion on top. When I first applied it onto my legs, it dried pretty fast and I could not detect any green tea smell but there was none of that typcial self-tanner smell either. However, after a few hours, my legs started smelling a little like self-tanner but it is so much more bearable compared to the Jergen’s. As for the color, my legs started getting darker by day three – no more pale pasty legs for me yay! Moreover, the color looked very realistic, it was a golden bronze and not orange nor streaky. I am going to try mixing this into my facial moisturizer to see if it’ll work on my face too. Will post an update in a bit.

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Hey guys, sorry for not updating this blog as much as before. A lot has been going on lately and I’m trying very hard to cope. Feel free to leave a comment under this entry if you have any questions and requests, I will try to answer everything either tomorrow or Friday.