I didn’t realize it when I purchased it but Shiseido Sea Breeze UV Cut & Jelly SPF 25 actually has some sort of bug repellent built in? Don’t ask…! I’ve no idea what that’s all about but the good news would be it’s a rather nifty little SPF if you’re looking for something simple for Winter SPF protection.
I introduced you to the Sana Hadanomy Collection last year. This is actually one of my favorite skincare products from Japan at the moment due to it’s inexpensive price tag and highly moisturizing formula. Now that the cooler weather is coming in I’ll be reaching for it alot more!
Sana has added three new products to the Hadanomy line. Let’s take a look!
I said it before, I’ll say it again, the chick on the Baviphat Island Girls BB Primer Fix box so looks like Amanda from Ugly Better!
Baviphat (I wanna type Baby Phat) is a Benefit style cosmetic brand that’s available in Korea. Alot of the makeup offerings remind me of Benefit for some reason. I think part of the appeal is in fact their packaging as I love the Baviphat girls that are featured on many of the products.
Let’s take a look at their BB Primer Fix!
My Beauty Diary combined a great facial sheet mask along with a creamy moisturizing gel for a cool Summer Mask Pack…I’m loving this.
Summer may be over kids but this one will be apart of my staple Winter skincare regime.
I’m off to California in a few weeks and I’m busy packing up bits and bobs I’ll need for my short trip. One of the items I’m taking?
Pitari Sweat Super Cooling Cream, ya know, for warm California days.
Don’t ask about the sweat bit….but this stuff is interesting.
You MIGHT wanna nom the Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek but please don’t, it’s a blush not a French pastry!
Puff de Cheek was released for Spring 2011 so this review is an ickle over do but better later than never particularly when it comes to cute beauty as you can never have enough of that.
Makeup pr0n anyone?
Here’s another of the new Lunasol Palettes I hauled from Fall that arrived from Japan recently!
My Beauty Diary kinda took the French pastry route with one of its newer, limited edition collections. One of the pieces of the collection included Grey Tea & Macaron Facial Sheet Masks.
The mask supposedly contains essence from earl grey tea, honestly, earl grey probably runs through my veins already instead of blood since I drink so much of it so I probably don’t need a mask with more of it.
The mask promises to illuminate and clarify to ease dullness.
Does it work?
Koh Gen Do might sound like an ancient art of Kung Fu but it’s not, it’s a collection of prestigious cosmetics that’s making it’s new home at Sephora and Sephora.com
Check it out, this one should be good!
Remember when you were 14 and you thought Sea Breeze was the cure all for acne and removing dirt and oil? Admit it, how fun was it taking a cotton ball to your face that contained a splash of Sea Breeze? I could sit for hours and swipe my face just to see the gunk that would come off.
Best astringent ever!
It took me much later in my youth to realize all Sea Breeze really accomplished well was drying my skin out like the Sahara Desert but it was fun while it lasted.
Now I won’t touch the stuff no matter how great those cotton balls of gross looked!
But I’m game for Sea Breeze SPF!
Ahhh a common question here on Musings!
Where do I buy Asian Cosmetics? Where do I buy Japanese Cosmetics? Where can I buy Korean Cosmetics?
Best place to start?
There are any number of great stores online to shop for goodies but one of my biggest recs has to go to Imomoko simply because it’s so reliable and carries and range of cosmetics, skincare, and general goodies from all over Asia. Japanese, Korean, Chinese, etc…you name it and they probably carry it.
They have a rotating inventory with new stock that comes in weekly, they offer free shipping with a minimal purchase, and they are extremely reliable. Whenever I order I get my products within 2-4 days via Priority Mail and they ship products out same day or next day at the latest. That’s another good thing about the E-shop, not having to wait for airmail or pay for expensive airmail shopping charges as the store is domestic, not international.
Imomoko carries popular Japanese brands like Lunasol, Majolica Majorca, Kose, etc…and brands from Taiwan as well like the popular My Beauty Diary Face Mask Collection.
Pricing varies as some products are very inexpensive and close to Asian retail where as other products are a bit higher up compared to what you’d pay in say Japan.
The shop doesn’t have a ton of Korean products but I noticed they recently started adding in products from Etude House!
Overall, I’ve always had a great shopping experience with the store and since I get alot of questions asking what a reliable source for Asian Beauty is I thought I’d recommend it.
It’s a good place to start if you’re new to the Asian Beauty scene!
Shop it at imomoko.com
If you’ve used to the store before do share your experiences with it!
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Imomoko.