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DHC Alpha-Arbutin White Mask Review

DHC Alpha Arbutin White Mask

I’m a massive DHC skincare fan and I also happen to be quite a fan of facial sheet masks. Recently the DHC Alpha-Arbutin White Mask ($4.50) launched and I was quite excited to give it a whirl. This is a newly formulated mask as DHC has offered an Arbutin sheet mask in the past.

It’s formulated with a great concentration of alpha-arbutin which is a stable brightening ingredient that treats dark spots and uneven skin tone. The thing is, I’ve found, you need a lot of patience with arbutin. It works to brighten but it’s something you have to diligently use in your daily skincare diet to see results.


Les Merveilleuses de Laduree 2014 Summer Collection

Les Merveilleuses de Laduree 2014 Summer

Le swoon! The Les Merveilleuses de Laduree 2014 Summer Collection has arrived in Japan! Anyone want to hitchhike to Tokyo with me and head to Mitsukoshi for a purchase? I can get Laduree macarons a plenty here in New York but Les Merveilleuses de Laduree Makeup not as easily.


Let’s take a look!


Lunasol Modeling Beige Skin Review & Swatches

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Lunasol Modeling Beige Skin is a new, innovative base product that recently launched in Japan that was inspired by Lunasol’s popular Skin Modeling Eyes Beige Beige.

They call the effect of this a mannequin or model skin finish. Hmmm mannequin skin? Is that a thing now? That idea scared me a bit but having great experience with Lunasol foundations and other base products I suspected Modeling Beige Skin would be fantastic.

Shall we see?


5 New Beauty Products to Try from Korea

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We’re kinda in between seasons at the moment! Almost all the Spring Collections are up and out and Summer is just starting to arrive…hell, before you know it Fall 2014 Makeup Collections will be at us!

Spring 2014 is well past in Korea but Summer 2014 Makeup Collections haven’t really hit as of yet but there are still many new offerings popping up in Korea daily.

Here are 5 New Beauty Products to Try from Korea.


Jill Stuart Summer 2014 Makeup Collection

Jill Stuart Summer 2014 Makeup Collection

Oh lovely day! The Jill Stuart Summer 2014 Makeup Collection has launched Japan! It’s a stunning aquatic themed collection with soft shades of aqua, yellow, and peach for eyes with a delicate sweep of pink and peach for cheeks.

I likely won’t indulge as some of these shades are a little too pastel for me but I did so enjoy looking at all these beautiful pieces!

Take a look!