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Maybelline Pure BB Mineral Instant Skin Smoother BB Mousse Review & Swatches

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The Maybelline Pure BB Mineral Collection is kinda old news in Japan. Its never been released in the US but it did make it’s way across much of Asia upon release.

It happens to be one of those products that throws around “BB” in the title to garner attention but really that’s not a reference to the formula being a BB Cream. I notice the words BB Cream and BB seem to float around a lot when it comes to foundation and base products.

Japan typically releases new products prior to us with different names. For example, our new Bouncy Dream Blushes are called Jello Glow in Japan. I’m mentioning this because I was curious if we might see this BB Mousse pop up here in the US at some point. We sorta have in the form of Maybelline’s new foaming foundation but…packaging is different as well as formula slightly.

I find Maybelline products exceed quality in terms of pigmentation and formula in Japan versus much of the catalog products we have here in the US market so I expected Pure BB Mineral BB Mousse to be something I rejoiced in but sadly it didn’t quite happen that way.

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KATE Covering Concealer for Under Eyes Review & Swatches

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I reviewed Kate’s new stick concealer for you last week if you recall. This week, I’ve been getting a whole hell of a lot more sleep in preparation for seeing Van Halen this weekend, of course, this depends on whether or not they actually stay together before the weekend hits, I’m expecting to open a newspaper and read somewhere that Roth killed another band member or vice versa, oh the drama, the drama, the drama, the drama whenever they go on tour…

Anyway, since I’m working on 16 hours of sleep in two days, go freaking me, that’s more sleep than I get in a five day period, I can go ahead and go a little lighter with the concealer, that’s where KATE Covering Concealer for Under Eyes comes into place.

Check it!

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Les Merveilleuses de Laduree at Imomoko

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The gorgeous Les Merveilleuses de Laduree Collection is available at Imomoko.com if you’ve been wanting to indulge.

It’s not cheap, you’ve been warned ;-D

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Imomoko merely offering a suggestion where to get this highly sought after collection.

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HadaLabo Gokujyun Paper Mask Review

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HadaLabo is an extremely popular collection of skincare produced by Japanese brand, Rohto. One of the things that makes the brand so popular is that promise that their “super” Hyaluronic Acid can hold and retain moisture in the skin than regular Hyaluronic Acid.

Hyaluronic Acid is hugely popular at the moment in most all skincare products and heck even some makeup items. It really does help skin to retain moisture while hydrating it and keeping it soft.

Needless to say HadaLabo has captured all that is great about Hyaluronic Acid and placed it in some very effective skincare products.

But someone needs to teach them how to make a facial mask.

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Suzuran Lily Bell Patting Cotton Puffs Review: Because the Japanese Do Cotton Right!

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I love me some facial cotton from Shiseido but I love Lily Bell Patting Cotton Puffs even more.

Hey, you might think that all cotton is unlike but it isn’t, trust me.

The best kind comes from Japan.

For serious!

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