Japanese Brands

Lavshuca Sweet Up Cheeks Set Review, Swatches, Photos

Lavshuca is one of several brands under Kanebo. The brand is set apart by its princess-y packaging. I’ve always been a rather big fan of the brand but some of the product releases became repetitive so I hadn’t purchased anything from the brand in a while. I try not to miss their LE, special releases for the Holidays although they have changed considerably in recent years from really pretty palettes to coffrets that focus on eyes or lips, etc….

This year, their “coffret” spotlights cheeks with a cute set that includes a blusher and kabuki.

Let’s have a look!

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Magie Deco Cosme Decorte Coffret V Princess Jewel for Holiday 2011

I know many of you were in lust with the Magie Deco Holiday 2011 Coffret and were curious where to get it.

I’m happy to report that it just launched today on Good Dealer’s website. I’m not affiliated with this site in any way, shape, or form but I have ordered from them in the past and find their pricing decent and their ship time is fairly fast.

If you want the coffret, which is quite limited and rare you might want to haul it from here. It’s $90 plus shipping fees.

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Cosme Decorte Magie Deco Holiday 2011 Coffret

One of the more expensive things I haul from Japan every Holiday would be the Magie Deco Coffret. It’s truly a special treat for myself as I can’t really justify the cost of purchasing individual palettes and products from Cosme Decorte’s catalog since I know I’d place them in the beauty vault and never want to use them.

I find the Holiday Coffret very reasonably price and breathtaking beautiful. I believe I have all the Holiday Coffrets and I just recently used one (GASP, I know right?) and was every so proud of myself.

You may see a review of this this coffret soon but I thought I’d share a little makeup pr0n with you until I do decide to break my heart and swatch this one.

Enjoy!

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Biore Make-Up Remover Gel Review

Sigh it’s such sadness we don’t get nearly half the Biore Collection here in the US. The Eastern market features a range of not only skincare but even shower gels and soaps….

Damn shame we get around 7 or 8 products and that’s about it.

Biore Make-Up Remover Gel is one product you won’t find in drugstores here in the US but you might want to track it down if you have a larger Asian community in your city.

Check it!

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Koji Japan Makeup Curving Eyelash Curler Review

I happen to be a member of the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler cult. Ya know, we believe that Shu’s Eyelash Curler is a gift from the makeup tool gods and that no one else has created a curler anywhere near on par with it. Another words, Shu’s Eyelash Curler is the end all eyelash curler…once you start using it, you’ll simply never need another eyelash curler in your life because it does the job and does it well.

Sadly, the downside is Shu has failed to evolve and still, to this day, does not offer lash pad refills. You’ll get plenty of people who proceed to recommend refilling it with another brand’s pad but people, the pad, is where the magic happens!

I’ve actually always believed that the pad is the key to an excellent eyelash curler. You can take any old lash curler insert a really good pad into it and instantly you’ll get amazing results as far as I am concerned. Take a crummy, dense pad and suddenly you’re getting rubbish results.

However, one eyelash curler does prove that it a combination of the design of the unit and the pad is the key to the ultimate lashes you’ve experienced.

Koji Japan Makeup Curving Eyelash Curler is a pure miracle to the lash curling world. Once you use it, you’ll want to write sonnets about its abilities.

Jump!

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