Beauty Abroad

Review: Happy Birthday Shiseido Ma Cherie Shampoo and Conditioner, the Muse Loves You!

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How far are you willing to go for beauty?

I’d dig a hole to China if it meant I could get my favorite beauty goodies or in this case that hole would lead straight to Japan and an abundant supply of my favorite shampoo, Shiseido Ma Cherie.

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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

QVC is taking advance orders for the new Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 I recently told you about.

You can order now and it’ll ship on 7/12.

However, I was surprised to see….

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Holika Holika Moisture Petit BB SPF 30 PA++ Review, Swatches, Photos

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Holika Holika is a newer brand that launched in Korea. The brand is starting to gain an online awareness now so you’ll see it pretty much popping up everywhere as it begins to go viral.

Part of its popularity could be due to the fact CN BLUE endorses the brand or the fact that it has a certain Harry Potter/Gothic witchy deal going on. Store employees are all dressed like witches and products all have a boil, boil, toil and trouble potion vibe going on.

I chose to believe everyone is flocking to the store because they really dig Jung Yong Hwa in manliner and they feel bad he didn’t get the guy errrr girl in You’re Beautiful. Let’s give Yong Hwa all our money because he was the odd man out in You’re Beautiful! Awwww! Poor Yong Hwa! Boy, you can put your dupetastic, Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara look-a-like mascara on my lashes any damn time you want!

See? Korean brands know what we women want! A cute Asian boy leaning in to apply our makeup that wears liner better than us! Yes Siree bring that on now!

The brand has a line of Petit BB Creams available in five formulas. I believe they dubbed them Petit due to the small tubes they come in. I really like the size because I find it hard getting through BB Creams since 1. I have over 30-40 of ‘em and 2. they are so pigmented a single tube can literally last you into the next millennium.

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Let’s take a look at Holika Holika Petit BB Cream Moisture.

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Beauty Abroad: Harnessing the Power of Mandom Cleaning Express Moist

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Are you harnessing the power of Mandom?

I harness it like no one’s business when I get home after a super long day and just can’t be arsed to remove my makeup.

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Win It: MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Entries are being tallied and a random winner will be selected shortly and alerted via e-mail. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and entries to win!

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As you know MAC has introduced its BB Cream to the US market recently. If you aren’t up on the BB Cream trend at the moment please see my What’s a BB Cream? post and my BB Cream versus Tinted Moisturizer one. I hope both will help you through your adventures in BB Cream land.

Early next week I’ll be comparing the Asian and US releases of the new MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm as I already reviewed the Asian version. I doubt there is any difference in the formula but I am curious to see if there any major or minor differences.

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For now here’s your chance to win your own tube of MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm!

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