Beauty Abroad

Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water Review

Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water

Maybelline Crean Express Miracle Water is exclusive to Japan but we do have a fair few of the Clean Express products here in the US in a similar formulation. A few years ago we had a rather big Cleansing Water crazy going on here in the US with major players like NARS and MAC creating their own varations of cleansing water but the trend died out rather quickly.

Cleansing water is definitely the lazy girl or guy’s guide to quickie makeup removal on the go. For a long time I was a mega fan of Mandom’s formula especially when I got home late and just didn’t want to sit down and do my massive nightly skincare regime. Cleansing waters are just so great for quickie makeup removal so you can get to bed super fast. Or even you’re one for double cleansing they are great for removing a majority of makeup and you can of course, follow up with another cleanser to remove the rest of the gunk and makeup they may have missed because lord knows most formulas don’t always get every single last bit of makeup from your face!

A few years ago Maybelline unleashed their Cleansing Express products on the world and one of the items in that release was the Maybelline Clean Express The Flash Clean Makeup Removing Lotion. It isn’t quite the same as this Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water but if you’re interested in trying it out, it is more readily available at drugstores versus waiting for airmail, online shopping, etc…


Dr Jart Bounce Beauty Balm Review & Swatches

Dr Jart Bounce Beauty Balm5

Dr Jart Bounce Beauty Balm ($58) is probably one of my favorite foundation releases of Fall 2014! This new “bounce” BB Cream isn’t your typical cushion BB Cream that we are currently seeing both in Asian and US releases! Dr Jart did a little something different with their formula and I’m LIKING it A LOT!

Let’s take a look at the Dr Jart Bounce Beauty Balm and see what I’m excited about!


Hada Labo Tokyo Introduces Facial Sheet Masks

Hada Labo Tokyo Facial Sheet Masks

As a huge fan of Hada Labo’s Facial Sheet Masks I’m happy to report that the US extension of Hada Labo, Hada Labo Tokyo, has introduced facial sheet masks to the US market!

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Etude House Princess Happy Ending Collection Launches

Etude House Princess Happy Ending Collection

The Etude House Princess Happy Ending Collection celebrates all good things princess-y with a new collection inspired by Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Snow White with a new selection of nail polishes, blush, mascara, BB Cream, and lipstick!

Disney seems to be huge in Korea at the moment with many brands creating all sorts of Disney themed collections! Etude House even has a Minnie Mouse and Cinderella Magic Cushion Case!

Let’s take a look at the Etude House Princess Happy Ending Collection!


Sleek Makeup Gloss Me Review & Swatches

Sleek Makeup Gloss Me

Phoenix Rising and Tai Orchid are two of six new shades of Sleek Makeup Gloss Me Lipgloss that launches a few short weeks ago for Summer 2014. The new shades will be a permanent part of the Gloss Me Lipgloss Collection and will bring the number of shades up from six to twelve.

I’ve actually never tried the Gloss Me formula so this was a good excuse to dive in!