|January 22, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Julep Maven|
For January, Julep had followed the fashion brands and released their own “cruise collection” with the theme Escape & Unwind featuring neons and nudes.
I usually opt for the nail polish-only It Girl box, which it included three colors in the same family this month (champagne nude, yellow, and orange), so instead, I thought, “why not?” and opted for one that had the oddest combination of shades: the Boho Glam box.
|January 19, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Dior, Limited Edition|
In a collection full of pink, pink, and more pink, Dior Gris Trianon is the black (well, grey) sheep that everyone had their eyes on in the Spring 2013 Chérie Bow collection. Despite light grey being one of Dior’s iconic colors, the brand had been parsimonious in releasing nail polishes in this shade…until now.
|January 17, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Collection Preview/Recap, Dior, Limited Edition|
|January 15, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Collection Preview/Recap, Dior|
|January 13, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Skincare|
As we were transitioning from fall to winter last year, I was looking for a serum to address hyperpigmentation. The marks left over from blemishes during “that time of the month” seemed glaringly visible as I’d become paler, and I wanted to fade them as fast as possible.
There are many “whitening” products on the market, especially here in Japan, but I’d been very selective with ingredients. Looking for a serum that didn’t include common irritants like alcohol, fragrance, and oil (for my skin), I landed on the Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector.
As with any skin care, though, some saw vast improvements while others saw none. So did I see my marks fading?
Dior In Bloom Spring 2013 Isetan Shinjuku Exclusive Color Collection (ディオール イン ブルーム 新宿伊勢丹限定カラーコレクション)
|January 11, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Collection Preview/Recap, Dior|
Dior In Bloom is a limited edition Spring 2013 collection made exclusively for the Isetan Shinjuku department store in Tokyo.
Inspired by blossoming spring flowers, the collection showcases soft pink, green, and lilac colors for the eyes, lips, and nails. The collection is available only at the Dior beauty boutique in Shinjuku Isetan. It launched on January 9th, just 2 days prior to Japan’s release of Dior’s main Spring 2013 Chérie Bow Collection.
|January 9, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Skincare|
A lovely friend gave me Leaders InSolution Aquaringer Skin Clinic Masks that she got on her trip to Singapore. I hadn’t heard of this brand before and was intrigued by the large, odd-shaped packaging that looks clinical indeed; apparently, Leaders InSolution is a Korean dermatologist-tested skin care company with products sold at Watsons, a chain of drugstores in parts of Asia. (Watsons bring me back memories of when I lived in Hong Kong!)
The brand has a variety of sheet masks for different skin concerns and Aquaringer addresses hydration. I’ve been very careful to avoid common irritants in skin care, and was happy to find out that this line of sheet masks is great for those with sensitive skin.