Monday, June 27, 2016

Tokyo Eats - Roppongi Area Part III

It's taken us a while but hubby and I are slowly exploring the Roppongi area for good food ^.^

This Hainan Jeefan Shokudo in Azabu-Juban was a discovery from last fall. Hubby and his colleagues stumbled upon it and that was that. Funny enough I don't like the Singapore chicken rice, but I'll give them due credit that the chicken rice here is out of this world! My god that breast meat is unbelievably tender and juicy. How do they do it?! Anyway, I prefer their curry to the chicken rice, because it tastes like mum's curry ^.^

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tokyo Eats - In the neighborhood Part III (Picture heavy!)

More food posts because we eat out a lot ^.^ The spring was spectacular with all the blooms, though I nearly clawed my eyes out because of allergies. I took lots of sakura pictures but I'm behind as usual, so I'll post them later when I get there.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Afternoon Tea at the Peak Lounge, Park Hyatt Tokyo Part II

For our tea club felt like revisiting an old place, so we went back to the Peak Lounge at Park Hyatt Tokyo. This time we were seated by the window in a different corner of the room. Let's just say we fully enjoyed view we got ^.^

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Anessa Perfect Essence Sunscreen A+N SPF50+ PA++++

Having finished Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen A+N, I moved on to my 25g tube of Anessa Perfect Essence Sunscreen A+N SPF50+ PA++++, which is a terrible idea because it's getting really humid. At the same time, I don't want to wait until the fall to use it. This product has also been discontinued and this review too is already outdated as it is. I just want to hurry up and use it.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lunasol Summer Kit 2016 Eye Shadow Swatches

I was super excited about this Lunasol Summer Kit 2016, much so I purposely stayed far, far the hell away from any cosmetic counter. I know what kind of damages I'm capable of, so it's just best to keep off.

Why am I so excited about this kit? Because of this Three-Dimensional Eyes EX02 Clear Beige palette, of course! I'm a fan of these Three-Dimensional Eyes so this got me hopeful.

***Screencaps from Lunasol JP.

All pictures taken in indoor lighting without flash. Clickable = zoomable.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Lunasol 2016 Summer Clear Colorful Eyes Swatches

Update Saturday June 4, 2016.

In my original post below, I'd gushed over that gorgeous navy in EX01 Ocean Lagoon Collection but didn't want to buy the whole palette for just that color. Instead, I contemplated going for Addiction The Eyeshadow single in 96 Blue Moon.  

Then during a conversation, a reader, Caty, recommended I try the Vivid Clear Eyes 01 Blue Green Collection for its deep color, a blackened blue-green. As you know, I loved these Vivid Clear Eyes palettes--I own 5 of them!

 ***Screencap from Lunasol JP. All other pictures taken in indoor lighting without flash. Clickable = zoomable.

So while in Ginza last week to swatch the Three-Dimensional Eyes EX03 Clear Beige palette from the Summer Kit 2016 (will post next), I went ahead and swatched all 3 candidates: Addiction 96 Blue Moon, Lunasol EX01 Ocean Lagoon, and Lunasol 01 Blue Green ^.^

Addiction 96 Blue Moon has lots of purple with periwinkle shimmers. Under direct indoor lighting, Lunasol EX01 Ocean Lagoon isn't so much a navy anymore but is still a gorgeous and vivid lagoon blue with royal blue shimmers. And turns out, Lunasol 01 Blue Green isn't blue at all but is more like a greenish black with multi-colored shimmers. Then again, the indoor lighting was yellow, so perhaps there was a little blue in it that got drowned out? Either way it's beautiful, but unfortunately not what I'm looking for.

Closeup of Vivid Clear Eyes 01 Blue Green.

So what was the verdict? I went for both Addiction 96 Blue Moon and Lunasol EX01 Ocean Lagoon ^.^" Addiction because I love the purple touch (I love purple anything...), and EX01 Ocean Lagoon because that vivid blue looks even more lustrous and beautiful in comparison to other blues. It's that one color I just know I'd regret passing up, so in the end I gave in and bought the whole palette for it. Will review later.

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Original post Sunday, April 24, 2016.

The first glimpses of Lunasol's 2016 Summer release, the Clear Colorful Eyes weren't enticing to me at all. They're releasing 2 quads this summer, the cool-toned EX01 Ocean Lagoon Collection and the warm-toned EX02 Coral Shell Collection. I rarely buy quads to begin with, and the colors have been recycled to death, nothing new or special. Totally yawn-worthy.
***Screencaps from Lunasol JP

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Koyudo Brushes Part IX

Along with the Chikuhodo wide eyebrow brushes, I also bought a few more smaller brows brushes from Koyudo.

In this batch: Black Angle Brow Brush, BP045, and C013.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Senka Body Oil Essence

Back in January, I bought two 200mL bottles of Senka Body Oil Essence, one in a Relax Floral scent (pink) and the other Unscented (blue). More than half way through the Relax Floral so here's a review.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chikuhodo Brushes Part VII

Long time no brushes! Having more than filled a lifetime's need for brushes, I've more or less stopped buying. Actually, that's not true at all but let's just pretend it is for story's sake.

Last fall when I first stopped by the Addiction by Ayako counter at the Ginza Mitsukoshi, the lady there tried to sell me this wide eyebrow brush. I didn't take the bait because I wasn't ready to venture into a new brand of brushes, but it got me curious for sure. With my brows being thin and patchy, would a wide brush like that help at all? I just had to know! Soon enough, what started as a "what if" became full-blown obsession and worship, which happens a lot with me, I've noticed... =.=

In this batch: Artist 6-4 and T9.

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