Friday, November 23, 2018

Kiehl's Rosa Artica Youth Regenerating Eye Balm

Boy am I glad to be using this Kiehl's Rosa Artica Youth Regenerating Eye Balm right now. I have a 3mL/0.1fl. oz. deluxe sample tube plus a 1.5mL/0.05fl. oz. satchet that I squeezed into a glass jar.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Konnyaku Sabon Facial Cleansing Soaps Part II

Been using another Konnyaku Sabon Facial Cleansing Soap for the past month, the Tokyo Bamboo Charcoal version in the Lavender scent. This is the second of the two soaps hubby and I received as gifts before we left Japan in the late fall of 2016.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Clarins Super Restorative Remodeling Serum

Finished this tiny 3mL/0.1oz. sample tube of Clarins Super Restorative Remodeling Serum last week so here's a quick review.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Daeng Gi Meo Ri Shampoo Part II

Hubby and I finished our bottle of Daeng Gi Meo Ri Shampoo for Damaged Hair and promptly moved on to another 500mL bottle of Shampoo for Normal to Dry Scalp. This is partly because I'm only half way through the bottle of Conditioner for All Hair Types. He doesn't bother with conditioners at all, so I always take a while to use them up. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate

After going through two more bottles of Kuramoto Bijin Komeyu Rice Oil Serum, I finally got bored and moved on to this 30mL/1fl. oz. pump bottle of Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate. This isn't a full size but is a deluxe trial bottle. It was part of the Double Serum Complete Age Control Trio along with more deluxe trial sizes of Multi-Active Day Cream and Eye Contour Gel (will review later).

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

Here's another overdue review for CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. Like the Aquaphor Healing Ointment, I have a gigantic 453g/16oz. jar of this stuff I'd kept in my little one's bathroom and a 56mL/1.89fl. oz. travel size tube I still have in the baby bag, with a few backups in the medicine cabinet.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Been using this Aquaphor Healing Ointment for over a year now so this is an overdue review. As you can see, I have various sizes of the stuff, a gigantic 396g/14oz. jar I keep in my little one's bathroom, a huge 198g/7oz. tube I keep in my bathroom, and a smaller 50g/1.75oz. tube I keep in the baby bag for use on the road.

Also, I'm not sure why the big jar and the big tube have "baby" on it and the small tube doesn't. I've compared their labels and ingredients and found all three to be identical.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

M.Y. China (Chinese cuisines), San Francisco

There were two nights while hubby and I were in SF where I had to hang around the Westfield Mall for a few hours starting in the early evening. It wasn't just for the convenience of having a chair and table to sit and write but also for the sake of staying near hubby. His work conference was just a couple of blocks nearby.

So I asked my pal J. to dinner with me one night and she recommended M.Y. China on the 4th floor of the mall. She works down the street from the mall and would come here with a gf and colleague a couple of times a month whenever they work late.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Decorte The Rouge

Since trying Cosme Decorte AQMW Rouge Glow (which I don't see on the Cosme Decorte JP website anymore, by the way), despite picking a few misses I was sufficiently intrigued to try the new Decorte The Rouge for research ^.^

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

The Rouge line is pretty extensive. According to Decorte UK's Instagram, there are 20 Glow shades, which supposedly includes 13 that are "High Gloss," and 5 Mattes. However, neither Decorte UK nor JP otherwise clarified which colors are Glow, High Gloss, or Matte, so I just picked three from Selfridges UK digital swatches and ended up with RD455 in the Glow range (I think), and RD456 and RD457 in the Matte range. The older AQMW Rouge Glows had names for each color but these newer The Rouges do not.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream

Update Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Last year I finished a full size jar of this cream and have since saved up a few deluxe GWP tubes for my daytime routine during these cold months. I have three such tubes received from various purchases, one 30mL/1oz. and two 15mL/0.5oz.

All three had a seal over the dispenser inside the cap, something I much appreciate since the seal will keep the stuff fresh for longer. I was very much looking forward to opening one up to use. When I did though, I was disappointed to find they had changed the fragrance of the cream :(

Argh! The lovely powdery fragrance was a large part of why I liked the cream so much and they'd changed it! Why? 

Even worse was that the new fragrance was much stronger, if not a bit harsh, and it lingered around for longer than it should. I applied the cream in the morning and could still smell it hours later at lunch. Urgh. I handed all three tubes over to my mum who couldn't care less about the scent. Oh well. At least she's happy with them.

Original post Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Finally finished my backup supply of Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream and happily moved on to a 1.7oz. full size jar of Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream, a non-SPF for All Skin Types from the Skin Solutions Multi-Active Set bought years ago. So technically, this jar of cream is a few years old, but I'd stored it well and tested it on the back of my hand before using on my face. I'm impressed that it's still good. Wow.

From this same set, I've already reviewed One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery Comfort Cream (Normal to Dry) also.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist Part VIII

Been sitting on two new acquisitions of Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist in EX-10 蕾珠 (Tsubomidama) and EX-15 紅輝石 (Benikiseki) for many months, because life. I found EX-10 on e(vil)bay and bought it alongside Bright Up Lipstick 05 花杏 (Hanaanzu) and Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-29 光絹織 (Koukiori). EX-15 was bought on a separate occasion via Amazon.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

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