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Japan Skincare and Beauty Product Shopping Guide List
Beauty, Skincare, Travel

Japan Skincare and Makeup Shopping Guide

We’ve planned our trip to Japan! Although I am slightly disappointed that we will be going as the cherry blossom season is winding down, I’m still very excited because this time, we’re visiting the island of Kyushu – a different scene than the previous trips we’ve taken (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto). From what I understand, Kyushu is home to major cities such as Fukuoka (home of the famous Hakata style tonkotsu ramen), Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and the “onsen” hot springs resort town of Beppu.

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DERMSTORE SPRING SKINCARE SALE_ 20% OFF PARTICIPATING BRANDS (1)
Beauty, Skincare

Dermstore Spring ’18 Sale: Shop My Picks

Dermstore, an online favorite destination to shop for effective, quality skincare, is having a Spring Sale with up to 20% participating brands with the code GLOW18 at checkout. Hurry, the sale ends on 4/2/2018! Here are some of my picks to stock up on skincare essentials as well as some new items to try during this sale. Take advantage of sale, plus easy returns in 30 days.

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Spring 2018 Skincare Routine
Beauty, Skincare

Updated: Spring 2018 Skincare Routine

Happy Spring! The weather is getting warmer and warmer – pretty soon it will be a thousand degrees here in Las Vegas. The dry climate in Las Vegas wreaked havoc on my skin when we first moved here. I’ve been trying and experimenting with different products and finally came across a routine that’s been working well for me. If you live a dry, arid desert environment, you might want to give some of these products a try. I try to focus on moisturization, with emphasis on brightening. 

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New Year, Clean Apartment

Last Summer, my boss from work gave me the (what now seems to be ubiquitous) book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo as a gift. I presume that it was because my desk was always the messiest one in our quad (hides away in shame).

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Kiko Cosmetics
Beauty, Eyes, Face, Lips

Ciao, LA! Kiko Cosmetics Brand Review

There’s a new beauty player in town and it hails from Italia! Kiko Cosmetics has opened its doors in different locations all over LA, as well as New York and New Jersey. I visited the Torrance store in the Del Amo shopping center, which first opened in October of 2015, where the lovely Lindsey and Brittany were gracious enough to let me play around with the gorgeous Kiko products all morning.

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Sephora Virtual Artist
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Sephora Virtual Artist

If you’ve played around with Sephora’s mobile app lately, you’ll find that there’s a cool feature called the Virtual Artist under the “Inspire Me” category in the Menu. It’s a pretty genius feature to let you “try on” lip colors before you step foot in store to buy. But how true is the color reflected in the app?

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