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Yojiya Mayugomori hand cream

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During my recent trip to Kyoto, I unfortunately didn’t get to stop by Yojiya’s full store in Gion. I did stop by one of their kiosks (there’s two!) at Kyoto Station. The Kyoto Station kiosks have a limited amount of products – I only remember seeing the Mayugomori hand creams and aburatorigami (facial blotting papers). The hand cream was available in a 30 g tube or 100 g tub.

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Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Pact: the better Blur product

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Forget the Blur loose powder version – get this pact instead! The loose powder is a great product but it’s a drag to dispense the product. You either get too little by attempting to shake out the clumpy powder, or get too much by dipping your brush directly into the powder.  And it’s a mess to carefully measure out the right amount onto the cap, and use that. The pact solves all these problems.

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Mentholatum Melano CC Whitening Lotion

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Here’s Mentholatum’s Melano CC’s whitening lotion! The full name is quite a mouthful: “Melano CC Medicated Blemish Treatment Whitening Lotion. It’s a “lotion”, in the sense that it’s a skin treatment. It isn’t the typical creamy white lotion; it’s a colorless, thin liquid. It’s not sticky, it smells nice, and I’m convinced that it works. Keep Reading

Yojiya aburatorigami (facial oil blotting papers)

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I recently went to Kyoto, and unfortunately I didn’t get to stop by Yojiya’s full store in Gion. I did stop by one of their kiosks (there’s two!) at Kyoto Station. The Kyoto Station kiosks have a very limited amount of products – I only clearly remember seeing the Mayugomori hand creams and aburatorigami (facial blotting papers). I bought one booklet of 20 sheets for 330 yen. Keep Reading

Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder reviewed

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Etude House’s Zero Sebum Drying Powder is a matte powder, and part of its newly-released (last month!) Zero Sebum product line.

Presently, my matte powder is Innisfree’s No-Sebum Mineral Powder. Both brands are owned/made by Amore Pacific, so mayyyybe they’re dupes for each other? (Quick answer: NO. Very different ingredients.)

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Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Powder, after a week of use

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Here’s the tinted No-Sebum Blur Powder from Innisfree, released just this March. They already have a highly successful translucent-white No-Sebum Mineral Powder. The tinted version follows along with the new trend of “products that make you look photoshopped”.  Etude House, for example, has its Beauty Shot Face Blur.
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