I really appreciate all the lovely comments on Daily Mitsu posts. Waking up the next morning and reading them tastes sweeter than a latte and warms my heart more than any Starbucks product could A lot of ladies commented on my nails and I’ve been meaning to get my collection together in one place.
Some talented bloggers have really been putting out great posts that I feel guilty keeping such great reads to myself.
With one day left on Hana‘s giveaway you should run over to her site to peer at the giveaway and also enjoy her well-written posts on topics from food to fashion. Also her guest blog of the recent Lady Gaga concert is fabulous eyecandy.
SaraMari of Moments Like Diamonds is not only one of the warmest people on the web, but is currently in Tokyo and she’s blogging her Tokyo coordinates. Fabulous photography reveals she rocks the WC “Ugly” hat and she also got a scrunchie from the Lip Service x Sunklus collaboration
Nat from Juicyblog always looks like she’s stepped out of the magazines. Always wonderful make-up and cute, adult-style coordinates make her my favorite French gal blog.
Shawna of Happy-Kiss (teehee Gokinjo references ) has been blogging about her recent trip to Japan. It has me feeling a bit natsukashii (nostalgic), but I am loving all of her fun pics.
Violet Le Beaux is a Princess, damnit. I’ve nicknamed her the Hime Macguyver because she is the DIY queen. No dress can be left unpretty, no nail ungarnished, no project to large for SUPER VIOLET! I have no crafting bone in my body, so I live vicariously through this amazing girl. Her recent CanCan Hat tutorial left me speechless.
Miruku is a relatively recent blogger, but she has great pics and insight from a gaijin living in Japan. She recently blogged about her Golden Week Lip Service grab and the freebie Lip Service travel bag.
Seven Summer Beauty Faves
Lately it seems like I’ve collected an arsenal of products in beauty warfare that I’ve really wanted to share. Especially since summer is upon us and we’re showing more of our beautiful bodies. Without further ado… seven godsends for summer beauty :sparkle2:
1. Mac Prolash Mascara
I am a MAC lover, and think they do amazing products. However, I had my doubts about their mascara. I mean so many companies throw millions into advertising and telling us exactly which mascara to use. They should do it better, right?
I’ve been through so many: The Colossal, Fiberwig, Maybelline Pulse Perfection, Loreal Double Lash Extend etc… Either they were runny, clumped, or left me with Spider eyes.
MAC Prolash has an extremely stiff brush. This is great for making sure mascara separates and keeps lashes from clumping together. It has some lengthening capabilities, but without the spidering Fiberwig can create. It also comes off easily with make-up remover (I couldn’t say the same about any Maybelline mascara).
2. Mac Moisturetint Foundation
I bought this for my Hawaii trip since sometimes I wanted to be out touring the city, but wearing a light foundation. This foundation moisturizes, has an SPF of 15, and feels like you’re not wearing make-up.
After my trip I find myself wearing this with a bit of concealer to cover blemishes and under eye discoloration. It’s feels good to switch to something that helps my skin while giving me a gentle summer coverage. It’s fun to let your freckles show for summer
3. Bath and Body Works – Eucalyptus and Spearmint Sugar Scrub
If you’re going to real tan or fake tan, this is my best recommendation. Even if you’re not, your skin will love you for it. This sugar scrub is great to use after shaving to really exfoliate. It’s got oils in it which soothe the skin, while the sugar scrubs dead skin off.
My skin feels amazing after using this. My man asks to touch my arms because they’re so soft. I’ve told friends and they’re amazed skin can feel so smooth.
You’ll tan more even after using this and your skin will thank you.
I even packed this to go to Japan with me. I barely packed any beauty products thinking I’d buy and I needed the room, but I sacrificed space for this heaven in a jar.
4. Flora by Gucci
The perfect Spring scent that smells floral without smelling like garden or your grandma.
5. Lush Shampoo Bar in Godiva
I had my doubts about this product. I mean scrubbing a bar on hair? Seems bad for it. Except I was desperate, my shampoos kept making my hair feel so dry scraped of nutrients after using them.
This bar is so cleansing and nourishing. It lasts for so long! It’s been 3 months and I’ve got half left. For 9.95 you’ll have it for months. It travels really well, too!
6. Lush Hair Mask – Marilyn
Made especially for blondes, this hair mask combs in easily and my hair felt softer after using it. I just dip a throwaway comb in and then comb through my hair. It’s so easy to use and you can save your hair while you’re reading this blog
7. Shea Butter
I bought my fair trade Shea Butter from Whole Foods. I prefer to buy natural items to use on my body, so this simple moisturizer was perfect for me.
According to Wikipedia Shea Butter has claims of “fading scars, eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, dark spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretchmarks, wrinkles, and in lessening the irritation of psoriasis”
I use it on my legs, since it’s a thick moisturizer that doesn’t pill up or get gooey. Since it’s summertime it helps me feel a bit more confident about my legs and tightens skin.
Fess up about your favorite beauty items
Since I’ve let you know my secrets, tell me yours! What’s your favorite skincare of make-up item that you feel needs recognition. Either comment here or blog about it The more weapons in my beauty arsenal, the better