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Nicole

@nicoleintokyo

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General Information

  • Ethnicity: Caucasian/European/White
  • Skin Tone: Fair
  • Skin Type: Combination
  • Hair Thickness: Medium
  • Hair Type: Wavy
  • Hair Color: Blond

Personal Information:

  • Beauty Interest: Beauty blogger
  • Age Range: 25-34
  • Location: Japan
  • Ingredient Preference: Paraben-Free, Sulfate Free
  • Are you a mommy to be?: Yes

This is probably my favorite I'm Real mask. I really like the moisturized feeling my skin has after using this mask. My skin tends to get very dry patches in addition to oily areas but this mask doesn't over moisturize the oily areas while still providing adequate moisture to the dry areas. 

This is a very light foaming cleanser. I like foam cleansers that don't require you to do any work to create a foam! Since the foam is very light, it doesn't leave any residue on your skin after rinsing. After using this product, my skin felt really soft and smooth. It is best for dry, sensitive skin so I have been using it during my pregnancy because my skin is dry and I do not want harmful ingredients to absorb into my skin. I just used a small travel size of this product but I would definitely buy the full size!

I absolutely LOVED this cleanser! It made my skin feel so silky and smooth after using and it removed my makeup so well. The product also contains no harmful ingredients such as fragrance, parabens, and alcohol so it is really good for sensitive skin. Its a very lightweight cream that rinses off easily. I would definitely buy this product again.

I received this product for free from Amabie in exchange for my honest review. This is a hydrating facial mist that can be used for rehydration throughout the day as well as a makeup setting spray. It has a subtle rose scent and sprays quite evenly and lightly. The packaging is very luxurious, but lightweight. The bottle has a frosted texture that makes it easy to hold onto. The packaging is plastic so you can carry it around in your (large-sized) bag without worrying about breaking it. I would be careful, though, as the cap does come off quite easily. I recommend putting the bottle in a plastic bag if you are going to travel with it. I have been testing this product mostly for the makeup setting function, though I do find that it is slightly hydrating for a couple of hours. I have been testing it over my more easily transferring BB cushions and I have found that it keeps the makeup in place significantly longer. I don't have much transfer onto my clothing and my makeup looks fresher for about 2-3 hours longer. Reapplying the spray didn't seem to have any effect on the amount of time my makeup would last, but it does help if you want some extra hydration. Overall, this is a pretty good product and I would purchase it for myself.

The Oh! Baby Body Smoother is a highly rated product in Japan, and for good reason! The scrub is super thick and pasty and can be diluted with water depending on how rough of a scrub you like. I've been using this product about once or twice a week and it really smoothes out my skin and makes it soft. I tend to scrub pretty hard, but the scrub doesn't cause any redness or rawness. I use it in the shower after washing with body soap. It's best to soften your skin a bit first to remove more dead skin. The rose scent is very strong, but its so pleasant. If you don't like the scent of rose, the original version of the scrub is completely unscented. 

These were super disappointing for me. They're hydrogels but so drying! I only kept it on for the minimum amount of time written on the package (I think it was about 20 minutes) and most of my face was completely dry. The areas of my face that still had a bit of essence were really sticky and gross. I had to use another sheet mask after this one because my face felt so dry. There are much better hydrogels out there for a better price. I definitely would not purchase these again.

I have tried most of the different types of the Skin-fit masks. They all have the same fit and fit well for my (round) face shape. You do have to be careful because the sheet can stretch out a bit, which is why I gave them 4 hearts instead of 5, so I recommend just placing it on your face carefully and smoothing it out rather than pulling it out to help it keep it's shape. The essence in these masks are really nice. They do give at least subtle results, which I think is a great deal for the price you pay for them. These are super affordable and perform well for the price. Plus, the packaging is really nice and sturdy and there is quite a bit of variety. These are definitely my favorite budget sheetmasks!

I have this cushion in the light pink shade. It's a very soft, subtle pigmentation that can be built up. The packaging is adorable and I'm a huge Rilakkuma fan, which is why I bought this in the first place. I usually use very subtle blushes because my cheeks tend to be quite flushed. If you already have quite a bit of color in your cheeks that comes through your foundation, I think this is a good blush. It does need to be reapplied after a few hours because the already subtle color tends to fade. It also has a slight sweet fragrance that does not linger.

I have the original marshmallow hand cream. The scent is a little strange, to be honest. It's like a very weak vanilla soap scent. But I do like how smooth and mousse-like this hand cream is. It's very light and the scent gets better once it's on your hands. Plus the packaging looks so yummy! This has become one of my favorite hand creams to use while I'm working.

This mask was just okay. It didn't have a strong scent, the fit was super odd around the nose and mouth, and there was a reasonable amount of essence. I'm not a fan of masks that drip essence all over the floor so this one was good a winner in that area. I would probably buy one again just because they're so cheap and the material of the mask was quite soft.

This is a pretty average cleansing oil. It removes most of my makeup while retaining moisture levels but you definitely need a good foam cleanser afterwards to remove what the oil misses. It smells very strongly of soap and you should be careful not to get it on your lips or near your eyes because it doesn't taste very nice and it will sting your eyes. I would not repurchase this item.

This is probably one of the most disappointing products I have ever used from Skinfood. The consistency of this product is very thick, which I wasn't a big fan of because it reminds me of an ointment you would put on a wound or something. But this didn't bother me as much as the fact that it caused a burning sensation on my cheeks and I'm not one to be sensitive to many products or ingredients. It also started out with a slight berry scent but after about a week, it started to smell of RAW POTATOES. It was so disgusting and in combination with how much it irritated my cheeks, I had to throw away almost a full container. It wasn't expired and it was recently manufactured so I have no idea what was causing the potato scent. 

This is a very mild but powerful eye makeup remover. Many eye makeup removers irritate my eyes but this one was very gentle and I didn't feel any irritation. My waterproof mascara comes off in a breeze. Plus, this one is very affordable and easy to find at any drugstore if you are visiting Japan.

This is a custard-like creamy hair pack that you coat your hair with after shampooing and removing excess moisture. You leave it for at least 5 minutes before rinsing out. It has a very subtle scent that smells slightly sweet maybe, but it definitely does not smell eggy in any way. After rinsing and drying my hair, I can tell that my hair is smoother, silkier, and easier to manage. This product is especially useful for those who color their hair or use heated tools such as flat irons or curling irons quite often. The egg extract can help to repair the damage and dryness caused by coloring and heat. 

First of all, the packaging is adorable! Secondly, the actual product itself has a very pleasant apple scent, like a real apple. The texture is very thick, almost like a body butter for your hands, so a little bit goes a long and it's especially good for the winter months when your hands get super dry. I use it all over my wrists and forearms sometimes as well and they feel moisturized for a very long time. 

This is a "lotion" that looks like a milky water. The consistency is very watery so it is best applied with a cotton pad to avoid making a mess. It has a very strong rose scent, which makes sense because the main ingredient is rose water. It doesn't have any ethanol or alcohol in it, unlike the toner, but it does leave a very plasticy feeling on the skin after using it. It's a very strange, squeaky texture that is difficult to describe but a bit unpleasant nonetheless. I also don't feel like my skin is very moisturized after using. It just feels very tight and strange until I use a cream on top of it. I definitely wouldn't purchase this again, but I will finish the bottle. 

This is a gel cream product in a nice sized tub that claims to be a 5 in 1 product. It says it can be used for everything: toner, milky lotion, emulsion, cream, and as a face pack. I usually use this as my night cream/sleeping pack. I put on a generous layer, rub in as much as I can, then go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning my skin feels really bouncy and smooth. The scent is quite strong, however, and it doesn't really fade so if you are sensitive to strong scents, especially floral scents because this does contain a lot of rose water, then you probably wouldn't like this product.

I originally purchased this because it had won some awards from magazines and cosmetics ranking companies in Japan. The scent is very nice and rosy but if you apply too much onto your cotton pad and you put it near your nose you can smell the alcohol in it. When my skin is oily, the alcohol content doesn't bother me, but in the winter my skin gets dry and rough and this irritated my skin to the point that I had to stop using it. It's a fine product for those with oily skin or skin that does not dry out easily, but if you have combination or dry skin, I think the alcohol content is too irritating. 

I have this blush in two colors, Rose Gold (ABS06) and Marry Me (ABS07). Rose Gold is a very pretty, darker pink with a rose gold shimmer to it and it's absolutely gorgeous. Marry Me is a very very light pink with a bit of a silvery pink shimmer. The Rose Gold pigmentation is very high while Marry Me is not very pigmented at all and is best suited for a more natural look. I had never heard of this brand (ABBAMART) before but my success with these two blushes has made me want to try more of their products! 

These are simple rice masks that are meant to moisturize your skin and improve the condition of pores. I think they do moisturize really well and I think that after using the entire pack of masks you would be able to see a slight difference in the condition of your pores. There is no strong smell, just a slight natural scent from the rice. These come in a single, resealable pack of 10 sheets and there is plenty of essence to soak all of the masks. The only thing I do not like about these masks is the way they fit. They seem to be best suited for people with a small, oval-shaped face rather than a round face. The sheet is not wide enough to cover the entire sides of my face. 

This is definitely a must have for super dry chapped lips. Especially for the winter, wearing this overnight then swiping off the excess in the morning, you will have nice smooth soft lips all day long. My lip tints always look so much nicer after a night of wearing this lip pack. If you want soft lips everyday though, you do have to wear it every night. I find that my lips start to get dry again towards the evening but even though it's a bit pricey and the jar looks small, this product does last quite awhile. The scent is VERY subtle and the consistency is quite thick, smooth, and glossy. I like that it comes with a nice silicone-tip applicator so the jar stays sanitary. 

I have tried every single one of these masks at least once and I have to say that they are all just pretty average. The price is awesome, the fit is okay, the amount of essence is alright, and the effects it gives are meh. I basically just pick these up at the shop when I don't have much money and have no masks at home already. These are definitely not meant to be worn any longer than about 15-20 minutes because they do dry up quickly and wearing them any longer will just cause the mask to start soaking up moisture from your skin, which reverses any effect the mask may have had. 

I purchased the white highlighting pen and I'm still on the fence about how I feel about it. It has such a pretty effect when I swatch it on my hand but trying to apply it on top of makeup is really difficult. I end up with a patch of bare skin on my face where the applicator has just picked up my makeup. If I try to apply it before my foundation, you can't see that I've applied it at all. Maybe I'm doing it wrong but I'm not a big fan of the application of this product. It would be better if it were just in a tube with a brush tip applicator like most other concealers. 

While these do dry quickly and the colors are amazing, this nail polish doesn't last very long at all. I always use the Trendy Nails top coat over it but the polish still chips after a day. It's such a shame because I love all the colors and the price is so cheap. 

Paired with the shampoo, this conditioner is so perfect! It makes my hair feel so soft and smooth and the scent is so pleasant and lasts all day. The only thing I don't like is the size of the container. It's only 300ml of product! Though for me, the conditioner lasts me a lot longer than the shampoo does for some reason. 

I absolutely love this shampoo! It smells amazing and paired with the conditioner, it makes my hair feel so soft and smooth like no other shampoo and conditioner have ever done. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because for the price, you don't get much product. The size of the bottle is so small! 

I use this eyeshadow palette quite often. It comes with 5 different shadows and directions on how to use the palette for different looks. Each shadow is labeled with it's purpose so even makeup beginners can achieve a beautiful eye look. This palette seriously taught me how to apply eye makeup! The center shadow is a topping jewel that is basically just shimmer and can be added in any way you like. The pigmentation is really nice on the other 4 shadows. There are no matte finish shadows in the palette I bought but they do have "natural" palettes with matte shadows. 

I picked this up at the drugstore on a whim and ended up loving it. It has a very think consistency that makes application a bit difficult, but once it's on it works incredibly well! My eyeshadows look more vibrant and they don't crease, it's cheap, and its small and easy to carry around. I do wish it had some sort of applicator, but I usually just use an eyeshadow brush to apply it. 

I've never been all that impressed with this product. When I first got into Korean beauty products, this was recommended by so many people but it honestly doesn't do much for my skin except brighten it. It doesn't help my makeup last any longer, it doesn't give my face that filter effect, it's just a nice instant brightener. It also smells a bit like baby lotion, which I'm not a big fan of. It's basically just a nice skin brightener but I definitely still feel like I need my normal primer to help my makeup stay in place.

I have two of these tints, PK01 and RD01. I find that the quality of these lip tints kind of varies depending on what color you purchase. The pink one doesn't last quite as long as the red one, and you also need to build up the color a bit. The red one, however, is amazing! It has such amazing pigmentation and it lasts hours! It's my go-to when I want red lips. The packaging of these is just so classy. I wish the quality of the tint was more consistent though. 

This was the first cushion I ever used and I really liked how easy it was to apply. I felt like I could get my makeup done much faster using this cushion. They also come in a variety of shades rather than just the standard 2 shades that most cushions come in so that is a plus. However, the coverage isn't much to write home about. I feel like after a couple of uses, it becomes increasingly more difficult to get much product onto the applicator puff. If your skin is behaving pretty well and you don't have any major blemishes to cover up, then this is a nice cushion.

This cushion did not work well for me at all. No matter how much moisturizer I use before applying this cushion, it always flares up the dry patches on my face. Also I think because it is long wear, it ends up looking too cakey on my skin. I do not recommend this for those with combination or dry skin. 

I absolutely love this cleanser. My face feels super clean after I use it, but it doesn't feel squeaky clean, which is a good thing because your cleanser isn't supposed to leave your skin feeling squeaky. It doesn't necessarily clean out blackheads or whiteheads, but after using an entire tube up I do notice that it is easier to remove blackheads/whiteheads on my nose with a strip. I have repurchased this item probably about 4 times and will definitely be buying it again in the future!

I use this mascara more often than I use regular brush mascaras. I really like the micro brush because its easy to use and I can cover every lash. It's waterproof, but I find that it's easy to remove because I don't have such a thick layer on my lashes. I have brown and black in this mascara and I definitely would buy it again when I run out!

I bought this item because I had read good reviews on how it lightened up dark under eyes. It is a light cream-type serum, it has a slight naturey berry scent, and the packaging is nice and sturdy with a pump to dispense the appropriate amount of product. However, I have been using it for a few months and I haven't seen any slight change in my dark circles. I will admit, though, that I do not use this product as consistently as I maybe should be. I don't use it everyday so this may just be a product that you have to use every single day in the morning and at night in order to see results. 

I HATED these masks. There wasn't enough essence, they didn't fit my face properly, and they stung my cheeks a bit. I feel like the material used for the mask was too thick and nothing really sank into my skin. After taking the mask off, my face felt so sticky that I actually wanted to just cleanse my face again. I haven't tried any other Lululun masks because I'm too afraid they will all be like these.

This is honestly my go-to cushion. It provides good coverage, the shade I got (#21) matches my skin tone really well, and its super easy to apply. It gives me that nice fresh dewey look without looking greasy. Plus the Brown case is so cute! My only issue with it is that it doesn't stay in place very well and will transfer onto clothing, my fingers, etc.

I really enjoy this product! It's super easy to use so even lazy people like me will enjoy exfoliating! It smells really nice, like grape juice and it exfoliates as gently or as roughly as you wish! My skin always feels really soft and smooth after using this product. I have a full review on my blog for anyone interested in learning more about this product: https://niconicoleintokyo.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/korean-beauty-review-neogen-dermalogy-bio-peel-gauze-peeling-wine/

 

 

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