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Shiseido Maquillage 2008 Autumn Mode Mix

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Makeup usually does not get me as excited as skin care. But these are exceptionally appealing! I’m talking about Shiseido Maquillage 2008 Autumn Mode Mix Collection that was launched in Japan last month. Terribly exciting to look at!

Created by Glaswegian designer Christopher Kane for Shiseido, the collection includes six new shades of Lasting Climax Rouge for lips, five new colors of Forming Shiny Eyes and a unique limited edition powder-foundation case.

Hydrosol: floral water to rebalance skin pH

skincare ingredients Hydrosol: floral water to rebalance skin pH

Interestingly, I noted that a few ladies at a forum I lurk have been talking about ordering hydrosols to make clay mask or even for toning purposes. So what are these?

Hydrosols are also known as distillates and are byproducts from steam distilling, created while extracting essential oils. Apparently, they are also known as floral waters and the highest quality of hydrosols come from the distillers who steam the floral and plant material strictly to produce a hydrosol. Witch hazel is an example.

When should you throw out that nail polish?

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I have a question.  How long can we keep our nail polishes for?  I’m asking because I just cleaned my nail polish drawer and noticed that I have some nail polishes that are at least 5 years old!  OMG!  But the funny thing is, they’re still fine and I’m able to wear them.  I don’t know if it’s because these are OPI nail polishes and that’s why they last longer since the only thing I do is to keep them in a drawer away from direct sunlight.

AHA+BHA+Jojoba make good lip exfoliators

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I mentioned awhile ago that I’ve been having problems wearing lip glosses and lipsticks.  My lips became very dry especially under air-conditioned environment and I had these white clumpy stuff from whatever I’m wearing on my lower lips.  Needless to say, I looked awful.  At first I thought it was the ingredients from my lip glosses and lipsticks causing some allergies but apparently it was not.  The issue was the dead skin on my lips which I never thought of removing!