Monthly Archives: August 2015

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Review

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to review the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50 PA++++, which I recently bought in Japan. As you all know, I really love Biore’s UV Aqua Rich Watery Mousse, and since I couldn’t find it, I decided to try out another sunscreen from Biore instead!

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This sunscreen is really lightweight, with a light, watery texture (hence the name “watery essence”) and absorbs quickly into the skin. It leaves a slight cooling sensation for a few seconds after it absorbs, which I think feels really good!

This sunscreen also has great sun protection and doesn’t leave a white cast, despite the high SPF, which is great as well. It can be used both under makeup and by itself! It’s really hydrating so I really love how it feels on my skin!

However, I’ve noticed that my skin has been irritated lately. I’m not sure if it’s because of this, but I’ve paired down my skincare to the products I know don’t irritate me and waited for it to calm down before using this daily again. So far it seems ok, but I’ll update this post if it turns out to truly be irritating my skin.

The Verdict:

I really like how this feels! and for those of you who don’t have sensitive skin like me, I recommend giving this a try! It’s super affordable and works really well. But I think I’m going to go back to the Watery Mousse version instead, since I know it works well with my skin.

Have you used this before? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Update 9/2/2015: My favorite sunscreen (Biore’s UV Aqua Rich Watery Mousse) has been discontinued. 🙁 I don’t have backups so I guess I’ve got to find my holy grail sunscreen again! And I’ve decided to stop using this on my face. I’m pretty sure my skin doesn’t agree with it.

Does anyone know of any sunscreens similar in formula to this one? Let me know if you do, cause I need the suggestions!

June/July 2015 Favorites!

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorites from the past two months (as I wasn’t able to do a favorites post for June). However, I feel like there aren’t that many this time around, haha.

Beauty Favorites:

My first favorite is the Etude House Dreaming Swan Dear My Wish Lips Talk lipstick in the shade PP502 Releve Purple.

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I bought a few things from the Dreaming Swan collection and I have to say, this is my favorite! It’s such a beautiful pinky-purple shade and I don’t have anything quite like it! It looks very flattering on my skintone (which is probably an NC/NW 15 or so, never tried MAC foundation) and I wore it almost everyday before I went on my trip at the end of June!

It’s a little on the drier side, but I actually like that. It seems to last longer on my lips that way.

My next favorite is something I bought while I was in Japan! It’s the Kate Tokyo Brown Shade Eyes in the shade BR-2.

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This eyeshadow palette is awesome! The shadows are so smooth and buttery and the pigmentation is fantastic! I definitely recommend picking this up if you can, cause the quality is great for what you pay.

I use this palette quite a bit and I’ve found that it’s great for travel cause of its small size. Love it!

My last beauty favorite is the Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm! I’ve had this in my favorites before, but it’s worth mentioning again!

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It’s so moisturizing and just so handy to carry around! It goes with every look and I can use it whenever I’m too lazy to go look for a mirror to reapply whatever lipstick I’m wearing for the day. It also helps that it smells amazing too. I have no idea what it’s supposed to smell like, but I love it!

Non-beauty Favorites:

Since I was traveling for long periods of time recently, I really wanted to be able to read a lot. However, books are really heavy, so I decided to commandeer my parent’s LG Tab, haha. And it was awesome! I can’t believe I’ve never wanted to try this out before!

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It was definitely a great decision, cause my next favorite in this category is one of the books I started reading while traveling!

It’s the Mistborn trilogy by Brian Sanderson. Reading this helped me remember how awesome it is to read for fun! It’s inspired me to read for fun more often, haha. And of course the story is really great too! I’ve read the first book and part of the second already.

So that’s it for my favorites this time around! What have you been loving? Let me know in the comments!