Coca Cola x OPI Travel Exclusive Swatches

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Today I just want to take a little time to have a closer Look at the Travel Exclusive Set from the Coca Cola and OPI Cooperation.

OPI x Coca Cola Set

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The set contains six different colors (from left to right):
You’re So Vain-illa
Turn on the Haute Light (Part of last weeks Nail Art)
Sorry I’m Fizzy Today
Coca-Cola Red
Get Cherried Away
Today I Accomplished Zero

Because I love to browse through the store either way I went to Daiso and got me some plastic nails. You can apply these with tape or nail glue after you painted them, but I just wanted to have an easier way to show you some swatches.

OPI x Coca Cola Set

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OPI x Coca Cola Set

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The colors come out very nice and opaque for the most part, even with a thin to normal layer. I think this set might be my favorite out of the three I bought, because it has beautiful pink, red and purple colors, as well as some glam.

The nail polish I am a bit disappointed about is the “Today I Accomplished Zero”. Title wise it would be perfect for some days, but it was not easy to apply and it looks quite uneven on the nail because the black is so thin. It might be okay if applied onto another nail polish, though I’m not sure which color I’d combine it with. Maybe the red might be a good match, though it would be a pity to cover up this lovely color.

Did you find a favorite among these colors?

Until the next time,

Yours truly,
Sakura

Follow Me on Social Media

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I said I wanted to get serious with my blogging, although that doesn’t mean I will be posting everyday multiple times (that would be a bit too much in the beginning). So I spend the last days reading through a myriad of blogs, blogging programs, affiliate programs, blogging tips, etc. to get the setup right.

I already have accounts on nearly every Social Media you can think of (though I don’t make any movies… yet) but they are mainly personal ones, which means they are a mixtures everything from Private Live to Japan, Beauty and generally random stuff. So I decided to separate them and make new accounts for Ci+(ribi)²

Not that I have a great following on my other accounts but it is a little sad to see them with exactly 0 Followers. So if you would like, why not follow me on Facebook and Instagram and always keep up to date with everything I post. Or have a look at my boards on Pinterst?
I’d really appreciate if you would check it out and maybe even click the “Follow” Button

Thank you so much!

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Let’s Talk About Bras: Part 1

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Sakura_Fujiko:

Ladies, everyone out there needs to know their Bra Size and how to find the perfect one. Eleni has some pointers for you and I am looking forward to the second part.

Originally posted on My Classy Curves:

Bonjour all!!

Today’s post is going to be focused on something us ladies have a love/hate relationship with. It takes forever to find one that fits properly and flatters but the feeling when you find one that does all the right things just skyrockets your confidence! It is the foundation of any great wardrobe. That’s right ladies, I’m talking about bras! Since working with Addition Elle and basically selling bra’s every shift, I have gained a new found love, appreciation and slight obsession with the Déesse collection AE carries. I am almost busting at the seams with bra tricks, tidbits and info that i feel like I should share it with you, seeing as though by AE, I am deemed a Bra Expert. And you know what I am pretty darn good!! As part of my bra training I had to learn the anatomy of a bra, how to tell…

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Nail Art: Green and Silver always go together

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So many new nail polishes to try out from my Taiwan Haul (^_^)
Today I tried a metallic combination with a simple geometric design that came out quite nice. I used the new Infinite Shine Primer for the first time and it’s really good. It definitely makes it easier to get an even layer.

Nailart 26-06-15

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Nailart 26-06-15

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The colors I used are “This Color’s Making Waves” from the Hawaii Set and “Turn on the Haute Light” from the CocaCola set, topped with the Rapiddry Top Coat.

Nailart 26-06-15

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Beauty Haul from Taiwan

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I just came back from a wonderful (though short) holiday in Taiwan with my husband and of course I didn’t come back empty handed.

All in all we had three and a half days to explore Taipei and its surroundings and next to the palace museum and the Taipei 101 I had done some research about taiwanese beauty brands and products. One thing that is really big in Taiwan are Face Masks and you can find a large variety in the two main drugstore chains Watsons (global chain) and Cosmed (Taiwanese chain).

One series I read good things about is the “My Beauty Diary” line that is sold at Cosmed and since I really start to enjoy using sheet masks I naturally had to get me some.

Taiwan Haul

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Something that might seem strange at first and is something I might not have bought if I hadn’t read recommendations on other blogs (e.g. at Taipei Beauty Closet), is the face spray I bought from Watsons. The weather was so hot and humid that this face mist was more than pleasant.

Taiwan Haul

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CONI is another Taiwanese Skin care brand that got me in its fangs. Quite literally, because they caught me in a shopping mall with an eyemask sample and I left with a whole (quite expensive) box of it.

Taiwan Haul

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Duty Free is also always a nice way to stock up on beauty products and I not only finally got me a translucent lip gloss but also gave my new nail polish collection a head start with travel sets from OPI.

Taiwan Haul

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Taiwan Haul

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Not Beauty related but definitely one of my new favorite Tote Bags is this adorable Owl Bag from Wow+Meow. So cute!

Taiwan Haul

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I’m very much looking forward to trying all those new products and write some reviews for you ;)

Etude House Play Nailpolish Review

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Last Week I was in Shibuya and of course I had to make a detour to the 109 and browse through the shops to have a look at all the cute clothes I cannot buy…
Though I really do enjoy to have a look at the current fashion, I just don’t match the necessary body type. At least for nearly all the stores, because a Punyus Store can be found as well (for chubby girls).

But this time I was on the hunt for a new nail polish because I do love making my nails. That’s why was so shocked when I discovered that I had managed to forget my whole collection of nail polishes in Germany (-.-;) Luckily they have a good selection of cosmetics in the basement, including Etude House nail polishes.

I opted for two colors of the “Play” series, a dark rose/light lavender (#43 on the right) and a metallic/glittery version in a darker, complimentary shade (#339 on the left).

Etude House Nails (3)

They are my first nail polishes from Etude House and I was curious how they would perform. They are only 350 Yen (ca. 2,50 Euro) but I read good things about them on several blogs and am in general pleased with the quality of their cosmetics. I bought a generic brand for about 300 Yen a few weeks before and though the color was okay, it didn’t even last a day before fading out and flaking.

I used the lighter color first, as the base color for my nails and applied some stones to my thumb for a little glam. The brush is wide enough do guarantee an easy application and applying a thick layer (or two separate layers) creates a very nice opaque finish. I used the darker shade on my ring finger to give it an accent and the application was even smoother than the other one. Drying time was very good also, for both of the polishes, despite the thick layers. Definitely brownie points for this because I am always a little impatient and tend to ruin my nails when it takes too long to set.

Unfortunately two days after I made my nails I did the weekly apartment clean up and my right hand did not survive all the cleaning agents (while the left one still looks exactly the same). Note for me: Always wear gloves for cleaning! I think otherwise they would have hold up quite well. All in all I am very pleased with the quality and because the Play series has such a wide range I am sure I’ll try some more in the future.

Let’s get serious (again…)

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When I started my blogs in 2014 I was very motivated to get out there, join the blogosphere and meet awesome people. And although I have met great bloggers and found inspiring blogs I just didn’t have the time, or more precisely the energy, to fully commit myself to writing. And of course my blogs suffered. If you have been following me you know that my posts are sporadic at best.

And because I know it will take time to get into a routine I won’t make any promises here, but I am very excited to finally be able to read more blogs, try more beauty products and ultimately be able to post on a more regular schedule.

For those of you who don’t follow my other blog (lostmyheartinjapan), I just recently moved to Japan and though everything is still new I already know one thing. No more neglecting my beauty care. I just started a korean skin care program (which you can read about here and here) and I feel so much better. I’m very much looking forward to try new things and dive into the japanese beauty market.

I hope you will follow me on my journey (^_^)

My Korean skin care routine – Part 2

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Hello Lovelies, the second part of the repost from my other blog, lostmyheartinjapan (^_^)

Yesterday I told you about my new skin care regiment and promised to show you more of the products I use now. So here it goes, an overview about everything with a little info about it ;)

As I wrote before, my husband did bring back several options for different steps so some I decided to keep for later, but because I change some out for the evening, I am nearly using everything. Unfortunately there isn’t enough space in the bathroom so now the products occupy a whole shelf in my closet. But I found a very cute basket at Daiso to transport everything from the bedroom to the bathroom as needed (^_^)

To give you an overview about all the products and the samples that came along with it:

Though you also get a sample, maybe two if you’re lucky when you buy perfume or Make-up at Douglas, etc. I never expected to get so many samples from Korea. It just seems to be the way it’s done in Korea, according to this video and article from Eatyourkimchi. I do love me some samples; they are a great way to test out other products and there were quite some samples for serums/ampoules. I’ll definitely try those out over time.

But let’s get to the next step and have a look at the morning and evening routine line-up.

Morning Routine © Sakura_Fujiko

Morning Routine © Sakura_Fujiko

Because I took the pictures this way I’ll show you everything according to the brand I got them from, starting with Skinfood.

Skinfood

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Skinfood, as the name already says, makes skin care products with a focus on natural ingredients. On their website you can actually choose your product according to the “fresh” ingredient, like Lettuce, Apples, Black Sugar or Avocado. What my husband brought back from my list are sets of The Black Sugar Mask and Green Tea Bubble Cleansing Foam. The Black Sugar Mask is something I have used before and it is really great. The smell is awesome and after massaging in the mask and letting it sit on your face for 15 minutes and washing it off, your skin is so smooth and soft.

But, I think I like the Green Tea Cleanser even more. So glad my hubby brought back a set. The foam is so soft and feels amazing on my skin, combined with the green tee smell it makes for a very enjoyable task.

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Next up is Banila. While researching which products might be best suited for my skin for a Korean beauty program I read about the Banila Clean it Zero. It seemed to be the best choice for an oil based Cleanser and I am very pleased with it so far. I haven’t used an oil based cleanser before so it takes some time to get used to it, but the way it practically melts off my make-up I’m pretty impressed.

The Primer came in a two piece set with the Good Night Finish Mask and it is very good under make-up, or for me, even under BB cream to avoid dry patches and make everything silky smooth and even.

The Good Night Finish Mask is, as the name says,  a night mask or night cream which is supposed to give a protective layer to all the products you applied before, so they can really sink in over night. It’s actually amazing how little of the cream you need for a full coverage and I think this one will probably outlast everything else.

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Missha advanced to one of the most popular brands from Korea and build quite a reputation overseas. I use the Super Aqua Pore Correcting Toner in the morning and it fast became a favorite of mine. Toner just makes you feel all fresh and new and this is the best one yet. We already found it here in Japan as well, and it’s not even more expensive, so this will definitely be in my routine for a long time.

The Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Mist is the next step in the Routine and sprays a very fine mist, which should be patted in, to prep for the following moisturizing products.

The Syn-Ake Cotton Sheet Masks are ones I use two times a week in my evening routine. They are a folded whole face masks that you just let sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then toss.

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Next on the list is Etude House. Known to be one of the cheaper cosmetic brands (quite similar to Missha) it has still a good reputation, especially for its BB cream. The Precious Mineral BB Cream Blooming Fit was the main reason I send my husband to etude house because it seemed to be the best fit for a first try BB Cream. The coverage of the Cream is good, but on the lighter side. For everyday I wanted something that doesn’t give me the feeling of having heavy make-up on and this one is just the right consistency.

Something I am dreading here in the summer is the air conditioning, because it makes my eyes so dry and itchy, it’s hard to not start rubbing at them until they’re red. Hopefully the Moistfull Super Collagen Eye Concentrate will help me this summer and so far it’s doing a good job. In the beginning I think it was a bit much compared to the “nothing” I did before and I really felt the skin tingle when I put it on. But it seems my skin got to a healthy level of moisture and now it feels just as putting moisturizer on should be.

The Collagen Moistfull Emulsion is another moisturizer so I decided to pack this one away for a later date when one of my moisturizers is empty.

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After the eye cream comes the moisturizer and in the morning I am using a quite luxurious cream from It’s skin. The Prestige Créme D’Escargot is definitely the most expensive item in this line-up, but it is also one of my definite favorites. Anyone speaking french has already guessed what’s in it, as Escargot means “snail”. For quite some time the snail creams and masks have been popular for their ability to heal cuts and bruises faster and make the skin look tighter and younger all around. I was a little unsure what to think of it and to be honest, this wasn’t on my list, but was an extra from my husband. But after the first use I was hooked. The smell is very pleasant and somehow makes me a bit nostalgic, I think it reminds me of a cream my grandma used. The feel on the skin is even better; the cream absorbs quickly but leaves a soft and smooth feeling.

The Prestige Masque D’Escargot are basically the same, just as a deep moisturizing mask. They are not cotton sheet masks but rather silicone masks that cling to your face like a second skin. They are separated for the upper and lower half of the face for a better application. But as they are nearly as expensive as the cream I think I will use them sparsely ^^” Also, if possible these make me look even more than a serial killer than the “normal” white ones.

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In the Evening I change the Missha Toner for the Argan 20° Essential Toner from Nature Republic. This brand has also quite a lot of organic products and I think the Toner is very good for sensitive skin, as it is very gentle.

You might be able to guess that the Aqua Super Aqua Max Moisture Watery Cream is a moisturizer ;) I have to say, the extent of the “water” use in it’s name really does reflect in the cream itself. It has a gel like texture and feel quite heavy on first impact, but it is easy to spread and absorbs rather quickly. Because you don’t need that much I think it’s one of the creams that will last the longest.

Besides all those products above I also use the Kosé Suncut UV Protect Spray SPF50+ PA++++ this summer. Although the BB Cream and also some of the moisturizers have SPF the intense sun here managed to burn my face nonetheless. Not from Korea, but a Japanese product the Spray is actually quite nice to use. Absorbs really quick and is easy to apply.

Well, I hope you enjoyed to read a bit more about my skin care program :) Please let me know if you have any questions. I was considering if I should add links and prices for the products? But maybe it might be easier to search for the products in local online shops?

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