I just named Perfect Formula Ruby Pink Gel Coat as one of my furvorite products of 2018. But it deserves more than just a brief mention. I have to hand it to Perfect Formula for nailing it as a Dior Nail Glow dupe. My digits dig it!
For more than 5 years, Dior Nail Glow was my go-to for Gude nails (i.e., lazy and easy). I raved about it in my review. Naturally, I tried to look for cheaper dupes because $28 for pinkish clear polish is as crazy as expecting Roxy to pass up wet foodz. Continue reading “Dior Di-throned: Perfect Formula Ruby Pink Gel Coat Review & Swatches”
O HAI! Here’s our annual roundup of our purrrrsonal faves of the year. Blame Angela for the belatedness. (Pssst, we save many of our picks at amazon.com/shop/beautyandthecat (affiliate links).)
My furvorites can be categorized as high joy, best in class, and awesomely lazy efficient.
Continue reading “2018 Furvorites”
September 2016 UPDATE: Ichimi Cosme changed its name to Ume Cosme. Instagram and Yelp links have been updated.
Today’s post is a closer look–in pictures–at Japanese and Korean beauty store Ichimi Cosme in New York’s East Village. That link will take you to Renee’s first look at the store, and Ichimi Cosme is also on Instagram and Yelp.
That’s Renee shopping because I was in the midst of my no-buy when we went ::quietly sobs::
Ichimi is located at:
318 E. 9th St
New York, NY 10003
(between 1st and 2nd Ave.)
What I love about Ichimi Cosme is that it offers a ton of Japanese beauty brands that weren’t available before in NY (at least not as far as we two shopaholics knew). Los Angeles (including the Asian suburb of San Gabriel Valley) has long had tons of Japanese offerings. (I’ve posted shopping guides on LA shopping and specifically Takashima in the SGV before.) Continue reading “Scratch that Ichimi Cosme – Asian Beauty Store Review”
There’s a new sheriff in town in the realm of K-Beauty subscription boxes: PinkSeoul. And she sent us a complimentary box full of wonders for us to review. Being the greedy, super saturated, grabby-handed furrrreeee stuphs loving purrrrson that I am, I lunged for it:
Behold the PinkSeoul Plus Box for May/June:
Continue reading “Pretty in PinkSeoul- Pink Seoul’s Subscription Box”
Catladies and gentlemen, announcing…
an Asian beauty link party
All are welcome–regardless of whether you blog or just enjoy reading blogs! Click on the AB See logo above to go to Maple Tree Blog‘s post kicking off our inaugural party and giving the exact details on how to participate.
I figured I’d make this a “Link Parties for Dummies” post because I didn’t know what a link party was until recently!
What’s a link party?
Basically, bloggers submit links to their posts fitting the theme of the week (always AB-related for AB See), and readers check out the posts and vote for their favorites. This link party’s an opportunity for AB fans to see new blogs (AB See, get it?) and for AB bloggers to introduce themselves to new readers (and meet other bloggers, too!). Continue reading “AB See: Join the Asian Beauty Link Party”
Quick post here to alert you to the Lucky Breaks deal of the day:
Use code “luckydaily4” to get 50% off the items on this page at Soko Glam.
And Soko Glam offers free U.S. shipping on orders over $50. Happy hauliday!
Fine print: Offer ends at 11 a.m. ET on September 18, 2015, or while supplies last. Discounts and prices do not include shipping or taxes.
First time doing my own acrylics/gel manicure and I totally nailed it! The secret? They are press-on nails kakaka. You wouldn’t be able to tell. No you wouldn’t! Look at these babies (Kiss gel FANTASY nails)
Continue reading “America’s Got Talons – Kiss Gel Fantasy Ready-to-Wear Gel nails”
Captain’s log: last day in Taipei 03/20/15 sitting outside fking SaSa waiting for it to open like I’m an addict at a methadone clinic. And guess what? There are a ton of others waiting with me!!!
This is my exact location, because you WILL want to visit this very spot (or any SaSa, but this location is your best bet to start) and walk east towards Taipei City Hall MRT station to find the biggest proliferation of Asian cosmetics in the area. Like, a LOT.
Continue reading “Tai(wan) Me Up – My Trip to Taipei”
Before whizzing by it on Valley Blvd. one night, I had never heard of Miibox. All I noticed was a store with colorfully lit shelves in neat, spacious rows. Hmm, I thought. Potential new Asian beauty store? A quick Google search showed that Miibox is a retailer of Asian beauty products and snacks. The brick-and-mortar storefront officially opened on January 31st and offers a selection of the products sold on the website.
Miibox 425 W. Valley Boulevard San Gabriel, CA 91776
Continue reading “All of Mii: Miibox in San Gabriel – Store Review”
What happens when Renee and I spend a weekend together in NY, mecca for Asian makeup and skincare?
Well . . . THIS happens.
Continue reading “Happy Haulidays (or How to Blow $$$ on Asian Cosmetics in 2 Days in New York)”