CC Next Tuesday – IT Cosmetics CC + Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50

Foundation cushions are officially mainstream now that L’Oreal came out with the True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation in 12 shades. But once upon a time in 2015, tanner shades weren’t easy to come by. To demonstrate her love and affection for me, even though I’m tan, Angela got me the below for Christmas. No, not the sushi cat, the cushion!

Behold the IT Cosmetics CC + Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50

The It Cosmetics CC+ Vail Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+

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The Last Resort: AmorePacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Cushion and Stick Mini-Review

For the summer, AmorePacific came out with a Resort Collection comprised of sunscreen products.  I came across the Resort Collection Sun Protection Cushion SPF30+ ($40 for 0.52 oz.) and the Resort Collection Sun Protection Stick SPF 50+ ($40 for 0.24 oz.) at Sephora and couldn’t resist testing them out because they were unused testers!  For a beauty addict enthusiast, that’s like stumbling across a winning lottery ticket.  Check out the glam gold and white packaging.

01 AmorePacific Resort Collection Sun Stick and Cushion ReviewUltimately I decided against buying them for reasons I’ll explain below, so these are purely my initial impressions from trying them in the store.

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Roth; it ain’t just a Retirement Plan – Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen

After being darkened to level “crispy” in Vegas I have been ever so thankful for good face sunscreen. And I can’t just take any face sunscreen, peasants. I have an allergic reaction that develops into measle-like rashes at one droplet of any chemical sunscreens. You can imagine the dilemma of being allergic to sunscreen in the summer. Voila! Mineral/physical barrier sunscreen to the rescue!
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Haullaback Girls: Takashima and PA++++ Sunscreen Shopping

01 Takashima San Gabriel
Takashima San Gabriel

Over the holidays, we spent what felt like hours (in a good way) at Takashima in San Gabriel and in Arcadia. The selection differs slightly between the two, so we had to go to both. ::looks away:: Ahem, moving on . . .

We loooove Takashima as hands-down the best place for Japanese beauty products–better than any Japanese supermarket and any other Japanese beauty store. I haven’t seen any place on the East Coast with the breadth and depth of the offerings at Takashima. (But please let me know if I’m wrong!) Check out Takashima’s e-storefront here and brick-and-mortar locations here (currently in Calif. only).

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