Fun Saturdays Vol.57 : 5 Random Things

 

1. Brights or pastels?

 

I’m more of a bright color person but I’m enjoying pastels this summer too!

 

Gorgeous Bright Lipsticks for Summer
Gorgeous Bright Lipsticks for Summer

 

 

 

2. What’s on your nails right now?

 

A pale green textured polish from Canmake. Looks so fresh and summery, love it!

 

Textured pale green nail polish
Textured pale green nail polish

 

 

 

3. What’s your emergency skin care fix?

 

My skin care emergencies generally involve a zit since I have oily, breakout prone skin. I always keep The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil at hand to subdue any sudden breakouts and it always serves me well!

 

The Body Shop Tea tree Oil
The Body Shop Tea tree Oil

 

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Visiting the Shiseido Research Center in Japan | Interview with Ms.Hiroko Watanabe

 

Hey everyone!

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with one of Shiseido’s top skincare experts – Ms.Hiroko Watanabe who has been with Shiseido for over 20 years! The Shiseido Research Center is located in Yokohama, south of Tokyo and this is where the research and product development of the Shiseido products happens. This is where I met with Ms. Hiroko last week to talk about all things skincare and Shiseido. I had great time interacting with her, she is a goldmine of knowledge and has been involved with the development of almost all the Shiseido brands and products during her career!

Here are excerpts from my chat with her –

 

 

Me with Ms.Hiroko Watanabe at Shiseido Research Center, Shinyokohama
Me with Ms.Hiroko Watanabe at Shiseido Research Center, Shinyokohama

 

Visiting the Shiseido Research Center in Japan
Visiting the Shiseido Research Center in Japan

 

 

There are so many brands under the Shiseido umbrella. How is the research divided – is there a separate division for each brand or is the research common for the brands? 

All the research is centralized and once we have developed the technology, we decide the ingredients and the composition of the products depending on the brand and the product. So yes, all the research base is common between the brands.

 

 

How long does it take to create a product – from the time of its conception, research, formulation to the time it hits the shelves ready to be sold? 

It depends on the product. For some products like skincare, it take many years of research! For example, it took 13 years of research to develop 4MSK, the brightening ingredient used in Za True White range. But once we already have the technology, it can take about 1.5-2 years to ready the product.

 

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Fun Saturdays Vol.56 : 5 Random Things

 

 

1. What do you have on your nails right now?

 

A textured golden peach glitter nail polish! Details + more pics HERE.

 

Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails
Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails

 

 

 

2. Do you use essential oils?

 

Yes, once in a while in my bath. I’m currently loving the Nyassa Lavender Essential Oil – its such a beautiful calming scent. If you like the scent of lavender, this is a must-have! (Image credit : source)

 

Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil

 

 

 

3. What was your last purchase?

 

Not counting groceries of course 😛  My last purchase was a couple of lip products *birthday gift to self!* and a little something from the MAC Alluring Aquatic collection!

 

My last purchase
My last purchase

 

 

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NOTD : Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails

 

Textured Glitter polishes are definitely having a moment right now (Maybelline Glitter Mania, Zoya Pixie dust Texture!). I spotted these pretty and very affordable ones by Canmake (a Japanese brand) recently and I couldn’t resist picking up a shade (or two 😛 ). The first one I have here is a beautiful golden peach shade – peach base with gold glitter. I absolutely LOVE the color and the textured, gritty finish! It looks gorgeous in person as the glitter catches the light and gives a beautiful intense reflection. I have done 2 coats to get this look –

 

 

Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails
Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails

 

Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails
Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails

 

Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails
Golden Peach Textured Glitter Nails

 

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