第一排是我喜歡的 眼影，指甲油 and 護唇膏。 Urban Decay 的眼影 我覺得大地色 （沒有亮金金！）很實用， 也很省空間。
I’ll first introduce the makeup items. I love the smooth and silky shades of Urban Decay’s naked eye shadow basics. This case is nice and small, and would be handy to travel with.
I’ve loved and used Essie nail polishes since my college days~ they have the most perfect shades of pink. Essie 指甲油的粉紅色系列在我眼中是最美的， 每次去一定會帶一瓶回來～Essie 的粉色系列真的是非常的優秀。
My favorite lip balm of all time is the Sugar line from Fresh, because it has a lovely, velvety texture that is never sticky or too shiny.
這個護唇膏很滋潤但不黏膩！很適合冬天使用。 到了台灣的夏天很容易融化， 所以我都盡快在夏天之前用完！
I’m happy to see that they have an “advanced therapy” formula now… which really is a nice way to say “anti-aging,” right? 😀 But it’s fine. In my advanced age, I could use some advanced therapy.
The following photos are of the skincare and body care products I bought this time. I’ve always enjoyed using Aveeno products, they are gentle and I like the fact they are scent free, so they don’t compete with my perfume.
One part I always forget when I travel outside of Taiwan is how dry some parts of the world can be. Usually, I don’t need heavy moisturizers, but it was definitely necessary for the two weeks I was in the U.S., where the air was cold and bracing outside, and dry and warm from the heaters inside. I found Aveeno’s body lotion to be perfect. Plus, it’s also fragrance free, which I really appreciate.
Kiss My Face liquid rock deodorant is one of those items that I grew up with, and if I had to bring 3 items to compete on the Amazing Race (ha!) this would be one of them.
This deodorant is AMAZING, and holds up in the cruel humidity of Taiwan’s summers. I’m always terrified I’m going to run out, so I ask my friends to bring it to me whenever they are coming in from the U.S. Natalie even brought it all the way to Japan with her, when we met up a few years ago!
這次買的保養品。 值得介紹的是 Kiss My Face 的 止汗液～ 不知道為什麼在台灣買的到的止汗液的有濃濃的香味。而且香味都跟我的香水不 match. Kiss My Face 是美國超市就買的到的，沒有香味， 是天然的止汗液。 每次去美國一定會帶 2-3 瓶回來。 在炎熱的夏天真的很有用！其實為什麼會喜歡 AVEENO 的開架式保養品的原因是一樣的， 沒有香味， 而且在美國超市也容易買的到。
Lastly, the products I’m trying for the first time are the Ren cleansing milk, the Beauty Blender sponge and the Sephora pore cleansing pad. 去美國， 一定要去逛一趟 Sephora。 這個店裡面是化妝品， 保養品的天堂。 而且重點在， 櫃姐，櫃哥都不會跟著你跑。 他們會禮貌的跟你打招呼， 為你需不需要幫忙， 你可以回他 “thanks, I’ll just have a look around first” 然後他們就會讓你自己慢慢看。 如果需要介紹的話，再說 “Hi, can you help me out?” 然後她們就會多花點時間介紹。 在 Sephora 可以看到很多不同的產品 ～這次我想嘗試新的洗面乳
另外買的是好姐妹 Carol 介紹的 化妝棉～ 這個化妝看起來很厲害～ 對化妝技術不是很好的人， 應該是一個有用的小幫手！
Speaking of Sephora, I had the best time shopping in the Portland downtown store, with my dear friend Carol. It was like we traveled back into time to our carefree student days, and could spend a leisurely afternoon just browsing, comparing and recommending products to each other. If all goes well, this business trip to the U.S. will be a bi-annual event, so I’m hoping that we will be able to have another Portland weekend during that time!
*This is not a sponsored post. I paid for all items with my own money, and all experiences and viewpoints expressed are my own.