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Fashion & Style Police Reviews Japanese skincare with KOSE and Ichikami

Happy Valentine’s Day peeps! I hope you are all having a love filled day. I have always wanted to try Japanese skincare. It has been high on my beauty/skincare list. So you can imagine how super excited I was to get the opportunity to try a few of them some days ago. M went over to get some work done in Japan, and I had the opportunity to place an order 😊.

I will be reviewing all the Japanese skincare products I got in the next coming weeks. So look out for my review posts. They will be worth it. Here is my first review post.

 

KOSE Sekkisei Emulsion £41

KOSE Emulsion Picture

 

I did a bit of research before getting this product, and I am glad to say it exceed all my expectations. It is an amazing skincare product.

KOSE Medicated Sekkisei Emulsion is a quick absorbing lightweight moisturiser, which balances the moisture level, and softens skin.

 

Key Ingredients
  • Angelica root extract
  • Coix seed extract
  • Melothria root extract
  • Inula Britanica Flower extract
  • Paeonia Albiflora Root extract

 

PROS
  1. I love the packaging. It comes in a compact bottle with a pump.
  2. It is suitable for all skin types.
  3. I found it so easy to use. You just need to apply a tiny bit to a cleansed face.
  4. This product contains Vitamin C, which is great for getting rid of freckles and ageing spots.
  5. It smells so good.
  6. It leaves my skin feeling soft and supple.

 

KOSE Picture

Beauty Product Image

 

CONS

None

 

I am seriously loving this KOSE Medicated Sekkisei Emulsion a lot. It is an amazing product, and I recommend it to anyone in need of some skincare TLC. This skincare product is worth trying.

 

 

Ichikami Hair Styling Water £18.68

I am always on the lookout for great hair products to try out. I normally make my own styling water with water and almond oil. But then I found this Ichikami Hair Styling Water, and knew I had to try it.

 

Ichikami Hair Styling Water image

 

 

Key Ingredients

Moutan Bark Extract、Fermented Black Rice α※1、Rice EX-S※2、Cherry Blossom Extract、Camellia Extract、Blackberry Lily、camellia seed Oil
※1:Lachancea, fermentation solution of hydrolyzed rice, and rice extract 
※2:Selected ingredients derived from water used to wash rice (phytic acids are blended into shampoos only) 

 

PROS
  1. It leaves the hair smelling amazing. I love the fresh fragrance.
  2. It comes in a compact 200ml bottle with a pump.
  3. It leaves the natural hair feeling very soft and shiny, making it easy to style.
  4. This styling water helps repair damaged hair.

 

Hair styling water image

 

CONS

None

 

I will purchase this Ichikami Hair Styling Water again. I love what it does to my hair, and I recommend it to anyone in need of a new hair styling product. This right here is definitely worth trying.

 

Have you tried any of these Japanese skincare products? What do you think of them.

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The Most Lucrative Blogging Niches

Blogging has really taken off in the last 5 years. There are now millions of blogs available. The blogging industry has changed from what it was when I started blogging 5 years ago. There are more blogs in various niches, and it has all become very competitive. Since I started blogging, I have seen many blogs move from a particular niche to a lifestyle niche or become more varied. With my blogging experience, I have come to spot the most lucrative blogging niches, and why more bloggers are setting up blogs in those niches.

 

 

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Fashion and Beauty Blogs

Fashion and Beauty is one of the most popular blogging niches that work well together. Most fashion bloggers are also beauty bloggers and vice versa. I guess the reason this works great is because the fashion and beauty industries are marketing sisters; most women interested in fashion are also interested in beauty. And these are the same women writing and reading these blogs. With this niche, one is usually the primary niche, while the other a secondary.

The fashion and beauty industry is worth millions of pounds, which makes it a very lucrative blogging niche. It is also one of the easiest niche to blog, which is why it is saturated. It usually doesn’t take a lot of effort to get a fashion and beauty blog running. But for you to stand out from the rest, you would have to think outside the box and bring a lot more to the table. This is where your creativity, writing and photography skills come in.

Because the fashion and beauty blogging niche is so saturated, it can be tricky to get to the brands to notice you enough to offer you samples. And it is even a lot more tricky to get past the getting samples to review for free stage, which can feel like a never-ending phase.

Having said that, it is one of the most lucrative blogging niches we have today. The sky is only the beginning with a quality fashion/beauty blog. You can earn thousand of pounds a month from collaborating with brands on blog posts, attending events, and social media promotions. Regardless of how saturated the blogging industry may appear, there is always room for amazing blogs, so don’t let the numbers deter you.

 

Lifestyle Blogs

 

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I love lifestyle blogging. It is fast becoming a popular niche. The fact that it is so varied and flexible makes it an interesting niche to write about and read. It is also another lucrative blogging niche. The possibility to earn money through lifestyle blogging is endless. Established bloggers can earn money reviewing lifestyle products/services, writing sponsored posts, promoting products and services on social media and so on.

The lifestyle niche is one niche I truly enjoy writing about because it allows my creativity shine. I hate being in a box. So the fact that I can write varied posts keeps me writing. There is room for more quality lifestyle blogs. Lifestyle blogging is very personal, so there would never be enough lifestyle blogs around.

The way to shine in this niche is to be yourself. There is only 1 YOU, so make sure you make the most of it. Write about interesting things going on in your life, and let your personality through your writing. Your tribe will find you.

 

Parent Blogs

Parent blogs also known as mummy/daddy blogs are on the rise. Sometimes it feels like I am the only work-from-home mum that is not a parent blogger. Many fashion/beauty blogger gradually become parent bloggers once they pop and I can see why. It is super easy to write about what you deal with everyday. And it kind of falls into lifestyle blogging as well since parenting is a lifestyle choice for almost all of us.

I wasn’t thinking about the most lucrative blogging niches when I started blogging. If I was, I would have been tempted to include parenting posts on here or to set up a separate parent blog when I became a parent. I just wanted a space to write about things that interested me, and I didn’t want my kids on the blog constantly.

Another thing I didn’t want was to rely on my kids to blog if that makes sense. I didn’t want my work to be solely about my kids and my life as a parent. Deep thinking is what I do, and I overthink everything. Which can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. I mean what if they were not interested in the blog or didn’t want to be a part of it once they are old enough to understand what it was about? What happens when they are off to high school or university? Would that be the end of my parent blog? Yes, I am a long-term thinker and I plan to keep blogging until I can no longer type. So this is not a fill-in-the-gap job or career.

The parenting niche is saturated like all other niches, but it is also another very lucrative niche. I read hundreds of blogs a week and many of them cover parenting, and I can see how well they are doing with brand collaborations and various sponsored deals. So I know it is a lucrative niche.

There is always room for more quality blogs so don’t let the millions of amazing parent blogs put you off.

 

Food Blogs

One thing I love about food blogs is the amazing food photography many of the blogs have. I can get filled for lunch just by scrolling through some food blogs.

Great photography is an essential for most blogs, and it is one of the easiest ways to stand out from the crowd. So if you are new and want to shine through, work on your photography skills.

I have written a few food blog posts; they fell under my lifestyle category and they took me out of my comfort zone which was great. I admire food bloggers. I can see a lot of work goes into what we see and I applaud them for that.

The food blogging industry is saturated but not as much as the other niches, and I can see why. Having an established food blog means you a great recipe developer with amazing photography skills. Two skills not so common. Which is why the best food bloggers are laughing all the way to the bank!

 

Do you blog? Which niche do you fall under? What do you think of these lucrative blogging niches?

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review: Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege Eau de Parfum

Here is another perfume review post for my fellow perfume addicts. I have recently been using this Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege Eau de Parfum in 50ml. It was a gift, and I have been using the hell out of it!

 

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Here is the fragrance description –

The fresh fruity and floral ingredients including lilac green, sicilian lemon leaves, peach blossom, red peony, white cedar of Lebanon, sweet musk and precious amber are blended to create a light, sparkling scent.

The house of Lanvin has brought back their famous art deco bottle to reflect modernity and beauty shown by the gorgeous transparent bottle and delicate lilac fragrance.

 

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. I love the packaging. It is very unique and looks so sleek. And the bottle itself is very pretty.
  2.  I love the fruity-floral fragrance. It is not too sweet, not too overpowering or intense. It is just perfect.
  3. It is long-lasting. The fragrance stays on for most part of the day.
  4. It is quite affordable at £29.99 for a 50ml bottle. And you can grab a bottle in most perfume stores, as well as online.
  5. I believe it is a great fragrance for women of all ages.

 

 

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CONS

None

 

I really this Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege Eau de Parfum in 50mlIt is the latest addition to my ever-growing perfume collection and it ticks all the relevant boxes for me. I recommend this perfume to any woman in need of a fruity-floral fragrance this summer. This perfume is all you need. It could also make a great gift. I got mine as a gift and I love it! It looks the part and smells so amazing. What is there not to like?

What do you think? Have you tried the Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege Eau de Parfum? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

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