Review: Orbis Face Sunscreen UV Cut [Milk Type]

Every summer i am on the prowl for new sunscreen. This year, under the advice from many friends, i decided to purchase one from Orbis. FYI, Orbis is a mail order cosmetics store in Japan similar to DHC and Fancl. They have a few bricks and mortar stores in Japan but it was easier to just purchase online.
Orbis Face Sunscreen UV Cut [Milk Type]
Note: there is a cream type as well. Which is more moisturizing. I recommend that if you have dry skin.

Its a top seller from Orbis. They have sold over 1700000 bottles since it was launched summer last year.

I like the fact its oil free. Way too many sunscreens are greasy. I hate that feeling in warm weather.

– oil free
– fragrance free
– has SPF34 PA++
– Can be used a base or light tinted moisturisor

– Comes in one color [doesnt matter if you intend to wear as a base]
– Very little coverage.

Swatch below
Overall Thoughts:
When i first started using this, it was cooler weather so i used it as a base. I used it with my CoverGirl X Olay Simply Ageless Foundation. However as spring passed and summer drew closer, I became lazy and just wore a layer of this out. It works wonderfully well with MAC blotting powder.

Orbis Website:
For those outside of US, I put a few bottles in my store. Click here

In other news, I finally made it to the hair salon this week XD
I have been crazy busy at work and then i fell sick for about a week so my hair roots was totally showing!
Everytime i go to the hair salon [i dont dye my hair myself] i ask my colorist to dye my hair darker as I think its time for a change
But he always tells me i am going to regret it since its taken many years to get my hair this way XD
Anyway to pacify me, he dyed my hair several tones this time. [actually he says its just two tones but it comes out looking different when its curled like below]
Do you like my multi-colored hair XD? Yes i am wearing a polka dot blouse with cherries on it XD. You like?

Hope you are all doing well!!!
XOXO Yumeko

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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park 地獄谷野猿公苑

Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑 Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) is in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

From wikipedia “The name Jigokudani, meaning “Hell’s Valley”, is due to the steam and boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and formidably cold and hostile forests.”

And let me tell you guys, they are so so so not wrong.
Hell does not begin to describe how difficult the journey is for some totally unfit like me.

First of all, you need to make it into the valley. The “road” is basically a dirt part cut out of the side of a cliff.
Its hardly wide enough for one car yet its a two way road with many blind bends and corners.
They are no barriers on the side of the cliff either. OMG you can be certain we were driving very slowly.

When you get there, you will need to walk about 500m alongside a small river

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