About me..About this blog

February 8, 2011

On me

As far as I can remember, I have always been a beauty junkie. Ever since I was little, I was more drawn to the beautifully packaged cosmetics than toys and games! Back in the teenage days, I would rather starve myself to buy things which were way too expensive for a teenage girl. Fast forward to now, I am in my twenties, have a well paid job to support my hobby of shopping. Over the past years, I have collected so many make ups (some have never been used!) regardless, they are all my treasure. This blog will be my avenue to share my passion with you all.

On blogging

All the products featured in this blog are purchased on my own. This blog will mainly feature high end cosmetics as well as some drugstore products and the products that are exclusive to Asia. I would love to hear from those of you who share the same passion as me via this blog. What can I say, I work in an industry where no one around me understands why I always have grey (or more specifically taupe) color on my nails.

On fashion

My second interest would definitely be fashion, therefore I might feature some fashion posts every now and then. I don’t follow trends religiously but I do like updating my wardrobe each season. As I age, I have come to appreciate quality a lot more than quantity. These days I mainly focus on buying well made clothes and accessories so they become staples in my wardrobe.

On lifestyle

I am the biggest animal lover. For some reason I have more sympathy for animals than for human beings. I am not a vegetarian..yet..but I am fully aware of the source of the food. These days I only purchase food that are ethically sourced. Decorating my home is my other weakness…you can always find the latest interior design magazines on my coffee table..

Okay, enough about me. Thanks for taking your time to check out my blog, please follow me or bookmark me for future reference :-)

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jxuuu June 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

Loving your blog and thnx for sharing your passion with us~ I’m learning a lot from you! n_n

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Reika June 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Thanks jxuuu :-)

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Sophia July 6, 2011 at 5:09 am

HI!

Just ‘discovered’ your blog today, and loves the whole style of it. Like you I am a mega beauty junkie, and always lemming for more.

thanks for sharing!
Sophia

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Reika July 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Thanks Sophia, I am really touched as you are one of the very few people who I believe has read this page…:-P
I just checked out your blog, which is awesome! Unfortunately I can’t figure out how to leave comments..

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Stella_R January 31, 2012 at 2:08 am

Hi Reika!

I found your blog yesterday and I just had to go through all your posts which is why I am now on your very first blog post. I can’t tell you enough how glad I am to have found your blog.

One, I too, work in a male dominated ‘technical’ industry and I just can’t go all out with my nails, make-up and clothes. Not until I become comfortable being such a standout when I walk into a room full of mostly men.

Two, I love sticking to neutral eyeshadows and cheeks and pale/nude lips (with the occasional bright lip) which I think you do perfectly which leads me to my first question. How to do pair your blushes and lip colors? They always perfectly match and complement.

To top it all off, I think our skintones match so it’s perfect for me to refer to your swatches. (I just have to find drugstore dupes. Haha!) I’m an NC20/25 and you’re an NC20, right?

Second question, you mentioned that you always have grey/taupe colored nails, what are your staples and favorites?

Third and last question, how do you perfectly line your eyes? How do you get the right angle of the flick of the eyeliner on the outer corner?

Sorry for the long post, I really hope you don’t mind, I’m just too excited to have found your blog. I now have a makeup peg to follow.

Cheers to you and your blog!

Warmest Regards,
Stella

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Reika January 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Hi Stella, thank you so much for the sweet comment, it has made my day! :-) And I can’t believe you read through to my first ever post for this blog!
I don’t really have a rule of pairing blush with lipstick to be honest. I generally like to pair my blush and lippie that have the same undertone if that makes sense to you. Eg cool candy pink blush with a soft pink lippie, peachy blush with coral lippie. And any blush color would go with a soft nude lip.
Yes I am around NC15-NC20.
My all time fav taupe nail polish is Chanel paradoxal (I swear by this shade!!), others include chanel particuliere, Essie Mink Muffs, OPI’s Done out in Deco, and Button London’s flash pack.
I will write a post about how to do the winged eyeliner look, it’s just impossible to explain without pictures!
HIH!
Don’t be sorry for the long post, I am just really flattered and glad to know you!

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Stella_R February 1, 2012 at 3:30 am

Matching the undertones is the trick, I’ll keep that in mind. Whenever I browse the web, it’s mostly for make-up so research has taught me undertones and all. =D
Looking forward to more posts, I really just love your make-up style!
Take care!

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Daphne May 9, 2012 at 8:07 am

I’m sure i’m not the first to finish scrolling through your entire blog posts in 1 day! Its so addictive!

Being a sucker myself for beauty packaging, I’m almost always drawn to beautiful LE launches and reviews done by wonderful bloggers like yourself. Due to my acne prone skin when I was in my teens (s0me 12 years ago), I started my hunt for the perfect skincare regime and methods to achieving the perfect skin possible. Reading blogs and understanding product ingredients now form part of my daily SOP before I head out to purchase products and this is how I stumbled onto your beauty blog.

I think you did a great job on your photographs which shows a very accurate idea on how each product looks/ feels like on the skin. I myself have just set up a beauty page on FB, in hopes to share some ideas and knowledge on this expensive interest of mine, but I am definitely wayyy behind in terms of quality of pictures and consistency in postings. Haahaa, But I just love reading blogs, reviews and seeing the lovely swatches and FOTD/ LOTD that you ladies have done so beautifully… So now! Your blog has officially joined my Favourites list!!!

Thank you so much and keep up the fantastic job! =)

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Reika May 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Thank you so much for the kind comment Daphne! It has made my day :-)

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cindy farr September 16, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Can you please tell me where to purchase the Majolica Majorca lash enamel???????

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