June Favorites

July 2, 2011

June is a happy month. I never realised until my colleague pointed out to me the other day – June is the only month we receive 3 pay days because there are 5 Wednesdays in June! How cool is that?! So of course the money has to be well utilized..:-P I did quite a few huge hauls lately and hopefully they will be reviewed in this blog soon. Before I open a set of new makeup and skin care products, these are the products I have been actively reaching for throughout June.

MAKEUP ORGANIZER:

I really like this makeup holder, it is big enough to hold all the makeup I use for a month. It also looks nice on my dresser as it is made of crystal like acrylic.

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FACE MAKEUP:

Guerlian L’OR Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold Makeup Base:  You all have heard me complaining my skin has been dehydrated lately and I came to appreciate how hydrating this primer is compared to the others. It really makes a difference to the way my foundation sits on my skin.

Les Tissages De Chanel in Tweed Pink: My On-the-Go blush as mentioned in my previous review.

By Terry Highlighting Powder: One of my favorite highlighting powders as it gives an airbrushed glow.

Clinique Blush Powder in 108 Cupid: Just a nice and easy to wear fall shade.

Becca Loose Powder: Very finely filled and looks natural on the skin.

BRUSHES:

Nars Yachiyo Brush: If I could only use 1 brush for the face it would be this one! It has multi functional design that is perfect for blending, applying blush as well as highlighting.

Calvin Klein Face Brush: What can I say..this brush is softer than my Mac, Chanel and Nars brushes and it’s only $15!

EYE MAKEUP:

Been layering these shadows to create different neutral looks

Nars Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

Nars All about Eve Eyeshadow Duo

Giorgio Armani Intense Eyes To Kill Eyeshadow in 08 Nola  

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LIPS:

MAC Cremesheen in JAZZED

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in 105: perfect nude for me.

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Volage

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LIP TREAMENTS:

Lush Lip Scrub: Love the pink sugar and the bubblegum scent!

Chanel Hydramax Active Nutrition Lip Care: I like to use a lip treatment rather than lip balm before I go to bed. Chanel Hydramax Lip care gives me baby soft lips the next day.

Sportsgirl Lip Balm: My new discovery. It has a pleasant rockmelon scent and the texture reminded me of the By Terry Baume de Rose. It also leaves a hint of baby pink color on the lips.

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HAIRCARE:

Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner: Frederic Fekkai and KERASTASE are my two favorite hair care lines. Their products always meet my expectations. This color technician range preserve the hair color while moisturizing and having a pleasant peachy scent.

Aveda Brilliant Damage Control: It is a heat protective spray – I like to use it on my 2nd day hair for heat protection; detangling and refreshing my hair. It has a unique soothing herbal scent that lingers on my hair for the whole day.

SKINCARE:

Jurlique Balancing Cleansing Lotion: I always prefer to use a gentle cleanser with a natural aroma scent in the morning to start my day off. This one leaves my skin soft and supple.

Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Mask: It used to be called Deep Penetrating Cream Mask. I think the former name is a much better description of the product. It is more of a refining mask that tightens up the pores, brightens up the complexion and clearing up the breakout pigmentation. It is not just for moisturizing.

Shiseido Benefiance Firming Massage Mask: I went through tons of this mask. One of the best nourishing, moisturizing and firming masks I have used!

 

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flyavsted July 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Love this blog post! So many things I want to try. I’ve heard so many good things about Fekkai products, it’s about time I give them a try. I have blonde hair, but the texture it is a lot like Asian hair. Have a great weekend!

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Reika July 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Flyavsted, you are always so sweet! I have pretty much used everything from Fekkai..:-P My hair texture is fine to medium, naturally dry and damaged. I get the best results from using their Shea Butter Range and their protein mask, they totally rescued my overly processed hair. The color technician range is good for preserving the color but not as moisturizing as the shea butter range.

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Elizabeth July 10, 2011 at 2:21 am

Great picks! I love the acrylic organizer, as well as the Anna Sui Brush holders you featured a while ago! I’d love to know where you were able to find those – I need a prettier way to display all the lovely make-up I’ve spent so much money on!

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Reika July 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Thanks Elizabeth. I know..what’s the point of buying all these expensive makeup but store them in ugly boxes?! So I am always on the hunt for pretty m/u organizers. Are you based in Australia, I can always find pretty things in Domayne furniture and Howards storage. Bought my anna sui’s from DFS in Sydney. For online shops I like muji.

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Elizabeth July 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm

So I found the Anna Sui brush holder in Canada! Of all places, Sears! I special ordered it online and should be ready for pick-up on Thurs. Super excited!

I love Muji, I just find their shipping prices a little ridiculous to Canada. Before I take the plunge, I’m trying to find other stores that sell pretty acrylic organizers. No luck yet!

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Stephanie September 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Love this post! :)

Where did you get your organiser? I’m on the hunt for a nice one…

I love Kerastase as well! I haven’t tried Fekkai, but Kerastase is my HG.

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Reika September 12, 2011 at 2:21 am

I got my acrylic organiser from howard storage.

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