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June 2, 2011

The problem with having too many makeups is that I never know which product to’s like a kid in a big candy shop..too many options to choose from. Monthly favorite posts help me to share my love equally – I like to put the makeups I have been using for the past month aside and pick a new set of  makeups for the upcoming month.

Being a makeup minimalist, I like to stick with just a small handful of makeup items for the whole month.



Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Baby – my all time favorite lipstick by Guerlain, gives you baby lookalike lips!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 06 – been raving about it for the entire month :P reviewed here and FOTD here

Nars Blush in Luster

Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Fauve


Becca Lost Weekend Eyeshadow Palette (Fall Limited Edition)

Mac Eye Kohl in I get No Kick

Chanel Under Eyes Corrector


Nars Larger Than Life Volumising Mascara – truly exceeded my expectations!

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Stila Convertible Color in Peony

Stila Lip Gloss in Blush – a nudy pink color


KIEHLS Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion: It does its job and it’s gentle enough to be used every two days.

My Beauty Diary Sunflower Face Sheet Mask: Long time fan of their masks, this limited edition is beyond amazing! For those of you who aren’t aware, Beauty Diary has recently improved their face sheet – it is a lot thinner and adheres to your face without any air bubbles . I have to stock up more before it is discontinued..

L’OCCITANE Ultra Rich Body Cream in Vineyard Rose: Another limited edition product that was recently released. A very rich body cream that smells like..Heaven. If you love rose and soapy scents, then this is The One! It can’t stop sniffing at it.



TSUBAKI Head Spa Extra Cleasing Shampoo with essential oil: I use this one once a week – it is better than any of the high end clarifying shampoos that I’ve tried.

TSUBAKI Head Spa Massage Mask with essential oil: It’s a treatment for the scalp, feels relaxing and promotes healthy hair growth.

Living Proof Frizz Free Styling Cream: a silicone free product that really works!

KERASTASE Nectar Thermique: a weightless gel that protects my dry hair from heat everyday

KERASTASE Serum Nuit: an overnight treatment I’ve been using every night that renews my hair from looking dull and lifeless

tsubaki-and-kerastase-haircareGeez..I am quite high maintenance aren’t I :P

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer June 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

great picks! i love how you include hair and body products into favourites-posts!


Jennifer June 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

thanks :) its good to know someone reads the chinese lines XD did i mention i like your high def photos u took for ur blog?!


Reika June 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Thank you Jen! Your blog is my daily Chinese reading hehe


JC June 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I love all of your picks, especially NARS Luster & the eyeshadow primer base. I may have to try their mascara eventually.


Reika June 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Thanks! Nars hardly let us down isn’ it!


Delyteful Speaks June 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I love your posts.. They’re such a joy to read and just look at ..

I really wanna get the L’occitane Milk Concentrate Lotion.. It smells divine and moisturizes so well


Reika June 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Thank you Delyteful :)
I love the Milk Series by L’occitaine as well…like you said smells sooo yummy..:-)


Lina June 3, 2011 at 7:21 am

Thank you for the post! Just wondering where you buy your masks from? I recently purchased a box of 10 My Scheming masks for $22 at this little store at Sunnybank, I know that’s on the expensive side.. I looked on eBay but it’s still around $17 .

Once again, thank you for the post! :)


Reika June 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Oh..$22 is overpriced. You can buy My beauty Diary and My scheming masks from It is only about $10 a box..thought it was cheap until I saw $10 for 3 boxes in Taiwan!
Anyways if you are buying the My Beauty Diary Masks, I highly recommend you buy the new ones with an improved formula and face sheets.
Here is the links for you


Shirley June 5, 2011 at 2:00 am

Hello Reika, I stumbled on your blog looking at your review of Chanel Rouge Coco shine and I am so happy to see that you are from Sydney. Just want so say thank you for the great reviews and swatches and I know I will look forward to more of your post from now on.


Reika June 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

Thank you so much Shirley! Really appreciate your comment, it means a lot to me.
Look forward to hear from you :-)


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