May 22, 2013

You know you can’t live without these products when you have multiple backups of them.

From left to right:

1. Shu Uemura Precision Volume Mascara Waterproof – suggested by my readers and they are absolutely amazing!! It does everything I want for my lashes (review to come soon).

2. Ysl Touché Eclat – an oldie but a goodie. I mix both shade 1 and 2 for everyday use. It doesn’t provide much coverage but it brightens up the skin without making it look cakey. The formulation is great for most skin types unless you have very dry under eye areas, then you need a good moisturizing eye cream underneath and it helps the product to set beautifully.

3. Suqqu Cheek Blush Brush– crème de la crème of brushes, reviewed here.

4. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – reviewed here





{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Alexandra May 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Ohh I want everything now haha!


claire May 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I’ve just picked up the mini Oribe texturizing spray and I’m so excited to try it, my expectations are pretty high, though I wish it didn’t cost so much money.


bellyhead May 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

OOH! How lovely to own a second Suqqu cheek brush!


chelsfofo May 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I didn’t even bother to wait for your review, I saw you had a mascara on there and clickety-click Shu is having a 20% off deal right now. Done! Purchased 2 of the ultimate precision in waterproof. >_< Even though I have never tried a Shu mascara, I whole-heartedly believe your honest reviews and with my short-straight-asian-lashes I am hoping this will be another great recommendation from you! Thanks for posting!


Reika May 25, 2013 at 6:16 am

Aww thank you so much! Your comment made my day 🙂


Chel May 22, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I can totally relate! I buy back-ups of my favorite stuff too. 🙂

To date, I have four new bottles of my beloved Chanel VA in B10. And back-up of Narcisse.

(Chanel fan here, obviously.)


kokoreece May 22, 2013 at 11:53 pm

hey, just wondering if you know of anywhere i can get the oribe spray in australia or shipped to us? the space nk website won’t ship aerosol cans internationally so can’t order from there… thanks!


Reika May 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

Hi you can get oribe from barneys and they ship aerosol within the States!,default,pd.html?q=oribe&index=15


Mai Gek May 23, 2013 at 3:49 am

Wow, me too, I have back up of my faves- suqqu face brush (my sis was horrified at the cost when i got selfridges to deliver to her home in Wales), k palette eyebrow pen, lancome bi-facil makeup remover, elizabeth arden 8 hr lip balm… actually my husband discovered I have 3 drawer fulls of backups, samples and other beauty stuff!


Reika May 25, 2013 at 6:15 am

Lol your hubby and mine definitely have a lot to talk about their wives obsessions of makeup!


Kate May 23, 2013 at 3:50 am

Aah, I keep meaning to pick up another Suqqu cheek brush, but get distracted by shiny new eyeshadows every month….


Reika May 25, 2013 at 6:13 am

Lol I was the same until one day I decided to bring both back :p


Linh May 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Hi Reika!

I am so desperately after the Oribe texturizing spray and was wondering where the best place to get it from?
(I’m from Sydney as well)


Reika May 25, 2013 at 6:12 am

Hi linh you can get them from barney or space nk, unfortunately none of these shops ship aerosols to Australia…


Nelly June 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Hi Reika, I live in Melbourne Australia, which one is cheaper to get the SUQQU from Selfridges and get it sent using skypax, or get it from mihokoshop or ichibankao? as you know AUD is getting weaker 🙁 if you prefer selfridges & skypax, do you use airmail without tracking, or the one with tracking? thanks


Reika June 23, 2013 at 4:00 am

Hi Nelly, if I make a large order I usually order from Selfridges through skypax, and yes I always go for airmail with tracking! If it’s for one or two products, sometimes I go with mihokoshop or ichibankao.


Nelly June 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

Hi Reika, thanks for your reply. I’ve just bought SUQQU eyeshadow brushes F & M from mihokoshop. I can’t wait for them to arrive 😀 However, I’m a bit surprise by how long it takes for mihokoshop to process my order, since it was said in their website that order will be processed within 2 days. It is now 6 days since I ordered, but I haven’t receive any notification that they ship the products 🙁 anyway, thanks for your information and review about the brushes, I really love your blog!! 🙂


Reika June 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Hi Nelly, good purchase! Normally the shipping from mihokoshop is pretty fast. Maybe you should contact them about the status of your order…


Nelly Huang June 27, 2013 at 12:07 am

Hi Reika, I did contact them through email and using the query form from their website, but no response from them. So, I actually open a dispute through paypal, and just now, mihokoshop just responded my messages. Which is good. I was thinking if they dont reply to paypal and paypal ended up have to refund my money back, then I will order at Selfridges, and I am thinking about getting Suqqu lipstick as well. I want to get 2 Suqqu creamy glow lipsticks at selfridges, as it seems they are sold out everywhere other than selfridges. I’m just so curious by how good the lipstick is from reading your review. but since mihokoshop has replied me, I cant order them from selfridges anymore. the shipping cost will be too expensive just to buy 2 lipsticks.


Carole November 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm

does anyone out there know where I can get a Chanel Camelia de Plumes? I’m desperately searching for one but everywhere seems to have sold out, and I want it for my daughter for Christmas


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