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My 5 All Time Favourites For April 2012

It’s end of April already? Oh my, I know I always say time flies but April was merely existent for me. This month hasn’t been the best for me and my family, too many things to cope and too little time to reflect. Bad things aside, I had a blast on my birthday and this space also celebrated its 1000th post with a mini giveaway.

If you haven’t took part in the giveaway, click HERE to enter. Giveaway will end midnight tonight.

Back to my 5 favourites of the month. Laura Mercier Lingerie Eye & Cheek Palette is my savior despite my super hectic schedule. This palette consists of everything I need from day to night. Neutrals for a simple eye look in the morning and deeper hues for a dinner. I kept this palette on my vanity table all month.

It comes with a pink and an orange blush which is perfect for matching my lip colour or sometimes, I mix them together. A closer look at this palette in time to come.

Next on my savior list is the Lunasol Lighting Eyes in 05 Shiny Cool Beige. This new product was released together as part of their Spring collection. According to the BA, the idea behind is to provide customers with an all-over lid colour or it could be a highlight colour for under the brows – because shades like this tend to finish faster in a palette.

Extremely thoughtful but not exactly life changing.

Having said that, I have enjoyed it so much, I even have it in my makeup pouch. The shade I have is very natural, it adds a subtle sheen and sparkles to my lids – evens up the colour on my lids too. Instead of leaving my lids empty, I will apply a layer of Shiny Cool Beige and add some false eyelashes. It really opened up my tired eyes.

Lunasol Lighting Eyes retails at S$45 for 1.6g of product, made in Japan.

Third item on the list, is MAQuillAGE True Rouge in RD 712. I have been enjoying this nude shade very much. For more thoughts, details and swatches of this product, please refer to this post HERE.

When I visited KL beginning of the month, I bought 3 boxes of Princess Lee False Eyelashes home. I have heard so much about this brand of false eyelashes but I had no idea where to purchase them. For those who are residing in KL or will be visiting KL soon, they are available at Sungei Wang. I bought them at RM22 per box from a push cart on either level 4 or 5. Ask for more discount if you buy more, I think you can get it at RM20 per box if you purchase 6 boxes and above.

They are worth a look and I finally understood what all the positive reviews were about.

I picked up a box of each style in PX-8, 720黑 and Wisp新. Firstly, they are very affordable. It converts to approximately S$1 a pair. Secondly, they are very soft and hair-like – doesn’t feel like plastic or stiff. Lastly, they feel very light and comfortable on the lids.

Just a couple of things to note about these false eyelashes;-

  • Shape, size and length of them may vary even though they are in the same box
  • I usually “massage” the lash band before putting the glue on
  • Tried wearing them more than twice, no luck – I think they are meant for 1 use because it gets out of shape rather quickly


A reader suggests that these Princess Lee False Eyelashes from this seller could be fake. This is my first encounter with these lashes so I really don’t know if they are real or fake. Check out the links she provided in her comment below if you are interested to find out more.

Thank you Jacq for the links.

Lastly, I have the Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel for you. I was really interested with this product when I first saw a demonstration during a blogger’s event. But since I still had a number of unfinished facial scrubs lying around, I thought I would wait. A few months ago, I popped by Skin Inc and purchased it.

This product has no smell and no colour – like gel or thicken water. It’s a multi-action peel that renews and restores youthful vitality to one’s skin. It adheres to old keratin and other impurities that make the skin look dull.

For over 2 months, I have been using the Pure Revival Peel to exfoliate my skin instead of using my usual scrubs with beads. I spread a very generous amount (usually 1 pump is enough) onto face and neck, leave it on for a few seconds and massage in a circular motion.

In no time, my face and hands are filled with bits containing my dead skin cells. It’s something like Ginvera’s Marvel Gel. I find this exfoliating product very gentle on the skin and helps to brighten up my complexion instantly. And because it’s so gentle, I massage a very little amount onto my eye contour area as well – I am not sure if you are supposed to do that but I do it very, very gently.

I use it once every 2 weeks.

Retails at S$98 for 100ml of product, made in Japan.

If you are looking for an alternative and on a budget, try Ettusais Peeling Milk which retails at S$26 for 125ml of product, made in Japan.

What are your favourites this month?

16 thoughts on “My 5 All Time Favourites For April 2012

  1. I’ve been debating the Laura Mercier palette and I’m pretty sure that it’s going home with me on the next visit to the mall.
    Looking forward to your swatches. So glad it came up on your all time favorites for april! 🙂

  2. I wanted to get the lM palette online bt its sold out. Oddly, it’s not available here:( I think its an awesome palette.. Right??? Hehe…

  3. For the 2nd link, basically the set of images on the left is the authentic princess lee – the middle and right sets are both fakes. A) the red font size, and the box should be stapled B) both sides of the paper box is white C) the style name e.g. Cross 7 – should be printed with blue stamp D) the cardboard which the lashes are mounted on has NO holes – lashes are either stick on with white labels, or directly to the cardboard E) styles include Cross 6-8 Pale, Cross 6-8, Cross6-8 Black.

    I think that’s roughly about it.

    • Thanks for the translation Jacq. So I assume from the first link as well that the ones with the hole and clear sticker are the fake ones and the white stickers are the real ones? Also Joey, from what I ve seen on youtube, I think the eyelashes that you may have are called the Princess Style false eyelashes.

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