Wearing: jumper Winser London, jeans J Brand, boots Nicholas Kirkwood, bag Celine, earrings Baublebar
Good news beauty lovers! I am starting a new blog series this week about all things beauty, including make up and skincare. I was always into fashion, but in the last couple of years I have become kind of obsessed with beauty too. There are so many lotions and potions out there and I have been really enjoying trying new products and learning what works and what doesn’t. Obviously with beauty it’s all very relevant. Everyone needs different things and have different needs.
My skin is very dry and I am still looking for my holy grail moisturiser. There have been few that I have bought more than once but nothing that I couldn’t live without. I learnt couple of years ago the importance of a serum for a dry skin and that has definitely had a positive effect. I’ve tried and tested few and loved some of them, but am still on the look out for new ones. I have however found the perfect eye cream which I shared here and that’s one product that is on my can’t-live-without list.
When it comes to make up I am obsessed with lipsticks. I admit to having eyelash extensions done regularly which I love (and for someone who has deep set eyes like me they are the best thing ever) and as I don’t really like mascaras that’s my biggest beauty indulgence but totally money well spent. I don’t wear much eyeshadows but I do have few palettes with some nice ones and I love blushers and highlighters and have a few palettes with those ones too (like this one).
So there’s load to coming up. I’ve managed to accumulate quite a big collection and I can’t wait to share it with you. I will be probably doing this post monthly possibly more often depending how popular it is and how often there is something I really want to share.
I am definitely no expert in beauty but I think that over the years I have learnt a thing or two but mostly I want to show you products that I genuinely love.
What is your favourite beauty product? Have you got any favourite beauty brand?
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It’s been a while since I did a beauty post, but in the last few months I have discovered products that I really love and wanted to share them with you.
I am 36, work in air-conditioned environment and have very dry sensitive skin. I have to always use SPF (I tend to use it as part of my foundation as it is the last layer). I have recently discovered primer and am hooked already. Because my skin is dry, it has no natural shine to it and sometimes feel quite flat. That’s why my number one product is a blusher to add dimension to my face (I’m loving the new palette from Tom Ford but more about that later.)
My friend who is a make up artist convinced my that I needed a primer and after a bit of research and trying it on couple of times I went for the Tom Ford Illuminating primer and I haven’t looked back. It is moisturising and feels amazing on the skin. I feel my make up definitely lasts better since I’ve been using it and my skin overall looks fresher. I am hooked and would definitely recommend this product.
Another Tom Ford product I’ve only discovered recently is the Contouring compact. It’s amazing! The colours are perfect. It has a bronzer, highlighter and brusher all in one which is handy and it was one of the few products I took on my holiday recently. I really love the shades and the packaging and it lasts really well. I am a very low maintenance girl when it comes to make up and rarely touch up during the day and with this I don’t have to and it stays on until the evening. It’s highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. The downs are that it’s quite pricey (so far I think it’s worth the pennies) and it’s a limited edition. I’m already worried about the time when I finish it. What if I can’t get the same?! Can you tell I love it?
If you have dry skin like me you must try the Chanel Hydra range. I can’t get enough! I use the Micro serum and after that the Hydra Micro cream. It’s helped me so much. They both feel really nice on the skin and smell lovely. I have used other hydrating ranges before but this one is definitely my favourite.
I also use Chanel Sublimage eye cream. The range is for older skin which I don’t think I need that anywhere else, but the eye cream is amazing! I have been using it for quite some time now and even though it’s super pricey in this case I think it’s totally worth it. Not only I’ve been told by skincare specialists and beauty therapists that my eye area is in a very good condition, it helped me lighten my pigmentation spots. (Like I said I have sensitive skin and must use SPF daily and if I don’t I get sun spots straight away and use this eye cream on those as well – it really helps!)
And last but not least when it comes to dry skin is a good hydrating mask. I’ve used quite a few different ones and like to alternate them. The Lancôme Hydra intense mask is one I go back to. Skin feels soft after it and smells amazing. I also love Sisley Black Rose mask which I may review next time. I use a hydrating mask every 2 to 3 days and it has definitely made a difference. I use them instead of a night cream and leave overnight.
Last product I want to mention is Charlotte Tilbury eyebrow pencil. It’s not a product I used to invest in (I used Rimmel for years) but I bought it once just to try something new and just repurchased because I really like it. It has a brush on one side to tame your brows and the pencil on the other side. It doesn’t need a sharpener (a plus), it glides on really well and comes in 5 shades. I’m using Brooke S and I think it looks quite natural. I don’t think I’ll be changing any time soon..
What are your favourite beauty products? Have you tried any of these? I’d love to know what you think.
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Few weeks ago I got contacted by the lovely Lily about organic hair care products Old Wives Tail
and whether I’d be interested in testing it. As my hair was in desperate need of some TLC I jumped at the chance. I picked the Rosemary & Argan Organic Oil treatment
which is aimed at very dry damaged hair (like mine).
I tried it the very same day I received it and have been using it quite regularly since. My hair felt instantly silkier and moisturised. Don’t expect miracles – these things take time, but every time I use it I feel a little difference and definitely want to continue.
It has added organic rosemary oil to stimulate scalp and encourage healthy hair growth which sounds great to me!
There are different ways to use it. I put it on overnight as my hair really is in bad condition, but thanks to this it has been improving.
It contains no chemicals or additives and the company gives 10% of their profits to charities.
What’s not to like?
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Summer is in full swing so I thought I’d share with you few of my must haves I couldn’t currently be without. In the Summer months I always wear minimal make up, switching my foundation to tinted moisturizer. I’ve been using Chanel
for years but this year I decided to try the new one from Clarins
. I swear by their skincare and this did not disappoint.
White and gold are my favourite colours to wear during the hot months, so I just added these Barry M
nail polishes to my collection (treasure chest
). They last well and are such a bargain I love them.
is a godsend. I can’t get enough and plan to get loads of different colours. This Riviera
one is a dusky pink and I’ve been putting it on my eyelids and lips as well (it’s not call Multiple for nothing..). The consistency is amazing, it feels great on the skin, lasts well and it’s soft and dewy – perfect for Summer.
Now on the least glamorous – a deodorant. Let’s face it – we all sweat in the summer and this one
is the best deodorant I’ve tried in a while.
What are you Summer beauty must haves?
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It is no secret I love pink lips (well most pink things…). I would even say it’s my signature look. I occasionally wear red or nude but very rarely. I did my first guide to pink lips last year here,
but since then discovered new pink beauties which I fell in love with, so I thought I’d do an updated guide. Starting with my current favourite:
1. Nars Satin lip pencil in YU
It’s very bright pink. It’s the first lip pencil I’ve tried from Nars and I fell in love with it and am thinking about buying more. It’s super moisturising and has a nice shiny texture and feels nice on. Perfect for every day (if like me you like bright lips). It’s very similar colour to Nars Schiap.
2. Nars Schiap
Again very bright (neon like) colour. Before purchasing the pencil, it was one lipstick I wore most but sometime feels too bright. It’s down to the matte effect I think because even though it’s similar shade, the pencil is not so in your face. Still one of my faves though. Perfect if you need to add a colour to your outfit.
3. Nars Funny face
This is a fuchsia shade (according to them) and it’s quite dark. I prefer wearing this in the autumn but still other times too. It’s a gorgeous colour and perfect if you want something not so bright. Like the other Nars lipstick it lasts well but feels a bit dry as it’s from the matte collection.
4. Clinique Chubby stick in Watermelon
Very very light, more like a gloss. It’s moisturizing and feels nice but doesn’t last long. It’s perfect when you’re wearing heavy eye make up or if you prefect very natural look. Also nice layering over lipstick to give it a nice glow.
Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite pink lipsticks?
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