Σάββατο, 11 Απριλίου 2015

April purchase


Hello! After spring cleaning my make up bags and cupboards, I couldn't imagine how much had accumulated that needed to be thrown away. So many old lipsticks and eye shadows had to go...to make way for new ones! I needed a new concealer and my Estee Lauder serum to start.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow : Shade 225 Brownie&Clyde

I love their eye shadows! They apply so well and last throughout the day. It looks natural and if you apply a bit more or with a wet applicator it can look more intense. The price is great and there is a huge variety of colours. http://www.thebodyshop.com/index.aspx

The Balm Girls - Lipstick : Shade Mai Billsbepaid

I had discovered a little local store by a make up artist with only a couple of brands inside and decided to take a look. After trying a few colours, I noticed that a lot of them looked really different when you put them on. Of course I had to try something! I love trying new brands so a lipstick was the obvious choice. I do regret buying such a nude shade because I have to use a lipliner all over first. I then realised that the older I get, the more colour I need as using a nude shade washes me out. As for the quality I can say it's good. If you want a matte colour, it's perfect. However, I do need something a little more moisturizing though. http://www.thebalm.com/

Dior - Diorskin Star Concealer : Shade 001

After a certain age (35+) I'd say investing in a good concealer is a must. Liquid concealers are the way to go. They have illuminating properties, don't clog your pores or show wrinkles. I decided to try this one as the sales clerk said there was a 25% discount. I tried it on as soon as I got home. I am very happy with this purchase. It does illuminate and you do look more refreshed. I didn't think it could deliver on its promises but I was wrong. Thankfully! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to change their old concealer. www.dior.com

Estee Lauder Idealist - Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

Having tried a sample of this in one of those gift-with-purchase bags, I knew that what had been missing in my skin care routine was finally found. I will rave about this product! 'Excellent' does not describe how amazing it is! It does everything it says: reduce pores, flakiness and redness. It gives you an even skin tone and is amazing to use with make up. I think it makes your skin feel more youthful and look more relaxed. It's great to use with make up because it looks so professional afterwards. You really do see a difference from before. It is expensive though so I always splurge when there is a gift-with-purchase or a 25% discount. www.esteelauder.com

Κυριακή, 5 Απριλίου 2015

Penhaligon's London


This was THE purchase in London! After seeing a documentary on TV about Penhaligon's, I decided that I had to visit this store. I went to their Burlington Arcade store and the experience was wonderful. The staff had placed small handkerchiefs in this beautiful silver vase outside the store with Ostara perfume and the scent was amazing. Once I was inside the decor was so beautiful and vintage. The blend of fragrances was heavenly!
The staff was so polite and friendly! They were incredible! After trying on a few perfumes, I decided on Cornubia. It's a classic, something that can be worn at any age.

HEADNOTES
mandarin

HEART NOTES
 Freesia, Neroli, Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Heliotrop

BASE NOTES
Vanilla, Musk, Woods and Amber

You can find out more about their range on  their website http://www.penhaligons.com/

It really is worth the visit if you like perfume and want something exclusive. 

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion Foundation

Hello everyone! I finally got my hands on this after it was sold out at my local Galerie de beaute! I had ordered it and ran over to get...