Hand Cream Love: J.R. Watkins and Brooks & Waters

I am the biggest hand cream fan ever,  I have mentioned so many hand creams on the website already, and posted quite a few over at my Instagram, too.

So today I want to show you my two newest loves, both were gifts from my friends which is very sweet of them. One was brought to me from Canada, and the other one from the USA.

J.R. Watkins Shea Butter Hand Cream ( get  it from Amazon and Amazon UK)

I used this one mostly during the winter, as it is very nourishing and quite thick formula-wise (check out all the butters and oils in the ingredients list).   I honestly think this is one of the

AW 17 Matte Lipsticks: YSL, Dior, Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury

Matte lipsticks are not going anywhere, in fact they are getting hotter than ever. Here is a selection of the newest releases! And these are only some of them – stay tuned for more.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain, $36(from Sephora and Bergdorf Goodman)

“Lip stain with an ultra-matte, high impact colour and a lightweight, naked-lip feel”. You get a matte tattoo-like effect and stays on for up to 8 hours. The liner-like applicator allows a precision outlining and filling.

The shade shown is 12 Red Tribe (rich true red)

PAT MCGRATH LABS MatteTrance Lipstick ( $38 from Sephora).
“A richly pigmented lipstick that adorns lips in a lightweight veil of opaque colour for a modern, matte finish”. The formula is promised to be hydrating, creamy and

August 2017 Beauty Favourites

Here we are again, talking about the monthly favourites!

Beauty

Dove Nourishing Secrets Relaxing Ritual Shower Gel (Dove is available from Amazon and Amazon UK)

This shower product  with lavender and rosemary extract is pretty similar to L’Occitane Aromachologie Relaxing Shower Gel but just for a fraction of the price. It smells incredible, and does not feel drying on the skin. Being a huge lavender fan, I had to have it. Especially I loved using it during my holidays this month, very relaxing.

Nivea Intimo Wash Lotion Fresh

Had to get this mini while I was away on a holiday, as well, as I forgot mine, and it just reminded me how important a right gel for the intimate hygiene is. This Nivea one is gentle yet effective.

Jo Malone Colognes (You can buy Jo Malone from Selfridges,  Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.)

I am really into my Jo Malone colognes these days, especially the mini ones, they smell so incredible. I love mixing and matching them, too. I need new scents from the brand now.

ID Hair By The Sea Seawater Spray (as seen here)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palettes for Holiday 2017

Hourglass just released a new version of their signature Ambient Lighting Palettes palettes, this time in a Rose Gold edition.

Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 Rose Gold, LE $80

The shades are:
DIM LIGHT – a neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion
DIFFUSED LIGHT – a soft, warm, pale yellow powder that conceals redness and gives skin clarity
LUMINOUS BRONZE LIGHT – a medium tan shade fused with Luminous Light for a softer, candlelit warmth
SURREAL HALO (NEW) – a deep berry blush fused with Surreal Light for a vibrant flush of color
PURE EFFECT (NEW) – a bright

Kerastase Mousse Bouffante Review

I am a huge fan of Kerastase, and love me a good  product for hair which creates volume.  And since I already have a lot of different hair sprays, I have decided to pick up  a mousse – Kerastase Mousse Bouffante.

I used to use hair mousse like 15 years ago, when I was still at school, and I remember loving the effect. And, of course, Kerastase mousse delivers, it helps to create this incredible illusion that you have a lot of volume in your hair, without making it look or feel greasy, it doesn’t weight the hair down, too. It is also