Beauty Wish List. July 2019

As I’ve already mentioned, the times when I would get all those limited edition eye shadow palettes and yet another  *insert a name of the product* are long gone. Now I only get products when I finish something (I have empties save stories over at my Insta) or when I really want that item. So here is my current wish list. And I am also including the things which I have finished so that you see what is being replaced.

Essie Gel Couture Nail Varnish in Lady in Red or Rock the Runway (Amazon and Amazon UK)

I use up red nail varnishes like it’s nobody’s business so my current classic red which is CND’s Red-Y To Roll (see it here) is almost gone. I really enjoyed using it but would love to try Essie’s Gel Couture one now. I’d love Lady in Red or Rock the Runway, would have to see them in person, I am very specific about my reds.

Charlotte Tilbuty Flawless Filter ( £30 from SephoraCult Beauty and  Net A Porter.)

I am obsessed with a glow-giving makeup base, and

Makeup4all Recommends: NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown

Brows are huge  now. Just like back in the 90s most of us were after that “the thinner – the better” look, today,  it seems, that it’s the opposite. While I did indulge in over-plucking then, I will not be overdrawing my brows or getting them micro-bladed now [They grew back , and I am happy with how they look].   Even a few years ago it was hard to find good shades and products for brows, unless it was a pro brand, now even a high street one would suggest a 3-or-more steps eye brow routine.

And while I personally have a lot of different products: pomades, shadows, liners, all sorts of pencils, I prefer a very thin eye brow pencil. That is to use on myself. I love a dark and relatively thick eye liner so thick and dark eye brows, on top of that, would be an overkill for my face.

This is why NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown is probably my favourite eye brow product now.  It is

Spring 2019 Beauty and Lifestyle Favourites

I enjoyed sharing about the things that I loved in  Winter,   and now it is July and I did not share about my Spring favourites yet.

I’ve actually been strict with myself and allowed only a few products [makeup, beauty, lifestyle] so these are truly creme de la creme, for me.

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Omorovicza Omoressence (from   Cult BeautyNet a Porter,Neiman MarcusNordstrom)

This is probably my favourite product of them all, and I promise to write about it in more details because, after all, why would you need an extra step in your skincare routine which is £65 on top of it all. But it truly transformed my skincare routine. Think of all those things beauty brands promise in their press releases. It is all that: healthy glow, hydrated skin which is soft and smooth. I think my skin loves the Hungarian thermal water and the urea. And did I mention the frosted luxurious bottle?

NURSE JAMIE Miracle Base Beauty Oil, £120 from Cult Beauty and Nordstrom

I’ve had a small bottle of this with one of my orders and did not expect to love it as much as I do. One of the best face oils I have ever used. Again, think of all those things we want our beauty products to do. Glowing complexion? Nourished and silky skin?

Makeup4all Recommends: Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50

I have been using Clarins sunscreen products for years now for holidays. This year they reformulated their range which I have  not tried yet (but heard good things about it from my friends). However, today I want to share about the “city SPF” which I really love,  and which is the product to use all year round but especially during summer for obvious reasons.

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a gem! It is a firm favourite of a lot of people, myself included, and it is easy to see why.  This sunscreen feels very lightweight, silky and non-sticky on the face, the formula is very thin, water-like which makes it undetectable once applied. I love the fact that it doesn’t leave the white cast and  looks great on its own or underneath the foundation.

No one wants yet another layer on their face when it’s hot and humid, and  Multi-Protection SPF doesn’t

SS19 Mini Trend: Lip and Cheek 2-in-1 Products

I have noticed that a few really cool brands launched lip and cheek products, so here is a preview. And while I have only tried one product from Milk so far, I am a big fan of Trish and RBR, as regular readers will know.

Trish McEvoy Lip & Cheek Booster  $33 from Saks and Nordstrom

“A radiant, dual-feature wash of colour perfectly tinted and texturised for lips and cheeks. Instantly nourishes and cushions lips and gives cheeks a sheer, dewy glow” Available in:  Blackberry (shown), Goji and Peach

MILK MAKEUP Glow Oil Lip & Cheek,  £12 from Cult Beauty and $14 from Sephora

“Antioxidant-rich rice bran oil provides skin with