Here are a few new launches that caught my attention recently. They are from Hourglass, Chanel and theBalm, three brands I really love.
When I was placing an order on a new eye brow pencil (here), I was wishing for a slim version of the Hourglass eye brow pencil, and guess what? They just launched Arch Brow Micro-Sculpting Pencils ($28) in 9 shades. The tip is 1.4mm which makes it ultra precise.
There are also 4 new shades of the Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow, $29 (here): Rapture (cranberry), Vivid (olive), Burnish ( deep bronze) and Ray ( deep champagne). And I really love the look of Rapture.
Finally, the brand
This is easily one of the best shampoos I have ever used. And everything is simply amazing about it. Christophe Robin Delicate Volumizing Shampoo is just as good, as it gets, without being the most expensive shampoo out there.
Not gonna lie, I’ve wanted it mostly because it is a rose shampoo. Shocking, right? I also usually go for volumising ranges, so rose + volume was an easy choice.
As I am writing this review, I have the product left only for one wash which makes me devastated. The formula, as the name suggests, is delicate and gentle. The scent is incredible, it is not too strong, as well. It’s a
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.
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.
I am obsessed with a glow-giving makeup base, and
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
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.
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?
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?