Winter 2020 Lifestyle Favourites

About time for me to write about my Winter 2020 favourites. If you want to check out my Autumn favourites, here they are.

So which products stood out to me beauty, style, books and shows wise?

Makeup

Let’s start with makeup, as there are just a few products in this category:

YSL Touche Eclat, £26 from John Lewis, Harrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom. Touch Eclat needs no introduction, I’ve lost my count on how many of these I’ve used up. It has that a light-reflective effect which makes you look fresher; the formula is not heavy or detectable on the skin. 

Charlotte Tilbrury  Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, £29 from Cult Beauty and Nordstrom.

This is such a brilliant highlighter, it is more on the glowing side  but without being over-the-top. Exactly the kind of product you would expect from Queen Tilbury.  It gives you that incredible polished look.

Rouge Bunny Rouge new Glassy Gloss (review and swatches)

I wore quite a few of the new RBR glosses, I wrote a detailed review about them. Can be worn sheer stain-like or opaque and glossy.  The one I chose for this feature is Berry Sorbet, a  creamy opaque berry pink. For me it’s “my lips but better” kind of shade.

Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara, £24 from Burberry

 Soft and flexible brush allows you to layer and built up the effect. I find it to be giving great result, elongating the lashes, opening up the eye and lasting all day long (on me at least).

byTerry  Ligne Blackstar in So Black (review and swatches)

A long-time favourite. Intense, ultra black, long-lasting and

Nails of The Day: Ciate Gelology in Mistress

One of my favourite things, beauty wise, is red nails. And staying at home doesn’t mean that I will stop wearing my beautiful red nail varnishes.  In fact, I enjoy it even more now.

So today I want to share one of my favourites. A gorgeous red. I present you Nails Of The Day, the old school kind of post.

The nail varnish I am talking about is Ciate Gelology in Mistress.

It is an absolutely beautiful classic red, it instantly lifts my mood, and I just love looking at it. Being a

Jo Malone Lavender & Musk Pillow Mist

I can’t think of a more appropriate beauty  product than a relaxing pillow mist for the times we are in. And it seems that I have tried most of them, and would like to share about the newest release. Jo Malone Lavender & Musk Pillow Mist which is a part of recent, LE, lavender collection.

As you would expect from Jo  Malone, it comes in a beautiful minimalist glass bottle with a pastel lilac cap. Unlike their colognes, the pillow mist comes in a round bottle. You can tell straight away that it is a

Dietbon Diet Ready Made Meals: My Experience.

Today I would like to share about my experience with Dietbon diet ready made meals

I was sent a week’s  worth of food, a manual and had a consultation with a certified dietitian.  So here is all about my experience, and also a photo of every single meal I’ve had during the week.

First of all, I have to say that I was very impressed with the fact that you get a consultation with a dietitian. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to understand more about eating and Dietbon in particular. It is also brilliant to have some encouragement and reassurance that you are doing everything right. 

Day 4. 5th of March: Chicken and Asparagus Risotto  and Marinated Grilled Salmon with Mashed Courgettes. Tea and snacks.

I had a consultation with a lovely lady called Jenny, and, although I hate talking on the phone, especially with people I’ve never met before, it all went smoothly, and I’ve enjoyed our conversation. 

Here are 3 tips from Jenny which I want to share:

  1. Drink water first thing in the morning. I actually do drink first thing in the morning but I usually have a herbal tea with a bit of honey. 
  2. Drink more water in general, it is also a great thing to do when you come back from work (when you do; during the “normal times” not now) have a glass of water. A lot of people can’t tell the difference between thirst and hunger so doing that will help with not eating sugar and fast food, and will give you some time to think of what to cook.
  3. Don’t be very hard on yourself/don’t beat yourself up when you had a piece of chocolate or some crisps.  Yes, and amen. I personally let myself eat everything, just in moderation. So when I really want some ice cream (ooh, ice cream, my love!), I will have some. This does not mean, however, that I will be eating it all day every day. 

Dietbon Low Glycemic Index Bread. What I had for breakfast every day during a week. I’ve added a thin layer of butter, some cucumber and baby spinach.

What is Dietbon? 

Dietbon is a diet plan using ready meals which are

Makeup4all Recommends: Dove Nourishing Body Care Pro Age Body Lotion

Recently I received a lot of messages from people who were saying that during the time that we have now they were grateful for all the makeup and beauty things I have shared over the years. They also said how now, that they stay at home, they have time to enjoy beauty, and how it helps to take their minds off the situation. Knowing that it helps someone is very inspiring and makes me want to keep on going.

To be honest, I have read more beauty and style related  (I even re-organised my clothes) content in the  last several days than usual myself.  I just found it to be therapeutic almost.  This is why I will continue to write about beauty. At least for now.

And today I want to share about my latest discovery, an absolutely brilliant and affordable body lotion. I have used up a few body creams (here), and was excited to try something new.

More time at home – more time to read books

Dove were clearly listening to the customers, and named their product Nourishing Body Care Pro Age Body Lotion. No one really wants to hear anti-aging any more, and rightly so.

So what is so special about this product? It contains  AHA, olive oil and vitamin B3  which does wonders for dry skin. I don’t think my skin was ever so smooth and soft; it is like this only when I am on a sea holiday. I am