Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Red and Sparkling Lipsticks

Nothing says Christmas and holidays quite like the sequined/shimmering red lipstick so I’ve picked up a few  new releases. Both sparkling reds and sequined packaging.

NARS Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick in Carmen (purple packaging) and Mona, £26 from Liberty and Barneys

Lipsticks inspired by the cult Studio 54, long lasting, creamy texture, matte finish and sparkling packaging.

Chantecaille Rubellite Lip Cristal, £42 from  Space NK and  Saks

Pearl-infused sparkling lipstick, sparkling effect and no grit. The shade featured is Carnelian. There are 2 more.

 Bobbi Brown Luxe Jewel Lipstick in Ruby Slipper, £28 from Liberty

Full-coverage, pearl-infused sparkling finish lipstick. This

Makeup4all Recommends: Rouge Bunny Rouge SERENE LIGHT Skin Perfector

Today I want to share about one of my favourite makeup products ever – Rouge Bunny Rouge SERENE LIGHT Skin Perfector.

And Skin Perfector is the best word to describe it.

This is the only “foundation” I’ve used on my wedding day. This could be the end of the review, really, as this alone shows how much I love it.

This is a  “light-reflective, sheer and very subtly tinted primer”, as the brand describe it, and  it is exactly what it is. I find that it gives the skin that polishes and lit-from-within look. As I’ve mentioned, it is very lightly tinted so don’t expect it to

Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Hotel Lobby Review and Swatches

I’ve bought Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Hotel Lobby without reading any reviews or doing any research, as I was curious about this product. And, spoiler alert, it is absolutely brilliant.

It is such a beautiful product! The formula is great, it just stays on for hours, all day long without any creasing or fading at all, and that is without any primers. If you do have oily eye lids, you may want to use one, but I personally was pleasantly surprised at the longevity of this eye pigment.

You have enough time to work with the product but once it’s set – it stays on. I’ve tried using a thin layer for just a light-reflecting and brightening effect, and also

Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Luxury Beauty

I love writing Christmas gift guides but especially the luxury ones, because when else other than Christmas (and your Birthday, perhaps), you can get away with asking for something high-end? Or, maybe, getting a real treat for your loved ones or even for yourself?

So here are my top picks when it comes to luxury beauty products. And I’ve included only the things which I’ve tried myself and loved, or the things that I think deserve attention.

And, yes, I am aware that it is only October but I know a lot of people who like to plan in advance.

1. Liberty London Advert, £215 from the 16th of October.

This is the ultimate beauty gift, in my opinion. My husband very kindly got it for me last Christmas, and it was one of the best gifts ever. It is worth £600 so £215 is a bargain, if I dare say so.

Alternative:  I have posted a lot of other Advent Beauty Calendars on my Facebook page.

2. Goutal Perfumes, £110/£132 for 100 ml from Liberty, Escentual, Harrods.

There is something so special about the Goutal Paris perfumes (the brand was called Annick Goutal previously). The scents are exquisite and sophisticated, the bottles are gorgeous and elegant. If money was not an option I would love to have a whole wardrobe of their beautiful fragrances. But, as for now, I am really enjoying Rose Pompon. Also worth mentioning that the brand recently released alcohol free scents.

Alternative:  Frederic Malle, Le Labo, Jo Malone, Jo Loves.

3. Foreo Gadgets, £119 for a small one or £169 for a big version from Cult Beauty and Nordstrom.

Brilliant Swedish brand which offers a big variety of facial cleansing and massaging devices, toothbrushes and more. Not only the design is Scandi-chic,  the gadgets  last forever (here, here, here are mine) but they also are very effective.

4. Omorovicza Skincare Sets Replenish & Restore Collection shown, £95 from Cult Beauty

It’s not a secret that am a big fan of Omorovicza, and, obviously, had to include their sets in the guide. My skin loves it, and that justifies the price tag for me. The set I’ve chosen includes: Miracle Facial Oil (30ml) Rejuvenating Night Cream (15ml), and Omoressence (50ml) .

Alternatives: 111skin, Anne Semonin. Both brands with a hefty price tags which I’ve tried some products from, and loved.

5.  Luxury Hair Care:  Leonor Greyl, Long Hair Volume Set, €120 from

Cult Beauty and Nordstrom.

I love me a luxury hair care products, and Leonor Greyl is as good, as it gets. Everything I’ve tried from the brand was exceptional quality:

Victoria Beckham Beauty Review and Swatches

I am gonna be honest, it has been a while  since I’ve bought makeup just because I wanted to, and not because I ran out of a certain product and needed a replacement.  I see information about the  new launches every single day, and I have more than enough already, so it’s  rare that I get that I-can’t-be-without-this-product kind of feeling.  But I was really excited about the Victoria Beckham Beauty line. 

I have more details about the range here.

As I’ve already shared over at my Insta, I’ve picked up 2 out of 3 items because the third item (eye shadows palette) was out of stock in the shade I wanted, and I’ve placed my order the day the line came out.

So what about the products?

As you would expect,