November Wish List

I like to make lists of the things that I need/want for a few reasons, mostly not to get crap items I do not need, and also to keep an eye on the discounts/sales of the things which I plan on getting.

Last time I’ve posted my wish list in the beginning of July, and I did get the products from the list. So let’s do it again. Only this time, it is not just beauty but  more of a lifestyle wish list. And I’ve been strict with myself and only included the things I truly want.

Beauty

  1. Aquis Hair Turban Lisse Luxe, ( I like Desert Rose), £30 from Space NK  and Look Fantastic.  I’ve been resisting this for a few years (yes, really) but after reading how it is life changing, and how it helps to keep the hair in place and dries it quicker, I would really love one. It should also last for years so I am willing to give it a go, considering how much I hate having a big towel around my hair
  2. Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Classico Mascara, Black, £24 from John Lewis Giorgio Armani Maestro Eye Liner, 01, £24.80.  Mascara and eye liner and probably the most important makeup items for me, so I choose them very carefully. Unfortunately, high street brands don’t quite give me the results I am after, so I’d rather invest and  enjoy the high quality performance.
  3.  Luxury Pink Lip Gloss. Pink gloss is my “everyday nude”. I’ve used up a few of my favourites so would love to get a replacement. And I am thinking something very special like  Chantecaille Love £29 from Space NK/  Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Lip Gloss £38 from Harrods  or byTerry from Cult Beauty. Yes, it is not necessary to spend that much on a lip gloss but I barely buy makeup these days.

Style

Mascara Wish List: PatMcGrath, Shiseido, Armani

After writing about my favourite mascaras, it’s time to share about the ones which are currently on my wish list. The ones which I will be trying next and, although there are a few that I would like to try, I’ve been strict with myself and chose only 3, and here is which ones and why.

Before we start  I just wanted to mention that I do not like “natural”/barely there lashes, gimme the full on dramatic lash  even in the morning. And all three seem to be perfect for that.

PAT MCGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara (£26 from Selfridges and website $28 from Sephora).

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Matte Lips: Armani, Lancome and Smashbox

I have recently posted about some new lip products: glossy ones and classy lipsticks but it seems like those uber popular matte (often liquid) lipsticks are not going anywhere. And here are the brand new releases.

Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick, £19.50 from Selfridges

“Water-in-oil-based emulsion is formulated with a patented Ultra-Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel”. You also get a great colour pay off and a comfortable, non-drying wear. There are quite a few shades to choose from and the images Lisa Eldridge created are gorgeous.

Matte Shakers in action

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Pigment Liquid Lipstick $24 from Nordstrom

“A liquid lipstick with a

SS17 Foundations: YSL, Armani and Clarins

There have been quite a few foundation launches recently but I have selected three that really stand out to me, and that are very different, so there is something for everyone.

Touche Éclat Cushion Compact Foundation, $48 from Nordstrom

“A lightweight, sheer, buildable coverage formula to give skin a fresh dewy glow and natural finish. Gives a  sheer to medium buildable coverage.”

Available in 6 shades.

 Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation, £28 and $38 from Nordstrom

“Optically blurs imperfections. Upon

Holuday Gift Guide: Luxury Eye Shadow Palettes

We continue our Holiday Gift Guide posts, and this edition is focused on the luxury eye shadows, there are actually so many gorgeous ones that I will have to post Vol. II at some point, before everything is solf out…

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Giorgio Armani Holiday Night Lights Palette, $140 from Saks

An elegant black lacquered palette adorned with Mr. Armani’s golden light-painted signature and features 2 tiers of eyeshadows and blushes.

By Terry Eye Designer Palette, £44 from Harrods and Cult Beauty and $58 from Net a Porter

Rich in micronised premium pigments and extra-fine powders, the easily blendable soft texture offers supreme comfort, superior coverage and durable colour. Available in 01 Forest Desire and