Inside My Mum’s Makeup Bag

Sometimes it feels really weird that I love makeup. My Mum couldn’t care less about it, and I did not really read glossy magazines or watch beauty shows on TV growing up.  (I did do it all but it was when I already knew that I love all things beauty).

My Mum did have quite a few lipsticks and a mascara but she was not obsessed with all those things and wore makeup only for special occasions. She did like perfume though, as long as I remember.

So I’ve decided to ask her what makeup products she truly loves. And since I’ve mentioned perfume – her most used one these days.

Inside My Mum's Makeup Bag chanel YSL Jo Malone Clarins

Before I start I have to mention that she does use  foundation and mascara occasionally but  she doesn’t really have a favourite and would just use whichever [I give her]. However, the  products shown above she loves and uses on a regular basis.

As you can already guess, Mum’s favourite makeup product is a lipstick. She has a fair complexion with dark eyes and very dark hair so bright reds and berries look amazing on her.

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy in 06 Luscious Cherry (review and swatches).  This is her

Chanel Makeup Collection for Summer 2017

Here is a preview of Chanel’s Summer 2017 makeup collection which is all about the healthy glow and bronze and pink tones. Two star products are definitely the powders and the blushers in sticks.

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour ($58)

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick ($45) Blush 20, Blush 21 and Blush 22.

Other products are: Le Vernis ($28): 558 Sargasso, 560  Coquillage, 562 Coralium and

Sunday 11.10 Beautiful Reading

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So here are some posts that I liked this week.

Fabulous looks for Halloween from a very talented bloger. I love all her looksMakeup your Jangsara. The image above is also from Jangsara blog.

Photos and swatches of Chanel holiday 2009  collectionMakeup and Beauty Blog

Awesome video  about the best drugstore makeup – Alpha Blonde (or Brunette now?;)

Beauty book from  Alex Box creator  of  Illamasqua cosmetics – British Beauty Blogger has the details

Enter the  Breast Cancer Awareness contest – Brilliant Brunette

Looking for a Young Punk Dupe? – Magimania has the answer

Smoky Crystal 089 quint and Silver Purple 782 nail polish photos  from the Dior 2009 Holiday collectionThe Beauty look Book

How are you all doing? I am  a bit better. Thank you again for all your sweet comments! xo

AW18 Highlighters Guide

Who does not want a beautiful and gorgeous highlighter for the holidays season? The next few months will be mental for me in every area of life so I am really looking forward to the holidays, and the glow.

I’ve created a list of some of the highlighters that are on sale now, all of these are limited edition so don’t miss your chance to get them.

The High End Eye Candies

Chanel Le Lion De Chanel Illuminating Powder, $70  from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Subtle golden shimmer and  Gabrielle Chanel’s personal emblem – a lion.

Dior Rouge Blush Midnight Wish, £34 from Selfridges

Beautiful glow and lots of little starts embossed.

Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder, $47 from Barneys

Ultra-fine mother-of-pearl with golden nuances.   Can be used both wet and dry. And how cool is that star? I am still a big fan of the Givenchy highlighter I’ve got a few years ago.

YSL FACE HIGHLIGHTER, $42 Barneys, Neiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmanHarrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom.

A cream in stick highlighter with two shades which is easy and quick to use.

Lancome STARLIGHT SPARKLE LA ROSE A POUDRER, $60 from Macys

It comes in a a 50’s French-inspired Bijou box – traditionally meant to house loose powders. Can be used dry for a subtle highlight, or  damp for

Chanel Makeup Eye Speak Volumes for Spring 2016

I have to say that I am really loving Kristen Stewart in the new Chanel campaign, those eye brows and eye makeup are spot on!

Chanel Makeup Eye Speak Volumes for Spring 2016 Kristen Stewart

The products from the collection are:

Stylo Eye Shadows ($34) in 157 Beige Dore,  177 Rose Petale, 187 Brun Chatain, 197 Vert Grise and 207 Bleu Nuit.

Chanel Stylo eye shadows spring 2016

Les 4 Ombres ($61) in 264 Tisse Particulier, 266 Tisse Essentiel and 272 Tisse Dimensions.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres eye shadows spring 2016

La Palette Sourcils de Chanel ($50) in 40 Naturel