Holiday: Beauty Edition

A photo of myself online, yeah, I know…

My partner and I just came back from the most incredible holiday in Cyprus last week, and I thought I’d share a few photos and some of our favourite  beauty/grooming products.

Probably the most used product was Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray [Clarins is available from Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.] just like all the other Clarins for/after sun products. I was picturing the most beautiful photos I’d take for this feature but, unfortunately, we’ve been too busy  enjoying our vacation so I did not have time to do everything that I’ve wanted.

At least I’ve managed to  snap a few beautiful views of the island.

photography backdrops 

Here is also an overview of some of the

Nails Of The Day: Dior Pandore. Forever Red.

I am the biggest red manicure fan ever, and quite frankly red nail polish is one of my favourite makeup product, it feels very me. And while I have been a huge fan of Max Factor Cerise, and used up 3 bottles  of it, I’ve decided to treat myself to some  high end red nail polishes.

So please meet these beauties: YSL  6 Red Dada and 754 Dior Pandore.

I would say that Dior nail polishes are probably my favourite high end ones, I love the wide and thin brush, the formula and the application. Below I am wearing

SS18 Foundations: YSL, Marc Jacobs, Dior and NARS

As usual, there are quite a few new foundations out for SS, so let’s take a look at some of them.

The shades shown are: B20 Ivory, Fair R150 – fair w/ pink undertones, Barcelona – Medium 4 – medium with golden peachy undertones and 80 Ebony – very deep with neutral undertone.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer, from Neiman Marcus and  Saks.

This is the base I am personally mostly excited about as I am a huge fan of the Touche Eclat. I am also loving the promo image with Zoe Kravitz, obviously.

“Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer is a skin-loving, all-in-one medium coverage tinted moisturizer with SPF 23 that evens complexion, eliminates dullness and smooths fine lines.  The finest pigments and ingredients that respect and care for the skin. The formula is oil-free, non-comedogenic, talc-free and dermatologist tested.  The coverage is buildable from light to medium”.

DIOR Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation, $52 from Nordstrom

“A 24-hour, ultra-fluid, water-based foundation blends full coverage with a lightweight formula to deliver a natural, matte finish that goes from day to night”.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $49 from Sephora / £35 Look Fantastic

Bling: Top AW17 Festive Highlighters

Festive season means gorgeous and luxurious highlighters which come in gold and silver packaging. I have selected 5 which, in my opinion, will make any girl happy, beauty present-wise.

1. BURBERRY Festive Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder ($68 from Sephora)

A LE compact with a silver bow can be worn as a highlighter or an eye shadow.

2. Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Precious Rocks ( $57 from Saks and Nordstrom)

Another silver packaging, also a LE variation of the cult product – Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer powder.

3.GUERLAIN Météorites Gold Pearl  Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder

(from Escentual and Sephora)

This list would be

Christmas 2017: Reddish Eye Shadows Palettes

Reddish eye makeup is really in! Remember the absolutely gorgeous red makeup collection from Chanel? And Heat Naked Urban Decay palette?

Now, there are so many palettes to choose from, and here are just a few:

Dior Ruby 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette,  857 in Ruby, $63 from  Naiman Marcus

Five shades which will be a perfect choice for those who are not a big fan of bulky palettes, and you get everything you need to create a look.

theBalm Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette, $36 from Amazon and Feel Unique

theBalm eye shadows are some of the best, so I am sure this palette is incredible.

HUDA BEAUTY Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, $65 from Sephora