SS17 Beauty Launches: Jo Malone and Kerastase

Here is a preview of some non-makeup new beauty launches that are worth our attention. And we are talking about Jo Malone and  Kerastase, all the good stuff.

Jo Malone launched a new collection of scents: The Bloomsbury collection.

“Inspired by the free spirited artists of the Bloomsbury set, a collection of scents capturing
the intoxicating essence of an unconventional life in their legendary country house in Sussex.”

  • Whisky & Cedarwood  is an Oriental Woody fragrance  with the notes of features whiskey, rose, pimento, cedar and beeswax.
  • Blue Hyacinth  is a Floral fragrance  with the notes of blue hyacinth, geranium and vetiver.
  • Garden Lilies  is a Floral Green fragrance with the notes of water lily, green notes, ylang-ylang, white musk and vanilla.
  • Leather & Artemsia  is a Leather fragrance  with the note of absinthe, cypriol oil or nagarmotha, orris root and leather.
  • Tobacco & Mandarin  is an Aromatic Fruity fragrance  with the notes of mandarin orange, sage, beeswax and tobacco.

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Luxury Holiday Gift Guide: Chanel, Jo Malone, Diptyque and Smith & Cult

I personally do not think about the holidays yet but since the brands already released all their awesome seasonal collections, it seems like a good time to write about the best of the best. I will run my traditional “Holiday Gift Guide”  features starting today, so look out for those.

Each post will feature hand picked products which I personally think would make an amazing gift. And  I hope you enjoy reading these, as much, as I love picking the products from all the variety we have today.

Today’s edition is all about the luxury products. All four kits look absolutely divine, and although I already have everything I need and more, I would not say no to any of these myself!

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Smith And Cult Llc Nail Collection Deluxe $125  from Neiman Marcus  and Bergdorf Goodman

Smith & Cult nail polishes are so gorgeous that I can’t imagine any girl not liking them.  My precious!

The shades featured in this stylish set are:

Birthday Outfit and Makeup

It was my Birthday this weekend so I’ve decided to share with you what I wore and what makeup I’ve used. I don’t see Birthdays as a big deal (after a certain age, ha!) but it is always cool to dress up and spend time with friends and family.

Of course, I went for red with a touch of black, outfit wise. And here is the makeup I’ve used:

Marina Makeup4all Birthday FOTD and OOTD

Face

Vichy BB Cream, I need to buy a full size of it soon, it is an amazing light  base which gives some luminosity.  Rouge Bunny Rouge  Naked Disguise Glide Concealer which is brilliant for the under eye area. Inglot HD Sculpting Powder in 504 is my favourite for that natural looking shadow and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer for some glow.

Lips and Nails

Surprisingly I’ve used a very affordable trio: NYX  Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania which I am obsessed with

Jo Malone The Herb Garden Cologne Collection for Spring 2016

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love my Jo Malone Red Roses and wear it all the time lately, as  well, as my other Jo Malone colognes. I am actually still shocked that Vanilla & Anise was discontinued, and I found out only recently…

Oh well, but the brand just brought out a collection of five new colognes, The Herb Garden, so maybe you and I can find a new love among these five scents. All of them were created by  Anne Flipo.

Jo Malone The Herb Garden Cologne Collection for Spring 2016 (2)

Carrot Blossom & Fennel

  • Top notes: fennel and wormwood;
  • middle notes: carrot, apricot, neroli and rose;
  • base notes: violet root, patchouli and white musk.

Lavender & Coriander

  •  Top notes: coriander and juniper;
  • middle notes: lavender and wormwood;
  • base notes: lavender, sage and tonka bean.

Jo Malone The Herb Garden Cologne Collection for Spring 2016 (3)

Nasturtium & Clover

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