Current Beauty Favourites

Last time I wrote about my favourites was in February so it is time a for an update.

I’ve collected some of the things I have been loving the most in the last several months, so since there are quite a few items I’ve divided this feature in two parts, and we’ll start with beauty.

Omorovicza Rose Lifting Serum and Illuminating Moisturiser from   Cult BeautyNet a Porter, Neiman MarcusNordstrom.

I am a huge fan of the brand, and their products really work for me. While they are quite expensive, I think it is worth the investment, as you only have one face, and you can definitely see the difference with Omorovicza. I have been using both products since March and the serum is practically gone, while there is still at least half of the bottle of the cream. I have dry and sensitive skin, and I am in my early 30s, and I can tell that the skin is smooth and glowing (there is an instant effect straight after the application), it also helped battling the tight, grey and flaky post-winter skin. On top of it, I personally love the scent, sensation and the design. And, yes, when you are paying this much every detail matters. I am now eyeing one of their cleansers. By the way, I have also been loving this cream skincare wise a lot in the last several months.

Speaking of cleansers,  I’ve almost used up Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm  (from Look Fantastic, Nordstrom, House Of Fraser) which is a cult product in the industry already. And let me tell you – rightly so. First of all, as the name suggests, it smells absolutely incredible, there is something soothing and relaxing about using it at the end of the day, it is like a well deserved “me time”. I also love the cleansing properties and how soft it makes my skin feel. While I never remove my eye makeup with this type of cleansers, I find that it does the job of removing face makeup really well, and it is a great product for a facial massage. In fact, in April we had some quality time with my girlfriends and we were all doing a 20 minute facial massage with this gem, and I can testify that they all were hooked as well.

OPI Nail Envy (Amazon and Amazon UK)

I’ve been

Last Minute Christmas Gifts: Pupa Cat Makeup Sets and Paul & Joe Kitten Collection

I have written so many Christmas gift guides, but if you still haven’t sorted out your presents, here are some absolutely adorable Pupa Cat sets.

They have all kinds of variations that also come in different packaging: black, red, white and gold.  And I am sure we all know at least someone who loves beauty and kittens. I am sure they’d be delighted to find these under the Christmas tree.

Pupa Cat Makeup Sets christmas 2015

Hurry up, there are very few still available from Escentual. But if they are sold out by the time you see this features, just search for the retailers that stock Pupa. I found them to

Christmas 2015 Makeup: ArtDeco, Pupa and Kiko

Here is a quick overview of some more affordable beauty brands, such as ArtDeco, Kiko and Pupa, and their Christmas releases.

ArtDeco Artcic Beauty is all kinds of cool with Arctic Beauty Dust, Shimmer Cream, Sparkling Lash Drops and all those frosty nail polishes, lip and nail products. According to the brand this collection is all about  the “glittering icebergs, iridescent polar lights, delicate ice crystals and sparkling snow fields”, and it is beautiful.

ArtDeco Artcic Beauty Makeup collection for Christmas 2015As for Pupa’s Stay Gold – it is a classic Christmas release with gold and

Spring 2014 Blushes: Armani, Pupa and Milani

Regular readers know how much I love blushers, since I try to dedicate a lot of posts to this beauty “miracle”. Today I want to share about even more blush launches.

And, of course, I want at least one shade from each collection. A girl can never have too many blushers, or can she?

Spring 2014 Blushes Armani, Pupa and Milani

Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric Blush ($46)

These are the famous Cheek Fabric blushers but in a powder formula. The blushes are promised to give a vibrant colour and ultimate glow. There are eight shades to choose from.

Milani Rose Powder Blush (£7.99)

A powder blush with rose petals decorations. I’ve heard so many raves about the Milani blushes, I should have

Pupa Lasting Color Glossy Nail Polish # 704. Review and Swatches

I love black nail polish, I really do.  I remember when I wore it for the first time to school and how some people thought that it was too much but I loved it.  (These days a teen with black nails is nothing to be surprised about but back then it was not  a very common thing; at least in my school).

Now that I have a lot of nail polishes in rotation, I’ve realized that it’s been a while since I had a black manicure. So here we go.

I am wearing Pupa Lasting Color Glossy Nail Polish # 704 and I am very impressed with the quality actually. It doesn’t look stripy at all. I also like the application and the brush.

On the photo I am wearing a thick (but one) layer of nail polish and no top coat. It looks even better with two coats and Seche Vite.

This is my first Pupa nail polish and I’ve got it for ~ €6. I am definitely getting more shades.