My Personal Holiday Wish List

Since I am posting all those Holiday Gift Guides, it seemed like a cool idea to share my  own wish list. And this is not only beauty but pretty much everything that I want.  I would actually really want to know what is on top of your wish list this year, so do share.

Books

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What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920-1933 by Joseph Roth,  £6 from Amazon UK and $16.95 from Amazon. I read some of his reports about Vienna, and loved them. So the ones about Berlin are on my wish list, too.

Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain, £31.50 from Amazon UK and $22.50 from Amazon. I am a big fan of Mr. Bourdain, and says it all. Also, I love cooking.

Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look at the Beauty Products that Changed the World by Sali Hughes, £12.50 from Amazon UK and $14 from Amazon. I don’t really read that many beauty related websites/books these days, but I did read Sali’s first book, and would like this one, too.

Beauty 

 

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum, £22.50 from Feel Unique and Escentual. For

Vichy Idealia Life Serum Review

I want to share about my morning serum of choice which I have been using  most days for the last several months together with this cream, and have been loving the results.

I’ve got a small sample with one of my on-line purchases, and loved it so much that went out and bought a bottle. The serum in question is Vichy Idealia Life Serum. Speaking of Vichy Idealia, I’ve noticed that it is the range a lot of my girlfriends that are not even into beauty use, and they all love it. I thought is was worth mentioning.

Vichy Idealia Skin Serum Review and swatches

As for serum, it comes in a pretty pink packaging, has a convenient pump and smells really good. As for the formula, it is light and non-greasy, and works great underneath makeup.  Although Vichy suggest using it both morning and night, I’ve used it only in the mornings, as it contains those light-reflective, illuminating  particles that

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

New Beauty Purchases

Here are some beauty and makeup products I’ve picked up in February.  This is an overview of the things that I buy, and a place where you can share about your newest purchases. And, of course, stay tuned for reviews of the products in the future.

New Beauty Purchases ArtDeco Kerastase and Orly

Artdeco Long Lasting Liquid  Eyeliner in Black 01

Ever since Rouge Bunny Rouge changed the nib of my favourite eye liner, I am on a hunt for a prefect replacement, as it was the one I used pretty much every day. This time I’ve got the ArtDeco one, and it looked almost identical on-line, but unfortunately it is not in real life. However, it is a good one and I hope I will enjoy using it.

Orly Nail Defence Strengthening Protein Treatment

After a very bad experience at a nail salon (this is what happens when you cheat on your manicurist who works far from both your home and work) – I really need to restore my nails,  and this

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Face Cream Review

Vichy is not really the first brand which pops into my mind when I think about skincare but I’ve heard so many raves about the Aqualia Thermal  range that decided to try it myself. And, as you can see, I have almost finished it already but somehow I’ve been really bad with skincare reviews last year.

But, it is better late then never, right?

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Face Cream ReviewVichy use “Instant Comfort. Lasting Hydration” to describe this range, and I would agree. And I do like how it comes in a blue design, somehow it does make you feel about a hydrating beauty product.

I hate it when brands put the “for dry and very dry skin” label but in reality it doesn’t work for very dry. Well, this is not the case. Aqualia Thermal cream is amazing on the skin, it instantly helps with tight and dry feeling, it also makes the skin (feel) incredibly smooth (thanks to dimethicon being the third ingredient in the list?) and ready for the