Beauty Related Things That Inspired Me This Week

Today my  post is about the products, videos and makeup looks that caught my attention this week.

For the last several days  I have been browsing US beauty websites  like a mad woman to figure out what products I need/want to get as my friend kindly agreed to get me some.

I am not going to post my whole wish list or everything that caught my attention but here is the new Cle de Peau Vintage Holiday Palette which some of you may like. But as it is CdP the price is not cheap – $125.

I know that a lot of  people are sick and tired of Fashion Weeks by now but I love looking at the makeup anyway… So here is the one that I really liked.

It’s a makeup from Gucci by Pat McGrath. And of course, I am waiting for Dior show…

And I know some may

April 2013 Beauty Wish List: Makeup, Skincare and Hair Care

Believe it or not, but it actually took me hours and hours to complete this list, as I had to think carefully about what products I really want or what products I actually need.

This is not really a wish list, but more of a shopping list of the products that I plan to buy in the near future. Of course, I could add more, but I’ve decided to be very strict with myself so every item got on the list after a lot of consideration and is very covetable…

So here  is the list!

Makeup

1. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette, £26

I have almost finished my Benefit eye pencil and I am definitely getting an Hourglass one next.

2. Matte Eye Shadows Palette

I can’t decide if I should get the Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection (£24.57 from Beauty Bay) or theBalm Meet Matte ($42 from the brand’s website, but they are in the process of creating a European shop, as well).   I actually really love the eye shadow quality from both brands: Too Faced Natural Eye Palette Review and Swatches, theBalm Nude Tude Eye Shadows Palette Review and Swatches and the Balm Shady Lady Palette Vol.2 Review and Swatches so that’s a hard one.  I only wish Too Faced palette weren’t so bulky. Maybe I should get both?!

3. Cream Blusher

That is probably the last thing that I need, considering how many I have but I’ve decided that I can get one, as a treat for myself. After a lot of consideration, I’ve chosen Stila’s Stila Convertible Colour (I actually can’t believe that I still haven’t tried it!) I think I’ll get Rose or Lillium (£15.12 from Beauty Bay)

Skincare

Now this is the category of the products that I need. There are a lot of skincare products that I want  and the list is endless but these

Wahanda Hair Offers. Great Option For Holidays

Holidays are approaching and we all are looking for some relaxation and pampering. This is when Wahanda is our helper! What is it anyway?!

‘Wahanda is Europe’s leading marketplace and online home for health, beauty and wellness, with a comprehensive directory of over 250,000 businesses, practitioners and services.’

You can basically browse  great beauty related deals, salons, spa and fitness places reviews in your area; and also find out the latest news in the beauty industry.

By the way, Elle UK ( And Elle is the only magazine that I buy from time to time actually) voted Wahanda as the Best Online Beauty Website.

You can actually search for: Hair,  Body, Massage Therapy, Facials, Medical & Cosmetic Enhancement, Hands and Feet, Dental, Health & Fitness, Fish pedicure, Self Tanning and other offers.

I’ve noticed that a lot of women like to get their hair cut and

On-Line Dresses Shopping

This is a sponsored post written by me

One of my favourite things to do on-line, besides browsing beauty shops, is browsing dresses.

I did not wear dresses that much in the past but now I am a huge fan and try to get a new one for every special occasion.

In my opinion nothing makes you feel so feminine, beautiful and sexy, as a dress (clothes wise) ! A great dress is a big deal actually, why would we look at  and discuss  all the otfits that celebrities wear to the awards otherwise?

So today I want to share an on-line shop MissesDressy.com for Designer Dresses that is totally dedicated to dresses, there  are tones of styles for pretty much every occasion.

Below, for example, you can see the selection of their evening dresses, and I have chosen the designs that I would personally wear myself.

Jovani 171118 by Jovani Evening, Mac Duggal 3741L by Flash by Mac Duggal, Sherri Hill 1602 by Sherri Hill, Flirt P2762 by Flirt by Maggie Sottero

Although we don’t get a chance to be on red carpet, every girls’ big fashion moment is her prom, whether it’s school or uni.  And who doesn’t want to look stunning?

I remember

Exclusive Interview with Adina from A England Nail Polish Brand

I have published an interview with Ellis Faas last week, and this week here is an interview with a founder of one of the coolest niche nail varnish brands – A England! 

I am ashamed to say that this interview is several years old…and it is from a year when nail polishes were the thing in beauty. And for that occasion, there is only one person I’ve wanted to interview, and it was Adina. She has an impeccable taste in pretty much everything, but I personally really appreciate her shoes (doc Martens especially), her incredible silver rings, gorgeous kitten Tristam, and, of course, the nail shades she comes up with. They are absolutely magical: the shades are unique and the stories behind them are fascinating.

Enjoy the interview!

1. Can you please tell us something about yourself?

I was born and raised in Milan Italy, with an inclination for creativity and everything beautiful. A career in fashion with a few experiences in costumes design for opera and ballet was the perfect way to fulfil my aspirations and potentials.

My starting and long time experience was as assistant for Gianni Versace for whom I designed almost everything, followed by a few years as a freelance.

The step that very early determined my fundamental next stage in life happened at 16 when I visited London for the first time during a study/holiday. A deep yearning for England and sense of belonging seemed suddenly revealed and became stronger in the following years.

In my 30s after years of conflict I finally decided to follow my heart and left my glamorous, though demanding career, my fine setting behind to come to London  to the unknown. Why? There might be only an esoteric explanation as I can’t find a rational one but that was my personal Epiphany, to feel complete at last despite difficult and uneasy moments I had to overcome.

I kept working in fashion designing accessories and eventually for a haute couture house based in Dubai until I realised I had completed a perfect cycle of experiences and didn’t feel any more the drive to continue. I formed a painting and decorating company that gave me a break on the creative side, until the urge to do something all mine raised again. And this is the start of the present chapter…

2. How did you realize that you want to create nail polishes? Was it hard to start your own brand?

“A young girl painting her nails with watercolours” that’s the beginning… During all stages and changes in life painting my nails has been a constant way to express myself and even to connect with people. I believe  the intention to start my own line had been growing for long time until I was ready to start and from that moment  all came very naturally.

I spent almost one year in preparation building the concept and the colours. It was very intense and exciting. I had to find the best manufacturer in UK, create the