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

My New Hairstyle for Summer

I had a relatively long hair and my natural colour for years (here is a photo). And… a) I have a lot of hair but it is thin and doesn’t look that good b)I had the same, more or less, length for years and years; plus I did not colour it so I got very bored, as I used to change my hair style all the time in the past.

This is why back in February I’ve asked to chop off all the thin and damaged hair, so I ended up with a shoulder length hair style.  It was a big change but once I was over a slight shock, I knew that I was ready for more experiments. This is why last week, I changed my hair style completely, and I even had it coloured  for the first time in years.  

Hair Marina Makeup4all Lea Seydoux inspiration

It is nothing too dramatic, just a darker shade of cool toned brown which is still not as cool (toned), as I wanted it to be. My natural colour is  really cool toned, and I hate anything warm/reddish on myself. But  I find that it is even harder to get a spot-on dark hair than blonde (I was blonde for several years).

After hours of

Best Black Friday Deals

I have to admit that I have ordered some products  first thing in the morning, as I was running out of so many beauty items any excuse. Expect a feature soon 😉

So I want to share some good deals with you, too:

ASOS offer 30% Off with the code  EPIC30 until 28th and also. 20% off with code WIN20, ends on the 30th.

BEAUTY BAY  Up to 30% off

What’s Inside My Makeup Bag?

I am very sorry that there were no posts last week. There were some major problems with the server and I was away for several days so could not deal with that.

I actually did schedule the posts for the whole week but they all were erased. I will try to re-write them at some point…

There is so much I want to tell you about but I will  start with showing you what makeup I took with me when I was away. I personally really love such posts so hope you will enjoy it, too.

I am actually VERY impressed with myself as I did not take a lot of unnecessary products and packed only the essentials. I wanted to have at least some variety but without taking too much.

Here is what I took with me:

Face

1. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat. I always have it with me!

2. Mini High Beam from Benefit. I really love miniatures for travelling.

3. I always try to take foundations in small pots and the bottle usually takes a lot of space.  This is Daniel Sandler’s Invisible Radiance Foundation.

4.BECCA Compact Concealer in Latte. I actually can’t believe that  haven’t writtena bout it yet. Will have to do it soon.

5. Daniel Sandler Watercolour Creme -Rouge Blusher in Hot Pink. My must-have, adore it!

6. Jouer Cheek & Lip Tint in Petal.

7. Clarins Bronzing Duo SPF 15 Mineral Powder Compact in Light. It is from the summer 2012 collection. Will write about it later.

8. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. One of my favourite products ever.

Eyes

1. Benefit Stay Don’t Spray  primer. Great product, will write about it later.

2. Inglot  AMC