I have already posted the most viewed features of 2016 but here are, as promised, my personal favourite posts (narrowed it down to 16) that I’ve published in the last year. And it actually feels weird that it is almost the end of the first month of 2017, time flies!
It took me forever to go through all the features I have published last year, so I hope you enjoy. And do share the ones you’ve liked the best yourself.
1.Beauty Inspiration: Futuristic and Dystopian (here). I was very into this theme in 2016, and I still like it.
2. Current Hand Cream Obsessions: Soap & Glory and & Other Stories (here). I am a big fan of hand creams, and always love discovering new good ones.
3. Nail Of The Day: Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish in 85 Cerise (here). My favourite nail polish ever, I am on my third bottle.
4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania Review and Lip Swatches (here). Probably the most
I think Ellis Faas is one of the best makeup brands, and it is definitely in my top 5. And Ellis herself is definitely one of my favourite make-up artists, her creativity knows no boundaries, the images she creates are mind-blowing.
I have actually interviewed Ellis some time ago, but never featured the interview itself, so here it is!
1. Can you please tell us something about yourself? How did you discover your love for beauty and makeup?
Initially I wanted to be a photographer, so when I was still in high-school, I did a professional makeup course. A lot of the time I was my own model, and in order to look different each time, I used makeup. I had always liked makeup, so when the photography became to technical, my love for makeup took over. So then I did a makeup course in Amsterdam and a “real” study in Paris.
2. What was your career breakthrough and highlights?
My big international break came when Mario Testino came to Amsterdam to do a shoot for l’Uomo Vogue. He wanted something extra, saw all the books and seeing my special effects portfolio, he picked me. We hit it off and then he started to take me all over the world. There are many highlights, so many great photographers, stylists, models, hair stylists – impossible to choose… But especially all “firsts” made an impression: my first show (Fendi with Karl Lagerfeld), my first big campaign (Gucci with Mario), my first shoot for Vogue Italia (with Paolo Roversi).
3. What advice would you give to those who want to be a part of a beauty/makeup industry? What are the basics they should know?
The biggest thing is that there is no mystery. People in the
I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and a New Year’s party with people you love. And I am wishing you all the best in 2017! Can you actually believe it is 2017?
Photos from my Instagram
I will not be posting any Conclusions/Resolutions features, as I like to keep such things private, even if they are not very personal. But I do wish you all to reach your goals, and to have a successful and a blessed year.
Here is a quick reminder for us all!
Black Friday is taking over the World. It seems that long gone are the days when only Americans used to shop, now a lot of other countries do that, too. This feature is not about discussing whether or not it is a good idea to shop right after Thanksgiving but rather a post the readers asked for.
A lot of websites are doing discounts but I have selected only some of them, including some of the brands I love, and the websites I buy from personally.
ASOS offer 20% Off with the code GOGOGO
Feel Unique have 20% Off with the Code Magic.
You can get up to £30 Off at Cult Beauty.
LFBLACK gives you up to 25% Off your order at Look Fantastic
Elemental Herbology run 20% OFF, and I love their products a lot.
Enjoy 25% off from FOREO. They have great toothbrushes and face cleansers.
Neiman Marcus give you $50 Off with your $200 purchase with the code THANKFUL, and also up to 60% Off.
SELFCCE code to get 20% Off at Selfridges.
$25 off $150 or $50 off $250 orders at Space NK.
Nordstrom offer a “mystery beauty gift” with purchase until the 25th November.
Please note that some of the links are affiliated which means that by your purchase you can help me run this website.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared the love, so today’s post is all about my favourite current bloggers/ YouTubers. I don’t really watch videos but I never miss one from these three ladies, unless it is really a topic that is irrelevant for me.
Here are the girls. And I did not intend to choose the photos where they all are wearing sun glasses but I think these are pretty cool. All the photos are from their Instagram accounts which are linked below.
Farrah Tells (link)
Farrah is a friend of mine so, of course, I am excited that she is finally filming. She uploads short and sweet videos packed with useful information. Also she is not afraid to talk about controversial topics like face shaving. I personally can’t wait for her to share her style tips, and, honestly, just about everything. Kill it, girl!
Poppy D (link)
As I’ve already said,