It’s time for October Favourites. And I actually love writing about the products that I liked the most during the month, I love analysing and “documenting” my preferences, so that way I can keep a track of the products that stand out for me.
So here we go…
ArtDeco Cream Rouge For Cheeks and Lips in 17 Creamy Mauve (review & swatches)
You know me, and my love for cream blushers. This one is my latest discovery. I love the natural and dewy effect it gives. Plus it works amazingly both for cheeks and lips.
Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in 10 Noir (review)
One of the best mascaras I have ever used. Ultra black. Dramatic. Volume. Length. Holds curl. You have to try it!
Skin and Body Care
REN Rosa Centifolia No1 Purity Cleansing Balm (review)
Yes, I am including it in my monthly favourites yet again, as I love it that much. Mild but effective cleanser, which doesn’t strip the skin but leaves is smooth and soft.
Costes Soap Bar (review)
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NARS kills it when it comes to bright and vibrant colourful makeup! Just take a look at their Holiday 2013 collection. It’s an eye candy. By the way, besides these items, there are a lot of makeup sets to choose from.
- Last Tango, dusty rose
- Goodbye Emmanuelle, hot pink
- Full Frontal, rose violet
- Future Red, cherry
- Short Circuit, fire coral
- Day Dream, peachy pink
- Exhibit A, matte
I was surprised when I realized that I never did a feature about Rouge Bunny Rouge When Birds Are Singing Long-Lasting Matt Eye Shadow in Blackpepper Jay, which is among my favourite eye shadows. I even mentioned it back in my August favourites.
I don’t have time or desire to use 4-5 eye shadow shades for my eye makeup on a daily basis, so I appreciate the shades that I can wear on their own and still look nice.
Blackpepper Jay is one of those shades. It is a beautiful cool toned blackened brown, which is described by the brand as semi-opaque.
I have already raved about RBR eye shadows numerous times, but this is the first matte one that I am writing about. But guess what? It is theRead More
Holiday season is the best time to treat yourself, or a friend, to some luxury (expensive) beauty gifts. Plus it’s hard to resist with our favourite brands bringing out so many gorgeous offerings.
These days makeup is not only about the performance, but also about the design and the story behind the product, it can be almost an object of art, which makes our hearts beat faster.
And here is a preview of this year’s palettes from two premium brands – AERIN ($70) and Chatecaille ($60/£45).
AERIN Winter Color Palette
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Celebrities have the time to devote themselves to their health and fitness routines, and the money to buy the most expensive creams and unguents available, yet many of them swear by skincare routines that involve ingredients that can be found in the pantry. From almond oil to avocados, some of the stars’ most unusual, yet best-loved, treatments can be whipped up at the kitchen sink.
Actress and former model Cameron Diaz has fought a well-publicised battle with acne. Yet, despite the vast array of expensive face creams and ointments available, she is said to be a devotee of using powdered milk as an exfoliant – apparently, if rubbed over damp skin, it acts as a gentle but effective facial scrub. Tyra Banks also suffers from acne breakouts but she makes a paste from baking soda and water to zap the zits, whereas Jennifer Love Hewitt prefers to apply toothpaste to a pimple to reduce the blemish as she sleeps. Brown sugar is one of the gentlest exfoliants to be found in the kitchen and, mixed with honey to form a paste, is the type of fix used by Hayden Panettiere when her skin needs a little extra TLC.
Audrina Partridge, star of MTV’s The Hills, makes a pumpkin, honey and milk paste to load her skin with vitamins and nutrients – mixing two teaspoons of cooked pumpkin, half a teaspoon of honey and a quarter teaspoon of milk to make a fine paste, she leaves the mask on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Award winners Catherine Zeta Jones and Julia Roberts also use honey, both slathering it on their faces to reduce dryness and enhance their complexions, whereas singer Katy Perry prefers to apply face masks consisting ofRead More