I am still in love with the Jo Malone’s mini cologne set I’ve got myself as a Christmas present several years ago, which is why I always recommend getting them, as a present for yourself or a special friend.
This year the brand actually brought out two gorgeous looking collections, one with colognes, and the other one with colognes intense. It is as good as it gets, really.
Jo Malone Cologne Collection, £68/$110
- Zesty Lime Basil and Mandarin: fresh limes and zesty mandarin undercut by peppery basil and aromatic white thyme.
- Blackberry and Bay: deep, tart blackberry juice, just-gathered bay and brambly woods.
- Amber and Lavender: a subtle, spicy warm scent of petit grain, French lavender and amber.
- Peony and Blush Suede: a charming mix of peonies, red apple, jasmine, rose and gillyflower mingled with sensual blush suede.
- Wood Sage and Sea Salt: woody earthiness mixed with sage the sea.
Wood Sage and Sea Slat is the only cologne that I still don’t have, Peony and Blush Suede I’ve got for my Mum, and other threeRead More
It was quite a long time since I did my Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products, back in March to be precise. So, I think, it’s time for an updated version.
L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire in 100 Mezzo Pink (review and lip swatches)
I am sure that it’s not a surprise that I’ve included this lip product, it is now my handbag staple, gorgeous baby pink everyday colour, beautiful moisturizing and long-lasting formula. Nice applicator and delicious scent. I highly recommend.
Ok, I know this is cheating because I have two shades but I love them both equally. Dark red 08 and dusky rose 80, they glide-on like a dream, despite the matte long -lasting formula. Can be used on their own all over the lips, or to cheat a fuller lip, with lipstick or gloss on top.
Inglot Eye Shadows AMC Shine 37 (review and swatches)Read More
So I thought I’d share the contents of this one. And of course, in the future, I will review the products that stood out for me. But right now I am looking forward to trying the donkey milk lotion, sheet mask and a pink lip balm.
Of course, the cutest product is the Holika Holika Dessert Lip Balm. I’ve got the shade 05 Plum Pink Cupcake which smells divine, and looks too cute. I am lucky that my 5 years old cousin hasn’t seen it yet.
Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion sounds promising, too, I am currently using the donkey milk soap I’ve bought it Greece, and it’s just the best, dry skin saviour.
Pure Simple Original Mask Sheet , apparently itRead More
I have posted about a lot of new lip launches but what about the eyes? Don’t worry, there are a lot of exciting new products, as well. Cream, powder, singles, duos, palettes. There is something for everyone.
Let’s take a look…
Chantecaille Le Chrome Luxe Eye Duos, $58/ £48
The duos inspired by Venice: Grand Canal Duo in Laguna, a flattering green gray, and Rialto, a radiant gold and Piazza San Marco Duo in Pigeon, a midnight purple, and Marble a soft gray.
Tom Ford Cream Color, $42/£28
Metallic, pigmented and highly reflective molten-toned eye shadows from Tom Ford are pure luxury. The shades are Platinum and Spice.
Available fromRead More
If you are looking for a nice-but-not-expensive unisex present for Christmas – I have a great suggestion! Try Aromatherapy Associates’ The Star Bath And Shower Oil.
They bring a new one every year, and I even bought myself one two years ago because it looked absolutely adorable (see the red star on the photo), plus it contained my all time favourite Deep Relax.
This year ‘The Star’ comes in a turquoise packaging and contains Inner Strength Bath and Shower Oil. I wrote about the candle from the line recently, and just wanted to remind you that 10% of proceeds will be donated to the charity Defense Against Cancer.
As all the AA products, this one smells divine, with theRead More