Intimina Lily Cup Compact Review

I’ve posted about the Intimate Feminine Washes not a long time ago (here),  and following up, here is a feature on the menstrual cup.

My girlfriends and I discussed it for a few times in details and I wanted to try one for a while so when Intimina contacted me I was more than happy to trial their Lily Cup (Compact).

This all reminded me of my early teenage years when I was carefully reading the tampon instructions! Lily Cup comes with a helpful booklet with all the information you can possibly need to know.

The one I have is size A which is for women who did not give birth or have given birth by cesarean.

It is also, as I’ve mentioned, a compact cup which is created for low and medium flows. Intimina promise up to 12 hours of non-stop protection. And you can easily carry it with you in the case it comes with, very convenient.

The cup is made out of 100% medical grade silicone. And it is easy to use. There are detailed illustrations and tips on the website. And I will

SS19 Blush Palettes: Chanel, NARS, Jouer and Benefit

We already had a preview of the upcoming makeup products such as lip lacquers, highlighter sticks, eye shadow palettes and foundations.

So let’s take a look at cheek palettes, and there are quite a few, these are just the ones I’ve chosen.

Without a doubt, the most covetable palette of the SS19 season will be this lill gem from Chanel –  Voyage de Chanel (£52 from the website) which is  a blush/illuminating powders quad.

  • Paris – A fresh and satiny pink blush that recreates the flush of brisk air of Paris along the banks of the Seine River.
  • London – A deep coral blush, inspired by the colourful façades of the Portobello Market in Notting Hill.
  • New York – A satiny powder that brings to mind the metallic golden finish of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Tokyo – A subtly rosy illuminating powder that recalls the poetic grace of cherry blossoms in Japan.

Besides Chanel, there are a few other gorgeous palettes to choose from:

Winter 2019 Lifestyle Favourites: Beauty, Style and Health

I did not write  “monthly favourites” features  recently, so  I will try to combine my winter favourites  in one post. But since I could go on, and on I will be very strict with myself and will only allow 10 things. Wish me luck!

Oh, and happy 1st of March! How is it Spring already?

1 Perfume. 

In winter I really enjoyed trying new fragrances, reading about them, and listening to podcasts about perfumery. I especially loved these episodes about Jo Malone and Frederic Malle. I’ve acquired a few sample sets which let me try new scents. I had to move a few times in Autumn, and, unfortunately, lost my Turin/Sanchez perfume book (Amazon/Amazon UK) in the process, so will have to get a new, 2018 addition.  I also really want these little samples of Frederic Malle and Margiela magical creations. And a bottle of Le Labo Rose 31 (as seen here).

2. My Reds.

Would this even be a favourites feature from me without mentioning red nail varnishes? My two loves this winter were CND Creative Play Nail Lacquer in Red-Y To Roll, a true long-lasting red, a gorgeous classic, and Givenchy Le Vernis in 06 Carmi Escaprin, a punchy fiery orange based red.

3. Skincare Routine ( on Insta).

I am cheating here a bit, and just mentioning a lot of products but they all are phenomenal. I really have to write detailed reviews on each. But, so far, I can say that I’ve used them all for months and can see incredible results. Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser, Darphin Ideal Resource Light Re-Birth Overnight Cream, Anne Semonin Precious Serum, Lierac Mesolift Fatigue Correction Ultra Vitamin Enriched  Refreshing Serum. I swear by each product!

4. Good Mascaras.

Extra Hair Care: Vinegar and Scalp Massager

Back in the days my hair care routine was washing my hair with a high street shampoo. That was it. Literally. I did not even own a hair brush. Yes, I am not exaggerating.  But we are talking like 15 years ago. My brother was always very unimpressed, and was telling me to change things for years, and gradually I’ve started investing time, effort and money, ahem, in my routine. And it really pays off. I even took vitamins!I do get compliments for my hair these days but, most importantly, I am pleased with the way it looks myself.

As you would imagine, now my routine is quite extensive. And while there are still a few products that I want (like this Aquis (Amazon/ Amazon UK) hair turban which is supposed to be amazing!), I am pretty pleased with everything I am using, and should probably write about it at some point.

But  today I want to tell you about two things that I’ve added to my routine recently. They are both very extra but I really like them.

I’ve been reading about how good vinegar is for your hair for ages but quite frankly I did not

SS19 Eye Shadows Palettes: Charlotte Tilbury, Viseart, MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay

Let’s have a look at the new eye shadow palettes which are out for SS19. I did post about some of the lip products, so here are some of the new releases for the eyes.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY The Icon Eyeshadow Palette  $65 from SephoraCult Beautyand Net A Porter.

12  shades:  Day Eyes Prime (light white), Day Eyes Enhance (amber honey), Day Eyes Smoke (scarlet), Date Eyes Prime (gold), Date Eyes Enhance (antique), Date Eyes Smoke (gold bronze), Diva Eyes Prime (champagne), Diva Eyes Enhance (burnt gold), Diva Eyes Smoke (rich auburn), Disco Eyes Prime (green), Disco Eyes Enhance (blue), Disco Eyes Smoke (black).

I like the Bowie reference and the fact that you get some colourful shades in the mix.

NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette, $59 Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus.

12 eye shadows  in: Taunt (matte cream), Sophia (matte rich cool brown), Whipped (matte warm brown), Undressed (matte taupe brown), Bali (matte deep natural taupe), Icon (shimmering rosy gold), Basic Instinct (shimmering icy rose), Coconut Grove (matte deep brown), Centerfold (shimmering grey beige), Calendar Girl (shimmering golden brown), Faster Pussycat (metallic copper), Unbuttoned (shimmering deep brown).

You can’t go wrong with the slick NARS packaging and the quality of their eye shadows.

Urban Decay NAKED RELOADED Eyeshadow Palette, $44 from Sephora and  from Feel Unique.

UD new Naked palette looks gorgeous. No matter how many Naked palettes they bring out, they still manage to make them look hot! I have the original one, and the one with pink tones and, honestly, would not say no to this one. And it is the best present for