Hair Care. What is On Your Wish List?

I would love to have long, thick and shiny hair… And although I could never have all of that, a girl can dream, right?

Now I am trying to make my hair grow and  after reading quite a few articles about that I’ve made some conclusions and I’ve written down some tips.

But today I want to ask you to share your opinion. Do you use anything to make your hair grow faster?  Maybe you can share your favourite products to make your hair look shiny and glossy?

By the way, I’ve been trying different hair dies ever since my teenage years but I haven’t been colouring my hair for almost a year now.  Luckily, my natural hair and my last hair dye are not that different ;).  Now it’s obviously healthier but can’t say that I am very happy with the results… And do you colour your hair or don’t?

What is on your hair care wish list? You can see the products that are on mine above. I wish these were the only products that I want though.

Illamasqua Powdered Metal in Erzule and Kabuki Body Brush Review, Photos and Swatches

Today I want to tell you about the products that would work perfectly for summer. And these are actually from the Illamasqua SS 2010 collection called Body Electrics.

I’ve already mentioned these products but never wrote a detailed review so here we go…

The first products is the Powdered Metal in Erzule, deep bronze shimmer. There are four Powdered Metals available and I’ve got the darkest shade but you can also get: Bebhionn (soft pink shimmer), Thalia (golden tan shimmer) and Ether (pale gold shimmer).

You can actually use these in so many ways: as a face powder, body powder, eye shadows; you can also mix it with other products you have.

I personally love using it on my body and as an eye shadows.

It is a very dark colour compared to my body so I have to blend it  very well, but once I do, it looks gorgeous! I personally like using some body oil , wait until it absorbs into the skin and then use a very thin layer of this powder very well blended. I find that it stays on the moisturized skin much better. You can probably try mixing some powder with body lotion but I haven’t tried it myself.

The great thing is that it doesn’t  wipe off your clothes when you are wearing something with the long sleeves, it stays on very well and gives a beautiful sheen.

I would recommend Erzule after some fake tan or if your skin is not so pale as it would look more natural but if you do use it on the fair skin, again, make sure that you blend it very well.

The great news is that now you can get your Powdered Metal with a great discount! Now it retails for £15.75 and the original price is £22.50 at Illamasqua.

To make sure that

Model Mirror with a Built-in Light, Anyone?

I like the idea of the mirror with the built-in light. It can be very useful in so many life situations, right?

I wouldn’t mind getting one of the Les Tai Tai mirrors called the Model Mirror. The price is from £15 ( a plain black) to £22 at Selfridges.

My personal favourite is this one called Hippy Skull.

These are also available in pink, turquoise, leopard and Union Jack.

By the way, if you want to see my favourite mirrors – click here.

My Favourite Glosses and Lipsticks for Everyday

I don’t really do nude lips, there are several nude lipsticks that I like but I rarely use them. My everyday lips would be baby pink or clear glosses or the new glossy lipsticks. I also love light coral and peaches and bright matte lips but light pinks/clear glosses would be my choice for an everyday look.

There are so many that I love but I have decided to choose only eight. I love high end glosses for my personal use but I understand that not everyone can afford it so I’ve chosen three much cheaper lip products that I love, too.

Since these are my favourite products I have already written about all of them so I will just include the links to my reviews.

My favourite gloss of all times would have to be Chanel Mica glossimer which you can probably tell by how well used it is, my second favourite is KissKiss Crystal Pearl by Guerlain.

My most favourite affordable lip gloss is Demure by Rimmel which is discontinued but I have backups.

Other lip glosses/lipsticks from the photo are:

Dior Addict in Baby Rose – review and swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur in Aqua Curacao – review and swatches

Anna Sui Sui Lip Gloss in 001 – review and swatches

Max Factor Xperience Boutique Sheer Gloss Balm in Coral – review and swatches

Maybelline Colorsensational Cream Gloss in I love Lilas – review and swatches

Here are the swatches which start from  Chanel Mica, YSL, Guerlain and the same order you can see on the photo.

Similar glosses that are on my wish list now are: Gemma Kidd Moonstone, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Lilac Pastelle, Givenchy  lip gloss (don’t remember the name) and New CID i-gloss in Moonstone, Hourglass Origami, GOSH Light’N Shine Lip Glaze in 04 and Clarins Clarins Lip Perfector in Rose.

If you know a lip products with a similar shade that I would like please share!

Want It: Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection

I am a big fan of Too Faced eye shadow palettes, so I was happy to see the brand new palette which is called Matte Eye Shadow Collection and which is exclusive to Sephora so far.

This palette contains nine wearable matte eye shadows, cards with makeup looks suggestions and brush. And this all comes in a beautiful package.

3 x 0.07 oz Eye Shadows in:

  • Tufted Suede (soft tan)
  • Velveteen Bunny (ivory)
  • Fresh Linen (pale pink)

6 x 0.03 oz Eye Shadows in

  • Chinchilla (light warm brown)
  • Coffee Bean (dark brown)
  • Pebbles (gray)
  • London Fog (deep blue)
  • Vintage Violet (violet mauve)
  • Midnight (charcoal gray)

Now this palette looks like a must have and I really hope it will be available not only in the States later. But so far you get in only at Sephora for $36.