Sharing The Love: My Favourite Websites and Blogs

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared some of my favourite websites and blogs with you so I think it’s a perfect time  now!

You can always check out the links that I have on the right but there are some more that I love and I hope you’re gonna love them, too.

I could start this post by sharing how much I adore Lisa Eldridge and BBB but you all already know that, so today I am going to tell you about other people.

So the first person I am going to tell you about is Gina Brooke. She is a Celebrity Make-Up Artist, was a Creative Director for shu uemura in the past and now is a Creative Director for Hourglass Cosmetics . She has been with Madonna on several World Tours and created a lot of looks for the  red carpet events. And did I mention that she is gorgeous and stylish?!

You can check out her website here and read her guest posts for Bella Sugar here. There are also some videos of her on YouTube but I really wish there were more. I promise that you will find out more about her soon but I just can’t say anything else  yet 😉

There is also Michelle, who is a beauty editor, and who also writes a blog. Unfortunately I don’t remember how I’ve discovered it. But I’ve subscribed straight away!

Michelle is definitely one of my favourite beauty editors, as she is

Elemis Tranquil Touch Indulgent Bath Elixir Review and Photos

Remember my huge post about the new Elemis products?

Well, they kindly sent me two products from different ranges to try.  One is from the Body Awaken range and the other one is from the Body Exotics range.

The product I will be talking about today  is from the Body Exotics line, which I adore! So today I will tell you about the new Tranquil Touch Indulgent Bath Elixir 300ml, £19

It contains “skin conditioning cocoa butter, combined with sensuous patchouli, cedarwood, and vetiver”. As all the  products from the Exotics Line, it smells divine and it was love at first  sniff for me. I think that  [email protected] home is a great name for the range as the scent of both products that I’ve tried is very strong.

Right after I’ve got this product I had no time to take a bath but I really wanted to try it as soon as possible,  so I’ve decided to use it as a shower gel. And you know what? The scent actually stayed on my skin for a while, it did not disappear as soon as I left the shower as it often happens. I personally find this amazing and I wish the scent would be with me even for a longer time.

When using the product for bath, you get a decent amount of foam and your bathroom is full of  beautiful exotic aroma. Just make sure that you don’t use too much as  the scent is strong and it may be even a bit overwhelming.

I would love to see Elemis doing

De-Stress and Soothing Beauty Products. Do They Work For You?

I suffer from horrible insomnia from time to time. There were times when I could lay in my bed trying to fall asleep, and no matter how tired I was, I just couldn’t until like 5 am or until the time I had to get up.

Thank God, everything is so much better now! Although when we get nervous, anxious and can’t fall asleep it’s clearly  the problem in our head, there are some beauty products that can actually help in some way. Yes, these products can help but not solve the problem. But since we are talking about beauty here, solving the problem would be a whole different conversation.

So, as you have guessed by now, I want to talk about the “de-stress” beauty products.

Here are just  some products that I could think about straight away but I am sure there are many, many more.

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, £37. This is a multi award winning product and I would really love to try it.

Espa Soothing Body Oil, £30. I read that this was recommended by Pat McGrath.

Elemis Quiet Mind Room Mist, £15. I wonder how strong the scent is. More about this product here.

Origins Peace of Mind On-the-spot relief, £ 11. I actually have and love this product. Review here.

So… Do you believe in the de-stress beauty products? How do they work for you? What products would you recommend?

Nails Of The Day: Essie Nail Polish in Over The Knee

The other day I found myself looking at the display with Essie nail polishes and thinking that I want at least ten shades. But I’ve promised myself that I will get only one. And no matter how hard it was, I am proud of myself that I actually kept my word and got only one shade.

I went home with Over the Knee nail polish which is described as a a shimmering cocoa brown on the website.

I thought that it would be a great every day nail polish. And it is! It is a very beautiful medium brown nail polish with a delicate shimmer which would go with pretty much everything.

I really like  the shade and the quality; the application is nice but can be a bit streaky. Over The Knee looks nice with two coats and I also like the glossy finish of this nail polish.

I  have to mention that several people commented on it and asked about the name of the shade I was wearing.

Ciate and A England Nail Polishes For Summer 2011

I love finding out about the new brands (and especially trying them out). So today I want to share about the brands that I’ve never mentioned before. Both are not new for me, although one is relatively  new on the market, but I’ve never tried any of them.

So the first one is called A England and  their  The Mythicals collection which, as they say themselves, is inspired by “enchanting spirit of England and its myths “.

I have chosen my favourite shades from the collection. I haven’t tried them but I like the promos, names and the description.

LADY OF THE LAKE, dusky purple with rainbow glimmer and glow; GALAHAD, mistyc vibrant blue green; LANCELOT, intriguing mysterious black red garnet; PERCEVAL, splendid and resplendent red; HOLY GRAIL, glorious gold. Each shade is £9.

The other nail polishes that I want to talk about are from the brand called