Can you believe that it’s the first day of summer?
I was so excited about summer as a teen and as a uni student because of the huge summer break but these days I am not such a huge fan. Obviously I don’t have a 2 months of vacation and I don’t like the heat. But there is always something nice to look forward to, right?
Today let’s take a look at the most popular posts of Spring 2011:
Spring 2011 Makeup4all On-line Beauty Magazine – here
Dior Addict Lipstick Review and Lip Swatches – here
How to Choose the Best Sun Glasses – here
What Makeup Look Kate Middleton Will Wear to Her (Royal) Wedding? – here
The How To/Tutorial section of the blog – here
MAC Blankety Lipstick Review and Lip Swatches – here
My Post About Product Placement – here
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector review and swatches – here
Illamasqua Cream Pigments Review and Swatches – here
Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss Review and Lip Swatches – here
By the way, did you plan your summer vacation? Looks like I almost did. Why almost? Because I am not yet 100% sure but, at last I’ve left only several variants to choose from, out of the numerous propositions.
I still need to get a new swimming suit and it’s so hard to choose…
I already featured the famous Daniel Sandler Watercolours here but I think it’s time to write a full review and swatch all the shades that I have.
Some people commented that they’ve never heard of this brand and of Daniel himself. Daniel Sandler is a British celebrity Make-Up artist and a co-fonder of the Daniel Sandler Cosmetics. To find out more check out the official website. I also recommend you watching some videos with Daniel as he is very talented and charming, a pleasure to watch.
But what about the blushes?
These are probably the most famous Daniel’s products, they even brought him his first beauty award from the Grazia magazine.
First of all I have to say that I’ve wanted to try them for a long time so I was really happy to get three shades to try out. And here are some of my thoughts and, what is really exciting, tips from Daniel himself that he shared with us!
Here are my thoughts:
- I perfectly understand why these are so popular, as they are a pleasure to use, the package is cute and you can see the colour itself. The formula is really nice.
- There is a great variety of shades for everyone, they all are really beautiful.
- The pigmentation is insane! You only need a tiny amount of the product so the bottle will last you forever.
- But my favourite thing about the Watercolours is actually how long-lasting they are. I would even say that these may be the most long-lasting blushes I’ve ever used. These are definitely there by the end of the day.
- Although they stay on so well, it’s not hard to remove them, you won’t have to scrub your face to get them off.
- The price is really reasonable for the quality (£14.50 which is less than $25). You can buy them here with the International shipping.
The shades that I have are:
Luxury scented candles are always a nice gift for yourself or for a friend. And there are a lot of amazing brands that make them. And although I like candles, lately I’ve been wanting to get myself a fragrance diffuser.
These look really chich and sophisticated and I assume they have a subtle and pleasant scent. These should also last for a long time.
“This beautiful fragrance evokes the lush floral scents that infuse the sun-filled streets and gardens of Saigon. White petals of Jasmine, Gardenia and Peony combine to unfold an enchanting aura that is soft yet elegant.”
After browsing online for some time I’ve found several that I loved and one of them you can see above. I would also love to try the Jonathan Ward London diffusers which should be out in summer.
And what do you think? Would you get a fragrance diffuser or you think this is more suitable for a salon? Maybe you like home sprays instead?
I remember some time ago I had an idea of counting how much was worth the makeup that I was wearing. And last week, after I saw such post on one of the blog that I like, I though about doing the same thing.
So here is the makeup that I wore on Friday.
Firts of all I’ve used a Mineral Primer by BECCA, £34 (my review here). Then I’ve mixed two foundations – Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect in 71 Abricote Clair,£9.5 with Max Factor Xperience Foundation in 85 Deep Soapstone, £10
I’ve used Chanel Bronze Universel (£26 or £28 I can’t remember) to countorand to add some colour to my face, highlighted with BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl, £33 (review here) and added some BECCA’s Beach Tint in Grapefruit, £19 (review here).
I’ve started with
Today I would like to show tell you about the new eye shadow palettes from Dior and Chanel.
Dior just released the brand new formula of their quints which is called Dior 5-Color Lift Eyeshadow Palettes (£41/$60)
These are said to be the “first eye-lifting and radiance-boosting eye palette that features advanced serum powders.” It is said that these contain 40 times more skincare ingredients than other eye shadows and offer a radiance-boosting effect. Each palette contains natural shades of versatile liner, brow definer and three serum eye shadows.
Sounds promising so that would be interesting to try these out.
There are four palettes: Lifting Ivory and Lifting Grey
And two more in