Want It: Fragrance Diffusers

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.

Cochine Reed Diffuser Vietnamese Rose & Delentii, £49 from zuneta.com

“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?


How Much Does Your Makeup Cost? Let’s Count Together.

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).

Eyes (£117)

I’ve started with

Dior 5-Color Lift Eyeshadow Palettes and Chanel Prelude Quad For Fall 2011

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

BECCA Lost Weekend Makeup Collection for Fall 2011

While we are enjoying Halcyon Days, the Summer collection by BECCA, Australian beauties can purchase the Fall collection which is called Lost Weekend and which is all about the warm brown tones.

The promo image is gorgeous as usual, really love the makeup and the style in general.

And what about the new products?

This collection includes:

Lost Weekend Palette, around £35

Escape from the ordinary with the Lost Weekend Palette. This limited edition 3-hole eye colour palette washes eyes in earthy tones of nude, fawn and tan, in a combination of velvet matte and soft shimmer formulas.

The Lost Weekend Palette contains:

  • Eye Colour Powder – Chino
  • Eye Colour Powder – Moleskin
  • Eye Colour Powder – Moire

Nail Colour 15ml /0.51 fl.oz, £12

  • Saddle Up, Caramel Nude
  • Toasted Marshmallow, Soft Brown Pink
  • Billy Tea, Dark

Issey Miyake A Scent Eau de Toilette Spray. Photos and Review

I was sent   A Scent by Issey Miyake Eau de Toilette Spray to try out and after using it for some time I am going to share my thoughts.

It is described as a “green and feminine fragrance. A fresh signature scent, drawing inspiration from nature’s essentials: leaves, flowers, wood.”

  • Top Notes: Verbena
  • Heart Notes: Hyacinth and Jasmine
  • Base Notes: Galbanum

The bottle it comes in has a real minimalistic design and I actually like it, I like how it looks in my interior. When you’ve just used this scent for the first time, you may find it a bit too strong, at least I thought so, but after some time when it starts to reveal  the other notes, it’s actually really lovely.

I have to agree that it is a fresh and green scent which makes me  think about the floral fields blossoming. I  love everything Jasmine so it is not a surprise that I really liked this fragrance. I only wish it would stay on for a longer time.

For me personally this is a perfect scent for spring and I can’t wait to wear it next spring, although I do like wearing it now.

You can buy it over at Escentual.com* where they have great discounts now. 30ml – £16.50, RRP: £30.64; 50ml – £25.00, RRP: £47.49; 100ml – £33.50, RRP: £68.43; 150ml – £70.26, RRP: £87.83

*I am not affiliated with the website.