SS17 Contouring and Highlighting Palettes: Clarins and Too Faced

Although I am still not done with my Christmas gifts wrapping, and shopping, for that matter, it is time to start posting about some Spring collections. And here is the first preview of the Clarins and Too Faced contouring and highlighting palettes.

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Clarins Face Contouring Palette & Brush, £36, LE

Matte beige, bronze and rose blush which come with a brush.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow, $42

Peach

Christmas Gift Guide for Men

Please excuse the lack of updates, it has been crazy busy work and other projects wise, so I had no chance of updating the website, although I really wanted to.

But today I want to give some male grooming products gifts ideas a shout out. I have actually written a guide, based on my friends’ recommendations a while ago but here are two other products that are worth mentioning. One luxury, and one  – a budget option. And you already saw these if you follow me on Instagram.

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The luxury option is  Charles Farris Grand Cascade Signature Reed Diffuser ( £32 from their website or from Amazon UK).
It is described as a “deep, smoky aroma of cedar, aged leather and birch, offset by fresh moss and amber. Inspired by the aged leather and woodsmoke scents of our heritage industries”, and  it is exactly that.  This would make an excellent gift for a classy and sophisticated man who appreciates luxury products.

The budget option is

November 2016 Beauty Favourites

First of all, how is it December already? I mean how is it the last month of 2016?! Are you excited for 2017? I know I am!

When I have gathered the beauty favourites to take a photo, I have realised that most of them are the same products I’ve featured in October so here are only the ones which I haven’t.

Before we start, I would like to mention some other things  I really loved in November which are beauty related, too.

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Book – Branded Beauty by Mark Tungate (from Amazon and Amazon UK). I think everyone who is interested in beauty and brands should read it, the book is packed with interesting facts and quotes.  I personally really enjoyed the history of so many companies and the explanation about the marketing tips and tricks.

Mr. Selfridge TV Series.  (Amazon and Amazon UK). I’ve had this on my to-watch list for a long time already but gave it a go only last weekend, and it is great. I love how it shows the pre -WWI history of the legendary Selfridges.  Imagine that it was unthinkable to sell beauty products over the counter back in the days for obvious reasons, it is very well shown in Season 1 Episode 3.

Sparkles. I have to admit, I just have to have anything sparkling these days to brighten up the grey and dark November days, which feel like forever nights actually.

I also simply  have to include

Best Sparkling Nail Polishes for Christmas 2016

I don’t know what is going on with me but I am very into glitter and sequins lately. You may have seem my jumper if you follow me on Instagram.  And trust me, it is a big deal that I am wearing something like this, pretty much all my friends had to make jokes about it, even my parents were surprised when I saw them the other day.

“I have never seen you in sequins, like ever,” Mum was shocked.

“She is just old now,”  Dad replied. My Father just likes to tease me whenever he can.

But why all those talks? I just want to share the sparkling nail polishes which are new for this season which caught my eye. And these are not all the options, just the ones I like.

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JINsoon Tout Ensemble Collection$56 from Barney’s and Saks

That kit looks pretty cool with a neutral, black and two glittery shades, you can create as many designs as you can think of.

YSL Sparkle Clash La Laque, $28 from Neman Marcus

Two shades 78 Gold Clash  and 79 Silver Clash  which are a part of their Christmas collection.

There is also  this

Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday is taking over the World. It seems that long gone are the days when only Americans used to shop, now  a lot of other countries do that, too.  This feature is not about discussing whether or not it is a good idea to shop right after Thanksgiving but rather a post the readers asked for.

A lot of websites are doing discounts but I have selected only some of them, including some of the brands I love, and the websites I buy from personally.

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ASOS offer 20% Off with the code GOGOGO

Feel Unique have  20% Off with the Code Magic.

You can get up to £30 Off at Cult Beauty.

LFBLACK gives you up to 25% Off your order at Look Fantastic

Rouge Bunny Rouge have up to 70% OFF on some selected items. I have a lot of reviews, so check them out here

Elemental Herbology run 20% OFF, and I love their products a lot.

Enjoy 25% off from FOREO. They have great toothbrushes and face cleansers.

Neiman Marcus give you $50 Off with your $200 purchase with the code THANKFUL, and also up to 60% Off.

SELFCCE code to get 20% Off at Selfridges.

$25 off $150 or $50 off $250 orders at Space NK.

Nordstrom offer a “mystery beauty gift” with purchase until the 25th November.

Please note that some of the links are affiliated which means that by your purchase you can help me run this website.