I can get inspiration for the posts pretty much from everything, and often it is music.
The other day I have been listening to this song (The Echo Friendly “Panic” here) with the following lyrics: “Put on my blush and lipstick and try to look optimistic”.I was having a rough time, so it made me think…
Makeup can be seen [and often is] as something shallow, and vain, but it is not necessarily so. If it makes you feel better, and lifts up your spirits, why not using it?
Of course, it won’t change the situation, but it can be a great distraction, and even “help”, during the worst times.
I think it is easy to get all apathetic when it’s hard to see the reasons to keep going. But, when you make an effort and put on makeup, do your hair and nails, and spritz your favourite perfume – it makes a difference. Trust me, I know what I am talking about. After all, how can looking bad when you feel bad can help?
And… what are my “optimistic” shades of blush and lipstick. DefinitelyRead More
You all know that I am a huge Givenchy Le Rouge fan. I think that is the most beautiful lipstick ever released.
After brining out the classic black packaging the brand created several different case variations, but non of them made my heart go faster.
Until I saw a burgundy leather design several weeks ago. My instant reaction was: “OMG, I need this NOW!” That was the only beauty product I could think of since that time.
Although my local Givenchy counter still doesn’t have this collection, it is already available fromRead More
Here is a preview of the new Givenchy’s Christmas 2013 makeup collection, a small but well edited festive release.
The star of the collection, quite literally, is Ondulations D’Or Limited Edition Bronze Précieux (£38.50) which is a black and gold eye shadow palette. You use each shade individually, or mix together to get a bronze shade. The packaging is a work of art, if you ask me. Black and gold is a classic, and a beautiful combo.
It’s all about the bronze for the eyes, when it comes to this collection. So the next step is Phenomen’Eyes Bronze Précieux (£22). But wait, there is even more! Lash Sparkles Limited Edition Or Précieux (£19) which is a golden top coat for lashes. Which, according to Nicolas Degennes, Givenchy Beauty’s Artistic Director, is a must-have from for Christmas.
As for the rest of the collection, there areRead More
Here is a preview of Givenchy’s Autumn/Winter 2013 makeup collection – Soir D’Exception.
And here is what Nicolas Degennes, Artistic Director, says about the release:
“As in the poet’s song, a spark and a loving word are all you need to light the fire. And all doubts disappear since I know that the sparkle of a candle’s flame, so special, comes from millions of nano diamonds produced by its combustion. And moreover, isn’t lux the unit of measurement for light? When night falls, let’s go for the exception! …Because it is beautiful.”
Ecrin de Soir Palette, £46
Warm softRead More
I see new releases literally every day, so I don’t get excited that often. But when I saw the photos of Givenchy’s Le Rouge lipstick I thought that is was a mind-blowing collection! I also knew that I had to get it!
I have bought it only last week, although it was released back in February, because the lovely Givenchy PR actually sent me some lipsticks and polishes to show you and I did not want to get the same shades, so had to wait. But the samples got lost, thanks to the glorious post workers, along with some of my other post…
I bought the lipstick for my Birthday anyway, as I wanted at least one shade for my personal use.
The thing is that there are different shades available in different countries and I had my fingers crossed that I would be able to buy 302 Hibiscus Exclusif which was the shade that attracted me. Luckily, I was able to find it.
So what is so special about Le Rouge?
First of all, this is the best lipstick design that was ever created, I don’t think I could love it more. It is leather with silver metal with engraved Givenchy logo on top and “Givenchy” written both on the bullet and the cap. There are also two studs that look really cool. The package feels heavy and luxurious!
The lipstick formula isRead More