Makeup4all Loves: Korres Black Sugar Showergel

I am a big fan of Korres shower gels and have been using them for years already. This is why today I want to share with you my love for their Black Sugar shower gel.

It smells divine. I do love a shower, and, as corny as it sounds, but for me it is not just about cleansing but also about time of recharging. Insert some “body care is self care” cringe-worthy slogans here.

I hate having too many similar products at the same time, as I do not like clutter. However, I have to have a few shower/bath/body products at the same time to switch them depending on my mood.

I have to admit that I was reaching for this shower gel more often than any other ones I’ve got. If I had to describe it in one word – that’d be “intoxicating”. It’s a warm and sweet fragrance with the top notes of oriental lily, caramel and heliotrope, heart notes of rose, black sugar and brazilin rosewood and, finally, base notes of amber, vanilla bean and tonka bean. Black sugar is decadent and indulgent, it is a perfect aroma for AW months.

The only thing with

Christmas Gift Guide: Fragrance Sample Sets

Although I am not doing gift guides this year, I still wanted to share a last minute idea of what to get. I can’t think of anyone who would not be happy to receive a fragrance sample set. It’s always great to discover new scents and, maybe, get a full size in the future.

I have, in fact, bought perfume samples many times, both as gifts, and for myself. Moreover, I may have asked for a set this Christmas!

Discovery collections would usually cost you about £20-£30, even when it comes to luxury brands. But please keep in mind the price of a full bottle. Not everyone would want to (or would have the budget to) spend £250 on a bottle of perfume (Hello, Portrait of a Lady). That is if they did love a specific scent enough to do that…

So, here we are, the sets I have chosen. Something for everyone: from a budget option and a niche company to well-known and established luxury perfume power houses.

Malin + Goetz Fragrance Discovery Kit (£22 from here)

While I have not tried their perfume just yet, M&G make some of my favourite candles, hence I am sure their fragrances are also top quality! You get 6 different eau de parfum samples to play with: bergamot, cannabis, dark rum, leather, stem and vetiver. There is also a discount code when buying the set via the website to be used towards a full sized bottle.

Maja Njie Discovery Set, (£30 from here)

I encourage you to read more about Maja Njie everything about the brand is just beautiful. And this is the set I would definitely want to try myself in the future. Included are 5 scents to try and a

Red Nails: butter LONDON Smashing

I could not think of a better topic for a new feature than a red polish that I am currently loving. By the way, if you want to keep in touch and see regular updates, please follow me on Instagram, as I post stories a few times a week if not daily.

I do love red nail polish, there is nothing quite like it for me, beauty wise. And I have written about my numerous favourites over the years.

And today, as always, I want to proclaim my love for yet another red. This time is is from butter LONDON. This was actually one of the first premium nail polish brands I have discovered. In fact, you can read my interview with their Creative Director here.

Meet Smashing!, which is described, as a fiery siren red, and it is, indeed. It definitely packs a punch. Smashing,

Aesop Body Cleanser And Aromatique Hand Balm

First of all, I apologise for a long absence. It was mainly due to the fact that someone (we all know that “someone” is not the word I want to use here) stole my Twitter account. And, while I did contact Twitter as soon, as I saw that, it was dragging on for ages, and instead of giving it back to me, it was blocked in the end. 

Can’t believe I’ve spent 12 years of my life building and sustaining my account with such an outcome.  This was the most appalling customer support I have ever experienced.  The whole situation made me so angry that I had no desire to even update the website and had to take some time off. But let’s leave it at that. Life goes on…

By the way, you can follow me on Instagram for more regular updates.

Today I want to share about the products from a brand which doesn’t need an introduction. And that is Aesop! I have two products here which I wanted to talk about.

Why these two products in one post you may ask? What unites them is their unique scent. 

AESOP Coriander Seed Body Cleanser (500ml ), £33

I love how the brand describes the fragrance as “unorthodox”, and it really is. Coriander is such a love or hate herb so it depends on your preferences.  

Aesop combined coriander with black pepper and patchouli so you get that woody and spicy scent which is truly invigorating and refreshing.  As I’ve already said, it has that truly one-of-a-kind aroma to it. The scent fills the bathroom and makes you feel great. And this is exactly what we all want. 

You can use it

Makeup4all Recommends: Aquis Hair Turban

I am absolutely in love with my Aquis Hair Turban. But I can hear you saying: “£30 for a hair towel. No, thank you” And I was just like that myself. So hear me out! I am wearing mine as I type this, in fact.


Of course, you can use a regular towel, as I did for years. Or buy a cheaper hair turban. But this one is life changing. Dramatic much?

First of all, it helps to dry the hair so much quicker compared to the regular towels. It is a fast absorbent fabric (80% polyester + 20% nylon).

The turban is made of light and soft fabric, it takes a lot less space. Mine is 25*68 cm (10*27 in).

Furthermore, it just stays on and doesn’t move around. You drape and twist it, and use a button to secure it. I even did