January 2016 Beauty Favourites

The first month of 2016 is already behind us. How does it feel? Was it a good one? Are you ready for the rest of 2016? Do you stick to your resolutions? ūüėČ

It was a pretty good month beauty-wise for me, and here are the products I’ve been loving:

January 2016 Beauty Favourites makeup4all

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Nivea Nourishing Body Lotion For Very Dry Skin and a shower cream from this line. My Dad (!) actually got these two for me for Christmas, and I am really touched that he actually got the right products for my skin type. I usually take them with me when I go swimming but use them on a daily basis, too.  I love how soft and smooth my skin feels afterwards, and how nice it smells. Considering how quickly I go through body creams and lotions it is nice to have something budget-friendly, as well.

Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne

I honestly don’t understand how could I miss the fact that Jo Malone discontinued Vanilla & Anise (and WHY would they do it?) so I am left with a half bottle only. ¬†At least I can still get this scent. Red Roses is definitely not for everyone, some of my friends laugh that I smell like a rose jam whenever I use it, and it may be a bit weird to smell like this when you wear a lot of black, leather, and red… but hey, life is supposed to be fun. I also have a candle which I adore as much as the cologne.

CND Solar Oil

I was getting gel manicure for about 6 months non-stop but once I was too busy to go to my manicurist who is absolutely amazing but works far away from my home (and work, too), and had to rush to the nearest salon as my nails were looking disgusting at that point. I can’t believe how

AW18 Highlighters Guide

Who does not want a beautiful and gorgeous highlighter for the holidays season? The next few months will be mental for me in every area of life so I am really looking forward to the holidays, and the glow.

I’ve created a list of some of the highlighters that are on sale now, all of these are limited edition so don’t miss your chance to get them.

The High End Eye Candies

Chanel Le Lion De Chanel Illuminating Powder, $70  from Nordstorm, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Subtle golden shimmer and¬†¬†Gabrielle Chanel’s personal emblem – a lion.

Dior Rouge Blush Midnight Wish, £34 from Selfridges

Beautiful glow and lots of little starts embossed.

Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder, $47 from Barneys

Ultra-fine mother-of-pearl with golden nuances.¬† ¬†Can be used both wet and dry. And how cool is that star? I am still a big fan of the Givenchy highlighter I’ve got a few years ago.

YSL FACE HIGHLIGHTER, $42 Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom.

A cream in stick highlighter with two shades which is easy and quick to use.

Lancome STARLIGHT SPARKLE LA ROSE A POUDRER, $60 from Macys

It comes in a a 50’s French-inspired Bijou box – traditionally meant to house loose powders. Can be used dry for a subtle highlight, or¬† damp for

Valentine’s Day Beauty Launches 2016

Love it or hate it, but VDay is this weekend. For me this is a very special day, as on 14th of February I wrote my first feature for Makeup4all. And it was 7 years ago! Time flies…

But back to the beauty releases. Here are some that are worth your attention. Of course, you can always get anything from any new collection but these were created just for the Valentine’s Day.

Bobbi-Brown-Valentines-Day-2016-pink-and-red-lipsticks

Bobbi Brown Brown Red and Pink Collection. There are lip glosses, nail polishes and lipsticks in red and pink. Above you can see Rich Lip Colors (£20) in Ibiza Pink and Blazing Red. You can get these from Selfridges and Nordstrom.

Being a rose fanatic, I wouldn’t mind getting this for myself, ha!¬†Diptyque¬†Eau Rose Roll-On limited edition (available from Space NK¬†for ¬£65 and ¬†$150 from Neiman Marcus¬†for 100 ml). The notes are:¬†Bergamot, Lychee, Rose, Cedar, Musk. ¬†The print for this LE was created by Olympia Le-Tan.

Lush  always bring out a collection to celebrate love. I like the look of

SS19 Lip Lacquers: byTerry, Clarins, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford, Chanel

Besides the pretty pastel and girly balm-like lipsticks which  are always out for Spring, I have notice one more trend, and that is lacquers.  I have chosen 5 different brands just to give you a taste of what is new, lip wise, for SS19.

Clarins Joli Rouge Lacquer. Clarins is available  from from Selfridges,Harrods, Escentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.

I am a huge fan of Clarins lip products so would expect Rouge Lacquer to be incredible.  The brand promise wet like vinyl finish, hydration and nourishment and easy application, among other things.  There are 7 shades to choose from. Shown above is 744 Plum.

Tom Ford Lip Lacquer Luxe  Matte $57 from Saks.  You can get Tom Ford Beauty from Nordstrom Harrods, Selfridges, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman.

Full coverage, highly pigmented, soft matte formula which  should be comfortable and long-lasting on the lips.  If you want to treat yourself Рthis is the way to go. There are 10 shades to choose from; shown is

SS16 Lipsticks: Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier

Are you ready for more new lip launches? Meet the new lipsticks from Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier.

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick £22 from Feel Unique and  Selfridges and $28 from Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom.

SS16 Lipsticks Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier

“A highly pigmented, moisturizing lip color with a satin matte finish. Velour Lovers Lip Lover is a revolution in matte lipstick that couples delicate mattifying powders with moisturizing mango butter that creates a velvety texture that is smooth, creamy and long-wearing. Formula is buildable, offering medium to high coverage with a matte, sateen finish.”

Available in 12 shades.

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