New Beauty Launches: Jo Malone and Kerastase

Today I’ve decided to share some updates from two of my favourite brands, hair care – Kerastase and perfumery – Jo Malone. Both brands are bringing out new products soon.

Jo Malone’s new cologne –  Wood Sage and Sea Salt sounds very exciting.

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt  Cologne

photos from Fragrantica

It was created by Christine Nagel, who often works with the brand, and the notes are: ambrette seed, sea salt, sage, red algae and grapefruit. It was inspired by the British beach, and the campaign  was shoot in Northumberland by Tim Walker.

Jo Malone recommend mixing the new scent with

New Perfumes: Jo Malone, Guerlain and Giorgio Armani

Here is an preview of four new perfumes from Jo Malone, Guerlain and Giorgio Armani.

The first one is a limited edition:

Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud

Darkest Damask rose. Rich and textural, wrapped with smoky oud wood. Spiked with clove, decadent with praline. The brand recommends wearing it with Dark Amber & Ginger Lily  or Oud & Bergamot.

Available from June 2012. The price is £95 / €115

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire

Notes: Black cherry, almond and delicious berries, rose, licorice and smoky black tea. Already available at Selfridges. The price is

May 2014 Beauty Favourites

It’s time  for May  beauty favourites! It was very hard to narrow things down but I’ve managed to, almost.

May 2014 beauty favourites makeup4all Elemis NYX Dior Clarins Jo MaloneFirst of all I want to  talk about –

Tools

This month I was away for two weeks (one week at one place, and then another one – different one), but I always had Elemis Skin Brush (review) with me, and I’ve used it religiously.  I personally use it on the dry body, brushing towards the heart.  The results are amazing, but you can read all the dets in my review linked above. I have two Elemis brushes, because I just had to! And I would definitely recommend you picking one up.

shu uemura Eyelash Curlers (review). I use these curlers every single day without a fail. Without them, my makeup is just incomplete, and my lashes don’t look that nice. A must-have for everyone.

I did take a picture of only ten products on purpose, so that I don’t go on and on in this post. But I just have to mention this Rouge Bunny Rouge brush, it’s my staple now.

Makeup

Dior Addict 561  Baby Rose Lipstick (review and lip swatches)

I’ve

Birthday Outfit and Makeup

It was my Birthday this weekend so I’ve decided to share with you what I wore and what makeup I’ve used. I don’t see Birthdays as a big deal (after a certain age, ha!) but it is always cool to dress up and spend time with friends and family.

Of course, I went for red with a touch of black, outfit wise. And here is the makeup I’ve used:

Marina Makeup4all Birthday FOTD and OOTD

Face

Vichy BB Cream, I need to buy a full size of it soon, it is an amazing light  base which gives some luminosity.  Rouge Bunny Rouge  Naked Disguise Glide Concealer which is brilliant for the under eye area. Inglot HD Sculpting Powder in 504 is my favourite for that natural looking shadow and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer for some glow.

Lips and Nails

Surprisingly I’ve used a very affordable trio: NYX  Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania which I am obsessed with

Jo Malone The Herb Garden Cologne Collection for Spring 2016

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love my Jo Malone Red Roses and wear it all the time lately, as  well, as my other Jo Malone colognes. I am actually still shocked that Vanilla & Anise was discontinued, and I found out only recently…

Oh well, but the brand just brought out a collection of five new colognes, The Herb Garden, so maybe you and I can find a new love among these five scents. All of them were created by  Anne Flipo.

Jo Malone The Herb Garden Cologne Collection for Spring 2016 (2)

Carrot Blossom & Fennel

  • Top notes: fennel and wormwood;
  • middle notes: carrot, apricot, neroli and rose;
  • base notes: violet root, patchouli and white musk.

Lavender & Coriander

  •  Top notes: coriander and juniper;
  • middle notes: lavender and wormwood;
  • base notes: lavender, sage and tonka bean.

Jo Malone The Herb Garden Cologne Collection for Spring 2016 (3)

Nasturtium & Clover