Current Beauty Favourites

Last time I wrote about my favourites was in February so it is time a for an update.

I’ve collected some of the things I have been loving the most in the last several months, so since there are quite a few items I’ve divided this feature in two parts, and we’ll start with beauty.

Omorovicza Rose Lifting Serum and Illuminating Moisturiser from   Cult BeautyNet a Porter, Neiman MarcusNordstrom.

I am a huge fan of the brand, and their products really work for me. While they are quite expensive, I think it is worth the investment, as you only have one face, and you can definitely see the difference with Omorovicza. I have been using both products since March and the serum is practically gone, while there is still at least half of the bottle of the cream. I have dry and sensitive skin, and I am in my early 30s, and I can tell that the skin is smooth and glowing (there is an instant effect straight after the application), it also helped battling the tight, grey and flaky post-winter skin. On top of it, I personally love the scent, sensation and the design. And, yes, when you are paying this much every detail matters. I am now eyeing one of their cleansers. By the way, I have also been loving this cream skincare wise a lot in the last several months.

Speaking of cleansers,  I’ve almost used up Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm  (from Look Fantastic, Nordstrom, House Of Fraser) which is a cult product in the industry already. And let me tell you – rightly so. First of all, as the name suggests, it smells absolutely incredible, there is something soothing and relaxing about using it at the end of the day, it is like a well deserved “me time”. I also love the cleansing properties and how soft it makes my skin feel. While I never remove my eye makeup with this type of cleansers, I find that it does the job of removing face makeup really well, and it is a great product for a facial massage. In fact, in April we had some quality time with my girlfriends and we were all doing a 20 minute facial massage with this gem, and I can testify that they all were hooked as well.

OPI Nail Envy (Amazon and Amazon UK)

I’ve been

January 2018 Beauty Favourites

While I am still trying to figure out what were my absolutely favourite products of 2017, here is a feature on my January 2018 favourites, and since I have missed the November and December 2017, there are quite a few products.

Makeup

Lips: Lanolips Lip Ointment in  Dark Honey  (review and swatches) and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty (Cult Beauty and Net A Porter.)

While the first product is a firm favourite which I have been using for years (they have a new packaging now) the CT lipstick is a new addition to the products I love. I actually created a Pinterest board about this lipstick for a competition when it just launched. This was a product from a friend who thought I’d like it, and she was right, it is incredible. Gorgeous colour, opaque and not flat, and comfortable but, at the same time, long-lasting formula.

For the eyes I have four products: Clarins Graphik Ink Liner (Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.) is  the best one I have used in a  very long time: it is intensely black and glossy, long-lasting, and very easy to use. A firm favourite, I highly recommend. As for the Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curl Addict  Mascara in Black Brown (Amazon and Amazon UK)  long time readers will know that MF are the only high street mascaras that I use, I am a mascara snob, because, unfortunately, cheap mascaras do not work for me. And I did not plan on getting a Brown version I just did not look properly in the shop. Can’t believe this happened again. But I am loving the softer version of the dark brown.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy  in 16 Vain Violet Brilliant (Net a PorterSaks, and Nordstrom.)

I barely ever use anything from EL but I am absolutely in love with this eye shadow which was a present from the same friend who gave me the lipstick. This shade goes really well with my other all time favourites, my little duo which is always with me, and I love pairing it with my beloved Inglot Eye Shadows AMC Shine 37 (here).The colour and the sparkling finish are just dreamy.

I also have two

OPI SS16 Nail Polish Collections: New Orleans and Alice Through The Looking Glass

OPI are killing it with their two latest releases. First of all there is this fantastic collection inspired by New Orleans, and the promo video is incredibly beautiful. Now I want to visit even more… One day.

OPI New Orleans nail polish collection for summer 2016

I highly recommend, feel the vibe of that city, and check out the model’s outfits, and her red shoes!

The shades are:

  • Let Me Bayou a Drink, This refreshing blush pink is my treat.
  • Humidi-Tea, Beat the heat in this nude shimmer.
  • Suzi Nails New Orleans, This light, bright pink hits the spot for chic.
  • I Manicure for Beads, Throw me nothing but this luscious purple crème!
  • Spare Me a French Quarter? Say oui-oui to this mellowed raspberry crème.
  • She’s a Bad Muffuletta! Don’t mess with this hot red crème!
  • Got Myself into a Jam-balaya. A yummy mélange of spice and creamy peach.
  • Crawfishin’ for a Compliment. This light, creamy orange is perfect on me, isn’t it?
  • Take a Right on Bourbon. An intoxicatingly, warm metallic pewter.
  • I’m Sooo Swamped! This verdant, creamy green is drenched in style.
  • Rich Girls & Po-Boys .Make a date with this china blue crème.
  • Show Us Your Tips! Let’s see how this periwinkle shimmer looks on you.

As for the Alice Through The Looking Glass collection,

AW 2015 Nail Polish: OPI and Orly

After a preview of some nail polish collections, here are even more – Orly and OPI.

Infamous from Orly: Gossip Girl, Scandal, 15 Minutes Of Fame, Front Page, Makeup to Breakup and Frenemy.  There are shimmer, glitter and cream finishes.

Orly Infamous nail polish collection for AW2015 all shades

As for OPI, their newest seasonal collection is inspired by Venice and includes the following shades:

OPI Hawaii Nail Polish Collection for Spring 2015

Who doesn’t love OPI’s nail polish collections inspired by a certain place? This time the brand brought out 12 shades with Hawaiian mood. Can I be there now, please?

As usual, you get those cool names, beautiful shades and a great formula. What is not to like?

OPI Hawaii Nail Polish Collection for Spring 2015 promo and all the shades

  • That’s Hula-rious!, This pastel mint green makes me dance with joy!
  • My Gecko Does Tricks, Being bright and pearly green is just one of its talents.
  • Do You Take Lei Away? On second thought, I can’t wait – I need this creamy nude now!
  • Is Mai Tai Crooked? Get it straight – this fruity orange crème is fabulous!
  • Go with the Lava Flow, You can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.
  • Aloha from OPI, Let’s give a warm island hello to this bright creamy coral