Winter 2020 Lifestyle Favourites

About time for me to write about my Winter 2020 favourites. If you want to check out my Autumn favourites, here they are.

So which products stood out to me beauty, style, books and shows wise?

Makeup

Let’s start with makeup, as there are just a few products in this category:

YSL Touche Eclat, £26 from John Lewis, Harrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom. Touch Eclat needs no introduction, I’ve lost my count on how many of these I’ve used up. It has that a light-reflective effect which makes you look fresher; the formula is not heavy or detectable on the skin. 

Charlotte Tilbrury  Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, £29 from Cult Beauty and Nordstrom.

This is such a brilliant highlighter, it is more on the glowing side  but without being over-the-top. Exactly the kind of product you would expect from Queen Tilbury.  It gives you that incredible polished look.

Rouge Bunny Rouge new Glassy Gloss (review and swatches)

I wore quite a few of the new RBR glosses, I wrote a detailed review about them. Can be worn sheer stain-like or opaque and glossy.  The one I chose for this feature is Berry Sorbet, a  creamy opaque berry pink. For me it’s “my lips but better” kind of shade.

Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara, £24 from Burberry

 Soft and flexible brush allows you to layer and built up the effect. I find it to be giving great result, elongating the lashes, opening up the eye and lasting all day long (on me at least).

byTerry  Ligne Blackstar in So Black (review and swatches)

A long-time favourite. Intense, ultra black, long-lasting and

Roundup: My All Time Favourite Mascaras

Mascara is probably the makeup product. And usually  even those ladies who are not into makeup love themselves some mascara so I’ve decided to dedicate this week to mascaras, and we will start with looking at my all time favourites. I’ve selected six: five black and my all time favourite colourful mascara.

Here we go:

  • Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in 10 Noir Review
  • Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara review)
  • Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara Review 
  • YSL Faux Cils Mascara Review
  • HOURGLASS Caution Extreme Lash Mascara review

A few of these are a cult classic, and for a reason, I must say. Hourglass mascara was launched relatively recently but it took the beauty world by storm. Smith and Cult is the

Extra Hair Care: Vinegar and Scalp Massager

Back in the days my hair care routine was washing my hair with a high street shampoo. That was it. Literally. I did not even own a hair brush. Yes, I am not exaggerating.  But we are talking like 15 years ago. My brother was always very unimpressed, and was telling me to change things for years, and gradually I’ve started investing time, effort and money, ahem, in my routine. And it really pays off. I even took vitamins!I do get compliments for my hair these days but, most importantly, I am pleased with the way it looks myself.

As you would imagine, now my routine is quite extensive. And while there are still a few products that I want (like this Aquis (Amazon/ Amazon UK) hair turban which is supposed to be amazing!), I am pretty pleased with everything I am using, and should probably write about it at some point.

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But  today I want to tell you about two things that I’ve added to my routine recently. They are both very extra but I really like them.

I’ve been reading about how good vinegar is for your hair for ages but quite frankly I did not

New Beauty Purchases

I haven’t posted a “New Purchases” feature in ages because I haven’t really been buying beauty products lately, but here is  finally a round-up of my newest picks (which I have already posted at my Instagram).

Clarins Gentle Foaming cleanser for dry or sensitive skin

I have posted about Clarins cleansers and toners, and about to publish the second part. This is actually the only Clarins cleanser  (suitable for my skin type) that I haven’t tried yet, so it was about time. So far, I enjoy using it so expect a feature.

Clarins Day Screen Multi-Protection SPF 50

This is a must have product in my daily skincare routine, in fact, I have

Yves Rocher Mango Coriander Energizing Body Lotion Review

I have posted about the new beauty purchases  a month ago, and I am ready to share my impression about some of the products, starting with Yves Rocher Mango Coriander Energizing Body Lotion.

I am actually a big fan of the brand’s body lotions but they’ve changed the scents  (and the formula?) a bit, and I really fell in love with the mango/coriander one.

Yves Rocher Mango Coriander Energizing Body Lotion Review

For some reason a lot of people can’t stand coriander but I have nothing against it, at all.  And combined with mango – it smells incredible.  Energizing is a spot on name for this lotion, as coriander brings sharpness, freshness and spiciness to the otherwise sweet and juicy mango.  I simply adore this fragrance, and I did get a