Chanel Joues Contraste Blush 440 Quintessence

In the ever-changing makeup world with all the new launches and re-launches, it is good to have some stability. Something like a product from the 80s which is still on the market today.

And I am talking about Chanel’s Joues Contraste blush here. It is a true icon! For me personally, it is still the ultimate luxurious blush, and I have real sentiments attached to it. That is because JC was one of the first luxury makeup items I’ve ever bought many years ago.

In fact, I have a feature from 2010 where I talk about one of the shades I have.

It’s just mad how the things in the beauty industry have changed with everyone and their nan launching a brand and the prices sky rocketing (£63 Hermes blush, anyone?)

On the contrary to all of the above, it’s great to see some consistency from Chanel. Of course, they

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleons

I did not post about Charlotte Tilbury makeup line which I a fan of in some time, which I did not realise at all. So here we are!

Charlotte is the makeup Queen and knows exactly how to create a good makeup line. Moreover, she is really clever when in comes to marketing, therefore brilliant at promoting her products just the right way.

As a result, all items are divided into looks. Furthermore, the eye products are designed for a specific eye colour to make our life easier.

Colour Chamelions

Here I have two Colour Chamelions. They are eye shadows in a stick, if you wish. They are extremely easy to use: you just

Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Summer Oil SPF30

I have been using Clarins SPF body oils for years but thought it was time for a change so I’ve got myself Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Summer Oil SPF30 150ml.

I have been using quite a lot of Decleor products, and loved all of them. This SPF oil is not an exception.

Packaging and Scent

First of all, it comes in bright and cheerful fuchsia packaging.  Besides the packaging, it smells absolutely divine. If I am completely honest,   “monoi” scent is what sold it to me, as I am a big fan.

The scent of sun care products can be a hit or miss. As you can guess, I personally love how Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Oil smells ! I find that

Independent Beauty: Notes Of Northumberland

Here is, as promised, a new post about a small independent brand. This time let’s talk about the Notes of Northumberland.

Back in Autumn our friends very kindly sent these gorgeous wax melts, and I have spent most of the Winter days burning them.

About the Brand

Northumberland is one of my favourite places to visit in Britain so it was really lovely to have a reminder of those memories at home.

NON make luxury candles, diffusers, home scents and wax melts. Moreover, they have a bath and body collection. You can shop by products or by

4 Ways to Look as Young as You Feel

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There is a saying: “Age is just a number”.  And, indeed, it is true.  Growing older is a privilege, as not everyone can be in their  40s, 50s, 60s and beyond.

We  feel young inside, no matter the age. For this reason, here are a few  tips on how to feel great and look young at any age!

1. Find The Colours That Suit You

It’s great to experiment with different colours and styles of clothing when we are younger. But, as we grow older, we learn  which style in clothing makes us feel  fabulous. As well, as  which specific colours and colour combinations make us look and, as a result, feel great.

It is quite easy to determine that. The shade which suits you will make your skin look glowy and healthy. The colour will be in harmony with your natural colouring and will brighten your complexion. Moreover, “your colours” can knock off a few years.  You can find out your palette  by yourself.  Or with a little bit of help from your friends and family.  If you find that challenging,  it’s always a great idea to book a consultation with a stylist.

2. Take Great Care of Your Skin

A lot of us had evenings where we fell asleep while watching telly and went  to bed with our  makeup still on. But to look as young as you can for as long as possible, you have to be diligent with your skincare. You simply have to be to wearing sunscreen every day. And don’t forget about removing your makeup every evening, and cleansing your face thoroughly. It is also  important to use products specially formulated for acne skin if that problem occurs.

Unfortunately, acne and blemishes are not just for teens; you can break out at just about any age. To look your best and feel confident in your skin, look for adult acne products that are easy to use and effective.

For example, the Unblemish products from Rodan and Fields can be a key part of any adult acne skincare routine. Remember, the best skin care routine for acne is the one you will actually want to do, so look for