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Empties: Body Creams. SVR, Soap and Glory, Kneipp

Body cream is probably the product that I go through the quickest, and I have quite a few in  “Empties” saved stories on my Instagram. Recently I’ve used up three more so thought I would share my thoughts.

Soap &  Glory The Righteous Butter, £10 from Boots/Amazon

I really love S&G’s quirkiness, the names, the description of the products, and the affordable prices, it ticks all the boxes. And while I do not like pink colour at all, it just works for the brand.  As for the cream, my favourite thing was the scent, so addictive. It reminds me of Miss Dior, by the way. I loved using this cream in summer, as for my very dry skin it was not enough in winter. The texture and the formula were lovely and easy to apply.

Who will love it: fans of heavily scented products; those who appreciate a good sense of humour.

Ingredients:

Kneipp Lavender Body Lotion Relaxing, $18 from Amazon

I really

My Christmas 2018 Wish List

It is December, so it is almost Christmas time, hopefully you all are enjoying your advent calendars, as much as I am enjoying mine.

My friends and family have been asking me what I’d like for Christmas so I thought I’d make a list. And instead of posting numerous gift guides I’d just share what I’d love to receive myself, and maybe it will inspire you, too. I actually love lists! I am not a fan of excessive consumerism so it is nice to know what exactly people want or need.

And by the way, it is not like I expect to get all of these things [which all together would cost a fortune] for Christmas. It is just a wish list.

Here we go:

The Accessories

  1. Dear Diary in black (£29.50 from here). I had one last year, and would really want the same one again for 2019. So far 2018 was the most insane year for me, and I know that 2019 will be even better.
  2.  New shades.  After browsing the shops for hours and hours, I’ve found two pairs that I loved. And I believe that sunglasses are something one has to invest in, never buy cheap ones. I loved the mirrored pink RayBans (shopbop) and black YSL (Net a Porter and Nordstrom). All the shades that I have are designer but I have been wearing them for years, they served me well and were worth the investment. But my collection could benefit from the two pairs mentioned above.
  3. Nailberry nail polishes (£14) Ok, I know this is beauty. But red polishes for me is a must have “accessory”. And I’ve been wanting to try this brand for ages (ever since it launched). The shade showed is Cherry Cherie.

The Beauty 

 

Mason Pearson mini Brush (from Escentuals,  Nordstrom and  Net a Porter).These are very expensive but I’ve heard that they are almost life changing, dramatic much. I also know that they’d last a lifetime so would be very grateful to get a small handbag version. It is on top of my beauty wish list.

Aesop Products (Nordstrom,Cult Beauty, Net a Porter) I have tried very few products from Aesop, and would love to get more familiar with the brand. I’d love to start with their hand cream and hand wash. Maybe a face serum, as well?  Shown is

Advent Beauty Calendars 2018 Guide

I have to admit, that I’ve never had a posh advent beauty calendar, and every year more and more brands are coming out  with their version. And since this December will be absolutely mental for me, I’ve decided to browse them, and maybe get one to cheer myself up.

And, yes, all the good ones sell out in a matter of days, so you have to get them as soon as they launch, which is usually October. Let’s take a look.

The One

This is the one for me. I am not sure I could love/want this  more. Out of all luxury advent calendars, this stands out the most to me. It contains so many brands that I already love, as well as the ones I still want to try. Gimme. 

The price is £195 (£600 worth) from 24th of October from Liberty London.

The products: Votary Super Seed Facial Cream 50ml, Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara 3.5g, REN Perfect Canvas 30ml, Malin + Goetz Mini Eucalyptus Deodorant 28g, Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser 30ml, Byredo Blanche Hair Perfume 30ml, LIXIRSKIN Electrogel Cleanser 50ml, Dr Sebagh Serum Repair 30ml, Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift, Surratt La Bâton Rouge in Quaintrelle, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 50ml, Aromatherapy Associates Clear Mind Rollerball 10ml, Skin Laundry Wrinkle Release Sheet Mask, Le Labo Another 13 EDP 15ml, Diptyque Figuier Candle 70g, Susanne Kaufmann De-Stress Body Oil 30ml, QMS Hand Care 30ml, Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream 30ml, Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss, Davines Oi All-in-One Milk 50ml, Pixi Glow Tonic 100ml, Sam McKnight Cool Girl Mist 50ml, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Revitalise and Brighten Eye Dew 10ml, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, Eve Lom Kiss Mix

Luxury Offers

Besides Liberty’s, there are quite a few other incredible offers:

Space NK £250 (worth £600) from 15th October at SpaceNK. A beauty lovers dream, the first ever advent calendar from the shop. This would be my second choice, after Liberty’s.

I mean, we are talking about:  Christophe Robin – Volumizing Paste (75ml),  De Mamiel – Cleansing Dew (20ml), Malin + Goetz – Dark Rum Votive (67g), Odacite – Vital Glow (5ml),  Omorovizca – Queen of Hungary Mist (30ml), Oribe – Mystify Spray (50ml)
,Ouai – Wave Spray (30ml),  Sunday Riley – Luna (15ml), Tata Harper – Regenerating Cleanser (50ml), Votary – Toning Serum (50ml). Just wow.

Net-a-Porter, Another debut, first

January 2014 Beauty Favourites

It’s the last day of January, so it means that it’s my dearest brother’s Birthday, time for monthly favourites.

First of all, this month it’s been all about the face oils, different ones, some of  them are pictured below. As I’ve shared recently I’ve been walking a lot, thinking more about the food I eat and about my skincare, and I can definitely see the positive changes in the way I feel, and in the way my skin looks.

Oils for Face Estelle & Thild, Angela Langford, Aromatherapy AssociatesYou can read my post about the oils shown above here. In fact, as I am writing this, I plan on purchasing some new oils. I’ve heard so many great things about Tarte’s Maracuja Oil and Josie Maran’s oil, so have to give them a go! Or maybe I should just get this set? It looks SO good!

I have been also loving all my body and hair oils and plan to get some  new ones, too. Making the list, so your recommendations are welcomed.

As for other beauty products, I’ve been loving:

Makeup

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR in Metallic Pomegranate (review)

It is such a gorgeous brownish purple with golden shimmer, my new love in terms of eye shadows.

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Rose

Review coming soon. If you want a subtle glow and radiance to your skin, this is the  product for you. There are quite a few ways you can use it, and I personally love using it all over the face under the light base, so that it can

Autumn Beauty Empties

I have a new rule when it comes to beauty products, one out – one in (ok, maybe more than one in)! Meaning that I am allowed to buy new beauty products only after I finish some from those that I already have. This is why I get a bit excited when I see a new empty bottle in my bathroom.

I actually have some new items on the way to me, as I type. Can’t wait to try my them all!

I know that it’s not the end of Autumn yet, and there are still three weeks, but I have big doubts that I will finish anything else by the end of the month.

And by the way, here are Summer Empties. I’ve decided to do such features every season.

Autumn beauty empties body creams and bath oils makeup4allI really love  bath oils,  so, since  I’ve used up two of my favourites Lavera Organic Wild Rose Bath Oil  and Cowshed Lazy Cow Soothing Bath & Body Oil  to the very last drop – I’ve already ordered some new ones, which are on their way to me.

Since I have very dry skin, I have to use body moisturizers, sometimes more than once a day, so I go through them quite quickly and this month I have finished the following products:

The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Butter. I think these butters don’t need any introduction and explanation, they are fantastic.

  Aromatherapy Assosiates Enrich Body Serum. I never used a body serum before, and was excited to try such kind of product, as it makes sense to use serums/oils on the body before a cream just, as you would on the face. It works! Plus, as