Since I already posted about my favourite makeup products of 2018, it is time for beauty!
I am in my (early) 30s, and I have very dry skin which requires a lot of attention so I take my skincare seriously. I am aware that all of the products I am going to mention are high end but every single one works incredible for my skin, and none was a press sample, which proves that I do have a very high opinion about them and am ready to invest.
I do not care for celebrities, unless it is Victoria Beckham, and very few other ones in which case, I pay very close attention to her/their beauty recommendations. In fact, someone I know who works for a big beauty brand told me that the Beckhams are among very few celebs who offer to pay for the samples they are sent. I’ve had very high expectations for this cleanser (and yes, partly because Mrs. B loves it), and it did not disappoint. Everything about the Ultimate Cleanse is pure luxury: from the packaging to the formula. Rich texture makes it easy to massage in, you get that at-home-spa feeling. And the result are fab! Clean and glowing skin without any tightness. There is only one problem, now I want everything from the brand.
This is very pricey product but after reading the most glorious reviews ( and waiting when there was a sale) I had to get it. And, seriously, this serum is
To be honest, Estee Lauder was never the brand I cared for that much until recently, somehow very few products appealed to me. The break through for me was the collaboration with Victoria Beckham.I’ve been following her for ages now.
And ever since EL appointed Violette to be their Creative Director, everything changed. This is her second collection, and it looks perfect. I also love how well edited it is, there are only a few products but they are absolutely perfect!
Eye Gloss, Dot on bare skin or over eye makeup (£24), Glitter Pot ( £22), Pure Color Envy
Sculpting Lipstick in Diabolique (£27), Pure Color Envy Paint On Liquid Lipcolor (£25)in La Dangereuse and Naked Matte, Deluxe Eye Crayon( £21) Sly & Sultry, Pure Color Envy
Sculpting Face Trio (£36) and La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette
8-Color Palette ( £42) in Amour Amour and Blue Dahlia.
Quite frankly, I would love
Here are two latest collaborations in the “nail polish world” that are worth your attention.
The first one, which is already out is from Olivia Palermo and Ciate. There are three shades to choose from:
- Hutch, my go to red
- Nantucket, my haute vacation coral
- Sundays, my off duty nude
I personally really love the golden writing on the bottles and the
How absolutely gorgeous is the new design of the Nails Inc? So chic, classic and sophisticated. And the gel effect formula is great, too. And their collaborations with Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung are pretty coo, too.
Here is actually a preview of the mini set for SS15 (this is not the same design, as their regular polishes, FYI).
The shades are:
Foundation that made it’s début at Victoria Beckham’s (AW14) show; with the look created by Pat McGrath? Need I say more? I am in!
What foundation was that? Max Factor’s Skin Luminizer. I was sent one of the shades, so here are my thoughts:
The packaging is made of plastic, which may not look or feel so chic as my favourite, sadly discontinued Second Skin, but it is very handy for travelling and taking it with you, it is very light.
The pump is very well made, it dispenses even a very small amount of product so you don’t waste any.
What about the foundation itself?
It has a