Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper 25, sixth scent to come from Kayali is a modern floral that plays with the boundaries of sweet and spicy to strike the perfect balance. Playing the warmth of spices such as pink pepper and saffron against floral notes of Bulgarian rose and royal lily, Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper is an electric scent that speaks of spontaneity and sensuality.
The Stella Smart Beauty Awards are back. This year, get ready for exceedingly high performing formulas from some of the most reliable, well known and respected brands in the beauty industry. Featuring 11 products and worth £164, this is an edit that includes a BRAND NEW product release from the one and only Charlotte Tilbury and, trust us, it is not one to be missed. From the most formidable and innovative formulas from brands like Color Wow, Indeed Labs and Bloom and Blossom, these expertly selected products have the seal of approval from the beauty teams at both Stella and Latest in Beauty. Shop now to trial some of the best award-nominated brands and the market and give your beauty stash a serious update.
If we talk about avant-garde perfumery, without a doubt Escentric Molecules is one of the brands that tops the list, Molecule 01 basically became a cult fragrance. But Geza Schoen did’t stop there, he developed other lines of fragrances that didn’t have much publicity and became kind of a secret for people who are more deeply into the world of perfumery, until today that we are going to know more about the Schoen’s work.
The body butters from The Body Shop are one of my absolute favourites, the texture, the fragrance, Vegan and now they renovated the line creating a better eco friendly packaging and Fair Trade ingredients from around the world.
If we talk about designers who are doing playing the beauty game quite hard we have to mention Tom Ford, his perfumes became quite popular and just like other luxury brands like Jo Malone, Aerin, etc under the wing of Estee Lauder is has a high price tag, the question is..is really worth it or is just a brand hype? I have tried quite a few of the fragrances from this house and yes some of them are not worth the money at all and others are really good and that’s the case of Black Orchid.
When it comes to make up I always found creamy texture far easier to work with than powders probably because I blending with my fingers I manage to build up everything faster and just like I want it, so this time I come with three new in from Sculpted by Aimee the successful brand from the Irish make up artist Aimee Connolly, I tried a couple of her products before and they are amazing, well the brand has this new Cream Luxe Collection which are basically are individual creamy blush, highlighter and bronzer, a minimalist luxe collection for a quickly make up look without so many products.
Exfoliating the body is probably one of the most satisfying things to do in the shower, obviously don’t do it everyday because the skin needs its microbiome but once or twice a week is more than enough, I tend to quite careful with the type of body polishes I use because I don’t want to damage my skin by using something too aggressive, this why today I come with a wonderful recommendation that is not only friendly with our bodies but also with the environment.
Niche perfume brands are increasing more and more their participation in the market, but very few of them offer sample sizes to try them out, many times we do have to go to specialised perfumes stores that we have to be honest if you are not in London (or any big city) you would find it a bit complicated and in some cases expensive to get there, another factor is how many fragrances we can properly try in one go till our nose lose track of everything. There are so many brands, many olfactory families, notes, sillage, etc that trying to select one is basically a really a hard work
The spring comes with some new releases in perfumery and certainly one of the most cheerful not only with the bottle design but also interesting notes is Toy 2 Bubble Gum by Moschino. Not long ago I posted about Toy 2 and how much I loved the fragrance, this new flanker as the name says includes bubble gum on it so I couldn’t be more excited about it. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Toy 2 Bubble Gum by Moschino”
New release from the Mon Guerlain family, thinking already in the summer, I was curious to see if they improved the quality or not, as I like the original Mon Guerlain but is not really a favourite of mine, is a very generic perfume and I would much prefer other options from the brand hence why I don’t have it in my collection. I didn’t like any of the flankers in fact I have two bottles of two of them and I’m seriously thinking to sell them as I never reach out for them. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet by Guerlain”
When it comes to Marc Jacobs fragrances I honestly never understood the hype about the daisy perfumes, the are so generic and pretty poor performance I guess the bottle design do all the marketing but I hardly ever hear anyone mentioning the Decadence line, the first one came out in 2015 and even still today I keep finding so unique compared to many other options in the market. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Decadence by Marc Jacobs”
When it comes to fast fashion, consumerism out of control is hard to develop a conscious shopping habits, we are invaded by massive brands with many times lack of ethics from the materials and working force they use, environmental impact, animal testing, and many other things that sometimes we ignore. In the other hand I also feel like the exclusivity, the unique design of certain products is something we are missing. Continue reading “Lone Design Club: Discovering Independent Conscious Brands”
For a couple of weeks this has been my Sunday pampering routine, I have always dedicate time for myself just before starting another week, a way to recharge energies and feel good with myself and that includes obviously my body. Some of the products I have been using the past weeks are from Thalgo Indoceane Spa collection, I spoke about this brand skincare products before but never really tried any of the spa ones which are such a Spa at home experience. Continue reading “Sunday Pampering with Thalgo Indoceane Collection”
Can’t really believe where the time gone, is April already and with that a new Beauty Box from Lookfantastic with different type of products, I personally loved them all except the fake eyelashes as I don’t really use fake eyelashes, fake nails or anything like that but probably they would come handy whenever I attend a party in my life again. But let’s see the content. Continue reading “Look Fantastic April 2021 Subscription Beauty Box”
I was waiting for the spring to properly talk about a perfume that I have tried and loved and is mostly for the warm weather season, I’m talking about Basilico & Fellini from Vilhelm Parfumerie. A green fresh unisex fragrance probably one of the best I have tried in a while, specially since there are not purely green releases lately. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Basilico and Fellini by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
When it comes to spring/summer season I tend to switch my make up routine to something lighter, fresher and natural, heavy foundation, extreme highlighter and blush with a huge eye make up look always have been a huge no from me as I like a more sophisticated and elegant look, also because in the warm weather any heavy make up would practically start to melt giving us the urgency to remove it all. Stila did think about this so they introduced a simple but effective make up collection. Continue reading “Review: Stila Spring 2021 Collection”
In 2006, Escentric Molecules launched Molecule 01, a single aroma-molecule in a bottle. The molecule was Iso E Super, an abstract synthetic in a lab at IFF. Now Molecule 01 gets a plus one.
In three iterations, it is paired with a single scent ingredient: Mandarin Patchouli and Iris. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule+ Collection by Escentric Molecules”
With sunnier (and more social) days on the horizon, spring is *the* season for supercharging your beauty routine. From dew-delivering serums to plumping lipsticks, this exclusive box stars a host of hand-picked treats for a radiant complexion, this box is £49 and content inside is worth £196,49. Continue reading “Feelunique Spring Glow Beauty Box”
Paul & Joe beaute released their Spring 2021 Collection following as always the minimalist and cute Japanese packaging design, the collection is quite simple following the make up trends from the Easters countries like Japan and Korea were they tend to go for the soft and natural make up looks quite similar of how French women like it. Continue reading “Review: Paul and Joe Beaute Spring 2021 Collection”
Paco Rabanne just released a summer flanker of the best seller Olympea, with a lovely bottle we can now find Olympea Blossom a far lighter option from the original one and the first release of the brand for 2021 ready for the warm weather. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Olympea Blossom by Paco Rabanne”
After 4 sell-out years, the Lookfantastic Beauty Egg is back. This year, you’ll be able to indulge in 6 selected products, perfect for a little self-indulgence or as a treat for someone special. Worth over £220 (A$400), get your hands on the best Beauty Egg on the market for just £65 (A$135) Continue reading “Look Fantastic Beauty Egg 2021 (UK and Australia)”
As I was reviewing fragrances that are far more suitable for the summer time but long lasting I was asked about options to use once we all get back to the office or indoor working places where we have to be considerate with others not getting a headache but smell gorgeous if someone get close to us. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Bright Crystal by Versace”
And it came back, the famous Moschino teddy bear that looks quite cute, Toy 2 has a lovely bottle design in my opinion nicer and more practical than the first Toy perfume, there is also a black bottle which is the masculine version and heard good things about it too, but so far this is the first fragrance I try from the brand, the bottle already got me but I’m actually quite curious how the fragrance is and how it performance. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Toy 2 by Moschino”
L’Orée du Bois is originally a dress designed by Jacques Fath for Rita Hayworth’s wedding trousseau, The fashion experts probably know very well who Jacques Fath was but for the ones who doesn’t he was one of the top post war fashion designers together with Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain sadly he died quite young due to leukemia, the fashion brand halted production and now is only Jacques Fath Parfum that keep the house alive. Continue reading “Perfume Review: L’Orée du Bois by Jacques Fath”
On March 8th, it’s International Women’s Day! So this month, Look Fantastic Beauty Box is celebrating with this month’s ‘Beauty Beyond Boundaries’ Edition they’re giving you not only a specially-designed box, but also an additional product inside the box! the March box has 7 products inside and is worth over £55. Continue reading “Look Fantastic March 2021 Subscription Beauty Box”
Some time ago I reviewed Fleur Burlesque by Vilhelm Parfumerie and mentioned about the feminine inspiration that fragrance has from La Belle Epoque and the Moulin Rouge can can dancers, today following the line we jump to the beginning of the 20’s with a unisex scent that intends to catch the atmosphere of those years. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Chicago High by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
February is almost reaching the end and before the next month parcel arrives I wanted to share this month beauty box from Roccabox a beauty box subscription service. This is the first time I review one box from them that normally come with 5 products but this month included a pink lemonade to treat ourselves for Valentine’s day such a nice treat. Continue reading “Roccabox February 2021 Subscription Beauty Box”
With spring around the corner, the spring fragrances start to show up and this time we have a flanker from Dylan Blue Pour Femme by Versace: Dylan Turquoise, keeping the luxurious bottle design but instead of a deep blue we have a crystal clear aquamarine colour that clearly screams summer. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Dylan Turquoise by Versace”
A bit late but luckily still available we can see the new Stroke of Luck Collection by Bobbi Brown, this is a limited edition created to celebrate the Chinese New Year, not only for the gorgeous packaging but also the reddish warm shades. The collection includes one eye shadow palette, one highlighter and three lipsticks. Continue reading “Review: Bobbi Brown, Stroke Of Luck Collection”
Lancome released a new mascara called Lash Idôle, keeping the name of the latest fragrance from the brand and the rose gold packaging. We get an addition to the Hypnose, Mon Monsieur classics. So we will check what is the concept that makes this mascara different from the other ones the brand already have. Continue reading “Review: Lancôme, Lash Idôle Mascara”