Time to time some of my old brushes leave my collection after years of hard use, doesn’t happen on a regular basis as I always try to get the best quality brushes and others I just notice that I don’t have certain type brushes so I keep adding more. Well lately I have been trying out the brushes from Dear Dahlia a make brand that probably you saw on Instagram, never tried any of their make up but when I saw their gorgeous Blooming Brush Collection I gave it a go.
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LookFantastic Summer Skin Limited Edition Beauty Box
Make every hour golden hour with the Limited Edition Summer Skincare Beauty Box. Featuring nine essential skincare products to get your complexion glowing this season worth over an amazing £160! We’ve got everything you need for that radiant summer skin including six full-size products.
Hydrate and highlight your skin’s natural glow this season with LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box!
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LookFantastic Female Founders Beauty Box
Elevate your beauty regime and find everything you need for an uplifting beauty boost this month. Find inside 10 powerful products from brands founded by trailblazing women in the business of beauty.
Worth over £146, get yours today for just £55! Iconic beauty brands, founded by iconic women.
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Review: MAC Cosmetics, MacStack Mascara
Stack on infinite layers of volume + length with our new breakthrough formula, which means layer after layer, lashes stay perfectly defined and feathery soft no clumping, no flaking, no smudging. Build customisable lashes to suit your style. This is the new concept MAC Cosmetics came with, quite smart as normally it becomes messy to try a more natural look for a more built up lashes style.
Review: Steamcream, Cleansing Balm and Jasmine & Evening Primrose
Steamcream a brand with a minimalist and simple skincare using high quality, environmentally-friendly ingredients at ultimate levels to provide moisturised, protected skin, handmade by craftsmen in Japan using our unique steam emulsification method, environmentally-friendly, recyclable packaging has saved 300,000kg of plastic going into landfill.
Recently they have release two new products that I have been trying out and today I want to share my experience.
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Perfume Review: Voce Viva Intensa by Valentino
Voce Viva Intensa is a bold, intense and luxurious scent for women. A harmony of a radiant floral bouquet amplified by Jasmin Absolute twisted with an addictive Crystal Moss accord and intensified with a double dose of Bourbon Vanilla celebrating the sound or your voice in the scent of your fragrance.
It translates to living voice draws a parallel between the sound of your voice and the scent of your fragrance. Like a voice, a fragrance is personal, intimate and leaves a trace. Voce Viva Intensa has the same empowering message only this time louder celebrating every woman’s voice.
Roman at heart, Valentino Beauty is a Colour Cool Couture brand and the fragrance is built around these codes.
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Perfume Review: Precious Pink Jasmine by Trish McEvoy
On my way to make a list of best spring/summer fragrances options I managed to test Precious Pink Jasmine by Trish McEvoy, I have had few make up items from the brand in the past but never tried any of the perfume range and I was looking for floral options for those who are not fan of “Too floral” perfumes, I was looking for something more delicate, unique in terms of notes and the right balance between floral and sweet, suddenly I remembered this fragrance so I decided to test it and it was a very nice surprise. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Precious Pink Jasmine by Trish McEvoy”
Perfume Review: Mango Skin by Vilhelm Parfumerie
With a single bite, you can feel the mango in your veins. Wild colours, endless skies and untamed happiness: breath taking South Africa becomes the backdrop for this expressionist burst of blackberries, mango and black pepper. A ripe fruit that reveals its complex flavours a cocktail of wild orris, black lotus and jasmine that leaves behind patchouli, vanilla and a hint of pink sugar.
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Review: MAC Cosmetics x Lisa
The MAC X Lisa collection by MAC Cosmetics has been created in collaboration with female K-pop artist Lisa.
This collection includes each of her favourite Lisa products with completely new shades inspired by what she loves most. The eyeshadow palette, blush, highlighter, lipsticks as well as eyeliners come in a very striking and pretty shiny purple packaging.
Perfume Review: Arizona Bloom by Floral Street
One of the latest fragrances released by the niche and vegan brand Floral Street, Arizona Bloom is a dry amber floral scent with strong presence of coconut, at first sight I thought it was a summer scent but after trying it out during different seasons it certainly works well anytime, specially for certain type of mood or personality.
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Christmas 2021: Home and Tech Gift Ideas
Some of the most popular gifts for Christmas that are suitable for anyone are tech gadgets and home items, some smaller, other bigger, you don’t need to break your bank account to find very nice gifts in these categories, so here I would share some options that I tried and loved and other that I found and consider very nice options too.
Mini Gifts and Stocking Fillers Ideas 2021
Mini Gifts and Stocking Fillers are probably one of the best things for me as they would normally be products that I wouldn’t buy them for myself but I end up using them a lot when I receive those random gifts, probably because they are everyday mini items we don’t pay that much attention but we don’t need to spend the money we don’t have to make a lovely gift either so here I share few options I have been trying and loving.
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Perfume Review: Crystal Noir EDP by Versace
Crystal Noir is a fragrance that already has its years in the perfume market and continues to be a highly recommended perfume in the mass market because its price is usually quite affordable for Versace and the fragrance itself conquers easily especially during the cold season.
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Lookfantastic November 2021 Subscription Beauty Box
Party season is here and what better way to get the festivities started than replenishing your beauty regime with this month’s dazzling Beauty Box. Filled with 6 rejuvenating products, indulge your senses and inspire your looks with these must-have beauty essentials.
Party-prep has never looked so good!
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Lancôme Holiday Beauty Advent Calendar
Lancôme unveils its luxurious beauty advent calendar for 2021. Each wonderful house is filled with a beauty surprise. The best way to make every day of the holiday season feel special and exciting. As we all know Lancôme has large selection of fragrances, skincare and make up, and this is a good way to try a little bit of everything and decide later what is worth repurchase in full size.
Lookfantastic Beauty Chest 2021
Almost a tradition from Lookfantastic is to release every year right after their advent calendar another great deal: The Beauty Chest, a great value of money as it normally includes full size products and different premium brands and a good mix of skincare, make up, haircare, etc.
Perfume Review: Lilas Exquis by Jacques Fath
Imagine yourself walking through a field of lilacs that just bloomed, that was basically how I felt when I tried Jacques Fath’s Lilas Exquis. Panouge Paris is in charge of creating fragrances for the brand as it does for Isabey, another niche brand that I never tire of recommending on my blog. In the case of Isabey, true floral notes were achieved, particularly gardenia, which is very difficult to obtain and the vast majority fail and end with an artificial scent. Something similar happened with lilacs, all the fragrances that I tested had an artificial smell far from the true one, so it caused me a lot of curiosity and I did not think twice when I saw that Jaques Fath had an exclusive fragrance of this flower.
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Lookfantastic x Stylist Beauty Advent Calendar
This year’s must-have beauty essentials, edited by Stylist magazine, are back and better than ever! Featuring 12 of this season’s most essential luxuries from makeup to skincare to perfume, there’s something for every occasion behind ever door…
Make someone’s day and gift this beautiful Advent calendar, with luxurious products picked from the very pages of stylist magazine with a total worth of £311
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ASOS: The Gift Of ASOS Boxes
ASOS released another Make UpGift Box with lovely products and brands all for £25
ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar 2021
Packed full of pampering picks, the ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Calendar is a total bargain at £75. Treat yourself to a spot of R&R courtesy of this luxury haul which contains products from Clinique, Urban Decay, Estee Lauder, and more. From intensive face masks to show stopping eye palettes, statement lashes to nourishing hair treatments, indulge in an at-home pamper session this December.
Review: Huda Beauty, Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette
If you ask me about one brand with the best eye shadow palettes out there, well without a doubt I would said Huda Beauty, from the texture, quality, pigmentation to the shades selection. I previously tried two palettes from the brand I was quite surprised by the high quality that not even other top luxury brands have.
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Perfume Review: La Belle Le Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier
“The new original woman, La Belle Le Parfum, heightens her seduction with an addictive sensuality” If the original La Belle wasn’t delicious enough JPG released the latest La Belle Le Parfum taking everything to a next level, clearly not a fragrance for everyone and everything you need for others.
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Lookfantastic October 2021 Subscription Beauty Box
Make time for yourself this month and indulge in the gift that keeps on giving. Refresh your skincare and makeup game for fall with these must-have beauty essentials from brands including Filorga, Rituals, Philip Kingsley and more, worth over $60!
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Skinstation Experience: Obagi Daily Hydro Drops Review
During the past weeks I have been trying out the Obagi Daily Hydro Drops Serum , a luxury dermatological brand that you can easily find at Skin Station an online store that allows you to browse and buy luxury skincare products at the most competitive prices and getting the professional help to choose the right products depending of your skin type and needs, in my case I was suggested to try out this Obagi serum that is special for normal, combination and oily skin, I tend to have issues with hormonal acne but t the same time I have dry patches and I know my skin is dehydrated so needed some extra help in that sense.
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Perfume Review: Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper 25 by Kayali
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.
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Latest In Beauty Stella Smart Beauty Awards Edit Box
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.
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The Beautiful Mind Series: Vol.1 Intelligence and Fantasy, Vol.2 Precision and Grace
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.
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Review: The Body Shop, Mango Body Butter
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.
Review: Omorovicza, Midnight Renewal
One of the latest products released by Omorovicza is this Midnight Renewal as the names suggest this is a night-time serum designed to instantly boost the complexion and restore skin’s youthful vitality while we sleep.
Perfume Review: Black Orchid by Tom Ford
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.