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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A journey to radiance and calm this Christmas through 12 immersive CBD rituals.This special selection of award-winning skincare favourites, alongside new and exclusive products, will leave your complexion glowing, revitalised and restored. This one-of-a-kind calendar will take you on a journey through the best of OTO’s premium CBD experiences, just in time for Christmas.
“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.
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.
Evelyn Hugo, the Hollywood icon who has withdrawn into her middle age, finally decides to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses Monique Grant, an unknown journalist, no one is more surprised than Monique herself. Because she? Because right now?
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.
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.
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.
A 13-piece makeup bundle
The summer guestlist is here and you’re invited! Summer 2021 is the year of the wedding, party, birthday, or the long overdue event that you’ve been waiting for. What better way to prep for the big day than with the ultimate bundle of makeup to create all your guestlist looks. The Guestlist Box features 13 beauty products to help you create all your glowy, colourful looks; with eyeshadow, blusher, and highlighter palettes, lip glosses, lashes, and liners.
Brimming with skin care and make up essentials, this stellar line-up of brightening creams and sculpting masks will care for the delicate eye area, whilst the accentuating shadows and volumising mascara will bestow bigger, brighter eyes. Add this to your arsenal to comfort and enhance – tricking everyone into thinking you get a full eight-hour sleep every single night (one can dream!).
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.
In the skincare world Omorovicza is a well established luxury brand an probably the most famous product from the brand is the Queen of Hungary mist, a multitasking face mist that I personally tend to use it mostly in my morning routine. Well now the brand decided to release the Queen of Hungary night mist to add an extra to our night skincare routine, so today we will see what makes an interesting option for our night skincare routine
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
One of my favourite moments of the month is to see what the Lookfantastic beauty box brings inside and June was not disappointing at all! a good selection of products and brands that for sure I would love to try out.
Facial oils are products I have integrated to my daily skin care routine as a way to nourish my skin and seal the routine to avoid transepidermal water loss, how days the formulas developed allow any skin type to be able to use them and this time I tried a facial oil from the brand Olverum, I never really tried the brand before but I knew they have a good focus on spa and well being. Continue reading “Review: Olverum, Pure Radiance Facial Oil”
When it comes to skincare routine I exfoliate my face twice a week, so after that I keep going with a serum and moisturiser although I tend to replace the moisturiser with a overnight mask as I consider them to nourish far better specially after an exfoliation, so far my favourites are the ones from Kiehl’s, this time I tried out the Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask”
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”
During the last couple of years we started to hear about Hyaluronic Acid applied to skincare products but many times there is a misconception that HA is reserved for dry skin, Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. The HA within our bodies holds a thousand times its weight in water to not only retain all that moisture in our skin and joints, but also prevent all that moisture from evaporating into the air, now just like elastin and collagen this one also decrease in production as we get older so here is when we have to do our part to estimulate the production, internally as you can imagine our diet plays a vital role, no rocking science vegetables and fruits are in the top of the list, externally we can help our skin with skincare products like serums, creams, masks that keep the skin moisturised, helping to reduce the Transepidermal water loss. Continue reading “Review: Institut Esthederm, Intensive Hyaluronic Skincare Routine”
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”
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”