Perfume Review: 100 by Trish McEvoy

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When we talk about about Trish McEvoy we normally think about makeup but not so much about the lovely perfume collection, except if we visit department stores and we can see them displayed and ready to try out.

Time ago I was lucky enough to try out Precious Pink Jasmine and really loved it so this time I went for a Floral Oriental option, the notes really called my attention so I’m really excited to share this Eau de Parfum called 100. Continue reading “Perfume Review: 100 by Trish McEvoy”

Review: Thalgo, Clarifying Water Essence

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Even when essences have been on the market for a while, not many brands produce them, actually they are kind of exclusive to medium to luxury ones and still you would need to know where to find them, but still many people wouldn’t know what they are, how to use it and most important they are not meant to replace any other product. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Clarifying Water Essence”

Perfume Review: La Route d’Emeraude by Isabey

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First launch in 1924, “La Route d’Emeraude” The road to the Emerald Triangle from Isabey was designed by Julien Viard, in a faceted bottle and a jewel-like case, reminiscent of the splendor of the Far East. This perfume is inspired, with a touch of nostalgia, by the journey leading to the “Emerald Triangle” (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia), filled with the scents of Jasmine Sambac and blooming flowers. Many Orient lovers took the path to these faraway lands and experienced sensations that are recaptured in this re-edition of the mythical perfume. Gold leather (cordovan) effect, distinctive of La Route d’Emeraude previous designs, has been preserved. The fragrance has been slightly changed. Continue reading “Perfume Review: La Route d’Emeraude by Isabey”

Zelens, Defence SPF 30 & Lip Treatment Oil Review

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One product I tend to run out quite fast is the Facial SPF and I have to admit I only use Body SPF during the summer, but something that worries me is that many people only cares about using SPF during the sunny months when it’s actually a everyday use product during the whole year, this is not only about the skin getting burnt, getting wrinkles in few years is also to avoid skin cancer, so today I want to share with you 3 products from Zelens, a great dermatological brand with very nice formulas. Continue reading “Zelens, Defence SPF 30 & Lip Treatment Oil Review”

Windle & Moodie, Ultra Nourishing Collection Review

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Anyone who has very damaged hair knows how hard it is to bring it back to life, one of the most important factors is knowing how to choose quality and free products such as parabens and silicones that give a false appearance of “healthy” when the reality is very different, the problem that has even happened to me is that when I use products free of these ingredients my hair is obviously shown as it is: dry, damaged, full of frizz, etc. I preferred to sacrifice myself and continue using harmful products just to tame my hair. I decided a couple of months ago that I wanted to have long hair again because I do not tolerate the same haircut that everyone now wears, so I decided to make it grow but it was healthy when the Ultra Nourishing line from Windle & Moodie was great help. Continue reading “Windle & Moodie, Ultra Nourishing Collection Review”

Perfume Review: Precious Pink Jasmine by Trish McEvoy

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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, suddendly 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”

Michael Kors, Wonderlust Eau Fresh

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It has not been that long ago since Michael Kors released Wonderlust, a blend of luxurious blossoms mingle with delectably spiced notes and Oriental Floral
Gourmand. Continue reading “Michael Kors, Wonderlust Eau Fresh”

Beautyblender: Bounce Foundation & Re-Dew Setting Spray

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When Beautyblender announced the release of a foundation I was quite surprised as we all know the brand for the magnificent makeup sponges, so I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when Bounce came up, but after tested it for a couple of days in a row I put my hands up now is one of my favourite foundations for several reason not only the performance. Recently another member joined the family and again another lovely surprise: Re-Dew Setting spray, plus the two new Electrical Violet sponges because you never have enough beautyblenders specially if you work with make up. Continue reading “Beautyblender: Bounce Foundation & Re-Dew Setting Spray”

Salvatore Ferragamo, Amo Flowerful

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Flower. Power. An explosion of flowers and colour. Introducing Amo Flowerful, the new olfactory chapter in the Amo Ferragamo franchise. Youthful and exuberant, this fresh fragrance expresses the of joy of living, contagious optimism and sparkling energy.
The Amo Flowerful woman is quicker than fantasy, she has a multifaceted personality and expresses all that she loves flowers, colours, her dreams, her journeys and the power of her freedom. Continue reading “Salvatore Ferragamo, Amo Flowerful”

MAC, Studio Waterweight Foundation

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It has been a while since the last time I used a MAC foundation and normally would be the classics from the brand so when I saw this I noticed I have never tried it before and the name really caught my attention, I’m talking about the Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation. I said many times down here I do have normally oily skin except on winter that could actually turn into dry, another thing I always say is that I hate cakey make up and how I see on the street and even beauty consultants wear an overdose of high coverage foundation, no, no, no. Many of you would say “Elle I want full coverage because I have bad skin, I have acne, rosacea or any other issue” great you can get a full coverage but without making so obvious to others eyes, plus there is nothing more annoying of that heavy foundation sensation on your face, well here we have one solution. Continue reading “MAC, Studio Waterweight Foundation”

Valmont, Perfecting Powder Cream Foundation

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Less is more, from the “No Make up Make up” to the Glass Skin many women realise that looking natural and fresh could be far nicer than the diva look, because is not nice when you can notice the excess of foundation from meters away, and far more important a natural makeup would make you look far younger and would help also a lot to keep your skin younger but not all foundations do that that’s why today I want to share the one I have been loving lately and is the Perfecting Powder Cream by Valmont. Continue reading “Valmont, Perfecting Powder Cream Foundation”

Charlotte Tilbury, Glowing Pretty Skin Palette

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Minimalist with makeup, Traveler who wants to pack as little as possible in her make bag, or just someone who loves makeup and everything in one palette sound way too good, so yes here you have an option and it’s the Glowing Pretty Skin Palette from Charlotte Tilbury. This is basically a face palette that includes setting powder, blush, highlighter and bronzer, which is great if you don’t like to jump from one thing to other just have everything together. Continue reading “Charlotte Tilbury, Glowing Pretty Skin Palette”

Charlotte Tilbury, Bar Of Gold Palette

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When you are fan of highlighters then is hard to resist to palettes like this, Bar Of Gold Palette from Charlotte Tilbury is a good option forme people who likes to alternate shades and not using always the same one and for the ones who wants to give a natural glow to a dull skin without leaving that extra pigmented diva look where the highlighter become way too obvious, a good option in shades for classy people I would call it. Continue reading “Charlotte Tilbury, Bar Of Gold Palette”

Marc Jacobs: Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation

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Here we are with the latest foundation released by Marc Jacobs, I’m talking about Shameless a very nice option for everyday make up, basically this is a long wear foundation with a very light and fresh finish what is basically I always reach for my everyday look as I want to look natural and not with a cakey face, but still is very buildable so if you want a high coverage you can easily get with it. Continue reading “Marc Jacobs: Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation”

Carolina Herrera, Good Girl

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“A woman can conquer the world with the right shoes.” From here comes the inspiration of Good Girl, I have to admit the bottle makes a huge marketing buying decision specially for blind purchases a clear example is my mom that wanted the perfume only for the bottle, the question is …Does really worth adding this to my collection? Continue reading “Carolina Herrera, Good Girl”

Kiehl’s: Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask

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When my skin needs an extra because it looks quite dull or without any glow i tend to use overnight face masks instead of regular moisturizers. No doubt Kiehl’s is one of my favourite brands when it comes to face masks and one of the latest to come up is the Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask. Continue reading “Kiehl’s: Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask”

12 Weeks Of IPL Hair Removal With Smooth Skin Muse

My story with removal has been always been a big drama for me, my skin is olive during the summer and pale during the winter and my hair is dark brown which makes any non pleasant to see hair very easy to actually see. I always struggled with hair removal methods, I always saw other girls saying so happily that they shave their legs or under arms and they look flawless, in my case the shaved legs for example would last me a day, the next one I would actually start to feel them like sand paper plus my legs would get full of ungrown hair. Waxing also never was good for me, my skin is very sensitive and even when the wax was almost cold still it managed to leave dark marks on my skin and it was not really good removing hair. Creams: same result as shaving, Little Classic Machines: This ones helped to make the hair growing a bit slower but I cannot resist the pain so much so normally I ended up doing half of my legs and shaving the other half. Continue reading “12 Weeks Of IPL Hair Removal With Smooth Skin Muse”

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair: Ultimate Reset Collection

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As I said many times I have big issues with my hair as it’s very thick with a lot of damage (extreme) at the same time I have very sensitive scalp so I have to be careful with my hair care, so this time I have been using the whole Ultimate Reset Collection from Shu Uemura which is the latest from the brand for very damaged hair so I was very keen to try it out. Continue reading “Shu Uemura Art Of Hair: Ultimate Reset Collection”

Marc Jacobs: Leopard Frost Collection

Marc Jacobs came up with a new collection: Leopard Frost, a series of icy finishes, the high impact pigment products feature five shades of the Le Marc Lip Frost, as well as a limited edition Eye-Conic Frost eyeshadow palette with shades like burgundy, blue and gold for creating both day and night glam. Arriving with an ultra-sleek packaging emblazoned with an eye-catching leopard print. Continue reading “Marc Jacobs: Leopard Frost Collection”

Thalgo: Collagène Cream & Concentrate

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The past weeks I have been using two products from the Collagène Collection from Thalgo a French luxury marine cosmetic brand, Thalgo formulas are kind to skin and the environment: Do not contain parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, GMOs or ingredients of animal origin (Except beeswax and collagen) I think this is wonderful for having a healthy and safe skin care routine in a long basis and it was on the reasons I wanted to try the brand as my skin is sensitive and tends to react quite badly to nasty chemicals. Continue reading “Thalgo: Collagène Cream & Concentrate”

Charlotte Tilbury, Stars In Your Eyes Palette

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As many of you probably know Charlotte Tilbury rarely have an eyeshadow palette on its permanent collection in fact last year a limited edition one showed up almost at the end of the year at it was sold out in one day, So this year Charlotte surprised us with another palette the Stars In your Eyes Palette, this one is still a limited edition but lately I noticed that many of their “limited edition” became permanent or they are re-stocking due to the high demand, which is not surprise as this brand really knows what the make-up market wants. Continue reading “Charlotte Tilbury, Stars In Your Eyes Palette”

Lancôme x Proenza Schouler Collection

It became like almost a tradition that every year Lancôme choose to collaborate with a Fashion House to create a unique make up collection this time was the turn to the young emerging Proenza Schouler, a New Yorker spirit brand. It was released around July, but as this is an Autumn collection I prefered to wait till the actual season arrive to show some of the products I have being trying out. Continue reading “Lancôme x Proenza Schouler Collection”

Perfume Review: Rêve d’Infini by Lalique

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A fragrance that probably became one of my all time favourites is Rêve d’Infini from Lalique, I’m a total fan of their art pieces but for some reason never really paid attention to the perfume collection.  Continue reading “Perfume Review: Rêve d’Infini by Lalique”

Mugler, We Are All Alien Collector Edition

 

Is not new that I love all the pieces Mugler has released during these years and is not new that Alien is one of my favourites, not only the first original version but also all the flankers I tried were just gorgeous.

Probably some of you already know that practically every year Mugler release a collector edition for all the Alien lovers, this year was not the exception except for the concept on the bottle design, We Are All Alien made me fall in love for several reasons, so let’s start. Continue reading “Mugler, We Are All Alien Collector Edition”

Bobbi Brown: Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette

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Harnessing the always-popular camouflage print, Bobbi Brown develops the Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek palette for its AW18 collection. Rich and earthy, it’s comprised of six eyeshadows and one warming highlighter. Each formula glides on effortlessly, treating your lids to a wealth of densely-pigmented colour. Silky and smooth, all hues layer naturally, while the light-reflecting pearl pigments help your whole beauty look pop. Glow on. Continue reading “Bobbi Brown: Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette”

Elizabeth Arden: Dare To Bare Bronzing Gel Pearls

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Now days many people loves to use tanning products hoping to avoid the fair pale skin, in my case there is nothing that I hate most than tanning my skin, I don’t use tanning products and I avoid the sun as much as I can, but the truth is that sometimes because of my job I must stay outdoors checking out things fo several hours underneath the sun and obviously I get red and then olive, the worst part is when I take off all my clothes and i see part of my neck tanned or red and the rest of my shoulders, one side of my arms, my legs etc totally white. I decided to try the Dare To Bare Bronzing Gel Pearls from Elizabeth Arden Continue reading “Elizabeth Arden: Dare To Bare Bronzing Gel Pearls”

Shiseido: Synchro Skin Illuminator

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This Illuminator or highlighter is part of the Synchro Skin from Shiseido, I have been using it practically everyday as I only use few drops for different part of my face, that’s why this 40 ml bottle is very long lasting. The Synchro Skin Illuminator is a creamy highlither with a medium pigmentation, ideal to get a natural and sophisticated glow to a classy makeup look. The creamy formula is ideal to apply with fingers and they are easier to blend in the right area we want to glow, I also found it a bit more long lasting than powders specially for dry skin or even the oily ones during the cold months. Continue reading “Shiseido: Synchro Skin Illuminator”

Michael Kors: Sexy Ruby

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Inspired by the unique link between seduction, strength and glamour where fantasy meets femininity and a woman is her sexiest. Boldly luxurious, brilliantly faceted, and
glamorously mesmerizing.
“Sexy Ruby is the story of strong women. Women who know what they want and go after it,” says Michael Kors. Sexy Ruby entices you to enter her world and Magnify Your Sexy. Look through the reflections of the ruby crystal and discover a new side of seduction. More confident. More daring. More alluring than ever before.
Continue reading “Michael Kors: Sexy Ruby”

Björk & Berries, White Forest Collection

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The cold months are coming and for me that means candles and diffusers to make my home a cosy place, and a powerful and delicate fragrance that would persist on my skin. That’s why I tried few items from Björk & Berries, a swedish luxury and ecological brand.

I tried their latest collection: White Forest,  a sensual and melodramatic perfume of wood and fresh forest air, an exciting and mysterious scent of the deep Swedish forest that includes birch and pine. White Forest comes in a range of unisex perfume, body care and home products with natural and organic ingredients of the highest quality. The skin care products are based on organic birch extract that makes the skin toned, soft, firm and elastic. Continue reading “Björk & Berries, White Forest Collection”

Bobbi Brown Bronzed Nudes Edition Palette

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I have to admit when it comes to Bobbi Brown I tend to go mostly for the Foundations, primers, powders, nut not really for the colour section.but when I saw this limited edition palette I remembered that I binned all my nudes ones and needed one so it was like “come with mama”.

Bobbi Brown has a new limited-edition Nude on Nude Eyeshadow Palettes, beautiful for a neutral with a twist eye look. If you’re one who doesn’t wear a lot of eyeshadow, are just getting into makeup, or want something easy to wear every day it’s a great option. Continue reading “Bobbi Brown Bronzed Nudes Edition Palette”