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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
ASOS released another Make UpGift Box with lovely products and brands all for £25
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.
M & S Beauty Advent Calendar is back for 2021! Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with a premium selection of beauty products. There are 25 days of beauty to discover, with a range of hand-picked hair, makeup, fragrance and body products to enjoy. It comes in a gorgeous reusable tin, and includes 10 full-size products to add to your routine.
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.
“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.
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!
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.
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.