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.
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”
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% from The Ordinary is a highly-stable, water-soluble vitamin C derivative. Starring a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, this brightening serum provides antioxidant protection to reduce signs of ageing and even out skin tone. Ascorbyl glucoside is considered a gold standard of vitamin C derivatives, thanks to its high stability and comfortable effects, The Ordinary’s formulation is delivered as an easily applied serum for effortless use. Continue reading “Review: The Ordinary, Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%”
CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol. It is one of many compounds called cannabinoids that are extracted from the cannabis sativa plant, also known as hemp, for their many different benefits. Even though hemp seed oil and CBD come from the same plant, they do not have the same benefits because they’re not extracted the same way. Continue reading “Review: The Body Shop, CBD Range”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Get your glow on with the Sanctuary Spa Time to Glow Bath & Body Gift Set. A glorious collection, this set treats, buffs, conditions, cleanses and purifies every inch of your skin. The perfect introduction to the iconic skincare brand, this collection gives the body the spa experience, taking the mind to paradise. The perfect gift for Vegans, No animal testing & cruelty-free gift set. Continue reading “Valentine’s Spa Gift Idea: Sanctuary Spa, Time to Glow Gift Set”
The Chinese New Year is around the corner and is tradition MAC cosmetics released a special limited edition collection called Moon Masterpiece, it contains, an eye palette, one dual blush, matte lipsticks, lip glosses, and one highlighter that I don’t have it but I have plenty of them from this brand and they are all great so I guess this one also does a great job. With a Pop Art packaging this is the collection to start a great year of the Ox. Continue reading “Review: MAC Cosmetics, Moon Masterpiece Collection”
Love and be loved this February with Look Fantastic’s exclusive Valentine’s Day Collection. Inside you’ll find 7 pampering products (including 4 full-size!), guaranteed to make you feel lovestruck.
This collection will only be available for a limited time, and with a worth of over £207, you better be quick! Continue reading “Look Fantastic Valentine’s Collection 2021 Beauty Box”
Another journey with Escentric Molecules from the pair that remained to try and review and complete the whole family till 06 shows up, a really nice concept in perfumery creative and that managed to became a cult perfume brand. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule 04 and Escentric 04 by Escentric Molecules”
Rose fragrances tend to be and options mostly for warmer months or autumn as the floral scents are not particularly strong and detectable in the cold, but some of them are actually powerful enough for any season one example is Rose Anonyme “Extrait” from Atelier Cologne, the original version comes in a clear glass bottle. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Rose Anonyme Extrait by Atelier Cologne”
January 2021 is here so it’s the first LookFantastic subscription box of the year and I always get excited when this type of things arrive with different options to try out, this month we do have 6 products 3 of them full size with a value of £57, let’s see the content.
Scented candles are probably one of the products I stock myself the most apart of tea and coffee, they are not a good decoration that make my place smell nice but also have a very good influence on my mood hence why they became part of my everyday life. Continue reading “Gift Idea: Floral Street, Lipstick Scented Candle”
This vegan perfume is for the spirited, fearless, mystical and audacious.
A strikingly modern blend of red rose, ylang ylang and jasmine crossed with a soothing cloud of just-brewed coffee, fresh cream and Sichuan pepper – sustainably harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas. For the rebels. The thinkers. And the leaders. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Ylang Ylang Espresso by Floral Street”
In honour of five years of Huda Beauty at Cult Beauty, the brand released a limited-edition eye shadow palette which stars nine gold-standard shades in three delectable finishes; there are pigment-packed, buttery mattes, metallics that rival liquid gold and shimmery toppers that emulate the decadence of fine champagne. Not to mention the all-new texture that features in the endlessly glamorous edit a pink shimmer and gold metallic base that’s actually adorned with flakes of gold . Dotting earthy neutrals amongst the varying tones of the titular shade. Continue reading “Review: Huda Beauty, Gold Obsessions Palette”
Bobbi Brown released it’s holidays Collection for 2020, which includes a couple of gift sets, highlighters, lipsticks and obviously different options on eye palettes with a lovely packaging, so today I’m gonna share two items I have from the collection. Continue reading “Review: Bobbi Brown, Holiday Collection 2020”
Another year that MAC Cosmetics releases a lovely Christmas collection with so many products, highlighters, palettes, lipsticks, lip gloss, gift sets, etc. As a holidays collection we can imagine that we are going to find bright colours with glittery, metallic finish on each product, one of the most cheerful and truly festive collections out in the market. Continue reading “Review: MAC Cosmetics, Frosted Firework Collection”
In 1925, Julien Viard designed for the Perfume House Isabey, a little jewel made of crystal called “Bleu de Chine”. Only few pieces of what was considered as collectors’ items, are still available; one of them at the “Museum of Perfume” in Grasse, France. The same year, Ludwig Moser designed another bottle, with a Crystal Master from Karlsbad: a dark amethyst with hand painted patterns in a lozenge shape bottle. When the decision to produce a contemporary version was taken, it was not possible to use the original name as it was, in the meantime, registered by another company. However, the spirit of “Bleu de Chine” was captured by realising an exceptional scent treasured in a bottle that was treated with a unique process known as “Sublimation”. The dark blue colour and the unique decor have been kept on the new edition. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Fleur Nocturne by Isabey”
Probably you have already heard before about Spirulina supplements for the body, is actually considered a super food that contains a large amount of essential nutrients. In case you never heard about it, spirulina is a blue green algae that can be collected from the surface of the lakes and for so many years it has been used merely as dietary supplement but as the beauty industry keep researching for new ingredients today we can start to see it on skincare products due to the all the benefits on the skin spirulina has shown to have. One of the brands that released a whole collection with it as the star ingredient is Thalgo. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Spiruline Boost Skincare Collection”
Every year Lancôme releases a Christmas make up collection, sometimes includes more or less products, this time the collection includes an eye shadow palette, two lipsticks and one highlighter, the packaging is a lovely ice platinum colour with the traditional rose logo from the brand., simple, minimalist and chic. Continue reading “Review: Lancôme, Holiday Makeup Collection 2020”
For so many years I didn’t really pay attention to what I have been using as body cream or shower gel, I have to admit that most of the time I used to choose highly scented products, never read the ingredients list, it was like the only part of my skin that deserved good treatment was my face and totally left my body aside. It was not till I got a bit of eczema due to the harsh products I was using on my skin but also to wash my clothes that I ended up being more selective and lately had an urticaria caused by stress so really had to be careful with my body care routine to don’t make the condition even worst. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Atoderm Body Care Routine For Normal, Dry And Atopic Skin”
Good Girl is one of the most successful fragrances since 2016 when it was released with that gorgeous shoe bottle that became iconic, the juice made more than one girl crazy about it and became the signature scent of many, then the brand released limited edition bottles till Good Girl Legere became the first flanker with the same success and now Carolina Herrera just released good Girl Suprême. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Good Girl Suprême by Carolina Herrera”
If we talk about cult beauty products one of them is the Queen of Hungary Mist from Omorovicza, at the beginning I didn’t understand the hype for a face mist till I actually tried it out, the formulation, the scent and the effects on the skin apart of being a multitasking product can easily make anyone fall in love with it. Continue reading “Review: Omorovicza, Queen of Hungary Mist Limited Edition 2020”