Saturday, 28 November 2015
Christmas gift guides.. The ultimate guide in which you know for sure they'll be too short - I'm bound to have even more gift ideas pop up in my head today, I tell you! I looked around the inturwebz to find some gifts that I'd like to receive, but also gifts that I'd happily gift to friends and family that I know are fond of beauty. I particularly looked for those true gifting items - I could recommend many single products that are worth the purchase, but that doesn't make them festive. So here's a small selection of a few festive beauty products that deserve a spot under a few Christmas trees..
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Ahhh, honey. I haven't eaten honey in months as I had to take it off my diet during my elimination diet, but I am reintroducing it soon. In the meanwhile though, I had this delicious limited edition collection to take care of any serious honey cravings. L'Occitane recently reintroduced their Shea & Honey range; and not surprisingly so as it was pretty popular when it first launched a few years ago. The new collection is called Melting Honey and the products do as promised: they melt into your skin and leave it feeling moisturised and deliciously scented like the yummiest honey.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
While Autumn collections are usually my favourite because of those beautiful autumn colours, Christmas collections are probably the most exciting of the year. Not only because Christmas is my very favourite moment of the year, but because most brands grab this occasion to bring out bold limited editions, desirable novelty gift items, the most beautiful packaging and a their brand classics reimagined. If you have a friend, family member or boyfriend/girlfriend that really loves makeup: the Christmas limited editions are here for you to help you get that perfect gift. I'm planning to publish a Christmas '15 gift guide this weekend, but alongside that article I'll also be trying out products of some of the Christmas collections to tell you what the really good stuff is. Because sadly, sometimes pretty doesn't necessarily translate to quality.. I'll be kicking off these articles with a beautiful collection that'll steal many hearts: Givenchy Les Nuances Glacées. I fell right in love with the La Palette Glacée eyeshadow palette during an early Christmas presentation (the pigment is amaze!) and I was totes excited to find the palette in my gift bag when I went home. It didn't take me long to take it out and dive right in. And yep, the looks you can make with this one are beautiful..
Monday, 16 November 2015
I just had a small holiday break for a midweek and spent two days exploring the city of Rotterdam with my boyfriend, which was an amazing trip! Rotterdam is such a beautiful city and I can thoroughly advise you to spend a weekend there. The rest of my long weekend was dramatically different - I didn't really do much but sit in my sofa and think about all the love I have for everyone in this world and how heartbreaking it is to realise that not everyone in the world lets love rule. I don't know what more to say, so I'll just go on with the article I had planned to publish this weekend. It's been really long since I've published a favourites article and while I've tried to make this a weekly thing, I have seriously failed at that attempt.. Apologies! So let me make a new promise: from now on I'll now and then do these favourites posts, whenever I feel like there's enough to show you that I'm enthusiastic about.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
A quick tip on this gloomy Thursday morning, before it's gone as the Christmas collections are hitting the shelves: Givenchy's autumn collection hasn't been extensively featured here yet, but the Blush Memoire De Forme in the shade Rose Delicate is a true must-have if you're into cream blushes. I hadn't tried it until last week (I only have two cheeks..) but I should have done so much sooner. It's beautiful!