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London Fashion Week Trend, Makeup with Pressed Flowers


Apparently there was a thing at the London Fashion Week with models walking the runway covered in delicate pressed petals.The result was dreamy, creative, beautiful, romantic and inspiring.




Replacing blush, lipstick, and even jewelry, makeup artist Val Garland pressed dried daisies, ferns, cornflowers, and forget-me-nots onto models’ collarbones, foreheads, cheeks and even on the  lips.With help from MAC Cosmetics, Garland decorated the model's faces for what she called a "woodland fairy" look.

Fresh Spring Look


I am really excited for better weather and more sunny days, more light in general ! This past week I had some splendid days and I could take few beautiful photos of my makeup look lately.
I am extremely happy with how my skin looks lately, finally I managed to get rid of dryness and redness.
Lately I have been wearing light makeup and of course overlined lips and a lot of black lace; I am really crazy about this trend with black lace tops and bralettes.



This makeup look its really easy to do, it take about 15 min for the entire face and I think its just as perfect for night time as for date time. I would describe it as simple, feminine a bit sparkly and a bit pastel. Soft shades of purple and pink are perfect for a fresh, radiant look.

Here are the products used.

NUXE Splendieuse masque

NUXE is the expert in floral cosmetics and once again I discovered a wonderful and innovative skin care product, NUXE Splendieuse masque, an anti -dark spot perfecting mask.


 NUXE Splendieuse masque is a fiber (sheet mask) designed for all skin types and really easy to use. All you have to do is to remove the mask from its sachet and carefully unfold it, place it on clean, dry face; adjust it to the contour of the face and leave it for about 10 min...

.......... it will look scary :)) but it will feel really nice and relaxing! 

 Fiber masks are my favorite because there is no rinse after the use,skin feels and looks amazing and I really think they are worth the money and the hype.
 NUXE Splendieuse masque has porcelain rose, white crocus and vitamin C to even out complexion and to revive the natural skin radiance.

Red lips, smokey eyes and the party glow


My daily look is very casual and doesn't always involve a red lip, smoldering smokey eye or glitter and probably because I am too lazy but for occasions, events, Christmas and Instagram I am ready to make an effort and do a full face makeup with a bold red lip and a smokey eye.



This look is actually very simple to do; I have been using a bunch of makeup products from Sleek and I think it ended up really pretty. 


FACE: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

              Dior Star Foundation in 122 Camee

              Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly 

              NYX HD finishing powder

              Sleek contour kit in Light to sculpt my cheeks and contour my face
              essence Silky Touch Blush in 20 Babydoll
              MUA Undress your Skin Highlighting Powder in Pink Shimmer for a twinkly radiance :))

Best of beauty, makeup and skincare 2016

The winners are in ! Here are some of the best products I discovered this year and also some of my old time best favorites.


  MAKEUP
1.Best summer foundation: Guerlain Terracota Joli Teint
2.Best winter foundation: Dior Star
3.Best drugstore eye primer: Elf
4.Best high end eye primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

My most disappointing beauty products 2016



Last year I didn't have enough time to make a list of my most disappointing beauty products but this year the list of the products that truly disappointed me with their performance and quality is READY!!!!

 

........................I think I will start with the makeup brushes (from left to right )

Nudu Natural Beauty - luxurious, non toxic and cruelty free skincare

I recently discovered a new skincare brand with really amazing products, made in New Zealand with premium botanical ingredients, never ever tested on animals and without harmful or toxic ingredients. Isn't that great ?

Nudu products are made by a team of world-class experts, that are looking at every single ingredient for quality, effectiveness, and proven benefits to skin health and beauty.


I have received from Nudu, for a review purpose, several of their products : the natural beauty system for normal to dry skin (cream cleanser, reviving toner, gentle moisturizer) a konjac sponge and an eye cream. Before I will talk about these products I would like to mention that I am not selling any of these products, I am not affiliated with Nudu and I have not been compensated for my review.

Micellar Water Test- Garnier, Nivea & Ziaja

 Hello everyone, because is such a hype to remove your make-up with micellar waters I thought I should test several and see what cleans best but first lets see what is this micellar water.
Micellar water takes its name from micelles, tiny round balls of cleansing molecules that float in the water. When you apply the product to your skin, the cleansing agents come into contact with oil and dirt on your face, allowing them to be swept away quickly and efficiently.


I chose 3 affordable micellar waters: 2 from drugstore and 1 pharmaceutical, all of them affordable and popular : GARNIER Skin Naturals Micellar Water for sensitive skin, NIVEA 3in1 Micellar Water for sensitive skin and Ziaja Spa Marine Algae Micellar Water for dry and normal skin 30 +

For the past year I have been using GARNIER on a daily base and I love this product because it works so good for my skin (dry and sensitive ) and it works amazing for lips and for the eye area without causing any irritation. I am happy I can buy it in this huge format of 400 ml because its a great product and I always use a tons of these micellar waters. The formula has no perfume and no parabens and very few ingredients: water mixed with glycerin and Hexylene Glycol.
Hexylene Glycol is a solvent and viscosity agent used in many skin care products that can create small irritation to certain skin types and skin conditions.

2016 Beauty Empties #2 FACE + NAILS

........it feels like I didn't post for ages, actually is true: it has been a long times since my last post, about a month or even more. I have been really busy and away and it's kind of difficult to manage all my social media accounts if I am not at home.
 SOOOOO, I guess payed less attention to my blog post for a while, but hey, it looks like I am back and I already have some articles in my draft but for now just a post about some beauty empty stuff, and just because is time to be more organized and put some junk away.


I was gathering for some months all the empty packaging and always postponing this article but today is the day and here are the empty products (skincare and makeup ) that have been used to the last drop.

CLARINS Delectable Self Tanning Mousse with Mirabelle Oil

 Recently I've got a nice sample of tanning mousse from Clarins and because I prefer and really like sunless tan I decided to run a test with it and see how it develops, if it's really worth the money and if I should add it to the list of my favorite sunless tanning products.


CLARINS Delectable Self Tanning Mousse with Mirabelle Oil is suitable both for body and face and it has SPF 15 (avobenzone sunscreen ).