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January | Beauty Wishlist

I don’t know about you guys but I keep jotting down lists of things I want to buy/try, then get totally swept away by the constant flow of beauty products and somehow always end up purchasing a whole lot of unrelated (albeit still exciting) items instead. So… In an effort to better focus my spending (not to mention have new and “relevant” products to share with you all) I thought I’d start publishing a monthly ‘Beauty Wishlist’. Around the end of each month I will post a list of all the products that caught my eye during its course – then make a point of actually purchasing/ reviewing things off that list, instead of off every actual and/or virtual beauty nook and cranny (like I currently do). Knowing me there will always be the odd, irrelevant purchase but I am kind of hoping to get myself “streamlined” into buying more of what I really want to try instead of the gazillion-th rosy lipstick or nude eye-shadow. Here’s the list for January (see above): 1. Clinique, …

Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Désir De Jour’ Favs

Above (Clockwise): Ombres De Jours Couture Palette Collector, Rouge Volupté Shine No. 28 Rose Intime and No. 29 Ambre Indescent, Volupté Tint in Oil in no. 5 Cherry My Chérie and No. 6 Peach in Love, Palette Lumiere de Jour Glow Enhancing Pressed Powder, La Laque Couture in no. 59 Nuit Noire and no. 58 Nuit Blanche. I have the sneaking suspicion that this ‘Spring Collections’ thing might not bode well with my desicion to save money but, seriously, how can one resist (at least, making wishlists for) them? The YSL Désir De Jour one features too many gorgeous things not to take notice. I highly recommend checking out the full range & grabbing your favorites before they fly off the selves. I love all of the products above but, realistically, I think I’ll go for one of the Tint in Oils (no. 5 Cherry My Chérie), the two nail polishes & the darker Rouge Volupté Shine. What do you think? Already got your hands on some items (what did you think)? Planning on buying any …

Beauty Obsession of the Day…

Looks like I can’t help but be attracted to Marc Jacobs makeup. I guess it’s a good thing I have to travel to Athens, each time I fancy getting my hands on any. That said, I had been planning a little trip there anyway (probably in about a month) and these New Nude Sheer Lip Gels have just made my ‘to-buy’ list (along with my favorite Roses et Reines L’Occitane hand cream, which I’m slowly running out of & a bottle of Eau Duelle by Diptyque, which I’ve been eying since Christmas). The beauties above come in seven shades but I’m lusting over No.150 – Eat Cake (L) described as a ‘rosy nude’ and No. 110 –  Role Play (R) described as a ‘dusty rose’ (I am also currently pining for the #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder and the, slightly older, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner – but that’s a story for a different day post). These little beauties (and the rest of the Spring 2015 Collection) are available now at Marc Jacobs and …

Need to be FABulous…

Look Fantastic is finally stocking First Aid Beauty products (which I’ve been extra tempted to try for quite a while now) and, of course, I couldn’t help but put together a little wishlist. Having battled with cystic acne in my mid twenties & being now faced with the left over scarring and over pigmentation (plus the odd, ol’ Vesuvius of a cyst – especially around those days of the month) two of my Top 3 products were bound to be geared towards that. Enter First Aid Beauty’s Skin Rescue Purifying Mask (29.26€): a peel-off detox formula, which promises to reduce old spot pigmentation and Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads (29.26€): tea tree oil/ salicylic acid and Evermat soaked pads meant to improve skin’s texture & reduce sebum production. Recent concerns over my tired- looking, dark circle- prone eyes (and first fine lines) dictated the third and last product on my wishlist: the brand’s Eye Duty Triple Remedy (34.58€) – an innovative formula that promises to reduce dark circles, brighten the eye area, improve the appearance …

Coming Soon: Chanel Rouge Coco (2.0)

Each and every Spring I find myself lusting over all the new collections – and, with so many gorgeous new offerings popping up on my radar, 2015 is shaping up to be no exception. This year, however, I’m also eagerly anticipating the (revamped) release of an existing favorite: Rouge Coco by Chanel. According to what I’ve been reading in the press: This Spring 2015, Chanel introduces the new Rouge Coco Lipstick. The formula is entirely revamped for even more gentleness, comfort, radiance and melt-away quality. Integrating their new Hydraboost complex, the lipstick leaves lips with a supple, comfortable veil of hydration which deeply nourishes and plumps lips. The formula also allows for build able coverage, with a natural effect with just a single stroke or two strokes or more for even bolder color. The collection features 29 new shades in 6 colour palettes (Nudes, Oranges, Pinks, Rosewoods, Reds and Plums), each named after the friends, loves and muses of Mademoiselle Chanel. Now, almost all of the 29 shades are ‘oh so wearable’ and -ideally- there …