All posts tagged: L’Oreal

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, …

Makeup of the Day…

Getting up for work at 6.30am sucks. Having about 30′ available for your whole skincare/ makeup routine sucks even worse. I somehow always manage to get everything done in time but, in the mad ‘locate keycard/ grab keys/ find phone/ organize bag/ head out the door’ dash that ensues, rarely have time (let alone the presence of mind) to¬† take a ‘Makeup of the Day’ photo. This morning was a shining exception. I was a bit late getting up, which meant I had even less time than usual. Having completed my usual AM routine (i.e. cleanse and tone, with Clinique’s Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam and Clarifying Lotion respectively, then hydrate with the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay- Matte Hydrator), I opted to keep things light and easy… First I applied my all- time- favorite Tea Tree Flawless BB Creme by the Body Shop, mixed with the tiniest bit of my trusted MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. My skin’s been acting up lately, so I needed that bit of extra coverage – and I have found …

(10 Item) Boots Wishlist

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Oil-Free Foundation Primer 2. L’Oreal Superliner Brow Artist Pencil 3. L’Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss, in Mad for Pomegranate 4. Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation, in Nude 5. L’Oreal Paris Glamshine Stain Splash, in Juliet and/or Lolita 6. Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, in Sultry and/or Standout 7. Benefit ‘It’s Potent’ Eye Cream 8. Leighton Denny Small Crystal Nail File 9. Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette, in Au Naturel 10. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, in Sugar Plum, Pink Truffle and/or Red Velvet Ever since I heard that Boots now delivers outside the UK, I’ve become obsessed with finally purchasing all the things that I covet, but cannot get my hands on (yet or at all) in Greece. I’ve spent countless hours perusing the website and now finally have a (10 item “budget friendly”) wishlist. I’m sharing it here, before going ahead with the actual order, in the hope that some of you may have already tried some of the products – and have opinions & reviews to share… There’s so many things on …

Sephora Haul

A couple of weeks ago, I headed over to Sephora with the (very honest and very innocent) intention of buying hairspray. Then…this, somehow, happened: Above, (kinda) clockwise: Benefit ‘World Famous Neutrals’ Eye Palette & ‘The Porefessional’ Primer, L’Oreal Elnett Satin Extreme Hold Hairspray, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, Sephora Cotton Flower Moisturizing Hand Cream The only thing that wasn’t a complete impulse buy was the Benefit ‘Porefessional’, which I have been meaning to get for a while (and which, in my defense, was 35% off at the time). The eye palette (also at 35% off) was picked up instead of the Too Faced ‘Naked Eye’ one (which was not in stock) and has proved to be amazing and, when used with a primer, extra long-lasting. All six colors included (see below) are subtle & sultry at the same time and can easily be played down or up – for morning/ evening looks respectively. The Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara was something I kept hearing about and felt that I needed (my bottom lashes are real tiny, to …