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My most disappointing make-up and skin care products for 2014

These are products that truly disappointed me with their performance and quality, I suppose we all have these. Each single product was payed with my money and they were not worth it. I purchased these products due to the hype or internet review or they were highly recommended by other friends.


Obviously everyone has different opinions over a products  and I respect that but sometimes is better to be subjective and think twice before you brag and highly recommend to someone else, a product with issues just because you got it for free. This is how I end up with several KIKO  products that I simply could not use and they were destined to the trash bin.
Few months ago I made a huge online purchase from KIKO (almost 150 euro), I got some eyeshadows, lipsticks, eye primer, a face make-up fixer spray, a jar of invisible powder and a green natural concealer. 

Amazing skin/ healing and beauty benefits of rice bran oil

Since I work in beauty industry I realized that a lot of us are crazy about the Japanese beauty and skin care products, so today I will let you know some amazing benefits of rice bran oil.
 
Often described as having flawless, radiant, dewy and youthful skin, Japanese women must do something differently from the rest of us, something else that allows such great preservation of beautiful, youthful skin. How do they maintain their porecelain-like skin well into their later years? Rice bran oil must be the answer.
Rice bran powder, rice water, and rice bran oil are staples in the beauty arsenals of Japanese women. They credit rice bran derivatives with keeping their faces wrinkle free and smooth.
Rice bran oil is popular as a “healthy oil” in Japan but also in India.


Estee Lauder Holiday Gift Guide

Is that time of year when you decided to be a good girl and save as much as you can for a nice Christmas treat ? Or maybe you should start writing to Santa about your make-up obsession, I am sure he will understand :) 
If you don't know what to ask for, here are the perfect gifts for yourself, and they are all luxurious  items from Estee Lauder .This year they have one of the most amazing limited edition gifts I have ever seen. Every single item hypnotized me, just take a look at the most luxurious things in the world !

  1. A real luxury item, this compact and unique limited edition design will be perfect during the holidays. The perfect gift for yourself or to spoil your loved ones. Decorated with natural Swarovski crystals in shades of blue, it was created around the theme of the holidays. This compact and beautifully handcrafted golden box has inside the powder Lucidity with a transparent tint. Lucidity  Powder is a fine powder that smooths the surface and softens the appearance of fine lines, leaving skin with a luminous finish 


Pressed Powder Compact Shinning Stars (exclusive online ) 282
Pressed Powder Compact Dazzling Bow  282
Pressed Powder Compact Sapphire Sparklers  282
Pressed Powder Compact Crystal Sparklers 282€

Overnight beauty routine for flawless skin !

 Hey there,

Because I am shocked to see how many women are going to bed with their make-up on, I decided to blog about a night beauty routine, my overnight beauty routine. 
Well, I am the type that likes to pamper herself, and even when I am tired I never ever skip washing my face off, brushing my teeth or just using a bit of hand cream. Any of these things do not make me tired at all, its simply quite relaxing and nice to take care of you and your skin. Caring for your skin may sound like it takes a lot of time and effort, it really takes about ten minutes a day. If you don't take care of your skin who else should do that for you?!


I will tell you about my overnight beauty routine and share with you some

beauty tips for rejuvenated and youthful skin while you sleep. Hope that helps and will inspire you to implement a nightly care routine. Your skin will maintain a youthful appearance longer as well as staying smooth, soft, clear, and most importantly, healthy.

What's new in the beauty industry !

Hey girls,

 I am that type of girl who needs/wants to be updated with the last new beauty entries, no matter if it is about make-up, skin-care or magic beauty tools. I have the feeling I am not the only one who wants to know what's new in the beauty industry lately.
Here is a small part of the new amazing things destined to enhance our beauty  and to make us happy! 
Some of this new amazing stuff is already on my wishlist.Christmas will be here in 2 months and I need to be ready with this must have list :))

1. This October, Estée Lauder is bringing out an EE Cream, Enlighten Even Effect Skintone Corrector. Smooth, fluid creme includes color-correcting pigments that create a more uniform tone and a blend of fine optics that add instant radiance. It's available in three sheer shades so I am imagining it grants a natural glow. The Enlighten Even Effect Skintone Corrector with SPF 30 is an antidote to environmental stress. As well as protecting against UV rays it acts as a barrier against pollution and free radicals.

 

 Enlighten is Estee Lauder’s brand new dark spot correcting 24 hour skincare line and the EE stands for Even Effect. The line also includes Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum and Enlighten Even Skintone Correcting Crème.
I think it will not be long until someone will make  a ZZ cream also, I just count the days.

2. L'Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds


Soft metallic make-up look

 Do you want a going-out look that will have you out the door in a matter of minutes? How about a hint of glimmer and soft metallic look, something that is not to intimidating but easy to wear and has a subtle effect.Here are the products I 've used to create this look and some small details you might take in consideration if you decide to wear metallic eyeshadow.


FACE: Lasting Finish 25hour Foundation from Rimmel London, a great foundation that already has a primer, feels lightweight is a great make-up base to start with it (I wear 200 soft beige).
           NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage concealer for small imperfection and in the eye-area, in Beige (CJ04)
           CLINIQUE Transparent  Blended Face Powder to set and perfect my make-up .
           Lancome Teint Miracle Compact Foundation in 05 Beige Noisette to sculpt and shadow my face. I prefer the shadow-effect over the crazy contour technique.(Applied with a stippling brush on my forehead, cheeks, chin and jaw-line).
           Essence Silky Touch blush in 50 Sweetheart a gorgeous rose blush.

Make-up Fall Trends 2014

I am not ready to say goodbye to the warm days of summer but any time soon I have to get used to the wind and rain and embraces fully  the beauty /makeup trend for this fall. At least the best thing about fall are all the wonderful colors and all the new make-up I will probably buy.


Kissing summer goodbye doesn't mean letting your lipstick fade away. So from bright pinks and orange we switch to vampy reds. Oh this is so gonna be my favorite! Burgundy lips - the darker the better and sexier are a main stay for fall. Start this lip by lining with a pencil for a flawless finish that won't bleed out. Apply, blot, reapply, blot again and be sexy ! If  you don't like it matte you can wear it glossy. Keep the rest of your face clean with minimal make-up or pair it with dewy lids. Seen at Max Mara,Vera Wang, Lanvin,D&G.Totally on the to-do list for fall.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs- A floral dream

I hope you enjoy reading my last post about #MJDaisyChain Tweet Shop Event in Amsterdam, and as I promised I will show you what was in my Marc Jacobs goodie bag. I saved this part for a new article also because I wanted to write a little review of the entire Daisy fragrance collection by Marc Jacobs.
 So, first of all my goodie bag :

                                                                       So pretty !

Inside the bag found a super cute and pretty mini bottle of Daisy Eau So Fresh (4ml) and a Daisy fragrance for on to go, in a shape of a white daisy flower (20ml) and also a beautiful paper card for the new fragrance Daisy Dream, just lunched in Europe last weekend in Amsterdam and London.

#MJDaisyChain Tweet Shop Event in Amsterdam

Last weekend I went to Amsterdam to attend the launch  of Daisy Dream Marc Jacobs's new fragrance and everything took place in a tweet store, a dreamy place full of white flowers.

                                                        Daisy Dream Marc Jacobs

Daisy Dream is a more sophisticated and ethereal version of the original. The composition tends to create a “blue effect”, made from unusual floral and fruity aromas. There are accords of blackberries, pear, blue wisteria, jasmine and coconut water. The scent, like the original, is created by perfumer Alberto Morillas, in collaboration with Ann Gottlieb and designer Marc Jacobs himself.

Daisy Dream is elegantly crafted and dressed with an embellished daisy detail that creates an airy, lace-like effect. A delicate daisy chain laces the carton, complementing the ethereal blue color palette.

Daisy Dream is a floral fruity fragrance with a light and airy touch – dreamy, sweet and charming notes.

Decubal Calming Facial Mask Review

Decubal skin care was developed in collaboration with dermatologists in the Nordic countries and it might be the secret of the Scandinavian gorgeous glowing free spot skin. Decubal skin care contains a mixture of various ingredients that help moisturize and protect dry, sensitive skin.
Dry, sensitive skin should be protected against all harmful influences during the day.The cold, wind, solar and central heating  make a sharp attack on the fat and moisture content from your skin. But also because of the everyday stress, the skin can feel more sensitive, and your dry skin can become prone to eczema and any other irritations.


Get the Look - Eau de Rose Smokey Eyes

Like the little black dress smoky eye is timelessly sexy. There are many ways and techniques for achieving great smokey eyes but it does not have to be complicated or time consuming. Here are some products and some easy steps that will help you achieve a glamorous and simple smokey eye look.



To ensure that your makeup stays put use an eye primer because nothing is worse than a smokey eye that travels, smears, and settles into fine lines. Use a pencil liner to trace your top lash line from the inner corner to the outer. For an extra-sultry effect, line your inner bottom lash line, too.