A thing of beauty is joy forever

A thing of beauty is  joy forever

29 October 2010

a quotation of the day

I miss that feeling..

Happy Friday everyone!


28 October 2010

Inglot goodies

Hello lovelies!
So I was lucky enough to get some Inglot goodies:-)
Amaaaazing stuff.

Starting with a boring item.
I needed a new base coat and that one
is also meant for peeling nails so it works as a conditioner as well.

I also wanted to get a blending brush but
I couldn't decide which one so I got two:
4SS and 6SS.

The part that I'm most excited about is that lovely palette.

They call it a freedom system.
It works exactly the same way as in MAC
but you can have 3 or 5 eye shadows.
I wanted a neutral one with fall colours.

These are so pigmented!
From left:

I also wanted two highlight colours:
a matte one 353 (left)
and a shimmery one 463.

I also needed a matte light brown colour
(to rock that smoky look this fall lol)
but it wasn't available in the freedom system
so I got it as a single shadow (357).

And last but not least, I had to get this lovely blush (88).
It seems like a more summery colour but what the heck,
so pretty I couldn't resist.

It reminds me a little of Benefit's Coralista.

And can you believe that all that cost me less then £40??!
Inglot is definitely worth considering..
The only downfall is availability of the products.
Wish there were more Inglot stores in UK.

If you'd like me to post any reviews on
any of the goodies, please let me know.

Have a lovely weekend!


24 October 2010

a quotation of the day

Have a lovely Sunday!

20 October 2010

do you ♥ coconuts?

I am a huge fan of coconut scent.
And one of my favourite perfumes that remind
me of summer and smells really really coconutty
is G by Harajuku Lovers.
It's sweet but not overpowering.
Very girly.
My new love :-)

And the packaging speaks for itself
(so adorable ..)


19 October 2010

a quotation and a song of the day

My dear Italian friend recommended me Elisa-
Italian singer who writes and records mainly in English.
And let me tell you, I'm in love with her music ..


favourite eye product at the moment and FOTD

I've been using Benefit's Eye Bright probably everyday
since the day I got it 3 months ago!
It has transformed my daily makeup routine, no joke!
It's so versatile: can be used as a brow highlight,
cheek highlight, to bright up the under eye circles
or on waterline (which works miracles on tired eyes!)

That picture is a little washed out-
it's a bit more pink, light shade of creamy pink.

I've been also using it blended in the inner corner
of my eyes and waterline.
I think it makes my eyes look bigger and more awake.

(On that pic I'm wearing my fave
beige sweater of the moment from Zara )


my autumn skin savers

Autumn's finally here and I wanted to share with you
the products that maintain my skin in great condition.
And these 3 products are my absolute favourite for this time of the year.
Boots has 3 for 2 offer just now so I'm all stocked up :)

That's Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula:
their regular butter, firming butter and body oil.
It says on the package that these products are enriched
with vitamin E which is an advanced moisturiser that
softens, smoothes and relieves dry skin.
It also mentions that it's recommended for stretch marks, during
pregnancy. That's perfect for me lol - during last 6 months
I lost overall 15 kg and these products have helped me
to keep it firm and with no visible stretch marks.
All off them smell amazing (not a typical cocoa scent,
a bit nutty or coconutty, still quite sweet) and
they absorb really quickly considering that these are
body butters, not lotions.
Sometimes I use the body oil after an evening shower,
on damp skin and pad it with a towel.
It's really handy when I'm simply too exhausted
to bother with applying body butters.
I should also mention that I use the firming butter on
my thighs, bottom and belly and the regular one
on legs and arms :)

Hope you find it helpful