Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Lunchtime purchase: YSL L'eclat Manifesto Eau de Toilette

YSL L'eclat Manifesto Eau de Toilette
Don't you love it when you go into the shop (Boots in my case) focused on getting that one thing that you actually need and you come out with a bargain? I do :)
YSL L'eclat Manifesto Eau de Toilette
That is why I picked YSL L'eclat Manifesto Eau de Toilette immediately after I saw it on the discounted shelf! I am a massive fan of YSL fragrances and I have the original YSL Manifesto so I knew I am going to love it! If you have ever smelled original Manifesto then this is a lighter version of it but I would not say is is a fresh, summery fragrance only less intense. Perfect for work. And since I started wearing it I have been hearing a few more compliments than usual haha :)
I paid just under £20 for it and it is massive 90ml but unfortunately could not find it on the Boots website although you can find it on feelunique or selfridges websites. Do you ever buy perfumes from discounted shelves? Any bargains? Love, A. xx
YSL L'eclat Manifesto Eau de Toilette

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

My holy grail foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in Beige

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet
Since I came back from my holidays last month I have been looking for a new foundation for the upcoming winter months. I usually have a lighter coverage summer foundation (or BB cream) and start of autumn is when I usually start to look for a new one with more coverage and staying power. And surprise, surprise!... There has been a lot of new launches recently so I was spoiled for choice. This time I really wanted to make sure I am getting myself something I can rely on and will be completely happy with!
So after careful consideration, reading countless reviews online, changing my mind a few times and talking to the sales ladies on the beauty counters I decided to go for something that is not a recent launch but had a lot of positive reviews from almost everyone.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet
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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Paul & Joe Le Film Collection Lipstick in 087 Film Festival, 088 Standing Ovation and 089 Late, Late Show

Paul & Joe Le Film Collection Lipstick in 087 Film Festival, 088 Standing Ovation and 089 Late, Late Show
Ahh.. This is my favourite part of Paul & Joe 2014 Autumn Collection: lipsticks. And they are so pretty as well! 

Paul & Joe Le Film Collection Lipstick in 087 Film Festival, 088 Standing Ovation and 089 Late, Late Show
Paul & Joe Le Film Collection Lipstick in 087 Film Festival, 088 Standing Ovation and 089 Late, Late Show
Paul & Joe Le Film Collection Lipstick in 087 Film Festival, 088 Standing Ovation and 089 Late, Late Show
Film Festival is dark, deep red with blue undertones (the one that makes your teeth look whiter). Very pigmented, creamy colour. Full coverage.
Standing Ovation is a slightly muted shade of pink. Again, creamy and and pigmented shade. Definitely more of a day-time colour.
Late, late show is a beautiful peachy nude. Fully opaque with 3 swipes. READ MORE->

Monday, 18 August 2014

Paul & Joe Eye Colour Trio CS in 093 Le Film & Eye Trio Compact in 006 (Dogs)

Paul & Joe Eye Colour Trio Compact in 006 (Dogs) and Paul & Joe Eye Colour Trio CS in 093 Le Film
Do you know a type of over reaction and excitement when you see something and you won't rest until you have it? Well that is me when it comes to Paul & Joe makeup. I literally won't go to sleep unless it is on its way to my house. (!) This year's autumn collection does not disappoint.
Paul & Joe Eye Colour Trio Compact in 006 (Dogs) and Paul & Joe Eye Colour Trio CS in 093 Le Film
I totally adore their printed packaging: no one does it better than Paul & Joe! There is something for everyone. The packaging is cute but it is sturdy and hardwearing at the same time (taking from experience here) so do not be fooled by its prettiness: it it designed to last. Right, enough of that because I could go on for ages... how cute it is how pretty etc... Haha!

Paul & Joe Eye Colour Trio CS in 093 Le Film

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Paul & Joe Le Film 2014 Autumn Creation - Preview Photos

Paul & Joe Le Film collection launched on asos and my beautiful (not so much the box but the contents!) parcel arrived yesterday and I thought I show you guys what I ordered before I do full review, which I will post tomorrow night. :)
L to R top to bottom: Paul & Joe Lipstick CS Le Film in 087 Film Festival, 088 Standing Ovation & 089 Late, Late Show. Paul & Joe Lipstick Case CS in 019 (Dogs), 016 (Foxes) and 015 (Floral Swirl). Paul & Joe Eye Colour Trio Compact in 006 (Dogs) and Paul & Joe Eye Colour Trio CS in 093 Le Film
L to R: Paul & Joe Lipstick Case CS in 016 (Foxes) 015 (Floral Swirl) & 019 (Dogs)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Fizzylicious Haul: Gorgeous handmade soaps & bath bombs plus free gift!

Fizzylicious haul
Oh boy! :) When I first walked into Fizzylicious store I thought I was never gonna leave. So much choice!! I mean you have bath bombs, soaps, gifts, body butters, body scrubs... Just about everything! I am totally obsessed. Everything smells so good and it is smell is not overpowering (I know some of you guys do not like Lush because the strong smell gives you a headache - well Fizzylicious should be perfect for you). So this is what I got:

L to R: Beachcomber Soap, Maliblue Soap, River of Clouds Soap
River of Clouds Soap
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Monday, 23 June 2014

Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin


Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin. It looks redder on the picture!

Matte Mandarin is a shade that I wanted really, really badly. It is a beautiful and very intense shade of orange that looks absolutely lovely with tanned skin. Similar shades: all the orange shades I own are either redder or pinker! 

 Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin

Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin
The packaging is quite quirky I would say. It does not feel posh or sophisticated (read: like Chanel) although it looks like a high end one but with £18 price tag for each lipstick maybe the packaging should feel a little bit more special? I remember when Clinique lipsticks used to be more affordable but with such a high price tag they are now starting to compete with brands where the packaging really matters... What do you think? READ MORE-->