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Wednesday, 10 December 2014
As the lovely Lauren is moving house this week, she offered me the opportunity to guest post on her blog. I hope all is going well with the move!
My name is Anne and you can usually find me at http://www.lindalibraloca.blogspot.com
Now that everybody seems to get into holiday mood I thought it would be a great time to round up my fall favourites. Quite a few of them will accompany me all through winter.
You can clearly spot a color theme in my picture, and it is true, oxblood has been my favorite color during this fall (and last, to be honest).
On my nails I have been wearing Essie´s "Sole Mate“"more than anything else.
I am a true Essie fan girl, and this pretty oxblood shade is everything I love: Opaque in one coat (although I always do two), long-lasting and stunning against pale winter skin.
When I want a really bold, dark lip, MAC „Dark Deed“ is my go-to color. Sadly it was limited edition, but Temptalia has a great Dupe List on her page if you are looking for a similar color. You will definitely need a lip liner with this one, and I usually color in my whole lip with the liner before applying the lipstick. That way the color lasts longer (about four hours when you aren't eating or drinking.)
The perfume I have been loving lately is DOLCE&GABBANA Intense Eau de Parfum, not only because of the pretty red and gold packaging.
It was a present from Mr. Loca, so I was apprehensive at first. In my opinion, gifting a perfume almost always goes wrong, but this is one of the rare occasions it worked perfectly well. There is a hint of citrus, flowers and sandalwood, smelling warm without being overpowering. The perfect everyday fall scent.
To protect my pout, Nuxe Rêve de Miel is used twice a day. This matte looking lip balm contains honey, known for its nourishing properties. The consistency is quite thick. If applied in the evening, I can still feel it on my lips come morning.
On my face I have been using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II. The heating and the cold winds take their toll on my skin, but this serum, applied every night before my moisturizer, fights redness and fine lines at the same time. A winning combo!
Non-beauty favorites, receiving a honorable mention here, are Hot Chocolate (with marshmallows, hmmm), thick knitted scarfs (oxblood, obviously, with tiny specs of glitter) and scented candles. Shown here is a small Yankee Candle in the scent "Honey and Spice". Don't be fooled by the size though, burning it for half an hour scents my whole apartment.
Looking at all those beautiful things I think it is time to cozy all up and ignore the rain against my window.
What are your favorites this season? Tell me in the comments below!
Monday, 8 December 2014
Hey! I'm Sarah and I usually blog over at simplysarahlou.blogspot.com
. I am here guest posting for the lovely Lauren while she moves into her new home, so I thought I would share what's currently in my make up bag.
I switch up my make up all the time, but just recently I have found some bits that I have been keeping in my make up bag for longer than I usually would, which can only be a good thing since I'm less likely to buy any new products!
My go-to base for a few months now has been Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, which I never thought that I could like since I've never really got on with tinted moisturisers/light coverage. This, however, is light yet covers really well, and gives a flawless and natural glow - despite being 'matte'. Another good thing about it is that you only need the smallest little blob to cover your entire face, which means it will last a good long time. Next up is the infamous Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, and I'm sure you've heard more than enough times by now how this cult drugstore product works! I use it religiously to cover my dark circles and also any spots I have, the thick consistency is ideal for giving good coverage and it doesn't budge for hours. Then there is the Autograph highlighter - a brand that probably goes pretty unnoticed in the blogging world, but this is a pretty powder highlighter that is ideal for pale skin - it gives a soft rose gold toned glow to my cheekbones. Benefit Sugarbomb is my day to day choice for blush, the colour is a buildable coral, made up of four little shades in the box. This is my third repurchase of Sugarbomb, so I think it's safe to say that's it's my favourite!
For my eyebrows I use Anastasia DipBrow Pomade, a gel that is deeply pigmented and is an easy, quick way to create a strong shape. This is most definitely my hold grail brow product, if you haven't tried a gel formula yet then I highly recommend this. On my eyes right now I am loving the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette, a naughty treat that I could not resist! I have done a full review of this on my blog, but it is a eye shadow quad that has a highlight shade, a base, a crease shade and a gold glitter shade that all make it easy to create a variety of different but equally beautiful looks. The quality of the eye shadows is excellent, the pigmentation is fantastic and they are perfect for making your eyes really stand out. At the moment my mascara of choice is Maxfactor Masterpiece Max, which is brilliant at giving a good bit of volume to my lashes. I especially like to use this on my bottom lashes, and the wand is the ideal shape for coating them without splodging it all over my eye! Lastly, I am loving using this YSL Rouge Volute lipstick in shade 32 (I think!). This was another high end treat, but I have definitely being getting my money's worth out of it! It feels as moisturising as any good balm would, and the colour is beautiful and well pigmented.
So there is everything that I currently have in my make up bag! I hope you enjoyed this post, and maybe even found some bits that you would like to try! xx
I hope you enjoyed that lovely read, I sure love to find out what fellow bloggers have in their makeup bag. Yes I'm a complete nosey parker! If you'd love to follow Sarah's blog then I highly suggest you check it out in the link above!
Saturday, 6 December 2014
I recently published a blog post about The Body Shop Christmas launch (have a read here) and after a week of using the products that I purchased, I decided it was time to let you know how I have got on with some of them.
I absolutely love the Vanilla Brûlée Christmas range and I was so excited to try out the body polish from this collection. I am completely in love with this product. Not only does it provide a gentle exfoliation, it cleanses and smoothes my body leaving it feeling soft and rid of dry and dead skin. I love the smell too, it is so creamy and indulgent. I am guilty of having applied it twice on one occasion just because I found the scent so luxuriously dreamy. I will have to work on my self control otherwise I will find myself getting through the bottle much too fast!
I love the shea sugar body scrub. I use fake tan on a regular basis and so I often need a strong body scrub to remove remnants of the tan when it begins to strip away leaving my skin streaky. This product was the perfect answer. I was told in the shop that this is the grittiest scrub in their range and I am impressed with the results. My skin was left feeling completely exfoliated and got rid of every last brown speck of tan yet wasn’t so intense that it left my skin feeling sore. I am lucky that my skin doesn’t tend to get dry, nor is it that sensitive so I don’t know whether others who do suffer with dry and sensitive skin might find the scrub too aggressive. This product also smells divine. It is very different to the vanilla brûlée, providing a much simpler and lighter smell. It is one of cleanliness and I just feel so fresh and natural after using it.
Great results from The Body Shop yet again! I definitely have my eye on the rest of the Vanilla Brûlée range. In particular I definitely want to buy lip balm because the flavour is one that I imagine would taste amazing and no one can have too many lip balms during the colder months!
Has anyone else tried these products?
Do you have any recommended favourites from The Body Shop?
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Love Sass x