Monday 26 February 2018

SHISEIDO presents Essential Energy

Shiseido is entering a new skincare era with the Essential Energy range. Pushing the limits of science by taking over a new challenge: neuroscience with ultra-sensorial textures, aromachological perfumes and a packaging that appeals to our emotions. Shiseido has really understood the important interaction between the brain and the skin and is giving skincare a whole new dimension.
Skin has many enemies such as time and stress that can cause its sensitivity thresholds to change. The connection between the brain and skin jams and becomes vulnerable. Thanks to Shiseido's new technology ReNeura Technology skin gets the energy it needs to defend itself.
The new Essential Energy range specially dedicated for women in their thirties who are over-exposed to polluted environments and stress aims to maintain skin's hydration levels, rebooting its energy levels and giving it a wonderful glow.
The range consists of a Moisturizing Cream, a Moisturizing Gel Cream and SPF 20 Day Cream. The Moisturizing Cream is a luxurious cream ideal for normal to dry skin. The Moisturizing Gel Cream is a fresh and light gel aimed for combination to oily skin. The SPF20 Day Cream combines the luxurious cream with integrated SPF protection and is ideal for normal to dry skin.
I recently had the oppurtunity to try the Essential Energy Moisturizing Cream and I was positively impressed. It is a silky soft creamy moisturizer that deeply hydrates skin as well as energizes it. Skin is smoother and glowing from within. This cream is surely a great option for anyone looking to give their skin a energy boost as well as to deeply moisturize and soften skin.

Essential Energy combines Super Hyaluronic Acid -
 that can absorb six hundred times its weight in water - with a Citrus Unshiu 
Peel extract that increases the skin's ability to synthesise it*. 

Armfuls of rose and jasmine petals add a touch of softness throughout, 
whilst pear and the Japanese Nanko-Ume plum, release fruity, 
slightly sweet notes.
 A cocoon of musky woody notes adds the finishing touch, 
enveloping the senses like a caress of cream on the skin.

Wednesday 21 February 2018

WELLA @ London Fashion Week: PREEN

For the effortless and romantic A/W collection 2018 from Preen Eugene Souleiman focuses on aquatic aesthetics. Preen is known for its combination of hard and soft structures, and this season combines neoprene elements with flowing floral patterns.
Eugene reflects the coarse textures of the collection in an imperfectly perfect hairstyle. "This look is about underlining irregularities and not defeating the hair, so it can fall naturally," explains Eugene.

"My source of inspiration for the hair is sea anemones - the models should look as if they were floating in the water. The hair seems mystical, as if it drifted completely weightless in the water. With glitter powder we bring it to shimmer, "says Eugene Souleiman

Rocking baby pink!

My love for baby pink continues..this time with this bell sleeve sweater with black details from Zara. It is actually a sales find and I really like it as it is quite different from your usual baby pink jumper as the black stripes' details give it an edge. I love the "rock & roll" look so I paired the jumper with black jeans and my studded Saint Laurent bag. The contrast between pale pink and black is strong but delicate and really works for my liking and surely something I will experiment further this Spring!



Pants: H&M
Sunglasses: H&M

Tuesday 20 February 2018

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

NARS Cosmetics presents its new Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.This is a lightweight foundation that gives you 16-hour of fade-resistant wear with a great deal of radiance. Longwear and lightweight? Wow! I really needed to try this for myself. Not only it is really lightweight but it also feels really breathable and looks super natural. It has a medium-to-full buildable coverage that stays fresh and vibrant as if just applied.
It is formulated with a blend of raspberry, apple and watermelon extracts that improve the look of skin and give you a wonderful radiancy. Thanks to the skin-matching technology you are sure to find the right shade for you between the 33 shades which go from deep espresso to the fairest tones. 
I really like this foundation, it goes on beautifully even if applied with fingers. I love the natural finish it gives and how light and fresh it feels. It really feels so good on my skin without any touch-ups!

Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
is available now

ARTDECO new Spring Collection WILD ROMANCE

ARTDECO's new collection for Spring Wild Romance emphasizes the power and femininity of every woman. Featuring delicate colours such as rosewood, mauve and berry the collection is perfect to create a romantic Spring look.
Romantic flowers also inspired the design of the limited edition beauty box trio "Wild Romance", the magnetic empty palette can fit three small eyeshadows , eyebrow powders or two large eyeshadows or lip powders or a blusher. 
The new Full Precision Lipsticks thanks to their innovative triangular shape ensure for a precise application. The texture is velvety and feels just like a balm. Vitamin E provides for extra-care and comfort. The finish is semi-matt with a really long durability. Available in six trendy  shades.
To make sure your lipstick is applied to perfection outline your lips with the Mineral Lip Styler matching your lip colour! This way your lipstick will last longer and fuller lips!
The new Curling Mascara gives extra volume to your lashes thanks to the curved brush that reaches even the shortest eyelash. It is smudge-proof so voluminous eyelashes are ensured all day!
Also part of the collection are two Perfect Mat Lipsticks, two Perfect Color Lipsticks, two blushes, a mineral eyestyler, three new single Eye Designer Refills and an Eye Designer Applicator.
Finish off your statement romantic look with some glossy nails. The Art Couture Nail Lacquers are quicl-drying and long-lasting with a brilliant glossy finish.

is available from March 2018
selected COOP CITY
and selected specialized retailers

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics

After the great success of the Retro Matte Lipcolour MAC gives a twist to the classic with the metallic version of the popular liquid lipstick. You will be happy to know that you can find all the 12 original warm neutral and boldly bright metallics along with 3 new totally new metallized hues!
Given that the liquid lipstick trend is here to stay you better get your hands on these new beauties!
I always prep my lip with MAC lip conditioner and MAC Prep + Prime Lip anytime I am wearing a liquid lipstick. This way my lips are hydrated, smoothed and refined ready for the glamour and flash of MAC Retro Matte Lipcolour Metallics! The Retro Matte Lipcolour Metallics applies well, one coat is enough for my taste as less is definetely more with these! The pointy applicator makes for a super easy application. I line the lips with the pointy tip first and then go on with the rest. Once applied the colour is very longlasting, with no colour transfer at all! When applied in the morning, even after a meal the colour still appeared untouched.
There is really a shade for everyone in the range but I will share with you my favourite: Metallic Rose. For me is just the perfect shade for Spring. A super wearable soft mid-toned pink that is already my to-go liquid lipstick!

Softly Rockin'

Coral Plated

Gemz and Roses

Love Weapon

Metallic Rose

Moon Landing

Silver Spoon

MAC Retromatte Liquid Lipcolours Metallics
Available at all MAC locations, MAC Stores and

BY TERRY novelties for Spring 2018

BY TERRY takes us into Spring with its new FUN'TASIA Collection 2018. Terry de Gunzburg has given us an upbeat colour collection that is playful and surely changes the rules of the beauty game.

“Parlay each palette into myriad eye looks with up-the-ante colors, try the holographic strobing, apply a contouring powder that visually plumps up the skin for a more youthful effect, update your nudes, lose that winter pallor and re-energize your skin with a healthy, luminous glow” says Terry.

The collection includes two Game Lighter Palette Dual Eyeshadows with 10 playful matte and shiny shades. Fun'Tasia is a collection of wearable and trendy shades presented to you in five bicolored squares. Each vibrant colour is complemented by a pastel-toned matte shade so you can create infinite looks!
The Pixie Nude palette on the other hand is a fresh twist on neutral shades! From pink peony to terracotta and golden sand every shade is a must-have and will give you that beautiful sun-kissed look this Spring!
Also part of the collection are the Glow-Expert Duo Stick in three beautiful new shades Cream Melba, Beach Glow and Copper Coffee. The stick thanks to its gel-cream texture melts into skin and it is perfect for highlighting and strobing bringing a wonderful radiance to your complexion.
The Compact-Expert Dual Powder Hybrid Setting Veil with matte and satin duo powders in two amazing new shades are perfect to illuminate, bronze or sculpt skin.
One of the highlight for Spring is the new Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara. It is a new multi-tasking, twistable mascara to make up your lashes exactly as you wish. Its high-technology brush with a twistable mechanism that allows you to advance or retract the brush head to customize each and every lash! The innovative formula with nourishing vegetable oils of olive, avocado and jojoba, sculpting wax of rice, carnauba and candelilla and hydrolized keratin ensures for a deeply conditioning effect.
The texture is ultra-smooth, ultra-buildable, it doesn't dry out or smudge and it is very easy to remove. 

Game Lighter Palette Fun'Tasia

Game Lighter Palette Pixie Nude

Glow-Expert Duo Stick

Monday 19 February 2018

MAC launches the Hyper Real Glow highlighting palettes

The hype is real for the new MAC Hyper Real Glow highlighting palettes. The palettes available in two different hues are "Flash + Awe" and "Get It Glowin'" packing three shades of highlight for supercharged radiance. "Flash + Awe" can be described as the pink palette packing three different shades of pink highlighters ranging from baby pink , to a shell pink and a peachy pink all in a creamy formula. The "Get It Glowin'" palette on the other hand is the golden palette packed with three shades of gold going from fleshy peach to champagne gold and rich golden bronze all with gold shimmer. The creamy formula of both palettes can be blended effortlessly to give an ultra-reflective and smooth sheen. For great results apply the Next to Nothing Face Colour to give you a luminous base then add the Hyper Real to go from glow to a super radiance!

Flash + Awe

Flash + Awe

Get It Glowin'

Get It Glowin'

Hyper Real Glow Palettes
Available at all MAC Counters 
MAC Stores

Clarins presents Joli Rouge Velvet

Clarins presents the new Joli Rouge Velvet. After Joli Rouge and Joli Rouge Brillant Clarins is giving us Joli Rouge Velvet. A new interpretation of the iconic lipstick but this time in a matte version. Thanks to its sensorial formula it hydrates lips, giving you a smooth finish without that unpleasant dry lips effect.
You will fall in love with the luminous matte finish that will last for hours thanks to the Velvet Booster+ Complex. The organic marsh samphire extract hydrates lips while organic apricot oil makes lips soft and supple. The texture is smooth, creamy and lightweight and the application super easy. Now you only need to find your favourite shades among nudes, pretty pinks, seductive reds and chic plums.

Joli Rouge Velvet 742

Joli Rouge Velvet 744

Joli Rouge Velvet 757

Joli Rouge Velvet 761

Joli Rouge Velvet
is available now