How was your week? Mine was ‘meh’, I feel that this week passed by me running. But let’s talk about beauty, because that it’s the reason why you’re here. Did you saw the Cosmic gloss Lip Glitter by Fenti beauty? Honestly, I’m more a matte lipstick kinda girl but I love glitter in my eyelids and fingernails.
If you want to feel like a star among your girlfriends, try to keep lips and cheeks to a soft neutral to emphasize the eyes. Use a dark grey or black base and add specks of glitter.
Now, we are almost ending this month and we still didn’t talk about the fact that October is the Breast cancer awareness month*, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness for this disease. Fortunately, in my family we weren’t affected by Breast cancer but it’s a reality and it could happen to anyone!
Did you know that Evelyn H. Lauder created the iconic pink ribbon? I didn’t. This year, Estee lauder, Clinique and others beauty brands created a beauty box to help raise funds for charity. It’s a beautiful box, with good products on a good price. Unfortunately, Universe (or you can call it Google) showed me that’s all sold out (websites with deliveries to my country). And, hey, who am I to mess with Universe?
I’m a proactive girl, so while I was googling new products for this week post, I found an article that says that the seasonal changes have a positive effect on our brains, on our focus and our cognitive efficiency. So, if you want to make an impact, now it’s the time beauties! For example, we can use our new intelligence to start thinking on some ideas for Christmas presents, for example. And while you’re feeling the energy and confidence, ask for a rise in the salary. You deserve it and will need it!
So, with no more delays or rambles, here are our picks for this week…
*On a side note: If you go to nationalbreastcancer.org, you’ll have more information’s on how help those affected by this disease through early detection, education and support services.
(Disclaimed- this post is not an ad, sponsored and does not contain any affiliate links. All products were chosen by us and we didn’t try them, so we can’t give our opinion on the efficiency. These are products that we want to try).
# Illamasqua Lava Lipstick – $27 (28€)
Illamasqua’s ‘Lava’ lipstick is a marbled formula that looks just as stylish in its glossy black case, as it does swept across your pout. These lipsticks are infused with moisturizing Vitamin E, Argan and Jojoba oil, providing a long lasting satin finish that won’t cake or crack.
It’s available in three shades:
– ‘Tectonic’ is a marbled mix of plum and pink shades that creates an ombre tone.
– ‘Rebirth’ is a marble with swirls of red and black to create a sultry dark scarlet hue that’s a little different each time you use it.
– ‘Emanate’ is an earthy brick shade that alters every time you use it.
# By Terry Preciosity Flash Light Dual compact – $65 (68€)
BY TERRY’s ‘Preciosity’ holiday collection draws inspiration from the royal jewels founder Terry de Gunzburg saw at an exhibition in Paris. I saw all the collection and honestly I didn’t know what to pick because all the products looked so beautiful. I was torn between this compact and the preciosity Flash Light Elixir. And I can’t start talking about the Velvet Rouge Gift set (It’s almost my birthday, so I think this is it).
This dual powder compact will envelop the skin in a soft halo of light and set your makeup base. It contains an illuminating peach hue in the center and a warming amber-rose gold shade in the outer ring for sculpting. You can apply the shades together or separately.
# Oskia Citylife I-Zone Lip&Eye balm 20ml – $ 66.90 (70€)
If you are a full-time resident of a bustling urban neighborhood, Oskia’s ‘Citylife I-Zone’ balm is the perfect pocket-sized solution to effectively combat pollution. It’s specially developed to shield lips and eyes, formulated with Vitamins E and A to prevent free-radical damage and blur fine lines and wrinkles. A patented active called Collageneer® firms and plumps, while Avocado Oil nourishes and creates a protective lipid barrier. My city have a lot of pollution so this looks perfect for me.
# Fresh Sugar Lip Blooming Beauties Collection– $32.75 (34.27€)
Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 Smoothes lips with a blend of moisture-preserving sugar, antioxidant-rich polyphenols and nourishing oils. The untinted formula provides protection from damage UV rays, while the tinted offer sheer coverage or buildable color.
Shades (0.08 oz. each):
– Sugar Rosé (sheer rosy tint)
– Sugar Bloom (sheer sensual shimmery pink)
– Sugar Petal (bold pink blossom)
# Bareminerals Sheer Brilliance Duo – $8.60 (9,02€)
Finish your favorite complexion with the Illuminating Mineral Veil for a pearl, ethereal glow and photo-fabulous finish. They give your skin a hint of bright amber nude glimmer with Bare Radiance All-Over Face Color. Let’s not forget the good price that this duo has.
– Illuminating Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
– Bare Radiance All-Over Face Color
# Laura Geller Beauty INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil Collection – $23 (24.35€)
This is a limited edition of 5 full size waterproof gel eyeliners. These shades are packed together for festive creations of your favorite eye looks. Each liner features a silky formula that glides, smooth and leaves you with vibrant color that according to Nordstrom website, lasts all day long. The waterproof pencil features a built-in sharpener for precision lining each and every time.
Shades (according to the image):
– Brown Sugar
– Purple Rain
– Emerald City
– Fade to Grey
# Philosophy Grace for the Holidays set – $15 (16.23€)
This is a limited- edition set for the holidays. This luxurious hand-care duo gently cleanses, smoothes and nourishes dry skin with a touch of the iconic, most-loved scent of amazing grace. Wrapped and ready for giving, it comes presented with a silvertone caddy.
– amazing grace hand wash (8 oz.)
– amazing grace hand lotion (8 oz.)
– silvertone caddy
# Holika Holika Dualizm Mask Sheet Pore Care & Moisture Lifting – $8.80 (€9.20)
This set consists on two separate sheet masks. Suitable for oily and combination skin types, use together to draw dirt and excess sebum from the pores whilst strengthening the skin and smoothing out wrinkles.
Kaolin – Attracts and draws impurities from the skin.
Collagen – Tightens and firms loose, aging skin.
# Yes to Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Micellar Cleansing Water – $6.90 (€7.30)
This is a gentle cleansing water made with 95% natural ingredients. It refreshes the complexion whilst effectively preventing breakouts. Drawing dirt, oils and makeup from the pores, create a clear, radiant finish with regular use.
# Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Twisty Tail Mascara 10g – $29.90 (€31.30)
According to Beauty Bay this mascara gives volume, curl and length to the lashes. Dinoplatz Twisty tail Mascara has an adjustable wand that creates the ultimate false lash effect. (This reminds me the Grandiôse Waterproof mascara from Lancome, right?) Twist the end of the brush to create the perfect, lash-hugging shape creating a bold eye-opening look.
# MAC Snow Ball Eye Compact – $25 (26,62€)
Still not feeling the cold weather? Then check this MAC eye compact that will give you chills like a day in winter. Each compact includes two shades of the brand’s special Dazzleshadow formula, which provides a 3D effect and according to Nordstrom, an exceptional color adhesion.
The rest of the shades are in the brand’s signature eyeshadow formula.
There are two compacts:
– Rose gold: featuring shades in She Sparkles (Dazzleshadow), Shiver of Delight (Dazzleshadow), Winterlude (satin finish), Budding Passion (luster finish), Drama in the Snow (satin finish) and No Curfew (matte finish).
– Gold: featuring shades in dazzle the Nighaway (Dazzleshadow), Spun from Glod (Dazzleshadow), Evening Light (deluxe pearfusion finish), Well Past Midnight (luster finish), Frosten Fizz (satin Finish) and Cinder (matte finish).
Both compacts bring a fluff eye flat shader brush applicator.
# Estée Lauder Pure Color envy Sculpting Gloss Collection 0.16 oz. ($27.60 – 28.88€) $119 value
While I was searching for new products, I saw this collection at Nordstrom and I thought ‘I have to tell my beauties about this’ because the price is great!
This is a collection of six (yes, six!) lip glosses that help to create magnified-looking volume for lips, while hydrating. The formula deliveries smooth, lasting shine that start with a subtle hint of color and builds to the intensity you desire.
Collection Shades: Shameless Glow, reckless Bloom, Suggestive Kiss, Jealous Blush, Flirtatious Magenta and Berry provocative.
# ILCSI skincare Apricot Gel Mask 50 ml – £30 (33.40€)
This is perfect for you of for a gift to your best friend.
Apricot Gel Mask is perfect for toning, tightening and revitalizing complexions in need of a radiance boots. The apricot is prized for high flavonoid and vitamin content, while beta-carotene helps enhance micro-circulation. On a side note, the products from this brand are so fresh that they need to be stored in the fridge after opening.
You can go to their official website, or you can buy it here.
# Abhati Suisse Yamura nourishing Shampoo 300ml – $30 (32€)
According to the website, this shampoo will cleanse, hydrate and strengthen your hair and scalp with a combination of rare oils, amino acids and powerful antioxidants.
It’s important to talk about the fact that this brand don’t test in animals and the products are biodegradable and obtained from renewable resources.
It’s ideal for all hair types, including color-treated hair. You can check all Abhati Suisse collection here.
# Bodhi and Birch Body Oils -£42 (46.80€)
Do you feel your body skin dull? Try these body oils by bodhi and birch. It’s available in three different fragrances, each one with different natural oils.
– Sicilian Rose body oil: Nourish and hydrate your skin with organic oils of Safflower, Macadamia, Rose and Lemon. Ideal if you want your skin silky smooth, softly radiant with a beautiful fragrant.
– Nordic White body oil: Rejuvenate your skin with organic oils of Safflower, Grapeseed and Starflower with Spruce and Fennel. Great to improve overall skin health and youthfulness.
– Chinois Blue body oil: Luxuriate your skin with organic oils of Camellia, Avocado and Tamanu Nut with Hyacinth and Ginger. Perfect for keep the skin nourished and protected.
If you don’t know which one to choose (like me), or if you want a full experience or even if you are already thinking about gifts for Christmas, then check the Aromatique Bath & Body Set. This kit contains travel sizes of the bath & body collection (£50).
Check their entire collection here.