How as your week? Mine was good. Here in Portugal we already can feel the weather a little bit colder – the winter is coming… 🙂 It’s that time of the year when I have to gain courage and clean my wardrobe. I’m ashamed of the number of clothes that I have and don’t use anymore. Knowing that there’re so many people that have nothing makes me even sadder. But I’m always thinking ‘Next year, I will use it’ (it’s my accumulating side). This year, I promised myself that I would give some clothes that I don’t use anymore to a person that I know that needs them.
Did you saw last week ‘It’s new and we want to try it’? (here). It was all glitter and sugar (Sorry, if you were on a diet)! This week I tried to cut a little bit on the sugar but I cannot cut in the glitter: I’m like a crow, always drawn to the sparkly things!
As a beauty blogger (I mean, semi-beauty blogger) I’m often searching for cool products for our blog. And I didn’t realize how much coconut is used in products, even in nail polish! Well, turns out the fatty acids in coconut penetrate the nail fast, giving strength and nourishment. Even the juice is antibacterial, too- perfect for preventing fungal infections (who wants that?). Interesting fact, don’t you think?
This week I saw so may products with special packagings and we need to thank that to the Christmas collections, they are so appealing! – We are already in November, beauties, how are your Christmas spirit?
I can not get enough of searching for new products, it helps calm me down after a day full of work (Am I crazy?). That it’s why I love to do this segment – it’s my baby! Normally I go back to my laptop bursting with new ideas on how to make our posts more creative and engaging.
No more rambling. Here are our chooises for this week. Some will break your bank account (sorry beauties) but others are pretty affordable! Hope you like this week selection…
(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 out).
# Cheryl X L’oreal Paris Limited Edition Lip Kit – £9.99
This limited edition is a makeup collection feauturing three bold lip kits: Paint it Burgundy, Peach or Greige. It’s the first collection designed by Cheryl.
Allegendly, this duo create a flawless, matte pout. Combining the Infallible Lip Liner with a matching Infallible Matte Liquid Lip paint, you can achieve the perfect lip up look in only two simple steps.
If this don’t convice you, then check this out… £1 from the sale of each Cheryl Lip Kit goes directly to the Prince’s trust (a charity that creates brighter futures for young people aged 11 to 30 – empowering them to get into jobs, education and training).
You can buy it on bootsuk.com or superdrug.com.
# Givenchy Beauty ‘Prisme Libre’ Eclats de Rose – $58.00
‘Prisme Libre’ blush quad is updated with a black compact that’s satured in shimmering silver glitter for the holiday season – it will add just the right amount of sparkle to your variety, right?
It includes a tonal selection of pinks that impart subtle, natural-looking color in the cheeks.
# Wander Beauty ‘Eye-Conic’ Kit – $45.00
‘Eye-conic’ kit contains everything you need to create looks for both day and night. The compact box includes five full-sized products, including the new ‘Gliter Rose’ liquid eyeshadow.
It also includes:
- ‘Dove Grey’ liquid eyeshadow, a shimmering, silky formula infused with Aloe Vera and green tea extracts.
- ‘Automatic Gel Eyeliner’ in “Black Sand” for a perfect defined line, wing or flick easy.
- ‘Secret Weapon’ is a pencil that brightens the waterline, highlights the eyebrow and lips.
- ‘Volume and Curl Mascara’ leghthens, separates and volumize the lashes with a curved brush and inky waterproff pigments.
# BBrowbar Limited-edition Brow Glitter Silver/Gold – $20.00
After the glitter eyelashes mascaras, we have the brow glitter. Beauties, glittered eyebrows are a huge beauty trend on and off the runways this season. So, if you want to try it, this product is perfect for you.
The precision tip imparts dramatic silver or gold sparkle with just one sweep and holds hair in place without hardening or flaking.
# Nurse Jamie Eyeonix Eye Massaging Beauty Tool and Eye Complex – $49.00
Specially developed to treat the soft and delicate area around the eye, this ‘Eyeonix Massaging beauty tool’ emits high-frequency vibrations that stimulate collagen production to brighten, strengthen and tighten skin.
# MAC Girls ‘Prissy Princess/Mischief Minx’ Palette – $39.50 each
‘Prissy Princess‘ palette includes eight new cool toned neutral and pinks eyeshadows. They provide superior color payoff and instant radiance, gliding on for just the right amount of pop.
- Pressy Princess (shell grey in creamy matte)
- Sweet Tart (shimmering pale pink in sation shine)
- Eternal Optimist (shimmering cool Brown in sation shine)
- Good Girl & U know it (greyed neutral Brown in satin shine)
- Too Good to Be True (cool midtone Brown with silver pearl in a foil finish)
- Fabness (taupe grey in a smooth pearl finish)
- Spoil Yourself (dark Brown in creamy matte)
- Colour me Spoiler (very light pink in creamy matte)
- She’s a Rainbow opalescent highlighter (rose pink with silver finish).
‘Mischief Minx’ is a palette with eight new bronze tones.
- V Frisky (muted gold in foil finish)
- Natural Tease (bright yellow gold frost in foil finish)
- She – Narigars (reddish copped frost in foil finish)
- Flaming Femme (dark Brown in creamy matte)
- Mischief Minx (bright Orange frost in satin shine)
- Totally Trouble (blackened Brown in gold pearl)
- Stride of Pride opalescent highlighter (golden rose)
# C.O. Bigelow No. 012 Rose Salve tube trio – $19.50
Emulsified with extra-soothing rose extract, which helps ease irritation and condition the skin, ‘Rose Salve’ is suitable to: lips, face, cuticles, elbows, knees and chapped or very dry skin patches.
I was very curious about this product ingredients and for what I could understand this is very natural. It has Gossypium Herbaceum (cotton) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters and Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract. Interested?
Then I have good news: this set includes three full-size tubes. Urah!
# Space NK. Apothecary REN Atlantic Kelp Ser – $25.00
This limited-edition contains three products that harness the power of oceans plants to fight fatigue, stress and pollution.
– Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Body Scrub (2.5 oz.);
– Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Energizing Lotion (3.3 oz.);
– Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash (3.3 oz.).
If this truly fights fatigue, stress, and pollution, then I need it (who doesn’t need?)! I will make a little more search on these products separately because I was truly interested. The beauty of Christmas (above others) is the limited-editions sets, it allows us to try a loot products for a good price.
# Winky Lux Pucker Up Lip Plumpling Gloss – $16.00
We don’t have a lot of information’s about this product. It’s a plumping gloss that according to Nordstrom, enhances your lips with just one swipe, leaving the lips super shimmering with the smell of a delicious lemon cake. Normally, I don’t like lipsticks with scents but for lemon cake, I can make an exception.
# Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil – $25.00
‘Perfect Cleansing Oil’ is a cleansing oil that dissolves and washes away makeup and impurities from the skin’s surface. Perfect for all skin types and formulated with plant oils like Sunflower, Coconut, Meadow foam, Jojoba, and Grapeseed. It says that provides a healthy dose of hydration and antioxidants benefits with each use.
Normally, cleansing oils are perfect for dry skins because of its tender to increase the skin’s hydration and don’t leave it dry like others makeup removers do.
As you know, I have combo skin and every cleaning oil that I tried, leave me with my skin oilier but every day I see more and more cleansing oils formulated for oily/combo skins, so maybe it’s time to give this a try!
# Amorepacific ‘My 12 Days of Timeless Beauty Collection’ – $55.00
Next month is my birthday, and this year I will give myself an advent calendar, unfortunately, I still didn’t decide what. I saw this from Amorepacific and it looks really good. First, I don’t know the brand so it’s a good way to discover it and try 12 products! Second, I made a little search about this brand and discovered that it blends traditional Asian Beauty secrets with cutting edge technology to create powerful skin care and makeup. They use Green tea’s potent antioxidants into skin-renewing products (they were the first company doing that, so points to them)!
You can buy it at Nordstrom or on their official website, here.
# Biobelle Unicorn Glow Botanic Fiber Facial Mask – €4.70
If you are girlie and like pink and unicorns, then you’ll love the packaging of this collection mask. This one is an illuminating sheet mask, rich in antioxidants. ‘Unicorn Glow Botanic fiber facial mask’ is formulated with chocolate, honey, and mulberry.
Use weekly for 15 minutes, to maintain and create a visibly brighten and an even skin tone.
It contains Tencel, a biodegradable fiber made from the pulp of the wood. It looks so cool and interesting, so the only difficulty will be for you to contain yourself and don’t eat it!
All their masks collection are available at beautybay.com
# Rimmel London Lip Art Lip-gloss – £5.49
Available in three shades, this lip gloss adds shine and dimension. It can be used alone or as a top coat to create edgy lip art.
– Pearlescent 010
– Gold 020
– Blush 030
I love Rimmel London brand, it´s affordable and it still didn’t let me down. I just need for this product to come to Portugal and then we will see…
For now, it’s available at booksuk.com
# Disney X Kiehl’s since 1851 Collection for Cause Set – $45.00
This year Kiehl’s associated with Disney launched a beautiful holiday collection with Mickey’s mouse design in all packaging. They have set for almost everything. It’s worth to mention other two kits (I was torn between these two): Grapefruit body duo ($24.00) and the Purity&Protect duo ($27.00). Both are affordable and caught my eye. It’s a fun gift to your girlfriends but it’s also a good present for yourself.
Then I saw the Collection for Cause set and I knew I had to mention this. This special edition helps secure an estimated 350 meals for Feeding America. It’s beautiful to see causes like that, right?
For what I could see this set is very complete and it’s worth the price, it includes:
– Calendula herbal- Extract Alcohol-Free Toner (4.2 oz.): formulated with select herbal extracts to gently cleanser and soothe the skin.
– Calendula Deep Cleaning Foaming Face wash (2.5 oz.): activated with water, this forms a rich, dense foam that lefts away impurities, dirt and oil without stripping it of essential moisture.
– Calendula & aloe Soothing Hydrating Masque (0,47 oz.): cools on contact, calming effect yet refreshing hydration.
– Ultra-Facial Moisturizer (1 oz.): a light moisturizer that leaves the skin soft and nurtured.
You can buy this collection on Nordstrom or in Kiehl’s website, here.
# ColourPop Polite AF Super Shock Shadow Collection. $30.00
I saw this collection on Sephora’s website and for what I saw, it’s an exclusive. It consists on six ColourPop’s famous long-wearing cream-powder super shock shadows. These shadows are known for being super-creamy, insanely pigmented and with zero fallout. It looks like a dream, right?
I don’t have any ColoupPop product and this seems a great way to have contact with this brand!
#Glamglow GravityMud Firming Treatment Power Rangers Goldar/Rita Repulsa – $29.00
If you follow our blog, then you know that we love Glamglow masks. I a few weeks ago I tried the normal GravityMud (the silver) and I love that! So, it’s normal that I want to try these two!
For what I could see Goldar and Rita Repulsa are equal, the only difference is the color: one is gold and the other green. Both are for the same skin’s type (Normal, Oily, Combination and Dry). Both are used for the same problems (fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and loss of firmness and elasticity).
My name is Rita so it makes sense that I want to try Rita Repulsa! And you?
# Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Dazzling Lights Edition – $37.00
This collection was launched two days ago. Yves Saint Laurent introduces its limited-edition Dazzling Light’s Rouge Pur Couture Collection. It dresses lips in irresistible pure color and provides intense hydration and antioxidant care. This limited-edition is adorned with festive fireworks in their iconic gold case to bring the Holiday celebration to your life.
It’s available in six shades, all of them with a satin finish:
- 1 Le Rouge
- 9 Rose Stiletto
- 13 Le Orange
- 19 Le Fuchsia
- 52 Rouge Rose
- 70 Le Nu
If you liked these, then check the other products from this limited-edition, such as Dazzling lights multiuse makeup palette (a multi-purpose palette with an array of shades), Dazzling Lights Touche Éclat Pen (the original highlighter adorned with dazzling fireworks) and the Dazzling Lights La Laque Couture (with two shades for Holiday 2017 – Red light and Gold fine).
What do you think about this week choices? Have you tried these products? We want to hear your opinion.
Have a lovely Sunday!