Here we are again for a new ‘It’s new and we want to try it’. How was your week? This week I felt myself more in the Chritmas spirit, maybe because in my work we already have a lot of decorations. Or maybe because I just saw the holiday kits that Sephora launched this week and I immediately put my brain doing the math’s on how much I could spend this month. Then I remebered that my birthday is on December 3th and I had to stop the train! The mission is to subtly go leaving clues to family and friends.
Remeber last week when I told you that we already could feel the winter coming to Portugal? Well, beauties, if last week I was still with some doubts, then this week we can definitely say that the winter is here! It’s so cold, but fortunately or unfortunately we can’t still see the rain. My feets are still dry and my hair is in place when I come to work (this definitly doesn’t happen when it’s raining). But our country suffered from big fires and everything is so dry! We need some rain. And who doesn’t like to be in home, reading our posts and listening the rain outside?
On another topic, did you see this season color? Celeste blue. Do you like it? It’s definitly not my cup of tea but I can see myself rocking a winter coat in that color.
This week we don’t bring you celeste blue products but more glitter, sorry beauties! This season everything revolve around a massive disco ball, like the ’70s – glitter everywhere and John Travolta griding his prostate on the dance floor. Huh, sorry for the image!
With no more delays, here are our choices for this week! These are hot right now and everything you need to stay bright and beautiful throught the winter slog.
(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).
# Givenchy Beauty ‘La Palette Eclats Nocturnes’ – $63
‘La Palette Eclats Nocturnes’ features three glittery eye shadows – gold, bronze´and blue with purple sparkles.
This limited-edition is perfect for evening events. According to the website, each high-coverage hue has a smooth, creamy texture that blends effortlessly and stays put for hours without creasing. Crazy, right?
# Lilah B. ‘Divine Duo Lip&Cheek b.dazzling’ – $46
I’m in love with this champagne hue color. The best part? It’s perfect fot both cheeks and lips. Lilah B. believes that less is more when it comes to beauty and I couldn’t agree more. This duo is enriched with moisturizing coconut oil, Aloe and Agan. It’s also free from synthetic fragances and artificial preservatives.
# Nurse Jamie ‘TrinAngle Facial tool’ – $159
Latelly I’ve been obcessed with facial tools. This one it’s a little bit expensive, I know. But this ‘TriAngle’ massage tool helps restore radiance and firmness in the face. It’s designed with hi-frequency sonic technologhy that allows skincare products to absorb better.
The better is that it has two specialized models- one normal and one heated. Je? I’m saving some Money to buy one of the Nurse Jamie’s tools (probably my birthday presente to myself).
# OUAI Haircare ‘OUAI to Go Kit’ – $25
Don’t know what to offer to your friend? That one that loves to style her hair? Then check this out.
This kit includes:
- Dry Shampoo Foam to help hair revitalize between washes and blowouts.;
- Wave Spray to help create na effortlessly undone look;
- Hair Oil multitasking treatment calms frizz, seals split ends, prevents color from fading and protects against heat styling damage.
- Three hair ties designed for a strong hold, not causing breakage.
# Julep Beauty ‘Julep Love your face Hydrating Cleansing Oil’ – $28
This limited-edition with a holiday packaging, melts away even the most stubborn, long-wearing makeup and impurities without stripping your skin.
It contains rosehip seed oil that deliveries essential nutrients to smooth, repair and protect against environmental damage. Grapeseed oil is rich in antioxidants, olive oil softens and hydrates without clogging pores. Malvacae lipid extract improves barrier function and green coffee bean oil invigorates skin while promoting cell turnover.
Is this the brand that will make me change my opinion about the cleansing oils for my skin type?
# Winky Lux ‘Kitten Palette’ – $25
This palette of ultra-soft shadows is inspired by the velvety feel of your feline friend. The shades come in four finishes – holographic, matte, satin and glitter.
- Boots, Cheshire, Romeo, Cateye, 9 lives, Holographic, Strut, Dutchess and Purr.
Look at these names, so cute! Winky Lux also launched a Cashmere Kitten Palette with nine shades to do looks for day and night. If you are curious check it out on nordstrom.com.
# Weekends & Chocolate ‘Morning Zen Bath Fizzies’ – $25
The glass jar contains one dozen of bath fizzy handmade with all-natural ingredientes. created with four luxurious and effective salts: Dendritic salts, Epson salts, French Gary salts and Himalayan pink salts.
The fizzies also features the brand’s signatures – a blend of seven natural moisturizing oils, including avocado and coconut oil. Who doesn’t love a good bath fizzie?
# First Aid Beauty ‘Tales of FAB Skin’- $52
‘Tales of FAB Skin’ is a limited-edition kit that will cleanse, hydrate and highlight your complexion (at least according to the information). It’s good for all skin types. This is my problem, I don’t believe in creams good for all skin types. I think that each skin type needs different ingredientes, but hey this kit could prove me wrong. IDK!
It’s indicated for dullness and uneven texture, dryness and pores (all problems I currently have).
The kit contains:
- 6 oz/170 g Ultra Repair Cream;
- 60x Facial Radiance pads;
- 2 oz/ 56.7 g Pure Skin Face Cleanser– fragancy free, remover makeup and dirt leaving the skin soft.
- 1.7 oz/ 50mL Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer – hydrates skin and its perfect as a primer.
- 0.5 oz/14.8 mL Ultra Repair Lip treatment
# Tarte Limited-edition Blush Amazonian Clay Blush Palette – $44
This palette contains eight blushes and two highlighters in a gorgeous mix of warm and cool tones.
The intricate packaging is inspired by Moroccan design and the shade goes from subtle to bold, with matte and micro-shimmer finishes. All shades have Tarte’s iconic Amazonian clay for amazing payoff and long wear.
Blushes: Angelic (peachy pink), Fortunate (pink melon), Skillful (pink berry), Exhilaranting (fuchsia), Authentic (plummy rose), Endless (pink raspberry), dainly (melon) and Extraordinary (shimmering coral).
Highlights: Worthy (soft pink) na Whimsical (shimmering gold).
# Lancôme ‘L’Absolut Rouge Lipstick – Holiday kiss collection’ – $32
In this time of the year, almost everything is limited-edition and this is not the exception. It’s a Sephora-exclusive, limited-edition lipstick in a gold sparkling ease.
Infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane, the formula imparts high color without dryness. It promises to leave your lips moisturized, soft and comfortable for up to eight hours. Wow, great promise!
It’s enriched with antioxidant – Vitamin E to help keep lips safe from enviromental aggressons so that they look and feel healthier day after day,
# L’óreal ‘Galaxy Hologhaphic Strobing Lip Gloss’ – £7.99
‘Galaxy Holographic Lip Gloss’ is the first L’óreal holographic lip strobing gloss with a high impact and indecent glow. it contains four high-shimmer shades: icy blue, iridescent white, galactic gold and neon pink.
It can be used alone for an intense glossy finish on as a top coat to transform any lip color with a cosmic glow. You can also use it as a highlighter.
If you are interesded check it, here.
# Iconic London ‘Limited-edition Sculpt & Boost Eyebrow Cushion’ – $40
‘Sculpt & Boost Eyebrow Cushion’ has a system that allows your brush to become fully saturated in each of the rich, pigmented colors that are smudge-proof and sweat resistant to ensure long-lasting brows.
It also contains vitamin E that help stimulate the growth of your natural brows.
Each compact includes a double-sided application with a spoolie at one end and ultra- thin angled brush on the other.
You can choose between three shades – Fair, Medium, Deep. For me, it’s probably Deep and for you?
If you want more informations, check it here.
# Starskin ‘7 second Overnight Mask 20 pieces’- $42.70
Inspired by the Koreans’ infamous multistep skincare routines, the 7 second overnight mask, comes with 20 single use dual sided pads. Soaked with powerfull White water lily and Queen of the night extracts, it will transform your skin whilst you sleep.
According to the informations, you will wake to visibily soften, supplen and luminous looking skin.
# Make Up Forever ‘Lustrous Shadow Palette’ – $49
If you asked me in the begginig of the year, I would say that I was not a big fan of this brand, but since the day I tried their Water Blend Foundation, I became one of their biggest fans!
The ‘Lustrous Shadow Palette’ immediatly caught my eye. It’s a limited-edition (of course, one more) with 12 shades. The unique formula blends the best of all worlds: intense color payoff, superior blendability and unprecedented 12-hour wear.
Formulated with 25 percent more pigment, this creamy shadow will glide onto your eye lids for maximum color impact. Big promisse, right?
One thing I don’t like on Make Up Forever is that they don’t give names to the colors, but hey I don’t care about names, if the product is good.
Shades included are: M100, M608, M322, M536, ME728, M500, M619, M840, M549, M847, M928.
# Rituals ‘The Ritual of Anahata Body Cream’ – $17
With Rosewood & Pine this is a rich and nourishing body cream that will moisture the skin and leave it feeling silky soft.
Rosewood is known for its beautiful smell and has become through the centuries one of the most used and prized materials in India.
Pine refreshes your spirit and is an excellent mood elevator, tradicionally used in many cultures.
I have to be honest and say that Ritual’s has my favourite scented body creams. I have a few and I love their smell, so I can’t wait to try this limite-edition.
# Make Up Store ‘Red Angel EMMA Lipstick’ – $18
‘Red Angel EMMA’ has a warm tone with a soft pink base and a hint of nude and red. According to the website the color suits everyone no matter the skin tone. It also provides a moderate coverage wih a soft sheer finish.
Emma & Terese Chidren’s Project (ETCP) is a nongovernamental organization working for orphans and other children living in the streets. Inspired by their work, Make Up Store created this lipstick. The best is that when you buy it all the proceeds are donated to ETCP.
You can buy it and check it out, here.
# Jane Scrivner ‘Peace at Christmas Duo’ – £57.60
This duo contains the Peace Body Bath oil and the Peace reed diffuser. Both wrapped with rose gold sleeves making it the perfect gift for the holiday, don’t you think?
Peace body bath oil have a combination of Jojoba and Coconut oils with essencial oils (like Sweet Orange, Myrrh and Elemi). Designed to bathe, nourish and moisturize your body, these oils absorb easily and act speedily.
Peace Reed Diffuser is perfect to calm and confort. It contains Frankincence and Myrrh for warmth and depth. It also has Orange Dulcis and Pettignain to add a delicate hint of sweetness and Bay, Bezoin and Elemi to complete.
This diffuser (as all the others from the brand) is formulated using 100 percent pure and natural essencial oils, lasting up to 10 weeks (a great investiment, don’t you think?).
What do you think about these products? Have you tried them?