Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lavish Alice style off competition

The star of the show is probably this cape/blazer, it is timeless and elegant. Im crazy about capes in genera, but not so much about blazers, i find them looking too matronly (at least on me), so this is a perfect combination to pair with the following dress.

I cant say much about this dress apart the fact i am crazy in love with it, and the fact its a skater dress is very flattering on each body type.

Let's face it, cat-eye glasses are cool and flatter every shape face, i chose black and white because i'm not  a fan of bright colours.

Since the collar of the dress i chose, speaks for itself, no need for bracelets and necklaces thank to the awesome collar and sleeves, a ring would be the perfect jewellery piece to add. I love this one, as it's simple yet playful.

Purple and Suede? One of my favourite combos ever! Plus buckles make it look a bit more rock which i love. They add that touch of colour i want and are so feminine.

I love this classic and simple clutch, and i love the shape of it, plus it's real leather. I would wear it on a night out or even during daytime.

Here is my wishlist for the competition, of course being OBSESSED with "Wednesday Addams" type dresses, i may get that one anyway because its the best looking one i have found in a long time, unless i could pay 3 k for a Valentino or Moschino, but meh. Not a fan of colour, i decided to play with the monochrome trend and add a pop of colour, plus silver jewellry looks so much better than gold on me.
Good luck to all the girls who enter this competition !

Sunday, May 20, 2012

It has been a while! Some well loved products i have been using.

Hey girls, I hope you are all doing well! It feels so weird to be writting again, but i have missed blogging and sharing my cosmetic addiction with every single one of you.
These are the products i have been reaching towards to the last couple of months, nothing fancy, exciting or new to the beauty blogging world but good ol' staples.

  • Clarins - gelee autobronzante express: Love that stuff as it's non streaky. I loathe the smell of self tanner tho, and when it rubs off it leaves patches (after 3-4 showers and after swimming in the sea). I will repurchase tho, because it doesn't make me look orange.
  • Bedhead- Urban antidotes shampoo & conditionner- I wanted to try something different than Kerastase and I love this stuff. I am growing my hair out, so i need all the moisture possible since my hair is curly. The smell is fruity and not overpowering.
  • Embryolisse- lait-crème concentré: LOVE! What can i say that hasn't already been said? It's everything a moisturiser should be. 
  • Korres #87 ocean blue nail polish. This lovely colour has been on my nails for a week now.
  • MAC Nymphette lipglass- The PERFECT summer lipgloss, the golden shimmer makes it look amazing on the lips.
  • Essence crease brush. Some essence products are hit or miss, but i like this one for the crease and for blending as it's quite small and not scratchy.
  • Estee Lauder -double wear concealer: Not caky, blendable ,offers a nice coverage and has an additional SPF to it.
  • Dior lipliner in Terre cuite #433. This colour over Nymphette is awesome, and over a nude lip as well. It's very Lana Del Rey.
  • Too Faced -soleil matte chocolate bronzer: I bought this one on a whim, it's a great bronzer although i find it doesn't last that long on my face...I really am obsessed with bronzers lately! I want something to bronze and to contour, as I am not crazy about blush ...
I hope you enjoyed this, I have ideas for some other posts as well....Let me know what you have been using alot lately, I love reading your comments.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

In and out of this week


  • Chanel black pearl nail polish. I caved in. I am sooo late on the bandwagon, but I love that one. 

  • Sephora nail patch art. How cute are these? So many patterns to chose from. Easy to apply too. I will report back if these chip within 1 or 2 days. I was reading the reviews and they seem to chip immediatly....
  • I am going away to France for a week soon, and i am already overwhelmed from the vast ammount of skincare and beauty products I want! French pharmacies rule! Any suggestions from brands? I want to try Lierac!
Out: Burberry body EDP. I profited from the Sephora sales, and i have no clue what possessed me. Instead of getting the new Valentino, which smells divine by the way... I got this atrocious smelling cheap junk of a perfume. Not only it smells BAD on me, but also on my mother, grandmother, and best friend. So it can't be a chemistry thing...I got sucked in reading the notes (vanilla, and musk) NO! This smells like cheap lemony roses and it smells very cheap and sour. Do not get it! Picture not included, as i threw that horror. I didn't give it to any of my friends.

That's it for me! What are your ins and outs?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Skincare haul

I had to stock on on some of my favourite products, basics and also try new ones.

  • For all you greek girls out there, don't you just LOVE the Apivita face masks? I am addicted, I admit. I got the apricot scrub and the papaya peel off mask which i both use every 2 weeks. Bonus, in some pharmacies you get a free undereye mask with rose for 2 purchases.
  • Nuxe- Reve de miel lip balm in a jar. First time i use this, i like it...the scent is refreshing but it's matte on the lips, no cute glossy effect. So I use it before bedtime.
  • I am really stocked to try the Nuxe teint eclat prodigieux, tinted moisturizer I got some samples from. I hope this will not irritate my skin, since it's heavily fragranced.
  • Avene- cleanance face mask- Great for oily skin. A staple for me.
  • Darphin- Gel lissant defatigant yeux. First time trying this product, we will see how it goes...I am on the haunt for the perfect eye cream. I was stuck between Liercac, Neostrata, Avene and this one. I will report back! (I have undereye puffiness :-( )
  • Vichy Normaderm face wash. I was out of my Apivita one ( for oily skin) which i quite liked, but i wanted to try something new. I will report back! 
  • Avene- thermal water. I use this every single day, when i wash my face, after the gym, when i want to feel refreshed, after shaving...but never to set my makeup. It's water, means it will dissolve it. I love it as it soothes the skin. It's a must for me.
What skincare items are your staples and what is your favourite eye cream?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

MAC disappoints

I bought MAC Hyperviolet paintpot (limited edition) on a whim at the MAC counter, without consulting temptalia, makeupalley and blogs first, what a shame. Now I'm stuck with a product far from great...I wanted something dark and vampy for my eyes, to go along with MAC Media lipstick so i purchased...but sadly:

  • The consistency is quite dry.
  • It goes on patchy and streaky.
  • It looks more like an off-black than a purple, even a dark purple.
  • Used as a liner it's just mediocre.
  • It looks way too matte, and makes my eyelids look dry.
(Tip: If you own this product and do not like it, try adding some shimmery eyeshadow over the top, it looks more presentable)

Presented here: swatched lightly, and packed on heavily.

Which product disappointed you lately?

Can you tell i am obsessed with Shellac yet? I present you the shade Fedora, probably my ultimate favourite!

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New year, new hair!

First and foremost, I want to wish everyone a happy new year filled with happiness and health. With that said, I took a decision and chopped my hair off! All the damage my hair suffered from the summer and dying my hair ombre, made me start fresh. I always used to say that I will NEVER cut my hair, that I will keep it long for the rest of my life, but never say never, right? I needed a change and voila the results...(Please excuse the poor quality webcam pictures and the shiny face...)

(Karma necklace from dogeared. Addicted to it!)
Since my hair is curly and i need to straighten it most of the time to maintain it looking sleek, I will do a separate post including which products I use and what helps to combat the curls and frizzyness. 
Here are some pictures that inspired me and that I want to experiment with this year, the colours, the cut...I can say i am addicted to bobs now, even though it is extremely high maintenance if your hair isn't pin straight!

If you fancied a change, what would you do to your hair? 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

This week's makeup bag

Essentials that made it through this week's makeup bag.

  • Book by Celine, very depressing. However i recommend it, the writting style is phenomenal.
  • Prada Candy. Vanilla,musk and caramel, how lovely! It's an amazing scent for layering, its not overly sweet and strong but it goes very well with my body chemistry (I love to layer it over Benefit Carmella). You should give this one a try! If you do not like sweet scents, i would urge you to smell the new scent from BVLGARI jasmin noir, its an amazing musky sensual floral.
  • MAC makeup bag
  • Korres cherry lip gloss in light purple- I am not a lipgloss person but these are amazing, so smoothe non sticky and moisturizing. This shade is fantastic too, a very light natural pink.
  • H&M black studs (came in a pack of 3, but these are my favourites)
  • YSL #7 Lingerie Pink- This one is a gift, and I usually shy away from blue based pinks but I am starting to dig baby pink lips for some reason...
  • MAC travel size #129 brush- Kinda scratchy but i use it anyway. 
  • Clinique pressed powder i use with a MAC puff to blot away the excess oils on my face during the day.
  • Bourjois delice de poudre bronzing powder #52, I use this as a blush and for contour, love the coconutty smell!
  • MAC technakohl liner in Graphblack- Trying to use it up for B2M, a bit hard to work with but at least it doesnt smudge easily.
What are your beauty essentials this week?