Monday, February 28, 2011

I love Missoni

I wanted to share my new headband by Missoni. Since i cannot afford any new knitted scarf or dress from this amazing fashion house  at the moment, i got myself this beauty and i will make sure to wear it everyday this summer! I love their knits and the purple was just too inviting to pass upon.

Did you get anything you wanted badly lately?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dior Lip glow and why you don't need it

...Because there are cheaper alternatives out there. I admit, I adore lip products and I never have enough, so when i was at the counter i took a quick sniff at this and fell in love with that minty-chocolate smell, it was unusual to me. Also after reading the post from the Yummy Mummy I was really curious, since I always like what she recommends. I think it costs around 28 euros, and i profited of a discount and got it for 23, which is still overpriced for something i am not head over heels with. I just got sucked in, thinking i will have juicy, fresh lips (sometimes i feel like it turns fushia on me and sometimes i feel like it does nothing, just like a clear balm). If you want a product just for the "I finally own something from Dior", grab something else.

What it is:
A color-awakening lip balm with SPF 10.

What it does:
Dior Addict Lip Glow responds to the color chemistry of your lips to create a shade that is uniquely yours. Smooth it on to moisturize, add sun protection, and enhance your natural lip color.

I am using mine all the time so i can get rid of it, I thought the minty-chocolate smell would last more or be stronger but at the end it smells like nothing and just moisturizes your lips. My lips are naturally red, I guess that if you have very pale lips and want a bit of colour this could work, but here are cheaper alternatives that i own, and love. These are great if you want a tint of colour!

  • Korres lip butter in Quince
  • Vaseline rosy lips
  • Liposan fruity sparkle

My dry lips before the lip glow.

After 10 minutes of lip glow, usually it turns a tad bit pinker after 15 minutes but nothing that promising.
Little experiment on a napkin:

You can notice the pink tint it leaves behind, it may look colourless but there are stains.

What are your thoughts about this product? Do you own it and like it ?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

What i have been loving this month

These are my most used products this month and my most worn lip combination of day and night.

  • Givenchy Very irresistible perfume- I adore this musky, sexy and strong perfume. I only wear it at nightime though because it is definitely too strong for day.
  • TIGI Catwalk Curls rock- I have been wearing my hair curly this month, i am too lazy to straighten it. This product adds definition to my curls, but you have to be extremely careful and use a pea size ammount otherwise your hair can look greasy.
  • The Body Shop- Almond milk body lotion. It smells amazing, and moisturizes well.
  • Clinique Instant lift for brows in soft brown. It's my new cult product for eyebrows, it puts MAC lingering to shame! The colour is neutral enough and not too cool or warm for my brows and it lasts all day.
  • MAC Brow set in mink. Combined with the Clinique pencil, it makes your eyebrows defined and look fuller.
  • Clinique Superbalanced foundation. I quite like that one, the coverage is medium and very easy to blend, it looks glowy on the skin and hasn't broke me out, which is always a good thing. I am trying at the moment some samples of Superfit, which to me seems like the matte sister of this foundation, same coverage and consistency but matte.
  • YSL Faux cils mascara- Best mascara ever. Mine is a bit battered, time to replace!
  • YSL #2 Sensual silk rouge volupte lipstick. So easy to apply and creamy...
  • MAC moisturecover concealer. I love how it blends underneath my eyes and brightens.
  • Korres lipliner pencil in neutral light- This is the ultimate shade of "my lips but better", the Korres lipliners are my favourites, so pigmented longlasting and extremely moisturizing. It puts MAC and Dior ( too drying) to shame!
  • Korres shimmering eyeshadow #645 pink. The consitency is amazing, think Stila but better. I love the colour for an everyday eye, i just pop this on and i'm ready to go and it brightens my eyes. I am going to get way more eyeshadows from korres as they are so buttery and non irritating.
Favourite lip combo of the moment is Korres lipliner pencil in neutral light paired with YSL #2 Sensual silk rouge volupte on the top.

I never really liked Guess bags, as sometimes they look too tacky for my taste. But the new collection is amazing, i want all of the bags! I need them all in my life !

That's it for my favourites! What are yours at the moment?
(I also have a blogsale going on with a lot of LE MAC items, feel free to check it out!)