Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Favourites: July 2014

July has been an amazing month! The weather in Norway has been absolutely perfect - warm and not a cloud in the sky! I've had holidays for most of the month and have spent the time with family and my boyfriend. I've travelled a bit, but also stayed home and enjoyed doing nothing. The month has been fun in terms of makeup, somewhat surprisingly. I picked up a few new items in Berlin, and since getting back, that have all met expectations, or beyond.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 226 Tisse Rivoli

As much as I love Chanel, the one thing that never tempted me was their eyeshadows - at least the European version available over here. I went through a few quads in my teenage years when I was considerably less sceptical, but after getting more "serious" about makeup the powdery and almost invisible baked formula wasn't on my wish list. Imagine then my excitement when Chanel finally re-formulated their eyeshadows and released 8 beautiful new quads this spring.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: Creme De La Mer The Lip Balm

You all know my love affair with the infamous Creme de La Mer by now (I just bought another tub), but another product from the brand I'm just as in love with is their equally famous and raved about lip balm.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review: Aesop Fabulous Face Oil

As a lot of you may know, Aesop is one of my favourite brands. I love everything about them. The products, the gorgeous scents of them, the stores, the packaging, and the prices are pretty affordable too. At least compared to the likes of La Prairie, La Mer, Omorovicza and so on. One of the first things I actually got from Aesop last year was their famous Fabulous Face Oil and as I'm just now reaching the bottom of the bottle, I figured it was right about the time to write a review.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra

No matter how much I try to embrace my pale, I just can't help but long for tan, bronzed glowing skin! Especially now during the summer months! I've still kept at it with my daily SPF 50, but have had a bit of a love affair with self-tanners the past few weeks. As much as I love the look of self-tanning, it's undoubtedly a lot of hassle, and it never lasts long enough, at least not on my face! So for those other days, when my pale face makes it's return, I have been depending on this hero product, the Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra, to give me a healthy glow - and wow has it delivered. I said it in my June favourites, and I'll say it here again; I think I can safely say now that this is my all-time favourite bronzer!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 734 Grege

An oldie, but a goodie! I figured it was as good a time as any to finally write up a review on one of my favourite palettes. This has been my travelling companion on many occassions and while I've gotten many beautiful neutral leaning palettes and quads since getting this, Grege is still a staple I return to time and time again.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Empties: June 2014

June was a good empties month in the makeup department. I finally finished a blush I've been working on for ages, and also decided enough was enough with some other makeup items that I realised were irritating my skin. Since getting rid of them I've noticed my skin has been much better. I also finished a few products I love, so that was a bit sad, but there were also some new finds through samples that I've now purchased which is really exciting.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: Chanel Illusion D'Ombre New Moon

I know I’m quite late to the party on this one, and it’s sold out almost everywhere by now, but I still wanted to write up a quick review as I’ve come to love this little glitter pot so very very much.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Favourites: June 2014

Sorry for being a little late with my June Favourites, but I've been travelling a bit the last few weeks and simply didn't have time to sit down and make a post until now. I've been on two shorter trips to Copenhagen and Berlin, plus one of our cabins here in Norway. I've bought quite a few beauty bits lately and will have some really exciting products to review for you! But that's in the future, now for the past and what I've been loving for the month of June!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review: Ling Hi-Vitamin C 12% Anti-Oxidant Brightening Solution

With all the Vitamin C serums I've tried over the past few years I will admit a lot of them, while good, felt pretty much the same. Though I still love Vit C serums, I found it harder to get super excited about finding new ones as they were all promising and giving more or less the same results, except for a few twists and tweaks. Then I came across Ling's Vitamin C serum. It promised to help even skin tone and heal scars (like most vit c serums), but also to boost collagen production and help kill acne bacteria. A serum that would rid marks from past blemishes, whilst preventing new ones - all at the same time?! This was a whole new kind of Vitamin C serum for me and into my cult beauty basket it went!