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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Spring 2016 Beauty Picks

Spring is almost over, but I still haven't shown you my beauty picks this season!

I've been loving floral scents and pastels this season and I can't wait to share some of my favorites with you today. I've been liking a really prominent highlight as well. I'm sure you'll fall in love with some of these products too! Let's begin with lipstick...

Essence Nude & Matte Lipsticks

I've been slowly collecting these over the past few months. They are seriously some of the best lipsticks on the market, and they're incredibly inexpensive as well (2,5-4€ per pop). I love the color Cool Nude especially, and I think the best ones are the nude colors. Strongly recommend these if you can get your hands on them! The nude line is really moisturizing as well, which I love.

The Balm Mary Loumanizer

Guys, I get the hype. This highlighter is STUNNING. I've been using it pretty much everyday, but beware - this is highlight. On. Fleek! Very prominent color, very intense and beautiful, but if you like a subtle highlight, it's not for you. I just adore it though! It costs around 22€ in Müller and I really recommend it if you're addicted to highlighters - it's a must have!

Bourjois City Radiance Concealer

I love this product. It's very creamy but at the same time moisturizing and almost gel-like when you apply it. Really great consistency and it gives good coverage, doesn't cake, plus, it feels really pleasant on my skin. I believe the price is around 10€ in drugstores.

Armani Si EDT

I've talked about this quite a few times now, but I still love it! A more floral, lighter version of the original Si fragrance. Soft, sweet and just perfect with impressive sillage for an EDT. I'd recommend it for spring especially. I got three in a set for 100€ from Sephora.

Oriflame Bright Bouquet Shower Cream

I've been loving this luxurious shower product from Oriflame. A brand that is too often overlooked in my opinion, as they have some awesome products! I love this floral scented shower cream which lathers up nicely and smells just like spring - perfect for this time of the year. I believe the price is around 8€.

Afrodita Bouquet of Flowers Body Milk

The perfect product to follow up with after your shower. Delicately scented with a floral perfume mixed with a milky scent, really pampering and again, perfect for spring. Soft and gentle but still very nourishing. I love it, and it's a bargain at around 3-4€ in drugstores.

Catrice Prime & Fine Beautyfying Primer

I've been absolutely loving this primer. It does it all - gives you a perfect base for foundation, and a really beautiful soft focus finish on your skin. It gives every foundation you apply afterwards a stunning finish. And it's a bargain at around 5€ in drugstores! I think I'll even repurchase this one for summer, it's that great.

China Glaze in a Lily Bit

Any pastel pink polish is perfect for this time of the year. If you can't get this CG gem, I'd recommend Essie's Fiji though I hope they changed the formulation since I last had it (very thick and streaky). This is a favorite because it applies incredibly well for a pastel color. Beautiful shade and opaque in 2-3 coats, which is surprisingly not the nightmare it usually is. I paid around 3€ on Destination Pretty.

Catrice The Sky so Fly

A stunning blue, periwinkle color. I just love pastel blues in summer. This says you need to use a base coat on the bottle (I assume a white one?), but it applies perfectly without one. Perfect blue shade and again, easy to apply. And a bargain at around 2,5€.

There you have it, some of my favorites for this season. Have you tried any of these? I'd love to hear your thoughts on your favorites.
What is your favorite spring beauty product?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Jimmy Choo Blossom EDP

Let's start with a long overdue where have I been...

I took a trip to Amsterdam in April, and on the second-to-last day, I fell down some stairs at the metro station. It was the stupidest accident really, but it left me with a broken right hand as well as a shattered wrist. I'm currently wearing a cast up to my shoulder (yep, writing this one-handed!) and will need to keep it on for at least two more weeks. I might also need surgery.

Personal tragedies aside, I really missed this little blog of mine, so I decided to do a shorter post today to take my mind off this stupid situation! So why not talk about perfume, one of my favorite things in the world? ;)

When the first Jimmy Choo fragrance came out, I really wanted it, only to discover it had too much patchouli for my taste. But this new edition appropriately named Blossom, seemed right up my alley.

Blossom is a sweet floral with notes of berries, rose, citrus and musk. Not a groundbreakingly different scent, but lovely nonetheless. It's sweet in a fresh and citrusy way, not cloying and decadent like some deeper sweet scents. The staying power leaves something to be desired, but the sillage is great. Overall an adorable scent perfect for spring and summer, aimed at 20-somethings and younger. Cute!

You can purchase the fragrance at All Beauty from 44€. I'd recommend it to fans of Prada Candy Eau Florale, it's like Prada's fun, flirty sister!
What perfume are you wearing today?
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