ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Lipsticks – an overdue review and swatches

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I’ve been enjoying these Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks for quite a while now, but I somehow never thought to write a proper review on them! Why?! – I have no idea! But here I am now, correcting that mistake!

These were launched somewhere at the beginning of last year ( February – March, I can’t remember clearly! ), in 21 shades that include various shades from beiges to pinks to corals and plums. I only(?!) have them in five shades, that much I love them: #130 Intense Nude, #210 Implusive, #240 Tumultous Pink, #330 Impassioned and #450 Insolent Plum – my favorite name and shade.

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Formulation:

These lipsticks are one of the creamiest I have ever tried on, therefore they glide on effortlessly, covering evenly every part of your lip. They feel so soft and smooth though, like velvet: sensual and luxuriously comfortable. They saturate your lips with high-intensity colour in just one pass. The final result will be lips that look beautifully shaped, sculpted, curvaceous thanks to the multi-faceted pigments in their formulation, that coat your lips in the most beautiful pigmented colours. They also keep your lips continuously hydrated throughout the day, with a patented Time-released Moisture Complex that helps capture and seal-in hydration, adding the softest glossiness finish to the whole look. They wear for a couple of hours without feathering or settling into the creases of your lips, and tend to fade evenly as well.

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Colour description and swatches:

#130 Intense Nude was along with Impulsive one of my first picks ( no surprise there, right!? ) but I’ve never had the chance to wear any of them yet ( Nope! Don’t ask!… ). It’s that lovely brownish-nude Kylie Jenner-like colour, that made everybody go nuts a couple of months back!

#210 Implusive is also a beautiful nude, lighter than Intense Nude!…

But, with your permission, I will leave the rest of the review on these two nudes for another post ( keep your eyes on this little blog for updates! ), another one for the Loving Nudes Series, and move on and focus on…

#240 Tumultous Pink. This is the perfect colour for those with really pigmented lips, to pair with a relaxed, everyday outfit – the jeans, white tee and a pair of heels kind of look! It’s in a way similar to Insolent Plum but lighter and rosier, and the pink in it leans more bright, more of a proper fuchsia. But the cooler, blue undertones in it are similar to those in Insolent Plum for sure.

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# 330 Impassioned is one of the reds I really loved wearing at this winter’s parties. It’s a gorgeous bright orange-red, with warm undertones and a soft shine. Not the most unique colour, as I have another 6(?!?!?!)  red lipsticks that are really similar to it. Umm… Yeah! See for yourself in this post here.

I wore Impassioned in this post here.

#450 Insolent Plum is – as I already told you, my favourite of them all. And my most worn! It’s a fabulous deep, rich, purple berry shade, with cool undertone – intense and and gloriously plummy! An excellent option to wear in the colder months!

You can see swatches of Insolent Plum in this post here.

Packaging:

They come in this beautiful, signature packaging, a lacquered deep blue and gold case, with the name of the brand embossed on the top of the lid and on the inside as well! It closes with one of those satisfactory, luxurious, magnetic clicks…

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Overall thoughts:

I absolutely adore the formulation of these! They’re so, so easy to apply and not drying on the lips, and the color pay-off is also amazing! So is the lasting power! Definitely recommend them!

Lusting after

… that new and Limited Edition Kendall Jenner x Estée Lauder Matte Red they came out with last month! It’s called Restless and it’s the perfect balance between a poppy red and orange. Excellent for the hot Summer nights! Too bad it’s an online available only!

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Have you tried any of these Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks yet? How do you find them?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil – review*

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I’ve been pretty selective with my skincare lately ( hence the lack of reviews ), as I was testing this: the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil.

I’ve been curious to test this product and its “miraculously effects” on my skin, ever since I first saw it online. So, when Addison from Sunday Riley contacted me and told me that I was selected to receive a full size of it, I was beyond excited, as you can tell!

It wasn’t long after that that I became a #LUNAtic!

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But before we head onto to the actual review, let’s have a look at this luxurious packaging – a cell of cardboard, with the inside made of a spongy material all to protect this graceful bottle of miraculous oil! Just beautiful! First point taken Sunday Riley!

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Among the ingredients you can find the famous blue tansy, avocado oil, grape seed oil and German Chamomile. A truly impressive list of ingredients and beneficial oils! Point two taken as well!

Luna is marketed as a retinoid treatment oil that will help with sign of ageing, size of pores and the appearance of damaged skin, while simultaneously correcting damage caused by the sun, time, and pollution. I’ve been using it for over a month now so I can definitely agree that it lives up to all these brave claims above! And now you got all the points available!

But what makes Luna this effective and in such short time?

I did a bit of a research and what I found out was that the Retinol Luna uses is not the usual Retinol/Retinoid that easily oxidizes in the presence of Oxigen!

Luna uses a Retinol called Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate that is the Trans-Retinol Ester of all retinoic acids – if you like. This is the active ingredient that fights the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of skin elasticity in your skin!

Also Luna is a water free formula which reduces the oxidation process a lot! Therefore this oil has to be massaged in as gently as possible to keep the potential risk of oxidization to a minimum. Other water-free formulas had silicones or alcohols among their ingredients – which increased the risk of dryness and irritation associated with vitamin A products. This Retinol is encapsulated with Dimethyl Isosorbide, a solvent which increases the solubility of many different active ingredients and increases their penetration into the skin, keeping the hydration levels of the skin in decent parameters.

Here’s when the other oils come in hand: Blue Tansy – heals damaged skin and contains strong anti-redness properties, also helps with eczema and dermatitis, Avocado Seed Oil: Plumps the look of fine lines and contains anti-redness properties; rich in vitamins B, C, D, E, and A, Chia and Concord grape further reduce the risk of irritation, and German Chamomile treats inflamed, irritated skin.

This is the “academic” part of this product that maybe you want to know, maybe not! What you DO need to know is that you go to bed at night to wake up to firmer, clearer skin by morning!

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The first week, I was using it every night on freshly cleansed face to test it and see how my skin reacted! No painful irritations, no break-outs, no redness! My skin got brighter, clearer and more even instead! It also made the application of foundation faster and a real pleasure in the mornings!

I now use a couple of drops every other day and massage it gently into my skin, until the initial blue colour fades into… nothing, basically! This is the signal you need to know the oil works anyway!

I’ve tested it combined with the other products in my evening skincare routine as well, but I have to say that I liked it a lot more by itself! I saw better results like that!

It smells a little earthy, like wild flowers and hay and I can definitely get the smell of the chamomile oil. It’s unmistakable! But not disturbing at all!

Definitely recommend this oil even for those with sensitive skins!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING FACTS:

  • Sunday Riley formulates all her products WITHOUT Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates

  • this product is made with organic, cold pressed oils

  • it’s cruelty-free

  • because it’s a retinol-based treatment, the use of a sunscreen during the day is MANDATORY

  • NOT RECOMMENDED during pregnancies

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*PR Sample. Opinions expressed here are my own. (No affiliate links)

 

 

Seasonal Favourites Spring 2015

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We’re almost mid summer already and it’s just about the right moment to bring you my most loved/modt used items, this past season. So here you have my Spring 2015 Favourites!

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My most loved makeup products were my lipsticks, this season as well! No surprise there, right!

The ones that had the most impact on me were the NARS Audacious Lipsticks which I adore and I wore almost every day for the past couple of months! My favourites were Juliette, Natalie and Michyio!

[ Well, I loved them this much that I had a marathon week of posts featuring a NARS Audacious Lipstick, every day of the week! Start reading about that here, with Monday of course! ]

When I wasn’t wearing any of these, the one I had on my lips was the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Coachella Coral, a lovely Spring colour, amazing all by itself or over another Charlotte Tilbury favourite of mine – the Lip-Cheat Lip Liner in Pink Venus!

My base of choice was another one from NARS! The new and gorgeous All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, a surprising discovery that has become a staple in my makeup routine in the shortest time!

Another makeup item and one I came back to this Spring as well was the Dolce and Gabbana blush in #33 Rosebud! This is such a lovely natural flush of colour, excellent for a natural, fresh look!

To take care of my skin I really enjoyed the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser and the combination of the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate as a serum and the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.

My perfume of choice was Rancé’s Rose de Rose, a “mature” rose scented perfume.

My makeup tools I enjoyed the most were, another no surprise, my Hakuhodo Eye Brushes especially my J5523 and J142.

This is it for this post lovelies! Make sure you check my other Seasonal Favourites here and here!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

Gilded Summer: TOM FORD Summer 2015 Soleil Collection: the New and Limited Edition Shimmering Body Oil

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This weekend’s post is not going to be about makeup, but it will bring you such a luxurious item that has the given power to make anyone look fabulous! This is the Tom Ford, Limited Edition, Shimmering Body Oil, from the Summer 2015 Soleil Makeup Collection.

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This is just another body oil brands always come out during Summer!“,

some might say. And you might think they’re right until you get to try this for the first time!

The smell is so nice and the texture is beyond amazing! I’m not the biggest fan of body oils and I haven’t found too many to suit my demands. But unlike all the oils I have tried, this one is by far the best and the most luxurious feeling!

It absorbs instantly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue, no matter how much you apply! It makes your skin feel smooth and silky and thanks to these playful gold and platinum leaf shimmering particles you’ll be wearing the diffused glow of an angel!

Make sure you shake it well before you apply it, because it separates!

It is the most beautiful final touch to a sun-kissed summer skin! Plus it is really hydrating and emollient thanks to the lightweight oils in its composition, that will feel amazing on your sun drenched skin, after a full day on the beach enjoying the sun and the waves.

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Its captivating fragrance wraps a bouquet of white florals in a golden, amber-sandalwood embrace

– this is a description I found online about the scent of this body oil and I think this is the closest to the truth it can get! I for instance, wasn’t able to come out with a better description for it than: a tropical garden, coconutty, delicious goodness that lingers on my skin throughout the whole day.

Scents are personal, but this is how I feel it smells combined with the chemistry of my own skin!

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Another particularity of the Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil is its consistency! This is not one of those oils that can be sprayed on the skin as it comes out as a concentrated, dense, almost jelly-like oil that I warm up between my hands before I use it and then apply it wherever I want!

I’ve been wearing it a lot as a perfume lately, so I mainly apply a tiny bit on my neck, shoulders and hands! It is a powerful scent and if you’re familiar with the fragrances from the Tom Ford Private Blend Collection, it’s something along those lines… Powerful, seductive and long-lasting!

Plus, the packaging is pure perfection and I think it would look amazing on any vanity!

I hope you enjoyed this post and make sure you check out the reviews on my other picks from the Tom Ford Summer 2015 Collection: Pink Sand – cream blush, Golden Peach – cream eyeshadow duo, Skinnydip and Rose Soleil – sheer lipsticks.

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

Summer Essentials: KEVYN AUCOIN the Creamy Glow Duo

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With the Season of the Highlighters in its full force, there’s nothing more chic than a double-duty, dainty, beauty to-go essential product! This is the Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Duo, a beautiful little compact containing the cult favourite, powerful pair of the Candlelight highlighter and the Sculpting powder in shade #4 Medium, both in cream form this time!

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#4 Medium is made with brown, grey and red pigments that create the look of a natural medium shade shadow, excellent to use on medium and fair skin tones like mine! Now I have a bit of a tan on and it works just fine as well!

It looks like this medium earthy brown with a subtle grey in it, but dark enough when layered ( as you can see in the swatches below! ), an ashy brown that translates more of a subtle shadow. It blends so well and its almost impossible to go wrong with because it gives such a natural look! And doesn’t lean orange no matter how much you apply, as the shade Sculpt from my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow tends to do!

Candelight, the highlighting shade is an absolutely glorious champagne colour with a luminous golden sheen to it given by such finely milled particles of shimmer, that don’t translate as obvious on the cheeks but this gorgeous pearl shimmer without being sparkly or glittery. Just that angelic/hallo effect/glow-from-within look everybody’s talking about!

It’s pretty similar but a tiny bit more golden than my other all-time favourite highlighter the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent Light – which is a powder, less obvious and golden than the Highlight shade from the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow, and the most similar with a recent discovery of mine in terms of highlighters – the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone.

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Now a few words on the formulation!

This is one of the most amazing cream formulas I have ever tried! Rubbed for a couple of seconds between your fingers, it transforms into this thin, velvety-soft, extraordinary emollient consistency that is so easy to apply on bare skin, on foundations and even over powder! It won’t cause any slipping and sliding or accentuate imperfections!

I used my fingers most of the times and I loved the final result! But with a small, synthetic, stippling brush it works just as well…

Why have I underlined the word “small”?! Well because this duo comes in the smallest pans I saw a contour or a highlight product to come in! You might have troubles using your regular size/usual contour and highlight brush, but with a bit of an effort you can make that one work as well! 

And trust my words, that’s a lot of pay off from that little extra-effort you put in as these two are absolutely worth every penny you pay for them!

And like all things Kevyn Aucoin I mostly saw online, as this is the first item I have ever tried but definitely not the last!, the decadent garnet packaging gives away the air of an incredibly glamorous makeup item, making makeup application an absolute pleasure!

Have you tried anything from Kevyn Aucoin, lovelies? What’s your favourite product?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

Re(a)d – My lips! feat. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana

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Whoever said that only porcelain skins can pull off a bold, bright, red lip was terribly wrong!!!

I, myself, was one to think that the “Marylin Monroe look” suited pale skins better! But now that I have gained some ( unusual for me! ) tan and I finally managed to work with it in terms of makeup, I’m absolutely mesmerised by how well a bright red lipstick looks on paired with a simple, summery eye and a bit of a black liner! 

So here you have it! THE red lipstick that will always be on my lips this Summer: the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana!

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Now, I won’t bother you with all those technical details as I had a “marathon week” of blog posts dedicated exclusively to all the NARS Audacious Lipsticks I own ( and I only own 7?!, one for ebery day of the week! ), plus a resume with overall thoughts which I will link here for you to check out.

I will do tell you that Lana is the most beautiful “vivid orange red”*, the excellent bright orange-red lipstick with warm undertones and a satin finish, as you can hopefully see in these pictures.

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And I’m thankful to my lovely friend Michelle for being so kind and generous and getting this one for me! See lovely?! I’m rocking it! Haha! 

What’s your favourite red to wear in Summer?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie





*description taken from NARS website

Totally addicted to TOM FORD Summer 2015 Soleil Collection: the New and Limited Edition Lip Color Sheers in Skinnydip & Rose Soleil

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Another week, another update on the Tom Ford Soleil Summer 2015 Collection!

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These lipsticks were my favourite lately but they aren’t everyone’s favourite formula! Most people who like the really pigmented, saturated with colour and highly opaque Tom Ford Lip Color original lipsticks, might be a little disappointed after trying these because they are, as their name suggests, a sheer product.

To be completely honest with you, it took me quite a long time as well to justify splurging on these… Until I got my first one that is! My first pick was #02 Smitten, followed closely by the beautiful, everyday nude #05 Bare, both previously reviewed on this little blog.

And with new colours incased in the beautiful ivory and gold special, limited edition, they come with every summer, I knew I couldn’t say no to them anymore and grabbed whatewer shades I found available online.

So, here you have the Tom Ford Sheer Lip Color in #09 Skinnydip and #10 Rose Soleil!

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#09 Skinnydip is more if a peachy colour with pink undertones to it. You can clearly see how the gold shimmers in it transfer on the lips… There’s no need of a close up because they’re obvious! This was the only colour out of the four that came up with this collection that I had second thoughts about! And it was precisely because of these glitters that give your lips more of a metallic sheen rather than a touch of colour.

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But the more I wore it, the more I liked it! And with a bit of a tan on, this looks absolutely, effortlessly fabulous, even with a semi-sheer coverage and the actual product that feels a little “thin” in consistency than any other Tom Ford Sheer that I own!

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#10 Rose Soleil can be described as a semi-sheer, soft plummy colour with warm brown undertones and holographic glitters, not as obvious on the lips as the ones in Skinnydip though. They are easily seizable on the bullet due to the deepness of the colour and in certain lights appear more of a muted gold and more pink. I love them as a  final touch as they give your lips a diffused, ethereal shine.

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On my pigmented lips it translates as this beautiful rosy colour with an extra-something added by the soft, shiny finish I mentioned earlier.

These two new shades are simply amazing for the Summer, even Rose Soleil that I initially thought it is more of an Autumn shade! But no, it works as well this time of the year too due to those magical shiny particles in it!

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They both create a lovely luminous look, they brighten up your complexion, they make your lips look fuller and plumped. They are also a little bit more moisturising than the other Tom Ford lipsticks I own ( see some of them here, here and here ) and they are definitely the most low maintenance ones from their entire lipstick range, excellent for an on-the-go application! 

I definitely recommend them both, although I’m aware that they’re not for everyone!

What do you think about them lovely? Have you tried them yet?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

 

 

INTERSTING FACT:

  • Rose Soleil was the shade worn by the model Daphne Groeneveld in all the ad campaign posters and videos

THE Best 10 Online Shopping Destinations for Luxury Beauty

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Since many of you, my lovely readers, always ask me where do I shop for my makeup and my skincare, here you have it – a full post dedicated to my favourite online places to shop for luxury beauty!

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SELFRIDGES

BRANDS AVAILABLE:

– Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior, Chanel, Guerlain, NARS, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, RMK, Urban Decay, Omorovicza, Zelens, Eve Lom, Kiehl’s, Diptyque, Jo Malone

SHIPPING:

– to over 60 countries around the world, including North America, Australia, the Middle East and China.

– “For all orders outside of the European Union, we’ll even remove UK VAT and include any relevant import charges before you pay so there are no surprises when your order arrives.” ( Selfridges )

INTERESTING FACT:

– currently Selfridges is running a SALE on selected items all-over their website, so you might want to take advantage of that!

 

HARRODS

BRANDS AVAILABLE: Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, SK II, Creme de La Mer, Shiseido, Sisley, SUQQU, Lancer, La Prairie… See more brands here.

SHIPPING*:

Delivery Service Availability Area Charges Delivered
Europe Zone A 24/7
  • – Belgium
  • – Denmark
  • – France
  • – Germany
  • – Guernsey
  • – Ireland
  • – Italy
  • – Jersey
  • – Luxembourg
  • – Netherlands
  • – Spain
  • – Sweden
£20.00 5 – 6 working days
Europe Zone B 24/7
  • – Andorra
  • – Croatia
  • – Iceland
  • – Monaco
  • – San Marino
  • – Gibraltar
  • – Greece
  • – Latvia
  • – Lithuania
  • – Poland
  • – Portugal
  • – Slovakia
  • – Balearic Islands: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera (country is Spain)
  • – Austria
  • – Bulgaria
  • – Cyprus
  • – Czech Republic
  • – Estonia
  • – Finland
  • – Hungary
  • – Liechtenstein
  • – Malta
  • – Norway
  • – Romania
  • – Slovenia
  • – Switzerland
  • – Canary Islands:
  • Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma
£20.00 6 – 10 working days
North America and Far East 24/7
  • – USA
  • – Canada
  • – Hong Kong
  • – Malaysia
  • – Japan
  • – Singapore
  • – Thailand
  • – Macau
  • – South Korea
  • – Philippines
£25.00 6 – 10 working days
Rest of the World 24/7
  • – Australia
  • – Bahrain
  • – India
  • – Israel
  • – New Zealand
  • – Qatar
  • – Saudi Arabia
  • – UAE
  • – Jordan
  • – Kuwait
  • – Lebanon
  • – Oman
£25.00 10 – 12 working day

*Please note that Harrods currently ONLY delivers to the countries listed above.

 

NET-A-PORTER.com

BRANDS AVAILABLE: besides fashion http://www.net-a-porter.com has also a beauty section where I like to get items from brands like Hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury, Burberry, RMS, Byredo, By Terry, Eve Lom… just to name a few!

SHIPPING:

– get more info on International delivery, Times and Fees here.

– excellent Customer Service and free Tracking Order option!

 

SPACENK.com

BRANDS AVAILABLE: Hourglass, By Terry, Chantecaille, Sarah Chapman, Aesop, Oribe, Rahua, REN, Sunday Riley, Tatcha, Verso

SHIPPING:

EUROPEAN DELIVERY

  1. Option 1: STANDARD DELIVERY
    You’ll receive your order within 10 working days European standard delivery service is available for all European addresses to the countries listed below.
    £5.00 including VAT.
  2. Option 2: FREE EUROPEAN DELIVERY ON ORDERS £100 AND OVER
    If your order totals £100 or more, you’ll automatically qualify for FREE European delivery Free European delivery of orders will be within 10 working days as per usual European delivery.

Destinations: UK, Austria, Armenia, Andorra, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungry, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

REST OF THE WORLD DELIVERY

  1. Option 1: STANDARD DELIVERY You’ll receive your order within 21 working days Rest Of The World delivery service is available for all addresses to the countries listed below.
    £5.00 including VAT.
  2. Option 2: FREE REST OF WORLD DELIVERY ON ORDERS £150 AND OVER
    If your order totals £150 or more, you’ll automatically qualify for FREE Rest of World delivery. Free Rest of World delivery of orders will be within 21 working days as per usual Rest of World delivery terms

 

FEELUNIQUE.com

BRANDS AVAILABLE:

– all the brands you can imagine for makeup and skincare, from luxury to affordable

– last month they added a new brand to their never ending selection, a personal favourite of mine – BURBERRY

SHIPPING:

FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER £10 

 

BURBERRY

One of the best Customer Services I have ever encountered online, it made me prefer order my favourite makeup items from their online shop rather than anywhere else!

SHIPPING:

– you can find more information on shipping destinations, costs and delivery for your country by clicking here

– they also give you the possibility of tracking your order

 

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

One of my favourite makeup brands as well, www.charlottetilbuty.com not only has an amazing selection of their amazing makeup and skincare, but also an excellent Customer Service but exclusive offers too!

SHIPPING:

– they currently ship to addresses within the UK and EUROPE:

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic Of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

To order from the USA, click here to visit the US site.

 

CULT BEAUTY.com

– by far my favourite destination for luxury skincare shopping

BRANDS AVAILABLE: Oskia, Omorovicza, Sunday Riley, Tata Harper, Zelens, MV Organic Skincare, Therapy, Aromatherapy Associates, Aesop, Emma Hardie, Glam Glow, Fillerina, May Lindstorm…

SHIPPING:

destinations:

Mainland UK

United Kingdom

Non-Mainland UK

Jersey  /  Guernsey  /  Isle of Man

North America

United States  /  Canada

Western Europe

Andorra  /  Austria  /  Belgium  /  Cyprus  /  Czech Republic  /  Denmark  /  Finland  /  France  /  Germany  /  Greece  /  Iceland  /  Ireland  /  Isle of Man  /  Italy  /  Luxembourg  /  Malta  /  Monaco  /  Netherlands  /  Norway  /  Poland  /  Portugal  /  Spain  /  Sweden  /  Switzerland

Middle East

Bahrain  /  Israel  /  Jordan  /  Kuwait  /  Oman  /  Qatar  /  Saudi Arabia  /  United Arab Emirates

Asia & Australasia

Australia  /  Brunei  /  China  /  Hong Kong  /  Japan  /  South Korea  /  Malaysia / New Zealand  /  Singapore  /  Taiwan  /  Thailand

Rest of the World

Aland Islands  /  Anguilla  /  Bahamas  /  Barbados  /  Brazil  /  Cape Verde  /  Cayman Islands  /  Croatia  /  Estonia  /  Gibraltar  /  Hungary  /  India  /  Latvia  /  Lithuania  /  Maldives  /  Reunion  /  Romania  /  Russia  /  Slovakia  /  Slovenia  /  South Africa  /  Turkey  /  Ukraine  /  Vatican City  /  Venezuela

Standard Delivery is FREE worldwide on all orders over £50 except for mainland China.

 

OMOROVICZA

– this is Omorovicza’s official website, where they always host amazing offers and deals and periodically, some amazing sales! The current amazing offers are a beautiful LE Queen of Hungary Face Mist in a beautiful summery bottle, with the possibility of doubling your Pengo and some amazing sets at such convenient prices!

SHIPPING:

Price

Free over

Business Days

UK

€7 €150 2-5

EU Standard

€20 €150 7

EU Expedited

€30 n/a Up to 5

– due to customs restrictions, they are not able to ship to China and Russia.

– import taxes and duties will be the responsibility of the customer should goods be ordered from our website for delivery outside of Europe.

 

AORO.ro

BRANDS AVAILABLE: Chanel, Dior, Guerlain, Giorgio & Gabbana and many more

SHIPPING: for my Romanian girls ONLY!

Here you have my main online shopping destinations! I hope you feel inspired and get some new shopping ideas from them!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

NARS Deep Throat Blush – review, comparisons, swatches

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I’m fairly new to NARS products but they’re definitely some of my favourites I have tried so far! So I can fit into the #narsissist tag as well as any NARS long time lover out there! You know what I mean, right?

Knowing my obsession with blushers, these were one of the first products I had my eyes on. I really wanted their cult product Orgasm, but when I got the chance to swatch, I decided that the glittery show it put on wasn’t for me… So I went for a mild version of it… Deep Throat.

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NARS Deep Throat Blush is a “flirty, sheer peach”* with fine, golden shimmers that gives your cheeks the most beautiful, natural look. It can easily fit in the family of the peachy-corals as well, but a warmer one due to the pink undertones that makes it the perfect balance between a true coral that can often pull out orange on certain complexions, and those red blushers. This will never happen with Deep Throat!

Made with the finest milled powder, you can bet on a soft, blendable texture and an application with a minimum of effort thanks to highest-intensity hues. This is not the most pigmented NARS blusher ( think Exibit A! ). Applied with a light hand it transfers on the cheeks more of a pigmented highlighter, which makes it excellent for an everyday wear. But don’t worry it can be built up to a higher intensity and still look naturally gorgeous!

annie's beauty... CHARLOTTE TILBURY makeup

This is a swatch-comparison I did a while back when I wrote the review on my Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in Love Glow, where you can see comparisons of several blushers from my collection that are pretty similar to Deep Throat.

[ Can you sense a theme here?! But believe me, they all are unique in their own way! At least I can see the difference!… ]

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The packaging is the slick, ruberized one NARS has us used with! Lovely, but not practical because it collects fingerprints like crazy! But if that doesn’t bother you that’s fine! I, for once, I’m mesmerized with what’s inside it to see whatever flaws it might have!

Overall, I’m really pleased with how this one performs on me! It has everything  expected from a blush in the most balanced way possible! I definitely recommend Deep Throat for those of you who like a natural, effortless, soft look!

Have you tried NARS blushers yet? what do you think, they’re worth the hype? And what would you recommend to try next?

*Description taken from NARS website.

Another Little Dose of TOM FORD Summer 2015 Soleil Collection: the New and Limited Edition Cream and Powder Eye Color in shade #03 Golden Peach

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Yes, I’m giving you only small doses of the Tom Ford Summer 2015 Soleil Collection but not because I an a meanie but because I just want you to see it and appreciate in all its glory, item by item.

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So, today it’s the turn of this amazing cream eyeshadow, the Cream and Powder Eye Color in shade #03 Golden Peach.

Tom Ford is well known for his amazing eyeshadows and these Limited Edition cream shadows are as great as the regular powder ones. Hence the fact that they were the second best sold items every time they are released!

#03 Golden Peach is one of the four shades that came out with the Soleil Smmer 2015 Collection ( see the other ones in this post here ).

It’s a premiere in the world of Tom Ford makeup because of its structure. This one comes in a form of a duo made of a glittery, powder eyeshadow ( that “mature” very pigmented glitter that has a beautiful application and minimal fall out! ) in a beautiful an unique soft peachy colour, with warm, brown undertones. That gorgeous glitter makes a lovely pair with the beautiful peachy-pink almost rose gold cream eyeshadow, which some say it’s a repromote of another cream eyeshadow – Pink Haze. As for the glittery shade that is definitely similar in formulation to all the other glitter shades Tom Ford does flawlessly!

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If you’re familiar with the Tom Ford cream formulas you already know how extremely long-wearing they are, how intensely pigmented, and how smooth and easily blendable the application is.

These two eyeshadows can be worn separately or layered together to achieve the look that suits your every need. It’s probably one of the most versatile eyeshadows I own in my collection this far!

Along with their Cream Blush in Pink Sand, which is also a Limited Edition item ( see review here ) these were the two makeup pieces I thought to myself that I HAD to have them and luckily I managed to get my hands on!

I hope you enjoyed this little short yet helpful presentation of a yet another beautiful Tom Ford product from their Soleil Summer 2015 Collection! Stay tuned for more in the following days!

In the meanwhile, please share your picks from this collection and the experiences you had with them! Recommendations are also welcomed!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

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