Friday, 28 February 2014

LUSH Love

I'm working on different projects right now, but I'm finally here with this super requested post!

I've received many messages from my followers asking which are my favourite Lush products. Well, I will probably have to write other posts about this topic :) but let's start and see what I've picked up:


MINT JULIP


This amazing lip scrub is for sure one of my favourite products. I've already written a few lines about it but I will never recommend this enough. This is sugar mixed with a gorgeous mint oil. It is very easy to use and makes your lips perfect. I would suggest to use it especially before you wear matt lipstick or a lip tint. You will notice a big difference!


HONEY TRAP


This is definitely one of my favourites lip balms. Love the packaging which is very small, so you can easily take it with you wherever you go. The taste and the smell are soooo sweet and, most important, it hydrates your lips so well. For 100% honey lovers.


THE OLIVE BRANCH SHOWER GEL


This lovely shower gel is never missing in my bathroom, but also when I'm travelling I always have a little bottle (100 ml) in my travel bag.
What I love about this product is, of course, its smell of SEA: so fresh and energizing! But its peculiarity is the consistency, a perfect mix of gel and oil, that after being shaked becomes a luxurious cream that gently wash your skin.


RUB RUB RUB


I could talk about this scrub for hours... but trust me, even a billion words aren't enough to describe how good it is!
Love the color, love the smell, love the way it works. Love everything about it! I would have called it "Summer in a pot". This endless winter feels a little less tough when using such a product. You really understand the power of olfaction.


BUFFY BODY BUTTER






I must admit I tend to become a little lazy when it comes to body moisturizing....I like taking showers, but I love bathing even more...so relaxing.... That's why I become lazy :) Thanks to Lush I have the chance to hydrate my skin directly under the shower. Buffy Body Butter is rich in essential oils, cocoa and shea butters. By rubbing this solid body butter you scrub dead skin away and you hydrate your body at the same time. What a great idea!!


MELTING MARSHMALLOW MOMENTS


In autumn and winter I prefer taking baths instead of showers, and this is one of my favourite time of the day: relax!!
Thanks to Lush and its super famous bath bombs and bath melts... my experience becomes even more relaxing and regenerating. Very hard to chose my favourite..... but I've picked up this Marshmallow one. I'm in Paradise when using it :) and plus it makes everything so pink ;)


Hope you enjoied my picks. I'm so curious to know which are your favourite Lush products. Write a comment below :)


Thursday, 20 February 2014

Yankee Candle: New Collection Spring 2014

Winter is almost over and Spring is in the air... I definitely need to go to my favourite shop to buy new candles ;) 
Here's a picture of the new fragrances that Yankee Candle launched for this Spring 2014.


And now a quick description of the new fragrances:

Lovely Kiku
The flower of happiness. The elegant, rejuvenating perfume of chrysanthemum 
with hints of sweet cherry blossom and warm vanilla.

Champaca Blossom
The rare beauty and joyful spirit of enchanting champaca blossoms come to life
in this captivating fruity floral nectar.

Pink Hibiskus
Bright and beautiful. The effervescent, slightly citrus bouquet of delicate tropical
hibiscus petals is alvais inviting.

Love them already!  Do you?



Change your manicure in 5 minutes!

Tired of your old manicure? Want to change your nails but don't have much time? Don't panic. Here's one thing you can do: apply a confetti top coat (or any textured).

Look what I did


I've just applied 2 coats of my favourite confetti top coat (L'oreal) and then my beloved Sèche.

 5 minutes and you're ready to go with your brand new manicure ;)

Monday, 17 February 2014

January Favourites


1. Essence Long Lasting Lipstick: This are a real bargain. They are so cheap that you can affort many different colors. I've bought numbers 03, 04 and 09. They last hours and a really like the color range that goes from nude to the hottest red.

2. Catrice Defining Blush: I got in color nr. 070 and it is called Pinkerbell. It is a very nice pink, that suits any skin tone. It gives you that "bonne mine" look. Perfect especially during winter when not bronzed. This blush is also a bargain, cost about 5 CHF. Very effective, you only need to use a little on your cheek and you're ready! Last all day. Love it!

3. Maybelline Baby Lips: This is already cult, and in fact I love it too. I got it with peach flavour. It is something you should always have with you. When you need a quick retouch simply use your Baby Lips: moisture and soft lipcolor in one touch.

4. Clinique Chubby Stick, Shadow Tint for Eyes: This is a metallic deep green called "mighty mossy" (nr. 06). Love the color and love the fact that is very easy to use. For a soft look I just apply a small amount directly on my lid and then blend it with the fingers. For a stronger look you can use it as a base. Your make up will stay perfect for hours. Very long lasting.

5. Kiko Face Brush nr. 103: This face angled brush is just wonderful! You can use it to apply blush on your cheeks, but also if you need some contouring. I love it beacuse it is not too big and also beacause it is super soft. If you're looking for cheap make up brushes you should give it a try.

Friday, 14 February 2014

My New Nails: Kiko Frozen Nail Lacquer 05

I went dark again. This is from the Kiko's Frozen Lacquer Collection.
It's a plum color with a kind of metallic effect in it.
I'm not very impressed with the durability of Kiko's nail polishes... as they tend to fade especially on the tips. And even though I'm always using my top coat as well. 
Their color range is really huge, but the quality has to be improved.... Probably I shouldn't expect more for that price... ;)

Here the swatches of my new manicure. Ejoy.


Saturday, 8 February 2014

My New Nails: Kiko Frozen Nail Lacquer 02

We've completely forgotten what sunshine is, here in Switzerland... Therefore I go ahead using my darkest nail polishes. Still too earyl to show off my pastel, fluo summer colors.

This time I went for a super deep metallic green by Kiko, from the "Frozen Nail Lacquer" collection. The shade is just amazing, I'm not used to green, but I must admit it is very elegant and cool at the same time.
This polish is a very ordinary one, easy to use, but not very long lasting, as it tends to fade away especially on the tips. In order to get the deepest shade possible at leats 2 coats are required (as usual). I've put my Sèche top coat on top.

Hope you enjoy it.


If you have nails on your blog don't forget to leave me your comment below and I will have a look ;)

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