Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas gifts can be tricky sometimes.... aka #THEGIFTIWANTTOKEEP

I think I don't know anybody who doesn't like Christmas time. It's atmosphere, lights, colors, fragrances...everything brings joy and pleasant feelings.
Of course we also like Christmas because we usually get nice presents :)
But this time a year is also a challenge, when we have to buy presents for the people we love and care for. We give our best to find the perfect gift for everyone according to their tastes and wishes.

Now the question is, has it ever happened to you to buy a gift for somebody that then you would have liked to keep for yourself? :)

I think it already happened to me at least 1000 times :D

If you've also experienced this huge issue ;) here I have the perfect solution!

The amazing brand L'Occitane en Provence has just released some nice videos with some tips on how to sort this dilemma out, and I suggest you to take a look for some fun time.

You can see the videos by clicking here:

Tip Nr. 1: Die Kraft

Tip Nr. 2: The Kick

Tip Nr. 3: The tall shelf

Tip Nr. 4: The Tag


Now that you have achieved a full impulse control I have a good news for you, L'Occitane is rewarding you with a super cute gift, the "Ronde de Noël", a very nice box with 5 mini-size handcreams.

In order to get this, head to a "L'Occitane" shop and show my blogpost (or instagram post) with the tag #THEGIFTIWANTTOKEEP and if you spend 25.- you'll get your free gift.

You can either get your gift on http://ch.loccitane.com/ shop by using the promo code MYLITTLE.



Monday, 23 November 2015

MAC easy but glam Make Up Look tutorial

Hi beauties!
Today I want to share with you the last make up look I did. 
It all started with last MAC collection "Magic of the Night", because I really love the eyeshadow "No Taboos", therefore I decided to create a look usisng this amazing eyeshadow.
It came out a pretty glamorous yet bold look, that you could wear during your nights out or at some holidays dinner the next month ;)

I've been using mostly MAC products and now I'll show them:


For my base I've used MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC30, this is an amazing foundation, it is currently my fav one. I like the way it feels on my skin, very light and natural, but the coverage is good and it lasts all day on my skin. I apply it either with a foundation brush or the beauty blender.

To conceal blemishes and highlight the under eye area I stick to my beloved Pro Longwear Concealer in NC 25. I just use a tiny bit as a little goeas a veeeeery long way. When I'm finished I set it with a translucent powder to prevent it from creasing and prolong it even more.

For a little of contouring I've been using MAC Shaping Powder in Warm Light, it can be very natural or builded up for a more bold look. I've then used a pink blush and some highlighter on the top of my cheeks.

Now when it comes to the eyes... as I've said I've used the amazing eyeshadow "No Taboos" from the "Magic of the Night" collection.


OMG this eyeshadow!! A mix of black/grey/blue/silver, super perfect for glamorous looks and smokey eyes. I've used this shade on the outer corner of my eyes going up a little bit in my crease. To give a hint of silver I've used MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in "Evening Grey" on my lid. Then I've been blending everything togheter.

To complete the eye look I've used MAC Upward Lash Mascara in "Upwardblack".

Finally let's get to lips, and let me tell you that this is my favorite lip combo EVER!


I've lined my lips with the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in "Double Time" and filled them. On top the beautiful Vamplify in "Anything But Demure". This is the perfect nude combo, the ideal solution for your daytime and also for your nights out to compensate a bold eye look.

And here is the final look. Hope you like it! 






All mentioned products are available in MAC stores, counters and at maccosmetics.ch







Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Estée Lauder New products Fall/Winter 2015: my favorites

Estée Lauder is alway on point when it comes to launch new products for both skincare and make up. I definitely like all the products of this brand, and I've been using them since forever thanks to my mum that is a true Estée Lauder fan. Among all the new products I want to let you know which are my favorites. And of course I would be glad to hear from you if you have tried something as well (leave a comment down below) :)

So here we go!

The first new product I want to mention is OF COURSE the new perfume Modern Muse Le Rouge. If you are a fan of the previous version then you're going to fall in love with this new one as well. 
sexy, provocative contrast of two distinctively different accords—rich roses awakened by ripe fruit, with a seductive velvet creme accord—provide an intriguing dual impression. It's a true innovation in fragrance design, as complex and fascinating as the woman who inspires it. 

Modern Muse Le Rouge 30 ml CHF 68.-
Modern Muse Le Rouge 50 ml CHF 98.-
Modern Muse 100 ml CHF 138.-
Modern Muse Le Rouge Shimmering Lotion 200 ml CHF 54.-

Another new product I've been liking a lot is the New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit. As I like contouring, especially for most dramatic looks (nights out, events, etc.) I'm always looking for the best products to do it. This version is a creamy one, which is perfect if your skin tends to be on the dry side. The kit feature 2 cream colors, a dark one and a light one, and a sponge. Using this amazing kit you can achieve the best contouring, but still keeping it very natural and blended. The packaging is also perfect for when you're traveling or to keep it in your bag for retouches on the go. Another version of the kit is available specifically for the eyes.

New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit CHF 60.-


When it comes to lips I've been really enjoying the Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer. This new product is the ideal base for any lipstick. The Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer provides hydration and volume along with a gentle fresh sensation.

Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer CHF 36.-

Skincare is also something I really recommend about this brand, and if you're looking for a new firming/sculpting treatment this is something you have to think about. Estée Lauder has launched the Resilience Lift Firming/sculpting Oil-in-Creme infusion, which is the perfect solution for dry skins that need to be firmed. Enriched with 20% of powerful oils you will provide your skin with the most effective firming and moisturizing ingredients.

Resilicence Lift Firming/Sculpting Creme SPF 15  30 ml CHF 87.-    50 ml CHF 130.-
available for both normal, combination, dry to non oily


Affordable Festive Makeup with Essence


Very berry! The festive season is about to begin and essence is offering just the right products for a fashionable Christmas style with the new trend edition “merry berry” from November to December 2015. Red and violet shades meet upon shimmering gold and copper, which harmonize perfectly. The beauty pieces in the trend edition ensure an ultimate wow-appearance: lips and nails shine in intensive shades extravagant enough for any party. The fragrant body powder gives the face and neckline a subtle shimmer and thanks to its lovely look, it’s a great present, too! And the hair fragrance provides hair with a gold-glam touch as well as the wonderful fragrance of “like the party of my life”. Happy holidays... with essence! 

essence merry berry – nail polishLuxury polish! This winter, the nails are going to shine in dark violet, shimmering purple, intensive berry-pink and bright red. They are given a glossy, long-lasting finish with fantastic coverage. The bottle with a golden, round cap turns these polishes into beautiful gems. Available in 01 the masked ball, 02 purple with purpose, 03 pink & perfect and 04 red rocks.


 
 
 
essence merry berry – top coat
Goldfinger. This is the perfect top coat for those who want to give their colour nail polish a golden touch. The effect polish with golden flakes – for a manicure with a wow-factor! Available in 01 i love my golden pumps.


essence merry berry – eyeshadow
Bright eyes. The highly pigmented eyeshadows in violet and copper offer gorgeous, metallic results. The soft powder texture with a circular relief structure on the surface is long-lasting and easy to blend. Available in 01 the perfect dress and 02 the masked ball.

 

essence merry berry – lipstick
Shine vs. matt. The lips are sure to be eye-catchers thanks to the long- lasting lipsticks in dark berry, intensive berry-pink and bright red. Berry and berry-pink provide a light shine, while the red version creates impressive lips with a trendy matt finish. Available in 01 let's the berry- tales begin, 02 pink & perfect and 03 red rocks.

 
 
essence merry berry – highlighter powder
Shimmering stars. The light, powdery texture of the highlighter comes with a lovely star embossment. It gives the complexion a subtle golden shimmer for a beautiful glowing look. Available in 01 i love my golden pumps.

essence merry berry – scented gold dust powder
Body dust. The powder conjures-up a delicate, lightly scented golden shimmer on the face and neckline for gorgeous, radiant accents. The round, golden bottle with a balloon-atomizer pump is sure to be a true eye-catcher on the bathroom shelf. Available in 01 i love my golden pumps. 
 
essence merry berry – false lashes
Eye-catcher! You can never be too glamorous during the festive season. The false lashes are ideal as they come in a set of single lashes with two different lengths that optically lengthen the own lashes to ensure a dramatic look. Includes lash glue. Available in 01 tonight, i'll be the one.


essence merry berry – stripes nail stickers
Special stripes! The cool, self-adhesive stripe stickers in copper, gold and red with a metallic effect help conjure-up awesome nail art styles quickly and easily. Available in 01 i save the last dance for you.


 

essence merry berry – hair fragrance
Perfume & care! The special hair fragrance covers the hair in a subtle layer of gold dust with a “like the party of my life” fragrance. It also makes the hair easier to comb, gives it a beautiful shine and makes it feel super soft. Available in 01 i love my golden pumps. 


 
 
 
essence merry berrywill be available in stores from November to December 2015 

Starbucks Red Cups are back!

Christmas is not that far anymore, and our favorite Starbucks drinks are finally back! 

Gingerbread Latte (improved recipe)

The flavour and aroma of a freshly baked gingerbread cookie swirled with smooth espresso and steamed milk; topped with ginger infused cream and wafer crumbs.






Toffee Nut Latte
The rich, buttery flavour of sweet toffee is combined with the warmth of toasted nuts and blended with our smooth espresso and velvety steamed milk; topped with whipped cream and Toffee Nut Sprinkles.





Honey and Almond Hot Chocolate
Mocha and Almond syrup blended with steamed milk; topped with chocolate whipped cream and finished with swirls of mocha and honey drizzles.





Christmas Blend 2015
The finest aged Sumatra, then add lively Latin American and mellow Indonesian beans. And every year the result is subtly unique. Specially roasted and blended to bring out even more pronounced flavours from our aged coffee, this vintage fills your cup with deep, intriguing layers of spiciness and sweetness, just right for the season.






I've got some Starbucks vouchers to give out. If you're from Switzerland you can leave a comment below for a chance to win them. 

XoXo

MAC Magic Of The Night (Holidays Collection 2015)

MAC Cosmetics lovers, I have a very thrilling news for you. For these Holidays 2015 MAC will be launching not one,  not two but THREE Collections! It's great, isn't it?! The bad news is that, as always, you'll have to be super fast to get them because they usually get sold out in minutes :D Get yourself ready for this mission impossible by reading this Collection preview and start writing your wish list down...

Today I'll show you MAC's Magic of the Night Collection. This collection is very glamorous and plays with bluish smokey eyes and bold lips.







MAC Magic of the Night Holiday 2015 Collection in depth:

Lipstick – CHF 31.-

  • Please Me – muted rosy-tinted pink (Matte) 
  • All Fired Up – bright fuchsia matte (Retro Matte) 
  • Evening Rendezvous – deep reddish purple (Matte)
  • Dark Side – deep burgundy (Amplified) 

Colourdrenched Pigment – CHF 29.-
  • Night Thrill – gold shimmer (Frost)
  • Ascent of Glamour – cobalt violet-blue (Frost)
  • Tonight’s The Night! – deep blackened teal (Frost)
  • Moon Is Blue – royal blue (Frost)
  • No Taboos – blackened blue (Frost)

In Extra Dimension Skinfinish – CHF 42.-
  • Oh, Darling – metallic gold
  • Shaft of Gold – deep bronze

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner – CHF 25.-
  • Petrol Blue – deep navy with pearl 
  • Black Swan – black with pearl 

Lip Pencil – CHF 23.-
  • Redd – clearly red 
  • Nightmoth – blackened plum 

MAC Magic Of The Night Collection is a Limited Edition as is now available in MAC stores, counters and at maccosmetics.ch




Monday, 2 November 2015

October Favourites

Here I am with the products I've been loving and using on a daily basis during the month of October:

1. Sephora Waterproof eye makeup remover: this is actually the best waterproof makeup remover so far! Life saver!

2. Essence Lash and Brow gel mascara: this transparent gel keeps my (long) brows  in place til night. Super cheap but totally efficient!

3. MAC Pro Longwear lip pencil in "Double Time": I've been literally eating this :) love the color, a light pink-nude. It is just perfect if you want to overdraw you lips keeping a natural look. It is more than long lasting!

4. MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NC25: I wonder if there's any products of this range that I don't like :) This concealer is amazing, perfect for the undereye area.

5. Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone multipurpose primer pencil: This product is so versatile, I've used on my lips and around the eyes as well.

6. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24h in "On and on bronze": this cream eyeshadow is perfect as base or by itself for a day makeup. The whole color tattoo line is amazing and very longlasting.
And what are your October Favourites? Answer in the comments :)

XoXo

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