Saturday, March 28, 2015

Giorgio Armani Maharajah Collection My Picks, Rouge Ecstasy #604 Garçonne Fatale, Rouge d'Armani #513 Maharajah, Nail Lacquer #604 Garçonne Fatale and Base, Swatch, Review & FOTD

I hope you all having a great weekend. Today the shops are open until midnight in Stuttgart so we are taking our time at home, running some errands and eating Sushi. Afterwards we will go to the city center and see what is going on in there. I know at some parts of the world, this is nothing special but here it happens only two times a year. That means there are lots of special offers, party, free drinks to enjoy. 

When I was ordering By Terry Palettes from Sephora France, I noticed that some items from Giorgio Armani Maharajah Collection were also available. The collection is also available at their US website and they have more products available. I picked up one of the nail polishes called Nail Lacquer #604 Garçonne Fatale and the base coat. I also purchased two of the lipsticks, Rouge Ecstasy #604 Garçonne Fatale, Rouge d'Armani #513 Maharajah.

Giorgio Armani Maharajah Collection Rouge Ecstasy #604 Garçonne Fatale, Rouge d'Armani #513 Maharajah

Friday, March 27, 2015

By Terry Eye Designer Palette #2 Color Design, Review, Swatch & FOTD

I would like to shout out loud TGIF but when I think about everything needed to be done and postponed to the weekend or next week, I am like, let's not shout out too loud. How is with you, are you happy that it is finally weekend?

I mentioned about how I ended up with both of the By Terry Eye Designer Palettes, here, when I reviewed Smoky Nude Palette a few days ago. Smoky Nude gives me that cool but not too grey mauve smoky eye which I am loving with a few of my favorite strong lippies at the moment so I ended up reaching for it quiet often. I noticed though after 6-7 hours my eye lids looked more bare than anything else but I couldn't quiet put my finger on it since the shades are nude and the colors are close to my skin tone. I was feeling the shades don't crease and stay strong but they fade a bit. 

For three consecutive days I am putting By Terry Eye Designer Palette #2 Color Design into test and here are my thoughts.

By Terry Eye Designer Palette #2 Color Design

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #416 Coco & #454 Jean, Review, Swatch, Comparison & FOTD

Just a little more than one more week to our trip and believe me we haven't booked any hotels yet. I hope it won't end up being unaffordable. There are so many things to get done before flying away, I am hyperventilating just by the thought of it. 

But still I have many pretties to share with you in the upcoming days. I have gone to the counter to swatch and play with the relaunched Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks (you can see swatches of all shades here). I then picked up some favorites and I knew I had to get #416 Coco because it looked like it might be special to my collection. Then I was contemplaiting to get Erik because I can't resist anything purple but ended up finding it a little wintery. So instead I opted for #454 Jean. They also gave me a mini Arthur, so here are my thoughts and comparisons of these two shades as well as a more detailed look in the formula.

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour #416 Coco & #454 Jean (and #440 Arthur as mini)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Collecting Night Mask & Original Skin Renewal Serum, Review

It is one of these week when I look at what needed to be done and how much of it I ended up finishing until now, I go into a mid-week crisis! Good news is that my back is not killing me any more but I definitely have to be more efficient, stress less, sleep more.

I have been testing two Origins products lately and today I would like to share my thoughts with you.
I am new to Origins skin care but I have noticed they have many lines with different focus on each. One of the products I tested over a month now is from a collaboration with Dr. Andrew Weil, it is a night mask from their Mega-Bright line and it is supposed to correct pigmentation and dark spots. The second product is one of their new serums which Origins released recently to be applied under the moisturiser, called Original Skin Renewal Serum.

Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Collecting Night Mask & Original Skin Renewal Serum

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

By Terry Eye Designer Palette #1 Smoky Nude, Review, Swatch & FOTD

Thanks to everyone who asked how my back is doing after yesterday I had to write the whole post while standing in the middle of the living room, my computer placed on top of the cupboard on the wall. Today it is much better so I can sit while writing these lines, yay! 

I was pondering about ordering the new By Terry palettes after a lovely reader Jane teased me here in the comments section with her swatches and told me I have to get the one called Colored Design. I was about to pull the trigger and order it from SpaceNK but each time the price point stopped me. Until recently, when I have seen that Sephora France have these palettes at the same time with their 25% off promotion code, I couldn't resist anymore and ended up getting both of the shades to compensate for the shipping, well, at least that was my excuse. So today I would like to show you By Terry Eye Designer Palette #1 Smoky Nude and the review for Color Design will be coming in a few days when I got to test it properly.

By Terry Eye Designer Palette #1 Smoky Nude

Monday, March 23, 2015

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder #03 Natural Brunettes, Review, Swatch, Comparison & FOTD

I hope you all had a great start in the week. I am having some back ache since Saturday and although it got significantly better, it is definitely still no fun. It gets worse when I sit down so writing a blog post became a bit of a challenge. I usually get a few posts ready for the week but this week I might have to go a bit slower, please bare with me. Oh and yes I am writing this post while standing.

Guerlain's Terracotta line is being extended by Bonne Mine (Healthy Glow) Powders to be combined with Joli Teint Beautifying Foundation which was released last year. Guardian describes it as two steps to get an healthy glow. I personally don't go for deeper foundation shades all over my face and find it rather unnatural, so I tried new Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder on its own to share my thoughts with you today. 

Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder #03 Natural Brunettes

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.4: Makeup Brand Ambassador

I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I am planning my trips for April and it looks like it will be an overseas month. I would like to write about it soon but the time being, here is Beauty Influencer's Sunday Column (BISC) for the fourth time. I have to admit this week's question was tough. Firstly I don't think I would be a brand ambassador, just because the concept is not all that attractive but also because I am not famous enough, hah! Anyway if I would like it and if I were famous, then which brand would I select. I take the question as "which brands do you like most" and answer it that way. My fellow bloggers also gave interesting answers so here they are for you, hope you enjoy them.

BISC Vol.4