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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Hope you all have a fantastic night and a happy 2015!

It's incredible how fast this year has gone!  What are your plans for this NYE? I hope you all have a lovely night tonight!

The makeup menu for tonight include some golden eyeshadows, Half Baked from the Naked Palette by Urban Decay is perfect for a party look, and red nails and lips, with this Essie nail polish in A list, and a note of colour in the lips with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl. For foundation, my trusty Dior Forever, a strong base with a good coverage that will stay perfect all night long. I like to mix it with a few drops of Nars Illuminator in Copacabana for a more glowy finish. I'll finish the look with a touch of a neutral soft blush like Nars Douceur over the cheeks.

Whatever your plans are for today, I hope you have an amazing day! Have fun and happy New Year!

Top five of the month: December 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014

It's time for the last monthly favourites of the year!

Dior Skin BB Cream. This is light weight but with a good coverage, it's hydrating and stays on all day. The coverage is medium and leaves the skin with a dewy, flawless finish. 

Balm Balm Rose Geranium Lip Balm. This is a multi-purpose 100% organic balm which can be used for  lips, cuticles, dry patches, eyebrows, etc. 

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie. This is a gorgeous medium raspberry colour. It's very pigmented and gives a natural glossy finish. The formula of these is creamy, smooth and hydrating. 

The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Hand Cream.  Vanilla Brulee is one of the new Christmas scents and smells amazing! Warm vanilla, caramel, and a hint of spice! It's really sweet but not heavy at all. I'm really impressed with the formula of these hand creams. It's so moisturising, quick soaking and doesn't leave hands feeling greasy at all.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I've been using a lot this palette during this month. All the colours are beautiful and exactly my type of shades, hues of pink and brown. I've been using specially the shadows Burnout, a light pinky-peach shade and Trick which is a metallic rose gold-copper shade.

Let me know what you've been loving this month too!

Christmas Pamper

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas is time for chilling out as well

I'll be spending some of my Christmas holidays relaxing, watching my favorite movies,pampering with a good bubble bath, masks, manicure and pedicure, and indulging myself with some chocolates as well. 
Essentials include a nice tea or hot chocolate, your favourite face mask and nail polish. Indulge yourself with some chocolates (mm Ferrero Rocher...), christmas movies, candles and a book.

How do you spend your Christmas vacation?

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful celebration filled with family and friends!

Lots of love

What's in my makeup bag: Christmas Edition

Monday, 22 December 2014

This is what I'll be taking with me these holidays.

The Hydrating Base/ Foundation
Dior Skin BB Cream is hydrating, light to medium coverage, blends easily and is so comfortable to wear. Leaves a flawless finish and lasts the whole day.

The Highlighter 
I like to mix a tiny bit of  Nars Illuminator in Copacabana with my foundation to add a subtle light to the face, this gives such a pretty glow, perfect for a party look.

The Concealers
I love the Fit Me concealer by Maybelline because it has a creamy consistency, a good coverage and it works great for covering blemishes and dark circles as well. I like to pair it with the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Touch of Light for my under eye,  it works perfectly as an instant brightener.

The Eye Brow Product
I've recently started using the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel, and I love it!  It's goes on with such precision and the spooly brush at the end is so nice and firm.

The Mascara
Catrice Glamour Doll Volume&Curl Mascara separates each lash and gives them length and a bit of curl.

The Eye Liners
Rimmel ScandalEyes Khol Kajal in Nude and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On in Roach. A nude eyeliner and a brown (or black if you prefer) is all what you need.

The Eye Shadows
This mini  MAC palette contains my favourite eyeshadows: Naked Lunch, All that Glitters, Shale and Antiqued. 

The Blush
I went for Nars Douceur which is a lovely neutral cheek colour that it goes with every makeup look. 

The Lip Products
I adore Dior Lip Glow for the day time, it's moisturising and gives a lovely pink colour. For night time and Christmas parties looks I'm bringing this Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl, a gorgeous deep pinky-red lipstick that it's so easy to apply and last for hours on.


The Winter Nail Polish: Chanel Rouge Noir

Friday, 19 December 2014

If you only own one Chanel nail polish, it needs to be Rouge Noir.

This is one of my all time favourites nail polishes. I know, Chanel nail lacquers aren't the greatest, they chip very easily which is such a shame, definitely not what you'd expect from such a quality brand. You can find lots of dupes for this shade, cheaper and with better quality out there.
But every single autumn/winter I come back to this nail polish. I absolutely adore the colour of it, it's an absolute classic, so chic and timeless and it goes with absolutely everything. It layers on so well, the application is even and the finish is very glossy. This lasts two/ three days on me. So beautiful!

Five Affordable Winter Saviours

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The cold weather,  freezing temperatures, humidity...can dry out the skin and it can also affect to our hair condition.
Here are five great and affordable skin & hair winter saviours.

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate is a quite dense oil but three drops is all you need,  sinks in immediately and leave the skin soft. It´s great for dry patches, scars, red marks and for healing a blemish fast. It is also really moisturising perfect to boost your skin’s moisture .

Caudalie Beauty Elixir is one of my skincare essentials. This mist contains essential oils and feels cooling and fresh on the skin leaving your skin hydrated. I use this as a toner,  I like the way my skin feels afterwards: soft and moisturized.

Ziaja Sensitive Firming Night Cream. Ziaja skincare is very inexpensive and they have really good products. I've been loving this moisturiser designed for sensitive skin. This is gentle on the skin with a creamy  nice consistency , spreads well and sinks quickly into the skin. It also reduces redness and dryness and prevents premature skin ageing.

Balm Balm Rose Geranium Lip Balm. This is actually a multi-purpose balm something like Elisabeth Arden 8h cream (which I adore too) but 100% organic. I applied to my lips, cuticles, dry patches, eyebrows, etc. 

John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Hair Serum. I have had a hard time finding a product to help with the frizz in my hair.  This leaves my hair smooth and silk, eliminates frizz and repels humidity. It also smells amazing.

What are your favourite winter products? I would love to hear your recommendations!

Nails of the week: Rimmel Salon Pro Oh, Mr Darcy

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Oh, Mr Darcy!

I love neutrals and nudes nail polishes and Rimmel's Salon Pro in Oh, Mr Darcy is my latest favourite. It's such a pretty neutral colour! It's a dusky, taupe with a slightly lilac undertone which gives a nice sophisticated manicure look.

I really like the wide rounded brush of this nail polish, makes the application quick and easy. It also dries quickly giving a gel finish effect. The nail varnish require two coats to become opaque.

Have you tried this nail polish?

Best of Kiko Cosmetics: Top 5 Must Haves

Monday, 8 December 2014
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Kiko Cosmetics Top 5 Must Haves!

A while ago I did a post about the best and worst products from Kiko Cosmetics (Best & Worst products post) but I thought I'd give you an update with my top fives items. 

I have tried quite a few products from Kiko but in my opinion these five are the best I've tried so far. If your are visiting a store for the first time or you are about to place an order on their website be sure to check out these products.

Nail Polishes and Nail Care. The Kiko nail lacquers are one of best sellers of the brand; they have so many colours to choose from and the quality of these is pretty good for a non-expensive polish. The Kiko 3 in 1 Shine Top coat and the Smooth Base Coat from their Nail Care section are worth trying as well.

Kiko Kiss Balms. These slightly tinted balms are very moisturising and comfortable to wear. There are 14 shades in total and they all are beautiful! (I made a post rencently about it here

Glamorous Eye PencilThey are very creamy, high pigmented and easy to blend and the colors are simply amazing.

Long Lasting Stick EyeshadowThey are really long lasting, water resistant, they have a pretty and sleek packaging and a wide range of shades.  I particularly love the shade number 5 called Rosy Brown,  a gorgeous bronze colour with a pink undertone (full review here).

Precision Eye Brow Pencil. This is one of my favourites products from Kiko Cosmetics. The application of this slim pencil is precise and gives off the perfect amount of product leaving a natural looking result. And it comes with its own sharpener!

Have you tried any of these products? Which is your favourite product from Kiko?

Feel Bella

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Boy Dupe

Thursday, 4 December 2014

A dupe for one of my favourites lipsticks: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy!

Chanel Boy Rouge Coco Shine is one of the most amazing lipsticks ever. It's the perfect lipstick to carry in your handbag. It's easy to wear, it goes with any make up look and it's so moisturizing. Kiko Pearly Kiss Balm in Pineapple is an amazing lip product as well, lovely colour, good formula, inexpensive and a perfect dupe for Chanel Boy, they're almost identical.

They're are both a pinky nude colour with some flecks of golden micro-glitter. It's a very pretty and flattering colour that looks really good on fair skin, it's one of those shades that won't wash your out. 

The formula is very similar as well. They're sheer and very moisturizing and feel smooth and balmy on the lips. They look shiny on the lips but they don't last very long on.

The main difference between these two is the price tag, while the Chanel lipstick is around 30 €/£, the Kiko Kiss balm is only 5,90 €/£.

Hello December

Monday, 1 December 2014

Make it a December to remember

These are some of the products I've been loving lately and there's also a new addition that I know I'm going to use a lot. Here's what I'll be keeping in my make up bag during December.

I finally got my hands on the Diorskin Nude BB Cream after hearing so many good things about it. Have you tried it? I also got this mascara recently which I'm testing at the moment. It's the Catrice Glamour Doll Curl & Volume. It's quite nice although I still prefer the original Catrice Glamour Doll Volume mascara which is a really good one.

I'm completely in love with this nail polish at the moment. Maybelline Color Show #465 Brick Shimmer, such a lovely rose gold/copper color. (Check my november favourites to see more about this)
How beautiful is this Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Metallic Pomegranate? I know I'll use this in some of the Christmas make up looks during this month. This is a gorgeous burgundy red with a brown undertone to it and some golden shimmer through it.
Lastly the lipstick that I've been keeping in my handbag the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy because is just goes with everything and is so moisturising,  without a doubt one of the most incredible lip products.


Sunday, 30 November 2014

This month I've been loving rose gold colours and super big scarfs.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Hair Serum. After trying a sample of this I had to get the full size bottle. I'm super impressed with this,  leaves my hair smooth and silk, eliminates frizz and repels humidity. Just be careful not to use too much product it can look oily.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in 465 Brick Shimmer. I'm totally in love with this nail polish. The color is absolutely gorgeous, It's a metallic rose gold/copper colour. I also love the formula of this which was a totally surprise. It goes on really well and leaves a good opaque finish after one coat. The lasting powder is also really good, this lasts up for 5 entire days without chipping!

Lush Karma Solid Perfume.  I have been addicted to this little thing lately. I love this scent! It smells refreshing and exotic. I also find it very calming and soothing. It smells spicy, citrus and patchouli. 

Mac Eyeshadows in Antiqued and All that Glitters. These two eyeshadows are perfection! They are so pigmented and blend like a dream. Antiqued is warm coppery brown colour that looks amazing on!. All that Glitters may be one of the best eye shadows ever. It's a very wearable colour, a champagne/rose gold shade that looks beautiful on everyone!

What are your favourites of the month?


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

There're really moisturising and all the colours are beautiful!

The Kiko Kiss Balms are slightly tinted lip balms. The texture is really creamy and very moisturising. They are very comfortable to wear, leaving your lips feeling hydrated but not sticky. They also come with SPF 15 which is great.

I've got two shades (so far); the first one is the shade 04 Cherry which is a lovely baby pink colour. The other colour is the shade 106 Pineapple, a soft pinky nude, super gorgeous! it's my personal favourite,I'm obsessed with it at the moment. This shade is part of a newer range called Pearly Kiss Balms but there's not much different between the two ranges.

Have you tried the Kiko Kiss Balms?

Feel Bella

Amazing (and Affordable) Christmas Beauty Gifts

Monday, 24 November 2014

It's only one month until Christmas! It is time for some gift guide inspiration. Here there are some great beauty gifts sets perfect for the women in your life.

1. Jo Malone Cologne Collection. A Jo Malone perfume is always a wonderful gift. This set contains 5 mini size of the most loved colognes. You can find it here

2. Garnier Miracle & Micellar Gift Set. The Miracle Skin Cream is fantastic! A drugstore must have! This set also contains the Micellar Water. Find this set here

3. Nuxe Prodigieux Set. This set comes with a limited edition Huile Prodigieuse multi-purpose oil which smells divine and is an incredible versatile product. It also contains the Crème Prodigieuse Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Cream, a Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil - Golden Shimmer Mini and the Prodigieuse Candle. Find it here

4. GlamGlow Gift Sexy. A luxurious trio of GlamGlow's bestselling skincare treatment masks. You can find it here

5. Laura Mercier Body & Bath Tarte Au Citron Quartet. Laura Mercier Bath& Body range is amazing! You can find this gift set here.

6. OPI Nail Laquer Trend on Ten Mini Pack. This contains 10 of the most famous OPI shades. Find it here

7. Clinique High Impact Favourites Gift Set. A super cute makeup kit which include the amazing High Impact mascara. Find this set here

8. Emma Hardie 4 Piece Starter Kit. The Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm is a cult product and this set has a really good price. You can find it here.

9. Caudalie Lip & Hand Winter Duo. Super useful kit with the Caudalie Lip Conditioner and the Hand & Nail cream. Find it here.

10. NeomThree Nights of Peace. It contains 3 lovely bath oils to make your bath time super special. You can find it here.

11. This works Dream Team Duo. It contains the Deep Sleep Stress Less Rollerball and a 5ml Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. They smell incredible and they're great to help you get a good night's sleep. You can find it here.

Happy Christmas shopping!

Zoella Let's Glow Candle

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Let's Glow! such a cute name for a candle! 

Let's glow candle is part of  Zoella 's beauty collection launched a few weeks ago and apparently is sold out everywhere. The packaging is really cute, it comes in a metal tin with a very pretty sticker on. The scent is lovely, it's delicately scented, with floral notes and vanilla. I've read that contains notes of strawberry, jasmine, gardenia and vanilla. However the smell is quite mild, gives off very little scent. 
The candle burns well but I'm a bit disappointed with the size, is quite small for the price.

Have you tried something from Zoella's beauty collection? 

Nars Rikugien Satin Lip Pencil

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Nars Satin Lip Pencils shades are all named for parks and gardens around the world. How cool is that? Rikugien is inspired by the scenic Rikugien park in Tokyo named for the six elements of Japanese poetry. Beautiful!

Nars Rikugien is a rose pink, muted rose colour with a frosted finish. It's the perfect shade for everday use, the everyday my-lips-but-better pinkThe texture of this lip pencil is amazing, so soft and it glides on like butter. This is really creamy and moisturizing and it feels nice and comfortable on the lips.  It is also pretty pigmented, but with a buildable coverage.
However the lasting powder isn't great, this doesn't last more than a couple of hours on my lips.Other thing I don't like is that the pencil needs to be sharpened periodically, you also need to buy a sharpener for it, this big pencil will not fit a standard sharpener. I wish they had a twist-up system instead.

Top five of the month: October 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

 I've been obsessed with soft and dusty pinks lately and Chai Tea! 

Nars Douceur. The blush I've been wearing every single day of this month and my go-to blush for autumn. This rose brown blush is the perfect neutral cheek color that it goes with every make up look. It's really flattering and it can be also used as a contour on pale skin. (Check my top five blushes for autumn)

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil Eyeshadow 611 Yogurt is a nice shimmery champagne/peachy pink color. The texture is great, very creamy and so easy and comfortable to apply. It looks great all over the lid and in the inner corners of the eye to brighten.

Essie 'Eternal Optimist'  is becoming one of my favorites nail polishes ever.  It's such a lovely shade; it is a beautiful dusty pink, great for a everyday manicure. Also the name of this is just perfect!

This Works Deep Sleep Stress Less Roller Ball. This has helped me with sleepless nights and I think I can't live without it now. The smell of this is so calming and comforting that it really helps to relax and sleep better. It is also so easy to use with the roller ball applicator, and perfect to carry with you if you need it. Highly recommend this to anyone who finds it hard to switch off at night.

Kiko Kiss Balms. These lip balms are slightly tinted with a fruity scent and SPF15. I got the number 04 Cherry which is a baby pink color; and the Pearly Kiss Balm 106 Pineapple, a soft pink nude. Both are very moisturizing and they feel nice and hydrating on the lips.

What are your favorites of the month?

5 Blushes for Autumn

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Neutral colors, dusty pinks, plums, burgundy,...I adore this time of the year and all the autumnal shades. Here there is a list with some of my favourites blushes for this season. 

The Neutrals
Nars Douceur is a dusty rose brown colour that looks so natural and beautiful on the skin. This blush colour compliments any lipstick and it's perfect for those days you want a neutral colour on your cheeks.This is also great for contouring, it gives you beautiful instant cheekbones.

Inglot Freedom System Blush #55 is another dusty pink-brown color, very similar to Nars Douceur but the Inglot blush is more rosy. The quality of Inglot Blushes are fantastic, they're really pigmented and the texture is soft, velvety and blendable.

The Shocking
MAC Fever is a matte red wine colour. This is really pigmented and looks super intimidating in the pan, but if applied lightly it is just gorgeous. It gives this beautiful 'just got out from snow' look.

The Shimmery 
MAC Warm Soul is a peachy brown shade with some mauve in it and golden sheen. It enhances the cheekbones, gives warmth and a lovely subtle glow to the complexion. This is one of those blushes that looks beautiful on most skin tones.

Elf Studio Blush Berry Merry is a mauve-plum coloured blush with lots of golden shimmer. It looks natural on the cheeks and gives a subtle glow. I find the texture slightly chalky.This is supposed to be a dupe of Nars Sin.

What are your favourite blushes for the colder months?


Monday, 15 September 2014

This is going to be an updated post about what's in my bag and specially about what are the kind of essentials to keep in a small handbag. I personally enjoy reading other people's what's in my bag posts so hopefully you will enjoy this post too.
I got this new bag a month ago and I really love it. It's the Michael Kors Medium Selma Messenger bagIt's quite small but it's perfect to keep inside exactly what you need.

A few essentials that I always keep in my bag are of course the wallet (it should be a small wallet so you will still have plenty of room left for other stuff ;)), the phone and the keys but I also always carry a compact powder with a big mirror for "touch ups" throughout the day; this one is Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF15. I always bring with me the Dior Lip Glow balm, I just love this thing so much! Last, I also have the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, another great product for your lips.

Other essentials include a pack of tissues, a pen, my headphones, hand sanitizer, tic tac candy, a hair tie, a plaster and sunglasses.

What do you keep in your handbag?

Happy Monday everyone!



Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Today is time for me to show you my August Favourites, the 5 products that I've been loving the most during this month. Let's get started!

 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 Illuminating 
This is my favourite base product for summer time. It has a light and lovely formulation that goes on smoothly and brightens your skin. 

Kiko Nail Laquer #357  Bright Orange
I've been wearing this nail polish colour a lot on my nails and toes during this month. It is a bright orange-red colour, very pretty and very flattering on fair complexions. Check my favourites summer nail polishes here.

Kiko Ultra Glossy Stylo SPF15 #807 Red Coral
These lipsticks feel like a tinted lip balm, they are very moisturising and the color is quite sheer and it has a glossy finish. This colour is a beautiful sheer coral red.

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster
I was really surprised how well this worked! Literally this gives you a lovely natural tan. It is easy to use and the results are fantastic. You need to mix only 3 drops with your regular moisturizer before to go to bed and the next morning you have a natural bronzed glow. The color is very natural but definitely there is a noticeable difference with 3 drops.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir
I think this is my third bottle already! I love this mist. I use it as a toner, to fix my make up or when I just want to refresh my skin. It feels fresh and cooling on the skin. I like the way my skin feels afterwards: soft and moisturized. I always get the smaller size bottle so I can carry it around in my hand bag. This is addictive!

What are your favourites of the month?