More Cherries-Part 2 (and last!)

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the warm sunny days ūüôā

As promised (warned), here’s the second part of my cherry-themed post as I didn’t want to leave these beauties out:

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Black Cherry

 

In a different, darker shade of cherry, the colour of this lipstick is so beautifully dramatic and seductive. Its  liquified lipstick formula is applied on the lips like a gloss but then dries to a matte finish. The product is infused with a no-sting lip plumper and filler to make the lips look fuller and the colour even more intense.

Dolce & Gabbana Marina Spring-Summer 2017 T-Shirt

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All the beautiful patterns on this T-shirt speak of summer and take you to the wold of sailing where the¬†2017 Dolce & Gabbana Marina collection took its inspiration from. The t-shirt’s vibrant colours, relaxed look and cheerful design makes it one of my favourite items of this collection.

River Island-One Shoulder Bikini 

I love how different the style of this bikini is! The one shoulder design is so sexy as are the net details and of course the print. Not so sure about the tan lines it will give though!

Tikiboo-Red Cherry Leggings

 

I am a big fan of the Tikiboo funky designs for their leggings collection and this pair is one of my favourites!  These fun black Lycra tights are designed for comfort throughout the workout and better recovery.  Also available in Capri length leggings.

Bobbi Brown-Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks

BOBBI BROWN Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks (Chocolate cherry

I love 2-in-1 products. This multi‚Äďtasking cream colour comes in a handy compact packaging and works both as a blush and a lip stain. The cherry chocolate shade is stunning and gives a natural finish to cheeks and lips.

Love,

Eleni xx

 

 

Cherries on Top-part 1

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Hi everyone!

So on this post¬†I’m going to confess to you one of my obsessions… Cherries!

Apart from being among my favourite fruit and a symbol of warm summer days, I also love their vibrant, intense colour and sexy, playful shape. Everything with a cherry pattern or shade is bound to steal my heart!

Many of my favourite fashion and beauty brands are feeding¬†my obsession this season so here’s a list of my favourite cherry themed/coloured products:

Pull & Bear Long Sleeve Cherries-Printed Shirt

I love the casual chic style of this shirt! You can dress it up or down and its print makes it a statement piece-perfect match for denim. I could wear it every day all day.

Lancome Juicy Shaker in Cherry Symphony

One of the most¬†long-wearing lip glosses out there, the Juicy Shaker’s Cherry Symphony shade is just gorgeous.¬†Enriched with¬†nourishing oils that contain sweet almond oil, omega 3 and cranberry oil, ¬†it keeps the lips hydrated, in an irresistible cherry shade.

KORRES Almond Cherry Body Milk

I bought this body milk for my friend’s birthday and it really has one of the most sensual, delicious, addictive scents I have ever smelled in a body lotion. Sweet but fresh, it is¬†enriched with almond oil, active Aloe and provitamin B5.

Ann Summers Cherry Cami Night Set by ASOS

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Cheeky and cute, I love the pattern on this Ann Summers Cami Night Set. There is also a super cute watermelon pattern set¬†if you prefer a different…fruit!

MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry 

The base to my Ruby Woo lips, the cherry shade of this pencil enhances the iconic MAC red , has amazing pigmentation and helps the lipstick stay in place for hours.

GUCCI Leather Cherry Pump

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Now there’s a pair of shoes that is guaranteed to steal the show! I’m not sure what I love the most about them… Their beautiful turquoise colour? ¬†The¬†bamboo effect heel?Or the cherry decoration¬†on the front that comes complete with encrusted crystals? Whatever it is, these shoes have stolen my heart forever!

Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry Lipstick

MATTE REVOLUTION

The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick¬†is one of my absolute favourite. It’s so pigmented and long lasting¬†yet soft on the lips. I love the Lost Cherry shade and can’t wait to add it to my summer lipsticks collection.

Enjoy the cherries season!

Love,

Eleni xx

Spring Crush

Hi Everyone,

God it’s been ages! Work and life took over the past few weeks but I’m back and can’t wait to talk to you about all my new Spring crushes ūüôā

I’m dreaming of Spring while I’m looking out the window to a grey, rainy day… But here’s hoping for some warm weather, some sunny days and some proper flowers blossoming!

In the meantime here are a few of the things that stole my heart these first days of Spring..

Zatchel Bags

I was in¬†York for a catch up with one of my best friends when I passed by a Zatchel shop. I couldn’t resist but taking a look inside and that’s when I¬†saw the Red Leather Satchel from their¬†Classic Satchel Collection. The red colour is so warm and vibrant and the bag itself is of high quality and so elegant in its classic school satchel style that I had to make it mine!

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Although I went for a more autumnal colour, I love their Pastel Satchel Collection for Spring. Here are some of my favourite colours of this range:

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The Little Spring Dress-Ruffle Knit Dress by Hollister

Nothing feels more like Spring than wearing a little casual, floaty dress! This super cute¬†knit dress has a wrap-front, shape flattering design that ties at the waist and adjustable cami straps which is always a plus! I got mine in blue but it’s also available in grey and burgundy.

 

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The Body Shop-The Finest Facial Mask Duo

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I actually got this amazing mask duo as a gift for my birthday back in November! I was still using some other mask products back then though so it was only recently that I  tried these ones.

The set includes the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask which I used as a first step to clean my skin and draw out impurities. It offers a deep cleaning sensation (its scent is quite particular) and leaves the skin feeling smooth and glowing without that feeling of dryness that some purifying masks leave to my skin.

The second product in this set, ¬†which I used right after the purifying mask, is the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. The texture of this mask is totally different to what I was expecting! It has a gel feel to it and it actually looks like jam! It smells amazing and it’s very light on the skin. Super hydrating, it leaves the skin very smooth and fresh.

I love using them after a long bath as they make me feel as I’m at a spa being pampered ūüôā

Bobby Brown Illuminating Cheek Palette in Guava

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The Bobbi Brown Havana Brights collection has every potential to become my favourite make up collection for the new season! From the name and the packaging to the warm, sexy coral colours and the new funky products it has summer written all over it!

Bringing to the skin the glow after a day in the Caribbean sun, the Illuminating cheek palette has it all; a bronzer, blush and highlighter. When layered together, the shades create a natural-looking, healthy colour with a subtle glittery finish. According to the Bobbi Brown website, the product should be applied by starting with the neutral shade, adding a touch of the bright shade, then finish with the subtly shimmery shade to highlight the face.

Apart from the Illuminating Cheek palette, the collection includes 4 more funky products in different shades:the dual-ended cream shadow stick, the art stick lip pencil, the art stick liquid lip (I love the Papaya shade) and the Havana Brights Cosmetic Bag.

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Lush Pop Corn Lip Scrub

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My lips and hands had a very difficult winter this year. Which means they need some extra TLC. Hence, I make sure I use a lip scrub a couple of times a week to make the smoother. On my recent visit at Lush I discovered this amazing Popcorn Lip Scrub. It contains coconut and jojoba oils, sugar and sea salt to make the lips soft and although I was skeptical in the beginning, its scent is actually incredible!

Love,

Eleni xx

 

 

 

Valentine’s Treats from You to You

Hi Everyone,

With Valentine’s Day approaching, it got me thinking about how grateful I am to feel and receive love every day¬†in¬†different shapes and forms and not just in the romantic way.

As I’m getting older though, I come to realise that as amazing as the feeling of love from and to others might be, true love from ourselves to ourselves is a truly empowering feeling that shouldn’t be ignored!

With that in mind, this¬†Valentine’s Day I have decided to celebrate self-love and why not give me a little treat for it ūüôā These beauties are in my Valentine’s wishlist ‚̧

 

L’Oreal Paris- Colour Riche Gold Obsession Lipstick¬†

in Pink Gold

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This is such a gorgeous shade and it will look SO amazing on a bronzed skin! Can’t wait for the summer to come to try it on. Enriched with Vitamin E and Omega-3 oils, the Gold Obsession collection¬†has the the moisturizing feel of all Colour Riche lipsticks and comes in 4 more shades: Plum Gold, Pure Gold, Rouge Gold and Nude Gold.

 

Jo Malone- Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne

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As I mentioned on my previous post, I have been reading Jo Malone’s amazing story which drew me even more towards the¬†brand she created. I recently tried the Nectarine Blossom and Honey Cologne and fell in love with it. Fruity, fresh and sweet this scent is amazing. Being Greek, all its notes bring be back to the glorious summers of my country. Absolutely brilliant!

NARS-Super Orgasm Blush

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Never before has a blush looked so sexy! NARS blushes are iconic for their shades and texture and the Super Orgasm is no exception. A peachy pink with a gold, glittery punch, it has a silky texture and gives a lovely glowing, healthy look to the skin.

Liz Earle-Cleanse & Polish‚ĄĘ Hot Cloth Cleanser Rose & Lavender

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As I mentioned on a previous post, the Liz Earle Clean & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser has been my favourite face cleaning solution for months now. While gentle and hydrating, it removes even the most persistent make up leaving the skin feeling fresh, deeply clean and rejuvenated like I have just had a facial. Much as I love the spa-like scent of the original Cleanser, the Rose and Lavender fragrance is gorgeous too!

Katie Loxton London-Bag of Tricks Perfect Pouch

I recently discovered the Katie Loxton London products and since then I have spent hours on their website ¬†browsing through the brand’s gorgeous range of products. From scarves to keyrings, candles and greeting cards, there’s something special for every one. The¬†colour of the Bag of Tricks Perfect pouch though, totally stole my heart. And how cute is their Love Heart Coin Purse!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,

Eleni xxx

Lovely things to start the New Year with!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had an amazing time with your loved ones and that 2017 will be the year to make all your dreams come true!

I love new beginnings, setting new goals and making fresh starts. January and the beginning of a new year is a great opportunity for me to reflect on the things I achieved and enjoyed the year that just passed, to try a new approach for the things I would like to have done differently and (the most exciting part of it) set new goals for everything I would like to experience in the new year.

I have chosen to share with you some of the things that I’m loving at the moment and will accompany me in this first month of 2017 ūüôā

Jo Malone, My Story



I find Jo Malone and her approach to¬†life, enterpreunership¬†and the beauty industry very inspiring so when this book got released it went straigh to my to-read list. I bought¬†it in its paperback version in December and started reading it just before the holidays. I was¬†abroad for about 20 days¬†during the holidays¬†though, so I couldn’t take it with me as it was too heavy. I was looking forward to going back to it when I came home this week and I have been enjoying reading it since. The¬†narrative is very warm and direct, so much that you feel like Jo’s sat next to you telling her story. Her journey is truly amazing and this book is one of the most interesting reads I have come across in a while.

Charlotte Tilbury-Matte Revolution Very Victoria Lipstick

MATTE REVOLUTIONI love starting the New Year with a new favourite lipstick. A Christmas gift from one of my best friends, I¬†got the Matte Revolution mini lipstick charms trio and fell in love with the Very Victoria¬†shade the minute I tried it on. I’m not a great fan of nude shades in the winter, I prefer using them when I have a tan but this one is a perfect¬† taupe¬† shade that makes the lips look fuller and the rest of my make up stand out. Despite its matte effect, it feels light and hydrating on the lips, it is long lasting and very elegant.

Bluebird Tea Co.-Snowball Tea

I discovered the Bluebird Tea Co. the week before Christmas, just in time to try their amazing Christmas Cake tea. I am now enjoying their Snowball tea flavour which is as great! After a sugar-heavy Christmas Holiday I have decided to stay away from every kind of dessert so this tea comes as a great guilt-free treat! With a delicious taste and scents of chocolate, marshmallowes and coconut , it feels like a comforting hug in a mug for the post Holiday blues.

Vagabond-Grace Heeled Chelsea Boots

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I practically live in my ankle high boots which means that I make the most out of every pair I buy but I need a new one every January! I really liked the modern design of these boots, especially the nubuck leather details, but what stole my heart was how comfortable they are! I was concerned that they might be tiring because of their considerably high heel (6cm) but they are perfect! I also like how versatile they are as I can wear them at work or dress them down for a more casual look.

L’Occitane-Lavender Foaming Bath

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The best time for me to make plans for the New Year is while having a relaxing, candlelit hot bath. The lavender scent of this bubble bath foam enhances the relaxation experience and is sure to guarantee a good night’s sleep. And as with every L’Occitane product that I have tried so far, it is very hydating leaving the skin smooth and soft.

What are your favourite things in the New Year?

Love,

Eleni xx

November Favourites

I absolutely love November! It’s my birthday month, our anniversary month and this year it also marked the beginning of my big 3-0!

I got thoroughly spoiled by my amazing partner and friends and got loads of lovely gifts. I also had a good excuse to spoil myself with some nice treats!

Here are some of the things I loved the most this November:

LUSH Spa-Synaesthesia Treatment

This is the gift that I got myself for my 30th birthday and I enjoyed every minute of it! I love LUSH, had read about their spa treatments and was dying to try one of them. I had initially booked The Comforter treatment at the Lush Spa in Chelsea. A couple of hours before my appointment though, they called me from the Spa to let me know¬†that the therapist giving The Comforter treatment had called in sick and offered me The Synaesthesia treatment (which lasts longer and is normally¬†¬£40 more expensive) at the same price. Of course I accepted and thought of it as¬†a Lush gift for my birthday ūüôā

I am going to briefly describe the experience here as I intend to write a detailed blog post about it-watch this space. If I had to use one¬†word for it, it would be¬†magical. Stepping into the spa kitchen felt¬†like stepping into a different world, into the kitchen of a cozy cottage in the countryside while the treatment room looked like it was out of a good witch’s house, full of beautiful scents, potion bottles and relaxing music and sounds. My amazing therapist Mona, gave me the best full body massage I have ever experienced in my life and when it finished I felt like I was walking on air. I¬†was relaxed, full of positive energy and feeling that I could achieve anything I ever desired! Walking out to a busy Christmassy Chelsea was like being transported to a different world! I had high expectations for this treatment but the experience exceeded them all and I can’t ¬†wait to try a different one next. Fingers crossed there will be ¬†Lush Spa in Newcastle soon!

L’Occitane-Amande Shower Oil

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Anyone who knows me well knows my love for L’Occitane. For that reason I was over the moon when I got¬†as a birthday present a beauty bag full of L’Occitane goodies! The Almond collection is one of my favourites -the Almond Delicious Soap in always in my bathroom-so the first product to try from my beauty bag¬†was the Amande Shower Oil. Its scent is out of this world, fresh and sweet at the same time. It’s very hydrating and leaves the skin smooth, moisturised smelling soooo good!

System Professional-Silver Shampoo

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I have brown hair with blonde Ombre highlights for a natural look. I love the colour combination but frequently the highlights can turn a little yellowish so the last time I went to my hairdresser’s I asked for a cooler tone of blonde. She then recommended using this shampoo. It’s a bit on the pricey side (¬£18.95) and as I hadn’t used a silver shampoo before I was a bit skeptical about its effect. I have been using it only once a week (to avoid overpigmenting) for about a month and it has worked really well for my colour! The highlights have come out nicely looking shiny and blending well with my base tone. The shampoo also leaves the hair very soft and hydrated. According to the website the product is great for¬†blonde hair, which is coloured, natural or bleached especially if you do not want to see warmth on blonde or yellow on grey hair as well as¬†for hair with ¬†highlights.

Waterstones-Letters to my Future Self by Lea Redmond

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This was one more of my amazing birthday gifts. I love journaling and the idea of writing letters that will be opened by my future self is very exciting to me. This book includes ¬†12 fold-and-mail style letters with prompts to write about¬†a variety of topics (‘I promise to myself…’, ‘All the things I’d like to try someday’, ‘A pep talk for the future me’). It’s a very special way to reflect on dreams and desires, look into the things you love the most in life, feel grateful for all you have and focus on your most precious values. Postdated to be opened on a certain date in the future, I’m sure the letters will make me very happy and emotional when it’s time to open them.

I could go on forever about my November favourites but I will keep the rest of them for the next posts!

Have a lovely and very Christmassy week every one!

Love, 

Eleni xxx

 

HoHoHo! The most festive beauty products this Christmas!

It’s the most beautiful time of the year… Yes, Christmas is approaching and I am getting all excited about the decorations, the parties, the holidays and of course all the limited edition Christmas lines of the beauty brands that I love. See below my favourite festive beauty products this Christmas.

Too Faced-Grande Hotel Café Beauty Box

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This is my favourite product from the Too Faced Christmas in New York collection. The packaging is cheerful and colourful and brings back memories from the doll houses I used to have as a child. It contains three Christmas coffee scented palettes (Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Coffee, and Eggnog Latte) , two blushes, a bronzer, and a deluxe size of the Better Than Sex Mascara.  The shades in the palettes are all beautiful and with a Christmas coffee scent! What else can a coffee/beautyholic ask for?

Soap & Glory-What a Cracker! 

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A¬†beauty addict’s twist to the original Christmas crackers, the Soap & Glory “What a Cracker” Christmas box comes with 6 beauty crackers¬†each with a popular¬†gift inside:

CLEAN ON ME‚ĄĘ Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel 75ml

CLEAN, GIRLS‚ĄĘ Body Wash 75ml

THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE‚ĄĘ Body Buffer 50ml

THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER‚ĄĘ Body Lotion 50ml

HAND FOOD‚ĄĘ Hydrating Hand Cream 50ml

HEEL GENIUS‚ĄĘ Foot Cream 50ml

Googles “how to win at pulling crackers”…

Jo Malone-Christmas Ornament 

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The perfect decoration¬†for this year’s Christmas tree, this Jo Malone ornament contains a luxurious Peony & Blush Suede Cologne and a refreshing Grapefruit Body Cr√®me making it an unforgettable festive gift.

Charlotte Tilbury-Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Charms

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This beautifully designed festive kit includes 3 travel-size Matte Revolution lipsticks¬†of¬†the following popular shades: Red Carpet Red, Amazing Grace and Very Victoria. It’s the¬†perfect gift for¬†the Christmas party¬†season!

The Body Shop- Vanilla Chai Festive Tin

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This beatifully designed Christmas gift set from The Body Shop contains 4 products fromt the bath and body Vanilla Chai range that smell deliciously sweet and festively spicy.

  • Vanilla Chai Shower Gel 60ml
  • Vanilla Chai Body Butter 50ml
  • Vanilla Chai Body Scrub 50ml
  • Vanilla Chai Body Lotion 60ml

Nails inc-Nail Candy Gift Set

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This stunning candy cane packaging includes some of the most gorgeous festive shades for the party season:

St James – pillar box red

Grosvenor Crescent – deep aubergine

Royal Avenue – red and gold glitter

Belsize Road – gold and pale pink glitter

Enjoy your Christmas beauty-shoppinng!!

Love,

Eleni xxx

 

Autumnal Face Care

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great Halloween weekend ūüôā

It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m all snuggled up on my sofa with the company of candles and a hot hazelnut coffee listening to Thriller so everything feels and smells like the heart of Autumn.

Now I don’t know about you, but I love spending my Sunday evenings getting ready for the new week by investing in my beauty routine- nails, face masks and all that jazz!

As the weather is getting colder I feel even stronger the need to keep my face protected and hydrated. So here are my favourite face-care products of the season:

Liz Earle¬†Cleanse & Polish‚ĄĘ Hot Cloth Cleanser

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I got this product at my visit to the Glamour Beauty Festival back in March but I started using it only recently as I was using other cleansing products which I had in my beauty cupboard. I love starting my day with it as it has a very spa-like feel to it. It comes with 2 pure cotton cloths and smells beautifully of Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Chamomile. It has a very soothing effect to the skin and leaves it looking fresh and radiant.

9 to 5 Lush Cleanser

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This is my go-to cleanser for taking the day and my make up off as soon as I come back home and put my PJs on. Enriched with  almond oil and dove orchid cleansing milk, it is very gentle to the skin, perfect for removing mascara without disturbing the eyes (always a challenge for me), very moisturizing and of course as with all Lush products it has an amazing scent!

Dr.Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Facial Oil

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Now let me confess that this product was bought in a panic. I’m turning 30 in a month you see, so when my friend Maria came to visit me a couple of weeks ago we got talking about the time that is passing by and our skin that needs anti-aging support . Soon after, we¬†found ourselves at Holland & Barrett looking for a magic potion to keep us young forever! This facial oil is enriched with¬†Moroccan Argan oil which¬†is a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that promise to naturally build up the skin’s anti-aging defenses. I couldn’t tell you whether it actually works¬†when it comes to anti-aging, but I can tell you that I really enjoy massaging my face with it just before going to bed ¬†at night as its oils have a relaxing effect on me and I wake up in the morning with a super soft, hydrated skin.

Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash

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With ingredients including rose water, lily and white tea extracts this eye cream promises to  smooth the eye contour area and diminish the fine lines around the eyes. I have only used it for a couple of days as I had some samples of it in my cupboard and not a full sized product. I have to say though, that even in such a short period of using it I noticed a difference in the puffiness under my eyes and the area around them felt smoother.

Victoria’s Secret¬†Sugar Scrub Lip Smoother

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My lips are one of the first parts of my face that feel the weather change and start chipping around this time of the year. One of my favourite products to reverse this effect is the Victoria Secret lip scrubs. I have the older version of the product that comes in a pot and looks like this Image result for VICTORIA'S SECRET NEW! Sugar Scrub Lip Smoother

but I’m sure that the new version of the product is¬†as good. Using sugar crystals, it¬†gently exfoliates the lips and¬†conditions them with a blend of coco butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil. All that if you resist licking your lips as it smells and tastes great!!

*I know this is not face-care related but as I was on the Victoria Secret website I got browsing through their new lingerie lines. How gorgeous is this bra from their Beautiful line?!

Love,

Eleni xx

 

My best friend’s wedding

Last month I experienced one of the best and most emotional days of my life celebrating the wedding of one of my dearest and closest friends. She was the most gorgeous bride, the groom was equally handsome and the atmosphere both during the ceremony and the wedding party was relaxed and full of love.

To honor my friend, I wanted to look at my best so I had chosen carefully all the make up products that I would use on the day. I don’t know if this happens to you too but often when I try a new make up¬†style at home in my pajamas I end up looking fabulous, my bed is so¬†impressed with me! When I¬†try to achieve¬†the same result just before a big event though, a little clown is staring back at me in the mirror!¬†Fortunately this time everything worked smoothly and my make up survived¬†a hot night, 7 hours of dancing and staid in place up until 6 o’clock in the following¬†morning that I went to bed ūüôā

These are the products I used:

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

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I had read numerous reviews raving about this foundation and I had also tried a sample of the product that¬†made me fall in love with it instantly. So when it came to choosing the right foundation for the wedding, I had no second thoughts on which one to go for. This product is perfect for special occasions like this as it offers great coverage and a flawless, almost airbrushed effect; it just doesn’t fade away! ¬†It feels¬†much heavier than the type of coverage I’m used to though, so I am using it only for nights out and similar events¬†as I prefer something lighter for everyday use.

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

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I have been using this bronzer all summer long as it gives such a warm, healthy, sun-kissed look! I’m always cautious¬†when it comes to bronzing powders as some of them¬†can make you look orange but the Hoola shade is matte and looked great both before getting a tan and after my summer holidays. I also loved the brush that came with it which doesn’t happen often with brushes that come with the product packaging.

NYX Cheek Contour Duo Palette Ginger & Pepper

 

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Although this is supposed to be a contouring palette I used it just as a blush and highlighter kit. I loved the colours and especially the highlighter is one of the best I have ever tried! Classy glow rather than extreme contouring, just as I like it!

Chanel Rouge Coco in 426 Roussy

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Chanel lipsticks are my favourite when it comes to special occasions make up as they stay in place for hours while they are still hydrating and light on the lips. As I was wearing a coral/peachy dress I wanted a lipstick that would be suitable but still stand out and the Roussy was the perfect shade for it!

NARS Lip Gloss in Gold Digger

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I wanted to add a little shine to my lips so the NARS Gold Digger lip gloss was perfect for the job! Its texture is great as it’s long-lasting for a lip gloss and hydrating without feeling sticky. The shade is subtle but make the lips look fuller.

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Other products used: Laura Mercier primer, Naked Smoky Palette, Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara, Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil.

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What are your favourite make up products for special occasions?

Love,

Eleni xx

Summer Beauty Favourites

Hello everyone!

Apologies for the radio silence the last couple of months! Looks like I have returned to my student years this summer as I decided to take 2 exams and have spent every minute out of work preparing for them! One is out of the way but have one more to go so bear with me..

I might have been running around trying to find time for everything, but I did manage to squeeze some time to get my hands on some lovely, summery, colourful beauty products that cheered me up ūüôā All of them smell, look and feel like corals, and sandy beaches, fruity cocktails and sun cream and have made my long wait to my summer holidays much more tolerable. These are my favourites:

KIKO MILANO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in Beige Rose

I love the colour and creamy texture of this lipstick and I think it’s going to look even better with a proper tan. It’s smooth like a lip butter and it smells amazingly like cocoa. I really like the matte finish of the lipstick but if I want to add some shine to it I apply some KIKO Super Gloss in 116 Pearly Pink¬†over it.

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O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in ElePhantastic Pink

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I’m all about coral shades for my nails and toes for Summer and this O.P.I. pinky-coral nail polish is my favourite this year. It’s applied very easily, dries quickly and shines like gel nail polish. This little treasure will be travelling with my on my holidays!

KIKO MILANO Mirage Lip Stylo

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I love the glamorous golden hourglass packaging of this lip stylo and its magnetic closure.¬†It gives shine and feels more like a gloss than a lipstick which is great for summer. Doesn’t last for ages ¬†and needs to be reapplied after a couple of hours ¬†but it’s great for its price. ¬†I have it in which is a lovely fuchsia.

Lush Black Stockings Body Tint

Now let me tell you I’m bad with self-tanning. The only thing I can pretty much manage (and love) is the Garnier Summer Body Gradual Tan Moisturiser. But when I saw this little heart at Lush I thought I’d give it a try. It’s perfect for a night out, I use it for some glow on my arms and legs and it gives them a lovely bronzed shine. It’s very easy to apply but wouldn’t use it for a full body tan. And of course it smells great like all lush products.

Missguided Bondage Dress by ASOS

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Not a beauty product but this has to be my favourite dress this summer! I love the shiny pink colour and the way the material hugs the body curves. Will be my go-to dress for many nights out!

What are your favourites this summer? What should I ABSOLUTELY pack for my holidays this year?

Love,

Eleni xxx