Now it is time, really it is The Time to actually change the wardrobe. Instead of black and grey it is going to be filled up with all pink, blue and whites. I mean any light colors! My wardrobe needs a new life with colorful bags, shoes and cloths! It is time to please your eyes with color of sweetness. I am so much in love with pink and peaches these days.
So here is my wishlist ! (All pictures are collected from web)
This bag from Michael kors is on my top list just because of the color! I love that pretty lock though!
2. I am in so much love with this cute little side bag by ALDO
3. Now a days I am in love with pumps and ofcourse nude pinks! Love this moderate high heels by Gabor.
4. For more comfy I want theses almost flat but still with a little heels, ballerina style by Lamica
5. I would love so much to decorate my Thomas Sabo bracelet with some cute charms and this Rose charm is everything
6. This rose gold bead by Thomas Sabo I need to own. It is so pretty, my heart melts everytime I look at it.
7. Another love charm by Thomas Sabo in my wishlist.
8. I am so much in love with Essie nail polishes. They have really good quality and I like the gel types, specially for the creamy effect. So these below are in my list…..
9. This nail polishes by KIKO is just amazing, in a budget price. This shade below is out of stock in the shops currently but the sales people gave me hopes that it will return to their stock soon!
10. I have several favorite watches on my wishlist but for spring or summer I need this….
11. This is something I must have very soon! Dior my Love ! I need both Dior sugar scrub and the lip balm glow in the shade berry! They contain SPF 10 which I really need during this summer.
12.Last but not the least I need this perfume by chanel coco mademoiselle. I have heard so much good things about it and definitely it is one of my favorite frangrance as I loved the test bottle!
So these are all in my current wishlist for Spring / Summer shopping.
Please let me know what do you think about my list! I would love to know if I have similar taste with any of you girls.
Looking forward to get them all but gradually and ofocurse comment below about your thoughts!
The hardest part of any makeup is to find a perfect match foundation for your skin. It is really surprising that how FÄRGCOLLECTION comes up with an amazing job in terms of mixing and matching colors. FÄRG means “color” in Swedish language and I give them 10 out of 10 for doing an excellent job with color play as they say.
So, they sent me a box full of awesome products which I´m loving so far and wanted to share with you my loves.
Having olive to brown tone means struggling all the time to find the correct match foundation for your skin. A perfect match can make you gorgeous that everyone would be jealous of you but at the same time a simple mistake with slightly mismatched shade would make a total disaster in your look.
For my skin tone I always prefer to have some yellow tint on my foundation which is very rarely available. Even many high end brands are unsuccessful with that particular area. FÄRG brings up those vibrant colors that go beautifully with medium to darker tones. So I got this Cover foundation in the shade AMY which is a beautiful yellow tinted olive color. It is creamy in consistency. I really love this for the yellow tint. This foundation gives medium coverage but it is possible to build it up to full coverage. It makes the skin look naturally heathy.
The two powders that I got are amazing. One is in the shade BANANA and the other one is AMY. I loved both of the powders. BANANA has the exact light yellow Banana kind of tint which brightens up the under eye area and anywhere that I need to highlight my face. AMY works for me as a nice setting powder matching with my foundation.
I also got a BRUSH and I think this brush applies particularly this foundation very nicely. So combining the brush and the foundation did an amazing job for me. The bristles are very thick and soft which does the work perfectly.
Finally the most favorite things that I got are lip pencils. The lip pencil which is named NAIROBI is a very gorgeous onion color with a beautiful sheen on it. I loved how it looked on my lips but then I think I am not used to with sheen lip colors so it may not be comfortable for me. But the color itself is gorgeous. The next color I got is HAVANA and I love love love this shade. It is absolutely my love! So quality wise these lip pencils are amazing as they does not transfer or fade unless you remove them purposely. NAIROBIseems to be a little drying but HAVANA is comfortable and not at all drying on my lips.
So overall I am very happy with these FÄRG products that I tried and looking forward to try some other products that they have.
Korean skin care is currently hype all over the beauty world but is it worth the hype?
By saying Korean skin care we mean all Korean skin care products without categorizing them which is incorrect I believe. After using different kind of products from Korea I realized that there are huge differences among varities of products and brands. The problem is, in many product packaging you cannot read or understand the details as they are written in Korean language. Many people just do not care what brand it is and either use it or ignore it just depending on that the product is Korean.
Tony Moly is one of my favorite brand because most of their products maintain a certain standard. Mizonis one of the popular Korean brand but I didn’t use anything from them yet but I really wish to. Klairs , LJHare also my favorites.
I mentioned several times that I won a box full of sheetmasks in a giveaway competition and that’s how I got to try huge varieties of sheet mask from one of the companies monthly subscription. Before that I bought some sheet masks of my own so I could really feel the difference between different masks. You can buy any masks separately or subscribe monthly subscription. Monthly subscription has both good and bad side.
Goodis in the sense that it becomes comparatively cheaper as you get to try a box full of masks where you get approximately ten masks or may be some more. But the thing is some of them are super good but not all of them are worthy.
Bad thing is that you get some masks which actually provide no big difference for your skin. Still you have already bought them as they comes within the box. This means that even though you are getting few good products but you are paying for some useless products as well.
So I prefer buying separately my favorite ones´ which is worthy!
Previously I mentioned some of my favorite sheet masks and today I would share the masks from which I had high expectations but did not work well for me. Oh yes! I am not yet done using all of the masks from the box and I have plans to review each of them separately to you! It will help to select individual masks.
SNAIL BEE HIGH CONTENT MASK PACK is one of the masks about which I had really high expectations. With all different natural ingredients it also contains BEE VENOM and SNAIL SECRATIONS so I thought it would be something just MAGIC! BUT unfortunately it was not at all! It was kind of watery ( I don´t know if it is the right word but it felt like very watery to me, as if there is nothing to work for my skin) Packaging inside was kind of messy and was difficult to unfold the product. After I removed the mask I felt the same as I was feeling before using the mask and nothing special. I do not recommend this mask.
RED WINE MASK for pore care by TONY MOLY is another one about which I had so much expectations. It was not very disappointing but compared to some other good ones it was not up to the mark. I mean it was just OK but nothing super awesome or NO MAGIC happened in my pores as far as I understood. I am not going to buy this next time.
So if you say Korean skin care then just try to categorize them and buy the one that is actually worthy and hygienic. Go through internet, there are many blog posts, so read them and then make a list of the good ones´ and go for it.
Past few months I have been so much obsessed with korean skin care products. I was having fun using different products including cream, scrubs and specially korean sheet masks Meanwhile I won a giveaway competition and got a box full of sheet masks which increased my interest more to use all these different masks.
So many people were asking me where I get them and I already mentioned that in my previous posts. Recently I have used two Sheet masks that I loved sooooo so much. I gotthem fromGLOWiD.What I like aboutGLOWiDis that they have very selective products and so far I have used three different sheet masks from them which I loved a lot.
One of my previous review aboutKLAIRSsheet mask you will find here.
Today I want to introduce two more masks to you which are must try products!
One of them is VITA PROPOLIS NUTRI MASK. This provides a luxurious feeling on your skin. This mask is a product of LJH. If you are familiar with amazing LJH serum then I would love to tell you that this mask has same properties but works more intensely as your skin get to soak more moisture through the sheet mask. I knew it would be good but in reality it was the best! I loved the packaging. Some masks that I used before was difficult to handle because of improper layers inside the packaging but this one is nicely organized over a sheet, so super easy to apply on face.
The other mask that I loved in a similar way as the above one is the TEA TREE SOOTHING MASK. This is also a product of LJH. I would say that it felt similarly good and calming as the VITA PROPOLIS MASK.
One tips is that you can apply the mask 20 minutes earlier before you go to bed. After 20 minutes just remove the mask, pat the skin with rest of the product and sleep. In the morning you can´t stop touching your face … it is super soft like baby skin, ofocurse fine lines disappeares ( atleast mine disappeared may be because I do not have any major lines yet), Skin becomes super hydrated with both of theses masks and feels very healthy that you feel the freshness all day. I just used them once as I got it from GLOWiD during Stockholm Beauty week. I believe regular use will provide long term heathy effect on the skin.
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Today I am super excited to write about HudaBeauty3D Highlighter Palette. Let me take a deep breath first and then start!
I was on the wait list of Cult Beauty and have been waiting eagerly for this palette for quiet sometime and finally the day arrived! As I got notification that the palette has arrived at Cult Beauty I immediately ordered that in the shade Golden Sands and now it is on my hands 🙂
My first impression was one word, WOW! The packaging looks pretty amazing. I really love the packaging of Huda liquid lipsticks but after that the packaging of the most expensive eyeshadow palette disappointed so many people. I think, keeping that on mind Huda did an excellent job this time. Her eyeshadow and cheek bones are really shinning with 3D effect on the cover of the highlight palette which is gorgeous!
As I opened the box I kept staring at it for a day because all the shades looks really nice and smooth. The palette contains four different shades for all different purposes with the aim to achieve a natural yet gorgeous 3D contoured effect on the face.
The four shades are FIJI, TAHITI, SEYCHELLES, ZANZIBAR. It is nicely mentioned on the inner part of the cover that which shade is for what purpose. Among them FIJIis the only one which is creamy and as per applying it becomes cream to powder which is actually made for the base. Other three shades are powder in consistency but they are as smooth as cream. TAHITHI is more like a bronze shade to add dimension on the cheeks so it is used under cheek bone. SEYCHELLES is a super gorgeous highlighter which is a very smooth golden shade but there is no chucky glitter or anything rather buttery pearly shine. ZANZIBAR is basically a rose gold color blush which is beautiful while I swatch on my hands but in my skin tone, on my cheeks it is barely visible.
I loved playing with this new palette. While doing my makeup for contouring I had to use Anastasia palette as this shimmery contour shade TAHITI does not alone work for me. I had to apply this over my Anastasia contour and tried to achieve some extra dimension. Below you see what I used to achieve my make-up looks today.
Is it worth the money? I would say I am very happy 🙂 that I got it. This is a luxurious palette to own. But in the terms of usability I would say it is neither very special nor essential in my make-up vanity. I have many other contouring and highlight palette which would work the same way. What I really loved about this palette is the cream to powder base shade FIJI. It gives a very smooth appearance on the cheeks. Other shades are nice but definitely I can achieve the same effect with my Anastasia and Becca palettes. If you have other palettes and you are not so much passionate about collecting make ups then it is fine not to own this. But if you really love to collect every single beautiful thing to decorate your make up world, even if just the packaging is nice then go for it.
I applied these shades also to my eyelids which were nice but it was a little difficult to blend in the eyelids for me. I don’t know why but somehow it was creasing and took quiet sometime to blend. In the cheeks it was really smooth and nice. What I noticed is that the right amount of product gives a smooth appearance but if you take access product especially if you don’t blend properly the shade FIJI which is the cream base then all other shades may turn in to cakey. So be aware of that.
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When the whole world of make up in the internet got crazy about this lipstick, I could not resist myself from owning this. I already read all about it and kind of knew everything that it won´t fulfill my real need of a lipstick, I mean something that we usually expect. I felt like even if I never use it still I need it just because it looks so adorable and literally the most gorgeous lipstick ever. But in the lips it is the simplest yet very comfortable.
Yes! I guess You already know that I am talking about the most beautiful KailijumeiLipstick. I purchased the limited edition one which looks a bit different in terms of packaging from the permanent one, that I have been watching in the you tube. But the basic functionality is similar. There are options for different color choices which means you can choose what color flower you want but it is just to satisfy the hunger of your eyes. Basically any color you choose, you will get the same result. Keeping that in mind I bought Flame Red where the flower inside the lipstick is Deep Pink or Magenta can be said. It is a a transparent lipstick and you can see the flower inside along with some beautiful gold chunks which provides Royalty.
On application it works as a lip balm, but provides beautiful pink hue on the lips. How much color you will get depends totally on your body temperature and the pigment of your lips. In lighter skin tone where lips are more pale, the lipstick provides more color payoff .On the other hand, for darker skin tones it becomes less visible as a rule. I love how it looks on my lips. It makes the lips look naturally healthy pink and moisturized. It is very pricey but because it is so beautiful I think you should have it for getting the feeling of luxury. I bought it from eleven.se and there was an offer going on during my purchase. So I bought 3 products and had to pay for 2 which was kind of amazing !!!
I am super excited to share with you some experiences of my 22 days long trip to Switzerland! It happened all in a sudden. I planned pretty nicely within short a notice and covered all those places all over Switzerland that was on my wish list. Yes there are few places still left that I skipped thinking that they might be less interesting for this time.
Most of my time I spent in Geneva following my husband who actually went there for working purpose but for me it was totally holidays.
During these 22 days I also spent some time in Paris about which I will be talking later. That is whole another story.
Most people think or as far I have noticed that people say there is nothing much to do or see in Geneva for holiday purpose. Many people consider Geneva only as a financial centre and a place of international organizations as because the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and Red Cross is situated there. It is true in some sense and yes if you just going to spend three days in Switzerland then you should keep more time for other dramatic cities. But if you are lucky to have more time then it is wise to explore as much you can and spending time in Geneva is totally worthy. I am going to highlight here the places in Geneva that I really loved.
Geneva is sourrounded by Jura mountains and Apls. The most charming thing about Geneva is the dramatic view of Mont Blanc. Lake Geneva is really amazing. There are many other beautiful lakes around the country but you cannot compare one with the other. Each of them has something unique. This beautiful lake Geneva is shared between Switzerland and France. Where ever I went within the city I could see the lake view and it seems to be totally different from each place of the city. The lake has different shades of blue which changes with weather conditions and the reflection of sky.
I sat there for long hours and never realized how time passed by. I was lost in memories. There are different parks around the like. I took bus or tram and randomly got down where ever I found something charming. Lake Geneva offers something wonderful each season that I heard but April was fantastic I must say. If you want to see the colors then April to august is the best time. I was lucky to have a really colorful warm April but if you are going there for short visit it is wise to choose June to August for a surely warm nature. During May even you may find gloomy and rainy weather so better not take the risk!
For a relaxed pampering afternoon Lake Geneva is fantastic. What I really liked about lake Geneva is that it glitters when the beautiful morning sunshine reflects!
I was amazed to see the magical beauty of the fountain Jet d´Eau which is the famous landmark of the city. This beauty is visible throughout the city! I Even you can enjoy the view of this large fountain from the air.
Parc mon repos is a beautiful park and I would say the best lake view you can get from there. This place is so much blue and so beautiful. It has amazingly decorated flower garden. You will love walking around it. If you want to see some highlights of the trip then check it here
Another place I must mention and that is Jardin Bontanique. It is such a calm and quiet place to spend some time in the middle of the nature. If you are a plant lover then you are definitely going to love it otherwise you will still love the nature. It is nicely decorated with plants. In a sunny afternoon if you are looking for a mild sunbath in somewhere green then this is the place.
As I was there for near about a month I bought one month travel card so I could enjoy everything within the city by riding all kind of transports which was awesome!
Everyone speaks French but still they are all very helpful to reply in English any time. When I asked for any information or any help everyone spoke English to me when they realized I need it in English. People there are really nice and helpful. Especially the older generation was so kind and nice. They would love to talk to you even though they do not know you.
I loved any food I tried there. Especially their dairy products amazingly tasted good. Anything with cheese tasted super good. I know I do not need to mention anything about Swiss Chocolates and cookies. They create heaven inside the mouth.
For Shopping do not forget to go to a station named Molard. If you take the tram and get down to the station named Molard and then just walk around, you will find all different branded shops and everything that is luxury. Gare Cornavin is the central station from where you can take all the bus and trains to all over the country. Walk around the central station and you will find a lot of fun places and shopping areas.
For shopping you should not miss three big malls. Yes they are similar inside but if you have time then there is nothing wrong to visit them all. One of them is Balexert where you get everything under one roof. My favorite shopping mall is Manor. The ground floor of this shopping mall is the heaven for makeup lovers and fashion junkies. I loved the food court at the top floor. You will get a chance to try varieties of food there that includes from starter to dessert everything. There are lots of choices for main meal as well. The last shopping mall is Praille which is kind of similar to Balexert but what is nice here is that you have gaming options including bowling. So if you love that, you may pay a visit.
That’s is all for now!
I will come back with more fun informations about another city next time
Travelling is so much exciting but there are many things to keep in mind while you travel. One of the important things is to make a list of what things you need to carry while you travel. It totally depends on what purpose you are travelling and for how long. But please make a list, that helps.
Today I would like to highlight the skincare and makeup products that you all ladies should remember while you go on a vacation for days long. I will share what I do usually. You can always add something, replace or reduce according to your needs. It is your bag so freedom is yours!
When I am on vacation for several days and plan to photoshoot or go for dinner dates of course I cannot think myself without putting on makeup. So I need to plan and organize my beauty bag. The World´s most precious bag…….isn´t it?
Now come to the main point.
I always carry a foundation, concealer and a setting powder while I travel for several days or even a 2 night cruise trip. Currently I am in so much love with the foundation by Laura Mercier. To hide all the acne spots and dark patches I am so much in love with my concealer and corrector palette by Mac. For highlighting under eyes no concealer works better than Nars. I love different setting powders specially the translucent one by Laura Mercier but during travel I love to carry the yellow power by Beauty Bakerie. I always get tanned while travel and the yellow powder help so much to brighten me up. It also helps to instantly make you look fresh and hides all the tiredness. For highlight, contour and blush I just adore so much the Naked Flushed Palette by Urban Decay. You have everything in one small palette which is so much convenient and helps me to get the perfect shades that I need. While travelling all day long sometimes I need some touch ups or even there are days when I do not like to have any foundations, then I use Pro Finish pan by MakeUpForEver. It can be easily used instead of a foundation on a well moisturized skin. Just Love it.
I cannot think of my makeup completed unless I have my eyes done. So here comes my eye make-up kit! For eyeshadow base I always need my Mac Paint Pot which also helps to make the canvas of my eyelid ready to play with colors while hiding any visible veins or discoloration. Though I feel like to take with me all my favorite eye palettes which is not possible at all so what I do to have beautiful eyes and still not making my bag heavy at all, I take with me the smallest pallets. I really love the Coastal Scents Palettes. They are super easy to carry, the palette contains vibrant colors and very convenient for both to carry and have dramatic eye makeups at the same time. As you can see in the pictures the palette that I have, contains neutral to brown, Blues and even black that allows you to create varieties of looks. This palette is the Go To London palette by Coastal Scents. I love my blackest kohl pencil by Urban Decay which does not spread even after the end of a long day and this is important while you travel. I love Bobbi Browncream eyeliner to carry with me. There are two reasons that I love it. First of all it doesn’t spread and holds all day long on my lids in the same beautiful way. Secondly I can even use it to do my brows. As I have naturally shaped quiet dense eye brow, I just do some touch ups and it works well. I do not carry my Anastasia Brow Pomade while I travel.
Yes mascara! Roller Lash by Benefit is perfect for waterproof curly long lashes. I love it.
For lips I would say I carry lipsticks but lip balm is a must have. Tony Moly cherry lip balm is small, cute and super hydrating. For lipstick I love to have one bright lipstick preferably Red. For any special place I go or if I feel to have a dramatic look, red lips are something I adore, otherwise nude ones are of course there all the time in my purse. Here you see in the picture, I had Metro Matte lipstick by Mac in the shade Dance With Me. Other than that nude ones are by Stilla and Anastasia. You can choose any shade that you love. But remember one nude and one bright is needed for all purpose. Do not forget lip balm that you need all the time.
The tools are mandatory for a perfect makeup look look. The more natural you want to look, the more blending you need and the tools help. My beauty blender is always there with me. Other than that I have my kabuki brush by Sigma, 3 eye brushes by Sigma for applying eyeshadow, inner corners and blending, A blush brush or a powder brush by Sigma(just one works for travel time), eyebrow brush by Anastasia and my most favorite eyeliner brush by Laura Mercier. My Sephora pouch helps me to organize all these beauties in one place. Thanks Sephora for this beauty bag.
This was pretty much about makeup. Now I want to share a little story of skin care during travel.
I love to have my Lushface moisturizer. While you are in Europe weather betrays you all the time and moisturizer becomes the biggest and best friend. This cream was sent to me by Lush is super hydrating which I prefer using at night and even sometime during daytime. It is a light weight plastic container which is so easy to carry.
For body cream I prefer any flavor by Body Shop depending on the season. I prefer more the body creams by Rituals but when I travel those seem to be pretty huge containers and again body shop packaging is more travel friendly. A face wash could be any of that you love. I have so many favorites and I often switch.
Nivea sensitive after shave balm is something works as a magic 😉 You know why? This is my primer while I travel so both me and my husband can use it without carrying one extra material.
I adore all nighter make up setting spray by Urban Decay. This is must have whether you are traveling or not. Then another favorite thing is the face mist or face water by Lush. It is super soothing. After long travel hours it really sooths the skin and also it helps to clean the face. The last thing I cannot go without mentioning is the banana hand cream by Tony Moly. I love this and this cream is always in my bag.
That is pretty much all. Hope to come back with some travel stories in my upcoming blog.