I tend to shop quite a lot in Sephora, to a point where i have to deliberately avoid walking into the store as i spend ages in there and love to buy all sorts of new products from all the various brands they sell. And with the card programme in Sephora (Middleesat) you get rewarded for all the time and money you spend there (ok so maybe just money). And i recently got this gift from Sephora which was a bag of 'Hydra Boosters' from Clarins. It included a Moisture-Rich Body Lotion with Shea butter, which smells amazing and is now in my hand bag for when my hands get dry. A HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase which i apply on my face from time to time to keep the moisture in from all the makeup and damages the weather cause my skin. And a Relax Body Treatment Oil which again smells so good, reminds me of luxury massages where they use amazingly scented oils to make you relax and release the tension in your body. Three brilliant products. Thank you Sephora and Clarins for the perfect gift.
Attending the 'Benefit Loves Swarovski' event, i received this beautiful gift box, where inside was the bling brow kit, with the Swarovski crystals, all with glue readily applied on the back ready to use, the new Majorette blush, which smells absolutely delicious. I think this product is perfect for applying on a bare face just to add a pop of colour to make you look more fresh; rather than a full face as the substance is quite creamy - i feel like it would rub away my foundation (especially if applied with the finger). Its such a pretty shade, perfect for a trip to the beach or the really hot days of Dubai.
Also in the box was gift vouchers for the Benefit's brow bars to use their services. I've heard so much about it, but yet to try so its definitely on my to do list. Another favourite piece is the beautiful Swarovski necklace, a pendant ball of Swarovski crystals on a black strap. Looking forward to wear this beauty.
My two new lippy's from Mac Cosmetic's are Pink Plaid, and Faux. I've realised i have become somewhat obsessed with darkish nudes like 'Faux' having bought so many that look almost the same, but they so are not! lol. Or so i tell myself to justify my addiction. I absolutely love this tone on my lips, so creamy, velvety and pigmented. I do also own quite a few pink's, however after applying the 'Pink Plaid' on my lips, i realised it's not as pigmented as i'd like it to be. Generally i try to buy the matte colours more because they are more rich and last longer, but clearly not in this case. Unfortunately the 'Pink Plaid' even though is a beautiful colour won't go down in my favourite's pile.
Louboutin nails, screams luxury and sexy in one. The beautiful packaging mimicking that of their famous stable red soled high heels. The Rouge nail polish was the first of a line of colours which were later released. Rightfully so as the inspiration behind the red sole was the woman's red nail polish.
I absolutely adore the gorgeous packaging, and its definitely a product not to be put away in the draw with the rest of the polishes (not that it would fit anyway) but to be displayed on the dressing table with all its glory.
Applying the polish however wasn't one of its pros. The product itself was long lasting and i wore the red nails for a good week, however the application itself proved to be somewhat difficult. The long heel-like lid was a little heavy (of course comparing to its counterparts) and as we all, already have difficulties applying the right hand using our left, it was a bit hard to hold due to its weight. Nevertheless, you will get used to it, as it is a new concept for our little hands. :)