Thursday, 27 November 2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Holiday gift guide: The Luxury Girl Edition


We are near December so this means that the holidays are coming. What is more fun than unpacking your Christmas presents? Buying them on the other hand is not always that easy.In this post you’ll find some ideas about what to buy for the luxury girls. Another post with more budgetty items will follow soon. 


3) Bobbi Brown beauty case (holiday edition 2014)
4) Bobbi Brown warm glow eye palette (holiday edition 2014)
7) Tory Burch perfume gift box (only available in the UK and the USA)
8) Clinique-Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
What are your luxury gift ideas? Would you like to receive something that is on the list?

XO S.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Chanel Jumbo vs Chanel Maxi



After a long time of saving up my pennies (and a lot more) I'm thinking about adding a new Chanel handbag to my collection! YAY! But the question is which size to choose? 

I’m already sure that IF I buy a new Chanel I'm going for the classic model in the caviar leather, after all this is a lot of money so a classic piece is perfect! The classic flap bag will go with almost every piece of clothing in my wardrobe. Even a casual outfit will look chic and sophisticated with this bag hanging around my arm. I’m opting for the caviar leather because it’s more wearable as an everyday bag. The lambskin is super beautiful and soft but it scratches so quickly that I would be afraid of using it, and after all that’s not the point when I buy this handbag. 

About me? I’m a petit girl of only 1m60 tall, so that’s something I need to take in consideration, a bag that is too large just won’t fit me. Another point is that I want to wear the bag on a daily basis, I already own a “Chanel east west classic” and this is really an evening bag, during the day I have a lot of stuff! (I guess every girl does). So the only options for me are the Jumbo or the Maxi.

Here’s some extra information, because the picture is a bit deceiving:

Chanel Jumbo

19.5 x 30 x 10 cm
Caviar Leather
Silver Hardware

Chanel Maxi

23 x 33 x 10 cm
Caviar Leather
Silver Hardware

With the prices going to the roof these days, and they will be increasing each year (sometimes twiece a year!). I really think that now is the time to buy the bag. if it would increase even more than I just won't buy it anymore. The prices are already ridiculous! (I'm easing my mind saying that it's a great investment).

I’m really thinking about the Jumbo, but sometimes I’m afraid that it won’t be big enough for an everyday bag.

What do you girls recommend? Should I stop doubting and buy the bag? Or should I just keep on saving? Are you buying a Chanel anytime soon?

XO S.




I don't want to brag with this post, as I said before I've saved up for this item and I understand that there are people who have other interests/ideas.



Friday, 14 November 2014

Jane Iredale - Dream tint

                                     

As you recently found out about, until a few weeks ago I was a foundation virgin (find out here).
You must have been thinking: what on earth did she use? Well if i'm honest most of the time pretty much nothing, but occasionally I used the Dream Tint moisturizer in medium/light from Jane Iredale. 


Dream tint is Jane Iredale's tinted moisturizer with SPF15 (always a plus when there's an SPF in it!) As for coverage: pretty much nothing. But it leaves your skin with a healthy glow (not greasy), smoother and more even-toned! You can apply it by using your fingers, but I like to use my Sigma F80 Kabuki brush for it. Gives it a more "airbrushed" effect. I wear it without any powder on top, but if you have an oily skin you can always use some setting powder. If you want to stay in the Jane Iredale assortiment I would reccomend the loose powder or if you want more coverage the pressed powder.

Interested in the consitency of this moisturizer? The ingredients: 

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) 4.5% Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Algae Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder Flower) Extract, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecyl, Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Boron Nitride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)

As you can see, there are quite a few ingredients. The sunscreen is titanium dioxide which is great for those with sensitive skin (and don’t want chemical sunscreens). And then there is the Shea butter, seed oil, Jojoba,... for the moisturizing part. The silicones in it make sure that the pores and the fine lines will be filled.

Final verdict?

It provides light coverage and is good for the skin. It’s sheer coverage can be used solely or underneath foundations. And of course, the SPF is always a plus!

Will you be trying this tinted moisturizer?

XO S.



Friday, 7 November 2014

Céline Micro Luggage - SS 2015



Celine Micro Luggage Handbag in Textile

Color: Navy Multicolour

Size: 10′ x 10′ x 6′ inches
Price: €1550 euro’s


I am in LOVE! This Céline Micro Luggage is the perfect casual handbag! I saw this picture when cruising the world wide web...suddenly I stumbled on an article of the new Céline SS15 handbags.
I've been lusting after the Céline handbags for a while (also really love the trapèze ones! :-) ) and when I saw this beauty I just knew, this is LOVE!

Some size information: the MICRO version is the medium version of the handbag. The large version is called the MINI and the smallest one is the NANO.

I've done some research and the Mini is a really heavy and large bag!(especially when completely made in leather) That's why I think that this Micro in textile version would suit me perfectly! Not to heavy and the perfect color combination for casual days. I see myself wearing a casual white top with a blazer, some jeans and a pair of converse sneakers. To top of this look I would have this lovely bag hanging around my arm! Ready for some citytripping, shopping, day time drinks with the girls,..

One can dream no? #christmaswhislist?

Do you have a handbagcrush at this moment?


XO S.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Ren - Flash rinse 1 minute facial





Who doesn't like a face mask? Unfortunatly we don't always have the time to get one. In comes Ren Cosmetics newest product: FLASH RINSE 1 MINUTE FACIAL.

It's a transforming treatment that instantly revitalizes and visibly rejuvenates the skin. Formulated with potent water-activated Vitamin C it will neutralize urban grey in a flash, leaving your skin looking firm, toned and smoothed, while reducing the signs of fatigue, photo-ageing and skin imperfections. Your skin instantly glows with renewed health and radiance.

What do they promise? Results?

  • Skin instantly looks and feels re-energised, re-awakened. 
  • Reduces the appearance of lines, imperfections and photo-ageing. 
  • Tones, firms and banishes urban grey.

How to use?

Use every 3 days. After cleansing, apply over face and neck massaging with circular movements. Dampen finger tips with water and massage again to activate the Vitamin C. Leave for 1 minute. Rinse thoroughly.

Skin type?

All skin types except those prone to sensitivity.

I received a sample of the Ren - Flash rinse 1 minute facial and after using it I fell completly in love with it. This makes my skin supersoft, radiant, awake,... only good things! When I bought the full size at Parfuma Antwerp, the sales lady told me to use it more as a mask and to leave it on for about 8 minutes, I guess that's another way of using it. 

At the moment I'm using it as said on the product. Every 3 days in the evening after cleansing my face, I put on the mintgreen formula all over my face and neck and wait for about 1 minute.(You can use it in the morning after cleansing your face, but I don't always have the time for that so I prefer the evening.) I don't really massage it in, that's a bit to grainy / hard for me. It's quick, easy and most important of all it's effective! Ren says that all skintypes can use it, except the very sensitive ones. I can see what they mean, when you have sensitive skin and massage the product it really is very grainy and might irritate your skin.

Ren cosmetics are exlusively available at Parfuma X Cosmeticary in Belgium.

Are you interested in adding this to your routine? Do you have experience with this product?

XO S.



















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