Nov 21, 2014

BEAUTY : Nars Virtual Cheek Domination Palette

Monday was my birthday guys, so I decided to treat myself with a little beauty present. I had my eyes on the Nars Virtual Domination Cheek Palette and the Nars Digital World Lip Pencil coffret since they had been released a few weeks ago. I had a 25% off coupon to use at Sephora and  I didn't have any Nars blush, highlighter or bronzer yet, so the cheek palette was the perfect opportunity to start trying these out! I didn't got the chance to use it yet, but let me tell you the palette is gorgeous! First the packaging is to die for. It's a Christmas limited edition, so it's not the usual all black and matte NARS packaging. It's white, still sleek and the quality of the box looks amazing! The miror is huge which is super handy for a girl like me who only has super tiny mirors. In the palette you have three cheek colors, one highlight and a bronzer, and what a bronzer, the iconic Laguna bronzing powder! For the blushes you got Sex Fantasy and Final Cut. I swatched the powders in store and they're pretty pigmented and the formula isn't chalky at all. I have a little doubt on the amount of glitter in Miss Liberty, the highligting powder but we'll see how it shows on the skin! Let me know if you already own this palette, or what Christmas limited edition product you'll recomend this year!

Nov 16, 2014

WEEKLY FAVE : Teary Song, Rimmel Primer and Shay Mitchell

1. The heart wants what it wants is the brand new song of Selena Gomez... And I can't believe I'm actually liking it. I used to really not like Selena. I don't really know why, I just think she was not as talented as Demi Lovato for exemple who has a really good voice. But ... I have to admit this song is kinda moving. I feel for the first time she's singing something really personal. The lyric are really lovely, the music video quite intimist. Well done Selena, this new album might be a good one.

2. Rimmel Stay Matte Primer. I did some Rimmel purchases during the Asos beauty sales, and that's one of the product I got. I wanted to try out a new primer because I do have oily skin even during winter. This one is to me very good for the price. The packaging is not bad. It says on the bottle that you can wear it alone. Well to me not really ... I mean you can if you have a flawless skin and do not need any coverage, or if you're just staying home, but what's the point of wearing a primer if you're having a no make up day ? It's not tinted at all, the product is white and quite thick but it doesn't bother me at all. I feel like it creates a nice base for the reste of my make up. It doesn't have any special scent and keep my skin matte for a good amount of time!

3. Shay Mitchell for the November issue of Glamour Mexico. One word, flawless. I love Shay since I started to watch Pretty Little Liars a few years ago. I think she's such a gorgeous and inspiring women. About this photoshoot, the make up looks are all amazing! She's rocking berry, red and nude lips with a lovely brown smockey eyes and perfect wingeg eye liner. The styling is also fantastic and she is super elegant. There is more pictures available on various website, definetly check this one out if you're a fan of the lovely Canadian. 

Nov 13, 2014

BEAUTY : The Christmas Wishlist

Hello peeps. I am so busy at university, and the next two weeks might be really intense, and insane too. But I'll try to do my best to keep posting here! As we say in France, when you want it, you can do it. Something similar in your country? Anyway. I'm sure you all know .... Holidays season is coming! A month and a half before Christmas! Which means? Wishlists babes! I am a list girl, like almost every women on earth I guess, so I can't hide my excitement around my birthday (it's on monday if you were wondering haha) or Christmas when my parents and friends are like ... hey, what to do you want for Christmas? Um wait, wishlist and links all prepared hun! For today, I selected a few make up and beauty products that I would love Santa to let under my Chritmas tree. 

1. YSL Black Opium perfume. Since I tried the sample I got from Sephora, I'm obsessed with it and I'm trying to save the tiny tiny bottle I have. I already talked about it in one of my previous post, but to make it short, it's really different from the perfume I already own. It's stronger, and deeper, more masculine too. I would say it's a sexy perfume, perfect for a night time date.

2. The Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. I am a fan of Urban Decay eye shadows. They're super easy to blend and not chalky at all. The pigmentation is also really good! Since I got the first Naked palette when it was first released I just can't resist and feel like I need every single Urban palette in my life. I think the Vice 3 is super versatile. First, the huge miror, super handy while doing your make up. Then you'll find you're usual neutral shades, and some more colorfull eye shadows if you feel like spicing up your eye make up! Must have for me.

3. Be ready guys. The next ones are for my lips. I decided to put them all together, since my liptick wishlist is actually worse than my shoes one. Santa, I would be super happy with a few Nars audacious lipsticks, because you know everyone is raving about them, like they're so pigmented and, one of them is called Charlotte! And if you could brought me the Too Faced Melted liquid lipstick in Ruby ... or a lovely YSL Rouge Volupte you would make a happy girl.  

4. Once again, I've talked about it before but the Nars Cheek Domination palette is on the super top of my list. I don't have so many cheeks products. I'm not really a blush girl but well, this would be a really interesting occasion to change my make up routine by introducing some new products. 

5. Finally, I really need some good quality hair styling tools. And I've heard so many good things about the Nume curling and flat iron. This set seems the perfect one to start and try the brand. I also love the variety of colors they offer. The pink one is the cutest to me!

Among all of these materialistic stuff, don't forget guys that the holidays season is made to spend precious time with your loved one and to spread love and share hapiness. Presents are a temporary thing. But the memories you'll made with people you love will stay with you forever.

Nov 7, 2014

WEEKLY FAVE : Thickening shampoo, Dear Future Husband and the perfect cheek palette

1. I am on the process to getting healthier hair. I am sadly a flat iron fan and my hair is dammaged and usually quite thin. For that reason I started using the l'Oreal Fibrology shampoo, conditioner and special serum. I really note a good result on my hair so far. It's not a huge change but I feel like my hair is a bit stronger and thicker. Let's see that in a few weeks. Also dolls, two hair questions, I'm thinking about trying the Hairburst vitamins for hair, any feedbacks on these? Same, I would love to get my first clips hair extensions, I was thinking about LuxyHair, since the reviews are good. Did you ever tried them?

2. Meghan Trainor ... I wasn't really understanding all the fuzz around her but... I listen to her songs and OMG guys I love love them! Totally recommend them when you feel a bit down, good mood in a few minutes garanteed! I'm singing her songs all around my house ... and my dad be like ... damn my daughter has some severe troubles, but who cares, these songs make you feel like singing all the time! I've been playing Dear Future Husband on replay, like twenty times on repeat kind of thing. "Buy me a ring, buy buy me a ring."

3. Sephora France released the Nars Virtual Domination Cheek Palette! Like FINALLY! I was crazy when I saw it on their website yesterday! I think it's a good value for money if you consider your getting 3 blushes, 1 highligther and 1 bronzer, in a really beautiful packaging . As I'm not owning any famous NARS blushes or bronzer I would love to get my hand on this (and guess who has a 10% code to spend at Sephora?) 

4. I was first planning on doing a special outfit post for this but let's be honest, I'm really writing too many fashion posts. That's why I'm adding this Kristina Bazan outfit to this weekly favorites. I love the sexyness of the boyfriend blazer paired with a simple lace bralette, and the casualness that add the distressed denim.

Nov 6, 2014

STYLE ICON : Barbara Martelo, the spanish genius stylist

Any old followers of my blog here? If you are, you might remember my style icons posts. I used to chose one of my favorite stylish chick out there each month and create a post full of outfits she wore throught the past year. For this first edition on the new version of my blog, I revamped my old post about Barbara Martelo, adding a few more recent outfits because she's definetly one of my favorite stylist ever! I love how femine and classy she always looks.

Ok, this outfit is just perfect! The little black dress is a must have. Every girl should own her LBD, the one that fits her like a glove and will make her shine despite the black color. I personally still on the hunt for mine. Just saying!

A little introduction for those of you who don't know her. She's a spanish stylist who started her career as a stylist at Telva Magazine. She was a part of Vogue Spain team, and then become a freelance stylist. She's still published for Vogue Spain and is sometimes featured in El Pais which is one of the most famous magazine in Spain.

If I could, I would steal every single pieces of her closet, especially her shoes. I mean she's owning the most perfect shoe collection ever. From Alaia to Balenciaga, she's having the best world designer at her feet every time she's going out. Booties, sandals, over knees boots, she's definetly the queen of black shoes!

In love with this outfit once again, the shoes are just THE perfect stilettos. And I love the simplicity of the top mixed with the leather skirt. Barbara is the queen when it comes to monochromatic outfits! How come? She knows how to mix textures to give some dimension to her looks! 

Some of you might know her from her collab with Mango two winters ago. She picked and put together a few pieces from their fall/winter12 collection and created a couple of outfits. These looks were all kinda affordable and really on trend. Feminine and classy, perfect reflection of what she is.

And here this heavy post finally come to an end. I hope you guys like this post and that it could inspire you! Let me know if you like Barbara Martelo's style and who are your style inspirations in the comments! I hope you're all having an amazing week so far! Also a beauty post is coming soon! Reviewing something for Rimmel this time! 

all credits go to barbara's martelo website for the bio part, and I randomly found the pictures on pinterest #barbaramartelo