Fellow beauty lovers! Its been a while since I showed up here and instead of boring you with some long story about how busy I was and how little I thought about the blog (which is not true!) I thought I’d rather fix you up with short stories about some new things I have acquired and loving. Good idea?
A few random instagram shots aside, I haven’t really had a chance to tell you about my recent acquisitions. That, without sounding like a crazy person who spent an absurd amount of money on new makeup and skincare. Clearly, I am incapable of keeping the excitement to myself!
Kypris’ Antioxidant Dew – This has filled up the “morning serum hole” in my skincare routine. When I received an email from Cultbeauty warning me about Kypris being sold on their website, I dropped everything and ordered both the Dew and the Moonlight Catalyst. Its a long story for another time about how it arrived at my doorstep after two stressful months with a more stress inducing fat customs duty stamp on it. Lets not get into that.
Anyway, the serum is.. ummm – for lack of a better word – milky, (see for yourself in the picture) and absorbs immediately. Kypris is an all natural, extremely high-end skincare brand so the ingredients are all top notch and I know that I’m getting what I paid for. The Antioxidant Dew sounded like the best thing for me to try since everything else in the range is just inexplicably expensive (£175 for a 50ml oil anyone?). I wear it religiously in the morning and sometimes at night when I am not thinking much about “repair and protect” and more about “oh my god its so humid!”.
My skincare routine is the next post in the queue where I go into details about it.
Tom ford Cream Color for Eyes in Platinum – Pavithra sent me a BIG fat package of beauty stuff from the US recently with her mum and among other things (which we shall go through in several posts) were the Tom Ford Cream Color Eyes in Platinum and Spice. Now I am sure if you have have come across Pavithra’s super convincing post on why everyone needs Tom Ford’s Spice in their lives, you are not new to this enabling. It happens to be the most read post on the blog this year. For good reason.
I decided that I’d get both Spice and Platinum and I have to say Platinum is more up my street. Think Chanel’s Mirage Illusion d’ombre but less glittery and more pigmented. On the first day of wear it didn’t last very long on my lids which was disappointing but it turned out I had too much greasiness that day and should have powdered my eyelids. I still think the By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadows win in terms of longevity, but I need to wear Platinum more to really compare. Lets be fair!
Hourglass Luminous Light Palette – I am a crazy Hourglass fan girl and secretly wish to own everything the brand makes one day! I have a fair few of their blushes and powders but somehow hadn’t laid hands on the bronzers or anything from the “Luminous” range. Turns out Nordstrom managed to convince Hourglass to make a palette exclusively for them with all three products from the Luminous range – Luminous Ambient Lighting Powder, Luminous Flush blush and Luminous Bronze Light bronzer. Dream.Come.True!
Luckily for everyone, all three products are part of the permanent line and and I have already made up my mind to get the bronzer and blush in full size if I ever happen to go through this palette – which is possible trust me! They are gorgeous colors on my skintone and I especially love the blush. Soft rosy pink which is perfect for my skintone.
Dior Rouge Baume in Lily and Diorette – These lipsticks are old news but I am only now getting involved with them. Such a beautiful product and it has managed to take over the top spot from the Dior Lip Glow! I have a more day-time work appropriate Lily (shown above) and a recent acquisition holiday-approved Diorette – a bright fuchsia pink! These are very nicely pigmented and stay on pretty well. The small purse friendly packaging and a formula that does not melt in my handbag – its going to be a stretch to think of cons. Just get these already!
Wayne Goss Brushes, 13, 02, and Air Brush – These are addictive brushes. If you have one you want them all. That about sums it up for my current state of mind. I bought six of these recently including the limited edition Air Brush and WOW! “Softest thing ever” doesn’t even begin to describe just how good these are and if we keep that adjective aside and not let it cloud our judgement I still think these brushes are bloody amazing! An investment for sure but I don’t think I can even look at anything else anymore.
I am currently using the face brushes that I bought while the eye brushes are still not broken in. I know I will review them in detail at some point so I’ll save the ramble for that.
Here are some swatches of the two lipsticks and Platinum:
What have you been loving lately?
I’ll see you on Sunday with a brand new post!