Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Beauty Essentials

My beauty essentials are pretty simple this summer. Peachy, rosy, nude colours are my favorite almost every summer. I don't accumulate them a lot, I buy just what I really like and stick to them for a long time. And all these products are very affordable and very good quality. So, here are some beauty picks for me:
  • Nail polishes- Eveline nail polish in shade 916 is such beautiful coral peachy colour, so bright and just perfect for summer. Has a big brush and it's very easy to apply. Essence- I <3 trends in shade 07 hope for love is from their the nudes collection and it's rosy-nude colour. Perfect nude for summer, not so bright, but very elegant and sophisticated on nails. It drys very quickly which is a big plus! And if I want to play with my nails a little I'll use these decorative beads by Tchibo for great effects on top of my nail polish. 
  • Lipstick- For me it's very hard to find lipstick shade that I really like, so I was very happy when I came across this Rimmel Kate in shade 38. It's not too glossy or too matte, it's something in between, which I like. It's very creamy and long lasting. And since I have so small lips I think it suits me well. Great, bright colour for summer
Rimmel Kate-38
  • Blush-I have two blushes that I really like. One is NYX baked blush + illuminator + bronzer in 05 foreplay. I can't describe you how beautiful this blush is! It's very light, but buildable. I use it as a blush/highlighter and I'm in love with this colour. Beautiful peachy rose colour gives so nice and healthy glow to the skin. And the package with this lttle bow is so cute. The second one is by Alverde in 01 apricot. It's matte brownish-pink colour and since I'm very pale it's perfect for contouring for my skin tone.
1. NYX- 05 foreplay;  2. Alverde- 01 apricot
  • Essence all about matt oil control paper- My skin can become very oily in hot summer days, so I always carry with me this oil control paper. It's very small package and fits in every bag. Life saver! Affordable, too!
  • Mattifying powder- Rimmel- Stay matte long lasting pressed powder is a mast have for me. I use this on top of my foundation or without foundation when I just want light coverage and to even my skin tone a little bit. Great product and, also, very affordable.
  • Mascara- Mascara is the most important part of my make-up. If I don't wear mascara in public I fell like I'm naked or something. I have long, but straight lashes and if I don't put mascara on it looks like I don't have them at all. I've always used Maybelline mascaras and I loved them all, but this Lash Sensational one is real discovery for me. It curls my lashes (I don't even need to use my lash-curler anymore) and makes them so visibly full. This has been my number one mascara for a few months now and I think it will be for a long time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier

Oriental Floral

Top Notes- Rose, Pear, Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Orange Blossom, Star Anise
Middle Notes- Ylang-Ylang, Ginger, Orchid, Plum, Iris, Tuberose
Base Notes- Vanilla, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood, Cinnamon

I've planned to write a few words about this perfume for some time now, but somehow it didn't happen until now. I think, actually, that's because I was afraid I'll not be able to find the right words to describe this beauty in the best way. I'm not a perfume or any kind of expert, so I can't identify all the notes in it, but this is such a nice perfume and it deserves to be written about. I'll try to bring you the feel I have when I wear it. 
First, please, take a moment and look at this bottle. In the form of a female torso with a corset, it can be easily concluded that it hides something feminine and special inside. Whoever thought that, was not wrong. 

Even though I can't detect all the notes in it, I can smell the perfect combination of orange blossom, vanilla, amber and sandalwood. The first hit of it is orange blossom and vanilla, very sweet and very loud. As the time passes it calms down to soft, still loud, but soft vanilla, amber and sandalwood. This perfume is very, very strong! This is the one that can last you more than 12 hours. So, everybody need to be very careful with spraying it. For me (and everybody around me) one spritz is more than enough. It's beautiful and seductive, but if you overspray it, nobody will be able to breath near you or a few meters around you. Seriously! If I could take just one drop from this bottle I would, it will be the perfect amount for one day, or evening. And this is EDT. The EDP is much different and, believe it or not, weaker.

Now, if I look at notes and how strong it is, I can consider this as a cold weather fragrance, but it doesn't need to be like that at all. It has something inside that blends perfectly with warm skin in the warm summer nights. Never during the summer day, just nights. And it's so seductive. The man who one smell it, never forget it. I didn't believe in it until I experienced it myself. I don't know what is with this fragrance, it has some vintage feel in it, it can easily become "old lady" smell or to mark you as a vulgar and provocative women. But if you trigger the right amount in applaying, it can mark you as a special one, classy and sophisticated lady, but still seductive, it just can't be without this adjective. 
When I smell this I always imagine a luxurious boudoirs, ladies in gorgeous and feminine vintage dresses, lots of lace, powder puff boxes everywhere on the dressing table, dim lights and lot of anticipation. The perfect perfume for intimate moments.

And, in conclusion, I can only suggest you to try it. It is certainly worth of attention.