Valentine's day pamper with Lush.

febbraio 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's day, ladies! How's your day going?
As far as I'm concerned, since Mr. Charming - the real one - is still MIA, I plan to spend the day with the bottled version, enjoy a lovely pamper, courtesy of Lush, and hang around in my favourite pyjama. Scratch that overpriced bouquet, nothing beats a bag full of gorgeous bath goodies.

A couple of weeks ago I went to Lush to find out more about the Valentine collection and got myself a new man. With the very pink Prince Charming Shower cream (£4.95)* it was love at first sniff, the lad is clearly so popular for a reason. The scent it's very girly and sweet, but not in a sickly way - the vanilla extract is perfectly balanced out by a splash of grapefruit oil and pomegranate juice, that also add a unique musky twist to the mix -, and lingers on the skin for a long time after you've stepped out of the shower. I'm so glad Lush are bringing back old favourites in shower cream form, I think they're some of the best products they do. They have a lovely thick consistency that foams nicely and always leave my limbs so soft and supple, as they're packed with lots of cocoa butter to nourish the skin.

The Roses All The Way Soap (£4.25)* is easily the most adorable product of this mini collection - ok, maybe it's a tie with Unicorn Horn bubble bar. Honestly, how cute is that? - and it's also seriously divine. It has a beautiful clean scent with a hint of rose essence, which is so sooting and cozy and reminds me of the equally lovely Rosy Cheeks fresh face mask. It does linger on the skin slightly after use but it's not overwhelming in any way and shouldn't clash with fragrances and such. Soaps can sometimes be drying but it's not the case with this one, as under the tap it turns into a creamy soft lather that feels silky and moisturizing. Lush sure know how to turn something as simple as washing your hands into an exciting ritual.

Did you get any Lush product for Valentine's day?
*Press samples

Currently on my radar.

febbraio 08, 2016

001 Despite my well-known love for luxury beauty items, I've never felt tempted to splurge on the Tom Ford range before - somehow everything seemed too overpriced to me, like I was paying for the packaging and the brand, rather than for the actual product -. This stayed true till the Lips&Boys came out - the struggle is real when it comes to mini sizes, guys - and my eyes fell on the Nude Dip Eye Colour Quad (£64), a limited edition from last year that is now apparently back to stay. The wet and dry formula is next level swoon worthy, buttery soft and far superior to the regular one in my opinion, and the shades are really up my street. Want.

002 I do love my gadgets and I'm always game for a spa treatment experience at home and in my pyjamas, so I can't wait to get my hands on the new Foreo Iris Illuminating Eye Massager (£99). Iris replicates the gentle massage of professional fingers, making quick work of your eye cream whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles, and hopefully slowing down the aging process in such a delicate area. Sounds amazing, right?

003 There're many foundation launches that caught my eye recently - I've quickly swatched the Armani Maestro glow, which seems lovely, and I really need to check out Becca's Aqua Luminous and the Laura Mercier Candleglow, just to name a few - but the two new offerings I'm really excited about are the Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint (£30) and the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation (£36). The first is apparently super lightweight, with a natural matte finish and great coverage, while the second sounds a lot like my beloved and now discontinued Pro Lumiere - dewy, highly pigmented but with a skin-like finish -. I'm really looking forward to trying these.

004 Due to their super saturated shadows and gorgeous palettes, Natasha Denona is the makeup brand everyone has been talking about lately, and I'm all over it. Everything looks insanely pigmented and easy to work with, and Natasha's Glowy Skin technique and corresponding products make my heart sing. A little five shades palette is currently on its way to me, but I'm actually dying to try everything from the range, with blushes and highlighters at the top of my list.

005 When Hourglass updates the Ambient lighting range, the wishlist needs to be updated accordingly. The Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders (£34) can be used dry or wet for the perfect transition from day to night and should give a beautiful glow to the skin without any noticeable shimmer. There are four shades available - Incandescent, I believe, is also featured in the Ambient lighting palette, and if so, it's truly lovely and absolutely worth checking out - and I have my eyes on Brilliant, a pale golden champagne that looks different from anything I already own.

What's on your lust list?