Wednesday, February 15, 2017

M∙A∙C Shadescents

I have been eyeing this products for a while now, and last week I got the opportunity to check out the new MAC collections and gave these babies a try. So basically, MAC paired up new perfumes with some of the most famous Lipsticks.

Scent and lips create irresistible chemistry with M·A·C Shadescents, six new perfumes inspired by our most iconic Lipstick shades. Lady Danger thrills with notes of wild cherry and Ruby Woo goes bold with whiffs of deep red leather. Notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather surprise and intoxicate in My HeroineCandy Yum-Yum conjures tropical fruit and cotton candy and Velvet Teddy calls forth wild honey and creamy musk. Crème d’Nude evokes the vibrant sexiness of naked skin.
Which Shadescent are you?







I did take a sniff from all the scents, and let me tell you, these are intense! From all of the scents I am definitely #IAmVelveTeddy. I tried this on myself and it lasted the whole day. It is quite strong at first and therefore one pump is more than enough. It is quite musky but it dies down a bit after a while.

Which fragrance are you?



Monday, December 19, 2016

La Boutique Fashion Show

Last week also saw a small fashion show from La Boutique outlet. It was a winter show which in my opinion showcased the famous style Italy can offer. It involved some luxurious pieces from the famous Italian designers Amina Rubinacci from Naples, Lamberto Losani and Daniela Tovazzi, who all specialise in designing some of the most nice cashmere numbers out there. 

It was set up in the breathtaking Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar, which symbolises, in my opinion. luxury and elegance at its best.

The following photos are all provided by Justin Ciappara 



Flormar New Matte Collection

This collection is the first proper mention of the great brand which has landed on our island lately. This brand is Flormar. A few weeks back I got sent the Matte Collection to test out and review. Having said that, this is my honest and true opinion which I always give in my reviews.

1. Extreme Matte Lipsticks

14. Chic Violet, 08 Magenta, 11 Daylight

The 1st one on the lefts looks quite similar to the middle one but Chic Violet is more of a very dark violet while Magenta is more of a very dark purple/magenta colour. I would prefer Daylight for summer but it is very nice bright colour without looking too neon.
They are totally matte and honestly the lasting power is just out of this world! They do not budge! They are just probably one of the most longlasting lipsticks out there! One product you should definitely try!!

14. Chic Violet

2. Silky Matte Liquid Lipstick

03 Sunset
I am quite picky in my liquid lipsticks. A lot of them tend to be quite drying on the lips. This Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick is a very creamy product which dries matte after some time. It isn't drying on the lips and hence it is quite comfortable. Maybe in comparison with the more dryer ones, this has a little bit less of a staying power. But, having said that it stays on for ages. It has a slightly orange hue to it, so it is more of a peachy orange shade. Paired with a lip liner and you are good to go!

3. Eyebrow Designer Kit

20 Light
I knew that this will not be the perfect shade for me. So in all fairness I tried this when I had just a few errands to run. It didn't look that bad but I prefer my brows to be dark. I do love these kind of kits, where you have a waxy part and a powder part. I did find this kit easy to work with without the wax being too creamy or too hard. The powder was quite pigmented. I am definitely trying out the darker ones for myself soon enough!

4.  Smooth Touch Compact Powder

08 Medium Beige

Powders are essential for me. My face gets quite shiny throughout the day, and although I do not tend to pile on the powder or touch up that frequently I do love a good working powder. The Smooth Touch powder is quite a good one. It mattifies the face without it being to mattifying. And it doesn't cake on the face which is always a plus point. It comes with a handy mirror which makes it ideal for touch ups. 

5. Satin Matte Blush

06 Pink Brown and 04 Rose Coral
Ah Blushes! My Faves! I honestly used the Pink Brown as a contouring colour. It is matte and works wonderfully. However, I do use it as a blusher too but I tend to apply some sort of pinkish highlighter to have a little bit more colour. The Rose Coral one is a very beautiful matte muted coral pink blush which looks wonderful on the cheeks for a perfect flush of colour. These blushes blend perfectly and they stay on for a long time!
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Happy Christmas!!