Κυριακή, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2020

Charlotte Tilbury purchase

 Hello lovelies! It has been a very long time! I am back and shopping for make up has never been more fun! With Covid-19 affecting our lives, make up shopping has been my sanctuary!

I have been obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury products for quite some time. There are amazing new releases and live masterclasses available too! I had one concerning foundations and powders. Here is my latest purchase!




I had been very interested in trying out this cream eyeshadow after seeing it online. This colour is fabulous for an everyday look. It is light shimmery gold. It applies smoothly with your finger and lasts for 5 hours. It works well on hooded eyes as well as it brightens and can be used in combination with a powder eyeshadow on top.

 I have received lots of compliments when wearing this! I love this product! 7 ml 



A new limited edition product which is very handy if you are on the go and in need of some colour. This is meant to be used as a lip gloss and blush all-in-one. I have been using it as a lip gloss with either a brush or my finger for natural pink lips. It is worth the hype! 2.5 g


 I've bought a lot of blushes over the years and I was never quite satisfied. This was it for me! Finally a blush that can give a natural color to the cheeks without looking like I am wearing blush. It's a very neutral, buildable color that compliments my fair skin. A very light nude peach. This is THE BEST blush I have ever bought! I will be purchasing more of these! 8 g


Although I loved all the products, this one was not as good as I had hoped it would be. I have never purchased loose powder and I thought it would be great to use on its own to reduce shine. The coverage is very sheer. I recommend using it with a foundation. It does not make my skin look flakey and dry though. 13 g

I look forward to trying out so many more new products coming out in time for the holidays! Don't forget that Charlotte Tilbury includes 2 samples with every purchase. The bonus is that you choose the ones that interest you.
Stay tuned!

Κυριακή, 15 Απριλίου 2018

Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask

Hello everyone! Another fantastic The Body Shop purchase to talk about. If you've been a customer of theirs for a long time, then maybe you remember this hair mask. Once I saw it on the shelf, I was ecstatic!

The Banana hair care line has been relaunched in its entirety and I, for one, am a big fan. I used to use this hair mask many years ago and loved it. It had 'rescued' my hair after a horrible perm (remember that?!!) and is available again. It smells of banana and is recommended for normal to dry hair.

I have dry hair and I find it really helps with nourishing dry hair and making it shiny. It has a delicious scent and is 100% vegan. After shampooing and conditioning hair, apply onto damp hair, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse.

Δευτέρα, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Seventeen Cosmetics

Happy New Year everyone! I hope the holiday season was good to everyone and for 2018 to bring you all that you desire! During the holidays I was very good and bought new make up by Seventeen.

I bought 2 items from Galerie de Beaute. The first is Silky Shadow Satin #205. I hadn't bought a new eyeshadow in a long time and this colour is so beautiful. The salesclerk was wearing it so I was sold. It is so soft and silky in texture. It is a lilac-grey colour and lasts a good 4 hours. I love that it is so versatile because the colour can change depending on the eyeliner and mascara.

I got a beautiful purple-plum mascara to match it as I find it looks fabulous on brown eyes. I got Lash Elegance Mascara in #04 Mulberry. I have to say that I like this mascara a lot. It is really good for its price point. It lasts all day, doesn't smudge and adds volume. I hate mascaras that make your eyelashes feel 'heavy' and this one doesn't. It comes in 4 shades: Black, Coffee Brown, Sapphire Blue and Mulberry.

Κυριακή, 13 Αυγούστου 2017

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Hello everyone! Hope your summer is great! I am happy to say that relaxing over the summer holidays has left my skin feeling and looking fabulous. Today I want to talk about a product I bought afetr seeing it in a video on Youtube by In the frow. She has a great blog and channel about fashion, beauty and everything girly which I love! She mentioned this product which helps get rid of milia (under eye whiteheads).

I tried this after noticing that glycolic acid does miracles for my skin. I have a glycolic cleanser by Mario Badescu and saw that these cleansing pads were the next step I needed in my regimen.

According to the Nip+Fab website, it claims:

Unveil younger-looking skin with Nip + Fab's Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Pads. 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid retexture and resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturizing formula with hyaluronic acid and soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter and smoother looking skin.
  • glycolic acid retextures + resurfaces
  • hyaluronic acid moisturises + refreshes
  • blue daisy soothes + calms

These cleansing pads do indeed exfoliate gently and greatly improve the complexion and texture of the skin. I have also noticed a huge improvement under my eyes! I had lots of whiteheads and they too have almost vanished! I highly recommend using this product! It is recommended to use at night and make sure you use sunscreen during the day.

Κυριακή, 25 Ιουνίου 2017

More Charlotte Tilbury

Hello everyone! I have another Charlotte Tilbury purchase to share with you. I have had these products for a couple of months now and tried them all out. As always her packaging is beautiful, however, this time there was an item that I wasn't too happy with.

Instant Magical Facial Dry Sheet Mask

I was super excited to get this face mask. I had been patiently waiting for its release and then I got the email with a promo. I could get a small size of Magic Face Cream with my purchase. I had previously tried it in a sample and I really loved it. The face mask is dry which appealed to me. So I tried the face mask but I am sorry to say that I really didn't like it. It made the redness in my skin come out which didn't look good. I have used it a second time to give it another chance but sadly, the results were the same.

Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation - 1 Fair

After trying this out in a sample from my previous purchase, I knew it was perfect! This foundation is INCREDIBLE!!! I am in my early forties so I need something with light to medium coverage. This delivers on everything it claims to do. It instantly illuminates, hydrates and makes skin smoother. It minimizes pores and has a dewy finish. It evens out skin tone with buildable coverage. I LOVE this foundation because it covers fine lines and it gives you this inner glow. Fantastic!

Lip Cheat Reshape & Resize Lip Liner - Hollywood Honey

There was a combo available online of this lipliner with a matte revolution lipstick. This lip liner goes on smoothly allowing you to reshape and resize your lips as the name suggests. It is a beautiful product and the colour is gorgeous.

Matte Revolution Luminous Long Lasting Lipstick - Bond Girl

I like this lipstick even more than the KISSING lipstick I had previously purchased. The colour is fabulous and the texture is too. It has a soft texture with a soft matte finish. It isn't drying and lasts for hours. It is by far the best matte lipstick I've ever tried. It has a square angled tip for precise application. I highly recommend it because it doesn't sit in the creases of your lips either. Great quality!


The great thing with Charlotte Tilbury is that you get to choose which samples you want. As I mentioned, there was a promo and I received a 15ml sample of the Magic Cream. This cream is quite hydrating so I am saving it to use in the fall/winter. It moisturizers without leaving a greasy feeling making it suitable to use with a foundation. I also received samples of two lipsticks which were hard to use properly in that packaging. The lipstick is in the shape of lips on a small piece of paper for you to press down on with your lips. Not very efficient.
I also got a sample of the Goddess Clay mask. It was a nice mask to use but not something I would purchase. Lastly, I got a sample of Magic Foundation. This has more coverage than the Light Wonder foundation. It was also wonderful! A great alternative for someone who wants more coverage.


Δευτέρα, 1 Μαΐου 2017

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion Foundation

Hello everyone! I finally got my hands on this after it was sold out at my local Galerie de beaute! I had ordered it and ran over to get it once it arrived!

After having tried the Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Cushion Foundation and finding that it doesn't have enough coverage, I went and tried this on. It is FABULOUS!! I prefer the cushion version because it made my skin luminous compared to the bottle version. It is incredibly convenient to carry around as well.

It conceals imperfections, unifies skin tone and refreshes the complexion. It has UVA and UVB SPF 35 protection and a poreless effect while improving skin texture. It DOES everything it claims! I think this is worth all the hype! If you're looking for a cushion foundation, try this on before making a purchase. The beauty consultants at Dior are always so helpful.

I got it in the shade 010 Ivory. It comes with a puff but can also be applied with a brush. There is no refill in the packaging. Refills are sold separately.

I got it during the 25% off sale period at 39 euros


Δευτέρα, 17 Απριλίου 2017

Dior Pore Reducing Pro-Youth Moisturizer

Hello everyone! Today I have a product that I have been using for a couple of months now and can say I really love. I had to share info on this as I know that invisible pores is something most of us need and desire. 
This product is amazing. I had been using another serum for minimizing pores (Idealist-Estee Lauder) but it was sold out at my local beauty store and was recommended this.
It claims that: 

''A luxurious moisturizer to reduce the appearance of pores, deeply hydrate, and provide a matte radiance. Hydra Life Close-Up reduces the appearance of pores both instantly and over time. Dior identified three different causes of visible pores dry pores, linked to accumulation of dead skin cells on the skin's surface; oily pores, from excess sebum production; and slackened pores, caused by loss of collagen. To the trio of Hydra Life active ingredients, black rose, jisten, and centella, Dior added an innovative ingredient: flax flower, to act on all underlying causes of visible pores. Additionally, optical powders provide a matte radiance to the skin. Pores appear invisible, even close-up. Upon application, the skin is rebalanced and hydrated, the pores are tightened, and skin's texture is smooth and even. Research results: In an instrumental test on 10 women, hydration after 2 hours; effect on pores immediately after application: - Hydration +40% - Visible pores -40%''

Ι must admit that I had been using it for about a month before really noticing the benefits. There were no visible results at first. Now I can say that it does help my skin. I am in my early forties with normal skin and a bit of redness. I need to use something in the morning as a base for my make up. This moisturizes, reduces the appearance of pores and works great under my foundation. It has a pinkish beige gel/cream consistency and feels amazing. However, the results do take time.

It does have a steep price tag but I believe it is worth it. It comes in a pump so a little goes a long way. Once you try this, there’s no stopping it.


Τετάρτη, 5 Απριλίου 2017

Tzimas cosmetics

Hello lovelies! Today I have a new brand to talk about. It is another fabulous Greek brand from Thessaloniki! I love shopping in that city as the downtown shopping district is amazing. I went into the Tzimas cosmetics shop on Tsimiski street after hearing rave reviews from friends.
I have bought fragrance oils from them before but had never tried any skin care products.
My serum ran out so I decided to buy one from Tzimas as their products are all made in Greece and are affordable.

Bioactive Serum

The product claims to have an effective formula against sagging and provides a facial contour lifting effect. I have been using it for a little over 2 weeks so I can't really say I have noticed a lifting effect yet, however, the texture of my skin has improved and my make up glides on flawlessly. I use it every morning after my moisturizer. It has a thick gel consistency.
The only thing I mind a little is the fragrance. It is a little strange but thankfully doesn't stay on for too long.
I have to mention that the customer service there is exceptional. The sales associate was kind enough to take time and explain the various products available and supply me with samples. She even took time to explain how the samples should be used. Really incredible!
I have tried the Tinted Sun Protective Cream and I love it. I will be purchasing that very soon for the summertime.
Bottle is 30ml and retails for 14 euros.


Κυριακή, 12 Μαρτίου 2017

KLORANE Floral water make-up remover

Hello everyone! Klorane is a brand which is loved and available worldwide. I have got a drugstore find that some of you might have tried in the past. I recently purchased it after seeing the low price for the huge bottle. The Klorane Floral water make-up remover is definitely an affordable solution to removing make up even if it's waterproof! You get 400 ml for 9.90 euros

It contains soothing cornflower and is a 2 in 1 cleanser and toner. It smells really fresh and is safe for contact lens wearers. All you need to do is use some on a cotton disc and rub your eyes and face gently. It is really effective at getting everything off. It IS that simple. No need to use anything else before or after. I have tried many toners in the past and I have to say this product is something I highly recommend. It is effective and affordable.

  • Hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested
  • Fragrance, paraben, alcohol and colorant free

Κυριακή, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Dior Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion Foundation

Hello Everyone! Cushion foundations are all the buzz online with it becoming available in Europe and North America as this trend was launched in Asia and has been widely successful. When I saw it at my local beauty  store, I knew I had to try it.

I bought it in the shade 010. It has an SPF 50 and it's packed with ingredients to benefit your skin regardless of your age. It boasts that it can reduce the appearance of redness, shine and pores.Your skin feels fresh, matte and luminous. It also claims to have all the anti-aging properties of Dreamskin Serum that combat lines, dark spots, redness and lack of glow.
Does it really do all that?

I have been using it for a month now and I have to say that I really like how it's super easy to carry around during the day without really needing a brush to apply it with. It comes with a puff which is handy on the go. However, with a brush I find it blends better and offers more coverage. The puff is a bit annoying to use as it doesn't really get enough product on it to use easily. There is a great mirror on the compact and it comes with a refill in the box.

It feels amazing. My skin feels soft and it does offer a matte finish. I find that the coverage isn't enough to cover redness, which it claims to do. I have to use a concealer with it and maybe a bit of powder on my T zone for the shine. I haven't really noticed a difference in the texture of my skin as my redness is still evident.
I think it would be interesting to try out their other cushion foundation which offers more coverage and compare the two.
Price 78.50 euros
Bought it for 50 euros on sale at Galerie de Beaute (Greece)

Τετάρτη, 11 Ιανουαρίου 2017

Charlotte Tilbury

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fabulous time over the holidays. I am so excited to finally get products by Charlotte Tilbury. This is what I got darlings!

Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder: 1 Fair

This face powder does have a big name! I got this after seeing Charlotte Tilbury's tutorial videos on Youtube. She has fabulous tips on applying make up giving you tons of ideas on how to achieve certain looks. This powder has little coverage and is used over a foundation to give a matte finish on your T-zone or over the entire face. It does exactly that. If you want a face powder just for that, it's perfect. I have normal to dry skin and am in my early forties so this is perfect. After your forties, powder is your enemy as it usually shows and settles into fine lines. This powder doesn't do that so I highly recommend it! It comes as is without a brush or sponge.

Colour Chameleon Eye Shadow Pencil: Dark Pearl

This I had to try. After seeing countless videos on this product I had to see if it was that good. Well it is! If you're on the go and don't have much time or technique, this is great to use every day or night as it can be applied and blended with your finger. I LOVE this and surely buy more shades. This has a taupe/silver finish without having too much shimmer. The more you apply, the darker it gets. It's just that easy!

Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara

This only comes in glossy black. There are 2 mascaras in Charlotte Tilbury's make upline. This promises curl-separation-length-volume-drama...! Does it do all that? Yes! It's fantastic and doesn't smudge either. I read mixed reviews about this but I still decided to buy it. I really like it and will be replacing my current mascara with this. If only it came in brown too!

KISSING Lipstick: Stoned Rose

The packaging is so retro chic and the quality is amazing. The shade is a beautiful honey/pink and can be darker if you use a darker lipliner. What I love is that it has an anti oxidant which naturally protects lips from UV damage and  external pollution.


The great thing about ordering on the Charlotte Tilbury website is that you can choose any two samples you want! I got the Magic Cream and loved it! It is thick and very moisturizing, perfect for my skin in winter. I used it under make up and it worked really well. I want to get that too! 
The other sample I got was the Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation. This is a light coverage foundation perfect to use every day. It is light and natural, ideal to use with the Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder. I want this too!
In my purchase they also included a sample of her Scent of a Dream perfume which I have been using since. At first I wasn't sure whether I liked it. It is really potent on me at first but an hour later it is nicer. However, it doesn't sit well on my skin.

I LOVED all the products I bought and have nothing negative to say about them. There are skin care and make up kits on the website too. If you love make up like me, give it a try! I've got a wishlist waiting on the website for the future!

Charlotte Tilbury purchase

 Hello lovelies! It has been a very long time! I am back and shopping for make up has never been more fun! With Covid-19 affecting our lives...