Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Daily Glamorous Make-Up


Limited Edition - Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder

This bronzing powder is absolutely fabulous! It gives such a stunning glow and radiance.
I use this after applying my Nars powder and before my Blusher

Product info -  This unique powder formula lends subtle hints of warmth and shimmer to every complexion. It is comprised of seven unique shades — including a luminous gold — which can be applied separately to highlight and sculpt facial contours or blended together to achieve an overall bronzing effect that replicates the natural glow of sunbathed skin.

I absolutely love this powder. When I heard it was being discontinued I bought what was available in Harrods.

Below are some of my daily products.


1. YSL Flash Radiance skincare brush is fantastic. Stranded on a deserted Island.. this would be my main possession ;)
2. Chanel - VITALUMIÈRE Satin Smoothing Fluid foundation - Very light, natural and healthy looking.

3. Estee Lauder double wear concealer - (I sometimes use this under my eyes for nights out)

4. Nars pressed Powder - Sets lovely.

5. Limited Edition - Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder - The best so far

6. Nars Blusher - Is fantastic. I plan on sticking with this blusher for a VERY long time.


I use 'Shu Uemura' false Eyelashes which I find flattering. I do not use false eyelashes everyday, only for times I want to feel more glamorous. They are priced at about £15
Out of every mascara I have tested, from the most expensive to the least expensive -
I would have to say that this 'Scandal Eyes' by Rimmel is the best mascara for me at the moment. 

Sometimes I mix this with my foundation for added glow and shimmer, This is also nice to wear on holiday with no added make-up. Chanel - SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL Iridescent Highlighting Emulsion - Sunkissed

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lets talk: Skin Care & Sensitive skin

The Importance of great looking skin!

I have always been obsessed with Skin Care products from such a young age. I remember aged 14 walking around Selfridges asking for Anti Wrinkle night creams at many counters and beauticians begging me not to try various products because of my age. I have always been curious about products, however quite unfortunate experimenting most products because of my sensitive skin.
I am 23 now and I still skip from product to product! This Summer, my mother decided to clear out my products I have accumulated over the years. She had found and packed 4 boxes of unwanted, unopened and half used products of mine and persuaded me to at least give some a second try.

During my journey on the hunt for the PERFECT creams, I have experienced a lot of ups and downs.
Therefore I have posted photos below of various products and my evaluation on them all.

Clinique - Take the day off make up remover. £16 
HYDRA BEAUTY CRÈME Hydration Protection Radiance 50mlMy evaluation - This is by far the BEST Make - up remover.  I was very impressed from the first use.

Info -  Clinique's makeup remover for lids, lashes and lips. Unique, two-way formula that loosens the grip, then speeds the departure of the most persistent, eye makeups, mascaras and lipsticks. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

HYDRA BEAUTY CRÈME Hydration Protection Radiance - £50

My evaluation - I have started using this moisturizer for about a week now and So far it   smells great, leaves my skin feeling very soft. I will be sure to give another update on how this is going, like I said, I've got very sensitive skin!
Info - HYDRA BEAUTY CRÈME is the radiance enhancing moisturiser for women in search of intense hydration backed by advanced antioxidant protection. It helps protect their beauty and restore their skin's radiance, while delivering absolute comfort. Radiant skin steeped in vital water, as exquisitely velvety, fresh and plumped as a camellia petal: with HYDRA BEAUTY, CHANEL creates the perfect level of hydration. Deep hydration that protects against physiological and environmental stress. Intense hydration ensured by the incredible power of the camellia, the iconic flower of CHANEL, which yields an infinite source of beauty: the extremely moisturizing active ingredient Camellia Alba PFA. Extremely sensorial and specially developed for normal to dry skin, the fresh, luscious texture of the cream is enriched with shea butter and a canola derivative. It diffuses subtle fruity notes over a delicate floral heart and delivers a real sensation of soothing replenishment.


Yves saint Laurent - Flash radiance skincare brush - around £38

***** My evaluation - If I was stranded on a deserted Island. This would be one of my main possessions! Can I say anymore? ;)
Info - Yves Saint Laurent reveals its first top secret, an exceptionally clever product called Flash Radiance Skincare. Inspired from the beauty tips of professionals. Glide it over the face to quickly chase away signs of fatigue, minimise pores, smooth the skin's texture and visibly restore luminosity to the complexion.


    Capture Intense - night restore rich cream - £112.00

My Evaluation - This is such a lovely night cream to use with a pleasant fragrance and good consistency. Great effect so far!
Info -This highly restorative creme that envelops the skin in comfort offers 3 actions: Provides the right dose of energy* to maximize the skin's night-time activity, Stimulates the production of the skin's own antioxidants* in order to optimize its defense abilities during the day, Intensely corrects all visible signs of aging thanks to the trio of star active ingredients behind CAPTURE TOTALE performance. Every morning, the skin wakes up intensely regenerated and visibly more beautiful: smooth and re plumped  it appears firm and radiant. Recharged with energy night after night, it is ideally armed to ensure its daily defense capacities.

I have not posted any face washes as I am still trying to find that perfect one. I am hoping to find a natural, organic and soothing wash. I haven't been too keen on ones I've tried in the past. St Ives was quite good until it got discontinued. But exfoliating your skin everyday is not healthy. 

I made an order 2 days ago for Kora Cosmetics, owned by Miranda Kerr I have heard great reviews on their sensitive skin products.
Looking forward to trying it!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Introducing my Style..

This is my second post! I decided to base this theme on Fashion, as Fashion Is every girls drug which I am Addicted to! I'm sure you can relate! ;)

I like to mix and match, by mixing a few high street clothes from American Apparel, Topshop, and Bershka with my taste for Designer clothing and accessories such as Chanel, Yves saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, Helmut Lang, Louis Vuitton, Fendi,  Missoni.. the list goes on..

I'm rather simple when it comes to choosing clothes for myself. I love a lot of black as I dress very classy and not too loud with colours. 

I love Bling and lace.  

 This is my favourite purchase of 2012 so far! My Louis Vuitton Pumps! They are so comfy, and such a beauty!

Gucci bag, Guess Shoes, Givenchy Leather Pants.. in Oxford Circus, London

@ Gilgamesh restaurant with the family.. American Apparel Jumpsuit,, My niece Diana's Limited Edition     Pauls boutique bag next to me which I bought her for her 11th Birthday in Feb! (When It was supposedly in Fashion).

In Miami.. 

Louis Vuitton Fever! 

Bag - Louis Vuitton, Shoes.. Head Over Heels

My love!

With my Bff @ House of Fraiser Event.. lots of Champagne ;)

On my way out to an Event with my Hubby, I am wearing an elegant dress I bought from Paparazzi boutique in Essex.  

In the Maybach Benz. Dolce & Gabbana blazer, Fendi dress

Armani jeans, Chanel watch, Tiffany Bracelet,  Fornarina top

I had to PAUSE the TV for this!! These Christian Louboutin shoes are called the Vanderpump. They were designed and made for Lisa Vanderpump from The real housewives of Beverly hills.

I absolutely LOVE my Hermes Pink Clutch! It's very bright and very girly. I haven't seen anyone with this colour and it Surprisingly goes with a lot! xoxo 

Tom Jones and I

American Apparel Jumpsuit.. YSL Shoes

Love my new Helmut Lang dress :)

              @ an Audition lol wearing.. Topshop Cardigan & True Religion Shorts
  And guess who got the lead PART.. ;)

@KISS FM Radio! Topshop dress, Leggings Alexander McQueen

   These are my favourite looks and styles 

Mark fast dress! Love it, But where would I actually wear it.. On holiday maybe?

Herve Leger swimsuits are a must have! I have looked for both swimsuits for over a year now! If anyone knows of any TRUSTED/Genuine websites that still magically sell either of  these please let me know ;)  

Mark fast dress! I wanted this exact colour, (none in stock ANYWHERE!) 
 I ended up getting a burgundy colour which I haven't even worn!
              The colour is just not as unique and gorge as this! Yet again everyones different.. I might not be too keen on this colour in person!

 Love Blake Lively in this beautiful Chanel dress. I like her added swag to it with 
the flats, blazer and hat.
Not what I would wear but It suits her well.


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Gina Rio