Feb 9, 2017

Korres Greek Yoghurt and Wild Rose Advanced Sleeping Facials

Korres Greek Yoghurt and Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Nourishing Sleeping Facial Overnight Mask
Korres Greek Yoghurt and Wild Rose Advanced Sleeping Facials

Ease of use ranks quite high in my list of requirements for a skincare product, and if something involves a lot of steps I just keep putting off using it, eventually reaching the never-using-it stage.  Overnight sleeping masks/facial cream are perfect for me because in most cases the instructions read "apply and go to sleep." 😛  I have been trying out two overnight creams by Korres - Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial and the Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial.  Both of these are creamy masks and can be used just like a night cream.  Made with 95% natural ingredients, these are free of silicone, petrolatum, mineral oil, parabens, propylene glycol, ethanolamines and are not tested on animals.

Easy Silver and Blue Nails with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish in Midnight Mod and Rock On

Easy Silver Grey Blue Nails with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish in Midnight Mod and Rock On
Silver and Blue Nails with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polishes in Rock On and Midnight Mod

I love going through photos from fashion weeks and runways around the world, and while my wardrobe rarely strays from denims and comfy casual tops, what I truly love trying out are the nail trends that show up on the runways every year.  This year, one of the trends that I have been noticing a lot of is metallic grey nail color, and the color is really easy to incorporate whether it's with a simple taupe-gray manicure or fun metallic accents.  My simple blue and silver manicure is inspired by this trend, - I  have used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polishes in Midnight Mod (a deep navy blue) and Rock On (silvery gray with black flecks scattered throughout).  Scroll on for more.

Feb 6, 2017

Lavanila Perfumes - Pure Vanilla and Vanilla Lavender

Lavanila Perfumes - Pure Vanilla and Vanilla Lavender - Fragrance Review
Lavanila Perfumes - Pure Vanilla and Vanilla Lavender ($58 each)
Available at lavanila.com | Sephora  (
Product samples provided for review)

Lavanila creates luxurious fragrance and body care products with a blend of natural and organic ingredients and a focus on creating safe, effective, and nourishing products.  True to this philosophy, the Lavanila fragrances are labled as healthy fragrances and use naturally derived organic sugarcane alcohol and skin-friendly ingredients.  Each of their perfumes starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla which is then blended with pure essential oils to create unique perfumes.  I recently got the chance to try out two of these fragrances - Pure Vanilla and Vanilla-Lavender.

Feb 5, 2017

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks - Swatches

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks ($18 each) at Sephora

Liquid lipsticks have become quite popular over the last year, and there are quite a few brands catching up with it this year.  The latest to join in is Urban Decay with the Vice Liquid lipsticks collection.  These are waterproof lipsticks with intense color payoff and available in a range of shades  (from neutrals to bold bright colors) and in two finishes - comfort matte and metallized.  Scroll on for swatches.

Feb 4, 2017

MAC Colour Rocker Lipsticks - Swatches

MAC Colour Rocker Collection is a brand new launch featuring 28 limited-edition shades of matte lipsticks in bold bright colors.  The shades range from lime green and yellow to bright orange and fuchsia with a lot of blue, lavender and green in between, with the formula delivering rich matte color in a single swipe.  Scroll on for swatches.