Les Mini de Chanel: Holiday 2015 travel brushes set

Les Mini de Chanel

How I came to own this travel brush set is amusing, as I actually bought it on my return journey after I spent a month abroad. I did not get to enjoy the Les Mini de Chanel Travel Brush Set while travelling, but as soon as I saw it on that airport shop I knew that it was a pretty nice set to add to my collection and that it would be really useful in the future.

The first thing that I noticed was that some of the brushes had shapes that one does not see that often in travel sets and that they would nicely complement my Laura Mercier Travel set. I also noticed that these brushes are really small, even for travel brushes, and that they have really soft bristles.

The set has five brushes, of which two are face brushes and three are eye brushes. It came in a a round mesh black toiletries bag which also contained a round mirror (both not pictured here).

Chanel Powder brush and Face Contour brush

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MAC Faerie Whispers: Spelldazzling, Cheek Pollen and A Sprinkle of Magic

MAC Faerie Whispers haul

In my recent visit to the local MAC store I simply could not resist the beautiful Faerie Whispers collection, so here I am sharing my thoughts and some images of some of the products that I picked up.

The MAC Faerie Whispers collection had quite a few products in it, featuring many neutral shades and shimmery formulas. All in all, very flattering although perhaps quite dupable as well.

I don’t usually pay much attention to the nail polishes by MAC, but could you have resisted this one? (If you did, then you are stronger than me!).

MAC Spelldazzling nail polish

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Chanel Rouge Noir Holiday 2015 collection

Chanel Rouge Noir collection
Chanel Rouge Noir collection

I really loved the theme of the Chanel Holiday 2015 Rouge Noir collection: sparkly, gold and vampy. It was a slight twist on the usual red and gold theme that comes back every Christmas, and I couldn’t be more happy to have been able to browse it.

I was so tempted that I bought a few items, which are pictured above: the three nail polishes and the pencil liner. I was also very tempted by the cream eyeshadow and the lipsticks, but in the end I tried to be a good girl and not pillage the shop like a viking looking for bounty!

Chanel Or Saffron

Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Or Saffron is quite a mouthfull for what is basically a gold eye liner.

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Kiko Milano: Best Friends Forever collection

Kiko Cosmetics Best Friends Forever collection

Kiko Milano has launched a cute as a button limited edition called Best Friends Forever just in time for Valentine’s Day.

As you could expect, this collection has plenty of reds and pinks and hearts to satisfy any cravings for them that you may have had.

The collection has quite a few items, including pencils, lipliners, face powders and mascara, which I did not pick. But let me tell you my opinion on the items that I did pick.

True Love Nailacquer in 03 Red Kiss

True Love Nail Lacquer in 03 Red Kiss: this nailpolish reminded me of the matt sugar ones that I enjoyed so much. It dries onto a matte sand texture but it has pink shimmer that reflects light.

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Review of the Orofluido range

Orofluido beauty elixir
Orofluido beauty elixir

Today I am reviewing the Orofluido original range of products, which encompasses the shampoo, the conditioner, the mask and the oil.

I had been loving using oils for a while before the Orofluido one entered my radar. I had been using drugstore ones or pure argan oil (too rich, let me tell you now) before, so I felt like giving it a try.

Sucker that I am, I fell for a mask and oil set and bought as well the shampoo and conditioner in XXL size. Why not, right?

Perhaps my mistake was giving it a sniff at the store. I love the scent of the range. To me it smells like oriental decadence, like vanilla and amber and spices and it makes me travel to a pampering session in a hammam. If I light up a Dyptique Amber candle before stepping into the shower, by the time I step out I am in olfactory heaven. Marvelous! However, my hair would not say the same.

Turns out that while I fell in love with the Orofluido Beauty Elixir, I didn’t feel anything special towards the Orofluido Conditioner and Orofluido Mask and I loathed the Orofluido Shampoo.

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour: Dance with me and Recollection

MAC liquid retromattes
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Dance with me and Recollection

When it was announced that MAC would be getting onto the liquid lipstick trend that has been going strong now for a while, I was really excited. The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours promised to be some fun products to play with.

So, when they were launched I descended on my local store looking for a couple pretties to get back home. They launched 15 shades that go from nude to bold, but I grabbed a classic red and a bold purple; they are permanent afterall!

I really like the packaging; it has a classical looking cap, but a clear bottom in order to see the shade you are reaching for. The applicator is also nice, a felt tip that is soft and firm and it comes to a point which is really handy in order to get a clean application.

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The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost

The Body Shop VitC Skin Boost
The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost

I have several The Body Shop items in my regular skincare routine that I love, like the Bouncy Sleeping Mask, so I am always on the hunt for the next product from their range to find a new home chez moi.

Perusing the shop, I found a promising vitamin C serum that I thought could be a nice addition to my skincare wardrobe. However, as soon as I tried my newly purchased The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost, I knew that this one would be not like the others.

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