Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Essence 50's girls reloaded limited edition

Ahoi girls, we have plenty to look forward to with this July edition, my personal favourite is the loose translucent powder...

Essence Ballerina Backstage Collection limited edition

July looks like a very exciting month, with Essence launching these two wonderful limited editions, in this one, I shall be snapping up the blush soufflé...just because it sounds yummy :-)

Seeing double


 Going though my favourite Joy magazine, I spotted a picture of a Chanel "Lèvres Scillantes", which at first glance I mistook for my very own Revlon lustrous lip gloss...I love a good dupe :-) Upon closer inspection, I do notice the difference, but the truth of the matter is, Revlon has packed these lipglosses in a lovely, luxurious way.

Monday, June 6, 2011

iU skincare/wellbeing shops in Brussels

I can not come up with any explanation as to why I was ignoring these shops up until now, but I have a feeling it is going to change soon :-). There are 5 iU magasins in Brussels (and 23 overall in Belgium), pretty much at every big shopping center - Basilix, City 2, Woluwe shopping, Westland shopping, Galerie Louise.

They are selling primarily pharmaceutical cosmetics, which sounds great (until you read a book by Paula Begoun), but you will find here many of the well-established skin-care brands, with a nice and informed personnel:

Revlon ColourBurst lipstick Peach

Not only was I taken by the beauty of the Coral Reef lipgloss, but I also succumbed to the temptation of Revlon's ColourBurst lipstick in Peach, 075. Given that I really like my other two Revlon lipsticks, the decision was pretty easy, with the upcoming summer season, a peachy-coral lipstick looked like just the right choice :-).
The lipstick has no smell (good news after Rimmel's airy fairy) and has a creamy texture which feels light on the lips. The formula is non-drying (at least on me), but then, this is not a super a long-lasting lipstick. The colour is soft, with good pigmentation and extremely wearable for everyone, definitely a good investment.