Before there were diamonds, before there was de la Renta, chocolate was my best friend. Today I had a crave for glow and I knew exactly how to fulfill it; My camera and little bites of ferrero rocher..
It’s not just my stomach that was doing the craving. It was my face too, it’s pretty simple no beauty sleep no beauty. But, there’s always a but and there’s always a replacement; little magic from YSL concealer (Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat) and Dior ultimate shimmering powder(Rose diamond)..
I had to leave ADR sunnies behind, it’s January not June. Nevertheless, it’s always lovely to look at.
J’adore fragrances by Christan Dior, is not my first choice of a perfume, but I love the smell of it, because it reminded me of my mom’s beauty, when I was little and she’d be getting ready for work looking all glowy and glamorous, her final touches would always be little sprinkles of J’adore and my final step of getting ready is remembering the beauty of her..
It has been a while since I’ve looked back on what used to be my favorite teen brand (Juicy couture) I don’t even remember where I’ve placed the jeweleries that I once used to love. One thing however that has never left my sight is the cupcake necklace that was given to me from a dear friend in high school on one of the nicest birthdays I’ve had, I wear it all the time to restore my teen blaze.
The first product that I REALLY hated is Tom ford illuminating powder. TERRIBLE. This product is my biggest regret it’s just useless it doesn’t do anything it says that it’s an illuminating powder but there’s nothing illuminating about it! It’s really the worst powder I’ve ever seen. no shimmer no shine no nothing especially that it’s a bit pricy so I expected a decent powder from TF but this is just terrible.
The second product I’m not really loving is the YSL bronzing powder I don’t hate it as much as tomford’s powder because at least it has shimmer and it’s not completely useless but I prefer my MAC and guerlain bronzing powders. I believe they give better results and finishing. So I don’t really use it as much..
After spending the day with my dad, sister and brother at Greenwich I needed to see my girls, first we had a stop at Selfridges. And what’s a better meeting point than my favorite department store? did a little shopping & then headed for one of the best hot chocolates I’ve ever tasted at thistle hotel (Thanks to Sara & Jwaher who told me about it). Now to be honest with you it’s not the greatest place for a sit down but you can always pick up your to go cup.
The sun started fading as we continued our walk to the knightbridge, where we stopped for Arabic desserts & Coffee.
How I wore my make up:
So many people asked me about my daily makeup and outfits, so I decided to make a frequent blogpost about that. Before getting into makeup let’s talk about “The before”:
1- I start first by applying sunscreen “Remede”
2- Then apply “Beaute Initiale” by Chanel (I only apply this step when my face is dehydrated)
3- Wait a couple of minutes, then apply Tom Ford protective Primer
4- Last is Prep+Prime by MAC, helps your makeup stay longer
After protecting my skin I start applying my makeup.
1- First thing I apply is One Base concealer by “Cargo”
2- Then, Chanel “Mat Lumiere” foundation
3- fill my eye brows with “Rich brown 11” by Bobbi Brown
4- Start applying eyeshadow, this time I chose to use one of my favorite kits that I created by MAC it contains four colors “Kid” “Nylon” “Tempting” “Charcoal brown”
5- Apply eyeliner, I use “RapidBlack” penultimate eyeliner by MAC. Definitely the best eyeliner I’ve used, I’d never change it.
6- First I use eyelashes curler, then apply Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara.
7- Apply bronzing powder by MAC “Refined Golden”
8- And it ends with the application of lipstick, I used “Costa Chic” by MAC
What I wore:
Purse: Chanel ( I kinda stole my mom’s vintage Chanel) :p
Cat Eye Sunglasses: Dior
Necklace: Bijoux Heart
I think all the people that have met me know that my favorite color is black whenever I’m shopping my eyes will always head to the blacks before anything else. Black is the elegance, and when you think elegant you immediately think Coco Chanel who initiated the “Classy & Fabulous” woman. You can tell that black was her favorite color and it was the one she always chose and yet she was and still is the greatest fashion icon.
“I have said that black has it all. it’s beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Coco Chanel
I love this dress for two reasons because it’s black of course and because I wore it to one of the best days of my life my “19th birthday” that was spent with the people I LOVE most, and now every time I walk into my closet and see it a breeze of exultant passes me by. I love clothes that can make you relive beautiful days.
Another important piece is the moschino ladybird clutch that I got from my sister for my 14th birthday it was my first clutch ever, do you know the feeling of when you get your first bike and learn how to ride it, this was the same case I was excited and looking forward to learn how to be a lady. Out of all the insects and the bugs in the world that I hate, I’ve always loved the ladybird.
What is your favorite beauty brands and products? Mine are all here I’ve tried every foundation out there and ended up liking those six. I’ve always been a MAC user but it was such a terrible idea to use it on daily basis that’s when I started looking for something more suitable for daytime:
1) Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is so beautiful on the skin and you can’t even feel it on your face
2)Tom ford foundation can actually be used for daytime and evenings depending on how you go with it
3) Giorgio Armani Face Fabric foundation is my least favorite because my skin is too sensitive toward it but it’s the most soft and comfortable foundation I’ve ever used
however for evenings and special occasions my list changes to:
1) Chanel Mat Lumiere
2) MAC Studio Fix Fluid
3) Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
my favorite tanning spry is Glow Getter by Soap & Glory it looks amazing on the skin and it can be washed easily
I love watching tutorials on youtube and here is my favorite one, it’s amazing how she can transform herself into any celebrity.. Who’s your favorite?