Thursday, 24 April 2014

Topshop Cream Blush in Flush / Review

Topshop Cream Blush in Flush

Topshop Cream Blush in Flush

Topshop Cream Blush in Flush

Topshop Cream Blush in Flush
Topshop Cream Blush in Flush

Topshop Cream Blush in Flush Swatches

Bright cheeks, colorful lips and tips, minimal eye makeup. Yes, that’s my go-to makeup look for spring and when it comes to pink blush I don’t even need to think twice to name my favorite companion. It comes in the form of the ever-so-gorgeous Topshop Cream Blush in Flush (here), which left me absolutely smitten, so bare with me as I can sense that you’ll be seeing quite a bit of its prettiness on RosyChicc - it just deserves all the praises!

And what’s not to love about it! Let’s take a second and appreciate the gorgeous pink shade which is just the perfect blend of warm and cool undertones, making the blush one of those ‘flatter everyone and everything’ little gems. And not only that, but the color is also incredibly natural-looking and just enhances the natural features of the cheeks, making you look as if you flushed naturally – perfect for a simple day look or if you feel like it – the perfect finishing touch for a smokey eye. The reason Flush and I get so well together is also because of the way it brightens up my whole complexion. If I’m having a bad skin day, you can bet that this baby will land in my makeup bag because of the beautiful soft, dewy finish that just screams ‘healthy’.

This heaven in a pan (an adorable one, if I may add) also managed to ‘wow’ me with its brilliant formula. Even though I’m more of a fan of the stay-cream type of finish, the cream-to-powder formula of Flush stole my heart with the first application. I use my fingertips to apply it and the blush just glides on like charm, without dragging the skin or disturbing the layers underneath. Oh, and no patchy spots with this beauty – airbrushed finish is more like it! Score! Apart from getting full-blown color with just one little swirl of the brush or your fingers, Flush hangs around for the whole day without budging or fading as well. Impressive!

If you are a blush addict (like myself) or if you’re looking for a new pink-y blush to add to your spring makeup collection, the only thing I can say to you is – you need to get your mitts on Flush! ASAP. Radiant and awake complexion? Check! Beautiful universal shade? Check! Amazing, long-lasting formula? Check! Check! Check! Do I need to say more?

Have you tried Topshop blushes before? Which is your favorite shade?

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Perfect Eyelash Trio

the perfect eyelash trio

shu uemura eyelash curler

dior diorshow maximizer

ysl shocking mascara

Having long, beautifully curled lashes is such a confidence booster for me and I’ve always been trying to find the perfect products to help me get that look. And the big news is I finally did it - I found the perfect trio that not only makes my lashes big and voluminous but also helps them stay curled and clump-free throughout the day! Starting off my eyelash routine, I always curl my lashes, using my trusty Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler (here). This baby works absolute wonders, especially for someone like me who has long, yet straight lashes. It really gets into the root of the lash creating the perfect natural curl that last hours and hours. The shape of the silicone pad is ideal for everyone and gives elongated sweeping curl instead of the not-so-cute harsh crimped look. Being the crème de la crème of the eyelash curlers, this one by She Uemura is an essential and if your lashes need some prepping and extra hold like mine do – this gem’s a must.

Now that my lashes are curled and pretty there come the exciting part – using eyelash serum. And if you’re not familiar with the concept don’t worry – I recently heard of it myself but since I got a sample of the Dior Diorshow Maximizier Lash Plumping Serum (here) I never looked back. This is the product that takes my mascara game one step further and it makes the biggest difference. The Maximiser could be used both as mascara primer and as overnight treatment to condition and strengthen them. I haven’t been using this beauty long enough to comment on its nourishing properties but let me tell you – as a primer it’s a complete game changer. It creates the perfect smooth and even base for my mascara and it glides on like a dream. The fast-drying Maximizer also separates and lengthens the lashes beautifully, adding more volume and definition, without any clumps – incredible! Say goodbye to the short, thin lashes – this stuff sorts them out in seconds!

Well any eyelash talk wouldn’t be complete without raving about my favorite mascara at the moment, would it? Meet my latest mascara obsession in the form of the ever-so-lovely YSL Shocking Mascara (here). Fancy having long, perfectly separated, deep black, voluminous lashes that hold curl for the whole day and doesn’t clump or smudge? Well you’ve come to the right place because this baby gives it all in just one swipe! The list could go on really, but this mascara works absolute wonders and in conjunction with the Dior serum – the results are downright brilliant. I’m all about the more dramatic eyelashes and this YSL mascara ticks all the boxes for me, so if you’re on a hunt for a new eyelash companion – jump on the bandwagon!

Have you ever used any of these products before? How do you like them? How do you achieve the perfect eyelash look?

Lots of love,

Saturday, 19 April 2014

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm / Review

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm

NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm

Calling out to all dry lip sufferers out there – I have finally found the solution to all our problems in the form of the NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm (here). Move aside Dior Crème de Rose (here) you’ve been replaced and there’s no going back! As you may know, I have naturally extremely dry lips and finding the perfect lip balm to take care of them has always been quite the task. Most lip balms I’ve tried just don’t seem to offer long-term improvement and get the job done only while on the lips. Reve de Mile, however, is a whole nuther story – it not only feels super moisturizing on but with continuous use it actually sorts out the problem and improves the whole condition of my lips more permanently. Brilliant!

Reve de Miel is designed for very dry and chapped lips and it is titled as ‘ultra nourishing lip balm with honey and precious oils’. I don’t know what those precious oils are but apparently they work absolute wonders as my lips have never been this soft and smooth! The balm is enriched with honey, shea butter, plant oils and grapefruit essence, which not only contribute to the ah-mazing, delicious scent but also nourish the lips like there’s no tomorrow. Reve de Miel is hands down the most conditioning lip balm I’ve put on and its incredible, rich formula moisturizes as well as repairs and restores the suppleness of the lips. Just pop some before you go to bed at night or apply some throughout the day and your lips will be soothed, fuller, and much softer!

The formula of Reve de Miel is unlike any lip balm I’ve tried before. It’s a bit strange at first and even though some people may disagree - I love it. It has rather thick consistency and it feels almost grainy. Luckily though the balm glides on easily and once it’s melted on the lips it feels smooth and lightweight. It dries to a nice matte finish, which is ideal for under your lipstick. If your lips are thirsty and you are tired of the not-so-cute look of the dry, chapped lips – Reve de Miel will come to the rescue. You really can’t go wrong with it and that comes from someone who’s been battling the flakey lip for ages.

Have you tried Reve de Miel before? How do you like it?

Lots of love,