Online beauty shopping on a whole new level! Ladies and gentlemen, meet my new best friend – Urban Retreat Beautique. It is the place to shop all things luxurious and home to some of my all time favorite beauty brands. NARS, Laura Mercier, Bumble and Bumble, Hourglass – you name it! I’ve caught myself spending hours on their site, making mental wishlists and drooling over the incredible array of products. Having said that, I decided to get dreaming and finally put a real list of my top six picks from the site, which will be ideal for the upcoming spring.
Winter is almost over and so is my skin’s beautiful healthy glow. To try and combat that, face oil is the way to go. When I spotted my mum’s favorite skincare brand – La Prairie, I had to take a peek and here it was – their new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. It is supposed to seal the moisture within the skin and restore skin’s glow, smoothness and radiance. Brilliant! Now with the wormer months fast approaching, I always like to have a refreshing mist in my bag and this Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist sounds right up my street. Lovely fragrance and spray that ensures to keep my face hydrated and fresh during the day without budging my makeup? Count me in!
The other day I realized that I have waaay to much pink makeup and the peachy department has been left behind for a while. Breaking the curse, I decided to get some new peachy bits for the spring and my first pick is that Laura Mercier SecondSkin Cheek Color in Peach Whisper. It was a love of first sight – I adore the soft peach shade of this beauty and the formula is also known to be fab – non-chalky, super pigmented and long lasting. From swatches I’ve seen, Peach Whisper looks super brightening and awakening and I cannot wait for it to be mine ahh! You known I love to be matchy-matchy sometimes so to go with the blush, I couldn’t help myself but pick this NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero. I adore this range from NARS – the pencils have stunning matte finish but are not too drying on the lips and last ages. They apply easily and the pigmentation is phenomenal. Bolero is described as ‘pink cantaloupe’ and I love how bright, yet subte it looks. So. Beautiful.
It’s not a wishlist if I don’t include a nail polish and the lucky winner for this one is a stunning coral-y peach – Haute As Hello by Essie. Vivid and eye-catching and think I’ve found my perfect spring / summer nail color. Having in mind that Essie’s formula is my ultimate favorite – I think I can’t really go wrong with this one. Hello Haute As Hello! Last but certainly not least, we have the very special Laura Mercier Crème de Pistache Soufflé Body Crème. Spring is coming, which means one thing – our skin is getting more exposure, so having flawless, soft and hydrated skin is in order and I’m sure that this gem will ensure that. Laura Mercier body moisturizers are downright amazing and their luxurious formula works wonders on the skin. When I sniffed Crème de Pistche a few months back I knew it has to be mine at some point. The amazing cocktail of roasted nuts is such a divine and sophisticated scent that will definitely boost my confidence. It’s love and an order will be placed shortly!
Have you tried any of these products? How do you like them? Is there anything that you drool over from Urban Retreat Beautique?
Lots of love,