Sunday, April 18, 2021

Perfume Collection | Evening Edit.

*This post contains PR Samples 

I know you guys love me perfume edits, so today I thought I would share with you the evening edit of my fave perfumes.

YSL Libre

The Yves Saint Laurent Libre Perfume is quite a recent launch, and I am sure you have already seen it all over Instagram. I mean it really is such a gorgeous bottle, isn't it? However, not only the outside is beautiful, the inside of this gorgeous sent is just as beautiful. Probably more on the subtle side when it comes to my evening perfumes, but that makes it perfect for a casual night. I am obsessed.

Givenchy L'Interdit 

One of my fave perfumes ever is L'Interdit by Givenchy. It has subtle floralness to it without smelling like a whole field of wildflowers. I am normally someone who stays away from very floral scents but this one just hits the spot for me and is perfect for spring/summertime. I am not the best at describing scents so I would say just give it a spritz whenever you'll be around a beauty counter. You won't regret it! Btw, this is the scent I get the most compliments for... by far!
Givenchy L'Interdit Intense is equally gorgeous, just much deeper and has a touch of berry to it. Very sexy indeed. However, if I could only go for one, I would stick to the classic!

YSL Black Opium 

Talking about classics, everyone needs Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium in their collection. This really is a very "out there" scent but in the best way possible. I mostly wear it on nights out and sometimes just during the day when I want to feel powerful. I adore this one and can't imagine being without it. 

Versace Crystal Noir 

Okay, I have to admit, I really got influenced into buying Versace Crystal Noir. For some reason, it was all over TikTok a few months back so I just needed to get it. Obviously, I didn't get any chance to wear it on a night out yet... but that doesn't mean I cannot judge it. This perfume is really unique, unlike anything I have smelled before. A very sexy scent. I simply cannot describe it, so I suggest you go and give it a try. 

What are your fave evening perfumes?

x Lisa


Sunday, April 11, 2021

How To Look Luxe On A Budget.

Looking luxe doesn't always have to be expensive. I would even go so far to say that you can throw all the money you want at your outfit, but if you don't choose the right pieces you still won't look 'expensive'. So what is it that makes you look luxe?

1. Stick with the classic colours.
One of the major things I noticed when trying to look expensive on a budget is sticking to the right tones. And don't worry, I don't want you to follow my footsteps and mostly wear black, but I do think it's a good idea to stick to neutrals and classic shades. A camel coat, a black dress or a grey bag tend to look more high-end than their neon-coloured counterparts. 

2. Invest in key pieces.
Obviously, this is not a must. But if you are able to you should contemplate into investing into the staple pieces of your wardrobe. What these staples consist of, is different for everyone depending on your taste and lifestyle. For me, it would be a classic Burberry trench or a classic double flap in black. By investing in these you can be sure that the main part of your closet is high quality and of course also high-end looking. Of course, these investments don't have to consist of big purchases, like a Chanel bag. Accessories like Designer sunglasses or belts can make a huge impact. The rest of your wardrobe can be built with more seasonal high-street options. 

3. The cut is everything.
When it comes to any purchase you should always consider the cut. A blazer or coat with more fitted sleeves and the right length will automatically look more luxe. And please forget about the size tag in your clothes, always go with the right fit. In my closet, you can literally find every possible size. 

4. Don't forget about your shoes.
When thinking about your perfect outfit you should never forget about your shoes. While you might think that an expensive watch or purse might give away a high-end outfit, the shoes really say more than you think. That doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on them. A nice pair of black boots or heels that fit you perfectly will do the trick. And of course, always make sure they are clean and in the best condition. 

5. Wear it with confidence. 
Last but not least, wear whatever you decide on with confidence and the rest will come with ease.

What are your go-to tips and tricks to look more luxe?



Sunday, March 21, 2021

Brand Focus | Bobbi Brown.

*This post contains PR Samples

About a year 
ago I didn't own anything from Bobbi Brown. However, my obsession all started with their Luxe Lip Color in "Pale Mauve". I picked it up on a random shopping spree and have worn it every day since. The formula is lightweight and moisturizing and the colour is seriously to die for, the perfect pinky nude! Since then I am hooked on Bobbi Brown products, so I thought I would share with you my fave products so far. 

The Base

I have to admit I normally skip the base step of my makeup. It's just something you can easily forget or see as unimportant. And to be fair, I also mostly agree that bases don't always hold what they promise. The Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base is so different though! It's a rich, yet lightweight base that really nourishes your skin and gives it the best prep to make your makeup look flawless. I cannot go without it anymore!

The Foundation

I like very glowy, lightweight foundations which still pack quite a bit of coverage, but don't make me look cakey. The Bobbi Brown Skin-Longwear foundation is perfect for me. The best part: it also has SPF 15, so extra protection for your skin. And did you see the shade range? I am sure everybody can find their perfect shade here! I use the shade Porcelain. 

The Corrector

I never really understand why I would need a corrector. However, I started seeing multiple beauty bloggers talk about the Bobbi Brown corrector I wanted to give it a shot. And omg! I will never be without it. I use it under my eyes, but also on some red spots, I have around my face. It neutralizes the redness and my dark circles perfectly without looking too much or unnatural like some concealers can do. I use it every single day. Even on makeup-less days and I just look fresh and well-rested. If you only get one of these products, make it this one!

The Concealer

However, when I wear a full face of makeup or have very bad spots I still need a more heavy-duty concealer. But I still don't like to use too thick concealers which just look unnatural and crease so easily. My concealer of choice is the Bobbi Brow Full Cover Concealer. Such beautiful coverage, yet very easy to blend. I love it!

The Powder

Because I was running out of my Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder I decided to pick up the Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder. I always need a bit of powder to set my makeup but I still want it to look glowy and natural. This powder is basically invisible but still gives you a gorgeous glow and adds some longevity to your makeup. A new staple in my makeup bag!

The Highlighter

And of course, no look is complete without a highlighter. When I first saw the Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in "Afternoon Glow" I thought it's to die for, but probably too much for me. However, this is just the right amount of glow for me. It doesn't look glittery or chunky on the skin but still gives you a goddess-like glow. This is my new highlighter of choice and I don't see myself switching it out any time soon. I love it. 

The Eyebrow Pencil

What is a good winged liner without the perfect eyebrows framing them? Exactly. The Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil is a godsend. The shade 'Blonde' works perfectly for my cool-toned brown hair. I also love that the pencil is not too sheer but also not too opaque at the same time. Love it!

What is your fave Bobbi Brown product?

x Lisa