As you we enter day by day the summer makeup continuum, the truth is that there is a narrow window of success. Somewhere in the middle between a light make up that melts away after 30 minutes and a heavy one with powders that turn into mud,
is the goal—makeup that stays luminous and natural, as it should be. During our annual -and very refreshing indeed- appointment with Korres we explored the new formulas that will help us pull through the summer.
First of all, two of their best sellers, the facial sunscreens with yogurt and grape are renewed and now you can find their tinted version that apart from sun protection they offer a nicely sunkissed effect, moisturized and dewy.
Then you have “the Sea Flowers” bronzer contained in a very 80s compact design awash with pink, terracotta and shimmering white that looks like you’ve stolen it from your mom’s drawer -and you’re five again. That bronzer you can use both as a blush and a contouring essential, a product to replace many.
For those who their divine french perfume suddenly seems unbearable under the scorching greek sun, Korres launched a series of body splashes -Mango Candy, Apple Blossom, Coconut Sand, Summer Wood, you name it. I opted for Pure Cotton which smells like fresh crisp seeds.
Last but not least, to the nail colours collection were added the “Sea Flowers” in vivid hues.
After the first image you’re already in a dilemma: the “Dolce” perfume or the dolce cookie?
Fresh flower drops by Dolce & Gabbana also available in Body Shower and Body Lotion, and a series of “Dolce” lipsticks
and nail lacquers compliment the launch of the new perfume.
Since my latest thing in make up is a light foundation, bare eyes, strong eyebrows and a vamp color on the lips,
I went for no other than this rich, matte, Dolce Inferno lipstick. Aurealux Essence replenishes skin’s moisture, brightens the complexion over time and strengthens the skin’s elasticity,
a treat more than welcome to my daily beauty routine. Powder pink suede shoes by Santesummer 2015 collection and the scent of Syringa Vulgaris in the house.
Black triangle bra, nude brief, and a sheer lace skirt that I usually wear under long masculine jackets, mini skirts or oversized t-shirts, like this one here, all by Intimissimi Summer 2015 collection.
New Almond Blossom moisturizing face cream for normal to dry and sensitive skin by Korres, that offers constant dehydration and nutrition. Plus it smells of almond blossoms -have I said that already?
Lots and lots of new beauty products keep coming hand in hand with Spring paying tribute to blossoms, glorifiers to make your skin radiant from head to toe. Molton Brown launched “Blossoming honeysuckle and white tea” -eau de toilette followed by shower gel, body lotion and hand cream- while “L’ile au the” by Annick Goutal has notes of mandarin, white musk, white tea and osmanthus, inspired by Jeju island somewhere in the seas of Korea. Clarisonic Pedi home foot care treatment consists of a pedi device, a brush head, a pedi buff, a balm and a serum for your feet and I must confess that the results are astonishing. How else could I wear those Stathis Samantas sandals?
“Sittin’ pretty” and “Bump up the pumps” are two candy colors by Essieand Wild Rose sleeping facial creme by Korres is your personal nocturnal worker, doing some extra time just for your good looks. You’ll be astounded by the next day effect from day night 1.
As for the rest of your body, here I present you the exotic exfoliating scrub and shower gel by “Une nuit a Bali”, a high-end range of perfumes and 100% natural body care products, each of them formulated with a unique fragrance of Ylang-Ylang and Jasmine.
Molton Brown, Une nuit a Bali and Annick Goutal are all available at Heaven on Earth.
You can find Clarisonic Pedi exclusively at Sephora stores.
A week with plenty beauty arrivals just in time to welcome March. Kérastase launched the new luxe series “Chronologiste”, introducing an innovative exfoliating rinse-out product for the first time. “Soin Gommage Renovateur” is to be used prior to the shampoo and the rejuvenating hair mask for deep detox.
The procedure is completed with the “Parfum en Huile”, a scented hair oil conceived by the famous perfumer Alberto Morillas,
giving a shiny and silky look.
I performed the whole ritual -followed by a head and neck massage- at Andreas Coiffure, which left my hair
lightweight and glowing. However, if you prefer to enjoy the ritual at home, you can have an amazing outcome as well especially with a professional hair dryer and brush like the ones by Remington. Giorgio Armani also launched the Summer 2015 collection consisting of an earthy eye shadow palette, a nude sparkly lipstick, a discreet shimmering powder and a bronze nail polish. In addition, the Armani Prive perfume series counts a new member, “Pivoine Suzhou”, inspired by the gardens of Asia and more specifically the Chinese peonies *eyeroll*
Last but not least, my newest nail lacquer obsession “All eyes on nude” belongs to the Cashmere Matte collection of Essie and it’s the absolute nude color.
Trying to feel pretty while I’m having an awful cold.
Thank god for the new limited edition of Korres: The “Delicate Violet”nail polish is from the Chic collection while the “Seductive” twist lipstick from the Glowing collection. Am I glowing or what.
The bottle that looks undefined familiar to you is no other than Disaronno, only that this time it wears Versace for a good cause. With every bottle that you buy you help the Fashion 4 Development Association, plus you get to make the best amaretto sour. That’s what keeps me attached to life as we speak.