From all the new beauty arrivals that I tried lately,
let me show which are the ones that are going to stick with me.
On the left: Perfect Canvas by REN Skincare does what it says, it’s a skin finishing serum that makes your skin a perfect canvas for make up (or not) and it’s silicon-free. You’ll love the texture. MAC Prep+Prime spray may be used before and after make up – I use it after, or during the day, when
I need to refresh my skin and smell its discreet rose scent. On the right: The new Gucci eau de toilette Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori, with notes of jasmin, tuberose and cassis buds.
I love micellar waters and this is the newest addition by Caudalie, with 98% (!) natural ingredients. From the “Enchanted” Essie collection, here’s Spellbound Gell Couture nail lacquer. Silver gold-platted cuff and earrings by Gregio.
The last couple of weeks have been hectic but hey, I got to visit so many places, attended quite a few launches and tried new products. Below you’ll find all my picks for the festive season and the new year,
that will brighten your days to follow.
Golden Krocus Elixir is made of what is considered to be the gold of greek land, the flowers of Krocus of northern Greece. Known for its antioxidant characteristics, Krocus extract
works like magic in this elixir which reforms the skin within 3 weeks.
Molton Brown present for Christmas “Fabled juniper berries and lapp pine” a limited edition series inspired by the arctic landscape of Laponia.
You can choose among the pendant, earrings or bracelets of “Kalypso” lucky charms of Zolotas, which bring in mind the myth of the nymph and Odysseus.
Urban Decay arrived in Greece! The Nude3 is the new palette of their best-seller eyeshadows -just look at those colours!- while the must-haves in my opinion are the Eyeshadow Primer Potion and the Setting Spray, that keeps your make up untouched up to 12 hours (!).
Fuchsia matte lipstick “Menace”. Waterproof eye pencil “Psychedelic Sister”.
The entire Winter collection of Essie has everything, from bloody red to sparkling gold. Kiehls iconic creme de corps in a limited edition packaging designed by Brooklyn-based artist Jeremyville.
Must haves: Shiseido “Synchro Skin” liquid foundation with SPF 20 and Rouge Rouge lipstick RD310 “Burning up”.
“Meli-Melo” Shimmer Brick Compact, Smokey eye mascara and Retouching Face pencil by the first Bobbi Brown boutique at Glyfada.
The latest Korres “20 eau de parfum” is an ode to the eternal flower, rose, celebrating 20 years of the brand.
Last but not least, the bangle charm for 2017 by Yannis Sergakis
and the tear of joy drop necklace of Katerina Ioannidis.
The ultimate festive beauty look has the signature of Yves-Saint Laurent and is all about metallics. The Couture eyeshadow Palette consists of base, highlighter and three earthy colours, while the Couture Kajal eye pencilcan be worn as kohl, eyeliner or even eyeshadow. Extra sparkling bonus the Couture Metal Manicure case of 16 nail art stickers for a fabulous Xmas nailjob.
The look is also known as the Black Opium look.
Fact: A woman can never have enough red nail lacquers. Are you with me?
I’m talking about the best red hues of Essie, from bright red to a deep bordeaux, for that time of the year when even a very old bearded man dresses up in total red if you know what I mean.
From left to right: 12 Bordeaux, 729 Limited Addiction, 434 A-List, 656 Forever Yummy, 362 Aperitif, 90 Really Red.