Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Just a short note from me today, wishing you a very Happy Christmas! Regardless of where you are, what you are doing and whom you are with, I hope you are having a great time. Whilst we celebrating this joyful season, let's not forget those who are less fortunate. Let's count our blessings.

I hope 2015 has been a terrific year for you and let's hope that 2016 will be even more terrific!
Best wishes and love from me to you! x

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Hourglass Ambient Lighting | The Edit

You know the saying 'better late than never'?

As much as this confession could be shocking, I did not own any of the Hourglass products before (spoiler alert - I do own one now!). I did read about the products with interest though and I know how the blogging community swears by the ambient lighting powder range, but I never felt that I really need it in my life. I was pretty much content with the Chanel Vitalumiere compact powder to set my foundation.

Eventually, I developed a bit more curiosity about the products and whilst I was doing a thorough research I discovered that bismuth oxychloride is one of the products ingredients.

I learned from past experience that my skin does react quite badly when using products which contains bismuth in it. My face tends to get itchy, become reddish and feels like I have a sunburt. I experienced this after using two products - the Bare Minerals Original Mineral Foundation and the Laura Mercier Compact Setting Powder. Since then I take more time to research on products ingredients and read the ingredients list before jumping on the bandwagon. This was something that I never did before.

However, after testing the powders in the The Edit palette several times (read: every time I walked past a Sephora during my NYC trip!), I am glad to say that I didn't experience any skin reaction. Phew!

So I decided to make the plunge.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

New York City | The City That Never Sleeps

When I discovered that British Airways was having a promotion and it would cost me about £350 for a return flights to NYC, I thought it was destined that I should visit the Big Apple this year. After all the last time I was there was in 2009 - way too long!
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