January Favourites 2012

I really miss Summer, so to make me feel a bit more summery I started self-tanning again and my favourite self tanner is the St. Tropez mousse. Using it again reminded me how much I like it. It gives a really natural colour and isn't streaky (I use a mitt). It does has a bit of a typical self tanner scent, but it's not that strong that it would bother me.    

I am just in love with the L'Oreal Infailible eyeshadow in the shade 21 Sahara Treasure. It's just the perfect everyday shade for me and I love pairing it with 24 Bronze Goddess just along the lash line and some Vanilla pigment by Mac in the inner corners (seriously the perfect inner corner highlighter). It's my favourite eyeshadow combination so far. FTW.

My go to cheek combination this month has been the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Mat bronzer paired with my favourite highlighter Ice Gold by Jemma Kidd.

I haven't worn much of any lipstick, I right now I prefer just some chapstick, but when I did I wore Rose Petal by Natural Collection. It's become my go to lip colour, it looks great in combination with everything. Still among my favourites is the Bourjois Healthy Mix serum which is my HG foundation.

My latest discovery is the Weleda Lavender oil, which I only have the sample version, but I will definitely purchase the full size product. I love lavender scented products and this one has one of the most authentic lavender scents. I love oils because I use them both for body and hair. 

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Pulse by Beyonce

Pulse is the third and latest fragrance by Beyonce. I was immediately intrigued by the innovative design of the bottle.  Personally I absolutely love the bottle, it is just up my alley and looks great on my vanity. Unlike most perfume bottles, this one is turned upside down. The cap is plastic, it's just painted to make it look like metal, but it works just fine and I'm not at all worried that the fragrance would leak, even though it's turned upside down. 
Now to the actually fragrance: In the first couple of minutes after application I get a cocktail type of scent (curacao), fresh but slightly sweet. Then is start to develop in to a sweeter, orangey candy scent (think Britney Spears like). For Slovene readers I can describe it as similar to Fru Fru candy (the orange ones). Most foreign reviews say it smells like an orange creamsicle, but I can't say since we don't have those in our country (at least I think we don't). After about 10-15 minutes it becomes much less sweet and develops into a more floral-powdery type of scent. Unfortunately, even though it's a eau de parfum, the fragrance doesn't last long, I'd say somewhere around 3-4 hours (but it's already quite weak after 2 hours).

Top notes: pear blossom, frozen bergamot, curacao liqueur.
Heart notes: Bluebird orchid (used for the first time in a fragrance), peony, jasmine.
Base notes: Madagascar vanilla, musk, precious woods.

Would I purchase it again? Yes. Because the bottle is bloody gorgeous (though the box it comes in is just hideous) and I like the scent, despite it's poor silage. I bought mine in Müller, 15 ml is around 17€, 30 ml is about 25 € and 50 ml is around 33 €. 

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