Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille


The more fragrances you smell, the pickier your nose becomes. While there are many mass market perfumes I like (and I am getting rather good at identifying those on the street), I also chase after the more exquisite. Tom Ford Private Blend most probably deserves that label. A nice SA made me a decant of Tobacco Vanille recently (this also explains the stock image. There is little to no point photographing the decant), and the autumn weather we’ve been experiencing here makes this the perfect scent!

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Christine from 15 Minute’s Top Concealer Picks


Christine from 15 Minute Beauty is a busy lady.  She works full time, has a blog and a family.  She gets phone calls all night long for work, not to mention restless nights of sleep because of pregnancy issues!  It should come as no surprise that she has more concealers than a Sephora store.

Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen & a Concealer/Highlighter Pen Smackdown

Dior Backstage Pros complexion products

Concealer/highlighter pens are a bit everywhere nowadays. While I wouldn’t say I collect them, if we count *Dior‘s Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, I own three for the moment. Let me introduce you to my absolute favorite out of the three and give you a quick smackdown of my stash!

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Two Daphin Novelties That Got Me Hooked!

Darphin The Revitalizing Oil & Ideal Resource Anti-Dark Circle Eye Illuminator

Darphin isn’t exactly a new brand for me. After all, their Chamomile Aromatic Care is what made me discover dry oils. I’ve had the opportunity to give two of their novelties, including *The Revitalizing Oil and *Ideal Resource Anti-Dark Circle Eye Illuminator a go. I am totally digging both!  [Read more...]

Chanel Innocence Joues Contraste

Chanel Innocence (160) Joues Contraste review

You’ve got to hand it to Chanel: they systematically come up with amazing blushes. I have seen ones that look so ordinary in the pan, but turn out to be an everyday favorite (Rose Initiale), ones that look flat-out scary but turn out to be infinitely wearable and flattering (Canaille), and ones that you can’t quite put your finger on but just go with everything (Accent). I think the new *Chanel Innocence Joues Contraste belongs to the first category!  [Read more...]