something new will be out soon by Estée Lauder – a new version of the fantastic ENVY lipstick and it is called ENVY SHINE! so let me tell you that I already like the ENVY lipsticks due to the texture, the pigmentation and the staying power – these buggers last almost a whole day! I found some interesting facts about the ENVY and ENVY SHINE lipsticks:
ENVY (available in 31 colors (26 regular colors))
medium to full coverage
6 hours staying power
creamy and smooth
scent: red currant, tangerine, orange, apple blossom
true vision TM technology
luxurious package with the CLICK!
ENVY SHINE (availabe in 10 colors)
high gloss finish
subtle to medium coverage
4 hours staying power
smooth and soft
scent: chamomile, peppermint
I am sure I will use the ENVY SHINE a lot in spring summer when I can also wear my lovely silk dresses and feel free again 🙂 until then I am more than happy with the ENVY lipstick and will try to update my collection with some new colors. there are 31 different colors available at MANOR Basel – yes, we counted it 🙂 and I am sure I will find something nice.
my two favorite ENVY lipsticks are ECCENTRIC and RED EGO
and I was super lucky to already have two ENVY SHINE lipsticks
BLOSSOM BRIGHT a lovely coral pink and INNOCENT a subtle rosy beige
swatches of the lipsticks
that was it, I dont have more to say – try it yourself or read more
>> here >>
one of my favorite books regarding fashion and style is the one above in the photo. and it shows many nice key pieces for the perfect style. this very morning I was browsing thru this book and it made me think about these pieces: my beloved VALENTINO sandals – the lovely rose lipstick by ESTÉE LAUDER – the sweet scent LOVESTORY by CHLOÉ and golden hoops.
now I wanna answer some fashion questions:
#1 what are key pieces?
these are clothes that can be worn in many different ways and always remain timeless. a good navy or black blazer – a nice white blouse – a skinny jeans – black or brown chelsea boots – a beige trench coat – white sneakers – black flats etc.
#2 are there any no-go in fashion?
hmm, thats a tough question as for me almost everything goes and hardly anything is impossible. personally I dont like to mix black and brown and navy and black – but thats just me 🙂 but on the other hand I love to mix and match with colors and patterns. back in the days it was also not so cool to mix red and pink but thats also something that works perfectly for me. another thing I wanna share is that when I am wearing a short skirt I am always wearing a rather simple top with it and when I wear a nice cleavage shirt I try not to wear it with shorts but with a nice pants instead.
#3 whats my go-to look for a business day?
atm this would be a pencil skirt with a cashmere sweater, ankle boots and an oversized coat. in case you need inspiration check my outfits from 2011 2012 2013 and 2014 or check my polyvore page.
what am I talking about and why am I showing you a picture of my nails and lip? when I say DREAM TEAM I mean the new gorgeous fall collection products by ESTÉE LAUDER – the matte PURE COLOR 04 HEART BEET nailpolish and the PURE COLOR ENVY 460 BRAZEN lipstick. both are beautiful dark burgundy berry colors and work perfectly together!
PURE COLOR by ESTÉE LAUDER
fall winter collection 2014
05 heart beet (MATTE)
460 brazen ENVY
mineralize concealer NW25
face and body foundation
aphrodite’s shell extra dimension bronzer
sea me hear me extra dimension blush
instant light eye perfecting base 00
caresse 01 fashionista pink lipstick
superliner perfect slim intense black
brow artist plumper medium/dark
a simple bronzing look with almost nude lips and a thin black eyeliner line and a touch of blush on the apples of the cheeks. I wear the light perfecting base by Clarins as a base and eyeshadow. this look took me about 10 minutes and I am sure I could have done it faster – but who likes to stress when applying makeup – NOT me!
double wear all day glow BB moisture makeup
double wear brush on glow BB highlighter
chubby stick shadow tint for eyes
14 grandest gold 02 lots o’ latte
jumbo eyeshadow stick
powder blush HARMONY
alluring aquatic extra dimension blush SEA ME HEAR ME
lip color sheer 05 sweet spot
thank you NIVEA for sending me these 2 NEW products – MEGA STRONG STYLING SPRAY and STYLING MOUSSE MEGA STRONG! I wanted to show you some things that I have recently got and make me happy!
#nivea mega strong styling spray
#nivea styling mousse mega strong
#estee lauder double wear bb highlighter
#swatch sweet me
#m.a.c alluring aquatic blush (sea me hear me)
#kiehls vetiver and black tea body lotion
aawww. I feel like I am in seventh heaven sitting on cloud number nine. something for my hair, something for my body, something for my face and accessories! I have only tried the new nivea products twice and I really like the mega strong styling spray. my new swatch watch and the wonderful earrings by lara patrizia vogt that I have already showed you are really precious pieces to me. the new bb highlighter by estee lauder is fantastic it makes my eye area glow and it goes perfectly with the estee lauder double wear foundation. the last couple of days I couldnt take my hands off the extra dimension blush from the limited alluring aquatic edition its just absolutely gorgeous. and last but not least my new body lotion by kiehls it is silicone free and smells like something super nice but really hard to describe – I love it!
what do I think about BB? Blemish and Balm.. well, in summer they come in handy as I am not a friend of too heavy coverage foundation. lets start from top to bottom!
#Estée Lauder BB Double Wear All-Day Glow SPF 30
#Marionnaud BB 6in1 Perfecting Care (no SPF)
#The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream (no SPF)
#Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25
#Estee Lauder BB Clear Difference SPF 35
so which is my favorite and why?
my very favorite BB Cream is the #Estée Lauder BB Double Wear All-Day Glow SPF 30 – as it has enough coverage and SPF and it doesnt have a matte finish. Its a rather new product, so I am sure some of you have not seen or tried it yet. well, do not hesitate, give it a try!
which is your favorite BB Cream?
the sun is out and thats the time where we should think about SPF – do you use SPF? I can highly recommend to do so. the sun is very powerful and can cause serious damage to your skin.. yeah, I know.. I am sure you have heard that somewhere before 🙂 anyway, I want to show you what I use at the moment in order to keep my skin protected from UV A and UV B rays.
LANCASTER Sun Control Fluid SPF 50
Thats what I start with, thats my base in spring and summer. It is a very light fluid and very easy to apply all over my face and neck. I already introduced this product here >>
CLINIQUE superdefense SPF 20
As a second step I use my daily moisturizer. It already has an average SPF but not enough for my sensitive skin and my couperose parts on my cheeks. here you can read my opinion about the Clinique Superdefense – I did a test with Jaswant and we are both still using them. >>
ESTEE LAUDER CC Cream SPF 10
I think this is enough coverage for me in spring and summer. Its perfect to even out my skintone and leaves a nice glow. read more about this CC Cream here >>
so after these steps I curl my eyelashes, I apply Bronzer and lipstick and I am ready for the day!
whats your skin care routine? do you use SPF? what products do you use?