Grace Your Cheek with Diorblush Sugar & Spice (& Everything Nice!)

Being a translator by profession (and nature), I’ve always found the world of words fascinating. Take this Diorblush for example. The original name in French, Terre de Sienne, is the equivalent of Sienna in English. The clay is widely used in oil paint pigments. If you search for it on the Internet, you will see resemblance of the real thing and the Diorblush named after it. The name in English however, does not evoke the same type of music, so here we are with Sugar & Spice (849), and a different set of associations that come with it.

But I digress… You’re not here to learn about clay, you’re here to look at a pigmented, versatile, natural blush with excellent texture!

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Befitting for a Lady: Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Troublant, Rose Initiale, Frenzy

While I get a big kick out of the fact that I have greatly expanded my comfort zone beyond everyday basics, sometimes I do feel the need for staple pieces to chill with. You know, like a good pink blush that goes with everything, a lip shade that’s my lips but better, and a chic nude nail polish… not unlike what Chanel offers this fall with Les Essentiels de Chanel!

Today I’m showing you three pieces including Rose Initiale Joes Contraste, Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, and Frenzy Le Vernis. You have been warned: it is a picture-heavy post!

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Becca Damselfly Mineral Blush Makes Me Pray for Eternal Summer!

A while ago when I was bitten by the coral bug, I ordered Becca Damselfly Mineral Blush on Zuneta. I know that Becca is more famous for their Beach Tints, but most shades happened to be out of stock. Since I was getting Le Metier de Beaute Coral Nymph already, I reckoned a powder blush wouldn’t hurt!

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Pressed for Time or Not, I Would Grab Le Metier de Beaute Coral Nymph Creme Fresh Tint!

Have you had one of those moments at which you are suddenly possessed by the idea that you want, or rather NEED something, absolutely right now? I had those a while ago with a coral cream blush. It made sense: I like coral, and I appreciate cream blushes when I am pressed for time (because I don’t have to take the brush out). Since I have been eyeing Le Metier de Beaute longingly on Zuneta for a while now, why not give their Coral Nymph Creme Fresh Tint a try?

Verdict? I might need some other shades very soon!

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MAC Hey, Sailor! Avant-première ENTIRE COLLECTION Swatches & Demonstration!

Hey everybody!

Tonight I was invited to the opening of the first temporary MAC store of Benelux in Brussels, and I got to see Hey, Sailor! which is coming out in Belgium tomorrow (5th of May) and apparently on the 24th in the US. This is the FIRST TIME EVER in my memory that Belgium is getting a collection before the US, and I really can’t wait to share with you all the swatches and the demonstration by the mega talented and VERY nice senior artist Elke!

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