Sisley Eau du Soir has an interesting story. Count Hubert d’Ornano created the scent as a gift for his wife, countess Isabelle d’Ornano, who after nine years of being it’s exclusive wearer, decided to release the fragrance to the public. That’s why their names are in the bottle.
Now if the “count” title didn’t tip you off, don’t go running yelling at your significant other about how they should give you better presents just yet. Hubert d’Ornano was the founder of Sisley Cosmetics, and the d’Ornanos are billionaires. That explains a lot. It’s the truest case of what to gift someone who has everything. Also might explain why the perfume actually smells expensive.
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I’ve spent more on beauty during my honeymoon in Santorini than I’ve ever spent on any other trip. I had no idea that Greece had so many beauty brands! I knew about Korres and that was it. So when I went to a department store and saw so many greek makeup brands, I kind of lost it a bit. Like a kid at a candy store that is spending grandma’s money, because we all know mama won’t put up with it. I had to get myself out of there at some point because I was buying the entire store.
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Cruella was always my favourite Disney villain. First of all, she knows how to dress. Second of all she’s truly evil. I feel like any other Disney villain wickedness can be redeemed or explained away with past trauma or whatever. The Evil Queen couldn’t handle the fact that another woman was prettier than her, which can be seen as a consequence of a society that values women mainly for how they look. Scar couldn’t handle the fact that he could never be king, showing what a broken political system monarchies are, where the only thing that makes you a leader is being the first born of a special couple.
Cruella wants to kill puppies. To make a coat.
Come on, the b*tch is fabulous.
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Chantecaille’s limited edition collections are so well edited. They make up for the small range of products by having beautiful, well thought out packaging. The type you like to display. And the Spring/Summer Flower Power collection is no different.
In this collection the infamous Perfecting Blur Finishing Powder was re-released, to the delight of many. I have the version in last year’s packaging and might be reviewing it. What really intrigued me this year though was the blush. I’m a sucker for a nice blush. And man, was I suckered into this £47 oversized eyeshadow.
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You know, sometimes you come across a product that is so good that’s it’s worth talking about, even if the brand is a little bit controversial.
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Previously, in my post about my giant beauty haul, I mentioned I was on a hunt to find the ideal fragrance to wear on my wedding day. Avon’s Sweet Honesty and Guerlain’s L’Instant Magic were two of my favourite scents of all time, but both are no longer available, or at least they no longer sell them in Portugal.
You can tell by those two perfumes that I like powdery, clean and airy scents. So my hunt began. I ended up settling on Prada’s Infusion d’Amande, which even though it’s quite different from those previously mentioned, it still part of the light and powdery scent family, and it had as it’s star note something that’s very close to my heart: almonds.
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Do you remember this post? Yeah me neither.
In my defence, this is over 2 months’ worth of purchases. Since I’ve been
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pretending trying to cut back on my makeup and skincare purchases, I’ve really gotten into haircare and fragrance. A ridiculous transition, I know, since I was trying to save on beauty spending, but alas, it still happened, and here we are.
This post is really, really overdue. The plastic of these empty containers is about to deteriorate, that’s how long overdue this post is. I keep holding on to all of these empty containers until I write this damn post, and I’m already a shopaholic, I don’t need to keep trash around to make me feel even more of a hoarder.
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Here I am with another Top Tuesday, coming for your wallets. This time around it’s about splurging. One of the most useful top 5 posts I’ve made, I believe, because if we are talking about luxury, it better be a well curated selection. So I chose the top luxury makeup products I own that perform amazingly and won’t leave you crying over spilled money.
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