Loving Right Now

June 16, 2014

A few things I’m loving right now include pinkish glosses such as Tom Ford Sahara Pink (swatched here) and NARS Belize. I’ve been reaching more for the swipe-and-go pencils and glossy lipsticks these days. I’ve re-fallen in love with NARS Gloss Pencil in Hopi (reviewed here).

For the eyes, I picked up a few more By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eye Shadows and have been thoroughly impressed with the pigment and wear time. NARS has new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows coming out July, I’ll have two to share with you soon. (Pictured above is Europa). Still making it to my favorites list is Guerlain Maxi Lash Waterproof. It stays put, separates the lashes, thickens, volumizes and holds the curl. Let me know if you want a full review. Topshop Coal Eye Kohl Pencil has become a staple in my weekly makeup routine (review here). I love that it’s a true black, applies very smoothly and stays put.

My skin has been acting up for the past few months because of a number of things. I’ve started running and that combined with weather changes and a bit of extra stress has turned everything upside down. I’ve started experimenting by adding a few extra steps to my skincare routine. I’ve found that using a cleansing oil such as MAC Cleansing Oil helps break down long-wear sunscreens and foundations. I’ve also been mixing up my serum routine with Chanel Le Jour and Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum under my regular moisturizer. I alternate with these and my skin has improved in texture within the course of a week.

Also loving Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet for the perfect amount of coverage and just the right amount of matte finish.
I’ve also found myself reaching for Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream on a regular basis (review here). I alternate hand creams depending on what’s closest to me or what’s in my purse (I have various hand creams scattered around the house, car and desk). I like the fresh scent of Caudalie and the compact size is perfect for putting inside my makeup bag. Last but not least I got a Sephora Beauty Insider sample of the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White which is a pretty light floral. (It’s still available online for redeeming and I spotted it in stores last week.) There’s a new 1000 point perk online for VIB Rouge Members. Seeing as I only have 50 points, I don’t think I will be getting it any time soon.

What are you loving right now? Did you discover anything new or fun over the weekend?

This post features some items sent as press samples from Topshop and NARS for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information refer to my disclosures.

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  • I'm also loving Tatcha's Luminous Deep Hydration Firming serum. It's so kind to my bone dry skin, I'd bathe in the stuff if I could! LOL I also bought the refillable travel size to carry in my purse to touch up around my eyes about mid-day. I recently bought Josie Maran's argan oil physical sunscreen and really love it. I's quite emollient which is exactly what I need. So many sunscreens nowadays are mattefying and they dry my skin out. In regards to color cosmetics, I'm loving MUFE's HD cream blushes in 210 Cool Pink and 215 Flamingo Pink. They look so natural. My lips have been terribly chapped just lately (allergic reaction to toothpaste) and so I'm living in Aquaphor at the moment. As for scent, I just purchased Tom Ford's citrusy Rive D'Ambre which goes beautifully with the warmer weather. Those are some of the things I'm loving right now πŸ™‚

    • Nice picks Eileen! So happy to find another Tatcha lover, the luminous serum is amazing. I was worried it might be too much for my skin, but it's really perfect. Oooh on the Tom Ford!

  • Beautiful picks! I've been loving the new Chanel foundation and I'm super excited to check out the new NARS shadows πŸ™‚

  • Love your pictures!

  • I really want to try some Topshop makeup products! Thanks for sharing!


  • Great post loved it . Hi from London !

  • Anonymous

    I would LOVE a full review of the Guerlain Maxi Lash Waterproof mascara. The products that work well for you seem to always work for me too so I'd love to know more details!

    • Thanks for the input! I'll definitely work up a full review πŸ™‚

  • really wnat to try Chanel Perfection velvet but it is not available in Thailand yet

  • Louisa

    My new favorites include the Tatcha skincare ritual for dry skin, Chanel Les Beiges foundation, and Guerlain Maxi Lash waterproof! The Tatcha skincare line has improved my skin so I can wear less foundation. I'm also loving Guerlain's Sun Celebration and 4 Seasons in Nude for a customizable amount of color.

    • Awesome favorites, I love everything you mentioned πŸ™‚

  • The NARS shadows look stunning, I love the idea of single packaging!


  • I've tried the By Terry eyeshadows and I am in desperate need of buying these! They are just so fantastic and wonderfully blendable.

    Thank you once again for sharing your favourites, these are always so beautiful x