Seven obsessions, one weakness and one disappointment
It’s time for confessions…
Have you already been obsessed with a beauty product ? If you didn’t, I am happy for you. If you did, how did you get around it ???
I am very passionate about beauty products, it’s a hobby, an insanely expensive little hobby. On a weekly basis I discover new products, find new favorites and from time to time, get my hands on some crazy obsessions. They would not stop me from living my life happily but they will haunt me until I manage to get (enough of) them.
First obsession…. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Before I say anything, I have to tell you that I have the most strange relation with perfumes, I love them but for some reason they don’t like my skin. That makes me really deeply sad. At the end of the day most of them just turn into some kind of horrible scent and my BF, with his fine sense of smell, reminds me that I should not wear that perfume anymore…
Recently I received a sample of this Tom Ford from my friend Stacy. Tried it, got totally relentlessly obsessed with it.
I love this floral/citrus/amber scent, to the highest point, it lasts all day long, it doesn’t turn into a weird smell, stays true to its notes from morning till evening. I was really hoping that this perfume would be working for my skin so I had to try at work and with my BF : everybody loves it.
Then, I decided I had to have it. I was expecting a high price but it’s even higher than that !!! the tiny 50ml bottle costs 250chf (~250 usd). I just could not.
But it started haunting me, possessing me, of course there was no way I could carry on without it.
I found a “cheaper” option if I ordered in Sephora.fr, with the Sephora promotion they had ongoing I saved 75chf on this bottle. Still insane price but …
I am pasting here some links for reviews :
Tom Ford is killing me… but I’ll die with a smile…
Second obsession… Tanseido “The brand that makes you swear“
After my Koyudo obsession -still ongoing of course-, came the Tanseido.
I think there isn’t a single brush that did not make it into my top favorites, H-O-L-Y grails and it’s preparing a holy disaster to my finances.
They may not have the creativity that the great Koyudo is showing us repeatedly, but they drive me crazy.
My grandfather taught me not to swear, I was pretty good at keeping my calm and maintaining an educated language, until now. The Tanseido brushes make me swear the bip out of me, every single time I unpack a brush …
Third obsession… Nars palette : And God created the woman
I usually quite dislike Nars naming convention, but this time…. But why this name ? is that because we won’t be able to resist it ??
So yeah, he created this palette and it’s all about temptation. I love all the shades here, I will be devastated when I touch pan… because I will.
For reviews and swatches : Blushingnoir
Fourth obsession : Suqqu Konruri
I reached a point where I am scared to use it, don’t ever want to run out. It’s just my perfect neutral with a twist go-to palette. Suqqu scored with this palette, I guess the Spring 2013 will also be stunning but this Konruri is rocking my world…
For some swatches you can hop to this post.
Fifth obsession : Shu Uemura Raspberry and Mocha palette
The exterior of the palette didn’t appeal to me but …
This is so wearable and so insanely beautiful ! absolute HG for me. This one is my favorite Shu palette ever.
For some reviews and swatches please hop here :
I know this is maybe too old to be found on the counters, but I found out that sometimes in London they still had old palettes, they were just not showing the testers.
Sixth obsession : RMK Extra Deep W mascara
I spent years trying to get some life out of my lashes. This is as good as it gets.
I haven’t many lashes, they are quite short too. I have often been trying this mascara on one eye and a different one on the other. Nobody told me I looked like Casimodo but honestly you could see that one eye looked so much more awake than the other…
My conclusions are : I prefer a curl effect on my lashes than a heavy application that would make my lashes revert to their initial pre-curl position.
For the first time in my life I don’t feel the necessity to buy every single new released mascara, I am very happy with this one and I will probably stick to RMK (either the Separate Curl or the W mascaras, both are excellent for me).
In comparison to the RMK Separate Curl, the Extra Deep W delivers a fuller effect, the Separate Curl a longer effect, but both keep the curl all day long !
Seventh obsession : Urban Decay The Theodora palette
I am just loving the neutral shades in this palette, since the day I got it I am very often reaching for it.
Not wearing : the lip pencil and the eyeliner. The lip pencil ages me and dries my lips so I prefer to wear Mac Ruby Woo or Mac Absolute Power then apply a By Terry Terribly shine lipgloss on top to recreate the strong lip.
Although I am not using the green shade, I don’t need another shade to complete a nice neutral or a more daring look.
For a review please hop here.
One huge weakness : Deserts
I am crazy for deserts, and scared of what my new work cantine is doing to me at the moment… Sometimes I even avoid going near the desert area. I close my eyes and go to the till … I wish I could find the strength to resist !
This is what was happening for St-Val… they made a white chocolate/raspberry mousse with rose petals hanging out of it… I did not take it because the Creme Caramel is my favorite desert ever ! I just couldn’t manage two
This requires A LOT of self-control, I just cannot manage self-control on a daily basis. This week has been tough, I managed to stay away, but I know it’s not going to be easy…
How is this even related to beauty ? well it is related to “contouring”
and 1 disappointment : La Mer
I am not sure this has to enter a “disappointment” category. The product is obviously not made for me but it may work very well on other skins.
I was obsessed with this brand, trying to find a way to test at least the foundation. Stacy sent me a sample of their foundation and just recently I found a shop where they sell it. I was just browsing and they asked me if I knew La Mer. I actually told them that I did not think their products will work on my terribly dry skin but they seemed confident and they very kindly gave me a sample of the moisturizing soft cream.
First I tried the foundation on top of my beloved moisturizer. It did not work, too drying. Then I thought I may need to pair it with their cream. I applied the La Mer cream, then I applied the foundation, after a few minutes it was looking great so I left for work. After half an hour my skin was feeling very dry, I couldn’t even smile. After 3 hours I urgently had to remove everything. I had my face covered with more than 10 dry patches, on the jawline, the forehead and the foundation had become totally patchy of course, it also gave me red patches on the chin. Am I supposed to peel like a snake ?? because this is what it was doing to me. Maybe it’s a regeneration process, I have no idea, but it’s painful.
I thought, ok maybe the cream AND the foundation is a bit too much for a start, so let’s try only the La Mer cream. I applied only the La Mer cream, but again, my skin was shouting for water after 30 minutes. Removed everything and applied my usual moisturizer. Then my skin went back to normal. But…
That was a few days ago, I had massive breakouts due to this episode. I know I have a problematic skin and many food intolerances, I have no idea if that could be the cause of this reaction but it was total horror.
If you had any experience with this product, please share !!! Better to have different opinions and discuss them !
Hope you enjoyed… If you have any obsessions let me know what they are… I’ll feel more human