Corporate favorites – minimal look for a day at the office


Hello beauties,

2015 has started quickly. Against all trends, I refuse to make the new year’s objectives list as it is far from me the discipline of following such directions. Priorities change as our lives change with a faster pace than we have ever seen, and what we consider mundane is swifted accordingly.

These being said, my first week started in a high speed. And for a corporate girl like me some mornings only need a quick fix so I’m sharing my products of choice list with you for a 10 minute makeup look with a minimal effort.

After moisturizing my face and applying a primer, I reach either for the CC cream either for a foundation that doesn’t need much of blending – this would be MaxFactor Facefinity All Day Flawless foundation (you can read the full review here). For the eyelids I would use a nude matte shadow in a neutral color like the mono from NYX (Blame It On Midnight). Instead of eyeliner, I would use a bronze or brown pencil (like this chocolate brown from Bourjois) and if I want a more dramatic effect (like for a day to night transition look) I will use a black pencil along the (upper) waterline like the waterproof black kohl from Flormar.

For highlighting I would use the lovely mosaic powder from Melkior (for a full review, click here) but also for a discreet and matte effect I use a white pencil (this one is from Avon, Color Trend collection – which I might recommend for you as it has a fair ratio of price – quality). To add a little colour in the cheeks I always go for NARS Orgasm, my all times favorite blush – I really love the pink golden effect this product has.

The final stroke will come with a touch of mascara – I am currently using this one from Rimmel Scandaleyes (you can read the full review here) but as this is not the best money can buy, any mascara for volume that you have will do and with this I am ready for another day at the office.

What about you, what products do you choose when you are in a hurry? Leave a small comment with your 10 minutes makeup of choice.

Until the next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)


NARS Orgasm Blush


Hello ladies!

Today I’m not going to do a review (as the Internet is full of reviews about NARS and this blush) but I am going to tell you a story about a happy girl – that eventually became the woman that is writing this blog:) .

I’ve been dreaming about this blush for a long long time. On the other hand considering the pricey tag and the fact that in Romania there are no beauty stores that have NARS products it seemed quite obscene to order it online and never made it on the top of my to buy list.

Somehow this year my travelling lead me to the North American continent, the mother of all consumers and all of a sudden my priorities changed. It should be NARS in my makeup bag and nothing else.   I entered in the first Sephora store I could find and felt entering a place of beauty and lust. I stood mesmerized in front of the NARS stand wanting to grab everything, wanting to call my bank to increase my credit card limit, wanting to be part of THE experience. Then, Orgasm came…handy. And after that into the basket and in my makeup bad.

Yes, it’s sexy and obscene and I’ve been loving every moment of this shimmery peachy pink experience with it’s soft texture easily blend-able caressing  the skin for a whole day long. And now I understand what the fuss is all about but it’s a very personal experience. And this is the maximum hint I can give you about this blush as I would recommend every fair lady out there to grab the money and buy one Orgasm.

Until the next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)


Soon under the spotlight


Hello beauties!

I hope your summer has been great. I am sorry for my absence and scarce reviews but I’ve been away for thre weeks in Northen America. But, no worries, I came bearing gifts (this photo is a small preview) and I’ll soon come back with interesting articles.

Until then, please do wear red lipstick and sunshine in your hearts!