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Estee Lauder new eye wonder!

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New Dimension Firming + Fill eye System

Following the success of the New dimension Sculpting and contouring skincare, Estee Lauder came out with the New Dimension Firm + Fill eye system.

The products comes with two application processes

The top cream is a light gel texture, formulated with Estee Lauder’s Pro-Collagen Complex. It tightens, tones and hydrates the skin eye area.
The second cream is actually a filler with light–diffusing optics to instantly smooth the eye area, it smooth’s your eye skin and it looks firmer and strengthened.

I love the feeling

I get from the first eye gel, it’s cooling and tightening and what I love too is that you can use it day and night.
The second cream fills fine lines; use it very sparingly because it has a heavy texture, so you don’t need a lot to make it work :)
Pat, it under your eye skin area, and see how it works wonders and sets you off with a healthy wide awake look.
After this, you can use your concealer if you want to.

I’m really ecstatically happy with Estee Lauder’s New Dimension Firm + Fill Eye system, it’s easy to use and it works fast.
Try it out and let me know what you think about it!

Availabla@ IPXL

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Hugs

Tamar x

Urban Decay goes Belgium!

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Finally, after ‘Loreal Group’ aquired the amazing and trendy make up brand ‘Urban Decay’ in 2013.
We Belgian’s can get our hands on their quality products online, from the start of May 2015 thanks to Ici Paris Xl.

From now on we don’t have to travel different country’s to get our favourite stash of make up palettes and dashing it items!

Urban Decay founded by Sandy Lerner, Pat Holmes, Wende Zomnir and David Soward in 1999

Totally conquered the Make up Artist world with their line of 10 lipsticks and 12 nail polishes. Urban Decay inspired the color palette on the urban landscape and so they came up with the Company’s name.

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Not only are they always spot on the latest trends, they don’t do animal testing in the creation of its products, the products are guaranteed 100% vegetarian, and every box includes its cruelty free philosophy!
All the brushes are made from synthetic hairs, and they are certified ‘cruelty free by Peta and CCIC ‘Leaping bunny program’, hence the name ‘Karma Brushes’ :)

From end of may 2015 Ici Paris Xl store on the avenue Louise in Brussels will sell it in store.
There is whispered and hopefully this is true! ☺ Soon other Ici Paris XL stores will follow in the footstep of their Brussels sister.

So fire your ‘Urban Decay’ order online or get your best friend on a city trip to Brussels and update your make up necessities from a top brand!

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Be set for a dazzling summer!

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The scents of a perfume aficionado …

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I can’t help falling in love with scents …

First off all it’s part of my job and secondly from when I was a little girl I mixed up my mum’s perfumes into something I thought smelled exclusive 😉
From scented candles to incense, I’m still a perfume aficionado! perfume can instantly zap you back to memory lane, give you that extra zazaaaa and make you feel beautiful …

We all adore our favourite perfumeries, where we can hop in and get our favourite scent. But have you ever experienced a small personal one?
One that only sells exclusive perfumes, a bit like you would visit a tailor …
From when you get into the store the staff grabs your attention and they take you on a perfume journey.
You learn about brands you never heard off before, Italian, French, British, and scents from seductive to tender.

Some are made exclusively for the Middle East and if you are really lucky, the store has a few of the little gems in stock

These perfumes are more expensive than the ones you buy at your regular perfumery, because they exist of pure essence and without synthetic ingredients.
The pureness of the ingredients make the scents exquisite and more heavy, use them sparingly, one or two drops will get you through the day
So if you adore special scents! Then I will take you on a little shopping tour in posh perfumery land. With a list of stores and information on ones I visited and that I know are amazing and you shouldn’t miss out on!

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Necessities

One of my favourites in Antwerp … A family business for about 40 years, moved four years ago from its little shop in the Schuttshofstraat to a larger location. Necessities sells,  Annick Goutal, Diptique, l’artisan Parfumeur, Esteban, Floris Penhaligons, Creed and my favourite Miller Harris.

The owner Cathy, a highly experienced parfumeur will guide you through all the scents and help you make your choice.

Steenhouwersvest 28
2000 Antwerp
http://www.necessities-Antwerp.be

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La Maison du Parfum

Located in the heart of Antwerp, near central Station and the diamond area … Also a little gem on haute Perfumery! They Sell Parks London, Montale, St Barth, the amazing scents of Nobile 1942, Illuminum, to name a few …

Appelmanstraat 25
2018 Antwerp
http://www.lamaisonduparfum.be

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Verso Profumo

With nearly two decades of experience in luxury fashion. What started out as a men’s boutique a couple of streets away, has culminated into a truly one-of-a-kind concept store in a beautifully restored 16th Century mansion. The building once housed distinguished families and notable banks, but is now widely considered a fashion heaven in Belgium and beyond. They now also have a beautiful perfumery with exquisite scents.
Go to Antwerp, relax visit Verso, enjoy and be sure to stop at the Verso Café to have a delightful lunch! Verso sells; Odin, Bond Nr 9, Montale, Costume National, Odin

Lange Gasthuisstraat 11
2000 Antwerp
http://www.verso.com

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Senteurs d’ailleurs

Whenever in Brussels be sure to visit them, a beautiful store filled with ‘Haute perfumery, Haute Cosmétique’ and an amazing beauty institute. Senteur d’ailleurs sells; Aqua di Parma, Jean Patou, Frederic Malle and many more ….

Place Stéphanie 1A/ 3
1000 Brussels
http://www.senteursdailleurs.com

 

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me …

Red is the new Black!

“When in doubt wear red” ~Bill Blass~

Bill Blass, American fashion designer and icon hit the nail on the head with this famous quote!

As seen on every runway this fall-winter, Red is the trend for 2014-15.
Valentino, Tom Ford and many others agree that you can’t be seen without this elegant color …

Shades from deep burgundy, pinky red, and of course Scarled, pop up all over the place!

Personaly I am not a red color lover for clothes, bags and accessories except nail-polishes and lipsticks …
As a beauty aka make-up/nail polish addict I adore red! It’s almost the only color that can give you instant chic and sophistication. It transforms your lips from normal to sultry and your nails from plain to dazzling!

So after receiving ProNails ‘Naily News magazine’ my heart skipped a beat, as they dedicated an entire collection on this fabulous trend… Red Manifest! Dictates that red is the new Black! …
And in fashion/beauty land you can bet your life on it!

I’ve been a ProNails fan for a long time, they have top of the line products, the know-how, the right education and they are always spot on with trends! Time to jump in my car and hoover down to their Headquarters, and get a haul on my favorite red shades …

The collection has an array of reds, but I picked up three that tickled my fancy 😉

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Red canapé- A classic, but passionate red. Whenever I’m in doubt I go for this one! So girls try to get one of these because this shade is a fashion winter life saver.

Blind date- Imagine the trill you get on a blind date! A mixture between nervousness and anticipation! So is the mixture of this color red, pink and orange! Playful, but with a serious edge!

And then ‘strike a Rose’ delicate and warm, romantic and gentle … In between pink and red, this color is very beautiful on blondes. Think about cosy, warm winter night’s in with your love!

If you are creative or want to spice up your nails with nail-art (also a huge runway trend nowadays) Go for nail foil, something new that instantly transforms your nails into ab fab metallic gems!

For more details visit the ProNails website! There you can find all the information you need. ProNails is only sold in nail salons, but you can easily locate the salons through the website.

http//www.pronails.com

Have fun and let your red manifest!

Love!

Me x

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