How extremely gorgeous are these lipsticks from the Catkin X Summer Palace lipstick collection? Catkin is a Chinese cosmetics company that’s apparently a big name in the country. I don’t have much experience of Chinese cosmetics – in fact, this is my first purchase from a purely Chinese brand – but this one is pure luxury 💄💄💄💄 While there is some controversy about whether the lipsticks have actually been made in official collaboration with Beijing’s famous Summer Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site (some officials say yes, others say no?!), the inspiration is clear enough. The collection evokes a famous embroidery screen in the apartments of Empress Dowager Cixi at the Summer Palace. It’s called ‘A Hundred Birds Paying Respect to the Phoenix’ and forms a popular motif in Chinese history. 👸🏻👸🏻👸🏻👸🏻 The packaging is luxuriously weighty and the magnetic closure snaps shut with a satisfying click – much like a Tom Ford! It’s printed with 3D technology to recreate the embroidered effect and feels super-glam on all fronts. The lipstick itself is a superb surprise as well. Frankly, I was expecting this one to be more show than substance but it’s good. I have been applying it quite a bit and its a nice, powdery matte that wears for 6-7 hours, before fading down to a natural stain. It’s highly pigmented, doesn’t feather or bleed at the edges, and is fragrance-free. According to Catkin, it’s also loaded with jojoba seed oil, olive oil and vitamin E, besides being petroleum and gluten free. It definitely feels lightweight and doesn’t dry out my lips like most matte lipsticks. So, I can believe the claim. I got this one off Amazon, where there are seven more designs, including a set of three for only $42. Which would make it a great gift! Does anyone know more about Catkin? Are they cruelty free? Because that’s always a major concern for me about cosmetic Would love to learn about this brand.
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves. What’s your favorite part about autumn? Mine would be the colors and the chill in the air and the feeling of absolute coziness that engulfs us at this time 🍂🍁🍁🍂 #humbertwolfe #myfavoriteseason #autumn #orangeleaves #fallingleaves #coolweather #fallfeels #falldays #fallismyfavorite #changingcolors #fallisintheair #autumnishere #leafpeeping #fallday #colorsofautumn #fallenleaves #autumnaesthetic #leavesfalling #seasonschange #findyourpath #autumnlove #colorfulleaves #happyoctober #autumnbeauty #leaveschanging #natureinthecity #changingleaves #fallbeauty #fallcolor #autumnday
What do I think of Pat McGrath’s new Skin Fetish foundation. It’s BRILLIANT. I absolutely LOVE the way it makes me skin look. Glow-y, radiant and sans blemishes, while still looking natural. Which is really what we all want from our foundation: The most upgraded version of our own skin and not a heavy mask! 🥰🥰🥰🥰 Plus, it's practically goof-proof and just so easy to use. Which is not surprising since it has been almost 25 years in the making, in the hands of Mother (that's Pat McGrath for the uninitiated). Pat has worked on more runways, Met Galas and other high profile events than I can count, while also developing makeup for brands like Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. And her signature is gorgeous, radiant, natural-looking skin. So, yes, she definitely knows what goes into making the perfect foundation. The Skin Fetish Foundation has a light to medium coverage that's easy to build up in layers. I start with one pump for my whole face and then add a bit more on areas that need extra help, like acne scars on the chin and redness around the nose. I don't need a concealer with this foundation but those with a lot of blemishes may require something more high coverage. Other things I love? It feels lightweight, doesn't stick to dry patches, and doesn't settle into pores. Neither does it slide off my oily T-zone, even under high humidity levels. 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 There is some rub-off for sure – especially one my phone screen – but overall wear-time has been a fabulous 10+ hours on a particularly crazy day. Which is why, over the last few weeks, I have found myself reaching for Skin Fetish more and more frequently. Even though I have about 89365948 foundations already, this has become The One, whether it's for a casual, barely thrown together face when I have just five minutes to spare or a buffed, polished, full-on-makeup look for a night out. ❣️❤️ However, the primer, powder and brushes are a solid pass from me. Check out the link in bio to know more about that!
Perfectly valid explanation, I think 😝 I am terrible at saving, superb at buying beauty products that I don’t need. The other thing I spend on is books. So, basically, all my money is invested in books and beauty products. Which, to me, is perfectly fair even though my husband doesn’t seem to agree 🤓 Tag someone who would get the vibe 🥂✨ #confessionsofashopaholic #typicalshopaholic #shopaholic #wheredoesyourmoneygo #shoppingfun #shoptilyoudrop #luxuryshopper #itsavibe #shoppinginsta #beautyaddict #beautyshopping #beautyobsessed #beautyaddicts #beautylovers #beautytalk #beautylife #allthingsbeauty #ilovebeauty #womanquotes #wisequotes #lifemotivation #qoutesoflife #quotefortheday #quotable #hollygolightly #audreyhepburn #hepburn #breakfastattiffany #coloryourlife #makeupquotes
Fresh’s new, limited edition Tinted Lip Treatment is a love letter to one of the buzziest, boldest cities in the world – New York. Aptly called Sugar in the City, it’s a collaboration between Fresh and NYC-based creative Ingrid Nilson, who chose the deep, rich blackberry color to showcase the confidence, boldness and independence. 🗽🗽🗽🗽 And that’s what has me wearing Sugar in the City every day. I am not kidding. Every. Single. Day. It’s a color that makes me happy. Makes me cheerful. Makes me feel that I can be myself and let my own personality shine through, rather than conform to what I “should be”. And that’s something I am feeling more and more. The desire to break out of other people’s expectations. The boxes people want to put you into. The labels they want to give you, to make it more convenient for themselves. Sugar in the City has become all about embracing myself. Finding my own voice, my own hues, instead of constantly pleasing other people. As for that gorgeous illustration on the tube… it wants me to put on my dancing shoes and book a ticket to the Big Apple. 💃🏻✈️✈️💋 Too bad it is a limited edition – guess I will need to stock up!!! Hope Fresh does more cities in the future. I am open for Paris or California, if someone out there is listening 🙌🏼😋 Which is the next city YOU would like to see on a Fresh Tinted Lip Balm? Who knows… your vibes may just come to life! 🗺 @freshbeauty @ingridnilsen #FreshxIngridNilsen #freshbeauty #sugarinthecity #lipbalm #softlips #drylips #lipbalms #liplove #liptreatment #healthylips #beautifullips #lipproducts #newlaunch #lipgoals #newyork #streetsofnewyork #newyorkexplored #instanewyork #newyorkgram #newyorkskyline #humansofnewyork #newyorkinstagram #newyorkstreets #newyorkcityfeelings #thisisnewyork #discovernewyork #newyorkliving #newyorkdesign #newyorklifestyle #beauty
Have you ever looked at your life and thought you may have lived it differently, if only you took a different path? If you didn't take job? If you studied that other subject? Or went to a different college? Or what if one of those millions things that combined to bring you and your soulmate together at that exact place, at that exact moment in time, had not happened? What if you stayed in that other city? Or moved countries? Not lost that friend because you were too busy? Been too busy to waste time and base your foundations on those who ultimately let you down? Had different dreams, different goalposts, different measures of success and happiness? What would have happened if you had walked away? Or stayed? Today, I find myself asking these questions. Would I have lived my life differently? And when is it too late to make a change? Help me. I need it today. #feelinglosttoday #lifechoices #tworoadsdivergedinayellowwood #mentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalstrength #itsokaynottobeokay #emotionalhealth #reachinggoals #kindnessismagic #mentalwellbeing #emotionalwellness #panicattacks #anxietyattacks #spiritualhealth #depressionawareness #reachout #coping #copingskills #mentalhealthquotes #gethelp #healingjourney #mindfulmoment #lifeonyourterms #lifeadvice #begoodtoyou #dailythought #letstalkaboutit #takecontrolofyourlife