BEAUTY: STOP & SMELL THE ROSES

BEAUTY: STOP & SMELL THE ROSES

SARAH JANE YOUNG, BEAUTY BLOGGER, MELBOURNE BEAUTY BLOGGER, LANCOME, GUCCI BLOOM, VALENTINO, HUDA BEAUTY, BYREDO, MECCA, MECCA COSMETICA, BEAUTY REVIEW

BEAUTY: STOP & SMELL THE ROSES >

Yipeeee, my first beauty blog post for 2018! In honour of my Charlotte Rose’s first birthday/anniversary yesterday, today’s products are all about ROSE, FLORALS & PINK. I am like totally stepping outside the square today – NOT. ENJOY x


{ HUDA BEAUTY : LIP CONTOUR IN GOSSIP GURL } 

Hudda Kattan is an American make-up artist and beauty blogger, and more recently founded her own cosmetics range – HUDA BEAUTY. In 2017 Hudda was named by Time Magazine as one of ‘The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet’ – GO GIRL! I did love the look of her eye shadow and highlighter kits on social media, however, I wasn’t a fan when I tried them on in Sephora. These palettes are highly pigmented and way too shimmery for me and my colouring. I was hell-bent on buying something though – come on, the only way to leave Sephora is with empty pockets! I purchased the ‘Gossip Gurl’ lip pencil featured above. It’s a gorgeous dusty rose colour and glides on beautifully. This pencil is vegan, cruelty-free and contains no parabens. It retails for $19 which is AMAZING, and about 1/3 of the price of the usual By Terry lip pencil I wear from Mecca. CHECK OUT HUDA BEAUTY.

{ LANCOME : ROSE NU L’ABSOLU ROUGE 06 } 

I was actually given this lipstick as a gift a few months ago and it quickly became my FAVOURITE rose shade, like ever – well, second to the Charlotte Rose lipstick I created with Shanghai Suzy, of course! I am not a matte girl – lips, face or body. I like to shine it up and I also have a zero tolerance to dry lipsticks. This cream formula is super nourishing, but of course doesn’t last as long as a matte formula (but, totes worth it). This is the perfect every day shade. It does retail for $52, so a much higher price point than HUDA. 

SARAH JANE YOUNG, BEAUTY BLOGGER, MELBOURNE BEAUTY BLOGGER, LANCOME, GUCCI BLOOM, VALENTINO, HUDA BEAUTY, BYREDO, MECCA, MECCA COSMETICA, BEAUTY REVIEW, DAVID JONES BEAUTY, SEPHORA

{ GUCCI BLOOM EAU DE PARFUM }

You guessed it… It’s a floral scent – Rangoon Creeper, Jasmine & Tuberose to be precise. When it comes to perfume for me, it’s ALL ABOUT FLORALS. My other two faves: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and the Red Roses by Jo Malone. The packaging for this scent is absolutely stunning and it retails for $94 for the 50ml at SEPHORA. Add it to the beauty shopping list or screen shot it and send it to your partner as a JFYI – I find this subtle/not-so subtle tactic works in my favour more often than not! I’m not a big Valentine’s Day person, but hey, it’s around the corner so hit them up! 

 { VALENTINO VALENTINA EDP PINK }
 
Yup, more florals #sorrynotsorry. This is an intense floral bouquet of blackberry, rose and fresh peonies. As you can see, the presentation bottle is just stunning and totes a keeper. It’s been described as an “energetic scent”, and I have to agree. I purchased mine at MYER for $168 – 80ml Eau De Parfum. 
 
{ BYREDO ROSE OF NO MAN’S LAND } 
  
If you haven’t discovered this brand at Mecca or online at Net-A-Porter, well… Are you even female? JOKES, but seriously. I’ must admit, I am easily persuaded by a beautifully designed presentation bottle (if I don’t already wear it), much like the Valentina Pink above. However, the BYREDO designs are very understated, but SUPER funky and they had me at HELLO! I can totally appreciate a bottle that doesn’t give a FLYING FRUIT, but then blows your socks off when you smell it! Welcome – BYREDO. These are rather pricey (SOZ), but one for the Pool Room FO-SHIZ – like $240 for 100ml… Ouch.

Well, that was fun and now I’m broke. 
SJ x
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