Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Things I love right now!

Hi Everyone,

I want to share with you a few things that I am loving right now! I know that you may have heard about some of them :)  Here they are:

                       HERVANA from BENEFIT! a "good karma" face powder - I just Love that:)

Let me start by saying that I am not a huge fan of blushes because I just couldn't find one that would work really great for me. So if its not great I am not going to put it on my face until HERVANA  came along!  I like the colors very much! It is more towards a a frosty Pink but not a weird frosty. It does have some shimmer but its just so very little.It has the perfect balance! I think it works great for my fair skin. It  gives you that youthful, natural look! I also used it as an eye shadow so its very versatile.I can just pop it in my purse and use it in so many different ways! can't beat that! The only thing that I don't care much for the brush it came with, so I use it with my Sigma Small  F05. Works great!

            The new Lancome Rouge In Love 6 Hour Wear in color 217M - DELICATE LACE!

 I am IN LOVE with this Lipstick! It goes on very smooth and it sure is featherlight. I forgot I was having it on.It stayed on past lunch  time and I had applied it in the morning at eight am. That's about five hours later!!! Delicate Lace is a very discrete brownish neutral color. It think its a great bridal color too. The letter M next to the number stands for Jolis Matin(morning, day shades - subtle and soft ). I think its pretty cool how they categorized them that way. They also have B and N.  B means Boudoir Time( bright color, evening shade),  N means Tonight is My Night ( Sophisticated, intense - deep lacquered effect because of the gold mother‑of‑pearls) They also have such a great color range! I only got one so far but I eyed some others:) They all have that precious mother‑of‑pearls in them so they are not matte but not frosty either. Its more like a  glaze  finish with potent color. It did feel a bit sticky when I put it on for a few seconds but it went away. It feels half the weight of normal lipsticks , and doesn't feel like it's drying at all .Another plus about this lipstick is the packaging! It is so beautiful, so luxurious!

    At last, this is my new little make up bag I wear in my purse. I just found it at T.J. Max and I had to mention it because I think it is so pretty:) The eye and lips are embroidered. I love that! If you can't find it at T.J. Max you can get it online at   It is part of Cutie collection. They have lots of cool stuff there!  Have fun!

XOXO Raluca

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My top 10 Lipsticks!

Hi Guys,

  I thought I would talk about something that I have lots and lots of in my makeup collection-:) LIPSTICKS!!! I have soooo many!-:) I am sure you do too!-:) I think its my number one thing that I always end up getting when I go shopping. I just love the colors and the way my lips feel when I apply it. One thing that I don't like in a lipstick is chunks of glitter in them. AVON had one once that had specks of gold. That was so uncomfortable to wear. I am listing below the 10 that I seem to always  reach for.Some of them I got in Europe but I posted underneath some websites that you can get them from in US. I hope you enjoy this blog and please post a comment below and tell me what is your favorite lipstick. I would really love to know! I am also going to choose two of the comments and give away - YVES ROCHER IN GELEE AMBREE AND MAC VENOMOUS VILLAINS CRUELA DE VIL.

Here they are in order starting with NARS as my absolute favorite :


YSL - Nr. 28 Beaubourb Brown




ORIFLAME - LOVE NUDE (you can find it on EBAY)

                                                        MELISSA WON: MAC - INNOCENCE BEWARE
                                                             CONGRATS GIRLS! -:)

Monday, May 16, 2011

My current loves!

Hi Everyone,

I have been away for a little while but now I am back and I want to share with you some of the items I love and that I have been using every day.
Here they are:

Hempz Pomegranate Herbal Body Moisturizer

After watching one of the you tube gurus talk abut this lotion I decided to give it a try. I was going to get it online but one day when I was shopping I went to ULT A and there it was. Yaaay!-) I was so excited. This cream is so luxurious. I am obsessed with it. It is a bit pricey for a body lotion but it is so worth it($17) . It smells amazing. I am not a fan of the Pomegranate scent because its always so heavy to me but this one its not , smells like a dream. I also like the fact that it is made with pure herbal extracts. I highly recommend this!

Lancome Teint miracle Foundation SPF 15 in Buff 4 (C)

This is a great foundation for summer.It is a light reflecting formula and I find it to be a light to medium coverage. I find it so easy to apply with my Sigma flat top brush and it looks like you don't have anything on when you are done! I really like using this because it makes you look so dewy and youthful. I got mine at Macy's in the color Buff 4 (C) for about $37. Its a perfect match for my fair skin. The bottle is glass and it has a pump which is great. Very nice packaging and excellent quality. I never bought anything from Lancome before but this looked like it was worth trying and I am glad I did!



ROUGE COCO SHINE makes an irresistible desire for lightness flit over your makeup. With its mischievous touch, it glides over lips with all the charm and freshness of a snapshot.

As melt-away as a balm, its lip-embracing texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips and provides a stunning wet effect with natural shine. Deliciously fresh and tender, it delivers an unforgettable sensation of well-being.

Lips are enveloped in the incomparable comfort of continuous 8-hour-long hydration thanks to the Hydratender complex, the secret of softness of the ROUGE COCO range.

Sparkling with vitality, your smile takes on sheer color, from candid beige to tangy red.
ROUGE COCO SHINE comes in 18 shades infused with luminosity so that your smile adapts to every emotion and desire of each day. Its about $32 at Macy's.
I think their description said it all.-:) I LOVE THESE!

That's all for now Beautiful!

Friday, April 1, 2011

My New Perfume Love!

I just got this perfume and I think it absolutely AMAZING! I am a big fan of the floral-oriental fragrances. I like a little bit of spice in a perfume. The opinions are diverse on it out there but I guess it depends on how it will set on you. I personally adore it. When you first spay it, it will seem strong, but after a little while you can't stop smelling it-:) I am absolutely obsessed with this scent. It works super well with my chemistry.

Yves Saint Laurent!

Become the source of addiction. Grace and beauty pair with an uncompromising personality to reveal an angelic, yet dangerously seductive, Yves Saint Laurent woman. A mysterious woman, a powerful and unsettling seductress who is at once ingenuous and dangerous. A true olfactory manifesto, this mysterious and luminous floral-oriental fragrance is built around an accord of nargileh, a sensual and vaporous scent inspired by oriental water pipes. Notes:Peach, White Pepper, Casablanca Lily, Jasmine Absolute, Incense, Resins, Sandalwood.
What is your favorite perfume right now? I would love to know!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A welcome Gift from ME and Oriflame-:)


Hi Guys,

I wanted to do this post because I am doing a giveaway as a thank you and a welcome to my followers. This is one of the first and many more I will be doing. I have lots of great gifts coming. So Stay tuned!-) This is a lipstick I got from Europe when I went there for Christmas last year. I think it is fabulous and I want to share one with you. To enter the drawing for this you must be a follower and post a comment below saying which is your favored lip product and why! I love to hear what you girls out here are wearing every day on your lips-:)
So here it is:
Oriflame Beauty Triple Core Lipstick
This is the exact color that you will get. Its called Ravishing Rose-:)

The world’s first triple core lipstick fusing caring balm, passionate color and dramatic gloss into one. The result is lips that are softer, more beautiful and more impactful than ever before. With avocado, jojoba oil, chamomile and vitamin E.
Oriflame Sweden it is a high-quality cosmetics company which sells natural skincare and cosmetic productsand. I used to get most of my skin care and makeup from them when I lived in Europe. Now I get as much as I can when I travel there because you can't find them here in the US. So ladies this is a real treat-:)
P.S.- I will choose one winner on march 28th 2011.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Top 10 Ways to Stay Stylish and Look Great at 98

One my favorite blogger posted this. I thought it was so interesting. WOW TAKE A LOOK! What do you think? At 98, she has more vitality and spirit than most people half her age. Check below for some of her cherished fashion secrets.

Here are Rose's top ten beauty and lifestyle secrets on how to look and feel great at 98:

1. Find your perfect perfume; people will remember you by your scent. Rose is known for her Pauline Trigere fragrance. She tells her granddaughter, "I'll give you anything in the world, but I won't give you my perfume."

2. Belts and Beads. Rose believes that a belt or unique strand of beads can really make an outfit, and they don't have to cost a fortune.

3. Take care of your feet and wear good shoes, but when you are going out for a night on the town, "Fashion comes before comfort." At 98, Rose goes out every single night!

4. "Walking is a must, it's better than doctors or medicine."

5. No need to use expensive moisturizers; Rose swears by Oil of Olay, which she has been using for decades.

6. "Inexpensive lipstick is as good as expensive, only better!" Rose has tried every brand from Chanel to Lauder and has recently been turned on to Revlon.

7. Be Unique: "If Everyone is wearing it, then its not for me."

8. "Be smart enough to know what you don't know."

9. If you have trouble reading the dinner menu, lorgnettes are a fashionable and elegant alternative to reading glasses.

10. "Be happy, enjoy what you have at every moment!"

Monday, February 28, 2011