Povești pentru Suflet: Mama – Helene Delforge

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Citesc pe nerăsuflate. Citesc cu voce tare. Primul impact… Închid ochii. Simt cum fiecare sunet îmi pătrunde prin toți porii. Se stârnesc valuri de emoție interioară. Mă cuprind. Mă regăsesc indiscutabil în fiecare silabă, în fiecare cuvânt, în fiecare semn ortografic și de punctuație…

Sunt Mamă!!! Sunt Mama fiicei mele! Mă lovește ca și cum aș fi aflat pentru prima oară, acum.

Cum niște cuvinte atât de simple așternute sub o imagine vorbesc despre sufletul meu mai mult decât aș putea-o face eu cu voce tare sau oricine altcineva?!

Sunteți martorii testamentul iubirii oricărei Mame pentru pruncul său. Este Magia simțămintelor oricarei mame din lumea aceasta, prinsă în slove pline de cea mai curată și dăinuitoare iubire!

“Ești între două lumi.

Una dispare, cealaltă se distruge.

Între toate aceastea, găsește-ți calea.

Păstrează însă dragostea, împlinirea,

Savoarea clipelor,

Bucuria de-a sta între semeni,

Curajul de a schimba,

Nevoia de a împătăși, plăcerea de a zâmbi.

Dacă urmezi acest drum, zi de zi,

Dacă vei rămâne tu însăți, pretutindeni, chiar și printre ai tăi,

Dacă vei ști să asculți fără a judeca,

Vei deveni, femeie, fata mea.”

( Mama – Helene Delforge )

Știi?… Ești întrebat câteodată care este cartea ta preferată. Eu tocmai mi-am descoperit-o pe a mea. Pentru aceasta, mii de mulțumiri Anca Bolos și Editura Cartemma!

Va sfătuiesc din tot sufletul sa o achiziționați și voi. Disponibilă cu precomandă aici.

Povești pentru Suflet: Povestea Puiului de Portocală

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Copil bolnăvicios de mic, rarissime erau ocaziile în care să ratez o iarnă fară să mă lupt cu o armată de Peniciline și Kanamicine, asortate “delicat” cu câteva Moldamine pentru prevenție. Îi rupeam inima mamei ori de cate ori știa că trebuie să o cheme iar pe Tanti Teodora, chiar când ne era somnul mai dulce… Dar când Tanti Teodora pleca, Mama mă lua în brațe și iată ce urma:

Povestea Puiului de Portocală

A fost odată ca niciodată un Pui de portocală care a venit pe lume, într-o căsuță frumos parfumată, cu pereții portocalii, înconjurat și protejat de infinita dragoste a părintilor săi, care și l-au dorit ca pe nimic altceva pe lumea asta… Mama și Tatăl său, luminoși ca o dimineață de vară și dulci ca mierea de albine, îl hrăneau cu tot ceea ce gaseau mai delicios în viață, ca Puiul lor să crească mare, armonios… să fie și el, la rându-i, un deliciu pentru toți cei din jurul lui…

Puiul cuminte iși iubea nespus părinții și nu iesea nicicum din cuvântul lor.

Cu toate acestea mai existau și clipe de restriște, când albine zgomotoase îl înțepau pe Micuț în locurile sale cele mai dulci, pe o arșiță cumplită, la care Puiul rezista cu greu însă absolut eroic, scăpându-i numai câte un “hapciu!”, “coh-coh” sau un mic “au!”… Atunci Mama îl lua în brațe și, înconjurat de dragostea și grija părinților săi, Puiul se făcea bine ca prin minune.”

În acest punct, Mama mă lua în brațe, Tata îmi aducea din bucătarie ( unde se ascundea pentru că nu suporta să mă vadă suferind ) o portocală decojită cu grijă și o împărțea în trei, alegând cele mai mici felii pentru mine…

Aceia erau Puii de portocală, pentru mine, Puiul lor.

După ani și ani, iată și urmarea poveștii, scrisă cu recunoștință chiar de Pui:

“Într-o bună zi, Puiul a plecat din brațele protectoare ale părinților săi să-și afle singur menirea în această lume. Nu a fost un drum neaparat ușor! I-au fost alături însă, toate amintirile frumoase ale copilăriei, brațele reconfortante ale mamei, toate învățămintele ei, întâmplările hazlii în care reușea să intre taică-su și soluțiile ridicole pe care acesta le născocea… A mai luat cu el vocea Mamei care-l dojenea blând pe Tată atunci când credea ca-și rasfață puiul mai mult decat trebuia, amintirea bunicului cu care se juca cu ciocanele și avioane ( ca deh! era lumina ochilor lu’ Tataie – ultima fată dintre băieți ), vocea Mamaiei care-i cânta în fiecare seară, fără excepție, înainte de culcare baladele Mariei Tănase…

Și anii au trecut… Puiul s-a transformat în adultul care, urmând exemplul Părinților săi, își va lua, la rândul său, Puiul în brațe și-l va învălui în miros reconfortant de portocală…”

PS: Incă trăiesc momente când îmi aduc aminte de mirosul de vată cu spirt, scârțâitul metalic al acului pus în siringă și de senzația de rece de dinaintea durerii!!! Ughhh! Mă trec fiori de gheață pe șira spinării! Dar îmi încălzește sufletul amintirea mamei, care venea, mă lua în brațe și-mi spunea “Povestea Puiului de Portocală”! Iar Tata, la rândul lui, o exemplifica în cel mai pur mod posibil!

Mirosul de portocală îmi este iremediabil special! Panaceu pentru trup și suflet!

Life Then: A random, amazingly delicious surprise-celebration

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Tecuci, 7 Februarie 2017

The day wasn’t all sugar and sweets… Dar cum există “balance” în orice lucru…

În secunda doi de când intru în curtea blocului, îmi atrage atenția lumina aprinsă la parter… dar, mai ales, umbra de un metru optzeci și ceva a Omului Meu, care se fâțâia de colo-colo, dereticând prin bucătarie(!?).

Primul gând – panică, evident… “Aoleu, iar mi s-a prăvălit cămara în mijlocul casei!!!”…

Intru, și încă din ușă mă izbește mirosul de ulei încins… Al doilea gând, mă liniștește… oarecum: “Ok e doar A’ Meu, iar dă târcoale cuptorului!…”

În bucătărie este curat… Suspect de curat!?

  • Știi A’ Meu, miroase a ceva bun ce-mi pregătea Mama când nu mă simțeam bine, încep eu… un fel de “pizza pe pâine” ( așa îi ziceam… Mai aveam eu o nebunie cu care o exasperam pe Mama cand eram mică… “prăjitură pe capac”… Dar despre asta vă povestesc altă dată! )…

La care el răspunde calm:

  • Știi Iubita, azi împlinim cinci ani si douăzeci de zile ( Serios, le-a numărat?! Și chiar are dreptate, că am verificat și eu! ) și sărbătorim. La mulți ani, zice și deschide ușa cuptorului, unde sfârâiau grăbite, două fermecătoare pițoaice…

Earlier today:

Omul Meu a frământat cu mânuțele sale “delicate” aluatul perfect, l-a lăsat la dospit și l-a decorat cu toate bunătățile pițalicești… M-hmmm! Absolut delicioase!

Știu, cuvintele “pițoaice” și “pițalicești” nu există… mi-au venit pe moment!

Mai trebuie să spun că astăzi nu prea am avut timp să stăm pe telefon… și habar n-aveam ce mă așteaptă acasă!

Da! There IS balance in everything!

Life Then va fi un “Capitol” din povestea vieții lui Mami și Tati până la apariția magică a Zânei. Sper că vă va plăcea această lectură!

Dacă da… sau nu, nu ezitați să-mi dați de știre!

xx,

Annie

Blogging 101 – annie’s beauty… Tricks & Tips

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It’s been over two years since I first started blogging! I was as fresh and raw as a green apple in the apple tree! I knew nothing about it… About cameras and their features, about SEO, domains, statistics, broken links, media kits and whatnot… Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned on my own, observing other blogs, and “stealing” their methods, adapting them to my own needs!

Today I want to share what I’ve learned this far with you and hopefully you’ll find this useful! 

[ TAKE NOTE! I’m no pro, these are only suggestions based on my own experience, to be followed if/when wanted/needed! ]

So, let’s see! Tricks and tips for improving your blog…

1) STOP asking people to follow your blog! Nobody wants to be forced into doing anything! This community is supportive especially with new bloggers anyway, so there’s no need to ask for more support when you’re already getting it for free…
2) FOLLOW BLOGS and BE CONSTANT in leaving likes and comments on their posts! A returning reader will receive the same treatment he offers!
3) constantly IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY! It’s the only “place” where you can be as creative as you can, so don’t waste that opportunity on bad lighting and poor composition!
4) HAVE A CLEAR, CLEAN, COHERENT and COHESIVE exprimation! Although they always happen, grammar mistakes and misspellings are’t the prettiest! And such mistakes will definitely prevent your posts from showing up in searching engines lists… You know, the good old Google and its mates… Especially a badly written title, or a long one!… Also, make sure you fit your ideas in no more than 500 words, if possible… More gets slightly boring, and most readers cross-read your posts anyway!
5) DON’T use too many links; avoid as much as you can broken links, unspecified domains, pages that give error codes, etc. …
6) DON’T cling on to numbers! You’ll miss all the fun!
7) BE CREATIVE with your posts! Try to diversify your content but make sure you remain faithful to your niche!
8) SET your TARGETS before you even start blogging: what you’re writing about ( choose carefully your niche ), who you’re addressing to, the age of those you want to read your posts ( and all such factors ) and stick to that! You can’t write today about the most expensive lipstick on the planet and about diswashing machines the next day!… You know what I mean?!
9) DON’T SPAM the inboxes of brands with emails asking for free stuff, collaborations, especially paid ones… Be patient and constant with your posts and they will reach you, you’ll see!
10) POST REGULARLY and at least 2 to 3 times a week! If you have not that much time, use the Scheduling feature that comes for free with our platform, WordPress… Like that you can take your photos and write posts whenever you can, schedule them and they will go up whenever it suits you… Changes into the scheduling program can be done at any time!

And a BONUS no 11) and the most important – ENJOY WHAT YOU DO! It will show up in your posts even if you don’t put a lot of effort into!

This is what worked for me! I’m waiting for your suggestions in the comments below!

As always, thanks for reading, Beautiful…

And see you soon!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

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#HEALTH: annie’s beauty… Tricks & Tips on How To Stay Fit and Motivated

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HEALTH annie's beauty... Tricks & Tips for Staying Fit and Motivated

Summer is just around the corner ( hopefully!? ) and around this time of the year is when I find my motivation to get fit, again… Not because I need a beach/bikini body for the next hot months, but simply because at the beginning of every spring I get lazy and forget how much I love to exercise…. And of course, the mesmerizing power of the chocolate from the triple choc chip cookies wins over all the will in the world!

So I find it appropriate to share with you today what I do to get back my healthy lifestyle I was telling you about in this post here.

  1. Keep a journal of your Fitness journey, where to write all the details that will help you keep under control everything you do: weight, meals – which you can also plan in advance, certain fitness programs if you’re into any, the days you’ve been working out, and exercises you did, days you haven’t, what you eat on a regular day and what you allow yourself to eat during your cheat day…
  2. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t see immediate results! And by no means Don’t quit! Allow your body to do its thing, on its own rhythm… My body, for instance, needs a good 10 to 14 days of intense and sustained effort to show changes! So at least two weeks of daily working out at the gym, lots of water and some delicious meals, will take quite some time to show up! Read about my healthy eating habits here.
  3. Think positive! See the best in your muscles are sore – that means that you’re doing your exercises well… In that plain water that often tastes like nothing, but it will help you cleanse your bossy of all those nasty toxins… Nobody stops you to spruce that a bit with a touch of lemon, or strawberries, or mint, or… whatever excites you taste buds! In those who make fun of your red face after you ran 8 km in the park or on the thread mill… They can’t understand and above all, they wouldn’t be able to keep up with you, not even for the half of your run! They’re probably like that in real life as well – they want but they cannot! You WANT and you CAN!
  4. Realize that you’re alone in this! The sooner you realize this, the better for you and your mental set. Because “you” are going to be your worst “enemy” yourself! Tired, lazy, greedy, the epitome of all the cravings you’ve ever had at the worst hours in the day!… This is you now!
  5. But don’t worry! Don’t be too harsh on you! You’re only human after all! Understand that it’s better to take “yourself” by the hand and have a treat ( cheat day )… both of you! Like that you won’t feel that food-guilt that often pushes people way too far, leading them to some serious health issues, and “yourself” won’t be able to laugh it’s fat a** at you anymore!

So, how many of you are you doing any of these above! What else are you doing that I’m not aware of? Please share everything you know in the Comments below!

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

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APIVITA Natural Serum LIFTING with royal jelly & vitamin A

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I’m no stranger to Apivita products! I have used some of their skincare, body care and hair care items and had lovely results from them!

My favourites have to be their serums though! My absolute favourite serum is the Natural Serum HYDRATION with aloe & hyaluronic acid which I used at a certain point when my skin was acting out like never before and it put it back on track… But today I’m going to talk to you about a new discovery, the APIVITA Natural Serum LIFTING with royal jelly & vitamin A!

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Our skin has practically a life of its own and needs a couple of ingredients to “survive”. Its main “attraction” is firmness which depends on collagen and elastin ( two of the ingredients I was telling you about! ). The worst enemy of our skin is time, while it is also affected by external factors, such as exposure to the sun. So, as the years go by, the skin looses its elasticity and firmness. The Apivita LIFTING Natural Serum is used both in cases of firmness loss and preventively, recovering the skin’s elasticity and youthfulness. Its basically what your skin needs to look younger in a tiny little bottle!

The Natural Serum LIFTING has a rich formula and contains 95% natural ingredients, amongst which: Greek Royal Jelly, Vitamin A, Linseed, Cistus, Honey, Wheat germ oil, Hyaluronic acid, Myrrh, sandalwood & rose essential oils, Green tea infusion all from certified organic cultivation and NO Parabens, Silicones, Propylene glycol, Mineral oil, Ethanolamine, Phthalates, PCM, NM. Basically a loot of good ingredients and no nasties.

Vitamin A is basically a group of retinols which is the main “cause” of the regeneration of skin cells, giving that freshness and lifting to the face, while royal jelly is anti-aging and wrinkle reducer, skin and wound healer ( heals acne, scars, cuts, and wounds ), anti-inflammatory, has antibiotic components, antibacterial agents, contains complex B vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, and enzymes.

All these ingredients combined will lead to a more youthful-looking, fresh, hydrated and plumped skin and you’ll be noticing improvements with the first usages. This was my case! 

Given the fact that Vitamin A is in fact retinol, make sure you use this serum every other day or less, especially you my Beautiful ladies with sensitive skins! And make also sure that you’re using your SPF as you should, daily

Besides the benefits given by the ingredients, what I enjoyed the most is the lightweight texture of the product. It offers such an enjoyable experience when it touches your skin and it absorbs instantly leaving your face clear of any residues! Definitely excellent under makeup as well! It has a pleasant, faint smell that will not offend even the pickiest of noses! You know, products with natural ingredients in them tend to have strong, herbal, earty scents that most people would find unpleasant! Well, this is not the case!

This serum gained a special place in my skincare routine, that is a strong one now! I will definitely write a post dedicated to that, since my last one I remember writing a year a go! 

Would you like to read more about that? Please let me know in the comments below! And make sure you share your favourite serums, as I’m always opened to trying new products.

Thanks for reading Beautiful, and as aways…

See you soon! 

xx, Annie

 

 

 

 

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY Lip Cheat Lip Liners – annie’s beauty… Collection

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I wasn’t the biggest fan of lip liners… You know me! I’m kind of lazy and always in a hurry so, even though I give certain advice makeup and beauty-related tricks and tips, I rarely follow everything to the letter myself!…

But everything changed the moment the infamous Charlotte Tilbury Re-Shape & Re-Size Lip Liner, in Pillow Talk made its way into my otherwise quiet and tranquil life ( not! )… and absolutely roked it completely! Then everything went down the hill from there – as you can see from the picture, without any trace of a doubt!

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So, I have let’s start with…

Pink Venus – gorgeous name, by the way! – a beautiful peachy coral shade, an excellent shade to wear under your peachy, bright summer lip colours! The peach undertone in it doesn’t transfer too obvious because I have quite pigmented lips, but sure looks sensual, youthful and fresh, especially with a gloss on top, as you can see in this post here.

Pillow Talk –  the most “talked” about from the entire Lip-Cheat line, has its own cult that follows it in our beauty world. No need to say a lot about it, except that it is probably the best selled Charlotte Tilbury makeup item, an excellent pink-ish nude colour, that works wonders on every skin type! Therefore you can hardly wonder why it’s so popular! Go see how it looks on me, here.

Iconic Nude is the newest member of the annie’s beauty… lip liner family!It’s definitely a true brown nude, without any traces of pink undertones in it, a warm colour so easy to wear under different lipsticks.

Hollywood Honey somehow warns you about my forever latent ( at the moment! ) obsession with dark lipsticks. This would look amazing in autumn, paired with a similar rusty coloured lipstick, or even with certain dark browns like I wore it here with my NARS Audacious Lipstick in Deborah, or the Estée Lauder Matte in Desirous.

Berry Naughty is the most gorgeous dark berry-toned lip liner I wore! It matches to perfection with the Charlotte Tilbury MATTE Revolution in Glastonberry, which you can see here, but also with the NARS Audacious Ingrid.

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The LIP CHEAT RE-SHAPE & RE-SIZE LIP LINERS come in the most the velvety-soft formula, that glides onto the lips without any pressure needed, feel extremely hydrating on the lips… But I have to warn you that as deeper the colour goes, the hydration decreases noticeably! Nothing a good lip moisturizer cannot fix!, making them look more voluptuous, sensual and naturally gorgeus! The colour is really pigmented, matte and opaque, very long lasting on the lips and when it fades, it does it in the most uniform way, thankfully!

Don’t ask me which one is my favourite, as I would definitely say that I adore them all for different reasons and I wear them equally, in different occasions! My most worn have to be the nudes though! Pillow Talk and Pink Venus… But Iconic Nude comes faster from the back!

So, what are your favourite lip liners? Please share them in the Comments below!

Thanks a lot for reading, and as always…

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

 

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HAMPTON SUN – Smart. Serious. Sunbathing*

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I meant to publish this article later, closer to the hot summer months, as everybody seems to realize they need protection from the basking sun rays around that time of the year … Nothing more wrong! You need protection from the sun all year round without exception!

But I’m not going to bore you with the whys and how-tos, since I already did that in a post I wrote a while back, that you can still read here and move on to the star of this review.

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This above is a gift I received after attending a fabulous beauty blogger event at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest at the end of last summer ( read more here ), that was centered around lavender. Hence the bouquet! I somehow managed to keep the products intact and the lavender bouquet as well until a few days ago when we went fishing!… And after the not too pleasant burning experience of last year’s fishing trip, when nothing saved my skin but the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, I definitely decided to prevent that from repeating, and put these Hampton Sun goodies to test!

Hampton Sun® is a complete line of luxury suncare, skincare and parfum products made with only the finest ingredients: vitamins, anti-oxidants and elements from the nature, a brand completely inspired by the high-life and the beautiful beaches of the Hamptons. Need more luxury than that?!

So I got the chance to try a few of their essentials:

  • the Hampton Sun’s Hydrating Aloe Mist – you know how much I love a face mist and this aloe one is so soothing, hydrating ( contains Vitamin E as well ) and refreshing, thanks to the mint extracts in it! The formula is oil-free and fragrance-free, and allows you to enjoy the benefits of its ingredients without any sticky residue left behind on skin.
  • Hampton Sun’s Luxe Sport SPF 35 Continuous Mist Sunscreen gives the benefits of a highly potent sunscreens in an unique, oil-free formula, feels light and silky on the skin, and absorbs instantly with no sticky film. Plus it has a hint of Hampton Sun’s signature Privet Bloom scent for “the perfect touch of sophistication”.
  • Hampton Sun’s SPF 30 Luxe Sport Lip Balm – is the ultimate luxury lip protection, made with amazing ingredients like: Vitamin A, Aloe, Pomegranate extract, Green tea, Cocoa butter, Cucumber extract, Calendula, Canadian Willow Bark, Seaweed extract, all put together to act as a shield against the harmful UVA and UVB sun rays ( the only lip protector I’ve used this far that offers double protection).

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What I did to protect my skin was to reapply every other hour the Luxe Sport SPF 35 Continuous Mist Sunscreen on my face that I previously cleansed with my Hydrating Aloe Mist and some cotton pads, a little lip balm, and there was no trace of redness, burning, dryness, sore patches, peeling and all that “good stuff I was experiencing last year!

On my sensitive skin was a God-sent; I had no allergic reactions, and because is an oil-free formula the product didn’t clogged my pores causing breakouts either! My skin could breathe, felt hydrated, nourished and protected! Definitely recommend this brand, for as expensive as it might be!

What do you use to protect your skin, Beautiful? Please share your favourites!

See you soon!

xx, Annie

 

 

*products courtesy of Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest

 

 

 

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New in: TOM FORD picks as of late…

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It’s been a while since I saw a product and I instantly felt “the urge” to take it home with me! But if you know me, and how much I love my little Tom Ford collection of goodies, this little haul won’t come as a surprise!… I can’t resist Tom Ford Beauty, for the life of me!!!

  1. Just to take it out of the way, I finally caved in and bought the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in 09 First Time. I had my eyes on this one ever since I got my other 4(?!) shades, but I always thought that First Time was such a common nude, nothing special about it… And how wrong was I?!… Since I’m loving a nude, everyday, effortless lip at any time, it was just a matter of time until I caved in and get this one as well!… Anyways there was me, always picking the boldest new lip options and leaving the safest ones for later on!?!?!!!…
  2. Speaking about boldest picks… The next one is definitely bold… and daring… and rest assured that you’ll make a statement wearing it! It’s the Tom Ford Patent Lip Finish Lip Color 07 Erotic, an amazing fuchsia-pink with the glossiest finish I have ever seen on a lip product! It’s even glossier than the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks Dior came out a while back… And the name of it is everything! Expect a review coming soon!
  3. The cream eyeshadows from Tom Ford come probably with the best formula in the world… I recently wrote a review comparing the Limited Edition Golden Peach to another amazing formula that comes in a stick rather than a pot – the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Pink Quartz which is the perfect dupe for Golden Peach ( read that here! )!… Point is everybody’s raving about Tom Ford‘s cream eyeshadows in Spice and Platinium, so leave it to Annie to pick the one shadow that didn’t impressed basically anyone… I simply adore the Cream Color for Eyes in 03 Sphinx! It’s not pigmented but it sure has an absolutely fabulous golden-pink duochrome sheen, that applied as a finishing touch in the middle of the lid creates the most beautiful, luminous, out-of-this-world-gorgeous effect! Couldn’t be happier with my choice! Either way, Spice is next! Uppss!!!

Here you have it! A tiny but very well loved Tom Ford haul! What were your most loved picks lately? Please share in the Comment section below!

As always, thanks for reading!

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie 

 

 

 

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The Limited Edition TOM FORD Golden Peach & its permanent dupe, the BY TERRY Frozen Quartz Cream Eyeshadows

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Tom Ford‘s Golden Peach was, along with Naked Bronze, the two best sold Limited Edition eyeshadow duos from last year’s Soleil Summer Collection. Everybody wanted it, some lucky ones actually got it and fell in love from the first use!… I got it as well, and it’s safe to say that this is probably my most loved and used cream eyeshadow in my entire collection!

annie's beauty... TOM FORD Golden Peach vs By Terry Frozen Quartz2

But wait! Here comes the best part! I recently found a permanent dupe for Golden Peach! It’s the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz. I know that the Tom Ford Golden Peach is a re-promote with the fairly recent launched 2016 Soleil Summer Collection, but the By Terry “Color-Fix” Cream Eye Shadow is just as good, pretty similar in terms of consistency, pigmentation and colour, and it also comes in this very practical and easy to use packaging. Plus it’s less expensive than it’s otherwise glorious dupe!    

I have a complete review on it and all the By Terry Ombre Blackstar “Color-Fix” Cream Eye Shadows in my makeup collection, here.

annie's beauty... TOM FORD Golden Peach vs By Terry Frozen Quartz3

Here you have a swatch-comparison of the two eyeshadows; the only difference you can barely sense between the two is that Frozen Quartz shows up a bit cooler than Golden Peach… Nothing too obvious on the eyelids when applied and gets to set though!

Both formulas are creamy, easy to blend, buildable, great colour pay-off and amazing longevity! Excellent to use as a base for your eye makeup, instead of a primer. Your eye makeup won’t crease or move around the entire day!

Which one would you prefer, Beautiful?

As always, thanks for reading and…

See you soon!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

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