New Members to my Beauty Family a.k.a I just couldn’t resist

Working at a place where I am surrounded by products has a downside …

IMG_1581I see everything, I test everything, I want everything.

If only money grew on trees…

Even today, on the rainiest of rainy days, I stumble into a parfumerie and start testing YSL lipsticks, not because I am in need of one – nope, I’m actually all lipstick-ed out! It was more the beautiful packaging calling my name, “you know you want us”, “you know you need us”. No pretty lipsticks, not today! “But you don’t have one like us yet..”.. okay, but let me see how expensive… 50 SFR?!

I immediately left the store before too much damage was done. Proud of me? You should be! The YSL Volupté Sheer Candy Lipsticks are GORGEOUS! I fell in love with Dewy Papaya and Juicy Grapefruit.. hint hint, nudge nudge, wink wink 😉


Anyhoo, less about what didn’t make it to my collection ( 😦 ) and more about what I actually did buy and is being used gleefully…


I’ve been reading on a couple of blogs that Cleansing Oil is the new way to go. Apparently L’Oréal makes a great one, but it doesn’t exist here. So I was more than pleased to find a similar product at the Body Shop! So far I’ve tested it on foundation and on last bits of mascara. It leaves my skin nice and smooth and is a great alternative to cleansing milk or just plain eye-makeup remover.


Another Body Shop purchase was this hand cream. My hands (and my feet) are the one part of my body that I always forget to use sun screen on. While at InStyle I overheard a discussion on the importance of using a cream with SPF to keep your hands from looking too old too quickly, so naturally I made it my mission to find and use a cream myself – future me would definitely be grateful! Surprisingly, not many creams include sun protection! This one has SPF 15, a delicate rose scent and is really light!


The Body Shop really inspired me this week… I’ve always been into “wake-up products” so I thought it would be interesting to try a vitamin C scrub. So far, so good…


Also, the sudden work stress I’m under has made my skin start to break out. I’ve never had this problem before, and it’s still only the odd blemish here and there, but still; I wanted to immediately nip it in the butt! Tea Tree is great for blemish treatment – it cools and dries the area and reduces the appearance almost immediately!

IMG_1588I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t buy a new nail polish, would it?


Even just buying two is completely and utterly normal for me… and just check out their names!


I also thought it was time to try a new Eye Cream. I like the ones I have from Bobby Brown and Clarins, but it’s always good to switch things up and keep things fun 😉

IMG_1585I’ve also fallen in love with this eye liner. It’s like a felt tip pen! I’m normally not really into jet black, but this one is so easy to apply that it doesn’t leave my eyes looking too dark!


Not too sure how I feel about this lipstick yet. It’s meant to adjust to your perfect lip color.. I’m not sure if it really works… only time will tell, but it is a cool idea!


And finally, my best friend convinced me to purchase this. Since I’m also in search of the perfect concealer, I welcomed it with open arms. It’s light-reflective, thus great for that fresh, beauty-sleep look 😉

Have a great weekend!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo



Manicure Mondays!

It’s Monday again, and you know what that means…


Manicure Monday Time!!

This week I chose a French Manicure colour in contrast to last weeks neony yellow. It’s a nice natural colour similar to that I posted a few weeks ago..very light and barely noticeable.


I seem to mainly be using my Catrice nail polishes. They are so inexpensive and I have so many cute colors, that I’ve addictively bought collected one too many over the years… I now have an impressive color range sitting on my shelf. I do have to say however, that the colors are noticeably less thick than more expensive polishes, but since I enjoy changing them up often, I’d rather invest in a couple of inexpensive ones. Buying 4 different shades from Catrice is easier on your budget than from OPI or Essie anyhow ;)!


I picked Mona Lisa is staring back. It’s kind of like a muddy – yet glamorous – white-ish colour; close, yet still far from the classic French.


A great alternative for when you want a no-nonsense type manicure; simple, and classic. Great for my upcoming work week 😉

IMG_0688And Bala’s sleep week 😉

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo