It is high time for the Summer Edition of My Favorite Things.
Perfume: This category is most prone to quick changes. but those two perfumes have been worn the most and loved the most in the past months. Typically for me and my luck, both are very expensive. But quality has its price, and those two are of the highest quality – Aftelier Tango and Xerjoff Lira.
Makeup: In London I fell prey to the seductive lure of Burberry Cosmetics. Elegant and understated, these items are classy and beautiful. I especially love the lipstick in Rosewood (N°4) and the blush in Cameo (N°2).
Skincare: Paula’s Choice Resist skincare products are amazing! I have been using Paula Begoun’s products for years and I stumbled across her books in the 1990ies and I am certainly glad for that. She provides a sensible, trustworthy and indispensable resource in her books as well as online on Beautypedia. Resist is a new addition to her line and I couldn’t be happier with how the products work and how my skin looks. I am no beauty blogger and therefore I refer you to others who do that better. I can only say, those products work for me in every respect and that is why they make it onto the favorites list (and not only in summer, I just thought of including them now :) ).
Music: Laugh at me all you like, but the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge is fantastic! I have a recurring Moulin Rouge phase every now and then. I think the use of known songs in a fitting context is genius. And I admire Ian Mc Ewan for singing so amazingly.
My son is listening to Swan Lake a lot right now, and therefore I am bewitched once again by the beauty of Tchaikovski’s masterpiece.
Speaking of which: Did you see Black Swan? I liked this movie a lot!
TV: Who else thinks the opening sequence of True Blood is genius? The music, the images, truly disturbing and wonderful at the same time. The series itself is over the top weird, bloody and addictive.