Beauty expression by Luchessa

A Thirty-something metropolis girl with a big passion for makeup, traveling & city hot spots & urge to share reviews, tips & tricks


Win Ad Space with Nykki & co – Mega June Sponsorship Giveaway

Hello my Beauties, 

hope you are doing really well and are ready for some exciting news.

This amazing giveaway, that i’m going to tell you about, is a huge opportunity for every blogger.
(Yes, to enter this time, you have to be a blogger yourself!)

You can win advertising space on 18 different blogs! Exactly – you read it right – eighteen!!
Mega June Sponsorship Giveaway {Win over $150 worth of Ad Space!}
So all you need to do is to swing by the host & one of my favorite beauty & lifestyle bloggers site:

Nykki talks beauty – where you can enter and try to win this incredibly great prize!

Just imagine your blog button having a spot light on blogs, such as:
Hairspray and Highheels
My so-called Chaos
…and many other exciting ones!

I have to admit, i would LOVE to win this huge & generous prize myself…so if you’re too lazy to enter, i wouldn’t mind! 😛
No, seriously – i’m gladly sharing this exciting news with you, my fellow bloggers!

That’s it, now run over! (You can say HI from me to Nykki!) Good luck!


Talking beauty expression in the spot light

Hello my Beauties,

it’s finally weekend. And it even looks like really nice weather outside. Not sure, but looks a bit sunny outside…
Let’s do something fun, go out and enjoy some quality time with our friends and family. Is it time for the first ice cream of the year?!

But right before that, i will share with you my fabulous exciting news. Nykki from Nykki talks Beauty made my day, by putting me in a big first-hand spot light on her amazing blog yesterday.
Luchessa Featured on nykki talkes beauty
We did an interview earlier this week, where i talked about my blogging experience, the kind of posts i usually create, what i learned so far over the past 6 months of blogging, who keeps inspiring me and how my life has changed by becoming a beauty blogger.

If you like to know what i named my top three “Holy Grail products”, and who the great people are, that keep supporting me day by day, I would love you to swing over to Nykki’s blog and take a look at that Blog Post.
(Pssst, tell her I sent you over!)
Thanks Nykki for this lovely spot light!

In case you got into the guest blogging mood yourself, read my post on “Write a guest post” for any further informations.  😉

Last but not least i had to mention a wonderful and very unique giveaway,
that is currently runnng over on
Inspired by Elizabeth
If you are lucky, you can win an eye catching piece – a Steampunk Butterfly Necklace with Swarovski crystals.

Steampunk Butterfly Necklace with Swarovski crystals from Inspired by Elizabeth                                                    (picture taken from Inspired by Elizabeth site)
It’s not just a necklace, it’s more a creative piece of art, if you ask me.
Don’t miss the opportunity to check out that blog or the Etsy store. I’m sure you are going to love it.

And until we have the pleasure again – stay beautiful! Always!


♥ February News and Featured Posts ♥

Hello my Beauties,

so good to see you on my blog again.
As you might have noticed, i’ve been a little less active this month on here, which was mainly due to a very busy time schedule in my daily life. But let me tell you – i’ve missed you all very much!
Of course i was popping in and out as much as i could. The pleasant outcome was to be mentioned by a few very talented bloggers and twitter friends.
Some of the posts were really so unexpected and wonderful, that i really felt blessed to have found such amazing people in the blogger community.
If you don’t mind, i would love to share those news and featured posts with you. I hope you understand, that i’m not bragging, but simply being incredibly flattered and happy.

If you a steady follower of the beauty blogging community, you know for sure, that by the end of 2012, close to the holiday season, there have been hundreds of beauty giveaways happening. As i’m exactly as you are – a typical makeup loving girl, i entered a few of those held by bloggers i follow anyway. And so the magic happened and I was a lucky winner. But see for yourself.
(Ps: it’s going to be a long blog post, so you better grab your cup of tea, while reading it!)

I had entered the Goodbye 2012 Giveaway on:
Laura’s blog A scottish lass, that she was holding together with Georgina from Makeup Pixi3.a scottish lass and makeup-pixi3 giveaway winner Luchessa                                              (screen shots from Makeup-Pixi3)
Ok, can we stop for a moment and look at the number of total entries for that giveaway. I’m usually not someone, who easily win’s anything, but knowing that out of 12745 entries the winner was ME, is kind of incredible. And i’m not just saying that, i seriously mean it. When i got Laura’s tweet, it totally made my day. 🙂
Goodbye 2012 Giveaway winner tweet to LuchessaNow i just needed to create a blog button to provide it to Georgina for my free advertising. Well, as you know, i’m still a newbie to the blogging world and something like a blog button is nothing i ever made before. But luckily my amazing blogging buddy the Sweet Jelly Bean, who i’m going to mention later on, was so kind to lend me a helping hand.
And the next day my happy face was was shining, along other bloggers from Georgina’s side bar. 🙂
advertiser on makeup-pixi3

So while Laura sent me the beautiful Dior Grand Bal Makeup Palette, which should arrive this week (i might be doing a review on it, ones i get the chance to play with the palette for a little bit) – Georgina offered me a featured blog post along her other advertisers.

Featured blog post on Maku-Pixi3That was a very exciting moment for me. To see the whole blog post on Georgina’s skilled February Advertisers click HERE

Around the same time i became a sponsor for Cherryfashionblog and did a collaborative blog post with bloggers from around the world on – I told you about it HERE.
Nia from Cherryfashionblog featured me just yesterday in a lovely Gorgeous Advertisers post! She asked me a few questions about me and my blog beforehand. And what the result of it are, can be seen if you just click on the post name above. 🙂 Cherryfashion NiaThanks Nia from putting me into such a flattering light!

My Sweet Jelly Bean – Donah was a birthday girl this month, so i’ve decided to send her a few goodies, like a matte top coat, that we were talking about before. And of course i didn’t expect her to write anything about it, since it was not a swap or sponsoring, but just a birthday gift. But you know Donah – she totally did. I’m not going to mention, that i had tears in my eyes while reading her heart-warming words, you can see for yourself. 🙂
Sweet Jelly Bean blog post on Beauty expression by Luchessa                                    (Screen shots taken from
My favorite expression of this february is definitely going to be: “like two peas in a pod of all things beauty”!
Donah took so carefully these pictures of her ” Luchessa branded box”, that i just had to show it to
Donah also said, she meant to feature me & my blog over on site anyways, and this birthday box seemed to be a good occasion.
I’m very happy to have found such a lovely & dedicated friend in Donah. Take a look on the complete post HERE.

And now on to my latest adventure over at Nykki-talks-beauty.
Nykki is a smart and skilled beauty blogger from Arizona, who loves this community very much, which definitely shows in her dedication. She is always involved in group projects and useful blogging ideas and that’s one of the reasons, why her followers love her personality and her blog.
That is also why i’ve decided to become a sponsor for the upcoming month over on her page.
advertising  by Luchessa(click on the picture to enlarge. screen shot taken from + my Twitter)
One of the cool perks of being an advertiser on Nykki’s blog, was also a featured post about me & my blog. She decided to write a little intro herself (and what a nice intro it was!) and go for an unusual question, that i had to answer.
Luchessa featured on Nykki-talks-beauty
If you are interested in what my answer to this question was, you need to go over to Nykki’s 
Five Things I’m Currently {Loving} and scroll down!! Believe me, you don’t want to miss that! At first that question seemed to be oh so easy, but when i started really thinking about it, i knew it wouldn’t be easy at all. 🙂

So as you can see, even if i haven’t been posting much myself during february, i was still somewhere very close.
I’m incredibly thankful for all the opportunities i have been given through all these great bloggers, the friendships and the new skills, that i’m gaining every day, by interacting with all of you! I guess, that’s what they call – a personal growth?!

Last but not least i would like to share some of the sweetest tweets of this and past month’s!
Luchessas favorite tweetsLuchessas favorite tweetsThanks for all your acceptance and recognition, my amazing fellow bloggers! That means a whole lot to me!

I hope you share my happiness and visit some of these bloggers to check their pages out. 
Until next time – stay beautiful! 😉


Featuring Alessia – Whispers From Angels

Hello my Beauties.

Today i would love to feature a fellow beauty blogger Alessia, who i met a few months ago on my journey through the blogging world.
She has a wonderful blog with a lovely name: Whispers From Angels. I would say, that’s a catching one. Don’t you think? You can find great posts on accessories, fashion in general, everything vintage, cosmetics and DIY ideas on her blog.
Alessia whispers from angels
I asked Alessia a few questions about her life, her blogging experience and her goals. 
Find out what she had to say. Enjoy!

Hello dear,

  1. Where were you born?
    I was born &  lived  in Italia in a beautiful beach town. 
  2. Where do you live right now?
    I live in the UK and have done since i was 4, not as hot as Italia, but hey!
  3. Where is your favorite place to be? 
     A beach in Italia is my favourite place to be! The sound of my language, the weather and how it’s so chilled out there with amazing smell of fresh food! 
  4. What was your dream job when you were a kid? 
    My dream job was to be a nurse 🙂
  5. What do you do now?
     I am a children’s outreach worker, i work with families and children within many areas, such as domestic violence.
  6. When did you decide it was time to become a beauty blogger?
     I started with doing vintage, after my mama discovered the world of blogs. Then through that i found beauty blogs and they inspired me so around may 2012.
  7. What were your best and worst beauty experiences of 2012? 
    My best beauty experiences were discovering Bioderma and Vichy cleansing wash!! My skin loves them both.
    My worst has to be stick to the nailpolishes i know & trust because i wasted money on other brands that chipped after one day and that irritates me!
  8. Have you discovered anything new (about yourself and others) during your blogging career?
     I have learned to believe in myself and know that i can do this.
    Blogging has allowed me to meet some amazing people and to grow in confidence.
  9. What would you recommend to a newbie in the blogosphere?
    To a newbie i would say, don’t listen to others, who dictate on how your blog should be, its YOUR blog so enjoy it.
    Dont worry about “rules” as there aren’t any!
  10. Do you have a motto that you live by?
    Dont take the ones you love for granted, appreciate and love every moment with each of them!
  11. Is there something your readers don’t know about you yet and would be surprised to know?
    I don’t think there is anything suprising…what about the fact that i hate celery!? 😉
  12. Do you plan anything super special for 2013 regarding your everyday life and your blog?
    2013 is going to be the year I grow as a blogger, and will finally get a good camera!
    I also plan to attend more blogger events and meetups.
  13. Can you be found on any other platforms other than your own blog? 
    You can find me on youtube 🙂
  14. Please tell us about your current beauty secret, that you’ve been obsessed with lately.
    My current beauty must have, that I can’t get enough of is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation!
    It covers, brightens and lasts! I find this to be such an amazing product and would highly recommend it to anyone!
    (Alessia did a great Review! on the Wake Me Up Foundation)

    Wake Me Up Foundation Rimmel                                                      (Picture taken from the RimmelLondon UK site)

It’s really nice to get to know you a little better, Alessia. Thank you for the answers. That was fun.
My dear readers, please feel free to visit Alessia’s blog and her youtube channel (and say “hi” from me).
I’m sure you don’t want to miss any of her updates.
Whispers From Angels Alessia
Thanks for reading & until next time – stay beautiful!


♥ Being featured and becoming a sponsor in one week♥

Hello my Beauties.

I have to tell you, this has been an exciting week so far. Besides of being a little under the weather and incredibly busy, i was also lucky enough to get featured in one of my favorite beauty bloggers post.
Donah the SweetJellyBean, who you might have heard me raving about before, made a great collaborative article on bloggers favorite toners and called it:
“Favourite Facial Toners & Mists from Around the World” – a title straight to the point, if you ask me, since all the bloggers are from different corners of our planet, which made it even more fun!

Tonercollaboration1Collage courtesy of SweetJellyBean.

I participated with my blog post, that i did back in december 2012 about the Kiehl’s Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist, which got a lot of attention.
Here is what Donah said about this collaborative blog post beforehand:

Hello Everyone! Today’s post is rather special! I’ve approached some of my favourite bloggers and invited them to share some of their best-kept secrets (well, not anymore!) in terms of staying fresh and beautiful no matter what the weather is. With the harsh cold winter months (or hot summery weather), we have to make sure our skin receives that tender loving care at all times, to prevent drying, flakiness and even irritation. And this post will tell you about some of the best products out there you can get your hands on, in the form of facial toners or mists! A must-have not only during the scorching heat of summer but also the freezing cold of winter.

So, are you ready to meet the awesome bloggers and their favourite toners and/or mists? Let me start this beauty tour and share one of my must-haves in my handbag!


If you like to read which products every blogger was pointing out, and who exactly those bloggers are, you can find it on Donah’s blog: 


The other not less exciting thing is, that i became a sponsor of a very cool fashion blogger. Nia believes, that fashion is art and get’s her inspiration from fashion events & blogs and her daily life.
It feels really good to be represented a little bit on her blog and getting also some creative inspiration. If some of Nia’s reader find my blog interesting and leave me their feedback, i’d be most delighted!
cherryfashionblogPicture from
Stop by Nia’s Cherryfashionblog – you might love it as much as I do! 🙂


Hope you are all doing well this week and can share my happiness today, my Beauties.
Stay motivated. I’m waiting for your inspiring blog posts! 🙂