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


Sunday Pampering – FMSphotoaday Day 26

Hello my Beauties,

today we have Day 26 of the May Photo a Day Challenge and the topic is: “Favorite thing to do on sunday“.
26. Fave thing to do on Sunday: What’s your favourite thing to do on Sundays? Sleep-in? Eat out? Party? Share.

Sunday is that one day in the week, when i really love to sleep in ( i even have the slight feeling, i was a sloth in my past life…).
Besides the amazing wakeup up without the alarm clock, i treat myself with a big bowl full of fruits and berries – similar to what i told you about on Day 7 of this photo challenge. I love to start my free day with something that healthy & delicious.

But what i love the most about Sundays, is my personal weekly ritual, that i try to hold on to, as far as possible.
It’s all about {Sunday Pampering}.
Sunday Pampering bathing salts, facial mask
First of all, i really enjoy a good bath, usually using some kind of good smelling salts.
In this case – a generous gift from a dear fried, who got me the incredible lovely {
Spider Lily Bath Salt from the India Hicks Island Living® by Crabtree & Evelyn}. (Contains moisturising coconut, soybean and avocado oils) $30.00 / 34,00 €

I’ve been a fan of Crabtree and Evelyn‘s ranges for quite some time now (you might know that Wisteria is one of my all time favorite perfumes) – i can’t pass their store here in town, without going in – and the India Hicks range is simply amazing.
I know, it seem pretty expensive for “just” bathing salts, but I see it as a bit of a treat!
Of course any other nice bathing oils or salts would help the relaxing effect, but that’s the one i’m using & loving right now.
Besides, i like how sturdy the packaging is and the little sea shell scoop is a nice touch as well. Brings the beach closer to my bath tub!
Spider lily bathing salts India Hicks Island LivingAnother big favorite of mine for a good pampering session is my {
HydraQuench Cream-Mask} for dehydrated skin by Clarins.
I like to apply a good amount of it right before taking a bath and when i come out of it, i simply remove the excess with a cotton pad. My skin feels so fresh & moisturised afterwards.
I have tried many different hydrating masks on the market and since my skin is quite sensitive, i’m a picky customer. The HydraQuench Cream-Mask is definitely one of a few favorites of mine so far. The feel and look of my skin has improved since i started using it a few months ago. A 75ml tube retails here for 35 €. The 15ml i use right now was a sample from a beauty box. 

My current hair shampoo is the {CALLIOPE Rescue Hair Wash for dry & flaky scalp} from the greek brand Fresh Line.
During this cold & rainy weather (yes i feel like we are back in november) my scalp tends to be dry, so i went for an effective solution – a hydrating and soothing shampoo with key ingredients like Tea Tree, Chamomile, Garlic, Neem Oil and Echinacea.
It has quite a strong herbal scent, but somehow i really like it. If also doesn’t foam too much, since it has a lot of natural ingredients in it. The shampoo cleans my hair really well and after drying it doesn’t look flat, what i personally would really hate.
What most important, my scalp doesn’t itch or burn afterwards, but feels really nourished and calmed.
The big 200ml bottle costs around 14,00 € in Europe. The bottle i currently have is a travel size of 75ml.
Fresh line  Calliope hair wash, Clarins HydraQuench Cream-MaskI will not talk about my daily shower gel in this post, since i still use the {Yves Rocher Energizing Shower Gel} – Spanish Pomegranate, that i shared with you before.

As you can see i also love burning mini tea candles, while taking a bath. I don’t know if that’s a cliché, but it really clams me down and in this case it’s a {Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze}.
It’s a cool summer refreshment in this tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango.

After coming off the bath tub, i like to treat my skin with a good body lotion. Along with the Satin-Smooth Body Lotion by Clarins, i use {Kiehl’s Creme de Corps} – rich nourishing cream, that leaves my skin incredibly hydrated. I would say, that i probably like the smell of the Clarins body lotion a bit better, but over all – the Kiehl’s body moisturizer is a solid product. And in a mini version like mine (30ml), it’s a great traveling size for your vacation. A 75ml bottle retails for almost 10,00€ here in Europe.
Kiehl's Creme de CorpsAfter a nice pampering afternoon like that, there is definitely going to be a tea moment! 😉

What about you, my Beauties? What are your favorite things to do on a sunday? Share your stories with me. 

Until next time – stay beautiful.
Ps: Don’t forget to stop by and check out my Sunday Read – you might find a few great posts!



Follow My Secrets and discover Womanity! (Giveaway – closed)

Hey my Beauties,

it’s just me dropping in with a little “Thank You” note for all of your latest support, comments and emails. 
Makes me so happy to see you being that active on here. 

So to make it even more fun for everybody, i decided to share with you “My Secrets” and to let you have some “Womanity”.

What is she talking about, you will ask yourself?
It’s simple. This is a mini Giveaway for those of you, who follow me via email (or WordPress of course). 
I noticed, many of you who comment on the regular basis are my email subscribes, so that is my little reward for you.
Thierry Mugler Womanity Perfumed Body Milk, H&M makeup pouch
One lucky follower will win: 

A stylish little makeup pouch and a 100ml / 3.3Oz Thierry Mugler Womanity Perfumed Body Milk.
“Womanity by Thierry Mugler, This is first in a series of fragrances that celebrate women .
The first was angel and the second was alien. In this new celebration of the divine feminine, three accords were used to symbolize the three faces of every woman.
There is sweet ripe fig fruit, symbolizing a woman’s feminine side joined with a savory note of black caviar that symbolizes her sophistication and complexity. Finally, there is fig tree wood which evokes power, intuition and wisdom.”

Enter now using Rafflecopter! *

Good luck everyone!
Until next time – stay beautiful!


300 Blog Followers and 10.000 views Giveaway – OVER

Hello my Beauties,

happy weekend to all of you!!
Today i have rather good news.
About 1,5 weeks ago i got my 300’s follower here on WordPress and today there were 10.000 views registered on Beauty expression by Luchessa. 

I know with all my lovely Twitter followers and people who i’m connected with on HelloCotton, Bloggers and other platforms, there are probably much more of you, who enjoy reading my blog, but today i want to celebrate this milestone with you. 

As you might know, i’m collaborating with the sweet Nykki over at Nykki Talks Beauty these days and she offered to have my 300 followers Giveaway on her blog.
This Giveaway is a big Thank You for the continuous support and care! It’s great to have you, my dear readers, on my side!

So in order to enter and win some cool prizes, you have to visit Nykki’s site and find the Rafflecopter form to fill out.
(Follow all the rules. Obviously you have to be my follower on WordPress or via email in the first place!)
This is an international Giveaway and will be running until 3/23/2013.

300 followers giveaway Kiko Weleda(Click on the picture to enlarge!)
You can win:

1.  KIKO Dashing Unlimited Lipgloss Set – a limited edition set of five long-lasting (up to 6 hours!) lipglosses with ultra-shiny finish. (hypoallergenic)

2. Weleda Pomegranate regenerating set and a selection of mini body & face lotions. 

Good luck everyone and now let’ have some fun:  ENTER HERE

Until next time – stay beautiful.