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


Featuring Sunshine Citizen and her Top 3 Dermacol Products

Hello my Beauties,

ones again it’s one of those days, where you find a new featured Blogger here on Beauty expression by Luchessa. 
Please give this lovely lady a warm welcome and be prepared to gain a beauty friend.

Meet Flori, who has always been inspired by anything beautiful and dreamed about making a change in the world, while not necessarily making a name for herself. How humble is that!
On her blog the Sunshine Citizen you will find great DIY ideas, recipies, beauty & hair products, as well as style posts.
I mean, look at her gorgeous & healthy looking hair – she simply has to have her “hair secrets”! Right?!
Swing over and leave Flori some feedback. You’re going to love her!

{My Top 3 Dermacol Products}

Hi, my name is Flori and I am the blogger behind Sunshine Citizen.
Luchessa generously offered me the chance to write a guest post for her and I couldn’t refuse!
Don’t you just love Luchessa?

She wanted me to showcase a Slovakian brand, since that is where I am from, but honestly I couldn’t find one. Instead I offered to do a post on my favorite products from Dermacol, an old brand started in Prague, as I have tried a fair share of their products and after all the Czech Republic is our neighbor and we once were the same country. I hope you enjoy the post! 

Product No. 1
{Dermacol Makeup Cover Up}

This is a must have! Honestly, I would call this the secret weapon of the Slovak and Czech women.
Dermacol Make-up Cover lists 50% of pigments in its ingredient list, making it possible to cover up just about anything with the tiniest amount. It can be used as foundation, but let me tell you this is heavy duty stuff, which will become one of your favorite concealers.

It’s so versatile that not only can you use it as foundation or concealer, you can dilute with the moisturizing cream you use to your preferred coverage and you have a tinted moisturizer!
You get 30 g of product in a gold metal tube, which will probably last you ages considering how little of the product is needed to get the job done.
It being waterproof, smelling lovely, and having a SPF 30 are some other things to take into consideration and in my mind adjectives to add to its list of qualities.
dermacol makeup cover up

Product No. 2
{Lip Seduction Lipstick}

Not only is the packaging of the Lip Seduction Lipstick really cute, it is the lip product I find myself reaching for to take everywhere. Press the transparent end through which you can see the lipstick and with a click the lipstick comes out of the blue metal tube.
With the lipstick being extremely hydrating and nourishing, your lips are sure to be look beautiful and plump.
The lipstick is in fact so nourishing that it has replaced my favorite lip balm.
It has made it possible to enjoy the best of both worlds; the pigmentation of lipstick and the overall luxurious feel of a great balm.
Dermacol Lip Seduction lipstickProduct No. 3
{Aroma Therapy Stress Relief Body Oil – Grape and Lime}

Not only does this smell so good, that it makes me want to make a summer drink inspired by it, it is amazing stuff!

The oil blend is very light and sinks right into the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. It is rich in vitamins so it is supposed to intensively treat and regenerate your skin. The scent of grapes and lime is rather strong, but so soothing that is does not bug me and leaves me wanting more.
The thing I love about this oil is that it doesn’t really contain a lot of chemical ingredients and it is very versatile!
It can be used as massage oil, a moisturizer after taking a bath, and even can be used in your hair care routine.
Personally, I love using it after a bath and it leaves the skin soft and since it has a thin runny consistency; it seeps right into the skin without leaving an oily film. It is definitely one of my favorite body oils I have ever tried and the scent embodies everything I love about summer.
dermacol aroma rituals body oil

I hope you enjoyed the post! And I would like to thank Luchessa for giving me the opportunity to write a little post for you.
Have a great day!

So my Beauties, i hope you found a new interesting brand to check out and a great fresh face in the blogosphere.
I especially liked the review on these lipsticks, since Flori somehow managed to pick out just the right “Luchessa-colors”.
And those of you know follow me for some time, know that i absolutely love vintage rose type of lip products, that are not having a  drying effect on my lips.

Here is the official Dermacol site, where you can take a look on the whole range of their products. 
And here is an online pharmacy Medcentrum, that seems to be shipping internationally, in case you get interested in any of Dermacol’s products. 

Find Flori on Twitter or Bloglovin’ and chat away!!

Until next time – stay beautiful!!


May Photo a Day Challenge – Day 15 (FMSphotoaday – 7 O’Clock)

Hey my Beauties,

how is your day going? 

Can you believe, we are already half way through the challenge?! Time goes by so quickly.
Alright so today is Day 15 and the topic is “7 O’Clock“.

15. 7 o’clock:
 Whatever you’re doing at 7am or 7pm – share it!

Ok i have to warn you – this is not a “no makeup challenge” – but you asked for it, so here we go.
May photo a day challenge Day 15 7oclockYes, it’s early in the day. Way too early, if you ask me! It’s 7 O’Clock and a beauty blogger is right out of the shower (can you tell?!).  
It’s not my favorite time, since i’m more of a night owl, but what can you do, if you got to start early…
No makeup, and a definite need for a big mug of fresh coffee. You have seen me having really big mugs before. Like HERE.

A little bit off topic: Does anyone have a problem going out without wearing makeup?
Just asking, because i got a few emails, asking me about my makeup routine and if i wear makeup every day.

I have to say, i do love my cosmetic goodies and i enjoy applying it before going to work or out at night.
But i’m not someone, who doesn’t feel well being seen in public au naturel.

Just yesterday i met a friend for coffee. We were sitting outside a nice coffee shop, enjoying the sunshine and a great talk.
And you know what –  i was totally alright without any makeup on.

What about you? How confident are you in public? Are you brave in the city or “just” on the beach vacation?
Tell me about your experience.

Until next time – stay beautiful!

ps: Come and join Polish Alcoholic’s & my Sweet Summer Swap – there are still 2 days to sign up left.


♥ International Beauty Giveaway ♥ – (closed)

Hello my Beauties!

Yesterday i checked my statistics and noticed my blog has reached over 100 followers. So to show you how thankful i am for all of your support, comments and tips, i’ve decided to do my first giveaway in the history of this blog. 🙂
I really appreciate all the kind words & all the smiles you gave me, my friends, readers and fellow bloggers.

I wanted to have a little ‘theme’ to the prizes in this giveaway. So i decided to go for a brand that probably most of you wont be able to get anywhere outside of Germany, as it seems to be a brand that doesn’t export yet. But as i really enjoy the products by P2 cosmetics, i wanted to share some of them with my dear followers! I picked some of my favorites, that you might want to use for your holiday looks and nail designs! (if you do, please don’t forget to share some pictures!) As you see its purple & gold inspired! 

I hope you are as excited as i am. 

12 prizes by P2 cosmetics

Details to enter the giveaway are:
Please fill out the Rafflecopter below & follow the instructions.
It’s open internationally and one winner will be chosen at random.
(I really hope Rafflecopter will work as an external link – look at the end of the post – as i can’t insert it on my basic wordpress)
I assure you that all the products have been bought with my own money.

All entries from multiple or spam accounts, like accounts set up for giveaways only will be banned!!!
I want these goodies to go to my real followers & readers!

In order to be entered into this giveaway
you MUST be a follower of Beauty expression by Luchessa on WordPress or via email since it’s for my followers only (extra points if you follow me on Hellocotton or Twitter) AND you HAVE TO comment under this post, telling mo how you found this blog. The giveaway will be open until the 14’th of dezember (GMT + 1:00).

In the makeup bag you will find:

  1. 860 ready to rock nail polish
  2. 880 fancy fairytale nail polish
  3. glamorous finish holo top coat in 040 just fantastic
  4. nail food ananas – nourishing nail tretment for slowly growing nails
  5. perfect face pore minimizer – reduces the visibility of pores, evens out imperfections
  6. lovely doll eyes mascara (carbon black) in 010 twinkle star
  7. khol eyeliner in 090 stylish great britain
  8. fantastic chrome khol in 020 wild amethyst
  9. fantastic chrome khol in 010 golden amber
  10. keep the secret evermore daring lip top coat (extremely pearlized gloss) in 010 golden burst
  11. sheer glam lipstick in 090 sex and the city (glossy and balmy with a sheer color)
  12. beauty insider waterproof liquid eyeliner in 010 full action black

12 prizes by P2 cosmetics

these four are def my favorites of the bunch!
p2 cosmetics products
Don’t forget to spread the word 😉

 Enter here
open link & scroll down

There you have it my Beauties. Have fun and good luck!
If you have any additional questions, just email me at


Liebster Blog Award!!

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I was nominated for a Liebster Blog Award by the lovely That was so unexpected and sweet, that i decided to go ahead and participate! 😉

What is that award about, you will ask? Well, “Liebster” is a german word meaning “most favorite” or  “dearest”, which is usually given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers, who deserve support from the community.
Seriously, that is a really big thing for me, since I’ve just started my journey and it’s really wonderful to be thought of by the fellow beauty blogger and wonderful woman!

Now to the rules:

1) Post eleven facts about yourself

2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create eleven questions for people you’ve nominated

3) Choose eleven people to give this award to (with fewer than 200 followers) and link them in your post

4) Go to their page and tell them

5) Remember, no tag backs

Eleven Facts about myself:

  1. I’m the only child in the family.
  2. I play the piano since i’m 4 years old. (became a bit lazy during the past years though)
  3. I was born in Moscow and typicly did some ballet before i started elementary school.
  4. I speak 4 languages and love traveling around to have some practise in each one of them!
  5. I don’t like milk, but sometimes i order a cappuccino. (especially the real italian ones are so delish!)
  6. I could have sushi and pancakes every day and not getting bored of it!
  7. New Year celebration is my most favorite holiday since the childhood. The thought of starting something fresh and new excites me every time! In my eyes the first 5 minutes after midnight have something magical…
  8. Ice skating was always my sports of choice, especially when i was a teen. Every time it was a big fun going with my bestie to the local ice skating rink.
  9. Vibrant & bright colors always make me smile.
  10. A new intresting beauty book or a youtube channel is like a mini holiday for my brain. Letting my mind wander…
  11. If in doubt what to get me for my birthday – give me some of your quality time. There is nothing more valuable than spending great moments with people close to your heart & soul!

Eleven questions from

1. Where is your favorite place to pick up makeupI don’t have just one place where I like to shop for makeup. It really depends on the brand or the product I’m looking for. But i do shop in drugstores and high-end stores.

2. What age were you when you started regularly wearing makeup? On a daily basis probably at age 17-18. Before it was more like tinted lip balms and (weird colored) powder.

3. Favorite Disney cartoon movie? I will have to say Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was my very first Disney movie and to these days it’s still my favorite one.

4. If you could travel anywhere for a month where would you go, why would you go there, and what would you do? I have done something like that already and it was Mexico. I would love to repeat that experience. The warm-hearted always smiling people, great inspiring antique places like the Aztec Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán, the delicious traditional food and just the fun mexican fiestas – who wouldn’t want all that for a month or longer? 😉

5. What is one piece of clothing you couldn’t live withoutA great pair of jeans, that flatters your figure is a must-have these days. You can dress them up or down depending on the occasion. 

6. Which band-dead or alive would make your life to see/meet? Buena Vista Social Club – nothing makes more my day than listening to their music! 

7. If you could invent your own line of product (fashion, makeup, skin care,etc) what would it beIt would be a nail polish line, since it combines my passion for color and the fact that a wisely chosen polish is like delicious icing on the cake when it comes to our outfit. 

8. Whats your favorite drug store brand? I would have to name two and it’s Catrice and Revlon. 

9. What’s your favorite Lush Product? And if you don’t have one what would you like to try? If I’m honest I’m not a big fan of Lush so far. I prefer Fresh Line when it comes to homemade cosmetic (soap, oils ect). Last product i used by Lush was the Honey I washed the Kids soap, which was ok. 

10. What’s a hidden talent you’d like to share? Hm, not sure if that’s such a hidden talent, but I’m pretty good in multitasking. 

11. What is something you’d like to do before you’re too old to do itI think I would enjoy trying the water skiing. I bet it would look quite funny for everyone else! 

My eleven questions for the bloggers:

  1. What inspired you to choose the name for your blog?
  2. Why did you start blogging?
  3. Where do you get your motivation to write a new blog post? What inspires you?
  4. Do you have any role model in the beauty/fashion industry (models, designers, makeup brands)? Who and why?
  5. Do you remember what the first makeup item was that you ever used?
  6. If you hear or read about an interesting beauty product that’s not available in your country, would you still go and get it online?
  7. High end cosmetics vs. drugstore cosmetics? Whats your choice most of the time?
  8. If you could travel to any interesting place in the world, where would it be and why?
  9. What’s your secret remedy when you are stressed out?
  10. What’s your autumn/winter must haves (food, cosmetics, book, clothing ect.)?
  11. What is your other passion besides fashion & makeup?

Blogger I’m nominating: (some of you might have more than 200 followers, but i really would like to nominate YOU!)

Go ahead and share the love!