Favorite Scrubs: Drugstore Edition

Favorite-2I’m glad that you have enjoyed my high-end favorite exfoliators reviews Part 1  and Part 2, now I’m going to share with you my equally performing ones from the high-street/ drugstore market.

Hall of fame: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub

This one has been a faithful companion since I first tried it about 10 years ago. Boy what a gem…and it’s a drugstore product! Meaning your wallet won’t suffer much. Continue reading “Favorite Scrubs: Drugstore Edition”

Top 5 Beauty (Makeup) Icons

Being so passionate about makeup, I’m constantly looking up to those makeup artists, who shape and create the beauty icons’ looks we are then, so eager to recreate on ourselves.

There are some celebrities that I’m constantly reaching out to for makeup inspiration, because I know how flawless and spot on their faces always look and how iconic their looks are. So today I’m going to share with you those women who -to me- are a reference and an inspiration whenever I’m doing my makeup, from natural to glamour, and everything in between 😉 Continue reading “Top 5 Beauty (Makeup) Icons”

Shoes Every Woman Should Own


Shoes specialI often get surprised by how shoes get neglected in a daily women’s outfit. Some put great effort in their makeup, clothes, bags and other accesories, and little love goes to that part of the ensemble that makes everything come beautifully together: the shoes!

Shoes need to be aligned with the rest of our clothes to make it the perfect ensemble. If you are using a great shaping dress, but you add rounded worn-out flats it will not enhance or support the stylish look you are trying to pull with that dress. Of course, the latest trend is to wear any dress with sneakers, which in most cases look good, but again depending on the shape and state of those shoes and the stylish appearance you want to create.

The case in point is not only about the fit or model of the shoes, but also the state they are in…anything showing too much wear and tear will belittle your whole look. If –like me– you don’t have the budget to own every single Louboutin and/or Altuzarra that there is or a pair of shoes for every occasion or dress cut, then there are some basic pairs that will go with most of your wardrobe.

Basic shoes to have in your wardrobe:

Pumps: They come in all shapes (D’Orsay, Peep Toe, Platform, Pointed, Slingback, etc) but the absolute must-have should be a pair of black and nude stilettos. These will go with absolutely everything! They will make you look like a model in a dress, and they will elevate any jeans outfit to the next level. I would also recommend to add a pair of  bright colored pumps to make any black or neutral outfit stand out, adding chicness to your outfit.

Wardrobe must-have

If you are tall or cannot stand high heels, then you could opt for Kitten Heeled ones, which would be more comfortable for you.

Sandals: This one might vary depending on your location. I live in Brussels, where it’s raining most of the time -all year long- therefore to me sandals are a rare thing to wear, I get to use them in the summer, but only for a couple of weeks, so it’s not something that I would invest too much on. However, a great pair of black high-heeled or golden/nude ones it’s a must in any women’s closet.


If you live in a more tropical weather, then you can benefit from the ample choice of sandals, which are great to give a sense of elongated legs, they add an even more feminine touch to any dress, and you can also show your tan and brag of your lovely pedi 😉

LoafersFlats: Or loafers are still great to use to give sort of a preppy look to your casual outfits, so it’s always nice to have one pair handy. Also if you are tall, you can get away with these even while wearing dresses. Make sure to go for one with neutral colors that go with everything.



Flat sandals are also a must, mainly when you are on summer holidays.

Flat sandals

Boots: The variety of types and models are countless, so these also depend mostly on your location. If you live in a cold country with heavy winters, then -even as a matter of safety because of the snow- at least 3 pair of boots are welcomed in your closet. Think of black and brown as universal colors that will go with everything. I would suggest to own a black pair with high heels, that will make any outfit more formal, and you can even wear with dresses. Also, a pair of flats that will make it easier to walk in the rain and/or snow.

Boots for every occasionSneakers: Now that sports shoes are all the rage and people wear them with absolutely everything, it will be good to have a white and black pair to combine with skirts, jeans and dresses alike making you look super trendy and stylish. All brands have come out with innumerable models of these, so the choice is huge.

Sneakers for every occasion

So these are –to me– the basic shoes every woman should own to look great all year long and enhance any outfit. Also, remember to keep them clean and in proper shape.

How do you feel about shoes? Are you an addict like me ?

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New in my Wardrobe

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Tomorrow I’ll be posting the second installment of my “Favorite Exfoliators” , but in the meantime I wanted to show you a bit of what has been happening in Aurambeauty‘s closet lately.

Since January I started to put together my own capsule wardrobe, consisting -due to the current winter season- of neutral coloured sweaters, timeless coats and the eventual seasonal piece, in my case in the shape of shoes 😉

So here’s a look at some of what has been added so far… Continue reading “New in my Wardrobe”

Favorite Face Exfoliators – Part I

img_0288-2Following my “Top Skincare Tips” post, I wanted to share with you my favorite scrubs. Exfoliation is one of my preferred skincare routine steps. I have tried and tested so many throughout the years from drugstore to high-end products, and fortunately some of them have made them to holy grail status!  I will divide this post in two parts to make it easier for you to browse.

Here are the first ones in my list: Continue reading “Favorite Face Exfoliators – Part I”