In April 2014 YSL released this line of Babydoll Kiss & Blush products which are meant for your lips as well as your cheeks. What definitely intrigued me was the consistency of this product, so I decided on purchasing two shades.
This combination of products has been my trusty go-to base for this season. Even after a few weeks, it's still working and I still love it.
This, my friends, is my lovely new bag by the brand JUMP.
The other day, I ventured into The Body Shop on my lunch break on a mission to purchase three items... I ended up with seven - so surprising, I know...
After reading through Anna's post about her MAC palette two days ago, I thought I'd share my palette on here since I love seeing other people's self-made palettes and getting inspired by them. Usually these DIY-palettes are full of wearable, every day eye shadows which makes these compilations much more realistic than palettes put together by makeup brands.
Isn't it purrrdy? *sigh* Okay, so, the first time I read about this particular planner was on Elle Fowler's blog.
I have been using quite a few products religiously lately. I thought I'd share a few of them today :)
And funny thing is, two of the products above are old rekindled love affairs - haha! Can you guess which ones?
I've noticed lately that I've been wearing a few lipstick and lipgloss combo's lately and thought I'd share them for anyone looking for some lip inspiration.
I love reading blog posts about lip products because personally, I find the lip products area at any makeup counter to be quite daunting. I like to know what I'm looking for in advance, swatch it at the store to make sure it's right, and then buy it. Quick process. Since there are so many shades available, I quickly feel overwhelmed and don't know which shade is right for me.
I've been loving quite a few MAC Cosmetics eyeshadows lately so I thought I'd share them for anyone interested! I really like reading blog posts about random eyeshadows because I find it's much easier to decide on which ones you might like rather than going to the MAC counter and being overwhelmed with the choices.
So here are my picks at the moment!
Today I wanted to show you and introduce you to my sister Daisy's handmade jewelry collection called Calysto. She makes beautiful, unique and creative pieces all by herself!
I'm really into trying out various foundations at the moment. I've had some crazy breakouts in my chin area (you damn hormones!) and this has moved me to find a better full-coverage foundation.
In my last foundation post, I tried out the YSL Youth Liberator foundation. I liked it, but I feel like the coverage wasn't as high as I expected it to be.
Hi guys! I thought I'd share my "Face Of The Day" today since I'm testing out some new products.
This was me this morning, please don't mind the wierd expression on my face, I was in no mood this morning, haha...
Today I'm trying out my new KIKO Makeup Milano eyeshadows which I purchased in Venice a week ago (HAUL coming soon!). They're neutral shades, and here I used one which is a shimmery champagne shade and I used a matte brown in the crease.
I also didn't have any natural lighting for these photos so they didn't come out the greatest, but hey, I'm workin with what I got.
I'm also trying out the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation. I've heard and read a lot of love online for this foundation so I thought I'd go by a YSL counter and ask for a sample. This is by the way a great way to try out a foundation without buying it right away. Most counters will give you a sample for free which should be enough for at least one use. This way you can wear the foundation all day and see how you like it and how your skin reacts to it. This liquid foundation is medium-to-full coverage, has SPF 20 and "skin-firming" benefits. It's obviously meant for more mature skin but I was really curious.
I applied it at about 10 a.m. and now it's 5 p.m. and I must say I quite like it. It's not as full-coverage as I thought it would be, which surprised me and let me down a bit. But, luckily, it's not too heavy for my skin which can get quite oily and shiny throughout the day. We'll see if I have enough product in my sample container for another use :)
This is the sample which I received at the counter and the lady working their recommended I try the shade B30 and it's a perfect match for my skin - so kudos to her!
They obviously don't fill up the sample all the way but they are quite generous so that's a plus, seeing as the foundations are hella expensive.
Speaking of sample containers, here's a little tip:
I've heard many YouTubers/bloggers complain about when they use the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, that the bottle pumps out way too much at once - which is true, it does! (And, this concealer is awesome so it's a real waste to have to wash off excess concealer.)
A few months ago I went to the MAC counter and asked for the concealer in the shade NW20 and apparently this shade is really common and sells out really quickly so the lady working there was kind enough to send me home with a sample of it to use for a while. And the sample lasted for a long time, since you never really use that much concealer on a daily basis. The next time I went in she re-filled my sample since they were still sold out, but the third time I went I was finally able to buy the 9ML bottle! So here's my tip: ask for a little sample container and re-fill this with your concealer every few days. This way, you can only use as much product as you need and you won't have to wash away excess concealer which gets pumped out of the bottle!
And finally, on my lips, I'm wearing my new MAC Cremesheen Glass in Private Party. This lipgloss is part of my MAC Holiday Haul which is COMING SOON on the blog!
It's a gorgeous shade and I actually used the lipstick in the same shade as a lip stain (more on that in the MAC haul) and then applied the lipgloss over top. I think it's so pretty and the shade is very berry-like so perfect for the fall & winter.
Hope you enjoyed today's post & keep your eyes peeled for those two hauls mentioned ;)
A couple of weeks ago I happened to stumble upon a Clinique counter, once again. Oopsy.
Well, I was in the market for a new mascara since I wasn't really happy with my current Maybelline The Rocket mascara which I was just finishing up. I once had tried out the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara and really liked it so I wanted to pick up a new one.
And what'd-ya know, the mascara came in a cute little gift set, equipped with a cute sample of the Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips and a (full-size?) Cream Shaper For Eyes in the shade Black Diamond, which is a matte black pencil with some subtle silver shimmer/sparkle in it. All of this for the price of the mascara alone! (By the way, here in Switzerland the cost of the mascara is quite a bit more than $19.50 like in the USA...ugh!)
I've tried out all 3 products and quite like them all! I've liked the mascara since I tried it the first time since it has quite a large and firm wand. I can easily add some volume and length with this mascara, it holds a curl well, doesn't fall all over my face throughout the day and I use at least 2-3 coats (since my lashes are practically non-existant...).
Since I had been eyeing the Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tints For Eyes for a while, I decided to finally purchase two of them: 04 Ample Amber and 03 Fuller Fudge.
I really wanted to swatch the shade 02 Lots o' Latte but the Swiss Clinique counters don't seem to stock that shade, boo :( But these two shades are very beautiful, long-lasting and don't crease much. I still need some more practice with these to find the best way to wear them (with a colored base, no base, straight from the stick, applied with finger, etc.).
And lastly, because of my purchase of the mascara and two chubby sticks, I received a FREE sample of the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in the shade 07 Broadest Berry.
What a beautiful shade! I really love it. AND it's quite a large sample if you ask me. Personally, even if I really like this shade, there'll be no need for me to go out and purchase the full-size since it'll take me a long time to use this sample. I really like the fact that you can lightly apply this to your lips for a touch of berry or you can apply it full-on and have a darker, sultry berry lip.
I really recommend the Chubby Sticks For Lips from Clinique, I'm a big fan of the originals and of the intense colour balms.
Here's a swatch of all four products (top to bottom):
Cream Shaper For Eyes in Black Diamond
Chubby Stick For Eyes in 04 Ample Amber
Chubby Stick For Eyes in 03 Fuller Fudge
Chubby Stick Intense For Lips in 04 Broadest Berry
*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.*
Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday and TGIF!! Am I right, am I right??
A few weeks ago I was at my local Marionnaud (which is a Swiss perfume / high-end cosmetics store) and I saw a display with a few new Estée Lauder products. This item looked gorgeous on the stand and screamed BUY ME! (my wallet was resisting but it unfortunately never wins that battle...)
It's the Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée Blush from the Pure Color Pretty Naughty Collection by Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder. The name gives off a personality disorder feeling - am I a powder? am I a gel? am I a highlighter? am I a regular blush? BUT that's probably what makes this product so beautiful! It's a high polish blush and a powder/gel/liquid in one. I think that's what makes the texture so SILKY and soft. It's so nice to apply and quite easy.
This blush leaves a "high sheen" highlight so you have to be careful with the amount of product you apply. If you slap on too much, it can look very, VERY shiny and shimmery. So I experimented with it and found that for me, having oily skin, the "less is more" concept makes sense. And I apply it only to the tops of my cheekbones to highlight.
It's definitely worth going to your Estée Lauder cosmetic counter and trying this product out. It may surprise you! And I think it's quite unique and gives your skin a beautiful glow.
Have a great Friday ya'll, I'm enjoying a quiet Friday night in cuddling with the puppy :) Till next time!
I'm back! As promised :)
So, I want to share my latest fave with you. I've been using this mascara duo for at least a month or two now and I'm really loving it.
It's the Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and the original Diorshow mascara in black. I usually wear drugstore mascaras (Cover Girl Lash Blast is my favorite) but I thought I'd try out a high-end mascara and decided on this duo.
Firstly, I apply one coat of the lash plumping serum to my top and bottom lashes. I have very thin, light lashes so this serum helps build some volume. It instantly primes, plumps, and lengthens lashes with an ultra-light and quick-drying formula. The first "active serum" mascara primer also contains a unique cell-conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality.
This serum definitely helps build volume and plumps the lashes, but I'm not sure about it helping with lash growth. I haven't really noticed any difference and I've been using it for two months at least. But, I'm really happy about it making my lashes appear thicker after coating it with black mascara, so it's a thumbs up from me!
When the serum has dried, which is almost instantly, I apply two coats of the Diorshow mascara in black. This XXL brush helps create maximum volume and the formula is creamy and buildable, which I like since I tend to sometimes touch up my mascara during the day.
This mascara is even award-winning and has been a backstage cult-favorite for 10 years. This year it was also seen used backstage at New York Fashion Week!
So, that's all for today! I'm exhausted and going straight to sleep now. Happy Valentine's Day again, hope you're all with your loved ones!
Happy Friday everyone!
Who else is so happy this week is over?! I'm sure most of you screamed out "ME!" ;)
Well, today I'm going to post about some awesome cream shadows. I know they're not new anymore and I've had these for a while myself, but just haven't come around to blogging about them. So here they are: the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadows! (I think the name could be a little longer, no?)
These are the 5 shades which I own. I originally read about the "Bad to the Bronze" shade on some blogs and went out to buy it and ended up picking up a few additional shades in the following days.
This is the first shadow in the line-up photo above. It's the shade 05 "Eternal Gold". It may be the same shade as "Bold Gold" in the USA - I've noticed that all the names are different for Europe. I don't know what sense that makes, but ya know, let's leave that alone. I initially thought this shade may be too yellow-toned, but it has a really nice gold shimmer on the eyelids. I wouldn't wear this shade alone, I like mixing it with some bronze or brown powder eyeshadows.
The shade 65 "Pink Gold" is a really pretty, pink shimmery shadow. I find it has more pink in it than gold. I unfortunately can't find an equivalent on the American Maybelline website. Like "Eternal Gold", I like blending this shade with other eye shadows. I find it's too light for my skin tone. But the great thing is, these cream shadows blend wonderfully. Easy application and are blendable - what else do you need?
This is honestly the only shade I haven't worn yet. It's the shade 40 "Permanent Taupe". I think the American equivalent is "Tough as Taupe". It's a great matte, taupe/grey shade. I really like it - I just need to find a good powder eye shadow shade to match.
And now, on to my absolute favorite! Shade 35 "On and on Bronze" - goooorgeous! I believe the equivalent is "Bad to the Bronze". It's a beautiful bronzy shade and is totally wearable on its own, with a darker powder shadow in the crease or blended all together with a second shade. It's just perfect for everyday or you can easily spice it up for a night out. I love it and it works so nicely with my skin tone. Definitely worth trying out if you'd like a natural cream shadow.
The fifth shade I own is 55 "Immortal Charcoal". I believe you could compare it to "Audacious Asphalt". This is a great shade to use in a makeup look for a night out. You can build a great smokey eye look using this a your base.
All in all:
These shadows are long-lasting, have intense color and DON'T CREASE! Amazing products and they're safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers.
I'd love to try out some eye looks with these shades. Would you guys like to see them?? Leave a comment below :)
This is quite a spontaneous post since I didn't have it planned, but my boyfriend and I watched such a great movie last night that I just had to share! It's called Starbuck.
It's a 2011 (French-)Canadian comedy film directed by Ken Scott and starring Patrick Huard. We watched it dubbed in German since it was playing on our Swiss cable TV.
It's about a guy, David Wozniak, who works for his father in a butcher shop. He's quite lost in life, doesn't take his responsibilities seriously and has a lot of debt. He was a sperm donor for about 2 years in the 80's (I believe) and he now finds out he fathered 533 children! This all comes to light because 142 of his sons & daughters are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of their father, David, who used the pseudonym "Starbuck" when donating. So he starts randomly meeting his children without letting them know who he is, because he's curious to know who they are but doesn't want to reveal that he's "Starbuck" since he'd lose the trial. In addition to all of this, his girlfriend finds out she's pregnant and he needs to prove to her that he'd make a good father.
This film was so funny and so heartwarming. I'd definitely recommend it to everyone!
Have a good Monday, guys! Next post coming later tonight :)