Wednesday, 16 August 2017

My 3 Product Face

Especially now that I'm in middle of moving out my daily makeup routine only consists of three makeup products: concealer, mascara and something to fill in my brows.

Most of my makeup is already packed up and ready to be moved to Berlin once I find an affordable flat. That also means that I had to reduce my everyday makeup routine to the minimum. Once I'm at my grandma's next week I will be able to unpack a few bits and bobs but for now, my face has to deal with the same three products every day.

For my concealer, I like to use the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in the shade 'Fair Neutral'. This concealer has the perfect high coverage that I'm currently looking for and I definitely don't regret picking this as my everyday concealer! Although I love alternating between the products I have, especially when it comes to my concealers, I really enjoy using this on a daily basis.

The product I use daily to fill in my brows is the Essence Eyebrow Designer in the shade 05 'Soft Blonde'. I have talked about this in my 3 Brow Products Worth The Try post a few months ago and I still love using it! It's very easy to fill in your brows with and the shade is perfect for my hair colour.

As for the final step in my 3 product routine, I love to apply my beloved Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. Together with the L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara, it is my all time favourite mascara!

I really hope I can unpack all of my other makeup very soon because I got used to just pick different products every day and using only three of them now really makes a difference!

If you had to choose three products to use every day, which products would be on your list? x


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Monday, 14 August 2017

Five Blogs To Follow #1

Today's post is the start of a short new series here on my blog, which I do want to call 'Five Blogs To Follow'! I think there are so many amazing bloggers out there that just aren't appreciated enough and therefore I will mention their blog, their name and what I like about them in these posts!

I really hope you like them and maybe you can tell me a bit more about your favourite bloggers in the comments!

Get Ready With Laura 
I only very recently discovered Laura's blog because she sent me a DM on Twitter, which made me so happy! I actually couldn't believe there are so many more German bloggers out there who also publish their blog posts in English! Her blog is simply amazing; I love her images, her style of writing and she's such a sweet and lovely person as well!
Instagram: @getreadywithlaura

Elena Isabelle
It's the same with Elena's blog; she was born in Berlin - just like me - but her blog is written in English. She also has some amazing photography and writing skills and I really hope to meet her in Berlin someday!
Instagram: @elenaisabelle_

Just Snyx
Valentine's Instagram and her blog always give me massive photography envy... All of these blogs have incredible images and I love all of them but Valentine's photos are up there with my favourites!
Instagram: @its_not_snyx

Friday Faye
Faye seems like such a sweet person and I wish I could meet her someday! Her Instagram feed is all pretty in pink and I absolutely love that! Her blog is just as stunning and I really enjoy reading her posts!
Instagram: @fridayfaye

Kasie Beauty
Kasie's blog is the one that I've been following the longest, I believe. I love reading her posts and catching up with her through her pictures on Instagram, which, again, are amazing!
Instagram: @kasiebeauty

Have a lovely Monday! x

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Brand Focus: L'Oreal

Although I don't own very many products from L'Oreal, it has been one of my favourite highstreet brands ever since I started to experiment with makeup a bit more.

However, with my very first few products from them, it was a bit of love-hate relationship and I can't exactly tell you why that was but it must have been my lack of knowledge in terms of makeup application, product pigmentation, etc.
Nowadays, L'Oreal is the first brand I'm reaching for when I need a new, amazing mascara or a great foundation.

I must also admit that apart from not currently owning very many of their products, I also haven't tried many. Maybe that is a bit of a wrong statement to throw out there in a Brand Focus post but to me, L'Oreal, in general, is just the brand for mascaras and foundations and I do like to only buy those two categories from them, to be fair.

Another reason for the little L'Oreal section in my makeup collection probably is their price tag. I know it's a highstreet brand and they are a lot more affordable than most highend brands, hence why they're highstreet, but some of their products, e.g. their Nude Magique Cushion Foundation (14.95€), are just too expensive for my very small budget. Sometimes I do feel a bit more spendy when I'm at Rossman, Mueller or DM but then there are days where I just don't want to spend anything on L'Oreal products.
That's a very weak argument for a girl that sometimes spends more than 100€ on Feelunique or wherever, isn't it? But I hope you know what I'm trying to say... L'Oreal is just one of the higher priced highstreet brands that I occasionally like to pick some products up from and try out.

Apart from the prices, the products you get are amazing. So far, so good - apart from my kind of miserable start with the brand I haven't tried a bad product from them and I hope that doesn't change in the future.

Overall, L'Oreal is a brand that I like to have a look at when I'm out shopping and I like to spend a bit more money on the highstreet. Essence or Catrice, however, are on the same level of favourite brands for me.

What's your favourite product from L'Oreal? x

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Cosnature Detox Day & Night Cream

All those boxes, bags and suitcases are piling up in my room, my family - especially my mum - is going crazy over the fact that I'm moving out next week and I'm in between all that. I know I've mentioned that I'm going to move back to Berlin many times on the blog now but I just need to write that down sometimes to actually realise that it's really going to happen soon.

Everything is so exciting yet so surreal to me at the moment that sometimes I don't even know how to properly react in certain situations because of that and it's making me so frustrated! There are moments where I think I should reconsider my choice of moving back to Berlin if I'm completely honest with you guys...

Anyway! I'm sorry for talking on and on about all that life-y stuff so let's just continue with the products of today's blog post!

You guys may or may not have noticed that I blog regularly about products that I get from a monthly Blogger Club Box and today I want to share an amazing face cream duo with you that I got the chance to try thanks to this box!

It's the Cosnature Detox Day & Night Cream* duo enriched with vitamin E, green tea and lemon. It says it's best for stressed and tired looking skin, which was the crucial point within the description that made me choose this duo.

The Night Cream also contains shea butter, which I do not only like in body lotions but now also in moisturisers for my face as it is a very rich and nourishing ingredient that my skin seems to like a lot.

I do want to mention that I don't use this combination every single day; sometimes I just use the Day Cream, sometimes I only use the Night Cream and sometimes I use completely different moisturisers. However, this duo has become my go-to for when I feel like my skin needs a bit of a relaxation and de-stress.

There are mornings - and these seem to occur a lot more frequently over the past few weeks - where I look at myself in the mirror and instantly see that my skin looks dull and tired, but since discovering this I know that whenever my skin looks that way I have a moisturiser that will help it look more alive and fresh without any harsh ingredients.

I really recommend this duo to anyone, basically. Your skin will thank you for a little de-stress in the morning and/or evening and, I almost forgot about that, these creams also have a very nice, not too strong scent, which adds a little something to the relaxation part in my opinion.

Tell me about your favourite morning-evening moisturisers in the comments! x 

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Miabox July 2017

Last month, I got another chance to review the Miabox*, which I already did in April this year. The theme for this box was "Belle Amie" and the products look amazing again this time!

I didn't really get much use out of the products from the last box I received though so I passed them on to my friends and family.

In this box I got:

  • Beni Durrer Lip Colour 'Rushhour' (18.50€)
  • CMD Sandorini Facial Tonic (11.85€)
  • WOB Phyto Silk Mask EGF & Aloe (3.30€)
  • Cougar Fibre Lash Extender Kit (22.90€)
  • Beni Durrer Lip Contour Set (26.00€)
  • bdr Re-flect Moisturizing Sun Protecting Fluid (an extra goodie in this month's box!)

I'm really happy with the products I got in this box and I can't wait to try all of them! I've already tried the CMD Facial Tonic and I absolutely love it! It smells divine and it makes my skin so soft!

I also already tried the Cougar Fibre Lash Extender Kit but I don't want to go into too much detail here because I have a full post on this coming up very soon!

What do you think about last month's box? x

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

p2 Cosmopolitan Chic Manicure On-The-Go Polish Pens

A few months a go I already did a post about the lovely p2 Limited Edition Box I won in a Facebook giveaway together with Nessi Cannelle. Up until now, I tried a few bits myself but I also gave away some of them.

The first items I want to mention on the blog are the Manicure On-The-Go Polish Pens in five different colours: 050 'metropolis grey', 040 'metropolis fuchsia', 030 'metropolis red', 020 'metropolis green' and 010 'metropolis nude'.

I only tried two of the shades, which were 050 and 040 but that was already enough to be able to state an opinion on them... I had some high hopes in these pens as I'm not the best at applying nail polish in general and most of the time I also don't really have the time to apply nail polish. So when I saw these I thought my little love-hate relationship with my nails would be over... But I was SO wrong!

First of all, they smell disgusting, like an Edding and that's just not the type of smell I want to have around when painting my nails.

Next, the tip of these pens is rock-hard and you have to press it so many times before the actual product comes out. Once the nail polish has dried, which doesn't take too long, the colours look alright but they only lasted, like, an hour for me before starting to crack. I was more than disappointed and also kind of sad because I thought the struggle would finally be over.

There's something positive about these, though, which is the way of application. Although the tip is very hard, it makes applying nail polish so much easier, even for a clumsy person like me!

Overall, I have to say that these were such a fail for me and I hope the ones from Catrice are better! They recently came up with the same idea and I really want to try those!

Have you tried any nail polish pens before? x

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Monday, 7 August 2017

7 Natural Ways to Get Beautiful Today - Guest Post by Sara

Who wouldn't mind looking pleasant and catching everyone's eye due to their natural beauty? But, it isn't as difficult as you think it is. There are simple tricks through which you can get even more naturally appealing than you are today.

So, what are you waiting for? Follow these 7 ways now, and simply flaunt being beautiful:

Sauna
One of the most effective natural ways to look fresh and naturally alluring is a sauna. Sweating helps excrete toxins and dry sauna is the best source. The dead cells are removed, leaving the inner, newborn skin to be exposed to the world. You can also buy the best massage chair to relax and cool down after having some time in the sauna.

Natural Juice
Natural juice, which is quite commonly called as Green Juice, is loaded with multi vitamins. Greens are the best alkalizing agents, aiding in the detoxification of the body. Similarly, cucumber is also hydrating and a glass of its juice per day will help your skin a lot. You can make your own detox water with cucumber and lemon to flush out toxins and stay healthy.

Exercise
No matter how much we emphasize on exercise, its importance will never dim. Exercise results in the excretion of endorphins, which bring color to your skin and make you happy. If you are into yoga or pilates that is even better. You can look beautiful outside and build a great posture and muscle strength from the inside. Losing weight is an added bonus too.

Proper Diet
A proper, balanced diet is necessary for your health. If you want to look and feel beautiful, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Get rid of processed oils including corn, soy, sunflower and canola etc and prefer coconut and olive oil. Eat good fats to stay hydrated and maintain your skin.

Natural Skin Products
If you want to become naturally attractive, use products that are natural. Ditch perfumes, additives, leather and parabens etc. In order to keep your skin refreshing, use pure oils like shea butter, argan oil and jojoba etc. Believe me, these raw oils are better than the most expensive products in the world.

Get Rid of Sugar
Every sane person knows that sugar can add multiple problems to already a pile of diseases. If you want to keep naturally fit, eliminating sugar of your diet is a must. It can lead to inflammation, causing acne, wrinkles and fast aging. Sugar is also toxic; so it is better to stick to natural sources of sweetness and that can only be fruits and sweet vegetables.

Proper Sleep
If you are one of those people who spend a lot on expensive eye masks and treatments, read this carefully. Getting a good night's sleep can help you in more way than you can ever imagine. Stay fit from the outside and inside both, just by having a proper eight hours slumber every day. Your hair and skin will be fresh and dark bags under your eyes will vanish. You must never ever compromise on your sleep.

Author Bio:
Sara is a psychologist by profession and she loves massage therapies. She enjoys home-based work and traveling. She is obsessed with massage chair therapies and other relaxing techniques. She regularly posts at https://mymassagechairs.com/
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Current Everyday Makeup Routine

I'm quite happy with my blog photography recently and this one is definitely one of my favourite photos! How do you like my current photography/editing? 😊

Today I want to share my current everyday makeup routine with you guys! I'm actually making an effort to look somewhat presentable with not that many makeup products on my face, you know? And I think the routine I currently have is definitely the best I've had so far!

After having applied my moisturiser and my serum and everything I start with the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream in the shade 'Fair' and apply that all over my face with a damp makeup sponge. Then I go in with my favourite concealer at the moment, which is the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in the shade NC15 and apply that all over my nose and under my eyes, also blending that with a small makeup sponge.

I then continue with using the Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer to give my face a bit more depth and dimension and the theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer afterwards to get the right glow on!

For the eyes, I love to use the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in the shade 'All About Eve' just to add a bit of colour to the eyelids. Then for my brows, I, of course, use my beloved Benefit Ka Brow! in the shade 3 and the Essence Make Me Brow in the shade 03 'Soft Browny Brows' to set them in place.

Before applying mascara, I use the MAC Fix+ to set the face and all the powdery products I've used before. I just don't like the feeling of having mascara on and setting my face afterwards. It just feels so weird on the lashes!

The last step in my makeup routine is to apply the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara first and let that dry for a couple of minutes before going back in with the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara to achieve the lash look I want to go for.

Also, may I just add how cute this little makeup bag from Caudalie is? I got this in a collaboration package last year and I love it!

What does your current everyday makeup routine look like? x




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Saturday, 5 August 2017

First Impressions: Revlon

Last month I kindly received a package from Rossmann with a few new Revlon goodies! Revlon only just made its way into the German drugstores and Rossmann sent out a few boxes with some products to get to know the brand. You should have seen my reaction when I opened my package... haha 😂

In the box, there were five of their mascaras, two foundations and two liquid lipsticks. I've been dying to try something from Revlon for so long and I actually couldn't believe I got the chance to try a few of their products!

The products I have here are the...

  • Colorstay Makeup Normal/Dry in 200 'Nude'*
  • Colorstay Makeup Combination/Oily in 220 'Natural Beige'*
  • Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in 'HD Kisses' and 'Addiction'*
  • Super Length Mascara*
  • Dramatic Definition Mascara*
  • Volume + Length Magnified Mascara*
  • Ultra Volume Mascara*
  • Ultimate All-In-One-Mascara*

Foundations
The Revlon foundations have been on my makeup wishlist ever since I started using makeup. Sadly, both the shades are too dark and orange for my skintone so I passed them on to my cousin. I only swatched them on the back of my hand and both of them felt quite nice. I can't say more about these but I think Yasmin will for sure review them on her blog soon!

Lip Colors
These are incredible! I absolutely love the smell of them, both the shades I have are gorgeous and they feel so silky and comfortable on the lips! Especially with a clear lip gloss on top, they make my lips look fuller and just amazing, if I may so myself!

Mascaras
With these, I have to mention that I only tried two of the five mascaras I have from Revlon so far. I don't want them to get dry and disgusting so I only opened and used the Dramatic Definition Mascara, which I already owned before and really like, and the Super Length Mascara. So far it's an okay mascara, not my favourite but it's alright. I'm really looking forward to trying the other three of these, though!

I think Revlon is a great brand that's definitely worth trying a few products from! I really want to get one of their foundations in my shade and post another review on that very soon!

Also, I want to say that creating these Collective widgets is SO much fun! 😍 I had a look and linked you all the Revlon products down below!

Have you tried anything from Revlon before? What's your favourite product? x




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Friday, 4 August 2017

5 at Home Beauty Treatments to Prepare Your Skin for the Beach - Guest Post by Karolina Miseviciute

It's this time of the year when we get ourselves out there and go to the beach. It's the time we both love and hate. Who doesn't like the ocean or the warm sand that makes you feel so alive? However, going to the beach also means that you'll need to expose more skin than ever. We certainly need to prepare for that! Here are some of the beauty treatments you shouldn't forget before going for a treat!

Pamper Your Feet
We often forget our feet since they're somewhere hidden in those shoes. Nobody seems them. However, it's very different once you come out to the beach. All the sudden, everyone can see everything! Your calluses and your toenails! It only means one thing, it's time to pamper your feet! First, you probably want to get rid of those calluses. You can either do that with a callus remover or a pumice stone. Pumice stones tend to be more effective though since they're a bit rougher. I also love using one, because they're super cheap. You don't need to spend more than $4 to get a good one in a supermarket.

What I usually do to remove my calluses.
- I soak my feet in either chamomile tea or lukewarm water with Epsom salt. They tend to soften the skin much better than water alone.
- I use the lovely pumice stone to get rid of all that dead skin.
For the final touch, I love to apply either olive oil or coconut oil to my feet, put socks on and go to sleep. Giving your feet time to soak in all the moisture helps to keep that baby skin alive!


Cleanse Your Skin
Keeping your skin shiny and light is super important in the summer. We spend a lot of time outside and the skin can easily get problematic. I'm a big fan of natural cleansing remedies. Here is a short recipe for a facial cleanser that I usually use.

Honey and Lemon Cleanser
Mix two tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon of lemon juice. They both have antiseptic properties and honey moisturises the skin too. Overall, a good combination to soothe your skin. Rub the mixture into your skin in circular motions. Afterwards, wash it off with lukewarm water.

The Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser is quite a good cleanser that you could buy too. It doesn't dry out my skin as much as other products do. Certainly recommend this one.


Have a Brazilian
For an extra fresh feeling, you may want to get a Brazilian waxing. Removing hair from down there can be both painful and confusing. I personally don't like shaving since it ends up being very itchy and simply uncomfortable. Epilation is great but it's very painful. That's why most of the times I just end up waxing and I absolutely love it. It's less painful and the results last for quite long - up to a month even! Here are some of the waxing products that I recommend to remove hair: My Favourite Waxing Products.

Some of my tips on how to wax the bikini area:
- Exfoliate beforehand. You can either use a loofah while you're showering or the Asutra Organic Exfoliating Scrub that works quite well on my bikini area.
- Cut your strips into small pieces. It's much easier to remove all the hairs, and it greatly reduces the pain while waxing. It's always better to rip out fewer hairs at once.
- Afterwards, apply an oil and moisturising cream. It's a good idea to wear loose clothes or even sleep naked once you're done with the procedure to avoid irritation.

Get Some of That Tan Going
It's a good idea to get some tan before going to the beach otherwise your skin may burn. There are salons where you could go bathing. Spending more time outside might help too. If you're extra pale and you always keep burning, it might be a good idea to start taking supplements that increase melanin levels in your skin. In that way, you're more likely to catch some tan and protect yourself from scary burns.


Give Some Love to Your Hair
The sun makes us happy, however, our hair doesn't feel that way at all. Salty water and the sun can seriously damage and dry out our hair. Before every beach season, I pamper them with coconut oil. What I usually do is apply some of the oil to the ends of my hair, make a bun and keep it that way for a day or so. Especially if I know that I am going the gym that day, and I'll need to wash my hair anyway. I also love using the Garnier Fructis Colour Resist Mask. I have never found a mask that would nurture and refresh my hair more than this one. Whenever you're using it, make sure to apply it to your hair ends only and keep it on for around 30 seconds. Otherwise, it makes your hair too oily.

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My name is Karolina and I love writing about hair removal and skin care at Epilator Home. I share my experiences as well as tips that help to make hair removal processes more pleasant and effective!
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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

It's been a while since I properly sat down and actually took some more time out of my day to write a blog post! It feels so good to be back at it again and I can't wait to finally start my YouTube channel at the end of this year as well! Yep, I'm planning to start my YouTube 'career' this year and I'm beyond excited for all the planning and recording and everything! 😍 If you want to stay up to date and get a notification for my first ever video, subscribe here!

But now back to today's post, ha!
I know many people say that you can't write a review about a product that you've only been testing out for a couple of weeks but today I already want to talk to you about the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream.
I've been using this every single day since my Beautylish order arrived and I think I'm 'ready' to review this. 💪

I have already mentioned this product a couple of times on my blog; in my Collective Haul and my The Internet Made Me Buy It post.
The incentive to actually buy this CC cream and not only read reviews about it and dwell on how amazing it would be if I had this myself came from Victoria from Inthefrow.

I got this in the lightest shade 'Fair' and it's a perfect match for me! I like to apply this with a damp makeup sponge - as always - and I absolutely love the glowy and dewy finish this gives to my skin! I was simply impressed right from the start; the finish looks amazing, the texture is very lightweight yet quite full coverage and still buildable and it makes my skin look almost flawless throughout most of the day!
The extra SPF 50+ is just another thing that makes me want to talk about this CC cream all the time, as well as the fact that this doesn't break me out or makes my skin go red at all! Sometimes makeup products increase the redness on my nose after I've taken them off. But this seems to be perfect for my skin even after taking it off - if that makes any sense!

I'm already a bit 'scared' of running out of this, to be honest! haha 😂 It cost me about €40 and that's quite an amount of money to spend on a CC cream...

With this product, It Cosmetics has definitely caught my attention and I'm already eyeing the CC+ Eye CC Concealer! 🤔

Have you tried this CC cream yet? If so, how do you like it? x



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Monday, 31 July 2017

Pink Box July 2017


I can't believe it's the end of July already! This month I received the last of three Pink Boxes I signed up for and this one is definitely my favourite!

The July box was a special edition with Grazia, which I really like, especially because of the design of the box itself!
Again, there were five products in total in this box, which I can't wait to try and show you guys! Some of these products will then probably show up in some upcoming posts anytime soon!

So the products I got are the...

  • Kiss Blooming Lash Set in 'Tulip'
  • Schaebens Multi Masking 3 in 1
  • Garnier Fructis Shampoo
  • Real Techniques Shading Brush
  • O.P.I Nail Lacquer in 'Two-Timing The Zones'

I have tried my best to use the Collective widget for the first time in a blog post today and I used either the exact products or very similar ones for the ones mentioned above, given the brand is available on Collective!

What do you think about the July box? x


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Sunday, 30 July 2017

€30 Highstreet Challenge With Angels Beauty Corner

Last month, I already did a Highstreet Challenge with my friend Vanessa here on the blog and we got each other some amazing bits!

This time I teamed up with my cousin Yasmin from Angels Beauty Corner to do the same: we set a budget of again €30 and had 14 categories in total.

Like in the other post I will write down the categories we had and put the product right next to it so you can see what she got me!

"Get something...":
1. for school/work - Lacy Pencil Case (so cute!)

2. with a pretty packaging - Catrice Gradiation Blush in C02 'Berry Bow'

3. for skincare - Balea Peel-Off Mask + Garnier Aqua Mask

4. to relax - Fruit & Lemongrass Tea

5. from your holiday - Messinian Spa Set

6. that's an all-rounder - Balea Hand Lotion 'Melon Berry'

7. for the blog - Balea BB Cream + Garnier BB Cream both in 'Light' 

8. from your everyday makeup routine - Manhattan Eyemazing Double Effect Eyeshadow & Liner in 002 'Molten Metal'

9. for €1 - t by tetesept 'Hallo Glückstag' Shower Gel

10. decorative - Profissimo Candle

11. from your favourite brand - Essence My Must Haves Palette

12. for Summer - Balea Aqua Spray

13. a scent from the drugstore - O-Twist Vanilla Kiss

14. the other should try -  Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid in 'Light/Iridiscent' 

I'm already in love with a few of these products and I can't wait to try the other bits as well! She really did a great job and I can't wait to do many more of these Highstreet Challenges with other people!

Maybe you're interested in doing one! If so just let me know! x

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

July Favourites

I really can't believe another month is already over!? Like, how did that happen?!

This also means that it's yet time for another monthly favourites post, though! These posts are always fun to write and I'd go as far as saying they're my favourite to write and to read!

I'd say we should dive right into this, shall we?

The first thing I want to mention is one of the Body Fantasies Body Sprays, which I just recently talked about here on the blog! Japanese Cherry Blossom has been my go-to scent this month and I basically can't stop spraying it, ha!

Next up, there are two skincare items that I've been loving throughout July, which are the Caudalie Elixir de Beauté and the Skin Chemists Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser*! These are absolutely amazing and I just can't stop using them in my daily skincare routine; I will update you guys on my newest routine very soon as well so stay tuned for that!

I also have another lip balm in this month's favourites post, which is not my usual Labello. This time it's the Cosnature Red Fruit Lip Balm*. It not only makes my lips soft and feel amazing, it also smells great, which you guys know is always a huge bonus for me!

The only makeup item in this month's post is the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in the shade NC15, which I only recently mentioned for the first time here on my blog in my Collective Beauty Haul + First Impressions. I've never fallen in love with a makeup item as quickly as with this concealer! It's simply amazing! If you would like to see a full review just let me know in the comments down below!

The last two things I want to talk about are my Fan Brush from Ebelin, which I've been using almost every day for applying my highlighter and the Mini Concealer Sponges from Rossmann, which I just absolutely love!

These aren't many favourites but I do love every single product a lot and I'm really looking forward to writing next month's post already!

What have you been loving throughout July? x

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Friday, 28 July 2017

Multi-Masking 101 With L'Oreal

Before I got the chance to try this new Multi-Masking Mini Set* from L'Oreal, I never really gave multi-masking a go. I thought it was just too much work and thought it wouldn't really work on my skin as well.

However, now that I've tried this, I think that multi-masking is actually SO much fun and it really has made a difference on my skin!

This set contains three 10 ml pots of the Pure Clay Masks, which allows you to try them out and get into multi-masking in the first place!

I like to use this once to twice a week on bare and cleansed skin: I start with the Detox Mask, which is the black one, and put that all over my nose. I like to apply these with my fingers, by the way as I think it's easier than applying them with a brush.
The next mask I use in my little routine is the Glow Mask, the red one, which I put on both my cheeks. This mask really helps my skin clear up and reduce any blemishes and it has made applying makeup a lot more fun, to be honest!
The Purify Mask, the green one, is the last one in this routine and I put that on my forehead and on my chin to reduce the risk of getting oily and to overall just clear up those areas as well.
I then leave them on for about 10 to 15 minutes and rinse them off with lukewarm water afterwards.

This mini set has really convinced me to try more multi-masking sets and to try different combinations as well! Like I said, it's actually so much fun and I really enjoy doing it! 😊 The only thing I don't like about this set is the little pots the masks come in as you can't close them after using the mask. 10 ml are way too much for one go but you can't close the lid anymore after you've torn it open, which is quite annoying.

But so far, multi-masking has definitely become my thing and I really like it!

Have you tried multi-masking before? x

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Let's Talk: Hair Removal

Hair removal. Probably one of the most stressful things women have to think about. At least I find it to be a bit stressful and just annoying to always think about shaving my legs and whatnot. Because we're all honest here on this blog, I won't hesitate to state my opinion on this topic today. I personally like to shave everything there is to shave, basically haha

Apart from my head, my brows and my lashes, I hate having hair on any other part of my body, which is why hair removal is quite important to me. I don't know why that is but I just feel a lot better when I know I'm all fresh and shaved, especially when I've just put clean sheets on the bed - best feeling everrr!!

But now on to the products and gadgets I use for making my legs, arms etc. feeling as soft as a baby's bottom!

Until now I've probably tried almost every hair removal method there is to do at home. Wax strips, shaving, hair removal cream and epilating. I always go back to shaving, though, for which I currently use the M. Lady Mini* and the M.Lady Oil*. It's an amazing combination that leaves the skin soft and smooth for days before the hair slowly grows back!

Sometimes I do like to use my Epilator from Rossmann, but it really is painful. As well as with the epilator, I use the Balea Hair Removal Cream sometimes, when I'm in a rush or when I just don't feel like shaving. It's the most chemical thing to put on your legs just because you want them to be hairless, but it works very well and it's easy and fast too.

However, I still find shaving the easiest and best method. After shaving I always like to use the Orange Blue Cosmetics Skin Softening Body Lotion, which makes my skin even softer!

This post was quite interesting to write actually and I would love to do more of these "Let's Talk" posts, so let me know which topics you would like to see here on the blog! 😊

Which hair removal method works best for you? x

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Summer Scents With Body Fantasies

I only recently got the chance to work with the amazing brand Body Fantasies, which I've heard quite a bit about before but somehow I never got into anything more but looking at their website!

Now I've tried four of their Fragrance Body Sprays, which I will list you down below with all the notes and how I like them!

Sparkling Pink Grapefruit*
  • Top notes: Pink Grapefruit, Jeweled Pomegranate
  • Heart notes: Jasmine, Rose Water, Lotus Flower
  • Base notes: White Musk, Sheer Vanilla
This is one of my two favourites out of this little collection and it's definitely my go-to summer scent this year! It smells very fresh and it somehow makes me feel so much better every time I spritz this on! It's amazing!

Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy*
  • Top Notes: Grapefruit, Rhubarb, Coconut Milk
  • Heart Notes: Pink Vanilla, Cyclamen, Peony
  • Base Notes: Tahitian Vanilla, Sandalwood, Caramel
I must admit that this one is my least favourite out of these four... It smells amazing as well but it's just a bit too sweet for my liking.

Japanese Cherry Blossom*
  • Top Notes: Raspberry, Pear, Plum
  • Heart Notes: Cherry Blossom, Rose, Jasmine
  • Base Notes: Creamy Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk
Definitely my number one favourite! It smells fresh but also sweet, which is an amazing combination! I always spritz this on whenever I'm heading to my boyfriends' for the day; he really likes the scent as well and he's usually very picky when it comes to scents!

Twilight Mist*
  • Top Notes: Mandarin, Coconut, Fresh Plum
  • Heart Notes: Magnolia, Tiger Orchid, Violet
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Creamy Musk, Tonka Bean
This one is a bit heavier than the other scents, in my opinion, and that was also the reason why I gave this to my mum the minute I took this photo! She absolutely adores the scent of this one and is so happy that I gave this to her instead!

I just saw that there are seven other sprays on their website and I definitely have to buy a few more of these: Fresh White Musk, Romance & Dreams, Sweet Sunrise Fantasy, Pink Sweet Pea Fantasy, Vanilla, Kissing In The Rain and Cotton Candy; they all sound amazing, don't they?!

I'm more than happy that I got the chance to try these and I will definitely try and get my hands on a few more of these very soon!

Have you tried a fragrance from Body Fantasies before? x

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Internet Made Me Buy It

It's currently 12:38 and I'm just writing this post now... I feel so bad because I completely forgot about this but oh well.

Just like with my recent Ride or Die Makeup Tag, today's post is one I've been wanting to publish for a while now.

Due to the many hours I've spent on the internet since discovering it, I have made quite a few purchased in terms of makeup, beauty and skincare. And today I want to share just a few of those products with you guys!

First things first, I want to start with some skincare bits, which are the PIXI Glow Tonic and the Caudalie Eau De Beauté. Both are two incredible skincare items that have been in my everyday skincare routine since I got them. The spray from Caudalie is one of the newest additions but I'm already in love with that one! On the Glow Tonic, I posted a review a while back if you want to go check that out!

The other products that the internet convinced me to buy are only some makeup bits, which I use almost daily and I love all of them - duh, otherwise I wouldn't talk about them in this post...

The first thing is the Makeup Revolution Glow Palette, which is said to be an amazing dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury palette! I love the pigmentation, the colour payoff and the texture of this little duo and it's just everything I've been looking for in a glow kit!

I also have two concealers in here, which have already made a few appearances on my blog recently: the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer and the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I knew it was just a matter of time until I'd get these two concealers and so far I don't regret my decision!

Two base products have also made their way into this post and both are just amazing! The first one is the It Cosmetics CC Cream - absolute favourite! - and the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, which also has become a part of my daily makeup routine as it is the best primer I've tried so far!

The last three items that the internet made me buy are my beloved and well used MAC Velvet Teddy, the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Birthday Suit Eye Palette and the Mary-Lou Manizer. I actually love all of these so much that I already did a post on each of these!

As you can tell the internet made me buy quite a few products and I'm really glad I got the chance to try them that way! I've found some favourites and some amazing products that way and I'm really looking forward to discovering a few more!

Which products have you bought because you saw them online? x

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Collective Beauty Haul + First Impressions

Ahh and there's yet another beauty and makeup haul... 🙄 This time I do regret it a bit, spending that money on makeup instead of spending it on some bits and bobs for my flat. I don't actually have a flat yet but you can never start early enough with buying some pieces for your kitchen or bathroom, right?

I placed three orders on BeautylishFeelunique and on Douglas, which are three amazing websites for getting beauty and skincare stuff, makeup, fragrances and basically everything else beauty related.

Starting with the 'smallest' order, which I placed on Beautylish, where I got the It Cosmetics CC Cream in the shade 'Fair'. I have used it quite a lot already, just like most of the other products as well, and I freaking love it! Now I can totally agree and relate to everyone else who keeps talking about this CC cream. I have recently seen Victoria from Inthefrow talking about this product and she absolutely adores this as well so I thought I should give it a try myself! Turns out, it's the best 'base product' I have ever used so far!

The next order I placed was the one on Douglas, where I got the most products actually! I got three samples, of which I have tried two already and I love them! The samples I got where the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara, the Benefit Ka Brow! in the shade 3 and the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturiser, which I haven't tried yet. But both the mascara and the brow cream-gel are amazing!
As for the products I got myself I want to start with my absolute favourite out of all the new makeup products I got! It's the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in the shade 'NC15' and oh my God, this concealer is incredible! The shade matches my skin tone perfectly, it's super easy and comfortable to blend and it stays put all day long - I think I've found my new concealer-love! 😍
I also got another concealer just because I've been wanting to try it for quite some time: the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in the shade 'Fair Neutral'. I'm not so sure with that one yet but I'll definitely have to give it a few more tries before stating my final opinion on it!
The last two bits I got from Douglas are the MAC Fix + Skin Refresher / Finishing Mist - absolutely love that as well already - and the Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer.
However, I think the 'normal' Hoola Bronzer would've been a tad better for me actually because the Lite version is a lot warmer in terms of colour and undertone, which can make my skin look really weird but when you blend it well it does look great on fair skin too.

The third and final order I placed was the one on Feelunique, which is one of my favourite websites to shop for makeup and beauty products! On there I also got a sample, this time I got the Giorgio Armani Sky di Gioia Eau de Parfum and it smells absolutely amazing!
The first products I got myself are two bits from NARS: the Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Light 1 'Chantilly' and the Eyeshadow Duo in the shade 'All About Eve'. I'm not so sure on this concealer either, just like with the Urban Decay one I mentioned before, but like I said with that one as well, I do have to give this a few more tries before deciding whether I love it or not. The eyeshadow duo is simply stunning, though! It's very well pigmented and the shades are SO pretty! It's perfect for using it every day and the sleek packaging makes it even prettier, ha!
The last two items I got are the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Enchanted Dreams Eye Palette, which you already know I love everything about, and the Caudalie Eau De Beauté, which I've been wanting to try for such a long time already and now that I've got it, I kind of regret not having purchased this sooner!

As you can see I spent quite a bit of money on makeup and beauty again... But I'm in love with almost everything already and I will make sure to keep you guys updated on most of the products with a few posts and reviews if you'd like! 😊

What's your favourite item from this haul? x

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Friday, 21 July 2017

London Haul

Last week, I already uploaded a London Beauty Haul and I thought it's worth mentioning the other bits I got in another post as well! So today it's a London Haul with some fashion and other pieces thrown together! 😊

The very first thing I got was this cute mug from the Westminster Abbey Shop! I just love it so much and I especially like drinking my Cadbury Hot Chocolate from it, which I bought in London as well!

Next up, there are two pieces from the Harry Potter Shop at Kingscross, which is probably one of my favourite places ever! Although there were SO many people, we managed to get me a hoodie - extremely comfortable and warm - and a Golden Snitch Necklace, which is so pretty, I love it! Thanks to my lovely boyfriend who got me the necklace! 😘

The last two pieces I got are from Tommy Hilfiger and I never thought I'd spend so much money on a bag, to be honest! I needed a new bag while we were in London as my old one literally fell apart and since I also need a bag for my job, I thought I can invest a bit more this time and get one that lasts me a bit longer!
So I got this white-navy striped one with the red inside and the golden logo on the front. It fits so much stuff in there and is very comfortable to carry as well!
I also got the new Tommy Jeans Shirt in white and I love it! I've wanted to get one of these for so long and in London, I finally had the chance to buy one!

Again, it's not much that I got but it did cost a bit more than I would usually spend on things other than makeup! haha

Have you treated yourself to anything new recently? x

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Things I Do To Feel Better #2

I currently have a really bad headache and I don't feel too well at all so I'll try my best to write this post as quickly as I can...

So without further ado, I think we should just hop right into it, shall we?

Take pictures
It's not the first thing I consider doing when I'm not feeling my best but it's definitely something I do regularly. And it's not only to make me feel better but also to keep the posts on my blog up and going!

Drink tea
Apart from taking pictures, drinking tea is my favourite thing to do - not only when I'm not feeling that well but also almost every night before going to bed. It just makes me feel a lot better knowing I've had my cup of tea before sleeping.

Eat some sweets
Some sugar helps a lot, especially when I'm feeling down. Most of the time I eat chocolate or cookies and feel better almost immediately. Sometimes sweets really do help a lot when you don't feel too well.

Listen to music
Music is always a good way to calm down and relax a bit. I always search for a nice playlist on Spotify to improve my mood and either just lay in bed and listen to some songs from it or I'll sing along and tidy around my room.

What are you guys doing regularly to feel better? x

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Monday, 17 July 2017

All About Yoins

Happy Sunday, lovelies! I hope you all have had a lovely day so far!

Today, I want to talk to you about the fashion website I only recently got introduced to. I'm talking about Yoins, which is an incredible website to find loads of cute tops for women, shoes, bags or anything else that you'd like! Fashion cute tops online for women are the first set of keywords they use on their website to describe it. You should definitely check out their tops section as they have loads of cute stuff on there!

I'm currently eyeing a few of their dresses as well, which all look amazing and I seriously can't wait to place my first order there! Some dresses they have are quite sexy, though... Definitely too sexy for my liking and so out of my comfort zone but if I could pull those off I'd give them a try for sure! Haha But all those floral ones are right up my street at the moment, as well as the tops and bottoms they have! The second set of keywords is fashion sexy dresses online for women, which fits in this part of the post very well and their dress section is definitely my favourite!

I would love to change up my wardrobe very soon and Yoins seems like the perfect website to do this with! Especially with all their cute tops and dresses... I'm in love! haha

I only just saw that they have an activewear section as well, which I'm really excited about, to be honest! My motivation for working out is lacking a lot at the moment and I think some new work out clothes would definitely be a worthwhile investment! I've already found a few bits and bobs, such as a couple pairs of leggings, tops and sports bras!

I'm not only recommending Yoins because I've teamed up with them but because their website is just amazing and they have so many great pieces! You should definitely have a look yourself! 😊

Tell me what you think about Yoins in the comments down below! x

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Top 10 Under €10

I had been planning this post for quite a while now and today's finally the day where I'm happy with everything and can publish it for you guys to read! 😊

This is kind of a list with 10 products from various different beauty categories and all of the products are all under €10. It was actually quite easy to put this list together because most of the products that I own are under €10 and I really like those as well - duh, of course, I do otherwise I wouldn't mention them here, would I?

But let's start with my top 10 under €10 now, shall we? I have organised this from the least expensive to the most expensive product, by the way. And if you want me to post a single review on any of the mentioned products, just let me know!

  • Balea Cream - €0.95
  • Nivea Dry Comfort Plus Stick - €1.79
  • Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara - €2.45
  • For Your Beauty Mini Makeup Sponges - €2.49
  • Guhl Blow Dry Lotion - €2.95
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer - €3.45
  • Got2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo - €3.99
  • Tanya Burr Enchanted Dreams Eye Palette - €5.04
  • Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation - €5.95
  • L'Oreal Baby Roll Mascara - €9.95

I do use all of these on a daily basis as well and just absolutely love these products! And they're not expensive at all either!

What are your top 3 under €10? I would love to know! x

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

London Beauty Haul

I already talked about our week in London on Monday and of course, we did some shopping there as well! To be honest, I thought I would buy a lot more makeup and beauty stuff, but surprisingly I didn't buy that much!

Starting off with the product that I actually didn't plan on buying in London: the Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes. I had brought some with me, but those were the worst facial wipes I have ever used so I had to get new ones. These were the ones that caught my eye at Tesco so I just bought them. Turns out, they're amazing!! I love them so much and kind of regret it now that I only got one pack of them, ha!

Next up, there are two items from Benefit: that I got: the Roller Lash Mascara - a long-time favourite of mine - and the mini version of the Porefessional Primer, which I haven't tried yet, but I'm really looking forward to doing so!

Another mini version I got is the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer because I had seen so many good reviews and videos about this primer that I just had to give it a try as well!

And the last item that I got is the Archery Brow Pencil from Soap & Glory and I have no idea what the name or the number of the shade is that I picked up... But I gave this a little try already and the shade matches my hair colour perfectly so that's fine!

I'm really looking forward to trying both the primers and giving you a little review on them here on the blog very soon!

What have you bought recently? x

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Pink Box June 2017

Last month, there was a special offer to get two Pink Boxes for the price of one. Pink Box is a German beauty subscription box for €14.95, including five different beauty products and a magazine each month.

I normally don't subscribe to these beauty boxes because I sadly don't have enough money for that each month but last month I thought I'd treat myself to one of them! In my case, there were actually two so I was even more excited to see what was going to be inside!

The items in the first box are:
  • Palmolive Coconut Joy Body Butter Creme Shower Gel
  • Happy Brush Super Mint Toothpaste
  • Twist Lipstick
  • NYC Show Time Velvet Eyeliner
  • Luvos SOS Detox Face Mask

And the items in the second box are:
  • John Frieda Luxurious Volume Inner Power Shampoo, Conditioner & Serum
  • Burts Bee's Lipstick
  • Schaebens Strawberry Face Mask
  • Anatomicals Deep Conditioning Hair Pack

In the second box, there was also a Perfume, but I didn't really like that one so I passed it on to my mum and she loves it!

I haven't really tried and tested anything from both the boxes yet but I'm looking forward to trying everything and telling you a bit more about all the products!

Are you currently subscribed to any beauty boxes? x

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