Monday, 30 January 2017

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara Review

I must say that I'm quite happy with my photos lately! :) Feels so much better to upload a post with somewhat decent photos in it, ha! 

In today's post, I will review my newest mascara obsession: The Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara!

I only recently picked this up for €8.95 after seeing so many posts about it on other blogs and on Instagram! Maybelline mascaras are in fact my favourite and I was quite sure that I would like this one as well. I was SO wrong, though! 
I absolutely freaking LOVE it!! I'm not exaggerating in any way, this mascara is truly amazing, in my opinion!

The brush is the thinnest I've ever seen but it lengthens the lashes so much and separates them just as great! After applying only one coat of this mascara, my eyes immediately look bigger and my lashes just look incredible! I could rave on and on about this but I won't! haha :P

I very highly recommend this mascara to basically everyone! You don't even have to be looking for a new mascara, just go and get this one, it's seriously worth it! 

Or have you already tried this mascara? If so, how do you like it? x

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Birthday Party Makeup

Yet another birthday inspired blog post for you today! For my birthday two days ago, I put a little more effort into my everyday makeup routine because I still had to go to school that day. Of course I wanted to do something a bit more special for my birthday!
And now on to the makeup I used! :)

For my base, I used the Lancôme Énergie de Vie Liquid Care Moisturiser to prep my face before using the usual products from Catrice, the Liquid Camouflage Concealer and the HD Liquid Foundation. For my brows, I used the Essence Make Me Brow Sculpting Gel, which I use every day as well!

For the eyes, I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion before moving on to the Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette, from which I used the shades Gallery and Hour by Hour all over my lid, followed by the shade Old Master, which I put in the corner of the eye and blended it until I liked it! With the shade Sheers & Voiles I highlighted the inner corner of my eye and for below my lower lash line I used the shade Outline.

After that, I applied a thin coat of my beloved L'Oreal Miss Hippie Mega Volume Mascara in waterproof before applying the Ardell Color Impact Lashes for Brown Eyes, which look stunning!
On my waterline I then applied the Catrice Cosmetics Longlasting Eye Pencil in the shade Pearly Bird to open up my eyes a bit more!

Last but not least, I applied the NYX Lingerie in the shade 11 Babydoll to my lips and I was ready to go!

I really hope you like this makeup look and have a great day! x

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

January Favourites

It's not the very end of the month yet but I felt like talking about my monthly favourites with you today, so here are my January Favourites! :)

For Christmas last month, my incredibly amazing boyfriend got me the Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera, which I had wanted for ages! I'm so very thankful that he got me this and I really have to pull myself together not take too many photos because the film bundles are freaking expensive! But I love it so so much!

Next up, there are two samples that I have been loving during January! It's the Lancôme Énergie de Vie Liquid Care Moisturiser and the Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf. I've been absolutely loving both of these samples and I really want to get my hands on the full sized products soon!

My lovely friend Vanessa from Nessi Canelle got me the most amazing bodyspray ever! It's the Balea Magic Fairytale Deo-Bodyspray, which smells incredible! Sweet and fruity, just how I like it at the moment! She also gave me a homemade lip balm, which smells so very citrusy and just amazing that I want to eat it every time I smell it!

The Pixi Glow Tonic is definitely a product loads of people have been raving about for quite a few months now and I really wanted to try it myself. I ordered it on Cult Beauty only a few weeks ago and I already notice a change in my complexion! It's so good, I basically can't live without it anymore! Full review coming soon!

There's a new face mask range I've been loving as well lately, what a surprise, eh? My lovely friend Andrea from Fraeulein Coffee got me the this mask from Salthouse for Christmas and I instantly fell in love with every mask from that brand!

The second to last favourite of mine is the No. 1 #TeaFavs Herbal Tea from Amapodo, which I had already talked about in a post during my Blogmas series last month. I liked it when I first got this tea but somehow I started loving it during the month of January! It tastes so yummy and you know, I love a good cuppa tea!

Last but definitely not least I have to confess something... That, my lovelies, is a fake Burberry scarf. Shame on me, I know. But I recently discovered the website AliExpress and they basically have everything I have ever wanted, but in fake or as a very well-made dupe! I will definitely review all the things I got from there here on my blog and tell you about the quality, the prices and everything else.
This scarf, however, is so soft and beautiful and just amazing that I really desperately want a real one from Burberry when I'm not a poor student anymore and can actually afford to spend so much money on a scarf, ha!

What have you been loving during the month of January? x

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Scents I've Been Loving

Fragrances are definitely my favourite part of my beauty collection! They can make you remember special occasions, events or people and take you back to that memory. They can even make you feel better! At least that's my experience; some scents just make me happy right away!

The scents I've really been loving lately are for one four samples that I got at the GLOW in Berlin in December. I know there are only two in the photo, though, I was a 100% sure I put the other two in there as well... Anyway, the scents I've been loving are Black Opium by  YSL, Lady Million by Paco Rabanne, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf and Mon Paris by YSL. These scents are so heavenly, I love them!

Next up, there's the Miro Blue Star* which smells a bit like chocolate actually! It's quite a sweet scent that I'm not wearing as often as the other ones, but I still really like it!

The Essence A Million Miles Away EdT is basically the only fragrance from Essence that I enjoy using at the moment, ha! Like I already said in my Brand Focus: Essence, I don't really like their fragrances anymore, but this one is by far my favourite if I had to pick one from them!

Last but not least, the Zoella Beauty Sweet Inspirations Fragranced Body Mist. You know I love all of my recently purchased Zoella Beauty scents and this is the only one I already had in the full sized bottle before! Just love the scent of the Sweet Inspirations range in general!

What's your favourite fragrance? x

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Quick & Easy Birthday Party Treats

As my birthday is just around the corner - 2 more days! - I thought I would try some new quick and easy snack recipes to share with you! These three recipes are great for a birthday party and basically every other party occasion!

Veggie Crescent Bites (original)
You will need...
  • 1 can of crescent rolls dough
  • 115 g  cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 cups chopped veggies (bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, arugula)
You will have to...
  • Preheat oven to 220°C
  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream and chives 
  • Roll out the crescent rolls dough and make sure all the single bits are sticking together to form one large sheet of dough
  • Bake the sheet of dough on a baking paper-lined baking sheet for about 10 - 12 minutes and let it cool afterwards
  • Spread the cream cheese-sour cream-chives-dill mixture onto the cooled sheet
  • Put all your veggies on top
  • Cut it into small pieces to serve

Caprese Salad Skewers (original)
You will need...
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Arugula
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
You will have to...
  • Put tomatoes, mozzarella and arugula on medium-sized toothpicks, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and peper
  • Optional: Heat up balsamic vinegar until it begins boiling, then let simmering for about 10 - 15 minutes until it reduces to a syrup consistency, let it cool and then drizzle it onto the salad skewers

Salami Pizza Twists (original)
You will need...
  • 500 g pizza dough
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 tablespoons of pizza cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 115 g salami
You will have to...
  • Preheat the oven to 230°C
  • Roll the dough out into a rectangle on a lightly floured large cutting board
  • Combine garlic powder, pizza cheese and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle all of the mixture onto the dough and top one half with the salami
  • Fold the side of the dough without the salami on it over to the other side, covering the filling
  • Cut the dough into thin strips. Twist the strips a few times and press down on the ends to keep them closed
  • Brush the tops of the twists with olive oil 
  • Place the twists on a baking paper-lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until twists are golden brown
So these are three quite easy recipes that are super yummy and great for a party! :)
Let me know if you are going to try these! x

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Brand Focus: Catrice Cosmetics

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I absolutely love the high-street brand Catrice Cosmetics! That's exactly the reason why I decided to do another Brand Focus all about this beloved brand of mine for you today!

Their face products are definitely my favourite products ever! Their concealers and foundations have never let me down ever since I started using this brand! The Liquid Camouflage Concealer and the Camouflage Cream Concealer are incredible! They are very high coverage and last all day long without creasing! Same goes for the HD Liquid Coverage Foundation!
With their face products I can also be 100% sure that the lightest shade always matches my skin tone!

For blush and bronzing/contouring I really like the Blush Artist Shading Palette and the Prime & Fine Professional Contour Palette, which I have used quite a lot as you can tell by the rubbed off name on top of it!

Their eyeshadow palettes, which recently got a little makeover, are incredible as well! The one I have here is the Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette but they discontinued it to make some space for the new ones, which look even better than the old ones! I'm tempted to pick them up soon...
The shadows in this palette last really long and they're very well pigmented and also super easy to blend! I really like it for my everyday makeup look!

Last but not least, I definitely wanted to mention their lipsticks! I'm not sure but I think with the lipsticks I have here, the Ultimate Stay Lipsticks in the shades 020 All That She Wants and 080 PassionRed, it's the same as with the eyeshadow palettes. They may have discontinued them to make space for some new ones. But these are just two gorgeous shades! I absolutely adore them and reach for them almost daily!

Have you ever tried something from Catrice Cosmetics? x

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Tips & Tricks: Studying for Tests

Tips & Tricks: Studying for Tests
This book, I tell you, is the biggest book I've ever owned during my time in school. It's my economics book and I'll be more than happy when I can finally put it away for good in June this year.
Yesterday, I started studying for my A-level exams - the first one is in March - and I realised that it's not that much to worry about, in my opinion.
I have four written exams and one oral exam that I have to study for, two of the written ones being German and English, that I just won't study for at all. For business administration and computer science, however, I will definitely have to study my bum off!
The oral exam I'll be taking in economics, which is in English as well, so I'm not that worried about it as the topics are quite easy too.

I've noted down all the tips and tricks you can have a look at when studying for a test or an exam! :)

Prepare well
If you have a rough idea of what's going to be in your exam, make sure to organise and sort out your papers and notes for that subject! It's going to be so much easier having just the important bits left!

Take breaks in-between
I set myself a little schedule to study two to three times a week for about an hour. I know exactly that it won't make any sense to study every day for eight hours straight; it just won't work. So make sure to take some breaks and don't overdo it.

Use colours, images, etc. to remember things
I mostly use colours to remember the stuff I'm looking at; I underline, write things down, make dots, questions marks, etc. I also try to remember the structure of my papers and the order I used the colours in, which sounds a bit weird but it worked every time so maybe it'll work for you as well!

Study in silence
Some people claim to find it best when they're studying with music or the TV on, but in all honesty, I just don't know how that's possible. In my opinion, you should study in a quiet room or area so you can concentrate better.

Ask friends for help
Create a group on WhatsApp and set yourself a date when you all want to study together. That way, you can ask each other questions and help each other. Here, you shouldn't overdo it either; just because you're now three or four people doesn't mean you have to study three to four hours right away!

These are basically all my tips and tricks that I'm currently having a look at myself... This is going to be a tough time but I'm sure it will be worth it when everything's over in June! So exciting yet scaring!

How do you prepare and study for tests/exams? x

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Saturday, 21 January 2017

How I Curl My Hair

After having talked about how I care for my hair yesterday, I want to talk to you about how I curl my hair in today's post!
Lately, I haven't really had the time in the morning to make an effort with my hair - or my makeup - but when I feel like curling my hair, I always use the Remington Silk Curling Wand, which I got a couple years ago and is still going strong!

I part my hair into layers before curling it, I'm sure you've seen lots of people doing it like this before! So I take the first layer, which is the one closest to my neck, if that makes sense, and start curling it, the rest of my hair being clipped to the top of my head.
I make my way through the first layer and leave the curling wand on each piece of hair for about 15 to 20 seconds at 180°C before slowly and carefully dropping the curl and letting it cool.
After that, I take the second layer of hair and clip back the rest on top of my head. Again, I curl each piece for about 15 to 20 seconds, making my way around my head and moving on to the last layer. I make sure to part my fringe in the middle and curl it on both sides to make it look a bit neater.

To make sure the curls last throughout the day, I spray on some hairspray as well but before that I let them cool completely; I just feel like the curls last a lot longer that way! The hairspray I'm using is the Pantene Pro-V 24 Hour Volume Hairspray, which is by far my favourite hairspray ever! It's so lightweight and easy to brush out but still holds the curls incredibly well, love it!

How do you like to style your hair? x

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Haircare Products for Bleached Hair

It's been a few months since I decided to just go for it and bleach my hair. Before going to the hairdresser, I had a look at a few Pinterest boards and took the one or other screenshot to make sure I got the colour I wanted.
Having bleached hair made me realise how quickly the texture of your hair can change because of such an extreme change in colour! That's why I immediately had to change my haircare routine to something more nourishing and over all just made for bleached hair.

My hairdresser told me to best use a silver shampoo, which I had never heard of before so I looked through the shelves of our local drugstore and found one from Guhl, which I believe is only available here in Germany, but I'm not quite sure about that.
It's the Guhl Silver Shampoo and the Guhl Silver Conditioner to go along with that. It's said to take the yellow tone from bleached hair and make it look more blonde than yellow. For me, it actually worked after having washed it two or three times using this shampoo and I'm still more than glad that it worked!

For the dry ends of my hair, I'm using a few pumps of the Elvive Extraordinary Oil after washing it. I rub it into the ends of the still damp hair and blow dry it afterwards. My hair is so fluffy and looks really healthy ever since I found the right products and a good routine of washing them every other day, always using the same products. I really swear by my current routine and will definitely keep it that way!

What does your haircare routine look like? x

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Lip Product Favourites

There are so many different lip products to choose from out there, that it's hard to actually find only a few favourites! However, I somehow managed to pick a few of my favourite lip products to show you today!

Above you can see six of my most favourite lip products! The first two being the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in the shades London and Monte Carlo. They last very long and look amazing on the lips! And they smell incredible as well!
Next up I want to mention the MAC Lipsticks. I've got two of them but my favourite is definitely Velvet Teddy! It's such a pretty (matte) nude shade that's just perfect for an everyday makeup look!
Rimmel and Maybelline do great lipsticks as well and I especially love their matte lipsticks! Great consistency, long lasting and amazing colour pay-off! You can never go wrong with these!
Lastly, I want to mention a lip care product, the Essence Prettifying Lip Oil. It makes my lips so incredibly soft and very well primed for lipsticks, especially for matte ones!

What are some of your favourite lip products? x

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Zoella Beauty Secret Scenta Set

Zoella Beauty is definitely one of my favourite brands! The products I've tried so far are all amazing and I just genuinely love them!
A few weeks ago I finally ordered the Zoella Beauty Secret Scenta Set on Feelunique for about €20 but they discontinued it a few days after! So happy I still got one for me!

This is a set of four miniature fragrances from all of the Zoella Beauty ranges, including the Blissful Mistful, the Let's Spritz!, the Sweet Inspirations and the Bake My Day! Body Mists.
Ever since the first collection was released, I've wanted to try the body mists but somehow I never got around to buying them! So I'm even happier now that I have four minis of each fragrance so I can try them before buying the full sized bottle!

Gladly, these fragrances smell amazing and I love all four of them! Can't wait to buy the full sized bottles! :)

What are your favourite products from the Zoella Beauty ranges? x

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Beauty Table Organisation

You know I like everything to be as organised as possible, especially when it comes to my makeup and beauty stuff! Last year, I already posted a few snippets from my beauty table (here) and I really liked how it turned out; I still like it actually! However, I got so many more beauty and makeup products over that period of time, that I thought I would share how I organise everything with you today!

Acrylic drawers
Mine are from Amazon and cost about €18 each, which is a fair price seeing that they hold most of my makeup and make everything look a bit more organised.
There are many other shapes, sizes, colours, etc. of these drawers and I highly recommend these to everyone looking for a storage system to go on their beauty table!

Plant pots and candle holders
Ikea is my number one website/shop when it comes to plant pots and candle holders. I'm sure everyone knows the SKURAR candle holders; as you can tell they're great for storing smaller makeup brushes!
I also have the SKURAR plant pot, which I use for taller brushes. Not do they only look cute, they also save a lot of space and are great for storing any kind of brushes!

Trays and plates
The home sections in H&M and Primark are great for finding cute trays and plates, and lots of other decor as well! I use a marble tray from H&M for all of my fragrances and perfumes and I think it looks really pretty!

I also have a few little cacti on my table, a few candles and a mirror of course to try and make it look even prettier! Lots of inspiration comes from other Bloggers and Pinterest, so if you want to decorate and organise your beauty table but don't know how, I really recommend you to have a look at Pinterest! I'm actually quite satisfied with how my beauty table looks at the moment!

How are you organising your beauty and makeup stuff? x

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Brand Focus: Artdeco

Being a Blogger has definitely made me aware of how many makeup and beauty brand there are! High street, high end, something in-between. There are so many amazing brands out there that I would love to try but I will never be able to all of them, obviously!
Artdeco, for example, was a brand that I had only heard of before and I've read many positive reviews about their products, but somehow, I never got around to buying any bits from them myself.

Now, however, I have got the Artdeco 3 in 1 Makeup Fixing Spray*, which is a product I can't live without anymore. Like the bottle says, it can be used as a setting spray, a refreshing face spray or as a primer before applying your makeup. I do use it for setting, refreshing and priming and I can tell you, it's amazing. It makes such a difference in my makeup routine every morning, I can't tell you how happy I am I got the chance to try this!

The second product is the Artdeco Scandalous Lashes Mascara*, which I already featured and reviewed in my 3 Mascaras Worth The Try post from last week, so head over there to have a little look, because I absolutely adore this mascara!

Have you ever tried anything from Artdeco? x

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Moving Out - A Checklist

Some of you may or may not know about my plans of moving back to Berlin this summer, so I thought I would share a little checklist with you that I'm currently keeping in mind for my move!

There are so many things to remember before moving out, it's actually insane! I don't know if I'm just being a bit too organised again and stressing myself out over nothing, or if it's really that much to keep an eye on! Anyway, you definitely have to make sure to get all the organisation bits done two to three months before the move.
The very first thing, however, is finding a flat, obviously. That should be done a lot earlier! I'm currently looking for an affordable little flat in Berlin and I really hope to find one soon!

After making sure you got the flat, you will want to start planning your move in detail. I actually downloaded a few useful lists myself to see what important bits I can already tick off maybe. You know me, I like to organise most things earlier than necessary so of course I'm already starting to plan and organise my move!
Things like hiring a company to do everything for you or asking your family for help, setting a date for your move and creating a folder for all the papers you will need are just a few of the things I'm already having a look at. These are also the points you should have a closer look at when beginning to plan!

Down below, I've collected a few links of other, more helpful checklists that are also printable and ready to tick off, in case you need one! I will definitely print one out myself and hang it upon my desk, so I'll be remembered to keep things in mind.


Are you planning a move anytime soon? x

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

What's On My Phone

Ever since starting a blog, I've been wanting to write a What's On My Phone post and today's finally the day! YAY!
Apart from all the pre-installed apps, I have quite a few apps for my blog, social media and some games as well. Oh and my phone is the Huawei Honor 7, which is by far the best phone I've ever had!
I basically have an app for every social network I'm a member of, haha. I like to check my mentions, followers and my blog regularly and chat with other bloggers and some of my friends, who actually created some other social media accounts just to see what I'm blogging about and what I'm doing online! Isn't that sweet?!

As for games, I only have three of those because I'm not much of a gamer when it comes to mobile games.
  • Hill Climb Racing 1 & 2
  • Pokémon GO
Other random apps I have on my phone are the ones for my bank account for example, an app for petrol prices, a Berlin underground map and two apps for finding flats in Berlin. 
There are not many interesting apps I have on my phone but they're the ones I need the most.

Which apps do you have on your phone? x

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Monday, 9 January 2017

PUPA Milano Vamp! Compact Duo Review

Happy Monday everyone! :) It's my first day back at school today and also the start of my last two months of school ever! It feels so weird writing that... I can't believe it's been 13 years since I started going to school!
But now on to the actual topic of today's post! It's going to be a little review on the PUPA Milano Vamp! Compact Eyeshadow Duo* in the shade 005 Milk Chocolate!
It has two gorgeous shades; a light pink one with a bit of shimmer in it and a dark purple one which is matte.

Combined, these two eyeshadows make a perfect everyday eye makeup look! They're easy to blend and they're so pigmented as well! I will for sure use this compact duo in one of my upcoming makeup looks!
Also, these are great for travelling as well, in my opinion. Two pretty shades in a tiny palette that doesn't take up too much space in your makeup bag!

I've also just found out that there are many more of these compact duos from PUPA Milano and I will definitely check out their website! Maybe I'll even place a cheeky little order on there...

How do you like this compact duo? x

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Feelunique & Cult Beauty Haul

So after Christmas, I saw all those sales online and thought 'why not treat myself with some new beauty and skincare products?'. That's when I placed a cheeky little order on Feelunique and Cult Beauty.
First up, there are the bits I ordered from Feelunique. There are also two travelling kits from NUXE and Emma Hardie because I've been wanting to try those brands for a really long time now and I thought a kit with a few travel sized products would be great for trying those!
  • NUXE The Essentials Kit (€17.28€)
  • Emma Hardie Travelling Kit (€22.40)
  • Zoella Beauty Pretty Polished Sugar Scrub (€8.96)
  • Zoella Beauty Wonder Hand Moisturising Hand Cream (€4.22)

From Cult Beauty, I only ordered one product, which I've also wanted to try for such a long time!
  • Glow Tonic by Pixi (£18)

I will of course update you on all the products with upcoming reviews and some little photos on Instagram!

Have you bought anything during the sales? x

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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Book Wishlist

Books. They make us get lost into them and forget everything else around us. Once you've started a book and you can't put it away because the story line is just too gripping, you know you've found a real good one.
Today, I'm going to chat you a bit through my current wishlist of books that I'd love to read this year!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I've been a Harry Potter fan since I was little because I basically grew up with the films and the hype around those. I also read all the books once or twice, so it's almost a shame that I haven't read it yet! I'm desperate to get my hands on this one; maybe after my birthday!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
It's the same with this one, ha! Definitely need to purchase this book as well and add it to my collection! Plus, the little POP! Funkos I think they're called are sooo cute and I really want one - or more - of them!

Holding Up the Universe
After reading All the Bright Places, which is also from Jennifer Niven, I completely fell in love with her style of writing! There are also many positive reviews about this book that I think it will definitely be worth the purchase! And the cover is also very instagrammable, in my opinion! haha

Girl Online: Going Solo
After having read Girl Online and Girl Online On Tour I think it's just a must to read the third book of the GO series as well! Been dying to purchase this one but somehow it never lands in my Amazon basket! Really need to just go for it next time!

The Little Book of Hygge
In all honesty, this would be a purchase with the caption 'The Internet Made Me Buy It'. I've seen so many Bloggers and YouTubers talking about this book and taking photographs with it that I just want to jump onto the bandwagon and have a look myself! The description on Amazon is very much to my liking so this will for sure be one of my book purchases this year!

Which books would you like to read this year? x

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Friday, 6 January 2017

3 Mascaras Worth The Try

It's been a while since I talked about my favourite mascaras so I thought I would give you a little update on that! Let's just jump right into it, shall we?

Essence Forbidden Volume Rebel Mascara (€2.95)
I already mentioned in my post about Essence that I really liked that brand when I was a little younger and I never thought that I would try their mascaras after having tried all those a bit more expensive beauty products. But with this mascara I'm completely in love with! It makes my lashes look amazing!

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara Waterproof (€8.95)
Normally, I don't wear waterproof mascaras but this one was a gift from my boyfriend and he didn't know that there was such thing as waterproof mascara. With this one, however, I don't really care that it's waterproof because it's so easy to remove! I don't even need an extra cleanser for that, just my makeup wipes and I'm good to go! Really love this one as it makes my lashes look gorgeous! It's especially great for parting and lengthening them!

Artdeco Scandalous Lashes Mascara* (€14.99)
Another great mascara I use on a daily basis is definitely this one from Artdeco. It makes my lashes look great! It's also my first ever product from this brand but I'm actually really satisfied with this product! It provides everything I'm looking for in a mascara; volume, length, definition and basically everything else!

What are you favourite mascaras? x

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Things In 2017

In one of my recent posts, which you can read here, I mentioned that I made some changes regarding the posting schedule on my blog, etc. Today is the day where I want to explain to you in detail which small changes I made to Lilies Beauty or which changes I still want to make!

Posting Schedule
You may or may not have already noticed that there will be a new post almost every day of the week. The time, 9:00 in the morning, will stay the same but I changed the days to Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Just because it was so much fun doing Blogmas that I really wanted to at least try and post almost daily!

Photography
This is something my blog needs the biggest change in, in my opinion! In some of my posts, I use free stock images because I can't seem to create good and content-fitting images. I changed that in most of my recent posts, though, and really want to keep that. Photography is definitely my most favourite part of having a blog and I want to improve my skills this year!

Social Media
I'm now member of quite a few different Instagram and Facebook groups to increase my social media presence and interaction. I feel like I haven't really talked to other bloggers in the past months so I thought I'll give it a try and make sure to spread all the love and joy I have and support my blogger friends out there! 

Numbers & Figures
This is the second to last change I want to make to my blog but it's more of a personal goal, I think. I don't want to give a damn about all those numbers, stats, followers, etc. anymore and just concentrate on what I like to write about and what I want to post on my blog. Sometimes I did publish a post and thought it was quite good but then I only got like two comments and was quite disappointed and thought I didn't do any good with that one. Now, however, I don't really care anymore because if I like a post, I like it and publish it. It's that easy!

Try Something New
Lilies Beauty is, as the name already says, a beauty blog with occasional lifestyle posts in-between. However, I really want to try and create more fashion posts this year. I hope it's going to work as I would love to also blog about fashion related things!

Do you think about making some changes to your blog/website? x

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Monday, 2 January 2017

El Kadife Papaya Serum Review

For years and years, I did my makeup without applying a primer before my foundation. Then, after being thrown into the virtual world of beauty and makeup, I started using the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Minimizer and of course I was really satisfied with how my makeup looked when I applied a primer beforehand.

Long story short, I stopped using a primer a while back and am now back to using one, which is the El Kadife Papaya Serum*.
As you can tell by its name, it's not really meant to be used as a primer, but due to its sticky consistency and the fact that it makes my makeup last much longer, is worth diverting it from its intended use.

I do apply this all over my face, using two pumps and rubbing it in with my fingers. Then I let it dry for a few seconds so it gets a bit sticky on the skin, but not too sticky, before I apply my foundation.
I find it to be the best way to make my makeup last longer without it starting to look cakey throughout the day!

Really recommending this product, if you're currently looking for a new primer to use!


If you already found the perfect match for you, which primer are you using at the moment? x

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*In collaboration with Blogger Club DE!
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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!

It's a new year! It's 2017!
I hope you've all enjoyed celebrating the start of the new year with the people you love and had a lovely time in general!

As you may or may not have noticed, my posting schedule slightly changed during the past week. While doing Blogmas, I realised how much fun it actually is to post on a daily basis and get so many things done with people actually appreciating your work and leaving so many lovely comments!
So I decided that 2017 is going to be the year where I just go for it and try new things. New posts will now be published everyday of the week, except for Tuesdays and Thursdays!

I've been planning and writing and organising since the middle of December because at the moment my motivation to blog and to try new things is at its highest and I've never been this happy!
This year, I told myself, I'm not going to let anything ruin the things that I love doing, so I will just write about whatever I want to write about and take the photos however I want to take them.

Last year, I was too focused on other people's opinions, numbers and figures and the response I got from other people when I asked them how they liked what I was doing.
This year, however, I just don't want to give a thing about that anymore. I just want to do whatever I want to do and I'm quite optimistic that I will achieve a lot more that way.

I feel like this is just a little chatty post for you guys to update you on one of the many small changes I made, and am going to make, to Lilies Beauty and of course to wish you all a happy new year and may your 2017 be great! ♥

At some point in January or February, there will be a whole post about the new things coming to my blog and I'm so excited for you to see what I planned and organised for weeks!

Thank you for all your support and have a great 1st of January 2017! x

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