Sunday, 30 April 2017

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Birthday Suit Eye Palette

Shades from left to right: Marzipan, Toast, Cocoa Sugar, Soft Truffle
Today I'm back with another review for you guys! This time I want to talk to you about the gorgeous Tanya Burr Cosmetics Birthday Suit Eye Palette

I ordered this on Feelunique a few weeks ago because I had seen it basically everywhere on social media before and it looked absolutely beautiful! On Feelunique, this retails for €4.80, which is an incredible price for the product you get!

Within this palette, you get four different eyeshadow shades; two matte ones (Toast and Soft Truffle) and two shimmery ones (Marzipan and Cocoa Sugar). 

When I first swatched the shades, I was very surprised by how pigmented and creamy they are! I only dipped my finger in each shade once and got an amazing colour payoff without any patches in the colour!

And because these eyeshadows are so soft and creamy, they're very easy to apply and blend as well! There's a bit of fallout when applying the eyeshadows to the lids, though, it's not that bad at all. I always dust it off with a fluffy powder brush and everything is clean again!

I recently used this palette in my everyday makeup look and was able to test and see how these shades look throughout the day. Surprisingly, they didn't look any different in the evening when I was about to take off my makeup. I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion before applying the eyeshadows to my lids but I think the shades would last very well on their own as well. Definitely have to give that a try!

I also discovered all of the other palettes in Tanya's range and I can't wait to try some other ones as well! Galaxy, Enchanted Dream and Hollywood have already made their ways onto my Feelunique wishlist!

Let's talk a bit more detailed about each shade now, shall we? The first shade Marzipan is a gorgeous soft rosy-pink shade with some very tiny shimmery pigments in it. It's amazing for an inner corner highlight or to emphasise the middle of the lid.

Toast is the second shade and it's a soft mauve-pink shade with a very velvety finish to it. This shade is great to use as a transition colour all over the eyelid.

Next up, there's the shade Cocoa Sugar which is a gorgeous dark brown-copper with slightly bigger shimmery pigments in it. It's gorgeous for darkening the outer corner of the eye or to use underneath the lower lash line as well.

The last of the four shades is Soft Truffle and it's the second matte shade. It's quite an ashy brown shade that's perfect for the crease to give a bit more depth to the eye makeup look.

All the shades together look gorgeous in an everyday makeup look as you have a shade for every part of the eyelid and the colours are just perfect for a natural easy look in general!

I'm so happy that I picked this up and already can't wait to pick up a few more of these eyeshadow quads from Tanya!

Have you tried this eyeshadow palette yet? If so, how do you like it? x

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

SLA Paris Skin Primer

It's finally Saturday, yay! 
Yesterday, I had my last written a-levels exam, which was English, and I think I did really well actually. There's only the oral exam left now, which I'll be taking in economics and I'm really nervous! Two weeks left until that one and I will never have to go to school because of my a-levels again, eek! This is really exciting, yet a bit nerve-wracking, knowing that I'll then be thrown into the adult life, going to work, paying the rent etc. 

Anyway! I actually want to talk about my new favourite primer today, which is the SLA Paris Skin Primer*. I rarely used primers before owning this one because I never found one that really blew me away. There was a time when I really liked the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Minimizer but that ended long ago! 

Here, I have the white version of the skin primer, but on the website SLA Paris, they have a pink, a green and an orange one as well.

This primer almost looks like a normal moisturiser when applied to the skin - I always give it half a pump onto the back of my hand and then dot it all over my face, focusing on my t-zone. On my hand, it does look like my everyday facial cream, but on my face, it eventually does its magic!

It instantly blurs fine lines and little imperfections or spots on the skin and leaves you with a very soft, silky and even base to work with! But because I do have quite large pores, it didn't blur or even out many of them, which I can work with by now as I've just got used to having those big pores on my face!

The smell of this primer isn't very strong at all. It smells very fresh and clean (see what I did there, eh?) and makes the application even more comfortable. 

Although it's a bit sticky when first applied, it really sinks into the skin after a few minutes. Not too much because then it wouldn't make sense applying it in the first place, duh, but just enough to start applying makeup on top. 

When applied, the primer also gives a very healthy glow to the face, which isn't covered by a foundation on top whatsoever.

I tried this primer for the first time together with my new Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation in the shade 100, because I wanted a) to see if the foundation shade is the right one for me and b) to test out how the primer works underneath a foundation that I'd be wearing all day long!

Surprisingly, the primer worked perfectly fine underneath the foundation! And the shade is perfect for my skin tone as well, just saying.

The primer made it really comfortable wearing the foundation all day long. Normally, I'd just take off my makeup in the afternoon because I just can't stand the feeling of it on my face anymore. Like I said with the primer, it was so much more comfortable as it also made the foundation feel a lot more lightweight and soft on the skin.

My t-zone still gets a bit oily throughout the day when I'm wearing this primer but I don't really mind. I've never really minded a shiny t-zone, to be honest! So that wasn't a big thing I had a look at when trying this out.

Overall, I'd say that this primer is definitely a very good one, which you can almost expect from a makeup product that retails at €29.99, in my opinion!

What do you think about the SLA Paris Skin Primer? Do you like the sound of it or nah? x

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Friday, 28 April 2017

April Favourites

It's favourites time again already! I can't believe how fast this month has gone by... The good thing about the end of a month, though, is that I always have a post to publish on the blog because these favourites posts have become a regular thing on Lilies Beauty throughout the first few months of 2017!

Anyway, let's move on to my favourites of this month, shall we? I have assembled a few makeup and lifestyle bits in this post that I have been loving throughout the month of April and that I wanted to show you guys. But let's just stop rambling on now and get on with my favourites!

The product I want to mention first is one of new newest additions to my makeup collection, which is the Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara. I have heard many Bloggers and YouTubers talk about this mascara and all the others from Revlon that have been released together with this one - I think there are four more - and I just really wanted to try on from this range! This one I got from Kleiderkreisel, which is a website where you can buy and sell, trade or gift the things you don't use or don't want (anymore) with other people. And gladly, there was a girl wanting to trade this mascara with one of my products and I was very happy about that - especially because this was brand new when I got it!

Next up, there's the Treaclemoon Soft Watermint Rain Bodyspray which, again, only made its way into my basket because I heard lots of German influencers rave about how good it smells - and they were absolutely right! It's a very decent scent of mint, mixed with a touch of watermelon and I really like it! It also stays on for a really long time, which I didn't expect from this bodyspray at all!

The next two makeup bits I want to mention already had their debut here on my blog a few posts back and I couldn't help myself but mention them again in my favourites this month! It's the L'Oreal True Match Foundation in the shade N.1 Ivory and the SLA Paris Skin Primer
Of course, there will be a full on review about the foundation from L'Oreal because I don't want to go into that much detail now, but I can safely say that this is by far my most favourite foundation at the moment! So make sure to keep an eye out for that review - I think I will upload it anytime soon! :)
The SLA Paris primer, though, is something new to my makeup routine that I only recently added to it. I first tried this and was immediately satisfied with how it made my skin look! But I don't want to give away too much already because there will be a full review on this one tomorrow!

After my most recent Feelunique haul, I was already sure that I would include the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Birthday Suit Eye Palette in my April favourites post because it's just the best eyeshadow quad I have tried in a very long time! Together with the PUPA Milano Vamp! 4-Eyeshadow Palette in 003, it's my most used eyeshadow palette at the moment! The shades are really pretty, they're easy to blend and very pigmented as well!

The last beauty item I want to mention are the pure peeling pads, which I posted a review on a few weeks ago. I got them in my recent Blogger Club Box and I just really like using them!

And last but not least I want to mention my old-new-love with the Cosmopolitan and the Glamour magazine! This month, I got both of the new issues and I must admit that I really missed them – I don't know why I stopped buying them but I'm glad I got these two this month!

So, these were all of my April favourites! I hope you've enjoyed reading this post as much as I've enjoyed writing it! 😊


Let me know about your favourites in the comments down below! x

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

MAC Lipstick & Lipliner 'Whirl'

MAC lipsticks. We all know them and most of us will have tried them as well. I have tried them and I absolutely love them - especially the ones with a matte finish!
There are three MAC lipsticks in my collection at the moment, which are Velvet Teddy, Whirl and Sin. I have already posted a little review on Velvet Teddy a long time ago, which you can read here, and I'm planning a review for Sin as well!

But for today, it's all about Whirl!

As you all know, MAC lipsticks are up there in the medium priced section of makeup products and with €21.50 for the lipstick and €17.00 for the lipliner it's still a burden for my bank account! This time, however, I didn't have to spend any money on these as they were gifted to me by my lovely friend Vanessa and my boyfriend!

Of course I'm just as impressed with this lipstick as I am with Velvet Teddy, though, with this one, and also with all my other matte lipsticks, I always use a lipbalm before applying it.
I find it a lot more comfortable to wear a matte lipstick all day long with a lipbalm applied beforehand!

The shade Whirl is a pink-brown nude that I think is very suitable for an everyday makeup look! I especially like how this looks with my skintone because I'm quite pale and this shade adds a bit more warmth and colour to my face!

The scent hasn't really changed either and it still smells of vanilla – yummy!

The lipliner, however, didn't satisfy me that much when I first used it. It's not as creamy as I always thought MAC lipliners would be but after I had warmed it up a bit, it was much easier to use and a lot more comfortable to apply to the lips.

Due to the exact same names of both products, it's obvious that they go perfectly together! I also saw a few other beauty bloggers combine the Whirl lipstick with the Spice lipliner or a few other different shades, but I just wanted to have a lipstick and the matching lipliner in my collection for once! Maybe I'll get my hands on one or two other lipliners from MAC someday to combine with my lipsticks!

For next week, I have planned a review for Sin as well, which I just love as much as my nude shades!

What's your favourite MAC lipstick shade? Maybe I can spot a new favourite! x

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Zaful Wishlist

I was recently introduced to the website Zaful and they have so many lovely bits and pieces, ranging from dresses to off the shoulder tops to swimwear and so much more! 
Are you looking for punk dresses? Lace swing dresses or anything else? Zaful and Rosegal will have you covered!
And because they have so many things that I would like to just have in my wardrobe and be able to wear every single day, I thought I'd put together a little wishlist with a few of my favourite things from their website!

On the first photo above there are the four pieces that I thought would look great as a first look at their selection of clothes!
I will leave all the items with their links down below, in case you want to have a look yourself! :)
  • Tiny Floral Halter Wrap Bikini Set (here)
  • Flutter Off The Shoulder Top (here)
  • Lace Up Floral Applique Ribbed Top (here)
  • Cami Laser Cut Romper (here)
Next up on my wishlist, there are four dresses that I just instantly fell in love with the second I saw them on the website! They're perfect for Summer, which I'm super excited for, and they're just so cute!
  • Ruffles Floral Plunging Neck Strappy Dress (here)
  • Striped Front Knot Cutout Cami Dress (here)
  • Floral Print Mini Cami Sundress (here)
  • Spaghetti Straps Floral Chiffon Flowy Dress (here)
As my wardrobe lacks a collection of off the shoulder tops and Zaful has quite a few cute ones, I also included four of those in my wishlist!
  • Floral Flare Sleeve Off Shoulder Blouse (here)
  • Striped Off Shoulder Blouse (here)
  • Off The Shoulder Denim Frill Top (here)
  • Leaf Print Off The Shoulder Top (here)
Being excited for Summer already has also made put a few of their bikinis on my list, which I would love to get my hands on very soon!
  • String Floral Panel Bikini Set (here)
  • Print Cut Out Halter Bikini Set (here)
  • Multiple-Rope Tiny Floral Bikini Set (here)
  • Palm Tree Print Strappy Halter Bikini (here)
Floral rompers seem to become my new thing this year and I would love to get a few to wear this year! I also spotted two denim pieces that I would like to get my hands on!
  • Floral Plunging Neck Surplice Romper (here)
  • Floral Print Off The Shoulder Drawstring Romper (here)
  • Haigh Waisted Embroidered Denim Shorts (here)
  • Patch Light Wash Denim Jacket (here)
The last part of my wishlist consists of a few accessories that I've been loving since discovering them! 
  • Solid Color Felt Floppy Hat (here)
  • Chunky Heel Suede Ankle Strap Sandals (here)
  • Metal Solid Colour Cover Tote Bag (here)
  • Metallic Chains PU Leather Crossbody Bag (here)
So that was my wishlist from Zaful with many lovely pieces and all the links so you can have a look yourself!

Now I'd also like to throw in three bits from the Rosegal websites which I really like!

These are three random bits from the website but I thought I'd include them here as well!

  • Steel Mesh Band Quartz Watch (here)
  • Tropical High Waisted Patterend Shorts (here)
  • Pinstripe Button Bowknot A Line Skater Skirt (here)

So these are the very last pieces on my huge wishlist now!

Let me know what you think about the websites! :) x

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Lernberger Stafsing Haircare

When it comes to haircare products I normally just stay with the ones I know best. Especially because my hair is quite damaged, dry and without any volume at the moment, which is quite annoying but nothing a good shampoo and conditioner can't fix!

So to test out something new and step a bit outside my comfort zone of haircare products, I got the Lernberger Stafsing Fiber Mousse*, the matching Blowdry Lotion* and both the Shampoo* and Conditioner for Dry Hair*.

Let's start with the products that haven't satisfied me that much. As I was saying on my Instagram post about the styling products - the Fibre Mousse and the Blowdry Lotion - from Lernberger Stafsing, I didn't like them very much when I used them for the first time, so I thought I should definitely give them a few more tries before stating an opinion on them.
But I just don't like them.
They make my hair look flat and dull and it makes my hair really electrified, which I absolutely hate!
Maybe these are just not right for my kind of hair or I used too much or too little or whatsoever but as far as I've used these, I can't really say I like them.

But now on to the products that have really blown me away in comparison to the styling products! The Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry Hair not only smell incredibly good, they are also great for my hair in its current state! This combination makes my hair look so healthy and shiny and after using my beloved Guhl Blowdry Lotion, my hair also looks voluminous as well, which I love!

Overall I'd say that the shampoo and the conditioner are definitely worth trying, whereas the styling products I'm not so sure with. Maybe it's just the state my hair is in right now or the amount I've used but so far I wouldn't recommend them.

How do you like the sound of these? Would you like to try them yourself? x

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Orange Blue Cosmetics Body Lotions

Body lotions. Moisturising my body using this kind of skincare products is one of the many things I know I should do after taking a shower but I always forget about. I like using the Zoella Beauty body lotion because it smells incredible and makes my skin so soft and smooth!
My range of skincare products recently got bigger, now including the four body lotions from Orange Blue Cosmetics!

There are four in total, ranging from a lotion for sensitive skin to a one with an anti-ageing effect. All of these are said to be fast absorbing, which I can happily confirm, and promise first noticeable effects after a few weeks of continuous application.

I always connect the task of the body lotions with their colours:

Brown: Sensitive Skin with Almond Oil*
Orange: Triplex Anti-Ageing Effect with Coenzyme Q10, Caffeine and Argan Oil*
Green: Skin Refining with Aloe Vera Extract* (Using this everytime I've shaved my legs - so soothing on the skin!)
Blue: Skin Softening with Shea Butter*

These colours really make it easier for me to quickly spot and use the lotion I want to use, e.g. after a shower or before going to bed. The bottles the lotions come in all contain 400 ml of the product, which is a lot compared to the body lotions I've had before, so you'll be sure to use this for a while!

My absolute favourite, even though they're all lovely body lotions with an amazing smell, is by far the blue Skin Softening Lotion with Shea Butter! My skin has never been this soft and I will definitely continue to use this every evening before putting on my pyjamas!

You may or may not have already guessed it but after I had received this lovely set of lotions, I passed the orange Triplex Anti-Ageing Effect Lotion on to my mum and she's also very satisfied with that one! She's not seeing any results (yet) but she loves how soft the lotion makes her skin feel and how good it smells too! Just thought I'd throw in a little review from my mum here as well! :)

Overall, I'm very satisfied with these skincare products and if you want to have a look yourself you can check out the Orange Blue Cosmetics website right here! They also have a few other skincare bits on sale, which I will talk about in another post very soon!

What do you think about these body lotions? Do maybe even think about getting one yourself? x

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Everyday Makeup Look

Happy Friday, my lovelies!
I can't believe how quickly this week has gone by! By this time next week, though, I'll be in school again, writing my last a-level exam, which is English, so that shouldn't be a problem – hopefully!

In today's post, I want to show you the products that I used to create this very simple everyday makeup look.
I opt for this kind of look most of the time, when I'm off to school or to do some shopping – it's a very easy yet effective look!

BASE
For the base, I used the Lancôme Énergie De Vie Liquid Moisturiser first and then the SLA Paris Skin Primer*. The primer makes my skin look a bit blurry and sets the perfect base for my foundation. It's also very smooth on the skin and makes any foundation glide on super easily!

FOUNDATION/CONCEALER
For foundation, I used the L'Oréal True Match Foundation in the shade 1.N Ivory. I've already mentioned this lovely makeup product in my recent Feelunique Haul and added a bit of a first impression in there but now I can say that I absolutely love this foundation! The coverage is more medium but definitely buildable and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all! I applied the foundation with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and it did work very well, but I feel like it would work even better with a makeup sponge.
After foundation, I used my one true love when it comes to concealers: the Catrice Liquid Camouflage in the shade 005 Natural Light. I don't know how many times I've talked about this already but I know that I'll never get tired of doing so! I applied a bit of the concealer underneath my eyes, all over my nose (still fighting that Rosacea *sigh*) and on a few spots and blemishes that I have, blending it all out with a makeup sponge.

POWDER
For powder, I used the Manhattan Soft Mat Loose Powder* in the shade 2 Beige together with a powder brush from BH Cosmetics, dusting it lightly on my t-zone and the areas that I know will get a bit shiny throughout the day.

EYESHADOW
For my eye makeup, I started off by using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which somehow didn't make it into the photo, I've just noticed – sorry about that!
After that, I used the newest addition to my eyeshadow palette collection, the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Birthday Suit Eye Palette. I absolutely adore this one! But I don't want to ramble on too much about this as I've planned a full review on it for the blog to go live very soon! The shades I used for this look were Marzipan as my base colour which I applied all over my lid, Toast as my crease colour and Soft Truffle to deepen the crease a little more!

MASCARA
For mascara, I then used the L'Oréal False Lash Superstar X-Fibre Mascara, starting with the black lash primer on my top and bottom lashes and letting them set for a few minutes before going back in with the actual mascara, applying one coat on my bottom and two coats on my top lashes.

EYEBROWS
For my brows, I used my trusty Essence Make Me Brow Sculpting Gel Mascara in 01 Blondy Brows and the Manhattan Eyebrow Pencil* in Blondy Brow 93D. Somehow, brow products that are made for lighter hair colours suit me way better than the ones for darker hair even though I have brown hair myself?! 
For filling them in, I use the pencil first, going through the hair with a few gentle strokes until I'm satisfied with how they look. Then I use the gel mascara to set them in place and give them a bit more of a decent shape.

Sometimes I also like to apply a nude lipstick to finish off this makeup look but most of the time I'm done after doing my eyebrows.

I really want to start using more 'daring' shades on the eyes and on the lips as well because I want to create some celebrity-inspired makeup looks and post them here on the blog – make sure to leave some celebrities down below that you'd like me to get some inspiration from!

I have so many ideas for some new blog content lately but I'm not sure how to turn all those ideas into new posts! But I'll find a way, I guess! :)

Let me know your thoughts on this makeup look in the comments down below! x

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Maybelline Eyeshadow Palettes

I just recently got my hands on three of the Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes after having heard quite a lot of good things about them. And, let's be honest, the packaging of these is just really pretty as well!

Each palette has 12 different shades - some of them are shimmery, some are matte but all of them are simply gorgeous
You can either combine two shades, four or six; they're all made to mix and match so all of them look beautiful together! But the 'manual' to combining these is on the back of the palettes! 

The only thing I have to criticise about these palettes is the pigmentation. It's not that strong and it really is the only thing I don't like about these. However, if you use them with an eyeshadow primer, the shades do look better and then they last quite a long time either.

Overall, I absolutely love the palettes because I now have so many gorgeous shades to try and use for various makeup looks and I can definitely look past the pigmentation! I will also play around with all the shades and post the one or other makeup look here on the blog! :)

Have you tried any of the Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes? If so, how do you like them? x

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Monday, 17 April 2017

Mini Feelunique Haul

I did it again. I placed an order on Feelunique and spent some more money. This time, though, I didn't spend that much!

I've been searching the internet for the right shade on the L'Oreal True Match Foundation because somehow they didn't seem to have my shade in German drugstores when I browsed the shelves, which really annoyed me.
After a while, I just thought 'You know what, I'll order it on Feelunique!' and that's what I did! I got the shade 1.N Ivory and it really is a 'true match' for me. When I placed the order, I was a little worried that it might not be the right shade for me, but it turned out to be perfect!

You see, I only wanted to get the foundation but there were a few products from my wishlist on sale that I've been dying to get my hands on ever since they were released a while back. So I finally got them, too!

One of the products being the beautiful Tanya Burr Cosmetics Eye Palette in 'Birthday Suit' and oh my God, I love this palette so much! I've been debating whether or not to get this quad for such a long time but I've seen so many gorgeous photos and reviews of this palette that I just had to get it! I'm already really really glad I purchased this - full review coming very soon!

The last item that made its way into my basket is the Zoella Beauty 'These Are a Few Of My Favourite Things' Beauty Bag which is just the prettiest makeup/beauty bag I've ever owned! And it really fits a lot of stuff!

And that's it already - three new additions to my makeup/beauty collection that I'm really looking forward to try and review for you!

What's the last item you purchased? :) x

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Brand Focus: PUPA Milano

🐣🐰 Happy Easter, my lovelies! 🐰🐣

Today, I have another brand focus post for you, this time featuring the brand PUPA Milano. I was introduced to this gorgeous brand through the Blogger Club and really fell in love with the products I have at the moment.

There are only three palettes in my collection from PUPA Milano but I use all three of them on a regular basis. I have already posted a photo of the Contouring & Strobing #Ready4Selfie Powder Palette* on Instagram the other day and you all seemed to love the look of it! Of course, I love it just as much and I have tried my best to swatch the one highlighting and the three contouring shades for you in the second photo above! As the contouring shades are quite ashy and light, they're perfect for my pale skin!

The second palette is the Vamp! 4-Eyeshadow Palette*, which is just gorgeous! I absolutely love the shades in this small palette - they're all shimmery but still perfect for creating everyday makeup looks! Especially the touches of rosegold in every shade make this one a favourite of mine!
The eyeshadows are very smooth to apply to the lid, easy to blend and they don't have any fallout whatsoever. Another lovely bonus of this palette is - besides it having the perfect size for travelling - the large mirror on the inside of the top lid!

The last palette from PUPA Milano that I own is the Vamp! Compact Duo*, which has two very pretty shades that go very well together, but I also like to use them separately. Just like the 'big' palette, the quality of this duo is amazing - a little to no fallout (with the dark shade), lovely to blend and easy to apply!

All three products that I own from PUPA Milano haven't failed to satisfy me and I'm pretty sure many of their other products are just as amazing!

Have you ever tried something from PUPA Milano before? x

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

3 Lipsticks Worth The Try

You all know I absolutely love lipsticks and I think it's only fair to mention my three most favourite lipsticks here on my blog as well! I've already done a post on foundations and mascaras before if you want to check those out!

I'd say we start without further ado and jump straight into the post!

Maybelline | Color Sensational The Blushed Nudes Lipstick in 140 'Intense Pink'
If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I absolutely love Maybelline and their lipsticks are amazing as well! This Blushed Nudes Lipstick is such a gorgeous peachy nude shade, perfect for applying everyday!

Rimmel | Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107
Zoe (Zoella) talked about this shade a couple of times in her videos and because I trust her with using amazing products I got this one on Feelunique a while back and I'm still loving it! It's such a lovely shade, which I normally love to use in Autumn but at the moment, I'm just loving everything about this lipstick!

MAC | 'Whirl'
This is by far my favourite lipstick! MAC lipsticks are just amazing - their consistency is great, they're great to apply, look gorgeous and last very long! They also smell like vanilla, which is another lovely bonus!

What are your favourite lipsticks at the moment? x

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Friday, 14 April 2017

Quick & Easy Easter Treats

As it is almost Easter and I finally had some time to do some baking and everything, I want to show you three quick and easy recipes today!
You can already tell by the images that I'm not an expert when it comes to cooking, baking, etc. but everything I made is delicious and that's why I want to share it with you! :)

Easter Dirt Pudding Cups (original)
You will need...
  • 1 package of Oreos
  • 2 packs instant vanilla pudding
  • 340 g whipped cream
  • 226 g cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • food colouring (blue, pink, green)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  •  chocolate eggs
You will have to...
  • Crush the oreos
  • Whisk pudding mix and milk and set aside to thicken in a bowl
  • In another bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth; add and beat in powdered sugar
  • Whisk in whipped cream into pudding
  • Pour pudding mixture into cream cheese mixture and mix until combined
  • Divide mixture in half. Using a few drops of food colouring for each, stir until colour is completely mixed in.
  • Begin layering in small jars: 1-2 tbsp crushed Oreos, 2 tbsp one coloured pudding, 1-2 tbsp crushed Oreos, 2 tbsp other coloured pudding...
  • Place coconut in a small plastic storage bag, place a few drops of food colouring into the coconut, mix until coconut is dyed
  • Place coconut onto top layer of Oreos and add a few chocolate eggs

Almond Macaroon Nests (original)
You will need (for 30 nests)...
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 package sweetened almond flakes
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 70 - 90 mini candy eggs
You will have to...
  • Preheat the oven to 150 °C
  • Combine the egg whites, salt and sugar, then mix in the almonds
  • Drop 2 tablespoons of the almond mixture into each prepared mini muffin cup
  • Lightly press the mixture into the bottom 
  • Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, until lightly golden on top
  • Let them cool
  • Melt the chocolate, then add a small amount of chocolate into each nest and 2 or 3 candy eggs

Strawberry Margarita Mocktail (original)
You will need...
  • 500 g strawberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Ice
  • Coloured sugar
  • Lime for garnish
You will have to...
  • Place the strawberries, orange juice, sparkling water, lime juice and ice into your blender
  • Blend until it reaches a slushy consistency
  • Take a lime wheel and cut a small slit then wipe it around the rim of the glasses, creating moisture on the inside and outside of 4 glasses
  • Pour the coarse sugar onto a plate and roll the glasses in it, collecting the sugar onto the lime juice on the rim
  • Pour the Strawberry Margarita into 4 glasses, garnish with a lime and serve! 

Let me know if you'll give these a try and if so, make sure to tweet or send me some photos! :) 

Happy Easter everyone! x

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

SLA Paris Natural Perfect Lipstick

A few days ago, I posted this photo on my Instagram and you guys loved the shade so I thought I'd post a little review on the blog as well!

This is the SLA Paris Natural Lipstick* in the shade 04 'Simple Nude' and it's a gorgeous light peachy nude that's perfect for Spring as well, just as the Green People Velvet Matte Lipstick I talked about in a recent post!

The consistency of this lipstick is so creamy and just very nice to apply to the lips. For me, it's my perfect 'my lips but better' shade and I was looking for such a lipstick for a very long time - so glad I finally found it!

It also lasts very well but it does need the one or other touch up during the day, especially after a drink or when you had something to eat, but I don't really mind. It's quickly become one of my all time favourite lipsticks!

What do you think about this shade? x

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Monday, 10 April 2017

pure peeling pads

The box from the Blogger Club DE has had some amazing bits and pieces in it this month! Along with the other products, I also got the pure peeling pads*, which were up there with the bits I was looking forward to trying and testing out for you!

These are normal cotton pads, drenched in a skin cleansing liquid and covered in tiny orange peeling bits. They also smell very nice, which I was pleasantly surprised about because I thought peeling pads like these would have a strong ‘skincare product smell’. Turns out, they smell quite fresh and a bit fruity, in my opinion, but I can’t really make out what fruit they smell like…

As I have a weird combination of normal and somewhat sensitive skin, I thought the tiny peeling bits wouldn’t be good for my skin at all. But, to my surprise, my skin actually ‘likes’ these pads! My constantly red nose due to my Rosacea is a lot less red since I’ve been using these and I’m really happy about that! Of course, it’s not gone completely, that would be the most amazing thing ever, but I’m quite satisfied with how it looks at the moment!

I already talked about another pure skincare product in my Skincare Tips for All Skin Types post and I really liked the face cream as well!

Have you tried anything from pure yet? And how do you like the sound of these pads? x

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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Mini Highstreet Haul

A few days ago, I posted this photo on my Instagram to show you my mini highstreet haul from last week. I’m sure many of you know about these two products and their continuous appearance here on my blog, as both the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and the Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage Concealer are my two everyday essentials and I’ve been loving them since day one!

The Liquid Camouflage even came out in another, lighter shade (005 ‘Light Natural’), which turned out to be an even better match for my skin tone than my usual 010 ‘Porcelain’. The new shade made me like this concealer even more! If you can get hold of Catrice products, you should give this one a try!
The Lash Sensational has been my absolute favourite mascara ever since I first started using it and nothing has made change my mind! It’s still a great mascara, that lengthens and separates my lashes perfectly! Sometimes, when I have this applied, people even ask me if I’m wearing false lashes!

As I already mentioned before, these are two are definitely up there with my other staple makeup items, which I will do a post on really soon as well!

What do you think about the Lash Sensational and the Liquid Camouflage? Have you tried them yet or do you yet have to try them? x

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Green People Velvet Matte Lipstick

With Spring in full-on mode, nude lipsticks become a staple item in my everyday makeup bag. This Green People Velvet Matte Lipstick in Damask Rose* is the perfect shade for this time of year!

It’s a gorgeous pinky-nude shade that looks even better with the Green People Velvet Matte Lipstick Lip Primer*, which does look like a normal lip balm but it also makes the lips so smooth and preps them perfectly for the lipstick afterwards!

I do like this lipstick a lot as it is the perfect shade for me and it also doesn’t look too weird on my lips – a lot of nude shades look a bit weird on me as my skin is so pale; it just doesn’t look good! With this lipstick, however, it’s very different! Like I said, it’s looks lovely when applied and it also doesn’t dry out the lips at all. It feels even better with the primer applied beforehand!

This lipstick is available on Green People and you can get 15% off with the code NUDEOBSESSION (valid till April 31st).

What do you think of this shade? Do you like it as much as I do? *heart eyes emoji* x

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Friday, 7 April 2017

7 Hair and Skin Benefits of Argan Oil - Guest Post by Beth Martel

Source: Googles Images > Argan Oil
Perfectly flawless skin and hair have always been every girl's dream. Our quest of finding a product that would make a clear difference never rests. Why? Because we are never truly satisfied with the results of any. But I have brought a good news for all the girls out there and it is nothing but the magical argan oil. Yes, it is magic. It is that one product that will make a difference, a big one. The routine use of this oil can give you the skin and hair you have always aspired for.

This magical liquid that is light golden in colour and called "liquid gold" by many is extracted from the trees in Morocco. It is a favourite oil of most of the celebrities and MUAs out there. Being completely organic, it is used as a medicated cream for healing wounds as well.

Here are just a few yet most amazing benefits of argan oil for hair and skin:

1. No Restriction of Skin Type:
Being completely organic and non-greasy with zero side-effects, argan oil is suitable for all skin types. It is even best for skin that is super sensitive, excessively oily or acne prone. The oil is perfectly balanced and it keeps the skin hydrated without causing any allergic reactions or acne. It also reduces the production of natural oil on skin and fades away any blemishes or bumps on the skin.

2. Hair Shiner plus Damage Repair Treatment:
If you are a person who does not like to oil the hair and make them all greasy, argan oil is what you need. This non-greasy oil can be used as a hair shiner or a styling agent while it repairs your hair from the roots and make them naturally shinier and straight. It helps to settle the frizz and split ends as well. So many cosmetics companies around the globe sell it as an organic hair shiner.

3. Best for Exfoliation of Lips:
Almost all balms can make your lips soft for a while. However, none provides a permanent solution for softer and pinker lips. The good news is argan oil does. You can apply it as a lip cream or for better results, make a lip scrub out of it. Mix the oil with brown sugar and apply it daily with your toothbrush. This will help your lips to get rid of the dry and dead skin while gaining their natural tone back.

4. Vanishes and Prevents Stretch Marks:
Stretch marks are a major problem for women around the world who get them permanently after pregnancy. We only think that the stretch marks cannot go away for good but with the constant use of argan oil, they can. Massaging the affected areas with lukewarm oil daily before going to bed will not only help you get rid of the marks but also prevent them in the long run.

5. Delays the Aging Signs:
Argan oil is full of anti-oxidants that help to keep the skin fresh and glowing. Moreover, the fatty acids present in it improves the elasticity of the skin and fades away all the wrinkles on it. For best results, apply the warm oil on the skin and massage in an upward motion.

Author Bio:
This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at HealthyRecharge.com. Check out the three best hair oils that will bring the lost health and volume of your hair back.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Spring Lookbook

Top: H&M, Bag: AliExpress, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Victory
Top: H&M, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: H&M, Sunglasses: Amazon
Top: Tommy Hilfiger, Jeans: Abercrombie, Shoes: Nike, Jacket: Zara, Sunglasses: H&M
Shirt: Abercrombie, Shoes: Nike, Jeans: Hollister, Sunglasses: H&M
Doesn't he look handsome? I am one lucky girl, aye...

As you can tell, today's post is a bit of a new and different one as I really wanted to finally post a lookbook! We put together two outfits each and it was quite a lot of fun but also a struggle taking the photos! I think I or we might actually do many more of these in the future! ♥
This lookbook being our first one, we clearly need some more practise in taking the photos, posing, etc but we hope you like it anyway!

As for the topic 'Spring' I decided to go for a few lighter colours and shades in terms of clothing as well as in terms of makeup, which you can't really see in this post but I think I will do another one on Spring makeup soon!
Also please excuse my weird facial expressions... I didn't even know my face can look that stupid but I liked everything else about the photos so bare with me, ha! :P

My boyfriend, however, didn't change up his colour scheme at all for this lookbook! It's just the colours he wears all year round, even in Spring, but he still looks amazing. Like, how can someone be that gorgeous? Sorry, a girl in love speaking there... haha
I also just recently found out about Bonobos, which is an online fashion shop for men and they have such a great selection of clothes! My boyfriend also just had a look at it and the Tops and Bottoms sections are his two favourites - the website just really represents his taste in fashion!

All the information for the clothes are below the images and if you have any more questions don't hesitate to leave a comment or write me an e-mail! :)

What do you like to wear in Spring? Do you have any particular colours/items that you like to wear during this time of year? x

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Monday, 3 April 2017

Braun FaceSpa Review

*Sponsored by Braun Germany*

Skincare is one of the most important topics for me at the moment. I've really been enjoying all things skincare and everything that is part of it.

Recently, I've kindly been sent the new Braun FaceSpa 851V, including an all new facial massaging pad (green).
The box comes with the Braun Facial Epilator + cap, a facial cleansing brush head + the massaging pad, a lighted mirror, a beauty pouch, a cleansing brush and a battery.

The first thing I noticed about the FaceSpa was the gorgeous rosegold design, which you all know I'm obsessed with!

But now on to the functions of this lovely FaceSpa! The facial epilator is the thing I was looking forward to the most!
I tried this for the first time and was a bit surprised by the sound this makes! It's quite noisy but not too loud, you know? For such a small device it's quite a lot of noise but I don't really mind at all!

Both the cleansing brush and the massaging pad are so lovely to use on your face as well, especially after taking off your makeup! I also like to use this as a little treat when I start my Sunday pamper routine as well because it just feels so lovely on the skin!

Everything also fits perfectly into the little pouch and you'll never lose one of the brushes or the cap or anything.

Overall, I'm really impressed with this little device! It's perfect for getting your eyebrows done yourself or removing tiny hairs on your face. And it's really pretty as well!

What do you think about this new Braun FaceSpa? x

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