12 Jun 2014

Some Favorites In June


I can`t believe it`s june already, time really flies theses days...!

So here are some favorites right now that I am using: 


NARS Sheer Glow Foundation 

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I am still a bit on the fence about this, but it really is working better than my previous foundation-routine, which broke me out horribly and was just absolutely the wrong color and so uncomfortable. I have reallyreally crazy and sensitive skin, so most foundations don`t work on me (especially since they usually have chemical SPF in them). The color range in NARS is really amazing (nice yellow-toned hues), and the coverage is really good. It also doesn`t contain SPF which is probably the most important factor. On the downside it feels a bit drying throughout the day and kind of settles into the pores by the end, but I am determined to make it work anyway :)!



Summer Scents


Victoria`s Secret Lemon Escape EdT

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This stuff smells like summer; it`s a mix of lemon and coconut and really refreshing, yet not too sweet. I spray it on constantly because it just smells too delicious (like something you would want to eat ;)).


 The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower EdT

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If you are into oriental and warm scents, this is for you. Somehow it still works for summer, because it is not too heavy. It smells creamy and vanilla-y, yet the vanilla is not too overwhelming.


This song is perfect for summer:







27 Apr 2014

April Favourites


Benefit They`re Real - Mascara

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Seriously guys, this stuff is the BEST. It makes your lashes long and thick and just perfect, there is really no other mascara that works wonders like this. I used to have really big problems with removing this (and lost many lashes in that process), but now I am using the Micellaire Water from Garnier (here) and it works really good in removing this particular mascara!




Kardashian Beauty Touch Tones Gradient Shadow in Echo



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I was never a big user of eye shadows in my life before, but since I got this, I can not go without it! Especially the rose-tones are so flattering, and the quality/ lasting power of these are really good. Honestly, get this if you can. I got mine here.

 

This: 

 

6 Apr 2014

Body Thoughts

Being healthy(ish) and taking care of your body is a daily, conscious decision. Especially after turning a quarter of a century (and even that is a couple of years behind ;-)) it`s just not an option anymore to slack in that department. Doesn`t mean that I would do it right or even live by that. I know it in principle, yes, but my actions speak a different story sometimes. Since last Christmas I have tried to make some realistic changes, but as in everything in life, nothing`s black and white...it`s all an effin grey zone..;)

So here are some things that have worked so far:

- going mostly gluten-free (I´d say 80%): even though I tested negative in the allergy test, I can feel a whole new level of well-being: less bloating, better digestion, almost no stomach problems anymore. This is a pretty tough one to keep, though (hello pastriesssss and cakes and whatnot ;)), so a realistic approach for me is about 80% of the time. No gluten at home, but when eating out or at friends not so strict.

- eating whole/"clean"/ real food: potatoes, avocado, fruits, home-made bread, eggs...the list goes on and on. Meat, too..chicken or a yummy steak. The idea is to avoid processed food at ALL costs!

- less sugar...this seems like an obvious one, but it`s not easy :P

- treats and eating out and eating with friends etc.. This one is so important; to enjoy tasty food and restaurant meals every once in a while..no deprivation !!

- dance-workouts at home, walks with friends and exercise (exercise is the hardest part for me personally...I really need someone to kick my ass).
 

Any thoughts or input :)?




4 Jan 2014

Lipstick Love

Lipsticks are the best! I`m obsessed with bright colors (especially MAC).  Here are my two favorite colors right now and one that is on my wish-list :-).

MAC Impassioned 

This is such a fun and bright pink for daily use, and is perfect if your are looking for something thats not too red or pink. But it is a bold color, nevertheless :-)!.

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Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral

This is a nice pink-hued coraltone, which is really flattering (sometimes too coral-ly tones can be unflattering on lighter complexion, at least in my case). A bit drying unfortunately, but when you put lipbalm under it, it`s ok.

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Wish-List

MAC Retro Matte Relentlessly Red

So excited to try this out next, it`s a matte pink-hued red. I don`t know about you guys, but somehow I like a matt finish on lips even more than a glossy one. I may or may not have ordered this from Ebay yesterday... (Btw Ebay is soooooo dangerous!).
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So any other lipstick lovers out there ???


18 Nov 2013

Browtastic

I am trying to grow out my brows right now, so here are some inspirational pics :).







 













On a side note, how gorgeous is Lily Collins?! Seriously, totally girlcrushing on her ..


Anyone else out there trying to grow out their brows?