June 2016 Favorites

Another month, another favorites post. Ain´t that how it goes? I will tell you what was not my favorite this month in the post here:

The weather!

 

June 2016 Favorites

 

You see, it was raining pretty much all June, and with June 21th coming along, I knew the days were going to get shorter. Now I am all about those long, warm and light summer evenings spend outdoors with friends and a cold drink, and if that didn´t happen before the nights are getting longer again, I feel cheated.

But enough moaning about the weather, it is time for the things I enjoyed!

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bareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum – Curiosity kills the cat

Now I don’t own a cat, nor do I believe that cats are really killed by their curiosity.

But it makes a far more fetching title then: Why I never stick to my trusted products even though I know I might be disappointed and it isn’t the best for my bank balance.

I told you it isn’t a great blog post title. Sorry if you thought there´d be actual cats involved today.

 

Bare Minerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum
bareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum

 

What is involved though is a serum that claims to work with the „clock genes“ in our skin to help it repair during nighttime, for maximized results: The bareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum.

Which is exactly what my favorite serum, the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair II (Review here), claims to do. I have stated there already that I don’t believe in cells regenerating by the clock, but I was curious nonetheless.

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Weight loss and body changes after pregnancy

There were many things I wanted to know when I got pregnant.

I wanted to know if I would be a good mom.

I wanted to know how my life was going to change.

I wanted to know what labor would feel like.

And, superficial woman that I am, I wanted to know how my body would change and how (and if) I would ever get back to my pre-baby body.

Bounce back, as it is called these days.

 

Weight loss and body changes after pregnancy - my 3 month postpartum update

 

Now, two pregnancies later, it is the question that always comes up when we are talking baby stuff. The one thing every woman who is planning on having babies wants to know.

So I sat down and talked you through weight loss and body changes after pregnancy.

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Taking out the trash VI – June 2016 Empties

Empties and watermelon – is there anything else you need for a chilled summer evening? I don’t think so.

This months version features a lot of Antipodes products, which brings back memories of our road trip to New Zealand. And of course turns up the ancient question:

Why does everything always have to run out at the same time?

Taking out the trash VI - June 2016 Empties

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Garancia Pscht Magique – Do you remember foam parties?

Once again I am going to embarrass myself by sharing memories of long gone times, times when a few of you weren’t even born yet, but I was already out there, wearing blue glitter eyeshadow and way too dark a foundation, ready for a fun Saturday night out!

It was the age of foam parties, and even though I just attended one in my „wild young days“, they were all the rage.

You basically entered a big room that got covered in foam, there was a lot of music, very little clothing and everything turned wet and slippery. Sounds strange? I agree, but it was actually fun in a very strange way.

 

Garancia Pscht Magique, the LE packaging
Garancia Pscht Magique, the LE packaging

 

Now the product I am going to talk about today has absolutely nothing in common with trashy mid-nineties foam parties. Except that it is a foam and that it feels kind of strange, but in a funny way.

It is the Garancia Pscht Magique New Skin and is a cleanser, marketed as micro peeling treatment.

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Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolor Butter Collection – Review and swatches

If you are a regular follower around here, you will know that red lipstick have a special place in my heart.

And that I like makeup in stick form.

 

Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolor Butter Collection

 

So it comes to no surprise that one of my favorite lip products is a red lip crayon by Astor, called Va Va Voum. It is part of the Soft Sensation Lipcolor Butter line, and that line recently received a few new additions.

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Inspired by Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

For the last summer ad 2016 I wanted a really bronzey, warm look. Hard to achieve when you look like Caspar the friendly ghost in real life, but we only grow through challenge, am I right?

 

Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 (Source)
Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 (Source)

 

Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 is what I chose: Bronzed, dewy skin, warm colors… Perfection.

And yes, I am aware that the other promo picture includes a male model as well, looking pretty gorgeous and nude, but I just couldn’t get Mr. Loca to pose with me.

Next time.

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Seasonal Makeup Challenge – Summer 2016

In case you missed the Spring Edition, here is the link to the post explaining what the Seasonal Makeup Challenge is all about.

 

Seasonal Makeup Challenge Summer 2016

 

For the rest of us, the rules as a quick reminder:

The rules

„At the beginning of a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) I will choose some pieces of makeup from my stash and post them here. By the end of that season I shall post how well (or not) I’ve done using them up, and propose new pieces for the following season.“ (The Polished Polyglot)

So without further ado, here is the recap of the Spring challenge and my picks for summer.

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Sunscreen – All you need to know

There are things out there that have changed a lot ever since I was a kid.

You see, when I was 18, my first ever mobile was about as long as my forearm.

If I wanted to check my eMails I had to manually connect a modem that would then dial with amazing, beeping sounds.

And the average sunscreen sold was coconut scented and had SPF 4.

 

Sunscreen - All you need to know-2

 

Yes, things have changed a lot, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Now don’t get me wrong, I do love a good coconut scent. But SPF 4? We have come a long way since then!

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Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care – Planning and dedication

We all know, a good blogpost requires planning and dedication. So when I got my hands on the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream, claiming to fight tiredness and signs of fatigue, I thought long and hard about how to really put it to the test, grabbed my husband and after 39 weeks of careful preparation finally had all the bits and pieces I needed to see how it would work:

A newborn, a toddler and for several weeks no more than three hours of sleep straight!

 

Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care
Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care

 

Now you may reason that having a baby is a little over the top to test eye cream claims, but I believe in doing things thoroughly. And he actually is really cute, so we are going to keep him.

But on to the important stuff: How did the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream perform?

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