My everyday makeup routine – Fall 2016

Just to put it out there: I don’t believe in strictly following a seasonal color scheme or trends. I do believe in wearing whatever you enjoy, no matter if it is plum lips in spring or vibrant green in winter.

 

My everyday makeup routine - Fall 2016
My everyday makeup routine – Fall 2016

 

That bold disclaimer out of the way, I do realize that my makeup changes with the seasons. I guess the reasons are many. For one I am easily influenced, so when I see lots of dark lips and smokey eyes, I start doing, you guessed it, dark lips and smokey eyes. I am a victim of social media.

And second, I get bored quickly. So after wearing the same, or at least a similar look for a few weeks, I want change. And start experimenting again, reinventing myself through my everyday face.

Yes, makeup can be so deep…

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REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream – Side effects of Christmas gifts

You know, I am that annoying person that loves to talk about your skin. Your products, your concerns,your everything. Of course I am very polite and restrained and will not offer unwanted advice. *cough*
I am just curious.

 

REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream
REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream

 

And I like to gift skincare, be it for birthdays or Christmas, so I need the background information!
A very polite and subtle way to make a suggestion, don’t you think? You don´t? Oh well.
The best thing about shopping for Christmas skincare is that I usually happen to discover a treat for myself. As you do when browsing the skincare isles. Last year I picked up some goodies for my sister and -voilà-  a bottle of REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream for myself.

 

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November 2016 – Favorites and Recap

November itself was a pretty uneventful month for me. It went by very quickly, and at the same time some days seemed to drag along, which is probably due to the fact that I did not do that much fun stuff.

 

November 2016 - Favorites and Recap. Featuring cookies!
November 2016 – Favorites and Recap. Featuring cookies!

 

It was all about preparation so I could have a little Christmas break from blogging despite starting to work again in December, and on top of that it was quite rainy, leaving me to the challenge of keeping two kids entertained indoors. I really did my best, but we still ended up with a few drawings on the wall in my daughters room. Oh well.

But enough of the blabbing, the best way to keep yourself entertained indoors is to focus on makeup and skincare, and that is exactly what I am going to talk about in this video.

 

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Get ready with me – Red smokey eyes

I used to go out a lot. Like, almost every Saturday, and then sleep in every Sunday. But even if I could not sleep in on Sunday, because I had an early appointment (like brunch at 11 am, basically in the middle of the night!) I would be tired, but function as a human being.

 

GRWM Red Smokey eyes
GRWM Red Smokey eyes

 

These days, things are different. Weekday or weekend, my kids are up at 6 am, demanding attention, toys and, most of all, food. And I, granny that I am, usually stay at home in lounge wear, watch Netflix (and chill, I am married after all) and turn off the lights at 10 pm.

But on the rare occasion I do go out, stay up late and get the chance to sleep in I feel my age more than anytime else. Because even if staying up and partying is no problem, recovering is. One night out and I am wasted for weeks!

 

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First Impressions – Maison Jacynthe

We are all picture persons. Even I, much more into writing and reading than into taking pictures or looking at them react subconsciously to the pretty images on display.

And brands know that. If you look at their leaflets, you most of the time don’t even have to read to see what the whole thing is about.

 

First Impressions Maison Jacynthe
First Impressions Maison Jacynthe

 

Same is true about Maison Jacynthe, both the leaflet and the website. And that is great, because at the moment, it is only available in French. Probably because they are based in Quebec.

Maison Jacynthe is a Canadian 100% natural brand that does skincare and makeup. I had the opportunity to try some of their makeup, and tried it first time for you on camera!

 

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Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum – No snow around here

Every year, when November comes around, I ask myself why I didn’t move to a place where there is actual snow. I mean, we get snow occasionally, we even had a few flakes mixed into the constant rain earlier today, but a solid few months of nice, white layers outside?

Not happening.

 

Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum
Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum

 

With envy I watch Melissas Instagram, showing us the first snow of the season in Switzerland and then reach for my snow white bottle of Oskia Eye Wonder Nutri-Active Eye Serum (PR-Sample). Which, by the way, contains Swiss Apple Stem cells. That can´t be coincidence!

 

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Inspired by – Shu Uemura Cosmic Blossom Holiday 2016 Collection

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!

The ad that caught my eye this time was the Shu Uemura Cosmic Blossom Holiday 2016 Collection, a blue smokey eye with stars inside.

 

Shu Uemura Cosmic Blossom Holiday 2016 Collection
Shu Uemura Cosmic Blossom Holiday 2016 Collection

 

The collection is inspired by the Takashi Murakami Flower that symbolizes love, hope and peace and represents the world of poetry and magic. And can´t we all use a little hope, peace and love in these times?

Blue is totally on trend this season, but to be honest, it is a little out of my comfort zone. But then again, everything about this makeup is completely out of my comfort zone. Or would you wear this out and about?

 

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Autumn haul and try-on and I need your help

Surprise!

To all of you checking in for the Monday skincare review… I am sorry. I decided to venture out of my comfort zone, leave the ground that I feel safe on and try something new today.

Something adventurous.

Something I have absolutely no clue about.

A fashion video!

 

Autumn haul and try-on
Autumn haul and try-on

 

Well, at least something like a fashion video. Please don’t expect outfit inspiration and trends. Au contraire, dear readers, I am here to ask your help.

 

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pixi skin treats – The Overview

Another pixi related post? Yes! A round-up this time, so if you have religiously read every post I uploaded last month, you might as well skip this video.

But then again, if you have read every post, you probably are a faithful should and will watch anyway.

 

pixi skintreats - overview and my top picks
pixi skintreats – overview and my top picks

 

Which, of course, I highly recommend.

 

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Oskia Renaissance Brightlight – Pumpkin season

I sometimes wonder if everybody would go as pumpkin-crazy as they do if it was a thing all year round.

Barely anyone even mentions pumpkin for the whole year and then, suddenly, announced by the falling leaves or, more likely, the Starbucks barista offering a „Pumpkin Spice Latte“, there is pumpkin everywhere.

 

Ostia Renaissance Brightlight Intense Pigmentation and Dark Spot Serum
Ostia Renaissance Brightlight Intense Pigmentation and Dark Spot Serum

 

In your soup, in your home fragrance, in your coffee, in your skincare…

Oh, wait. It is in your skincare all year round. At least in mine. And today, right after pumpkin season ended, I am sharing my thoughts on the Oskia Renaissance Brightlight Intense Pigmentation and Dark Spots Serum (PR-Sample) with you.

 

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