Manhattan Supreme Lash Volume Colourist Mascara – Holiday preparation

I only started to get into hiking (real hiking, mountains and tents included) when I was 30 already. Coincidently my love of makeup, You Tube and blogs really flared up at the same time, putting me in some serious inner conflict.

You see, if you are going for a hike with three nights in a tent, you will not want to add a makeup bag to the things you carry with you day in and day out. But if his hike is with the newly met love of your life and your lashes are blonde from about midway to the tips, mascara seems non-negotiable.


Manhattan Supreme Lash Volume Colourist Mascara
Manhattan Supreme Lash Volume Colourist Mascara


The solution? I booked an appointment for lash tint and lash lift two days before we flew out to Chile to do the W-circuit in Torres del Paine.

Now it will be some time before I do something similar again, but I still don’t want to be bothered with mascara before going to the beach every day on a holiday. And my last lash lift and tint happened somewhere in 2012, so when I got send the Manhattan Supreme Lash Volume Colourist Mascara (*PR-sample), claiming to tint your lashes within two weeks of daily use, I was more than willing to put it to the test.

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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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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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May 2016 Favorites

Before my Favorites-break I used to do „Favorite Face of..“ posts, where I showed you my most worn makeup in the form of a miniature tutorial.

But looking back now, only a few things that I used really were true favorites. Many of the things (like concealers or mascara) just got applied for the sake of finishing them. And on top of that my everyday makeup isn’t probably something you really want to see, as it is a little repetitive over time.


May 2016 Favorites
May 2016 Favorites


So I decided to go for a true monthly favorites style this time, including makeup, skincare and a few other things that have been entertaining me, conveniently summarized as lifestyle, which can be almost anything.


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Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara – My Easter miracle

A little disclaimer first: I don’t want to belittle anyones religious belief and I am well aware that the miracle regarding Easter is very important for any Christian and has nothing to do with petty makeup discoveries.

But when I decided to put on some face paint for a dinner outing with my recently grown family and rummaged through my top drawer in search of a mascara, I discovered an unopened tube of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara (in black, despite the name), and I have honestly no idea how it got there.


Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara


Now you may argue that this only shows my lack of sleep and my abundance of beauty products, but despite both being absolutely true, I usually am pretty organized and know quite well what I purchased and when.

So the discovery of a mascara unknown of was a miracle to me.

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Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup – My love for labels

I love it when things are organized. Like in exactly labelled, filed and sorted away.

When I started working at my ICU, still doing night shifts, I would spend them going through the documents, organizing them and making sure they were sorted by type and date when everything else was done.


Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup
Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup


It drove my coworker (male, spontaneous, chaotic – you get the drift) absolutely crazy, especially because I kept asking if he had done the same with his records already, pointing out the many benefits that would come from this system.

We even got into a fight about it. He called me crazy and compulsive, I called him careless and chaotic.

Today? We are happily married. Needless to say I am responsible for the paperwork.

But where am I going with this? Well, the thing is, the Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup is a lovely foundation. But it isn’t labelled correctly. And that is driving me nuts.


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The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in „Lightening“ and some 80s reference

„Flash – ahaaaa, savior of the universe!“

Just be glad that I didn’t make a video on this one, otherwise you would have heard me singing, a thing only children aged below three can appreciate.

And no, I am not out of my mind, at least not more than usual. I just keep typing TBS drops in „Lightning“, and that somehow reminds me of the super hero in golden shorts and I chuckle. At my own joke. Sitting in front of the laptop.


The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in "Lightening"
The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in „Lightening“


I really need more of a social life…

Moving on: The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in „Lightening“ have really saved my … makeup-verse (totally a word), golden pants or not.

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Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara – Language of the fan

Random fact about my life: I love Fantasy and historic stuff. Not only books, but fashion and lifestyle as well.

Don’t get me wrong, I am perfectly happy to live in 2016 and wouldn’t want to give up female rights and health care for staying in a cold castle and most likely die by the age of 40, but there were some fascinating things around back then.

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara
Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara


Did you know that there was a „language of the fan“? A series of ways you could hold, flap, open or close your fan and thus transport a message to another person without having to say a word? Like invite someone to a secret meeting outdoors, telling him he has greatly annoyed you or that it is time to shut up?

Fascinating, and complicated to master!

Even without a fan I can sense you asking: Why on earth is she telling us that?

Well, these days we let our eyes do the talking (or the smartphone, but let´s ignore that for romantic reasons), and Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara promises a „wide-angle fan effect“ for your lashes. The perfect opportunity to start practicing wordless communication, don’t you think?

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Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – The downsides of traveling

They say that travel broadens the horizon and helps you grow as a person.

And I wholeheartedly agree with that.

But what happens after you return home, all grown and filled with new experiences, only to find that the same boundaries still hold you?

Now I don’t want to get deep here. I am talking about makeup, you see?


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in "Fair"
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in „Fair“


Just imagine what happens when you get to try a makeup item you wanted to purchase for quite some time and fall head over heels for it while knowing it isn’t available where you live?

Well, there is a solution, but I will come to that later. I want to talk about the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in „Fair“ first.

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Favorite Face of February 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Favorite Face of …“ series, click here for a little introduction. Short story even shorter, it is the makeup that I wore most during that month, featuring the favorite (as in most used) makeup products.


Brown eyes and a bright fuchsia lip. And an awkward face, because... why not?
Brown eyes and a bright fuchsia lip. And an awkward face, because… why not?


Even though I don’t celebrate Valentines Day, I feel like February is the month were you really can´t escape the pinks. And even though pink usually looks either washed out on me or like I am trying to to Barbie-Cosplay (I wish I had that waist…), I managed to find a pink lip color I fell in love with to see me through this month.

And once again, I filmed everything for You Tube. Enjoy!



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