Inspired by Dior Colour Gradation Makeup Collection Spring 2017

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!

Dior Colour Gradation Makeup Collection Spring 2017.

 

Dior Colour Gradation Spring 2017

 

That one was a challenge. I don’t own many blue eyeshadows, and even though I know that blue is going to be big this year, I don´t think I will invest in many more. Achieving a gradient look when your range of color is limited… Oh well, we learn and grow. And in this case, the look was the request of the lovely Carol from Carol in a page, my favorite Italian blogger, so giving up was not an option.

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We get the glow – Our final thoughts

Of course I had expectations when starting this challenge. Some were met, some weren´t and I was in for a few surprises. Caffeine withdrawal, for example.

 

We get the glow – final thoughts

 

And of course I had some expectations after finishing. Which I, technically, just did yesterday. But it was my birthday a week ago, and six weeks was all about incorporating the changes you made for the last weeks into your daily life, so we decided to see how a day with sugar would affect our general mood and well-being.

I had some cake in the morning. I had some sweets with my co-workers at the office to celebrate. I had more cake in the afternoon.

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First Impressions KIKO and pixi makeup

Do you remember the „Bag of Empties“ I showed you in a recent video? I have a similar one filled with new makeup goodies that I wanted to try on camera. It takes a lot of self-control not to just rip them open once I have them, but I really want to be more mindful about the things I own and use, so I made myself wait.

 

First Impressions KIKO and pixi makeup

 

Until today: Time to dig into some fresh stuff. Live and on camera! KIKO is a brand I had on my mind quite some time already, and despite owning a few bits, I did not feel ready to form an opinion on the brand.

And we all know, having a proper opinion on a makeup brand is quite important.

pixi on the other hand is a brand that I have worked with before, and while I am excited by their skincare, the makeup I tried was nice, but not mind-blowing. And nice is never enough in this world of competitive makeup.

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We get the glow – Looking back at week four

Something I realize now that the challenge is on the home stretch: I am an impatient person. The closer the end is, the more I want to be done with it.

Actually this realization isn´t that new, and may be contributing to the fact that I sometimes quit right before a task is 100% accomplished, simply because I can´t be bothered to spend any more time on it.

 

We get the glow

 

I was relieved to learn in one of my management courses that there is a name for this behavior and that it is, actually, a desirable feature.

How come, you ask? Please let me explain: When taking blog pictures, how often is the first one you take the only one? How often do you look at the screen and tell yourself: Yes, that one will do just fine?

The answer is probably: Not often.

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My everyday makeup routine – It is all lies

As much as I would love to tell you that my current everyday makeup routine was inspired by the crisp white snow against the red berries on the ilex in our garden, it would be a lie.

I started wearing this makeup in early December, when the holidays rekindled my love affair with red lipsticks. Which is technically the second lie, as my love affair with red lipsticks does never need rekindling.

 

My everyday makeup routine Winter 2017

 

Around the holidays there was no snow to be seen. Just grey clouds heavy with rain and brown, rotting leaves. Not the prettiest colors to use as makeup inspiration.

It still may be a seasonal thing though, because the colors I picked are less warm than what I usually go for, and as I learned on other blogs throughout the last weeks, many people tend to go for cooler shades in the cold (see Dagmaras beautiful winter look for example).

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We get the glow – Looking back at week three

I just realized I managed to write three blogpost about Diet Coke.

Three! In a row!

I guess this is an all time low, both for my nutrition and my writing.

So no more rambling about fizzy drinks, on to my next rant: Going gluten free.

 

We get the glow week three

 

As we enter week four of the challenge, it is time to focus on the gut. Beat the bloat is the title of the corresponding chapter, and while I wholeheartedly agree with the importance of healthy gut bacteria (great topic, I know), I am not a fan of cutting gluten out of your diet.

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Inspired by Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Spring 2017

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!

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Spring 2017 (Image Source)

 

Now if I have one beauty weakness… Other than red lipsticks, I mean. You can totally have two. Or maybe three.

But I digress. If I have one beauty weakness, it is anything in crayon form. My love affair with big chunky sticks started with the Clinique Chubby series a long time ago when I purchased the shade Mega Melon as a reminder of my one month road trip to Chile with Mr. Loca, and ever since I have happily collected crayons for every area of my face.

So the Chanel Rouge Crayon de Couleur Spring 2017 Collection promo picture immediately grabbed my attention. I mean, a lip crayon and a big, happy smile, what else do you need to get into spring mode?

 

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We get the glow: Week one – The Recap

We are way into week two already as I write this, but I won’t give anything away. This is about week one, and as much as I want to tell you all about my struggles, I will exercise self-control and stay true to the timeline.

 

We get the Glow – Week One Recap

 

This is about week one, and let me tell you, it was a hard week. At least for me. My mother wasn’t affected much. She has always been the one with the healthier eating habits.

But for me, everything Madeleine wrote about the withdrawal symptoms you could experience came true. Everything. Not that this should have surprised me, I knew I had fallen into some really bad eating habits when it came to snacking, but still. Feeling it is a whole new level of knowledge, I assure you.

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LLL Vlogs – Looking back at Christmas

I know I am late, sharing with you the time leading up to Christmas now that it is already 2017 and we don’t want to be reminded of the countless amounts of cookies we had or mulled wine we consumed.

 

LLL Vlogs – Looking back at Christmas

 

But I promise, it is not all Christmas lights and presents, it is basically my life before and after getting back to work and a little update on my skincare and makeup picks.

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