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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Inspired by … Jill Stuart 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!

This month I really wanted to do something with a hat (silly idea, as it turned out), and something blue, so I chose the Jill Stuart Summer 2016 ad for it´s beachy and summery vibes.

Inspired by Jill Stuart Summer 2016 (Source)
Inspired by Jill Stuart Summer 2016 (Source)

 

Now I had forgotten that I lost my white hat last year, so I had to make do with a big straw hat. Plus the hand positioning turned out more challenging than I would have thought.

But see for yourself, upon common request I added some outtakes at the end that explain what I mean.

 

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