Inspired by Dior Splendor Holiday 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!

 

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016
Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 (Source)

 

Quite honestly, the Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 makeup wasn´t much of a challenge, makeup wise. Nor was it super unique. But I have done the Dior Holiday look every year since starting the series (here and here), and I have a weakness for dark eyes and red lips, so I decided to stick with the tradition.

And recreating the makeup did prove a challenge after all: The black eyeshadow stick, the one I bought for my first ever „Inspired by“ blogpost, did not work like I had hoped it would. Even with lots of layers, it still looked a little patchy, and it did not stay put too well. So if you have any black eyeshadow recommendations, I am all ears.

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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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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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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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October 2016 – Favorites and Recap

October done and dusted, and things are getting cold here. Outside, that is. And inside, when our heating was broken. But it is fixed again. One thing I did not include in the October recap, but rest assured, it was on of my favorite things happening.

The fixing, not the breaking.

 

October 2016 - Favorites and Recap
October 2016 – Favorites and Recap

 

I seem to have lost track here. Back to the video: My October Favorites and some other stuff. As it goes.

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Taking out the trash IX – Empties

As I mention at the end of the video, that was supposed to be my September Empties.

Yeah, I know.

 

Taking out the trash IX - Empties
Taking out the trash IX – Empties

 

In my defense, I do have a ton of video ideas and barely any time to film and edit them, so I guess I will leave the „monthly“ empties schedule and sneak them in as a Sunday bonus video whenever I find the time.

What better way to spend a Sunday then talking about trash, am I right?

 

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First Impressions Sephora Makeup

After showing you my latest makeup picks I got the request to review the Sephora brand makeup. And of course I listened and put all the products I own to the test.

 

What to buy at Sephora
First Impressions Sephora Makeup

 

So here are my first impressions, with pictures taken throughout the day and my final thoughts after ten hours of weartime.

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Inspired by MAC Spellbinder Collection Holiday 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!

Now it is already time for the holiday collections, and I picked one that could maybe work for Halloween: The MAC Spellbinder Collection Holiday 2016.

 

MAC Spellbinder Holiday 2016 Collection
MAC Spellbinder Collection Holiday 2016

At least I thought it might work for Halloween, but after seeing it on the full face instead of just on the promo picture I am no longer convinced I would wear this out. Ah, thinking we´d look like a model if only we dressed/ painted ourselves like them – aren’t we all guilty of that sometimes?

 

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