Taking out the trash 17 – May Empties

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One in, two out, that was the rule I once tried to establish. And while I think I did pretty good in terms of skincare… No, seriously! I realized I didn’t have any cleansers in my back up drawers just the other day, something that I considered impossible a year ago.

 

May 2018 Empties
May 2018 Empties

 

So while I think I did pretty good in terms of skincare, I still can´t seem to go through my makeup. I throw out the odd thing here and there, but even with a conscious effort to wear all my lipsticks and decide which ones to keep and which ones to give away, I haven’t managed to slim down my collection.

And if I look at the ratio of New In Beauty vs Empties videos I post, I feel like I am doomed to drown in beauty products.

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Foundation Review Catrice 24 h Made to Stay Makeup

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The most efficient way to finish foundation? Apart from wearing it consistently, of course? Dropping the glass bottle on the bathroom tiles.

And a great way to test the waterproof claims, too.

How do I know that? Well, I did just that, a few weeks ago, when my bottle of Catrice 24 h Made to Stay makeup shattered on the tiles.

 

Catrice 24 h Made to Stay makeup
Catrice 24 h Made to Stay makeup

 

Just to be crystal clear: This is not the way I will be testing my foundations from now on. Trying to get it off the floor at 6 am (and yes, it is at least water resistant!) while already dressed in office attire is not recommended!

 

But if the Catrice 24 h Made to Stay Makeup is? Let´s find out!

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New In Beauty February 2018

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February is a weird month for me. On one hand it is filled with birthday celebrations (read here), on the other hand it is a transitional month at it´s worst.

Lots of people complained about January dragging on, but at least January is proper winter! I get comfort from hot chocolate, warm blankets and dark lips, all the things that make winter worthwile. Once February arrives though, I get spring fever.

 

New In Beauty February 2018
New In Beauty February 2018

 

I want warm sun on my face, I want to loose the layers and I want light and airy makeup. But outside there is freezing cold, and, judging by the last few weeks, grey clouds and snow drizzle.

So no new makeup purchases, at least no spring makeup purchases, but new skincare. From shopping my stash mostly, but that is shopping after all!

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Face of Filming – My foundation and brow routine.

When I started making videos, I had no idea how different my makeup would look on camera as opposed to real life.

 

Face of filming - Foundation and brow routine

 

Of course I had heard people mention it, but as always you only ever really believe the things you experience yourself. So after a lot of trial and error, all documented on camera of course, I finally have settled for a routine I am content with.

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July 2016 Favorites

As July is almost over, it is time for another favorites post.

With the upcoming move (it is actually moving day today!) and the incredible heatwave we had, makeup had to be quick and minimal. Not that I am complaining about the heat, not in the slightest. I feel a lot more energetic and happy when the sun is out, even though our current flat with the big window fronts was probably not the best place to be throughout the day.

 

July 2016 Favorites
July 2016 Favorites

 

As far as skincare is concerned, I didn´t really try much new things. Most of it was packed away in boxes anyway, and I wanted to finish as many products as possible, to not move half empty containers.

So prepare for minimal makeup, old favorites and a short episode of #grannygonewild at the end. And blooper, of course.

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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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New In March 2016 – I have been shopping

I know, I know.

I have told you many times that my collection is overflowing, that I really need to cut back on buying new stuff and that I own more skincare than any sane person probably should.

A sneak peak of the products...
A sneak peak of the products…

 

But in my defense: I really needed to restock on some things, and I DO have another Empties video just around the corner, so…

Oh well, I just did a little haul-ing. Please click below if you want to see what I got.

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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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Inspired by … Dior Glowing Gardens Spring 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 Glowing Gardens Spring 2016 (Source)
Dior Glowing Gardens Spring 2016 (Source)

 

This months installment is the Dior Glowing Gardens Collection, which stood out to me due to the fact that the model was wearing yellow eyeshadow, paired with purple.

To be honest, I didn’t own a yellow eyeshadow and don’t think it is a color I´d get much use out of, but with „Fasching“ (carnival) in Germany in full swing when I filmed it, there were a lot of drugstore options available. And with an affordable yellow at hand, it was time to get filming!

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Favorite Face of… January 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.

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Just like last month I decided to not only list all the products I reached for, but film a quick tutorial to show you the look my half-asleep self managed to create with them.

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