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Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara – Balls

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I promised at the beginning of the year that I would write more mascara reviews, given that it is the one makeup item I do finish regularly. And I intend to stick to my promise by talking about the Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara. It isn´t a new mascara, it isn´t even a new to me mascara, in fact the Milk Makeup Ubame mascara has been sitting in my drawer for around a year now.     Unopened, I might…

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essence The False Lashes mascara extreme – That extra mile

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please see disclaimer.   A few weeks ago I watched a You Tube tutorial. Shocking news, I know, but do hear me out! The tutorial itself was nothing extraordinary, one of these you have playing in the background while doing boring chores like folding laundry. But she said something that actually made me pause, rewind and repeat.     She said, quote: “… going to just use mascara, as I was surprised to find out how many of you don’t wear false lashes on…

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Lancôme Monsieur Big mascara – Audience in mind

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer Of course I have watched Sex and the City. I’ve watched all episodes, I’ve watched the first movie. I even went back and watched the second movie, even though the first one was pretty disappointing. So I get what Lancôme is doing here, both with naming and with description. Monsieur Big. “You’ll know he’s the one at first stroke”. They obviously want us to think of Carrie Bradshaw and her somewhat questionable choice of men.     But I cannot…

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Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara – Kate Moss

A long time before Kate Moss became the icon she is today, she was famous for a different look. And a different lifestyle, but that is a whole other story. Her look was topic of heated discussion, it was called the “heroin chic”, basically because the models looked like they were drug addicts with dark, smudged eye makeup, pale faces and very (very!) thin, androgynous bodies. Artistic expression versus healthy body image, Kate Moss versus Claudia Schiffer, the discussion took over print media and school break chat, and I, starting…

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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Is marriage hard work?

Recently a blogger I have been following for a long time now (say Hi to Melissa here) did a Q&A. She went through all the questions at lightning speed, only briefly touching the one I am going to build my blogpost around: “How do you keep a long term relationship happy?” A little background information here: Melissa married her first love and they are still crazy about each other. And as someone that believes that a happy relationship requires constant effort, her answer was quite a surprise for me. She…

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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…

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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…

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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.   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…

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Miaray Fiberwig Paint On False Lashes – A wig for your lashes?

When I was younger, I really enjoyed acting. I enjoyed it so much, I was contemplating taking up classes and doing it for a living one day. As you know, that never happened, but up until now I love to play with different looks, and the one thing besides makeup that makes the most dramatic change in my appearance is a wig. So when I received the Miaray Fiberwig Paint On False Lashes Mascara as a gift with purchase from Cult Beauty, I was excited to give it a go. A…

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Making an impact – Clinique High Impact Mascara

Okay, I admit, this introduction will not get noticed as one of the most surprising or creative ones, but  sometimes we all need to go the easy road. The highest impact in my life lately has been becoming a mother. There are several occasions in our life, like moving out, getting your first real job with real working hours or probably getting married, that profoundly change the way you live. Deep down, in your very core, maybe not noticeable at first, the person you have been changes. Same happens when…

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