New In Beauty April 2018: pixi, Caudalie and more

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Back when I first started getting into makeup, I would often raid my mothers stash.

Apply her lipsticks, ruin her rouge, drench myself in her perfume – basically making a big mess. Now that I am grown up (and a blogger), things are usually the other way round.

 

New In Beauty April 2018
New In Beauty April 2018

 

She plays with my lipsticks, inherits my eye cream and enjoys the packages that arrive at my doorstep just as much as I do.

But when I opened her cabinet recently and saw that she had purchased quite a few Caudalie products, I figured it was time to go back to the old days and help myself to some new skincare!

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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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Inspired by MAC x Patrick Starrr Floral Realness Collection

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If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, it started here
Short story even shorter, I pick a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

 

MAC x Patrick Starr Floral Realness Collection
MAC x Patrick Starr Floral Realness Collection

 

Until his first MAC collection, I had no clue who Patrick Starrr (yes, it is three r, that is not a spelling mistake) actually was. Which shows, once again, how far away I am from the in crowd on You Tube.

A collaboration with MAC is still the safest way to get my attention though, and this second release, the vibrancy and richness made me determined to at least try and recreate the makeup he was wearing for the MAC x Patrick Starrr Floral Realness collection.

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LLL Vlogs 41 – Spring cleaning (with false lashes)

There is an increased amount of cleaning videos showing up in my You Tube suggestions, and I have no clue why.

It can’t be based on my watch history. It can’t be based on Mr. Locas watch history either. He is really bad at remembering to switch profiles on our AppleTV, which is the reason that my feed shows as many „SUV tested in the dunes of Namibia“ videos as it contains ASOS hauls, but cleaning videos surely aren’t his thing.

 

Spring cleaning
New kicks for spring

 

To be honest, I really have no clue why anyone would watch such videos anyway. Cleaning is a necessary pain, but watch others clean? What kind of masochistic behavior is that?

Or maybe it is sadistic, sitting there, cup of tea in hand, smiling at the screen: Hey gurrl, ya missed a spot there! Just sayin‘!

Apparently a trend that I, once again, don’t understand and probably absolutely to my loss.

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My quick and easy No Makeup Makeup Look

I wear makeup most days. Even if I am staying at home, I grab a few bits to make me look more put together.

Quite frankly, it is not only about the looks. It is more because I have so much stuff that I really want to use, yet just one face and so little time in the mornings.

 

No Makeup Makeup Look
No Makeup Makeup Look

 

Spending a day without any makeup would be a lost day in terms of playing with products!

There are days though that I just want to look awake, healthy and natural. That usually are the days that I had little sleep and even less time to get going, so here is my quick and easy No Makeup Makeup Look!

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New In Beauty March 2018 – The Ordinary, pixi and more

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After I returned from Galtür (read more about it here), I had a lovely package waiting for me. Inside was makeup, sparkly and shiny and new.

Sounds good, I hear you say. No. Better: Sounds good, I imagine you think right now.

 

New In Beauty March 2018
New In Beauty March 2018

 

 

Technically I cannot hear you, and I am not sure if anyone except me is talking to the computer screen. Mental note: Go out more!

Back to topic: Sounds good, but I knew I was leaving the next morning. And I wanted to start using the makeup. But before I could start using it, I needed to take pictures.

So I left unpacking, packing and sleeping to the last minute to get the shots you are about to see, with Mr. Loca shaking his head in disbelief. He will never understand!

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pixi Rose Flash Balm – Multitasking

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Despite the fact that multi-tasking has quite a bad rep these days, mom life often forces me to rely on it. The secret to multitask effectively is in my opinion to combine a passive with an active act.

Like put on a face mask while you vacuum. Or, one of my favorite tips: Apply a thick layer of handcream underneath your rubber gloves when doing the dishes.

 

pixi Rose Flash Balm
pixi Rose Flash Balm

 

Trust me, that is as close to a manicure as I get these days.

But how about a product that claims to do it all? Like the pixi Rose Flash Balm*, proclaimed moisturizer, face mask and primer all in one?

It is makeup? Is it skincare? Let´s ask the ingredient list!

 

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Foundation Review L´Oréal Perfect Match Foundation

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You know I film my videos in advance sometimes. Way in advance, this time. I actually filmed it on February 3rd, which I remember so clearly because it was the day I got sick.

See, despite having kids I don´t often catch their bugs, but that time it hit me hard and I was out for almost a week.

Right now I am feeling fine and pity my past self for looks and voice, so no need for sympathy coming from your side.

 

L´Oréal Perfect Match Foundation
L´Oréal Perfect Match Foundation

 

I´d rather have you focused on the fact that despite me getting so sick over the course of the day, that was how I looked at the end of the video.

Which is actually kind of a spoiler right here: I really, really like the L´Oréal Perfect Match Foundation! But read on to find out how much exactly!

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Inspired by Chanel Spring Summer Neapolis Collection 2018

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Inspired by is a series I started to convince me that I did not need to rush out and buy lots of new products to recreate a certain makeup look, but that I´d manage to recreate something it by shopping my stash.

 

Chanel Spring Summer 2018 Collection Neapolis
Chanel Spring Summer 2018 Collection Neapolis

 

I did a lot of those posts over the last years, some turned out better, some turned out horrendous, but most of them were fun.

My promo picture of choice this month, one from the Chanel Spring/Summer Collection 2018 Neapolis, is one that I find turned out horrendous.

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Everyday Spring Makeup tutorial – Peachy, pink and bronze

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One of the many reasons I don’t celebrate Valentine´s Day is that it is just a week after my birthday.

And, to put it nicely, I am not always easy to please. Not that I demand a lot of presents or look at the money spend on me, but I do expect a gift to be carefully chosen and to come with a story that explains why this, and only this, was the thing my better half picked up for me.

 

Everyday Spring Makeup Tutorial
Everyday Spring Makeup Tutorial

 

Quite frankly, I´d rather have no present than a generic one, no matter the occasion. And that paired with all my other lovely and unique quirks, to stay in positive terms, would be too much to handle twice in one month.

Now if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I spend my birthday coughing and sneezing and unable to appreciate anything else than a pack of tissues.

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