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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essence longlasting lipliner – What the heart wants

The heart wants, what it wants.

How often have you heard this saying? I have heard it a lot throughout the years, and increasingly more often to justify an obsession with luxury brands.

And while I agree that you sometimes really have to follow your heart…

 

essence longlasting lip liner
essence longlasting lip liner

 

Wait. This somehow sounds like a Valentines Day post. I swear, this is not intentional, I don’t even DO Valentines Day! I guess the abundance of pink hearts must have fogged my brain.

Back on track: There are occasions where following your heart is the only option. But I firmly believe in using my brain, especially when money is involved.

Which is why I get much more excited about drugstore discoveries these days. The latest one I have been meaning to share? essence longlasting lipliner, available in a multitude of colors.

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Taking out the trash 16 – Empties February 2018

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When I was filming this video, I was pretty content with myself. Not only did I like the way my hair looked – call me vain, but these things can make or break a day -, but I was satisfied with having yet another batch of products finished to show you.

After starting to make a conscious effort to actually finish products and not let the last bit go to waste while saving it for a special day, I felt like I made really good progress.

 

February 2018 Empties
Taking out the trash 16 – My February 2018 Empties

 

Great progress!

Once I finished editing, I turned to reading my favorite blogs. And stumbled upon this blogpost („10 tips – How I finished 300 beauty products in one year„), written by the lovely Sal.

Yes, you read that right. 300 beauty products. THREEHUNDERT. Suddenly my empties list looked really sad in comparison.

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Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

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I swear I am not obsessed with pores!

But do you remember that one Episode of Sex and the City, shortly before Charlotte separates from her first husband? The one where she sits in front of the magnifying mirror and inspects her pores?

 

Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate
Foundation Review Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate

 

Because that is exactly what I felt like when I wore the Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate.

Why, you ask? Oh, I am going to tell you!

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essence The False Lashes mascara extreme – That extra mile

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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.

 

essence The False Lashes Mascara
essence The False Lashes Mascara

 

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 a daily basis.“

Now each to their own, but I´d be surprised to find out that many women would actually wear false lashes on a regular. A quick look around revealed… None.

We do rely on mascara that promises lashes looking as if they were fake. Like essence The False Lashes mascara extreme

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My Christmas makeup 2017 and how we celebrate

Should you read this the day it goes live, know that I will be busy eating and celebrating this very moment. And that I wish you a wonderful time with your loved ones, time to relax and recharge, twinkling lights and delicious food. Beauty(ful) presents, should you do them and of course lot´s of sparkle both in your life and your makeup.

 

My Christmas 2017 Makeup
My Christmas 2017 Makeup

 

When I realized, my upload day would fall on Christmas Eve, I wasn´t sure whether to post at all. But then I realized that my favorite pass time after eating too much food is to sit back and watch videos, so in case any of you felt the same: Here is my Christmas makeup 2017. Reddish, sparkly and appropriate for New Year’s Eve as well.

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pixi Pat Away Concealer Base – To tattoo or not to tattoo

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I have to admit, I am a fickle person. And that is what has kept me from getting a tattoo so far.

See, I grew up in a time when having a tattoo was proof of time either served as marine or in jail, but things changed when I reached adolescence and suddenly they were everywhere.

Now most of my friends are tattooed, even Mr. Loca is, and I think it is a beautiful way of self-expression and an art.

Review: pixi Pat Away Concealer Base
pixi Pat Away Concealer Base

 

I decided long ago that I would get a tattoo as well. I was sure of the motif, the placement, everything. But I didn´t have the money and decided to save up for it. While in the process of saving, I changed my mind. First on the placement, then on the motif, then on the placement again.

 

And that got me thinking. Can I really truly commit to one thing permanently etched into my skin?

Jury is still out on that, but it might be the reason why I judge every concealers coverage on its ability to potentially cover a tattoo. Could the pixi Pat Away Concealing base * do that? Let´s find out.

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Lancôme Monsieur Big mascara – Audience in mind

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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.

 

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara
Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara

 

But I cannot help it, with the name, the appearance, heck, even the description I instinctively think of something else. Now I don’t know if any kids (probably mine?) will ever stumble upon this blog post, so I will not go into more detail here. Question is: Is your mind as filthy as mine?

To get back on safe territory, let’s concentrate on the fact if the Lancôme Monsieur Big mascara delivers.

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Taking out the trash 14 – November Empties

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I took last week off work. There were numerous reasons, and the leading one surely was that I had accumulated so many extra hours over summer that I needed to loose a few.

Another, really important reason though was that I wanted to get back on top of my blogging game again. After the summer holidays life was so busy, I never quite went back to my prepared and prescheduling self. And I was tired (in every sense of the way) to write up my blog post the night before publication.

 

November Empties
November Empties

 

You see, I had the best intentions. And, starting Tuesday, I had a sick kid that couldn’t attend day care and needed her mother.

So I sit here, Sunday night, clicking away on the keyboard to get my November Empties ready. I guess life is what happens when you are busy making other plans!

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pixi MatteLustre & Shea Butter – Any excuse

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I don´t need more lipsticks. I DON´T need more lipsticks. I don´t need MORE lipsticks. I don´t need… Oh shut up.

Ladies and gentlemen (are there any here?) let me present you with the latest six (ha!) additions to my lipstick stash!

To be fair, I didn´t purchase them myself. They were sent to me, carefully wrapped, in the lovely pixi-green box that brightens my day whenever it appears on my doorstep. Is this an excuse?

No.

 

pixi MatteLustre & Shea Butter
pixi MatteLustre & Shea Butter

 

I could have given them away, untouched, to a loyal reader.

I could have donated them to a charitable organization.

But, as I said to myself, I have an obligation. An obligation to present you, fellow lipstick lovers, with first hand experience and swatches.

Can you see I am an expert at finding excuses?

So let´s see how the pixi MatteLustre lipsticks * and the pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms * perform!

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