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Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – worth the hype?

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – worth the hype?

The Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (£41 for 14 x 0.7 g) have been on the marked for quite some time now. I have heard so many people say positive things about the eyeshadow palette so I finally got around buying the palette myself and finally received it! So, is this palette worth the hype?

They don’t say much about this palette on their website but they state that the palette
is able to create endless looks for daytime and evening
consists of highly pigmented, easy-to-blend eyeshadows

And lets be honest – what more do we need? The palette consists of 14 shadows (11 mattes and 3 shimmers) in the neutral and berry tones. I really love the colour theme of the palette and I really like that the majority of the shadows are matte. My absolutte favourite shadow from the palette is Buon Fresco – that shadow really screams my name! With the eyeshadow palette you also get a dual ended brush and a nice sized mirror. I don’t think the brush is anything special and prefer my own.

Many of the finger swatches of the shadows from above looks really great but others not so great. Luckily the shadows perform way better on the eyes with brushes than when you swatch them with your fingers. I find the shadows to be very pigmented on the eyes and are easy to build up to make them even more pigmented! I also find them very easy to blend. This palette really want me to try more shadows from Anastasia Beverly Hills! I also find that this palette will work for makeup looks for both day and night as they promise. I don’t see any fallout from any of the matte shadows but Venetian Red but of course from the shimmer shadows; Vermeer, Antique Bronze, & Primavera.

Even though this palette is new to my makeup collection I already know this is going to be a favourite of mine. This is also why I will give this palette 5 out of 5 possible hearts!

I really don’t have anything negative to say about this palette. I maybe would have liked if there was more product in the palette as there is not even a full gram in every pan. But other than that I don’t have anything else to point out. I really enjoy this palette and I think it is worth the money. Have you tried it? If you have then let me know your opinion in the comments! If you haven’t, then let me know if you want to!

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Review: L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation

Review: L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation

The L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation (£9.99 for 1 oz / 30 ml) is the foundation from L’Oreal Paris with the most shade options which might indicate the name of the foundation. The foundation is available in 23 shades (see bottom picture, found on pinterest) which I think is a big plus for everyone looking for the perfect match in foundation! I think there might be a pretty good shade match for most people.

On their website they state that the foundation
is superblendable
that their new formula contains 3 new shade enhancers for shade matching precision
gives a homogeneous finish because of skin perfecting pigments and the ultra gliding, creamy texture
have an even better colour matching
gives more luminous and radiant skin
even longer wear and better comfort (than the older formula I guess)

I have been using this foundation for a while now and I actually really enjoy it! I am the shade Rose Ivory – the lightest shade – and it matches me perfectly! I don’t even need to lighten it! I have not tried the old formula so I can’t tell you if the foundation have a better colour matching. The foundation is so easy to blend and really makes your skin look more luminous and radiant which I really like! It is easy to blend other products into it like contour, blush, and highlight. I can wear this foundation for hours! It will of course wear off in some places like my chin where I often have my hands but it is very comfortable to wear and have medium to full coverage and gives a nice, even finish.

I think this foundation really is worth the money! I have already repurchased it as I have almost gone through my first bottle! This is a foundation I like to use for my everyday makeup as it is so easy to work with and I don’t have to go through the trouble of lightening it as it already is a perfect match! Because the foundation keeps it’s promises and is a very good product I will give it 5 hearts out of 5 possible!

I can’t come up with anything I don’t like about this product! I really enjoy it! Another plus is that it matches so many skintones! I would definitely keep buying this product! Have you tried the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation? If you have then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Lancôme Definicils Mascara

Review: Lancôme Definicils Mascara

The Lancôme Definicils Mascara (£24.50 for 0.22 oz / 6.5 ml) is one of the many mascaras available from Lancôme. It is only available in black where some of the other mascaras from the brand also is available in other colours like different shades of brown and even red.

On their website they state that the mascara
provides lash separation
shapes and defines to create longer-looking and beautiful lashes from base to tip without clumping
is distributed evenly along the entire lash because of the brush
separates the look of eye lashes for a natural-looking, even finish

which I don’t think is too much to promise! I love this mascara for a “natural look”. I don’t really go for natural I always choose what looks the prettiest hahahah. I like to use this for an easy everyday look as it is so easy to apply and looks fabulous every time and even after many hours! My lashes never looks clumpy and is always separated beautifully! It sometimes does smudges under my eyebrows which all mascaras does on me but this is not that bad as others. It makes my lashes look naturally long and is easily distributed evenly.

Ever since I started wearing makeup Lancôme have been one of my favourite brands and still is! I still haven’t found a brand that makes better mascaras than they do. The Lancôme Definicils Mascara is my go-to right now and you will be able to see why in the pictures below! I love this mascara to death which is why it deserves 5 out of 5 possible hearts from me!

The mascara does everything that they state it will and is at the same time a wonderful product that I think everyone should give a shot! I also don’t mind that it’s only available in black as I don’t wear other shades of mascara. Have you tried the Lancôme Definicils Mascara? If you have then tell me your opinion in the comments!

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Review: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal

Review: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal

The L.A. Girl Pro Conceal (£5.2 for 0.28 oz / 8 g) is the only concealer available from the brand L.A. Girl. There is 28 different shades to pick from where 21 of them are actual concealers, 6 are color-correctors, and 1 is a highlighter. I own some of the concealers and a few of the color-correctors.

On their website they state that the concealers are:
Crease-resistant
 With opaque coverage
 With a creamy, yet lightweight texture
Long-wearing
Able to camouflage darkness under the eyes, redness, and skin imperfections
Provides complete, natural-looking coverage
Evens skintone
Covers dark circles
Minimises fine lines around the eyes

That is a lot of promises! I think that the concealer is crease-resistant if you set it with a fine powder. If your powder isn’t fine enough the concealer will crease. The concealers have a good coverage. I think it is something between medium to full. I really like to use the concealers under my eyes or for cream highlighting but I don’t like them for covering up imperfections like pimples or scars as I don’t feel it is covering enough. The texture of the concealers is great and it blends easily into the skin! I also think it is very long-wearing as long as you have set it with powder.

I use the peach corrector and the porcelain concealer under my eyes and I think they do a great job even though I don’t have that much to cover. I also use the green corrector to correct any redness I have. I don’t use the concealers to cover skin imperfections as I – like I just said – don’t think they cover enough. It gives a very natural-looking coverage and don’t look heavy or cakey on the face. I also think it is very good at evening out my skintone under my eyes and covers my under-eyes really good. I don’t know if the concealer actually minimises fine lines around the eyes, I have always had some wrinkles under my eyes for as long as I can remember which I still have after applying the concealer hahahah! I know that’s not what they mean but I don’t think the concealer minimises fine lines but It definitely makes them worse if you don’t set it with powder or set it with a heavy powder.

I think that £5.2 for 8 grams of a good product is a very low price to pay! I think they got a lot of shades to chose from but I feel they get very dark very quickly. I really could have used a complete white concealer. I at first though that the highlight concealer was completely white but I found out that it is a actual highlighter with shimmer 🙁 I think this product deserves 5 out 5 hearts to be honest!

I think the concealer keeps it’s promises and is a really good, affordable product, which is why I think it deserves all 5 hearts. All I could ask for is more lighter shades. Would I buy some of them again? Yes, and I’ve already did! Below you will be able to see swatches of the shades I have. Porcelain, Light Ivory, Classic Ivory, Natural, Creamy Beige, and Toast is the concealer shades I own. The only ones there is light enough for me is the Porcelain and Light Ivory. I use Toast as a cream contour and think it does a very good job! For correcting-shades I have the Green, Peach, and Lavender which I all think does a very good correcting-job!

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Going shampoo free? The No-Poo Method

Going shampoo free? The No-Poo Method

The No-Poo method? Going shampoo free? What is that and how does it work? I’ve been reading a lot about the no-poo method and how to become shampoo free and been wanting to do it for a while now. But for some reason I’ve always been too “scared” to try it but now I have decided that the time has come! I want to be poo free!

What does it mean to be poo free? It means that I won’t wash my hair with shampoo or use a conditioner to soften my hair. Why don’t I want to use shampoo or conditioner anymore? Well, your hair is actually self-cleaning shampoo is actually a relatively new invention! But everyone uses shampoo to chemically clean it now. With going non-poo I want to achieve healthier hair. My hair becomes greasy the second day – or even the day after – I have washed it even though I only was it two times a week! I am so tired of it and want my hair to be able to cleanse it self again and stop my follicles from overproducing oil.

There is a lot of different ways to become poo free. The method I want to use is the water-only. I know this is going to be hard but I hope it is going to be worth it in the end. As said before, I only wash my hair two times a week and I think I still want to keep it that way as I always wash it after my workouts. I will of course keep you updated on my path to becoming poo-free!

Let me know your opinion about the no-poo method! Are you using shampoo to wash your hair? Let me know in the comments!

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Source: https://www.nopoomethod.com/Water-Only

Three ways to style laced bodysuit

Three ways to style laced bodysuit

Left outfit
Bodysuit // Jeans // Bomber Jacket // Stilettos

Middle outfit
Bodysuit // Leather Skirt // Blazer // Thigh High Boots

Right outfit
Bodysuit // Lace Skirt // Bag // Heels

I think the lace bodysuit is a tough one. Not in styling matter but I think it easily becomes too much. That is just my personal opinion if you like an all-see-through lace bodysuit then you do you. But personally I would prefer something to cover my breast which is why I chose to style this bodysuit in particular. Once again I have created three completely different look around the same item.

The first outfit, the one to the left, is in my opinion a more everyday casual outfit. When I think of a lace bodysuit I don’t think many people think of it as everyday wear but if you dress it down then I definitely think it would be appropriate to wear. I think the ripped jeans and the bomber jacket does a really good job in getting this bodysuit down to earth but still makes it look feminine.

The middle outfit is a bit more stylish with the thigh high boots and leather skirt. A nice detail to this outfit would be some silver jewellery to match the zip in the skirt and a black leather bag. Not everyone would feel comfortable wearing this for an everyday look but I don’t think I would mind at all!

The third and last outfit to the right is a bit more of a going-out-on-a-date-outfit. For some reason I don’t know the difference of an everyday-outfit and a going-out-on-a-date-outfit as I properly would wear this for everyday as well. I really like how both the skirt and bodysuit got laces and I think they compliment each other really well even though they are not even from the same website. To make sure the laces get all the attention in this outfit I chose to style it with nude shoes and a nude bag. To accessorise this outfit even more you could always add some gold jewellery to match the handle at the bag. Let me know in the comments which outfit is your absolute favourite!

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Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush

Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush

I think blushes are the kind of makeup there can make or break your makeup look. It got to be the right shade for your skintone and needs to be applied so it looks naturally according to me. I am not the biggest fan of blushes because my cheeks got a red color and I am trying to get rid of that with my foundation.

The Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush ($19/£14.7 for 0.105 oz / 3 g) is a beautiful coral blush with a golden sheen. As I can understand from their website the blush has previously been a part of a palette called Day Dream Palette but because of a popular demand this blush is now sold individually.

On their website they state that this blush got a “custom formulation” which will offer a special light texture which will glide smoothly and evenly on the skin, that it provides the perfect amount of color, are highly pigmented, is a universal shade, are paraben free and cruelty free. This blush is very pigmented! I personally like blushes that are not too pigmented but they stated that it would be and it is. I feel like you need to be very carefull when applying it and need to go in light handed if you’re not into pigmented blushes. I really like the formula of it tho! As they state, it applies smoothly and evenly to the skin and are easy to apply when you know how pigmented it is. I also feel like this shade would look good on everyone which is why I also think that they where asked to sell it individually. I don’t think that their packaging is anything fancy and it is really light-weight.

I think the price tag for it is a bit much for 3 grams of product and a very cheap packaging. For example you could buy a MAC blush for $23/£17.8 for double the amount of product. I will give this product 4 out of 5 hearts.

The reason I don’t give the product the 5 hearts is because I would have liked a bit more sturdy packaging as I am afraid of breaking it every time I use it. Would I buy it again? I think I would even though the price is up there but I really like the quality of the product.

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30 Shades of Wine Red

30 Shades of Wine Red

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20

21 // 22 // 23 // 24 // 25 // 26 // 27 // 28 // 29 // 30

I have always been loving the colour red and for fashion I especially enjoy wine red! Therefore I thought the next shade in this series should be that colour! I think wine red is a colour that works great on every skin colour from the lightest to the darkest! The reason I like it on myself is because of the way it looks against my blonde hair. Some of my absolute favourites from the collage above are number 3, 17 and the jewellery set number 24 and 28.

The satin blazer, number 3, is actually from a co-ord set but who says you can’t wear them individually? You can of course style it with the matching trousers, but I think I would prefer it with some black skinny jeans and a pair of cool ankle boots for an everyday look. The reason I really love the dress number 17 is because I love anything that sits skin tight and flatter the curves of my body!

I really love the jewellery set because it’s actually something you can buy with your birthstone! I am born in July which got ruby as birthstone which is described as a blood-red stone and therefore goes really well with this theme! I think the jewellery set is so beautiful and really pretty without being too much! Let me know in the comments which of the items are your favourites!

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Review: OMG! 2in1 Kit Detox Bubbling Microfiber Mask

Review: OMG! 2in1 Kit Detox Bubbling Microfiber Mask

I got the OMG! 2in1 Mask and the headband in a danish monthly makeup subscription box and wanted to test it out and review it for you! It is from the brand Double Dare which I don’t think I have ever heard of before. The mask retails for $6 (which is around £4.8) the headband retails for $8 (about  £6.5).

There are two masks in this component; one for step one and one for step two. The first mask is the detox bubbling mask which is supposed to cleanse and detoxify the skin. The second mask is the microfiber mask which will feed the skin with nutrients. Both of the masks are sheet masks and are really easy to put on your face when you finally figure out which way is up hahahah.

I followed the instruktions and kept the first mask on for a bit longer than three minutes and the second for around 20. My skin was very sticky afterwards because of the serum from the second mask but after it all was absorbed my skin felt preeeeetty good! I feel like it really took care of some of my trouble areas; I had some kind of bumps at my mouths which were gone afterwards!

I think this 2in1 mask deserves 4,5 hearts out of 5 because it did as it said it would which is the most important thing! The only little thing I did not like was the stickiness afterwards and I felt like the serum did not absorb as fast as I would like. But I really think I would repurchase the mask – especially because it sorted out my trouble area!

Now, enjoy some pictures of me with the masks! I feel like these are the most weird pictures I have ever been taking of myself like… I was trying to smile but then the mask would come down in my mouth hahahah… The first two pictures are with the step 1 mask and the last one with the step 2. Also, I don’t think it is necessary to have the headband. A normal hair elastic would have done the job.

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