Highlighters Collection

Since highlighters became a thing, I’ve been in the hunt for the perfect one for me. I have tried several, but with my skin tone (medium/dark olive) it is not easy to find one that will really stand out.

I am presenting you here the ones that I have tried and at the end I will tell you which ones are my favorites and why.

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  1. Sculpting trio contour – Younique
  2. Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle – MAC
  3. Star Powder #946 – Make Up Forever
  4. Naked Flushed in Strip – Urban Decay
  5. Tawny Shimmer Brick and Lip Kit – Bobby Brown
  6. High Beam – Benefit
  7. Gold Bronzing Powder – Bourjois
  8. Highlighting Palette in Cleopatra’s Kiss – Sleek Make UP
  9. Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette – NYX

Now, if I have to choose a top 3, it will be like this:

  • Soft and Gentle by MAC because it really stands out beautifully and works will almost all skin tones
  • Bobby Brown’s shimmer brick because it blends so well and looks very natural, still you can see the glow
  • And the NYX strobe palette, because of the great selection of colors

The other ones are good products, but there is nothing really special about them.

I hope you find this useful and please, let me know which ones are your favorite highlighters, I am willing to try some new ones!

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March Favorites

This month I have many many favorites! I have been trying lots of new products and have adopted some in my daily routine!

So, let’s get started! Oh, and if you want a more detailed review of some of the products listed, please let me know in the comments!

  • Air Mat Foundation – Bourjois
  • Cream Lip Stain 03 – Sephora
  • Full Coverage Concealer 04 – Kiko
  • Master Ink Matte Eyeliner in Charcoal Black – Maybelline
  • All Around Mascara Waterproof in Black – Catrice
  • Gentle Cleansing Jelly (makeup remover) – Melvita
  • Vitamine C Microdermabrasion – The Body Shop
  • Hydrating Facial Gel – Melvita

I don’t use a lot of jewelry, but I love these 3 rings so much that I have been using them non stop since I got them! The First 2 come from I Am and the third gold one came in my Emma & Chloé box (click to go to my complete review post).

Then we have this clever and very intriguing book that I can’t recommend enough! The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.

And finally my more random favorites

Hope you enjoyed my monthly favorites, and if you have more recommendations, please let me know!

Thank you and hope to see you around soon!

Favorite Matte Lip Colors

Even before the matte finish became a thing I have always preferred a bright and bold matte lipstick, and now with all the different formulas I feel like a kid in a candy store each time I go to Sephora!

Today I wanted to share my favorite matte lip colors with you. Hope you like them and if you have any questions about the products mentioned or have any recommendations, please leave me a comment!

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From left to right

  • MAC Russian Red
  • NARS Dragon Girl
  • REVLON Colorburst 250 Standout
  • BOURJOIS Rouge Edition Velvet 14 Plum Girl
  • MAYBELLINE Color Drama 420 In With Coral
  • LIME CRIME Pink Velvet

My 2015 Beauty Favorites

As usual I am late for the party, but I didn’t want to start the year without posting my favorite products of 2015. Most of them appeared in my monthly favorites, but once in a while, I like to look back and see which products really made a difference in my beauty routine. I hope you will enjoy this and find something helpful, and if you need more information about one of the products mentioned, please leave me a comment.

Skin care

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  1. REN Clarimatte, T-Zone Balancing Gel-Cream
  2. NUXE Micellar Cleansing Water with rose petals
  3. CLARINS Double Serum (anti-aging)
  4. BIODERMA Hydrabio SPF 30
  5. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (makeup remover)
  6. REN Keep Young and Beautiful (eye cream)

Hair

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  1. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Sunday Shampoo (clarifying shampoo)
  2. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
  3. LEONOR GREYL Crème Moelle de Bambou

Body

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  1. THE BODY SHOP Hemp Foot Protector
  2. H&M Revelation Body Oil
  3. H&M Revelation Shower Oil
  4. CLARINS Instant Light Lip Control Oil
  5. ROGER & GALLET Hand and Nail Balm

Nails

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  1. BUTTER LONDON Nail Foundation
  2. SECHE VITE Dry Fast Top Coat
  3. BURT’S BEES Lemon Butter Cuticule Cream

Perfume

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  1. CHLOE Love (night time)
  2. LE COUVENT DES MINIMES Eau des Minimes, Cologne (everyday)

Make up

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  1. TOO FACED Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar
  2. BOURJOIS Rouge Edition Velvet in Beau Brun (12)
  3. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
  4. YSL Rouge Pur Couture No39
  5. NARS Blush in Exhibit A
  6. MAYBELLINE Master Graphic Liquid Marker Eyeliner
  7. L’OREAL Faux Cils Papillon Waterproof in Black
  8. LANCOME Miracle Cushion in Beige Peche (3) applied with the Beauty Blender