2017/08/29

peaches




I wanted to create a softer look that is more appropriate for the warmer months one last time before the automn knocks to our doors, so I came up with this warm, peachy look. Without further ado, let's break down how to achieve this look step by step. Enjoy!



1 - Buff in the foundation of your choice in with a Beauty Blender to get an even base. Don't forget to blend your foundation into your neck aswell.
what I used ... L'OREAL Infaillible 24h Foundation ( in 140 Beige Doré / Golden Beige )

2 -  Use a concealer to conceal all of your little imperfections. I recommend using a liquid concealer on all the high points of your face and under your eyes to highlight and brighten your overall complexion aswell.
what I used ... MANHATTAN 2in1 Concealer ( in 30 Warm Beige ) / MAYBELLINE Fit Me Concealer ( in 10 )

3 - Contour your face with a  liquid bronzer or a darker stick foundation ( as I mostly do ). To give your face even more dimension, you can go with a bronzer over the contoured parts of your face, which typically are for me my forehead, temples, cheekbones, jawline and nose.
what I used ... MAYBELLINE Fit Me Stick Foundation ( in 315 Soft Honey ) / BENEFIT Hoola Bronzer

4 - To set your base, you can either set your whole face with a translucent powder or you use some of it on the parts of your face that get most oily throughout the day. Personally, I like to use some powder under my eyes to set my undereye concealer, around my nose and my mouth, on my chin and finally on my forehead aswell.
what I used ... KATVOND Translucent Setting Powder

5 - This step is completely optional, but if you want to give your skin a slightly bronzed look, use another bronzer everywhere the sun would hit your face naturally.
what I used ... MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ( in Gold Deposit )



6 - Use a white eyepencil all over your lid and under your eyebrows as a base.
what I used ... NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ( in 604 Milk )

7 - Go for a highly pigmented peach tone in the inner part of your eyes, in your inner eye corner and on the outter third of your lid. Let the middle part of your lid free from eyeshadow for the moment. Use the same shadow in your inner corners aswell as on your bottom lash line, and try to get a more or less point-y end. 
what I used ... INGLOT Freedom System AMC Eyeshadow ( in Matte 361 )

8 - Next off, use a light pinky-rose shadow in the middle of your lid. If needed, you can intensify the look by using a pigment on top.
what I used ... INGLOT Freedom System AMC Eyeshadow ( in Shine 29 ) / MAC Pigment ( in Naked )

9 - After blending the shadows and curling your lashes, go in with some black mascara on your top lashes. If needed, you can use some mascara on your bottom lashes aswell, but personally I chose to let my bottom lashes naturally.
what I used ... MAYBELLINE the Rocket Volum' Express Mascara

10 - At this point, you can fix your eyebrows with a transparent mascara or eyebrow gel. 
what I used ... ALVERDE Transparentes Augenbrauen- und Wimperngel

11 - Use a nude eyeliner on your bottom waterline to make your eyes appear even bigger.
what I used ... BASIC Kajalstift ( in 10 )

12 - Last but not least : lips. Go for a pinky-peach colour for your lips to match the eye makeup.
what I used ... MAC Lipstick ( in Sunny Seoul ) / CLINIQUE Chubby Stick ( in 04 Mega Melon )

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2017/08/27

1 day in London





I quickly wanted to show you an outfit that I wore in London two weeks ago. The weather wasn't too great back then ( as you probably can imagine ), yet it wasn't too cold. So I decided to go for one of my favorite T-Shirts from Zara ( see here ) which I paired with another staple in my wardrobe : my Mom Jeans from Topshop. To make the whole look a little more interesting, I went for my Spaziomoda blockheels, which are really comfortable by the way, and my little Topshop bag. Nothing too special I guess, but I quite liked it actually and am pretty sure that it's a look everybody can recreate and feel comfortable in.

Hope you like it and have a nice day!


T-Shirt - - -  ZARA
Mom Jeans - - - TOPSHOP
Blockheels - - - SPAZIOMODA
Bag - - - TOPSHOP

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2017/08/20

my forever love - london

As you probably have seen if you follow me on Instagram and / or Twitter, I have been in London two weeks ago to visit my new appartment. Meanwhile, I also used the time to do some sightseeing (there's always something that you still haven't seen in London) and take some pictures. So, without further ado, here's a break down in pictures of my short London trip. Enjoy!



   






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2017/08/09

(Top 5) Foundation on a budget

Today I wanted to show you the 5 best foundations from the highstreet that I have found so far, as I think that it can be quite hard to make the difference between a good one and the others due to a large offer on the market.


Lets begin withe the Essence Make-Up to Match foundation with I personally have bought in 20 Light Medium. You can get this liquid foundation for under 4€, which makes it the most affortable of the presented ones. It promises to adapt to all skin tones and to give a light coverage, yet make your skin look radiant and flawless, and to be long-lasting. Of course, I can't say if it really adapts to all skin tones, but I do can say that for me this shade was perfect in winter aswell as in summer, which no other foundation has yet achieved. I also find it to make my skin look fresh and radiant, just as it promises, making it for me a very nice everyday foundation (especially, considering the price point).


Secondly, I'd like to talk about the Catrice All Matt plus liquid foundation, available for 6,45€ (at dm). As you can tell by the packaging already, this one was well-loved, especially during the winter, as the shade 015 Vanilla Beige matched perfectly with my paler skin tone. Yet, I wouldn't recommend you this foundation if you're searching for a really matte foundation, as it gives you more of a satin finish than a real matte one (so the name is quite unfitting in my opinion). In my opinion, it has a medium coverage and lasts quite well. Nevertheless, you'll need some powder to fix it.


Thirdly is the Covergirl Nature Luxe liquid foundation which you can get for around 9€. It promises a 'flawless, luxurious coverage with a barely there feel', which I can only approve to. So if you're searching for a medium coverage foundation that doesn't make you look cake-y or feels heavy on your skin, you should definitely look into this one.


Lets jump to an all-time favorite of mine : the Maybelline Dream Wonder Nude Foundation. I got my first bottle in a gift box at the Germany's Next Topmodel Finale a year ago, but have bought (and finished) since then 2 more bottles of it. Not only do I really like the bottle it comes in, but I do actually find it to give me the perfect coverage on an everyday basis, yet without making me feel like I wear any make-up. Goals? Definitely, especially for under 10€!


Last, but definitely not least, is the L'Oréal Infaillible 24h Foundation which promises a fresh-looking, high-coverage and natural looking skin for a whole day. I'll have to admit that I haven't tried to wear it for 24h, but I have already worn it for a whole day and nightout, and it stayed on until I washed it off. I am also really impressed with the fact that it doesn't transfer at all, and look really really skin-like even though it's quite high-coverage. Big thumbs up for this little babe!
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2017/08/06

zara haul pt.2 - flowers and shoes

The second part of this haul is from Zara only and ( as the title of this post already suggests ) shows my current obsession with flower prints ( and I hope that I'm not the only one who has fallen this hard for this trend ).


ZARA - shoes - 9,95€ (left) / 19,99€ (right) / 19,99€ (bottom)

As we had a little 'head wave' in Luxembourg, I needed open shoes so badly that I immediately bought 3 pairs. The flat, brown and grey sandals ( left ) go with everything, look nice on, are quite comfy and were sooo inexpensive that I simply couldn't resist. The next pair were the silver and black mules that I fell for as soon as I saw them, as they are unlike every other shoes that I own. My absolute favorites nevertheless were the burnt red mules. I love not only the colour of them but also the fit and the small heel. They are really flattering, comfy and give you a huge variety of outfit possibilities.


ZARA - jeans - 39,95€ (each)

Let's do jeans next! I searched for such a long time for a good pair of jeans that doesn't look like your usual jeans, and when I saw the beautiful embroidery on these two, I felt like in heaven. They are both extremely comfortable and fit perfectly. But pay attention to the sizing while purchasing, as it really depends of each pair of jeans!



ZARA - jacket - 29,99€

Can we talk about the perfection of this embroidery? I love how you could wear a simple, plain T-Shirt with some jeans and combine it with this jacket and you'd get a great outfit without even trying. The ruffles are on all the right places and the fact that the embroidery has so many different colours, gives you a huge combination choice.


ZARA - top - 19,99€

So here's much going on : an asymetrical cut, a bow on the shoulder, a checked pattern, ruffles and ( of course ) a flower print. Wow! I've never seen even something similar to this top which I quite like as a consequence. I have already worn it several times with some simple blue jeans, some sandals and  a little bag, and I absolutely loved it.



ZARA - top - 19,99€

Lastly, we have this black, off-the-shoulder blouse with some little sequin flowers across the chest. Somehow this top reminded me of the babydoll dresses that you can find everywhere right now ( Zara has a few of them aswell ). I also find the top to show off the collar bones in a very flattering way due to the big, block straps and the straight cut of the décolté.

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