falling face first on the bed still with our clothes on or running out of the house with a stripe of dried out drool on the corner of the mouth. who hasn’t?
on those days when you are in a rush/can’t be bothered, we usually cut so many corners, and, even though we can cut corners, we can still have a nourishing bomb with a two or three step super simple routine.
all of the products I’m mentioning (except for the Power Peel and the Flash Radiance) can be used daily and layered under/over your other products for a more comprehensive routine.
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In a world where colour eyeshadows were either too expensive or not pigmented at all, these little 10€ palettes came to save the day. I remember Sam from Pixiwoo doing looks with them non-stop. That’s a trip down memory lane for ya, with 3 looks to get inspiration from!
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This one was so raved that, as soon as I test-drived my sample (as I should always do, impulsive buyer me…) I had to make a video on it.
This foundation retails for around 40$, around 40€, or 39£ — for 50ml —, comes in 40 shades with 4 different undertones, it’s not cruelty free and claims highly customisable coverage, a natural finish, and resisting through water and sweat.
It’s widely available in counters worldwide, and I found it online at Selfridges and, of course, Sephora US.
Sometimes I like to look at my beauty stash by brand to see what is my curated selection from it. Clinique is a brand I never noticed I had a strong relationship with, until I realised that some of their products are actually re-re-re-re-purchases. In this day and age of trends and companies coming out with new launches that they shove down your throat, this means A LOT (quite more than stuff I buy once and move on to the next new shiny equivalent from any other brand).
Here’s my curated selection of besties from Clinique (and a new fling I’m into at the moment):
Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
Fresh Pressed System
Beyond Perfecting Foundation
Lash Power Mascara
Beyond Perfecting Concealer
This month’s box is all about Look Fantastic’s 4th anniversary.
Let’s see if the products inside are great presents for their customers.
Also, as always, I’ll let you know what I loved, hated and mehed from last month’s box.
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not everything is glam when your job requires riding around town all day log, hopping from studio to studio, to set, to theatre rehearsals and what not.
so here’s I can’t live without. some things I keep in my car, others in my handbag.
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I love the feeling of going through a whole bottle, tube or jar of product. what I don’t like is when the product is so good I want to repurchase it but it’s expense. dang it, why can’t I have it all?!
a new series has arrived… and what a start. just a week after I filmed everything, Urban Decay announced that they’re discontinuing their iconic Naked Palette, which is precisely the first one to be featured on my little Post-Youtube Beauty Hall of Fame.
it’s a piece of makeup History, and has marked countless first steps of millions of people in makeup. it’s no small feat to be the responsible for the complete rethinking of the concept of a makeup palette that is “beginner-friendly” throughout the whole industry. plus, this palette alone launched dozens of talented at-home make up artists into stardom.
featuring a pretty nice assortment of neutral but versatile shades, I dusted it off and tried to see if it still lived up to its cult status — by doing 4 different looks.
Continue reading “Naked Palette 1 — Beauty Throwback”
not everyone is comfortable with wearing a bright pop of blue on the eyes, but the fact of the matter is that colour is *everywhere*, nowadays.
if you’re feeling like today is the day — instead of casting that shade aside for a special occasion that may never come —, I’ve created a simple look that I think is subdued enough for many people to enjoy.
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