a simple warm smokey eye — Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette

I was just pulling out a quick look to film the Look Fantastic Beauty Box Unboxing (from last week), and I decided to record what I did.

I haven’t featured enough my favourite eyeshadow palettes (from Juvia’s Place) and I’m guilty as charged of saving them for those ba-bam looks, because of their amazing bright bold colours. But it’s just as easy to create a simple smokey eye with it, and the formulas of the mattes are just incredible.

And this tutorial comes in handy, because Juvia’s Place is currently at around 30% off at Beauty Bay (not sponsored, just useful information, peeps).

watch me being a klutz and having fun with makeup, as usual ;)
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influencer influenced: a full face of new products

it’s been so long I don’t even know if I can still do this…

so, in the little breaks between rehearsals and running around for dubbing appointments, I still got to buy some new makeup, and most of it was influenced by, of course, influencers.

here’s a long video (of course I had to start with a bang) on some of the new products I’m playing with.

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multitasking skincare for rushed days

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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Dior Backstage foundation — Up Close and Poresonal

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.

Clinique old favourites (and a new flirt)

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