making it sunshiny and yellow and bright and fun (and affordable) for the summer, breaking through the clouds that don’t.go.away, come and sip a cocktail with me, while playing with eyeshadows!
here’s this month’s treats on the beauty box and my experience with the products from last month.
how did you get along with them?
this was meant to be a quick and paired-down Get Ready With Me, but, looking at the list of products, I understand this looks daunting and an exaggeration.
yet, I like my morning ritual (because I can’t have caffeine, this ends up being my meditation and perk-me-up all in one), and there are some basic products I think everyone should have on their AM routine: cleanse, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and SPF.
and an oil or moisturiser for dry environments.
*on another note, Ole Henriksen seems to have vanished from the face of the European Internet. I’ve searched high and low, and it has disappeared from the websites that usually carry the brand. It’s a bummer, I apologise, and I hope you can find it in your local store.
the packing list for this long weekend.
ah, travelling, going away, dancing, laughing, being surrounded by great people and not a care in the world.
but first, packing. and THAT is always a meltdown.
I don’t care how Marie Kondo I try to go on my luggage, I always feel like I’m packing too much but I’m still leaving so many essentials behind. am I alone in this? please please say no…
it’s that time of the month again ;)
Mádara SOS Hydra Moisture Radiance Mask
Travel Size (for sale on their website) — 17,95€
Elemis Superfood Facial Wash
150ml — 29,95€
30ml sample — 5,89€
Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumising Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts
250ml — 49,95€
40ml sample— 7,99€
Studio 10 Liquid Foil I — Radiance
There is no price anywhere, not even on the brand’s website, which leads me to believe it’s either a brand new release or it’s being discontinued
Vita Liberata Fabulous Sel Tanning Tinted Lotion
100ml — 22,95€
50ml sample — 11,47€
Rituals The Ritual of Dao Body Cream
220ml — 22,95€
70ml sample — 7,30€
Real Chemistry Environmental Rescue Essential Day Cream
50ml — ~29€ (price from the U.S. website)
10ml sample — 5,8€
Overall Value (without the Liquid Foil): 56,40€
keep in mind the prices/currency exchange and links were the ones available at the moment of this post, trying to use whenever possible the LookFantastic website as reference.
my calculations are simplistic and do not take into account the markup of sample/travel-size packaging:
(full size price ÷ full size amount) × sample amount
An up close and poresonal on another really hyped foundation. The list of claims is long and full of everything one can wish for. Was it worth it for me? Check out the video and see what my impressions were.
carrying on with last week’s theme, I wanted to show you how I do my base makeup to make it look like I am naturally tanned without looking like I have a ton of product on my skin. how did I go?
not all bronzers are created equal. these are some of my favourite, from all price ranges, textures and a couple of finishes, that agree with my light-medium olive complexion.
Severely enabled by the rave reviews from the Full Coverage Podcast cool gals to the K Pop beauty collection from Primark, I had to drop by and try some things out.
If you want to check what I got and what I loved, go right ahead and click play.