grwm — warm morning routine

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.

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Look Fantastic Beauty Box — June 18

it’s that time of the month again ;)

products included:

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

10 minutes GRWM — ultra violet series

how often do you skip on doing a more elaborate makeup look because you only have 10 minutes to get out of the house?

I did my makeup and skincare in 11 minutes this morning, so I had to show you these quick and easy steps. fresh skin, mostly finger painting, a swipe of glitter and multi-tasking products. Bob’s your uncle!

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2017 favourites — skincare

oooh, I definitely saved the juiciest for last.
these were my skincare star products for this year, and I believe many will be on my routine for a long long time.

tried and tested by yours truly, I hope you enjoy my recommendations. make a good use out of any sales that show up online — that’s how I get most of my skincare. now don’t forget to share your favourites!

for now, I wish you happy holidays, stay warm, cozy, and stress-free, and I’ll see you in 2018!

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the autumn skincare edit

Autumn is here, with its sudden weather changes (oh, having to carry a coat all day, sweating profusely, because you know you’ll desperately need it at the end of the day), and our skin takes a toll.

today I’m focusing on products that you can amp up during this time (despite some being year-round favourites), because darker days come in favour of more intense resurfacing skincare (you still have to use SPF, no cheating) and because your skin is going to need your help to boost the hydration levels under harsh air conditioning and brittle cold wind.

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travelling — toiletries in your carry-on

if you’re like me and you don’t like to leave the house without your precious skincare and makeup, but also feel ridiculous by checking in your bag for a 3-day trip just because of the liquids-security issue, this video may just come in handy.

grab a cup of your favourite beverage, because this is going to be a long one…

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