OOTD: White Shorts

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Hey there! Who would have thought I’m back for a fashion post? Last Saturday I went to Frankfurt for some shopping and decided on this simple, comfortable yet stylish outfit to wear. Here goes!

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The focal point of this outfit are the white hotpants (similar here). I found these in Bershka in Amsterdam, and because I’m always on the hunt for cute little shorts (I love to wear them with tights in spring or autumn), I tried them on. I wasn’t sure how often I would end up wearing them, but when I tried them on and they fitted perfectly, I just couldn’t say no to them. I paired them with my red/white/black checked shirt from H&M, who recognizes it from my first OOTD on this blog? I absolutely love it because it’s so versatile, so you can wear it under a sweater or pair it with hotpants, jeans, a skirt…. endless possibilities. As I’d mentioned, the cut of these shirts are very form-fitting, so if you have a petite frame like me and want a shirt that isn’t oversized for once, look this way. I love how the white colour of the shorts is reflected in the shirt, so those two pieces match very well. Since the bottoms are monochrome, the shirt adds a nice splash of colour to an otherwise black and white outfit.

I added a pair of black tights to the outift; sadly, it wasn’t warm enough to go without. I usually buy my tights at H&M: I’m very fond of the Full Support tights, they make your legs look super nice and don’t tear too easily. I wore my black, everyday boots from Clarks and my leather jacket from Pimkie to top off the outfit. When in doubt, pair your main pieces with black items! It always works. For a bag, I took my Fritzi aus Preußen handbag, which I love because the dusky pink colour makes it neutral enough to wear with anything, but it isn’t black, like most of the other items in my closet that I wear regularly.

That’s all I have to say about my outfit! I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed, well, wearing it. Please tell me if you like this kind of post, and leave me any feedback or criticism. I hope to upload a post on Dutch face masks next Monday… that is, if I’ve tried all of the face masks I bought until then. Do send me any requests for future posts, as I’d love to write what you want to read. Have a great week, I’m looking forward to being back on Monday!

 

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One Day in Amsterdam: Places to Go

Hey there lovely readers!

The week before last, I went on a trip to Amsterdam for a few days. It’s a beautiful city, and I wanted to share with you some of the places I recommend you to go to when you’re there. I’ve put together a list of things you can do in one day in Amsterdam; these are my favourites of the things we did when I was there. Enjoy!

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10:00: Visit to the Rijksmuseum

I have to say that this was my favourite museum in Amsterdam. It’s definitely worth it, even if you’re not a fan of museums in general. This is the most visited and consequently the most well-known museum in Amsterdam. There’s a bit of everything, and there is so much to see that you won’t get bored. It’s a very friendly place, and you’re even allowed to take photos. It’s not a cheap price at 17,50€ per entry, and the queues can be a bit long, but it’s worth a visit!

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12:30 Lunch at Bagels & Beans

This bagel place we went into spontaneously was a pleasant surprise. It was nice place to have a quick lunch in a quirky district close to where we were staying. Of course, the bagels were delicious. I had a Carpaccio bagel, and while I love Carpaccio on its own, I think that was the best way I’d ever eaten it! I have to say that in comparison to my usual bagel place at home (Coffee Fellows) the quality of the bagels happened to by slightly better. They have a wide array of bagels to choose from, which is a definite plus point, as well as a few smoothies. I think you’d definitely find something to please you here! Alternatively, if you’re more of the fast food type, I’d also recommend Vlaams Friteshuis, which is a small take away place that sells delicious fries with a lot of sauces to choose from, however you can’t sit down there.

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14:00 Canal Tour

Honestly, you can’t miss a canal tour when you’re in Amsterdam. It’s a wonderful way to sit back and relax all whilst getting a look at the beautiful little houses of Amsterdam and learn something about the buildings you see. Or, if you’re like me, you can also just plug in your earphones, listen to some good music and just enjoy the ride! They cost about 16€, unless you get an iamsterdam city card, in which case one canal tour is included for free.

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15:30 Shopping around Dam Square

Amsterdam is a great place to shop. There’s a multitude of shops, some of which you can’t find here in Germany. For general clothes shopping, I’d suggest going to Dam Square and walking around the streets from there. That’s where you’ll find H&M, Zara, and those kinds of stores, but there’s also a River Island, Topshop and Forever21. If you’re more into designer brands, the department store De Bijekorf sells a lot of high end brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, etc. If you’re not looking for clothes, pop by the little Yankee Candle store in Magna Plaza shopping centre… who doesn’t like scented candles?

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17:30 A Walk Around 
This is more of a secret tip than a touristy recommendation, but I really think it’s worth it. If you’ve had enough of the busy chaos of inner Amsterdam, step outside for a beautiful walk around the Western islands. Here you can enjoy a peaceful walk that is very different from the centre of Amsterdam, yet has its own little charm. I would describe it as slightly hipster; this district is constructed of old warehouses turned into apartments, is full of trees and nature, and is surrounded by water. It’s also the place you will most likely come across roaming cats (I stroked two). Make sure the weather’s nice before you go here, but trust me with this being a worthwhile stroll. More information about this (in German) here.

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19:00 Dinner at Café Loetje

This obviously is more of a cafe than a restaurant, but it has quite a few dishes that are dinner appropriate. I think it’s one of the best places to go eat, and it’s well-placed, quite near the museum quarter. It has a nice, relaxed atmosphere, good service, and the food is tasty. I especially liked their salads (the mozzarella and pesto salad is very good) and their tuna was very well prepared and equally delicious.

That’s about it for my One Day in Amsterdam post! As I said, I didn’t actually go to all of these places in one day and I don’t especially recommend squeezing all of these things in if you’re more of a relaxed vacationer like me. However I really wanted to gather my favourite places in Amsterdam and share them with you! Some of these are quite touristy but others you may never have heard of, so if you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam soon, do check these out! I had a lovely holiday there and would recommend visiting this city to anyone. Do tell me, if you’ve been to Amsterdam, what your favourite places are! I’d love to know.

By the way, I hope you can forgive me for posting this a week late… things just haven’t been the same lately and I’ve been truly enjoying not having the responsibility of blogging! I do have a little something up my sleeve for the next weeks so I hope to be here more regularly now. As I mentioned, I’m now uploading only on Mondays (that is, if I decide to post…) Much love to anyone who is still avidly following my blog even though I haven’t been very active! Feel free to comment or share this post, I’m grateful for all the support. See you next week, have a good one!

Bright Blue & Purple Eye Make Up Look

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Hey there! I’ve been absent on this blog for a while and now that I’m back, I wanted for make it up to you with a bright, fun and easy eye make up look. First I’m going to be talking about the eyeshadows I used, and then I’ll describe how I achieved this look step by step. Enjoy!

The Product

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Kiko’s Infinity Eyeshadows were on sale when I last went to Kiko, and I decided to make a selection of two shades to fit into one of the palettes. Instead of going for the neutral tones I’d usually go for, I wanted to try something fun and new. When I swatched these two colours, I knew I had to have them. One is a bright cobalt blue, and the other is a bold, simple purple. Both blue and purple look great on brown eyes, and while they are very bright and bold, they aren’t as hard to pull off as warmer colours like red or yellow. I bought them for a small price and I was very happy with my purchase.

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I have to say that the quality of these eyeshadows duly impressed me. The pigmentation can be compared to high end shadows, as you can see by the swatches: the colour is vibrant and striking. The shades are just gorgeous, and they’re not the kind of shadows you can easily find for a low price; both brights are matte, which you hardly find within the drugstore price range. They’re not direct dupes, but if you choose a selection of brights from this range, you can definitely get the look of Urban Decay’s Electric Palette. The only problem you may face with these shadows is that they’re quite powdery and are prone to fallout, but otherwise they apply beautifully, look gorgeous, and stay well on the lid.

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The Look

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I don’t really do make up tutorials, and rather than a guide of how to create this look yourself, I’m just going to go through the steps I took myself. I hope you can follow, and I hope you like the look!

The first step I took was to prime my eyelid. I’m still looking for a good eye primer, but for this look I took Urban Decays Primer Potion in “Eden”, which I had a little tester version of. Then, I started off by packing the cobalt blue shadow onto my lower lid with a flat shadow brush, concentrating it onto the inner side of the lid. Taking a neutral transition colour on a blending brush, I blended out the edges slightly. Then, I took some of the purple shadow on a flat shadow brush and placed it on the outer corner of my eye. With a blending brush, I blended the blue and purple shadow together. I then dragged the purple colour into my crease, adding some of the purple colour across the whole eyelid. I blended these two colours together with a fluffy brush until the transition between them was smooth. After that, since the blue shadow had slightly faded, I retook some of the blue eye shadow and packed it onto my lid to intensify the colour. I added a bit of eyeliner, mascara, and that’s how I got my finished look!

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That’s it from me today! I hope you enjoyed this post and liked the look I created. As promised, I’m back on the blog today, and I will be posting weekly, on Mondays, from now on. As always, if you have anything you want to let me know, please use the comment section below. I’m open to feedback about my blog and post, and would like to know if this post was interesting/helpful. Would you prefer having a tutorial that goes step by step with pictures, or is this enough to get the idea? Tell me. I’ll be back next Monday for a new post; until then, have a lovely week!

Update: Why haven’t I been online?

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Hey there,

I’m here to write a post about my recent absence on this blog, and how my blogging will continue. I’m going to be taking a break from this blog for the next one and a half weeks and will be back presumably on Monday, the 13th of April. If you know want to know more about my blogging, read on. If not, I hope you’ll be back for a post on the 13th!

Firstly, to clarify, this blog was created as a school project. I’ve always wanted to go into blogging, but the opportunity arose when we had to choose a project for the year, and I chose this. For months now, I’ve been working on this blog as part of my project… and now,the project is coming to a close. I’m just in the midst of writing an essay about the overall experience, and after that, it’ll all be over. I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking whether I will continue posting after the project is over. The answer is… yes. I do want to continue, and this blog means more to me than just a school project. It has become a part of me and I truly enjoy writing and posting. I’ve always wanted to run a blog, and now I that do, and I love it! However, now that the project is over, I’ll have to make a few adjustments to how everything is going to run.

First of all, allow me to explain why I’ve missed a few uploads. There are several reasons, and I hope you’re not disappointed there haven’t been posts; I do apologize for not sticking to my schedule. First of all, I need a break. I’ve had a very stressful few weeks because of school stuff, and currently, I’m in my first week of Easter holidays and I’m happy I can finally relax. Relaxing means not having the pressure of posting something on a set day, and not having to work as much as I do to get two posts up a week that I’m really happy with. That brings me to my next point: I want to make posts I’m happy with. Last Thursday, I honestly didn’t have any idea/plan for a post, and I thought to myself that I could throw something together quickly, but it just wouldn’t be true to what I believe in. As I explained in my Quality vs Quantity in Blogging post, blogging on a schedule is hard because ideas don’t come regularly. The third reason I haven’t been posting is that I’ve lost motivation through the lesser views I’ve been getting. Maybe it was because my recent posts weren’t that good, or I didn’t promote my blog enough, but I felt like I wasn’t getting as much traffic, and, while I’d gotten a number of likes on my previous posts, I ended up getting no likes at all on a few recent posts. I don’t expect much, but I feel like I’ve been regressing and that isn’t a good feeling. When I start up my blog again, I hope to promote my blog a bit more. I put a lot of time and effort into my posts and it would be great if more people read them!

Now that that’s dealt with, I want to go on to the adjustments I will be making. The main thing I will be changing is my blogging schedule. Instead of posting twice a week, I plan to post once a week; I think it will relieve some of the pressure off of me for the time being. When I start feeling fully comfortable with blogging again I may increase my uploads, but I really want to have a more relaxed schedule right now. I do want my upload date to be consistent and keep it on one day of the week. I’ll have my schedule updated by the time a new post is up, so if you want to know more just check out my Blogging Schedule page. Since I won’t be posting twice a week, I won’t have my uploads divided into beauty and fashion/lifestyle. To make it simple, I’ll upload posts of either category whenever. Maybe it’ll be a few beauty posts in a row, or lots of lifestyle; that’ll just depend on the ideas I have. I hope that’s okay with you as a reader, but it makes it a lot easier for me. Don’t worry, though! The set-up of my posts is changing but the content will be the same. I’ll still be posting everything beauty, fashion & lifestyle. I’d love to post what you want to read, so if you have any requests or ideas please let me know!

And that’s all I had to say. Thanks for reading if you made it this far without clicking away! It means a lot that some people are interested in my entire blog and my life in general instead of just my posts. I am grateful for every view, every like, every comment and every follow. I hope that you get some time to relax just like I am right now! Have a lovely evening, and I hope you’ll be be back on the Monday after next!

Spring Make Up Clear Out Guide

Hey there! Finally, I think spring is coming… At least, it appeared quickly last week and then disappeared again. However, the skies are slightly sunny, the afternoons are starting to get warmer, and finally, it seems like we’re going to be leaving winter behind us soon. I love the autumn/winter season, but I’m always newly excited when spring time comes. And what is spring good for? Well, spring cleaning of course! Spring cleaning in regards to make up can be defined as a spring make up clear out. I think it’s important to have a look at your make up collection every once in a while and sort things out. What products do you want to throw out or give away? Which products might you want to start using more often? Here is my guide to a spring make up clear out: perfect for those who have growing make up stashes, have been into make up for years, or are a bit obsessed with make up, like me!

Step One: Throw out products that are no longer good to use

It’s hard to throw out products you’ve really loved, or ones that have cost you a small fortune. But you’ve got to look over the products that you once loved using and decide whether they still work as well as they used to. Personally, I don’t have any rules to throwing out old products. In fact, I still use some products that are years old. But, logically, if products aren’t working as well as they did when you bought them, it’s best to throw them out. Dried mascaras and melted lipsticks definitely belong in the bin. I might make a post on how to know whether a make up product is perished / how long you should keep different make up products, but to give you an idea: if a product has a different consistency to when you bought it (is dried out, runny, or sticky) or has a weird smell to it, the living days of that product are over. And generally, if you’ve had a product for over a year, it’s worth contemplating whether you’re actually going to want to use it again… which brings me right into step two.

Step Two: Part with the products that you won’t ever use again

There are products that I’ve kept in my stash for years: for example, some of the first lipglosses I bought when I first started getting into make up at around twelve years of age. They’re pretty, shimmery lipglosses, and I could still use them… but funnily enough, I haven’t worn them once in these last two years. Why? Because I prefer wearing lipsticks, or generally lip products without shimmer. My taste has simply changed; I happen to reach for lip products I like at the moment, not the ones I liked years ago. And, yes, I kept these lipglosses in my collection because they’re technically still okay to use (also for sentimental value), but I realized now that I probably won’t ever reach for them again, because I’m just not into the products I liked three years ago. As a help, think about it this way: if you haven’t worn the product once in the last year, you probably won’t wear it in the years to come!

Step Three: Say goodbye to products that don’t work for you

Sometimes you buy a product and you can’t help but be disappointed. I get this a lot, for example with eyeliners. I have an eyeliner I generally use, but I try to test out some other ones, hoping I’ll come across a gem. However, sometimes I buy an eyeliner that just doesn’t work for me. I keep it, thinking I might reach for it again, but instead I always reach for my favourite eyeliner. Yet, I keep the bad product in my collection, thinking I might need it sometime, even though I never do. If a product just doesn’t work for you, don’t keep it! There is an exception to this rule: if you can use that product in some other way, keep it! For example, a foundation in a darker shade can be mixed with a lighter foundation, or kept for the summer, where you might significantly tan. But, well, that cheap eyeliner that you wanted to try and ended up being shit can go into the trash.

Step Four: Use the products that you haven’t been using much that are actually great

Have a look through your make up stash. Are there any products you haven’t been using a lot lately, but are actually really good? There may be some products you’ve just forgotten about, that are hidden in the back of your stash and you never really look twice at. This step goes hand in hand with step two, because, looking at products you haven’t used a lot recently, you’ve got to ask yourself whether it’s because you don’t like the product, or you just haven’t come round to using it. If the latter is the case, I suggest taking that product and putting it on your vanity, or in your everyday make up bag. It really helps to have products you want to use more there where you keep your everyday products, as you’re bound to reach for it when you want to change your look up.

Step Five: Say hello to spring/ summer products

I like changing up my beauty in the different seasons. Skincare and other non-cosmetic beauty products are something that are definitely seasonal to me. Typically, your skin has different needs depending on the season; it tends to be drier in winter, and more oily in summer. Using one skin care product the whole year round isn’t very effective. I loved a specific skin cream last summer, but as the weather got colder, I felt that my skin needed more hydration, so I changed to a different cream. Focus on finding out what your skin really needs, and then find products to go with that. The change of the seasons is also a great time to change up your make up. You don’t have to, but I think seasons do influence the kinds of products we want to use and looks we want to have. In summer, I prefer cream over powder products, and I like bright lip colours, especially pinks. In my make up clear out, one thing I like to do is to take all of the bright, spring/summer products out of my stash and exhibit them on my vanity, so I’ll remember to use them.

Step Six: Say hello to new products!

One you’ve cleared out your make up stash, guess what? It’s time for you to go out and get some new products. The change of a season is a great time for a large haul, as there are typically quite a few new launches, plus, with all of the products you’ve gotten rid of, you have space for a few new goodies! Don’t go crazy, though: just because you’ve tossed a few products, doesn’t mean you need new ones. I just think a nice way to honour your newly clear and tidy make up stash is with a few brand new products. As always when shopping for make up, choose wisely: you don’t want these to be the products you’ll be tossing in your next make up clear out!

If you’ve followed these six steps, you should have a clear, sorted out make up stash. When cleaning it out, maybe you want to change the way you store your products as well, to make your make up stash as organised and tidy as you can. I always think throwing things out and organising your possessions is healthy, whether it’s make up or otherwise. Holding onto products you don’t use just adds extra clutter!

I hope this post helped you, or was interesting to read; those were just the steps I take when I clear out my make up stash. I’ll be back on Thursday with a new post (though I have no idea what that post will be yet…) and on Monday for, hopefully, an eye make up tutorial! I hope you’ll be reading. Have a lovely evening and a great week, and thank you for all of your support!

Chic & Simple Celebrity Outfits

Hey there! Today I wanted to share a post that I’ve been meaning to make for ages. In this post, I wanted to show you some of the looks I get my inspiration for fashion from, and these looks happened to have a similar theme: simple, yet chic, celebrity looks. I like looking at candids of certain celebrities, because some of them have such an impeccable sense of style! The celebrities featured here are some of my favourites, style-wise. Here are the looks that I especially liked!

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Zendaya Coleman’s Oversized Sweater Dress Look

The reason I love this outfit is because of how effortless it looks. Throw on an oversized sweater and heels, then walk out the door… and that’s it? I wish I could pull off wearing a huge sweater with nothing underneath and look as gorgeous and high-class as Zendaya! It’s a simple look, but Zendaya really manages to make a look this look simple chic and elegant. I’m in love!

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Rihanna’s All Over Soft Pink Look

Rihanna is my number one fashion icon, and the reason is not always what she wears but how she wears it. Everything she wears, she wears with such confidence. This outfit is just breathtaking: clean cut, simple pieces that all match in their soft pink colour, with the matching fluffy scarf to complete the outfit. Again, I’m not sure I could pull this look off, but I absolutely love it on Rihanna. I like how it gives her usual badass personality a soft touch with its soft pink hues.

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 Selena Gomez’ Casual Jeans & Vest Top Look 

What I love about this look is how it’s so, so simple. It’s easy to recreate: light jeans, black vest top. What makes this outfit slightly more chic and celebrity-like are the nude heels. Often, heels are the one thing that will spice up an outfit in just the right way: they take this outfit from lazy and comfortable to casual-chic. I’d love to try and recreate this outfit, but I don’t think wearing nude stilettos for daytime wear would be an option for me at the moment! I guess I’ll have to stick to ankle boots or flats, oh well. But I absolutely adore how this outfit is put together.

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Rihanna’s Checked Twopiece Look 

Another Rihanna look! I love this outfit which is actually quite similar in colour to the other one, but I think is quite a different look. Again, the pieces are matching (I love matching outfits). This two-piece consists of a white and light pink checket jacket and skirt, and the colours look gorgeous on Rihanna’s tanned skin. Again, I can only dream of a day on which I’ll be able to pull of a patterned two piece as casually and sexily as she can, but for now, it’s enough to stare at this photograph and let it inspire me.

And those were all of the looks! I hope you enjoyed this post. It was a bit different to my other posts, with not as many words, and it felt weird not to write so much! I didn’t manage to get a lot of looks together, so do tell me if you’d like more looks in the next fashion inspiration post I make. I do plan on making more of these in the future, so do tell me if you’d like to see them, or what kind of fashion you’d like to see specifically. I could try recreating some of my favourite looks, making posts on specific celebrities, or just showing my inspirations of different fashion styles. I’d love to hear from you, so feel free to comment! I’ll be back on Monday for a new beauty post and I hope you’ll be reading. Have a lovely night and a happy Friday!

<Photo credits go to: gay4zendaya.tumblr.com, hausofrihanna.com, glamourmagazine.co.uk, arielcalypso.tumblr.com>

Drugstore/ Lush Haul & First Impressions

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Hey there! Last weekend I bought a few products from the drugstore and one product from Lush, and I wanted to share these products with you along with thefirst impressions I had of them. I haven’t built up enough of an opinion about these to really recommend them or not, as I’ve generally tried them about once, but I hope my first impressions can still help you out if you’re thinking of buying any of these. Generally speaking, none of the products I got were complete flops, so I’m pretty happy with my little haul. But, anyway let’s get to the products!

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Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in 310 Berry Much

I wore this lipstick on the day where I was presenting this blog to my school, which means I was wearing it for approximately twelve hours: enough to build up an opinion about it. It felt soft and creamy when applying, but has a slightly thick consistency and I think you do feel it on your lips. I love how easy this product is to apply; because of the pencil shape, it’s very exact and you don’t have to worry about a lip pencil. It has a good staying power, and I did have to reapply a few times after eating and drinking, but that was to be expected. It is slightly drying so it might feel slightly uncomfortable on the lips after a long day, but that’s the only criticism I have for this product. Personally, I love this dark plum shade; it’s more of a  true purple than a dark pink, unlike lots of berry coloured lipsticks on the market. Sure, two of my friends said the colour was too dark for me, but I don’t think lipstick can ever be too dark…it’s just a matter of taste! I think this lipstick would look gorgeous and flattering on medium and darker skin types.

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L’oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds in Eva’s Pure Red

I’ve had this on my wishlist for such a long time. I especially love the shade, because it’s a warm-toned and not too dark red, unlike most of the red lipsticks I own. It’s perfect for people with a yellow/ warm skin undertone like me. I took my time buying this product, and now I can finally say: I have no regrets. The formula is light and creamy, but has a matte finish. It isn’t non-transferable, but it has a very good staying power. I like the feeling of this on the lips, as it isn’t drying and doesn’t have a heavy texture. I would recommend the line as such (their other shades are gorgeous, too), but especially this shade because it’s so wearable, flattering, and isn’t “too much” for daytime wear.

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MaxFactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Creamy Copper

Let me just say I’ve worn this once and I’m in love with it. As I’d mentioned on my current beauty wishlist, I’d bought and liked this product in the pink shade, but I just found it wasn’t the most natural looking on my skintone. I think that with medium skintones and dark hair, peach blushes are definitely more wearable and better looking than pink blushes. So, I bought this shade, and it didn’t disappoint. I guess the shade is not for everyone, and I can imagine it not being very wearable on lighter skin types, but if you’re into orange-toned cream blushes, look into this one. I definitely love the formula, as it is very easy and intuitive to apply, and I generally apply it with my fingers. It looks natural, and is perfect for the summer as it won’t give you a powdery, but rather a dewy finish. I would recommend this blush to anyone, and the shade is just a question of what you like.

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Lush “The Comforter” Bubble Bar

I don’t want to end up gushing about all of the products I bought, but I must say, I was heavily impressed by this product. The scent is heavenly, which is why I bought it in the first place (in my opinion, it’s the best smelling Lush product out there). At a price tag of 6,95€, I was skeptical: I know it’s not a steep price, but it is slightly more expensive than drugstore bath salts, which I often use. However, my money was well spent. I’ve used this twice and it’s not even half used up, so depending on how much you use, you can extend the uses; it made lots of bubbles both times so I wasn’t using it too sparingly. The smell is still as heavenly once you go into the bath and it does stay on your body. I just had a bath with this on Friday, and after a long and stressful week, it relaxed me more than you can imagine. I would repurchase this, and I’m looking forward to my next bath with it!

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Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo “Aussome Volume”

I love dry shampoo. My life practically depends on it, because my hair is greasy and I don’t have the time in the mornings to wash my hair every day, or even every second day. So, dry shampoo bridges me over those bad hair days. I always use the batiste dry shampoo, which is a good product, but when I saw this was new at the drugstore I had to try it out. I’ve used hair products from Aussie and liked them, so I hoped I’d like this too. I have to say that when I first tried it out, it generally seemed more like a dry texturising spray than a dry shampoo. I guess it might be some sort of a mix between the two. It worked well as a texturising spray and I did feel like I had more volume without feeling like my hair was full of hairspray. However, I don’t think you could categorise this as a proper dry shampoo because it didn’t take away the grease out of my hair. So, if you need a nice texturising spray (that doesn’t add extra grease), this is lovely, but if your hair is a greasy mess I would still reach for a proper dry shampoo.

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Schwarzkopf Brilliance Creme-Glanz Tönung in Dunkelbraun

This is the only product I haven’t tried out yet, because I’m kind of hesitant to dye my hair. I died it several times last summer, and while I liked it, I’m glad the colour I dyed it last is similar to my natural hair colour, so it’s not too obvious the colour is growing out. I thought to myself that I’d leave my hair for a while, but let’s be honest, I can’t just not dye it. I love changing up my hair, and I don’t feel like cutting it just yet, so dye is the way to go. I’ve wanted to have it darker for a while now, which is why I got this shade. My friend actually used this dye in a red tone and said it worked well on her hair. This is one of those super temporary dyes that stays only for a few hair washes, and I didn’t want one of the semi-permanent ones again because they didn’t seem to fade at all when I used them last summer and felt like an ordinary permanent dye. Well, I’m excited to try this out, and I hope this doesn’t turn into a massive flop!

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Garnier Oil Beauty Oil-Infused Nourishing Lotion

This is the only repurchase out of the bunch, and I must say that I love this lotion. I’ve always loved Garnier body lotions as I found they were the ones that kept my skin soft and hydrated the longest. I used to love the one with cocoa butter, but I think it got discontinued, because I can’t find it anywhere anymore. Ever since I tried this lotion on holiday, I’ve loved it, and have already finished two bottles. It does cost a tad more than their other lotions, but it’s really worth it, and you will feel the difference to cheaper lotions. Anyway, I just really recommend this to anyone with very dry skin! If you have normal skin you need not to worry, but I love this and use it when my skin really needs some extra treatment. Typically I’ll use it after shaving, and my skin just feels lovely and baby soft after that. It’s a great product!

Those were all the products I bought last weekend! I’m very happy about all of them and I’m glad that I waited before buying them so I knew that I really did want the products and didn’t waste my money. They’re all products I genuinely like up til now,  and I hope I’ll keep loving them! I hope my opinions on these products were somewhat helpful even if they weren’t quite so extensive, and this post was interesting to read. Do tell me if you have any feedback or comments: there’s a comment section in which you can comment even anonymously so it’s not like you need to login anywhere if you have something to say! I’ll be back on Thursday with my fashion post (I hope I can gather up all pictures on time), and I hope you’ll be reading then! Have a lovely evening and a not too stressful week. But if all else fails, just treat yourself to a bath with a lovely Lush product like I did!