Super Stay Better Skin Foundation by Maybelline Review

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As mentioned in one of my blog posts last week, I’ve bought the Super Stay Better Skin foundation due to its advertisement and because I’ve been looking for a new cheaper foundation. My skin is really light, which sometimes makes it pretty difficult to find a good drugstore foundation for me. Most of them just make my skin look orange and I definitely don’t want that. When I saw the commercials for this foundation I decided to just give it a go and try it because I’ve been loving a lot of Mayblline’s products lately.

Now for me, personally, a good foundation needs to fulfil 3 criteria:

1. Create an even teint.

2. Cover up any imperfections.

3. Last all day.

The Super Stay Better Skin foundation promises that it does not only provide your skin with a good coverage, that will make your skin look healthy and flawless while lasting up to 13 hours. No, it also claims that it will perfect your skin within three weeks of usage.  I’m not too sure whether it will actually improve your skin although it does contain a few skin care ingredients such as Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B and Zinc.

I’ve been trying it out for about a week now and I can say that I definitely like it. The texture is not too runny, which makes it easy to apply the foundation evenly on my skin. Due to a hydration formula it also makes my skin feel really refreshed and soft. Almost as if I’d just applied moisturiser. It covers up my skin really well although I have to say, that I already have pretty clear skin so I don’t know how the coverage is for someone with a lot of imperfections. I also love that it feels so light on my skin. Some foundations feel so heavy and make my skin itchy and red because I have rather sensitive skin but this foundation does not do that at all. I wouldn’t say that it lasts 13 hours but definitely around 10, which is enough for me because I usually don’t wear make up for more than 13 hours straight anyway.

I would definitely recommend this product if you’re looking for a cheap alternative for your everyday foundation. For me it does the job because it fulfils all of my criterias. It covers up my imperfections, creates an even look on my skin and it lasts really long. Apart from that it feels very good on my skin. I don’t know how this product works if you have really oily or really dry skin. Everyone’s skin is different but for me it totally does the job.

So again if you have normal skin that is not too oily or too dry and you’re looking for a rather cheap foundation for everyday usage this is the one.

Have a lovely day! X

How to: Easy Chinese Fried Noodles Recipe

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Fried Asian Noodles are very popular right now. Especially among young people, because most of them either attend college or just started working and don’t have much time or just don’t feel like cooking when they do. You can buy this Asian dish almost everywhere or you get the instant food version. But have you ever tried making them yourself? It’s really easy and the best thing is that you can decide what to add to them. Maybe you prefer chicken or broccoli or you’d rather go for a vegetarian version with eggs and carrots? If you make them yourself it’s all up to you. I’m a college student myself with little time and the last thing I feel like doing after a long day of classes is cooking but then again I don’t want to just live off of microwave food. So what I do is I cook on a day, where I have more time and I just make more so that I have enough food for 2 days. This way I only have to cook every 2nd day and I actually eat real vegetables and stuff that’s somewhat healthy.

So here’s how to make yummy Asian noodles in just a few easy steps:

photo 1This is all you need for my favorite version. Some noodles, carrots, green onions, eggs and some sprouts. Of course you can switch up the ingredients and use whatever vegetables you prefer or substitute the eggs with chicken.

1.  Boil water and cook noodles for about 3-4 minutes.

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2. While waiting for the noodles wash and cut up the veggies.

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3. When noodles are done start frying them in a pan with just a little bit of oil.

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4. If you want to add a little bit of flavour and you like the sweet Asian taste add some honey.

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5. Now pour 4 eggs into a bowl and add milk. Mix thoroughly until it looks like this.

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6.  Now add eggs and veggies to the noodles.

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Let it all fry for a few minutes and voilà you’re done!

It takes about 20 minutes and it’s so easy and so good. Perfect for any college student.

Good luck trying!

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I’M GOING TO CHICAGO

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Hey there people! I have some exciting news! So my University is offering this study trip to CHICAGO and I get to participate. This is basically the coolest thing ever! I would’ve wanted to go basically anywhere on a study trip but Chicago is literally my dream come true! I’ve been in love with this city ever since I was eleven. I have no idea why but one day I watched this documentary on Chicago and ever since then I’ve been so fascinated with this city. When I was twelve I started reading tons of books about Chicago and it was all I talked about all day. Soon I even started annoying everyone with my newly acquired knowledge.

‘Hey, mom! Did you know that the first skyscraper ever was built in Chicago? It only had like 10 floors.’

‘Yes, sweetie. You’ve only mentioned that about 9 times by now.’

I know this study trip won’t be all fun because I will have to take extra classes, on top of my usual classes, to learn all about Chicago’s history, architecture and politics but I’m honestly really looking forward to that.

I know this year’s just started but it’s been so good to me already. I got to celebrate into the new year in London, I passed some really important exams and now I’m going to go to Chicago in may. I feel so incredibly lucky to be offered such amazing opportunities and I still can’t quite believe it. I’ve been wanting to go to Chicago for seven years now and it’s about to happen. I must be one of the happiest people on earth right now.

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Anyway.. I just wanted to share this with you guys and I hope that your 2014 will be full of great opportunities and dreams come true.

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The Liebster Award

I got nominated for the Liebster award by The Beauty Bunny. Thank you so much! I really enjoy reading your blog.

I just started blogging about a month ago, so this is a really nice surprise. It’s so cool to know that some people actually read what I write and even enjoy it. Before I bore you all with my ramblings tough I’m going to answer the questions now.

  1. Which country are you from and what do you love most about that country? I was originally born in Germany, but I’ve lived in the States for a while and I’m currently living in the Netherlands. What do I love most about Germany? That’s a tough question and I honestly don’t know. It is a pretty cool country but I want to live in an English-speaking country later. Preferably the US or the UK. This might sound weird but I feel more comfortable speaking English and even though I was born here I don’t feel German at all most of the time. Maybe because my family moved around a lot. Most of the people I know have lived in the same place all of their lives, so they speak certain dialects, which I sometimes don’t even understand. Since I’ve already lived in 9 different cities in 3 different countries in my short life of 18 years, I don’t really have a hometown or a region where I come from. I guess what I love most about my country is my family and friends. And my dog of course.

2.   Which beauty product can you not live without? This is a tough one but I’d probably go with my MAC mineralize powder, because it creates flawless skin and I’ve been using it for years now.

3. Which fashion item can you not live without? HIGH HEELS! Compared to most of my friends I’m rather short, so I’m wearing some sort of heel almost every day. Apart from that, believe it or not, I walk better in heels than in flats.

4.  Which store would you most likely max out your credit card at? There are so many great stores. I really have a lot of favorites but one of my favorite designers is Michael Kors. I’m obsessed with his purses, so I’d probably buy them all if I had the chance to.

5. Who is your style icon? I don’t really have a fashion icon. I just walk into a store and buy whatever I like. I don’t really care if others like it and I don’t go with every trend. Only if I’m really into them. I know yellow will be the new black this spring but I also know I won’t be buying even a single yellow item. I hate the color and it just doesn’t suit me. But yeah I don’t really have a fashion icon. I don’t even read any fashion magazines to be honest.

6. Which spring/summer/winter/autumn trend did you love the most in 2013? I really liked the faux fur coats and vests this winter. I’d never want a real fur anything because I love animals but I really like the look of it.

7. What is your morning routine? I have a really hard time getting out of bed in the morning, so most of the time I get up way too late, throw on my clothes, put on some make up and rush to class.

8. Why did you start blogging? I’ve always enjoyed reading other people’s blogs and I’ve always been into fashion and make-up. A lot of my friends love borrowing my clothes, I’ve been asked to do their make-up so many times and my professors at University encouraged us to start a creative project like writing, so I’ve decided to start a blog for my project. Apart from that I just like having a little space, where I can speak out my thoughts on certain topics with a chance, that some people might even read it and I think I just want to inspire people to be who they are and not change for anyone.

9. Which blog posts do you most enjoy reading? Obviously I like reading about fashion and make-up but I also like poetry and basically any blog post that has a good message to it or something important to say.

10. Which celebrity would you date without even thinking twice? Probably Zac Efron. He is perfection to me. That brown hair and those gorgeous blue eyes…

So these are my answers. Hope I didn’t bore anyone.

Now I nominate Glitter Bananas and Leah’s Fashion Blog because I really enjoy reading their posts.

The rules for The Liebster Award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog (please!).

2. Dig in and answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you.

3. You must nominate 10 (or as many as you like) of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers (on their blogging platform/site) and notify them of their nomination.

4. You must come up with 10 (preferably entertaining!) questions for your nominees to answer.

And my 10 questions are:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2.  If you had 3 wishes what would you wish for?

3. Which country would you most like to travel to?

4. What are your three favorite beauty products?

5. Do you prefer heels or flats and why?

6. Which beauty product do you always carry with you?

7. Lipstick or lip gloss?

8. Do you have a role-model and if so who?

9. If you could buy any product from any brand what would you buy?

10. What is your dream job?

Wow, this is a really long post but I hope y’all enjoyed it anyway.

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Another Random Beauty Haul

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Hey there my fellow make-up lovers. Anyone seen the commercial for Maybelline’s new Super Stay Better Skin foundation? I have like a million times, so today I finally bought it. Of course once I was in the store I couldn’t just buy one thing and spend a little more than intended.

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This is it. Maybelline new Super Stay Better Skin foundation. Supposedly it gives you a flawless teint, that lasts all day. I know a lot of foundations promise this but what’s different about this one is, that apparently it also improves your skin within 3 weeks. That got me curious, so I’m gonna give it a try in the next few days and let you guys know what I think.

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Today I also found out that Maybelline has a new nude lipstick collection and since I love the nude look for my everyday make up I couldn’t help myself. I just had to get one. This is nr. 725 Tantalizing Taupe. I like this color because it’s not too light and not too dark. It’s got a rich texture and also adds a little shimmer to your lips. I think it’s one of my new fave lipsticks.

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I’m also a fan of the Maybelline Eyestudio eyeshadow palettes. The colors go together so perfectly and I really needed a new one for my everyday make up, so I decided to go with this one, because I love these earthly tones. It’s the nr. 2 Vivids Plum. I also love the size of these because they fit into every purse, so you can always carry them with you in case you need a touch up.

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The Big Eyes mascara and the Master Precise liquid eyeliner are re-purchases. I’ve bought them a while ago and I really liked them.Especially the eyeliner. I’m pretty sure this is my third already. It basically looks like a felt-tip and using it is as easy as drawing a line with a felt-tip. So it’s definitely a recommendation for all the girls that have problems with drawing the perfect line. I usually don’t run into trouble with drawing a line with my eyeliner because of years of practice but this one is great when I’m in a hurry and really have to rush.

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Last but not least I also purchased this adorable little mini hairspray. I have to admit I use A LOT of hairspray. It’s probably one of my most used beauty products, so now I can always carry one with me because it’s so tiny. I’m in love it.

That was it for today. Have a lovely day folks!:)

My Favorite Mascara: Lancôme Dolls Eyes Mascara Review

It’s pretty much safe to say that every girls dreams of having incredibly long dark lashes just like a doll. Most of us spent years trying to find the perfect mascara that lengthens our lashes, gives them volume and definition without being sticky or making your lashes break. After trying out all different kinds of mascara from different brands I have finally found my personal favorite: The Lancôme Dolls Eyes Mascara.

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Fortunately I was blessed with pretty long lashes already but since I’m a blonde they are really light so I apply mascara to darken them. This mascara however gives my lashes perfect definition and adds even more length. It separates them perfectly and I only need to apply one or two coats to get my  perfect result.

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Notice the difference between the left eye, on which I applied my mascara and right eye? I definitely do!

This mascara really does keep its promised of giving you doll like lashes. If you like the doll look and want your eyes to appear eve brighter try using a gel eyeliner with it.

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My eyes appear a lot bigger, don’t they?

I can only recommend this great mascara. If you want to go for a natural look just use the mascara by itself and if you want your eyes to really stand out apply some eyeliner. The Dolls Eyes Mascara by Lancôme is definitely worth its price because unlike so many other products it really lives up to its advertisements. It’s one of my make-up essentials and I’ve been using it a lot. I know I will definitely buy it again and you should too if you want your dreams of doll like lashes to come true.

The Nutcracker Ballet

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I am so excited because tonight I’m going to see the Nutcracker Ballet together with my mom. My mom used to dance ballet for 16 years when she was a girl and I used to dance ballet for a few years as well when I was little but since we moved around so much I couldn’t continue doing it but I’ve never lost my appreciation for this beautiful type of dance.

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I know I’ve shown you this dress before but I’m so in love with it and I feel like a little ballerina in it so I decided to wear it again. This time I wore a cardigan with it though since I’m not going to a party.

Dress – Jane Norman

Cardigan – Frieda & Freddies

Clutch – New Look