Friday Favorites

Thank God it’s Friday, right? This week hasn’t been as crazy as my last week, but I’m always glad when it’s the weekend. So since it’s Friday I wanted to share two products with you, that I’ve discovered this week. Both products are Essence and I absolutely adore them. I don’t know why but lately I’ve been loving Essence as a brand. Their products are so incredibly affordable but still surprisingly good quality!

Actually I went in my local drugstore to have a look at the cream blushes that are included in their newest winter limited edition but they didn’t have them there. The makeup obsessed girl I am I couldn’t leave with nothing though, so I ended up with a little palette and a lip gloss.

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All About Nude in 01 Nude

I have to admit when I spotted this little beauty the first thing that came to my mind was, that it didn’t really look like your typical nude palette, yet the name is all about nude. This palette doesn’t contain any beige, light brown or basically none of your typical nude shades that you would expect to be in a nude eyeshadow palette. It does contain a really light shimmery highlighting shade, two light pinks, a light greyish silver shade, a dark brown and a plum shade. All the shades are gorgeous and allow you to create a lovely neutral look. I really like the light pink shades in combination with the plum and silver greyish shade.

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These eyeshadows don’t have the best pigmentation but they are pigmented quite well and I love how shimmery they are. I just think this is a perfect little palette for the holiday season and it’s definitely quite refreshing compared to your typical nude palettes.

XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss in 06 Soft Nude

I’ve included a lip gloss from the same range but in the shade 05 Velvet Rose in a favorites post earlier this month ad now I’ve finally bought the nude one, which I’ve been wanting to try ever since I tried the Velvet Rose. I love the formula of these lip glosses. They are not sticky at all and feel so moisturizing. But the best thing by far is that they have a matte effect. Basically they are more like a lip cream stain. The lasting power could be a little bit longer but you can’t really complain for the price. The shade is a gorgeous nude which is more not he darker side. I love how it adds a bit of volume to my lips and I’m definitely glad I bought it in this color as well. Who knows? I might add the peach and the red one to my little collection as well.

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Have you discovered anything you really liked this week?

XX

Sophie

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My Beauty Essentials for Every Day

Happy Saturday everyone!

So as I have mentioned in my last post I’m going on a 6 hour bus ride to London early tomorrow morning. Today I’m all busy with packing, which seems to be taking forever. I suck at packing because basically I want to bring half of my wardrobe but of course that wouldn’t fit into one suitcase and I already know I won’t even wear half of the things I pack but anyway… you need to be prepared for every situation, right?

Apart from clothes, make-up is quite important for me. I  don’t want to look all worn out when arriving in London or anywhere else so I always carry a little make-up bag in my purse wherever I go.

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It contains all of my necessary products for an everyday look. I personally prefer a natural look for my every day make-up. A lot of girls at my University wear really heavy eye make-up and bright red lipsticks to class but I just don’t see why. I think a natural look is much prettier, so I like to use products that emphasise the features of my face that I like best. I don’ t want to cover everything up. On a night out I totally like red lipstick or a more dramatic eye make-up. Just not during the day and especially not in class. That’s just my personal opinion. Anyway….

So here’s a list of my favorite everyday products that I can’t live without:

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Since I prefer a natural look I don’t wear an actual foundation but I use Miracle Skin Perfector by Garnier. I have tried many different BB creams by different brands but this one is by far my favorite. My skin is incredibly pale so most BB creams make me look orange, which is obviously not to color I’m aiming for. One product I can’t leave the house without is my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural by MAC. This mineralizing powder works absolute wonders and makes my skin look flawless and refreshed. I also tend to keep a concealer close by in case I get dark circles because no one wants to look tired.

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I don’t wear eyeshadow every day but if I do I tend to go with shades of beige and brown since they’re earth tones and look more natural. This palette is definitely one of my favorite products I’ve bought so far. It’s no.39 out of the Chanel ‘Les 4 Ombres’ Collection, so I’ve invested quite the amount of money into it but I haven’t regretted it once so far.

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The Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara by Lancome is my absolute favorite mascara. Luckily I was blessed with rather long lashes already so this mascara gives my lashes even more length, definition and volume. I’m in love with it.

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Eyeliner is not a product I use every day though I do use it pretty often. My personal favorite is the Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner by Maybelline New York. 

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The Soft Sensation Lip Butter by Astor is my current favorite lip product. Why? Because it combines all 3 type of lip products. It’s got the texture and color of a lipstick, the shimmer of a gloss and it moisturizes your lips like a lip balm. Plus it comes in many great colors. I currently own 3 but my favorite is this nude color.

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I love how it gives your lips a glossy simmer that almost looks natural and it also keeps them moisturized at the same time. How cool is that?

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Last but no least I always carry bobby pins and a hair tie with me.

With these products in my purse I’m all set to go wherever I please and always look my best (hopefully).

What products can’t you live without?

XX