November Favorites

Who else can’t believe it’s basically December? I definitely can’t! November pretty much flew by but I’m so excited for December. It’s always one of my favorite months. I just love counting down the days to Christmas, decorate everything all festive and go Christmas shopping for my loved ones. It’s just the best time of the year, isn’t it?

But let’s go back to November. It’s been a pretty great month and I definitely have a little list of products I’ve been loving/using the most this month! Let’s get right into it, shall we?

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Today I’m going to start with some face products. Two of my favorite blushes this month have been my Gosh Natural Blush in 42 Watermelon and my Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts blush in Peachy Keen. The Gosh one is more of a matte peachy blush and looks absolutely gorgeous for an every day look. The Makeup Revolution one actually offers three shimmery shades ranging from a golden peach to more of a soft pink but all shades are gorgeous. Basically these two blushes are almost the only ones I’ve been using all throughout this month as I’ve loved them so much. One product I’ve mentioned quite a lot on my blog before is the Kiko Golden Gamer Sculpting Bronzer but I just really enjoy using this product as it’s so good and I think I’ve used this almost every day of November, so I just had to include it in my favorites. I’ve written a full review blog post on it in case you want to read more.

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Next up is this amazing palette. It’s the Makeup Revolution 32 Eyeshadows Flawless palette and I’ve used this nearly every day ever since I received it. It’s so affordable, the eyeshadows are amazing and it’s up there with my favorite palettes at the moment. Just look at these stunning shades! I can’t wait to blog some Holiday Make Up looks with this palette.

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Another eye product I’ve been loving this month is my Mac Pigment in the shade Mauvement. I got this a couple of years ago as part of the Mac Tartan collection and it’s been somewhere in the back of my make up drawers until I rediscovered it this month. Mauvement is a gorgeous bronzed taupe kind of shade and I can’t believe I haven’t used it in so long as it is absolutely gorgeous.
The only lip product I’m including in this month’s favorites post is the Essence XXXL lip gloss in the shade soft nude. The color is an amazing brownish nude that is more on the darker side and I really like that this gloss comes with a matte effect!

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Last but not least here are two mascaras I’ve been loving lately! I received the Born Pretty Store mascara very recently but have been quite blown away by its great performance. It makes my lashes incredibly long and the design is the coolest I’ve ever seen. One mascara I’ve rediscovered in November is my Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara! I got this a little while back and somehow forgot about this as I have a ridiculous amount of mascaras. However I found this in one of my make up bags in the beginning of the month and have been using it a lot as it defines my lashes so well!

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And now we’ve already come to an end. Which products have you been liking/using the most in November?

Thanks for reading!

XX
Sophie

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In A Rush Favorites

I don’t know about you but time management isn’t one of my strengths. If I really have to I’m usually on time but not without being in a total rush. Especially when it comes to early morning lectures! I’m just not really a morning person. I really like my bed. Actually I love my bed and I hate having to leave it, especially on cold and early mornings. Hence I’ve found myself being in a total rush millions of times.

Now I’m also the kind of person, who rather skips breakfast to get a few more minutes of sleep but I still want to look presentable, so here are my favorite products to use when I’m in a rush.

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Usually I start off with my base (slapping on concealer and foundation and setting everything with powder) but everyone has different favorite products here, which is why I’m going to skip that or this post.

Eye Make Up

So I’m in a total rush, so now I have to decide eyeshadow or eyeliner? I’m definitely an eyeliner kind of girl. In fact me without eyeliner on is a very rare sight! Very very rear! So obviously I’m going for the eyeliner and my go to one for weeks now has been the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Demolition. Yes, I’ve mentioned this a lot already but it’s one of my favorite make up items at the moment. I love the dark brown shade and it’s just so creamy and easy to apply and it lasts like a dream.

Next up is mascara. I just can’t leave the house without mascara because my eyelashes are blonde, so if I don’t wear mascara it looks like I have no lashes. One of my favorite drugstore mascaras is the Essence I love Extreme Mascara. This one is so affordable and so impressive! There’s a pink and a black edition and I have no idea what the difference is, to be honest, but I like the design of the black one better, which is why I always purchase that one. Maybe I should find out what the real difference is.

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Cheeks

No time for contouring so all I’m doing is whirling my brush around in my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick. This one’s a limited edition and includes a  beautiful bronzed shade, a rose gold, a gold and a silver beige kind of shade. Basically it creates a beautiful mixture of those colors and provides your skin with a lovely subtle glow. In a way it functions as a blush and highlighter in one.

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Lips

This is a definitely an optional step and nothing I do each time. Sometimes I don’t really feel like putting anything on my lips except for maybe a lip balm but when I do, I’m really liking the Essence XXL Longlasting Lipgloss at the moment. The reason why I love this so much is because comes with a matt effect and it’s the only lip gloss I’ve ever tried that’s not sticky at all. I have this in the shade 05 Velvet Rose, which is a lovely neutral pink. I’m a lip product junkie, which is why I tend to reach for a different lip product a lot but this one I’m totally loving at the moment and I think I might add a few more to the collection.

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Basically this is my go to make up look whenever I’m in a rush and though I switch up the products these are the ones I definitely reach for the most.

What are your go to in a rush favorites?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

Essence Get Big! Lashes Mascara Review

 Guess what I just discovered, guys? I haven’t actually done a beauty review in over a month. My last review was of the Body Shop All in One BB cream and I posted that on June 23rd. Quite crazy considering that one of my main topics on this blog is beauty, right? So are you thinking what I’m thinking? Because I’m thinking it’s time for another review and today I will tell you my thoughts on the Essence Get Big! Lashes mascara.

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I’ve mentioned this mascara in a haul earlier this month or at the end of last month. Can’t even remember it’s been so long. What drew me to this mascara, originally, was its packaging. I’m a sucker for big chunky mascara packagings and this mascara is big and chunky looking for sure. I don’t really know what it is but the design just looks so fun and cool I really wanted to try it. When I spotted the price, 1.25, I was a little put off on the one hand but really intrigued on the other. Can a mascara for 1.25 be even half as good as one for 10? And how would it compare to a high end one, which are sometimes even up to 30€? I decided there was only one way to find out. I had to buy it and test it.

On the back of the mascara essence claims that this mascara uses a triple-black effect for maximum volume and extremely thick lashes. First of all I have to admit that I was blessed with really long natural lashes, which is why basically every mascara makes my lashes look long because even though my eyebrows are really dark (so weird) my lashes aren’t. Hence what I’m looking for in a good mascara is volume and one that makes my lashes really black, so you can actually see the length of them.

This mascara definitely gives you black lashes from the first coat on but I feel like it fades after a few hours. It does give you thicker lashes but I wouldn’t call them extremely thick as Essence does. Nevertheless this a fairly good product, especially when you look at its price. I wouldn’t use it on a night out because it doesn’t give my lashes enough drama, for my taste, but I think it’d be  great mascara for every day use because it’s easy to apply, gives you dark long lashes and increases the volume but not to an extend where it gets too dramatic and fake looking.

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However because of the huge brush you have to be a bit careful when applying because it’s easy to get mascara everywhere except for the places you actually want it. Also when you take out the wand you’ll notice that there is a lot of product on the brush. Make sure to get a bit of before applying or otherwise the mascara will clump up your lashes due to an overload of product.

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This is how the mascara looks on my lashes after applying 2 coats of it. I think this is quite perfect for an every day make up look because you get long black defined lashes without being too over dramatic.

So can I recommend this? I love the packaging and I think it’s a pretty good product if you consider the cheap price. However the black fades after a while and it doesn’t stay as long as other more expensive mascara. But again looking at the cheap price you really cannot complain.

Hope you like this post! Have you ever tried one of the Essence mascaras?

xx

Sophie