June Favorites

It’s crazy but another month has already passed by just like that. June has been quite eventful for me. I spent the first week of June in Chicago, had two weeks to study for my finals when I came back and then I had all my finals and now I’m basically done with Uni until September unless I have to re-take an exam (hopefully not). Despite being busy with revision there’s still been a bunch of stuff that I’ve been loving this month, so let me share them with you guys!

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Let’s start with makeup.

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

I just recently bought this while in Chicago, so I guess it’s just naturally that I’ve been using it a ton this month. I really like it because you can create so many different looks with this and I’m so glad I did buy it.

Astor Big & Beautiful Lovely Doll Eye Opening Mascara Attractive Black

Okay, I have no idea what kind of person came up with this incredibly annoying long name but despite its awful name I’ve been absolutely loving this mascara recently. I had tried it out a while ago and kind of forgot about it but I re-discovered it this month and since then I’ve been basically using it daily. It gives really long and pretty doll lashes just like the name already promises. The only downside is that the wand always picks up a lot of product ( a little too much) so you have to watch out or otherwise you get mascara everywhere but if you use it carefully this will give you some amazing results for a really affordable price.

Mac Relentlessly Red

This one is another of my Chicago purchases. When I went to the Mac store I knew I wanted to buy Rebel and Diva ( which I did) and then I kind of wanted to swatch a few lipsticks and just buy one I liked. One of my friends I made in Holland is just as obsessed with makeup as me and we went a little crazy in the Mac store swatching a bunch of lipsticks. Relentlessly Red stood out to both of us, which is why I ended up getting it. I’m really glad I did because it turned out to be a perfect summer red. I’ve actually written a review about it, so if you are interested in reading more just click right HERE.

Maybelline Matt Maker Powder

This powder has been a big surprise for me. Originally I wanted to buy Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder because I’d run out of my mine but it was sold out in my shade, so I opted for this. Turns out I absolutely love it and this will be a definite repurchase. As you might be able to tell from the picture I’ve already used it up quite a bit. If you want to read a more detailed review you may click right HERE.

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Let’s move on to the skin stuff.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect

The sun’s been coming out a lot more this month (Thank God) and since I’m quite pale I always make sure to use enough sunscreen because I don’t like to end up looking like a lobster. Besides sunburns just hurt horribly and the thought of my skin starting to peel off just makes me cringe. So no thanks to sunburns. I rather stay pale then turn red. I like this sunscreen because it has enough SPF to prevent sunburns but it’s not so high that there’s no chance of getting a tan at all. Plus it’s shimmery. Oh yes, it has little shimmer particles, which gives your skin a shimmery glow. If you don’t like being shimmery hands off!

Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer

Since I’m pale and don’t want to look like I’m ill next to all of my friends, who for some reason tend to tan much easier than me I go for a bit of a fake tan. I don’t use it massively because I know it just looks weird on me. But I do mix a bit of this with my regular body lotion to get a bit of a tan. Just a tiny one ;)

Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil

Yes, I’m guilty. I’m guilty of letting a commercial influence me to buy something. Okay so I’m quite the fan of Garnier’s hair oil and when I saw a commercial for their new body oil it just made me think hey.. if their hair oil is this good their body oil must be as well. You can probably guess the next part.. next time I went to a store I bought it. It hasn’t disappointed me though. I really like this. It smells great, feels good on my skin and it has made my skin a lot healthier looking. Plus it gives you a bit of a nice summer glow.

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Last but not least here are just some random favorite things.

Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Fragrance Mist

This smells amazing and lasts surprisingly long for a body mist. Love love love it!

EOS Lip Balm

I have to admit I a little obsessed with these. They smell amazing. They look amazing. They just are amazing. Period.

Dutch Strawberry Wine Gums

I’m not big on wine gums but these might be my new favorite candy. These are sooooo good! And the best thing they are completely free of animal substances. They only use natural flavors and ingredients to make these, which you can definitely taste! I’m obsessed right now.

That’s it already for my June favorites. What have you been loving this month?

– 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