Milani Baked Blushes in Luminoso & Berry Amore

Happy Friday, everyone!                                                                                                                               I’ve made it through the first week of my 4th semester and I’m so glad it’s finally the weekend because it was one heck of a first week. Since yesterday was quite the heavy, personal post I figured it was time for another review! Now I’ve just mentioned the 2 Milani blushes (in the shades Luminoso & Berry Amore) in my January favorites but these are at the very top of my favorite blushes at the moment, so I thought it was only fair to dedicate an entire post to them as I have developed a serious obsession with them.

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After trying and loving my first ever Milani Blush (Corallina) I decided to get two more and opted for the shades Luminoso and Berry Amore because some of my lovely readers have suggested them to me, so thank you so much for the recommendations as I’m in blush heaven right now.

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According to Milani these beauties are sun-baked on Italian terracotta tiles and they are very buildable from sheer to vibrant, adding warmth and color to your complexion. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it? Well, I think their description is pretty honest and true. The blushes are buildable and you can achieve different finishes with them from sheer to very vibrant as they blend so easily. The texture is very velvety and feels so nice and silky on the skin. At first glance the blushes might look very glittery and shimmery but once applied they give you more of a nice glowy complex, so even if you usually prefer matte blushes I would still recommend you to try these.

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Luminoso

I would describe Luminoso as a very light peach with a bit of a golden shimmer to it. It’s a very stunning shade and I can totally see why it was recommended to me. It really gives you that glow from within look and adds a lot of warmth to my complexion. It’s just stunning and an easy go to blush because it’s perfect for an every day more casual looks.

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Berry Amore

Judging from the name I expected this to be a very vibrant darker berry tone when indeed it is more of a subtle light and cool-toned berry shade. It has very finely milled golden shimmer particles to it, which once again add a beautiful healthy glow to the skin. Despite it being more of a subtle color it can definitely be built up and it really gives you this naturally flushed look we all aim for.

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 To sum it all up Milani blushes have won my heart over! I can’t seem to find a flaw with them. They come in a pretty packaging, they are affordable and they give you a naturally glowing, radiant and healthy complexion. What more could you possible want? I can’t really think of anything right now.

As always I hope you enjoyed today’s post and thank you so much for reading!

Love,

Sophie

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January Haulin’

Okay, so today’s post is a sneaky not so little haul, that was totally not planned. Actually this wasn’t supposed to happen at all because I didn’t want to spend any money on make up all throughout January but I guess I just did it anyway because, well, no self control! I’d bought quite a few make up with my Christmas money in the beginning of January, and I wanted to leave it at that. Somehow I ended up buying things anyway ( I swear they all must have appeared in my room magically) and I’ve now noticed that it were quite a few, so here’s a January Haul for you guys.SAMSUNG CSC

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

This is the first make up item I bought this month and I feel like it doesn’t completely count because it’s more like a repurchase. This is one of my absolute favorite foundations. I’m always torn between this one and my Dior Star foundation but I could never pick one of them because I love them for different reasons. Anyway.. my old double wear was a few shades too dark, like seriously too dark. I’d bought it over the summer when I apparently had much more of a tan. When the Dior foundation came out I got totally obsessed with that one forgot about my love for double wear. However, I recently used it again and got reminded of why I love this foundation so much. It’s so long lasting and has such great coverage; it makes my skin look so good. When I discovered that it was definitely too dark for me at the moment I was pretty gutted and there was no way I could work with it. Eventually I caved in and ordered it a few shades lighter. It’s a much better match now and I’m so glad to have this back in my collection in a shade I can actually wear.

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The Born Pretty Store Lip Products*

I received a lip crayon in more of a neutral shade and two bright pink lip stick by the Born Pretty Store this month. I adore the design of the lip crayon and I love the shade I have it in. It’s more of a neutral shade and almost like a your lips but better shade that adds some nice volume to your lips but it is slightly darker despite it looking a lot darker swatches it’s a bit lighter on the lips. One of the lipsticks they sent me is quite sheer and adds a nice glossy pink shimmer to your lips. The other one is just bright pink and more of a matte. I’m actually really looking forward to Spring and Summer because I know I’ll be getting a ton of use out of those pink lipsticks. Gotta a love a bright pink in Spring and Summer.

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Maybelline Brow Drama

I don’t really have the best relationship with my brows. I’m naturally blonde but somehow my brows ended up being pretty dark, which, I guess, is one of the reasons a lot of people ask me if I dye my hair even though no blonde color has ever even come near my hair. I don’t have the thinnest brows either, so I always struggle a bit with what to do with them. I’ve heard a lot about Maybelline’s Brow Drama Sculpting mascara, so I figured I could just give it a go. I got it in the shade medium brown and it’s a pretty good match. So far I’m really liking it.

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Milani Blushes

I reviewed the Milani blush in the shade Corallina not too long ago and a few people commented and recommend Luminoso to me so I went out and got it alone with the shade Berry Amore. I’ve only tried each of them once because I got them very recently, so I can’t say too much but I have a feeling I will love them just as much as Corallina as both shades are pretty stunning in the pan as well as when swatched.

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Jo Malone 

I’ve seen Jo Malone’s perfumes and candles on Instagram and a few different blogs so many times now and I always read such great things about them I really got curious. Plus I just adore the packaging. It looks so beautiful and luxurious, doesn’t it? So I decided I wanted to try one of the fragrances and payed a visit to a Jo Malone counter. I was so impressed with how lovely and helpful the staff was. They introduced me to a bunch of different fragrances and really did a great job with helping me decided on one. I eventually went for Blackberry & Bay and I’m head over heels with this. It just smells divine!

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Urband Decay Naked On The Run

To be honest I never intended to buy this. The Naked On The Run palette has been dominating my Instagram feed over the last few weeks and though it is absolutely stunning I convinced myself I wasn’t going to need it. When I saw it in reality in a store yesterday I couldn’t help myself though. The packaging is stunning and just on point. You get 6 eyeshadows, a blush, a bronzer, a gloss, an eyeliner and mascara in one of the prettiest little boxes I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Since I found out I passed a very important exam I honestly thought I had failed yesterday I decided it was okay to treat myself and ended up buying it. The more I look at it the happier I am I did buy it. I played around with the palette this morning and OH MY GOSH I’m in love with it even more now. I probably won’t review it as basically everyone else already has but I might use it for a make up look some time soon if anyone is interested.

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This concludes my little haul. If there’s anything you’d like to see a more in depth review of just let me know and I’d be more than happy to write one.

Have you treated yourself to anything nice lately?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Much love and thank you for reading,

Sophie

A Coral Beauty

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Milani is a brand I’ve been dying to try out because of their baked blushes, which look absolutely stunning. They must be one of the prettiest blushes I’ve ever seen in the drugstore beauty world! Seriously, just look at them! How freaking gorgeous are they?

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I’ve been seeing these little stunners all over Instagram and I have to admit their pretty design is the one thing that made me get one myself. Don’t judge! I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s attracted to sparkly and shiny things like a moth to light.

Looking through the different shades I went for Corallina, which is the most gorgeous coral shade, as the name already suggests. It is incredibly pigmented and adds the most beautiful orangey coral glow to your cheeks! However, it’s not your typical coral because it’s quite vibrant and intense compared to the usually subtle coral I own. I love how this includes the most stunning golden glitter but once applied to your cheeks it blends away really nicely and gives you more of a natural finish. It really gives you that glow from within and kind of lights up your whole complexion.

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I’m absolutely blown away by this blush and I now know that it doesn’t just look just pretty in the packaging but it’s also an amazing product! I’m pretty sure that I’ll soon be buying more shades as I’m seriously in love with this one.

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Have you tried any of the Milani Baked Blushes? Do you have any recommendations which shade I should try next?

Much love,
Sophie