Sunday, April 26, 2015

Curently craving

I'm really into makeup at the moment and find myself buying more makeup/beauty products that clothes so it was legit that I make a post about makeup. So here's a collage of the products I curently lust over. High-end makeup is dificult to get hands of where I live but not impossible. We still have Smashbox, Stila, The Balm, Lancome.. Of course, I'm not planning on buying all that (I whish though) but I will buy some of then at some point in the next months - and review them for you all.I'm really excited to try the palette and setting spray from L'Oréal Paris.

curently craving beauty


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Top 5 beauty Holy Grail


  1. Lip scrub I'm sure everyone used a lipscrub in their life but do you use it properly? Well, I wasn't. I've read somewhere that you need to rub the lipscrub on your lip (shocker!) and remove it with a damp, hot cloth. The last step makes a huge diference in the softness of your lips, try it out. 
  2. Hand cream My hands are so dry from all the rubbing, washing and cold weather that they hurts - and sometimes peels (I had frostbites on my hands/feet a coule years ago and I struggle with dryness since the.) I've tried so many hand creams but none worked -some did a decent job but none solved my problem. The only remedy to this painful nightmare was the SOS repair&care handcream by Nivea. I was very suprised by this product. For the price you pay, this is incredible. Everybody should own this!
  3. Blueberry eye makeup remover Everyone has dark circles. And everyone wants to get rid of them. Sure, you can spend hundreads of dollars on eyecreams and other products but will they really work? I have an inexpensive alternative that really do works. I use teh Soothing eye makeup remover by Klorane on a cotton-pad and hold in over my eyes for a minute (just like with cucombers!).It's made with blueberry flower extracts which will lighten your dark circles. The vitamin C in blueberries help in building stronger capillaries and the stronger they are, the less likely it is for you to bruise easily. 
  4. Eyebrow/lashes serum Why spending your money on serums like Rapidlash/Rapidbrow to have fuller/thicker lashes and eyebrows when you can easily make your own lash/eyebrow serum? All you need is coconut oil, castor oil and sweet almond oil. Mix them in a container and apply the mix on your brows/lashes with an old, clean mascara wand. 
  5. Serum/oils Wether it's for the face or hair or even nails, oils is very important in our beauty routine (even if you have oily skin!). When I use oils, I prefer using the more organic ones (for my hair, I love mixing diferent oils together). My favourites are Morrocan oil (hair), Almond oil (nails) and the Vitamin E Overnight serum-in-oil by The Body Shop (face). 

Monday, April 13, 2015

How to find your personal style

Finding our personal style is something we all seek. During years we try and make fashion mistakes but I think it's a part of the journey just like failing is a part of life. Don't lose hope after a couple try and errors, you'll learn from these bad experiences and, one day or another, find your personal style.



Find inspiration Celebrities, models, blogger, street style, there's loads to chose from. People that inspire you don't need to exactly dress the same just like you don't need to recreate their exact outfits. Find ones that you like and go to your closet to try and find pieces that could give a similar look. Changing some items is not prohibited. Personally, my style icons are all over the place. It starts from Gigi Hadid, Harry Styles, Audrey Hepburn, Behati Prinsloo, Taylor Momsen (when she was Jenny in Gossip Girl), Bethany Mota, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Ariana Grande, Candice Swanepoel, Taylor Swift and many more.

Make a style diary A style diary is a place where you'll be 'pining' everything that inspire you. You can make them online (Tumblr or Pinterest) or stick pictures on coark pinboard you can instal in your bedroom. You've probably seen ths everywhere already but it truly helps. On there, you'll post everything that inspire you - outfits, shoes, makeup.. It'll be  a place you  can easily look up to and see your style evolution as you try to find yourself.

Experiment All my teenage years I've been experimenting with diferent styles (trust me, I tried everything) which is not a bad thing. On the contrary. Experimenting with diferent styles is the key to find your personal style. By trying diferent things, you discover new things that maybe you never thought you'd like on you or it can be the oposite and find things that you never want to wear again. As you're doing this, you'll find pieces you always go back too and works for you and will slowly but surely build up and start finding your personal style.

Don't put yourself in a box or let anybody tell you what (style) you are Style labels shouldn't exist. You are not, punk or bohemian or preppy; you are you. No one is allowed to tell you what you are and what you should or not wear. Wear what you want and don't stop yourself from buying something because it' doens't fit with your style label. Puting yourself in  a bow will not help you find your personal style. On the opposite. 

Stop criticizing yourself You'll probably laugh when I say you are your worst enemi, but it's true. We constantly criticize ourself from the way we look but we never do it the proper way. We criticise ourself on how we look to others and keep comparing ourself to everybody else. This is unheatlhy and wrong. It'll only lower your self esteem by comparing yourself to others constantly. Sometimes, we do it without knowing which is a really bad habit. Instead, we should criticize how we look to ourself. Ask yourself 'Do I like this skirt on me?' instead of 'Will I look good in this skirt?'. The diference is: in the first question, you ask yourself the question. And in the second, you are wondering what people will think of you. 

Don't always seek for the other's aproval Listening to person's critics is not always good. You have to take some things and let go others. Stop living or dressing for others. Wear what you feel good in and what makes you feel good. 

p.s. There's always gonna be people who will criticize how you look and what you're wearing. If you live of people's aproval; you're gonna die of their disaproval. 


Wednesday, April 08, 2015

March favourites

Beauty

Concealer portfolio profesional correctors by Lise Watier I've never been into contouring since my face is quite angular and already have noticable cheekbones but God was I wrong. After searching trough my makeup stash, I found a concealer portfolio with lots of different shades and among them was a color dark enough to use as contour. I apply it with a brush after moisturizer and apply foundation on top not to make any harsh contour lines.

Soft, brown smokey eye I've been obsessed with Kylie Jenner's makeup this month. I've re-created a couple of her looks but the one I wore the most is a light brown/taupe color all over the lid (M3), smuddges a dak brown shadow (mixed M2&M7) into the lashline with a pencil brush and finished with a black shadow to act as a liner (M1). All these shadows are from matte and from the Full Exposure palette by Smashbox.

Nude nails I've been loving nude nails this month. It's weird since it's the opposite to my all time favourite nail polish color: red.

Skin Renew BB Cream for oily to combination by Garnier I know I've talked about this BB cream in previous monthly favourites but I started using it again this month adn wow, my skin makeup looked really good. It was smooth looking and there was no brush lines or discoloration visible. This BB cream has such good coverage and last all day on the skin. I highly recoment it!


Fashion

Mirrored sunnies Ever since I saw them on Gigi Hadid during fashion week and various other celebrities, I've developed a slight obsession with these colored morrored lens. They give a simple, casual outfit a twist and make it look like you've spend hours on your outfit when in fact, you just added sunnies.

Gold bar necklace I've been prefering dainty necklaces over statemnets for a long time now but I don't think I ever had one I wore as much as this one. I bought it at H&M for a bargain (around four-five dollars) andit rarely leaves my neck, lol. It goes with every outfits and can be layered with other necklaces.

Scarves These small piece of fabrics have always been problematic for me. Either I never knew how to style/wear it or they were too long and looked odd on my petite figure. But recently, I found a solution! I took all my long, rectangle scarves and cut them in a square shape instead. They look a lot betten on me in my opinion and are easier to style too.


People

This month I've been obsessing over Miss Kylie Jenner. Her style&makeup are always perfect and not to mention her selfie game is very strong, lol. I'm not a fan of the Kardashian/Jenner hype but Kylie stand out to me. I love how diferent and daring she is wither her style.


Random

Mommy I've been waiting since last summer to see this movie and it finally came out on DVD this month. Just like 'J'ai tuer ma mère', I loved that movie. Xavier Dolan - director and writer of the movie - is good at putting lots of strong emotions in his movies, which I like. They're very diferent from what you usualy see. I could talk for hourse about him and how I love his way of saying, seeing and thinking things but this is a blog post, not a journal.

Insurgent Oh my, don't get me started with that movie. It was so good! I saw it the day it came out and I was more than excited to see it, haha. I was a little disapointed they changed a few scenes but I also understand they can't put every little bits of a book into the movie form. The Divergent series is my favourite book series so I had high hopes for this movie.

If I stay by Gale Forman I don't know why I haven't read this book sooner because I loved the movie adaptation and second book. Just like any book-to-movie adaptation, the book mas a little diferent but nothing dramatic. Mia's family still die in the car accident. I liked that it ended exactly like the film/book. I was disapointed to find a bunch of crap at the end of the book. It was very unneeded.

Fifty shades freed by E. L. James This book is my least favourite from the trioligy. I had trouble finishing this book and it was kinda boring at time. I was also a little diaspointed by the end who contained the mood-killer I hate the most: pregnancy.



Sunday, April 05, 2015

My favorite brushes!



When I think about great, inexpensive makeup brushes, the Real Techniques are the first that comes in mind! Their bristles are really soft for drugstore brushes and are very easy to wash/dry since they're synthetic and doesn't loose hairs. These brushes designed and created by the Youtube channel Pixiwoos. My favorites are the Expert face brush (for foundation), the Stippling brush (for foundation) and the Contour brush (for blush or contour). 
 
You can but them here!



Saturday, April 04, 2015

Into the nude

Sans titre #1676

This season, it's all about the nude nails. From dark pinks to barely there creams. I'm not one to follow the fashion/beauty trends to the tip of my nails - pun indeed - but I am loving the nude nails trend the moment. My favourite is to add a matte top coat on top (another of my nail obsession). I love the sophisticated yet trendy look it gives to the nails. Not to forget - just like nude pumps - they elongate your fingers. 


Buy them here!