lundi 29 décembre 2014

A festive make up look...

I meant to post this look last week as a Christmas look, but I got a bit sick and got caught by a festive laziness. This look is quite suitable for any party really. Hope you'll enjoy it and that you have a lovely Christmas.

Base: Erborian BB cream, Maybelline concealer, Hourglass Dim Light powder and Bourgeois bronzer.
Eyes: Kiko Eyeshadow stick, Urban Decay Vice 3 palette, Maybelline Master graphic eyeliner and Too Faced Better than sex mascara.
Lips: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 01.

lundi 22 décembre 2014

A Winter Outfit

This outfit has been in my head for months. I imagined taking pictures of it in the the middle of the woods. It thought the contrast between a rough environment and the delicate white dress could be visually interesting. I was also counting on the frost that was covering the ground this morning. But things didn't go according to plan. The little path I wanted to shoot on was already occupied by a man walking his dog who, apparently, wasn't in a hurry to move on. So the forrest background was replaced by a rather boring stone wall. In the end I quite like how the pictures turned out even though I'm sure the woods would have been the perfect setting. Things hardly ever go according to plan, don't they? 

Coat - Zara
Scarf - Zara
Dress - C&A
Cardigan - H&M
Boots - Pepe Jeans
Lipstick - Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 01 Personne ne rouge!

jeudi 18 décembre 2014

Kiko Haul

I recently discovered that a Kiko store hap opened not too far away from where I live. So naturally I had to go there and make a few purchases to celebrate! Kiko is a brand that I had ordered from online a few times and I have always been pleasantly surprised by the quality of their products and by their reasonable prices. The store itself was pretty cool and it was nice to be able to swatch products as the color descriptions online are not always very accurate.

Here is what I picked up:

200 eyeshadow brush: a soft, fluffy blending brush. Quite similar to a MAC 217 but bigger.

Water eyeshadow in 202: a silvery mauve. I already owned one of these and their are great quality shadows that can be used wet or dry.

Long Lasting stick eyeshadow in 01: a shimmery white that will be perfect for inner corner highlights or all over the lid as a base.

3D Instant Volume lip gloss in 218: As mentioned in my last post, this is a beautiful rosy pink. The texture is quite thick and feels very cushiony and comfortable on the lips. 

Lip Set in 01 Distinct rose (from Luscious Punk collection): First of all, I just love the idea and the convenience of a matching liner/lipstick duo and I think more brands should sell them. Plus, I find this dusty rose color very pretty and universally flattering. Too bad it is limited edition.

Have you ever tried Kiko products? Do you have any favorites? 

lundi 15 décembre 2014

Currently loving: Lip glosses

I've never been a lip gloss lover as I tend to find them too sticky or too slippery on the lips. I've always favored a matte lipstick over a lip lacquer when I want a blood lip and when I want a hint of color I usually go for a tinted lip balm or a sheer lipstick. But recently I've been getting more into glosses. They're a nice alternative for when I want to add a little something to my lips without going all out. Here are my most recent glossy purchases:

Kiko 3D instant volume lip gloss in 218: A gorgeous rosy pink, perfect for the colder months. I haven't tried it out so I can't say much about the formula, but I love the color.

Tanya Burr's lip glosses in Afternoon Tea, Aphrodite and Exotic Island: The first one is a pretty pinky nude. Aphrodite is a beautiful coral and Exotic Island is a bright berry pink. My first pick from the line was First Date which was too light for me. Now hat I've found these pretty shades I can't wait to pick a few others. 

Marc Jacobs Lust for lacquer in Kissability: I saw this on Sarah's blog an it instantly caught my eyes. A mauve pink with a golden shimmer that gives a fresh minty, slightly tingly, sensation on the lips. Great for everyday!

Next on my list is this Bare Minerals set. I've never tried this formula, but I've heard some pretty good reviews.

What are your favorite lip glosses? :-)

lundi 8 décembre 2014

Face of the day #1: casual make up

Base: Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, Bare Minerals powder foundation, Milani blush in Luminoso
Eyes: Lorac eyeshadow base, Wet'n'Wild trio in Silent Treatment, Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless mascara and Too Faced Better than Sex mascara
Lips: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Happy Nude Year

jeudi 4 décembre 2014

Winter Coat

I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately between writing my bachelor dissertation and doing researches for an oral presentation, so I'm going to keep it short. Here's an outfit post showing you my favorite winter coat. I like to think of it as a hybrid between a parka and a duffle coat: it's warm and comfy, but the buttons and the "toggles" (?) make it a bit more more formal.

Coat - Aigle
Shirt - H&M
Skirt - H&M
Necklace - H&M
Boots - Tamaris
Ring - H by Rose

jeudi 27 novembre 2014

Autumn Views

Autumn is such a beautiful season. Although I hate when the night falls at five in the afternoon. It sometimes make me feel kind of depressed and lowers my motivation. But I still love all the gorgeous colors that this season has to offer.
So here is my two cents to the autumn appreciation ritual that I seem to see everywhere on the web lately.

lundi 24 novembre 2014

Charlotte Tilbury The Fallen Angel Palette

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand that I've been eyeing for such a long time. I recently treated myself to one of her matte lipstick and I immediately knew I wouldn't stop there. The eyeshadow quads were next on my list, but I could decide myself for one. I really liked the Dolce Vita palette, but it seemed too warm for me. The Golden Goddess looked nice too, but I wasn't completely sold and, for the price, I wanted it to be four shades that I could all wear everyday. Then the Christmas collection launched and I saw something that REALLY tickled my fancy: The Fallen Angel Palette. It contains everything that I need to create my perfect everyday look: a nice champagne highlight, a taupe, a bronze (perfect for a quick, one-shadow smokey eyes) and a dark grey to use as a liner or add drama. Score! I've used the 3 lightest shades for the look below. It gave me a pretty wash of color, but next time I'll use them wet to get more intensity. And let's just give a shout out to the packaging. Not only the palette itself is absolutely gorgeous, but even the parcel is decorated with Charlotte's signature color and logo. Enough ramble, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. 

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