My second ever 32 pan Make Up Revolution eyeshadow palette had me hoping it would be better than my first experience with this budget brand. The original Flawless palette is one of those palettes that has deceiving good looks, but in the end isn’t a palette I enjoyed. I reviewed it nearly 2 years ago and didn’t like how the shadows performed very differently from what one might expect by looking at them in the pan or a swatch. There are a few shades that I enjoy in there though and I was pleasantly surprised by two other MUR palettes: New-trals vs Neutrals and Fortune Favours the Brave. Therefore, I was happy to try another one of their larger palettes to see whether the formula has since improved.
Make Up Revolution Flawless Matte 2 eyeshadow palette
Not too long ago, I ordered some new ELF goodies after hearing too many people raving about some of their newer launches. I hadn’t tried ELF in a long time and so I thought I’d give them some love again. Fairly recently I also purchased a new brush set with the intention of using it as my set of travel brushes. I hadn’t had a chance to use them too much yet, so I decided to put two and two together and try all this new make up out for you live on camera.
I thought I’d take a break from all the eyeshadow reviews I’ve been doing and switch things up this week. So after my new favorite face product and some lipsticks, it’s time to look at a face powder. The Bourjois Healthy Balance powder to be precise. This powder is one that is raved about by many bloggers and I bought it based on so many raving reviews that made me think: I have to try that.
Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder 52 Vanilla
In another installment of An Ode To… I am bringing you the good old baseball jacket. I wore this jacket to much: it had been with me through thick and thin and eventually had to decide to let it go. Despite the sports lux trend being hot and happening at the moment, I decided to let go of this beloved baseball jacket after a good couple of years of wear. But I cannot say goodbye to it, without giving it a proper send off.
H&M Baseball Jacket
A not so recent hype in nail polish land are gel nails. I thought it interesting, but quite expensive to invest in since I already own so many regular polishes. That is why I am super late to jump on the band wagon. After being gifted one shade and the top coat, I felt it a bit more reasonable to buy some more colors during a sale. I now own three shades, have worn all three on my nails and so have formed a good opinion of what I think of this system. Is it worth investing in or not?
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nails Wine Stock, Tidal Wave, Sugar Fix & Top Coat
A review that has been pending for too long is a review of some Flormar lipsticks. This Turkish make up brand opened a shop in Amsterdam quite some time ago and to try out some of their products, I bought some of their lipsticks. I bought three from two different lines: Supermatte and Deluxe Cashmere. Sounds promising right? I put them to the test, let’s have a look!
Flormar Supermatte lipstick 206
Flormar Deluxe Cashmere lipstick stylo DC22
Flormar Deluxe Cashmere lipstick stylo DC26
It is summer and that just so happens to be my favorite time of the year to travel. I already spent some time in London a little earlier in the year, which you might have read about here. But there are some more plans for the remainder of the year, starting with my summer vacation which had its official kick off yesterday. Here’s what I plan on doing.
2016 travel plans