Music of the Moment (June 2017)

Music of the Moment (June 2017)

Last Thursday of the month, so time to share some music again. This month is a true hodgepodge of favorites. I went to a festival and thus heard loads of new music, bought some new albums as some of my favorite releases of the year happened and found a few loose tracks to fill in the blanks. Here’s what I’ve been listening to this month.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte is a brand that I think is best known for their blushes. Known to be longwearing (they promise 12 hours of wear time), these blushes pop up in many beauty favorites and make up collections. A while ago, I decided to buy my first Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade Achiote. Here’s what I think.  Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush swatch review Achiote

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Achiote

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Happy Moments #7

Happy Moments #7

Let’s get personal again shall we? Lately I’ve been realizing just how blessed I am and how amazing my life actually is. I’m not sure why, but before, when things got hectic, I sometimes lost track of that, but I’ve taught myself how to focus on positive things when life feels like a maelstrom. With just 3 weeks left in the school year, times are hectic. Apart from work my social life always picks up in the summer time too, so next to long days at work, I’m actually not home all that much. But that just makes me appreciate those moments even more. Here’s what currently putting a smile on my face.

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Happy moments #7

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Is it too late to hop onto this bandwagon? I don’t think so. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are a standard in many beauty lovers routine and I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. I used to own one of these in Addis Ababa, but hardly wore it. Turns out that that is one of the worst performing shades in the range. So it wasn’t me. When I found out that some shades perform better than others, I decided to try some more. Now I know what the fuss is all about.

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Current favorites & hate its | June 2017

Current favorites & hate its | June 2017

I don’t do favorite videos all that regularly. I feel I can only do them if I truly have something to rave about. And that is not often. When I did monthly favorites posts, it was a struggle to keep up with them and keep on adding new things to the list and it quickly got boring. But now, after some time, I have found 6 products I love. To change things up I also added 6 products that didn’t quite work for me. Which of these products are my favorites and which are my hate its? Watch today’s video to find out!

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Zoeva Matte eyeshadow palette

Zoeva Matte eyeshadow palette

Zoeva has brought out a new set of palettes: the Matte and Matte Spectrum and I have heard so little about these. Which is why I took it upon myself to purchase one of the palettes myself and review it for you. I purchased the Zoeva Matte palette as that had the most interesting shades to me and from the few swatches I could find, this seemed to perform the best. Is this Zoeva palette as good at the others ones I reviewed so far in this, this and this blog post?

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How to add a pop of color

How to add a pop of color

If wearing monochromatic black & white outfits is your jam than this post is not for you. Personally I love to brighten up a look and always add a pop of color to my outfit. There are different ways in which I do this: from more subtle to more statement. In the picture below you can see all the options jam-packed into one image. Here are 6 ways in which you can add a pop of color to an outfit.

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