In my recent makeup favorites of 2017, I listed Colourpop Hippo as one of my favorite highlighters of the year. And it was a product I had not yet posted online with a review. So it is high time that I got round to doing it. It was not a product that was love at first sight. At first, I hardly used this at all as I wasn’t sure how to use it. But once I had figured it how best to apply it, I fell in love.
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Hippo
I’m bringing back an old school series to the blog. At one point in time, I had this grant idea to list my 10 favorite makeup products that contain my favorite makeup in one particular shade. I did a 10x burgundy and a 10x coral for instance. I decided to update the pictures and show you a new 10x … blog post. This is 10x grey.
10 x grey
You will have seen this concealer propping up in my Shop My Stash posts from December and November and it’s therefore high time it gets its own review. The Kat Von D products I have tried so far I have liked, but I had yet to try some of her face products. With Kat Von D being a tattoo artist, I would of course have high hopes for the coverage of this concealer. I heard great things about this before I bought it. These are my thoughts.
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème 5 Light Neutral
For my final decluttering episode, I have a major category that I had not yet shown you. I have plenty of lip colors and I try lots of different shades. For reviews, I always like to try at least a nude, a red, a bright and if possible, a fun wacky color. But that means I do end up with quite a few shades that didn’t work for me or that aren’t flattering or wearable at all. Add in a few doubles or shades that I want to be able to wear that just don’t look great on me and you have a big mish mash of lip products that is part usable and part not at all.
Better late than never, that’s when I thought when I finally purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette. The last Too Faced Chocolate palette that was still missing from my makeup collection. I already owned the Semi-Sweet, Chocolate Bon Bons and Sweet Peach palettes. I never bought this one, because it appealed to me the least. I mainly got it to round off the collection and because it is one of the most hyped up palettes in recent times. What do I think now that I have been using it for some weeks?
Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette
For fall and winter, I like to swap brighter and lighter colors for deeper jewel tones. Navy, forest green, burgundy: those are the colors I go for when I get dressed in the morning. They are colors that suit me well and I love how they can be dressed up or dressed down. Depending on texture, the styling of these items can give a more casual or formal result. This is how I wear jewel tones on the daily.
The Satin Shirt
Shirt | H&M
Jeans | Topshop
Shoes | Primark
December was a much better reading month than November. Granted, I only read two novels and the rest were easy to browse books that really don’t take too long to read cover to cover, but still. It was great and I especially tore through some more pages during my Christmas break. As a Christmas gift to myself, I ordered some illustrated Harry Potter books that were all available at half price from a Dutch online retailer, so I have completed that collection for the time being. Here’s what I read in the final month of 2017.
Maggie Stiefvater – Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Jennifer Donnelly – These Shallow Graves
J.K. Rowling – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
J. K. Rowling – A History of Magic
Brian Sibley – Harry Potter: Film Wizardry
Bob McCabe – Harry Potter: From Page to Screen