Make up memories

Make up memories

Make up has been a love of mine for some years now and that means that I own some make up products that have some dear memories attached to them. From my first face powder, to a bronzer that is too dark and orange, but that I did wear, to that eyeshadow palette I bought on vacation: I thought it would be fun to show you some make up memories.

make up memories

Sephora & Pantone eyeshadow palette
Catrice The London Collection
Benefit Georgia Peach boxed powder
Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer
Benefit Smokin’ Eyes kit

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Catrice Lip Foundation & Velvet Matt lip pencil

Catrice Lip Foundation & Velvet Matt lip pencil

A very overlooked product from Catrice’s current spring/ summer range are their lip pencils. I haven’t heard anyone talk about these yet and to be quite honest I had all but forgotten about them. When I first spotted these, I was intrigued by their neutral tones. There are two types: lip foundation and velvet matt lip pencils. I tried some from each line.

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Catrice Lip Foundation Caramel Blonde to Go
Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Mauve Me Tender
Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil From Rags to Roses

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Dove Ultime Nourishment Creme Serum

Dove Ultime Nourishment Creme Serum

I love a good leave-in conditioner. My hair is dry and brittle and I simply cannot go without a good hair conditioner. It prevents my hair from looking like a Poodle just had a blow out. For yonks I used the Gliss Kur Oil Nutrive Serum spray. But then I ran out one day and decided to try this: Dove Advanced Hair Series Ultime Nourishment Supreme Creme Serum. Quite the mouthful, but I received it in a goodie bag and thought: why not?!

dove advanced hair series ultime nourishment creme serum review swatch haircare

Dove Advanced Hair Series Ultime Nourishment Supreme Creme Serum

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Tips for beauty shopping in the US & the UK

Tips for beauty shopping in the US & the UK

I love to travel and one thing I love to look for when I am traveling are make up and beauty products. My main goal is of course to find items that are difficult or impossible to get where I live. Also if I can get products a lot cheaper, then buying something while traveling can be a good idea. Most of my travels have taken me to the US and the UK and that’s why I know those countries best in terms of beauty shopping. These are my tips.

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Tips for shopping make up & beauty products

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Catrice Light & Shadow Contouring Blush

Catrice Light & Shadow Contouring Blush

Peachy blush tones for spring are some of my favorites. Where I wear little to no peach blushes in the winter time and opt for dusty pinks instead, I bust out the peach blush in full throttle every year come spring time. Whether I opt for Milani Luminoso, MAC’s Fresh Honey, or my Kiko Apricot blush, peach is where it is at. When I spotted Catrice doing a stunning peach shade too, I picked it up and tried it out.

catrice light and shadow contouring blush a flamingo in santo domingo review swatch

Catrice Light and Shadow Contouring blush 020 A Flamingo in Santo Domingo

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Essence Blossom Dreams limited edition

Essence Blossom Dreams limited edition

For spring 2017 Essence did not only renew its standard line, but they also released a brand new limited edition. When I spotted it in store, I figured it would be nice to try some products out. My interest was piqued mostly by the nail effect pigments, which can transform your average polish into a (duo)chrome extravaganza. However, I of course cannot say no to a rainbow highlighter and a pretty eyeshadow palette either. This is the review.

essence blossom dreams limited edition spring review swatch rainbow highlighter eyeshadow palette nail effect pigment

Essence Blossom Dreams eyeshadow palette 01 Spring is in the Air
Essence Blossom Dreams rainbow highlight 01 Prism of Light
Essence Blossom Dreams waterbased top coat
Essence Blossom Dreams iridescent effect nail pigment  01 Rosy Reflections
Essence Blossom Dreams mirror effect nail pigment 01 Mirror, Mirror on my nails

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New Etos Bodycare

New Etos Bodycare

Etos has renewed their body range and the minute I saw these, I knew I wanted to try some. The new products are an extension to their hand and body range and are to be used for quick spruce me up moments when you have little time or for those longer pampering sessions. There are 12 products in total ranging from body lotions and creams to hand cream and skin oils. I was lucky to receive some of the products as a press sample and today I’m reviewing them for you.

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Etos Body Care:
Lotus Flower body lotion
Lotus Flower body cream
Gallica Rose body lotion
Almond & Jojoba skin oil

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