Cheek Product Declutter

If you have been watching this space you’ll know I am posting a decluttering series on Sundays throughout the month of March. Call it spring cleaning, call it just a much needed purge: I was due a massive declutter of my entire collection as it stands and I think that in cheek products I had…

The Balm Balm Beach blush

In February’s Shop My Stash I selected a blush that I knew I would love but that, due to just having so many blushes in my collection, went a little bit forgotten. I think I have owned this for 2 years. No kidding. And this was my first time truly giving it a good shot….

Benefit Gold Rush mini blush

My favorite all time blush? Benefit’s Coralista boxed blush. I have had it for years, I have since hit pan, and I reach for it all the time over the summer. The summer mostly as it is a bit too much for my daily makeup. Then I spotted the Gold Rush blush when I was…

Tarte Blush Natural Beauty

For a while now, Tarte has been making some of my favorite blushes. I bought two of them a few years ago in Seduce and Achiote and I have been loving them ever since. The shade range is not my favorite, but one shade that I had been lusting after for a while is a…

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush Rapture

Yay!! We’re back!!! Well, Photobucket is back that is. For just over 2 weeks I wasn’t able to upload a single image to their serves due to a power outage at their server station. Today I gave it another try and it worked again. So high time to be reviewing some makeup again. The blush…

Catrice Glowing Blush Box

When one of your favorite drugstore brands does some new blushes, then you need to try them. Catrice released a new blush formula for their fall/ winter 2019 collection and I already tried the peach shade called Dolce Vita over the summer time. That was a success, so now that it is fall time, I…

Too Faced Fruit Cocktail Blush Duo

When it comes to blush I have tried quite a few by Too Faced. My favorite formula they have done to date is their Love Flush blushes which I tried and reviewed in a stunning watermelon shade: How Deep Is Your Love. As part of their Tutti Frutti collection, Too Faced launched their Fruit Cocktail…

H&M Beauty Blush | Vintage Red

When I love a blush formula I love to own multiples. I already owned and loved two H&M Beauty blushes: Cantaloupe and Tawny Peach. I reviewed them last year and have been raving about these blushes for years. Not enough people are talking about H&M makeup in general and these blushes in particular. They are…

Catrice Glowing Blush Box

Catrice has come out with some new blushes and that is good news because generally speaking Catrice blushes are really good quality. They have released many renditions in the past years since they update their line every 6 months. Some of my favorites? The long since discontinued Illuminating Blushes. By now, Catrice has re-released similar…

Becca Champagne Splits | Prosecco Pop & Pamplemousse

A product that I have had for a long time, but that I had not yet rewarded with a review is the Becca Champagne Split in Prosecco Pop and Pamplemousse. This was a duo blush and highlight that Becca released in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill some time ago. The individual products are still available, so…

Urban Decay blush Bang

One of my recent favorite blush formulas is Urban Decay’s Afterglow blushes. They are currently on sale and many shades are out of stock as I have heard these are being reformulated, but the shade I am reviewing for you today is currently still available. The shade in question? Bang! Bang is a bright, orange…

Ranking my blush collection

After ranking my highlighters, I thought it would be fun to tackle another category today! So today we are doing my blush collection. There are quite a few more here than in my highlighter category and so this is a bit of a long one, but I hope you don’t mind. Enjoy the rest of…

5x Summer Blush Favorites

Blush is one of my favorite products to reach for in the summer time. It is when I wear some of my brighter more fun shades as I am no longer super pale and therefore can handle a bit more blush on my face. That’s why I thought it would be fun to share with…

Physician’s Formula Butter Blush & Highlight

If there is a US drugstore brand that is very often hyped up but that is so difficult to find if you’re in Europe, it’s Physician’s Formula. It is not impossible: it is available online, but you will always pay much more and products take a long time to become available. So when Stash Matters…

Top 5 Spring Blush

It is spring and so I thought it would be fun to talk about some of my favorite blushes for the spring time. Because I like to rotate my blushes according to the time of year and have different preferences, I always have plenty of options to choose from. I have selected 5 different blushes…

Makeup Declutter | Blush

It’s declutter time again! And today is another fun category: blush. I always enjoy watching other people’s blush declutters together with highlighter and eyeshadow palettes. Those would have to be my favorite declutters to watch and so I hope you enjoy my installment. I definitely got rid of a good number, so stay tuned and…

City Color Matte Blush

Affordable blush is something we all love. It is the more affordable products that make for some true gems. Because while they might be cheap, not all products are created equal and even when a product is affordable, if it doesn’t work it’s still not a good purchase. That is how I see things though….

Best Winter blush

I have been hitting the blush train quite a bit these past few weeks. The winter time is possibly my favorite product to play around with in the winter time. Around this time of year I am fairer than fair and for some reason it leads me to experiment with blush shades a lot more…

Urban Decay Afterglow blush Bittersweet

While Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands, until recently I hadn’t tried any of their blushes yet. This summer, I bit the bullet and bought two of their Afterglow blushes. I already reviewed the nude color I got, called Video. Today, it’s the other blush’ turn and it is a bright purple blush…

The Balm Instain blush Lace

Bright pink blush? Not necessarily my favorite, however a blue toned pink blush can be a great color in the winter time if you’re fair skinned. If done right however, a bright pink blush can give that ‘just in from the cold kind of flush. While it may not be a look that everyone goes…

Urban Decay blush Video

For all my love of all things Urban Decay and I hadn’t yet tried any of their blushes. Not a product many people rave about, but Urban Decay has a pretty strong line. After Catrice it is definitely one of my makeup brands and last summer I was just baffled that I had yet to…

Catrice Blush Box

Blush has to be my favorite makeup products apart from eyeshadow. I love a good blush. And if they are natural, then it is just an added bonus. Catrice has released a whole range of matt blushes for fall/ winter 2018. They are called the Blush Box and I am reviewing one of them for…

Essence Matt Touch blush

Would you believe me if I said that I have never tried any of the infamous Essence blushes? The Matt Touch blushes are famous because of their affordable price point and outstanding quality. So I decided to change that faux pas in my makeup collection and tried a new shade that I found when I…

Too Faced Love Flush blush How Deep is Your Love

Blush, bronzer, highlight: without it a makeup look just isn’t complete. And I may be a little late to the bandwagon with this blush, but since it is summer time, I cannot pass up showing you this Too Faced Love Flush Blush. That’s a mouthful, but it is a seriously great blush to have. I…

Top 5 drugstore blush

I love a good drugstore blush, but it’s been a while since I listed my very favorite picks. Of course I love my high end picks, but there are plenty more affordable options that I love too. And you could say I love these a little bit more as they are definitely a bit more…

H&M Beauty blush

Shame on me! I’ve been a bad beauty blogger. Why? Because this review is so long overdue. I have had these products for close to four years and I just never got around to writing this up. And that even though one of these blushes is one of my all time favorites. What’s wrong with…

Wet N Wild Color Icon blush

Wet N Wild blushes are much raved about as being some of the best blush products in the drugstore. I bought one in Mellow Wine years ago, but I hardly wore it. The reason? It just wasn’t my shade. It was a bit dark and I had a hard time getting it to blend in…

The Balm Instain Blush Houndstooth

My love for dusty rose blushes is no secret. It is my favorite blush color to wear year round, but mainly during fall and winter. This season I have a new favorite: The Balm’s Instain blush in Houndstooth. I had tried one of these blushes before, but never really got into them. And then I…

Zoeva Opulence Collection

My only Black Friday purchase? The Zoeva Opulence Collection. Like last year, they were doing 20% off again on their entire website. Last year that meant my purchasing the Plaisir Box, this year that meant purchasing the Opulence collection including the eyeshadow palette, face palette and a 10 piece brush set. Zoeva Opulence Collection

Tarte Amazonian Clay blush Seduce

The Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are infamous for being some of the best blushes on the market. I already owned one in Achiote: a soft coral shade that is perfect for spring/ summer but that no longer seems to be available. Since I loved the formula so much, I decided to also buy a more…

Essence Metal Chrome blush

Shimmer and shine is the IT makeup aspect of the season. Be it in a lip color (shimmery lip gloss is back in vogue people!), an eyeshadow or in a blush: if it’s got a metallic shine it is all the rage right now. And I like a good deal of shine. In an eyeshadow,…

Make Up Revolution Blush

Affordable makeup is a great thing to try and if there is one brand that is known for their affordable products, it’s Make Up Revolution. They may be best known for their eyeshadow palettes. You know the ones? Those that blatantly dupe other, more expensive palettes? Or the ones that give you 32 shades? Yup,…

Kiko Shade Fusion Trio blush

One of my favorite blushes for fall? The one I’ll be reviewing for you today. I love a mauve toned blush in the fall time and if it’s matte: all the better. The Kiko Shade Fusion Trio blush ticks all the boxes for a blush I love. So you know this will be a raving…

Catrice Strobing blush

You know I love a berry blush for the fall. So when Catrice released their new Strobing blushes as part of their Fall/ Winter 2017 update, I knew that this berry number would be right up my alley. Of course the formula was a new one, so I decided to give it a whirl. I…

Favorite fall blush

I am someone who likes to change up their beauty products with the seasons and blush is definitely an item that I rotate around. Since I am always try new things, the selection keeps on changing and so the blushes I go for now are quite different from the ones I used to like. It’s…

Catrice Strobe to Glow Highlighter & Matt to Cheek Blush stick

Cream blush & highlight is not exactly the first product I reach for in my day to day makeup routine. However, when Catrice released some very affordable options, I wanted to give it a go. Cream and liquid highlight especially have been making its way more and more into my makeup collection this past year,…

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush & Strobe Lighting powder

How come I always take the longest time to review my favorite products? I simply seem to enjoy using them so much that I forget. That is definitely the case with these two products: one of these is an ultimate favorite product. The other product took some getting used to, but now that I have,…

Blush declutter

My make up clearout continues. A new month = a new declutter and this time I’m decluttering my blushes! Watch the video to see me get rid of about a third of my blush collection. There were some tough choices I had to make… Blush declutter

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…

ELF Baked Blush Rich Rose

One of my favorite blush shades for summer is this ELF Baked Blush in Rich Rose. I bought this last year and just hadn’t gotten round to reviewing this just yet. After I bought it, I became instantly obsessed and kept using it for weeks on end. So why do I like this blush so…

The Balm Hot Mama

So you want to be a Hot Mama? You have to hand it to make up brand The Balm: there product names are about as witty as it gets. Pair that off with some retro looking packaging and you have a combination that sells. I had tried a few of their products before, but not…

ELF Face Palettes: highlight, contour & blush

ELF is such an affordable make up brand and it had been yonks since I had tried some of their products. Since the European website is about a year behind on what is available in The States, this is something that easily happens. I heard so many people rave about some of their newer releases…

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…

Becca Champagne Splits | Champagne Pop & Flower Child

I was looking to try more Becca products. After trying their Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl, I was intrigued enough to finally bite the bullet and try some more. However, buying the full sized version seemed a bit much. These highlighters are intense and I have plenty of make up so I knew I wouldn’t…

Essence Blush Play

The new Essence products were already featured in a first impressions video a few weeks ago, but those were just first impressions. Usually when I try products for a while longer I will truly be able to tell how I feel about a product. Also, there is only so much make up you can try…

Milani blush: Luminoso & Tea Rose

A long overdue review is the one I am bringing you today. I bought both of these Milani blushes last summer and they were an instant hit in my make up collection. In fact, one of these blushes even made it into my 2015 favorites. So it is no surprise that I really wanted to…

3x Chanel products

High end make up is something I only buy on rare occasions: as a treat to myself. I prefer buying budget, drugstore and mid range make up, as I feel their products are as good or even better. Truth be told, shelling out the big bucks for a Chanel, Dior or YSL make up product…

New in: Catrice eye shadow, blush & eyeliner

My favorite drugstore brand? Catrice for sure. Despite the fact that they change up their line every 6 months, I always seem to discover new things that I have not yet tried. And at the affordable prices Catrice comes in, it doesn’t break the bank to do so. I was at the store last week…

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Diffused Heat

A little while ago it seemed everyone on Youtube was ranting and raving about Hourglass. First there were the Ambient Lighting powders, followed by the Ambient Lighting blushes. Hourglass is not readily available in The Netherlands and I haven’t seen any of their products being reviewed on Dutch blogs. When I found the brand and…