How exciting is it that the holiday season is upon us. Some of the best days of the year are going to be here soon and we might as well look our best cause there haven´t been enough chances to dress up this year.
With all the limited editions and tons of new stuff being released someone can certainly feel overwhelmed and lost in the holiday make-up collections.
So best is to minimize here and have some great quality colors in a palette you will use over and over again. The Catrice x Kaviar Gauche pressed eyeshadow palette has them all. Matte soft colors to use as a base. High pigmented dramatic colors to add on your eyelid and beautiful glittery shades to add the holiday sparkle. Colors are ranging from soft nudes to sparkly red/burgundy shades and a silver finish.
The brand Catrice has been cooperating with Kaviar Gauche before and when these two meat great things are coming from it. The outside of the palette is made of super sparkly silver crystals and if you know me, you know that I need anything that sparkles this much.
Hopefully the Christmas holidays are not “cancelled” by the Coronavirus but to be honest no matter what it will be nice to get dolled up and celebrate even if you have to stay home.
I can´t remember being more tired than today, ever. Emilia doesn´t sleep well these days. I think it must be a sleep regression or her next leap or another tooth or everything together. Looking back at these pictures I can´t believe how awake and fit I was this day.
Using fake lashes mostly requires a lash curler to make them look good and blend them in with your own lashes so after using my drug store lash curler for years (it was 4 bucks and holds up really well) I decided it was time to invest in a better piece. After reading Christina´s (from Fashion and Frills) lash post years ago I remined myself of the brand Kevin Aucoin and ordered one.
To be honest I didn´t understand the rave about it at first but after the first time I used it I completely understood (also why it´s sold out most of the time). Let me tell you, if you are only sporadically using a lash curler this post probably won´t be for you cause the cheap ones do the job as well but if you are searching for some luxury this one will absolutely meet your needs.
The Kevin Aucoin lash curler is made of super light material and it is so smooth to use. You can definitely feel the better quality not only by holding it but also by using it.
In comparison I would say go for the premium version as 22 Euro aren´t that much and if you are using the lash curler daily whether for your own lashes or fake lashes it is definitely the better choice.
Plus this would make an awesome stocking stuffer for a beauty loving gal.
it is a very hard one today. Emilia hardly slept stretches of an hour last night so I am definitely very tired and only coffee and eye patches will get me through the day but somehow it is very fitting for this post because what to do when your eyes are so small from being awake ? I mean besides take a nap! Add a pair of big impressive lucious lashes and curl them up and suddenly you look wide awake although you are sleeping on the inside.
Wearing fake lashes has become a huge part of my make-up routine (not only because I am tired more often but also because I love how it looks and how quick it is done) and I have tried a ton of different styles over the years but always came back to my favorites.
The best lash glue
Today I am sharing all about my favorite lashes, the brand, the cost, the size and anything else worth mentioning but first we gonna talk about the lash glue I am using.
The brand is called Fing´rs and they went out of business a few years ago. I have purchased the last ones in every drug store I found some and also the very last one from amazon. You could say I had quite the impressive stock but all good things must come to an end and so has my favorite glue and might I add that this is the best lash glue ever. Period.
I tried some different glues but ended up liking none of them. Whether they had a terrible chemical smell or my lashes started to come off on the edges and that is not very practical when you are out and about. At some point I became panic that I had to give up my beloved lashes. That was the point were I decided to frisk every last corner in the world wide web to get my former glue and after several disappointments I found an online shop in the UK who still carries the Fing´rs lash glue and I ordered the maximum amount of it. Yes it is this good and I am not the only crazy person who thinks this. In several online forums it is discussed as the best glue EVER.
Lash glues I didn´t like, the Duo eyeslash adhessive – might be a good glue but the smell is unbearable. The Red Cherry lash glue – isn´t holding up very well so you will definitely loose one of your lashes after some time. The Ardell glue that come with the package – not vey good to apply so it smudges out on everyside and looks horrible.
all human hair, clear silicone band, thick and long lashes that definitely fill up your own lashes and look great, I use them for everyday but they would also be great for events and evening outings, one of my two most used styles
Price: 4,50 Euro / available as one pair or a package of four pairs (10 Euro)
all human hair, clear silcone band, very soft to apply, another one of my favorites, they are long and thick and look great, not subtle at all so if you don´t like your lashes to long I would recommend them for events or evenings out
and welcome to another round of what´s new in my beauty cabinet covering the month of September. If you are new here I am sharing what products I have tried/tested once a month and my honest opinion. I love to get beauty products and find new innovative items / brands in the beauty section and test them. Make-up still is my highlight but I love new and innovative skincare as well. Especially what makes me look younger and clears my skin.
Huda Beauty Legit Lashes mascara // To be honest I am not big into mascaras. I have used the essence brand forever but I have only heard and read great things about the Legit Lashes mascara. It is double sided and adds awesome color, volume and length. The mascara is a little pricey but to be honest it is worth every penny.
deep sleep pillow spray // If you are having trouble falling asleep try this scented spray on your pillow. I spreads the calming scent of lavender all over and helps you fall asleep faster. I have had trouble falling asleep at night for a longtime and I really think it helps. I would give it a try.
elf poreless primer // Leaves the most amazing smoothest silkiest feeling on your skin. I have never had a primer that felt this good and it is only 7 bucks.
Pixi Overnight Glow Serum // I have added this serum to my nighttime routine. It holds lots of vitamin C to add that great glow to your skin. Best is that it works overnight.
beautyblender // I have used the blender from Real Techniques and loved it a lot so I wanted to try the real beautyblender and to be honest I do not like it at all. It has a harsh surface and it sucks up way to much foundation if you ask me I´d rather save my money on that.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder // I got this as an undereye powder but the color is too dark for that kind of use (got a medium and what was I thinking). So now I am using it for full face coverage and dang this product is good. I mean really good. It goes on very smoothly, has awesome coverage and stays mat as long as needed. To be honest the powder is really expensive but holds up great.
Sephora #lipstories in color Palm Street // I love the #lipstories lipsticks and have gotten plenty over the years. The mate formula is amazing (which means supermate) and goes on very smooth. It holds up well throughout the day as well. The color Palm Street is a brown shade with a red undertone. Perfect for Fall.
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Coffee Edition // I got two of the 4 available colors and to be honest these are the best ones available. Hazelnut Hypnotizer is a pretty blush color with a brown undertone. Cocoa Connoisseur is the color I am wearing above. It is a deep and rich mahagony color that fits the season so well.
So looking back this was a great month in all things beauty. Only one miss. Did you try any of the above?
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