Summer is the most colorful season of all and while I am embracing it to its fullest I understand that incorporating lots of color is not everybodies cup of tea. So how about starting small and adding some color to your nails. It makes them pop even more when you stick to wearing neutrals. I recently read an article that shared the top three Summer nail polish colors – hot pink, orange and blue. To be honest those three are right up my alley and I love them equally so it will be really hard choosing a favorite. Probably gonna rotate all Summer long.
I bought all three of them from Essie cause they have such a huge selection that I knew this brand would carry all three of them. I got Watermelon (hot pink), Meet me at sunset (orange) and Aruba Blue.
Essie Aruba Blue
Meet me at sunset
I am currently wearing Aruba Blue and can´t decide which one will be next… Which one is your favorite??
I am a huge lipstick gal and there is not much to say to this. I love lipsticks. I never leave the house without any and if I am at home I am also wearing at least gloss or a tinted balm so over the years I have gotten quite the experience which products / brands I love and what not.
So for today´s post I went on the internet and randomly ordered all of the lipsticks in the picutre to review them for you. It was really fun to just choose by color. And we all know (or at least if you have been following a while) that I don´t need another new lipstick cause I probably have enough to last for a lifetime but this has also been a fun challenge.
All of the lipsticks / glosses can be found at the drug store and are under 10 Euro. They are all from well known beauty brands but we all know that this doesn´t has to mean that they are made from good quality.
Maybelline Lifter Gloss 006 Reef – These are amazing. A great gloss, not sticky at all, highly pigmented, holds up well for a gloss and available in so many pretty colors.
Maybelline Lifter Gloss 17 Cooper – Same here. The prettiest bronze color. Looks way darker than it actually is. Holds up great as well. If you want to look it more intense I would wear a nude lipstick underneath.
elf bite size lip balm Berry Bae – The idea of this cute little tinted lip balm is good but is is too bulky to apply without smudging the whole time so that is definitely a no. The color is not very pigmented but it is a lip balm. But you could totally use it as a cream blush.
NYX Liquid Suede Gloss –
elf Lip Plumping Gloss Bahama Mama – Super light. Not noticeable without a lipstick underneath. I am wearing Summer Saigon from MAC underneath the gloss and it turned out really good. The gloss itself is not sticky at all and easy to apply but if you don´t like the feeling a plumping gloss leaves on your lips I would not recommend it.
elf Sheer Slick Dragon Fruit – Amazing pigmentation. The perfect pink shade for Summer. Not matte. Goes on super easy. Not very long lasting but cute for the price.
Maybelline Super Stay Ink Crayon 30 Seek Adventure –I have used their crayons for years now and still love them. Highly pigmented, long lasting, goes on very smooth.
Got2B Mattified Lipstick Tropical Beauty –Very pigmented. Not drying at all. Dries of matte. The orange shade is super vibrant but cute for Summer on brown skin.
Wet n Wild Megalast Matte Cinnamon Spice– A adorable berry shade, a little too dark for Summer but very pigmented. The color didn´t show very good on the website. The cheapest of all the lipsticks I got. It goes on very smooth. Dries of matte but I would say it is definitely drying out your lips so use a lip balm underneath.
elf SRSLY Satin Taffy Caramel – The color is the prettiest rosewood shade. Goes on very smooth. Doesn´t dry of matte. Very affordable. Not long lasting but totally worth it.
FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!
a few weeks back I finally gave in and subscribed to Estrid, a razor subscription service, after I saw an Instagram add. I have been curious for a while about it after seeing so many posts and opinons about Billie and Athena so I decided to go with it.
The starter kit arrived with my razor, two blades, a holder for the shower and a travel case I purchased seperately. The holder is super convenient cause I always hated my razor sticking to eveything else in the shower after it dried. There are 6 beautiful colors to choose from, I went with the matcha hue, a gorgeous pastell green. Not that the color matters for function but it is nice to have a pretty looking tool when you use it this often.
Shipping was pretty fast and free. I payed 16,95 Euro for all the things I listed above and am very happy. You can choose from different subscription models. I went with two new blades every two month for 9,95 Euro and think that it is a very good price point.
I have used the Venus Gilette razor my whole life and decided it was time for a change cause I was not satisfied with it anymore. I have come to the sad realization that many things I have used since I was a teenager have gotten bad or even worse in quality over time so I had to look for new products.
What I think about the Estrid Razor…
After using it for the first time I was very impressed with how smooth my legs have been. I did not get razor burn (which has always been an issue for me) and I also didn´t cut myself. It stayed like this after every shave so naturally I never looked back.
One razor blade lasts about 4 to 6 weeks with me shaving every third or fourth day. Somehow my legs stay longer smooth with this razor and I am very very pleased with the outcome because I hate shaving.
I am definitely going to use their service as long as they are in business which hopefully will be a long long time. If you are intrigued just try it, there is not much too loose and you can cancel anytime.
This is an honest review and I am not sponsored in any way. Just a very pregnant and happy girl over here loving her new razor cause it reduces the amount of shaves.
Being pregnant is hard. With all the upcoming changes in your body, the things you can´t eat and drink anymore, only half access to your beloved closet and all the things to think about it is likely to forget about all the beauty prodcuts in your cabinet. Are they save to use or not? Yes, this is a question not to be forgotten.
I have shared a pregnancy skin care post during my last pregnancy, you can read about it here but since prodcuts change and there are so many new things on the market I wanted a share a little update also including make-up products I am currently using.
Pregnancy Safe Products I am using in my second pregnancy
Biotherm Lait Coroporel // The most refreshing scent for a body lotion. It smells like vacation in Italy with scents of lemon and buttermilk. A little goes a long way. I wrote to Biotherm to ask if this was pregnancy friendly and they told me yes.
Rituals Sakura Hand Lotion // My favorite Rituals scent is the cherry and white rice so I was very pleased to know that I can still use this hand balm.
Rituals Rescue Lip Balm // THE best lip balm ever. I helps within seconds and moisturizes for hours. A little goes a very long way.
Coconut Body Scrub The Body Shop // A all natural body scrub that smells like showering in the carribean.
Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm // I have finally got my hands on a few shades in January and I am so happy I can continue to use them. The most beautiful everyday shades.
Tarte amazonian clay 12 hour full coverage foundation // Swapped out my It Cosmetics CC Cream for the Tarte foundation and I am not mad about it. Coverage is equally good and in my opinion it even holds up longer plus it is less expensive.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick // Just glad I can continue to wear my beloved Pillow Talk and No Walk of Shame lipsticks.
Benefit ThePorefessional Pore Primer // Magically evens out every bump in my skin so I am very happy I can still use it.
Burt´s Bees Glossy Lipstick // I have used those in my first pregnancy too and still love them. Many great shades and lots of them are highly pigmented.
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser // My go-to face wash for a few months now. It is a huge bottle so it is great that it´s pregnancy safe. Skin gets irritated during pregnancy (at least mine) but this works fine for me.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Aqua Gel // Got the day and night face cream cause the ones I have used before are anti-aging which means quite all of them have ingredients you can not use during pregnancy / breastfeeding.
The 15 Minute Beauty blog is a great source to check products you are using or looking for alternatives. Also I am not a doctor and I am not giving you medical advice here. I just shared what I am using at the moment or to what products I have switched while being pregnant and also while breastfeeding. I have only listed the prodcuts that go directly into the skin cause you really only need to worry about creams and liquids. Powders, wax based products (like eyeliner) and mascara aren’t things you need to worry about.
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