My top 4 Spring and Summer lipsticks….

colors from left to right
L´Oréal Infailable Lip Paint in 208 Off White / L´Oréal Color Riche Shine in color Trending / MAC Matte Lipstick in color Russian Red / MAC Versicolor Stain Gloss in Forever Darling / Avon Colortrend and Avon Classic lipstick similar here / Lemon clutch similar here


Hi guys

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and happy Tuesday. Tonight has the half of my work week passed and there are only two more days to go before the weekend yeah. I ordered some beauty products I have read about and I am dying to try them out as soon as they arrive and we are also planing a BBQ (set some recipes aside I want to try). Didn´t have enough time last week and the weather wasn´t the best despite the forecast. 

But now that Spring is coming back we are not only able to have a BBQ on the weekend I am also sharing my top Spring and Summer lipsticks for the warmer weather and all the bright dresses we are going to wear.

So let´s go by category. Might be a little easier to understand cause I go a little crazy with anything lipstick related. 

glossy and sheer color

This type usually reminds me of a beach vacation cause all you need is hydration and a hint of color on your lips. I have found some pretty good items to fullfill this task. First of all the L´Oréal Color Riche Shine. In comparsion to all the matte lipsticks this one is pretty light and shiny. There are several great colors for summer. From rose to red they all fit. A welcome change for the hotter months. It is hydrating and in my opinion is also lasts pretty long. Great catch for 11 Euro. The color I am showin is called “Trending”.
The second lip color I am sharing is an alltime and longtime favorite of mine. The Kiko Milano Creamy Lipgloss. This is more a lip crayon than a lipstick but I love it and it fullfils its purpose. They have a huge color range on this product but the only color I have ever bought is the bright red shade (color 105 Fire Red). It is my third one in two years. It is about 7 Euros and my absolute favorite product every year.

Of course we should also incorporate a trending color since the color of the year is ultra violet and it is definitely possible to wear this one as a lip color. 

I got these two lip colors from Avon. The lighter one is also a sheer but very lovely light orchid shade and the darker color is like mixture of a pink with a bright purple. So pretty. Since you can only order Avon through your sales contact I have listed some similar items below.

nude and matte
Since I am not in the mood for a popping color everyday – let´s say 5 out of 7 – I also got a myself covered with a nude shade in my beauty bag. The L´Oréal Lip Paint Matte is like a gloss but with a heavier and thicker consistency of the product. It is a matte shade and the color is pretty light but it covers really good. The product comes in a tube with an applicator. It costs about 8 Euro and in my opinion it is really worth it. The color is called 208 Off White.

classic deep red matte shade
This one is never out of style. The perfect red differs for every woman cause of the skin and teeth color but every and I mean EVERY woman should own a classic red lipstick.

I prefer wearing matte shades and one of my favorite is the MAC Russian Red shade. A darker and deep red shade. It is pretty similar to Domination from the cooperation of Balmain and L´Oréal. MAC lipsticks are usually pricier than the other brands I purchase but it there exists a color I am totally sold on I have to have it. And they last when you are rotating your colors a lot. About 25 Euro. 

Do you have any colors you can´t live without? In fact I need all of them. #lipstickhoarder

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Lip stains – tried, tested and loved – drug store and MAC….

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – 645 Éternité
I haven´t been using Revlon for a few years now so I obviously missed the point where it came back to German drug stores. 
I picked a gloss and a view other things but I have to used them first before saying anything about it. 
The gloss so far is great, it is super pigmented and it smells so good. The color is a pretty nude with a rosy undertone. This is definitely a perfect color for Spring. Totally goes with every rose, blush and pink top you are wearing. But it doesn´t dry on your lips, this is more a gloss than a lip stain. Although I really like it. About 11 Euro.
Iconic tube – check. Super pigmented color – check. Bold pink shade – check. Dries perfectly – check. Stays very long – check. The only downside it has – in my opinion – it sticks a little before it dries but obviously it has too since it is no powder. Totally recommend this one. About 26 Euro.
I was totally surprised by this one. Great pigmentation. Dries very quickly and stays a long time. The pink is such a great color for Spring. Can´t wait to wear this one with a white blouse. There are also lots of other colors available. Also great price point for about 7 Euro.
This one wasn´t nearly as pigmented as I thought. I is a little sheer and the color is more of a neon than a deeper purple but since it is the Pantone 2018 color I had to try it. It definitely needs some touch ups and it doesn´t dry completely. The quality isn´t as good as I thought since their lipsticks are great. Would not buy another one the mattes. About 8 Euro.
This was no stranger to me. They have lip laquers with other finishes which I also own. The red is really pretty. Got this for Christmas time but I think it works year round. But it is more on the glossy side. It has a matte finish but it doesn´t dry very good. About 6 Euro.
This one really surprised me (so much that I also got a second color) a lot. First of all it is not drying totally but although it is longlasting.The color is great. It is a different one for me. Usually I am not using a mauve kind of color but you know sometimes you gotta step out of your comfort zone. I totally fits for several colors and looks. The finish is very matt, like the tube says and for about 3 Euro there is nothing to complain. 
This is a really pretty color. Such a great nude hue. Matches every outfit. I like that it has a matte finish but it doesn´t dry very good. Also it lasts. So this really is a good every day lip look. About 6 Euro.

trend it up ultra matte lipcream – color 51
This one makes an okay gloss. It is okay for over a lipstick. But it doesn´t dry and it doesn´t hold very long or very good. Also it feels very slippery on my lips. About 3 Euro.
Super stay is the theme here guys. This one holds up incredibly. I was out for dinner this evening and when we came home I took a shower and afterwards it was still there. The color lasts incredible. Had to remove it with an eyeshadow remover cause nothing else workes. Although I thought it would be a lighter red hue than it really is. It darkens when it dries. And the one thing I didn´t like at all is that is sticks. Even when it is all dryed it still sticks. 


Hi guys,

by knowing that I am a lipstick addict – yes guilty – you might not be surprised that I have expanded my area from lipsticks to lip stains. I am a lover of bold and bright colors but I also like my lip color to stay in its place. So the idea of a lip stain is perfect. 

I have picked out different colors, brands and price points and tested each one for a few days and boy there was a difference.

Of couse I am going to keep them all cause all the colors are adorable but I probably gonna use them in a different way not only as a pure gloss.

Update: A few days after shooting this post I found another great lip stain when I was at the Kiko Milano store. The Instant color matte liquid lip color. I got color 09 rose mauve and color 10 dark mauve and I love them. They dry right away. The colors I got are pretty pigmented and they last several hours no matter what your are doing. They are available in a bunch of different colors. About 10 Euro. 

Have you picked your favorite color?

Thanks for stopping by. 

Take care. See you.


My monthly beauty favorites and must-haves for September….


Hi guys,

happy Saturday and welcome to another monthly favorites. I haven´t done one in quite a while cause I did not have so many new products and the ones I got new I had to try out first cause otherwise I would not know what to write about to you if I did not test them first.

L´oréal Paris nailpolish in 668 bleu royale and 334 violet de nuit
The nailpolishes from L´oréal are my favorite ones ever. The quality is great. The colors are really pigmented even the very light ones and for the price of 8 Euros for one you can´t complain about a single thing. Also the packaging is pretty. The structured glass bottle with a golden cap.

Dr. Hauschka melissa balm for the day / melissa face oil for the day
I ordered a set of their clarifying prodcuts to test them out and the only thing I have used so far is the melissa balm and the melissa oil for the day. And it is great I think I like the oil even more cause it leaves a smoother and drier feeling on my skin than the balm . Just can recommend these. They are on the pricier side but they really help me since I am longtime fighter against my bad skin. I have a full post for these products when I am done testing.

NYX butter glosses in Éclair / Crème Brulée / Maple Blondie
I found these on Katey McFarlan´s Instagram story and she was recommending theme so badly that I had to have them and they are only 6 Euros so I gave them a try. I am always a little cautious with lip gloss cause I don´t like the sticky feel of the most of them. The quality is really good. The leave a soft feeling on your lips and don´t stick at all. I might get them in some darker shades as well as the light ones are not as pigmented as I thought although they are a hit.

L´oréal Paris Color Riche matte lipsticks in 103 Blush in a Rush and 349 Paris Cherry
There is not much to say about them. I love them, especially the matte ones. The colors are all so beautiful and I love to get my hands on new ones. I got a darker red for fall season and the blush shade for all the time. I hope I can get my hands on one or two of the Balmain x L ´oréal collection which is going to be released at the end of  September.

Living Proof no frizz weightless styling spray
Buying another product of their brand wasn´t intended cause I had the hairspray from the no frizz line of Living Proof and my mom did not like it all and also said it wasn´t working. She has really frizzy hair. I think she might have invented it. But I have read a great post about it on Gal meets Glam in the summer and I didn´t want to let go of the idea that this brand wasn´t working. So I gave it another shot and I am so glad I did cause it is the perfect product for me – almost couldn´t believe it. I am using this spray for second day hair after I curled them. Mostly they are standing in every direction and they tend to be pretty dry and tousled the next morning. That is the hard core case to solve for the product and it worked so well. I sprayed it on and let is set for a few minutes and my hair got shiny and soft. It was easy to comb and I could get some pretty waves from the leftover curls (otherwise I would have to make a bun out of it cause that is all that works in this case). It is a little pricey – costs about 30 Euro – but I would buy this over and over again. Incredible good.

EOS Vanilla Orchid extra hydrating hand lotion
I have found this by coincidence. I just needed a new handlotion for my handbag. I do like the EOS handbalms cause they look cute and their fragrances smell so good but they aren´t as hydrating as I would wish for. But the packaging said that it was for extra dry hands. I haven´t found it on the Internet so far so maybe you have to look at the drug store if you want it. Did not use it but the smell is really good. Somehow it already reminds me of Christmas.

Smashbox Highlighter palette
This wasn´t a planed product, in fact I was never interested in this highlighter palette. I wanted the highlighter palette from Tarte Cosmetics but they sold out and never restocked them so I searched for an alternative and I found this one. Now that I tried it out I like it a lot. I got it in the shade combination pearl and it is such a good product. The colors are so pigmented. This might last for a few years. They also have a more golden color combination too. The palette is a collaboration with a youtube beauty star and Smashbox. It costs about 37 Euro and I think it is worth every penny.

Vichy Liftactiv Yeux
I wanted to try this eye cream from Vichy for so long. Since I had read about it on Mara´s blog M loves M some months ago. But I still had an open eye cream and I wanted to use this one up first. But let´s move on to today. I ordered it from amazon (that was the only possible way to get it without heading into the mall – this brand is only sold by pharmacies in Germany).
L´oréal Paris dry shampoo
First of all I didn´t even know that L´oréal also sells dry shampoo´s. I first read about it in an beauty secrets article and I wanted to try it cause I am always on the hunt for a better dry shampoo. I love it. The product smells so incredible good and I think it doesn´t put to much white dust onto your hair.  I got some more from amazon but they are also available on Douglas. 
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Fall beauty – what I bought from the limited Kiko Milano fall 2.0 edition….


Hi guys,

if you are a long time reader you might know my obsession about fall and if you are new you will know very soon.

I recently went to Kiko, one of my favorite make-up stores and got some pieces of their adorable Fall 2.0 collection. The whole packaging and even the brush handles are in a luxurious dark blue hue. These are the prettiest pieces of a limited edition I had seen in a while and the best is they are affordable and have a good quality for the price.
The collection is inpired by the city on Venice. The make-up collection expresses the being of the city. Decadent, mysterious, luxurious and romantic. I have been to Venice twice and the collection is reflecting the city perfectly.

But let´s see what I have got. I wanted to have a matching lipliner to the lipstick I choose cause dark colors are hard to put on your lips especially if the lipstick isn´t new anymore and the tip has gotten round. I took the lip stylo lipstick in shade 04 deep kiss and the matching lipliner in 04 deep kiss. 

I also took a highlighter in the shade 01 Gold in progress with me. The color is super pigmented and so pretty. I will get a lot of use out of this. And I couldn´t resist to take one of the make-up brushes with the dark blue handles – it is the blush brush.

Are you ready for fall already?

Thanks for stopping by. 

Take care. See you.