My top drug store make-up products and two beauty looks for Christmas….

Look #1
Classic Christmas Red
Sally Hansen nail polish in 570 Right Said Red 
Manhattan Lip Laquer matte effect in red
L´oréal False Lash Superstar X Fiber mascara
Manhattan powder blush in golden brown
Coastal Scents Go Palette Cairo
Smashbox Highlighter palette in Pearl (I know not a drug store product but I love it)
Maybelline Master Smokey eyeliner in smoky black
Maybelline Cushion foundation in 01 Natural Ivory

Look #2
Shiny brown
Maybelline Master strobing highlighter in 100 light
artdeco Art Couture nail polish in 835 Ivy Green
L´oréal Paris Perfect match minerals finishing powder
Manhattan nail polish in 114 Diamond Dust
Maybelline Color Sensationals matte metallic in 35 Steel Chic
L´oréal False Lash Superstar X Fiber mascara
Manhattan powder blush in Golden Brown
Maybelline Cushion foundation in 01 Natural Ivory


Hi guys,

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since we are at the beginning of the Christmas weeken I am not only outfit planing but also make-up planing. My go to beauty products for Christmas time include lots of glitter, shimmer and deep bold colors. A must have is a deep red lipstick like this one I recently got. The color is a beautiful rich red matte shade.

I also opt for a much more dramatic eyeshadow than during the other months. A brown, black or even olive smokey eye can look really cool with a sequin dress.  

I got two make-up looks for you today. A classic Christmas look with lots of red and a trendy look with metallic brown, dark green and sparkles.

Both looks are created with my favorite drug store products. Each one is under 15 € and should be available all the time.

Which are your favorites ? Do you prefer classic or trendy ?

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Monthly beauty favorites November….

Ardell brow sculpting gel /  L´oréal 2in1 base and top coat / Garnier micell facial toner / Garnier eye make-up remover / Artdeco fixing powder / Shiseido eyebrow palette color BR603 / Ardeco nail polish 835 ivy green – 673 red volcano / 4LOU vanity bag / Naissance castor oil / EOS peppermint lip balm / real techniques blush brush / Rituals candle

Hi guys, 
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another month is over and Christmas is almost here now so besides all the other things I am preparing for the most wonderful time of the year I am still testing out the new products I got for you. 
Ardell brow sculpting gel
I got this since I was reading so much about brows lately and I hate that mine are looking in every direction when I get home. Yes they might be too long but they should stay where they are. I am not lying to you first I did not know if I would like it cause it has such a jelly consistency and I am not quite sure if it does the trick for me. I really have strange brows. But I am definitely gonna incorporate this into my daily beauty routine. It does hold for a few hours but not the whole day. Although the price is more than okay and the smell is awesome.  
4Lou Too Glam to give a Damn vanity case
I saw it and I had to have it. Isn´t it the coolest?! There are different texts available. Also love this one. The pouch is made of a thick linen material and since it isn´t the biggest it is perfect for your handbag. To carry your make-up or too carry your medicines and other stuff you take with you. It is about 20€ and I would buy it definitely again.
I first saw this on Olivia Jeanette´s insta stories and I was curious. I got this two weeks ago and I have been using it for about ten days now but it is just to early to say if there are any results. If not it is okay cause it is only about 3€. Stay tuned.

 Artdeco nailpolish in – 673 red volcano
835 ivy green
For upcoming Christmas there should be two colors outstanding among the others in your closet. Red and green – my all time Christmas favorites. I love the ardeco nailpolishes cause they are high pigmented, last a long time and have a reasonable pricing.

EOS peppermint lip balm – limited edition for Christmas 
I am absoluetly obsessed with this. This is the perfect balm for Christmas time. If you could only know how much I love candy canes in my hot chocolate you would totally understand. You definitely need this if you won´t miss the Christmas smell wherever you go.

I know I have had brow pencils from different brands the last two month and I thought I would prefer them over a powder but I wasn´t really satisfied – although I liked them and will definitely keep them and use them until they are used up. But the brow palette is perfect I love it. I got the color medium and it fits perfectly for my dark blonde eyebrows. I am only using the light shade. The brush isn´t really good so I am using my own. The powder is high pigmented so you won´t need a ton of the product and I think it is totally worth the 23 €.
 This style is a limited edition, I think it might only be available through the holidays. First I wanted all of them but I slowed myself down and thought about which one I could possibly need and I went for the blush brush. It is the best I own now. I has the right amount of solidity and it takes the right amount of product to get some nice color onto your cheeks. And the glitter guys reflects so beautiful in the light!!!!
This smells amazing. So so good. 
I first thought this could work as a sample size cause it really is small but after playing around with it I found out you really need a teeny tiny bit of the powder if you don´t want to use it for Halloween cause since it is translucent it covers and it is buildable.

 L´oréal 2in1 base and top coat
I have only used this as a top coat so far. I don´t like the thought on using this as a base coat since I have a trusted one from essie. But it works really great as a top coat. Dries quick and doesn´t get scratches or chips so easily. For 8 € it also has a great price point and since I have a lot of the L´oréal nail polishes I like using the matching products.

Garnier eye make-up remover
Just another addition. I am really satisfied how it takes of my eye make-up and for the price of 4 € there isn´t a  thing to complain.

Garnier micell facial toner 
Throughout the years I have been using so many facial toner I don´t know if they would be even countable. I had some which smelled awful, I had expensive and cheap ones. I tried trendy ones and some which where on the market forever. I had so many toners which left a gross and sticky feel on my skin but then came Garnier. It is the first one I don´t have to clean my face afterwards cause it is light and has no smell.

Rituals candle
They make some of the best candles on the market. I love Yankee Candles but they are a little better. A little more expensive too but you can have the smell of your favorite shower gel also in your living room now. Perfec addition for a cozy weekend indoors. 

Do you have any favorites ? 

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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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.

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My top 8 summer beauty must haves….


Happy (finally) Friday guys,

if you had the view I am having today you would also think that this post is a little ironic (at least for today). It is raining cats and dogs and it only has 12 degrees so there is nothing about summer and hot days in the middle of August today.

But since we are still in the middle of summer (at least on the calendar) I am sharing my top 8 beauty prodcuts with you today. 

 Beauty products are differing from season to season as the climate and the temperatures change, so your skin and your body has different needs. I have rounded up all items I am currently using.

1. EOS – lipbalm with spf – grapefruit
I have been loving those little round lip balms since I saw them the first time in the US back in 2010. Ever since I have been using them all the time. You will always find one in my bathroom, at my night stand or in my handbag. They have new scents for their summer editions every year and I really like that they include SPF.

2. 4711 – fragranced towelettes 
This is one of my favorite scents for summer. It is such a fresh and light scent. This one is an all time classic and my mom used it when she was a teenager so this brand existst for a really long time now. They also have new summer editions for their perfumes every year. This year I got the towelettes. A package contains 16 pieces and I am using them on the go for a perfume touch up or just for a quick refreshment.

3. Treaclemoon – shower gel these lemonade days
Especially in summer I love the light and fruity shower 

4. Yves Rocher – shower gel grapefruit from Florida

5. Escada – perfume “Fiesta Carioca”
The first perfume I have ever owned was from Escada. It was called “Island Kiss” and I loved it. Sadly it was only for one season but they brought it out again a few years later so I stocked up on this but I am also testing the new one every year and I think they smell pretty similar which make them almost all a pretty hit. 

6. Yves Rocher –  Monoi de Tahiti –  shimmering body oil
I would call this my staple body oil for. I have been using and purchasing this for the 3rd year now and I still love it. Especially for vacation. It just has the right amount of glow and sparkle for tan skin. And the smell is oh so good.

7. Manhattan – pink lipstick color – fun fuchsia
You at least have to have one neon lipstick for summer whether it is a bold pink or orange or a vibrant red tone.

8. Korres –  red vine sun protection spray for hair 
I had been searching through a lot of local drug store for a sun protection spray for my hair but I was really disapointed that I only found one and the smell was just disgusting. So I went online and got this spray from Korres. You can use it right after washing your hair but also when it is dry. It is developed in Greece so it might be perfect for Germany cause we don´t have as much sun as they do over there. Haven´t used it only a few times since I got it so I might do a full review in my next favorites. 
(this product isn´t in the picutres cause it arrived a few days after shooting)

Yankee Candle – summer peach

As I am a candle hoarder and looking for new scents every season it is no surprise that I had to try out this summer scent. And peaches are one of the less fruit I really like.

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