15 April 2014

The blondie becomes a brownie

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These days consist mainly of studying maths, but today I finally wanted to apply the hair colour that I have bought the other day. I chose a medium brown one from Schwarzkopf, it was a bit risky as it looked quite dark & I have been really upset about too dark hair in the past, but I still wanted to give it a go again. At first I was shocked by how dark it look in a wet state but it looks a lot better when it's dry (obviously haha). I actually really like the outcome and I prefer it a lot to my previous blondish colour, I think it is a good contrast to my rather pale skin. 

As it is currently very rainy in Austria I got the chance to wear my new Primark Rain Parka, which I love! It comes as a pocket but then you kind of unfold it unto a jacket, such a clever idea! But I will film a Haul in the next few weeks so I can show you more of that then :)

Have a lovely evening and enjoy the weather if it's nice where you are! :) xx

12 April 2014

Vienna Calling

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 I am a very mature 19 year old.  

Sorry, I couldn't think of a better title, actually this isn't even appropriate as I already am in Vienna, but oh well. So yesterday Ivana (who you might already know) came to visit me again & we went to take pictures, had a cookie and a drink at Starbucks & went to some shops (obviously haha). 

I would love to make a Haul on YouTube including all of the things I have recently bought, because there are a lot of things, but I have my written exams in 2 weeks so I don't know how to fit filming in my studying schedule, but if anyone actually wants to see a Haul, I might be able to do that after I have written my Maths exam.

I hope you are all going to have lovely easter holidays as I won't haha (I will be studying integral, geometry and imaginary numbers yay) <3

6 April 2014

Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer

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A while back I spotted this gorgeous Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer on Hello-October and instantly fell in love with what it looked like. My skin is always very dull and sometimes I feel like it looks a bit dirty because of the uncountable amount of blackheads I have, and especially in the Spring/Summer season, dull skin is a no for me. When I read how much this Dior Primer costs, I had to accept the fact that I won't be able to purchase this anytime soon, because with a price tag of 41€ it is definitely on the expensive side. On thursday however, Woman's shopping day (Woman is a magazine in Austria) came around and the shop that stocks Dior products offered a 20% discount on all of their products, and as I still had a voucher worth a few Euros I went to purchase a primer and got an overall discount of 15 €. 

The primer comes in a tube but has a pump which I found kind of odd, but really practical as well (It took me a while to figure out that I don't have to squeeze the tube but press down the pump). The product comes out in a kind of rosey, but really glowy shade and it worked wonders on my skin. I wore it with my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (Review) and I think If I had a foundation that I loved more, my skin would look even better, but this Primer changed the look of it a lot. 

I adore the finish of this Primer, in my opinion it gives the perfect glow. I am pretty sure that this would work as a highlighter too, but right now I will only use this as a Primer as I have a highlighter that I am quite happy with.

Have a lovely sunday :) x

1 April 2014

Nars Sheer Glow: a rather disappointing foundation :(

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So about three weeks ago I decided to order the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Siberia, because I researched a little on the internet and found out that this is a very neutral looking, light shade, which was exactly what I was looking for.  It was a kind of risky purchase as we do not have Nars in Austria so I had to order it online, but I knew that I was the lightest shade as even MAC Matchmaster 1.0 and Pro Longwear NC15 are too dark for me. 

When the foundation arrived, I was amazed by how well the shade suits my skin, it really is the perfect shade and didn't produce a line above my throat. The consistency however was not what I expected at all. The foundation claims to even out your skin tone and promises to leave your skin hydrated and glowy. When I first applied it, I felt like it was really wet looking and it just didn't feel like skin, it felt like I had a layer of liquid on my face which is not a good feeling at all. Also, I feel like this foundation doesn't last long at all! I tried it with and without my Porefessional Primer but in both cases it just disappeared off my face and even when I lightly touched my face, I was left with an oily film of foundation on my finger & had an obvious finger print on my face, not pretty. What I also noticed is that when I applied it with my flat brush (I tried it with my RT buffing brush before) you could really see the strokes which I found really annoying. As I mentioned above, it claims to hydrate the skin, but in my case (and I don't have particularly dry skin) it just clung to all the little dry patches and accentuated them so they were really obvious.

All in all, I don not have anything positive to say about this foundation, apart from the shade. I really wanted to love this product after the uncountable amount of good reviews that I've read and the 40€ that I had to spend, but it simply disappointed me.

So as I am now stuck with foundations that are too dark for me & one that's consistency I don't like I have a question for you all; does anyone know of a foundation or a BB cream that is suitable for very pale skin? I feel like every hunt for a good skin match has been unsuccessful so far & I am already so scared of splurging on foundations, as I have already wasted so much money on them. I would really appreciate your help! 

The other two products that I have recently picked up are a highlighter stick from P2 (I have been looking for a product like that for AGES!) and a lipliner from P2. I love the highlighter, it's a little bit shimmery but I don't really mind that in the warmer season and it's really easy to apply! I haven't really used the lipliner yet, as I still need to work out how to use a lipliner properly (It's my first one haha)

Okay, If you've come to the end of this post I congratulate you! Have a lovely evening :) xx

28 March 2014

Some 'cheer me up' purchases :)

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Yesterday I thought I'd buy me some new make up items to cheer me up from the Maths exam that I have probably failed. I have seen several posts from German bloggers that got sent some Essence products (Essence is a brand that you could probably compare to MUA price wise, they just have a much larger variety of products I think) and I found the new collection so pretty that I had to have a look at it in the shop. The collection is so big that they have actually added another stand in my local drugstore. 

From Essence I picked up a little palette with some quite shimmery, neutral spring colours. Essence was probably the first brand I have ever used in my entire life and I have not worn their make up in a couple of years, so I am quite excited to try these eyeshadows. As you can see by the swatches, the colours are all really pigmented! I also picked up a pastel green/blueish nail polish which I was a little disappointed with because it basically looks like a clear varnish when you put it on which is such a shame because the colour looks stunning in the bottle! The last thing I picked up from this brand where some deo wipes (is that odd? haha) which probably come in really handy on plane journeys (I am not flying anywhere soon though :( )

Better late than never I jumped on the bandwagon and bought me a tangle teezer! I have been considering buying one of them since I have been in England for a year (which is two years ago now, craaaazy!) but I never really wanted to spend that amount of money on it, but it's payday today, so....

The last thing I picked up was the L'oréal Super Liner Perfect Slim which I have seen on Suzies blog & eyeliner video and she made the application look so easy, so I picked it hope, because I am rubbish at doing a decent looking eyeliner. Hopefully this helps me a little! 

Also I want to apologise that I hardly ever blog anymore, but school is literally so stressful right now, I have the first part of my final exams in a months time (feel free to wish me luck) and I have to write essay and study loads :( 

Anyway, have a lovely Friday (or whatever day it is you are reading that) <3

16 March 2014

Primark bits and bobs

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When I was in Primark yesterday I was mainly looking for some summer sandals and found some lovely pairs, but on my feet they didn't look quite as nice as I wanted them to, so I had a look around the rest of the shop and found some lovely little things that I wanted to share with you!

When I had a look around the new PS love beauty range section I spotted this lovely pair of spotted tweezers. I have been looking for a new pair but usual tweezers don't really appeal to me, so I just had to pick this cute pair for about 3€ up. Other than that I also found a little kit that contains tweezers, a pair of nail scissors, a nail clip and a file. This kit for 2.50 will be a lovely new addition to my handbag :)

Next, I went into the pyjama section. I usually buy my pyjamas from Primark as I think they have the lovliest designs for very reasonable prices. And I know this is very cliché-y but I hate it when my pyjamas have a wide end so the go up my leg when I'm sleeping hence I was very happy when I found some with a cuffed leg. 

In the accessory department I spotted a lovely little flower hairband which I think will look very cute in a bun & a floral crown which I will probably not even wear, but it looked lovely so it went in my basket straight away :)

Last but not least I found these really cute socks which are made of a really odd material but their patterns are just so cool! I picked up one with a picture of London (duh) and one with donuts which was just the cutest thing ever!

Have you been to Primark lately? Did up pick up something nice? :) x

14 March 2014

Artdeco Jungle Fever Collection

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A few days ago I went to the presentation of the new Artdeco Jungle Fever Summer Collection, because Anna took me with her :) I have never been to such an event before so this was really exciting for me. The location was stunning, the event took place in the basement of a bar and the atmosphere was just great. We also got offered some Sushi, but as I don't eat fish I only ate one because it looked so delicious, but something that I definitely enjoyed was the freshly made orange juice. Something I also loved was that I finally saw many of the bloggers that I have been reading for months or longer in person :)

The collection includes a bronzer, a blusher, six eyeshadows, two lipsticks, a mascara and an eyeshadow base. The bronzer is quite shimmery which might not be everyones cup of tea, but I think if you want to go for something different, than this is definitely a good option. My skin is very pale and it didn't make me look muddy or orange which for me is very important. 

The blusher in the colour Queen of the Jungle consists of a coral and a darker colour which can be blended together or used separately. I went for the blending option today and I think right now the colour is a tad too dark for me, but I hope it will work when I have a tan (if that ever happens) in the summer because the product just looks so lovely!

I was most excited about the two lipsticks that came in our Goodie Bag in the colours Pearl Mandarin Orange and Pearl Blazing Red, because I am just such a lipstick lover and I cannot have enough of them! Both of them have a creamy texture which makes them glide on very easily and they are quite shimmery. I wore Pearl Blazing Red today and I was quite surprised by how long it stayed on my lips! 

Moving on to the eye products we got six eyeshadows of which of course the two neutrals are my favourites, I don't know if I could make a green or blue work. I wore them today and put the base underneath. I don't love the base as much as my Urban Decay Primer Potion, but it is definitely a good product and also not as pricey. 

All in all I think the new collection is absolutely lovely and I think I will get a lot of use out of those products, especially the lipsticks. 

What do you think about the Jungle Fever Collection? 

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