Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Beauty: Sample Spotlight #2

I've lately gone through my sample stash and tried out a couple more samples to share my opinion about. Funnily enough, only now I realized that two of the above shown satchets, the Tonymoly lotions, are actually from the same skincare line as my daily moisturizer, which I've reviewed here.

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream (Bright Fit) N02 Light Beige - 60g for 27,45$
I've used this BB cream in my recent One Brand Face Make Up Challenge blogpost, so if you want to check out how it looks like on, you can go over there and have a look. I already tried the exact same BB cream in Cotton Fit a while ago and wasn't too impressed. Mainly since it wasn't a good fit for my skin. N02 seems to be light but cool toned and it gets a little darker as it sets, which makes it a bad match for my cool-toned skin. This might not seem like it in the pictures from my previous post, but keep in mind that I used flash in those. I do think, that the warmer toned shades of this BB cream would be a better fit for me. The finish is on the dewy side and it smells like flowers or soap.

Tonymoly I'm Real Lotions
As opposed to the rich cream from the I'm Real skincare line, the lotions are much more runny and feel a lot lighter on the skin. However, they're both moisturizing enough to be used instead of a moisturizer. The whole skincare line is free of Parabenes, talc, benzyl alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and other harsh substances, that might trigger breakouts.

Tonymoly I'm Real Aloe Soothing Lotion - 200ml for 9,26$
The soothing lotion has a cooling effect on the skin and has a herbal scent with a hint of cucumber added to it. It's very runny and absorbs quickly. Some of the main ingredients are Aloe Vera extract and Argan oil. I think this would be really good for skin that needs very gentle products.

Tonymoly I'm Real Seaweed Aqua Moisture Lotion - 200ml for 9,26$
A very light and super moisturizing lotion with a fresh smell. It absorbs even quicker than the soothing lotion. The main ingredients in this lotion are sea water, Seaweed extract and Argan oil. This would be great for very dry skin or if your skin needs a little extra moisture during the colder months.

If there is anything else you'd like to know about these products, I'll do my best to answer your questions in the comments!

P.S.: As of today, I'm going to mark "follow for follow" requests as "spam". Thank you for your understanding!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

How to: Style up your old beanie

A while ago, I was invited to participate in the austrianwide Loctite "Style up your..." Blogger competition, which involves giving an old accessory a new look using Loctite's new Style Superglue*. The winner of the competition gets to go on a weekend-trip to a European capital of their choice. I instantly got super excited and thought about what I could possibly style with the tube of superglue they kindly sent me. I discarded many ideas, such as styling up a transparent umbrella, until I settled on one that I was 100% pleased with. I wanted to create something that's not too over-the-top and that I could see myself wearing on a daily basis, especially in the colder months that are just around the corner. Autumn is usually about toned-down colors, such as mustard, forest green and grey. However, if you're like me and you're mostly drawn towards black and white outfits, adding a pop of color is never wrong! 

Here is my finished DIY rhinestone beanie!

Looks cool, doesn't it? I composed a little tutorial showing you how exactly I've done it. It's super easy and it only takes about an hour of time and a somewhat steady hand.

What you will need
An old beanie, Rhinestones, Superglue

You can find the Pinterest Pin to this tutorial here.

It would mean a lot to me if you could vote for me in the public voting once it starts on the 25th of September. I'll update the post on that date with a link and will let you know about it in my following posts! Thank you so much in advance!
Please let me know what you think!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Outfit: Different Shades of Black

Dress - Brandy Melville Jada Dress | Shoes - H&M (old) | Hat - H&M | Necklace - Shop Dixi

Going through these pictures reminds me of the last, really hot day that we've had this summer. My lovely boyfriend found this gorgeous shooting location which took me some time to get to in those shoes, but it was totally worth it. The stones were reflecting so much sunlight that I had a really hard time keeping my eyes open, thus pulling some hilarious faces and having to delete various "closed-eyes"-pictures. What I also noticed way afterwards was that I probably screwed up the camera settings a little, so god bless Photoshop for salvaging tons of overexposed shots.
Anyway, onto the outfit. I've really been loving the dress, it's super comfortable to wear and looks great on its own but even greater with a chunky sweater thrown over it. The shoes are something I regret not wearing more often this summer. I used to wear them all the time last year, but this year I somehow forgot about them.
On the one hand, it saddens me to see summer go ever so slowly, but on the other hand I can't wait to wear chunky knits again and drink loads and loads of hot chocolate! What about you?

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

FOTD: One Brand Make Up Challenge ft. Etude House

First off, I 'stole' this idea from the lovely Jenn from A Beautiful Zen after reading her post in which she did a full-face make-up using nothing but L'oreal products. You can find the post I'm talking about here. I thought that this would be a great way to spice up my usual FOTDs so I gave it a go! However, I chose Etude House over L'oreal because I thought owned enough products to beat the challenge this way. Well, not quite. Halfway through I realized that I don't own a single EH mascara so I had to cheat a little. The BB cream I used wasn't a full-sized product either and will be featured in my next Sample Spotlight.

Here is my finished look!

Products used:
Etude House Precious BB Cream Bright Fit (N02)
L'oreal False Lashes Telescopic Mascara

I went for a warm gold-ish glitter into dark blue smokey eye to enhance my natural eyecolor and finished my eyes off with a hint of mascara and a subtle eyeliner flick. I left my eyebrows alone because I actually like the natural look I'm currently rocking. On my lips, I'm wearing a nude liptint because I was a little afraid of going over-the-top.
The BB cream made me look a little shiny in combination with using flash. I wish I coud have used some powder to reduce the shine a little, but I did not want to cheat on this challenge more than once.

I hope you like the look I created! Please let me know what you think! 

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