Make-up

Make-up starter from Nivea

L’oreal studio secrets eyeshadow

I just thought I should stop by a little and show you my latest purchases in make-up. I’m so busy at the moment, that I can’t even speak about it, haha. But for the ones who like this kind of stuff: I started a fanfic on my tumblr :) click!

Facial routine

Face has always been the most important part of our body, in my opinion (even if some look at other parts first). My skin is not oily, not dry. That’s why I have to be very careful when I buy my face products and that’s why I didn’t manage to find the best for me.

I use the Farmasi baby wipes to remove my make-up every evening. Then I clean my face using a scrub from Marionnaud. Twice a day I use a moisturizer face cream (I have had lots from Nivea) – this one is a BB cream and then a thermal water. Mine is Ivatherm, but I want to try others as well soon. For spots, because I have spots too…, I use an E.L.F roll-on with salicylic acid to dry them.

I would be very glad if you would give me some hints about what kind of products should I use for my mixed skin :)

Herz über Kopf

Hey, guys! I hope you’re having a great time. I’m fine, just chilling home (yesterday and the day before yesterday I went out though and so am I tomorrow and the day after tomorrow :D). I woke up pretty late, 11 o’ clock, and then I made myself some breakfast, watched some episodes of The O.C, studied some German and here I am. After I finish writing this, I’m gonna plan some posts for the next days and read. I finally managed to finish „Gone With the Wind” and I started yesterday „Red and Black”. I’m not thrilled yet however.

In the picture above you can see the latest samples I’ve received from different stores or magazines. I’ve tried before only the Clean&Clear daily facial wash – pretty cool and the La Roche-Posay foundation – I don’t like it because it makes my face look like a mask. Have you ever used any of the other ones? I’m waiting forward to your answers!

Oh, and about the title of this post, it means „Heart above head” in German. I found it on the cover of the German Vogue Business the April issue and like it.

What’s in my make-up bag?

I had a dilemma, but I finally decided what to post! I wrote an article of this kind once (a year and a half ago I think), so things in my make-up bag have changed since then. I grouped them by category: face, eyes and lips (E.LF? :D) So…

  1. For my face I use the Nivea Natural Beauty face cream, Stay Matte by Rimmel London foundation, Miss Sporty corrector stick and Bourjois Paris flower perfection powder, which I apply with an E.L.F powder brush. The face cream is OK: not the best, not the worse I’ve ever used; some may say it’s a BB cream because it is colored and it’s also moisturizer, like every single Nivea face cream that exists. The foundation is nice, it makes your face indeed matte and if you know how to choose your shadow (I needed some help from a Douglas employee because my skin is not pinkish or yellowish), you’ll be satisfied. The corrector stick I use to cover some spots, but I’m sure there are some better ones than this (it was very cheap, so I can’t be so demanding). And the last, but not least: the flower perfection powder has an amazing smell, but this is not why I bought it for. It has no color, which is perfect, because my face is already full with different products I used before. I put it on to give my skin a uniform look and to fix the foundation. In the end, I believe my face doesn’t look very… full and this is the most important thing to me!
  2. For my eyes I first put on a primer from E.LF. (less than 2 euros, but THE BEST!), then I choose a shadow from my E.LF. eyes transformer kit. This step I skip sometimes for various reasons like: the lack of time or mood or I just don’t feel like changing the color of the eyeshadow. Then I apply at least two shadows from my Two Faced Smoky Eyes palette. In general, I use the day smoke, which fits the color of my eyes perfectly. When I want to change this, I use a color: black, silver, green, blue, pink or purple to match my outfit. After the eyeshadow, I always use a eyeliner and this one from Essence is really good and cheap! I started to use an eyepencil in March; until then I liked liquid eyeliners. The last thing is the mascara: always black; 1st the Rimmel London Scandaleyes for volume and then L’Oreal Paris Volumissime with Ceramide R because it’s waterproof.
  3. I like to keep it simple with my lips that’s why I only use a lip balm from H&M and a nude lipstick from Essence.

Well, this is it. Sorry for the long story, I hope you didn’t get bored and if you managed to finish all, I thank you! Now I’m gonna eat some pizza and watch a tv series. By the way, I finished Two and a Half Men!

What was that promise that you made?

Chuck Taylor All Star Converse on black

Dorothy Perkins lace dress

Miniprix sleeveless shirt and sweater

T-shirt and Miniprix high-waisted jeans

some new cosmetics

As I’ve promised, my latest purchases.

These days were kinda full for me (visits or guests), but tomorrow I have to start with some studying and homework and I have to confess: I’m not at all in the mood for it. I’m off the watch Gossip Girl all new.