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NYX Powder Puff Lippies

As I get older, I notice I gravitate towards a set makeup routine more and more. I tend to wear the same products every day and keep my look quite minimal. The only thing I change daily is my lip product, and this also seems to be the only product I still buy new versions of just for fun. I used to be a total eye shadow girl, but now I get super excited about a new lip product launch. Especially if it’s a novelty product! Needless to say, when NYX offered to let me try out their new Powder Puff Lippies at an event a while back, I jumped on the opportunity. I took home four colours, so let’s take a look at them!

From left to right, these are the colours Cool Intentions, Squad Goals, Moody and Group Love. There are four more shades in the collection.

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De La Merche Vintage Soaps

A few months back, I received an email from a lovely lady introducing me to a concept she was working on, for a new vintage cosmetics brand. The idea sparked my interest right away and as soon as the brand launched, I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful set of De La Merche luxury belle époque inspired soaps.

De La Merche is a brand inspired by the owner’s great grandmother Merche, who had to flee Spain after aiding the resistance in WWII. She brought her olive soap recipe with her to Brazil, where it was eventually perfected by her great granddaughter. The soaps are all vegan and cruelty free, contain moisturizing olive oil and cupuaçu butter, and don’t contain any BHT, parabens or mineral oils. There are two soap collections currently available: the Cities of Brazil line, and the Remarkable Ladies line. I received the latter.

Remarkable Ladies

The Remarkable Ladies collection is inspired by courageous women who wrote history and caved the path for modern women by exploring the previously off-limits fields of art and science. Can we take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this packaging is? The soap set comes in a gorgeous deep red illustrated box.

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Benefit Roller Lash | A Magic Mascara

A mascara that eliminates the need for an eyelash curler… Now that’s something that catches my attention. I have stick straight lashes that have trouble standing up even when curled, so I can always use some serious curling action. When I first laid hands on Benefit Roller Lash, I was expecting an all right mascara, but I didn’t really believe the super curling claims on the packaging:

Curl Power! It’s a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls… while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours.

Sounds like your typical beauty product gimmick, right? But then I tried it out.

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Benefit Bigger & Bolder Brows | Review

A few weeks ago I recieved a very exciting package from Benefit, which contained a bunch of their new products. I’ve selected a few that I’d like to share with you over the coming weeks, starting with the  Benefit Bigger & Bolder Brows buildable-colour kit for dramatic brows. This kit supposedly contains everything you need to create “wow brows”. I’ve tried brow products from Benefit before and I’ve felt very positively about them in the past. Benefit know what they’re doing when it comes to eyebrows, so I’m really excited to give this kit a go. Let’s see how I like it!

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Going Green With Colorista Washout Turquoise

A few weeks back, I stubbornly tried to dye my hair pink using the l’Oréal Colorista Washout in #DirtyPink. Nothing happened. That’s not surprising though as that dye was meant specifically for blonde hair and I was warned against using it on dark hair. The Colorista line does however also contain some dyes that should work on dark hair, which is super fun. Bright colours are usually pretty unobtainable for us dark haired girls that would like to stay dark haired, instead of bleaching their hair to death before dying. l’Oréal gave me their Colorista Washout dye in #Turquoise to try at the launch event a few months back, and now the time has finally come to give the colorista turquoise a go.

l'Oreal Colorista Turquoise

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