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In my suitcase: Holiday make up

20 Dec

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Tomorrow we are flying back home for Christmas and we couldn’t be more excited. Our suitcases are almost finished, the only thing that we haven’t prepared is our make up bag. Here you have some products that we are taking with us… and some others that we wish we could add last minute to look our best this Christmas:

1. Adult Content Blush Palette by NARS. This is a limited edition with the four iconic NARS blush and highlighting blush shades. I’m hoping to get hold of it in Spain, since they don’t sell NARS products here.
2. Le Teint Touche Èclat: my favourite foundation to achieve glowing skin.
3. No 7 Skin Illuminator Fluid: perfect to add that extra yet subtle glow without being too shimmery.
4. Ombres Matelassées: limited edition eyeshadow palette by Chanel with the most beautiful colours to get several effects, from the glamourous shimmer to the matte finish. This is what I’ll be looking for at the duty free tomorrow!
5. The Porefessional by Benefit. I use it every day. With or without make up. It’s just genius!
6. After school boy blazer by Essie. I love this nail polish brand. The quality is amazing and the colours are beautiful. This one is my new obsession.
7. The new Naked palette by Urban Decay. Who doesn’t want it? This edition is perfect for rosie young looks.
8. Helthy Mix Serum by Bourjois. This foundation will resist all the festivities with a great finish and moisturise my skin while doing so.
9. My favourite eyeliner ever. The Long-Lasting 12HR Wear Eye Liner. The easiest way to achieve the perfect cat eye. And it really is long-lasting. I promise.
10. Recently I posted a great holiday makeup tutorial on our Facebook. The star of it was this intense gold eyeshadow.
11. I want my skin to glow, but not to shine. That is why I treasure my Mineral Veil by Bare Minerals. It gives my skin a velvety touch.
12. There is no Christmas without a beautiful fancy lipstick. The new Diorific collection has great strong shades. DIVA is my favourite
13. Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier to conceal imperfections. Fantastic for sensitive skin.
14. Even though I’ve been more adventorous lately, I always go for classic red nail polish when I have any event, party or celebration. Opi has great red shades.
15. My mom gave me this mascara for my birthday and I love it. It really gives you super long and full eyelashes. I’ve been using it non-stop since October.
16. I’ve never used a bronzer even though I’m really pale and my face is super round. It’s about time, right? I will try to contour my face with this classic by Bourjois.

Lots of products, I know. Do you understand why our beauty bag is always the heaviest item of our suitcase?

Happy weekend!

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Our “no make up” make up

13 Nov

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We usually don’t wear foundation. On a daily basis we really like to sleep a little bit more, have a nice shower and a good breakfast before heading to work. That’s why we like to keep our make up simple and fresh. Yes, we are great fans of the “no make up” make up. We discovered L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream by pure chance but we loved it the minute we tryed it. It makes your skin looks FLAWLESS. Really, it’s way better that other pricey BB creams and light foundations. And it’s super easy to apply! It gives you an amazing natural glow.

After a year enjoying its benefits we were really happy to try the brand new products of the Nude Magique line: the BB Powder and the BB Blush. And we weren’t disappointed at all! The blush has a velvety texture that we just love and, again, it’s very easy to apply. You can start with a little amount and work from there to get the perfect light flushed-by-crispy-Autumn-air cheeks. The powder is great too. I have quite dry skin and powder just wasn’t and option in my make up bag. Until now. So light that you won’t barely notice it on your skin, but you surely will notice it on the image of the mirrow. The ideal finish to that “no make up” make up. Quick, easy… yet flawless.

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New in: Clarins-aholic

5 Nov

clarins_makeup_1My mother knows me well, that’s why she gave me these amazing new make up products from Clarins in my birthday. To be honest, I’ve just tested the Eclat Minute Embellisseur Lèvres and I couldn’t love it more. You can use it as a primer before you apply your lipstick or just by itself. I prefer the latter. The shade my mother got me was apricot shimmer and it’s just the perfect lip colour for a smoky eye look. It gaves that juicy texture that combines beautifully with a dark matte eye.  I’m looking forward to trying the Be Long mascara, which I’m sure it will take my eyelashes to another level.
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And now that the party season is around the corner, this palette is going to complement my most festive looks. Since my eyes are boring brown, these violet shades will add a little bit of sparkle, don’t you think? Oh, and by the way, now that I’ve had a look at Clarins’ website, I need this desperately!

You can check my Clarins-mania here :)

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Weekend style icons: Vicky

1 Nov

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Meet Vicky, the lovely girl behind Bikinis and Passports. She is a gorgeous German lady (we love her freckles!) based in Vienna who has created a lovely space full of nice looks, great recipes and pretty ideas: her blog is lovely!  She is our inspiration for the weekend with her classic basic looks with a twist.
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Getting ready for Halloween

31 Oct

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This beauty duo is one of our last discoveries. The Shisheido Perfect Rouge in PK343 and the Smoothing lip pencil in OR310 have become two of our favourite make up products for this Autumn.
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Weekend style icons: Alix

18 Oct

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Let me introduce you to Alix, The cherry blossom girl, the first blogger I ever followed. Back in 2008 I discovered her blog and she’s been in my blogroll ever since. I would define her style as pure femininity with a refine retro vibe. Her blog has evolved during these years but she has always managed to show her personality. She really pays attention to the quality of the pictures she shows and after a “peach filter” and super editorial period, she’s back with great colourful pictures in which she shows not only her amazing sense of style, but also a really special, almost dreamy, atmosphere.
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Black nails

8 Oct

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Black nail polish is something that I’ve always liked but I never dared to wear. Last month I was brave enough to buy this nail polish, but it wasn’t until last weekend that I finally wore it. I have to admit that I really liked the result. I loved the contrast between my pale skin tone and the strong black shade. It makes a statement and it looks quite elegant. I have to mention that the quality of this nail polish in particular was unexpectedly good. I didn’t want to spend much because I knew it could end sad and lonely in the bottom of a drawer, so I went for a drugstore brand. But after three days it looks perfect! We escaped to Dublin for the weekend, so there were a lot of suitcase situations and everyone knows those are the worst for manicures. But no chips this time.  I’m really happy with it! I highly recommend it! Just one remark: use a base first. These dark shades can damage your nails, so in order to prevent it apply one layer of any base coat. I used this one from Essie.

It also comes in really handy for Halloween themed parties, dinners and outfits, don’t you think?

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The best eyeliners

11 Sep

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Make up trends come and go, but the good old cat eye will always be my favourite. Always feminine and elegant, a simple change in the thickness or length of the line can make it retro, futuristic, sexy, dramatic, naive… It’s a simple yet versatile look that you can achieve with a little practice and just one product.
Here you have a selection of great eyeliners that will help you to get that perfect cat eye.
1. I’ve read fantastic reviews about this Dior liquid eyeliner. They say it’s super precise.
2. This one from Nars is supposed to last up to 12 hours without smearing.
3. Marc Jacobs beauty line has been a very nice surprise in the beauty departments, so why not trying their eyeliner?
4. If you want a very rich colour, you should try this eyeliner by Lancome.
5. I’m super curious about this triple tip lash emphasizing tool by Too Faced.
6. And I’ve saved the best for last. This is the eyeliner that I’ve been using for the last six years. It’s really fantastic: longlasting, super easy to apply, with the perfect deep matte black shade and a small price tag.

And now, you just have to practice! Id you need a little help, get great tips from my two beauty You Tube gurus: Lisa Eldridge and Michelle Phan!

Le petit salon, Madrid

31 Jul

petitsalon7Last week one of my best friends and I had the most beautiful manis at Le Petit Salon, a truly charming beauty salon in Madrid. I booked our appointments when I was in Germany and it was my friend’s brithday present. I think she liked it a lot! We had a blast! Not only we got the chance of chatting non stop during a couple of hours after three months apart, but also got the prettiest manis! I enjoyed every minute of it! petitsalon6

Le Petit Salon has a marvellous old Hollywood glamour atmosphere. The lamps, the vintage telephones, the flowers, the lovely chairs… every detail is chosen with care and looks simply beautiful. But the best feaure of this salon is its staff. They were so nice that I ended up telling them all about my German adventures! Absolutely proffesional but really kind and cheerful, they really took care of us. I really miss this open approach to clients when I’m in Germany. There, you just don’t feel like talking or even moving… here you feel among friends. petitsalon4

Le Petit Salon offers a great range of treatments, from facials to accupuncture. Since this was a present, I went for something simple that gave us also the possibility to spend some quality time together. I chose the Couture Manicure: we had a hand massage, followed by a moisturizing treatment and, of course, we could choose our nail polish. petitsalon5

And of course, here you have the final product! My friend went for a simple but oh so beautiful French manicure… petitsalon3And I chose a more colourful version of the French manicure, a rich pink with a subtle cherry shade on top ;) petitsalon1Le Petit Salon is a great place to pamper yourself. I don’t know about you, but when I’m on vacation I love to treat myself to those little pleasures of life that normally I don’t have time for. If you visit Madrid, this is a great place to escape and have sometime for you and maybe bring some friend along like I did! It’s quite close to some of the best shopping areas of Madrid (check our Madrid shopping guide here) and you can grab a bite afterwards in one of the nice restaurants, ice cream shops and bars nearby. Remember this place? So, there you go! A perfect plan for a hot Summer day in Madrid! Le Petit Salon Almagro 15 Madrid Appointments: 00.34.91 319 67 51 PS: This is not an sponsored post!!! I truly liked the place ;)

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In my suitcase: white nail polish

9 Jul

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I used to hate white nail polish, but it started to grow on me… It was everywhere and I started to like it. That’s so tipically me! No personality, I guess. Anyway, I decided to give it a try. I went for Essie’s Marshmallow because it has a light pink undertone that helps to avoid the Tipp-ex effect. I’m going to take it with me on holidays because I like the result, what do you think? I guess that it will look even better with a little bit of a tan. I have to admit that I don’t even know me anymore. I’m really surprised, I’ve never thought I would wear anything like that on my nails… What’s next? Black? Who knows! ;)

PS: Summer nails.

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