10 Best Makeup Discoveries of 2016

After a long absence from the blogosphere, I thought I should come back with a big fat article to make up for it. My fascination with makeup really found an outlet during this crazy, incredible year, when I decided to start my blog back in July. And while I love trying out tons of makeup products for reviews, I enjoy it much better when I discover that one amazing product that I would be content with if tomorrow I could only own one of each makeup product category. Continue reading “10 Best Makeup Discoveries of 2016”

4 Step Winter Complexion Routine

Hello hello! I have been feeling so bad about neglecting my blog the last couple of weeks, but I don’t want to bore you with the details of my busy life, Instead, for today’s post I wanted to talk to you about my ideal complexion routine for the winter. Now of course I can’t speak for ALL skin types, but in my case, winter definitely takes a toll on my cutis. And I while I do adapt my skin care for the season, I also try to do the same for my complexion makeup products. Continue reading “4 Step Winter Complexion Routine”

Daily Skin Care Routine: The Basics

Hello hello! A few of my Instagram friends have asked me to share my skincare routine. And while I am definitely planning on writing a post dedicated to all the steps I follow and products I used, I have recently made some big changes and introduced new products to my routine, including acids and serums. For today’s post, I thought it would be a good idea to start by showing you some product that I’ve been using for a while and that I truly find effective. Continue reading “Daily Skin Care Routine: The Basics”

Green & Champagne Holiday Makeup For All Eye Colours

Hey guys! I’m back with another makeup look, this time ushering in the Holiday season. For this first look I thought I’d show you a little green smoked eye with a touch of champagne, great for an evening gathering. I find that green goes best with brown eyes, but the trick is finding the shade of green that goes best with your eye colour, skin tone and hair colour. Continue reading “Green & Champagne Holiday Makeup For All Eye Colours”

Makeup Artists Inspiration: Milk1422 AKA Sergey X

Happy Sunday world! Today’s post is just a quick one because I just recreated this chart by talented MAC makeup artist Sergey X (known as @milk1422 on Instagram). Sergey who hails from Russia, is known for creating gorgeous facecharts using different techniques. If I had to describe his style, I would say it is somewhere between whimsical and abstract. Think sparkles, graphic lines, paint brush effects and everything in between. Continue reading “Makeup Artists Inspiration: Milk1422 AKA Sergey X”

Highlighter Focus: Topshop Chameleon Glow in U-Turn

A few days ago I went out for dinner with my friend Priscilla, and while walking around Alexanderplatz we saw that a new Topshop store had opened at the Galeria mall. We  ended up spending a good 15 minutes swatching lipsticks and what have you in the makeup section. I had just gotten a phone job offer, so it was a euphoric time, perfect for some shopping! Little did I know I would come out with the Chameleon highlighter, appropriately named U-Turn.  Continue reading “Highlighter Focus: Topshop Chameleon Glow in U-Turn”

Brick & Burgundy: Quick Makeup for Brown Eyes

Hey guys! I’m back with another evening makeup look for you this week. I recently received some new makeup babies in an order I made last month on Beauty Bay, so I decided to try them out for a quick evening makeup. I wanted to use warm orange and burgundy shades to create a no-fuss look that will take minimal effort. So if you are looking for some inspiration for your next evening outing, I hope this makeup look will help! Continue reading “Brick & Burgundy: Quick Makeup for Brown Eyes”

PLUM & GREY MAKEUP Feat. NYX Ombré Lip Duo

A couple of days ago I passed by Douglas (German Sephora, but not really..) to “have a look”, and they had restocked their NYX section, so of course I had to get something. Naturally and in keeping with my tradition of “never leave with your bank account intact”, I left with yet another Liquid Suede, Sandstorm this time, and my most recent discovery, their Ombré Lip Duo which I got in the shade Cookies & Cream. For today’s look I decided to try the Lip Duo for you guys, as I found it quite an intriguing concept! Continue reading “PLUM & GREY MAKEUP Feat. NYX Ombré Lip Duo”

Full Eyebrow Routine For Naturally Full Eyebrows

Having full eyebrows can feel like a blessing in disguise. Being my hairy half Arab self, I find it particularly difficult to keep my eyebrows looking clean and nicely shaped. Add that to the random sparse spots here and there, the crazy hairs that will curl in the direction of whatever side you sleep, and you have the worst of both worlds. For this blog post I decided to show you in detail how I usually deal with my situation!

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