Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder #00 Clair Blondes, Swatch, Review & FOTD

I wish you all a wonderful week. After the summer time change, somehow my rhythm is messed up a bit. I have problems waking up in the morning and going to bed on time. Each time I ask myself what good does winter/summer time still do. I guess no one knows the answer. Do you like changing the time?

Since 80s, Guerlain is on top of the bronzer game. This year, with Terracotta Collection, the brand adds four new shades to their line-up, #00 Clair Blondes, #04 Moyen Blondes, #07 Fonce Doré and  #09 Intense. I am excited to try the lightest shade #00 Clair Blondes, not because I am very blonde but because I like a subtle bronzer and I always found Terracotta Bronzers to be a bit too dramatic on me. I therefore like their Terracotta Four Seasons line better. Here are my thoughts and comparison swatches of Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder #00 Clair Blondes.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder #00 Clair Blondes


Clinique Spring Look feat. Lid Pop, Cheek Pop and Pop Glaze, #Playwithpop, Review, Swatch & FOTD

Happy Easter holidays! 

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. In Germany we have an extended weekend which means Friday and Monday are also holidays. Since I have much to do for the new semester, I have to work today but I am still enjoying the feeling of having tomorrow free. 

Clinique recently released bunch of new products such as sheer lipsticks called Pop Glaze and lip glosses called Pop Lacquers. Cheek Pops have been a phenomenon since years in the States but we didn't have them at shops in Germany (I believe some were online exclusives). With this release, they are also easily accessible. Matching to the flower theme, now there are Lid Pops for your eyes too. Clinique promoted the products in four looks on new Swedish star Zara Larsson. There are vamp, sweet, nude and power looks to select from. (see them here) You wouldn't believe that I went for sweet! Here is my interpretation of that and some thoughts about the products I got to try.

Clinique Lid Pop, Cheek Pop and Pop Glaze, Pep-Start


Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle & Iris Meadow Eau de Parfum, Review

I wish you a lovely Friday. Unfortunately mine started a bit cra(m)ppy so all day lying around and watching stupid videos is my kind of day today.

This post was scheduled for yesterday evening but when  I was driving home from the university, one of my tires got flat on the highway. It was not fun but I was very lucky that it happened right on time when I was reducing my speed to take an exit. In Germany on some of the highways there is no speed limit so you can imagine how it would end up if I would be pushing the gas pedal on the left most lane. *Sigh*. I called the service and they towed the car. Since it is Easter Holidays at the moment, I have to wait a few days for them to fix it. Have you ever got a flat tire on the high way?

Last Spring I have reviewed Amber Musk Eau de Perfume from Aerin Lauder's lifestyle brand Aerin. Perfumes are inspired by fabric designs from her line and I found them to be grown-up office proper scents. Their stone like lids and golden details of the flacon make them a stunner over your vanity as well. Lately three new scents are added to the collection, two of which I would like to introduce you today. Here are my thoughts about Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle and Iris Meadow.

Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle & Iris Meadow Eau de Parfum


Suqqu Sheer Glow Liquid, Review, Swatch, Comparison & FOTD

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Monday and Tuesday is always very busy for me but this week I am taking a home office tomorrow, so much yay for that! Love having a breakfast at home in lazy home outfit, luxury of the week. That said I am very disappointed with all the terror attacks around the world during the last week and today, I am very sorry to hear the one in Brussels. I am hoping that everyone comes to their senses and stop this nonsense. Innocent people are dying on bad luck. Terror has always been very nasty but this must be one of the ugliest moments in history of terror.

One of the specialities of a beauty blog must have been its focus, no matter what. You might find it disrespectful to the victims but I think it just shows that the life goes on and can't be spoiled by terror. Suqqu will release their Spring Base Collection this Thursday (24th of March), featuring Suqqu Sheer Glow Liquid, which is a color correcting, highlighting primer. I would like to share my thoughts with you after using and loving it for a few months now.

Suqqu Sheer Glow Liquid


Maria Galland, Collection Corail for Spring/Summer 2016, Review, Swatch & FOTD

Wish you a wonderful weekend. Yesterday we drove some miles for the birthday party of my mother-in-law (which was really a nice party) and drove back in the middle of the night so I am getting back to working today after sleeping until noon. See, it is such a dilemma not to have time to write while working but having time to actually wear make-up. During my break I had lots of time but I didn't feel like wearing make-up while sitting in my pyjamas at home. 

I thought this weekend I go with brands which I haven't covered before. If you haven't seen yesterday's Natasha Denona eyeshadow review, check here. Today I have Maria Galland's Spring/Summer Collection for you. I haven't tried anything from this brand but the blush/bronzer duo, Maria Galland #20 Voile D'Été Bronzing Blush Duo, stole my heart and thought I would give it a go. I also got to try their lipsticks in two formulas, one is a long lasting gloss and it is lovely. My thoughts are right after the jump.

Maria Galland #20 Voile D'Été Bronzing Blush Duo, Le Rouge #47 Rose Macaron, #35 Rouge Pivoine,
Rouge Infini #40 Rouge Amour, Mascara Infini Waterproof Mascara


Are Natasha Denona Eyeshadows worth the hype? Palettes #2 and #10 Review, Swatch & FOTD

I hope you are having a wonderful Friday. Since the semester just started, I had a super busy week so couldn't post until today. I was planning to write this post yesterday but I was too tired to do anything else than just laying on the couch and watching some YouTube videos. Eventually I must have fallen asleep. Tomorrow we are attending the 60th birthday of my mother in law. We have to drive around 2.5 hours from here. I am excited about the celebration but I am hoping to be able to get enough rest until Monday so the second week can start.

Some of you send me messages and e-mails asking if I will be reviewing Natasha Denona Eyeshadows. I ordered two of the quints, Eyeshadow Palette 5, #2 and #10 to try out and wore them multiple times during last week and weekend. I hope my thoughts are helpful for some. They are... right after the jump.

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow 5, Palettes #2 & #10


Burberry Nail Polish #440 Optic White, #304 Black Cherry for Spring/Summer 2016 Runway, Review, Swatch & Comparisons

I wish you a wonderful Sunday. It is officially the last day of my holiday, time flies. Today I am planning to give home made gel nails a go. I was recently sent a curing device to test. It is supposed to cure both UV and LED nail polish, not that I know what they are. I am such a newbie in this. I ordered OPI Base and Top Coat and one Soak-off Gel Nail Polish. I hope I am not off with my orders. My nails are not in a bad shape at the moment and I wore the last regular nail polish for a week. I wonder if gel nail polish would bring anything at this point but I got so curious and had to try it. I am a little scared that it will effect my nails badly. Have you tried gel? Any tips and tricks?

I usually don't go for nail polish posts on Sundays but yesterday my eyes got very sensitive after trying out new make-up. I don't know if it was the eye shadow or the mascara, have yet to find out. This is why I need to give a break for a day or two. A fun (or not that fun) fact is that after a celebration for our wedding, my eyes got so swollen from make-up, I almost couldn't see and had to go back home. This is part of the reason why I invest for high-end make-up because the probability of me getting sensitive, scratchy or swollen is way lower.

Burberry's Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Collection is going strong. The gorgeous powders which I reviewed recently are sold out online in Germany one day after they were released. Now I am kicking myself not to get a back-up of the white one. A lovely reader *waves at Christina* mentioned that the white highlighter is the same as their wet & dry eye shadows in Optic White so I might go ahead and order that one as a replacement. 

Today I would like to share my thoughts, some swatches and comparison swatches of two of the nail polishes of the collection. There is a third one, Stone, which I already have. It is a gorgeous Trench Coat kind of shade. The new shades are a white and a deep vampy red, you can see them right after the jump...

Swatch: Burberry Nail Polish #440 Optic White and Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette #01 White


Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Smile Lift Lip & Contour Sculpting Treatment, Review

I am wishing you all a great start in the weekend. I can't believe that I have used up all my free days and now semester is starting *cries*. At least I could concentrate and work relatively good during the last couple of days so let's hope that the following four months won't be too hectic. 

Recently Guerlain added a lip treatment product to their Abeille Royale line. For those who are not familiar with the line, it is composed of anti-aging products based on natural substances, such as bee products. Honey Smile Lift is supposed to lift, plump and make contours more defined. I tested it for you and here are my thoughts.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Smile Lift Lip & Contour Sculpting Treatment


Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palettes, Cream Color Eyeshadow in Nude Gold, Kohl in Golden Brown, Review, Swatch & FOTD

I hope you are having a wonderful week. After a whole week wasted for some unknown reason, I came to my senses and managed to motivate myself at home. It was not easy but it worked, probably due to pressure. I hate getting motivated with pressure but it is the most effective way, isn't it? Oh and I also brought my bag back today to show and I was told Burberry doesn't repair bags but they don't know what they do with them. We will see. They told me usually there is not complaints about any bags they sold, I was very unlucky. I am hoping that is true.

Talking about Burberry, I have the most gorgeous highlighters of the year in terms of design and performance. It must sound like a spoiler but I am officially in love. I today had it on my face and cheek bones, it is so stunning. But let me go into a bit more detail about Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palettes #01 White, #02 Nude Gold as well as Burberry Eye Colour Cream #121 Nude Gold and Effortless Blendable Kohl #03 Golden Brown. There are also three nail polishes in the collection, Stone, a repromote and two new shades #440 Optic White and #304 Black Cherry. I will write about the nails in a separate post. 

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palettes, Cream Color Eyeshadow in Nude Gold, Kohl in Golden Brown


MAC Charlotte Olympia, Starlett Scarlet Lipstick, Sepia Cream Color Base, Review, Swatch & FOTD

I hope you had a wonderful start in the week. Monday is over, rest will follow. Don't they say starting is the halfway to the finish line (or something like that)? I'd rather have 8-9 days to this week though since the semester is about to start and I am not finished with getting ready. If I am unprepared, I won't be able to blog all that much during the next three months *sighs*

Around this time of the year MAC releases a designer collaboration which is exclusive to Breuninger in Germany so it is one of the rare chances when I got to swatch and play with the items. Last year MAC teamed up with renowned hat designer Philip Treacy (reviewed here), this year it is Charlotte Olympia, British shoe and accessories designer. I have tested one of the three lipsticksStarlett Scarlet and one of the two Cream Color Bases in Sepia. My thoughts are right after the jump. 

MAC Charlotte Olympia, Starlett Scarlet Lipstick, Sepia Cream Color Base


Dior Vernis #656 Cosmic, #676 Cruise & #765 Ultradior for Addict Ultragloss Collection, Review, Swatch & Comparison

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I was a bit more productive today and managed to snap some photos of the new nail polishes from Dior which are released together with the new lipgloss line, Dior Addict Ultragloss. These are not yet available in Germany but I expect them to be out anytime soon. There are three shades of corals and pinks, so nothing really earth shaking there but they made a nice job imitating the different lipgloss finishes as nail polishes. I also got to try the matching gloss to the shade Cosmic and I really liked the consistency. It was pigmented and not sticky. It lasted well for a gloss. As a side note Dior earrings I purchased in Berlin, I am loving them so much right now, even more than my Tribales. These are called Secret Cannage Earrings. They are more comfortable to wear as the earlobe is not pressed too much. Very much recommended. 

Back to the nail polishes shall we? Here are some swatches and comparisons of Dior Vernis #656 Cosmic, #676 Cruise and #765 Ultradior. Hope they are helpful.

Dior Vernis #656 Cosmic, #676 Cruise & #765 Ultradior for Ultragloss Collection


Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color Exposed & Ravageur, Cream Eye Color Caviar & Midnight Violet, Review, Swatch & FOTD

It is Fri-yay! Hope you had a wonderful week. I was supposed to get some things done before semester starts but I was not even able to start any of them. I try to stay cool and start right away, well, probably tomorrow then, haha, let's see. Today I was very disappointed too. The metal hooks holding the stripes of my new Burberry bag I purchased around Christmas got loose and broke! Insert some crying face here. I hope they can fix it, or should I ask for a replacement?

Today's review is long due. Some of you asked if I would post about Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Colors. I am still waiting on the list for some of the items to be released but unfortunately the collection didn't arrive to Germany yet. It didn't help either that my PR package, which was sent two weeks ago, got lost. The replacement package didn't have Patent Lip Color in the color I wanted (Orchid Fatale) but instead some warm red which I will probably never wear again. Long story short, I was able to try the formula to share my thoughts with you today. I also have two of the Cream Eyeshadows although one of them is a repromote from last year's duos. I included some comparisons and a drug store dupe for that one, right after the jump.  

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color Exposed & Ravageur, Cream Eye Color Caviar & Midnight Violet


Bumble and Bumble BB.Curl Collection for Bouncing Up Those Curls, Review & FOTD

It is so hard to get motivated at home. Who would think that? I can't get anything done. I hope your week was more productive than mine. Mine flew out of the window, never to be seen again *cries*. Please share your tips about how to get things done while staying at home. I desperately need them!

Today's post is for dear fellow Curly Sues out there. When Bumble and Bumble released their new BB.Curl range for us, I got so excited, I must have shouted "Give'em all to me!". How lucky that they (almost) did or did it fall from heaven? Either way I have been using them for two weeks now. Today I would like to share my first impressions with you and follow up with another post in a week or two. In the next post I would like to also write about Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Line which I am testing for a couple of months now. Today it is about the curls though, because I just didn't want to wait. May some of these products save your curls? After the jump.

Bumble and Bumble BB.Curl Collection Products


Jo Malone London Wild Strawberry & Parsley Cologne for The Herb Garden Collection, Review

How was your day? Mine was another hectic day when I had to run from post to the bank, from bank to an administrative office and back, then to a Japanese restaurant to eat, get some Nigiri in *yum yum* then back on the road to the bank again. Then I started searching for some tulips, where did they go? I need some for my photos, booh!

Oh and, mark my words, never get married to a blogger. This is what happens to you, or at least what happened to Thomas. He had to go search for parsley at night a few days ago. I may or may not have said it is for the blog. It is for cooking, yes yes. But then what came was not all that photogenic. Look at those big leaves *clears throat*. And I needed some strawberries. I know these big bloated ones are nothing but wild but it is so hard to find small strawberries these days. 

All those first world problems aside, today I would like to write about one of the fragrances from Jo Malone's limited edition The Herb Garden Collection, Wild Strawberry & Parsley. If you like a touch of herbs in your fragrances, stay tuned. Here are my thoughts on this one.

Jo Malone London Wild Strawberry & Parsley Cologne


Givenchy Spring 2016 Collection, My Picks, Review, Swatch & FOTD

It is that in-between time of the year that although winter is officially over it snows, and I am almost done with reviewing Spring Make-Up but there is no Summer Make-Up hitting the stores. Instead there are some in between collections, which I am excited about. Coming up next is Tom Ford Spring, which still didn't arrive the stores in Germany and Dior's new glosses and nail polishes. I believe Chanel's new nail polishes should be at the counters anytime soon. 

I have a few more items from Spring Collections which I would like to share with you before it is too late. I went on and ordered two of the products of Givenchy this year. It was more of an impulse buy. We don't have a counter in Stuttgart so my picks were solely based on... well... nothing? Poudre Lumière Originelle was looking too gorgeous to pass and Le Prisme Blush #41 Lune Rosée looked like something I could enjoy. Some time ago I got to try Givenchy's Le Rouge lipstick formula and fell in love with it. I ordered several of those in the last months so I thought I combine one of my  recent purchases, Le Rouge #204 Rose Boudoir with this post to show you a complete look. 

Givenchy Spring 2016 Collection: Poudre Lumière Originelle, Le Prisme Blush #41 Lune Rosée

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