Honest About Beauty

Friday, 30 September 2016

Catrice Cosmetics Contouring Duo Stick Review



Catrice Cosmetics has two face contouring sticks available in their makeup collection: one for lighter skin nr 010 and one for medium skin nr 20. They are called the Prime & Fine Contouring Duo Sticks and are meant to define, shape and emphasize the bone structure in the face. The formula is enriched with vitamine E and argan oil for a smooth and skin caring application. The packaging fits in the palm of your hand and thus makes for a great travel makeup item, will the Catrice Contouring Duo Stick be joining you on your next holiday? Let's have a look!
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Going To Therapy As A Highly Sensitive Person



I'm having one of these weird aha moments. After going down a spiral of anger, disgust, mistrust and feelings of deception towards my therapist, I think I have finally found some clarity. I was about to cancel my appointment again when I decided to google whether highly sensitive people (HSP) require a specific type of counseling. Which we don't (as far as I know), but we do need a counselor who is aware and respectful towards that fact, and I can't say that the mental health professionals I've been in touch with have been.
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Monday, 26 September 2016

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation Review



When I spotted this Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation in the press release of the Fall/Winter makeup collection update from Catrice Cosmetics, it immediately made it into my wish list. Even though it's been a while since I've purchased a Catrice foundation, I knew a lot of you would be interested and I would lie if I said I wasn't the least bit intrigued. The packaging is eye catching and the product looks really promising. Will the Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation be your new staple? Let's have a look!
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Catrice Deluxe Glow Highlighter VS. Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer


Essence and Catrice Cosmetics have both released their new Fall/ Winter makeup collections and within those launches we can find plenty of exciting highlighting and contouring gear. Many of you have requested that I do a review and comparison of the Catrice Deluxe Glow Highlighter palette in 010 the glowrious three and the Essence Cosmetics Light Up Your Face Luminizer palette in 10 ready, set, glow!, so here we go. Essence and Catrice are affordable makeup brands that always have my back but which shaping and sculpting palette is best? Let's find out.
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Therapy Update⎜I Cancelled



I've touched on this subject before, not the fact that I'm considering going to another mental health professional, but that my current therapist doesn't want to confirm that I actually suffer from anxiety and that, before I became her patient, I was so depressed they wanted to send to a mental health care facility. When I ask her what's wrong with me, she says I'm normal; when I ask her to label me she becomes defensive; when I ask her what I am being treated for she wanders around my question, saying we can talk about what I feel comfortable with.
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Catrice Matt Lip Artist Review & Swatches



A great matte lipstick is not hard to find, but a great low budget matte lipstick is not available in every drugstore, so Catrice Cosmetics released their 6h Matt Lip Artists. They have 7 different shades available that come in sleek, black, matte packaging, indicating the color of every lipstick at the bottom. I purchased 070 First bROWn Ticket, a dark red, should you buy it or leave it? Let's have a look!
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Friday, 16 September 2016

Primark PS PRO Flat Edge Blender Review



After the launch of the Primark PS PRO makeup line, Primark Beauty added some new PS PRO makeup tools to their shelves. One of them is the blue, non latex Flat Edge Blender that retails for only €2.50-. I love applying my makeup with a great quality makeup sponge, it makes for a beautiful, flawless finish to the skin and a lightweight and airbrushed feel. I've tried Primark makeup sponges before and to be honest it was quite disastrous, did Primark Beauty step up their game? Let's have a look!
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Essence Makeup Collection Haul


Here's an update of what I picked up from the Essence Cosmetics new Fall/Winter 2016 Makeup Collection. I'm saying update because I have gone through most of these products on my youtube channel already, I've picked up more ever since and I couldn't wait to show you! There's a lot of interesting products they've released and I will share reviews and swatches of all the products in the next few weeks on my site. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any posts!
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Monday, 12 September 2016

Girl On Girl Hate



During my stay in Milan, I was reminded once more why I don't really get along with women (shocking I know). My therapist explained that I'm pretty, and pretty ladies are often seen as a threat. I don't think I'm the most beautiful woman on earth but I do know one thing for sure, I've never been insecure about my body or the way I look. Even though I can understand how that might bring up insecurities in other women, I'm not a vile, cocky or arrogant person. I don't walk around with an attitude and that's where I get really confused. 
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Friday, 9 September 2016

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream Review & Swatches



Matte Liquid Lipsticks are hot right now, they are the ultimate must have of the moment and I'm so glad Catrice Cosmetics finally decided to release their own version: the Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Creams. They have six different shades available and I purchased two of them, 010 MidNude Season which is a muted mauve and 030 Hazel-Rose Royce which is a reddish, my lips but better color. Let's have a look!
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Thursday, 8 September 2016

The Day My Mom Wanted To Die Was The Day I Decided To Live - #WorldSuicidePreventionDay



Today, exactly one year ago, I received the most terrifying phone call of my life. My mom, completely pilled out, on the other side of the telephone line terribly heart broken, wanting to die. She told me how she tried to commit suicide, by overdosing on sleeping pills, trying to cut her wrist, then overdosing on sleeping pills again, and failed. She had no notion of what she was doing and doesn't recollect this phone call, but I remember it like it just happened yesterday.
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Catrice Cosmetics Prime & Fine Multitalent Fixing Spray Review



Makeup setting sprays have definitely been on the rise this past year, they've become the ultimate essential in everyone's makeup routine and Catrice Cosmetics (finally) decided not to miss out on the hype! When I think of makeup setting sprays my thoughts immediately go to the MAC Prep & Prime, the Urban Decay All Nighter and many other high end, cult beauty products. Low budget brands have yet to strike with an amazing setting spray. Did Catrice Cosmetics hit the nail on the head with their Prime & Fine Multitalent Fixing Spray? Let's have a look.
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