ESSENCE HOLIDAY ADVENT CALENDAR 2016 UNBOXING



Just in case you've missed my big announcement in my youtube video last Saturday: I'm going to be unboxing the Essence Cosmetics Holiday Advent Calendar of 2016 throughout the whole month of December on my Snapchat and on my Instagram (both are joliennathalie)! This is the first time I am doing a Christmas countdown and I'm so excited to be unboxing all of the bestselling Essence Cosmetics Makeup products on my social media. Make sure you follow me to keep up with my snaps, Instagram stories and, of course, beautiful makeup flatlays! 

Wunderbrow Semi Permanent Brow Gel Review⎪With Before & After Pictures



Let's face it, when it comes to makeup, brows can really make or break your look, so having the perfect eyebrow gear is essential! I love doing my brows, from the tweezing, to the shaping to creating the perfect eyebrows to frame my face. A couple of weeks ago I got the opportunity to try and review the Wunder2 Wunderbrow 1-Step Brow Gel. Dealing with sparse, light and pretty much non existent brows, I was very eager to see what it could do for me. Perfect semi permanent brows, using permafix technology, in less than 2 minutes, that lasts for days? Yes please!

Essence Cosmetics Longlasting Lipsticks nr25, nr26, nr27, nr28 - Review & Swatches



I love the Essence Cosmetics Longlasting Lipstick range. I own every shade ever released (limited editions aside) and have reviewed more than half of them on my site. They are pigmented, have an incredibly comfortable formula, have 28 different shades to choose from and are super affordable. Not so long ago Essence Cosmetics released 4 more shades as part of their Fall/Winter Makeup Collection: the Essence Longlasting Lipsticks nr 28 time for a toffee break?, nr 27 mystic violet, nr 26 all-time favorite and the Essence Longlasting Lipstick nr 25 poppy pink. Let's have look!

Catrice Prêt à Lumière Limited Edition Makeup



Highlights, as far as the eye can reach: strobing is the make-up trend of the year. The Limited Edition 'Prêt-à-Lumière' by Catrice Cosmetics offers professional products to create the perfect glow from December 2016 to January 2017. There are plenty of variations to choose from, ranging from classic powder textures to liquid formulas with pipette applicators and creamy textures in a pen-shape. Different shades from flattering nude to rosé offer endless possibilities to highlight your best facial features. Let's have a look!

I Tried Micellar Water Makeup Remover Wipes



I've never been a makeup remover wipe advocate. They are a great quick fix, travel friendly and cheap for sure, but they sting, burn and are not considerate or caring for your skin at all. Micellar waters instead I have loved from the very moment they hit the market. They only contain a minimal amount of ingredients (that you can actually count on one hand), are beyond gentle and remove your makeup in the best fashion. Micellar water makeup remover wipes have been on the market for a while, but an awesome budget friendly option only caught my eyes last week. Will these wipes replace my beloved Garnier Micellar Water? Let's have look!

My Anxie-Tea Stash⎪Herbal Tea To Beat Anxiety



I'm not a doctor, nor am I a psychiatrist, herbalist or therapist, but I do know first hand what depression and anxiety can do to your mind and to your body, as I've been a long time sufferer and survivorTea is a part of my self care routine, my natural medicine to stress, anxiety, mood swings and years ago my go-to home remedy to actually quit smoking and choose for a healthier lifestyle. I recently looked at my anxie-tea stash and realised they actually serve a big purpose in my life, so I wanted to share with you my favorite herbal teas to beat anxiety. 

Behind The Scenes: My Blog Statistics Of 2016



When it comes to blogging, 2016 has been a very exciting year for me. I've made so many improvements, perfected my content, my writing, my photography skills, updated my whole website, lay out and even my blogging style. I've been reached out to by brands I'd never thought I would be in contact with today, and I couldn't be more grateful and eager to know what the future holds. Here's an overview of my blogging statistics of 2016 and how you have impacted my life online! 

TOP 3 Hair Products To Style & Give Texture To Long And Fine Hair



Ever since I was young I've struggled with the fact that I have fine, straight and lifeless hair. I never really managed to give it body, lift and texture. Any kind of products I would put in my hair, especially now that it's long, would make my hair greasy and weigh it down tremendously. You can imagine my disappointment every time I would try a new product and it turned my hair into an absolute mess. Also frizz, and lots of it, is something that is an issue for my hair type. I finally tackled all of my hair troubles and today I'm here to share with you my must have, top 3 hair products to prep, style and give volume and texture to long and fine hair! 

TOP 4 Drugstore Makeup Products For €10



Low budget makeup is great, but some drugstore makeup I just can't stay away from. There's not a lot but there are a few products that I think are amazing and that I didn't want to keep from you. Here is a top 4 of my holy grail drugstore makeup products I use on the daily from beauty brands such as Rimmel London, Real Techniques and H&M Beauty!

Shaka Innovative Beauty Strobing Palette & Illuminating Highlighter Sticks Review



Strobing, highlighting, illuminating, as long as every cheekbone gets to shine every makeup addict is happy, including me. I love a pretty, affordable, drugstore highlighter. It gives dimension to my face and a fresh and healthy glow. Did Shaka Innovative Beauty convince me? They kindly sent me a strobing palette and two illuminating highlighter sticks. Let's have a look! 

H&M Beauty Makeup Review



H&M Beauty has quickly become one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands. They have beautiful, high quality products that are affordable and work amazing. The displays are filled with products ranging from lipsticks and lipglosses, to eyeshadow palettes and even makeup brushes. Here is a review of all of the H&M makeup products that I have purchased until now and my thoughts about them! 

Primark PS PRO Oval Blending Brushes Review



Following the Artis Makeup Brush trend, Primark Beauty launched their own kind of oval brushes as a part of their new PS PRO makeup line: the Primark PS PRO Oval Blending Brushes. The collection includes 3 brushes of 3 different sizes and they all retail for an affordable price. Do they work? Are they worth a try? Are they a great Artis Oval Brush dupe? What are these toothbrush-shaped brushes doing in makeup aisles and why are they so popular? Let's have a look! 

Essence Contouring Eyeshadow Set Review



Essence Cosmetics recently put out four different, beautiful Contouring Eyeshadow Sets. They are cute and simple eyeshadow duos made to bring dept and definition to the eyes. They have both matte and shimmery eyeshadows and cool toned and warm toned options. I'm reviewing the shade 02 brownies with frosting, let's have a look!