Honest About Beauty

Friday, 28 April 2017

NEW Essence Touch Blush Review


Would you believe me if I told you that I wasn't using blush up until 2 years ago? I thought it was completely unnecessary and would only accentuate the redness on my cheeks. Today instead, it has become one of my absolute makeup staples. Blush lifts up my face, it makes me look less flat, more sleek and put together. One of my favorite brands for blush is, of course, Essence Cosmetics. I was already a fan when they still had the Silky Touch Blushes around but those have since undergone a revamp and are now known as the Essence Satin Touch Blushes and the Essence Matt Touch Blushes.
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Essence Volume Stylist Mascara Review


If you love makeup and you haven't tried an Essence mascara yet, where the hell have you been? Mascaras from Essence Cosmetics easily beat regular drugstore mascaras for me. They have amazing formulas and make for long and curly black lashes. Every year Essence revamps their makeup line and brings out new and improved products, the Essence Volume Stylist Mascaras were at the top of my list for review, I couldn't wait to try them. Let's have a look!
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Friday, 21 April 2017

Cause Even A Girl Boss Needs A Break


I usually have my shit together when it comes to my online activities (e.g. blogging 3x a week and uploading on Youtube every Saturday) but for the last month or so not so much. I thought I'd change it up a bit over here and actually talk about why I've been recycling and upcycling some of my older blogposts, among other things, just to be able to keep everything running smoothly.
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Highlighters To Get Your Glow On


As of late I've been going a little over the top with my highlighter, so much so that when I do my makeup I'm tempted to cover my entire face with it - avoiding that I look like a disco ball of course. I have quite a cute collection of drugstore glow in my makeup stash that is very capable of doing so! Each and every single highlighter is a personal favorite, most are oldies but goodies, I also included a brand new liquid highlighter from Maybelline and these won't cover your face in cheap shimmer, let's have a look!
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Updated Eyebrow Routine For Blondes


Saying that I'm obsessed with eyebrows is probably an understatement. In my life, a daily dose of eyebrow porno is a must, and leaving the house without Instagram brows on a rarity. I love a good snatched brow, but on myself a natural pair of eyebrow twins is all I want. Maybe the word 'natural' is a little exaggerated, which is why I still call them instabrows, 'cause they have to be instaperfect, ya know? I was introduced to Wunderbrow a few months ago and I can honestly say that my eyebrows have never looked better. I've perfected my routine by adding some of my favorite and absolute budget proof brow essentials from Catrice and Essence, and together they form my new and improved eyebrow routine for my blonde hair.
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Makeup & The Power Of Social Media


Being someone who started following beauty bloggers over a decade ago I've seen a lot of changes in the online beauty world, makeup trends come and go, but one that has definitely caught my eye is the rise of 'social media makeup brands'. What I mean by social media makeup is: cosmetics that are pretty much unknown for anyone who doesn't spend their time on youtube or scrolling through blogs and thousands of flatlays on Instagram (like I do). Way back when I was 16, the only makeup brands that dominated beauty and makeup channels on youtube were Coastal Scents and Sigma (any of you remember?). Today, being able to get a spot in a beauty bloggers' blog post, youtube video, Snapchat- or Instastory means big bucks, zero honesty and/or transparency and petty drama. Here's why I don't buy from social media makeup brands.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Cult Beauty Products Buy It Or Leave It?


Makeup trends change, makeup collections expand, makeup formulas evolve but there's one thing in the cosmetics industry that doesn't change: cult beauty products! They got top rates back then and they still have top rates now. Over time, I've collected quite a few popular items and I've been very eager to share with you whether I think hyped makeup products are worth it or not. Let's have a look!
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Monday, 10 April 2017

LIDL Makeup⎜Cien BB Cream All-In-One


LIDL has an affordable makeup collection by the name of Cien Beauty, carrying products such as foundation, lipstick, lipgloss and more recently the Cien all-in-one BB cream SPF 15. Blemish balm creams are a great Summer staple, especially for a light and luminous makeup look. Here are my thoughts on the most affordable BB cream on the beauty market yet!
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Friday, 7 April 2017

The Affordable Nude Lip Edit


When it comes to my every day makeup routine, nude lipsticks are an absolute staple. I'm addicted to nude lipsticks, in all kinds of different formulas. Because I also love a great bargain, today I want to show you my collection of affordable nude lip products that I cannot live without. These are lippies that never leave my makeup bag, ever. They are the most beautiful, no fuss, great quality lip products for the best prices. Let's have a look at my top 5 affordable nude lip edit!
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Your Nail Polish Picks This Spring Season


Spring has joined us and I couldn't be more excited. I wake up in the morning and the warm sunshine gently touches my face, slowly filling my heart with joy. It's so much more pleasant to get up early when there's no dark clouds waiting to stay with you for the rest of the day. The cold is steadily turning into a swift warm breeze and I can't wait for the sun rays to be beaming with delight. To bring these beautiful Spring vibes to life in my home I've been enjoying buying fresh flowers and changing up my wardrobe with pieces featuring fresher and brighter colors. Beauty wise I've got my makeup pretty much covered and all that's left is a gorgeous Spring manicure! Let's have a look at what Essie has in store for us with their newest Spring collection!
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Monday, 3 April 2017

Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara Review


I love the Essence Lash Princess Mascaras, they're affordable and work wonders on your lashes! Their popularity certainly hasn't gone unnoticed for the Essence Cosmetics team and in February 2017 they launched yet another Lash Princess mascara: a purple one this time, for some extra sculpted volume, as a part of the new Essence makeup collection for the Spring/Summer season. If you're not familiar with this formula, check my review of the other Lash Princess Mascaras here.
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