Mind Your Business

It just hit me that I haven’t updated my blog since the middle of May…so it was definately time for a new look now! Since it already June what better than a colorful makeup!?
Purple blended out with a bit of pink and orange and underneath green.

I really hope you’re having a great start of this summer! May and June have always been my favorite months and I always wish they were a bit longer.

I’ll try my best, even though I’m so busy, to update my blog soon again! I really wish you a wonderful weekend! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow White Lies over the brow bone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow Créme Fresh.
  3. Blend in Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Peach Smoothie over the crease.
  4. Right under blend in Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Morocco.
  5. Over the outer mobile eyelid apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Simply Marlena and blend outwards.
  6. In the crease add intesity with Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Curfew and blend out well.
  7. Over the mobile eyelid apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and over it apply Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow Aphrodite.
  8. In the inner corner of the eye apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Shimma Shimma.
  9. Along the lower lashline and in the waterline apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Over it, in the inne part, apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Fuji.
  10. Over the outer part apply Make Up Geek’s eyeshadow Dragonfly.
  11. Apply an eyeliner and make a wing using Inglot’s AMC eyeliner gel 74.
  12. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and apply Red Cherry Lashes WSP.
  13. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and Glow Kit. On the cheeks apply YSL Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  14. On the lips apply NYX Xtreme Lip Cream Bonfire.
  15. Set the makeup with Urban Decay de-slick Makeup Setting Spray. Done!

Easter Makeup 2017

We started with some small Easter celebrations already this morning. I had hidden the childrens Easter eggs together with a present, so we had a small Easter egg hunt after breakfast this morning. The children were so excited and happy! Then what I love about them is that they show their appreciation. I never want them to take anything for granted and I think they’ve started to understand what I mean now. ❤

For this Easter I wanted a fresh colorful makeup and this is the result. I used a soft pink lipstick to this look with a touch of glitter to the lower central lip, (which was more for the photo, I would never eat with glitter on my lips 😉 ). The lipstick comes from Euphidra, the brand I’m promoting and doing makeup for around different pharmacies here in Florence. It’s from their new serie that recently launched. I’m so exited because the quality and the shades are amazing. As soon as I’ll have the time I’m going to do a post showing you all their new lipsticks.

I want to wish you a fantastic Easter weekend and send you all lots of love! 🐣🐰

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight with a white eyeshadow under the eyebrowns.
  2. Blend in Kryolan’s eyeshadow Yellow above the crease.
  3. Right under blend in Kryolan’s orange eyeshadow AB 13.
  4. Apply Kryolan’s pink eyeshadow Flamingo to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  5. Over the mobile eyelid apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in MILK and over it apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Lemon Drop.
  6. Apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in MILK in the waterline and along the lower lashline. In the inner part apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadowFuji.
  7. Over the rest apply Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow Dragonfly.
  8. Apply and eyeliner using Inglot’s AMC eyeliner gel nr 77.
  9. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Invisiband Scanties in black.
  10. Contour the face using ABH Contour Kit and Glow Kit. On the cheeks apply YSL Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  11. On the lips apply Euphidra’s Lipstick Rosso Labbra Shine RS01. On the lower central lip I added a bit of a pink glitter.
  12. Set the make up with Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Pink Spring

Here in Florence it’s been a few days with incredibly warm weather for the season. I think we had 24 degrees yesterday and close to that also today. It’s really wonderful and all the trees and flowers are starting to bloom out really fast now. The sunsets at night are spectacular and I get so inspired by all these wonderful colors.
My makeup inspiration of today’s look come from what nature offers right now, beautiful spring colors. Then Easter is coming up soon and I love to be colorful at this time of the year.

I hope you’ve had a great week and will have a nice weekend! We’re going quickly up to Sweden but will be back already on Tuesday. I’m really looking forward to come home even if it’s just for a short visit. ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with a white eyeshadow. Blend in Yellow above the crease.
  2. Right under Yellow blend in AB 13 (orange).
  3. Apply Magenta to the outer mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  4. Apply NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in MILK over the mobile eyelid and over it apply Flamingo.
  5. Apply NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in MILK also in the waterline and under the lower lashline. Over it apply AB 85 (blue).
  6. Close to the inner corner of the eye under the lower lashline apply a gold eyeshadow.
  7. Apply Inglot’s AMC eyeliner gel nr 74 and make a wing.
  8. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Color Impact Demi Wispies in Plum.
  9. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and GLow Kit. On the cheeks apply YSL Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  10. Line the lips with Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media and over it apply Nabla Cosmetics Diva Crime Modern Matte Lipstick Vertigo.
  11. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s chill makeup setting spray. Done!

 

Options

Wow the weeks are going fast now! I ended last week with some work which always is really nice.
At the same time we had a long weekend since the school decided to do a strike on Friday. That’s Italy… Noone understands why, noone tells you and nothing ever changes…hahaha… Luckily I wasn’t working Friday so I could stay with my children.

So today’s look feels a bit more ”springy”. Light green shades mixed with earthy tones is always a happy mix. I added pink lips to this look to make it even brighter.

Have a wonderful happy week!!! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer anti-aging. Highlight with Brilliance under the eyebrows.
  2. Blend in Wit above the crease.
  3. Right under blend in Perception.
  4. Apply Creativity to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease and outwards.
  5. Over the mobile eyelid and along the lower lashline apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Horse Raddish. Over it apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Citron.
  6. Along the lower lashline apply Nablas’s eyeshadow Citron from the inner part to the middle, and from the middle to the outer part apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Extravirgin.
  7. In the inner corner of the eye apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Madreperla.
  8. Apply Sigma’s Standout eyes gel eyeliner in Liberally Toasted and make a wing. Apply it also in the waterline.
  9. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Natural Demi Luvies in Black.
  10. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit and Glow Kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  11. Contour and color the lips with Illamasqua Lip Colouring Pencil Media. Over apply Motives for LaLa Mineral Lipstick Beso.
  12. Set the makeup with Urban Decay’s de-slick Makeup Setting Spray.

Shine

So finally a sunny start of the week here in Florence. You can start feeling the spring in the air now. I love it! So today’s makeup is in bright shades using the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Edition palette.

I hope you all are having a great Tuesday!! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Apply BAE over the browbone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with MOON DUST and apply it also in the inner corner of the eye.
  3. Blend in SHY over the crease.
  4. Right under SHY blend in FLAMINGO.
  5. Apply MANEATER to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease.
  6. To the outer V apply BOSSY and blend outwards and slightely up in the crease.
  7. Apply NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in MILK over the mobile eyelid. Over the middle part apply 24K with then finger. Apply a little bit of 24K also along the lower lashline just in the inner part.
  8. In the inner part of the mobile eyelid apply ANGELIC.
  9. Along the lower lashline apply BOSSY.
  10. Blend in MANEATER under BOSSY.
  11. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail.
  12. Apply INGLOT’s AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 and make a wing.
  13. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Vegas Nay Lashes by Eylure Easy Elegance.
  14. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. Highlight with ABH Glow kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent’s Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  15. Line the lips with Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media. Over it apply Motives Cosmetics Rich Formula Lipstick in color Magenta.
  16. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetics No More Shine Make Up Setting Spray. Done!

Dubai

I hope you’ve had a really nice weekend! I’ve just been relaxing since it’s been raining almost the whole Saturday and Sunday. This new week started as the old one ended with rain! So now I really hope to see some sun tomorrow.
I’ve been preparing this look even though the light wasn’t on my side, it’s so frustrating when you’ve to take 300 pictures just to get 5 decent ones… Probably should get myself a ringlight, but I still prefer taking pictures in daylight. Sometimes I ask myself why I’m doing this, wasting hours on taking pictures, but when the passion is stronger than the common sense you just can’t stop yourself! 🙂

The look I created today is made with Huda Beauty’s Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition. The look is a bit more dramatic since I combined the eyemakeup with strong red lips. That’s how I wanted this look to be, but I’m sure it would look great also with a pair of nude lips.

Have a wonderful week now! ❤

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Apply BAE over the browbone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with Moon Dust and apply it also to the inner corner of the eye.
  3. Blend in Sandal Wood above the crease.
  4. Right under Sandal Wood blend in Henna.
  5. Apply Maneater to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease.
  6. Apply Coco to the outer V and blend outwards and up in the crease into the inner part of the mobile eyelid.
  7. Over the middle mobile eyelid and under the middle lower lashline apply NYX jumbo eye pencil Horse Raddish 607. Over it tap on Dubai with the finger.
  8. Under the lower lashline in the inner and outer part apply Coco.
  9. Under Coco blend in Maneater.
  10. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail.
  11. Apply an eyeliner using INGLOT’s AMC Eyeliner Gel 74.
  12. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Ardell’s Color Impact Demi Wispies in Plum.
  13. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit. Highlight the cheekbones with Sunray from ABH Glow Kit and on the cheeks. Apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  14. Line and color the lips with Kryolan’s red faceliner and over it apply Kryolan’s Lipstick color LF415. Done!

Peach Glow

This rainy Friday I went for a soft peach glowy makeup that shines up the this grey day a bit! Today is one of those days, that if you have the possibility, you just want to lock yourself inside, read a good book or watch a movie. I haven’t done anything of that but I’ve been baking bread and a cake for tonight. After school this evening I’ll bring the kids to a carneval party, hopefully I’ll survive the evening.

Have a really nice weekend and take care!!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Nabla’s eyeshadow Antique White.
  2. Blend in Nabla’s eyeshadow Peach Velvet over the browbone.
  3. Blend in Nabla’s eyeshadow Fahrenheit above the crease.
  4. Blend in Nabla’s eyeshadow Wild Side into the crease and blend outwards.
  5. Apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Mimesis to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend up in the crease into the inner part of the mobile eyelid.
  6. Apply Euphidra’s waterproof eyepencil 03 Sabbia Rosata over the mobile eyelid and under the middle part of the lower lashline. Over it apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Aphrodite.
  7. Then just over the middle mobile eyelid and under the middle lower lashline apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Lazy Days. Apply it also to the inner corner of the eye.
  8. Under the lower lashline in the outer and inner part apply Nabla’s eyeshadow Mimesis.
  9. Line upper and lower waterline using Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail. Apply Sigma’s gel eyeliner Liberally Toasted and make a wing.
  10. Apply Eyeko’s skinny brush mascara and put on Red Cherry Lashes WSP.
  11. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. Over the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6. Highlight with Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.
  12. Line and color the lips with Marc Jacobs Poutliner Longwear Lippencil 302 Honeybun and over it apply Marc Jacobs New Nudes 108 HAVE WE MET? Add also a bit of Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté 1 Golden.
  13. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetics No More Shine Make Up Setting Spray. Done!

True Love Asks for Nothing

For Valentine’s Day this year I suggest a shimmery halo makeup. Choose the color combination you like most and your eyes will look gorgeous. I tried this combination in brown and turquoise shades which isn’t that classic but the effect you get is amazing.

I want to wish you a fantastic Valentine’s Day with much love. Myself will work the whole day and spread love with my makeup brushes 😉 . I usually never celebrate Valentine’s Day since it’s too commercial for my taste. I like to be nice and show love everyday and not closing it in one day. But the meaning of Valentine’s Day is beautiful so enjoy it as much as you can!

💖💖💖

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Highlight under the eyebrows with Tempera.
  2. Blend in Burnt Orange above the crease.
  3. In the crease blend in Burnt Ochre.
  4. To the outer part apply Antique Bronze and blend outwards and up in the crease arriving to the inner part of the mobile eyelid. Add more until you get the intensity you desire.
  5. Over the middle mobile eyelid and under the middle lower lashline apply NYX jumbo eye pencil Horse Raddish 607 and over it apply Kryolan’s Living Color Jade. Apply Kryolan’s Living Color Jade also in the inner corner of the eye.
  6. Then under the lower lashline in the inner and outer part apply Antique Bronze.
  7. Blend out Antique Bronze with Red Ochre.
  8. Line upper and lower waterline with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eyepencil Rail.
  9. Apply Inglot’s AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 and make a wing.
  10. Apply Eyeko’s Skinny Brush Mascara and put on Ardell’s Natural Lashes nr 104.
  11. Contour the face with Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. Apply Yves Saint Laurent’s Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6. Hightlight the cheekbones and what you like to highlight with the shade snow from Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit.
  12. Line the lips with Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media and over it apply NYX’s Xtreme Lip Cream Pinky Nude.
  13. Set the makeup with Motives Cosmetic’s No More Shine makeup setting spray. Done!

Too Funky

The weather here in Florence been so grey and rainy lately that I felt that I needed to cheer up a bit with a fun colorful halo makeup look. I mainly used colors in purple, pink and gold. This could be an idea for Valentines Day or for a fun night out. In this look I also tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, shade Amber Gold, which is a lovely golden highlighter that reflects a bit of pink. I really love this Glow Kit, I’ve been using it frequently.

With this post I wish you a fantastic start of the new week! I’ll be busy working which feels great!

  1. Prime the eyelids with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion anti-aging. Apply Thanks A Latte all over the brow bone.
  2. Highlight under the eyebrows with Crystal.
  3. Blend in Hastag above the crease.
  4. Apply Wine N Dine to the outer part of the mobile eyelid and blend outwards and up in the crease until the inner part of the mobile eyelid.
  5. Add intensity by using Teddy Bear and blend in into the crease from the outer to the inner part.
  6. Over the mobile eyelid and under the lower lashline in the middle apply Euphidra’s waterproof pencil in Sabbia Rosata. Over it apply Cool Bears.
  7. Over Cool Bears just on the middle mobile eyelid apply a bit of Toffee.
  8. In the outer and inner part under the lower lashline apply Teddy Bear.
  9. Under Teddy Bear blend in Wine N Dine.
  10. Apply Inglot’s AMC eyeliner gel 74 and make a wing. Apply in also in the waterline.
  11. Apply Armani’s Black Ecstasy mascara and put on Ardell’s Color Impact Demi Wispies in Plum.
  12. Contour the face using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. Highlight the cheekbones with Amber Gold From ABH Glow Kit. On the cheeks apply Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté Passionnee nr 6.
  13. Line and color the lips using Illamasqua’s Lip Colouring Pencil Media. Then apply Stila’s Splash Collection Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick AMALFI.
  14. Set the makeup using Urban Decay’s de-slick makeup setting spray. Done!

Let it Glow – New Products – Reviews

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – GLOW KIT

I finally got my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. This is one of those products I really have desired since it came out but waited to order until I had read what people thought about it. I read more pros than cons about it, so that’s why it’s here with me now 😉 . The first thing you notice is the lovely product presentation, you really can’t keep your hands from those glowy shades.The quality is great, the shadows are really compact, they’re not too powdery, and each shade weights 4,5 grams. The palette gives you a lot of product.

The glow kit really lives up to its name, it’s very glowy and shiny! I bought it since I don’t have many highlighters. I just have a few, a bit less glittery than these once, so I’m really glad I got it in order to complete my collection. These highlighters are metallic, both glittery and shimmery, and the result you get on the skin once applied is amazing, you really feel luminous. If you don’t exaggerate you can easily use these highlighters also for daytime. I would recommend to use them more intensely for special makeups and evening makeups. On me I find that the highlighters last good during the day, they do fade away a little bit but after many hours. For example I applied them this morning at seven setting everything with a makeup setting spray, and now it’s almost two o’clock in the afternoon and I notice that a bit of the highlighting is gone. But at the same time I think it’s kind of normal, I didn’t overdo the hightighting this morning, so I’m sure if you add more product the duration will be longer.

The price is €55, a bit pricey, and in my opinion it should cost a bit less, but if you think about that each shade cost around €9 the price makes sense. It’s a fair price.
(The only thing that makes me a bit disappointed with a few of these products from ABH is that they’re made in China…like this one… It doesn’t mean that the quality and the production controls are bad but as you know the production costs are much lower than if made elsewhere…I just hope they’ve high production standards…)

Here under you can see the swatches in sunlight and in daylight. I’ll try to create a look using this kit as soon as possible.


ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – PRO PENCIL

I also ordered this Pro Pencil in Base 1, which is for light to medium skin tones. As written on it you can use this Pro Pencil as an eye shadow and lip primer, to prevent feathering of color, and as a color corrector to conceal blemishes, dark circles and flaws. I’ll mainly use it to highlight under the eyebrows, but you can also use it to cover brow hairs as they grow back in and for highlighting on face and neck. It’s a convenient product since it does the work of 5 products in one pencil. You do not get much product but for the use I’ll do I’m sure it’ll last for a while. I just tried it out this morning and it really makes the highlighting under the eyebrows easy, once applied just blend it out with a brush and you’re done. The cost for this pencil is €16,20.


ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – BROW WIZ

I also ordered other two of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, one in color Blonde and one in color Soft Brown. I’ve been using the color Taupe since two years and for me that’s the perfect shade. This Blonde shade also works great for me, specially when I want to have a bit lighter look, for example in the beginning of the eyebrows. The color Soft Brown I needed to complete my freelance kit, I’ll use this one for clients. The Brow Wiz pencil is really my favorite brow product, it makes it so easy to draw and fill in your eyebrows and the result is beautiful and natural.


SIGMA – B12 BENT LINER

Last but not least I got myself this fantastic liner brush. I just have to say WOW, beacuse finally Sigma made a fabulous brush for eyeliner application! I love how its bent and that the tip is so precise. I know I’m going to love this liner brush!