February 10, 2016

Review | Naked Smoky by UD

So let me start this review by saying that I already have The Urban Decay Naked 1 and 2 palette as well as Naked on the Run that I all absolutely love. So I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay's eyeshadows. When Urban Decay came out with this new Naked Smoky palette I was really excited although I prefer wearing softer shades on my eyelids rather than a smokey eye. One of the main reasons why I HAD to get this palette is the beautiful packaging. Smokey comes in a translucent brown plastic packaging with a smoke print on it's cover. Doesn't it look fantastic? It has a magnetic closing which is a plus compared to other Naked palettes.
Inside, there is a full-sized mirror and 12 eyeshadows in 3 different finishes that are glittery, satin and matte. It also comes with a dual-ended brush, where one side is a blending fluffy brush (that is a little too fluffy) while the other side is a more compact pencil brush to add depth to a smoky eye. I  love the brush that it comes with, just because it's so different to the other brushes in the Urban Decay palettes.
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February 7, 2016

My alternative to NAKED by Urban Decay

I wanted to write this post for ages and now it's finally online, yay. When Maybelline came out with their The Nudes palette I just had to purchase it as neutral colors are definitely my favorite eyeshadows to wear. They recently created a new palette, The Blushed Nudes. If you follow my blog for a while now you probably know that I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes. The colors are beautiful, pigmented and so easy to blend. But this article is not me raving about UD, because when I find a cheaper alternative I'm more than happy (:
So here are ALL swatches of  NAKED and NAKED 2 (as I don't own the third palette, I don't know why) + colors that are very similar from The Nudes palette. They're somewhat similar shades but not necessarily perfect dupes. And as it's easier to imagine the shades by seeing them on picture, there won't be any color descriptions. Overall I'm really impressed by The Nudes, most colors have a great pigmentation beside some lighter shades. My favorite shade of all of them is definitely #2. It's nearly gone (pictures here are older).
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February 3, 2016

Faux Fur Vest

I always wanted a cool faux-fur vest, but hadn’t came across one that I really liked. I picked this faux fur vest at Romwe and I'm so happy I did as I contemplated a little whether to take it or not. I'm really lucky I decided to go for it; it's so warm, cozy and perfect for the cold weather here. The brown color is lovely too! It kind of blends into my hair color ... You can find the vest HERE*.
I combined it with my favorite geometric jewellery from Etsy and my Star ring. Love this one!
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January 29, 2016

Coats, Coats

Sometimes it's really hard to find the right outfit that looks nice and keeps you warm. These 2 coats of today's outfit post are great for either holidays, and they're classy enough where you can wear it with families or friends. I'm always craving for new perfect, light weight trench coats that I can wear during the spring with floral dresses or with turtleneck pullovers in winter. There are so many things you can wear a trench coat with. It literally goes with everything! + I love the olive green color of it. I found the second beautiful ruffle coat at an online shop called SheIn. It's in burgundy, a color that I'm absolutely obsessed with right now. I hope these outfits inspire you! It was so foggy when I was taking my outfit photos (:
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January 24, 2016

Currently Craving | Wishlist

For this week's wishlist I chose a few fantastic fashion items as well as makeup. I'm a huge fan of Chloé handbags. I love their simple elegant look. I actually found a good dupe to that Sì perfume. So it's not on my (definitely #need that) wishlist anymore (: What's on your wishlist? - Nati xoxo

1. Chloé Bag Drew HERE
2. Ray Ban Aviator Gold HERE 
3. MAC lipstick in Stone HERE
4. Valentino Rockstud HERE 
5. Giorgio Armani Sì HERE
6. Chloé Bag Faye HERE  
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January 21, 2016

IASO Ghassoul Cleansing Oil | Review

A few weeks ago I introduced the Korean skincare brand IASO here on my blog by telling you that I'm absolutely in love with their Daily Care Bundle* that comes with a toner, an emulsion and the Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil that I'm reviewing today. It's one of their best selling cleansers and I understand why! 

Some details
You can use the cleansing oil to remove makeup, dirt and also blackheads + to exfoliate and condition your skin. It's made for all skin types. The prize for 150 ml is $34. The ingredients are Morocco Ghassoul, Moringa Seed Oil, Willowbark, Papain enzyme and Bromelain to remove black/white heads, Marine Sponge and Blue Chamomile for pore tightening & seven flower extracts:

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January 18, 2016

Rainbow Hair DIY

Hair chalking is a fun and easy way to add temporary non-damaging color to your hair. All you need is some pastels (I found mine HERE*. They're super inexpensive!), water, gloves, old towels to protect your clothes from color and a flat iron. I experimented a little with the set that comes with 24 beautiful colors. And here are my hair chalking tips:

How to chalk your hair
Step 1: First wet your hair so that the chalk is easier to apply. I find it really difficult to apply the chalk on dry hair. If you're blonde the colors will be much brighter. However if your hair is brown the color will be more subtle. 
Step 2: I recommend running some water through your hair or using some conditioner after applying the color to your hair. This will remove the color a little but makes your hair softer. Your hair can feel really sticky with all the chalk in it.
Step 3: Let it dry. I recommend air drying so that you don't blow off the chalk. 
Step 4: To set the color you can use a flat iron.
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January 15, 2016

Impressions of Prague

I recently went to Prague (ok, right after Christmas!) and I thought it would be nice to share some nice pictures with you guys. Prague offers such nice architecture & it's not that modern, means there are no skyscrapers. But it's really a nice place to visit. Have you ever been there?
So here are some photos in no particular order. I hope you enjoy (:
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January 12, 2016

100% Pure Dead Sea Mud Mask by Maple Holistics | Review

The Dead Sea in Israel is the most saline body of water in the world. The Dead Sea mud or clay has so many beneficial qualities for maintenance of the skin's youthful appearance and protection of the cell nucleus against early aging. It's known for offering complete and natural cures for skin problems like acne prone skin or vitiligo. The Dead Sea Mud Mask* by Maple Holistics ($13.77) is a facial mask combining 100% pure Dead Sea Mud with essential oils. Maple Holistics is a beauty company based in the US. They develop and manufacture their own all natural cosmetics. They offer products that take care of your hair, body, and skin.  All their products are vegan-friendly and none of them contain any ingredients which have been tested on animals!
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January 9, 2016

A Day In: Saint Petersburg

For this weeks shopping list, we are jet setting off to Saint Petersburg in Russia. When packing your things and heading to Russia don't forget to bring many warm clothes as temperatures in winter are super freezing there (in January -5 to -10°C on average). Also don't forget to bring an umbrella, it rains a lot in Saint Petersburg!
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