Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Understated Halloween Look.

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Unpopular opinion: I am not really into dressing up for Halloween. I know, this might be the opposite for most people, but the desire to be a witch, a clown or a ghost for a night stopped somewhere in the beginning of my twenties. But I do love experimenting with colours in my makeup for a special occasion. So why not doing an understated Halloween Look, for those who want to attend a spooky Party without looking too spooky themselves?

For this look, I wanted to go for a flawless pale base, dramatic orange eyes and a subtle nude lip.

The perfect foundation for this look is the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear. It can be build to a full coverage, to get that flawless look and it is longlasting at the same time. What else could you wish for? The Vichy Dermablend Powder gives it even more lasting power. I tried not to use too much bronzer for this look, which is pretty hard for me, and I tried to give my face a bit more dimension with the Mac Blush in "Gingerly"

The star of the eye look is without a doubt the NYX Pigment Eyeshadow in the shade "15 Orange". It is a bit harder to work with as it's a loose eyeshadow, but the pigmentation is absolutely amazing. To make sure it all stays in place I used the Artdeco 3in1 Base. It's my new go-to base as it has a tint to it, which almost conceals and evens out the small veins on the lid. Love it! I also used Mac's "Woodwinked" and "Cork" to give the look a bit more depth.

I was planning on wearing a dark purple lip with this, but I realised that a soft nude makes the eyes stand out more. I chose the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy in "Insatiable Ivory" and blotted it down with a bit of the Vichy powder to get a matte look. 

What about you? Do you love dressing up for Halloween or do you like to stay understated, like me?

xx Lisa

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

NEW IN | Karl Lagerfeld Camera Bag.

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Camera bags are absolutely everywhere at the moment. I can totally see why. They are cute, practical and fashionable at the same time. A few years ago I would only wear very large bags, which most of you know, can become very very heavy. You just end up stuffing it with all kinds of things that you probably never even use. SO that is something I love about camera bags. Their size only allows for the essentials. 

The latest addition to my closet is this beaut: the  Karl Lagerfeld Kuilted Caviar Camera Bag*. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? The black colour combined with the subtle glitter is just perfect for a night out and of course the holiday season. I will for sure be wearing this all the way through December.

To give you a better insight what I can carry in this bag: I can fit my phone (iPhone 7 Plus), a small wallet, a mirror/compact, earphones, keys and a lipstick in there. And this is what I really need on a day out. Of course, when I go to university or work I would need a bigger bag. But for a city day, I love this size. Wearing it cross-body is so comfortable and practical because you have your hands completely free. WIN!

If you wonder what I like to wear with it: Well, I love pairing this bag with my Karl Lagerfeld statement bracelet* to make the look a bit bolder. And because I am a huge fan of combining very edgy and "out there" accessories with feminine and classic outfits, I mostly wear it with a flowy lace dress. What is your favourite way to wear the camera bag?

xx Lisa

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

I am 25! - Things I Have Learned This Year.

When I was a little girl I always thought I would be 20 and that's it. Not in a sense "I wouldn't make it past 20" more in a way that this was such a big number and I could never imagine being older than that. 20-year-olds were so mature, so wise and SO OLD in the eyes of a naive 10-year old. Well, here I am.. clearly made it past 20. Today I actually became 25 years old. 

I know, I know.. it's just a number. I personally don't even like birthdays that much. I am not someone who craves attention. But I do like to see my loved ones and go out for dinner or something. I just try to stay away from Birthday-Partys for myself.. thanks but no thanks. But I do like to reflect on my past year. What have I learned, how have I changed? 

Today I thought I would go through the major points with you. 

1. You don't have to have everything figured out.
That's a big one. I always thought I will have everything figured out in my mid-twenties. I'll be married, maybe even planning on having children soon. I will have a house and my dream career. Well, that's not how life goes for most of the people and that's more than okay. I would even say it's great! Your twenties are here to try and to fail. To plan and then to scratch those plans and make even bigger plans. Today I am still going to university, doing my masters in economics. My dream is to work in Marketing for a big technological company.. or maybe stay in the beauty/fashion industry? Who knows.. Time will show! I am far away from getting married, but I do have the most amazing boyfriend who picks me up when I am down, and who pushes me to pursue my dreams. If you ask me, that's so much more important than having a ring on your finger. Children are for sure so far from my mind.. maybe in 5,6 years.. but for now I still feel like a child myself. But does that ever change for anyone?

2. Vegetarianism is great.
Okay, this is not necessarily something I have learned this year. I have been a veggie for a couple of years now but this year I feel like I am embracing it even more. People always ask me why I stopped eating meat. Some people do it for health reasons but for me, it's for sure the ethical side of things. Don't worry! I won't give you a preach right now. All I want to say is that I have never been so comfortable living without meat and fish. Earlier I sometimes wouldn't tell people even if the topic came up. I felt like vegetarianism had some kind of stigma. Maybe the times have changed maybe I have changed. But I love it!

3. Invest in experiences, rather than things.
I know this sounds like a cliche. But when I was younger I would trade a family holiday for a new pair of boots ANY TIME. A bit embarrassing to admit haha. But I was very very very materialistic. Don't get me wrong, I still love clothes, bags, shoes and makeup. But I try to cut back massively. At the moment I just wish I could be on a city trip to NY or London, with my favourite people. This to me is pure happiness now. A fab pair of boots is just a little extra sprinkle of happiness. 

4. Aspire to be the better version of yourself - Not a copy of someone else.
I have lost quite a lot of weight a few years back. And I hate to admit my main motivation wasn't getting healthier (which thank god I did!) but it was getting thinner. But the reality is, that picture you have in your head of what you want to look like, that's most likely not gonna happen. Okay, don't get demotivated yet. I just mean, where does this picture come from? Most probably from Instagram, Youtube or a magazine. Definitely, you saw that body on someone else. Because IT IS SOMEONE ELSE'S BODY! It's not you. That doesn't mean you can't become fit and toned. Hell YES you can! But maybe you can't have that big butt like Kylie or these abs and the almost non-existent hips you saw on Gigi. And that is fine! Accept how your body works, how it's shaped and work with that. I personally always admired very petite, thin girl. The ones that have a very straight figure. Well, apparently that's not me. And that is totally fine. My hips are curved, my butt and my boobs are more prominent but my waist is relatively small. There is no way I can change that without getting surgery. But I can get fitter, stronger and more toned. So aspire to be the better version of yourself, not a copy of someone else. 

5. Sometimes, feeling stuck is a blessing.
It pushes you to change something in your life. And change is really what keeps life interesting, what makes it colourful and vibrant. But we all know how easy it is to avoid change, out of pure fear. But feeling stuck helps with that. It is the little push you needed to overcome your fear and just go for it. Move to the different side of your country or even the world. Change your job, maybe even change your career? End relationships that are bad for you and make room for new ones. So maybe see this feeling as the start of something new and the push you needed to make that change you wanted for some time. 

Okay, this is it for now. I didn't think these points would turn out so long. I had a few more on my list to discuss but I will save them for a different post. 

I hope you liked reading something a bit different from me! 

Have a great day.

xx Lisa


Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Ultimate Nude Lipstick Collection.

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I do love a red lip, occasionally. But one thing you will see me wearing most of the time is a nude lipstick. I just love the classic look. It's the most natural lip shade you could choose, without being completely natural. Today I want to show you my nude lipstick collection. After taking these photos I realised how similar all of these look. But I promise they are SO different. My boyfriend would for sure roll his eyes when reading this but I bet most of you girls agree! I will go from left to right. 

1. L'Oreal Paris "Blush in a Rush"*
This has been such a hyped shade. Normally I don't go for drugstore lipsticks but when I saw everyone talk about it I just caved in. Yes, I blame you, Lydia Elise Millen! A gorgeous pinky matte nude. Perfect for summer.

2. Tom Ford "Pink Dusk"*
This is a bit darker and less matte than the L'Oreal one. I adore this shade, it is so versatile and I can wear it with everything and it fits in every season. The price is quite heavy though, so I try not to use it every day.

3. Chanel "Adrienne"*
This one I got after seeing it on Anna from the Anna Edit. This is a bit different for me, as it has more of a beige undertone than a pink one which I normally gravitate to. The finish is very shiny but not glittery or gloss-like. Because of the finish, it doesn't last too long. But the colour is such a staple in every makeup collection.

4. Armani "Nuda"*
This is the most natural colour on me. It seriously is my lips but better. Therefore it looks extremely natural. I put this on whenever I go for a very natural makeup look and when I don't want to look too "done". This will never leave my makeup collection.

1. Charlotte Tilbury "Pillow Talk"*
Now we start with my Charlotte Tilbury nudes. My personal fave is for sure Pillow Talk. The lipliner with the same name was so hyped, so I had to try the lipstick version right when it came out. Again, a very muted pinky nude. The matte finish makes it last for ages without feeling weird. I LOVE.

2. Charlotte Tilbury "Kim K.W."*
Okay, I have to admit I mainly got this one because of Kim. I mean she is the queen of a nude lip, so everyone should own this one, right? It is a very light true nude. No major pink or brown undertones. Such a classic. For me, it is a bit too light so I like to wear it very lightly and rub it in with my finger. Then it is really gorgeous.

3. Charlotte Tilbury "Very Victoria"* 
This is the very first lipstick I got from CT. Again, a gorgeous matte finish. The nude itself is a bit darker and very cool toned. Very modern as those cool, almost grey toned nudes are so in trend right now. I love it with a brown eyeshadow look.

4. Charlotte Tilbury "Nude Kate"* 
This one is quite a popular shade, but for me a bit of a fail purchase. It is way too warm and orange toned for my skin tone. It makes me look super weird like something is off with my face. I still keep it because I love it on everyone else. Maybe I am secretly hoping that my complexion would change haha.

This one has huge sentimental value for me. I got this when I first met my boyfriend and wore it 24/7 at the time. It is a very glossy brown nude. It's way lighter on the lips as it is in the picture because the colour payoff is not great. I don't wear it that much anymore. I am more into the pinky nudes these days. But I would never ever get rid of this one.

This is another one of my go-to pinky nudes. The formula is amazing. So creamy but pretty long lasting. The pigmentation is also amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE. 

If I want a very glossy nude, I go for this one. It is very light, very shiny and so lovely to wear. Unfortunately, the lasting power is pretty bad. But this is to be expected with this kind of lipsticks. 

After wearing Desirable so so much, I wanted a true nude with the same formula. This one is a bit more beige and warm toned than your very true nude but I love wearing it. Again, the texture and comfort are amazing. I can't wait to wear it even more in autumn and winter. 

What are your go-to nude lipsticks? I would love to know!

xx Lisa 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Currently Craving | Blush Pink Jackets.

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Millennial pink is everywhere. (BTW I can't hear that phrase anymore.. Millennial here, Millennial there... no no!). And as you probably already know, black and blush is one of my all-time favourite colour combinations. As it is practically autumn now I was browsing the internet for some transitional jackets and found a few blush gems. So I needed to share these with you! 
Trenchcoat, Jean jacket, Biker jacket or Parka... I found them all!




The first Asos one is next on my wishlist... how beaut can a parka be? The Next biker jacket is already in my closet and I can't get enough... loving the rose gold hardware!

What is your fave?

xx Lisa