Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Travel Beauty Guide | What To Pack.


*This Post contains PR Samples

This year I have quite a few trips planned. Next up will be a three-week adventure in India followed by a week-long trip to my favourite city ever, London. Even though these trips are generally pretty different, there are a few things I always keep in mind when packing my beauty bits for any kind of trip.

So in preparation for my holidays, I thought I would share with you my travel beauty guide. 

Firstly, I always love to keep it quite minimal. I never have a lot of problems deciding on the products I really need. However, when it comes to lipsticks I really struggle. I just have so many faves, that I want to take them all. But who really needs 5 different nude lipsticks? That's why I always stick to the rule, that I can take a total of 3 lip products. One nude lipstick of some sort, one bright red in case I want to dress up and one lip balm. And to be honest I never felt like I was missing anything since I started following this rule. 





The Makeup Bag 

When it comes to packing your beauty bits, the right makeup bag is really essential. I use one by Notino. It has two compartments, the lower one I use for my brushes and the upper one for makeup products. This way my brushes stay protected and in shape. For skin and body care I use a larger clear bag. If you are on the hunt for a new travel beauty bag I suggest taking a look at what you actually pack first. Maybe even take everything out and then figure out your requirements for the right bag. (And please don't just go for the prettiest one... I am definitely guilty of that!). 
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The SPF

SPF products are something I not only use on holiday and I hope you do neither. But I obviously use more of it when I go away to a hot and sunny climate, like India. As I am quite fair and my skin burns easily I never use anything under factor 50. I personally like spray products, but please keep in mind that you still need to use enough product to actually achieve the full protecting potential. One large bottle per week seems to work quite well for me. 

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The Cream Products 

I always tell everyone to go for cream or liquid products as much as you can. So many of my lovely (and expensive) powder products have been completely destroyed in my suitcase. Especially in hot climates, I anyway think that a cream product looks so much more natural. But if there are powder products that you really can't live without please pack them in your hand luggage and not your check-in bags. 
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The Mini Sizes

In order to keep my beauty bag as minimal as possible, I not only try to limit the number of products I take with me, but also their size. That's why I love all of the travel-sized products out there. However, I always try and keep the little tubs and just refill them with my full-size product. That way you avoid wasting too much plastic. 
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What are your go-to products that you think I should have in my travel beauty bag?

x Lisa
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Oh My Glow | By Terry CC Serum.



Anyone who follows high-end beauty trends would have heard of the By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum by now. As long as the name is, the promise is simple: a radiance boosting, color-correcting and brightening skincare and primer hybrid. I first got interested in the product when Lydia Millen started raving about it a few years back. I was going back and forth about splurging on this and finally took the plunge a few months back. And let me tell you, I am not looking back! 

Before purchasing the serum it was actually quite hard for me to choose a shade. I knew the shade "sunny flash" would most likely be too deep for me, even though this seems to be the most popular one. I was going back and forth between "apricot glow" and "rose elixir".  In the end I went for the latter, as I have quite pink toned skin. I am still intrigued to try all of the other shades, but I still think mine is a great match. Anyway, when I want a more bronzed look, I already have my Terrybly Densiliss Sun Glow Serum. To really compare the two I probably need the CC serum in the bronzing shade. But for me these are not competing products as I use both in totally different ways. 


My By Terry CC serum I love to use on makeup free days in when I want to look as natural as possible, but still want my skin to look fresh and youthful. Sometimes I also love to use it when I spend the whole day at home and still want to feel like I am making an effort. I heard people LOVE it as a primer, but I actually prefer it on its own, almost like a finishing skincare product. It glides on perfectly and really gives the most natural and beautiful glow, without being glittery. 

The Sun Glow serum I mainly use on holiday when I got a bit of a tan and don't want to wear makeup to match my face to my body. I avoid all direct sun on my face and literally lather myself in spf 50, especially on a summer holiday. So it happens often that my face looks much paler than the rest of my body, so this is a godsend for these times. But for a daily use, it's just a bit too dark for me. However, I have to say that it is really easy to layer. So wether you are more on the lighter side like me, or a bit more bronzed, it will probably suit you. But if you are fairer than me, then maybe go for the CC serum. 

Have you tried the By Terry CC serum yet?

x Lisa
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

My Coat Wishlist.


Whether we like a classy trench, an oversized wool coat or a fitted business coat... we all seem to be looking for THE one perfect coat for this season. And every year we think we found it and this is it... we don't need to buy another one ever again.

Well, I feel you. I swore I bought enough last year and another purchase won't be happening for a few winter seasons.. well here we are. And I am longing for all the beautiful houndstooth print coats out there right now. And all the gorgeous neutral-toned oversized coats? YES PLEASE!

To keep my cravings in check, I thought I would share with you my current wishlist.. and maybe just maybe this will keep me from actually hitting the purchase button.

low to medium priced








medium to high priced








Have you gotten a new coat this season?
x Lisa
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