Sunday Summary vol. 7

Sunday Summary

 

And here we are, as another week has flown away! I sometimes truly have the feeling that time slips through my fingers like sand. I am already stressing over what to do once the season is over: holidays, visit family, study…

In any case, today I have completed my #rainbowchallenge on instagram. This colour themed series of posts has been lots of fun to prepare as I have gone through my stash and rediscovered some old loves. And call me vain if you want, but I think it has beautified my grid! 😉

While we are on the topic of instagram, I have recently started following makeupmouse. So creative! I specially like this crying glitter look here.

On the same social network I discovered that there is a brand out there that does Harry Potter nail plates! Gorgeous nail art here as an example. And yes, I too am still waiting for my letter to arrive almost 20 years late.

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Kiko Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows in 28 and 33

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Kiko Colour-Up Long Lasting Eye Shadows in 33 and 28

You might know that I am a big lover of cream and stick eye shadows and that Kiko is a great brand when it comes to this type of product. They not only offer a vast range of shades in their permanent collection but they also launch limited edition shades now and then.

Another of the great things of Kiko is that they always have products of past collections at a discounted price both in store and online.

So when I visited the store and found these two Colour-Up Long Lasting Eye Shadows, a formula I had already bought some more neutral shades in, in the outlet pile I knew they had to come home with me.

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Kiko Colour-Up Long Lasting Eye Shadows in 33 and 28

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Another brow experience: MUFE Aqua Brow

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Make Up Forever Aqua Brow in 25

 

While it was true that for an everyday or more subtle brow I was set with what I already had as shown here, I still wanted a product that could give me more definition and intensity for those days when you simply want to look like you stepped out of the glamorous 40s.

When I got the chance to visit a Make Up Forever stand, I was overwhelmed with the large numbers of untried and unknown products. However, I was immediately drawn to their Aqua Brows! This looked like a product that I would enjoy. Let me review it for you and share my thoughts.

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Getting the scoop on Laura Mercier’s summer trends

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Laura Mercier Un Été à Ibiza, Summer 2015 collection introduction

 

Over a week ago I was offered an appointment at my local Laura Mercier stand to get a look featuring the new summer 2015 trends. We were lucky enough to welcome Amanda Rijff who oversaw the look application by Sapphire and provided useful tips.

The collection is called “Un été à Ibiza“, which means A summer in Ibiza and I couldn’t be more amused by it. If you pair it with last year’s Charlotte Tilbury’s “Sirens of Ibiza” collection, I feel that the island has achieved a glamour reputation in recent years.

As for the Laura Mercier collection, it features a mixture of permanent and limited edition items.

The face is meant to be fresh and sunkissed, using the new Face Illuminator and Bronzing Gel while on the eyes the new Eye Glacés in silver, bronze and gold are used and the lips are painted with the new Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in bright colours.

The collection items are beautiful and very flattering, but of course we adapted it to my skin and needs.

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MAC Pencilled in…

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Mac Heroine, Chic Trick, Edge to Edge and I Get No Kick

 

… plus an Eye Kohl from the Mac is Beauty collection.

I had sworn I was done with the Mac is Beauty collection when I wandered into the store looking for Heroine lip liner and not only did I leave the store with the lip liner, but two more and a khol! No one will believe that they just appeared in my bag, right?

Well, seeing as how all four pencils found a new home chez moi, let me tell you my opinion on them and why I picked them up. So let’s start this review on the Pencilled in Lip Liners and Mac is Beauty Eye Kohl.

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Mac I Get No Kick, Edge to Edge, Chic Trick and Heroine

The Mac collection Pencilled in was a collection composed exclusively of lip products in a multitude of shades. I wasn’t in a hurry to explore them as they are meant to be additions to the permanent line, but then I heard that Heroine lip liner was the only one that would not be permanent and I decided to go pick it up.

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