Sunday Summary vol. 6

Sunday Summary

This was another busy week here, and I must say that bloggers are quite the chatty bunch! It is unbelievable how quickly unread posts accumulate! Nevermind, I will persevere and go through my bloglovin feed.

However, of the posts that I have already read, there were some that grabbed my atention.

A couple blogs had pictures of the upcoming Miami Beach Babe collection by Kiko. If you have seen some lipsticks with polka dots on the lipstick itself, those are part of this collection. And when I saw these ink stamp tattoos I was immediately transported back to my teens as I used to have a beautiful butterfly stamp!

This week I have also been listening to musicals. I love Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express … but I swear I can still sing along all of the Lion King songs! If you wonder what brought this trip down memory lane, it is all Beautiful with Brains fault! I also couldn’t help myself and had to google some of the fantastic makeups on the Cats cast. Incredible!

And it seems that sometimes the same topic pops up in different blogs at the same time. This week the topic was brushes!

Dustin Hunter has a post on Besame Cosmetics Boudoir brushes. These look spectacular and he swears that they are oh so soft!

 The Beauty Codes is showcasing her best brushes, and this is the first post about it. After reading it I just felt that the Edward Bess crease brush had to be mine! Ouch at the price though.

Beautiful with Brains also has a post on brushes, in this case on eye makeup brushes. All the basic shapes and functions are covered here.

And finally, Snow White and the Pear has a very interesting and thought inducing post on hauls and how to buy responsibly. Go read it!

 Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

 PS: I am in the middle of my own #rainbowchallenge on instagram. Come admire the colourful pretty products!

Sunday Summary vol.5

Sunday Summary

This week has been an intense one at work. Days have flown by and it is a good thing that I tend to bookmark the things I want to mention on this Sunday posts or otherwise I would not remember a thing by now!

First of all, I was amused by my little island sneaking into some beauty blogs in different ways. Lisa Eldridge posted a photograph on instagram about being here for a shoot (and I may or may not have flailed) and it seems that there is yet another Charlotte Tilbury product with a name related to my home. Hey Charlotte, thanks for the love, but it would be really nice if we could actually get your products here!

This week I was also very very happy that the new matte lipsticks that Mac will launch soon will be permanent. That means being able to use my empty containers for the b2m program! I might even get the blue one just because 😉 Temptalia has swatches of of them here as does Karen here.

As for inspiration, this week I bring you three very different styles on instagram.

  • Silvia here is all about colourful! I love her bold and bright looks, how she might coordinate her lips with her eyes or even her hair with her make up and I really envy those fantastic and colourful cut creases!
  • Erica here is all about that Scandinavian flawless look. I sometimes am astonished at her skills with eyeliner which sometimes is more whimsical like here or her out of the box looks like here.
  • Finally, describing Andrea here is a bit more difficult. She has some unusual colour combinations like this one, a side of playful here, unexpected lip combinations like this geometrical one, spooky looks here or naif and elegant here. What is sure is that she is very creative!

Sunday Summary vol.3


About shades of blue, make up lights, brushes and more.

Let’s start assuming that I can be a bit of an odd one. So when I tell you that my favourite colour is a very specific shade of blue, you will not be that surprised to hear that.

My favourite shade of blue is “azul añil”. Yep, that specific shade. I had to visit wikipedia to get the English translation, which is indigo. In many places of the mediterranian indigo has been used to add accents to the white washed houses. If you get the chance to visit Chefchaouen, in Morocco, do it, as the blue-rinsed houses create a stunning image.

Anyway, we digress! The thing is that as much as I love blue, it is not that easy to find blue-themed make up looks in a world of neutrals, so when I saw several this week I was really excited!

I really liked Linda Halberg’s Crying paint and Sandra Holmbom’s Blue Lagoon. I may never be able to recreate them but they sure make a statement! I also really liked the simplicity of this Navy and red look by Frida Skoglund that has that bright pop of blue that makes it special. And if I wanted to go more dramatical, there is always this look or this look that I saw on ABH’s instagram.

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Sunday’s summary vol.2


Aaaah Sundays! That day of the week you get to walk the dog, read your book or paint your nails. Or do anything that it is that you do not have time for during the week. At least it is for many people. Me? I am one of those that works so that others enjoy their free time so it is indeed a rare Sunday that I get to have a free day.

Perhaps it is because today I was free to be lazy that this week’s summary is longer than I tend to.

In the “upcoming releases I am excited about” we have MAC’s Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation which hasn’t arrived yet to my store but should be arriving really soon.

Also, I loved the Ombre Matte cream eyeshadows that Clarins released a few months back, so I am really excited to hear that there will be three new Ombre Iridiscent LE shades (heard here).

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Sunday summary


Let me tell you about beauty news that have excited me, looks that I have loved an anything else that has been going on this past week.

MUG foiled eyeshadow: I was really excited to read that more MUG foiled eyeshadows are being launched. I have yet to bite the bullet when it comes to this formula, but all the swatches I have seen look stunning. I love that the MUG site offer themselves swatches of their products. Plus, the price is really really interesting (specially if the Euro is high!).

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