October 29, 2011

Daily Perfection: Jessica Lowndes

GORGEOUS. That's what comes to my mind when seeing this picture. The loose, but polished bun; the natural, but perfectly shaped brows; that sweet, but also perky smile and on top of that, a completely flawless makeup.

seen on glamour.com

x, Nathalie

October 25, 2011

Daily Perfection: Emma Roberts

Simply gorgeous: the polished ponytail, the glowy skin, that beautiful smile (and those glam earrings!).

seen on glamour.com

x, Nathalie

October 24, 2011

New arrivals: L'Oréal, Maybelline, essence...

Last saturday was just perfect to hit the drugstore and pick up a few things, but I wasn't able to post this earlier, so here we go now:


• Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine in 360 Plum Perfection
Had been staring at this color for weeks and finally manages to purchase it. I'm going through a dark-red lip phase right now, and this one absolutely satisfies my craving for a glamorous, plum color.

• L'Oréal Paris Super Liner [Lineur Intense] Carbon Gloss [Carbon Black]
As you can see, this liner is called differently in Germany, but it's just as awesome. As everyone loves his liner, I decided to give it a try and buy it. Well, what to say...I love it!


• Balea Aqua Hydrating Sheet Mask
I love sheet masks because they're so easy to use. And in the fall, even my oily skin needs some moisture and these masks are just amazing.

• essence 24h hand protection balm (mini size)
My love for the 24h hand balm + my love for travel-size hand creams = happy me.


• p2 Perfect Nail Hardener
My nails are kinda brittle right now and so I wanna strengthen them, but as I hate formaldehyde-containing nail hardener, I decided to pick up this one that is free of it. And I works well!

• Catrice In The Bronx
Last week's nail polish purchase. I don't want to write to much about it, if you wanna know more about this gorgeous color, check out my Daily Nail post here.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

x, Nathalie

The Daily Nail: Catrice In The Bronx

2 coats, natural daylight
I finally got around to start the nailpolish series that every serious beauty blog seems to have. So when I bought In the Bronx last weekend, I thought it was the perfect beginning.

In the Bronx is a very bronzy color with an olive undertone a lot of golden-olive shimmer to it. After applying it, it was so shiny that it looked like I had applied to nail polish strips because usually, they are very shiny. I think In the bronx is a beautiful color and so appropriate for fall!

The color kind of reminded me of butter London's Wallis, but when I saw the picture below, I noticed that In the bronx actually is a lot more brownish.

The picture is from Missbloggerazzi
I hope you enjoyed this post! Please feel free to leave a photo with your actual nail polish in the comments!

x, Nathalie

October 18, 2011

Most stunning commercial ever: Dior GAMES

Hey guys!
SERIOUSLY, you have to see this! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this: a makeup video à la Tetris, Pacman and Super Mario.

  Love, Nathalie x

October 17, 2011

Monday Questionnaire: October 17th, 2011

Hey guys!
I finally got the time to do the monday questionnaire, so here we go:

1.) Mood
Bad. Got some health problems right now, probably need surgery. Not the best start into this week.

2.) What do you hear right now?
I'm currently listening to 'Somewhere only we know' by Keane on my iTunes. Love that song so much!

3.) Do you have any tattoos?

4.) Current nail polish
essence's 'Trust in fashion'. Gorgeous fall green!

5.) What is your favorite pair of shoes?
My classic cream-colored 4,5-inch pumps. I don't really get to wear them very often, but I always enjoy doing so!

6.) Current outfit
Dark blue Skinnies, black t-shirt, checked shirt (arms uprolled and ends knotted).

7.) Do you collect anything?
I started collecting makeup this year, but besides that...I always buy postcards wherever I go and keep them all in a box.

8.) What is your favorite perfume (or body/soap scent if you don't wear perfume)?
For every day: Kate by Kate Moss. For special occassions: YSL's Parisienne. ♥

9.) Do you feel younger or older that your current age?
Well, I'm 16 right now, but somehow I feel older, like 19 or 20. I always felt a little bit older than many of the people that are at my age.

10.) Weekly goals
Pass the chemistry test, find a halloween outfit, start going to the gym again.


October 15, 2011

Easy 5-Minute Fall Eye Makeup

Hey guys!
Today I got the newest issue of the german GLAMOUR and their beauty shoot totally inspired me to do this super quick, but 100% glam eye makeup.

I decided to use my beloved BHCosmetics 88 Neutral Palette (similar to Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette) because it has the widest variety of colors for this look.

The picture is from here
About the numbers: I counted the colors top down in each vertical row.

So let's get started!

Prime your eye lids. Also apply a little bit of eye primer on your lower lash line because we're also going to put some shadow there.

Take a big flat shader brush and apply the color n°84 (a matte, cognac brown) on your entire eye lid and blend it upwards until you almost reach your brows (leave a little space!). Take the tip of your brush to apply a hint of color along your lower lash line.

Take a big fluffy shadow brush and hold it one the very end (that's going to make the strokes really feathery). Take the color n°56 and tap off any excess. Lightly sweep the color over the other shadow. Blend in well and don't forget to sweep a little bit of the color along your lower lash line.

4 Line your upper lash line with a black eye liner (if you feel like that's to harsh for you, go for dark brown).

5 Curl your lashes and apply to coats of your favorite black mascara.

About the rest of your makeup:
Work a light foundation into your skin to get a flawless teint. Accentuate your cheeks with a brownish blush. Last but not least, apply a nude lipstick on your lips.

I hope you guys enjoyed this little tutorial!


October 14, 2011

National Dessert Day: What's your favorite?

Hey guys!
I don't know how you feel about desserts, but I must confess that I LOVE them! Seriously, I always have dessert when I go out or when I'm cooking for my friends or I have dessert on any other occassions where you can possibly have dessert. So that's why I'm really excited about today (even though I don't live in the USA).

I just thought I share my favorite desserts with you:

I just love ice cream so much, no matter which flavor or anything. I could eat ice cream all year.

My mom's homemade is the best. Super chocolaty, super moussy. Definitely one of my favorites!

The italian classic. Always lovely -with or without alcohol.

What's your favorite dessert?

xoxo, Nathalie

October 10, 2011

Review: JK Jemma Kidd i-Design Eye Colour

Hey guys!
If you read my previous post about new arrivals, you know that I just purchased this lovely eyeshadow by JK Jemma Kidd and I promised you to do a review on it. So here we go:

JK Jemma Kidd i-Design Eye Colour in '08 - Must Have'

So at first, I really like the packaging. It looks like plexiglass, but in fact it's just normal plastic. The eyeshadow is embedded in a flat pink bowl (sounds weird I guess).

The color is described as a good defining color, especially when used in the crease.

LEFT: Eyeshadow applied without primer | RIGHT: Eyeshadow applied with primer

The eyeshadow is super pigmented and the color looks very vibrant. There's no real difference between the two swatches. But (!) after having this eyeshadow on the back of my hand for multiple hours (and on my lids of course), I would recommend using an eye primer, just for the sake of longlasting effects.
Generally, 'Must Have' is a great color for dramatic night looks, especially if you're tired of grey/black smokey eyes.

Availability: JK Jemma Kidd i-Design Eye Colour is available at Target (16$) and on jemmakidd.com (£8)

Nathalie x

October 8, 2011

NEW Arrivals: Beauty

JK Jemma Kidd i-design eye colour in 08 must have
Everyone says that Jemma Kidd makeup is amazing, so I went to Zalando and noticed: it was on SALE! I just couldn't help myself and picked out this pretty shimmery, midnight blue color. Review coming soon!

 essence 24h protection balm Winter Edition 'Vanilla Apple Pie'
I love the 24 protection balm (I generelly love hand cream so much) that I just had to buy this. This year's winter colletion is called 'Little bakery', besides this scent, the scents 'Raspberry Chocolate Cake' and 'Strawberry Cupcake' are available.

 L'Oréal Studio Secrets Smoothing Eye Primer
I'm always looking for new eye primers (Oily lids, I'm looking at you!) and decided to give this one a try and I absolutely love the SS face primer.

What did you buy these days?

xoxo, Nathalie

October 2, 2011

Review: SpaRitual Nail Lacquers

Hi guys!
Today, my SpaRitual package finally arrived (I feel like I had been waiting for this forever!) and it contained 4 super pretty nail lacquers:

It's a mini kit containing 4 bottles (each 0.17 fl.oz / 5 ml):
Knowledge is power: a pretty barbie pink
Enlightened Soul: super bright yellow, love!
Eye of the beholder: really pretty apple green
Face of destiny: really pretty orangey apricot color with the best coverage of these 4

I'm very excited about these nail lacquers because I had heard so many good things about them that I just wanted to try 'em out.

What makes these nail lacquers so special:
The Bottle
It's made in Italy from reusable glass with up to 50% recycled materials. Plus, the bottles are recyclable.
• The Colors
In their opinion, colors can change what we feel. That's why they created more than 80 nail colors, arranged in four dynamic harmonies.
• The Formula
The nail lacquers vegan because they are 100% free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.
• The Cap
The nail lacquers come in a bottle with a patented, rubberized cap which is super easy to open. It has a very short brush that makes it easy to apply the polish very precisely.
How they go on:

I applied 2 coats of the nail polish and I must say the coverage is really good! The cap makes it super easy to apply the nail polish properly. The colors are very vibrant.

This is their current collection:
Wilde Collection | Screenshot taken from sparitual.de
Really pretty, shimmery colors, I especially love Rhythm of Life and Spirit Child.

Make sure to check out the SpaRituals Website!

So.. are you interested in SpaRitual Nail Lacquers? Are you going to try these out?

xo, Nathalie