Wednesday: Sia – Chandelier

Sia - Chandelier “1000 Forms of Fear”, 2014 (C) 2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment…

Monday: Wyclef Jean, Santana and Avicii - Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)

Monday: Wyclef Jean, Santana and Avicii – Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)

Really hyping for the World Cup today, not sure why. But yeah…

Featured on One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Album.

(C) 2014 RCA Records & Sony Music Latin

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Changing up my skin routine for May

Changing up my skin routine for May

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Thumbs up! So the past three months or so I’ve noticed my skin changing, but it’s not until now I’ve finally given up and changed my usual cleanser (Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel) and trying out a completely new one. I didn’t stray far as Dermalogica has been the one, and only, brand that has actually worked for me and my sensitive/special/troubled skin. I started working my way through a…

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Beauty diary - Changing up my skin routine for May

So the past three months or so I’ve noticed my skin changing, but it’s not until now I’ve finally given up and changed my usual cleanser (Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel) and trying out a completely new one. I didn’t stray far as Dermalogica has been the one, and only, brand that has actually worked for me and my sensitive/special/troubled skin.

I started working my way through a travel pack sized bottle (does that even make sense?) of the Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser in April after accidentally having mixed bottles but noticing my skin looking happier with the clay cleanser instead of the gel. It became pretty clear that this was more in line with what my skin needed. So, Dermalogica got another order from me.

The clay cleanser, however, is a bit on the drying side (so nothing for the already dry skin types!) I also felt like it was a good opportunity to change my moisturiser. Previously I had been using Dermalogica Active Moist frequently and their Skin Smoothing Cream on really cold, dry wintery days. But I didn’t feel like either of those lived up to my own hype anymore.

On something of a whim I started using Clinique’s Moisture Surge and it is divine! I probably should have used this a lot sooner as I’m terrible at hydrating throughout the day and it probably has affected my skin in more ways than I’ve known. This I’ve realised now after having used this for a month - my skin feels better and almost “invicible”, which is something it hasn’t done in years! You know how sometimes you just grow so used to something being a certain way that becomes your normal? Yeah, I think that was me and how I felt my face.

The other “new” products I’ve added to my skin routine and really like are the Kiehl’s products Micro-blur Skin Perfector and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

The Skin Perfector I use everyday after my moisturiser has set and under whatever makeup I decide to put on. It’s brilliant. I’ve find out that it goes on so smooth and it’s worked wonders with my pores. Big ups for this product.

The night serum I’ve started mixing in with my moisturiser in the evenings. I don’t think that’s what you’re supposed to be doing as it’s an oil and all, but I had no idea how to otherwise get it onto my skin without getting too much on or simply making a mess of the bathroom - I’m not the most graceful of beings. Result-wise I’m not sure if I see any, but I’ve slowly become addicted to having that very light and breezy scent of lavender on my face in the evenings. It’s very relaxing to work with.

In the evenings I’ve also started using one of those Clarisonic cleaner things that my boyfriend so kindly gifted to me for my birthday earlier this month. I’ve so far exclusively used it in the evenings as sometimes when you overdo exfoliating, your skin starts to produce more oil to compensate. I don’t want that. My t-zone is troubled as it is.

Using all of the above my skin is really looking a lot brighter and clearer, so these products and routine I’ll be sticking to for a while.

Thumbs down.
With the favourites being out of the way, let’s discuss not so very yay products.

In May I did also try Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion… simply put: I didn’t like it. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Rare Earth series, so I felt comfortable going in trying this one out. However, I found that the ingredients in the lotion that was supposed to “help absorb excess oil to create a matte appearance throughout the day” for me did the completely opposite - within a couple of hours, and especially under makeup, it made my forehead shiny and reflect light like a mirror.

I decided that maybe my skin just isn’t oily enough, making this one instead starting up the natural oil production so that my skin wouldn’t dry out. Good work, skin! I won’t be torturing you with this any longer.

This table would make me so happy!
http://cargocollective.com/JohnFoster

This table would make me so happy!

http://cargocollective.com/JohnFoster

Cats know where it’s at!

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

atomic-glitter:

boneswolf:

norcumi:

ladiesplusjunk:

that’s how you make armor for women, no bullshit boob cups.

Just beautiful.

want

Boob cups must be the most uncomfortable things on earth… What the hell are you supposed to do when one of your boobs slips out? Let’s say you inhale or move your chest somehow so your breasts get free from the cup and end up clipped on the edge?? You can’t even pull them like you can when your bra gets all screwed up! Like who wants to wear that while they’re fighting monsters and shit?

I hit reblog so hard I may have sprained my finger

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

atomic-glitter:

boneswolf:

norcumi:

ladiesplusjunk:

that’s how you make armor for women, no bullshit boob cups.

Just beautiful.

want

Boob cups must be the most uncomfortable things on earth… What the hell are you supposed to do when one of your boobs slips out? Let’s say you inhale or move your chest somehow so your breasts get free from the cup and end up clipped on the edge?? You can’t even pull them like you can when your bra gets all screwed up! Like who wants to wear that while they’re fighting monsters and shit?

I hit reblog so hard I may have sprained my finger

Makeup Favourites

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Biotherm, Aquasource BB Cream
Benefit, Erase Paste concealer in “No 1 Fair”

This BB cream was kind of forced on me by a sales rep in a duty free shop. I’ve been using cheap brand BB creams in the past and really prefers a BB or even a CC cream on an everyday basis instead of a full coverage foundation. However I never really found one that felt good on my skin or lasted throughout a busy day. I really loved the result of this cream as the woman demonstrated it for me at the airport - it’s really smooth, feels like a moisturiser and smells heavenly. It also gives the skin a healthy glow which is cute in itself for your everyday makeup, but also gives a nice base when used under foundations for bigger events.

I use the Erase Paste both as a concealer and as a cream to highlight areas of my face that needs a bit of brightening up. It comes in a small pot, but it lasts forever.

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Benefit, Bronzer Hoola 

I use Hoola for contouring. It’s a light bronzer that goes well with light/fair skin tones and it doesn’t contain any shimmer - which is something you don’t want in a contouring colour as it kind of ruins the effect you want from contouring (matte - shadow, shimmer - highlights). The brush it comes with is a bit poo, but look for a slim detail brush and the bronzer itself is beautiful.

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Marc Jacobs, Shameless - Bold Blush in “206 Reckless”
Benefit, Posie Tint

I was introduced to the Shamless blushes through another sales rep, this time at Sephora. She presented it to me as my previous favourite blush/face powder from Benefit (Dandelion) had been cancelled and therefore not stocked anymore. The colour is very similar but the texture is different - Reckless contains a very discrete shimmer opposed to Dandelion that is face brightening powder and therefore shimmers quite a lot. I’m really glad I got the Reckless one, as I love it. I don’t really get the brush that comes with it and instead apply it with a small kabuki brush, but you get a really cute little set with a brush, a little bag and the blush itself. The blush box has a neat little mirror as well.

If you want a blush that sticks all day then Benefit’s tints are for you. I have fair skin and so the Posietint sits best during the months of the year when the sun is more or less never seen - it gives a nice flush to the cheeks, making it look like you’ve been out enjoying the fresh weather. In the summer and as a tan builds up, I move on to the Cha Cha tint. Cha Cha is a coral tint and sits nicer on tanned skin. All tints can be a bit difficult to apply if you’re not used, but it really does stay on all day and is worth the practice. 

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Helena Rubenstein, Lash Queen in “01 Wild Black”

I have quite long lashes naturally, so I don’t really like mascaras that immediately builds up thick volume at the very first stroke - it looks clumpy and unnatural for me. This one gives really fine volume - adding definition and length. However you can build thickness by adding more layers. It’s a really versatile and ‘easy’ mascara.

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Urban Decay, Naked 3 and Naked Basics palettes

The Naked 3 palette is all rose hued and can therefore be quite difficult to work with. I’ve noticed that if you don’t match your colours right, you tend to end up looking sick or really tired. The colours, each on their own, though are beautiful and the shadows are of a very high quality (as per usual with the Naked palettes), making them easy to apply, blend and play around with. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the quality of the double-ended brush that comes with the box as well. Thumbs up!

The Naked Basics palette is just briliiant in all it’s tinyness. 6 colours - 4 matte, 1 shimmery - ranging from bright lights to dark coffee and even black. I keep this with me when out and about as it basically contains at least four different products I use daily: highlighter, brow colour, shadow eyeliner and, of course, eyeshadows. You can create anything from really discrete, natural everyday makeups to really smoker dark ones.

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Sephora, Nano lip pencils in “04 Candid Candy” and “08 Brilliant Berry”
Kicks, Lipstick in “Black Caviar”
Lypsyl, Lipbalm

The lip pencils speak for themselves - evening out the natural line of the lip and adding a slight tint. I use the lighter one either under a pink lipgloss like the one in the picture, under a lipbalm or together with a dab of the Posie tint I use for my cheeks. The darker one goes well together with my favourite lipstick, which is a dark purpley burgundy colour. It’s my favourite based on colour only as the quality is good, but not brilliant.

I’m still looking for a good powder, a nice eye primer (currently trying different Urban Decay ones) and a full cover foundation for long nights out. I’m always on the lookout for pretty lipsticks and glosses of good quality. If you have any suggestions, please let me know - can be anything from high price to low cost ranges. I’m happy to try anything.

imafuckingdipshit:

So fetch.
pleatedjeans:

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Yeah, world. What do you want me to do??

pleatedjeans:

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Yeah, world. What do you want me to do??