Quick Take - Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette

There are a bazillion and one reviews of the Kat Von D "Shade and Light" contour eye shadow palette available which is why I am not gonna make this a big review post. But this palette is one awesome must-have item - I just simply refuse not to post about it. So here you go...

I love me my shimmer eye shadows and everything illuminating but when it comes to the eyes, you need to have some basic matte shadows to build on and omg, this palette just keeps on giving....

You get one big package full of all matte colors in a variety of cool, neutral and warm tones. 
  • Highly pigmented, great quality
  • Minimal fall out
  • Great value for money
  • Huge mirror included 
  • Variety of colors makes for a variety of looks, not just contoured eyes
My quick take> If you are into matte shadows for your every day makeup or need mattes to add to your shimmer collection, this is a fantastic palette.  More details here on the Sephora website.

Since I got it, I have been using it as an every day essential, being able to do a full eye makeup look, including my brows! What more could you ask for? 

Seriously though, what are your thoughts on it? Have you tried any other Kat Von D products? Yay or nay? 


Redemption - Get Ready With Me

Ok, so after being completely wiped off the earth due to the flu, I am now back in the swing of (makeup) things and I am loving it! Bronzing, highlighting and finally getting my glam back on!!

Whilst I was getting ready today for an event, I thought I would snap a few pics to show what my makeup looks like these days. I went for a subtle glam look, let me know how you like it!

What I used: 

Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer (review here)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (full review here)
Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer (similar here)
Urban Decay NAKED Basics Palette (WOS overall, Blackout as liner)
Urban Decay Palette "The Great and Powerful" (full review here)
L'oreal Mascara Power Volume 24h (an absolute fave of all time)
Lashes by Esqido in Lashlorette
MAC Lipstick Creme d'Nude
Self-tanner by Cocoa Brown Tan (review coming up soon, spoiler: it's a winner!)

Can we please take a sec to admire these lashes! Omg, talk about fancy lashes...that packaging gets me every time! Gorgeous!! Esqido mink eyelashes

What has everyone else been up to? Any special events coming your way?


Breakups to Makeup Partners with Sephora

I usually don't post just random product posts but these were just too cute. I fell in love with the design and the message behind it pretty much describes the story of my life...


If you are in the US or Canada, you are in luck. Breakups to Makeup partnered with SEPHORA collection and launched a new little makeup clutch line. Available here.

I just loved the messages and thought, hell yeah. Let me share my find! :)  So maybe you are in need of a new bag or looking to purchase a small gift for a makeup loving friend. On their own website you can find plenty more original items like apparel and phone cases that will lighten up your day. 

Breakups to Makeup launched in June 2013 to spread the message that makeup is more than just a product but also a form of art. Makeup serves as a creative outlet to those applying, and livens the spirits of those wearing it.   From quirky products to empowering t-shirt slogans, Breakups to Makeup is more than just a brand, it is the possibility that no matter what happens you can chin-up and meet the horizon with direct gaze.
Find out here more about the brand and the concept behind their collections. 


Irresistible Me Ash Blonde Hair Extensions

My natural hair will never allow for that long and strong, voluminous dream hair and that is why hair extensions can be so much fun! 

My review for you today: 

Irresistible Me Ash Blonde Royal Remy Hair

Royal Ash Blonde #10, 16 Inches, 140 g

I have naturally ash blonde hair. A true darker blonde with cold ashy undertones. I do have highlights in the upper part of my hair. Now, the Ash Blonde hair extensions sent by Irresistable Me are supposed to be just that, however, they are more on the red-ish and definitely darker side of ash blonde.

To make them truly fit my hair, I will have to get them highlighted as well. (Which is why they are not styled or blended in with my hair right now.) 

The Color
I tried to find as many reviews and images online of the Ash Blonde color and comparisons to lighter versus darker shades. Now, every review I found showed the color in a different lighting and therefore gave completely different results. I tried to find the best lighting to show you how different the colors can look. This is all in immediate day light.

This is the most true to color!  See the brown, red-ish undertones...definitely more on the darker side of blonde.

The Package
You will be able to choose length, weight. I went with long enough hair that can still be cut to make it look more natural. I am about 5.3, so anything longer than 16 inch would definitely look odd. 
You get plenty of hair! Several hair pieces with easy to use clips give you options on styles and volume. The hair quality itself is amazing! You can wash it, style it, color it, anything goes! It feels just like your own hair

 Find her more information on the company and their extensions. Irresistable Me

 I know it is super difficult to choose the right extensions based on online images and reviews. If you have any questions at all, leave them below and I will be happy to help you out! 

Disclosure: This post contains products that have been sent to me for review purposes. As always I only state my honest opinion. Find more information on my disclaimer policy here.


Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse Review - Before and After

I believe this might already be my 3rd selftanner post this year and we barely are knocking on April's door. But hey, it's all for the love of beauty...let's jump right to it...

 Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse in Dark

I have heard much good of it, and I believe after testing it myself, most of it is actually valid. 

The good:
  • Absolutely 0% nasty self tanner scent! I apply it in the morning and leave it on during the day without any issues. No smell, no tacky residue - once dried, it stays in place and doesn't transfer onto your clothes. 
  • The application is really simple and I highly recommend a mitt for an even and flawless result. This particular product comes with a pump and delivers easy to distribute mousse.
  • The color is gorgeous, absolutely believable and with 0% orange!

The bad:
  • This product claims to be special because it will last up to 2 weeks. No. So not even close! Yes, of course you can apply several layers and repeat daily to get a really deep dark tan that might last you a week and a half. But honestly, who has time for that? One shower and most of the color is gone. (Very similar to the St. Tropez and Beautisol, see review here)
  • The color isn't what I would consider to be dark. I think of dark as in "I spent 2 weeks on a beach in Thailand". However, this is more like "I spent a day at the pool" kind of dark. The color that you apply right out of the bottle is pretty much the color you get.

I feel as if Vita Liberata has been the new love child of all self tanner fans, ever since St. Tropez became old news. (Of course, this only applies, if you know your way around the self tanner world and are seriously addicted like me...) Ever since that nasty self tanner scent issue seems to have been resolved by most companies, I believe the lasting result of the color has become the new most valuable point everyone is after, but only few seem to be able to manage. 
I really like this self tanner for its simplicity and easy handling. If only the color would actually last...

Whats your favorite self tanner of the moment?