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Lime Crime Venus 2 palette – One palette one week #3

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Oh I am so behind on this series, I apologize. We are now on the third palette for my #OnePaletteOneWeek challenge as a part of the #100DaysOfMakeup challenge I’m doing and we’re talking about the gorgeous Lime Crime Venus II palette. If you’re new around here, in this series I wear only one eyeshadow palette for a whole week and try to come up with different looks each time. This allows me to push myself to be creative and at the same time give more love to all the eyeshadows in my collection. To catch up on the other episodes, click here.

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Lime Crime Venus 1 – One palette one week #1

I have a lot of makeup, and a lot of eyeshadows for that matter. I know, shocking huh? Well, to make sure all my eyeshadows get some good use, I decided to start the #OnePaletteOneWeek challenge. Ok, it’s not an official challenge, but I want to challenge myself to change it up a bit and stop wearing always my same 10 Makeup Geek eyeshadows all the time. So since last week I decided I am going to use only one eyeshadow palette for one whole week and try to vary the eye looks as much as I can.

The first palette I picked for this challenge is the stunning Lime Crime Venus 1 palette which I showed you in my latest haul (here). Ok, not so adventurous you’ll say, colors you always wear Alice. That’s very true, but I wanted to ease myself into it. The palette is absolutely stunning and after wearing it for a week every day, I also have a mini review at the end of this post.

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New video: American Makeup Haul feat Limecrime, Urban Decay, NYX, Colourpop

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Guilty, guilty I am guilty of buying makeup. But hey, YOLO! Jokes aside, I’ve been picking up bits since moving to the US at the beginning of the month and recorded a video to show them all to you guys! I hope you enjoy it and if you’re not subscribed to my Youtube channel, SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss future videos (and they’re coming!).

Products mentioned:

Limecrime Saddle http://amzn.to/2cmkYmX
Limecrime Beet it http://amzn.to/2d8Y4kF
Limecrime Wicked http://amzn.to/2cHxPDo
Limecrime Venus palette http://amzn.to/2cu1qQJ
Tarte Holiday 2016 Color Wheel http://seph.me/2cmlCRn
Urban Decay Electric palette http://bit.ly/2cD9v3f
NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner Cherry Skies http://bit.ly/2cmmG7T
NYX Liquid Suede Club Hopper http://bit.ly/2dhfpbr
NYX Lip Lingerie Exotic http://bit.ly/2cZKGSw
Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow Coconut
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Quarters
Colourpop Cream Gel Liner Fast Lane
Colourpop Pencil Gel Liner Call Me
Colourpop Matte Lippie Stix Brink
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Frick n Frack
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Avenue, Notion, Times Square, Love Bug
on http://colourpop.com/

See you in the next one!

xo

A

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Nabla Matte Lipsticks Swatches and Review

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Did I need new lipsticks, probably not, but I have a weakness for Nabla Cosmetics. Nabla released 16 new lipsticks in The Matte Lip Collection, with 3 new finishes to replace some of their older Diva Crime lipsticks and add new shades. I was not a big fan of their old lipstick formula as two of the ones I tried (Kernel and Cosmic Dancer) felt like slug slime on the lips. The new formulas are nothing like the that thankfully. I decided to purchase one lipstick per finish, and luckily the shades I wanted were in a discounted bundle called Spicy Bundle, 4 lipsticks for the price of 3. Let’s take a look at the new Nabla Cult Matte lipsticks.

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Black Friday 2018 & Cyber Monday 2018 Beauty discounts, sales and deals

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Black Friday is the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving and the kickstart of Christmas shopping. Therefore most American shops offer on Black Friday (23/11, day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (26/11, Monday after Thanksgiving) great deals and discounts. In this globalized world, these days have been adopted by European brands as well to push consumers to start holiday shopping.

This year’s Black Friday 2018 sales already started with a bang, with BeautyBay having 30% off most of their stock. I personally already spent all my money on that sale but nevertheless, let’s see what the new Black Friday sales are. I would recommend you take this week to make a plan, a wishlist, a budget and stick to it. I am horrible at it but I can always recommend this strategy right?

In this post I will try to bring you discounts and codes valid for this occasion in the most used beauty-related webshops. For my European readers, I will signal the American website for which you might be charged customs costs. I would personally not suggest you make big purchases (above ~27$) unless you’re prepared to pay around 40% of your purchase extra. In most European countries custom charges are due for orders outside the EU for a value higher than 22€. This excludes shipping costs, but be careful that some brands will put the price without discount as value (Colourpop, Makeup Geek have done this to me), so you might be charged custom fees regardless. These are around 13€ of administrative costs + 21% VAT. You can check for and indication at invoercalculator.nl.

I will keep updating this list as much as I can leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday so keep an eye out for new brands and websites!

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017: Beauty deals, sales and codes

black friday 2018 beauty deals


Black Friday is the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving and the kickstart of Christmas shopping. Therefore most American shops offer on Black Friday (24/11, day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (27/11, Monday after Thanksgiving) great deals and discounts. In this globalized world, these days have been adopted by European brands as well to push consumers to start holiday shopping.

I thought of skipping this post this year, with so many deals already going on, but since I love sales here we go. I will try to bring you discounts and codes valid for this occasion in the most used beauty-related webshops. For my European readers, I will signal the American website for which you might be charged customs costs. I would personally not suggest you make big purchases (above ~24$) unless you’re prepared to pay around 40% of your purchase extra.

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2016 makeup favorites part 2: EYES and LIPS

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Here we are for Part 2 of my 2016 makeup favorites. In Part 1 I told you all about my favorite products for the base and the face so now let’s take a look to eyes and lips. As I mentioned before, on the Youtube channel I split my favorites between Italian and other makeup, but on the blog I divided it by product type. So lets take a look at my favorite eye and lip makeup.

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