Instagram vs Real Life Makeup Tutorial

Working from home, I mostly to my makeup for fun, to film, to post and to go out. This means that I’m either bare faced or I’m in full glam by lunch time just to go to the grocery store hahaha. Well I saw this tag on Youtube called Instagram vs Real Life Makeup and I thought it was a good way to remind myself and you guys how different Instagram makeup is from every day real life one. 

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Rediscovering the blogging world

Last summer I accepted a request that was for me more of a challenge: I made my first Youtube video. It started on request from some girls in a makeup group (Armocromia – Rossetto e Merletto) to do a tutorial on the makeup looks I was posting to help less expert girls to achieve the looks. Well since then Youtube has now become my main focus and I have just realized how I lost contact with blogging ever since.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance review, swatches and dupes by Makeup Geek

anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance review

After months of resistance convincing myself that I didn’t need it, I caved and bought the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette with the sale at Ulta. I have used it for a bit now and though I am blown away by the quality of it, I decided to go through my Makeup Geek eyeshadow collection (read more here) because I had a feeling I already owned similar shades. So here is my review of the palette and some Makeup Geek Modern Renaissance dupes.

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Red Glitter Lips Tutorial

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The holidays are upon us (yes, I like to use this phrase a lot) and red lips are a must for this season. One of the trends that has taken the internet by storm is glitter lips, introduced by Pat McGrath on the Versace runway some months ago. She even released her glitter lip kits, but you don’t have to spend $60 to achieve the look. In this tutorial I show you three ways to create red glitter lips using makeup products that are affordable and already part of your collection.

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Black Friday 2016 Beauty Deals

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Black Friday is from tradition the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving and the kickstart of Christmas shopping. Therefore most American shops offer on Black Friday (25.11, day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (28.11, 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.

For the second year now, 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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The Color Analysis Wars Part 2: the nudes

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Welcome back to another episode of The Color Analysis Wars! Tan tan tan (dramatic sound effects). In this series I have collaborated with my friend Fran from Being Cute is Not a Crime to compare how lipsticks look like on the two of us. To know more, read the first episode with the introduction here. Just to remind you, Fran has been analyzed as Deep Winter and I am a Deep Autumn, thanks to Giusy from Rossetto e Merletto. .Moving on to this post, we’re taking a look at nude lipsticks that suits us deep seasons. The main characteristics of these lipsticks is that they do not contain any white or grey, two colors that “kill” deep autumns and winters. 

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My Nail Care Routine

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I believe your hands are a huge part of the first impression you make on someone. Therefore I find taking good care of them and of my nails and important part of my daily beauty chores. In this post I want to share with you the nail care routine that has worked great for me in the past months. 

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NYX Tame&Frame is a dupe for Anastasia Bevely Hills DipBrow Pomade? Comparison and swatches

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Those brows though! They have been a huge trend for the past few years and Anastasia Beverly Hills has been the indiscussed queen of eyebrows, taking up a huge part of the market and being one of the first to launch innovative products. Among these, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade was incredibly hyped and I was one of those convinced to buy it by all the YouTube and blog reviews. After absolutely loving and using the DipBrow for two years, I finally found something that looked the same and cost way less: the NYX Tame&Frame Tinted Brow Pomade. Today I want to compare these two brow pomades, show you swatches and application, to determine if NYX has actually made a dupe for the Anastasia Dipbrow pomade.
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