Black Friday Haul and Giveaway!

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Exciting exciting exciting days those after a big sale event Black Friday. Packages arrive every day and it feels like Christmas! After flooding the blogosphere with discounts and sneak peeks on my Facebook page and here on the blog, did you think I could resist the sales myself? Of course not, so I did some (very responsible) shopping online and my packages are all finally in. Of course I didn’t shop only for myself but also for all of you guys and this giveaway. With the holidays coming up, I felt that it was time to give back to all of you who read my blog, chat with me on social media and watch me babble on Youtube.

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

american makeup haul limecrime velvetines venus palette tarte color wheel urban decay electric colourpop fall 2016 holiday collection nyx

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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New at the drugstore haul: the nude craze

new at the drugstore essence catrice nudes
Springtime is exciting for many reasons and one of them is new launches from cosmetic brands. Being a drugstore girl at heart, that’s where I went as soon as the new additions to the permanent collection from Catrice and Essence came out. I am a big fan of both these affordable brands and always on the hunt for great products. What really hit me was that most of the new bits were centering on a nude effect.  
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A KIKO haul

Ah, if there’s one thing that works on me are emails with discount codes, so when Kiko’s Halloween discount came in, together with discounted shipping, just around my birthday last month, I couldn’t help myself and ordered a few goodies. 

I’m a big fan of liquid liners so I picked up three of the Kiko Super colour eyeliners in 104 Dark Slate Green, 107 Blue Majorelle and 110 Pearly Regal Purple. I see myself using theses a lot, can’t wait! More on the same vibe, I got the Color Kajal in 104 Red, which is more of an orange to be honest, kind of disappointed in that, I was looking forward to getting a red pencil, but I’m degressing. From the Daring Game collection I then added the Mistery Smokey Eye Pencil in 6 Powerful Burgundy to my stash. I just love the color and will be the perfect smokey eye base.
Now the next buy was enabled by a british beauty blogger I follow, don’t remember excatly whether it was Lily Pebbles or Anna of VDM. She compared the Kiko Precision Eyebrow Pencil to the Anastasia Brow Wiz, and since I’m slightly obsessed with brows, I though it was a great product to try. It is a very very thin pencil with a small comb on the other side and comes with its own sharpener because it won’t fit in any for your normal sharpeners. I got the shade 03 Auburn and Redheads and I’ll let you know what my thoughts are, I’m very curious. 
Last makeup bits are three Nail Lacquers in the shades 322 Caffe Latte, 370 Hazelnut and 324 Dark Chocolate. Not much to say here, I love Kiko’s nail polishes, they’re very affordable and I didn’t have any brown toned nail polishes so I got myself both warm and more cool toned ones.
Since a few skincare bits were 50% off, I also got myself the Winter Sunscreen SPF 30 which is quite a smart contraption. The cream comes in a tube and in the cap you have a small balm for lips and eye area. Brilliant and perfect for my ski holidays in January!
So that was all I ordered from kikocosmetics.eu, shipping was only 3€ and it only took a bit over a week to arrive. Lovely service.
I hope you enjoyed the haul! What are your favorite Kiko products?
xo
A
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The Spanish Beauty Haul: Kiko, Sephora and Inglot

kiko beauty haul spain

Happy Monday beauties! In my giveaway (which is still running for a few days here) I asked you what you wanted to see more of on the blog and lots of you said hauls! So here’s the damage I did while in Madrid for a work trip. Some of my favorite makeup brands are not sold in The Netherlands and I take advantage every time I can to visit the shops and pick up some goodies. 

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KiKo Makeup Milan Daring Game Limited Edition

kiko milano daring game limited edition
Keeping on the theme of my favorite drugstore brands, today we’re talking about Kiko Makeup Milano. Every time I visit a country that hosts their shops, I cannot avoid entering and treating myself with some goodies! My favorite thing is to check out their new Limited Editions, which they switch every 3-4 months. For Fall and Winter 2014 Kiko’s Daring Game collection brings lots of sophisticated, sleek looking products in deep and metallic shades to the shops. I couldn’t resist! I picked up a few products and here’s my thoughts!
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Catrice Check & Tweed LE review, swatches and look

catrice check tweed limited edition

Catrice has to be one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands, their permanent line is filled with staples, but the best are the Limited Editions that are released every couple of months. Moving into fall the latest of these limited editions is Check & Tweed. Inspired by the British classics, the style is “Brit Chic, a perfect blend of understatement, girlish charm and a hint of rebellion”. 

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Italian summer haul part 2: KIKO Cosmetics Limited Editions

Good morning beauties!!!
Another post to show you new pretty things I got in Italy. Kiko Cosmetics is one of my favorite affordable brands with great products so every time I can I pop into one of their shops I cannot pass the opportunity!! This time I was in Italy at the right time and all their latest limited editions were all in discount from 30% to 50% so a lot of them happened to finish in my basket. Let me show you what I got!

From the Boulevard Rock limited edition I picked up the Street Fashion Eyeshadow palette in 03 Grounge Couture (here) and the Rock Attraction Bronzer in 02 Loud Tan (here). I previously reviewed another eyeshadow palette from this line here and had loved it, so this one was a must for me with the beautiful blues, copper and shimmery cream. They swatch beautifully as you can see below but you really need a white base to make them look as good on the eye. Still drop dead gorgeous colors!!! The bronzer is also one of a kind with a very pretty sheen that is subtle and gives the skin a beautiful glow. The only thing is that for me it isn’t pigmented enough and too cool toned, so I will use it in the colder months as contour I think.

Swatches of the Street Fashion Eyeshadow palette in 03 Grounge Couture (shimmery cream, copper, matte aqua/mint, satin petrol blue and dark dark blue) and of the Rock Attraction bronzer on 02 Loud Tan
Then I picked up two more of the beautiful Tropical Waterproof Eyeliners in 01 Golden Topaz and 06 Sugar Brown. These are truely waterproof and I already own the turquoise one which I love! Had to pick up a few more colors. For the sake of getting ready in a decent time in the morning, I picked up the Kiko Smoky Look Eyeshadow pencil in 02, it is a gorgeous rose gold/corally color, comes with a smudger and once it sets, it doesn’t move! I can’t find it online anymore so I guess they’re discontinued, if so it’s a pity!
For lips I only got the Rock Idol Lipstick in 01 and I totally got the wrong shade! There were two available, of which one a pretty coral, but I failed and picked up this one instead..sigh. It is a pretty nude that will work on fair skin but on me is definitely too light..sigh again. I do like the formula though, it is creamy and hydrating and very comfortable to wear. Too bad. Finally for cheeks I got the Cheeky Color Creamy Blush in 02 Coral Rose (here), a cream blush in the most gorgeous bright coral. They go on and blend easy on the cheeks. Since on me cream products don’t last very long, I use it as a base for powder blushes and am loving it!
Swatches: 1,2-Tropical Waterproof Eyeliner in Golden Topaz and Brown Sugar, 3-Smoky Look Eyeshadow in 02, 4-Rock Idol lipstick 01, 5-Cheeky Color Creamy Blush 02

Kiko nail polish swatches

Last but not least I got stuck at the nail polish display and couldn’t decide what shade of peachy coral to get, so I got a full range of corals: 488 Pearly Golden Camellia , 358 Peach Rose and 359 Light Peach (here). The quality of Kiko nail polishes is amazing and for 2.50 euros you cannot got wrong! Love them!

So here is my madness at Kiko, which was a great bargain, I think it was all only 40 euros.
Do you know Kiko Cosmetics? What are your favorite products from them?
xo
A

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