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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“We are the Samples, my friends!” #1

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Welcome to a new skincare post! This time we’re talking about sample sized and single-use products that I have tried once or used for a week and my first impressions on them. The idea for this post is inspired by Fran’s series of posts “We are the Samples, my Friends” on Being Cute is Not a Crime which I find always very useful. Some of these samples are a bit older, but others I used in my trip to Italy last week and have fresh impressions to deliver.
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The pinup red lip with Sephora Cream Lip Stain

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Good morning beauties! Those of you who know me in person have seen me go through my rockabilly/pinup phase when I had betty bangs, wore bandanas in my hair and wore red lipstick pretty much every day. Since then I moved on, but I am still a really big fan of a matte bright red lipstick and my obsession has been fueled some more when I got my hands on the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always red

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The Spanish Beauty Haul: Kiko, Sephora and Inglot

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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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Sephora Formula X The System: review and 7 day trial

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Good morning beauties!

Finally back to blogging after two crazy weeks! Work is ridiculous right now and the weekends are getting more and more busy but that’s the beauty of a full life! In my holidays in Italy at the end of July I went to Sephora and ended up picking up only one thing, the Sephora Formula X The System. I heard so much about this line of nail polish and of how amazing it is that I couldn’t help myself.

Sephora Formula X The System: Nail Cleanser, Base Coat and Top Coat
The Formula X line comes with a wide variety of colors and finishes, but since my nail polish drawer is overflowing, I decided to restrain myself to the 3 step System. This consists of Cleansing, Priming and Shine steps.
After removing previous nail polish and filing my nails down as usual, I swept my nails with the Cleanser solution. This is a mixture of ethyl acetate and isopropyl alcohol, which are two key ingredients in your everyday nail polish remover, but applied with a brush allow you to clean your nail more precisely. This step will make sure there is no grease on the nail bed that can prevent proper adhesion of the base coat. The next step is to prime with the base coat which has a nice easy to apply thin consistency. Two coats of color later comes the top coat, a thick gel-like formula that protects your manicure and give long lasting shine.
Sephora Formula X The System 7 day trial
To be honest I was blown away by this combo! My nails were perfect for at least 5 days and really needed to be re-done only after the seventh day. Even then, there were only a few chips on the tip of the nails of my thumb and middle finger.  
A really great combination for those weeks when you don’t have time to do your nails during the week. I definitely recommend the set. You can find it at Sephora for 29,90€.
What is your go-to system to have a long lasting manicure?
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