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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Pantone Fall Trends 2016 makeup look – #FallInLoveTAG2 Ep.5

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After last episode’s look into some cozy Fall routines and recipes (here), Marta from Caffelatte for Breakfast has thrown a new challenge at us for the fifth episode of the #FallInLoveTAG2. This time we are exploring Fall Trends by taking inspiration from Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Fall 2016 (here). When Marta told us to do a Pantone Fall Trends 2016 makeup look, I was of course attracted by the yellow, orange, red and green shades, that are my daily comfort zone. In fact, I just recently published a tutorial on a Thanksgiving makeup look using such colors (here). However, the prompt also said to challenge ourselves, so indecisive and challenged I was while creating this double faced makeup inspired by fall colors.

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Pumpkin Spice Everything – #FallInLoveTAG2 ep.4 – Tea and biscuits

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Welcome back to the blog and another episode of the #FallInLoveTAG2 by Marta from Caffelatte for Breakfast. It’s November and the weather is changing for the worst, so this time we are talking about those rituals for a rainy Sunday afternoon in this episode called Tea & Biscuits.

I am a big tea lover and you saw my essential blankie in the first episode of this Fall tag here. However, one of the biggest discoveries in this fall season in the US is pumpkin spices! I picked up my first tub in September to make a classic pumpkin pie and have been using them almost everyday since! 

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Fall Daytime Makeup – #FallInLoveTAG2 Ep.2 – Umbrella

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Welcome back to another episode of the #FallInLoveTAG2. If you missed episode 1 you can find it here, and if you want to join us, go check out the introduction post by Caffelatte For Breakfast here. The theme this time is Umbrella, your trusted friend on rainy fall days. Since this is a beauty blog, we will talk about those makeup products that are my trusted allies and I wear on a daily basis: this is my Fall daytime makeup routine.

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Fall Favorites – #FallInLoveTag2 Ep.1 – Evergreen

As usually I’m late for the bus, but here is my first installment of the #FallInLoveTAG2 (intro here), created by the lovely Marta from Caffe Latte For Breakfast. I’m so happy to join this year as well (read last year’s posts here), because I love Fall and I love the prompts that Marta comes up with! Well the first episode of this year’s tag is Evergreen: we’re talking about our Fall favorites when it comes to makeup and fashion. We’re talking about the pieces that you can’t live without for the season. Let’s get into it!

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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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TAG I Goth You Babe: Smells Black Magic – Black Smokey eye

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 Everyone has a dark side, and I know I explored mine thoroughly in previous years. Ranging from mohawk haircuts when I was 16, to wearing all black all the time and wearing the dreadful black kohl in my waterline. Good years. I have grown out of it slowly and gradually now, but in never really goes away. So I was extremely excited when I found the I Goth You Tag from Cosmetic Mind and decided to participate immediately. The first episode of this tag is dedicate to The goth shade BLACK and what better homage to it than a black smokey eye.
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TAG: Products I love and repurchase

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Laura Ilmiobeauty (here) tagged me to respond to this tag started by Biancaneve Makeup and Noemi of Parola di Deirdre and share those products I love so much that I keep repurchasing them over and over again. In their posts you can find a product in each of the five chosen beauty categories that they keep repurchasing and love. That said, I totally failed at keeping it to one product per category, the worst one being makeup and skincare. I hope you don’t mind I have so many ride or die products.

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TAG: How long does your skincare routine take?

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Every evening when I go to get my makeup off I have the feeling I’m starting a long journey finally reach my bed with a clean and pampered face. It honestly feels like it takes me a quarter to half an hour to finally be ready to go to sleep, so when I read one of Jess’s latest posts over at The Indigo Hours on her evening skincare routine and how it takes her only under eight minutes, I decided to try myself and I was surprised!
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